Monday, November 19, 2007

Becky Breeze Calls The Plaza "UNFORTUNATE"

Welp, it's been another week where it has been proved that the real value of this blog is primarily in user comments. And I woke up to find that The Bulletin has just printed a fairly informative piece, on what at some point, will be acknowledged as The Biggest News Story in Bend History, The Collapse of The Local Real Estate Market. It WILL NOT, in all likelihood be The Biggest in the US -- that'll be saved for some sort of terrorist nightmare -- but nothing will be as big & far reaching as the local collapse in Bend RE. Not even close.

Let's start out with Becky, shall we?

I received an email from one Jakey-O, one proprietor of BendBlogs last Sunday, Nov 4. He said that "Becky Breeze" had been advised by her helper monkey to read the derisive horrors that Jake -- yes Jake -- had been writing about her on BendBlogs. It can be assumed that she clicked on a link, say... I don't know... "RIP Breeze & Wurzels' The Plaza, We hardly knew ye.", and became inflamed.

Becky did what any techno-tard would do, and I include my wife in that group, she sent Jake a bit of rebuttal mail via his blog submission form. Now folks, faking THAT sort of technological retardation is truly reserved for those who have absolutely NO IDEA how email & other rock-bottom internet technologies really work. Again, it's something my own lovely wife would do. Which is actually why my initial reaction was it was "How very sweet"! Really! It's like watching a young infant try to figure out a remote or something. Whenever my wife tries to surf the net, I end up giving her a hug & chuckling -- it's just so damn cute what she thinks is the right way to do things!

So upon receiving Jake's email, I KNEW this email from Becky Breeze was authentic. I knew it. I knew it was authentic for other reasons as well, but the manner in which he received it instantly validated it's authenticity, in my mind. You will also see that this is DIFFERENT from the comments left over on BendBB by "Becky". Without further ado, here it is (some formatting is mine, as her message was in plain text):

city: Bend blogname:

becky breeze


blogurl: becky breeze


comments: Hello I am the person you mentioned in a recent blog. I am 58 and really do not even know what a blog is but here I am. My 12 year assistant told me there was a blog I should read and address it.

So here I am. Hi

First of all I have been selling to the most poor and the most rich and mostly to everyone in between in Salem and Bend for 28 years. I have sold real estate with pride and with integrity and no one that can say anything different. My client base is loyal and appreciative of my experience and my loyalty to them.

Unfortunately for me and my wonderful husband in our ever
changing market, we followed the request from a wide base of clients that said they needed one level condominiums that was not a retirement center. A place to enjoy and be secure but not be restricted to age in case their children or grandchildren want to stay. They did not want to rent a room from the retirement centers Bend developers were building and have to pay the $3000 to 5000 a month fee for a rental.

I kept thinking that would be a
good idea but did not have the time. My husband retired from his real job and asked me what I wanted to do with the almost acre lot we owned. Of course I told him what my client base had been saying. This was 04. I had so many requests for one easy living one level condos from clients I told him that seemed what we needed to do.

We are environmentalists so we made sure
we had the largest green roof this side of the cascades, all the clean water from the building goes through underground pipes to the river, all outside surfaces are no up-keep (cement,brick)so there will not be off gasses and maintenance. 33,000 sq ft of undergound parking so we do not impact the Old Mill as every else has.

I can go on but I will not. But call and I will fill
you in. It is better for 42 families to be able to walk and bike to their businesses and recreation then it is for them to drive from the out lining neighborhoods. I do not know why you are picking on me and our project. I will be happy to walk you through personally or my crew is on duty daily from 12 to 5. Come by and have coffee. I am a nice person and I am sure you are too.

Becky


As I have said 100X, Becky really is a nice gal. And I'll say it again, Becky Breeze is a sweet, well-meaning gal. OK?

But there are a few bothersome little details here that throw a chink in that sweet little armor. First, the idea that Becky asked OR received client recommendations about a "one level condominiums that was not a retirement center", is patently absurd. Those words have never been uttered before in World history.

Becky: "So, now that I've pocketed 6%, I'd like to ask you What Sort Of Building You Would Like To Live Out The Rest Of Your Short Life In?"

Mental Patient: "I WOULD LIKE A ONE LEVEL CONDOMINIUM SO THAT I MIGHT BE ABLE TO QUICKLY GO TO VICTORIAS SECRET, THE RIVER, OR WALK TO MY JOB AS A CRAZY PERSON AT THE LOCAL ASYLUM. THANK YOU FOR ASKING."

OK, did not happen. Condo's are built for ONE REASON, and one reason only: So OLD PEOPLE can be entombed and get used to CASKET LIVING as soon as possible. What Becky REALLY should have spent money on is some sort of rocket-propelled modular stacked dumpster that shot condo-dumpster units directly into the Deschutes River when geezers die, ala Spock in "Start Trek: The Motion Picture". I'm sorry Becky, but self-serving tripe Bullshit like that will get you mowed down here. Cut the bullshit.

Becky is also invoking The Whole "I'm Green, Lookie At Me!" Enviro-Nazi, Cloaked Corporate Greed bullshit marketing angle, which will actually be revealed for what it is: Plain old cost cutting.

Q: "Was cement used because it's cheap, abundant, and has been used for 50,000 years as a building material?"

A: "No! We're GREEN! So we used cement, and other GREEN building material such as METAL REBAR, BRICKS, AND ROOFING SHINGLES so that Grampa wouldn't SUFFOCATE to death if we used NON-GREEN building materials like Anthrax, Agent Orange, or the stacked up corpses of baby deer and Vietnamese child slave labor, like so much of our EVIL COMPETITION uses. We're GOOD PEOPLE!"

Mark my words: We'll all look back on this GREEN thing as some demented period where Corporate Overlords bent Enviro-Nazi's over a barrel & let 'em have it right up their bran-laden corn chutes. It's already so OVERUSED that it's meaning has been diluted to nil. All I know, is when someone tells me they're GREEN, they are REALLY charging me 50-100% more than the market will bear for the same old shit.

Green Marketer: "Did you know these coffee beans were picked by SUSTAINABLE MEXICANS in the Guatemalan Rain Forests of China?"

Paul-doh!: "Bitch, you been pitching that Juan Valdez bullshit for 20 years! I know damn well they mount about 6 Cubans on the front hood of a motherfucking 1952 Chevy, and drive that motherfucker at about 90mph through they next door neighbors coffee field, pickin beans like a motherfucker! Don't give me that GREEN BULLSHIT! Fuckin Chinese are gonna take 'er to the next level, and tie 50 Chinamen by they feet to a 1948 C-121 Constellation, and fly that bitch at low altitude over the vast Mongolian coffee fields, and get that crop dusting & coffee pickin done at the same time. GREEN? My cottage cheese ass, GREEN!"

Sorry, but when I hear someones GREEN, I about drop a load in my pants. You ain't GREEN Becky, you're like the rest: you're cheap as shit, and have found the Holy Grail of actually CHARGING MORE for BUTT BANGING your customers for cheap crap.

Now, long about last Monday, Becky figured out BLOGGING, to the extent that is possible, and dropped a note on BendBB's door. I never saw the original, as it was deleted. Duncan asked:

"Did you guys remove that last message or did the writer? Just curious."

Then a "Guest":

"Thats interesting, I read the entire letter. is this more censorship? or just that Becky decided to remove it? "

Then rdc chimed in:

"It was a long message with writer being a guest with name Becky Breeze "

Finally, at 8:03PM the Unwaveringly Correct Voice of Reason, BendBB, imparted from High On Mount Sinai, a message he brought down burned into 2 rock tablets:

"
I removed it. It's okay to post anonymously under a handle or a nickname, but it's not okay to post under someone else's name."

The imputence! That "Becky Breeze" character was soon going to be shown what it's like to tangle with The Unshakable Resolution Of BendBB, a man who has NEVER in history been proven even REMOTELY INCORRECT. EVER. But still, the UNBELIEVERS CONTINUED. Another CONTEMPTUOUS "Guest":

"
That was a very legitimate letter, It was written by Becky I assure you."

It is at this point that BendBB, standing in tattered rags, having spent 40 days on Mount Sinai picking berries and gnawing his own toes (no relation Tim...) to stay alive, whipped a 3rd TABLET out of his back pocket, and proclaimed THE TRUTH:

Nope, it was clearly written by a troll. If you're that easily fooled, I've got a bridge in Portland to sell you.

This is where it should have ended. "So let it be written, so let it be done", and all that. But no. At this point, your humble author, took time from busily constructing Golden Idols and performing ghastly acts of bestiality, to mumble:

"It WAS real. Don't worry, you'll see it again."

And BendBB did what he should have done all along, he gave me the Proverbial God-like Smackdown!

BendBB:
Here's a picture of the bridge for sale:

Fuck-N A right ya Bitch! Even then, I tempted fate, WRONGLY:

Paul-doh!: "Say what you want, I know the source... it's legit"

Then came the filth of unbelievers, first Timmy: "
Is it posted on your blog, Paul? I didn't get to read it." Then another loathsome "Guest": "My mother works for Becky, it was indeed written by her." The TRUTH? YOU MOTHERFUCKERS CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH:

BendBB when hearing suggestions he is "wrong".

Finally the onslaught was TOO MUCH, and our UNWAVERINGLY CORRECT LEADER, one who KNOWS ALL & SEES ALL, actually did the UNTHINKABLE, he acknowledged that he COULD HAVE BEEN ... Oh God, it's TOO AWFUL FOR WORDS... WRONG! NEVER! NEVER, I say!

Here we see Timmy asking a judge to pull his finger, or telling BendBB he's wrong. He was promptly executed for both.

But still the onslaught from the Contemptuous Maggots CONTINUED:

frazzled: "
Why don't you just put the post back, so we can all judge for ourselves? We don't need BB being our censor. Instead of deleting a post remove the username or any signature."

Finally, after shaking off a momentary spell, possibly cast by SATAN, BendBB returned to True Form:

"If you don't like how this bulletin board works, nobody is forcing you to read it and you're free to leave.

For those who have trouble remembering the concept of not posting under someone else's name, I've added a reminder in the Welcome topic under the General category."


yes. Yes! YES!! He's BACK! Take THAT you contemptuous BITCHES!

"
Your opinion that you don't like censorship is fine, but you also need to recognize that there's no absolute right to post anything anyone wants anywhere on the Internet. If someone wants to participate on a bulletin board or blog where there are no rules there are plenty of them out there. That's not how this bulletin board works though, so if you're going to post here you need to follow the rules."

Finally, someone who UNDERSTANDS that the TRUE VALUE of blogs & BB's is in THE CENSORSHIP. We should have learned this from The Three Holy Sisters Of Censorship: KTVZ, The Bulletin, and Cascade Business Buttfuckers. But no. We whored about, fucking golden sheep in the ass, while someone was high on Mount Sinai trying to figure out Universal Truths FOR US, such as The Merits Of Green Marketing & Why Identity Verification On The Internet Is Absolutely Foolproof, and other Golden Nuggs. Here is a recent pic of BendBB pleading his case at the DMV:



Now, I'm going to continue the Becky Breeze thread for the sake of completeness, and some things might be copy/pasted that make it APPEAR that BendBB is wrong (perish the thought), and I was DEAD MOTHERFUCKING RIGHT THE WHOLE FUCKING TIME AGAIN, but rest assured this is not the case. These statements will be taken out of context by some, but again, BendBB has NEVER BEEN WRONG, and I HAVE NEVER BEEN RIGHT, and for that I, as usual, must apologize PROFUSELY to BendBB for the err of my heathen-istic ways. Here is a recent pic of Paul-doh! as proof of his horribleness:



Now after Jakey-O's BendBlogs receives a blog submission, he has an auto-repsonder send a confirmation "Thank You". Becky felt compelled to respond to this RUDE auto-bot Transformer:

"
Hi I do not know what a blog is but my 38 old assitant that has been with me for 12 years told me I should address this. I am dealing with ovarian cancer and do not think it is important and will not check it again probably but I gave my response to the issue. Thank you Becky"

"
I am dealing with ovarian cancer and do not think it is important"? What? Becky, of course your ovarian cancer is important.

Seriously, I again wish her well. Now this is when we get back to Bend "Always MOTHERFUCKIN Right" BB, and the rest of us loathsome idiots. BendBB posted this with respect to how he rolls:

"
I've sent an email message to Becky Breeze asking her to confirm that she's the one who registered for the bulletin board today. When she responds I'll let you know what I find out."

Absolutely. The dead on right thing to do, because as any MORON knows, once you've registered on an anonymous bulletin board, that's really the only 100% dead sure way of confirming who anyone really is. So here is The Real And Absolutely Unfakeable BeckyBreeze, the Only Possible Becky Breeze In The Known Universe":

"
Know how to do this blog stuff. ADMINISTRATOR Please re post my response that I provided under guest before. My smart systems guy Tarris is standing over me and showed me how register and respond properly. The administer will know @ not worry it was me. Dealing with a possible 'real demise' of Ovarian cancer starting 2 years ago this coming Jan, this all seems weird. Just remember when you are all being tough on each other most people are just like you in a lot of ways. No one in this life gets by on a free pass. Stay healthy and get as much happiness out of each day as you can. Come by and see me anytime you want and I will talk face to face with anyone that wants to. It is always good to meet a new friend. It kind of makes me sad that the guy that posted the blog said 'I told her not to do it' There was only one person that said that to me and he knows who he is. That person was told a million times not to do almost everything in his life and has gotten some success from just trying everyday and has avoided financial demise many times by just persevering. Some people want to get theirs and not want anyone else to get anything. Thanks again for all the nice responses you posted that Tarris showed me. One last thing, if people really want the small developers to fail only the big rich good old boys get the products in the sales. If you dislike a few people running your city now and setting their rules then it will be even worse when only a few big guys own everything. It is bad enough now in this small city. I do not understand why anyone would want failure of all the projects mentioned or anyone. We all reflect on each other financially city wide. If a lot of people loose their homes in an area then everyone is affected. I started real estate when % rates were in the high teens and low 20's. For all of you under 50 you may not remember those dark days of empty store fronts and people loosing everything. Tough times and no one except a few people again with the big pockets get richer during those times. Today rates are low, there is tons of loan products and prices are low. These are the best of times for buyers with decent credit. Do something good for yourself and the economy. Buy a home. You do not even have to buy from me. Just buy a home. In a couple of years you will be glad you did. Thanks for reading Becky"

So Becky starts doing The Right Thing here, and is posting some Good Stuff. Minimally self-serving, authentic, heartfelt and genuine, errors and all. If she started a blog (please do), I would add it to my regular agenda. Go the Duncan route Becky... it'll work for you.

Now, after this started another onslaught of questioning of our Unerring Ruler, said "Guest":

"bendbb what in her first post and now second post makes you think it's not Mrs. Breeze?"

This sort of second-guessing is unconscionable. And BendBB shot back with Impenetrable Logic, as always:

"
Primarily the history of people posting under other people's names. I think it's prudent to verify that Becky Breeze is actually the person posting these messages, rather than taking it on faith. Becky, if you're the person who posted the messages in question please respond to the email message I sent this afternoon asking for confirmation."

See, folks, BendBB KNOWS your REAL NAMES. Now your REAL NAMES are NOT the names of KNOWN CELEBRITIES. Even "local" celebrities, like "Becky Breeze". See, BendBB wants to PROTECT THE INNOCENT CELEBRITIES OF THE WORLD from the murderous blood-thristy BLOGGING paparazzi of The World, such as those that KILLED PRINCESS DIE. Or Di. See, he can SMELL A FAKE a million miles away. That's why "Becky Breeze The Unregistered Whore" was quickly outfitted with BendBB fake boobs, and gussied up like Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady", while BendBB played Professor Higgins and laboriously gave her "The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly In The Plain" voice lessons on what would and WOULD NOT fly on the inscrutable BendBB board.
When she was a proper lady, and not a Saturday night crack whore, BendBB let her post with impunity:

"
Tarris said some of you asked for stats on the MLS sales in affordable housing in Bend. Here it is and I will be happy to talk face to face with anyone that has questions. All of these stats are from our local Multiple Listing Bureau as of about 3 minutes ago. Today in BEND residential only(no condos, townhomes, businesses, land,lots,or even residential w/acreage is not included. So remember that for the next numbers provided THESE ARE ALL HOMES STATS ONLY FROM 100K TO 300K

Today 366 homes are for sale in Bend priced from $154,250 to $300,000
Since Jan 1 O7 to today (same price as above only 1K to 3K) 440 homes closed sale and 48 are pending for a total of 488 sold and pending 07 YTD 2006 605 homes closed and 46 went pending 1K to 3K 2005 THE YEAR EVERYONE WAS BUYING HIGH 1675 HOMES SOLD AND 48 PENDING 1k to 3k only 2004 1710 sold and 48 went pending (same 48? no) 1k to 3k only 2003 1471 sold and 48 went pending 1K to 3K only 2002 1266 sold and 44 went pending 1K to 3K only total dollar volume of each year SOLD 2007 $113,900,514 million CLOSED VOLUME 2006 $161,337,700 million CLOSED VOLUME 2005 $390,093,667 million !!!!!!!!!

EVERYONE BUYS WHEN EVERYONE IS BUYING IT IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME. BUY NOW LOOK AT THE STATS
2004 $355,335,929 million CLOSED VOLUME
2003 $283,074,314 million CLOSED VOLUME

2002 $230,599,099 million CLOSED

For the person hoping for 2002 2003 and 2004 prices. DON'T Look at these stats hard. This is sad stuff for people who want to sell their homes. Forget the developers and builders. Think about yourself owning a home and just being transferred or having to go into an assisted living place. Think about all the guys who want to work in the trades. It is gruesome out the upside is it IS the best BUYERS market I have seen in 28 years. It all has a ripple effect and it can effect you no matter who you are.
I got an email from someone from this site and I told them it was me and to re post that first response. So here we go. Thanks Becky"

Now Becky continued posting some rather interesting observations, and I hope more is forthcoming. She, like Duncan, has EXTREMELY VALUABLE
(if sometimes cryptic) insights (use your RETURN key) into the workings of Bend RE, as well as probably a rich historical viewpoint.

And I must again apologize for this in advance, but you will see on Page 6 of the "11M Condo Project?", a BLASPHEMOUS reproduction of POSTS BY myself & BendBB, which taken in isolation, seems to indicate he was POSSIBLY in error. Let me assure you, gentle reader, nothing could be further from the TRUTH:

"
BendBB: Nope, it was clearly written by a troll. If you're that easily fooled, I've got a bridge in Portland to sell you.

Paul-doh!: It WAS real. Don't worry, you'll see it again.

BendBB: Here's a picture of the bridge for sale:

Paul-doh!: Say what you want, I know the source... it's legit



BendBB: I'm pleased to report that Becky Breeze replied to my email message and confirmed that she registered on the bulletin board earlier today. She requested that I repost the message I deleted earlier in this topic, so here it is."

BendBB quickly, and RIGHTLY SO, removed that last line when reposting the post by BeckyBreeze, Unregistered Saturday Night Crack Whore -- not Becky Hepburn, Proper Registered Lady. Such an admission MIGHT possibly be construed as an ADMISSION OF ERROR, which we all know is in the same league of human abominations such as "Jews should not be thrown in EZ Bake Ovens", and "Rwanadan Genocide Isn't Good For The Victims".

"John Thomas"? That there is legit, cuz BendBB hasn't heard of him. "Bruce Abernathy"? Well, that is the mayors name, but also probably the name of other dudes, so we will have to wait until BendBB comes down with more engraved rock tablets to figure out how REAL that name is. People, you need to realize that when you type keys on a keyboard that you are commiting your very soul to a mySQL database, and there is no turning back at that point. Once you type "Becky Breeze", YOU ARE BECKY BREEZE. Why? Because as BendBB has pointed out, THE PROCESS OF SOMEONE TYPING A NAME ON A KEYBOARD IS UNFAKEABLE. And never you mind that someone soon after had their post removed for posting as my name, and I posted as "free fall", and then I posted as me, asking the Other Me to remove all my posts, but I posted from an anonymous proxy so there was no possible way to confirm who was who or what was what. Again, I am just glad that I did NOT type "BECKY BREEZE" on the username field, and receive some sort of Auto-Boob job. Folks, realize that ONLY BendBB truly understands the LIMITLESS & UNFAKEABLE nature of anonymous bulletin boards. We are but humble mental maggots standing in his shadow.

Think about it.

OK, now on to Juniper Ridge, the fuckin story of monumental Bend City Councilor INCOMPETENCE that just won't DIE! "bruce", a former Unitarian Polygamist from Sandy, UT apparently poked his arm up the public records rectum of this one-horse shithole, and pulled out the Purchase Agreement for Les Schwabs "Gone In 60 Seconds" negotiation of buying a little hunk of JR back when we were all suckling at Mommies teet. He said:

"
Some Shwab purchase info, at last: 12 acres for $3,000,000, or a price of $250,000 and acre. We have a comparable!"

I saw in a recent Bulletin piece that a "Worst Case Scenario" was that the initial build out to make LS feel comfy cozy in JR was $12,600,000. Garzini added as an aside that this figure included a $2.5MM payout directly to Kmart for Holz-tek's light blue polyester leisure suit account.

So, doing a quick calculation yields a KICK ASS -76% return on our first Juniper Ridge deal! YEAH! We're on our way! At this rate, we should be bankrupt by Christmas. Good job Bend City Councilors! They clearly perceived that when LES SCHWAB Legal ROBOBOTS walked in and DEMANDED that they be sold Juniper Ridge land, the property of the City, that they as City representatives HAD NO CHOICE but to sell for 1/4th the cost of simply providing infrastructure (like a fuckin driveway), and that essentially counts the land as free.

But even better, is that "bruce" found this little nugg:

'LS is also protected against "...any additional restrictive covenents or master plan requirements other than those...approved by the Buyer...The master planning...for the balance of Juniper Ridge shall include provisions to protect the investment being made by Buyer and the value of the Property from being diminished by incompatible uses on other parts of Juniper Ridge."'

