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Claude Sandell (March 14, 1938 - October 6, 2020)

2020.10.25 14:06 portlane Claude Sandell (March 14, 1938 - October 6, 2020)

March 14, 1938 - October 6, 2020
Award winning photographer Claude Martin Sandell passed away at his home in Bend, OR, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. Claude was born to Carl and Demma Sandell on March, 14, 1938, in Denver, CO.
Claude attended South Eugene High School where he developed a love for photography. Following graduation, he entered the United States Air Force where he was able to perfect his craft and deepen his love of photography.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Demma; stepmother, Angelina; as well as sister, Karen, and stepsister, Lucille.
While stationed in Texas, he met Barbara Maynard. The couple were married on Dec. 31, 1958, divorcing in 1987. The union yielded four children whom Claude leaves behind, Krista (Brian), Karl (Michelle), Shari (Michael), Stephen (Page), as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Following his service in the Air Force, Claude worked for Photo Art in Portland, before beginning his own commercial photography business in 1968.
One of Claude’s many passions was flying. He enjoyed flying out of Evergreen Air Field in Vancouver, WA, and spending time with air field founder, Wally Olson. Additionally, he was a member and served as president for the Northwest Antique Airplane Club. Claude also thoroughly enjoyed singing in the First Presbyterian Bend Church choir.
In 1990, he married Judith Gunzenhauser who was by his side when he passed. Claude supported Judie with her dance school(s), and enjoyed taking photos of her students. Together they lived south of Bend and were active in exploring Central Oregon, attending church, playing cards with friends and traveling when they could _ especially to the Oregon Coast.
The family wishes to thank the Partners in Care, Hospice, in the Bend area, for their tireless efforts to make Claude and Judie as comfortable as possible in the past couple of months. Claude will be missed by his family and many friends.
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2020.10.20 18:26 dragonwarriorbreath Awesome Frank Chin Blog on the Original Spirit of San Francisco Chinatown and some additional rambling, streams of mine


I think we need to stop buying into that internalized racist BS that Asians are timid, square, don't know how to live life, sexless. Enough with the Bullshit. Martial Arts, the Taoist cultivating of SEX, SUN TZU, and the GOD OF WAR all come from the EAST. I like to think that the Asian philosophy teaches us how to be peaceful warriors with strategy without acting like Covert Barbarian psycho cowards who prey on those who won't fight back but never dare to lose to a true Dragon warrior. Asian philosophy also teaches us to protect our elders and look out for our communities (Real, Uncorrupted Confucianism teaches this and Taoism and Buddhism and Folk Beliefs also value the wisdom of the Warrior).
The Zhuang people in Southern China also had warriofighting traditons even before the influx of the Han into the region such as Zhuang Boxing (similar to Muay Thai) that also influenced some modern day Cantonese Martial Arts styles (Cantonese being a mixture between the Han from the North and the Southern Yue (including the Zhuang).

Also, for anyone saying Asians aren't creative, talent does not come instinctive to any race, talent doesn't have a colour. I think it's safe to say that CULTURALLY, Asian culture encourages people to be more Spiritual (philosophical and creative) and open minded than European culture (particularly Anglo-Germanic culture). Some of the most talented and Artistic people have come from the East.Another thing, I don't like being put in a box of MODEL MINORITY or hard working, boring, lifeless Asian, drone stereotypes. Most of us are not like that.
Also, Asians are some of the most passionate people so those Asians that we see who are Architects, Doctors, or Cooks/Chefs often put all their heart into their profession, even the Gangsters. In Asian cultures, everyone has a code. Being passionate at what you do and having love for people is so ingrained in our philosophies and Taoism also encourages us to not just work hard but also have fun and be spontaneous and enjoy the simple things in life.In many parts of the Bay Area, the majority of the Chinese immigrants come from villages in Guangdong where they used to get money sent to them every month from overseas relatives or various business ventures that were funded before coming to the United States.
The high development of that part of China today is in large part due to the ability of the many locals to have a healthy, work, life balance as Cantonese culture is largely incorporated with Taoist thought which encourages simple and non stressful living as opposed to the extreme, status climbing and psychopathic lack of trust in the general hierarchies of the west where everyone is just out for themselves with no value for any kind of Balance or Harmony that leads to a better quality of life.I also would like to dispel the myth that Asian immigrants in America do not take welfare or are ashamed to receive government assistance.
In California, Cantonese/Toisanese immigrants from Guangdong make up a lot of the common welfare recipients in addition to Southeast Asians such as Vietnamese, other Indochinese, and Burmese as well as a lot of Pacific Islanders and African Americans. Often when White people take welfare, it's just an excuse and often for the pose of being poor while having the perfect privilege and the capacity to make lots of money in the corporate world but instead choose to waste their time being Hippies on WEED just like their cousins over in Amsterdam.There are however genuine good Whites on welfare such as the many homeless and some starving artists who actually need the assistance and are humble enough to not make a big deal about it but then you have many Whites just being greedy assholes, who, instead of screwing their way through crony capitalism in the corporate world, they screw the local resources with their Fake Poverty.
I've seen genuine poor White folk from Missouri working in the logging/wood selling business near campsites in Oregon and those are good people for the most part, yet, these people are not taking government welfare. It's mostly the White Hippies and COUNTERCULTURE POSERS over in San Francisco and Portland doing that bullshit or many of them are trust fund Babies with money flowing in from their Rich Mommies and Daddies in Connecticut.There aren't a lot of jobs for Working class Chinese immigrants in the Bay Area. Most of the manufacturing and garment jobs are dead as that kind of work was shipped over to China and now you have Chinese slaves working in factories for their White Masters (modern day colonial slavery).
The Chinese Restaurant Business is dying with restaurants closing left and right, unable to afford the high cost of living.Toisanese folks are not dumb or naive in the slightest, our people have suffered and are well aware of the history of White supremacy both in the west and in Hong Kong and China and we know the western system well enough now (from decades of immigration and word of mouth) that we're able to find all the loopholes and know how to game the system. Gaming the system is good enough because we're taking a lot of money from the racist White taxpayers and piece of shit government and get to enjoy our lives here in California while screwing over the Racist Whites.
Hahaha, Rich, affluent, and middle class suburban whites and urban hipster posers and techies complaining about us taking all the jobs or us driving up real estate or us being sleazy, gaming parasites when in reality, we know this is all projection from the Whites. By the way, us gaming the American system is good, it's one of our ways of fighting White supremacy and CRONY CAPITALISM and eventually taking over the US through our numbers/immigration and turning San Francisco and Oakland into our little extentions of Hong Kong/Guangzhou and our funky home villages back in Toisan. Model Minority we are not.
Maybe some other groups like the Taiwanese, Fujianese, Shanghainese, Hakka, and Koreans take a more literal interpretation of Confucianism as defining core values like education and hard work through excess competition more than us Cantonese and our cousins over in Vietnam. Us Cantonese as well as some other Asian groups such as Sichuanese, Yunnan, Hainanese, Tibetans, Nepalese, Burmese, Cambodian, Viet, Thai, and Indonesians believe more in enjoying life and not taking things too literal or serious and many of us just like to eat, party, sing, and gamble.
I believe other Asians can learn some things from these mentioned groups such as not taking life too seriously and enjoying what you have with what you've got and being less rigid and more flexible and open minded.This is just a comparison of our different cultures within Asia and how we can all learn from each other and improve each other's welfare and quality of life to make Asia a better place and to improve our quality of life in the west as well.
Guys, don't be ashamed to stick a big Fuck You to the White Man's capital exploitation system and slavery of our peoples back in Asia. We must rebel. If it means taking welfare and gaming the system and opening up gambling houses everywhere and forming our own mini governments and societies or ''Chinatowns" out here and having our own economies then so be it. It will only be a bigger FUCK YOU to the White man and his pawns.
We need to go back to electing Chinese mayors, local officials, and making sure the Hong Men do their jobs to keep our local economies running, petty crime off the streets, and keeping our communities safe from outsiders or making it known they can't mess around in our territories. We can start building Asia within the West and turn White supremacy upside down and on its knees and elect Triad members into government (just kidding although I think that would be a good thing as it would be a greater threat to the White devils).
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2020.10.20 03:00 portlane Emily Evans (Sept. 30, 1945 - Oct. 14, 2020)

Emily Holloway Evans
Sept. 30, 1945 - Oct. 14, 2020
Emily Holloway Evans died of lung cancer Oct. 14, 2020.
She was born Sept. 30, 1945 in Portland, Ore., to Sally Holloway Evans and Walter Howard Evans Jr. Emily was the younger sister to brother Walter and sister Martha. She attended Duniway grade school and Cleveland High School in Portland, where she made many life-long friends. The next four years were spent studying social work at the University of Washington, and as an active member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, including as president.
In 1985 after a couple brief marriages first to Phil Millam, then Harry Klages, Emily finally married Kevin Wilson, a cherished friend and colleague she met at work. Finally, she was with the right person and they enjoyed many adventures together. They were married 35 years. She felt fortunate to be with him every single day of her life.
Emily was a Human Resources specialist in telecommunications, first with wired (Pacific Northwest Bell, US West), then wireless (NewVector, Vodaphone, Airtouch) working many disciplines before retiring in 2000 as a vice-president of HR for Verizon. She loved her work, especially labor relations, recruiting and coaching.
Emily was always involved with her community. In the mid 80's she became a Shanti volunteer, befriending and supporting a woman for years who lived with and eventually died from AIDS. After retirement, she volunteered with FareStart, designing training for students to navigate job interviews and later teaching the same skills in the Barista training program for teens. Emily was appointed in 2002 to the Seattle Pacific University Citizen Advisory Council on which she served for many years.
She and Kevin were both long time Seattle arts supporters, especially live theater, symphony, and opera. In 2001 Emily enthusiastically joined the board of Seattle Shakespeare Company (SSC). She was a natural easy leader, served in every SSC board role except treasurer, and was especially devoted to adding other committed volunteers to the Board. During the next 15 years she demonstrated her vast and unlimited love for SSC by helping it to grow into a mid-sized, well run, respected organization. She made many close and personal friends while there.
Emily and Kevin joined the choir at South Seattle College and loved singing each week for nearly 20 years with this new community, picking up numerous friends along the way.
Emily always approached life with a high level of commitment and energy, even as a child. She was an involved neighbor, knowing nearly everyone and their animals on her daily walk. She and Kevin were intrepid remodelers and far flung travelers, particularly enjoying India, Nepal, and Africa. She was the full package – fun, smart, generous, beautiful, kind, articulate, surprisingly funny, action oriented, and, like her great-grandfathers, she "never met a stranger." She kept a wide circle of friends whom she valued almost as much as her family.
She was pre-deceased by her brother, Walter Evans; and both parents.
Emily is survived by her cherished husband, Kevin Wilson; her devoted sister, Martha Evans of Eugene, Ore., Martha's daughter, Jessica Hope and her family of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; her sister-in-law, Rebecca Berg of Portland, Becki and Walt's daughter, Alexandra Evans of Napa, Calif.; and her many loyal Holloway cousins. Also from the Wilson family; brothers-in-law, Patrick Wilson of Glenoma, Wash., Brian Wilson (Lott) of Milwaukie, Ore., Joseph Wilson (Beverly) of Tacoma and Jeff Wilson of Tacoma; and sisters-in-law, Peggy Goforth (Bill) of La Feria, Texas and Rose Glenn of Glenoma; plus many Wilson nieces and nephews.
Donations in her memory may be made to www.SeattleShakespeare.org, www.blacklivesmatter.com, or the arts organization of your choice.
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2020.10.19 18:10 fffam [Trivia] Anno 1800 specialists and their real-world equivalents (a full list!)

