Category Archives: 2016 November

Tom’s Tidbits- Can the Mail save Representative Democracy?

Aristotle saw two ways of maintaining societies with great wealth discrepancies:  either reduce the inequality or reduce democracy.  By and large he thought reducing inequality and increasing participation (except, of course, for the poor, women and slaves) was the better … Continue reading

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Keith Tucker’s Post-Election Toons

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CNBSeen- Because public safety matters to us all

Among the many problems facing our country, the rash of tragic police shootings may be one of the most serious and confusing. The story is hauntingly familiar… a person is pulled over for a small infraction like a burned-out tail … Continue reading

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100 Ways To Make Your Life Better.

Ah, the InterTubes.  No matter what the question, there’s always an answer in the InterTubes.  One of the neatest things the Tubes have produced is the idea of a “hack”, a simple idea to do a common-yet-annoying task in a … Continue reading

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Our Referral Reward Quarterly Winner

We had our own electoral nailbiter, but we have a winner! In the midst of one of the most surreal elections to ever take place in America we were quietly conducting our own little experiment with Democracy here at the … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Best Fried Chicken

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but maybe a full-blown holiday turkey extravaganza just doesn’t match up with your definition of ‘holiday’.  If you’d like to tackle something smaller, say a few pounds smaller, then Drew has the bird for … Continue reading

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Shop Talk for November, 2016

        Comment of the Month This month’s Comment was hard to include as an actual comment because it doesn’t have any words, but we made the exception anyway.  It comes from our Post Service Feedback cards where … Continue reading

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For Optimal Health, Savor Life

By Michael Finkelstein, MD, Well Being Journal, Vol. 24, No. 5.  Whether we suffer from common ailments such as insomnia, high cholesterol, and allergies or chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and fibromyalgia, our health challenges can interfere with … Continue reading

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The long strange trip is almost over

We’re closing in on the final few installments of our Sellwood Bridge Update column.  For both of our fans out there, we’ll be closing with a retrospective of the Bridge construction, and a look at what a long strange trip … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “The Populist Explosion” by John B. Judis

If you’re a little unsettled by the changing nature of politics at home and abroad you’re not alone.  We often see current events in isolation, yet sometimes there is a deep connection between them.  Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Brexit, Barack … Continue reading

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