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Open forum, May 18-24

Vanwa, normally I'd agree with you but what they're saying on the news is it is 25' lower than the normal level for this time of year, so figure it's 25' lower than the levels you're accustomed to seeing.

May 19, 2015 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, May 18-24

Been searching around the web, looking for lake and stream water levels across Oregon and Washington. I checked out Applegate Lake, a lake supported by an earthen dam about 23 miles from Medford in southern Oregon and it is down 25 feet below normal levels. Crater Lake in Oregon has received its normal rainfall for the year but the snow pack they received this winter was only 30%. Clark County received only 12% if that gives you any idea of what it is we are facing.

I remember reading a week or so ago that that water behind Swift Creek Reservoir is being held for fall runs of migrating salmon. It is believed there won't be enough water otherwise.

Here's what is bothering me. We're doing all we can to preserve that which we have, yet ODFW has allowed this -

And soon...we aren't going to be able to do a damn thing about it.

All the more reason to refrain from purchasing their bottled water!

May 19, 2015 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, May 18-24

Red Rice, Brown Rice, Black Rice, Golden Rice, White Rice...

And what it all boils down to...

It's all the same..................................Rice.


May 18, 2015 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, May 18-24

Hawkman — May 18, 2015 at 6:25 a.m.

Not a shock to me, Hawk. Farmers are prioritized over the people. FWIW though, Sacramento Valley is in a severe drought situation rather than extreme or exceptional and this is still Spring time. Could be the recent heavy rains have helped ease the water situation for the rice farmers. April was a soaker for the SV area.

Welcome home.

May 18, 2015 at 11:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, May 11-17

Hawkman — May 17, 2015 at 9:46 a.m.

Hi, Hawk. Doing okay...just really, really busy. I think I suffered a blogging burn out. I've also been transitioning my garden and yard into "drought" mode so that watering won't be an issue. More xeriscaping...utilizing of more drought-friendly vegetation and eliminating plants that prefer to keep their roots wet; preparing the veggie garden by composting/mulching as well as placing watering tubes next to the tomato plants so the watering gets the roots and less evaporation on those hot and windy days we seem to get every August.

Regarding your response to my comment, I tend to agree with you. I'm thankful I'm not the one who has to administer the penalty. I have a bad enough time electing the death penalty on those thick-legged ugly black spiders I occasionally find in my house...8)

Survival of the fittest, the will of the people and the long arm of the law makes that decision for us when it comes to whether or not a killer is to be put to death.

Of anything, I pity the misguided souls who took it upon themselves to attack innocent people just to get their two minutes of fame but then again...isn't that what these thrill killers do???

May 17, 2015 at 1:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, May 11-17

Mornin', everyone.

Regarding the Boston Bombing Suspect, he knows he's not getting out and in some cultures, he'd be considered a hero once executed. Postponing the inevitable would do the trick in my opinion.

May 17, 2015 at 9:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 27-May 3

Just getting ready to enjoy a few days of R & R but decided to check in on the forum one more time. I see that JJ has a comment for me so JJ, this is directed to your comment @1:49 pm.

First of all, what I am about to state is my rebuttal to your post. It is in no way meaning to be a personal attack. I hope you can accept that.

I utilized the word "belligerent" which is a synonym for "contentious" - defined as "causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial."

Secondly, I believe that was around the end of last year, first part of this year...and I did not ask you if you were "anti-sematic(sic)" which the correct spelling would be anti-semitic. I had misinterpreted your original post that day and I believe I apologized multiple times later for my statement. Whether or not you accepted...that is your choice but I was not being disingenuous.

I'm far from perfect, jacjak. I make mistakes as well...and I admit them.

What was stated by frobert last night was an outright accusation of racism and was an absolutely false accusation. So where is frobert now that the damage is done??? I highly doubt I'll get any form of apology for the crap dealt me...but that's okay. I know in my heart of hearts that I am not some racist as fro was suggesting I was. That's all that matters to me.

I get the distinct feeling the majority of the folks (not all of you) in the forum...what's left of them...are doing all they can to discourage me from sharing my thoughts or opinions. If my opinion is different from others...I am all but condemned if I dare say anything. It used to be fun sharing my ideas and thoughts and all...but rarely is it friendly if you don't follow the leader. That's fine. There's plenty of other sites which could occupy my time IF I so choose to go to them. I've been with the C's forum for quite some time, now. I'll be honest...I really don't want to express my opinion on some other site, but I no longer have that sense of belonging in a community discussion site such as the Columbian's forum.

Maybe I'll extend my R&R and take some time away from the C as well for awhile.

Ειρήνη σε όλους (peace to all)

May 1, 2015 at 4:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 27-May 3

nailingit — May 1, 2015 at 11:26 a.m.

Why thank you, nails. Fortunately, it is an extended restful weekend. Might last several days if all goes well. Either way, even a few days of vacation is better than no vacation at all.

Nothing better than a little vacation!!!

hehe...CAPTCHA says "amenn"...I'll agree to that!

May 1, 2015 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 27-May 3

One thing we all have to remember...because of a few bad cops, that doesn't make them ALL bad. Laws and procedures need to be changed. I think we all can agree on that.

Have a nice weekend, peeples.

May 1, 2015 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, April 27-May 3

nailingit — May 1, 2015 at 8:10 a.m.

No, I was not way off base. I responded to the facts as presented by the news which is OBVIOUSLY flawed which leads me to the conclusion they have to sell their product and opinion often gets in the way of fact...human nature, perhaps? I refer you back to my original comment on April 29, 2015 at 7:50 p.m. in response to Hawkman's comment prior to that. I still stand BY MY ORIGINAL COMMENT!

Of course, it took the manipulation and mind games of frobert as well as SOMEBODY's little sigh egging the situation on which prompted me to seek more information regarding the death of Mr. Gray and in my admitted weakness which you as well as others feed off of like a wolf pack descending upon a kill, I felt compelled to provide another perspective.

As far as your comment @ 8:15 am is concerned, my response this morning was based on the FACTS presented by the state attorney general. One being that the knife was indeed NOT a switchblade which I did not take frobert's word as fact TILL it was presented by the official in charge. If it were a switchblade, then we'd be talking a different talk now, wouldn't we! The fact is...the death of the young man...criminal history or not...was cruel and in my opinion was a heinous crime which the "6" officers (I'd said "3" before the end of the live video feed of her speech) will have to answer to and will most likely face deserved criminal convictions. The evidence was presented. They're going to have a heckuva lot of luck to get out of this one...and yes, I've heard the evidence of the 6 men in blue presented by Ms. Mosby and it's clear there was gross negligence and mishandling. No court will deny that. The Men in Blue are to follow certain standards in order to uphold the law. They did not. It would be in their best interests to plead guilty to at least some of the charges.


In the discussion of the case of Mr. Freddie Gray, I in no way EVER brought up racial motives as a discussion point. I in no way showed racial prejudice towards Mr. Gray. My discussion was of the legalities of the issue of the death of Mr. Gray. The cheap prejudicial shots by frobert toward me were uncalled for; were belligerent and were most definitely against the rules of engaging in conversation in the forum...showing absolute prejudice against my freedom of expression. I certainly hope whoever is in charge of the forum takes it upon themselves to at least warn frobert of the rules set forth by the management of the Columbian's website.

That is all I have to say on the matter.

May 1, 2015 at 10:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )