This is it, lets all pray hard for great success.
A pedestrian was struck and killed crossing the street in a crosswalk at 78th Ave and NE Glisan St.
Dear Neighbors for those of you who are not on the facebook group ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/86472915484/ ) You may or may nor be aware that last night at approximately 6pm a 29 Year old woman was crossing the street via the crosswalk located at 78th Ave crossing NE Glisan St.
While one car was stopped to allow her crossing another vehicle did not stop, and struck the woman, she was killed instantly. Rest her soul.
I would like to call upon the neighborhood association to take up traffic on Glisan as a united neighborhood I believe was can obtain change from city hall regarding traffic on Glisan and potentially prevent another death.
I admit I may or may not have a workable answer, but I would like us to discuss this as a neighborhood a create a a unified letter for to address City Hall with.
As a resident and business owner I have sent this (below) personal letter to our city commissioners and our new mayor.
If you would like to help me organize and unite our neighborhood please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 503-208-6753
I would like to bring to your attention a recent event that you may already be aware of: On the evening of January the 29th of 2013, a 29 year old woman was killed crossing the street in a marked crosswalk at the corner of 78th ave and NE Glisan St.
Sadly, I was on the scene last night as an observer to this horrific accident. I live less then a block from this intersection and operate a business at the corner of 72nd and NE Glisan St.
On November 28th 2012, from 12:30-2:00 pm, the Portland Police Traffic Division operated a crosswalk enforcement action at the same location that this dear woman was killed last night, issuing over 30 citations. That is 30 opportunities for this same type of accident to have happened again. We are thankful for the efforts of the Portland Police, but it only sheds light on a greater action needing to be taken.
My neighbors and Montavilla residents are fed up with the traffic conditions on NE Glisan St, including poor lighting, high rates of speed, and distracted drivers. Last night the Montavilla Neighborhood Association Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/86472915484/) erupted with sorrowful and concerned neighbors who wished for action that would have prevented this death and similar occurrences in the future. Many of us are now organizing our neighborhood to bring a more unified message to City Hall.
We realize we are not alone in these problems and that many neighborhoods in the city are affected by similar conditions. Nonetheless, I believe we can do something about it in a VERY cost effective way.
Starting from NE 60th Ave, Glisan St becomes a 4 lane, high speed road, with NO PARKING on the North side of the street from 7AM-9AM and on the south side of the street from 4PM-6PM.
This high speed rush hour traffic controls may curb backup, but they encourage speeding and hazardous driving. As a business owner on Glisan for the last 5 years, I can state as an eyewitness that beginning at 4PM every day, people consistently exceed the speed limit by 10-20MPH, and occasionally much more. NE Glisan Street moves too quickly during the rush hour traffic. NE Glisan is adjacent to I-84 which connects to I-205. There is no reason to have a 4 lane high speed traffic area between the 58thStreet exit of I-84 and the I-205 onramps, when people could just remain on I-84 to connect.
In my opinion, the most logical and cost effective measure the city could put forth would be to allow parking on both the North and the South sides of NE Glisan St from 60th Ave to 92nd Ave. This would add 30 more blocks to the already existing on street parking areas which include the area adjacent to Providence Hospital a obviously high traffic area.
There is an additional bonus in allowing all hours parking on NE Glisan, As a business owner, I see the traffic speed differences when cars are present on NE Glisan and when they are not, but I also believe that the limited on street parking prevents the NE Glisan area of our neighborhood from thriving as a small business area. In fact, I believe that the parking limitations on NE Glisan are pushing away attractive businesses the can allow NE Glisan to be a thriving small business district like have with SE Stark in the Montavilla Neighborhood.
In closing, my solution may not be the correct one, and that’s okay. But my family is afraid to cross NE Glisan, my customers are afraid to cross NE Glisan, my neighbors are afraid to cross NE Glisan.
We ask for your help, please help us. We need a solution before we loose another resident to a high-speed traffic accident.
Resident, Business Owner
What do you think about video game violence? Is it s contributing factor?
No, I don’t. For a normal person who knows the difference between fantasy and reality, violent video games do not cause them to commit real world violence.
