Category Archives: 2015 September

Tom’s Tidbits- Kids For Cash Update

Greetings! Remember the “Kids For Cash” scandal?  Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan were caught taking millions of dollars in kickbacks from Robert Mericle, builder of two for-profit youth detention centers, to sentence kids to his facilities.  These judges weren’t … Continue reading

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Keith Tucker’s Labor Day Toon

           

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Mercy Killers- The US Healthcare System Takes Center Stage

One man, alone on a stage, with a table and chair beside him.  What can one man teach us, where can one man take us?  In the play “Mercy Killers”, coming to Portland next week for one night only, one … Continue reading

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The Case of the Disappearing Clients- The real deal on your new car warranty

Some of our most loyal clients suddenly vanish and then reappear three years later.  When we ask where they’ve been they tell us they bought a new vehicle and have been going to the dealer because they thought their warranty … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard- Changes behind the wheel of our courtesy shuttle

Our Courtesy Shuttle is one of our most popular value-added services, ferrying clients back and forth during their service within a 5-mile radius of our shop.  The shuttle driver is a particularly important position to us because, aside from our … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Our $200 Quarterly Award, and a donation bounces back

Comment of the Month “I’d like to thank the counter staff who gave me an article to read about buying a used car and advice on how to start looking.”  -Paula W. Glad to do it, Paula.  We write a … Continue reading

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Is EMF pollution the next health risk to watch for?

One of our clients, Rodrigue D., has been telling us about EMF pollution for years.  If you haven’t heard of it, it’s pollution from ElectroMagnetic Fields, the invisible fields produced by all electrical devices.  Now, human beings have always had … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Will bad bolts bang the Bridge?

The Sellwood Bridge Project continues to trundle along, mostly on-schedule and mostly on-budget.  We’ve seen some construction on our doorstep recently as the County has been installing the infrastructure for a traffic signal at SE 6th and Tenino.  Although the … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “SuperPower” by Ian Bremmer

Superpower- Three choices for America’s role in the world By Ian Bremmer From the bestselling author of “The End of the Free Market” comes the story of three provocative choices facing the world’s sole superpower. Global policy expert Ian Bremmer … Continue reading

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Humorousness- Hipster Barbie, and yes, she’s from Portland

It’s off to the Intertubes for this month’s Humorousness as we introduce you to Socality Barbie, the new hottest thing on Instagram.  Often called “Hipster Barbie”, she’s the creation of a 20-something wedding photographer in Portland who has so far … Continue reading

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