I've been playing through 1800 again recently, and while hunting legendary specialists I noticed that some of the game data has development names for them listed, which often point to the specialists being based on people or items that existed in the 19th or early-20th centuries, or in some cases references to movies, Youtubers or characters from earlier Anno games. Really cool aspect of the game, and great work by whoever worked on this at Ubisoft. I decided it might be interesting to collate a quick list to fill the time while we patiently wait for Land of Lions.
The list is split into 4 parts: Specialists, Inventions, Specialists based on Youtuber content creators, and specialists which seem like references.


Items based on inventions

Specialists based on Youtubers

Specialists who are probably references but I couldn't figure out

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2020.10.16 18:35 SaintRidley Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ May 9, 1988

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
The Complete Observer Rewind Archive by daprice82
1-4-1988 1-11-1988 1-18-1988 1-25-1988
2-1-1988 2-8-1988 2-15-1988 2-22-1988
2-29-1988 3-7-1988 3-14-1988 3-21-1988
3-28-1988 4-4-1988 4-11-1988 4-18-1988
4-25-1988 5-2-1988 * *
  • WCCW has finally announced the card for their May 8 David and Mike Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions. Credit to the company, they’ve not put much effort into pushing the Von Erich part of the name this year and seem to have kept that part out of deference to Fritz. The headliners are two triple tower of doom matches. Dave’s understanding is that there will be three rings built atop one another with a firefighter’s pole through the center to allow ring to ring transitions. You can also move from level to level by climbing the cage from the inside. They’re also having an 18-man Royal Rumble style battle royal called a Texas Roundup inside the three rings, with the winner being the wrestler who gets to the third ring, climbs the cage, and grabs the envelope with the “money” for the winner and five prizes for fans. I’m astonished TNA in the Jarrett/Russo days never did this. Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy will have a Bad Street match, Kerry Von Erich challenges King Parsons for the title, and Kevin Von Erich teams with Bruiser Brody vs. Buddy Roberts and a mystery partner. Roberts was originally meant to partner with Kamala or Abdullah the Butcher, but they’re both booked. There will be other matches as well, but eh.
  • Over in Oregon the battle of May 7 is coming. Don Owen’s show in Portland will feature Hennig vs. Tom Zenk along with his regular crew, while Billy Jack Haynes’ Oregon-Washington Wrestling Federation debuts twenty miles away in Oregon City. No cards, partial or complete, have been announced, but Haynes has 16 guys including Tom Magee (yes, the one who only Bret Hart knew how to make look good), Steve Gatorwolf (fuck Steve Gatorwolf), Chavo Guerrero, Corporal Kirchner (due to be promoted to Colonel when WWF turns their eyes this way), Brian Adams, Fred Ottman (Memphis’s Big Bubba, whom you’ll come to love as Typhoon in a couple years), himself, and a bunch of other guys who I can’t make any interesting comments about.
  • Memphis’s Monday show after those will surely be the most talked about show of the weekend, though. Hennig defends the AWA Title against Jerry Lawler in a match where Lawler will retire if he doesn’t become champion. Most of the undercard is still unknown, but that match alone carries the interest.
  • Crockett has made a major retreat and given up the New York market. Nassau Coliseum accepted WWF’s ultimatum, and will now refuse to allow Crockett to run shows. Over Crockett’s four show run at the arena since November, it’s been rocky. They had a successful first show in November, but the second show was the Bunkhouse Stampede in January, which drew a gate of $80,000 (actually above WWF’s average there). But that show was so poorly received it killed them. The third show drew poorly, and they managed to improve a bit to $48,000, around WWF’s typical non-Hogan card there, for the fourth show. But with the ultimatum and the fact that gates have dropped to basically equivalent to a WWF card, they’re out. They’ve also lost their time slot in New York, leaving them without local tv access in New York and LA. Crockett may have pulled the plug on New York tv themselves. They were paying a rumored $6,000 weekly for access, and that just does not make sense to do when you can’t run local shows anymore. It will hurt their ad revenue, so it’s a mixed bag.
  • WWF taped Saturday Night’s Main Event on April 22 to air April 30. Dave mentioned the results last week, but upon airing some changes had been made. They didn’t air Andre/Roberts and instead put on a Rick Rude vs. Koko B. Ware match. Randy Savage is obviously the face of the company right now - they didn’t even mention Hogan on the episode. And it’s a big improvement to the wrestling quality having Savage as the main event over Hogan. Duggan’s work has significantly regressed. Bulldogs vs. Demolition was garbage and they were not working together at all. Rude vs. Ware was fairly good and the only match that didn’t involve a total carry job by one guy.
  • Joe Pedicino is collaborating with WATL-TV in Atlanta to do a 30 hour wrestling telethon on June 17-18. They’re even going to have over six hours of wrestling live in studio. As part of the telethon, they’ll have a bunch of syndicated wrestling shows as well as the Henry Winkler movie The One and Only (Dave’s favorite wrestling movie of all time) and the Alex Karras movie Mad Bull (not as good, but some good in it). They’re also going to do a segment on the history of pro wrestling in Atlanta. Proceeds will go to the Atlanta police department so they can buy bullet proof vests. Dave even has word that two WWF wrestlers will appear.
  • Dave’s regular typewriter is in the shop, so he’s using a different one that kind of sucks. He apologizes for any issues, and has gone with a smaller font to give more content as a make-good. Yay, more stuff for me to type about.
  • [All Japan] John Tenta accidentally broke Jimmy Snuka’s ribs on April 21 with a powerslam. Not much else of interest out of All Japan this week.
  • [New Japan] Antonio Inoki has a broken foot and is out of action. That’s gonna hurt New Japan at the gate. Riki Choshu vs. Vader has been made to replace Vader vs. Inoki for May 7. It’ll be an interesting test of Choshu’s remaining drawing power.
  • New Japan went really weird with a locker room scene on the April 22 tv show. The main event had Inoki and Tatsumi Fujinami beating Vader and Masahiro Saito by dq, and the locker room scene had Inoki and Fujinami arguing. Fujinami then got scissors and started cutting his own hair until Inoki hit him and told him to wrestle Vader in Osaka on April 27 (at which show Fujinami declared he’d retire if he lost).
  • The major hype in Memphis still surrounds the LawleHennig match set for May 9. They’re claiming Larry Hennig is leading the voting for referee over Jackie Fargo, but that’s obviously to drum up more support for Lalwer.
  • Meanwhile, Memphis is bringing in guys from WCCW for three matches on May 2. Dave’s heard conflicting stories. They’re there for just the one show, or they’ll be in again multiple times. Just have to wait and see, Dave supposes. Even with Lawler vs. Eddie Gilbert with Missy’s hair at stake, they’re billing Iceman King Parsons vs. Kerry Von Erich for the WCCW Title as the main event, and Dave doesn’t get the point in bringing in another world champion when you’re spending so much effort and time on hyping up the AWA title match for the next week. This is the beginning of the Memphis/WCCW alliance and eventual merger.
  • A funny story from Southern Championship Wrestling. They’ve got this local country western DJ on color commentary and he goes by Rhubarb Jones. For a few weeks, they did a bit where Paul E. Dangerously constantly called him “Rub Hard Jones” and Jones would correct him. Then the blowoff was Dangerously asking “How come whenever I call you Rub Hard you say it’s Rhubarb, but when Missy Hyatt calls you Rhubarb, you say Rub Hard?” This made it on the air. And honestly, it sounds like a fucking funny bit.
  • Stampede’s crowds have dipped a bit. It’s probably a bit of annual drop off as summer comes along, but also according to local fans it’s because the show has become so much less family oriented with all the blood and excessive violence lately. Kids have been the biggest demographic to drop, so that makes some sense.
  • Les Thornton is not content to start up a competing wrestling school to Stampede, but is now planning to start a competing promotion. He may get started as soon as May, and he’s planning to run Calgary too.
  • World Class is negotiating to get their syndicated package added to the All-Star Wrestling Network ad package. That’s the same one that has the AWA.
  • Big John Studd has sent out a country music demo to some record companies. He’s apparently trying to cash in on his fame as a wrestler as a selling point for how well his record would sell. One person in the music industry told Dave that Studd wrestles better than he sings, and Dave says if it does ever release not to buy it if there are any cats who live in your neighborhood.
  • UWF announced its May 12 Korauken Hall card. There will be three matches: Nobuhiko Takada vs. Shigeo Miyato, Tetsuo Nakano vs. Yoji Anjo, and Akira Maeda vs. Kazuo Yamazaki. That’s the entire stable of wrestlers they have so far. Since they sold out so quick without announcing the card at all, it’s a good thing they’ve saved the best main event they have (Maeda vs. Takada) for June. Since there are only three matches, each match will likely be in the 30 minute range.
  • Dave hears word that Iron Sheik will be back in WWF if he can clean up his act. No more cocaine for Sheiky baby.
  • AWA has an interesting card for their May 14 tapings in Las Vegas. Tanaka and Diamond defend the tag titles against Chavo and Mando Guerrero, Greg Gagne defends the International TV title against Brian Knobbs, the Midnight Rockers take on Riki Choshu and Masahiro Saito, and Curt Hennig vs. Jerry Lawler for the AWA Word Title.
  • In addition to Memphis and the AWA, Continental now recognizes the AWA Title as a world title. The AWA title is quickly becoming the world title of the remaining independent territories. Related, in a recent interview Curt Hennig said that he’s the real world champion among himself, Ric Flair, and Randy Savage because they only defend their titles in one company while Hennig defends his in all companies.
  • The Fantastics beat the Midnight Express on April 26 in Chattanooga to win the NWA US Tag Titles in a 40+ minute match. They teased referee stoppage and Bobby Eaton, who was the illegal man, wound up pinning Robert Fulton. Cornette did a promo saying he was planning a party for this coming weekend because of course Jim Crockett would return the belts, but obviously that’s not going to happen, Dave says.
  • Ric Flair missed some shows this past week (April 25 in Nashville and Chattanooga, April 27, and April 28. Dave’s heard two stories - either a severe fever or a staph infection. Due to his absence, the NWA offered refunds for those who wanted them. He was supposed to wrestle Road Warrior Hawk in Nashville, and that show drew around 2,500 people.
  • Dave thinks it’ll be interesting to see if WWF tries counterprogramming the next NWA ppv. It’s set to air on July 10 with Flair vs. Luger and a triple tower of doom match (they should be glad that WCCW is using it first, it means they can see how it actually works in practice and figure out the bugs before doing it themselves). Correction time: the triple tower of doom WCCW has concocted wasn’t a Dusty Rhodes original. It was a Kevin Sullivan idea, which makes way more sense when I remember the doomsday cage match he came up with. Anyway, Dave thinks it would be smart if both stopped this game of countering each other’s big shows. It’s just costing both sides a lot of money and neither side has really benefited.