Nice! Luckily the City has wrested away control of Juniper Ridge from that horrible Holzman/Kuratek gangbang squad, and put it where it properly belonged, with Les Schwab. I'm sure City Council quickly found a $500/hr consultant who could use a slide rule & protractor to make the following calculations:

“Protect the view from the Property of the Cascade Mountains by limiting the height of buildings abutting Cooley Road west of 18 th Street to a maximum of 45 feet.” “Allow Buyer the right to approve any use or alteration of the land located south of the Property between Cooley Road and the south property line of Juniper Ridge, such approval not to be unreasonably withheld.”

Right. Good. Les Schwab, who lives on in Dick Borgman who swallowed his ashes, has decided that the coming Wal-Mart International Space Station at Cooley & 97 cannot be over 45ft tall. I can only agree with BendBuster that Wal-Mart might be slightly pissed that They Didn't Think Of Strongarming Bend City Council first. Look what Les Schwab got out of it. 100% control of Juniper Ridge in perpetuity.

This just goes to show that if you want to Get 'Er Done in Bend Oregon that you need to understand what Holzman, Kuratek, and Dick Borgman knew long ago: If you walk in a City Council meeting with a Take No Prisoners attitude, you can pretty much steal any fucking thing you want from this town. "Proper Channels"? "Paperwork"? That shit is for LOSERS! In Bend, we don't roll like that. The trusty graft-ridden Old Boy Network. That GUARANTEES the job will get done right on time & ON BUDGET the first time. Like them fuckin CRIPPLE RAMPS that came in at a mere 2,000% over budget, and were STILL BUILT WRONG.

My God. The INANE incompetence and graft that IMBUE every motherfuckin cubic centimeter of this town is truly mind boggling. As I said a long time ago, BendBuster is one crazy fuckin raving lunatic. But in this place, that's exactly what MAKES SENSE. The fuckin craziest shit ever conceived doesn't quite characterize Bend, because we do shit WEIRDER THAN THAT.

I get a little chuckle that my own overwhelming pessimism about Bend was actually understated because it was built on the faulty assumptions that we have "nominal" leadership at the top. So DEAD WRONG. Now that resources are drying up, the Old Boy Network backbone is starting to cannibalize itself. Graft, the fundamental method of Bend power structures, is falling apart because MONEY is going bye-bye.

So Fair Warning: If you want an accurate picture of the future, read BendBusters crazy-ass clapboard. The bastard is getting it right... and he's WAY more pessimistic than anyone.

Now I want to finish up with todays Bulletin piece, on what I humbly call The Most Important News Story In Bend History, The COLLAPSE Of The LOCAL Real Estate Market. In "How builders plan to face housing slide", inscrutable super-reporter David Fisher described Brooks Resources recent "auction" of 3 RiverWild condos thusly:

"It was a bit of a bust. Only one of the three sold, and at the minimum bid — more than $200,000 below list price.

The other two attracted not a single offer."

Huh? "A bit of a bust"? You must be kidding! They actually SOLD one of these dogs to some moron at THE MINIMUM! My God, that's 1,000,000X better than I would have hoped for. Makes me wonder if the single "buyer" was in fact a plant. But Hollern soon proves that his head is planted formly in the clouds:

"Now, with an overhang of unsold inventory glutting the housing market — the aftermath of a three-year boom run amok — Brooks, along with some of the region’s other large builders and developers, is trying to adjust to a slump that Hollern believes may last another two years."

TWO YEARS? As Timmy would suggest, have a look at Case-Shiller futures, Hollern. Two years is a pipedream. If Bend recovers in 20 YEARS, I will be stunned. Then the piece turns to Buena Vista homes, a Lake Oswego builder that is going wholesale:

"Buena Vista Custom Homes, a Lake Oswego-based company that billed itself as one of the nation’s fastest-growing builders when it moved into the Bend market in early 2006, announced Thursday that it will put all 200 of its unsold homes in Oregon up for auction next month, including 29 in Forum Meadows, its brand-new east-Bend subdivision."

I find it interesting that BV is mentioned at all, as the first time I've ever heard of it was in last weeks comments. Do Bulletin reporters read BB2 comments for story leads? Nah, they might scratch the truth and catch the ebola of endemic REALISM. Next we hear Hollern's estimate of speculative activity:

"Many of the speculators and investors who accounted for up to a third of purchases in subdivisions like NorthWest Crossing during the boom years have fled the “buy” side and become sellers, inflating inventory levels and forcing the region’s developers and builders to change course."

1/3rd? Again, Hollern seems to have fallen in the Kool-Aid vat. I would put the estimate closer to 105%, +/- 4%. The next paragraph reveals BUILDERS GONE WILD VIII will soon be out on DVD:

"The two biggest, Brooks and Pahlisch, say they’re still bullish on the region’s future, so they’re not following Buena Vista’s sell-it-fast tactic. Both are moving forward with their newest subdivisions, albeit at a slower pace. But they’re following different paths to weather the downturn."


"On another front, the company laid off its project manager at IronHorse, its Prineville development, because it foresees little need to expand there in the near future, Hollern said. IronHorse and Yarrow both fell about two-thirds short of projections this year. Brooks projected sales of around 35 lots and homes in each; it actually sold around a dozen apiece, Hollern said."


"
In late spring, it announced plans to sell out of Miller’s Landing, a riverfront townhome project it had designed in conjunction with the Miller family on land near the Colorado Avenue Bridge. That sale later fell through, Hollern said. Brooks is in no particular hurry to sell it again, he said, but it also has no plans to forge ahead in the near future with a luxury townhome project in a market that seems oversaturated with that type of development."

Ahhhh yes, the aftereffects of Kool-Aid poisoning in high-relief: Gigantic subdiv's all over Central Oregon coming in 67% below projection. Assesment? BULLISH ON REGIONS PROSPECTS. Can't sell a little spit of PRIME LAND, IN TOWN, ON THE RIVER (I did not know this). Market assessment? BULLISH ON REGIONS PROSPECTS. Hollern FINALLY shakes off his Kool-Coma, and gives a rational reason for why this downleg will last damn near FOREVER:

"Right now, buyers and sellers are in a standoff mode, Hollern said. Sellers, who remember the peak prices they could have gotten in 2006, are reluctant to drop their prices far enough to sell in today’s market. And buyers, who sense more price reductions to come, are in no hurry to jump in."

On this, I AGREE. The memory of prices at the absolute motherfuckin top of Bends hyper-bubble will last so long, people will starting putting it in their Will's, and bequeathing it to their grandchildren. That shit will last FOREVER. It will be the reason so many will HOLD OUT for Sept 2006 prices, even if it means going BROKE. You think this won't happen? Hell, this happens with just about EVERY OTHER BUSINESS TRYING TO GET SOLD IN DESCHUTES COUNTY. When people don't get their LUDICRIOUS minimum they've set in their mind, they actually close down the business AND LOSE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS rather than get one fuckin cent below their delusional MINIMUM PRICE. People go broke ALL THE TIME around here because they are INSANE, and unable to accept market prices. Ask ANY business broker; this shit happens constantly, because Gods Chosen Dumbshits (ie the population of Bend) think that their little piece of crap company (or house, or fucking AUCTIONED TOWNHOME) is worth 100X the highest bid they've ever received.

Here you can see Hollern trying to break people of this mindset: HE ACTUALLY SEES THE REASON PRICES SHOULD COME DOWN & WHY THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR HIM:

'“Nobody quite knows where the price is going to settle down,” Hollern said. “I mean, pricing is so tough. But if you bought something in 2002 for $250,000 or $300,000 and you missed selling it for $750,000 two years ago, and now you have to sell it for $400,000, is that a bad deal? There was a peak there that some people missed if they didn’t sell. And if they bought on a peak, that’s kind of tough. So prices have to come back to, I think, to a somewhat more normal level.”'

Way back on BEMs kickass blog, I said over & over that at The End, those who praised their beloved Bubble the Most, would be calling the loudest for it's demise. Look at the hideous HYPOCRISY of Hollern here though: Fucker CANNOT give away those RiverWild condos at minimum, but YOU, you hapless dumbshit, should sell your $750K McMunkee Spanker for $400K. That Losing Money Shit is OK for you... just not for me. Again, DELUSIONAL BEND MEDIA-FUELED KOOL-AID POISONING claims another victim.

Next you see that Pahlisch Homes is trying to do the only thing taught at the Bend Community College of Marketing RE, and that's TALK OUR WAY OUT OF THIS THING:

"Aside from the inventory overhang, the company believes key economic indicators — interest rates, local population growth and local incomes — are ripe for recovery to relatively normal market conditions by late next year, Myhre said. Prices in Bend, meanwhile, have become affordable enough again, ranging from the high-$200,000s in some of its developments to the low-$300,000s in others, to pinch into sales in Prineville, La Pine and Redmond that benefited during the boom that forced people out of the Bend market."

Yeah, yeah. Key indicators, rates, puppies, kitties, and no black guys is the KEY to a Bend RE recovery. OK. Sounds good. Paul-doh, however goes on the occasional bender that INCOME FUCKIN MATTERS and INCOME AIN'T GOING NOWHERE, and is the only thing that will make or break a town of this size. Of course, that sort of shit is crazy cuz it's based on reason & logic, which BendBB, the Bulletin, and others find horrific. Fuckin Pahlisch wants us to live in $200K stacked, rocket propelled garbage dumspters, so that the second the bank forecloses, they can eject our corpses right into the Deschutes river. More goodness:

"Bad news, perhaps, for the outlying towns, but possibly a good sign for the region as a whole. Which is why, Myhre said, Pahlisch continues to prepare new lots in new subdivisions for new homes, when the demand turns around."

This is just hilarious! Basically an admission that prices falling will do a Rumpelstiltskin gangbang on LaPine and other second cousins to Bends all important RE market, and that's just FINE! How great is that? And Hollern finishes up with this:

'“We’ve always done projects that are 20 years or more in length, so the idea of a long-term project doesn’t bother us,” Hollern said. “I mean, we’ve always said this is going to be a great area in which to operate. Most of the time, we’re going to be doing better than the rest of the country. But in any given period there are going to be three years out of 10 that you say — ooh! — boy that wasn’t so fun. And it’s just hard to see ’em coming.”'

"Most of the time, we're going to be doing BETTER THAN THE REST OF THE COUNTRY"? Wow, the motherfucker may need CPR, cuz he done gone into Kool-Aid Coma AGAIN. THIS, this sentence RIGHT HERE embodies this almost PATHOLOGICAL SUPERIORITY COMPLEX that this place has. I've been everywhere, and never have I seen a town who actually segregate themselves from the rest of this country, and hold themselves ABOVE the rest of the US population. Well, Hitler did it, and it seemed to work out just fine.

Well, I'd better stop so BendBB can scold me in his grandfatherly way, the way Stalin scolded Ruskies before throwin' them bastards in the gulag, and BendBuster can call me a smelly cunt. I long for that shit. Speaking of which, can you people not post that fuckin JPEG of the Les Schwab purchase agreement again? I was eating, and I blew cream of mushroom soup all over my screen.

Ms Paul-doh: "What's that creamy shit all over your computer screen"

Paul-doh: "Mushroom soup."

Ms Paul-doh: "Riiiiiiiiight"

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Anonymous said...

Paul, that is some funny stuff. Every sunday morning I get some of my best laughs of the week. Interesting how way back on BEM's blog we doomers were ridiculed...one LIG comes to mind, and now, albeit very slowly, people are begining to feel a strange urge to grab their ankles and kiss their asses. The unending optimistic bullshit I have heard ad nauseum for so long is finally starting to give way to " yeah things are really slowing down, but it'll turn around". Translation: "oh shit, I'm sitting on four houses I can't sell, and if shit don't change I'm gonna lose my ass real quick!"

BENDBUST said...

If you want an accurate picture of the future, read BendBusters crazy-ass clapboard. The bastard is getting it right... and he's WAY more pessimistic than anyone.

bendbubble.blogspot.com.

BendBusters crazy-ass clapboard

This is some boring shit, but someone has to keep on top of it. Good images today of the Juniper Ridge Deed.

Humor and foul language make this stuff palatable.

I'm a realist. I have been in Bend for over 40+ years, and have seen all this stuff over and over, there is nothing new under the sun in Bend.

Perhaps like Mrs. Breeze everyone has to be happy in Bend, and say nice things, but I don't make any money off happy people buying real estate. I think reality is much more important, because it means survival.


This is such a small town, its very easy for a few people to know what's going on. The SORE doesn't even have a full time reporter, the BULL has one, but they rely 90% on press-releases for source material. Most of which comes out of EDCO.

Anonymous said...

Gods Chosen Dumbshits (ie the population of Bend) think that their little piece of crap company (or house, or fucking AUCTIONED TOWNHOME) is worth 100X the highest bid they've ever received.

***

Thanks for defining the Bend "Cunt". I always considered Bend to be Cunts ( citizens ), and the "Goldens" ( boss-hoggs, beautiful people,... )

Bend 'Cunts' are "God Chosen Dumbshits", GCD's

Anonymous said...

Randy Sebastian is the jolly green giant.

Anonymous said...

"ho ho ho"

Anonymous said...

The wave is almost here. Time to start running for high land.

Anonymous said...

Anyone want a house for sale? Whoieee!

Timothy said...

Ah, things are so much different from a year ago, when everyone was sure that the gigantic inventory would clear away in the spring.

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I don't think Hollern thinks it's two years. I think he SAYS he thinks it's twao years. He knows it's four or more. This is how he breaks it gently to Bend.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Hollern thinks it's two years.

*

In his last 'major' interview he said 'twenty years'.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update on Breeze. Yes, the second I saw the Breeze letter I knew it was her.

I wonder why jacky-o just didn't publish here? After all this is the Plaza-Funeral site.

The fact is BENDBB deleted the Breeee post without even looking at it, on the assumption that a golden name is never used on his royal site. A golden by definition, would only post anonymous, bu like you pointed out, a neophyte like becky, would just be herself.

The fact is BENDBB is a slut for RE, he's a moron, his data is bad.

Thus the rhetorical question, Why do you still keep his site listed on your blog-site?

Anonymous said...

It appears that 'cunt bruce' disappeared about as quick as 'cunt sally heatherton'.

Why do our 'fresh blood' abstract persona's tire so quickly?

Anonymous said...

Why did HOMER find the JPEG of "Les Schwab Purchase" problematic, yet not the JPEG of BENDBB's glory-hole?

If you blew your mushroom on LS, what did you blow on BENDBB?

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...


Thus the rhetorical question, Why do you still keep his site listed on your blog-site?


Is it still rhetorical if I answer? Hmmmm...

Well, as you can see, BendBB & BeckyBB both have the idea that if you think their ideas are shit, that you DON'T LIKE THEM.

Not true, to the extent that is possible in the ether. I have said 100X that I think Becky is a sweet gal. Deluded as hell, probably going to "Die On Everest", but sweet.

BendBB just doesn't seem to understand that I like the Bend Bulletin Board & want it to be better, and that he's taken a viewpoint on the power of technology it just doesn't have. No amount of arguing on the merits convinces him. He takes it all as a personal affront to him personally, which of course, it isn't. So, I really got nothing to do except poke a little fun at him. I don't know, maybe he'll pull his head out, and realize exactly what this little episode proves: Identities & the Posts by those Identities are NEVER GOING TO BE VALIDATED in any way.

He probably STILL thinks he ABSOLUTELY has the Real Becky Breeze -- and he probably does -- but it is NOT because of his precious registration procedure. It's HUMAN DECENCY. MOST people are not diabolical enough to go thru the rigamarole of faking a wholely new identity, to tip the scales of the vast Bend RE market. Keyword, MOST. It IS possible, and someone with sufficient motivation could EASILY do it, as was pointed out by myself & some other nut on a thread that BendBB deleted AFTER it was made clear that it was a fake.

I'm trying to point out the folly of BendBB's "authentication" scheme, but he interprets EVERYTHING as a PERSONAL INSULT. Jeez... I don't even know the bastard. I wish he'd wake the fuck up and realize his own ingrained personal biases are hurting that board & it's contributors.

Filter on content? Great.

Registered Users only? Gravy.

But filter on the apparent "famousness" of the entered Username? What the fuck kind of scheme is that? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. And he throws down the technological gauntlet periodically as a test, and then uses the fact that I WON'T PICK IT UP as proof of his point.

Well, I picked it up yesterday, answering a big old fake post, posted a big old Whopper of a fake myself, made it clear it was a Fake, and.... he deleted it without a word.

It's his gig, I guess.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Why did HOMER find the JPEG of "Les Schwab Purchase" problematic, yet not the JPEG of BENDBB's glory-hole?

Dude, that BendBB super-rectum was at least redacted with some fuckin sparkle paint or something! I've never seen my own succulent hemorrhoids, but I can only assume the do not contain some form of Monet or Renoir masterpiece drawn in glow in the dark magic marker!

How in the fuck do pictures of fuckin hemorrhoids with sparkle paint on 'em get on the Internet? How? Who is taking these pictures?

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I would advise this:

Use an anonymous proxy when surfing sites like BendBB's, or even this one. Hell, maybe all sites. There is some fucked up shit being gathered about who is doing what when.

http://www.zend2.com/

http://www.youhide.com/

http://www.the-cloak.com/login.html

As Jack Black says, it's your job to "Stick it to the man". Fuck anyone who wants to gather info on what you're doing. Go anon proxy.

Look at that shit BendBB has access to: IP's, dates, times... all that shit could ultimately be used to pin posts on you in a Court of Law. So FUCK LAWYERS, FUCK THE US GOVERNMENT, AND FUCK INFORME.COM. Use anon proxies at all times.

Anonymous said...

Just like the telecoms giving a pipeline to Bush Co to all com, In a heart beat BendBB would comply with a court order to turn over all posts and IPs. He wouldn't blink an eye to comply. Some don't deserve America.

Timothy said...

>>Thus the rhetorical question, Why do you still keep his site listed on your blog-site?

Oh come one. Paul likes it enough to go over there and discuss the price reductions. Why would he delete the link? Paul posts over there almost as often as he posts here.

BendBB irritates Paul, but Paul's also giving BendBB props all the time.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

http://www.the-cloak.com/login.html

Damn... somebody noticed.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

BendBB irritates Paul, but Paul's also giving BendBB props all the time.

Noticed THIS... I mean.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Huh. Just got this msg over on BendBB, via anon proxy:

You have been banned from this forum.
Please contact the webmaster or board administrator for more information.


Apparently, being anonymous and posting your honest opinions at Bend Bulletin Board is verboten.

That shit IS SCARY.

Wow. It's all anon proxy all the time from now on for Paul-doh.... even THIS motherfuckin forum.

FUCK YOU US GOVERNMENT. RIGHT IN THE FUCKIN ASS.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Fuck me. What the fuck is going on?

I see others are getting booted while surfing via anon proxy. That shit is weird as hell, and means SOMEONE is keeping track of shit.

Hey, FUCK THAT. What the fuck is going on over there BendBB? I trusted you bastards. FUCK ME, I am not going there again with my trusty DSL.... that shit is scary.

BendBuster... you are one paranoid, crazy, but DEAD RIGHT motherfucker. They have been tracking us.

Fucking bastards. FUCK YOU.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Listen up you crazy fuckers... this shit is weird. BendBB is running a scam, I was just booted over there by posting via anon proxy. THAT SHIT IS FUCKED UP.

Even arriving on the site gives me the Big Fuck You. That shit is F'd UP. Fuck, I thought BendBuster was just a paranoid whacko, but that Informe shit is dead right. Those fuckers TRACK YOUR IP. DO NOT TRUST ME, TRY IT YOURSELF. Go back over & over posting whatever you want, and if it ain't up to spec, they TRACK YOUR ASS.

FUCK THAT.

Go anonymous proxy. I'm NOT saying forego BendBB forever... I like it over there too. But fugn-A... keeping track of my IP? Fuck that.

FUCK INFORME. FUCK THE US GOVERNMENT. FUCK LAWYERS. FUCK ME. FUCK YOU. FUCK BENDBB. FUCK EVERYONE WHEN YOU ARE SURFING THE INTERNET.


That is SO WRONG. NO ONE should know that shit. FUCKIN' BITCHES. FUCK YOU!

This forum is built on TOTAL FREEDOM. Freedom to tell me to GO FUCK MYSELF, or whatever. Fuck me dead, NO ONE should know who you are though, not me, not BendBB, not NOBODY. THAT SHIT IS FUCKED UP.

You wanna throw in with the man, then you head over to BendBB... you wanna tell the man to fuck himself straight up the BUTTCHEEKS... well, maybe you can stay here, or something. Hell, I don't know. I just know that STICKING IT TO THE MAN is all our obligation.

FUCK YOU OVERLORDS OF THE INTERNET, RIGHT IN THE ASS.

The Natives Are Restless said...

You are all SOOOOOO mean to poor Becky Breeze. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting her, but she seems to be one of the hardest working people in all of Central Oregon real estate. And I could just sit an look at those beautiful pictures of her all day long. Her complexion is amazing, with that wonderful, silky smooth skin. She looks like she must be going on about 18. It's almost as if someone took something fuzzy and put it over the camera lens to soften her features. It's as if the camera was slightly out of focus in just about every picture of her that you see. Not a blemish, a line, a pock mark, a zit, a liver spot, crooked nose, wonky eye, snaggled tooth, malformation, nope...just perfection. Please, please stop being mean to my poor Becky.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

HOLY FUCKIN CRAP! I just went over to BendBB with a 100% CLEAN anonymizer, and got BANNED!

That is SOOOOOO fucked up.

Listen, if ANYONE gets BANNED from this one horse shithole blog while posting anonymously, you tell me in the comments. I will abandon these Google fuckers in 2 SECONDS.

FUCK THAT.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

as if someone took something fuzzy and put it over the camera lens to soften her features.

That goes double for me, you vaselined lense, Elizabeth Taylor, crazed bastards.

Anonymous said...

From BendBB:

I just got booted from this site, while surfing via anonymous proxy. Anyone else have this problem?

That is some BAD NEWS.

Can the policy of posting anonymously be POSTED here? I DO NOT want anyone to know who I am. Is that possible on this forum?

Of course, it's easy to go to another anon proxy, but how low will this site sink?


BendBB: Just testing the Admin tools on the bulletin board.

I'm considering making some changes, perhaps requiring registration to post messages.


Thar she BLOWS! Won't be going there again.

I HATE to admit it, but despite the problems, the wisdom of open, free, unfettered posting on this blog is finally becoming evident.

Anonymous said...

BendBB >> You're entitled to your own opinion, but if making a change is what's necessary to refocus the board on it's original purpose then that's what I'll do.

That's a roger. BendBB is REFOCUSING on the original purpose of that Board. God knows what that is. Gathering IP's and submitting them to NAR?

THAT is some scary shit

So BendBB is willing to totally destroy his board to gather visitor info. I think I guessed wrong on him.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

So BendBB is willing to totally destroy his board to gather visitor info. I think I guessed wrong on him.

Me too. That is some sad shit. WHY?

Why are you doing this BendBB? Is it THAT IMPORTANT that you KNOW who is leaving comments? Why?

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

BendBuster... you have SADLY got it right AGAIN.

What a bummer.

Anonymous said...

Solo, I'm a soloist on a solo list
All live, never on a floppy disk
Inka, inka, bottle of ink
Paintings of rebellion
Drawn up by the thoughts I think

It's set up like a deck of cards
They're sending us to early graves
For all the diamonds
They'll use a pair of clubs to beat the spades
With poetry I paint the pictures that hit
More than the murals that fit
Don't turn away
Get in front of it

Chorus:
Brotha did ya frget my name
Did ya lose it on the wall
Playin' tic-tac-toe

Yo, check the diagonal
Three brothers gone
Come on
Doesn't that make it three in a row
Anger is a gift

Chorus

Yo, check the diagonal
Three million gone
Come on
'Cause ya know they're counting backwards to zero

Environment
The environment exceeding on the level
Of our unconsciousness
For example
What does the billboard say
Come and play, come and play
Forget about the movement
Anger is a gift

Freedom, freedom, yea right

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Who would have known that BECKY BREEZE would have subverted (indirectly) one of only 2 sources of "independent" RE info in this shithole town.

Good job Becky.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the apparent Admin troubles going on, but this is one funny blog! This stuff is great

Anonymous said...

Hey,

My name is Biff and I'm a new boy in town. Literally I just got off the Greyhound, and I was turned onto this site, by a guy sitting next to me on the bus ride all the way from Denver.

I'm SWM, 20+, I like to snowboard, and golf. I'm from Ft. Collins, CO, but now Bend will be my home.

I majored in journalism at my high school, and I can see this town is in the need of a newspaper. I intend to dedicate much of my life to this site. Tomorrow AM, I'm going to city hall and getting all the paper's they have. My mom left over $120 on my Kinko's account.

You'll be seeing a lot of me.

Biff

Anonymous said...

Gathering IP's and submitting them to NAR?

THAT is some scary shit

*

I doubt NAR, but BENDBB has been doing this all along.

One of my favorite things now going on in town is that while the "Les Schwab Sales Agreement" is not publicly available, the IP logs of anyone and all that use the ci.bend... website is publicly available to all that ask.

I doubt NAR wants BENDBB's data, but the city would certainly like to correlate access and posts, and the Bulletin is already engaged in looking at access and post ( copyrighted ) info to Bendbb.

Note, if you use BENDBB, and your NOT using a proxy, or a IPTunnel, then your fucked.

***

Ok, I hate to repeat myself, but everyone that even visits informe.com ( bendbb ), is logged, and that data is sold to a demographics center, you can go to the informe.com, and look at the source, as HTML and see what they're doing. The DUMB, CHEAP, STUPID, DOG-FUCKING ( ANAL ); BENDBB; Only has IP access to those that post, buy MOTHER informe.com data is all purchased by NAR, and they study exactly by IP who is reading the shit.

This has ALL been documented before, so I rhetorically ask, why do you DUMB FUCKING CUNTS keep repeating your actions???

Anonymous said...

Please, please stop being mean to my poor Becky.

*

There's not a one of us over 80, that everyday doesn't vote ol beck the #1 MILF in Bend.

Anonymous said...

Those fuckers TRACK YOUR IP. DO NOT TRUST ME, TRY IT YOURSELF. Go back over & over posting whatever you want, and if it ain't up to spec, they TRACK YOUR ASS.

FUCK THAT.

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Fellow Cunts, get off your lazy arse, and visit ANY informe.com site, and look at the IP, what they do for every visitor is send a hash-coded signal of the site you have accessed to MOTHER-HEN, who just happens to be one of the biggest creep junk-mail kinds in New Jersey. They then sell all this data as demographics to anyone that will buy.

This is what informe.com is all about, its about collecting IP's by interest in topics, this is NOT new info. It's sad, that the majority of all you BEND-CUNT are too lazy to read HTML.

Anonymous said...

Why would he delete the link? Paul posts over there almost as often as he posts here. - timmytwat

I have asked that question a million times, if BENDBB is such a asshole, then why is his site still on the HOMER masthead?? I have asked this question for over six months.

My guess is that originally when CUNT-BEM gave up his site out of cowardice, that he assigned corn-holing priv's to BENDBB, and that made ol homer jealous. It's been that way ever since.

Like I said over a year ago, welcome to the Bend Blogger Brigade, where BENDBB is king, and a bunch of middle age fat guys dress up as women and shave off their body hair. Bend bloggers brigade, is a bunch of metro-sexuals, welcome to Bend.

We love you all the same.

At least they're not a bunch of agent provocateurs, ...

BENDBB is a first-class pederast, this is an established fact, but why does HOMER spend 1/2 his time over there? Good point timmy-twat, good point.

It's all in the hands of BEM, that is god, once BEM issues the verdict, then BENDBB is FUCKED, until then all the corn-holing lives on.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

why does HOMER spend 1/2 his time over there?

Is it cuz I'm a smelly cunt?

Please say it's cuz I'm a smelly cunt.

"TimmyTwat". My Lord, why do I laugh at that crazy shit?

Anonymous said...

Look at that shit BendBB has access to: IP's, dates, times... all that shit could ultimately be used to pin posts on you in a Court of Law. So FUCK LAWYERS, FUCK THE US GOVERNMENT, AND FUCK INFORME.COM. Use anon proxies at all times. - homer

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Homee, did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed today?

This shit has been going on over there since the very beginning, BENDBB has always been an RE slut, he's always been passing bogus info to you, feeding you shit 24/7 and you have been slopping it up like a pig in the trough.

Then along comes becky, who should have posted her story on your site, as BENDBB doesn't have the balls to play with his own dick, let alone publish any substance, but for some bizarre reason, becky MILF, publishes over there,

I think your taking it hard, when becky thinks of opposition to the cause, where does she go? To bendeconomy.informe.com ( or whatever ), instead of bendbubble2.blogspot.com, I think your taking this too hard, then BENDBB being a complete fucking dildo that he is, deletes queen MILF's content without reading, why do I repeat myself BENDBB is too fucking stupid to read, anyone that has been in the bend blog-ass-sphere for a week knows this.

In summary, get over it, get BEM to convict BENDBB for what he is, have BEM forward all users of his original site, and EVERYONE stay away from fucking BENDBB and nazi shit.

Enough Said.

Personally, I think BENDBB realizes that shit is coming to a head here, its pretty obvious to me, an old timer, with this bruce begging to meet folks for coffee and cock-sucking, that the power's are ready to make a move, and BENDBB is tidying up his arse in anticipation, note on BENDBB's site that ALL READING & WRITING LOGS are for SALE, anybody that READ's or POST's there the data can be BOUGHT from informe.com, thus anybody that posts anything there that might be considered.

I have written this too many times, but YOU CUNTS ARE SO FUCKING STUPID ITS NOT worth repeating. ANYBODY that read or writes to any informe.com site is logged, and that log time stamp data is available for sale.

All you chumps that posted copyrighted BULLETIN storys on BENDBB site, are some day going to get a fucking BILL.

Anonymous said...

Hey,

My name is Biff and I'm a new boy in town. Literally I just got off the Greyhound, and I was turned onto this site, by a guy sitting next to me on the bus ride all the way from Denver.

*

Welcome to Bend you FUCKING CUNT.

Anonymous said...

Fuck me. What the fuck is going on?

I see others are getting booted while surfing via anon proxy. That shit is weird as hell, and means SOMEONE is keeping track of shit.

*

Think of it this way, for the past year BENBB has been banning anonymous proxy's and any IP's that even smelled like bend-buster.

About this time, virtually every anonymous IP forwarder in blog-ass-phere has been IP banned by BENDBB.

One day hommee goes over BENDBB to spend a little time with the sodomists, and discover's the corn-holers have locked him out, what a tragedy.

Given that virtually everyone is locked out and given, that BENBB is moronic nitwit, why doesn't he just walk-away, and turn it over to timmy-twat and rdc, who at least have a sense of humor.

That is the single biggest problem with BENDBB he lacks a sense of humor, and in BEND that is criminal.

Timothy said...

Always watch out on blogs. I found this out a long time ago when I was posting on Ben Jones' housing blog. I had two different email addresses, a yahoo and a google. I forgot which one I had signed in with. His system saw that I was posting with the same user name and the same IP with two different email addresses. I asked him to help me out, and he said, "I cleared out the bad one. Go again with the one you started with." Well, I didn't know which one I started with and I screwed up and haven't been able to post there for a year and a half.

So he has a database with your email, username, and IP.

You spread your IP all over the place, and lots of people can see it.

I saw a VMWare Player packaged browsing kit. It's all set up to use TOR and hide you. But can you even trust the guy who put it together?

If you really want to be scared, search Google for cases where hospitals have gone after the IPs of bloggers (including hospital insiders) that were exposing dangerous goings on.

Dick Cheney said...

Identities & the Posts by those Identities are NEVER GOING TO BE VALIDATED in any way.

*

FUCK, what naive CUNT said that.

Jake said...

Good stuff, Paul. Glad I could provide some entertainment.

Michael Hayden said...

If you really want to be scared, search Google for cases where hospitals have gone after the IPs of bloggers (including hospital insiders) that were exposing dangerous goings on.

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http://the-paris-site.blogspot.com/

The blogger says he has access to IP logs from blogspot.com. Maybe Paul has been hiding something from us.

"I had a commenter that was doing a fair amount of threats, name calling, and bad grammar. So, I made a point of tracking the IPs he used (I can download a report, time sequenced, so I matched the times with the comments."

Anonymous said...

Some fool here said Brenneke was going to get Broken Top Members versus Broken Top Partners II LLC moved out of Deschutes County Circuit Court to a federal court in Seattle. Brenneke lost big time. I wonder if he will go after those who told him he could redevelop Broken Top? Maybe he should.

Anonymous said...

The blogger says he has access to IP logs from blogspot.com. Maybe Paul has been hiding something from us.

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There is some fucked up shit being gathered about who is doing what when. IP's, dates, times... all that shit could ultimately be used to pin posts on you in a Court of Law. So FUCK LAWYERS, FUCK THE US GOVERNMENT, AND FUCK BLOGSPOT.COM. Use anon proxies at all times.

Anonymous said...

90% of the TIME, ALL NEWS in the BULL is a PURE FEED press-release, this is an example of such, note DVA is OUT, and LKP is IN!!!!!!!


This is Bend, have problem replace your PR, can't get an erection? Replace your PR, constipated? More PR.

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Tetherow Selects Leopold Ketel & Partners for Public Relations Services
Posted : Mon, 19 Nov 2007 10:31:35 GMT
Author : Leopold Ketel & Partners



PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Tetherow, a new luxury resort hotel, residential and golf development taking shape on Bend's west side, has selected Portland's Leopold Ketel & Partners to provide public relations services.

The 700-acre Tetherow development will encompass a luxury hotel/spa/restaurant, recreation center, conference center, 18-hole championship golf course with a clubhouse, and a residential area with 589 homes and town homes. Groundbreaking for the golf clubhouse was held October 19, 2007 and opening is set for June, 2008, with hotel construction starting in 2008. More than 100 homesites in the first phase of the residential development have been reserved and the second phase of homesites is now available.

Embodying a design philosophy of "Life on the edge of the forest, near the heart of the city," Tetherow is Bend's first luxury resort development, set between the desirable western end of the city and the national forest. Land on Bend's west side is prized for its views and proximity to the city's upscale amenities and Tetherow is rising on the last of that valuable acreage.

Announcing LKP's selection were Tetherow partners Don Bauhofer and John Leitz, owners of Arrowood Development, LLC, a Bend development company. Femke van Velzen, brand manager for Tetherow, said, "For our public relations representation in the Northwest, we were looking for people with a rounded background and excellent connections. Personal references were also important, and Leopold Ketel came out on top on all counts."

Anonymous said...

The blogger says he has access to IP logs from blogspot.com. Maybe Paul has been hiding something from us
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There is ways to do this, but google, does have the info, but its not public.

That said, its trivial to place an HTML string in this blogsite to log timestamp,IP,... of all who visit.

Homer doesn't do this, BENBBB does.

End of story.

Anonymous said...


I wonder if he will go after those who told him he could redevelop Broken Top?


All this is old news. It really comes down to how Tom & Paul(? brenneke brothers, but SEA brothers two daughter's were trustee's ) are getting over the deal.

From a business point of view, there may now be closure, this was all a 'trust' for the 'children'.

If the abritrators decision was fair to Paul Brenneke ( SEA ), then its over. We simply don't know anymore. Three months ago there was lot of antagonism, and threats. There appears to be closure now.

Smart people would let a dead dog die.

The BT fiasco will never end, last week it was about a RE office there.

Like someone pointed out here long ago, BT is about rich people fucking each other with lawyers. I think Brenneke ( family ) have cut their losses, and ran, not walked as quick as possible from Bend, Oregon.

This town is fucked, and all who remain with money, will lose their money either on bleeding or lawyers.

People come to Bend with money, and always leave broke. These days all the chips are collected by Knife-River, Brooks, and Les Schwab. All else exit with rabbit-ear trousers.

There's a lot of money up at BT, how long will the 1/2 dozen rich guys that fronted the cash for the buyout waste their resources??

Ego in this town was big, when their were "Bacon Tempura/Wine" party's all summer at BT. With the economic implosion there will be nobody to impress, the party's will be sparse.

Currently I liken the 'rescuers' of BT as sharks, in their confidence of winning the Brenneke deal, they went after the RE office, and failed, now they'll find some other cause to make BT perfect, you'll soon see they hire PR, they'll think the reason they can't SELL the BT memberships is a PR problem.

There will be a PR war between BT & Tetherow, lets see who exhausts their financial resources the quickest.

My PERSONAL HUMBLE FUCKING opinion, is that GOLFING in Bend will go the way of BOWLING in the late 1950's. There was a time, that there couldn't be enough bowling alleys, then overnight they were passe. Today its the same with Golf Courses in the Area, EDCO says there are 24+. With the lack of easy money and deals, most of those that participated will lose interest.

The number of people who play the game, for the love of the game, is very, very small. With the lack of interest in GOLF, then the BT memberships will not sell, and the 'investors' will once again, be trying to sell BT to some other k-mart leisure suit larry, DEJA-VU, ...

Anonymous said...

they went after the RE office, and failed,
Not exactly, the city (who determined the RE office was illegal) plans to resolve the standing issue this week and then it's back to LUBA. It's not over.

Anonymous said...

http://the-paris-site.blogspot.com/

The blogger says he has access to IP logs from blogspot.com. Maybe Paul has been hiding something from us.

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That is a google option, but again, its placed in the HTML, HOMER doesn't do this.

Google has a 'tracking' option, and 'tools' that let you generate historgrams by location and data of people who visit your blog site.

So, sure some blog-site's use these 'tools'. I have used them, but its Quite Trivial to OPEN a fucking blog-site in the HTML mode, and read the HTML to see if your opening that page has caused a log.

This stuff doesn't happen by default, the owner of the blog has insert the tools into his site, and then everytime someone accesses the page, data is written to a google-tool-site, and then later you can look at the data raw or in graphics.

The informe.com does this automatically for the owner of informe.com, because their WHOLE gig is to SELL data by IP and interest so that demographers can see what people are interested in by location, this is why informe.com is 'free'.

Google uses blogs for advertising. When you click on a ad you get logged, there are tools that you can put in your blog-site that are in effect 'hidden ads' so that you can manage and analyze the raw data of who visits your site.

I don't mind explaining this, but again, HOMEE doesn't do this.

bruce said...

Re: People come to Bend with money, and always leave broke. These days all the chips are collected by Knife-River, Brooks, and Les Schwab. All else exit with rabbit-ear trousers.

One thing I didn't realize until reading through the JP docs is that the President of Knife River-Bend, Tod Taylor, is the cousin of Mark Capell, Bend City Council.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the use of computers. At the end of the day there is NO such thing as anonymity. Thus it may be best do it as Ned-Flanders.

For all time, typing shit into a computer is building a dossier on your political opinions for later use by all party's.

Given that google has harvested "News-Groups" for all time, and all other historical internet 'chat' data. In time, there will be tools that can go back and look at what anyone said at anytime. Law enforcement can always get the data. The FBI can always harvest the data. The proactive nature of modern law enforcement says to watch those with suspicious thoughts.

The above said, those of us that spend our time talking about BENDBB's glory-hole, and the collapse of Bend RE, are hardly a major concern for the FBI.

Political winds change, years from now, when BENDBB is mayor of Bend, he may want to go back and punish those who humiliated him, anyone with access to the NATIONAL-INFO-NETWORK, or TOTAL-INFO-NETWORK, can get anything on anybody. These days at the custom border a common thing the agents do is simply 'google' a name of incoming person, many a prof's have been refused at the border for their hurling insults to Lord Dubya.

The fact is GOOGLE and everyone else saves EVERYTHING FOR ALL TIME.

Eventually when google implodes, somebody will BUY all the data and do as the wish, and then somebody will correlate it all with historic IP forward&reverse data-bases, and then link all things written by all people for all time, and then that will be the tool used by law-enforcement as traffic stops and everything.

It's goes way beyond just email, blogs, now you have SMS, ... texting on cell phones, in time all data ever typed will be easily mapped back to the writer.

Since about ten years ago ALL cpus, and all devices have finger-prints (MACS). Thus its quite easy to map everything that a laptop has ever done, once you have a large database, and then looking at the frequency of words, ... you can metric someone as being pervert, or whatever.

I suspect that in twenty years, anybody that ever hung out at this is going to be assumed to have been a gay male realtor obsessed with middle age rectums.

This could be a problem, if you visit Islamic Country's.

"Sir, Our records show that you spent years frequenting a homosexual real estate site", "Are you a homosexual"??

Anonymous said...

One thing I didn't realize until reading through the JP docs is that the President of Knife River-Bend, Tod Taylor, is the cousin of Mark Capell, Bend City Council.

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Please someone put a bullet in my head.

Bruce, your no longer a cunt, your now non-credible-cunt.

In Redmond, 70% of the cop-shop is Family. There also 60% of city-hall is family. Just this year Redmond hired a new police chief from Springfield, OR. Just so they could for once put a stop to nepotism.

Bend is much the same, if Bend banned family members from city-hall, or large contracts of tax-payer money who the fuck could the 'parasitic electorate' vote for??

Nepotism is HUGE in Central Oregon. Your discovery of Nepotism, your from UTAH, Is this really new for you?


Google "Capell" & "Knife-River" you'll see that all along Capell has been a key player in the Garzini Prison Fiasco.

Also go back to that 5 acres that the city bought for $4M from Knife-River, on the same day that the city rezoned "Les Schwab Urban Renewal Zone" to "Industrial", Capell was a major player on that deal. But so what Knife-River ( Hap-Taylor ) is the biggest pummy-mover in the region, this is like saying you found a house in the region built by Brooks Resources.

All the boyz & girlz at city hall, all the staff running the city, have connections and family ties back to developer, builders, and contractors. This is why they're in city-hall, this is how they got there.

What would be really nice, dear Bruce, mega reporter, is if you could find the "campaign contributions" for all our county/city politcians, so we could see who really owns these people. Note the data MUST be online.

Lastly, Bruce, until you put the "LS sales agreement" online for the public, and its been authenticated, your just a "non-credible CUNT", this is cunt of the lowest in bend, diseased cunt.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

"I had a commenter that was doing a fair amount of threats, name calling, and bad grammar. So, I made a point of tracking the IPs he used (I can download a report, time sequenced, so I matched the times with the comments."

Yeah, this blog is ALL ABOUT no name calling, you cocksucking motherfuckers.

Anyone starts to threaten anyone else, they get a shotgun in the cunt!

Good grammar? That be just fucked up.

Anonymous said...

Not exactly, the city (who determined the RE office was illegal) plans to resolve the standing issue this week and then it's back to LUBA. It's not over

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I'll bet you a nickel.

My connections say its over, that the RE shop stay's. On to other battles.

My prediction is that BT will in time have their own vigilantes.

BT will become the strangest white-paradise in Central Oregon.

Eventually Janet Reno will have to send in BATF to incinerate them. My understanding is that Elder Bruce, has brought Polygamy into BT, and they're now building a huge fucking MorMRon Temple, bigger than the WALMART space station, west of JR ( Les Schwab Urban Renewal Zone ).

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Remember HOMER, in Bend, truth is ALWAYS stranger than fiction.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Good stuff, Paul. Glad I could provide some entertainment.

Huh? Names were changed to protect the INNOCENT!

Are you saying YOU are "Jakey-O"? I used a 1024bit SHA3 hashing on the name that is UNCRACKABLE!

It came out "Jakey-O" -- I swear!

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...


