Chris_Taylor

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  • in reply to: Trump wants to delay election #47301
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    Andrew-

    Those are some very interesting scenario’s you bring up. It’s such a crazy time, they might just happen.

    in reply to: Is the dam about to burst? #46951
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    Is anyone concerned about Nov 4? The day after the election.

    in reply to: Trump Must Be Removed -George Will #46709
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    I think Will’s calling out the GOP is significant and probably even more important than calling out Trump’s actions.

    in reply to: FWD “Friends With Differencces” #46620
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    To answer Dark’s question.

    Jimmy Carter was the first president I voted for even though I was a registered Republican. I was pretty young and politically ignorant. I think he was underrated as a president and extraordinarily brilliant and really didn’t get a chance to show his presidential credentials. He was also the first modern day American president to get the support of the religious right because he mentioned his faith as part of his thought process. However, the religious right dumped him for Reagan.

    In other information related to this topic, which I’ve shared before, there is a national non-profit organization I’ve been a member of since it’s inception that is constantly working on the political discussion between reds and blues called, Braver Angels.

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    I’m trying not to think about it too much, Andrew. I’ve cut way back on my news intake and that has really helped. I’m seeking a more positive, do what I can do and control, and not control what I can’t.

    What I do know is the white priviledged people (me included) are feeling what many of our black sisters and brothers, along with every other person of color and women – have been living under for a long time.

    I like what Richard Rohr wrote this morning in his daily email: “The dominant group—in any country or context—normally cannot see its own lies. We have to pay attention to whomever is saying “I can’t breathe” to recognize the biases at work.”

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    “Republicans have shown that they no longer care about the norms of government and that power is the only thing they care about.

    Truth.

    It’s getting harder and harder for me to trust a voting system in the hands of anything that resembles GOP politics. Don’t get me wrong, DEMS have had their issues. The fall of the GOP has been so hard to watch. Mark Hatfield and others like him would not even recognize their party. Hell, Bush 1 and 2 have said as much.

    If Biden can pull off a victory in Nov, what I fear most are those months leading up to his inauguration. So many feelings of helplessness for what lies ahead.

    in reply to: Trump says churches are essential businesses #46490
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    “The Church”, in the true biblical sense, is not a building, its the people. Early Christians would meet in houses or in small gatherings out of the mainstream.

    Time for some of today’s church leaders to rethink what their spiritual forefathers and mothers saw as “the church.”

    in reply to: I need a little help with… #46386
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    Great stuff everyone. You are motivating me.

    Much of the Open Door radio tapes did find a home with the Oregon Historical Society. One of the engineers told me that one day he would like to volunteer at OHS and digitize as much of the remaining shows as possible. That’s over 900 shows in all.

    Been going through some of the family stuff that has roots in other radio shows. Damn, my family was all over the radio even before I got into it professionally. No wonder I couldn’t resist the microphone.

    in reply to: I need a little help with… #46356
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    Couldn’t agree more, LastDay. The sheer volume of not just his radio program days, but all the family stuff he recorded – its overwhelming.

    in reply to: I need a little help with… #46346
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    Andy – I agree…but I got space issues as it is. The tapes and cassettes have been in my dad’s basement workshop room for nearly 20 years…better…and I’ve been able to digitize some of the cassettes, which seem to hold up better over time.

    Anyway-I have some leads.

    in reply to: Has it been 40 years? #46321
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    Though much smaller, some of those ash deposits are still around, particularly in Ritzville.

    in reply to: Has it been 40 years? #46314
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    I was in Spokane at college with brother. It was his graduation day.

    As we entered the field house (sports arena) on campus where the ceremony was to take place, we saw in the west the changing skyline. It was ominous looking. During the ceremony we could see the ash falling. After the ceremony it was surreal walking around in the ash. We didn’t know initially how harmful that was for our lungs at the time. We all started wearing face masks.

    Best moment of the ceremony was when one our geology professors gave Mt.St. Helens an honorary degree saying, the Mountain had graduated – Magma Come Loudly.

    Spokane was a mess for weeks. Then the damn mountain erupted again…and more ash.

    in reply to: I need a little help with… #46304
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    Alfred-

    Lets keep in touch. Some of the fully produced shows are masters and one of the former engineers of the program has asked to have them. His hopes, one day, is to volunteer to the Oregon Historical Society and eventually digitize those shows.

    BTW – The only way I will be able to store these in the meantime is in my detached garage. Probably not the best place but its really the only place I can hold them until we can connect. Let me know if you have other ideas about storage of these tapes.

    in reply to: I need a little help with… #46300
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    Alfredo-

    I believe they are. Particularly the cassettes. But I do have plenty of 7 and 10.5 inch reels filled with tape and the audio that’s on it – is all related to the Open Door radio show my dad hosted and produced for nearly 22 years. (1970-1991)

    Lots of interviews, with mainly regular folks but a few well known people back in the day.

    in reply to: I need a little help with… #46291
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    Thanks, Jeffrey.

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