  • The 1988 NWA Great American Bash tour will run June 26-August 7 and have some 40 or 41 shows. A lot of those shows will have War Games matches. After the Bash tour, Crockett’s wrestlers are going to be getting a week off to make up for working 6 weeks straight.
  • NWA got the time slot WCCW used to have in Jackson, Mississippi and their first tape they sent had no commentary track. They had promos, but not one word of commentary.
  • Word is that a 6’7” masked wrestler called “The Texan” is coming to NWA to feud with Dusty Rhodes. Dave thinks they’re bringing in Dick Murdoch, who once wore a mask and attacked Rhodes, but 6’7”? Maybe if he had stilts.
  • WWF is instituting a new policy where managers aren’t being booked for house shows anymore, only tv tapings. The only exceptions are where they’re booked to actually get in the ring and wrestle a match. Elizabeth is a unique case, and Dave’s not sure where they’re landing on her yet, but she’s so integral to Randy Savage’s act that you can’t take her out without upsetting fans. The last Dave’s heard is they’re likely to have her only appear in certain markets and not regularly anymore.
  • Additionally, WWF has made significant cuts to the number of dates. Last year at this point they were running between 20-25 shows a week, and they’ve cut it down to 10, 12 on tv taping weeks. The new schedule has three shows on Saturdays and Sundays, two on Mondays and Fridays, and Tuesday-Thursday as days off (again, except on tv weeks). Well, that’s the schedule for the big names. The rest will work when they get work, with the third string guys working twice a week at most. With this severe a cutback, you can expect probably more guys to be let go. On the other hand, this new scheduling will give the wrestlers more chance to rest, and seems to be having positive effects on performance (though DiBiase/Savage and Hart/Badnews working together might also be a factor). DiBiase/Savage is the only major drawing match they have, so cutting dates means avoiding overexposing the match, too, so that’s a possible factor. This is evidence that pro wrestling as an arena spectator sport is in the worst place it has been in a long time and even WWF is tightening their belt, which only means that everyone else is probably feeling it a lot more.
  • One of the letters this week is about how fans smart to how the business works should act at shows. Not said in the letter is that they should shower, almost as if that’s a given. Anyway, the writer conjures up the image of the fan who goes to the show and calls the wrestlers by their government names and screams at Wahoo McDaniel to “blade!” when he gets posted and goes prone on the floor and how irritating those people are. Smart fans, our writer argues, should try to keep the heat up for the match. Cheer the faces, boo the heels, help encourage the marks around you to do the same. The writer is friends with a mid-level heel from a promotion not to be specified to protect the source, and the writer tries to make a point of going to that heel’s tv tapings. Some of the wrestler’s colleagues know our writer is an Observer subscriber and considers Dave a friend, but even so, after the last taping the writer went to and played it off like they were a total mark, one of the managers came over and thanked the writer for keeping the heat up and asked for thoughts on the angles and how they were getting over. You don’t get asked questions like that from the workers if you’re the kind of irritating, insufferable smart fan who has to show off how smart you are. Honestly, I really enjoyed this letter, because it definitely jives with my feelings about how to act at a show. Respect and engage with the performance you are presented. I remember going to a RISE show last year where I had a fantastic conversation with AQA, one of the women there who was coming from Booker T’s school, and she was asking me about how her elimination looked from my vantage, if I thought she hit her spots well, and that sort of stuff. I’ve had a lot of great conversations like that at RISE and SHIMMER shows and I’m really glad I got to have that conversation with AQA. By the way, she’s fantastic and is definitely on her way to having a big future once she hits the point of signing with Impact/WWE/AEW.
  • Another writer notes that he has a friend who now works part time for the Rhode Island State Athletic Commission. Said friend knows nothing about wrestling and can’t even answer questions about whether blading is allowed in Rhode Island because he doesn’t know what the question means. So yeah, that’s what you’re dealing with in athletic commissions.
  • Our most interesting letter of the week concerns the origins of the term “working.” A lot of people think it originates with the advent of tv and working for the benefit of the camera, but the term originates back in the early part of the 20th century. Wrestlers began using what they called the “working” system rather than shooting, which allowed them to turn wrestling into a traveling act. Wrestlers at that point still had to be capable shooters, of course, just in case someone didn’t want to go along with the script. And there were wrestlers like Jack Sherry who couldn’t adapt to working rather than shooting, and so they were on the outs with the major promoters of the era. Also, the writer found a membership list for the NWA from 1968. Just 20 years ago the NWA boasted 23 different member promotions in the U.S. and Canada. How much things have changed.
  • There’s a big letter from a couple guys in Maine that goes off on Dave for his “anti-WWF” bias and it’s a big enough deal that Dave actually responds. In brief, the letter says “we are disturbed by your continuing, and, we believe, unwarranted criticism of Titan Sports and Vince McMahon in particular. This anti-Titan attitude, while understandable, and in some cases laudable, has been of concern to us for some time, and we had intended to write soon, but your recent post-Wrestlemania newsletter moved up our timetable.” Fucking hell, that’s most of the opening paragraph and I am rolling laughing (literally, I am high as balls as I do this part). Their criticisms of Dave’s takes on Wrestlemania seem to be saying Ventura was great on commentary and Uecker was funny. And since Dave’s writing basically the newsletter of record on wrestling, he’s being derelict in his responsibilities. One good thing they suggest is that Dave try to keep commentary and news separate. Basically, they usually find themselves agreeing with Dave and are very confused and concerned that his opinions on Clash and Wrestlemania were opposite of theirs. The part that really ticks Dave off is that, “at risk of insulting” Dave, they conclude that his commentaries are tailored to satisfy certain constituencies of his readership rather than reflecting his own opinions. Dave even says that the one thing they got right was that he felt insulted by their letter, and not because they disagree with him. Dave even says “anyone who agrees with all my opinions is obviously letting me do their thinking for him.” There you go. He then gives a complete takedown of every point they made, pointing out where they ignored the context of his statements, pointed out how it wasn’t just him who felt how he did, points out his takes on Starrcade and Survivor Series to kill dead the idea that he has an anti-WWF or pro-Crockett bias, etc. As for biases, Dave does admit to a bias toward Crockett’s in-ring style compared to WWF’s, but it’s also hardly his favorite style (New Japan juniors, there’s his favorite style at this point), and he also admits to a bias toward how WWF handles publicity, its company, and its rotating talent in and out of the spotlight to keep things fresh.
  • So, Dave transcribed the first hour of Bruno Sammartino’s radio interview from 6 weeks back. A couple highlights, then I’ll just put a link to read the transcript yourself. He felt like the lone voice defending the old way of wrestling and nobody would listen. He says some wrestlers today, he might call them athletes, but Bam Bam Bigelow? He’s too fat to be an athlete. He calls Andre and Hogan sad because of Andre’s condition, and even worse because making it out like the match of the century is practically obscene to him. He doesn’t consider either of them to be wrestlers. Basically, he’s going to old man yell at the cloud of modern wrestling for a while and he said Vince doesn’t want commentary to refer to it as wrestling anymore. He tries to maintain some kayfabe about the legitimacy of wrestling in his day, but tries to claim it mostly was. There’s stuff about his son I’m going to be honest about not reading, I’m just not sober enough to care about David. He also says he never once saw a bladejob or blood capsule in his life and points to his scars above his eye “that came from being hit”. He is vague about Jimmy Snuka, but he says Snuka’s got serious drug problems and seriously messed himself up.
Read: Bruno radio interview transcript
  • There’s also a long letter about Bruno, so you can read that along with the transcript So click that link too. Smash that like button. Subscribe to my twitch channel. Words.
Read: end of transcript and letter
  • Dave also gives comments of his own on the transcript, letter, and Sammartino’s issues with McMahon. In short, the business of wrestling has changed a lot, especially lately, and change isn’t inherently bad. Some changes made wrestling more mainstream acceptable. Some caused the decline of regional territories, but were always inevitable. Some brought unheard of amounts of money to the business. Wrestling isn’t shooting, but entertainment isn’t a dirty word and things like wrestlers booking to suit their egos dates back to the 20s. Dave says the wrestlers who have learned to do today’s craft and not an outdated style that won’t connect, should be commended and respected. If you know how to work for your audience, can maintain conditioning, and work hard to get yourself over, you’re the kind of wrestler Dave respects. If you don’t respect the paying customers and think steroids can substitute for knowing your shit, Dave thinks less of you for it. Using steroids doesn’t disqualify you from respect - a lot of great workers are well conditioned and use the stuff to maintain the size that pleases the promoters. He just dead refutes the idea that wrestling was legit in Bruno’s day or that he never bladed. He also talks about Vince and that Vince has on the one hand had a very negative influence on ring style, but he’s opened wrestling up to the larger media landscape and that’s a good thing.
  • Dave rates Savage vs. DiBiase from the April 25 Madison Square Garden show 4 stars. A rare high mark for a WWF match at this point.
Watch: DiBiase vs. Savage at MSG
  • Harley Race will be out for several months. He ruptured his intestine and had to have 18 inches of it removed.
  • Big Bubba’s coming next week with a prison guard gimmick and will likely be built up for Hogan’s return.
  • Owen Hart is now apparently 50-50 on coming to WWF.
  • Ricky Steamboat has apparently quit WWF. He was scheduled for the MSG show against Greg Valentine, but wasn’t there and wasn’t on tv. It could just be a hiatus, but Dave reckons he’s gone.
  • Dave wants us to confirm, but does Matilda look different than she used to?
NEXT WEEK: Midnight Rider unmasked, Jerry Lawler becomes AWA World Champion, Roddy Piper comes to Oregon, Clash II announced for June 8, and more!
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2020.10.16 03:09 portlane Ralph Miles (April 6, 1945 - Oct. 3, 2020)