One thing I didn't realize until reading through the JP docs is that the President of Knife River-Bend, Tod Taylor, is the cousin of Mark Capell, Bend City Council.


Geeeeezzz. That explains A LOT.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...


My PERSONAL HUMBLE FUCKING opinion, is that GOLFING in Bend will go the way of BOWLING in the late 1950's.


Me too.

Skiing too. That shit went down the Cracker Barrel for 20 years starting in the 80's. Skiing only came back cuz of snowboarding.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, this blog is ALL ABOUT no name calling, you cocksucking motherfuckers.

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I felt something needed to be said on this issue.

Note if we didn't do this adolescent potty talk, this site would be fucking boring.

But it gets deeper than that, my iconoclast hero is HL Mencken, he loved politics, and loved to discuss the political classes inability to get an erection, and their constant ability to get their flaccid cock stuck in strange places.

Just recently Norman Mailer passed away, one of the greatest writers in American history, but profoundly obsessed by 'sodomy', a tough guy, a boxer, lots of interests. But at the end of the day, he knew that the US male was a hypocrite, look at Americas prison complex, and Garzini, ALL American Prisons, are about BUGGERY. It's an American Obsession. The US prison-industrial-complex is NOT about 'reform', its about 'sodomy'.

Long ago Von-Mises said "The essence of government was beating, killing, and imprisoning", in America prison is about 'sodomy'.

Thus its very important, when worshipping the likes of Garzini, Kuratek, Hollern, ... All of our Bend Heroes, to note that at the end of the day they're just buggers.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Bruce, your no longer a cunt, your now non-credible-cunt.

Lucky.

I'm still a diseased, lying cunt, with a side of vaginal warts.

I remember when I was a non-credible cunt... it was practically like being a virgin again.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Proof that Duncan is an unabashed BULL on Bnd RE:

I've always said, watch what Brooks Resources says: I take Hollern's comments, and add about half again as much negativity to it. I take the next most negative comments, and double them. Ignore all the rest.

You gotta realize Dunc, that just doubling Hollern blind OPTIMISM, does not yield an accurate forecast. EVERYONE from G Bush down to Patty Moss are still deluded into thinking that we'll just "settle down" to a "normal" pattern after a period of nothing happening. Right.

Everyday this thing gets WORSE that even the most RAMPANT BEARS thought possible. I say again, look at BendBuster for accuracy

Anonymous said...

Good stuff, Paul. Glad I could provide some entertainment.
- jacko-wacko-oh

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Homee,

The tide is turning, and the BULL is fucked, and so is the SORE,

It's clear that ol becky knows that to cozy up with this group, could put her on the next leg in the recovery, ever the finger in the wind sort of gal.

You really should take her off your tombstone ( plaza ), as it actually isn't BK, but hitting the $100/sq-ft is,...

I predict we'll have them all joining us, Kuratek will be here, hell he might even be paying for your Beer @ Deschutes with his $2.5M.

Slowly, everyone will move over to our side for the good laugh, at the Bend-Bubble.

The end is near, once we get Hollern, and city council doing the kiss-up with homer, we know its over, that bend is bound for recovery.

Note, it didn't really take that long, you haven't mentioned kool-aid for a long time, only a year ago, folks on BEM's site were arguing if the bubble was over, or if 30%/yr was just Bend forever, ... I think that Becky, & Ilk are leaving the dark-side in droves, and the sunday BULL, now has Hollern admitting his investments are down 70%, that things now can only get better,

Now we just have to figure out how to get rid of that 30 year inventory, and then we can shut down these fucking blogs.


We need to get an update from Duncan, if there really is anyone in Bend that thinks that the Bend RE boom is still UP?

I really think we're coming to a contrarian inflection point.

Anonymous said...

There is some fucked up shit being gathered about who is doing what when. IP's, dates, times... all that shit could ultimately be used to pin posts on you in a Court of Law. So FUCK LAWYERS, FUCK THE US GOVERNMENT, AND FUCK BLOGSPOT.COM. Use anon proxies at all times.

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What a CUNT. I've said 100x, if you read HTML you would know that ANON PROXIES can easily be PENETRATED and BLOGS can easily be HACKED. Homer is fucked. The only safe thing to do is turn off your computer and return to subsistence living in the woods.

Anonymous said...

watch what Brooks Resources says: I take Hollern's comments, and add about half again as much negativity to it. I take the next most negative comments, and double them. Ignore all the rest.

You gotta realize Dunc, that just doubling Hollern blind OPTIMISM,

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I sensed a complete change of tone, in our most recent sermon from the Mount by God.

Last sermon was "Bend people are NOT real, children not real, no jobs"; It's all these dumb people who moved here, its there fault. Bringing their cali values, ...

Now we get shit like, "NWXC was only 30% speculation", "My RE investment are returning a whopping -70%", "We used to have 24 select builders at NWXC, now any moron can put in a single-wide", ...

This is some heavy shit, Hollern is hurting. I love dunc, but honestly, I cannot fathom anything MORE negative than what Mikey has written. The Oracle has spoken.

Now, note WE have known, all along that Hollern survived the last crash, because he was 'cash poor, land rich'.

This time he's cash poor, house-rich, and he's DUMPING his lots as quick as he can, but guess what? Nobody wants the fucking lots.

Long ago Hollern said 20 years, and in MY humble opinion, given our current BULL-RUN since 1983 ( 1986-2006 ), I simply don't see big money returning to this area for years, I don't irrational exuberance for 20 years. We have a generational amnesia problem here, too many people have been hurt, and this place is NO longer that nice.


Outer Mongolian Subdivisions will implode 90%, much of Bend is already down 50% from the high. There will be tons of auctions, but like Atlanta, much of it will go unsold. Right now builders are selling at a loss, to prevent bleeding and more loss. Soon there will be such an inventory glut, that a new home in Madras will be cheaper than a single-wide in LA-PINES.

Much of these 'golf resorts' will become ghost towns, people bought these places for an investment, and to be seen.

Here's good metric, Highland@Broken-Top, 52 lots, all have sold several times, but ONLY ten homes, thus the developer has KILLED SECURITY, ... ALL amenity is now cost shared by ten home owners, the developer isn't going to stick around making things pretty, they sold the land, the homes didn't get built as planned, the lot prices have been imploding, so far no homes have tried to sell, ...

I mention highland@BT because this is the cream of the crop.

We all love gated communitys, but the developer can't pay for the security, for a ghost town. The few villagers in these ghost towns, can't pay for everything, keeping these places green requires dozens of 6" wells running 24/7, tremendous cost. Think of Brada or Pronghorn, so green out in the desert, made pretty to sell, like the golf-course, now its OVER, so is going to pay? To keep these places GREEN?

This is how ghost-towns die, the last guy to leave is paying the entire city-hall budget.

Anonymous said...

The only safe thing to do is turn off your computer and return to subsistence living in the woods.

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At the end of the day, so long as you all stay focussed on Sodomy & RE, you'll not attract the FBI.

Keep blogging.

( Well the above is NOT entirely, untrue, Gay Edgar Hoover, the prior FBI chief for over 200 years, who died in the office with his trousers down, was said to be a big-time sodomite, and he kept a list of all homo-sexuals in the country, I humbly always thought he did this so he would know who was easy. Then there was Mao-Tse-Tung, who actually liked a little fight, his preference was virgins, that wanted to stay that way. )

Anonymous said...

Picture your single-wide here!

Close-In, Highly desirable NWXC.


NorthWest Crossing homesites offered for sale to the public for the first time ever!


Bend, OR (OPENPRESS) November 12, 2007 -- The Oregon real estate development NorthWest Crossing, the largest mixed-use community in the state, today announced that it is offering homesites for sale to the public. This new offering is an expansion of the neighborhood’s “Custom Choice @ NorthWest Crossing” program, which allows potential buyers to select a homesite and work directly with a NorthWest Crossing approved builder to design and construct the home of their choice.

“When we started Custom Choice, we wanted to offer buyers one more unique alternative for living in NorthWest Crossing,” said David Quiros, principal broker for NorthWest Crossing Realty. “Adding new homesites to the program just made good sense and we have already garnered a high amount of interest from the public.”

This will be the first time that the community has offered homesite real estate sales to the general public. Previously, homesites were only available by lottery to the NorthWest Crossing Builders’ Guild, a group of approximately 25 approved neighborhood builders.

Buyers will be offered incentives if they choose to work with a builder who is part of the Builders’ Guild, although they can choose to work with a builder of their choice. All homes built through the program must undergo the community’s standard architectural review process.

Forty-eight homesites from 4,700 to over 15,000 square feet are currently available with prices ranging from $135,000 to $230,000 within the Bend Oregon real estate development NorthWest Crossing.

About NorthWest Crossing
NorthWest Crossing is a mixed-use community on Bend’s west side which was awarded the Urban Land Institute’s 2007 “Development of Excellence” award and was featured as the 2006 Most Successful Development in Oregon by BUILDERnews magazine. West Bend Property Company LLC, a partnership of Brooks Resources Corporation and Tennant Family Limited Partnership, is developing the community. Both companies, based in Bend, have solid histories of commitment to thoughtful, quality real estate developments in Central Oregon. Their goal of creating a livable and sustainable community at NorthWest Crossing is rooted in their understanding and respect for the true essence of Bend and the Central Oregon lifestyle. northwestcrossing.com

Anonymous said...

I think one of the biggest storys today is that Tetherow has a new PR firm, this is desperation.

You don't PULL PR, unless your marketing program completely failed.

DVA did Bandon, and DVA was Bend, DVA fed at the city pig trough.

Tetherow now has a new PR firm, the press release was posted earlier. This is a major story on the solvency of Tetehrow, if this new PR campaign doesn't pull rich chipmunks out of the woods, tetherow is fucked.

Anonymous said...

The fact is GOOGLE and everyone else saves EVERYTHING FOR ALL TIME.

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Homer is using Google Analytics so everytime you take your finger out of your nose and click the mouse they log your IP address. Only the paranoid survive.

Anonymous said...

Homer is using Google Analytics so everytime you take your finger out of your nose and click the mouse they log your IP address. Only the paranoid survive. - bendbb

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BENDBB must be bored today, he's impersonating bend-buster!

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Like Homer said, he's a cunt, but as we already know him & bendbb are of the same ilk. Go to urchin.com, and study the urchin.js to see what this is really about, its mostly about where people came from, my bet is you look at the HTML, you'll see the urchin, is by the gadgets, when HOMER brought the gadgets in a few months ago, he most likely threw in the urchin, I don't think homer is smart enough to use urchin, if he then, pray tell us homee where do all the sodomists who visit your site come from??


BendBubble2


meta content='44.05833, -121.3141' name='ICBM'
content='Real Estate, Bend Oregon, Housing Bubble' name='keywords'

www.google-analytics.com/urchin.js

Google is offering webmasters a full-featured, powerful analytics package from Urchin to determine how many people are visiting their sites, to view the source of referrals to your site and what they're clicking on. Google Analytics is the latest version of Urchin On Demand that can also track user clicks in Flash objects and Javascript code.

A Google Account is required to login into Google Analytics. If you're an AdWords advertiser, you can also sign up for Analytics from within your AdWords account. Analytics' free version is limited to 5 million pageviews a month but the limit is is removed if you're also an active AdWords publisher.

The urchin.com website is now redirecting to google.com/analytics/. Google Analytics is a hosted web analytics service, and is not currently available as a software application. The Google Analytics software product is currently in development and a release date has not yet been set.

Anonymous said...

Cunt-Soldier's, read the following, and it explains how to disable HOMER's data tracking system.

It's quite simple. End of Story. That sad, there is NO way to disable the tracking system on BENDBB, aka informe.com

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Webmasters will increasingly use Google Analytics (formerly, Urchin) to determine how many people are visiting their sites, where they are coming from and what they're clicking on. There are certainly good times for the website owners.

The UTM is the Google Analytics Traffic Monitor - proprietary Google Analytics Tracking Code (urchin.js), which is installed on a web page for the purpose of collecting Customer Data, whereby unique visitors can be accurately tracked using a combination of server and client-side technology including cookies.

Not all website visitors like to reveal their details to the website owner. If you are one of these visitors, you can block Google Analytics from tracking your visits by adding the following line to your Windows Hosts file.

# [Google Inc]
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com

joey in Sisters said...

TWO YEARS? As Timmy would suggest, have a look at Case-Shiller futures, Hollern. Two years is a pipedream. If Bend recovers in 20 YEARS, I will be stunned.

I'd agree with this sentiment for "Specuvestors" and "flippers". For normal folks that aren't pinning their hopes on financial GOLD pipedreams things seem to be chugging along. There are homes selling out here in Sisters. Price reductions like every place else, but things are selling....

Anonymous said...

Not all website visitors like to reveal their details to the website owner. If you are one of these visitors, you can block Google Analytics from tracking your visits by adding the following line to your Windows Hosts file.

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Hey FUCKING MORON, you just keep right on believing that until the subpoena arrives.

Anonymous said...

The following lines, when added to the Windows HOSTS file, will block Google from serving ads on your computer and won’t track your visits on sites that use Google Analytics.

# [Google Inc]
127.0.0.1 pagead.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com #[Google AdWords]
127.0.0.1 adservices.google.com
127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com #[urchinTracker]
127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com #[Google Analytics]
127.0.0.1 imageads.googleadservices.com #[Ewido.TrackingCookie.Googleadservices]
127.0.0.1 imageads1.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 imageads2.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 imageads3.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 imageads4.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 imageads5.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 imageads6.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 imageads7.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 imageads8.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 imageads9.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 apps5.oingo.com #[Microsoft.Typo-Patrol]
127.0.0.1 www.appliedsemantics.com
127.0.0.1 service.urchin.com #[Urchin Tracking Module]

Anonymous said...

The following lines, when added to the Windows HOSTS file, will block Google from serving ads on your computer and won’t track your visits on sites that use Google Analytics.

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In case you haven't figured it out yet, Google Analytics and Google search and Google WHAT-THE-FUCK are server side technologies. It doesn't matter what you do on your precious PC, when you click a button on a Google page your IP address is submitted to the Google servers along with whatever else is on the page and Google can do with it as they please. But don't worry, I'M SURE THEY AREN'T LOGGING YOUR IP ADDRESS. Ah, ha ha ha!

bruce said...

Re: now you're a non-credible cunt

Hey, I never claimed to know everything, just to be curious. I've not been here long. I can remember my first morning here backin the summer of '04, coming into town for some coffee and breakfast after camping up on Skyliners, and being crowded by a bunch of big diesel pickups. I turned to my wife and said "This town seems to be getting a little to gung ho about making money!"

Little did I know!

So feel free to spread my legs and pound. Any other incestuous relationships vis-a-vis the Council, city staff, developers/builders, etc. I don't know about?

I was trying to see if Capell acknowledged the Knife River relationship in his campaign, which I haven't found out yet, but I found this nugget:

'Keith_Oberbend said:
"I recently was copied on an email purported to be from someone named "Bill Robie" with the title
"Government Affairs Director Central Oregon Association of Realtors". The email was titled "Attack on your profession". Mr. Robie's email contained the following excerpts:

"Hardworking, entrepreneurial Realtors are now and forever a target of left-wing class warfare hacks, political opportunists and demagogues. This episode should strengthen our resolve to return common sense, accountability and transparency to our local government. This unwarranted attack will not go unanswered. We need to defend and promote the interests of this profession and the quality of life in our communities."

And: "For our Bend members, it should now be clear, if it wasn’t before, that there is nothing more important we can do this year than elect Clint Chick and Mark Capell to city council. This election will have long-term political and policy ramifications throughout the region."'

Source: http://www.tsweekly.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=513&Itemid=66

I knew Chick was bad news, but I didn't associate Capell with the pro-growth forces as strongly.

BTW I acquired another scanner yesterday and if I can get it working I'll throw up a few pages for you guys.

Anonymous said...

//66.29.38.208/log.jsp?siteid=81&rand=" + Math.round(100000 * Math.random()) + "' />");

* The above is HTMl from BENDBB's glory-hole

Now, BENDBB has google-analytics as well, but he also has above little beast, note 66.29.38.208 can be reverse-domained, but it is the cunt that owns informe.com in New Jersey, he's a know mobster, and he sells all the demographic data.

Note the little cookie '81' sent, that's a signal your coming from 'bendeconomy' the other data is a random cookie. Sorry, I use the word cookie a data, I'm not referring to the data-structure cooke.

Now you could edit the 'hosts' on your mac, windows, ... linux, so that this explicit IP of informe.com is mapped to the bit bucket and log.jsp isn't found. Trouble is these bozo's at informe.com are evil, they don't use a domain-name, they change this IP frequently, so you would have to edit your 'hosts' [HOSTS] virtually everytime you use bendeconomy,aka BENDBB, aka glory-hole. In order to have anonymity. Note the source for log.jsp is very interesting, in what it does to your machine.

Anonymous said...

bruce said...

Re: now you're a non-credible cunt

Hey, I never claimed to know everything

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You have violated the policy's of this board, we operate at the highest standards of journalism. You claim to have the "Sale Agreement" for Les Schwab, and quoted it, until you provide it for public view online you are considered un-worth, un-reliable lying cunt.

Anonymous said...

BTW I acquired another scanner yesterday and if I can get it working I'll throw up a few pages for you guys.

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Don't throw up a few pages, throw up the WHOLE FUCKING sale-agreement, and the CC&R's.

It wouldn't take that long to scan all, make them into a PDF with all the jpegs inside, then post the PDF or JPEG. Create your own blog, call it bendbruce.blogspot.com or whatever put all the shit in there, and place the link here.

This is not complicated shit.

Anonymous said...

I'M SURE THEY AREN'T LOGGING YOUR IP ADDRESS. Ah, ha ha ha!

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We're operating on the assumption you have a proxy, that hides your IP from the server.

When hit these JSP's like that is BENDBB and google they're are little program's that send data home to MOM, including all cookies for all time, by pointing the IP of their source to the NULL bucket you eliminate the little program, as its simply NOT FOUND.

Again, with regards to the server seeing your IP, thats not possible, because we're ALL using proxy's RIGHT?

Anonymous said...

Again, with regards to the server seeing your IP, thats not possible, because we're ALL using proxy's RIGHT?

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If you think a proxy will protect your IP address you're dumber than a doornail.

Anonymous said...

If you think a proxy will protect your IP address you're dumber than a doornail.

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I'm not talking about a resident proxy, I'm talking about one in Albania.

There's no point in arguing with people that say things can't be done.

Anonymous said...

If you think a proxy will protect your IP address you're dumber than a doornail.

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I agree, anybody that that even visits 'bendbbs' site is dumber than a doornail, or to quote HOMER, gdc, gods dumbest citizen,

Anonymous said...

Why isn't the Bend Shire on the RIP list? Soon Tuscany Pines will be added also.

bruce said...

This is really rich:

'The Deschutes County Chapter of the Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) endorsed Mark Capell this week for Bend City Council. The OLCV has been working for 34 years to elect candidates on the local level who will protect our natural resources and plan wisely for urban growth.

”Mark Capell will be a great addition to the Bend City Council. I’m sure he’ll work hard to protect our natural environment and plan great communities where we all want to live,” said John Nangle, board member for the Deschutes County Chapter of OLCV.


"Mark Capell will be a great addition to the Bend City Council." John Nangle, board member for the Deschutes County Chapter of OLCV.
In addition to this endorsement, Capell has also been endorsed and is being supported by the Bend Business PAC, the Central Oregon Realtors Association and the Central Oregon Builders Association.

”I believe my strong support comes from my willingness to listen to all citizens and find the unique solutions that they help to offer,” said Capell. “I am very proud to be the candidate for the Bend City Council that can bring everyone together.”

Capell, 46, a fourth-generation Bend resident, is running for the seat being vacated by Councilor Dave Malkin. He is the owner of CMIT Solutions of Central Oregon, and is a member of the Greater Bend Rotary Club, is chairman of the Bend Community Action Team, serves on the Editorial Board of Cascade Publications, and is a former Bend Chamber of Commerce ambassador.'

My naivete overfloweth.

Anonymous said...

Hardcore stuff in the Oregonian, and are brethren blog-fodder pdx-housing-bubble.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

One Word Describes Bend Developers

Fried.

From the Bend Bulletin.

Frustrated by a season of sluggish sales, Brooks Resources Corp. put the last three unsold townhomes in its prime RiverWild subdivision at Mt. Bachelor Village up for auction Nov. 2.
It was a bit of a bust. Only one of the three sold, and at the minimum bid — more than $200,000 below list price.
The other two attracted not a single offer.
That, for Central Oregon’s largest land developer, was a sign of the times.
Sales in all of Brooks’ most active developments — IronHorse in Prineville, Yarrow in Madras and NorthWest Crossing in Bend — have come in well below projections this year, Brooks CEO Mike Hollern noted Wednesday.
Now, with an overhang of unsold inventory glutting the housing market — the aftermath of a three-year boom run amok — Brooks, along with some of the region’s other large builders and developers, is trying to adjust to a slump that Hollern believes may last another two years.

Whether the downturn lasts that long, or is shorter or longer, of course, is anyone’s guess. Ask the executives at Pahlisch Homes, for example — the region’s
largest homebuilder by permit volume — and you find more optimism for late 2008.
But Hollern’s 40 years of experience in the local housing market is telling him to tread cautiously through the minefields.
“I wouldn’t be about to predict that we’re at a bottom,” Hollern said. “I know that’s not what the real estate community likes to hear. But the problem is, you don’t know when the top occurred until after it’s there, and you don’t know the bottom has occurred until after you’ve been through it.”

Anonymous said...

CC&R's in BEND's skankiest comm's ban renting,...

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A friend bought a place in Bend three years ago (their family has a long-time business in Bend and they went to begin slowly taking it over). They bought a reasonable house (1700 sf) in a new development for a price in the low 300s. There are now seven houses for sale on their street, all empty, all stuck flippers. The CC&Rs forbid renting the houses, which has the flippers hugely upset, as you might imagine. I'll speak with my friends soon and post an update.

