November 24, 2014

 

In the week since KOIN Local 6 reported on the annual Seaside, OR Adolescent Sexuality Conference, local leaders, law enforcement and policy makers have taken the reigns.

 

Here is a list of those who plan to investigate the conference since the story ran:

Clatsop County Sheriff, Tom Bergin

Clatsop County District Attorney

House Education Committee including members, Representative Sherrie Sprenger and Representative Julie Parrish

City of Seaside

 

Those who are not investigating or returning calls:

Oregon Health Authority

Oregon Department of Education

 

See the full story here.

 

November 19, 2014

KOIN 6 stunning report shows that Oregonians are not only paying for a conference that includes interactive workshops, keynote speakers, demonstrations, and pornography that students under 18 are attending, but that school leaders and teachers were not made fully aware of the graphic nature of the conference.

 

At the 2014 conference held in Seaside, students and attendees were given free attendee gifts that included lubricants, condoms and sexually suggestive buttons to wear.

One example of the workshops presented at the 2014 conference was entitled “No Glove, No Love: Condomology 411”. The workshop included instruction on how to make an economical dental dam from a female condom.

 

Other activities at the conference included the "Condom L...

November 17, 2014

Pacific University Professor, David Scholnick, will be remembered as the marine biologist who fashioned a shrimp treadmill all in the name of science. While the treadmill was a very small part of his research, no one can claim the research he conducted cost a small amount.

 

At one point in the timeline of the controversial story that began in 2009, Scholnick claimed his research cost up to $3 million dollars. In his recent sarcastic blasts against his naysayers, he calls his critics "disingenuous." He also says politicians would not have to be "mental giants" to figure out they were wrong and accuses them of thwarting the safety of food raised in "the largest ecosystem on the planet," oceans. What he doesn't seem to provide in his rant is an actua...

November 10, 2014

 

A recent report from a CBS affiliate in Denver demonstrated how the government program to give those in need a free cell phone accomplished just the opposite. Those who could afford phones, received them. Food stamp cards were used fraudulently to get those who don't qualify for the program a phone. Vendors for the program were subsidized and incentivized to sign up citizens.

 

"The $2 billion a year Lifeline program has handed out more than 13 million free cellphone plans across the country in the first six months of this year. In Colorado, the program handed out more than 117,000 free cellphone plans in the first half of this year, or about 20,000 cellphones every month."

 

The report is an eyeopener as it shows a combination of vendor brazenness,...

November 7, 2014

 

Along the MAX tracks in North East Portland, taxpayers get to view art that is being described as "rustic junk that is falling apart". Taxpayers are on the hook for $700,000 for the project. View the report and video here.

 

 

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