EXCLUSIVE: First known attempt to genetically modify human embryos in U.S. carried out in Portland, OR using CRISPR. https://t.co/ruwWnPr7DM
— MIT Tech Review (@techreview) July 26, 2017
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Portland, OR — Becoming the seventh city to sue Monsanto over contaminated waterways, Portland passed a resolution last week authorizing city attorney Tracy Reeve to take the biotech company to federal court over its decades-long dispersal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The city has spent more than $1 billion cleaning up PCB pollution in the Willamette River, and now it wants the agrochemical giant it deems responsible for the contamination to pay for the damages.
For decades, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a highly toxic group of chemicals, were used to insulate electronics, as well as in paint, transformers, caulk, and other items. Between the 1930s and 1970s, Monsanto, which was the sole manufacturer of the chemical compound, produced more than 1 billion pounds of PCBs. Now they are dispersed throughout the environment, littering air supplies, rivers, waterways, and landfills.In a statement, city attorney Reeve said:
Liberals in the city of Portland Oregon have put their foot down against income inequality.
The “Orecrats” are not going after CEOs, but rather corporations that have CEO salaries the “Orecrats” deem excessive.
The tax penalty on corporations is as much as 25%.
In the state of Oregon, where marijuana for recreational purposes was legalized just over a month ago, there are already more retail marijuana shops than there are McDonald’s or Starbucks.
According to Oregon’s Health Authority, there are 281 marijuana businesses in the state due to the fact that there was already a vast network of medical dispensaries there. When legalization kicked in, these dispensaries were able to quickly repurpose themselves as retail outlets. This allowed the industry to grow much quicker in Oregon than it did in Colorado or Washington.
– Oregonian arrested for filming SWAT raid (VIDEO) (RT, Sep 8, 2014):
Footage recently posted to YouTube shows an Oregon man being arrested for filming, or “interfering” with, a militarized police raid across the street from his apartment.
The man – whose YouTube account is Skylow Production – said he was sleeping at his Gresham, Oregon apartment at around 4 a.m. local time on Sept. 2 when he heard the sound of broken glass and flash bang grenades.
“I grabbed my iPad and ran outside as fast as I could to see what was going on,” he said in the video’s description. “There were 5 or more tank/military trucks just cruising through my neighborhood,” which is “right across the street from Mt.Hood Community College.”
In the video, two law enforcement officers, decked out in military gear, approach the man filming across the street, telling him to go back inside, as he was supposedly “interfering” in the execution of a search warrant.
“You go inside right now….it’s a lawful order….go inside right now,” one officer said while swinging at the iPad.
A third officer can be heard saying over a loudspeaker, “All neighbors stay inside and away from windows.” The two cops addressing the man filming the action then turn around and begin handcuffing the man, as they say “quit resisting us.”
– Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property (Natural News, Aug 7, 2014):
An Oregon landowner has been subjected to a 30-day prison sentence for what he says was a simple act of collecting rainwater on his own property. CNS News reports that Gary Harrington was convicted of nine misdemeanors and sentenced to 30 days in prison, as well as slapped with a $1,500 fine, for diverting snow runoff and rainwater into three reservoirs on his property, a move that local officials say violates an antiquated law governing personal water use.
Known as the “Rain Main,” Harrington reportedly built the reservoirs, which hold some 13 million gallons of water, for his own personal use. One of the reservoirs he stocked with largemouth bass for leisure purposes, and when wildfires emerge in the area, he says the water from this and the other two reservoirs can be used for mitigatory purposes. In Harrington’s mind, the operation is perfectly legal and a legitimate use of his own property.
– TV: Mounds of millions of jellyfish-like creatures wash up on Pacific beaches across multiple states — “They lined entire Oregon Coast” — Seen for first time in a great many years — Official: “They just covered the sea surface… as far as we could see” — Thought to mix with ones from Japan (VIDEO & PICS) (ENENews, July 29, 2014):
CBS San Francisco, July 28, 2014: The sand was kind of blue because of these kind of disgusting little creatures, they look like jellyfish. We asked an expert, they’re not true jellyfish… Don’t be afraid of them… it is normal we are told. >> Full broadcast here
Debi Shearwater of Shearwater Journeys, July 21, 2014: Half Moon Bay [California] Pelagic Trip Highlights […] For the first time in a great many years, we saw by-the-wind-sailors (Velella velella).
Tricia Johns’ Blog, July 18, 2014: Crescent City [California] — Around mid-morning we both noticed some small floating objects that weren’t familiar to us […] I suspected it was a kind of jellyfish […] Turns out these things are a jellyfish called Velella velella – we saw many thousands […]
KEZI, June 30, 2014: Millions of jellyfish-looking creatures have washed up along the shores… Officials say there’s nothing unusual about the visit from the Vellela Vallela… A surprise this weekend… Beach visitor: “All these little things, we’ve never seen them before.”… It is best not to touch them, a lot of people have complained of an allergic reaction. >> Full broadcast here
Read moreTV: Mounds of millions of jellyfish-like creatures wash up on Pacific beaches across multiple states — “They lined entire Oregon Coast” — Seen for first time in a great many years — Official: “They just covered the sea surface… as far as we could see” — Thought to mix with ones from Japan (VIDEO & PICS)