Anonymous said...

Look What the Outside World has to Say About Bend, Oregon ...

"and you don't know the bottom has occured until after you've been through it" - HOLLERN

No, no you don't. (If you ever find it)

I certainly hope that REIC players (be they in Bend... or elsewhere) don't think that once a bottom is fathomed their lives will return to "his and her" new Mercedes every year? Scuba diving trips in Bora-bora, jaunts to Cabo and other various "well earned" perks of the trade.

Is this what they're visualizing? That at some point in late '08 "things will get back to normal" and they'll be able to afford to get their kids back in private school?

Sorry guys, ain't gonna' happen. If you survive, (IF) you survive and contend with the massive lifestyle debt you've managed to pile up... you will make a LIVING!

A l-i-v-i-n-g. Just like the rest of us. Folks, this is a lot of what is creating that price "stickiness". If (as REIC players likely now suspect) that real estate will become radioactive, and Bend is in fact "ground zero" their "careers" and lifestyle will be tanked for good. And they just can't deal with that.

This why we're getting auctions and all manner of 11th hour purges and alchemy along with a healthy dose of cargoism to bring back the good times!

Anonymous said...

Hey FUCKING MORON, you just keep right on believing that until the subpoena arrives.

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I completely agree, Judge Cooper up in Prineville, the executor of the Les Schwab estate has a very deep interest in the use potty language on the internet.

Your ALL going to prison.

Note, to Bruce, there is No relation to the "Cooper" that wrote the master plan for KURATEK, and the COOPER who is the Judge overseeing all of Central Oregon, Real Estate, and the Les Scwhab Estate. Did I mention that Judge Cooper sits on all Central Oregon Real Estate Boards.

Anonymous said...

A l-i-v-i-n-g. Just like the rest of us. Folks, this is a lot of what is creating that price "stickiness". If (as REIC players likely now suspect) that real estate will become radioactive, and Bend is in fact "ground zero" their "careers" and lifestyle will be tanked for good. And they just can't deal with that

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Good shit,

Bend is 'ground zero',

Bend is 'radioactive',

Now I'm really ready for some good stuff, yesterday I had an epiphany about Bend.

SODOMY WITH A VIEW, POVERY WITH A VIEW IS OUT!

Anonymous said...

SODOMY WITH A VIEW, POVERY WITH A VIEW IS OUT!

Look what's going on today, you have Broken-Top rich all fucking each other, in the economic sense.

You have Borgman of Les Schwab fucking Walmart for a view, I mean why can't they both have a space station and/or control tower, why is it one or the other? This like the rich building towers in Italy in the 1400's.


Bend used to be called "Poverty with a View", you didn't make much money, but hell you got a view, you could go fishin anytime, biking, hiking, skiing, it was paradise.

Now its a completely different thing, the city cops spend ALL their time looking for dog-shit, and ticketing dogs. The RICH are all fucking each other. The city is going bankrupt.

The view is almost gone, in fact, now we have the poverty without the view, thanks to Mrs. Breezes's condo's along the cooridor, and St. Sebastian, ...

Today, or soon Bend will be
"SODOMY WITH A VIEW" all we'll see in this town is anger, and the RICH trying to see who can go insolvent the quickest.

Anonymous said...


Tod Taylor, is the cousin of Mark Capell, Bend City Council.


Any family that been in Bend more than two generations is incestuous.

Nepotism is what Central Oregon is all about.

If Nepotism is suddenly a mark of suspicion this town, then might just shut it all down now, because everyone in city-hall, the cop-shop, city-staff, they're all related to one another.

What the fuck do you think the average Bend citizen did three generations ago? When logging collapsed, those folks moved on, only people feeding at the government pig trough hung on, or private contractors working for them.

Anonymous said...

Homer,

In the post you declare that the Royal-Bruce reported that Les Schwab paid $3M for Juniper Ridge, when in fact I reported from this October meeting. ( See below ) Bruce later commented on my number. To date the Royal-Bruce has never actually provided any reference to source material.

Right now supposedly in Nov/Dec Les Schwab funds the $3M, which is going to Kuratek, then there will be a bond issued in Dec to cover the Knife-River ( Hap Taylor ) $6M drive-way to Les Schwab.

Note below the $3M for Les Schwab is 'expected' in Nov/Dec, my guess is that KURATEK wants to sooner, the longer this plays out, the more likely something will go wrong.

Like everything, we'll probably have to wait for the Oregonian to report this story, note it took the BULL a full two weeks to report after the Oregonian that the BendBubble had popped.
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http://www.ci.bend.or.us/depts/urban_renewal_economic_development/docs/Issue_Summary____Juniper_Ridge_10_15__07.pdf.
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Authorize Short-Term Loan for Change Order and Additional Development
Costs
Not including the change order and additional development costs discussed above,
the Juniper Ridge Construction and Operating Fund has incurred approximately
$8.3million to date since FY2005-06 ($5.8 million in construction and City
Engineering costs, and $2.5 million in consulting and operating costs since FY2005-
06). The $8.3 million will be funded/financed by a bond issuance of $5 million
(expected to be issued in December) and the $3 million of Les Schwab property sale
proceeds (expected in November or December) and tax increment revenues
collected to date.

Anonymous said...

"If you think a proxy will protect your IP address you're dumber than a doornail."

An external proxy can protect your IP in some ways. For example, Sally Heatherton used an anonymous proxy to set up her blog on Wordpress. She tried Blogger first, but Blogger prevented her from setting it up. With the right proxy, she was finally able to set up the Wordpress one.

She was glad she took the extra step of using the proxy, because some fucker at Utterly Boring almost immediately tried to track her down.

"Update: One thing I forgot to check. She posted a comment here on the above clothesline article and she also e-mailed me to add her to bendblogs.com using the submission form on that site. Both submissions were filtered through an anonymous proxy. Well played, "Sally.""

But here's the problem: Your ISP still sees what you're doing, and they would be glad, most of them, to hand over info about their customers hitting the proxy at a certain time. You can get around that with some effort, but not if you want an interactive session.

Anonymous said...

An external proxy can protect your IP in some ways

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There are 1,000's of external proxy's out there, and BENDBB has only banned about 500 of them from his site.

I agree, that if you search long enough, and test long enough you'll find an anonymous proxy that will work for most things.

For instance a very tough nut to crack, and I'll not give up that proxy location, but try and post at the Source using most common anonymous proxy's, they seem to have the IP list banned for submitting. Normally, its just a matter of allowing cookies to be enabled.

There are many ways to verify that your IP is not being seen by the host your contacting.

To me the most dangerous thing is running these JSP's like that are on the glory-holes BB ( log.jsp ) , these are protected 'java-scripts', they can be analyzed but not easily, at least google lets you see their javascript as .js ( urchin.js ). When you visit sites like BendBB your running computer programs that can solicit all kinds of information from your machine.

On this subject its still very easy to get a proxy, go on BENDBB's site, alias yourself as anyone you wish.

I haven't spent much time using proxy's on the Bulletin's site. Any reports?? There doesn't seem to be much of a forum worth bothering about. Still for those, and I don't because I don't have a BULL account, but for those posting copyrighted info from the BULL, and posting elsewhere, they should be using a remote proxy.

Sure almost ALL ISP's log by law, and a subpoena could in theory demand a proxy to show who the actual IP, that's why folks can use a proxy, to a proxy, for a proxy to a proxy, then it all becomes non-sense.

It all depends on how much time you want to waste.

For instance, on the subject of Sally, I figured she was from Atlanta, and NOT Bend within a couple of days, just by studying content. So all the obfuscation, didn't really matter, I'm sure in her case she was a writer with some media outfit, she discovered Bend because of the WSJ clothesline story, and just having fun for a few days.

Another thing is to tether through an iphone to a laptop, and then use a proxy, I find the connection can be almost anywhere every time you connect, so you may be in Bend, but your IP says AT&T Denver, then from there you can mask that, of course in Bend there are 100's of 'hot-spots', hell in my hood almost 90% of my neighbors have their WIFI wide-open, so with a directional antenna, whenever I want anonymity, I just use their connection. There are dozen's of good connections.

I'm quite surprised BENDBB hasn't blocked all the hot-spots in town, I know I used to post from Strictly-Organic, and was just waiting for him to ban that IP.

If your worried about being anonymous move about in Bend, or go up to Redmond for a day, and post. Most library's have wifi, all the brew-pubs. That with a proxy is very difficult, always be cash when your there so there is no time-stamp of you being there.

In summary, there is NO inherent privacy on a computer, besides we're just bozo's that talk about sodomy and real-estate, who cares about us.

Anonymous said...

Arab's to DUMP DOLLAR VERY SOON.

``The fall of the dollar is not the fall of the dollar, it's the fall of the American empire.''

Last time this happened, we got 20% interest rates, very quickly.


Arabs' Dollar Losses Increase Pressure to Sever Pegs (Update4)

By Matthew Brown and Aaron Pan
More Photos/Details

Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- When central bankers in the Middle East say they have no plans to end their fixed exchange rates to the dollar, the currency market hears the opposite.

Merrill Lynch & Co. predicts either the United Arab Emirates or Qatar will cut their dollar peg within half a year. Standard Chartered Plc says the six Gulf Cooperation Council nations need to raise the value of their currencies 20 percent. The difference between the price of the Saudi Arabian riyal and the cost of buying it in a year using forward contracts has widened 10-fold since October as traders bet the kingdom will sever its 21-year-old link to the dollar, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

``The dollar peg is doomed,'' said Jim Rogers, chairman of New York-based Rogers Holdings and a former partner of hedge fund manager George Soros.

The gulf countries, which supply 22.2 percent of the world's oil, according to BP Plc, are under pressure to abandon their fixed exchange rates after the dollar tumbled 10 percent against the euro in 2007. OPEC members Venezuela and Iran want to price more crude in other currencies. Inflation in the region is accelerating at the fastest pace in at least five years because central banks follow U.S. Federal Reserve policy.

The ties are already weakening. Kuwait dropped the dinar's fixed exchange rate in May and it has strengthened 4.5 percent.

Saudi Policy

U.A.E. central bank Governor Sultan Bin Nasser al-Suwaidi said last week that his country, a federation of sheikhdoms, may change its policy. The plan is ``not to drop the dollar peg but maybe to reduce it to a basket which will consist of more dollars, but not totally 100 percent,'' he said in an interview in Gwacheon, South Korea.

Gulf states will jointly discuss a proposal to revalue their currencies at a summit in Doha, Qatar, on Dec. 3-4, the secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Abdul Rahman al-Attiyah, told reporters yesterday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait are also members of the council, known as the GCC.

Saudi officials rejected a suggestion by Iran and Venezuela to discuss ending the practice of pricing crude in dollars at an Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries summit in Riyadh yesterday. The declining dollar's effect on oil revenues overshadowed Saudi attempts to highlight environmental issues.

``The dollar is in free fall, everyone should be worried about it,'' Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said yesterday. ``The fall of the dollar is not the fall of the dollar, it's the fall of the American empire.''

`Worthless'

Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, doesn't want the U.S. currency to ``collapse,'' and won't consider the proposal, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said at a meeting of oil and finance ministers that was accidentally broadcast to journalists.

``They get our oil and give us a worthless piece of paper,'' said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday. ``The dollar has no economic value.''

The U.S. Dollar Index, which measures its performance against six trading partners, has fallen 9.4 percent this year to a record low. The dollar rose 0.2 percent today to $1.4633 to the euro and fell 0.6 percent to 110.42 yen.

The fact that the link is being debated at all is a reflection of the weakening dollar and the decline of U.S. political and economic dominance. The currency accounted for 64.8 percent of world reserves at the end of June, down from 72.6 percent in 2001, according to the International Monetary Fund in Washington.

Alexander the Great

Abandoning the peg would risk driving prices higher for Americans, the biggest oil consumers. Oil rose 55 percent this year and was at $94.66 a barrel in New York today. It hit a record high of $98.62 on Nov. 7.

Reducing their dependence would also mark the increased wealth and power of oil producers. The GCC has never had an independent monetary policy. Before pegging currencies to the U.S., much of the region was under British influence and used the gulf rupee issued by the Reserve Bank of India and linked to the British pound. The U.A.E. dirham inherited its name from the Greek drachma, introduced in the Middle East in the third century B.C. by Alexander the Great.

The GCC hasn't been given new incentives to preserve fixed rates other than statements by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson that the U.S. supports a ``strong dollar.'' The government hasn't intervened in the market to influence exchange rates since September 2003, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said in a quarterly report to Congress on Nov. 8.

`A Dangerous Game'

U.S. policy makers are ``playing a dangerous game by allowing the dollar to depreciate so much,'' said Phil McHugh, a trader at Currencies Direct Ltd., an investment management company in London that oversees $2 billion. GCC officials would make ``a big statement'' if they revalue, he said.

If the GCC weakens its ties, oil producers will have less reason to recycle their revenue into dollar assets. OPEC members increased their holdings of Treasuries by 14 percent this year through September to $125.7 billion, Treasury data show.

Petroleum exporters are buying U.S. bonds three times faster than other foreign investors, the data show. Yields on 10-year notes are 21 basis points lower because of petrodollars, New York-based consulting company McKinsey & Co. said last month. A basis point is 0.01 percentage point. The 10-year note yield was at 4.16 percent.

``Government institutions and residents would likely move assets out of dollars into alternative currencies,'' said Tristan Cooper, senior sovereign analyst for ratings company Moody's Investors Service in Dubai.

Peg `Review'

The widening difference between prices for riyal and dirhams in the so-called spot market and the cost to buy them in a year shows traders expect the links to weaken.

Contracts to buy dirhams in 12 months rose 0.6 percent on Nov. 15, the most in 10 years, after al-Suwaidi, the central bank governor, said the dollar decline will trigger a ``review'' of the peg. The contracts traded at 3.58 per dollar today, compared with the currency's spot market rate of 3.6713, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The Saudi riyal rose as much as 0.8 percent to 3.7118 today, its biggest one-day advance since 1989, before paring its gain to 0.2 percent. Contracts to buy riyals in 12 months time rose as much as 0.9 percent to 3.66.

Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency Governor Hamad Saud al-Sayari said in an interview in Kleinmond, South Africa, yesterday that the issue of revaluation had been discussed by Gulf central bank governors a few weeks ago and ``we came up and said `no change in policies.' That is the agreement of the whole group.''

Wealthier Than Ever

Oil exporters are wealthier than ever after prices more than quadrupled since 2001. Crude averaged about $20 a barrel in the previous two decades. The IMF forecasts 5.6 percent economic growth in the gulf region for 2007, almost triple the 1.9 percent in the U.S.

Saudi foreign currency reserves increased 26 percent in the year to Sept. 30 to 969 billion riyals ($259 billion), according to the central bank. The U.A.E.'s reserves jumped 65 percent in year ended in June to 159 billion dirhams ($43 billion).

Faster growth and rising import prices caused by the sinking dollar are spurring inflation. Saudi Arabia's consumer prices rose at a record 4.9 percent pace in August, after averaging less than 1 percent over the last decade, government figures show. Inflation quickened at a 9.3 percent rate in the U.A.E. last year and reached an all-time high in Qatar of 14.8 percent during the first quarter.

Fed Rate Cuts

Gulf central banks can't raise borrowing costs to cool their economies because they must follow the Fed to maintain their pegs. U.S. policy makers reduced the target rate for overnight loans between banks twice since September to prevent the worst housing slump in 16 years from dragging the economy into recession.

``We will have more rate cuts by the Fed, more dollar weakness and probably still higher oil prices,'' said Hans- Guenter Redeker, head of currency strategy in London at BNP Paribas SA, France's largest bank. The chances that GCC nations get ``into a kind of boom-bust scenario is increasing, so it's urgently required to change that mechanism,'' he said.

Any shift to a floating exchange rate would hurt petrochemical and non-oil manufacturing exports, said A.F. Alhajji, an energy economist and associate professor of economics at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Saudi Arabia will be reluctant to make pilgrimages to Mecca more expensive for the world's Muslims, he added.

Political Backlash

``Politically, there could be a backlash,'' he said. ``The people who will benefit the most will be foreign workers in Saudi Arabia.''

The dirham link was picked by 11 of 15 strategists and fund managers in a Bloomberg News survey as the most-likely to break. Qatar's riyal was chosen by three analysts and the Saudi Riyal by one. Bahrain's dinar was one analyst's second choice.

Gulf central banks are already preparing for an exchange rate regime that doesn't require dollars to defend.

The U.A.E.'s al-Suwaidi said his bank has a target of moving 10 percent of its reserves into euros and has ``already diversified to some extent.'' The $50 billion Qatar Investment Authority said Sept. 4 it was looking to buy assets in Asia to counter a weak dollar.

Scrapping the peg ``would further undermine the dollar,'' said Michael Hughes, who helps manage about $40 billion as chief investment officer at Baring Asset Management in London. ``There's no doubting that the events of the last few months have shifted the debate about what the appropriate monetary order should be worldwide.''

Anonymous said...

I paid 23% more than 2001 buyers paid for the same house I bought in the same neighborhood when I bought in 2004. By spring of 2006, the house was up another 39% above what I paid. All told the house more than doubled in asking price from 2001>2006, and some people did in fact buy at the top. Now I'm wondering if it will fall below what I paid. I have no plans to sell but I am curious how big the bite will be and how many years equivalent prices will retreat. What are your bets? Retreat to 2003 prices? That would be my bet for the bottom.

bruce said...

Re: Note below the $3M for Les Schwab is 'expected' in Nov/Dec, my guess is that KURATEK wants to sooner, the longer this plays out, the more likely something will go wrong.

That is what is pissing me off, as long as JR was happening, even though I was a bit tweaked about the LS deal, fine. Do something good.

Now we are going $12+ million in debt for Kuratek and LS's driveway, backed by our general fund. Yet ODOT has shut down any further sales until we spend another $25-30 million on Cooley/97.

I can not imagine a more fucked-up scenario. The only people making money are Capell's extended family and Kuratek and Holzman.

Anonymous said...

Correction... 28% more than the 2001 buyer. The house then went up 61% above what I paid at the peak in 2006.

Anonymous said...

it'll back up to 2001.

You paid market price in 2003.

Then fools paid top prices in 2006.

2006 was very brief, by the fall of 06 it was already falling hard.

Now in 2007, we are already under 2003, more like 2002.

Next few months it'll be towards 2001.

Don't believe me? Go check the comps on your house? Nuttin selling. When it does start selling, your will get $100/sqft max, maybe $85.

Sorry Charlie.

Anonymous said...

Don't believe me? Go check the comps on your house? Nuttin selling.

Actually a few sold early this summer I saw was June) (last still over 50K above what I paid in '04 but far down from their peak in 2006. It definitely hasn't hit even '04 levels yet many places.

Anonymous said...

I'm not talking about a resident proxy, I'm talking about one in Albania.

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It took a while, but I obtained a copy of the bendbubble2 server logs from a source at Google who wishes to remain anonymous. Lots of Bend IP addresses in there, none from Albania though. Do homer and buster still think they're anonymous?

Les Schwab said...

Home-boy is so FUCKED. If Becky\'s lawyer ever asks for his IP address he can kiss his ASS goodbye.

Anonymous said...

Once again counsel is split on the trailer parks. Mayor Abernathy thinks the park owner should be hit with all the expenses of relocating someone's POS trailer. Other counselors correctly state the city is opening itself up to huge legal liability when they should just let the state ordinance handle it. You rent a spot for your trailer, you don't own the space and you have no right to stay there for ever.

Anonymous said...

Bend finest idiots (city council) know how to lose money fast. Screw the trailer park owners (just like they screwed the Juniper Water Co.),and then get sued. And lose millions of dollars. In legal fees, and in fines. What idiots. Get rid of Bill now, before we lose more millions.

Anonymous said...

I can not imagine a more fucked-up scenario. The only people making money are Capell's extended family and Kuratek and Holzman.

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Les Schwab is also making money, to date they have put $35K on the table as earnest money. For $3M they get control of ALL of Juniper Ridge, and the surrounding area, and they can transfer those rights to a third party.

I would say, lots of people in Bend are going to make money.

It should be the COUNTY that's pisssed, they sold JR to the CITY for one-dollar, and there were explicit terms of the DEED. The CITY has told the COUNTY FUCK-YOU,

Problem is Deschutes County Commissioners are every bit as corrupt and terminally FUCKED as Bend City Council.

So this is HOW it will play.

The city will continue to feed KURATEK $60k/MO, the city will eventually give him $3M to go away, when they get the cash from KURATEK.

THE CITY will pay an OUT-RAGEOUS MUNI-CDO-BOND rate for the $6M to Knife-River ( Hap-Taylor-Capell ), in Dec 07, if anybody on the face of the earth will loan to Bend, how about 20%/yr???

Walmart & Lowes will continue their lawsuit, and press the City to give them the same deal that Les Schwab got. The Urban-Renewal will exempt them, and assess ALL the homes adjoining JR.

Everybody gets FUCKED in Bend.

Who won?

Knife-River ( Hap-Tayor )
KURATEK
Les Schwab

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This deal is STILL ALL about Les Schwab, and this is where non-credible smelly CUNT ELDER BRUCE is still changing the subject. This WHOLE deal is NOT about KURATEK or CAPELL, OR KNIFE-RIVER, this is all go along money.

THIS WHOLE DEAL IS ABOUT LES-SCHWAB ( EDCO,ANDERSON,GARZINI, BORGMAN ).

Anonymous said...

CUNTS,

History has proved that ONLY one of you CUNTS has a fucking Brain, and that is TIMMY.

So I'll ask timmy this question. Read the Juniper-Ridge Deed.

Then answer the question. How in the hell did the city sell Juniper Ridge to Les Schwab given there was NO public hearing, and there is NO master-plan in place?

Lastly, given that Les Schwab is exempt from all master-plans, and has there own CC&R's that over-ride every-where this seems to be a BIG fuck-you to the county deed.

