Wednesday, December 12, 2007

PLAZA REMOVED FROM MLS... AGAIN.

IT IS OFFICIAL

ALL PLAZA LISTINGS GONE FROM BECKYBREEZE.COM & MLS

I have checked MLS again this morning, and find ALL of Becky Breeze's Plaza listings REMOVED. There are 2 flipper bait resales still there, so THIS removal looks legit, because it IS RETURNING RESULTS.

Searching individual MLS numbers from BendBB prices changes returns NADA.

170 comments:

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I have checked MLS 10X, every which way I can, for ALL UPPER TERRACE listings, and all I see is 2 flipper bait dreamers trying to unload their Plaza listings for about 50% more than comps.

Someone PLEASE tell me if you can find other UPPER TERRACE listings by Breeze, and if so, I'll YET AGAIN remove this post due to the FUCKED UP nature of the local MLS. The MLS here blows. I'm starting to think that hiccup 2 days ago was NOT just a quirk.

But this one looks legit to me. It IS showing results, and BREEZE & her PLAZA listings are no more.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

And I'm behind the times, but it looks like Palmer homes is going wholesale on Gardenside. Plus a place called Heritage Ranch in Redmond.


From BendBB chatter:


pesky wrote:
I remember two years ago Gretchen Palmer telling me about the shortage of developable land was going to drive them out of Bend. Wow have times changed.


If you think of it this way, she was close: A shortage of buildable land (and a bit of mania) drove up prices to the point where people were unwilling to buy, driving them out of town. She just missed a step.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

And if you check BendBB's December price changes, like his Dec 7th & 10th posts, there is some fucked up shit going on at The Plaza. Looks like prices were getting increased & decreased randomly. That's screwy.

And I'm also pretty damn sure these Breeze listings didn't just expire, cuz they're all gone in one shot, and they were listed serially over a decently long period. Unless Breeze entered them to all expire simultaneously, which I doubt.

bruce said...

Who would she have sold the whole thing to?

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I checked BeckyBreeze.com, and IT IS OFFICIAL: ALL PLAZA LISTINGS ARE GONE.

This was NOT AN EXPIRATION. Someone has taken over mgmt, or I guaran-DAMN-tee you Becky would be trying like hell to sell these white elephants.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Who would she have sold the whole thing to?

WashMu had more than a passing interest... about $20MM worth...

And the sum-bitch is STILL UNFINISHED on the inside.

Anyone up for buying a condo? Come's with a FREE CONSTRUCTION LIEN for the NEXT 38 BUYERS!

Anonymous said...

The Plaza isn't on Upper Terrace. Its on Bluff.

Anonymous said...

Timothy said...

Bend is apathy.

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Bend is Fucked.

Like, "FuckedCompany.com" a few years, ago now we have "FuckedCitys.com", and Bend is #1.

Apathy?? You haven't seen nothing yet, if they could sell over 50% would leave. At least in ghost-towns folks came with nothing, and could drift on a stage coach, here folks either have to wait to sell the 'home' carcass or they simply just leave everything.

This is going to be a 'killer' winter, NO snow, worst on record. Golfing terrible this winter,

ALL the marketing money that Bend can spend will not change the truth, and that is there's nothing to do now in Spend except to sit all day at the DEEP, TYPOON, Merenda, ... and spend money. Gobend.com, Vistbend.com,

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

The Plaza isn't on Upper Terrace. Its on Bluff

No. It IS UPPER TERRACE. AT least on MLS it is.

And uhhhh... they are gone from her site too. So THEY ARE GONE.

Anonymous said...

The Plaza.

What do you really expect?

The one or two guys that actually bought one, are getting liens sent to them by suppliers.

The place ain't finished, and never will be, until SOMEONE-ELSE buys it for 30 cents on the dollar, and makes in into 'low income' apartments, which is HOT right now.

What's the point of spending money on marketing something, if you truly know it cannot be finished?

It's over, "The Plaza", will go back to 'bank' as security, and be sold at auction as-is. Becky LLC, if she was smart, will yes, lose her $250k lot, but ah shucks, its a write-off.

The bank will lose $7M or more, but SO what, these banks are losing Billions.

Let's PLEEEEEZE move on, The Plaza has been dead for a long time.

Let's look at new death in the living, like Tetherow.

Anonymous said...

I went looking too, didn't find it. Are they at Realtor.com? I don't have the time right now to dig through, but will try later.
I guess you can't sell what you no longer control?

Anonymous said...

It's hiding, here. I have no idea how one gets here from the main page, but I googled Plaza Condos Bend and found this:

http://www.beckybreeze.com/Nav.aspx/Page=%2fPageManager%2fDefault.aspx%3fPageID%3d1004802

No prices though. "Call for prices."

Old MiIl Eyes said...

I work across the street, and that place is dead. It used have a constant stream of contractors, painters, electricians - and then realtors and potential buyers all walking in and out. But now there is absolutely nothing.

bruce said...

Re: But now there is absolutely nothing

When did the all the traffic stop?

Anonymous said...

Make sure you all pay Warren Miller to see the Bend commercial :)



Bend and Mt Bachelor inked a deal with Warren Miller Entertainment for a five minute segment in the longtime filmmakers 2008 film showcasing ski and snowboarding. The film will also include the Bend Winter Fest. Being featured in a Warren Miller Film will give Bend and Central Oregon instant and significant worldwide credibility. There is no better way of targeting winter tourists domestically and internationally. The filmmaker will receive approximately $90,000 from the Bend Visitors Bureau, Mt Bachelor, Travel Oregon and Bend Winter Fest. Warren Miller Films in return will carry a full page Ad. in Snoworld magazine, grant usage rights for film footage and the Warren Miller data-base. Bend and Mt Bachelor will be seen in 200 cities in the U.S. and throughout Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. This is the second time Miller has filmed here, featuring Mt Bachelor. "The word is out that Bend is one of the best mountain towns in the country", said producer/director Max Bervy. Soon a great many more people will discover Bend Oregon.

bruce said...

On another note we were discussing the other day, is CPST pump and dump or something real on the rebound:

http://finance.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ%3ACPST

Up 18% already this morning, volume nearing triple normal, up from $1.14 in early December (when a bunch of insiders bought in at market price) toa high of $1.50 so far today.

Today's news:

Capstone Announces First Megawatt Microturbine Solution
CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.microturbine.com) (NASDAQ:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems announced today the C1000, the world’s first megawatt microturbine solution.

The new robust megawatt power systems, based on Capstone’s C200 microturbine product line, can be configured into 1,000 kW, 800 kW and 600 kW solutions in a single 28-foot-long ISO container. Other benefits include:

- Low greenhouse-gas emissions

- Patented air-bearing microturbine technology

- Easy to install and commission -- single fuel and electrical connection

- Minimal scheduled maintenance and downtime

- Low noise and vibration

- One of the industry’s smallest modular footprints

Additional features include Capstone’s remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities, and integrated utility synchronization and protection. Comprehensive Factory Protection Plans are available.

“This is another important technical achievement for Capstone as we will be able to effectively compete in megawatt scale projects and therefore double our addressable market,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone Turbine Corporation’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“The C1000 platform applies the same dependable technology found in our proven 30kW and 65kW products,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe the C1000 will be well received in the United States and abroad and reinforce our commitment to provide customers one of the most environmentally friendly distributed generation products available.”

Every installed C1000 Capstone MicroTurbine solution is equivalent to removing up to 700 average U.S. passenger vehicles from the road, based on EPA emissions and efficiency data for the average US power plant and average passenger vehicle, or the equivalent of 730 acres of pine and fir forest, based on CO2 reductions.

About Capstone Turbine

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.microturbine.com) (NASDAQ:CPST) is the world's leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over 4,000 Capstone MicroTurbine® systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation’s energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2000 certified company; Capstone Turbine is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in New York, Mexico City, Milan, Nottingham, Shanghai and Tokyo."

I wonder how the numbers pencil out if you took one of their skid mounted plug-and-play systems and built partnerships with landfills, wastewater treatment plants, etc. Could you create a revenue stream that would service the debt? Especially with the renewable requirements and tax benefits coming online? Something kind of interesting.

Anonymous said...

Bruce, interesting stuff, but can we keep it Bend RE please? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Bruce, you are worse than spam. At least with spam I know I can just ignore it. But I guess I just answered my own question: ignore anything posted by Bruce.

Timothy said...

Bruce, take it to Yahoo! Finance Message Boards.

Anonymous said...

NO snow,

anyone want to take bets on that one? Winters that start out slow dont leave and like to be nasty.
there is no global warming. Skiers are gonna be smiling this winter
(as long as they are renters and not tied to the RE biz)

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Let's look at new death in the living, like Tetherow.

What you got?

I've never even driven thru the place. Anyone got anything on Tetherow, other than, "WE HAVE SOLD 20 FUCKIN LOTS TO GREASE THE SKIDS & MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A STAMPEDE OF BUYERS" bullshit PR that is about 99.999% bullshit.

They ain't sold SHIT for $600K/lot. That shit was ALL barter. Maybe a few B-Toppers nervous their view will get obliterated.

bruce said...

Re: I've never even driven thru the place.

You should, the amount of work being done and money being spent is damn impressive.

Anonymous said...

How about becky.

She has cervical cancer.

She has lost The Plaza.

Has got to get back to selling Realty in Bend, to make some old fashion money.

I the recent interview with OPB less than a month ago she said there are too many realtor's in this town chasing too few deals.

In summary, becky is hurting. Why focus becky are you a misogynist?

There is a ton of things to throw internet-ink at in this town. Why isn't the shire on your RIP. There are dozens of corpses I think of, yet its always about becky.

Why?

Anonymous said...

You should, the amount of work being done and money being spent is damn impressive.

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Yes, the road is open to the public from century drive all the way through to Skyline.

They got $30M to do the road work a few months ago, there are dozens of Knife-River tandem-dump-trucks, and dozens of heavy rigs. Whats most damn impressive is some of the canyon roads they have created 60 feet wide through PURE-ROCK, and we all know that stuff is expesive.

They have at least 1/2 dozen gravel separators running, they're creating a load of crushed and graded rock every few minutes.

All I know of is the $30M, I think they got the loan from some outfit in Florida.

They're also starting to building some big pads about an acre footprint, and 10-20 feet high for the club house, and other buildings.

Each lot has a little 20 foot high platform staircase you can climb, to imagine your view, there are 100's of these things they look like shooter's stands and they're on every lot.

Anybody can drive through anytime, but its best to walk or bike on the weekend. They got biggest heavy equipment up there you can buy, so its not advisable to walk or bike up there on a workday, otherwise you would get crushed.

Anonymous said...

Capstone Turbine

Please renters, please take ALL those nickels you have saved, and spend them on Capstone Turbine.

Please do it soon.

We're getting tired of waiting Capstone Turbine ... Please put your money where your mouth is.

Capstone Turbine is a fucking joke.

Proof that Cramer can stay employed and keep feeding new stock play's to newbie morons forever.

bruce said...

Hey, no more CPST here from me--I got my spanking a few hours ago.

Anonymous said...


NO snow,

anyone want to take bets on that one? Winters that start out slow dont leave and like to be nasty.
there is no global warming. Skiers are gonna be smiling this winter


I'm not sure its that way, every year seems to keep getting worse. I was just up there today, the MTN is terrible. There literally isn't even a snow wall around the parking lot.

They say on the MT-B web site its 18-26", but I saw more like 2-6". They only had a few toy lower lifts running. They're running snow machines in the lower areas, but its not doing much.

Xgiv day they shouldn't have opened but did, they had the most injurys in one day ever, as people were falling on rock, and breaking wrists. They had to open Xgiv day, as rumor is if they hadn't it would have FUCKED their marketing, so its open, express is supposed to open Saturday.

Getting back to trends, the last ten years to me, the xgiv-xmas has been the best, then it has just sucked. 20-30 years ago, it used to be good all winter, and the snow walls in the parking lot was always 10 feet high, all winter.

It's obvious from your 'global worming' comment your a fucking republican (dog-dick sucker), things are what they are, there is very little snow in sight. The way its looking is its going to be a rocky xmas up there. Right now its just plain dangerous a lot of people simply aren't going out.

I don't mind, just go slow, so if you fall you don't get hurt when you hit a rock. If your going fast, your going to get hurt real bad right now, and it looks like over the next week maybe 1/2" of snow.

There is big rocks ( +1 foot diameter ) everywhere sticking out with 1" of snow on them.

Anonymous said...

"The word is out that Bend is one of the best mountain towns in the country", said producer/director Max Bervy. Soon a great many more people will discover Bend Oregon.
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Bend is the best place to rock-ski, #1 resort in West.

City of Bend taxpayer gives Warren-Miller $90k, for it to shoot five-minutes of Bend. Maybe they'll show CONDOS the whole fucking time.

I love this place.

Usually WarrenMiller films have a few laugh sections where morons are doing stupid shit, I'm sure our five minutes will be people skiing in rocks. Bend will always get what it pays for. If they're going to show SNOW, you know they're going to use the OLD FOOTAGE.

I GUARANTEE.

Anonymous said...

Hey, no more CPST here from me--I got my spanking a few hours ago.

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Please MORE CPST I love their Press-Releases, they are So BEND.

We need to recruit this outfit, it could become like APT, or Bend Scientific, ... We need more losers to bankrupt in Bend, Hell the city needs more Les Schwabs to feed.

Bruce, your an insider, get CAPSTONE to move here.

Anonymous said...

> Hey, no more CPST here from me--I got my spanking a few hours ago.