Ralph Jacob Miles Jr.
April 6, 1945 - Oct. 3, 2020
Ralph Jacob Miles Jr., 75, born April 6, 1945. He died of cancer Oct. 3, 2020. He leaves behind a daughter and three sons.
Becky Lou (Michel) Miles, 66, born Jan. 24, 1954. She died of pneumonia May 22, 2020. She leaves behind two sons.
Ralph was born April 6, 1945, in Savannah, Ga., to Ralph J. Miles Sr. and Mary Eleanor (Hobbs) Miles. His father was serving in Europe in World War II when he was born and they didn't meet until he was more than a year old.
Ralph's father was an FBI agent after the war and the family moved several times during his youth, including to McAllen, Texas, and Alexandria, Va. In 1960, shortly before Ralph's freshman year in high school, they moved to Portland, Ore.
In 1964, Ralph graduated from David Douglas High School, where he played on the football team and sang tenor in the Vagabonds, an invitation-only singing group at the school. On Aug. 6, 1964, he married Janet Ellen Cooley, his high school sweetheart, and together they had three children, Wendy Eleanor (1965), Laura Kathleen (1968), and William Ralph (1972). They divorced in early 1974.
Ralph married Becky Lou Michel July 4, 1976, and they had enjoyed almost 37 wonderful years together until her death May 22, 2020.
Becky was born in Portland to Fred Michel and Dorothy (Bolliger) Michel Jan. 24. 1954. She graduated from Grant High school in 1972. Becky and Ralph had two wonderful sons, Jacob Michel, born April 4, 1979 and Jonathan Daniel born Sept. 23, 1982. Ralph and Becky were active in there United Methodist church and lived a Christian life of service, compassion and open hearts.
Ralph resided in the David Douglas and Parkrose areas of Portland, and later he and Becky lived in Metzger, Tigard and King City. Ralph was living in Southeast Portland with his son Jacob at the time of his death. He had a way of making everyday activities like painting the porch feel special, and his sons remember exploring the Metzger property where they grew up and climbing the apple trees that provided fruit for applesauce and apple pies.
Ralph had an innate ability to fix almost anything. He was a warm and loving man with a wry, quirky sense of humor and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He loved the outdoors camping, fishing, and hunting. Ralph and Becky enjoyed singing together in Portland's Swiss choir and attending Swiss festivals in celebration of Becky's heritage. In his later years he and Becky and spent many happy times with their children at their cabin on Mt. Hood.
Ralph worked as a lineman for Northwest Bell Telephone Co. in Minneapolis, Minn., until August 1965. Returning to Portland, he went to work for West Coast Telephone, which later became General Telephone and Electric and eventually Sprint, starting as a warehouse clerk and very soon moved into a central office, installing and maintaining equipment. He was employed by the company for 30-plus years and was once honored as a national Employee of the Year. After his retirement there, he continued to work in the telecommunications industry.
Ralph adored his children and was devastated when his older daughter, Wendy, died in 1994. He is survived by one daughter, Laura; and three sons, Bill (Staci), Jake, and Jon (Jade); three grandchildren, Brittany (Michael Lim), Alexis, and Kai Miles; and three great-grandsons, Michael Lim Jr., Isaac Lim, and Jameson Lim. He also is survived by his sister, Sharron (Sheri) Ann Miles Adams; and brother, David Wayne Miles (Nancy), of Alabama; several nieces and nephews. Becky is survived by her two sons, Jake, and Jon (Jade); and three brothers, Larry, Bill and Tom Michel.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=ralph-jacob-miles-jr&pid=196952332
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2020.10.10 03:08 portlane Russ Hendrickson (May 29, 1954 - Sept. 22, 2020)

Russ Allen Hendrickson
May 29, 1954 - Sept. 22, 2020
Russ Allen Hendrickson, 66, of Gresham, passed away Sept. 22, 2020 with his wife by his side. Russ is survived by his wife. Susan Hendrickson; son. Jeffrey Hendrickson; daughter. Michelle Mageo (Sano); granddaughter. Ulalei Mageo; brother. Ron Hendrickson; brother. Rex Hendrickson; and sister. Brenda McGlocklin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Ruth Hendrickson; and sister, Gail Benton. Russ had many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends whom he cared for deeply.
Russ was born in Washington, D.C., May 29, 1954 and grew up in the Montavilla neighborhood of Portland. Russ was a graduate of Madison High School in 1972 and went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. Russ earned two degrees from Mt. Hood Community College; one in Automotive Technology and the other in Funeral Science. He married his wife Susan Anders Hendrickson Aug. 13, 1977. Russ was a devout and loving husband, married to Susan for 43 years. The roles of husband, father, and papa were his most cherished. He doted on his wife, children, granddaughter with great affection. Russ was known for his kind and gentle heart and was widely respected among his colleagues and friends in the funeral industry. His career was spent caring for those in their hardest moments of life, and he did it with great care and compassion. Russ loved to study history, singing in the choir at church, and all things mechanical and automotive. Russ' legacy is that of great love, kindness, and gentleness. He was loved by so many and made the world a better and more loving place to be. Our gentle giant will be greatly missed.
Due to Covid-19, the family is having a private service for Russ Oct. 16, 2020. For friends from the funeral industry inquiring about the service plans, please call 503-244-7577.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=russ-allen-hendrickson&pid=196925223
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2020.10.07 03:04 portlane James Mattecheck (May 27, 1958 - Sept. 27, 2020)

James 'Jim' R. Mattecheck
May 27, 1958 - Sept. 27, 2020
Born in North Bend, Ore., to Robert and Marianna Mattecheck, Jim treasured his upbringing in North Bend with his four siblings. Jim attended University of Portland where he graduated with honors with a BA in Business and Marketing. He later received an MBA in Finance from Notre Dame, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Jim was a die hard Notre Dame football fan and ensured the first song his kids could sing was the Notre Dame fight song.
Jim worked for over 40 years in the software sales industry, mentoring and building strong relationships. He was active in the recovery community and believed in the importance of supporting others in recovery.
His kids will always treasure the Sunday night dinners, an opportunity for good food and a time to catch up and connect.
In the words of a dear friend, "Depression was a formidable foe; he couldn't find his way to light in the darkness."
Jim is survived by his siblings, Bill (Hiliary), Katy (Dave), Mark (Angie) and Pam (Leland); his wife, Kristina and their two children, Alexandra and Winston; his first wife, Mary and their daughters, Beth, Sarah, Catherine, and Maddi. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
His funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m., Oct. 10, 2020, and is for family only. A live stream of the Mass can be found at www.ollparish.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the National Alliance on Mental Illness www.donate.nami.org or Deschutes Land Trust www.deschuteslandtrust.org/donation-form
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=james-r-mattecheck-jim&pid=196909072
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2020.10.04 23:24 TheAndredal Day 126 of "peaceful protests"

Antifa rioters in Seattle smashed up a Starbucks and threw an explosive inside tonight. Just another night in Seattle.
BLM threw a smoke bomb at SPD #Seattleprotests
Commies maced
Fireworks thrown at SPD
Police moving in, BLM trying to interfere with arrest (reclipped) #Seattleprotests
We just want reparations, slaves used to fuck their mothers, also fuck Joe Biden #Seattleprotests
Something about robotic dogs, feminists, and burning it down #Seattle
A little bit ago, Starbucks #Seattle
Streamer threatened and harassed at the #Seattleprotests and told to leave the area
This guy said a whole lot of stuff, it was hard to catch some of it in the moment. He talks about having assault rifles for the cops, MLK, 1619...and is generally insane. #Seattleprotests
Kansas thread:
10/3/20 Kansas City, MO Protesters are currently "occupying" City Hall to demand termination of KC City Police Chief & an officer who recently arrested a 9-month pregnant woman after she interfered with the arrest of a man involved in a fight.
10/3/20 Kansas City, MO Local news coverage of protesters Occupy City Hall efforts.
16 Arrested During Saturday Night Protest
SHOCKING: BLM activist and black militia organizer suggests all BLM protesters should start openly carrying guns to demonstrations
As well as wear body armor instead of bringing signs and singing
I’m back in Rio Rancho for a Black New Mexico Movement rally. There are a few right wing counter protesters here. @DailyLobo
Where is the media outrage over this militia walking through the streets with “assault weapons”?
Waiting for Chris Wallace to condemn
Sacramento thread:
10/2/20 Sacramento, CA Protesters for Sean Monterrosa & his sisters were arrested at Gov. Newsom’s home.
Credit: Grassroots Law Project
10/3/20 Sacramento, CA Obligatory flag burning by protesters.
Credit: Black Zebra Productions
A pregnant woman in Melbourne is arrested for breaking Covid rules
UN Urges Men to Assume Women Are Smarter and Look for Consent Before Offering Information
HAPPENING NOW: Antifa Militants and Black Lives Matter Rioters break into and launch fireworks inside Starbucks.
@SeattlePD declared this protest a riot and issued an order to disperse. #seattleprotests
[email protected] moves in on Antifa militants as they form a shielded line. I have counted 9 orders to disperse. #seattleprotests
Two more Antifa Militants arrested by @SeattlePD. #seattleprotest
The woman detained by a @SeattlePD officer is a frequent problematic rioter. You may remember her during last weeks riot screaming “solve my rape.” She’s here protesting to Abolish SPD. #seattleprotests
Antifa Militants regrouped back into the street. @SeattlePD makes more arrests. #seattleprotests
Seattle PD make multiple targeted arrests on the crowd of Antifa Militants after one of the Militants brandished a flamethrower. #seattleprotests
A closer look at a few Antifa Militants arrested. One is bleeding from the head. #seattleprotests
[email protected] sweeps Cal Anderson after Antifa Militants moved back into the Park. #seattleprotests
Antifa Fake Press heckles Seattle Police Officers and in-fights with his fellow protesters. #seattleprotests
[email protected] arrests another Antifa Militant. There have been very many arrests tonight. #seattleprotests
Aaaaaahahahahahahahaa thank you getting r3volutiondaddy 🤣👍👍

seattlepolice #Police #BackTheBlue #cops #CopCocksMatter

Seattle thread:
10/3/20 Seattle, WA Earlier tonight, protesters mocking people in their homes watching their parade & shining lights into their windows. Streamer remarks: “They look a little nervous.”
Credit: Black Girl Rev Media
Beverly Hills: Antifa / BLM marxists confront Trump supporters at their rally. This intense confrontation ensued.
This woman twerking was arrested for throwing herself onto a police motorcycle at a Portland
These people need help
Rawsmedia account was stolen
BIG THREAD: Today hundreds of members of the all-Black "Not Fucking Around Coalition" (#NFAC) marched through #Lafayette, Louisiana.
The group was protesting threats directed at them by U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins on Facebook, and the police shooting of Trayford Pellerin.
cop car just drove past jail support doing the👌 white supremacist hand symbol at us
Bend Oregon earlier, BLM supposedly snatched a Trump flag and fights broke out
Bend, OR earlier - BLM swarms in to block Police from making an arrest
https://twitter.com/KittyLists/status/1312594224248832001?s=19 Free donuts, coffee and pizza have been brought out by supporters for police and those gathered outside Walter Reed to express well-wishes for the President on his recovery #Trump #WalterReed #WalterReedHospital
[email protected] in Bend, Ore. was arresting an obese woman at a BLM protest against a Trump rally. She lays on the ground to resist arrest. Her comrades then lay on top of her to stop police. Instead of arresting the group, the officers retreat. #BLM
Proceed at your own risk, you will be disgusted and confused:
Let's check in on the San Francisco Demoncrats, see how they're doing...

Lafayette Louisiana

Right after the accidental discharge
Beverly Hills, CA - small scuffle between BLM & Patriots
“[Antifa] know how the police are going to react, so they carefully calibrate what they do to try to provoke the police into reacting & then filming it.”
Read the confessions of an antifa mole who went to Portland:

Shiva was doxxed after @PerezHilton accused her of being racist.