My question TIMMY, is what part of the DEED am I mis-interpreting???

www.ci.bend.or.us/depts/urban_renewal_economic_development/juniper_ridge/exhibits.html

Exhibit 2 - Property Deed

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Ok, I know all you cunts have brain, but ONLY Timmy appears to have put it to use.

Anonymous said...

The city will continue to feed KURATEK $60k/MO, the city will eventually give him $3M to go away, when they get the cash from KURATEK.

* Correction too early, too little coffee

The city will continue to feed KURATEK $60k/MO, the city will eventually give him $2.5M to go away, when they get the cash from Les Schwab; 1/2M to Bend PR, total $3M ( Actual from Les Schwab $3.1M )

Anonymous said...


“There’s plenty of money we believe, but we’ve got sequencing and phasing issues of how we build projects and pay for them,” Economic Development Director John Russell said.


Murphy Road project, others in Bend could cost city $40M
By Peter Sachs / The Bulletin
Published: November 20. 2007 5:00AM PST

Creating an overpass for Murphy Road across U.S. Highway 97, along with several new roads and new highway ramps on the south side of the city, would cost a total of $40 million, officials told the Bend City Council on Monday night.

City officials are confident that they can get moving on the project within a couple years by collecting funding from a variety of sources.

Rough plans call for starting the realignment of Murphy Road on the east side of the parkway. The project would start just west of Parrell Road before crossing over and connecting with Brookswood Boulevard on the west side.

Under the plan, the Oregon Department of Transportation would remove the signals on Highway 97 at Pinebrook Boulevard and at Southeast Third Street.

A new set of ramps, including a flyover, would connect Third and the highway on the south side of the city.

“This is just a very positive way to approach problems where everybody is trying to come up with solutions and everybody is going to win in the end,” Councilor Chris Telfer said after a presentation of the plans at a Bend City Council meeting Monday night.

The city is working with ODOT and WinCo Foods, which plans to build a store in the area, on the traffic improvements. In the near future, the current signal at Third and Highway 97 would get a temporary fourth “leg” so that drivers could reach WinCo, which would be on the west side of the highway.

ODOT could pay as much as $15 million of the project’s cost, Bend Public Works Director Ken Fuller said, because a portion of the project involves improving the highway. The costs of an overpass and new local roads could be paid with a new urban renewal area in that part of the city.

“There’s plenty of money we believe, but we’ve got sequencing and phasing issues of how we build projects and pay for them,” Economic Development Director John Russell said.

By next month, officials plan to come back to the City Council with more specifics, including a construction timeline. Russell suggested Monday night that an urban renewal area could be created as soon as next August. That would give the city the ability to get several million dollars in bonds within about a year.

In other business, Juniper Ridge Special Projects Manager Ron Garzini presented the first draft of a work plan for the 1,500-acre mixed-use project. The plan is a large bar chart showing the various phases of construction and significant road work nearby, such as improvements to Highway 97.

“As we begin to firm up dates, timelines, commitments, contracts, we’re going to add them into the work plan,” Garzini said.

The chart places the beginning of construction of an interchange at Highway 97 and Cooley Road in mid-2009. That project would not be complete until 2011, under the draft work plan. The chart assumes that construction of a long-term reroute of the northern section of Highway 97 would not start until 2016.

The plan also proposes putting parcels of Juniper Ridge land up for sale in mid-2009, though city officials agreed that could happen sooner.

“It’s entirely possible, in the middle of 2008, that we could sell property,” Garzini said.

Anonymous said...

You have to wonder what Les Scwhab was, as to date NO property at Juniper Ridge has ever been sold!

I'm beginning to think that Les Schwab has always Been At Juniper Ridge. This reminds of The Palestine/Israel argument, there never was a Palestine. Just like JR, it was always "Les Schwab Urban Renewal Zone".


“It’s entirely possible, in the middle of 2008, that we could sell property,” Garzini said.


Juniper Ridge Special Projects Manager Ron Garzini presented the first draft of a work plan for the 1,500-acre mixed-use project. The plan is a large bar chart showing the various phases of construction and significant road work nearby, such as improvements to Highway 97.

“As we begin to firm up dates, timelines, commitments, contracts, we’re going to add them into the work plan,” Garzini said.

The chart places the beginning of construction of an interchange at Highway 97 and Cooley Road in mid-2009. That project would not be complete until 2011, under the draft work plan. The chart assumes that construction of a long-term reroute of the northern section of Highway 97 would not start until 2016.

The plan also proposes putting parcels of Juniper Ridge land up for sale in mid-2009, though city officials agreed that could happen sooner.

“It’s entirely possible, in the middle of 2008, that we could sell property,” Garzini said.

Anonymous said...

Mark Capell needs your support. Please support Mark Capell.
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Asked whether the Juniper Ridge controversy had influenced his vote to fire Anderson, Councilor Jim Clinton replied: “Basically that was a very minimal consideration, because as much as a year ago, when [Councilor] Mark [Capell] and I got involved in working on the DDA, Andy was not directly involved anyway. We kind of decided that since the council ultimately had to approve it [the DDA], it was logical to have a couple of councilors have a go at it.”

Although he and then-Councilor John Hummel were the fiercest critics of a controversial closed-door deal with Les Schwab to sell the giant tire company land in Juniper Ridge for its new corporate headquarters, Clinton also denied that was a factor in deciding to remove Anderson.

“I’ve softened up my position on that quite a bit, because Andy was caught in a very bad position because Les Schwab was insisting on a very high level of secrecy,” he said. “Since that came down we got to know the Les Schwab people better and understand they were kind of in a tight spot themselves. That basically did not play any role in the decision to terminate Andy’s contract – at least not for me.”

And Clinton said the city’s decision to buy eight second-hand buses for Bend Area Transit that turned out to be lemons also wasn’t a significant factor.

“For me it was a very minimal factor – minimal to very low,” he said. “I consider it a mistake, but that sort of thing happens in a big organization. I think Andy did what he could to set in place some new procedures so that kind of thing wouldn’t happen again.”

Clinton, fellow Councilor Peter Gramlich and Mayor Bruce Abernethy also said they don’t believe Anderson’s departure will make much, if any, difference in how the Juniper Ridge saga plays out.

Abernethy said he doesn’t think Anderson’s firing will make “one iota of difference” for Juniper Ridge. Asked how great a role the Juniper Ridge controversy played in the Anderson firing, he answered: “I think the city has clearly faced a number of challenges, certainly over the last nine to 12 months, and that was certainly one of them. I don’t necessarily think I’ve done the best job in some areas. I think there’s plenty of responsibility to go around.”

“I don’t see any effect whatsoever on Juniper Ridge” from Anderson’s departure, Clinton said.

“I don’t think so,” said Gramlich when asked whether removing Anderson will make any difference. “Obviously a city manager plays some role, but my first reaction is no.”

The departure of Anderson doesn’t look likely to silence the Juniper Ridge critics either.

Anonymous said...

Les Schwab Urban Renewal Zone: Authorized to Tax Surround Area $40 MILLION DOLLARS! OUCH! That's a lot of infrastructure for Schwab.

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JUNIPER RIDGE DEVELOPER DEAL IS GETTING ATTENTION
With the acute shortage of light industrial land in Bend pushing prices to 25-30% higher than any other community in Oregon and considerably higher than other larger communities in neighboring states, EDCO has been carefully monitoring and participating in, to the best of our ability, progress on the city-owned property called Juniper Ridge. Twenty years ago, this land was deeded to the City of Bend by Deschutes County for future industrial use. The project started in earnest back in 1999 with an industrial land inventory study and comprehensive search for properties most attractive and logical for development into employment lands. For many reasons, Juniper Ridge was selected as the area for Bend’s future light industrial, business and high tech development. Over the period of 2003-2004, a master plan for Phase I and Phase II of Juniper Ridge was developed by a group of local, regional and state experts in transportation, urban planning, economic development, as well as planners from the city, county and special districts. Last year, the City went through a RFP/RFQ process to select a master developer from the private sector to implement the vision of the master plan. Also in 2005, the City successfully established the Juniper Ridge area as an Urban Renewal District with the authority to raise $40 million to pay for on and off-site improvements including all utility extension and road improvements. Since the selection process, a small number of City staff have been working on an MOU with the developer, represented by Ray Kuratek, who has residential and office park development experience in California.

Details of the MOU negotiations have been few, and rumors are circulating that the City and master developer are planning a mix of residential and other non light industrial/employment uses for the first phase of the project. The Bend Chamber of Commerce and other local business leaders have openly expressed their opposition to this idea, and EDCO is also not in support of further conversion of light industrial land anywhere in the tri-county area to other uses - especially at Juniper Ridge which currently has all of Bend’s future supply. We expect the Juniper Ridge development plan to receive considerable discussion at upcoming Bend City Council meetings and to receive more press in the weeks ahead.

Anonymous said...

in 2005, the City successfully established the Juniper Ridge area as an Urban Renewal District with the authority to raise $40 million to pay for on and off-site improvements including all utility extension and road improvements.

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Cooley interchange $30M
Kuratek $2.5M
Knife-River ( Hap-Taylor ) $7M
Local Public Relations $.5M
Total Due $40M

Bill to Walmart & Lowes as Les Schwab Urban Renewal Tax.

Anonymous said...

The city will continue to feed KURATEK $60k/MO, the city will eventually give him $2.5M to go away, when they get the cash from Les Schwab; 1/2M to Bend PR, total $3M ( Actual from Les Schwab $3.1M )

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Who will get the $100K??

I love Bend, they spend ALL the money before they even get it, there are so many bill's obligated in this town, and everybody is waiting for the 'check' in the mail.

Ol, Kuratek must be sweating, ... He didn't like the Les Schwab deal, but that is where his $2.5M is coming from, thus by now he must be a supporter of the cause.

That is the brilliant thing about this whole 'day-one' 'done-deal', they made sure that everybody made money on the outcome.

One year has gone by since the city sold JR to Les Schwab, yet Kuratek is still kept around at $60K/mo, you have to question why? The money for his departure is budgeted.

You can tell from the Oct 23, 2007 Garzini quote ( See Source "Moving Goal Posts" ), that Garzini would like to terminate the $60k/mo, he's the fucking 'special project manager for JR', ... It's like this city spends money, and is in paralysis to turn off the spigot.

Anything can be turned on in Bend, any amount can be spent, but try turning the fucking spigot OFF, it can't be done.

Complete fucking paralysis. It's like a bunch of Mormons are caught in the basement of the temple sodomizing each other, the light is on, and they're in paralysis. The janitor is shocked, the mormons are embarrassed complete fucking paralysis.

Fucking Garzini goes out and issues Press release that are at odd's with City Council is actually doing. This has been the WHOLE fiasco all along.

Ron Anderson ( City Manager ) made the deal with Capell to sell Juniper Ridge to Les Scwhab, but the deal was forced UP the ass of council at the 11th hour. Then more MOU's, CC&R's ... are forced up COUNCIL ASS. They eventually FIND the fucking ball's to FIRE anderson, but nothing happens, they keep passing new shit, like paying off Kuratek ( Oct 15, 2007 ), then on Oct 23, 2007 Garzini questions the risk/reward of the Kuratek added-value?

Someone recently said in Bend that we had a dysfunctional city staff ( management ), and a dysfunctional elected city Government. Wow.

Garzini, prison consultant at large for 20+ Years has been saying "Run a city like a business". Funding for Garzinni's business is socialism, yet he embraces corporatism, Mussolini called this Fascism, Hitler called it "National Socialism". The trains ran on time in Italy & Germany, but in Bend, we have the best Fascist/Nazi's that money can buy, and the trains still don't run.

Anonymous said...

I really think Kuratek, at this point of dragging his arse and playing dumb.

Garzini is going crazy, mission #1 was to terminate the $60k/mo meter running, and its still running.

The $2.5M is a done deal, its budgeted, but then this is Bend.

I'm beginning to Love Ray Kuratek, if I was in his position, I would stick to my guns, and point out that of ALL the JR master-plans MINE ( authored by cooper ), is-was the BEST!

Then I would wait them ALL out, all the while getting a check for $60K/mo. Let Garzini piss & moan, and issue Press Releases, who cares, Garzini only gets $10K/mo, and remember Garzini is NOT doing this for money ( Ducnan - fud-gat-about-dit ). While Kuratek is raking in 401K deposits, Garzini has prisons on the mind.

Mark twain, said "Truth is Stranger, Than Fiction". Something is going to give soon, we know just this sunday the BULL announced it was "GAME-OVER" for Bend RE.

Then there's the city council. Goes to show that well spent money can elect flower pots to hold elected office.

It's ALL too funny.

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The whole deal here is the 'owners of Bend' have decided that the outcome of Juniper-Ridge was to be "Les Schwab Urban Renewal Zone", that was decided summer of 2006.

Kuratek knows that they'll pay anything ( Note, none of this is there money ), Bend is the #1 resort in America ( www.visitbend.com ), we print money, money is no problem. Anybody that impedes the Les Schwab project is paid vast sums to get out of the way. Thus, now everyone is blocking traffic so they can get a cut of the pie, before bend goes bankrupt.

Anonymous said...

It took a while, but I obtained a copy of the bendbubble2 server logs from a source at Google who wishes to remain anonymous. Lots of Bend IP addresses in there, none from Albania though. Do homer and buster still think they're anonymous?

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There are many sodomists and realtors in Bend, you really don't have to work so hard to find one. Go to the D&D any evening. Use the toilet stall frequently, tap your feet, you'll get lucky. I always do.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I debated the wisdom of posting anon proxies that work over on BendBB, but of course, he'd just ban them.

I'm just curious what your opinion is on this Timmy? You seemed to be pro-anonymous, cover-your-ass surfing... and you're an admin over there. Is it a prerequisite that informe ban as many anon proxy surfers as possible, cuz it dilutes their harvesting of IP's? I just think that of the 2 possible filtering mechanisms BendBB could have chosen as an alternative to his incredibly dumb "filter on name famousness", those being 1) filter on content, or 2) registered users only, sounds like he's going registered users only, which seems the greeater of 2 evils.

Anything is better than what he was doing. But registering will simply slash user numbers, posts, and basically the value of the thing.

I don't know man... I wish you'd talk to him about the direction he's going. When I see "Registered Users Only" on ANY site, that's usually the last time I ever go there. Just sad.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I really think Kuratek, at this point of dragging his arse and playing dumb.

Motherfucker makes $2,000/day playing dumb. I would too.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

From BendBB:

Most of the posts that violate the bulletin board rules (obscenity, insults, libel, etc.) come from anonymous proxies. Getting rid of proxies eliminates much of the junk. I'd like to find a balance that will allow civil discussion on the board without requiring registration, but if that's not possible I'm still considering making registration required in the future.

Then a comment:

Don't forget black people! And then you gotta remember the Jews. And everyone knows this country has gone down the crapper since women got the right to vote.

White-bread American males: The only race you can truly trust anymore.

Everyone else? BACK OF THE BUS.


That shit is funny.

BendBB is like my Dad: He's so fucking consumed with his own "omniscience", that he doesn't want to admit or realize that he's a fucking idiot. My dad used to proclaim to me that he was "The Smartest Man On Earth". Only a fucking moron would make such a statement. Only extreme idiots even think such a thing. I have typically found an almost perfect inverse correlation to how intelligent people really are (to me at least), and how smart they THINK they are.

People, like BendBB, who NEVER ADMIT to being WRONG, are wrong ALL THE TIME. If you've ever read the back & forth between he & I, you'll see I am coerced to admit I'm wrong ALL THE TIME, despite the fact that BendBB is equally if not more so, DEAD WRONG. I'll admit I'm wrong all the time, cuz I'm an idiot, and don't know shit. I'm AT LEAST smart enough to know that. BendBB will probably DIE thinking he's the King Of Big Shit Smartness, when he is in fact, a dumbass of monumental proportions.

Everytime I have questioned the WISDOM of his choices, the fucker turns it into a pissing match. What a dumbshit. BendBB, no matter what you think, your filtering is HURTING the BB... OK, if running a decent BB on Bend RE is the objective, and not harvesting IP's, you're killing it. Why? Are you too fucking PROUD to admit you're wrong, you made a mistake, your filtering is IDIOTIC, and your next step, "REGISTERD USERS ONLY", is only SLIGHTLY less stupid that your previous idiotic filtering scheme?

Damn dude... you seemed to have this tolerable BENEVOLENT DICTATOR thing going... fuck, now we can take away the BENEVOLENT part.

Anonymous said...

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I really think Kuratek, at this point of dragging his arse and playing dumb.

Motherfucker makes $2,000/day playing dumb. I would too.

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I really think this shit, is going to attract parasites from all over the country, no wonder UHAULS are still coming to Oregon.

Atlanta: "Hey, Homeboy, up in Orygun, they give a white man $2,000/day for being hard of hearing"

Oregon: "Spend, and they will come"

Anonymous said...

Please HOMER, please take this BENDBB obsession to another board, one more day of the SHEET.

Then I'm going to create 'bendbubbleN.informe.com', its going to be wide open, and it will be 24/7 BENDBB glory-hole worship, but pleeeeeze on bubble2.blogspot.com, lets talk about tethrow firing their PR firm, and replacing it, I think tetherow is in some deep shit!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

God-Damn Homee your killing a dead-horse, BENDBB has been banning anon-proxy's FOREVER, if your just realizing that now, then your about as technical as your wife,


let it go,


your right, BENDBB bans anon-proxy's, because his whole gig is harvest real IP's, its an old story, lets move on,

Anonymous said...

Elder Bruce, you made an assertion one week ago today that you had the "LS sales agreement', to date one fucking week, you haven't made it public you lazy fucking dumb cunt.

Two, you claim that hap-taylor/knife-river is related to Capell, something about incest and cousins,

This two, before it becomes established fact that Capell is related to the knife-river schwab pig feed, back it up with PROOF. How are they related??

PUT UP OR SHUT UP!!!!!!!!

p.s. our PR firm DVA/VCB has a wife/hubby that is related to the editor of the BULL, if you like incest look into that one

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

God-Damn Homee your killing a dead-horse, BENDBB has been banning anon-proxy's FOREVER, if your just realizing that now, then your about as technical as your wife,

Yeah... I'm probably just HOPING that SOMEONE will talk sense into the bastard, cuz I sure as hell know he won't listen to reason. He's got the potential for good stuff over there, but the COST is too high. As Timmy has pointed out, I have OFTEN praised BendBB, cuz he's got valuable info... and now he seems bent on trashing it, because of... PRIDE? Geeeeez, how stupid.

maybe it's just cuz I don't want to write a spider to grab all that MLS data myself. Paul-DUH is pretty lazy...

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

BendBB = "Bends' Becky Breeze"?

Hmmmm...

Timothy said...

>>I'm just curious what your opinion is on this Timmy? You seemed to be pro-anonymous, cover-your-ass surfing... and you're an admin over there. Is it a prerequisite that informe ban as many anon proxy surfers as possible, cuz it dilutes their harvesting of IP's?

No system is perfect. IP banning is common (it's built into Drupal). It's there for a reason. There are people that will try to attack and ruin any system. If you want any control over the content, you have to make some sort of policy. I've never seen a rational one. I've watched many of them, from Motley Fool to Fark, try to figure out how to deal with it.

There's nothing wrong with your site as you have it, but it sure doesn't lend itself to civil discussion, just to ball busting. If bendbb went away, I'd miss it. If your site wasn't text only, goatse and tubgirl would be posted daily, and people would stop coming.

Anonymous said...

Please HOMER, please take this BENDBB obsession to another board

Obsessed perhaps, but being a techno-luddite, I appreciate the exposure and discussion of bendbb's sneaky, dishonest BS. I don't recall posting anything particularly incendiary or controversial, but I won't be visiting there again. Smacks of George Bush's "if you don't have anything to hide, you shouldn't be worried that we are secretly watching you" crap.

Just to get in the spirit of the discourse over here, FUCK THAT MOTHERFUCKIN COCKSUCKIN BULLSHIT!!!

Wow that was kind of cathartic...

Anonymous said...

Smacks of George Bush's "if you don't have anything to hide, you shouldn't be worried that we are secretly watching you" crap. - homer

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BENDBB has been making a lot threats over here, about lawyers, and IP's.

Let me just say, for the 'record' that MOST of us OLD FARTS have nothing to fear because we're retarded ( retired ), sure we read the BULL and SORE, and we even read the City of Bend council minutes, and its too fucking funny not to comment on the comedy, what else can a retarded old sodomist do with his time, other than laugh at real estate?

Now here is the CONCERN I have with BENDBB. For those of you DUMB enough to read and write at his site, from your work computer, be that city-of-bend, or Brooks, or Breeze, ... some kind of fucking Nazi job in Bend. This is why they want the IP's, especially if you posting 'leaks', this is what they want.

Old Farts who write about pederasty, sodomy, and real-estate, not necessarily in that order, have nutting to fear of the system.

If your posting or reading on BENDBB you had better be doing so at your favorite bend bar, coffee-shop, ... etc and be paying cash. Or stealing your neighbors wifi.

Ok, I have said enough. Please homer, let's create a new blog-site in informe.com format, that is everything that BENDBB is NOT, and you put that on your mast.

Let's put timmy and rdc, and you as administrators, so the porn can be deleted and make it wide open. If timmy or rdc see something worthwhile on the glory-hole site, then they can repost post it on the FREEDOM site.

We need a way the public, can post rumors, with graphics [ les schwab sale agreement ], and the informe.com is the perfect format, everything the same, just without BENDBB and censorship.

Anonymous said...

I am a realtor, one who is surving this downturn in the market. Like all professions when I go out and someone asks me what I do and I tell them, I always get 2 things out of them. The first is a question, when will it hit bottom, my answer is what do you think. I have my opionion and I tell them after they answer the question. I like to get their feedback and hear what the consumer is saying. The other thing I hear is the comment, I wish I could buy now. Most of the people are already homeowners realizing that prices will start going back up and they know that is a good time to buy investments. I also get people who want to buy for the first time and right now there are some deals out there to be had for first timers and investors. My point is, now is really the time to buy, don't sell, but buy. The things I hear from people is that we are moving towards the bottom, now people just need to move off the fence, it will happen and it will happen in the first part of 09.

