My name is Elizabeth and I’m a freshman in college. Last year, I attempted suicide. And while I was recovering, I was bullied and harassed on Yik Yak, an app that allows users to post anonymous comments about people near them.Yik Yak users told me I should kill myself.
How about this, Lizzie: instead of doing a petition on change.org, maybe you should grow up. Maybe you don't need to visit sites where you're afraid of being "cyber-bullied". Maybe you and the other college kiddies can stop concentrating on "trigger warnings" and other crap, and start concentrating on improving yourselves. Maybe you should start learning for a change.
Personally, I've had about enough of the idiocy that kids like you display on a regular basis.
You want sympathy? Look it up. It's right there in the dictionary between "shit" and "syphilis".
Multnomah County taxpayers spent nearly $60 million to build the Wapato jail that has never been used. And they've spent over $30 million more just to maintain it - which presumably includes having people dust off the "public art" that almost nobody's ever seen.
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury says she prefers to sell the 525-bed jail that was completed in 2004. It was never opened because the jail population began declining after that, and the county did not have readily available operating funds for it.
Some of us would like to see it used to house the "homeless", but all-knowing Debbie nixes that idea because the facility's too far away from the "services" that are located downtown, where the liquor stores and drug dealers abound.
Of course, while Debbie'd like to peddle the property, there's just a teeny little problem with her plan: nobody wants to buy it. Bear in mind that the place has a kitchen, showers and toilets, and two 175-bed alcohol and drug treatment centers.
Well, if Debbie doesn't think that could benefit many of the homeless, the Sheriff has another idea:
“It could be a place where all the inmates nearing the end of their sentences from the counties in the region could be transferred, receive alcohol and drug treatment, receive counseling, and get help finding a job and a place to stay before they are released,” Staton says.
Staton also says Wapato could help mentally ill inmates transition back to society after they have been stabilized.
“Almost half of our inmates are mentally ill, and many of them commit crimes because they are not being treated and have a crisis. Once they’re stabilized, our existing jails are really not the best place to hold them,” Staton says.
That just makes too much sense for Debbie to go along with it.
Well, there she was, sitting in her car in Melbourne, watching people file out of her house after attending a funeral - her funeral. That was because her husband had hired a team of hit-men to kill her, then informed people that she'd died in a terrible accident.
So you can imagine his surprise when he emerged from their house to bid farewell to the departing mourners and she walked up to confront him.
Oh my. Stylists at a Seattle salon were sent home early last Saturday. That evening, they were notified by text message that they no longer have a job; the Seattle location is closed. Some of them may be able to transfer to the other location in Bellevue (which, oddly enough, doesn't have a $15/hour minimum wage). Thus far, the decision by Seattle's city council to mandate that pay-scale - in addition to the impacts of Obamacare and other mandates - have netted a loss of over 1000 jobs, and the full effects have yet to kick in.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer introduced a bill that would require the militants — and the federal government — to pay back costs associated with the occupation, which the lawmaker estimates at $100,000 a day, reported KOIN-TV.
The bill would require the U.S. Department of Justice “to quickly reimburse state and local law enforcement agencies up front for costs associated with responding to the armed takeover.”
Blue Manure claims that the feds need to pay because they "prolonged the standoff" instead of going right in there and arresting the boys. He truly is that stupid, but Portland keeps electing him; the concept of "building a case against them" is something Blue Manure just doesn't grasp.
“It’s not just enough to enforce the law. We should recover damages from lawbreakers who tear up the landscape, degrade wildlife habitat and destroy property.”
Well, Earl...hate to break it to ya, sonny, but they took over a visitor center. It doesn't appear from the available drone footage as though they tore up the landscape, degraded habitat, or destroyed any property. Yeah, yeah - you want to show how tough you are, but maybe you should haul your butt back from D.C. and out to the refuge.
Better yet, since it's in Rep. Greg Walden's district and not yours, maybe you should drop the grandstanding and just butt out.
Oregon's Democrat Representatives and Senators are introducing important legislation:
Oregon’s Democrats in Congress want to send a message to the U.S. Postal Service: If a state legalizes marijuana, it’s OK for publications with ads for pot businesses to go through the mail.
Reps. Earl Blumenauer of Portland and Suzanne Bonamici of Beaverton and Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, all Democrats who are strong supporters in Congress of states’ rights to legalize cannabis, on Thursday introduced legislation that would carve out an exception to the Controlled Substances Act to allow the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mailers with pot ads.
Bluemanure has been especially vocal on the subject, which comes as no surprise to those who have long suspected he's an habitual drug user. Our infrastructure may be crumbling, but pot ads are really important. It's good to know that our Democratics are out there, "fighting" for us.
Jani Iverson, who's been director of Oregon Zoo Foundation for the past five years, has had enough.
While by all appearances quite good in her role, it appears that the constant meddling by Metro bureaucrats has finally worn her down.
After the zoo's then director Kim Smith and veterinarian Mitch Finnegan were fired in 2014 over the alleged mishandling of the death of orangutan Kutai in Finnegan's care, Iverson told The Oregonian that several foundation donors visited the foundation office or wrote letters to say they disagreed with the firings and planned to withhold their regular donations. Finnegan was rehired later that year.
After an unprecedented two year hiatus, the zoo finally found somebody willing to take on the dirctorship at the zoo; he starts next month. That's how far the Oregon Zoo has dropped in recent years; it used to be that people competed to land a job there. Today - thanks in large part to Metro - skilled professionals pass on the place.
A Utah grocery store worker is dead after what appears to be a gruesome workplace accident. Carmen "Jackie" Lindhardt, 45, was working at the bakery of a Ream's Food Store in Sandy, outside Salt Lake City, around 10am Wednesday when police say she was dragged into an industrial-sized mixing machine.
Presumably, loose clothing was involved, although nobody at this point is sure; she could possibly have reached in for whatever reason. In any case, the tragedy has resulted in a "temporary closure" of the store's bakery.
There's as yet no word on where to send flour arrangements.