Tuesday, October 04, 2005


VISION: The City of Portland (City) is an effective multicultural organization, which is an employer of choice for people seeking employment. The culture of the City is inclusive, embraces diversity and supports cultural competency. The City's work force is diverse and culturally competent and uses its diversity to serve the City.

How many times can you use the word diversity in one statement?

Diversity Vision: The City of Portland is an effective multicultural organization. Its work environment is inclusive, embraces diversity, and supports cultural competency. Its workforce uses its diversity and cultural competency to serve the culturally diverse residents of Portland.

Oh wait, they beat their own record! (4 culturals)

That second link is especially awful. Do these people not see their own myopic vision? "Diversity" is their god. If they don't pray to their god as often as possible they feel guilty and that's probably when they lash out at colorblind conservatives.

This is indicative of all state and local governments in Oregon. They all do this cultural competency nonsense. They are obsessed with it. It literally consumes them and tax dollars at the same time.


Bob said...

How about a culture _of_ competancy?

Anonymous said...

DANIEL: Think Randy Leonard cares about this??? It's the horrible JTTF.

Monday, October 03, 2005
Why Aren't We Being Told More Facts About the OKlahoma Suicide Bomber? What are the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force Investigating?

University of Oklahoma President David Boren seems determined to have everybody believe Joel Henry Hinrichs III was merely a disturbed young man who decided to commit suicide by blowing himself up within 100 yards of a stadium containing 84,000 screaming fans of Sooner football.

Sorry, I don't buy it, at least not yet. Here's why: First, The Daily Oklahoman is reporting authorities found a large cache of bomb-making materials in Hinrichs' apartment. The cache is so big that the Oklahoman reported one of the officials on the scene estimated a full 24 hours would be required to cart away all of the material.

Suicide victims don't normally accumulate a large amount of bomb-making material in their homes. People intent on blowing up other people do.

Second, the proximity to the stadium suggests Hinrichs' target was the crowd, perhaps as people were leaving the game. But being an OU student, he presumably would have access to the student seating section and could have gone from that area to anywhere else in the crowd he chose.

What better place to detonate a bomb guaranteed to both kill and maim many, as well as incite terror and possibly a stampede that would kill and injure more people? My guess is Hinrichs was kept from reaching his target by a premature detonation. Add the proximty of the Micro-Biology building and you may have the potential for a kind of bio-bomb that could have guaranteed utter chaos in and around the stadium.

Third, why was Boren sufficiently familiar with Hinrichs to so quickly issue an opinion about his motive in the bombing? When he resigned in November 1994 as an Oklahoma senator, Boren was chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He left the Senate just after the Democrats lost their majority in the GOP sweep of 1994.

Add to his Senate years the presence of an active and long-established Muslim student presence on the OU campus stemming in great part from the school's excellent Petroleum Engineering program, and it stands to reason that Boren has been privy to intelligence briefings as head of the school. He almost certainly has maintained excellent contacts within the U.S. intelligence community made during his tenure as chairman of the Senate committee. Is that how he knew so quickly of Hinrichs?

Fourth, in one of the photos appearing in the media, Hinrichs appears to have a fresh beard, which is characteristic of new Muslim male converts. His father told The Oklahoman his son was a quiet, intellectual type, but he had no idea what might have incited him to take his own life. We can only assume the father also didn't know of the bomb-making material in his son's apartment. Perhaps we are dealing with a recent or a secret convert?

Finally, if Hinrichs was just a disturbed guy who decided to kill himself with a bomb 100 yards from a crowd of 84,000 people instead of simply putting a bullet through his temple, slashing his wrists or some other traditional way of doing away with himself, why is the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force now the lead agency in the investigation?

Go here to read the latest dispatch from The Oklahoman.

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Daniel said...

Bob, that doesn't work in government.

Anonymous, clearly the Oklahoma situation is a scary one. We'll have to watch as all the details come out

Chris McMullen said...

Ironically, Portland pushes this Cultural Competency Crap in our face all the while they systematically homogenize and de-gentrify the Pearl district -- making it attractive mainly to rich, white Yuppies.