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I thought I said NO MORE CPST talk Bruce! Time for another spanking.

http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF071-Weeaboo.gif

Anonymous said...

Skiers are gonna be smiling this winter

.....


When is this winter of your going to start? Maybe March 1, or in April?

This town makes its winter money between xgiv and xmas, after that its over.

Who care, Powdrz (owner of MT-B) is a real estate company, they don't give a shit about skiing, most of the passes 'sold' are far and few, everybody I knows has a free pass, from being a host,patrol,operator,ticket-seller,mt-b village idiot, ...

The purpose of MT-B is for Sunriver, Inn@7th, and Mt-B village to sell CONDOS, and give away ski-passes to suckers who look at condos, or ski-packages, where you buy a week at MT-B village, and get a pass.

Once Powdrz get the forest service to approve they're going to build 3,000 condo's up at the east ( blue lodge ) area, and then there will be a city up at MT-B, the MTN, people don't need to ski, its just that people like to stay in an Apartment and look at snow, for a few days.

Then there is the bus terminal, GONE Powdrz took that and turned it into CONDOS, its all about real-estate, the skiing here is a BIG JOKE, especially on those that buy season passes.

bruce said...

Today's news:

Capstone Announces First Megawatt Microturbine Solution in Bend, Oregon
BEND, OREGON.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.microturbine.com) (NASDAQ:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems announced today that they are moving their corporate headquarters from Chatsworth, California to Bend, Oregon. Mayor Bruce Abernethy of Bend said, "Capstone has the keys, to our city. If they need anything, our city taxpayers are ready and wiling to deliver".

Capstone is best known for the C1000, the world’s first megawatt microturbine solution. This micro-turbine is small you have to a microscope to see it, but its there. All is not peaches and cream for Capstone, it has its detractors. Many people question the validity of a perpetual motion machine that is too small for the human eye to see.

Anonymous said...

Bruce,

I bought 10k shares of Capstone today.

Now what do I do?? Whats my next move?

Do you have any other tips??

Anonymous said...

Timothy said...

Bend is apathy.

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Naw, Bend is the number one resort in the west.

We're all too busy here to bother with politics, and government.

Life is all about golfing, dining, skiing, and our symphony. Our nightlife, typhoon, stocatto, merenda, blacksmith, ...

Leave the ugly part of Bend, to the ugly people. The beautiful people of Bend have no time for wallowing in the excrement of Bend.

Timothy said...

We have a symphony?

Timothy said...

Well shit, we do.

http://www.cosymphony.com/

I now have a resolution ready for 2008--to see the Central Oregon Symphony.

They're all volunteers. Seems like the #1 retirement destination in the US could afford to pay these poor artists.

bruce said...

Re: the comic, This micro-turbine is small you have to a microscope to see it, but its there

It was a good one.

My last comment on the subject.

If your hero Ronnie Reagan has one installed in his library, and it's promoted by BushCo, is it still too small to see?

bruce said...

Just put up a short comment on the Garzini letter. I have a request in for all related correspondence, and all records of payments to Juniper Ridge Partners, so this will be continued. Links for Google: http://juniper-ridge-info.blogspot.com/
http://juniper-ridge.info/

Anonymous said...

We also have an opera company

http://www.obsidianopera.org/

Anonymous said...

bruce,

how do we actually know that the final les schwab sale agreement has not been signed off, I agree what we know, but given that all is secret and given that you got strange looks when you asked the question ...

what bothers me is that it is clear that millions, and millions have been spent to date on the road, and the Mt-Borgman site, way over $12M has been spent, I simply cannot believe ALL involved would be going forward, if somewhere in the dark was already a new complete signed deal, that we don't even know about,

Anonymous said...

We got a complaint from the bestiality ( zoophilia ) people today, and they wanted to make it clear that they're NOT republicans.

Republicans 'EAT DOG SHIT". They wanted to make that clear.

Does this make BENDBB a Republican?

Anonymous said...

The Capstone micro-turbine is so small you have to have a microscope to see it! Is it problematic to have a perpetual motion machine that is invisible to the naked eye?

That was a good one.

My last comment on the subject.

***

Please, there is NO censorship here, this Capstone shit is SOOOOOO Bend, keep it coming.

Anonymous said...

Bruce,

Here's another perspective on the efficiency of money, public versus private.

Both me & you have both seen Tetherow & BorgmanVille ( schwab JR ).

Bauhofer got a loan of $30M to build the roads, develop the 1400 acres, and look at all the improvements, ... Then go look what $15M has brought to JR ( Borgman Homesite ), about twenty acres have had some dirt moved around, and a big pile of gravel created.

It's simply mind boggling, if Bauhofer, had been using the efficiency of money using JR techniques it would cost $500M just to develop the lots at Tetherow.

It's all like Tetherow is real, they're doing the real thing, they're using real money. ... The City of Bend, has already spent $5M for the work that Knife-River did at JR, and its NOT even paid yet, they still have to beg Wall-Street for a muni-bond sometime this month.

Perhaps this is WHY Tehterow is SO awesome efficient and CRAPTACULAR, the guys up there are getting paid, and they're humping. The guys at JR, have NO idea if they're going to get paid or when, and thus everything is budgeted 4X to cover the cost of late-payment.

Leave it to the City of Bend to find the lowest possible use and efficiency of the use of money.

Anonymous said...

The Constitution of the United States has already been overwritten and thus consigned to the dustbin of history by the Patriot Acts, under the provisions of which dissenters at home will be dealt with very harshly indeed.



Those in power in the United States who were responsible for creating the conditions that led first to the stockmarket boom of the 90’s, then to the Tech Bubble, and then compounded the accumulating problems by dropping interest rates almost to zero, creating the environment that bred the carry trade speculative mania, the derivates pyramid and the housing bubble must have known the consequences of their actions, must have known that it would ultimately lead to an almighty train wreck - they are not that stupid, so the question is why they allowed these things to happen. Either they were guilty of short-termism - let’s party today and to hell with tomorrow - or these developments were part of a grand plan that was meant to lead to the major crisis facing the world today. The writer has not - as yet - been invited to listen in on meetings of the inner sanctum of the Federal Reserve or the Pentagon, or MI6 in London, and therefore does not know for sure what the “grand plan” is and can only speculate on what their ultimate intentions are. Thus it is not known, for example, if the Federal Reserve will continue to expand the money supply exponentially and continue to drop interest rates in an effort to bail out the major US banks, which would cause the dollar to collapse further leading to hyperinflation, or whether they will suddenly and unexpectedly ramp interest rates in the not too distant future, purportedly to support the dollar, causing credit gridlock and an economic meltdown, but whichever track they send the train down it will still end up going over a cliff.

Bend Economy Man said...

Just wanted to talk about a little ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE - as we know, the real estate stats, employment stats, inflation stats, etc. are lagging indicators so it's tough to tell what's going on.

We've learned recently that:

- Applications to cut firewood on public land have shot up so quickly this year that the Deschutes National Forest ran out of permits.

- Central Oregon food banks have run out of food, with 10 new families signing up for aid every day.

- Local towing companies are dealing with a problem: people whose cars are towed say "keep it" when the towing company tells them how much the towing and storage fees are.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Life is all about golfing, dining, skiing, and our symphony. Our nightlife, typhoon, stocatto, merenda, blacksmith, ...

Yea, Bend is GREAT! Keep building... they WILL come! Every negative thing ever said on this blog is BULLSHIT!

You just keep building, and it'll all work out. And none of you homesellers listen to that "price cutting" crap... you just hold the line on price. There are PLENTY of millionaires around, and YOU will find the high-roller ready to buy YOUR house!

Really! Do not buy into the gloom & doom!

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

2007-12-12 2711815 Bend The Bluffs Old Mill 329000 302000 -27000 -8.21 213 3

Timmy's 'bout to get his wish... The Bluffs townhome overlooking the power station STARTING IN THE 2'S! Just another $2,001...

Ahhhh The Good Old Days, when men were men, women were women & The Bluffs were starting in the $500's.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I think I can see the cause of the recent problems with MLS. They have recently gone to a PHP system. Also means we'll be unable to link to our favorite homes.

Oh well.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Huh... MLS has gone PARTIALLY to PHP. If you search, you can't go directly to a listing page. But if you enter the MLS number directly, then you can get a "stand alone" URL.

Anonymous said...

Bruce, Fuck the micro-turbine, here's the mini-pig.
*** Buy Xeno

Fellow Investor,

We are on the verge of seeing a revolution in organ transplanting.

Tens of thousands of lives will be saved. Millions of lives will be improved. And no one must die or undergo traumatic procedures to save patients with end-stage organ disease.

How is this possible?

The $200 million mini pig

Medical science has brought us to... a herd of pigs? But this is a very special herd. No one has ever seen anything quite like it. It’s a first. And it represents a monumental leap in medical science.

Thirty years ago, Novartis, a major worldwide pharmaceutical company, invested $200 million in a noble, and needed idea. The first successful organ transplant had been achieved and from that moment on, organ wait lists began to lengthen. The $200 idea was to put an end to organ wait lists... allow medical and surgical advances to flourish and benefit all in need.

This idea gave birth to the special herd. Novartis eventually licensed its work to Massachusetts General Hospital, which in turn has just recently awarded Xeno Transplants (XEN0) exclusive worldwide rights.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Why isn't the shire on your RIP....

Good point.

Anonymous said...

We've learned recently that:

- Applications to cut firewood
- Central Oregon food banks
- Local towing companies
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BEM, what you say is correct, but my response is red-neck. Middle class will be destroyed, your folks above will turn to 'crime' which lands them at the JR/LS prison industrial-complex.
More gated communitys in Bend, more shopping, and more high-end eatery's.
Red Necks are targeted for extinction by Bends finest.
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I'll just respond, yes heat with wood when you have no money, when the tow-boy wants $1,000 for your $500 beater..., The golden folks want to make homelessness as difficult as possible, there will b NEVER enough food&shelter say as in PDX.

Timothy said...

>>Huh... MLS has gone PARTIALLY to PHP. If you search, you can't go directly to a listing page. But if you enter the MLS number directly, then you can get a "stand alone" URL.

The choice of server language doesn't determine whether or not you get a bookmarkable URL. That's a choice on the programmer's part to use either the GET or POST method in the forms.

Or did I misunderstand your post?

Anonymous said...

We've learned recently that:

- Applications to cut firewood
- Central Oregon food banks
- Local towing companies

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Then there's my personal FAVORITE FUCK-YOU by the City of Bend to Rednecks. As you might all know this past spring the number of people dumping dogs off at the 'POUND' went astronomical, most were to be destroyed, why pray-tell would en-masse Bend 'losers' ( not so fortunate memebers of the RE BUBBLE ) be dumping FIDO???

It goes back to the city's decision to FINE ( TAX ) $400 for dog off lease, aka "DOG AT LARGE".

If you got one of those tickets this spring, you could cleverly take Rover promptly for gassing, have him/her exterminated, and then take the paper from the pound as proof to City-Hall, where they would waive the ticket.

Great way to get rid of dogs, they did the same last year, but this spring greatly increased police-enforcement.

Most of the people with FIDO are elderly, and FIDO was a companion, but elderly cannot afford the $400 ticket on Social Security, so FIDO becomes ash.

WHY is the city so hell-bent on taking the one thing from seniors that get's them out of the house, and prevents loneliness?? Well it goes back to 2005 when city-hall decided that too many old farts were NOT participating in FLIPPING in the old hoods of old-mill Bend. Once you take their dog, then they generally fall apart, and are ready for the retirement home, and you get their house.

Retirement homes don't take dogs, so there were 100's of homes to be flipped but stalled, and the $400 dog ticket helped get a lot of elderly out of the old homestead, and into the new institution.

Then there is the thing about simply fining rednecks $400 for them letting dogs do what dogs do.

That's it, Bend at its finest.

Anonymous said...

Remember OLD FARTS, if your over 70, then you can rock-ski for free at MT-B.

See ya going up on da busse.

Anonymous said...

It's obvious from your 'global worming' comment your a fucking republican (dog-dick sucker), things are what they are, there is very little snow in sight


Republican???? not a fukin chance. Dont be ignorant, just because somebody thinks weather patterns deserve more then 10 years(how old is the universe?)before we claim the Al Gore is a genious.

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Winter will come mid Janurary, MT-B, will survive. Profit? no way, but no resorts profit.


This town is fucked.RE is dead, but winter and a montians are here to stay.

Powderhounds will be barking Jan-March. FYI-Everyone pays Warren Miller to film in the area and how many times has he gone to Whistler?

And why in the fuck does our goverment and media have to spend soooo much time and money on base ball players that use drugs.

I know none of this is not bubble related but thats the way it goes today.

Anonymous said...

Bend is Republican country, go ski at MT-B today, and hit your head on a rock, and become a vegetable.

One less Republican driving a HUMMER I say,

Go ski republicans, go ski, ...

BUSH nor GORE have a fucking thing to do with the weather.

BUSH loves me, yes I know, This I know because O'Rielly told me so, ...

I say that when MT-B is all rocks like right now, the city should give free lift tickets to ALL republicans, then they can find out about their health-care while they're enjoying the 'quad-play' for the rest of their lives.

Anonymous said...

Winter will come mid January, MT-B, will survive.

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Ok, we'll be talking about this again, come late january, I go skiing almost everyday during the winter, so I'll be the first here to tell all when there's a fucking change.

