With cities growing ever safer, more sanitized, more well behaved by the day, the financial hurdles of being able to afford these swelling citadels for the rich spiral ever upwards. American crime, or at least the violent type you hear about on the McNews, has been declining for decades since leaded gasoline was banned. In its place… Continue reading Can Bike Theft Promote True Affordable Housing?
Note: this article was originally published on May 24, 2013 as the fifth installment of my six part series for Mismanaging Perception on the unsuccessful campaign to fluoridate Portland’s water supply. If you worked on the ‘Healthy Kids Healthy Portland‘ campaign promoting fluoridation of Portland’s legendary Bull Run fresh water, you’re probably not having the best week. You’re probably thinking,… Continue reading Rebel Portland: Clean Water Warriors Claim Victory
In the Siege of Detroit, upon provocation Major General Isaac Brock’s British forces captured and held the midwest fort and city, heralding the War of 1812‘s start in July of that year. Detroit holds the unique distinction of being the only American city to fall and be occupied by a foreign military – for over a year… Continue reading Battle Royale In the Arena of Detroit’s Commons
Let’s be honest. ‘The Fast and the Furious‘ franchise is automotive pornography. These films glorify the absolute worst driving behavior possible, making lavish sums of money in the process. By reducing conflict to its basest-level brute aggression, we see a meticulous refinement of ultra-violence mixed with muscle cars. America perfected this brand of cinema, it’s now our chief entertainment export. Once a… Continue reading What If ‘Mad Max’ Does for Cars what ‘Jaws’ Did for Sharks?
Note: this article was originally published on May 10, 2013 as the fourth installment of my six part series for Mismanaging Perception on the unsuccessful campaign to fluoridate Portland’s water supply. It’s worth noting that this was my only guest submission to Blue Oregon to ever be rejected. By now you’ve likely received your special election ballot in the mail,… Continue reading Consenting to Clean Water
Another week of climate change nightmares, another week of sell-out Democrats enabling the fossil fuel industry. It was announced Planet Earth’s atmosphere held strong at 400 PPM of Co2 for an entire month, 50 points higher than climatologists say is anything short of disaster. Just days later, the president approved drilling for yet more fucking oil,… Continue reading Combating Obama’s Climate Change Cowardice In Two Simple Steps
Last week saw much civil and not so civil unrest across the nation as May Day 2015 served the duel role of being an International Workers Holiday and mass protest against the lethal police brutality that prompted Baltimore to riot just days prior. Contrary to corporate news narratives, America has a history rich in riots, uprisings,… Continue reading Bikes In the Battle of Baltimore