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Massachusetts Governor William Claflin

Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence and a framer of the Bill of Rights

American Christians face unprecedented levels of open hostility today. This is increasingly true at the university level.

Many universities already teach students about what they call “White Privilege” and “Male Privilege” to raise student awareness about the damage professors believe had been done to America by these two groups. But their list of culprits has now expanded. They have added “Christian Privilege” to their societal oppressors who must be confronted and combated.
Today’s level of hostility toward Christianity in America is unprecedented, but such opposition is not. This reality was affirmed by a document we recently added to our historical collection — a post-Civil War governor’s proclamation calling for a day of prayer and fasting. Continue reading

Gordon J. Fulks, PhD (Physics)

The Starfish nuclear weapon test, as seen from Honolulu in 1962. (From Wikipedia).

As I write this on a beautiful Spring day in Portland, I have to wonder why anyone would want to change it. Is it a little too warm or too cold? Are we so arrogant as to think that we can change the weather, the seasons, or the climate? Yet we are spending more than a TRILLION dollars per year on a Fool’s Errand, just to satisfy the superstitions of the hysterical and the ignorant. It is the ‘Precautionary Principle’ gone mad.

When our attention is so diverted by the nonsensical, we should wonder what real problems are failing to get the attention they deserve. We need not look far, as our once great cities along the West Coast are unable to cope with rampant poverty, homelessness, drug abuse, and illegal immigration. Continue reading

Art Crino

Deep State villains exposed!

A concise list of the Deep State villains might be the Council On Foreign Relations (CFR) the Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission (TC). The TC by influence is the most effective one of the three. It has wrapped its tentacles around the globe.

The TC roots go back to 1970 when Columbia University professor Zbighniew Brzezinski published the book Between Two Ages, America’s Role in the Technotronic Era. The book was admired by David Rockefeller who took Brzezinski under his wing.

Brzezinski advocated the creation of “a council for global cooperation” bringing together “the United States, Japan and Western Europe”. He revealed the real purpose was a step on the road to global government. Rockefeller agreed, spawning the Trilateral Commission (TC). Continue reading

By Paul Driessen

Radical environmentalists put people last, and destroy habitats and wildlife to end fossil fuels

Third Reich Forest Minister Hermann Goering was an avid hiker and ecologist who once sent a man to a concentration camp for cutting up a frog for fish bait. In 1933 he and other Nazi Party leaders enacted anti-vivisection laws to stop what he called “unbearable torture and suffering in animal experiments.” Continue reading

Is this the Beginning of the End – or at least the End of the Beginning?

On November 10, 1942, after British and Commonwealth forces defeated the Germans and Italians at the Second Battle of El Alamein, Winston Churchill told the British Parliament, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

In The Hinge of Fate, volume 3 of his marvelous 6-volume history of World War II, he reflected, “It may almost be said, ‘Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat’.” Continue reading

“What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust, and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious, and cannot obtain: so you fight and quarrel.” James 4:1-4

I believe that Envy is the apex of Man’s sinfulness. Most often people say that the deadliest sin is pride. Instead, I believe that Envy necessitates pride…turns Man to pridefulness. Continue reading

Bob Mueller has threatened President Trump and his legal team with a subpoena if he will not voluntarily submit to an interview.

But a subpoena is constitutionally unenforceable against a sitting president. This is clear from the section of the Constitution which discusses impeachment.

The power of impeachment to hold federal officials accountable in between elections is vested in Congress. The Founders’ Constitution makes it clear that no official of the central government is unaccountable, ever. A renegade president, for example, may be brought to heel through impeachment. He can be impeached by the House, the political equivalent of an indictment, and then may be convicted by the Senate, which acts as the jury, and, if found guilty, removed from office. Continue reading

March gave us a glimpse of spring and during those few days when the sun shone and the blustery winds subsided. I happily peered out the kitchen window trying to identify what species of sparrow was flitting among the greenery. There were so many spots on the window, though, I had to temporarily quash the budding John James Audubon within me and instead vowed to do some spring cleaning. So I found myself on an all-out mission to organize and de-clutter our living space while the vinegar and squeegee sat on the counter. After all, you generally cannot clean things if they are cluttered or crowded by other things. Maybe that is the problem—too many things. Continue reading

Senator Jackie Winters

Senator Jackie Winters (R-Salem) released the following statement following the announcement from Governor Kate Brown regarding her plans to call a Special Session:

“This so-called ’emergency’ was caused by the Governor and the majority party. Their actions during the 2018 session to take away a small business tax cut is the reason we are now being called in to Special Session. While the Governor’s proposed fix doesn’t help nearly enough Oregon small businesses, we are committed to working to expand these tax cuts so that all small businesses in Oregon receive tax equity and fairness, just as they would have had the Governor vetoed Senate Bill 1528.”

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Free Shredding, Electronic Recycling and Rx Drug Turn in Event

Last year Oregon residents reported nearly 4,000 identity theft scams, according to the 2017 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. Since identity fraud has increased since last year, it’s important to be proactive and protect yourself from identity theft. Keep your personal information secure by joining Better Business Bureau Northwest & Pacific for Secure Your ID Day on April 28. Continue reading

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