Regarding MT-B, they got a new manager, new ownership, that place has traded hands so many times,

Currently Powdrz, is just a fucking RE company, once they find out the Forest-Service is NOT going to let them build 3,000 condos up at the blue-lodge, they'll sell the pig.

During the summer I hike the MT-B weekly, and I'll tell you, the equipment is going to shit, you can really see the lack of maintenance in the summer. They're just running this bitch to the ground.

Powdrz bought MT-B for two reasons.

1.) To get the bus-lot and build condos, DONE

2.) To build 3,000 or more condos, e.g. to create their own SUN-RIVER up there out over dutch-man flat, and down towards Edison. If they don't get this approved, they'll sell.

Powdrz is a Real Estate company, the ski biz, was just a way to get downtown bus lot, and the concession up on the MTN.

The next buyer of MT-B, is going to have to spend a fortune to get the equipment back to 100%, and given the weather change ( its getting worse ), I really don't think any player other than an RE player will pick the place up, unless its hobby buyer who gets it at 10% of cost.

Perhaps the City of Bend, should by MT-B, its certainly better than fucking golf courses.

Anonymous said...

The meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, December 14

Dec 13,2007
Hwy. 97, Cooley Road steering committee meeting planned
by Bend Weekly News Sources


A steering committee that includes three Bend City Councilors -Bill Friedman, Jim Clinton and Mark Capell - and a senior manager from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will meet Friday to review evaluation of potential improvements to the intersection of Highway 97 and Cooley Road.

The project team will present technical evaluation of the concepts including cost, traffic operations and impacts, as well as feedback from property and business owners, neighborhood representatives, and other community members.

The meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, December 14 in the DeArmond and Sawyer rooms at the Deschutes County Service Center, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon. Time at the beginning of the meeting will be reserved for public comment.

The City of Bend, ODOT, and Deschutes County are working together to identify an improvement to the intersection of Highway 97 and Cooley Road that will accommodate traffic for the next ten to twenty years. The project identified through this process will keep traffic moving until improvements to the Highway 97 corridor are implemented. The City of Bend plans to select a preferred design concept for the intersection of Highway 97 and Cooley Road in the next few weeks.

Anonymous said...

Like BEND-RE, there are lots of assets ALL DRESSED UP with nobody to BLOW. This is it, citi has announced that if some fucking idiot doesn't buy its $50BILLION in SIV's mark-to-market, then its going write them off.

What does this mean? It means that a whole bunch of USA money-markets are going to see the buck-break. What does that mean? You can run, but you can't hide. The WSJ had a list of folks sitting on a ton of REAL bad SIV's most notably was PROFUND's, and H&R Block, imagine that taking your money-market money, and using it to play the RE market!
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NEWS ALERT
from The Wall Street Journal


Dec. 13, 2007

Citigroup is bailing out seven struggling investment entities, bringing $49 billion onto its balance sheet and further denting its depleted capital base. The bank said it would provide emergency support to the entities, known as structured investment vehicles or SIVs, if the bank can't find buyers for their short-term notes. The move could be the death knell for an industrywide effort to create a rescue fund for the SIVs. Since September, Citigroup, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase have been working to develop the fund which was urged by the Treasury Department.

Anonymous said...

Republican???? not a fukin chance. Dont be ignorant, just because somebody thinks weather patterns deserve more then 10 years(how old is the universe?)before we claim the Al Gore is a genious. - dimwit

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Dimmy, so tell us how old the universe is? The republicans says a hair over 4,000 years.

A 'weather pattern', and please tell us what branch of meteorology this phrase comes from??

Al Gore & DUBYA are both 'geniasses', .e.g. they both have IQ's over 148, so fucking what, what does this have to do with the weather?

Anonymous said...

Homer,

ALL of Brooks is FUCKED except 'pronghorn', Brasada FUCKED, Yarrow FUCKED, NWXC fucked, ( add them to your tombstone ),

The condos next to Newport MKT, FUCKED, ...

What isn't FUCKED in Bend?

Pronghorn is doing fine, because they have a private road from the airport, like Bandon, the real rich like this shit, all else in Central-Oregon is FAUX RICHE.

Please leave becky alone, the gal, has enough problems.

Tetherow is too close to Bend, which means there WILL NEVER be privacy for the very rich. Thus is will always be a GOOF course for wannbe losers.

Anonymous said...

'fucked' just means like
www.fuckedcompany.com,

here in bend its

www.fuckedcity.com

bend is the #1

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Anyone got a bead on the "28 Bend homes up for auction; 1,133-square-foot models will start at $189,000", I see in todays paper?

$189K for 1,100/sf?

Still TWICE TOO MUCH. And I mean 2X too much to sell today. That'll be 3X too much in 3 years when Real market Clearing Prices have dropped another 30-40%.

Anonymous said...

GORE have a fucking thing to do with the weather

mayby those freaks in hollywood recognized someone else for a movie on global warming.

MT B is not that bad right now, rocky, but

Does anyone know a ski resort that does not focus on RE and bad $10 hamburgers?

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

I assume that they are refering to the Buena Vista guy from Portland, selling that CRAP on the East side.

Go have a look folks... You'll see that $189K is WAY TOO MUCH for the crap they are selling.

And if this is another "FAKE" auction (fixed minimums), I'll predict WORSE than Brooks, who had a 67% FAILURE RATE. This will be closer to 80% FAILED.

The mix of homes being sold in Bend is to fairly liquid well-heeled upper middle class professionals. This is low end dogshit. Too expensive to even buy it & rent it out. Won't sell.

UNLESS it is a true auction, and there is NO RESERVE.

Anonymous said...

Bendbust convicted in massive fraud scheme

http://www.ktvz.com/Global/story.asp?S=7483422&nav=menu578_1

Timothy said...

>>UNLESS it is a true auction, and there is NO RESERVE.

Lame. Reserves are set on all the houses. The small ones seem like incredible rip-offs to me. The big ones seem like moderate rip-offs to me. "Winners" get a 5% winner's fee tacked on for their trouble.

On the plus side, this is one of the few Bulletin articles that says, "HELP ME!" in a way that the reader knows we're fucked.

But come on Fisher, man up and give us more. Tell us about The Plaza and the Newport Moderns and the empty office condos.

Tell us about the fear in the eyes of the developers.

Timothy said...

From looking at the map in the paper, these houses are right behind a bunch of retail. This isn't in my top 10 bend neighborhoods by any stretch. Better than being wedge up against the highway or the train tracks, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Bendbust raped by 'beserk' Llama.

http://bendbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070913/NEWS0107/709130446/1001&nav_category

Finally the BULL is telling us things we need to know.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know a ski resort that does not focus on RE and bad $10 hamburgers?

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That is the point, Bend, Oregon is NOT a ski resort.

The city of Bend spends over a million dollars a year on taxpayer money saying that "Bend is the #1 resort in the west", www.visitbend.com

But that doesn't make it so.

By definition your correct, that ski resorts BY definition SELL condo-time-shares, to MORONS.

Who voted that BEND was to become a SKI-RESORT? How in the HELL did it transpire that this was to become of Bend.

Lastly, this year will prove once and for ALL, that Bend is NOT a ski-resort, unless your goal is to sit in bars and eat $10 burgers.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the BULL has stolen our 'copy' on the rock-ski subject. Note, that Bend gets $498M/yr from rock skiing. #1 rock-skiing in the USA.

Ski areas waiting for blast of winter
Coming weeks are crucial for successful season

By Jeff McDonald / The Bulletin
Published: December 14. 2007 5:00AM PST

Despite icy conditions reported by skiers and snowboarders at Mt. Bachelor ski area on Thursday, the mountain’s operators and riders were in good spirits, hoping that predictions for a series of storms expected to begin this evening would transform Central Oregon slopes into a winter wonderland for the busy holiday season.

Opening before the holidays could make or break this year’s business at Hoodoo Mountain Resort on Santiam Pass west of Sisters, said Chuck Shepard, company president.

The ski area has been closed since a brief, two-day opening in late November.

Hoodoo is counting on the predicted storms to drop enough snow that it can reopen by Dec. 20, Shepard said.

“Each day after Thursday (Dec. 20) becomes more and more critical for us to open,” Shepard said. “We know it will be a losing year if we don’t open before December 26. We make more that week between Christmas and New Year’s than any other month of the year except December, of course.”

Mt. Bachelor, which reported a 17- to 23-inch base on Thursday, also is counting on snowfall this weekend into next week to open all of its chairlifts and terrain in time for the busy holiday season, according to Matt Janney, company president and general manager.

Aside from Hoodoo, Willamette Pass ski area on state Highway 58 east of Eugene also lacks enough snow to open, according to its Web site, www.willamette pass.com.

The Mount Hood Ski areas — Mt. Hood Meadows, Mt. Hood Skibowl and Timberline — reported 38 to 48 inches, 19 inches and 37 inches on Thursday, respectively.

The Pacific storms are expected to drop between 2 and 4 inches on the east side of the Cascades tonight and continue through next week, said Diann Coonfield, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Pendleton.

“There are a lot of systems coming through every 12 to 36 hours and all of them are going to bring varying amounts of snow to the mountains,” said Coonfield, who said Bend also could get snow tonight and Saturday.

The ski industry is a pivotal wintertime draw for Central Oregon’s $498 million-a-year tourism economy, supporting large chunks of the economy, from ski rental shops to hotels and restaurants.

Mt. Bachelor, the largest winter attraction in Central Oregon, launched a $250,000 winter marketing campaign on Tuesday with the Central Oregon Visitors Association called “Real Winter,” Janney said.

The campaign will flood the Portland market with 3,500 cable and network television advertisements per week, featuring images of abundant snowfall in Central Oregon and Mt. Bachelor’s sizable terrain.

Attendance at the mountain, which has all of its lifts open except Northwest and Outback, has kept pace with last year and has picked up the last 10 days, Janney said.

Mt. Bachelor is concerned, though, that Portland and the Willamette Valley residents may not think there’s enough snow, Janney said.

“We’d love to have more snow, but it’s a long season,” Janney said. “There’s a lot of time to make up for the slow start of the season” in terms of skier visits and snowfall.

Snow-making machines were in full operation at Mt. Bachelor ski area on Thursday, preparing the half-pipe snow park for an expected opening next week.

“Dang, that stuff by the snowblowers was tight,” said Matt Dubois, a 27-year-old Bend snowboarder describing to a friend his excitement of riding through machine-made snow as he completed a run off Thunderbird near Mt. Bachelor’s West Village Lodge.

Overall, conditions were good except for large patches of ice, said Dubois, a season pass holder who wanted to use the half-pipe to perform jumps and turns before the tourist traffic began to increase over the holidays.

Locals are experiencing good rides that are typical of early season conditions, said John Rollert of Bend, a season pass holder who said Mt. Bachelor had better snow than other Oregon ski resorts.

“The quality of snow is not too bad, but the quantity is still horrible,” Rollert said. “You have to watch out for bare spots and rocks, but this is still the best place to be in the state.”

Rollert brought out his “rock skis,” which had been scraped enough already that he wouldn’t mind if they were damaged by rocks.

“So far, I’ve managed to keep the scrapes off by staying on the main runs,” he said.

Mt. Bachelor has run six snow-making machines — which are fed by 450 to 600 gallons of water per minute — continuously on Thunderbird run since Monday, said Tom Lomax, mountain manager.

“We’re in snow-conservation mode right now,” said Lomax, who said the mountain’s half-pipe had been moved to the Thunderbird run because that’s where the snow-making equipment was located.

Outback will open Saturday and Northwest is expected to open by the middle of next week, Lomax said.

Anonymous said...

Move over Sally Heatherton, there is now a bigger player in Bend. Note, this bitch has Forest Service approval, and Brooks Resources money.

http://wordsideas.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 13, 2007
New resort by Mt. Bachelor?

A friend just sent me this. They're building a new resort up by Mt. Bachelor? -hoc
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For Immediate Release

Borealis Resort Development Announces Plans for
Destination Resort Community:
Long-Awaited Luxury Residences and Accommodations Coming to Mt. Bachelor

(BEND, OR - December 14, 2007) Bend-based Borealis Resort Development announced today that it is partnering with Wildland Property, a global resort real estate brokerage based in Plano, Texas, to market and develop Borealis: The Village™. Located on 700 acres just three miles northwest of Mt. Bachelor, Borealis will be the closest community to the ski resort.

“Borealis is a long-awaited dream come to true,” said Sam Hillson, president of Borealis Resort Development. “Ever since Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort began operations in the '50s, people have envisioned the possibility of mountain-side accommodations. We’re finally going to make it a reality.”

Designed for today’s active lifestyles, Borealis Resort will link directly to the slopes of Mt. Bachelor via an extensive network of hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country ski trails. This one-of-a-kind community will also feature a members' clubhouse, a 150-room hotel with 50 adjacent high-end cabins for overnight rentals, a spa, restaurant, meeting space, 379 single-family homes and 210 townhomes. Plans call for an 18-hole championship golf course surrounded by millions of acres of old-growth forests that boast sweeping vistas of icy volcanoes and alpine lakes.

Additionally, Borealis announced that it selected Longmont, CO-based engineering firm Grand Shelters to help create the resort community. Grand Shelters designs are found in mountain locations worldwide. The firm is known for producing elegant structures based on the self-supporting catenary curve, the same architectural form and engineering principles behind the flying buttresses of Europe’s most splendid cathedrals.

Green-building practices and materials will be incorporated throughout the resort, and Borealis will pursue LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. “The environment is our most precious asset, and we must protect it,” Hillson stated. “Everything will blend in seamlessly with the natural landscape.”

