Category Archives: 2015 November

Health Notes- This is what happens when you eat sugar

This article originally appeared in Time Magazine.  It’s well worth checking out their website version of the article, which includes many more vintage sugar ads as well as a video about sugars effects and a quiz to test your knowledge … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Yes, you DO have the right to repair your vehicle

        Comment of the Month Brendan P. said, “You guys came in below estimate for an expensive set of repairs, finished the job earlier, much earlier than anticipated, and I left confident the work has been done … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Waging a smarter response

Greetings! We join the rest of the world this week in support of the victims of the French terrorist attacks.  At least 129 people were killed, over 350 were injured, a nation left deeply traumatized, and now the entire civilized … Continue reading

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Keith Tucker’s What NOW?!! Toon for November

 

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They can’t ALL be the most important- Auto repair prioritization

We think we offer the highest quality auto service possible, but is that our greatest value to you?  Our most valuable feature may be the way we manage records, inspect, and then prioritize our recommendations, making sure your vehicle gets … Continue reading

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Maps you never imagined- A new way to look at the world

Master map maker Mark Monmonier said “Not only is it easy to lie with maps, it’s essential. A map, by its very nature, must distort reality.”  We can see one obvious lie in one of the most famous maps, the … Continue reading

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TPP FINALLY RELEASED!  It’s finally here, so let’s take an in-depth look!

We’ve complained loudly for the past several months that the content of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the 12-country trade pact that would govern 40% of the world’s economy, was secret.  For all the years of negotiation, for all the people … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Smoky ham and split pea soup

        Ingredients:  1 pound dried green split peas, rinsed and drained 1 ½ cups cubed peeled Yukon Gold potatoes 5 garlic cloves, chopped 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped peeled carrot 1 … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Major Westside traffic change

The existing Sellwood Bridge is open and running smoothly, but the NEW Bridge opening is still a way off.  If you just can’t wait, though, you can drive on part of it TODAY!  The press release below was a in … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Power, Faith, and Fantasy” by Michael Oren

As Tom pointed out in his Tidbits this month, the history of terrorism and the Middle East didn’t start last year, last decade, or even last century.  The US has been involved there for 230 years and for good or … Continue reading

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