"We're peaceful! Why does he have a gun?!" - Rochester BLM who have been aggressively throwing Police barricades around for an hour now #ROC
They're still trying to get inside the Goodwill. Some seem to have gotten inside. "we just want to shop! we just want to march through!" - they think they have the right to do anything they want. #Seattleprotests
Rick Wilson of The Lincoln Project
Proud Boys New Albany, Ohio - supposedly in support of Kyle Rittenhouse (according to BLM posts)
Proud Boys in New Albany, Ohio today
The officers who transported her to hospital had their police cruiser vandalized in the hospital parking lot. Several of the tires were slashed when she was being treated inside.
DC Antifa 'Ringleader' Jason Charter Arrested Again at #WalkAway Rally — 'Cried His Eyes Out' Waiting for Transport to Booking (VIDEO) @JackPosobiec @BrandonStraka lol
St Augustine FL
"This is what white supremacists looks like" - American flags and songs about America are white supremacy St. Augustine, FL
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2020.09.29 21:04 portlane Allen van Veen (April 25, 1919 - Sept. 22, 2020)

Allen Martinus van Veen
April 25, 1919 - Sept. 22, 2020
Allen Martinus van Veen passed away Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at Raleigh Hills Senior Care in Portland.
The third of eight children, Allen was born in Southeast Portland to Theodore and Doris (Habersetzer) van Veen. He grew up working in the family nursery and singing in the church choir, where his mother was the organist. Both music and plants remained lifelong interests.
Allen attended St. Ignatius Grade School and Franklin High School. Before and during World War II he spent five years in the Army, including overseas duty in the Alaska Territory.
The G.I. Bill enabled him to attend the Julliard School of Music in New York, where he sang under the direction of conductors Robert Shaw and Arturo Toscanini. He met Muriel Miettunen in 1965 while both were singing in the Portland Opera chorus. They married in 1966, and in 1967 settled in the northwest Portland suburb of Cedar Mill. He was an active volunteer for the Beaverton School District and the Cedar Mill Community Library, of which he was a founding member. He continued singing, as a soloist and with several choral ensembles.
Survivors include his wife, Muriel; son, Derek (Sandra) of Woodinville, Wash.; daughter, Marilyn Kellogg (Paul) of Coldspring, Texas; brother, Thomas van Veen of Stayton; sister, Mary Lisignoli of Portland; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Daughters, Catherine van Veen (Miles Goda) and Marie Doyle predeceased him.
Memorial gifts may be made to First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1137 S.W. Broadway, Portland 97205 or to the Cedar Mill Community Library, 1080 N.W. Saltzman Road, Portland 97229.
Interment services will be private.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=allen-martinus-van-veen&pid=196874243
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2020.09.26 03:09 portlane Donna Kunkel (May 23, 1928 - Sept. 6, 2020)

Donna Mae Lyons Kunkel
May 23, 1928 - Sept. 6, 2020
She was born Donna Mae Lyons May 23, 1928. She died at the age of 92, Sept. 6, 2020. To some she was called Donna Mae, to others Donnie but to five extremely lucky people she was called mom.
Donnie was born to John Harold Lyons and Edith Lillian McHugh Lyons in Portland, Ore. Raised in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, she attended Laurelhurst Grade School, Grant High School and attended the University of Oregon. Donnie married the love of her life, Paul Worth Kunkel Jr., July 10, 1949. Paul and Donnie were married 70 years. Paul preceded her in death July 2, 2019.
Her love of singing was infectious. From Camp Fire Girls, church choirs, high school and college choirs to leading sing alongs and rounds in the family car, her voice was sweet, clear and strong. Always one for a good laugh, her subtle sense of humor and wit left everyone around her feeling happy and cared for. The word "patience" can barely describe her ability to listen to others, meet the needs of five very different children, manage a household that was teeming with activity and support her loving husband Paul.
Her talents in the kitchen were wildly known by all who had the opportunity to eat her food. Homemade cookies, lemon meringue pie, baked beans, ham sauce and deviled eggs were favorites. Donnie had the ability to cook over an open flame as the family camped in the wilderness.
Born athletic, Donnie had a mean backhand on the tennis court, a graceful turn on the ice rink, the ability to tap and ballroom dance her way around a room and the guts to learn how to ski and mountain climb in her 30's. Even in her 90's, she was a big hit on her beanbag baseball team while residing at Hearthstone at Murrayhill.
Socializing and being an active part of a community was important to Donnie. She enjoyed the "No Bridge Bridge" club, the "Sew and Sews" and the Fiji (Phi Gamma Delta) wives. She loved to plan her high school reunions. She was a volunteer at OMSI, Tuality Hospital, Meals on Wheels and the North Plains Garlic Festival. She was an active Mazama member. Donnie was president of the Dental Auxiliary and the founding owner of Create a Calendar.
Donnie was the backbone of the Kunkel family. She was the family photo historian and even before computers, did genealogy research that stretched generations. Her ability to relate to each one of her children and grandchildren, and know what each of them needed both physically and emotionally was astute. Her happiness and joy in her marriage to Paul was an inspiration to everyone. We were all so blessed to have her in our lives.
You will be missed, Donna Mae Lyons Kunkel. Here's a shout out to the Queen of the Casserole, the wielder of the wooden spoon, the list maker extraordinaire, the rock star mother and grandmother and the team player wife that taught and raised us all. We all won the winning bingo card with you.
Donnie is survived by her five children, Kathy Kunkel Carrier (Courtland Carrier), Wendy Kunkel (David Audet), Thomas Kunkel (Terese O'Neal Kunkel), David Kunkel (Diane Kunkel) Joseph Kunkel (Genene Aberin); grandchildren, Lauren Carrier, Thomas Carrier, Benjamin Audet, Spencer Audet, Megan Kunkel Hallstone, Heidi Kunkel, Charles Kunkel, Daniel Baker, Emily Kunkel Waldron, Evan Kunkel, Thaddeus Kunkel, Halle Kunkel, Austin Barber, Aarik Narum, Audrey Narum; eight great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends.
Because of current COVID-19 restrictions, the Kunkel family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=donna-mae-lyons-kunkel&pid=196853759
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2020.09.23 03:04 portlane George Vaternick (May 19, 1938 - Sept. 18, 2020)

George Paul Vaternick II
May 19, 1938 - Sept. 18, 2020
With heavy hearts, the family of George Paul Vaternick II, 82, of Tigard, announce his passing Sept. 18, 2020.
George was born in Pueblo, Colo., May 19, 1938. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in History and Psychology at Adams State College and his Master's in History and Psychology at the University of Oregon. He married the love of his life, Carolyn Ann Vaternick, Aug. 16, 1965. George had a long and rewarding career as a history professor at Portland Community College for over 50 years.
He was able to travel alongside his wife to many countries, coming back with stories and inspiration for his children and granddaughters. George loved nothing more than to spend time with his family. Attending every sporting event, reading over every school essay, and assisting Carolyn in the kitchen as the best at-home sous chef you could ask for. He was always there when family or friends needed him, no matter what. He will be remembered for his love of Croatia, his hearty laugh, comforting singing voice, warm hands, and big heart. He was the best father, grandfather, and teacher.
He was survived by his children, Paul (Donna), Jason and Melina (Ivan); and his grandchildren, Ceana, Marissa, Julieta, Lindsey, and Parissa. He was so strong and will be eternally missed. Funeral arrangements will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Finley-Sunset Hills in Portland. We love you, Volimo te djede.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=george-paul-vaternick-ii&pid=196835604
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2020.09.20 09:01 portlane Scott Niedermeyer (Oct. 17, 1961 - Sept. 15, 2020)

Scott Martin Niedermeyer
Oct. 17, 1961 - Sept. 15, 2020
Scott "Scotty" Martin Niedermeyer, loving husband and father of four beautiful children, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the age of 58. He was born Oct. 17, 1961 in Portland and was the youngest of Linus James Niedermeyer Sr. and Beverly (Briles) Niedermeyer's five children. He lived his entire life in Portland, attending grade school at St. Mary's Cathedral Elementary School. He graduated from Jesuit High School in 1980 and earned a bachelor's degree from Portland State University where he studied history, geomorphology and photography. Scott took great pride in singing in the Jesuit High School and Portland State choirs, as he had an immense love for music. It was not uncommon for him to break out in song with friends and family.
Scott was a born adventurer and gifted outdoorsman, as demonstrated by his summiting Mount Hood over a dozen times along with many other mountains in the Cascades. He hiked the Pacific Crest trail at age 12. He was just 10 years old when his mother heard a loud voice proudly calling "Hi!" from their 50 foot fir tree. The fire department was called to get him down. Scott had a great sense of humor and a keen sense of the absurd, loving the movie The Big Lebowski. He could mimic anyone and did so to the delight of his family.
Scott was most happy in the mountains and near the water, particularly when he shared those adventures with wife Stacy, their children, extended family and friends. Whether it was skiing with his family, friends and cousins in Sun Valley, windsurfing at the Gorge, racing cars or ocean surfing in Cannon Beach, Scott lived his life fully, with speed and with an infectious youthful energy. He was the first to encourage others to get out and enjoy Oregon's natural beauty through a hike, bike, bonfire or beach volleyball game. It was not uncommon to hear his powerful voice telling us to "turn off the television and get outside." Hiking will be a seminal memory of time with Scott. A strenuous beautiful hike was always on the calendar, at times a solitary activity but more often with Stacy or one of his children. A love for speed and adrenaline was at Scott's core. Activities like helicopter skiing, mountain climbing, and car racing brought him energy and joy. Snow skiing was the sport enjoyed by the entire Niedermeyer family and was often shared with friends and extended family.
Scott married his best friend Stacy (McKinnon) Niedermeyer July 31, 1993. As Scott tells the story, they met on the 6th grade ski bus, but Stacy may have a different recollection. They wed at Mount Hood, a place dear to their hearts. It has always been "family first" for Scott and Stacy, ensuring their children have every opportunity to reach their full potentials. Raising active, adventurous children with a love and understanding of the outdoors was a priority for Scott and Stacy. A Jesuit education was fundamental to Scott's upbringing and they ensured their children attended the same schools that shaped his early life. Scott was a loving and present father who regularly teared up with pride when talking about his kids. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family and graciously opened his homes to all. His children describe him as a passionate, genuine, larger than life father who was engaged not only in their lives but also in the lives of their friends and hundreds of his family members, sharing his love of adventure and making sure that everyone felt cared for. Years of volunteering at his alma maters kept him and Stacy close to their kids. Whether it was as a hot lunch dad, behind the microphone as the JV Football announcer at Jesuit or making his famous "Bushmeyer" burgers at Cathedral, Scott was always giving to others and Stacy was right by his side.
Scott made a friend everywhere he went by sharing his knowledge of the Pacific Northwest and being curious about the people he met and the places he experienced. Scott was a force in the lives of many, with a loud, bold, voice and forgiving heart. His loyalty and friendship came without limits. If you were his friend, he had your back. There will forever be a void in thousands of lives as a result of Scott's passing and his voice, THE VOICE, will be forever engraved in our memories.
As Scott departs on his next adventure, hiking his way to heaven, he no doubt packed a lunch and will arrive with an excellent story of the journey. He can find comfort in knowing that Stacy and their children are loved by so many. The Fourth of July will never be the same. New Year's will never be the same. Life will never be the same but "The Dude Abides," lives on through all of us.
Scott is survived by the love of his life, Stacy McKinnon Neidermeyer; his children and greatest source of pride, Eleanor and fiance, Lorenzo Bissonnette, Lillian, McKinnon and Joseph; alongside father, Linus Niedermeyer Sr. and wife, Masa; siblings, Debra, Linda, Molly, and Linus Jr. Niedermeyer; as well as many nieces, nephews; a great-nephew and a great-niece. He was predeceased by his mother, Beverly.
A private Mass for family and close friends will be held at 11 a.m., Sept. 23, 2020, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Portland. The Mass will be viewable via ZOOM for those interested please contact Lorenzo Bissonnette at [email protected]. Memorial donations may be made to his youngest son, Joseph's charity, Ncompass at www.worldncompass.org
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=scott-martin-niedermeyer&pid=196819824
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2020.09.17 21:00 portlane Burton Gibson (May 11, 1925 - Sept. 12, 2020)

