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  1. Comment by Rachel Cameron December 12, 2019 @ 6:42 pm | Link

    This person is saying that instead of being transgender, a person should be more feminine. As if being trans is a choice.

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  2. Comment by Stephen Keller December 12, 2019 @ 6:38 pm | Link

    Exactly. If you can't prove your mileage you are charged at 15,000 miles per year, or whatever the insurance folks report as the average for your area.

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  3. Comment by Daniel D December 12, 2019 @ 6:29 pm | Link

    We live in what you call an “open and inclusive” society because queer people have spent decades demanding rights and refusing to listen to those who tell us that we go too far, are “disturbing”, and “make zero sense.” It’s a waste of time to tell LGBTQ people how to live.. If we cared about living to what society considers “an acceptable standard”, we wouldn’t be here.

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  4. Comment by Dan December 12, 2019 @ 6:21 pm | Link

    okay boomer

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  5. Comment by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) December 12, 2019 @ 5:57 pm | Link

    Thanks for flagging it Rachel. I re-read it and I don't see why it should be deleted. That person is expressing their belief and it doesn't feel directly personal to a specific person. It also doesn't come off as purposefully mean or insensitive. Those aren't my only standards for deletion, but overall I don't this deserves deletion. I could be wrong and am open to changing my mind. Thanks.

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  6. Comment by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) December 12, 2019 @ 5:54 pm | Link

    yes indeed it is! Thanks for catching that mistake. I've edited the listing and event.

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  7. Comment by Rachel Cameron December 12, 2019 @ 5:35 pm | Link

    Jonathan, please delete this

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  8. Comment by adventure! December 12, 2019 @ 5:33 pm | Link

    I thought the 26 Inch Forever swap on Saturday is 11 am to 3 pm.

    Plus, there's the pre-swap ride meeting up at 9, departing at 9:30 am from the Rose City Food Park. It'll return to the swap site.

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  9. Comment by Joe December 12, 2019 @ 4:54 pm | Link

    Her efforts to keep women's sports fair by excluding trans athletes is appreciated! Great to see that even in a overly politically correct city like Portland that common sense can sometimes override irrational gender sensitivity rights.

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  10. Comment by Trey Jacques December 12, 2019 @ 4:52 pm | Link

    I’m with Inga T. on this. I really don’t understand the Transgender thing it makes zero sense to me and I am disturbed by it. Men simply be more feminine without demanding the rights of women. You’re born the way you are and we live in an open and inclusive society. Fighting to compete with the opposite sex is crude and it should not have gone as far as it has. Again I say, be a male person keep your femininity and live your life to an acceptable standard.

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  11. Comment by Ryan December 12, 2019 @ 4:19 pm | Link

    Just received an email from OBRA that Inga has resigned from their board of directors.

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  12. Comment by Jim Lee December 12, 2019 @ 3:39 pm | Link

    All the monstrous problems on planet Earth and folk are inflamed about bicycle racing?

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  13. Comment by mh December 12, 2019 @ 3:34 pm | Link

    Weight x miles tax. Pay on your own estimate, reconcile at registration. Feel that's unfair because most of those miles are out of state? Prove it. I could, because my insurer is MetroMile. Yes, I gave up some privacy to my auto insurer, but nowhere near as much as we give up through our phones.

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  14. Comment by soren December 12, 2019 @ 2:56 pm | Link

    XR FB posts that announce these actions shows them cutting controller cables which permanently disables the scooters.

    https://www.facebook.com/xrfrance/posts/2350370991904564

    If someone were to cut cables on my scooter I could crash. If this is what XR stands for then I want nothing to do with them.

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  15. Comment by chillywilly December 12, 2019 @ 2:42 pm | Link

    Biological men should not be able to steal medals from women.

    No. No. No.

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  16. Comment by soren December 12, 2019 @ 2:38 pm | Link

    "The actual science behind athletic performance..."

    A vague appeal to authority is also a common form of internet/social media flaming and concern trolling.

    1) What scientific literature are you referring too?

    2) What makes you qualified to make authoritative claims about this literature?

    3) How does the scientific literature relate to the comments here that you find objectionable?

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  17. Comment by David Hampsten December 12, 2019 @ 2:12 pm | Link

    Aside from the Arts poll tax, Portland is generally more liberal than most of the rest of the state when it comes to progressive taxes, which is typical of the largest city in any state. But given how leading most of the poll questions were, not being taxed at all wasn't really an option on the poll - and I have my doubts that Portlanders will be willing to raise their own personal income taxes. But then again they did so in the mid 2000s with the Multnomah County income tax, so maybe they will.

    I'm glad to see that you're still politically engaged, Jim.

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  18. Comment by Hello, Kitty December 12, 2019 @ 1:47 pm | Link

    You mean like a car accident? People are all over the "whose fault" question. It determines whether you get your insurance rates hiked, and, sometimes, whether you can collect at all. I would say that in almost every accident, fault is assessed and recorded.

    So yes, I think fault is very much on the mind of people involved in accidents, or those investigating them.

    Airline and industrial accidents are much the same.

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  19. Comment by Ethan Seltzer December 12, 2019 @ 1:38 pm | Link

    Lets see: carbon emissions are going up, transit ridership is going down, congestion is up, congestion pricing is nowhere to be seen, and Metro wants us to discuss how to pay to add to the system that is currently delivering these results. Instead, Metro should be asking us to discuss what kind of system would deliver different results. Unfortunately, they're only interested, apparently, in expanding the legacy system with all its warts. This is wrong in so many ways.

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  20. Comment by Wylie December 12, 2019 @ 1:38 pm | Link

    So you're going to tell me that people don't interpret "accident" as 'no one is at fault'? ok then

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  21. Comment by Alan Love December 12, 2019 @ 1:36 pm | Link

    Ad Homini?

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  22. Comment by Liz December 12, 2019 @ 1:29 pm | Link

    Trans women are women are women are women are women

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  23. Comment by Hello, Kitty December 12, 2019 @ 1:29 pm | Link

    This idea that there is more than one way of looking at an issue is such a tired trope. We'd be much better off if we could just silence/intimidate/cancel people who haven't embraced the latest orthodoxy.

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  24. Comment by Stephen Keller December 12, 2019 @ 1:19 pm | Link

    J_R
    The more you use the system and less-safe-for-others (bigger) vehicles, the more you should pay. That means GAS TAX.

    No, that means a mileage or usage tax. And maybe a storage tax if you use public space for parking. When the vehicle operates, the responsible user pays per hour or meter, depending on how we feel about idling without movement.

    Stph

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  25. Comment by pdx2wheeler December 12, 2019 @ 1:16 pm | Link

    Keep you bike lights charged up, or have spare batteries on hand. I've seen quite a few cyclists lately with really dim rear lights, or none at all, and also wearing dark colored clothing. Not a safe combination. Enjoy the weather!

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