The resort’s name was inspired by the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, which are a rarely seen phenomenon in Central Oregon skies. “This rare and special quality is perfectly appropriate to our unique vision for the resort,” Hillson remarked.

Thanks to a wildly successful word-of-mouth campaign, Wildland Property has already begun accepting reservations from eager investors, and Borealis Resort Development plans to complete Phase I of the master-planned community by Spring 2008.

For information, visit www.BendBorealis.com, call 541-815-0907 or email info@bendborealis.com. For real estate inquiries, contact Wildland Property at 972-607-9480 or email info@wildlandproperty.com.

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Media Contacts:
B.C. McCoy, Borealis Resort Development, 541-815-0907, info@bendborealis.com
Neville Williamson, Wildland Property, 972-607-9480, info@wildlandproperty.com

Anonymous said...

POWDR to rename MT-B to 'Boreal North'. 1,000's of new wilderness condos planned.

Our Resorts

Mt. Bachelor is sister resort to 5 spectacular winter destinations for skiing and snowboarding, snowtubing and world class racing events. Visit Park City Mountain Resort located in Utah, offering some of the best Wasatch powder. Boreal is the closest and easiest resort to access from all parts of Northern California and Reno, Nevada. Soda Springs Winter Resort, located just one exit west of Boreal offers great family fun for the whole family. And if you are in the Las Vegas area, visit sister resort Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, just one hours drive from the strip. In Vermont, Killington is the largest resort in the Northeast, and Pico offers big mountain skiing with small mountain charm.

Anonymous said...

Borealis Resort Development Announces Plans for
Destination Resort Community:
Long-Awaited Luxury Residences and Accommodations Coming to Mt. Bachelor

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Hoax alert! And not nearly as funny as the Sally Heatherton hoax.

A Reporter said...

Most of the people with FIDO are elderly, and FIDO was a companion, but elderly cannot afford the $400 ticket on Social Security, so FIDO becomes ash....


Is this true? or just conspiracy theory bs?

If you have specific facts on this, including names of older Bend citizens that this happened to, let me know here. I'll tell you how to reach me.

Anonymous said...

Is this true? or just conspiracy theory bs?

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It's conspiracy theory bs like 99% of everything that buster posts.

Anonymous said...

BendBust Arrested!

"The days are numbered for those who peddle false hopes and dreams, and pray on investors for their own personal financial benefit," Hines said.

It's about time, for too long Bendbust had peddled too many dreams.

Now if Hines could only go after that group that keeps saying that "Bend is the #1 resort in America".

bruce said...

Re: Does anyone know a ski resort that does not focus on RE and bad $10 hamburgers?

Yeah, I lived there for 10 years: Alta, Utah. The town has successfully defended developer lawsuits, although a fair amount of building has occurred. Limited water (SL County bought it all about a 100 years ago) and very little terrain that is not in avalanche paths makes it hard to build, too.

Anonymous said...

It's conspiracy theory bs like 99% of everything that buster posts.

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Why are all posts here assumed to be buster.


Person who wants to know about elderly companions ( pets ) being 'destroyed' ( euthanazia ) by hundreds in Bend, so that homes can be seized.

If you back track through county animal shelter back to fall of 2006, and forward to this summer, of all people who dropped off their dogs to be abandoned or destroyed, you can contact these people and get the specifics.

Remember in 2004-2006, city hall and real estate interests were desperate to get the elderly and 'red-necks' to dump their old mill-shacks and leave Bend, so these shacks could be flipped from $200K to $750K.

Anonymous said...

This just in from a credible source.

The reason there is no snow at MT-B, is because of bendBuster, its alleged that he has effect the weather in Bend.


Like Homer said a long time ago, we're very close to the point that witch burning is going to be the politically correct way to vent the pain from the collapse of the bend-bubble.

In good times Bend hires PR, in bad times Bend burns witches.

Bendbuster is a witch.

Anonymous said...

Why are all posts here assumed to be buster.

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Not all of them, just the ones with rants and misspellings.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to comment on the person who questions this tendency now to destroy a pet companion.

I am an elderly person. It's very difficult on social security to pay the city $400 for a 'dog at large' ticket. People like myself who have been walking there dogs in Bend along the river for generations didn't know about the new law or enforcement until we got the ticket.

Many elderly people had no choice but to have their pet destroyed.

When your entire income is $1100 a month, its almost impossible to find $400, something had to give. Destroying the pet for many was the only option the City of Bend Judge made available.

In my long years in Bend, a very evil crowd now runs this city.

God be willing perhaps in they'll move on when difficult times in Bend return.

Timothy said...

>>Why are all posts here assumed to be buster.

If all you people want to be "anonymous," don't be surprised when we don't know who the hell is saying what.

Anonymous said...

God be willing perhaps in they'll move on when difficult times in Bend return.

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Which God are you counting on to rescue you from the evil crowd, Allah, Yahweh, Elohim, Krisha?

huh? said...

Regarding MT-B, they got a new manager, new ownership, that place has traded hands so many times,
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You, sir, are an idiot. No, a moron. Nope, an imbisel, idiotic moron.

Bill Healy, Pape and the others owned Mt Bachelor since before it grew up to a Mount. Yes, they owned Bachelor back when it was just a itty bitty Butte. Then, a few years ago, they sold it.

You, sir, are an idiotic, moronic, socialistic, Hillary-loving Democra-pathetic LOSER.

IHateToBurstYourBubble said...

Like Homer said a long time ago, we're very close to the point that witch burning is going to be the politically correct way to vent the pain from the collapse of the bend-bubble.


Damn... I say a whole lotta shit I don't remember...

Anonymous said...

>> It's conspiracy theory bs like 99% of everything that buster posts.

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Oh No BBust, it looks like we have an UNHAPPY Realtor friend. Come on (Ex)Realtor friend......turn that frown UPSIDE DOWN!

You'll have your job back in......say 8-10 years.

Anonymous said...

Hey this site is all about homer. Lets not forget that, if you want bentbuss then go to her site.

Anonymous said...

witch burning is going to be the politically correct way to vent the pain from the collapse of the bend-bubble.


Damn... I say a whole lotta shit I don't remember...

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You were talking about 'witch burning' just a few days ago, on the old thread, before you went 'becky' on us again.

Anonymous said...

Bad news for ski insurance. Just in the last few days 1/2 dozen kids in intensive at St. Charles, basically jumping and landing on ice. Quite a few broken pelvises and crushed femurs.

Ever since xgiv, the rate of critcal accidents has been up 5X over normal on a daily basis. The rocks are causing problems, but jumping and high speed will damage even the young permanently. Skiing under current conditions makes almost all falls potentially dangerous at any kind of speed or vertical drop.

There's going to be a ton of lawsuits once the medical bills since xgiv start showing up. Medical people all along have questioned the necessity of being open. The response to date has been "If we're NOT open right now, it will kill our $250K public relations program for post xgiv".

The lawsuits over crippling injury's are going to cause tickets to go 2X or more by this time next year.

Where do I get my info? Talking to ski-patrol daily at the mountain, and people I know that work at St. Charles.

Xgiv day a few weeks ago it was mostly broken wrists, now they're seeing lots of fractured hips.

Sort of all reminds of me the movie "Jaws", the town of Amity, could afford to lose the local kids, but couldn't afford to lose tourists. Until the mayor lost one of his own.

Bend is every bit as callous as Amity, but we already knew that.

Anonymous said...

Bill Healy, Pape and the others owned Mt Bachelor since before it grew up to a Mount.

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The mountain will always be Bachelor BUTTe, today its even a bigger BUTT, than it used to be.

Marketing Butt-B, as a MTN is going to change, because soon its going to be Mt. Boreal, because POWDR says so. Bachelors are lonely, its bad marketing.

Ya, you like to think healy owned butt-B, and POWDR likes to think they own MT-B, but the Forest Service has their finger in the political wind. If POWDR doesn't get their mega-development RE approved soon, they'll be selling MT-B ( equip ) at pennys on the dollar, perhaps some local will buy it back?

I really think there is going to be a collective class action suit, by the parents of all the permanently injured children this season. That's going nix any Public Relations that POWDR had hoped for that would have culled favor of the Forest Service.

The finger pointing is going to get ugly, because at the end of the day, the Forest Service makes the rules, when kids get hurt, people are going to be throwing the Forest Service on the lawsuits for NOT overseeing the POWDR use of a public resource.

Anonymous said...

The secrecy of Bend, is so Amity the more I think of it.

Do you remember last year, a kid had dug a snow cave into a wall in the MT-B parking lot, and at night the snow-plow came through trimming the snow wall.

The kid got passed throw the machine just like a 'log chipper' while he was sleeping.

Not much of a peep about this in the local paper, but the people up on the MTN, knew all about it.

Its amazing that MT-B has kept their insurance prices as low as they have, simply amazing.

bruce said...

Re: Not much of a peep about this in the local paper, but the people up on the MTN, knew all about it.

It was a big story, for 48 hours.

My sources told me that the driver of the blower walked off and never came back. Full-on PTSD.

Anonymous said...

POWDR Corp Mt-Boreal Resort Development Announces Plans for
Destination Resort Community:
Long-Awaited Luxury Residences and Accommodations Coming to Bachelor Butte ( formerly known as MT-B )

(BEND, OR - December 14, 2007) Park City, Utah-based POWDR Corp announced today that it is partnering with Brooks Resources , a local resort real estate brokerage based in Bend, Oregon, to market and develop MT Boreal: The Village™. Located on 700 acres northeast of Bachelor Butte, MT Boreal will be the closest community to the ski resort.

“MT Boreal is a long-awaited dream come to true,” said Mike Hollern, president of Brooks Resources. “Ever since Bachelor Butte Ski Resort began operations in the '50s, people have envisioned the possibility of mountain-side accommodations. We’re finally going to make it a reality.”

Designed for today’s active lifestyles, MT Boreal Resort will link directly to the slopes of Bachelor Butte via an extensive network of hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country ski trails. This one-of-a-kind community will also feature a members' clubhouse, a 150-room hotel with 50 adjacent high-end cabins for overnight rentals, a spa, restaurant, meeting space, 379 single-family homes and 210 townhomes. Plans call for an 18-hole championship golf course surrounded by millions of acres of old-growth forests that boast sweeping vistas of icy volcanoes and alpine lakes.

Additionally, POWDR Corp announced that it selected Longmont, OR-based engineering firm Knife River to help create the resort community. Knife River designs are found in mountain locations worldwide. The firm is known for producing elegant structures based on the self-supporting catenary curve, the same architectural form and engineering principles behind the flying buttresses of Europe’s most splendid cathedrals.

Green-building practices and materials will be incorporated throughout the resort, and MT Boreal will pursue LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. “The environment is our most precious asset, and we must protect it,” Hollern stated. “Everything will blend in seamlessly with the natural landscape.”

The resort’s name was inspired by the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, which are a rarely seen phenomenon in Central Oregon skies. “This rare and special quality is perfectly appropriate to our unique vision for the resort,” Hollern remarked.

Thanks to a wildly successful word-of-mouth campaign, Brook Resources has already begun accepting reservations from eager investors, and Mt Boreal Resort Development plans to complete Phase I of the master-planned community by Spring 2008.

bruce said...

RE: all this Boreal resort nonsense

Whatever happened to the public process, i.e. the Forest Service hearings about such a development?

Lot's of noise, very little traction, yet. But something to keep an eye on.

Reminds me of an episode years ago. The son of the owner/CEO of POWDR Corp. was dating this girl, and planning to marry her. Friend of an old flame, we were all pretty close in Utah back then. Anyway Katie dumped John for PatMac, one of my best drinking buds. From money to worthless, following passion. None of us could believe it. But PatMac was loving it :)

Anonymous said...

For the proper 'picture' of OUR HOAX, as HBM wishes to call it, one ONLY has to study what Powdr Corp. and SP Land Corp have done to Vermont.

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Powdr vows to polish Killington

June 18, 2007

By Bruce Edwards Herald Staff

Chris Nyberg is the new president and general manager of the Killington Ski Area for the new owners, Powdr Corp.
Photo: Vyto Starinskas / Rutland Herald

KILLINGTON — Chris Nyberg likes challenges. It's one reason the new president and general manager of Killington made the decision to take over the job running the largest ski resort in the East.

But Nyberg also knows he's got his work cut out for him, returning — in his words — Killington to the "gem" it used to be.



Last month, Powdr Corp. and SP Land Corp. closed on the $85.2 million purchase of Killington and neighboring Pico from American Skiing Co. Powdr assumes responsibility for the ski and snowboard operations while SP Land focuses its expertise on development of the long-proposed ski village at the base of Killington.





To get things going, Nyberg said Powdr has budgeted $3 million this summer on maintenance and other improvements, including replacing a major snow-making pipe at Pico. As far as capital improvements, such as new lifts and trails, he said those kinds of projects would take place over time.

One project that's been on the back burner for several years is the Killington-Pico interconnect. Nyberg said it will be five more years before Powdr would even consider moving forward to connect Killington and adjacent Pico.

"Let's get our house in order first" before moving ahead with the interconnect," he said.

Killington's snowmaking capability, which Nyberg called a "great system," will continue to be a priority, including the addition of more energy-efficient snow guns. He said the fleet of snow cat grooming machines was also first rate.

Based in Park City, Utah, privately held Powdr Corp, owns six other resorts, all in the West, including Park City Mountain Resort, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Nyberg said Powdr's philosophy when it comes to capital improvements is simple: "We get to eat what we kill."

By that, he said, each resort gets to retain the money it makes during the course of the season to reinvest in improvements. In other words, Killington shouldn't look to Powdr Corp. for an infusion of capital.

"We can take that money and put it back into our business as opposed to perhaps going someplace else," said Nyberg, who was hired by Powdr after a stint with Bombardier, overseeing international snow grooming equipment sales for the Canadian company.

He said Powdr owner John Cumming prefers a hand-off approach, giving each of his managers "a high degree of autonomy" to run the resorts as they see fit.

While Powdr runs the ski resort and SP Land Co, a Texas-based development company, moves forward with the Act 250 permit process for the first stage of the ski village, Nyberg said each company owns a minority stake in each other's operations.

With its shops, condos and other amenities, development of the ski village is viewed by Killington officials as a key component to the resort's future.

"The village will be extremely important to provide additional growth not only in the winter," Nyberg said, "but also in the summertime, and start building a core group of people who start spending more time here on a year-round basis."

Running its first eastern resort won't be the same for Powdr as operating its six western resorts. In the west, which always seems to have an abundance of natural snow, snow removal and avalanche control are always priorities, said Nyberg, who handled those operations during his tenure at Mount Bachelor in Oregon, his native state.


Lifetime passes?

Within days of taking over Killington, Powdr Corp. created a public relations nightmare for itself announcing that "lifetime" season passes would expire in two years. According to Nyberg, Killington issued 1,200 passes to stockholders and bondholders who invested in the ski area in its infancy. That fact did not come to Powdr's attention until it was about to close on the purchase, or, as Nyberg said, at the "11th hour and 59th minute."

Nyberg said the revelation could have been a "deal breaker" because the passes in question threatened the financial structure of the deal, posing a threat to future season pass sales. That was especially problematic, he said, because the stockholder and bondholder passes could either be sold or transferred. He said some passes could be transferred or sold once while other passes could be transferred to individuals on a yearly basis with the bondholder or stockholder retaining ownership.

"One of the things we look at is season passes and the sales, and it appeared there was additional penetration that could be made in the season pass market," said Nyberg, who joined Powdr after the deal closed. "By finding out about these passes at that late date, it became evident it could change the overall monetary structure."

More to the point, he said, is that in Powdr's opinion the passes were valid only as long as the life of the company that owned Killington, not the life of the pass holder. Unfortunately, he said, people refer to them as lifetime passes.

"If you review the documents, it doesn't ever mention lifetime," Nyberg said.

When it was pointed out that American Skiing Co. continued to honor the stockholder and bondholder passes after it purchased S-K-I Ltd., the parent company of Killington in 1996, Nyberg said, unlike ASC, which purchased Killington Ltd., the company, "Powdr and SP Land … only purchased the assets, the property and the facilities, not the corporation."

Since Powdr purchased Killington and not the company itself or its liabilities, he said, Powdr is under no legal obligation to honor the passes. Nyberg said in a concession to pass holders, Powdr decided to extend the life of the passes for two more seasons, with the second year containing blackout dates. Of the 1,200 passes to bondholders and stockholders that were issued, he said, approximately 800 are still in use.

Dave Rathbun, Killington's director of marketing, said a couple of "lifetime" passes sold recently for $10,000 and $13,000.

"There's an active resell market for these passes each year," said Rathbun, who worked at Killington under ASC.

The decision not to continue the practice of honoring stockholder and bondholder passes has infuriated a number of pass holders, who have filed complaints with the Vermont attorney general's office.

Assistant Attorney General David Borsykowsky said more than 50 complaints had been received so far — a number he called "substantial."

One of those complaints was lodged by Killington resident Marty Post, who also complained to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Post contends it was the original intent to honor stockholder and bondholder passes for the life of the pass holder.

"Clearly, the intent was — if you go back to the sale and the language in the sale from Pres Smith to Les Otten — all those liabilities were lumped together and intended to be perpetuated," Post said.

Nyberg said he understands and empathizes with anyone who paid that much money only to find out their lifetime pass isn't a lifetime pass.

Anonymous said...

Homer&Bruce,
Read the following this logic, make the Les Schwab Agreement, sound like child's play.
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http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070618/NEWS04/706180376/1003
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When it was pointed out that American Skiing Co. continued to honor the stockholder and bondholder passes after it purchased S-K-I Ltd., the parent company of Killington in 1996, Nyberg said, unlike ASC, which purchased Killington Ltd., the company, "Powdr and SP Land … only purchased the assets, the property and the facilities, not the corporation."

Anonymous said...

Blogger bruce said...

RE: all this Boreal resort nonsense

Whatever happened to the public process, i.e. the Forest Service hearings about such a development?

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The reason to watch this closely, because it is all tied into the the TAXPAYER "Bend is the #1 resort in the west" nonsense.

POWDR&SP-LAND, have big plans for Bend, and MT-B.

Regarding Forest-Service, this actual plan has already been submitted, under a closed door procedure, POWDR is working with FS, I think what FS/POWDR are doing is working out the differences in executive session before they go public.

Remember FS is dead, now that they can't sell trees, they have NO income, by leasing the public lands to POWDR/SP they can generate revenue to keep their jobs, this is what this is all about. Right now FS folks are getting laid off, because they have no utility anymore.

For years the Forest Services job was to oversee the sales of public land ( trees ) to private companys, with the trees gone, FS is out of biz, which means layoffs. Being any good self perpetuating empire, they're quite happy to work with POWDR to create mega-resorts, which generate mega-bucks for the regional Forest-Service status quo.

a reporter said...

I am an elderly person. It's very difficult on social security to pay the city $400 for a 'dog at large' ticket. ...

This is a crime and needs to be reported in the media. I'd like to work to get this story out. But I'm not in Bend. Please provide me the this info if you can:
- web address or phone number for the country animal control center where this is happening
- name of the judge you mentioned
- name(s) of any Bend officials you think are responsible for creating this ordinance
- any other specifics on RE and city hall conspiring to get elderly out of their homes

Also will the person who wrote the comment above be available for me to interview? Did you lose your pet? If so, I'll send you an email address through this blog.

Does anyone else here have any info on this?

Even if a conspiracy can't be proven, just the fact that many elderly had to lose pets is a story that needs to be told.

Thx

Anonymous said...

http://www.oregonlive.com/business/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/business/1197690949123620.xml&coll=7

Very good Oregonian article this AM, about the RE fun with 'auctions'.

Good stuff, about liars, damn liars, and there lawyers.

Anonymous said...

The story that people dumped their pets off at the 'pound' skyrocket this prior spring is old news, and wildly discussed on this board at the time.

The real issue neglected is the fact that when times were good the city-hall did everything in their power to drive the elderly out of their homes to free up more 'mill-shacks' to be flipped. I repeat they did 'everything in their power'.

Long a after a bubble collapses, people always go back and look at all the games that were played. The fact is in 2004 everyone in Bend was too busy making money to gives a rats ass about grandma, and the fact is everyone wanted her house.

Now that the bubble is over, our 'reporters' are "Shocked", simply "Shocked", Casablanca Bogart Shocked.

Anonymous said...

News by definition is only useful if its timely.

It would be quite normal of the Source or The Bulletin to report the 'dog ticket', 'grandma losing home', 'pet companion abandonment' story, long after all the corpses are buried and granny is sitting in a rest-home.

How about our 'reporter' doing a story about criminality in Bend that is taking place right now at this instance?

How about a story in the Bulletin or Source that was real news? All we ever see is verbatim Press Releases getting dumped.

How about story about the Juniper Ridge theft by Les Schwab? Is the Central Oregon media afraid to piss-off the #1 advertiser in the region?

Regarding this granny loses pet & home story, I'll just add one comment, why in the HELL do you all think Bend became the #1 over-valued for 2005/2006?? Because of PR&Marketing by city-hall, the easy-money was available everywhere, but the City of Bend pulled every trick imaginable to pump&dump real estate to outsiders. The old-time granny pet connection, is just one of 100's of 'tools' that were used by the city increase the 'inventory turn' of real estate during the boom years of Bend.

Never forget that every single media outfit in Bend, went all along with the game from 2000 to 2007, it wasn't until 2008 ( now ), that the media is putting their finger in the wind, and realizing for the sake of their own credibility and culpability that its time to change direction.

Timothy said...

Front page top fold story in Bulletin today (real front page, not Business Section front page:

We're fucked. Bad housing market could lead to diminished police, fire, accessibility.

Still no story from David Fisher on the Plaza, the Newport Moderns, the empty brand new office condos. Man up, David.

bruce said...

Just put up another post re: city financing JR with its full faith and credit. The council is putting their other hats on, and having a BURA meeting to promise to repay the city in the future when it can.

The $5M bond issue is being pushed into January, 2008. All this just days after telling us that police and fire protection is being impacted by the current budget shortfall.

I did see a note in some recent minutes that at least one Bend city councilor, Chris Telfer, is having second thoughts about funding infrastructure. It's a start. So let's keep pounding on them!

For Google:
http://www.juniper-ridge-info.blogspot.com
http://www.juniper-ridge.info

Timothy said...

Money from planning dept down 60% from what was budgeted six months ago!

Just shows you how unrealistic budget forecasts were. Despite the obvious slowdown for over a year budgeting was grossly overoptimistic.

Infrastructure projects such as road and sewer were just about to be done, too! Damn! Maybe we should have done those when we were flush.

Even hotel revenues down! Aw, say it ain't so!

Even Bulletin haters should buy or steal today's edition.

bruce said...

Re: infrastructure projects such as road and sewer were just about to be done, too! Damn! Maybe we should have done those when we were flush.

There is one that is being done...

We're even going a few million more into debt just to pay for it.

bruce said...

I did a pretty detailed analysis and put it in my last City Council meeting report, here http://juniper-ridge-info.blogspot.com/2007/12/city-council-meeting-city-layoffs-105m.html

It looks like things have gotten even worse since October, so I'll dig up the November Financials and see where it changed. As of the end of October, revenue shortfalls were as follows:
The Bad
SDC Revenue -10% -$465K
Building Fund -12% -$235K

The Ugly
Planning Fund -43% -$639K
Affordable Housing Fund -39% -$237K
Trans Construction Fund -25% -$934K
Intra-Gov Services -23% -$3.32 Million

Anonymous said...

Is Juniper Ridge really "infrastructure?"

Or is it more building that puts us even further behind the infrastructure 8ball?

bruce said...

Technically infrastructure, but a very inefficient use of resources.

Kind of like the planning and engineeering departments under the existing fee and SDC levels.

At least one councilor is getting concerned, from the 10/17/07 BURA Special Meeting Minutes:

"Chair Telfer is concerned about spending the money on infrastructure with all the uncertainty with transportation. She is concerned about not being able to pay off the short term debt."

Source http://www.ci.bend.or.us/depts/urban_renewal_economic_development/docs/101707_Special_Meeting.pdf

I stood up and pleaded with them about it myself at the first December council meeting.

bruce said...

As an aside, I spent some time reviewing the Attorney General's Public Records and Meetings Manual a couple of days ago. And the City is definitely not following the rules when it comes to all the Executive Sessions. The rules are that they must be noticed with the same specificity as any other meeting, while the City simple states the very general "Executive Session pursuant to ORS 192.660 (2) (a through h)"

Anonymous said...

"Chair Telfer is concerned about spending the money on infrastructure with all the uncertainty with transportation. She is concerned about not being able to pay off the short term debt."

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The plan all along was to issue muni-cdo bonds, and then its no longer short term debt.

The problem is that investors now want sub-prime city's like Bend to pay top dollar ( interest ) for bonds, anybody watching Bend knows its going to go bankrupt.

Timothy said...

I love that Oregonian article on the auction. Pretty much says, "If you buy one of these, you're probably a fool."

If I were the builder and I read that, I'd be pissed.

Anonymous said...

Is Juniper Ridge really "infrastructure?"

Or is it more building that puts us even further behind the infrastructure 8ball?

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Its problem is NOT 'infrastructure' its the REFUSAL to PAY for infrastructure. To date the CITY has spent $15 MILLION dollars of short-term treasury cash on Les Schwab MT. Borgman fiasco. Les Schwab the richest company in Oregon, pays nothing, I would call $400K nothing, its 2.6% of COST.

To date Mike Hollerns gang of builders have paid $12k for new homes, cost to Bend has been over $60k. Thus, builders/developers pay 20% of COST.

We who pay taxes call BOTH of the above LLC welfare.

There are two infrastructure problems here.

1.) The richest people refuse to pay, which is how the rich always get richer.

2.) During the boom-years Bend never paid for the 100% increase in population load, by increasing water/sewage/storm 'infrastructure'. Today we're estimated to need over $2 billion dollars in arrears, conveniently exactly how much Mike Hollern and pals made during the go-go years.

a reporter said...

re: elderly of Bend and pets ...

Just FYI -- I'm not a reporter from Oregon, I'm national. This story, if it gets out of your state, could show Bend for the corrupt RE PR machine that it became during the bubble. It is a human-interest way to get out that overall message. (e.g., "The Doggie Dilemma — The High Price People Paid During Bend, Oregon's RE Boom?"

No other city in the U.S. is ticketing people and forcing them to kill their pets to save money -- that's insane. People around the country would be livid if this could be proven. But the only way it can be discussed is if elderly people go on record saying that they got a ticket and had to kill their dog.

Anybody out there who will go on record?

bruce said...

Re:
Just FYI -- I'm not a reporter from Oregon, I'm national.

I'm curious--how did you find PaulDoh's little old blog here?

As for the pet question, I'm not an oldtimer around here. But it sounds plausible. In my own experience, we had our dog hauled to the pound in July of 2006, and once we purchased a dog tag the fine was waived as it was a first offense. Another time I had her off leash in a park and just received a verbal warning.

a reporter said...

re: I'm curious--how did you find PaulDoh's little old blog here?

I was researching Bend as a possible place to move -- and someone on a city-data.com Bend forum said, "If you want to know the truth about Bend RE go here." I've been hooked every since (and in doubt about whether to move to Bend or not).

I am a national magazine writer and animal lover -- if this story is true (and if I had sources) I could pitch it to a national publication. It really made me mad to hear that this could actually be happening.

Are there any legit sources for this story? -- I can't publish heresay and speculation.

Anonymous said...

http://www.ci.bend.or.us/online_forms_and_documents/docs/Chapter_05_Offenses.pdf

5.252 Dog At Large. No dog shall run at large. The owner or keeper is responsible for a dog at
large.

5.292 Penalties.
(2) A violation of Bend Code 5.252, 5.253, 5.255, 5.260, 5.265 and 5.290 is a Class B civil infraction.

Anonymous said...

Are there any legit sources for this story? -- I can't publish heresay and speculation.

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Of course not, this is a FUCKING blog and everything posted is hearsay and speculation.

Timothy said...

We don't just put the dogs to sleep. We put the old folks to sleep, too.

Bend is like Logan's Run.

Anonymous said...

Of course not, this is a FUCKING blog and everything posted is hearsay and speculation...
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Then that makes every word you write BS -- dipstick!

Blogs are NOT by definition hearsay and speculation -- what planet did you just land here from, numb nuts?

Anonymous said...

Maybe not all blogs are speculation and hearsay, but we try to keep this one pure.

bruce said...

Re: Bend is like Logan's Run.

There's a T-Shirt design in that

Everybody hear that the Borealis thing is a hoax yet?
http://bendeconomy.informe.com/borealis-another-central-oregon-destination-resort-coming-dt3023.html

Timothy said...

First Sally then Borealis.

What is it about Bend that makes it so ripe for mocking?

Kinda embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

I'm pissed. Somebody here today said that we should all go out and buy a BULL, ok I spent fifty cents.

Do you know what I got? Not a fucking thing that bruce hadn't published here two weeks ago.

Is that really the fucking deal here? When the BULL finally gets around to reporting that city-hall has 'shortfall', we're all supposed to run out and give them fifty cents for an atta-boy??

Fuck the BULL, next time there is something worth reading, will someone please just post it, and save me fifty cents.

Timothy said...

Ah, but this time it wasn't Bruce on a blog. This time it was the front page of the Bend paper.

This is all part of the new message. It's official now. Happy talk is OUT and scare talk is IN.

The big boys have had their fun. Now it's time for the masses to buckle down and get ready to pay some serious taxes to make up for the party times.

Time to quake in our boots.

Anonymous said...

No other city in the U.S. is ticketing people and forcing them to kill their pets to save money -- that's insane.

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Bend is insane.

Bend has been insane for over five years, bubbles always cause insanity. Read "Grand popular delusions and madness of the crowds".

Almost $100k worth of 'dog at large" BCC 5.25 tickets were written in the last calendar year.

The way the cops write the ticket is city-code defines 'dog at large' as any dog off-leash in city-limits. People have actually gotten tickets on there own property.

I'll search around, there is a dog group in Bend, that will give you the credibility, references, and photo-ops, your looking for, we have to remain anonymous in this group. Sorry.

The minimum step if someone truly cares about this issue, is to back-track the 100's of tickets written this year, which is public info, and cross reference with pets that were dumped at the county pound for abandonment and/or destruction. The reason this subject came up, as to me this is a very old issue.

BEM the other day mentioned the current three indicators,
1.) people returning to firewood to heat their homes
2.) tow companys charging more than your car is worth to get it back, thus people are abandoning their cars,

I can't remember (3) I'll repost it, the reason I brought up the dog issue, is because it was a common indicator in the spring of this year.

I cannot stress enough to our reporter in this little town how painful it is to get a $400 trick for walking your dog, for folks that had been doing it here forever. Many people don't even take home $400/week, this has always been a town of people making $7/hr with two jobs.

There are many lonely people in Bend, and their dog was there only friend. It really hurt me this year to see so many people give up their pets, because they couldn't come up with $400.

I'll say one other thing on this, it was setup by the city, because the city-judge doesn't like dogs near her old-mill home by mcKay park, and the folks selling condos near the old-mill didn't want old-timers, red-necks, ... In the old mill area spring,summer,fall as it hurt condo sales. This is why the COP, CITY-HALL, and CITY-COURT did what they did.

The amazing thing is that speeding 60mph in 25mph zone is a $80 ticket. But an elderly person taking their dog down to the river in the summer was $400. Go figure.

My take is that if we charged our tourists $400 for speeding in our neighborhoods they might not come back.

Bend is EVIL make NO mistake about that.

Bend is 100% ran by interests that would stop at nothing to flip homes from 2001->2007. It's only now that the game is over, that people are willing to talk.

Anonymous said...

Four leading indicators that Bend's Old Timers are targeted for extinction.

- Applications to cut firewood (1) people cannot afford elec or gas, are returning to wood to heat the home

- Central Oregon food banks (2) shortage, we're running out, demand up

- Local towing companies (3), people cannot afford to get their car out of jail, are losing their cars,

- Punish people who have dogs (4)

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BEM, what you say is correct, but my response is red-neck. Middle class will be destroyed, your folks above will turn to 'crime' which lands them at the JR/LS prison industrial-complex.
More gated community's in Bend for the privileged class.

Anonymous said...

The cops for the past two years were simply writing "dog at large" tickets BCC 5.25, as you can see below its meaningless, because in Oregon public safety, a dog at large is a rapid out of control animal who is a danger. Bend went further to define "dog at large", to be any dog off leash in City-Limits. Ticket Cost $400.

100's of people in Bend, during the last two years got these tickets, many destroyed their pet or dumped them at shelter to avoid the fine, that exceeded many people weekly gross wage.

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Bend Animal Code

5.250 BEND CODE

ANIMALS

5.252 Dog At Large. No dog shall run at large. The owner or keeper is responsible for a dog at large.


5.275 Impound.

(1) An animal that has violated Bend Code 5.252 or is unlicensed as required by law may be seized and impounded.

Anonymous said...

Now here is how they did it, the cops used the "Bend Parks" which has their own definition of BCC 5.25 ( 5.252 ), but the cops always use the State Common Law code, which is required, in Oregon its called the Uniform Code of Oregon. But what it means in Bend, city-hall pulled a NEW definition out of their ass, but to hold up in court the cops wrote "bcc 5.25 dog at large".

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http://www.bendparksandrec.org/Parks__Trails/Dogs_in_Parks/
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Dogs in Bend Parks
Where can I take my dog?
Dogs are permitted, on-leash, in all Bend Park & Recreation parks. Dogs must be under complete control of the owner by an adequate leash and owners must pick up after their pet(s).
(BMC 5.252 Dog at Large) is enforced and may be punishable by fines.

Dogs are not permitted in any area specifically posted as restricted.

bruce said...

Re: Do you know what I got? Not a fucking thing that bruce hadn't published here two weeks ago.

So I am actually getting some traction? Thanks :)

Next up is the use of Executive Sessions and the lack of proper notice.

Anonymous said...

www.ci.bend.or.us/online_forms_and_documents/docs/Chapter_05_Offenses.pdf

** The MOTHER CODE of BEND

5.252 Dog At Large. No dog shall run at large. The owner or keeper is responsible for a dog at
large.
5.253 Dog Leash Exceptions Related to Specific Designated Areas.
(a)
The Bend City Council may designate certain areas of public parks, owned and
operated by the Bend Metro Parks and Recreation District, or other properties
under the control or ownership of others, in the discretion of the City Council, as
areas where dogs are not required to be leashed, subject to the other provisions of
this section.
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5.253
BEND CODE
5.255
(b)
A designation of an area by the Bend City Council under Section 5.253(a) of the
Bend Code shall not be effective unless the governing body of an organization, or
other owner, of land where dogs will be allowed off-leash provides written
consent to the Bend Chief of Police specifying the terms and conditions under
which dogs will be allowed off-leash. The terms and conditions provided by the
owner of the land, together with the terms and conditions established by the Bend
City Council for the preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the public,
shall be posted at the property where dogs are allowed off-leash. Any dog owner
or person responsible for control of a dog shall be subject to a civil penalty under
Bend Code 5.252 for violation of the terms and conditions for off-leash dogs as
provided in this Section.

Anonymous said...

From the old time-back machine.

Friday, June 8, 2007
How I learned to Love the Dog, or Bend's Keystone Cop's Find a Way to Meet the Quota

How I learned to Love the Dog, or Bend's Keystone Cop's Find a Way to Meet the Quota

I don't have a dog, but I laughed my arse off tonight on my nightly bike-ride. I usually go up Phils-Trail in the evening, but tonight I did the river from downtown up towards the siphon upriver.

I usually stop at McKay Park on this section of the run to rest, enjoy the grass, and watch the Portage's as this is where you have to go around the little fall's at Colorado. They still have the old bridge for bicycles.

What struck me tonight is there was a cop hiding in the bushes by the sandy beach. This caused me to completely detour my ride, and watch with fascination what the cop was doing. This was no ordinary bends finest, this was the mother goose in florescent yellow.

Now before I get into extreme detail, let me say this everyone is always speeding in this town, and never stop for signs, yet I never see cops anywhere. Yet almost every friday eve they're in the bushes at Les-Schwab Amphitheature or McKay Park. You would think that on friday from 4pm to 6pm that there was police work some where in this town, but I think I have single handedly discovered the source of the entire BendCityPolice Budget.

So here I'm at McKay, there's the RV that's been parked there all week, where a bunch of homeless guys sleep, but by day they have taken over ALL the bushes below the falls on the McKay side, naw the cops weren't after them. Then there's is the constant line of boaters portaging the river, they're supposed to have life-preservers if they're under eighteen, I see them flow by and the cops don't make their move, ...

There is kids walking by with six-packs of PBR, clearly not of age, carrying their rafts, again the mounty's don't make their move. I might mention the actual rule is NO alcohol, but in this world of law-enforcement, selection is essential. You don't want to ticket a bikini, someone may think your an asshole.

Then it happens, the picture is clear here from the street comes a parent, child, and puppy. As soon as the they get near the river the leash comes off, and the stick goes in the water, and so does puppy. Then its flashing red-lights, and officer not-so-friendly T.Brown so they say jumps out. "YOUR LICENSE PLEASE", "GO SIT AT THE BENCH", then another, I think I'm watching a great fisheeman, Soon the whole picnic bench is full of folks with dogs, kids and folks screaming, and the cop turning red in the face. The basic technique seemed to have been ask for their drivers license and send them to the bench, and once it was full, to write tickets, and then repeat, ... back to the bushes...

I watch in amazement. After a little while I wander over on me bike, and wondering what's up, there is a young couple screaming at the cop, he's calling for back-up.

I inquire amongst the crowd what happened they tell me "DOG AT LARGE", now I know that Bend is the land of law enforcement, hell this is why we have NO illegals here, because in Bend NOBODY breaks the law. Bend is the town that the only place I have ever seen a cop is the donut shop. In fact I generally never see cops in Bend, with the exception of bikini-river-drive during the summer.

Now, out in the country "DOG AT LARGE" means rabies, and its time to bring out the guns. Every night that I go by McKay there are family's playing with FIDO at the park near the water. What pray tell happened tonight??

Once this cop had rounded up what appeared to be a dozen folks at the picnic bench, he started writing 'tickets', so I asked to see one from the folks so lucky, it said "5.252 DOG AT LARGE", BASE FINE $327", Now I thought to myself, there's not much more you can do on the road to get a $327 fine. The guy yesterday that caused I-5 in Portland to close for six hours, because he failed to use six tie-downs and used four, got a whopping $150 fine.

So here you have Bend Oregon, its a friday night, folks work all week long, they take the kids and wife down to the park, and play in the water, like they pretty do every eve, but NOT tonight Officer T.BROWN friendly is writing tickets.

I only watched this for little less than an hour, but I saw him write six tickets, that's almost $2,000 in revenue for the city. In my humble opinion that's $2,000/hr a cop in Bend can generate for the city all day long, all the while bikini watching, ONLY IN BEND.

The cop didn't look like a cop, he looked like a clown in a yellow rain suit. I guess this is why all the kids portaging didn't stash their beer.

It's clear that the cop was only there for BIG GAME, .e.g. PUPPY-DOG. I guess having McKAY park being a homeless camp is too dangerous for big-game cops, besides these guys in the bushes all have Pit-Bulls, and you can write tickets all day long, and never make the city a buck, as there folks don't have a nickel to their name.

This cop never once went into the bush where the homeless day-camp is and pulled out the off-leash pets down their, he just stayed near the sandy beach and waited for the typical afternoon crowd to arrive, where kids and pets cool-off everyday all summer, and its been this way for years. I noted that most of the folks he tickets were average looking middle class folk, not the kind of riff-raff you would expect a brave cop to alienate. Most cops are terrified of the homeless as they have nothing to lose, and are typically vietnam vets, who they themselves were professional killers. In this biz we call it 'professional courtesy', thus you'll not see bend's finest mess with homeless or meth-folk, only young couples with pet's & kid's.

When I got home I got on the Internet to figure what in the hell "DOG AT LARGE" meant, and what BCC 5.252 is-was, what I found is that to my surprise anyone in the CityOfBend that doesn't have a dog on a leash is subject to this law. The only exception is dog in a vehicle, within city limits, technically its not even clear to my reading the statue for Bend that you backyard is ok.


Why in the hell are cop's not on the road from 4-6 on friday? My guess is they're down there the same reason as me, its called bikini lookout.

I ride this ride a lot this time of year, and like I have mentioned, its been this way every friday from 4-6pm at either McKay or LesSchwab Amphitheature. Cops hiding looking for people that are throwing balls. They never go after the street people, e.g. homeless. It always the middle class folk. Most county's in Oregon post a priority list of what is considered BIG-GAME, but Bend has always been secret-secret.

My guess is that Mrs. Breeze has come down on city hall and said we want dat dar River-Corridor to be Condo friendly. There can be no regular k-mart working people and their spawn seen where there are condo's for sale. Of course the good cops of Bend are just following orders. Another item is that you want to sell River-Condos, you want two more things bikinis and booze, and then the ol pederasts that buy condos along the river can be sure of having entertainment all summer long. Mrs Breeze includes binoculars with every river-condo.


This T.Brown is-was a real asshole, it looked frightened, and many times called for back-up, but none ever came, a few times the local doggy prison truck drove by, so its clear that the PoundTruck is working with the cops, most likely they cruise and tell the cop where to go, I'm not sure right now that PoundTruck driving folk can write tickets, I know the city is talking about making it so that the folks that pick up trash can write tickets.

All the above was on my first pass of McKay, once I got past columbia across from the upper dirt lot where folks put in their boats, there's beer every where up there, I was some young girls that weren't 18, and they had a full bar laid out on the ground by their car while they were inflating their rafts. I never see cops up there, this is where they're supposed to make sure that kids aren't drinking on the river, this is where they're supposed to make sure that kids have life-preservers. This is where they put in.

It's a pretty twisted town that officer T.BROWN arsehole has to write $327 tickets to young familys, and there kids walking right by with beer in their hand that he doesn't see.

Makes me think that the cops in Bend are totally out of control, or someone has said "go where the money is", perhaps writing tickets to kids who drink on the river is to close to home, after all, we're all there for the bikini, word gets out that you'll get a ticket for drinking and not having a life-preserver and there goes the bikini's.

That said if they drive away all the children, and puppys, what is the point of having a park? Perhaps the point is just a place where the bikini girls have to portage.

I'm sure there is a real good explanation for this, I'm waiting.

I still say that BEND has their priority's screwed to hell, later this summer when another kid dies of drinking on the river without a life-prevserver, just remember this article, and remember that the puppy made the cop do it.

So please some of you republican law and order bastards, please explain this to me. A favorite rant here by the bend-blogger-brigade is enforce the law on the illegals, why do bends finest themselves selectively enforce the law?

Sorry for the duncan style dear-diary blog, but I just thought this was too strange to pass-up, bilbo in bend, your ace field reporter, by bike everywhere.

Lastly, in the new JuniperRidge budget, there is a request for an additional ten full time police, can you imagine how puppy's they can screw then? Its mind boggling.

It's a good racket, as the economy worsens more folks will take to simple things like hang at the river during the summer with the pets, and of course the cops will get to write lots of tickets.

In all the incidents I witnessed folks were only letting the fido and kid's play in the water, its difficult to let a dog play in water on leash. A lot of the raft folk have pets, its extremely dangerous to have a noose around a dogs neck in a boat, but NOTE that in the city of bend anytime a dog doesn't have a noose around its neck, its a DOG-AT-LARGE.

bruce said...

For the reporter, use this to go after those dog at large citations: http://www.ci.bend.or.us/depts/administration/docs/Microsoft_Word___Public_Record_Request.pdf

They are pretty friendly, although my latest request for some fairly sensitive info doesn't seem to be moving along very quickly...

bruce said...

Re: From the old time-back machine.

That is truly rich. Great find.

Anonymous said...

http://www.bendweekly.com/Local-News/4456.html

National Reporter, I don't know how many smoking guns you need, but if you follow this lead, you can get in the right direction. Note that the cops started going heavy on the $400 tickets in March of 2007, by April 2007, the humane society was over-whelmed.

Note, immediately after the COPS started their CAMPAIGN, 111 dogs were brought in to be destroyed.

This problem continue so big through the summer, that it was NO LONGER EVEN NEWS.

It was NEVER news in OUR BULL & SORE, because they're both owned by Real Estate Development.


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Bend shelter inundated with stray dogs

Apr 06,2007
Bend shelter inundated with stray dogs
by Bend Weekly News Sources
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The Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO) is asking every person who has lost a dog to reclaim their pet, and for anyone who may be interested in adopting, be aware that now is a great time to do so.

The shelter has received 111 dogs in the past two weeks, which includes 65 strays and 46 owner-relinquished dogs that have filled the kennels beyond their capacity.


These animals, and others like them, have flooded the shelter to exceed capacity. Visit www.hsco.org for more info.
Currently there are 48 dogs on site (31 having arrived as strays), and 33 are available for immediate adoption. For anyone who has lost a dog, 15 of the animals are still on a “stray holding period” waiting to be reclaimed.

Staff members were forced to transfer five dogs to a shelter in Portland on Monday to open up a few kennels, and the Oregon Humane Society’s Second Chance Program pitched in to alleviate overcrowding by opening a few kennels.

The good news is there is a wonderful selection of canines anxiously waiting for a new loving home. Reuniting an animal with their family is the ideal outcome. “Current identification tags, microchips and dog licenses are essential to quickly reuniting you with your companion,” said Troy Kerstetter, HSCO animal welfare director.

HSCO is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. They are located at 61170 SE 27th Street, just south of Reed Market Road in Bend. Pet owners, or those interested in adopting a pet may phone 541.382.3537 or visit www.hsco.org where photos of stray animals are posted.

As an added note, the shelter will be holding a low-cost microchip identification clinic on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An implant to identify your pet will be available for $10, and includes registration.

a reporter said...

re: Bend is insane...

Thanks to all who shared more info on the $400 dog ticket. I'm going to do some digging around on the info you shared and see what else I can find.

It's so, so sad that some horribly greedy people have been able to ruin such a great little town, and attempt to threaten long-time residents' quality of life. I hope I can put the spotlight on at least one evil action.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how much for folks need?

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Like I said earlier, humane society has records of who dumped dogs, and as city has records of who got the tickets.

Many of these people bitched at the time on the internet over the last few years.

http://www.bendweekly.com/Local-News/4456.html

Sine the bend-weekly, cares about this issue, I suggest National-Reporter, call this reporter. Note the BULL&SORE is the enemy.

Anonymous said...

It's so, so sad that some horribly greedy people have been able to ruin such a great little town, and attempt to threaten long-time residents' quality of life. I hope I can put the spotlight on at least one evil action.

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That's not the sort of thing a legitimate reporter usually says when they're researching a story. I wonder if our "national reporter" is a fake.

Anonymous said...

It's so, so sad that some horribly greedy people have been able to ruin such a great little town, and attempt to threaten long-time residents' quality of life.

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Please note, that it is no longer a great little town.

I think thats the issue you really need to understand, in the day even ten years ago. Folks could go to "First Street Rapids", swim all day, have a six-pack handy, and swim with their dogs, people had been doing this for years and years.

Then in 2002, all along comes this national REIT crowd, that takes over Bend, and says "BEND IS ASPEN".

First step of course to make that statement TRUE, was to eliminate the people that "made the great little town".

The SORE had a nice little story earlier this summer about how the locals used to USE OUR RIVER.

YOU know what happened to OUR RIVER?? They turned it into a CONDO CANYON, where nobody is allowed to play, where locals can't touch the water, where only condo owners can sit from their condos. The view is what SOLD the condos.

Can't have locals playing in the river in the HOT summer, that wouldn't sell condos in ASPEN.

Today Aspen no more for Bend, it used to be "poverty with a view", today its "walmart with a view".

Anonymous said...

That's not the sort of thing a legitimate reporter usually says when they're researching a story. I wonder if our "national reporter" is a fake.

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Of course it's a fake, but I can almost guarantee you this person is our Sally, and our Borealis.

This person is tired of making stuff up, I think this person is ready to get real. Note also this person came for the ride during the clothesline story, and thus everyone knows this story DEEPLY involves BOSS HOGG HOLLERN. The Master of Bend, and clotheslines.

Nothing is REAL in BEND, never forget that essential truth.

Anonymous said...

Nothing is REAL in BEND, never forget that essential truth.

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Really?

a reporter said...

I wonder if our "national reporter" is a fake...

You're right about reporters not usually letting their non-partial guard down. However, reporters are human. Since I'm anonymous here, I did let my emotions slip into that comment.

However, I don't understand this diatribe: ... "this person came for the ride during the clothesline story" .... HUH???

Anyway why would anyone fake interest in this topic? What would there be to gain in that?

I shall be researching this story. I'll let you know when/if I get it published. I am a freelance reporter, so I have to pitch it to a magazine(s) first to get someone interested. It may be old news to all of you, but it's news outside of CO/Oregon.

Regarding the river -- that also sucks -- but I know other towns where that's happened. I don't know of others going after people's pets. I'll check with the national Humane Society to get their take on it.

Timothy said...

>>However, I don't understand this diatribe: ... "this person came for the ride during the clothesline story" .... HUH???

How did you miss that? The reference is to the front page Wall Street Journal story that made a laughing stock of Bend.

bruce said...

To reporter: search on clothesline and awbrey butte

Stupid people trying to make their own rules...

Anonymous said...

I don't know of others going after people's pets.

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You don't get around much do you?

http://union-bulletin.com/articles/2007/11/27/local_news/local05.txt

County gives teeth to fines for dogs run amok
A five-fold increase in fines is approved for letting dogs run loose and other infractions.
By Andy Porter of the Union-Bulletin

Failure to keep Fido under control could cost some Walla Walla County dog owners dearly in the future.

County commissioners Monday approved hefty increases in animal control fines for pet owners who allow dogs to run at large in dog control zones or who commit other infractions.

The new maximum fine for failing to keep a dog under restraint went up to $125 for a first offense and $175 for a second offense. Previously the fine was $25 for a first offense.

Fines for not licensing dogs, not confining females in heat, for owners failing to prevent nuisances and other offenses also went from $25 to a maximum of $125 for first offenses with higher fines possible for subsequent infractions.

The amounts are now similar to those charged by the city of Walla Walla, which allows for similar fines on first offenses.

Anonymous said...

What's happening is that Bend is growing up. Back in buster's golden days when Bend was a small town with 15-20K population you could go anywhere you wanted with your dog and it could crap anywhere and nobody cared. Now that Bend has 75K population there are dog regulations just like most cities this size or larger. But it's still hard for residents who lived here 25-30 years ago to adjust to the change.

Anonymous said...

Back in buster's golden days when Bend was a small town with 15-20K population you could go anywhere you wanted with your dog and it could crap anywhere and nobody cared.

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Why is always about buster? We know that republican, hummer driving, dog-shit eating, chicken-fucking, lars-larson listening, morons don't like anything except their own dick.

What does any of this have to do with bendbust?

I'll tell you the problem. In the day we would walk to the river, and play. Then the NOUVEAU-RICHE bought our homes. Now we drive in our 20 yr old subby's to First-Street Rapids, or McKay. Then the fucking calis in live in the $2M homes @ first-street, or $1M condos @ mcKay said WHOA we can't have these 20 yr old subby's ( subaru's ) parked in our hood. Given that the cop-shop is owned by the cunt's who run city-hall who live in the old-mill, they forced the cops to use the tools ( 2003 ) that they had to eliminate the blight.

If Bend had so much fucking dog-shit before ALL you god damn rush limbaugh masturbating cunt moved here, then why in the FUCK did you move here? The fact is there was NO SHIT in Bend until the cali's came.

Anonymous said...

Buster,

Tell us what you really think.

;)

Anonymous said...

County commissioners Monday approved hefty increases in animal control fines for pet owners who allow dogs to run at large in dog control zones or who commit other infractions.

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First of ALL you god damn fucking CUNTS, realize we're NOT talking about dogs running amok, that are rabid.

We're talking about letting FIDO off-leash so he can take a fucking swim when its 105. You cannot SWIM with a fucking noose around your neck. I think that should be mandatory in Bend.

Note, these apologists for the RE-HO Bend Condo Cunta are NOT red-necks, because red-necks love dogs. These apologists, are CONDO's, and their paraplegic hubby's that sit in the house with a laptop.

Lastly, does the CUNT who lives in the Old-Mill, that Bend calls the city-judge, does she pay your to type shit on this blog-site?

Anonymous said...

Blogger Timothy said...

>>However, I don't understand this diatribe: ... "this person came for the ride during the clothesline story" .... HUH???

How did you miss that? The reference is to the front page Wall Street Journal story that made a laughing stock of Bend.

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Thanks timmy, like you said,

First of all Our National Reporter is too fucking stupid to google "Dogs Bend Oregon"

Then doesn't know about the WSJ story.

Typically this is Homer using 'anonymous' to play with the other 3-5 people who use this site. Note, in the history of the world, no more than 2-3 people have ever posted on this site ever.

Our National Reporter, is either playing dumb, fucking dumb, or is a real national reporter for the Bulletin. Why do I repeat myself??

Anonymous said...

Dear National Reporter,

I must apologize for the lack of respect shown by my compatriots.

You must understand that most us have spent years in Garzini's prisons.

We don't trust anyone new. Just ask 'Bruce' what he went through until he was excepted as one of the foul.

sincerely,

Anonymous said...


How did you miss that? The reference is to the front page Wall Street Journal story that made a laughing stock of Bend.


Thank you. Like a national paper hasn't already exposed Bend for what it is to the whole world.

We have already been there, and done that.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119007893529930697.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

A National Reporter said...

I just wanted to say you blogger's are the coolest blogger's I have ever met.

I'll tell you what, I'll meet you tomorrow AM, at 9AM at DeLussa Bakery on Galveston. You can tell me all and bring pictures. We're going to open Bend to the World.

An International Reporter said...

"The fact is there was NO SHIT in Bend until the cali's came."

I wonder if that's true? Has anyone weighed or measured the shit in Bend before and after?

What is a cali?

Anonymous said...

Jambo,

I am from Africa. I love this site.

I couldn't help but read today's blog, and feel the terrible waste.

Here, in Kenya, in my village of Turkana, we love the meat of dog. If the Bend, must destroy the dog, then please save the meat.

This is a crime, as we would never waste the meat of a dog.

Swali

The Extra Terrrestial Reporter said...

Hey,

My name is ETR, in my world that is called extra-terrestial reporter. Sorry, we don't have na national-reporter.

Well before this dog thread is lost. I wanted to get my six penises in.

In 2003 the City of Bend revised BCC 2.52 to define a dog at large as a "dog off leash, in the city".

The law didn't get enforced until 2006, and most heavily until Spring 2007.

The reason is that by fall of 2006 the Realtors were scared, things were slowing down, and they needed to aggressively increase the 'curb appeal' of Bend. That meant hiding the red-necks.

By winter of 2006/2007 things hadn't gotten real bad, the realtors came down real heavy on city-hall who came down hard on the the police, who came down hard on enforcement. It didn't matter by summer of 2007 there were no dogs anywhere to be seen all summer all along the river corridor from the Old Mill to Drakes Park. It still didn't help move any condo's.

I just wanted to get the time-line correct.

Since 2003 the enforcement had been very selective, to be used as a tool to get un-desirables out of Bend. By 2006 it was full on, the "dog at large" became a very good revenue source. It was a win-win for all.

Anonymous said...

Ya, you and Sally will show up.

I bet that no Nat'l Reporter will show up at Delussa Bakery. (Hey, how did you out-of-town Nat'l Reporter from the Big City even know about Delussa??)

I bet only HBM will show at DeLussa, and laugh his extremely large, fat ass off on the prank he pulled on Timmy, Homer, Cunt, and the Other Cunt and the two anonymous people here.

Losers, all of you, who believed that anybody actually cared about the two dogs who were put down because they smelled bad, and left dogshit around for Calis to step in.

Who cares? Nobody. Not even a loser make believe reporter.

Timothy said...

What the hell's going on?

Homer, I hope you have a story to post bright and early tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

My beloved,

It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I intend to establish in your country.Though I have not met with you before but I believe, one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life.

There is this amount of FIFTEEN Million US Dollars which my Father deposited with a security company which he wanted to used for his political ambition in our Country before he was kidnapped and killed by unknown gun men. Hence my father and mother is dead, I do not have any other hope rather than this funds which is why I contacted you.

Now I have decided to invest these money in your country or any where safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons. I only give all praises to God who made every thing to be like this, my father is gone, I can count you as my father if you wish to be a Daddy to me.

Hence this investment shall be made in your company upon your withdrawal of the consignment, I do not have money to work on this and will commit suicide and die if I cannot secure my late father's treasure which he got for his family.

I want you to help us claim and receive the consignment which will be sent to you through diplomatic means to your address to avoid any traces of the funds and to enable you plan for the investment in your Country.

I will like to invest part of the money into these three investment in your Country but, if there is any other business that is better than my suggestion, I will be very glad to follow your advice.

1). Real estate
2). The transport industry
3). Dog meat

If you can be of an assistance to me, I will be pleased to offer to you 20% Of the total fund while the balance will be invested by you. I need your understanding and honesty to this project, I assure you to always be your brother.

I await your soonest response.

Respectfully yours,

Miss Jani Adams

National Reporter said...

Hey Deep Throat Dumb Asses (with affection),

Pitching and writing a story often requires underground information and persepctives. It also requires bringing something NEW to the table.

You want me to Google "Bend" and "Dogs" and pull up all the same BS that has already been published. I'm looking for the unique angle. Someone here said he/she/he-she feels that local gov conspired to get old people out of their homes by taking the last happy thing in their lives -- their dogs with $400 tickets. Ergo I pursued this idea with you all to gather YOUR perspective.

Thanks to all who shared -- and thanks for the harrassment. I would have expected nothing less -- it's why I return here every week for the past 2 months. For the entertainment value. As I said, I'm not just a reporter, but a fan. As I have old ties to ol' Bend.

I'm hoping for the last word on this thread — since everyone should be movin' on to the new post this morning!

Your friend, National Reporter

bruce said...

Re: I'm hoping for the last word on this thread — since everyone should be movin' on to the new post this morning!

Godammit Homer, here I was all excited and there still isn't a new post up! What the hell is going on around here?

bruce said...

Sounding Board members:
I wanted to let you know that the 97/Cooley mid-term project presentation to the Bend City Council has been moved from Monday to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.

The Steering Committee will still meet from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Deschutes Service Center.

You are welcome to attend either or both meetings.

Kristin

Kristin Hull
Project Planner
CH2M HILL
503.736.4160

Anonymous said...

Dear Homer,

This is the new post, don't you realize that Homer fucked himself by posting his misogynistic comment about becky.

Time for Homer to find a new gal. I suggest Heidi Berkman of Tetherow, yes a MILF to boot, but MUCH hotter than Becky.

Tetherow is the future, The Plaza died a long time ago. Leave becky alone.

Barney

Anonymous said...

Jim Johnson CRS is a real estate expert who tells exactly how to 'get rich quick' on Juniper Ridge. Very timely Sep 2007. Good shit for those who want to make 10X very quick on Real Estate, better than CPST or XENO.


Investments in Bend Oregon Real Estate

Bend Oregon has seen some of the fastest growth in the nation in the last few years. Its population has grown steadily and real estate prices have risen dramatically. The real estate market has cooled down some now but there are still some opportunities out there for the smart investor. The days of buying a house, condo or land and then “flipping” it are over.

The good investments are going to be centered around the City of Bend’s new Juniper Ridge development in North Bend. The City Commissioners are planning on a mixed use zoning and have already annexed 500 acres into the city limits. Most of this first phase will be light industrial (IL) zoning and research and Development. But the second phase will possibly have a new four year college campus, some commercial and residential.

This land is all owned by the city of Bend but there are several hundred acres of private property around the development that are for sale now or will be on the market shortly. These are the properties that a smart investor can make some money on.

Most of this land is small hobby farms from 3 to 20 acres. It is currently zoned for low density use. However, the city is in the process of rezoning most of this property and bringing it into the city limits. A new sewer main is proposed to border the south end of Juniper Ridge and run east to the sewer plant

The city is supposed to make their proposed changes public on March 26, 2007. This is two years later than what was initially planned. Delays in infrastructure engineering required by the state have been the cause. So this date is not etched in stone. However, it should be made public soon.

The smart investor could be buying some of the surrounding properties now and possibly doubling their money in a couple of years. Similar land has been selling in the last couple of years for $250,000 per acre and more. Investors should be tying up properties with contingencies prior to that time. There are sellers out there willing to sell their property with an extended closing date subject to rezoning

Development land currently inside the city limits (UGB) is listed for sale at $500,000 to $600,000 per acre. However it’s not selling at this time. There is an over supply of available lots. But these lots should sell out this year. It’s the authors’ opinion that residential land inside the city limits will settle out around $450,000 an acre next year when the city moves the city limits.

Everyone seems to be waiting for the city to make a determination on where the new city limits will be and what the zoning will be. Several investors paid over $250,000 an acre on land outside the UGB thinking that it would be developable and buildable today. That has not happened. Once the boundary proposal is official you will see more activity in the market for development land.

Finished lots on Bends East side have been selling for around $160,000 each. They are around 8,000 square feet. Larger lots sell for more. The minimum lot size today is 4,000 square feet according to city building code. The trend is towards larger homes on smaller lots.

On site infrastructure has been running between $25,000 and $30,000 per lot. Large amounts of rock and or sewer pump stations can add to the costs. Off site costs can also add up quickly. Today’s cost to bring in a sewer main is around $100 per foot.

As of the end of February 2007 there were 59 single family lots for sale in Bend with an average size of 5,183 square feet. The average asking price was $164,800. Past sales of bare land outside the city limits on the East side have been averaging $270,000 per acre. Properties with homes and other improvements have averaged $291,000 per acre.

Bends real estate market is cooling its jets for a while but rest assured it will heat up soon.
Bend is a great place to live and there will continue to be more and more people moving here. The development of Juniper Ridge by the city will add more jobs to the mix and the need for more housing.

Investments in land on the outskirts of Bend will pay huge dividends in the future. Much of the land will be zoned for residential. But there is some land that will become commercial or light industrial. An investor does not have to develop the land. Just hold it for a couple of years and resell it.

About the Author:
Jim Johnson CRS is a real estate expert who has lived in Bend Oregon since 1981.
Call 541-389-4511 or see his web site www.BendOregonRealEstateExpert.com

Anonymous said...

I'm looking for the unique angle. Someone here said he/she/he-she feels that local gov conspired to get old people out of their homes by taking the last happy thing in their lives -- their dogs with $400 tickets. Ergo I pursued this idea with you all to gather YOUR perspective.

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There are several angles to this.

The timeline is essential.

1.) In 2003 the city of bend, revises their definition of BCC 5.25 "dog at large", to mean "any dog off leash in city limits". They selectively go after un-desirables, e.g. old timers. Tickets are written, dogs were destroyed.

2.) By summer of 2006 the panic has hit, real estate sales were down, and city-all along with real estate brethren were in a panic. All coming winter city-all/Real-Estate promised a recovery, but nothing came. In the fall of 2006 the 'enforcement' to clean up Bend of 'red-necks' went full on. By spring of 2007 it went maximum, the cop 'brown' was assigned full time, just to write 'dog at large' tickets. April 07, the 'bend weekly' announces that dogs being dumped at shelter causes over-load, after that they were destroyed, through the summer of 2007 tickets continued to be written, dogs continued to be destroyed.

Public outrage by August 2007, shut the program down. The new budget is going to kill 'enforcement' by $250k. To date the program didn't rescue Bend Real Estate, you cannot say they didn't try.

Anonymous said...

National Reporter,

Here is another angle on this story, given you want a credible witness. I know who can give it to you, because I talked to the guy.

I cannot remember his name, but someone here will shortly post it. He's a 'black guy' very nice guy ( note there are very few black guys in Bend ). This guy runs the Deschutes County Animal Control. He is the man. I was at a party in July 2007, and I asked about the legality of this 'dog at large' being used by Real-Estate interests of Bend to drive out red-necks ( old timers ). This lawyer I cannot use her name, she suggested I talk to this Deschutes County Guy.

I went over to him, and mentioned that I felt this new program of banning folks from letting their dog swim in the River was just a way to keep locals away from the River. He said he complete agreed, and felt the same way. He had seen the change, and the program, and knew exactly WHO had driven the program.

If our national-reporter, wants the story they can talk to this guy, I can of course google his name, but he might have been replaced by now. I'm sure somebody knows his name, as there are only a handful of non-whites in Bend.

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Remember most people at 'county' are very unhappy with what the new birds running Bend ( real estate interests ) have done to the town. There's got to be someone at county willing to go on record. Most of city-hall and city-staff are spineless, and part of the problem.

Anonymous said...

I bet only HBM will show at DeLussa.

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No, bruce will show up with HBM.

HBM does care, but I do agree, that the SORE is not a NATIONAL paper.

'Cali steps in Thirty Year Old Dog Shit" Bulletin ( bend, or ) Dec 16, 2007
Yesterday a remnant of 'the day' caused a major catastrophe near mcKay Park. A thirty year old 'doggy rocca' from the 1970's was found by a California tourist while watching eagles near coveted Old Mill Condos.
The Bend are was closed off most of the day while HazMat teams from Redmond responded to enforce.
Bruce Abernethy has assured VCB/DVA that no 'doggy rocca' will ever be found again. Bend is now free. Abernethy said "we have virtually eliminated all trace of dog's, humanity, and auto's from the old age of Bend."

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'Cali steps in Thirty Year Old Dog Shit"
The Bulletin ( Bend, or ) Dec 16, 2007

Yesterday a remnant of 'the day' caused a major catastrophe near McKay Park. A thirty year old 'doggy rocca' from the 1970's was found by a California tourist while watching eagles near coveted Old Mill Condos.

The Bend are was closed off most of the day while HazMat teams from Redmond responded to enforce.

Bruce Abernethy has assured VCB/DVA that no 'doggy rocca' will ever be found again. Bend is now free of dog shit, so said Bend's Mayor.

Abernethy said "we have virtually eliminated all trace of dog's, humanity, and auto's from the old age of Bend." ... "We have banned the burning of wood, we have made the cost of auto ownership out of reach for the poor, we have shutdown Homeless Food Programs."

There are some in Bend think the 'program' to eradicate family pets is not over. Ron Garzini Bend's own Mr-Fixit says "I have never met a dog problem that couldn't be resolved by a 30-06 rifle"

bruce said...

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