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This is definitely a realtor, notice they can't spell 'survive' or 'opinion'.

Yes, I have said since winter of 06, its a great time to buy, problem is everyone who could buy, did buy, and +90% of most people have no equity, so flipping is out.

Most can only afford one house, so a second is stupid, its really a tough rental market now.

So yes, if you didn't already fuck yourself, its not too late to fuck yourself. Go for it!

Timothy said...

A) Is there another place besides informe to set up free phpBB sites?

B) Is there anyone with enough balls and time to build a RE database? However you all hate BendBB rules and site, I admire him for sticking with his database for so long. A lot of people here are all talk and no work.

You may say that his info is just Realtors' lies, but his work puts light to how bad things are EVEN WITHIN THEIR OWN DATA. And the price changes help us find things to look up in DIAL.

I want to buy next year, I think. I'm not sue, but I might completely lose interest in all these boards once I do. Until then, I hope they all stay open.

Timothy said...

>>This is definitely a realtor, notice they can't spell 'survive' or 'opinion'.

Yep, that's a Realtor, and do they have a bargian for you!

Timothy said...

>>I'm not sue,

That's a TYPO, not a misspelling. :-)

--Boy Named Sue

Timothy said...

>>Like all professions when I go out and someone asks me what I do and I tell them, I always get 2 things out of them.

Uh, yeah. No matter what profession, you always get 2 things.

???

Pedro Hemes Valdes Ortega said...

http://bendeconomy2.informe.com/

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Homer,

I have setup the above, timmy with you tell us which 'template' to use I'll set that like, I said anyone that wants to admin is welcome.

I homer removes bendbb from his masthead. So he can have a site that does graphics.

Timmy, you can make this look like bendbb or whatever, nobody cares, the 'minimal' template may be best, but then theres no graphics.

The important thing is NO censorship.

I don't give a fuck about IP's, I don't think the rest do either. We all know, that if your doing this shit from work or home you had better be using a remote-proxy.

Pedro Hemes Valdes Ortega said...

http://bendeconomy2.informe.com/forum/index.php

Anonymous said...

B) Is there anyone with enough balls and time to build a RE database? However you all hate BendBB rules and site, I admire him for sticking with his database for so long. A lot of people here are all talk and no work.

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Just FUCKING STEAL his data and post it over on

http://bendeconomy2.informe.com/forum/index.php

It's not like he's going to stop writing his data.

This is perfect, there's simply going to be a mirror, so that there can be site where anything goes, and anything BENDBB posts gets deleted ( just kidding ).

Timmy, whenever BENDBB posts MLS data, please copy&paste to

http://bendeconomy2.informe.com/forum/index.php

It's that easy.

Problem solved, win-win for everyone, as BENDBB doesn't have to spend his time adding IP's to banned list all day long, he gets to be a nazi over his site, ... its win-win for all.

Timothy said...

I don't think it's a bad idea to set up an alternative. But I won't be the one to cut and paste because I don't want to take away the incentive from bendBB to keep on keepin' on.

But I think it's a GREAT idea for a wide-ranging topic site where we can create any old topic we want without waiting around for Paul on Sunday.

I'm all for it. And I'll gladly remove porn and prescription drug spam. I'll see if I can get myself an account and ask to be a site admin after holidays... I'm getting my family ready to head out.

Everyone have a good week.

Anonymous said...

I won't be the one to cut and paste because I don't want to take away the incentive from bendBB to keep on keepin' on.

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I don't see the disincentive, its him, that's driving everyone away. The new site already has a HOME for BENDBB's data, and a obituary for bendbb.

It's really the only option. Well if timmy is the the main admin, and we can get homer to cut&paste the bendbb data that will work, for me the bendbb data don't mean shit, and never has.

Have a good holiday, timmy

bruce said...

ATTN ALL CUNTS:

http://www.juniper-ridge.info

It's just begun.

And, no, I really don't give a fuck if you use an anonymous proxy.

Bend Economy Man said...

It's just begun.

And, no, I really don't give a fuck if you use an anonymous proxy.


OK Bruce, you rule again. Standing by.

Bend Economy Man said...

Ol, Kuratek must be sweating, ... He didn't like the Les Schwab deal, but that is where his $2.5M is coming from, thus by now he must be a supporter of the cause.

I agree with those who say that this deal was done in the fast-and-loose Bend, not the wait-and-see Bend. I think that they never thought that the details would be parsed and criticized. They wanted to get the deal to ensure the "legacy" in place, ASAP, damn the details, and by the time anyone had an opportunity to review the sausage-making process the plan would have already started bearing fruit.

That ain't how it worked out! Unraveling Juniper Ridge will be an ugly, drawn-out process against a background of the Bend RE industry falling on its own sword.

Bend Economy Man said...

Jeremiah 25:27 - "Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you."

I think this is the Bible verse that describes the excesses of building in Bend.

bruce said...

Jesus, BEM, quoting the Old Words!

dartagnan said...

58 and "doesn't even know what a blog is"??? C'mon, this was written by Sally Heatherton.

One other thing: You say a lot that's worth hearing but I wish you could say it more concisely. Your typical post is as long as "War and Peace."

Anonymous said...

bruce said...

ATTN ALL CUNTS:

http://www.juniper-ridge.info

*

Thanks Elder Cunt Bruce, if this is true, and authentication is positive, then you'll become a full fledged cunt in my holy book.

bruce said...

Re: Thanks Elder Cunt Bruce

Still waiting for the actual CCR's. I was supposed to get them yesterday, but "it's more complicated..."

Just got back from City Hall, where I dropped off three more Public Records requests. Copies of all open ones are linked at the bottom of juniper-ridge.info

My wife's car is broke, so I have to go spend $150 on an alternator and install it. I'll get to scannin again in awhile.

BTW, I was at the City Council meeting last night and didn't see any other CUNTS there. Wassup?

Anonymous said...

Bruce,

Is still a fucking non-credible cunt, why pray tell?

1.) His web site is hashed.

2.) He uses the max possible script kiddy's that google can manage,

3.) His links are hashed in hexadecimal, later I'll convert it, ..

4.) He has POSTED NOTHING of value.

Note, NOBODY go to this site unless your using a strong remote proxy.

Bruce, has once again shown he is a fucking flaky sack of shit.

Why didn't he just make copy's of the fucking doc, and give them to duncan? Why all the fucking games?

What' the point of posting the fucking cover sheet only?

Such fucking bullshit.

He's like a 14 year old kid,

WARNING THIS GUY IS COLLECTING DATA FOR REAL, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.


http://www.juniper-ridge.info

Is one dangerous fucking site, look at the fucking HTML, this guy makes BENDBB look like Bambi ( it was deer ).

Anonymous said...

My wife's car is broke, so I have to go spend $150 on an alternator and install it. I'll get to scannin again in awhile.

*

Yeh, a lawyer with a wife whose car will not run, probably all true, and when you harvest enough IP's somebody will give you lunch money.

What fucking creep.

bruce said...

Re: ...look at the fucking HTML..

Yes, please do. Just right click on it and hit "View Source"

So tell me, what's so "hashed" about that?

"max possible script kiddies"? WTF?

The only "hash" in there is for the Paypal donation button. Don't fucking donate if you wish. If you do, it just gets my wife off my back about working on this "useless stuff" and I can dig harder. If you don't, whoopee.

Get a fucking clue.

PS I'm not a fucking lawyer. And I do know how to fix cars. I'm from fucking Northern Wisconsin.

bruce said...

Dude, you are part of the sit and whine assembly. Don't have no more Vaseline for that BS.

bruce said...

To all who read juniper-ridge.info, please note 4.11 on page 8, regarding "Lots".

Is this some way for LS to sell off and make more money?

bruce said...

RE: 3.) His links are hashed in hexadecimal, later I'll convert it

Yes, please do.

I love that part. Who you from, COBA?

Whatever, you are not even worthy of being called a CUNT.

bruce said...

Dude-you even going to respond "anonymously"?

Your dick is shrinking just looking at this.

bruce said...

Where is anonymouse?

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I've had occasion to be around a few Realtors recently, and after washing off the filth, I can tell you those fuckers are PISSED! They're PISSED that no one is buying a house FROM THEM.

I mean, if I was Duncan, and my store was sucking ass (his does not), I would blame MYSELF. I can tell you these Realtors I was around blame EVERYONE ELSE except themselves.

Talking about tons of Open House traffic for a whole week... but NADA as far as REAL INTEREST... NOTHING. No one even making a LOW BALL, which they were trying like crazy to elicit.

The mood was DAMN GRIM. And ANGRY AS HELL.

Duncan McGeary said...

Well, they have a hole in their logic you could drive a truck through.

Prices are dropping, but now is the time to drive.

Does not compute, man.

Duncan McGeary said...

Er, no is the time to 'buy.'

I just can't see how they can get around that contradiction, without depending on stupid and or rich.

So they're blaming people for not being stupid or rich.

I do, too. Damn them for not coming in my store and spending buckets of stupid money!

Anonymous said...

Duncan,

I want to buy a comic book, but I only have 2% to put down and the guy I was going to borrow the rest of the money from says I have to have 20%. I'm so pissed. I'm going to buy one soon, though. Really.

bruce said...

Dunc,

We can spend Monopoly Money, from the taxpayers of Bend.

It doesn't even seem like real money.

Duncan McGeary said...

2% No problem!

You can buy it now for .06., as long as you pay me 4.00 in a month. How's that sound?

Timothy said...

I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

Bruce Real said...

http://www.juniper-ridge.info

If you donate money to my site. I'll add a page every week.

I'm asking for $100 per page. There's 32 pages.

I have currently added the two cover pages. These first two were free. Only thirty weeks to go, and you have the entire Les Schwab Sales Agreement.

p.s. If you visit my site, have www.google-analytics.com mapped to 127.0.0.1, and make sure your using a remote proxy.

bruce said...

OK, got full Sales and Purchase Agreement in single PDF. Click image of Summary for it at juniper-ridge.info

Interesting sections: 4.1, 4.3, 4.7, 4.9, 4.10, 9.3, 9.7, 9.8

bruce said...

BTW, it's Ron "The Hammer" Garzini to Kuratek and Holzman now.

Interesting article in this mornings BULL.

Anonymous said...

BTW, it's Ron "The Hammer" Garzini to Kuratek and Holzman now.

Interesting article in this mornings BULL.

Please Post

Anonymous said...

The people in this town have wanted all along, to keep Juniper Ridge off the drawing board - HBM [ mini-me editor of the SORE ]

What people in this town wanted all along was to follow the rules. All the smoking gun's are now publicly available. It is a MYTH that Juniper Ridge is 'dead' the project is alive and well, and Les Schwab has taken control. For a price of $3M, they get $40M in in infrastructure for free. They pay NO SDC's.

The Juniper-Ridge Deed makes it clear that the Juniper-Ridge was to be an open process, it never was. The Deed says land was to be not sold until the final master-plan was approved by the public, this never was.

The Deed and sale of Juniper Ridge is above. All the Garzini/Kuratek business is a sideshow.

Garzini gets $333/day, and Kuratek gets $2,000/day, neither want any of this to end anytime soon.

Your correct HBM, there will be no Juniper Ridge as envisioned by the County in 1990, instead what we got is Les Schwab Urban Renewal Zone, where a tire-flipper got full control of 1500 acres for $3M.

The $3M is in effect a final compensation package for Kuratek. Paid by Les Schwab. In effect Les Schwab got ALL of Juniper Ridge for free. No big deal here, the City only paid one dollar for Juniper Ridge.

To suggest that ALL this transpired because it was the 'citizens' plan is ludicrous, this all transpired because of secrecy and fraud, on the behalf of the most powerful people in the city.

Anonymous said...

Bruce,

I concede you finally got the entire agreement (LS) done as a PDF, and posted in public.

thanks,

bruce said...

Re: I concede

Now bend over so Paul-Doh can have his way with you!

bruce said...

Doing the math, it looks like the City may have taken the Alternate Pruchase Price option, getting $6 sq ft in return for LS paying up to $525,000.

12 acres = 522,720 sq ft * $6 = $3,136,320, while 522,720 * $7 = $3,659,040.

The documents from the last council packet state they expect to receive $3M to $3.2M from LS. Then they can say "LS is too paying SDCs!"

Remember to note this comparable when discussing the LS deal: http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/MainSite/Listing/Profile/ProfileSE.aspx?LID=15395795&linkcode=1070&sourcecode=1lww2t006a00002

7.12 acres at $837,078.65/acre is $19+ sq ft. And you still have to pay SDCs.

Great work on getting this deal for the city, Councilors!

bruce said...

Up to $525,000 in SDCs.

See Para 1 in Summary, Paras 1.1-1.3 and 4.7 in Agreement itself.

Duncan McGeary said...

Real estate agents are Wimpy.

J. Wellington Wimpy.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Hmmmm... I don't know about you maniacs, but I opened some statements (I'm REAL up to date... these are Q3), and Paul-doh funds holding more Wash Mu money market funds than is comfy...

Might as well throw in and add to the panicking cascade...

Anonymous said...

Up to $525,000 in SDCs.

*

Try $45M in SDC's,

Cooley improvement for LS is said to $30M, Knife-River to date is $6.5M actual cost.

To date LS has put down $35k earnest money, city has spent $5.5M on knife-river driveway. The updates to Cooley @ 97 is said to cost $30M, on behalf of LS.

The $3M that LS is paying is all going to Kuratek.

Where does the $2k/day that goes to Kuratek come from? What about the $333/day to Garzini.

The LS Sales Agreement says the the land must be 'shovel ready', that the city is to bring ALL infrastructure to the site. That LS is to pay NO SDC's.

That the 350 people will occupy 120,000 sq-ft, or 3 acres, what are they going to do with the other 17 acres??? Ok, sure, maybe 2 acres for a parking lot and green median. That still leaves 15 acres for something else.

We still need to see the LS CC&R's written by Schwabe, William from April 07.

Anonymous said...

Full Control said:

The sale agreement you posted is for 200 acres, not 1,500. How do you figure Schwab got "full control" of 1,500 acres? - HBM

***

Read the Les Schwab Sale's Agreement as a PDF in FULL 6mb at
http://www.juniper-ridge.info
You'll see that Les Schwab is exempt from any Juniper-Ridge Master plan for all time, and that they have control over all CC&R's of all Juniper-Ridge and the neighoring lands.

Read the minutes, you'll see that council 'was concerned' but they had no ability to stop the agreement, they feared for Anderson.

http://www.ci.bend.or.us/city_hall/meeting_minutes/docs/minutes12_12_06_City_Council_Special_Meeting.pdf.
November 21, 2007
Who, What, Where, & Why said:
HBM asked some good questions, but let's remember what transpired on Dec 12, 2006. The city council was called into a meeting on a non-meeting day, the public thus wasn't present, they went into executive session, and Anderson told them that Borgman of Les Schwab was buying Juniper Ridge. They had one hour to ALL vote yes on the deal, and read the 32 pages ( http://www.juniper-ridge.info ). If anybody here, actually has the stomach to go read these 32 pages, they'll realize that no mortal, could have in a stressful heavily armed meeting with one hour to read, debate, ... To do anything other than mea-culpa, go with the dictator you know.

That same day KURATEK found out about the deal and went crazy, as this completely destroyed his master-plan, as it meant nothing, as Les Schwab was exempt, and had final say over all aspects of Juniper Ridge.

It all comes down to BAIT&SWITCH. There never was any intention of developing Juniper-Ridge according to the DEED ( posted above ). At the day of the dec 12, 2006 city-council didn't even know that the a bait&switch had taken place, the process so outraged Hummel that he resigned. In April 2007, Les Schwab inserted their own CC&R's into Juniper Ridge.

Why has Kuratek been paid $2,000/mo since 2005?? The money to get rid of him is authorized and is coming from the $3M from Les Schwab when it comes. To date Les Schwab has only ante'd $35k.

bruce said...

97/Cooley Sounding Board members:
I wanted to confirm our next meeting date. It will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. We will follow up with a location and agenda about a week before the meeting.

Thanks!
Kristin

Kristin Hull
Project Planner
CH2M HILL
503.736.4160

Anonymous said...

{ Bruce, How do you respond to HBM's complaint that YOUR LSSA has no merit, because its NOT on city letter-head. My feeling is what you have here, is Schwabe-Williams writing 'city-charter', and city rubbber stamping, and that's thats why! }

HBM said:
"The above has been authenticated. It is the Les Schwab Sales Agreement."

Why isn't it on City of Bend letterhead?

***

HBM,

Actually if you go to the last page in the PDF package for the juniper-ridge land sale agreement you'll see that the last page has the city mast-head. Note, its also date November 15, 2006 "City of Bend". Now, this is quite confusing, as City Council was "Shocked", I'm talking Humphrey-Bogart/Casablanca Shocked, when on Dec 12, 2006 they discovered that Juniper-Ridge had been sold to Les Schwab, but the November 15, 2007 "attachment' in the PDF for the Juniper Ridge sales is clearly marked with the City Letterhead and dated November 15, 2006.

Anonymous said...

Garzini Wants to End Public De said:
Today's Bend BULLetin, has editorial, and page one on Juniper-Ridge. The conclusion by Ron Garzini is that this MUST not be debated in the press. Frankly, Dear Garzini, this is exactly why you have the mess today, that you have, is that it was NEVER debated in the 'PRESS' in the first place. Will someone please read the the Juniper-Ridge Deed Below and tell me where it say's that potted-plants like Kuratek & Garzini can make hundreds and even thousands of dollars a day in secret??? Please tell me where that is written. Of course Garzini, wants the flashlight off his program, but again, SECRECY is exactly the problem that created the mess we have today.

Everything MUST be made public, and debated in public. What part of "public hearings" does Garzini not understand??

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www.ci.bend.or.us/depts/urban_renewal_economic_development/juniper_ridge/exhibits.html

Exhibit 2 - Property Deed
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The Juniper Ridge deed which conveyed county land to city, from day one says ...

1.) There must be a master-plan ( this is why the bait&switch from kuratek was staged )

2.) All planning of Juniper Development must be a OPEN public process, and adopted by city in public hearings. The concerns of the public MUST be met.

Anonymous said...

There are several ways of looking at Juniper-Ridge: The Outcome - Which is "Les Schwab Urban Renewal Zone".

1.) Kuratek was played the fool, and brought in to develop the master-plan, and then be sent on the road, so that the land could be quid-pro-quo, transferred lock, stock, and barrel to Les Schwab ( Most likely scenario ). In which case, Mr Kuratek, has the right to sue for not only lost time, but major damages. The JR Deed required a master-plan, the City would have never gotten away with stiffing a major Oregon player like Trammel-Crow, but they could get away with stiff Ray Kuratek, so they thought.

2.) That that the City Council wanted University's, and beautiful green buildings, and a world class Industrial zone, as praised by Hummel. The problem was that Anderson ( city manager ), and EDCO, and Borgman of Les Schwab had other ideas, and in Bend the elected City Council have NO real power. Real Politik in Bend, is that he who has the gold tells the council how to vote.

3.) That that City Planning, and City Council, and City Management we're all working on their OWN juniper-ridge plan. City planning made pretty pictures and maps. City Council hired Kuratek, much to the anger of EDCO and Chamber of Commerce. Then City Management ( EDCO/Anderson/Garzini ) went ahead on their own and sold Juniper Ridge to Les Schwab.

It's one of the above THREE, some say Murphys Law rules in Bend, I don't think so. The biggest and oldest Big Boyz in Bend are making BIG money on the OUTCOME ( Les Schwab Urban Renewal Zone ) they be Hap-Taylor ( Knife-River ), Les Schwab, & Brooks Resources.

***

Read the BULLetin today, the editorial, and the front page makes it clear that the City MUST HAVE the master-plan, of course, the Deed Requires this.

Currently either Ray Kuratek is given ten's of millions of dollars settlement, or he's kept around, or there's going to be ONE BIG embarrassing litigious lawsuit. Secrecy of course created all this in the first place. Things were secret, because even Ray Kuratek, who had been on payroll for over a year prior to Dec 12, 2006 for $2000/mo, didn't even know about the Dec 12, 2006 deal until the day it was announced.

The City wasn't just hiding the truth about Juniper-Ridge from the public, they were hiding the truth from each other, and this is the reason the taxpayer is going to get hit with a +100 Million dollar bill, with NOTHING in Return.

Gambling In Bend? I'm Shocked! said...

Now, this is quite confusing, as City Council was "Shocked", I'm talking Humphrey-Bogart/Casablanca Shocked, when on Dec 12, 2006 they discovered that Juniper-Ridge had been sold to Les Schwab, but the November 15, 2007 "attachment' in the PDF for the Juniper Ridge sales is clearly marked with the City Letterhead and dated November 15, 2006.

Anonymous said...

This was interesting enough, that I assumed we need to get it on the record. Note the DUBYA parasites, are forming a national league to ban SDC's, as they feel that new homes shouldn't have to pay for infrastructure. It's the same logic that's being used with Les Schwab, $1.8B/YR company shouldn't have to pay SDC's for its new campus.

Bend has an exceptional SDC problem here, because of the rock, its very expensive to lay water/sewer for new developments. This article is just bait&switch, as even I agree this shit shouldn't be applied to single homes in the boony's.

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Rising Use of 'Impact' Fees
Rankles New-Home Buyers
By KRIS HUDSON
November 21, 2007; Page B1

When Jonette Banzon and her husband, Muhammed Ahmad, sought to build a home in Elk Grove, Calif., outside Sacramento in 2004, the city made a surprising demand: To get a building permit for the approximately $500,000 home, the couple needed to pay $240,357 for road improvements around the rural property.