Burton Wesley Gibson 'Wes'
May 11, 1925 - Sept. 12, 2020
Wes, 95, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 of complications due to Alzheimers and kidney failure.
Born in Idaho Falls, Idaho to Mark Jennings Gibson and Mary Jane (Burton), Wes went through the Great Depression traveling around Idaho and going to five different high schools.
At the age of 17 he signed up in WWII for the Army Air Corps and was assigned as a navigator. He flew a B-24 Liberator in the Pacific 19th Bomb Squadron until the end of the war.
Wes then attended University of Idaho Moscow where he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering (later sitting for the Professional Engineering License). While he was at college Wes met the love of his life, Betty Jean Stevenson, his "Stevie." They were married March 26, 1948 and loved each other for 72 years.
Wes worked his whole life in the paper products industry, traveling all over the world installing large paper machines. Wes and Betty raised their four kids; living in Kelso, Wash.; Beloit, Wis.; Venezuela; and Portland, Ore. They spent the last eight years at Beaverton Lodge, Ore. Wes was a meticulous handyman and everything in their house always worked. He also helped his children with roofing, plumbing, and many other house projects. He loved the outdoors and camped with his family across the country visiting many National Parks. He could be found chopping a cord of wood for the fireplace into his late 80s which kept him very fit. Wes challenged himself with crossword and jumble puzzles and loved solving Wheel of Fortune. He enjoyed flying and attended many airshows over the years. Wes loved music and musicals, especially The Jungle Book and sang every Friday night at the sing-a-long at Beaverton Lodge.
Survived by his wife, Betty Jean; sister, Patsy Anderson; four children, Gail Gibson-Ranallo, Mark Gibson and his wife, Zita, Greg Gibson, Jan Gibson and her husband, Frank Lee; four grandchildren, Jason, Michiko, Paul, Sarah; one step-grandchild, Andrew; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and their families.
A celebration of life will be planned for 2021.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=burton-wesley-gibson-wes&pid=196811761
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2020.09.16 04:00 AustralianChrono Virtual Drag Race Winner's Royale: Episode 13- Elevate It. Lip Sync BONANZA

My Final 5...
Let's talk.
Starting with Heaven...
Heaven smiles.
Heaven, you've had a really solid journey, and that's not a surprise. This week, we saw you shine.
"Hallelujah." Heaven laughs.
You're a performer, and you've really proven to us that... you're a solid Queen. You do it all, and you do it well.
"I do." Heaven smiles.
But... have you done enough? I ask this. You're a Jack of All Trades. A Drag Queen who can do it all. But have you coasted?
"I... do not think." Heaven nods. "I've crafted my Drag for Many, Many Years. I've been in this business for a long time... and for good reason. Consistency is key.. I think I've done that."
Fatima waves. "Hello!"
Fatima, you had a great performance. I really thought it was comedic, and... you did really well dancing, considering.
"Woohoo!" Fatima smiles.
You look great as well.
"Oh, thank god. This shit is expensive!" Fatima laughs.
But... Do you have the edge, the bite to be hosting this show? I see lots of positivity... but can you give the darkness as well?
"I believe so. I think I do have the edge in my existence. I am a Gay Muslim Man in America. I am politically active, and I have thoughts, and I will express them. I've been clear about my distaste for a certain administration..." Fatima smirks. "So, I have no issues telling a Queen with a busted look she's not doing well." Fatima laughs.
Your performance was really well done. Dramatic, dance crazy, kooky, but... fun. And as always, you glitter on the stage. But where you really shine... is your looks.
"Always. I'm dedicated." Gemini grins.
I get excited by your looks. I think consistently, you give us the best of the best. And the growth from your own season... incredible.
"Money does you well." Gemini winks.
But... Do you have the ability to deal with the pressure of being the next host of this show?
"I... do." Gemini nods. "Both seasons have been of incredible growth for myself, and I think this time around, I've shown I'm capable. I will bring flavour, I will bring diversity, I will be dedicated... and my art will get only better."
Honey Soy Sickening...
"Hail Soy." Honey smiles.
Honey, you are just so much fun.
Honey winks.
Really fun, really entertaining, and your looks are point.
"That's fantastic to hear." Honey smiles.
But... Can you step it up... give us the skills a Classic Drag Queen has been doing for many years now... and lip sync your ass of?
Honey stands tall, and smiles. "I came into this competition, knowing that on my season, that there was a skills gap. But this time around, I've prepared. I've practiced... and no matter what... tonight, I will give a show."
Finally, Sophie...
Sophie grins.
I have no notes for this performance. It was fun, it was campy, it was sexy, it was entertaining, and I mean... you flew around the damn stage in silk.
"I did." Sophie laughs.
This look is perhaps your best you've done here. Like, truly gorgeous. You excite me so much, and I think you're a phenomenal Queen.
"Thank you."
But... you've been a consistently high performer. I ask this... What is your weakness? Where does your vulnerability lie?
Sophie exhales. "I... came onto my first season a shell of who I was. I had the skills and abilities, but it didn't fly because I didn't really know who I was. I crafted, I worked on my drag. I think I've done well because I am consistent. I didn't come fully forged- but I entered All Stars at my best. I've played this game. I've gone for approaches I know that work. But I think more than anyone here- I've fixed where I fell. I still am not... the most ideal comedy Queen... but I've stepped it up. My weakness?" Sophie looks around. "My preconceptions of myself. And I've shown... I've worked at it, and I've elevated it."
Thank you, Sophie.
Whilst we deliberate... you may all untuck backstage.
"Well... I guess all of us should prepare to lip sync our asses off." Sophie unzips her dress...
"GIRL." Honey gasps. "You're nude!"
"I gotta get ready..." Sophie shrugs.
Heaven sits back. "I feel ready for this, regardless?"
"Not going to change?" Fatima turns to Heaven.
"I feel... constantly ready. I did well this week and regardless of how it ends... I'm more than capable."
Honey Soy looks at Heaven. "Weird flex, but okay."
Honey Soy Sickening: "It's not over till the fat lady sings, and Heaven's all... 'I'm Satisfied' GIRL. DON'T JUST BE SATISFIED. Step it up.."
Fatima and Gemini chat.
"I really want an Oregon girl in the final 3.." Fatima looks at Gemini. "We both could do it."
"I think the reality is, I feel... only one of us will prbably make it." Gemini smiles. "I would love to battle against you tonight. Make sure we are there."
"I think... that's a good idea." Fatima nods.
The Monarch's all prepare.
"5 Mins, ladies!"
"I want to ask something, for you... all." Fatima looks around. "I think tonight, if anyone else gets the choice... I'd like to go up against Gemini.
Everyone npds.
"Noted." Heaven shrugs. "Now... does anyone else have any requests?"
"Anyone who goes up against me, please give up during the lip sync." Honey Soy smiles.
Welcome back, my Monarch's.
I've made a decision.
Sophie Srs, Condragulations, you are the winner of this weeks challenge. You've made it to the finale.
Sophie falls to the ground in joy.
Sophie Srs: "I... really did it. The only All Star left... I'm here."
Sophie Srs, as the winner of the challenge, you get to choose the pairings. Presenting the lip sync choices for this year...
All Stars 4's Fan Favourite, Alejandra!
Alejandra appears in full Gaga Couture, wearing a Meat Dress.
"I was SO excited to get to do this! Now, I had a choice... What did I want to see lip synced. And let's be honest... it couldn't be anyone but Gaga." Alejandra smiles.
Sophie Srs... who is our first pair.... lip syncing to 'Alice' By Lady Gaga?
"I'm going to go with a request. Our Two Portland Monarch's.." Sophie smiles. "Slay this."
Two Monarch's stand before me.
Fatima al-Abass and Gemini Moon...
Prior to tonight, you were asked to prepare a lip sync performance to 'Alice' by Lady Gaga
The Time has come... for you to lip sync for your life.
Good luck... and don't fuck it up.
Fatima al-Abass: "I'm actually so excited for this lip sync. I'm delivering something i've never done before. This is ethereal, this is wild, this is a whole new side of Fatima. Get ready!"
Gemini Moon: "Fatima is a sister. But... I've wanted one thing here, and that's to win."
Two Monarch's stand before me.
Honey Soy Sickening and Heaven St Frostfur...
Prior to tonight, you were asked to prepare a lip sync performance to 'Chromatica II and 911' By Kylie Minogue.
The Time has come... for you to lip sync for your life.
Good luck... and don't fuck it up.
Heaven St Frostfur: "It all comes to this, hmm? Let's give them a show."
Honey Soy Sickening: "This is a big moment. I'm lip syncing against Heaven St FUCKING FROSTFUR. But I'm ready. So ready. This is going to be a show. It's going to be fun. And it's going to be so Soy..."
Who wins? And who is our fan favourite and Ms Congeniality for this season?
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2020.09.15 06:20 TheAndredal Day 106 of "peaceful protests"

