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Oil Is a Sticky Commodity

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By Larry Leonard

While Obama has slowed to a snail’s pace the processing of permits to seek oil in federal lands both off and onshore, he wants to make it more expensive by the elimination of these depletion allowance plus higher taxes, perhaps in the corporate area — yet, I recall

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The Constitution as Liberals See It

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Bill Whittle explains U.S. history and the inherent ignorance or disdain that liberals have for it, especially about our Constitution. This man’s thoughts should be required listening for every student in America, for Bill is singularly helping the save this nation. Click here to listen

 

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A shadow is created by the absence of light: Thoughts of a Far Walker

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by Larry Leonard

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Letters are the bits of words. Words are the bits of sentences. As with a rising or setting sun of reason, they emerge out of the darkness become shapes in the world, then merge into the body of the past. We the people … a message about light held in trust

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Yahoo News: “Obama gets personal over killing of black Florida teenager” (“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”)

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by Art Hyland

Woke up this Sunday morning March 25 to the headline above–the part not in parentheses– located near my Yahoo email list. So as I moved my mouse over the headline, this screen appeared: (click several times to enlarge)

Yahoo News, Sunday, March 25,

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U.S. Administration Fails Obvious History Lesson

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By Fred Delkin

Hollywood called it “Charley Wilson’s War”, and that was during George Bush’s administration. Nothing’s changed now that Obama’s in the presidency, although our current leader foolishly announced a definite date for an Afghan pullout . When we do evacuate this scene, we are following in the footsteps of

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Its Time For A Devolution In Oregon: Reasons Jim Welsh Won’t Run for Office–but files anyway

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By Jim Welsh

[Editor’s note: Jim writes in his own blog known as moocountynews.com. He has decided to run for office, and herein he tells us why. If you aren’t inspired by this, check your pulse.]

By now a number of you readers are aware that I am running

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Paul Harvey’s “If I were the Devil”

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Below you will find a link to a Paul Harvey piece where he tells us how he could take over the United States if he were the Devil. In it, he describes just about everything that is in fact happening to our nation, and he does it in his typical Paul Harvey manner. Mr. Harvey

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Decanting with Delkin: Raw Oyster Nirvana Comes to Portland

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By Fred Delkin

This pensman was invited to a scene of a gourmet’s dream, staged by a NYC publicist on the scenic stage offered by The Chart House in Portland’s West Hills, overlooking the Willamette River, backdropped by Mt. Hood. We cannot think of any other natural comestible that ranks higher

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Same Stuff, New Cover

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By Art Hyland

Oregon Magazine’s Editor Emeritus (LL) –aka Larry Leonard–knew early on the New Media, meaning online publishing, was going to be powerful. Old Media just never saw it coming, but he did. In the mid 70s, IBM agreed to a request from a young Bill Gates for an exclusive IBM licensing

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