While the city reduced the fee -- calculated using historical data on the costs of building sidewalks, drainage systems and other street projects -- by about 40%, the couple still sued.

"I didn't expect [the fee] would be half the price of the house," said Ms. Banzon. Elk Grove settled with them last year by capping the fee at $9,750, an amount similar to fees paid by home builders in the city's suburban areas.
[Photo]
Muhammed Ahmad and Jonette Banzon

While few rocket into six figures, impact fees such as those faced by Ms. Banzon and Mr. Ahmad are popping up in a rapidly expanding number of cash-strapped U.S. municipalities scrounging for new revenue sources while federal funding for local infrastructure has become more difficult to obtain. The one-time fees, imposed on builders and often folded into home prices and passed on to buyers, are used by cities to fund construction of infrastructure such as roads, sidewalks, parks and even fire stations for rapidly growing neighborhoods. A 2006 Kansas State University survey found that 39% of the 292 U.S. cities responding imposed impact fees on new construction last year, up from 25% in 2002.

The fees also are increasing in size in cities that have used them for years. A survey this year of 152 U.S. municipalities by Duncan Associates, an Austin, Texas, consulting firm that tracks impact fees, found that the total charged in impact fees rose by an average of 77% from 2003 to 2007 as those governments used them to pay for additional projects such as firehouses and libraries.

With the residential real-estate boom now over in many states, the extra cost of those fees stands to draw more scrutiny from price-sensitive buyers of new homes. That could translate into more lawsuits in cases like Ms. Banzon's. "It would not shock me to start seeing some increased legal friction in this area," says David Barron, a Harvard Law School professor specializing in local-government and property law.

Property-rights advocates decry impact fees and other so-called exactions -- requirements to donate land or make concessions to gain a government permit -- as a means for local governments to avoid unpopular tax increases for all residents by singling out new arrivals to pay for city projects. Proponents say that impact fees are the fairest way to make growth pay for itself. "If these folks are going to create an impact [on city services], they ought to pay for it. That's as logical as it gets," says Mac Burdette, town administrator of Mount Pleasant, a South Carolina town imposing fees of $1,700 on new homes to finance new roads, parks and sewer lines. Mount Pleasant began charging the fees in 1987 and has increased them since.

Impact fees add roughly $10,500 on average to the cost of new homes in cities that impose them, according to Duncan. They range from $26,392 on average per new home in California to $9,939 in Florida -- two states that fund school construction partly through impact fees -- to $861 in Missouri, according to Duncan.

Legally, most impact fees are defensible. Federal-court decisions dictate that public projects funded by an impact fee must have some relation to the private project paying the fee, and the fee must be proportional to the private project's burden on public resources. Even so, lawsuits challenging allegedly onerous fees aren't rare.

In July 2004, Ms. Banzon, now a 41-year-old accountant and recent law-school graduate, and her husband, a 53-year-old accountant, bought a vacant lot in a rural pocket of Elk Grove. They envisioned a five-bedroom, Mediterranean-style house double the size of their previous home. Acting as their own general contractor, they hired subcontractors, an architect and an engineer. As Ms. Banzon navigated Elk Grove's planning and public-works departments, she learned of the six-figure fee for road improvements, tree relocation and a dozen other items.

Ms.Banzon wrote to the city council and the mayor. She appealed the fee as too large for her project, and the city reduced it to $142,715. Ms. Banzon then enlisted attorney Meriem Hubbard of the Pacific Legal Foundation, a Sacramento-based law firm specializing in property-rights cases, and sued the city in December 2005. The sides settled last year, with Elk Grove reducing the impact fee to no more than $9,750. Soon after the settlement, Elk Grove discontinued the impact fee for all rural construction.

"It was a lot of hard work," says Ms. Banzon. "But in the end, I felt vindicated." Weary from the legal battle, however, Ms. Banzon and Mr. Ahmad still haven't built their 4,460-square-foot home.

Jim Estep, interim city manager in Elk Grove, said the city revamped its impact fees last year due partly to Ms. Banzon's lawsuit. The city realized that its previous system for calculating impact fees failed to take into account that rural lots have street frontages sometimes four times the length of urban street frontages, and thus fees for rural lots shouldn't be determined with the same formula. "We had to recognize that or nobody could ever afford to develop their property," Mr. Estep says.

Pacific Legal Foundation is representing plaintiffs in several cases involving impact fees and exactions: A contractors association in North Port, Fla., sued the city in October to repeal an impact fee that funds repairs of existing roads, arguing that maintenance of existing roads isn't a need created by new development. Officials counter that much of the deterioration of the rapidly growing city's roads is caused by construction vehicles. The case is pending.

Still other cases involve concessions of rights or privileges. Carlsbad, Calif., residents Craig and Robin Griswold sued the city last year after it imposed a $114,979 impact fee for future sidewalk and gutter construction as a condition for granting a permit to add a second level to their house on a rural lot. But the city offers homeowners seeking to expand or substantially renovate their rural homes an option to postpone the payment: They can forego the up-front fee and obtain a building permit by agreeing to waive their right to vote on future street-improvement projects in their neighborhood. More specifically, they must forfeit both their vote on the future formation of any improvement district in their neighborhood and their vote on any assessment against their house up to the amount of their original fee for those improvements.

City officials say the waiver allows applicants the flexibility of deferring the cost of road improvements until their neighborhood votes to undertake them. The waiver also transfers the payment obligation to any new owner of the house if it is sold. The city's aim is to preclude residents who get the benefit of a building permit from later holding out when the neighborhood opts to pay for installation of curbs, gutters, street lights and the like on its streets, says city attorney Ron Ball.

Mr. Griswold, a 62-year-old defense lawyer, pleaded his case with city officials but got no relief. "Trying to deal with them was one of the most frustrating things I've dealt with in my life," he says.

The Griswolds eventually acquiesced, signed away their vote on the assessment-district matter and built their addition. They then sued to challenge the agreement's validity. The lawsuit labels the Carlsbad ordinance a "poll tax" that violates the 14th Amendment by forcing residents to pay exorbitant fees or forego their votes on certain matters. A judge dismissed the case in September, reasoning that the Griswolds hadn't yet been denied their vote because no assessment district had been proposed. The Griswolds are appealing.

Anonymous said...

Bruce,

When are going to tell us exactly how Capell is related to hap-taylor??

Provide links to this assertion.

Anonymous said...

Protecting Millican, or for that matter protecting what's left of Central Oregon.

***

Go to any meeting in Central Oregon during the past five years, and you'll not find anyone that cares about the environment. This summer at all the county/city meetings I attended 99% of speakers only cared about getting their piece of the action. Generally I only count less than five people in a meeting of 500 where they actually are there for environment, infrastructure, or sustainability.

99% of all of Central Oregon has become get rich quick, and get out. All elected positions have been filled with 'potted plants' funded by the richest developers in the region.

Then you have the economy collapsing, which means even the Forest Service feels the pinch. ODFW? There's NO money there. Perhaps up to the late 1980's there were lots of environmentalists in Central Oregon. They're gone today, or simply don't bother anymore. I feel its very intimidating to go to any meeting whether in Bend or Prineville and testify on a issue, not having to do with pro-development.

How do we get out of this mess? The pendulum has swung in central oregon to conservative for years now, the rush limbaugh 'wise use' crowd controls ALL, and by that I mean ALL.

We simply have to wait for the pendulum to swing back, will there be anything left?

Personally I think the problem is that environmentalists were never strong, that's why Edward Abbey's ideology started earth-first, but FBI agent provocateurs have destroyed every activist environmental group in Oregon. Today in Central all we have is "Oregon Land Watch", which is really just a few lawyers running a 'green agenda', and as we all know 'green' was co-opted long ago by US corporations.

Solution?? There's really only one that I have seen for years, go buy your little 10, 20, 50, 5,000 acres whatever you can afford, and create your own wild-life preserve, and watch it like a hawk. Public lands will all be destroyed, and so will most private lands. Folks that care must invest themselves. Collectively groups could buy Millican to protect, but the problem is down the line some trust will just sell it to a developer. Such is the way in todays Oregon.

Anonymous said...

( Yes, it really is 2AM )

HBM,

If you go to the last page in the PDF package for the juniper-ridge land sale agreement ( http://www.juniper-ridge.info ) you'll see that the last page is a beautiful map of the Les Schwab Campus that has the city mast-head. Note, its also date November 15, 2006 "City of Bend".

Now, this is quite confusing, as City Council was "Shocked", I'm talking Humphrey-Bogart/Casablanca Shocked, when on Dec 12, 2006 they discovered that Juniper-Ridge had been sold to Les Schwab, but the November 15, 2006 "attachment' in the PDF for the Juniper Ridge sales is clearly marked with the City Letterhead and dated November 15, 2006.

Council 'claims' they didn't know Les Schwab had bought Juniper-Ridge until dec 12, 06, and Kuratek claims he didn't know either until the day. Yet this map at the back of the sale-agreement clearly shows the city had drawn up all the plans as early as November 15, 2006.

My humble opinion is that there was never any intention of implementing Kurateks master-plan, he was used all along, and I mean 'used' as a scape-goat to take attention off the secret Les Schwab buyout of Juniper-Ridge. Anderson could get rid of Kuratek, and thus they brought Garzini the "Terminators" in as the 'fix-it man'.

One thing is for certain, on Council Capell knew all along what was going on, and Anderson was the major 'fix-it' man. Why didn't Capell tell other council members prior to Dec 12, 06 that Les Schwab was going to be controlling Juniper-Ridge and that their sales contract would make them perpetually exempt for all time of any master-plan.

Where in the Juniper-Ridge Deed does it say that you can Sell the land and make the BUYER exempt from the Plan?

Bend City Hall, Staff, and Administration is severely broken, and we had better fix it before it costs 100's of millions of dollars. To date Kuratek has a very good argument for suing this city for ten's of millions of dollars for damages. Once Kuratek deposes Anderson, and Hummel then its going to get really ugly.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday's BULL had a story that the company that SOLD the BAT-MEN buses can NOW depose city-hall!!!!

Duncan,

Check out yesterday's BULL about the BAT fiasco, the city is suing the seller of the buses, but we know the city didn't inspect.

Honestly, who buys used stuff without a FULL mechanic,... I own heavy equipment, and I can tell you when I buy equipment, we take samples of ALL Fluids to Halton, and they analyze the stuff, and then and only then do you make a purchase. We're told that the city did nothing! These days with oil samples you can look at all metals at parts per billion, and presence of each metal tells you everything about the engine, and the drive-train is the same, ...

I'm sure the city has no basis, the point here is that the seller, just won the right in court to depose the city staff! But the judge "hogan' ruled they can't ask 'legislative questions', ... I'm sure there's enough public doc, to create a lot of fodder for the attorneys representing the bus company.

Nobody ever wanted the buses, except the city, they had to get big buses, they wanted to get federal matching dollars, .... I wouldn't be surprised if this whole thing was Get Federal Cash today, buy buses that you know are bad, and defer payment, .... this whole thing is just too weird.

This whole thing stinks to me, like somebody intended to buy junk, probably just to get it in place, then do a mea-culpa, and get new nice stuff on the next cycle, when they could force it on the public, more than likely the BAT-MEN never wanted the used buses in the long term in the first place.

Again, this all goes back to that poor company that sold the buses, they're being sued!!!!! This city is insane everything it touches turns to SHIT!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving

Be Happy Smile, your in Bend, the #1 resort in the west.

Anonymous said...

A second Major British MTG lender just completely fucking imploded. Want to borrow money to buy a house? Try the mafia.

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The buy-to-let bubble bursts

22 November 2007

The collapse in the shares of buy-to-let specialist Paragon underlines the weakness of a model based largely on wholesale market funding.

bruce said...

I didn't see that date on the map page of the LS agreement myself. Good catch.

It states "City Council Initiated Zone Change From UAR (Urban Area Reserve) To IL (Industrial Light) In Conformance With General Map Plan Designation IL

City of Bend
November 15, 2006"

Surprised, were they, on Dec. 12?

As for why it isn't on City letterhead-simple: Les Schwab lawyers wrote it, brought it in for a vote, and it was executed verbatim the same day.

Anonymous said...

It states "City Council Initiated Zone Change From UAR (Urban Area Reserve) To IL (Industrial Light) In Conformance With General Map Plan Designation IL

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This interesting because 'all' council deny's knowing about deal until Dec 12, 06, certainly Capell Knew. Some knew there was a buyer, and some knew it was 'Schwab', but in the Dec 12, 06 minutes all are 'shocked'.

Please provide your 'proof' that Capell is related to Knife-River.

Note that the actual zone change didn't occur here in reality until April 07, the same day that the city bought boyd-acres from Hap-Taylor ( Knife-River ).

Big status report coming out today, I was up a Juniper Ridge this AM and took dozens of pictures.

The most interesting 'disturbing' finding was they have destroyed all surrounding outcroppings to build what I'm calling MT-BORGMAN. This is a huge mtn, acre plateau, +20 feet off ground, made of 3 ft rock, certainly going to be the sill-plate of Borgman-Towers. From this plateau you can see everywhere in Central Oregon, the view from their completed building will be as good as Powell Butte.

What is interesting is that they're digging a well for water, the under-ground power is not completed.

YOUR sales agreement says that the land is to 'shovel' ready, but nowhere did I see a description for building a mountain, this alone is a million dollar job. Who in the hell is paying for this? Where is the description?

The work to date is exactly like the 'map' dated Nov 15, 2007.

No signs anywhere, there really don't want anyone knowing who is doing the work. The only sign anywhere is "H&W Builders", nothing anywhere about future "Les Schwab", or courtesy of Bend, OR. ...

Hopefully I'll get my report done this AM. It will be at bendbubbble.blogspot.com entitled "MT. Borgman: Bends Les Schwab Nightmare".

bruce said...

RE: Mark Capell and Todd Taylor

See 4/4/07 City Council Minutes, pate 4, the discussion of the Boyd Acres property purchase:

"Councilor Capell declared an indirect conflict of interest as Todd Taylor is his cousin. He studied analysis on the options and sees a $10 million savings over the other choices in the long run. He believes this purchase makes a lot of sense."

See Bend Bulletin article http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070529/BIZ0102/705290336&SearchID=7329128045787

Company takes new name, but it's still in the family

"Despite almost a decade of spectacular growth in Central Oregon, Todd Taylor has not forgotten the hard times in the late 1970s and early '80s that drove his father's first construction company out of business.

When Taylor's father ran the company in the 1960s and '70s, it laid the groundwork for Sunriver, Black Butte Ranch and the Redmond Airport, Taylor said.

His father, Hap Taylor Jr., could provide lessons for companies looking to survive what is expected to be slower growth than has occurred over the last decade. He started a new construction company in the mid-'80s with a "dump truck and a backhoe," said Taylor, 45. "We're going into one of the most challenging markets in a long time," Taylor said. "We're all faced with the same challenges and the key is to separate yourself from your competition by truly being in touch with the marketplace."

In 1988, Todd Taylor and his brother, Jeff Taylor, became equal partners with their father in Hap Taylor & Sons. The company did many of the same types of projects then that it does today - building roads and placing water and sewer lines for residential, commercial and municipal projects throughout the region. The company also delivers and sells concrete and does paving projects. As Taylor said, the company does "horizontal" work, not buildings.

The company had only about $500,000 in gross sales the first year. It eventually picked up enough construction projects that it sold for approximately $30 million to Knife River Corp., a subsidiary of Bismarck, N.D.-based MDU Resources Group Inc., in July 1998.

The Basics
What: Knife River Corp.
Who: Todd Taylor, president, Northwest region
Where: 62975 Boyd Acres Road, Bend
Employees: About 500 in Central Oregon, 1,500 in Oregon and Idaho
Phone: 388-0445
Web site: www.kniferiver .com"

Interestingly, in the 6/6/07 Minutes, page 7, we see

"14. Accept Bid Results for Cooley Road and 18th Street Extension and award contract (Issue Summary) (Bid results)

Councilor Friedman moved to accept the bid results. Councilor Johnson seconded the motion which passed unanimously, 6/0."

But no mention of any potential conflict by Capell.

Anonymous said...

Below is interesting, Les Schwab takes on role of city-manager, and say's we'll write our own CC&R's, city admits there's will be stronger.

Les Schwab say's it wrote CC&R's to protect itself?

What's the status of getting the CC&R's from city? How long? Thanks for the Capell information.

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6.
Consider approval of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions,
Restrictions and Easements and authorize its execution by the City
Manager (Les Schwab) (Issue Summary) (Declaration)
Economic Development Director John Russell explained that the CC&R’s are not
complete for Juniper Ridge, so these conditions were drafted for Les Schwab. There
were provisions in the purchase agreement for interim CC&R’s. The conditions were in
the purchase agreement. The 12 acres being purchased now will not be impacted by
future CC&R’s, but the properties around this would be subject to CC&R’s.
Councilor Gramlich noted that they are CC&R’s. He inquired about the lack of
architectural design regulations. Mr. Russell explained that plans have been presented
to Council. When Les Schwab purchased the property the land did not have CC&R’s
and these were created to protect themselves.
Councilor Telfer asked if these CC&R’s are any more restrictive than anything Juniper
Ridge will draft. Mr. Russell believes the permanent CC&R’s will be more restrictive.
Councilor Capell moved to approve the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions,
Restrictions and Easements and authorize its execution by the City Manager. Councilor
Clinton seconded the motion which passed unanimously, 6/0.

Anonymous said...

What: Knife River Corp.
Who: Todd Taylor, president, Northwest region
Where: 62975 Boyd Acres Road, Bend

[ five acres now owned by city ]

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The same day that the city rezoned Les Schwab ( was Juniper Ridge ) to 'light industrial', they bought the above address from Hap-Taylor for $4 Million dollars.

The timing and coziness is disturbing.

Anonymous said...

The Bus Company is using attorney Martin Hansen. Martin successfully represented Broken Top Association in getting both land and roads from the BT developer Joe Weston. Martin successfully represented Bauhoffer in the sale of the BT Club to Brenneke and then the subsequent sale to the club members. I think it will come out the city didn't do its due diligence on the busses and instead under pressure made a rash decision.

Anonymous said...

http://www.lesschwabsucks.com/

Talking about cannon fodder or blogging fodder. I was looking for a picture of Dick Borgman, CEO Les Schwab.

I came across this site, that is hilarious about Les Schwab is link Bend when it comes to having Whites only values and gated community'.s

I'm beginning to think that City Council is right, Les Schwab does share our Bend Values.

http://www.lesschwabsucks.com/

p.s. Cunts, where is a good picture of Dick Borgman.

Anonymous said...

Status report is basically done, sorry for shitty pictures, but as you know yesterday was all black ice and gloom.

bendbubble.blogspot.com

This is a status report, no new information, just status of what is actually going on at Les Schwab.

There's too much to say, but one great contradiction, is in the Dec 12, 06 minutes the council was adamant against the deal, but seemed to suggest that 'maybe' the deal met the 2004 Juniper Ridge Guidelines.

NO FUCKING WAY in hell, the guidelines say to leave the earth, geology inherently alone, ...

What Les Schwab has done is taken their 12 acres to date, and carved it down ten feet to level, and then with all the rock built one huge fucking mountain, that is to become the fucking sill-plate for the Borgman Towers. I'm calling the mountain, Mount Borgman, in honor of its founder.

From the top of this mountain, you can see all, I felt like I was on Powell Butte. I can only imagine the views from the Borgman towers.

It's rather clear that Les Schwab's plan all along was to do whatever the fucked they wanted to, the Guidelines, the Master-Plan, nothing means shit.

My god this issue is boring, but this is the poster-boy of how FUCKED UP BEND IS!!

This fucking town, why in the hell do we even have a city-council?? They don't even take a shit without Borgman, Hollern, Sebastian, ... Telling them its ok or where to do it. Want legal advice? Fuck the city attorney go to Schwabe, Williams, and Wyatt of PDX, and have them write your city-charter, and then have city council rubber stamp the product.

Things have gotten ugly, GARZINI was brought in to FIX, what's his suggestion to date? SECRECY!

My god secrecy is what has created the fucking mess.

bendbubble.blogspot.com, or better yet get off your ass and go out there, and walk around and see where your $60 million dollars are going, I love this we've already spent almost more than Juniper-Ridge is worth, just for Les Schwab.

Remember this is NOT about money, this is about Les Schwab doing what they want, with no oversight, and new rules, and no administration. In Bend all laws are a joke, unless the laws were written by Les Schwabs attorney.

bruce said...

After seeing those pics, I realized what this was all about, in Para 4.10 of the Sale Agreement:

"The Initial CCR's shall include, among others, provisions that (a) allow Buyer to import and export soil from Phase 2 and to stage on Phase 2, all as part of development of Phase 1,"

Kind of funny that this wasn't mentioned in the 9/19/07 Issue Summary regarding the LS CCRs. See http://www.ci.bend.or.us/city_hall/meeting_minutes/docs/IS_Les_Schwab_CCRs_091907.pdf

bruce said...

I cleaned up the bendbubble pics of LS, you can get them here: http://www.juniper-ridge.info/bb-ls-zip

Just ran them through Photoshop, brightened them up, and equalized the levels some.

Anonymous said...

Just ran them through Photoshop, brightened them up, and equalized the levels some.

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Somebody should have just gone out today in the sun and shot good pic's on their Hasselblad Digital Camera.

Anonymous said...

"The Initial CCR's shall include, among others, provisions that (a) allow Buyer to import and export soil from Phase 2 and to stage on Phase 2, all as part of development of Phase 1,"

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Yes, you can see why this ALL had to be secret. They're using the rest of Juniper Ridge as quarry to build Mount Borgman. This thing is going to be bigger than the Biblical Tower of Babel.

All is going according to plan.

Anonymous said...

http://www.juniper-ridge.info/bb-ls-zip

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Why not add some pic's like this to your site, especially if they look good!

We need to get homer to find some Borgman pic's, there's always Ernest Borgnine, that' close enough.

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