Sorry, I worked and fell asleep. Here is my post
Reminder from @MrAndyNgo: #Antifa are anything but anti-fascist
Does this mean Antifa started the fires???Andy Ngo posts:
BREAKING: Within hours after being released for allegedly starting a brush fire in Portland using a molotov cocktail, Domingo Lopez Jr. allegedly started six more fires along the west side of the I-205 freeway. He's been arrested again. #OregonFires
The BLM riot last night in Lancaster Pennsylvania was literally the BLM freshman team getting rocked by police all night
Yet still, they commit arson, looting and spew vile rhetoric towards police in the name of BLM over a shooting that was not even police brutality @newsmax
😂 you’re welcome
PENNSYLVANIA: BLM Rioters and virtue signaling white people were at each others necks last night
PENNSYLVANIA: BLM Rioters and virtue signaling white people were at each others necks last night
PENNSYLVANIA: Last night the dis unity amongst BLM Rioters was clearly evident
PENNSYLVANIA: Last night BLM protesters were spewing vile homophobic and women degrading rhetoric towards police
PENNSYLVANIA: Police have cleared the intersection of rioters and the fire department has put out the BLM fire
PENNSYLVANIA: BLM Rioters end their night with some arson
PENNSYLVANIA: Arsonists have now begun to light fires in the middle of the intersection in front of the police station
PENNSYLVANIA: Police have made quick work of the rioters barricade and completely run it over then deploy more tear gas to clear the intersection
PENNSYLVANIA: Rioters have begun to make barricades in front of the police station
PENNSYLVANIA: After rioters began throwing bricks and breaking windows of the police station
Police deploy tear gas and rubber bullets again to clear the street and intersection in front of the police station
PENNSYLVANIA: Rioters have begun to throw bricks breaking windows of the police station
FUNNIEST video of the week:
PENNSYLVANIA: Rioter gets shot in his testicles by a rubber bullet
PENNSYLVANIA: After multiple warnings to disperse, two rounds of tear gas deployments, and rubber bullets used
Police then deploy the 3rd round of tear gas to clear the police station ramp of rioters
Many rioters can be seen yelping in displeasure
PENNSYLVANIA: After multiple warnings and deployments of tear gas to clear the police station ramp, rioters refuse
Police then begin to use rubber billets on rioters
PENNSYLVANIA: After the first round of tear gas deployed, protesters then regrouped on the police station ramp for another around
Police then open up the 2nd round of tear gas
PENNSYLVANIA: After protesters were warned to get off the police station ramp and declared an unlawful assembly
Police then open up the first round of tear gas
Protesters then begin to continue to throw projectiles at police
Tonight in Lancaster, protesters are calling out police to a skirmish
BLM EXPOSED: Clearly BLM in Rochester NY is using their demonstrations to stage a photo op
It appears this is all for multi generational clout
You can also hear an activist say: “20 years from now ya’ll children gunna be brown”
PENNSYLVANIA: police fire more gas at BLM protesters marching on the precinct
PENNSYLVANIA: police use CS gas, stun grenades, mace, and rubber billets to clear BLM protesters who attempted to occupy the police precinct back lot
PENNSYLVANIA: black bloc Antifa destroy the windows and body of a Lancaster detective’s car using a bricks
Black lives matter protesters join in and call to light the car on fire
BREAKING: Antifa has begun breaking the windows of the Lancaster police precinct
Officers are responding with non lethal rounds and are now in the streets
BREAKING: BLM and Antifa start a dumpster fire at their barricade outside the Lancaster police precinct in Pennsylvania
BREAKING: looting has started in Lancaster at Villa athletic store approximately 1 hour 50 minutes ago according to the shop owner
Groups of rioters are roaming the city breaking windows and stealing merchandise
It was too dangerous to follow them since there are no police
BREAKING: after partially destroying a police vehicle, black bloc Antifa attempts to light it on fire in Lancaster at a BLM protest
BREAKING: cops are driving around, jumping out, running full speed at rioters and arresting them using marked vans
Here 4 people were arrested
The cops said they were targeting specific individuals who they ID’d committed crimes throughout the night
Video below shows more
Remember that the fake Antifa press are a dangerous threat to our first amendment
& routinely try to get me jumped & killed for telling the full story that they’re trying to hide
Forbes says our coverage of the riots last night might sway the Pennsylvania election in favor of Trump
If Biden doesn’t respond properly. That’s why they hate us: our honest reporting is actually swaying public opinion and influencing the election
PENNSYLVANIA: just like Portland, Antifa copycats use the same methods to resist police in almost every city now
They create barricades, use shields, bring umbrellas, batons, and take advantage of the chaos to vandalize public and private property
Antifa are a national group
PENNSYLVANIA: an unsuspecting rioter who was arrested in a flash offensive by police
Realized I was filming “them” through the window and lowered their head in shame to conceal their identity
These kids were not organized rioters, they didn’t expect consequences & were confused
“If you shoot him I’ll shoot you b*tch” a BLM rioter yells at police
As a man not affiliated with the riots tries to pass through the conflict zone
Funny thing is, the man walking was actually putting the blame on the rioters for throwing rocks & this endangering his safety
PENNSYLVANIA: there were multiple armed individuals in camouflage w/ American flags as identifiers offering tactical to support to Lancaster police
I’m not sure who they were, but they were not messing around. There presence often made rioters flee
LANCASTER: BLM and Antifa are destroying shop windows and destroying planters
They keep asking each other out loud when they are going to start breaking stuff and looting stores in Pennsylvania
BREAKING: arsonists are lighting fires in the streets in Lancaster and adding public trash bags as fuel at the BLM ✊🏿 riot
PENNSYLVANIA: Antifa and BLM refuse to vacate the streets during an unlawful assembly and begin building a barrier in an intersection in Lancaster
A homeless man chokes on CS gas as he tries to sleep near the police station
Really sad to see the disdain rioters have for the homeless just trying to live
BREAKING: officers quickly move to secure a detective vehicle that Antifa destroyed in order to secure the weapons locked inside
The swift action shows how much of a threat they thought it would be if BLM rioters obtained the firearms
PENNSYLVANIA: you can see how many projectiles, including water bottles, rocks and brick fragments were thrown at Lancaster police who were clearing the precinct ramp
PENNSYLVANIA: “let’s shoot them n*gga” a BLM protester yells regarding the Lancaster police
After a fellow protester is seriously injured by taking a rubber bullet directly to the head
He is rushed away by medics. Current condition unknown
Looks like @CashApp has pulled the account of one of the adhoc antifa groups in Portland. CashApp will have to be very vigilant because antifa open new accounts left & right, & they know how to evade detection (which they are discussing now). @venmo & @gofundme need to step up.
In addition to buying supplies to make hundreds of riot gear, some of which have been used to assault cops as I’ve documented in my reporting from court documents, the antifa group purchased a bus. cc: @CashApp/@venmo #PortlandRiots

Antifa groups in Portland are trying to win hearts & minds through “charity.” Notice how even their food labeling has been modified to include propaganda. The goal is to brainwash. They raise a lot of money for this stuff through @CashApp & @venmo. #PortlandRiots

Portland paper @wweek is publishing a story about riot arrestees who are upset I post public records. This is my full emailed response to the reporter.
If city officials like @JoAnnPDX are right that white supremacists are rioting in Portland, then we should know who they are.

BLM activists occupied a @traderjoes in Seattle, claiming to be protesting "lack of access to grocery stores." I still remember how a few years ago, race activists got a Trader Joes project canceled in Portland claiming it was evidence of gentrification.

This is an ongoing thread documenting Africa Town Coalition and their possible connections to BLM
Members of Africa Town Coalition protesting yesterday, talking about "attacking back" and the "elite" receiving consequences for their actions
HAPPENING NOW: Phoenix police on scene of officer-involved shooting near 29th Avenue and Northern. Two suspects suffered serious injuries, no officers hurt, police say: #abc15 #BREAKING
BLM earlier at Aurora Council Member Francoise Michelle Bergan's house. (potato video) #BLMTerrorists 1/
'Visceral connection:' Social media streamers capture Kenosha chaos, crime as it unfolds
PRESIDENT TRUMP: "If you murder a police officer, you should receive the death penalty."
This is the nonsense @WGAL wants to air.
A guy stabbed four people including a child and charged at police with a knife. But they let idiots like this try to spin a yarn.
Lancaster Police Release Body Camera Footage of Suspect With Knife Lunging at Police Prior to Shooting (VIDEO)
Group praying in front of the St.Francis Medical Center in #Lynwood for the two LA County deputies that were shot yesterday
Police officers in front of St.Francis Medical Center gather to listen to prayer group #Lynwood
St Louis:
I love how this journalist is trying to make this about her.
I mean two police officers were ambushed but let's talk about you sweetie.
Organizers are putting white allies in front telling them they are the front line defending POC.
Any forthcoming violence in Lancaster is premeditated. Rioters are clearing the area of minors.
Video: “This Is Not A Protest” Rioters Warn Parents With Children To Leave Before Violence Begins
I can't post the video of the guy with the knife trying to kill police officers. It is on twitter if you want to see it
“We need to start looking at the mental health of police officers under this siege” Sheriff David Clarke of Wisconsin speaking at the pro-police rally in Madison, Indiana today #BackTheBlue #PoliceLivesMatter #ThinBlueLine
Sheriff Clarke closes his remarks with a call to “push back against this evil in America that is known as Black Lives Matter and Antifa” and be ready for action #Trump2020 #BackTheBlue
Some urge caution, others want violence.
Last night in Rochester, BlazeTV reporter @ElijahSchaffer was chased and harassed by individuals identifying as press at the protest. Caught some of this when they came near me, right before police pushed forward due to the commotion #RochesterProtests #Rochester
Woman sings "Amazing Grace" in front St. Francis Medical Center in #Lynwood. Praying groups arrives to support the 2 LA County deputies that were shot yesterday who are set to survive and are recovering from surgery currently
Portland and Chicago videos:
Video from William "Billion Godsun" Campbell's YT titled "* * * HANDS OFF DR ABDULLAH * * * BROTHA VISION" August 18th "Our leader, our mentor...She's our mother, she's our sister, she's our comrade" Video link:
Massive Lancaster thread:
LA thread:
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2020.09.14 22:43 jerrydberry Looking for new home for my bird.

I am looking for a person who will be a better owner than me.
Why: my bird is very fearful and after 3 and a half months with me it is still very stressed and looks like it can't live a happy life in environment that I able to provide it with. I tried different ways to help bird adjust (from this sub, other online resources and also read a book). Looks like bird is just wild and very nervous. In addition to this there are two things that may help it but I cannot do: other tiels to live with (as bird does not accept humans), more calm and quiet environment (I have a railway nearby and bird is waken up during the nights by sounds of the trains). I just feel really bad seeing this little creature being afraid of me and everything else around.
I am looking for a new owner who will be able to give the bird following:
1) some other tiels so that it does not feel lonely 2) a big cage/aviary because bird does not want to go out of cage. So at least there should be some space to move and ideally fly. 3) calm and quite area without noises from outside, at least during the night. 4) love and attention even if bird does not positively responds and does not give anything back. It is not cuddly, curious, fun, singing, etc. It is just very cute little feathered creature.
Color mutation: pied
Sex: I do not know, but I think it is a female.
Age: I do not know. When I got it (start of June 2020) I was told it is less than a year old. It is molting now.
Health: visually bird looks ok (except behavior), vet only found digestive system issue caused by pellets, which was already treated by some medicine mixed into drinking water for 30 days and change of diet.
Raised: in aviary, not hand-fed.
Location: US, Oregon, Portland area.
If anybody is interested to get it now or after this smoky madness (caused by wildfires) ends, please respond in comments or directly.
Feel free to ask more questions about the bird. I am a little lost in this situation and could have forgotten to describe something important.
If you want to say that I am cruel, I am not, I tried to give that bird what I could but it is not enough. I just was unable to predict that birds can be that wild and that those trains will be such an issue.
Also I know that I've put high expectations to new owner and environment, but I think it is required for bird like mine to be happy.
Please share with somebody you know who may be interested.
Sorry for my writing. English is not my first language.
Edit: image: https://freeimage.host/i/2C51YG
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2020.09.11 21:52 tumalilax September Sings: Mozart Requiem in D minor

