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Open forum, Oct 27-Nov 2

nailingit — October 29, 2014 at 5:40 p.m

Eww!!!

at 5:42 p.m....You'd have to agree that some of Ian Anderson's music is definitely out there but quite upbeat.

His energy...WOW!!!

Still trying to find the flute solo that has forever been on my mind. Thought it was Cross-eyed Mary but I was wrong. It wasn't Bourée, either. I've even checked other 70's rock bands with flute solos...it's definitely JT.

October 29, 2014 at 5:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 27-Nov 2

Nails, just listened to a 2010 rendition of his piece by JS Bach...

Bourée.

Great flute piece...as usual, a little weird at the end, his classic touch, lol.

There's one song by him, I cannot think of the name of it but the flute piece he plays in it has been on my mind for years...thought it was Thick as a Brick but it wasn't. Guess I'll have to go through all his whimsical music till I find it.

October 29, 2014 at 4:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 27-Nov 2

nailingit — October 28, 2014 at 2:04 p.m.

Tell me what subject matter hasn't become a conservative -vs- liberal issue these days.What's next? How they go to the bathroom??? Okay...sorry, that was crude but you know what I mean.

Regarding your comment "Let experts driven by hard science handle this, not media boobs trying to jack their ratings up." Isn't that what it was supposed to be?

And thanks for the Jethro Tull clip. Love the classic unique music of JT!!!

October 29, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 27-Nov 2

Hawkman — October 28, 2014 at 6:35 a.m.

That's the fun of living within a short distance of the city boundaries. The same goes for city water/stormwater rates and who benefits. All homeowners need to double check their tax statement from the county.
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timerick — October 28, 2014 at 7:10 a.m.

Exactly, Tim. We are willing to pay our fair share but less money needs to go to the pockets of those "planning and developing" and more money for the project's completion.

October 28, 2014 at 7:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 27-Nov 2

Regarding State traffic forecast article and WSDOT's forecast prediction on less miles traveled...

Does this mean they want to raise taxes on those who do travel...AGAIN??? If fewer miles are traveled, then fewer roads should need repairs, you'd think.
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Regarding Vancouver's proposed city property tax levy hike and city water/stormwater rate increases...they should not be allowed to charge those of us who pay city property taxes when we don't have a right to vote for anything city. I consider that taxation without representation and I will fight this tooth and nail...through the state if I have to.

October 28, 2014 at 6:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 27-Nov 2

nailingit — October 27, 2014 at 3:38 p.m.

I'm sure he does, but his number one job should be to continue to find a cure for Ebola or at least to stop the spread of the virus rather than trying to eliminate mass hysteria. Trying to calm a world with historic pandemics and epidemics which took the lives of millions doesn't work.

Take another example here, nails...9-11. Granted, what happened was absolutely disgusting and should never have happened, but people were told to stay off the roads. Highway bridges and overpasses were checked for explosives all across the nation, even though the brunt of the "attacks" were in places which housed financial institutions or national security. I still remember the eery silence of the lack of airlines flying over my home. Were the safety measures necessary? Did they overdo it? Were the people calmed by the words of the president (the man in charge of our nation) or did our nation go into hysteria? One person's opinion; another person's doubt.

In the case of Ebola...they don't know for sure if a person's sneeze could carry the virus to other people. They don't know how long the virus incubates in human bodily fluids left behind. The medical professionals dress up in a paper-thin suit just to protect themselves from the bodily fluid contact (along with the rest of their necessary precautionary equipment). One person tested positive for the virus while traveling and an entire airline corporation had to contact 1000 people and order them to be on alert for symptoms as well as do a complete scrub down of the jets which the patient flew. She had the potential of exposure to people in multiple states. In the case of JFK Airport, how many people could have had direct contact with one person's bodily fluids (not just Ebola), whether it be by the potential patient sneezing into their hand then touching the arm of a chair or railing or even a bathroom stall door handle? Nails, if you've ever taken an international flight in or out of JFK, you will know it is tight quarters in the waiting areas.

My point...the UN Ebola Chief can tell the people not to panic when a person tests positive for Ebola...or even has returned from a flight in W. Africa...but historic accounts remind us that when anybody of leadership tells us not to panic...

Our awareness level is significantly heightened and some panic occurs. The Ebola Chief's label of "hysteria" is the wrong choice of words as far as I'm concerned.

October 28, 2014 at 5:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 27-Nov 2

nailingit — October 27, 2014 at 3:22 p.m.

Not really. I have till the 4th. 5th if I drop it off at a ballot box.
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nailingit — October 27, 2014 at 2:49 p.m.

Anybody who has worked in the medical field knows that any virus has the potential to develop a new strain. Ebola is no exception. It isn't hysteria. It's fact.

October 27, 2014 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 27-Nov 2

Kudos to the governors of NY, NJ and IL who have stepped up to the plate and instilled their own method of immediate 21-day quarantine to anyone arriving from West Africa...symptoms or not.

October 27, 2014 at 2:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 27-Nov 2

roger — October 27, 2014 at 12:36 p.m.

With the way influenza continues to develop new strains whether in a laboratory or by natural means through birds, animals or insects...yeah...Ebola - another virus with multiple strains - is something which most definitely has the potential to become very ugly.

I wonder how many people know that there have been 2 people in Multnomah County (that have been reported) have arrived from West Africa through PDX...the second person is currently in quarantine and neither have been diagnosed with Ebola as of yet and hopefully never will show signs of the killer virus. (Oregonian's online news site).

October 27, 2014 at 2:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Oct 27-Nov 2

goldenoldie — October 26, 2014 at 4:37 p.m.
You voted for Stewart then?
nailingit — October 26, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.

Haven't made my decision yet.

October 27, 2014 at 1:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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