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talapus pete 
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Re: “THE GLASS SLIPPER: Sisters School Board

If the word goes out, they'll be writing the Source. The teacher blatantly recommended a biblically-based website to his students; no matter how the fundies try to spin it, that's against the rules. Those same "only-interested-in-hearing-both-sides" folks would scream bloody murder if a teacher suggested students consider the Hopi Creation Story as being as valid as evolution.

Posted by talapus pete on 04/13/2007 at 1:27 PM

Re: “THE GLASS SLIPPER: Sisters School Board

Even the courts agree that "intelligent design" is a religious position. There are so many letters attacking the Sisters School Board one cannot help but think there's been an order handed out, probably from local pulpits, to renew the discredited attack on science.

Posted by talapus pete on 04/13/2007 at 2:41 AM

Re: “THE BOOT: Bend Public Transit System

I'll say it again: there is just about a deliberate city policy to not conform to ADA standards. It appears the disabled are a population the city would rather do without.

Posted by talapus pete on 12/27/2006 at 9:33 PM

Re: “THE BOOT: Saxton Immigration Ads

Saxon is playing to one of America's oldest fears: race. It's a shame it works so well!

Posted by talapus pete on 10/14/2006 at 11:43 AM

Re: “The ADHD Debate Continues

There's a diagnosis out there called "Oppositional Defiant Disorder." It's about adolescents who stand up to authority figures. I'd feel much better about various psychiatric disorders if most of them weren't funded by pham. companies that just happened to have a handy-dandy rememedy to pushâ "err, sell.

Posted by talapus pete on 08/11/2006 at 9:06 PM

Re: “A Southeast Bend Moratorium

The idea multi-lane round-about is pretty silly, the way most people drive, particularly kids in their kinda-hot rods and trophy-collectors in big SUVs...actually, it's downright dangerous. Eastside traffic is bad because nobody in city government really wants to slow things down or charge the developers for the social costs they bright about. Bend is in a boom-and-bust economy: right now the boom is on, but booms always go bustâ "always. If the big economy deflates, we really deflate; the housing market is starting to show this trend. Businesses can't get workers because the workers can't afford to live here, for god's sake. We're like the San Juan Islands: the people who make up the infrastructure have to commute from outside. That's foolish, short-sighted, and ends up as social disaster.

Posted by talapus pete on 08/11/2006 at 5:38 PM

Re: “A Question of Class: Concerning money, motorcars and social mores in Central Oregon

The gig is this: a trophy home is X number of points; a trophy wife is Y number of points; a trophy car is Z number of points (plus the same number for each trophy car)â "when a person has X Y Z points, that means they've earned the right to be important...or so says the advertising. You might also say the more points a person collects in this way, the more worthless they secretly think they are.

Posted by talapus pete on 08/11/2006 at 5:31 PM

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