Category Archives: 2012 July

Tom’s Tidbits- Repeal and Replace with SINGLE PAYER!

Greetings! ObamaCare has been found constitutional, but the uproar for “Repeal and Replace” continues.  How it would be repealed is a little hazy and there’s stunned silence when it comes to what would replace it.  Joshua Holland had a great … Continue reading

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What Now Toons- Newsletter Toon for July

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We’re already thinking Christmas, but please don’t kill us! Our Charitable Giving Calendar needs your vote!

Our normal editorial position at Your Car Matters is that anyone talking about Christmas before Thanksgiving should be shot, but we think we have a good reason for breaking our own rule.  We’re starting work on our annual Charitable Giving … Continue reading

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Real-life automotive horror stories- NO OIL CHANGES! (With pictures!)

Ever wondered what would happen if you stopped changing your oil?  Everyone knows that “every 3000 miles” stuff is just propaganda so your local repair shop can keep you coming back more often.  Why not quit, and stop being used … Continue reading

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Catching up with Naomi- What happened to the woman who fought with Les?

Sellwood seems like a quiet, pleasant neighborhood, but in 2011 it was the scene of an epic battle.  In April 2011 we told you about Naomi and Neal Montacre, owners of Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply, who were facing off against … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Chicken Breast Pesto

Drew reached into his recipe box specifically for a picnic dish this month.  This is quick and easy, and nothing really says summer like pesto.  Why not whip up a batch and enjoy it at the FREE Concerts in the … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Cleaning dirty fuel injectors

(Originally posted Dec 2010; updated May 2014) We’ve had many clients who have been sold fuel injection cleaning services by convenience oil change providers, in what seem to us a deceptive way.  Fuel injector cleaning is definitely a valid service; … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Are YOU bootin’ the gluten?

You’ve tried the Grapefruit Diet, the 1-day diet, and the South Beach Diet.  The Cabbage Soup Diet has bad memories for you, and Atkins never worked at all.  Now, you’re considering the Gluten Free Diet.  Does it work?  Is it … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- How to save $287

Here’s something to be aware of now that boating weather is upon us:  There are construction projects on the river for the new light rail bridge (near OMSI), the east side of Ross Island, and of course at the Sellwood … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Gardens of Democracy”

Since the Industrial Revolution, the dominant model for any complex system has been the machine.  It’s been applied to societies, governments, companies, even individual people.  The problem with a model of any kind is that it’s only accurate as far … Continue reading

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