This coming Monday, September 14 at 7 pm, the Portland Symphonic Choir will be hosting a live streamed sing-along event that is free and open to all. We have invited Sharon Paul, the Chorus Master of the Eugene Symphony and Director of Choirs at University of Oregon, to to lead us singing Mozart's Requiem in D minor.
It will be a great opportunity to learn about this incredible piece of repertoire, as well as a fun chance to sing along from the comfort and safety of home.
Visit bit.ly/septembersingsmozart to view the live stream. We hope to see you there!
Please email [email protected] with any questions.
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2020.09.11 21:51 tumalilax September Sings: Mozart's Requiem in D minor

This coming Monday, September 14 at 7 pm, the Portland Symphonic Choir will be hosting a live streamed sing-along event that is free and open to all. We have invited Sharon Paul, the Chorus Master of the Eugene Symphony and Director of Choirs at University of Oregon, to to lead us singing Mozart's Requiem in D minor.
It will be a great opportunity to learn about this incredible piece of repertoire, as well as a fun chance to sing along from the comfort and safety of home.
Visit bit.ly/septembersingsmozart to view the live stream. We hope to see you there!
Please email [email protected] with any questions.
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2020.08.30 15:13 techwabbit Time for the DOJ/Marshalls to go after the Antifa? Yes, it is. Trump supporter who participated in the Portland caravan rally, shot & killed in downtown Portland. Antifa/BLM extremists physically blocked them on the road & threw projectiles. After man's death was known, antifa celebrated & danced

Trump supporter who participated in the Portland caravan rally was shot & killed in downtown Portland. Antifa & BLM extremists physically blocked them on the road & threw projectiles. After the man's death was known, antifa celebrated & danced.
Video on this thread: Antifa or BLM shoots person walking away, twice in the back in portland BLM protests. Man took a couple steps and died. This is on Mayor Ted Wheelers hands.
Victim was white and seemingly unarmed and minding his own business walking across the street, and he was shot in the back.
Breitbart: NYT: Portland Homicide Victim Had ‘Patriot Prayer’ Hat
The New York Times reported Saturday night that the victim of a deadly shooting in downtown Portland, Oregon, earlier that evening was wearing a hat associated with “Patriot Prayer,” a right-wing group.
According to journalist Andy Ngô, far-left commenters on social media had initially claimed that the victim was black and that the shooter had been a “fascist.” Though the identity and affiliation of the shooter remain unknown, the victim appears to be a white male.
So what if he was associate to Patriot Prayer, they are peaceful, they hold PRAYER RALLY"S for gosh sake. And this is enough to infuriate Antifa, initiating a Murder of a man minding his own business, walking across the street unarmed?
I want these fuck's in jail, in gitmo, forever, the fucking insurrectionists pos. Deport their arses to Antartica, and let them kill each other off.
Prove me wrong!!
Zero Hedge 'I'm Not Sad That A Fu*king Fascist Died Tonight': Left-Wing Portland Protesters Celebrate Murder Of Trump Supporter
And the fucking tweet is still up, “I am not sad that a f**king fascist died tonight,” yells a female Antifa militant at a gathering in downtown Portland. The crowd laughs and cheers. The victim was a Trump supporter.
So Just to recap a little here:
Law Abiding Citizens, Property Owners, Business Owners are restricted on movement and gatherings. No Church, Can't sing if you can go to church, can't buy seeds for your garden, can't gather with your friends or like minded people. Can't visit your dying relatives or participate in a sonogram of your expectant child.
Dem Ran Hellholes are letting violent criminals out of jails, promoting violence in their streets, the destruction of law abiding citizens property, business' and today, their life.
Shot IN THE BACK, as he's walking across the street, minding his own business. In America. In Portland.
Businesses Flee From Portland, Citing Failure of Local Government to Protect Against Riots
Businesses are shifting operations from downtown Portland or scuttling plans to open stores because of rioting that’s kept going virtually every night since May 28.
Portions of the city are boarded up. Tens of millions of dollars of damage or lost business was caused by the unrest by early July. Rioters often gather around 9 p.m. and don’t disperse until early the next morning.
So where's portland going to get their money, once business' and sane property owners leave and/or sell out?
Wheeler thinks he can then declare a "National Emergency?" and receive Federal Funds PFFTTT.. This is exactly why these cities are doing/allowing it. Blame Trump for the Rioting, then blame him when they don't get funding and people starve.
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2020.08.28 21:06 portlane Beverly Simmons (July 21, 1925 - August 19, 2020)

Beverly Marie McGilchrist Simmons
July 21, 1925 - August 19, 2020
Beverly Marie Simmons passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2020, in Portland, Oregon at the age of 95 from heart disease.
Beverly began her life in Salem, Ore., July 21, 1925 to Gordon and Marie (Bollinger) McGilchrist. She lived on McGilchrist Street with her parents and three older brothers, Gordon, Elton, and Stuart. Her Scottish grandparents lived next door and Beverly would have tea and scones with them every day after school. In 1943 she graduated from Salem High School and was regularly featured in the Salem newspaper for her many social activities. Her future husband, Bland Frank Simmons, moved to Salem in January, 1940. They met on a blind date their sophomore year of high school where they went ice skating, and as Bev often reminisced, Bland had to hold her up all night because of her weak ankles. It was a match made in heaven.
While in college she was a member Pi Beta Phi sorority where her room was the place to be for fun. She developed friendships which would be cherished over the course of her life time. On June 8, 1947 Beverly graduated from Oregon State College with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Secretarial Science. After Bland completed his service during the war, on Sept. 2, 1947 they married and began 72 happy years together.
Bev loved people and conversation and was a gracious loving wife, mother and friend. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano. Because she loved cooking and entertaining, at the age of 80 she printed a cookbook titled "Bev's Family Favorites." Playing cards with family and friends was one of the joys of her life. For many years she and Bland hosted an annual card tournament where they played Pitch at their home, starting with a three course dinner she had been preparing over several days. Bev played bridge once or twice a week into her later years. Beverly was also a member of PEO, and Broadmoor Women's Club where she helped compile two cookbooks, with proceeds going to philanthropic projects. She also volunteered at Albertina Restaurant, which funds Albertina Kerr Centers for Children.
Beverly is survived by her husband, Bland Simmons; her four children, Susan (Steven deceased) Neal, Steve (Anne) Simmons, Scott (Judy) Simmons, and Karen (Ron) Stark; her seven grandchildren, Erin (Steve) Cottingham, Shannon (Beau) Brinckerhoff, Meghan (Pam Murphy) Simmons, Lindsay (Kyle) Beveridge, Geoffrey (Megan) Simmons, Shane (Sarah) Simmons, Craig Simmons, and six great-grandchildren, Savannah, Camelia and Deacon Simmons, Flynn Simmons, William and Sydney Cottingham, Madeline Beveridge; and many nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held at Finley Sunset Hills Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Village Ministries International at: www.villageministries.org
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=beverly-marie-mcgilchrist-simmons&pid=196712594
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2020.08.28 21:04 portlane Robert McFarlane (July 11, 1932 - July 17, 2020)

Robert Alan 'Bob' McFarlane
July 11, 1932 - July 17, 2020
Robert Alan McFarlane "Bob" died from pneumonia in Walla Walla, Wash. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., to Rev. Robert Thomas and Ida Mary McFarlane and was the second of four children, Don, Marilyn and Marian. His father was a Presbyterian minister and Bob lived in Portland, Seattle, Hitchcock, Texas, Everett, and Bellingham. Bob's childhood was adventuresome: he watched free black and white films of Greek tragedies with his mom at the Seattle Art Museum; drove with the family to Fort Hood, Texas during WWII; hitchhiked at age 12 from Everett to Seattle to buy fishing gear; and worked as a teen on his uncle's farm in Alberta, Canada. He graduated from Bellingham High in 1948.
Bob joined the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War in 1951 where he served as a Chaplain's Assistant working with Korean orphans. After the war he attended Lewis & Clark College in Portland where he met and married Betty Hall. He graduated with a degree in biology, attended medical school at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center and completed residencies in Detroit, Mich. Along the way Bob and Betty had four children: Ann, Paul, Sarah and James. After finishing surgical training, the McFarlane family moved to Iran from 1967-70 where Bob and Betty volunteered as medical missionaries; Bob was chief of surgery at the Presbyterian Hospital in Tabriz. They learned Farsi, became a part of the community and made life-long friendships. Living overseas transformed the McFarlane family and helped develop an even stronger sense of social justice and political activism for Bob and Betty.
Returning to the U.S., Bob worked as a thoracic surgeon with Kaiser Permanente, which he chose because it was the closest to universal health care in the U.S. He strongly believed in access to quality health care for all people. Bob was respected by his peers and beloved by his patients. Bob served the medical and surgical communities in many capacities, including stints as Chief of Surgery, Director of Medical Education and Director of Residency. He retired in 2000.
Bob was a committed activist and leader in the peace and justice community. He was deeply involved with Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Nuclear Freeze movement, and a member of the Hanford Advisory Board, to name a few. It was hard to go anywhere in the N.W. without running into someone who knew Bob: serving the community was a part of who he was.
Bob loved music. He played the trombone in his youth, helped fund medical school by singing in the barbershop quartet "Forceps Four," and learned to play the banjo later in life. Bob and Betty were involved in the folk community and hosted many song circles and house concerts, and also attended music camp at Puget Sound Guitar Workshop. Bob wrote poetry, had a poetry group and attended annual poetry workshops at Centrum.
Bob was smart, personable and warm, and always had a joke or pun on the tip of his tongue. He knew an amazing amount of factoids and loved maps and geography. He enjoyed road trips, sailing trips with his buddies, climbing, hiking and camping; the family spent countless trips, rain or shine, hiking in the mountains or camping in a soggy tent at the beach. He was an involved dad who brought great humor and comfort to his family. Returning from trips he always brought an "ogo-pogo" (small surprise gift) for every family member. Bob was a father figure to countless friends of his children. Bob always planned to return to volunteer international service work after retirement but his plans changed with Betty's Alzheimer's diagnosis. After moving from their long time home on Winter Lane, Bob became an active participant in the Terwilliger Plaza community in Portland, where he lovingly cared for Betty for eight more years, until she passed in 2009.
In 2010, he began a new chapter of his life and married Victoria Krisch. He enjoyed time with Victoria and her son Tristan, living in Beaverton and Walla Walla, reading, picking blueberries and tending to their chickens and lovely gardens.
Bob is survived by his wife, Victoria; his four children, Ann, Paul (Cheri), Sarah (Jonathan), and James (Julie); Victoria's son, Tristan; seven grandchildren; 13 nieces and nephews; and his sister, Marilyn (John).
To commemorate Bob's life, we suggest donations to Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, BLM or any group promoting social justice, or share a favorite pun with those you love.
An online memorial will be at 7 p.m. PST, Oct. 7, 2020. For details please check: https://www.mykeeper.com/event/robert-a-mcfarlane-on-line-memorial-service/
Thanks, Bob/Dad…"We're all together again we're here!"
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=robert-alan-mcfarlane-bob&pid=196712193
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