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Open forum, Sept 1-7

jacjak — September 6, 2014 at 7 a.m.

It's still a "proposal." Nothing has been finalized. If you read the article again, you will see that Tesla has stopped construction. You will also see further on down towards the end of the article that this project is costing the taxpayers a huge chunk of change...billions in taxpayer dollars. It is stated in the article that this will generate millions of dollars of profits. So why is it that Tesla isn't investing some of their profits to find a way to recycle those lithium batteries?

In my opinion, this is definitely not an ecologically-friendly investment till they find a way to recycle the lithium batteries (for some reason, it reminds me of the oil trains and the proposed expansion of facilities at Vancouver's ports). I guess money talks.

As far as President Obama...he's been generating the jobs since he gained his position in office which happens after any hard-hit recession like we've experienced. Regarding Obama's jobs incentives...the jobs infrastructure growth in the Portland/Vancouver area has been slow to respond. Not much jobs growth by the local politicians, either. Just political maneuvering and grandstanding with ideas but few takers. Seattle has Boeing and Microsoft. Hillsboro has Intel and Nike.

Vancouver has...

well...

What is it again that Vancouver has???

Oh yeah...a port trying to expand but too many people saying NO to their proposed expansions but heck, Nevada might have Tesla.

Oh well...we can always build more McMansions on postage stamp lots and bring in more Mom and Pop operations.

September 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Sept 1-7

All the wonderful pet owners and their warmhearted discussion on their "4-legged little people" makes me long for my sweet little angel dachshund who went to "Doggie Heaven" in April.

There comes a time in my life where I have to decide if taking on another mouth to feed...another pet to nurture and to care for along with multiple shots and vet appointments...is something I should partake in again as the expense can be quite costly, especially if the "little guy/gal" develops a health issue which involves costly trips to the veterinarian. I've heard there's an insurance plan or even pay plans which can help reduce the costly impact over the course of the pet's life.

At this time, I have chosen to keep in my memories the wonderful times I had with my pups and kitties...and will enjoy the "little ones" who are members of my extended family and friends.

Peeps,regarding your 4-legged critters, take good care of them and enjoy them for every day you are blessed with their presence.

September 5, 2014 at 3:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Sept 1-7

nailingit — September 4, 2014 at 11:10 a.m

Cats don't have time to chew on socks. They're dealing enough with those dastardly hairballs all the time...8)))

I guess Dove Lewis won third prize of $500 in "Veterinary Practice News" for a "Guess the X-Ray" contest which the prize money will pay for medical needs not paid for by patients' owners, according to the local news stations.

September 4, 2014 at 1:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Sept 1-7

nailingit — September 4, 2014 at 9:56 a.m.

No apology necessary, nails. I want to throw support to jacjak's comment to you @10:53 a.m. You bring character to the forum (and I mean that in a friendly sort of way). By all means...don't let anybody hold you back!!!

September 4, 2014 at 12:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Sept 1-7

nailingit — September 1, 2014 at 4:58 p.m., September 1, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.

lol...You WISH it was only 40 days and 40 nights. We're talking about the rain belt...the Pacific NW...webfoot capital of the world. But I do agree with you. It was absolutely perfect. Sounds like JJ chose to celebrate the day right with lemonade in hand along with a good book and kicking back on the hammock.

Regarding the second post listed, I'm still scratching my head wondering why some parents are so ignorant as to the dangers of firearms and would allow a child to even come within viewing distance of an armed UZI. Absolute irresponsibility in my opinion.

September 1, 2014 at 6:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Sept 1-7

Good afternoon, jacjak.

What I'd read about the person with the gun is that he was attempting a carjack near ramps to 122nd Avenue from I-84. What you say holds true in my opinion. There's too many guns on the streets and with the issues of gun ownership - legal and otherwise - there are some who are quite responsible with their firearms and others whose utilization and possession are highly questionable.

We never know where or when the next irresponsible act with a firearm will arise but it's practically a guarantee that it will happen again...somewhere, some time.

Regarding recent attempts in increasing the safety protocol through stricter rules of obtaining and possession of firearms...is this really a solution or is it merely a BandAid fix on a much larger issue? Even BandAids don't hold forever.

September 1, 2014 at 2:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Sept 1-7

Hawkman — September 1, 2014 at 11:17 a.m.

I don't want to play anything any way, hawk. Call me what you wish. It only diminishes the validity of your statements and serves no purpose for you.

You have to understand that when posting on any public forum, others will react to what you have to say, even if the original statement wasn't directed to that person. Take for instance...I was directing my comment to you and Nails had their 2 cents worth they wanted to share. I'm not about to blow up on Nails for saying what was on their mind.

Everyone has a right to their opinion.

September 1, 2014 at 11:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Sept 1-7

nailingit — September 1, 2014 at 8:48 a.m.

Gooood morning, Nails. Not a scolding, just a response to a scolding...8)). Regarding kn and trolling in the same sentence...it's funny how some people don't recognize just what trolling is. It could be as simple as someone making worthless attempts to silence the opinion of others with cheap shots. Just because I made a comment to Hawkman regarding a statement he'd said to kn_dalai, he tried to silence me. Yeahhh...like THAT'S gonna happen!!!

And yes Nails...it is an absolutely perfect day weather wise. Not too hot, not too cool. Sunny with a very slight breeze. THIS is what I consider the best of a Pacific Northwest Summer day.
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On another note...today is not a good driving day for folks who need to use I-84 between I-205 and 181st Avenue. I hope they are able to talk the shooter out of doing anything more that risks the lives of others or himself. Scary situation in NE Portland.

September 1, 2014 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Sept 1-7

kn_dalai — August 31, 2014 at 7:49 p.m.

Excellent idea!!! Make it a party place rather than more of the same old, same old.

September 1, 2014 at 7:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Open forum, Aug 25-31

Hawkman — August 31, 2014 at 7:41 p.m.

gag

September 1, 2014 at 7:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )