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SHARE UPDATE BURNS OREGON! CHRISTIANS THE BATTLE TRUMPET HAS BEEN SOUNDED TIME TO RISE! CALL TO ACTION SEND IN THE TROOPS TO STAND WITH US IN BURNS OREGON!

Posted by Blaine Cooper on Sunday, January 17, 2016
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Blaine Cooper, one of the men heading up that militia in Oregon you've probably heard so much about just posted this video on his Facebook page. The caption he added goes as follows:

SHARE UPDATE BURNS OREGON! CHRISTIANS THE BATTLE TRUMPET HAS BEEN SOUNDED TIME TO RISE! CALL TO ACTION SEND IN THE TROOPS TO STAND WITH US IN BURNS OREGON!


There's a lot to love about this video. The whimsical, out of sync tooting sounds as the two gentlemen keep running out of breath but JUST KEEP TRYING FOR THE SAKE OF FREEDOM, for example. Or the fact that those are not really trumpets, more like horns. Some might even say it looks like a shofar, a musical instrument traditionally used by Jewish people to celebrate Rosh Hashanah which doesn't have a lot to do with ranchers making a call to arms to take over federal land but to each his own.

For reference, the instrument they are playing doesn't always sound so silly.

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Mike Rowe needs you to hear him loud, and hear him clear, when he tells you he's not robbing banks.

The former 'Dirty Jobs' Host and 'Deadliest Catch' narrator's under a great deal of scrutiny after an image of what appears as Mike Rowe from a frickin parallel universe, holding up a bank, surfaced. The resemblance is uncanny, in every sense of the word.

The rumors went viral after various folks across Facebook joked that this was a maddened, wild ploy by Rowe to kickstart a new season of 'Dirty Jobs.'

Rowe was quick to the punch and fought to quell the fast uprising of these rumors by releasing an alibi on his Facebook page: "For what it's worth, I was in Kansas Monday, and can prove it, if need be."

Rowe went on to bury himself in a bit of a hole by offering up something of an outlandish theory, "what if the thief was not an idiot, but a clever person of below average height wearing a Mike Rowe Mask?"

Alright. Will the real Mike Rowe please stand up?

Couple from Oregon gets a $2 million Verizon cell phone bill.
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Ken Slusher and his girlfriend just wanted to get a cell phone. Is that so hard?

It is if you're trying to get one from Verizon.

The Oregon couple opened a plan last year with two phones, then quickly realized their mistake and canceled. Only to have the mistakes follow them.

Channel 3000 tells it like this:

Slusher called an automated phone line to check his Verizon account balance. A voice recording said, "Your total amount due is $2,156,593.64." Slusher and his girlfriend opened a Verizon account last November and they bought two phones. They only kept the service for one month after noticing major discrepancies on their bills. Slusher said their first bill should've been for about $120.

Instead, it was for $698, plus it showed a previous balance of $451. He said their next statement asked for just $9.

"The number of errors and the comedy of which they happened is astounding to me," he said.

Slusher said they canceled the service in December and returned the phones to a local Verizon store in January.

They thought everything was all cleared up until they started getting notices from several collection agencies demanding upward of $2,000.

Slusher and his girlfriend say they've been going back and forth for months with customer service representatives who agree there's been a mistake. However, with no resolution, Slusher checked his Verizon account balance again on Monday and that's when he heard the $2 million figure.



The Oregonian ran a statement from Verizon:

"We have apologized to an Oregon customer for a programming error in an automated voice response system that caused him to receive an incorrect message that he owed $2 million on his bill," Verizon said in a written statement Wednesday. "We are correcting the error now and have resolved the issue to the customer's satisfaction."



Get it together, Verizon.

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Die-hard Red Sox fans in Oregon couldn't be farther from Boston's famed, 100-year-old Fenway Park. So one day in summer 2005, Ben Maciarello, the governor of the state's Red Sox Nation fan club, asked his dad, Jim: "How cool would it be to have our family and friends trying to hit balls over the Green Monster?"

Dad was more than game for building a one-third Fenway replica on the family property in rural Oregon. And so the pair spent 12 hours a day -- and $7,000 -- in June 2006 building the Green Monster scoreboard, the odd-shaped "triangle" in the center-field wall, and "Pesky's Pole" in right field. "We wanted it to look authentic," Jim says.

No worry there -- in giant letters, on the back of the Green Monster, you can't miss it: "Fenway West."

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Apparently, everyone misinterpreted Matt Groening's interview with Smithsonian Magazine in which he said Springfield, Oregon, was the Simpsons' hometown. After Sunday night's opening credits teased, "Now entering Oregon," the show's producers took to Bart's blackboard in an ambiguous attempt at keeping Springfield shrouded in mystery: "The true location of Springfield is in any state but yours."

"I have no idea where the hell it is," Groening said. "Like all Americans, I flunked geography."

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Time-Lapse Thing of the Day: From Ben Canales, John Waller, Steve Engman, and Blake Johnson of Uncage the Soul Productions, "Finding Oregon is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in September."

We've filmed the Columbia Riv

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Congressional Resignation of the Day: Despite his previous rebuffing of calls to resigns, it seems Rep. David Wu (D-OR) will do just that after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi increased pressure on the embattled Congressman with calls for a probe into accusations o

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