Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christmas Eve, 2015

Although the fact that Random Order Cafe was closed on Christmas Eve made it more difficult — indeed, Dave Westerlund missed the meeting, even though he arrived at 6:26 p.m. — Herschel Soles and Your Intrepid Reporter conferred across the … Continue reading

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Cascadia Chapter of the Pacific Green Party 17 December 2015 Minutes

Herschel Soles commented upon arrival at the Random Order Cafe in the midst of a downpour Thursday evening, that the heavy rain discouraged a larger attendance. Nonetheless he and Your Intrepid Reporter met and agreed that the Chapter will make … Continue reading

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Art Intuiting the Truth

There was this song popular in the early Sixties, when I was young and impressionable. I like to sing it still, and give a gutteral delivery to the last word of the refrain Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley Poor … Continue reading

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“Better than that”, enh?

Last week’s Pravda-on-the-Hudson had a curious piece on the so-called “op-ed” page, the page devoted to columnist commentary on the affairs of the day. One Michael Mann, of Pennsylvania State University, warned of an “assault on climate science”; the curious … Continue reading

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In Case You Were Thinking

of attending one of the regular meetings, Thursday nights at 6:30 pm, at the corner cafe, N.E. 18th and Alberta, there was this item today in the Newspaper of Record: Police are investigating a late-night shooting at Northeast 18th Avenue … Continue reading

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Just to Put a Number on It

The Economist dated today says (p. 59) that in 1990 1.9 billion people on Earth lived on what today is $1.90 per day. In the same sentence these authors believe the number to be 700 million today, living at that … Continue reading

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Cascadia Chapter Meets

Thursday evening, in the pouring rain, four people gathered at the Northeast Portland pie bar Random Order Cafe. Your Intrepid Reporter was joined by Dave Westerlund and his companion Charlotte, when Herschel Soles arrived, on time as always. Meetings of … Continue reading

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