One of the bigger issues is our treatment of mental illness. One, it’s so stigmatized that people are afraid to be diagnosed or treated because it can affect their future opportunities even if it’s under control. Two, we don’t treat mental illness the same as physical illness. Insurance plans should cover all illness (mental, physical, dental) the same. Three, we closed all the mental institutions but didn’t community treatment like we said we would so now the mentally ill are wandering the streets, locked in prisons and sometimes endangering the public.
So from the standpoint of “normal people”, “normal people” should be allowed any sporting firearm they choose because “normal people” know the difference between good and bad, and fantasy and reality, so “normal people” would never watch a video game and envision violence even tough drones which kill thousands of people are controlled with video game controllershttp://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/11/26/whats-it-like-to-pilot-drone-lot-like-call-duty/ and the army ADMITS that it uses this format BECAUSE its much easier to get soldiers to engage the enemy in the video game format. And its not like “normal people” would watch a violent move and decide to kill someone though that has been proven over and over again, most recently In TX http://gantdaily.com/2013/01/25/texas-teen-says-horror-film-inspired-murder-of-mom-sister/ I think your argument and the argument of the left that the only way to curb violence in this country is to remove firearms, when we are a NATION of violence from “Law and Order” to “Harry Potter” we exist in a constant state of worshiping violence on others, were really not much that different from the romans. To assume that taking guns is going to reduce violent crime is a completely asinine theology. As proven in data presented in the following video and so you don’t have to watch it if you don’t want written bellow,
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/01/10/reality_check_fact-checking_piers_morgans_anti-gun_claims.htmlwhich states The U.K. has the second highest overall crime rate in the E.U. The U.K. has the fifth highest robbery rate, the fourth highest burglary rate. But more importantly, the E.U. named Britain as the most violent country in the E.U. In the U.K., there are 2,034 per 100,000 people. That puts it way ahead of even South Africa with a rate of 1,609 per 100,000 people. In the United States, we’re not even in the top 10. The U.S. has a violent crime rate of 466 crimes per 100,000 residents.
Now the way I see it D, The Declaration of Indenpendence states that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Is the argument most often used with regard to Gay Rights, and more generally Equal Rights, that everyone is indeed equal,
This document was created by the same people who drafted the united states constitution which protects your RIGHT to religion and free speech, again critical components in the equal rights battle. For you and for the other folks on the Uber left these wise words are just fine, they provide a means to protest and protect your rights to marry and to love whomever you wish, HOW ON EARTH is it that you can honestly say that those rights are good and the rights I hold in my heart such as the right to bear arms is bad..
If someone on the right was to say well we need more gay control because I just cant handle these people in the street anymore, everywhere I go i see them hugging and kissing polluting my kids with there gayness its an ASSULT on MY FREEDOM OF RELIGION… Would that not be horribly wrong? And if congress was to in-pose rule telling you how much love you can show and where you can show it would the nation stand behind that as “reasonable”
These same people were so wise to protect your rights… But not mine? Its MY RIGHT and my CHOICE to bear arms, and for the most part ANY arms I wish… I am a “normal person” who abides by the law and takes it very seriously,
This gun debate is NOT about guns.. Its about the government having the right to tell us that we no longer have the same rights as we once did.. Sound familiar?
Ebay bans magazines with more then 10 rounds.
Wow.. WTF.. My friend Alex just sent me a email he got from Ebay stating that they pulled his auction from their site because it was for a magazine that holds more then 10 rounds..
Lets just keep diving off the cliff in this country folks..
This was the email he got..
Unfortunately, we had to remove your listing because of the following:
You listed a magazine for a firearm that holds more than 10 rounds and is therefore not permitted on our site. While this item may be perfectly legal to sell and available at other retail outlets, we’ve made the decision that some firearm parts are not right for our marketplace. We ask that you please not relist it on our site.
I understand that this is frustrating to you and that you may have not been aware of this policy, and meant no ill intentions. At times, there is a learning curve when selling on eBay, and we appreciate your contributions to our community.