Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Harrowing Story of Survival Tickets, Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite


Dr. Jacob Eisenbach is a 93 year old holocaust survivor from Poland. He emigrated to the United States with his wife and first-born child in 1950. He has practiced dentistry for 60 years until his retirement in 2015. Today he will be talking about his astonishing life while in the grip of Hitler's Third Reich for 5 years, and how hatred, discrimination and intolerance have led directly to the Jewish holocaust. He is the sole survivor of a loving family of about 100. Torture and mass murders of numerous ethnic groups through thousands of years have scarred mankind's history. It has been and continues to be Dr. Eisenbach's mission to eliminate the scourge of all genocides from the human race.

Come touch history in person and hear this amazing story of survival and success.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Big Pharma, Market Failure: FREE Special film, Wednesday June 7th, Salem Public Library

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One night only screening of the documentary 

Big Pharma, Market Failure

Wednesday, June 7th, 6:30 -- 8:30 PM
Doors open at 6:00

Special Location:
Salem Public Library's Loucks Auditorium
585 Liberty St. SE, Salem

...Big Pharma is a powerful new documentary film on the impact of out-of-control drug prices on businesses
and the U.S. economy, Congress' failure to deal with the crisis and how we might fix it.

The film takes an in-depth look at how our dysfunctional pharmaceutical industry
and how it is damaging our economy, hurting our businesses and negatively impacting the nation's health.

Guest Speakers include:

Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries and producer of Big Pharma: Market Failure, (and his previous film Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point) will screen and discuss his new documentary.

There will be a discussion following the film with Mr. Master,
elected officials,
health professionals
and local health care advocates with time for audience participation.

For more information contact: 
Lee Mercer 831-818-5247,

Sponsors: Health Care For All Oregon,
Main Street Alliance of Oregon,
Business Leaders Transforming Healthcare,
American Sustainable Business Council,
Physicians for a National Health Program-Oregon,
Oregonians for Affordable Drug Prices Now,
Salem Progressive Film Series

This event is free however, 
donations accepted.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

A must-read: Spices at Penzeys

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

‘How dare you work on whites’: Professors under fire for research on white mortality - The Washington Post

Guo: Absolutely. That's one point that I made a week ago when I wrote about this. It's not just a lot of these death rates are rising, but that a huge chasm has now opened up between us and Europe.

Deaton: The obvious difference is that the safety net is enormously more generous in Europe. And lot of people in their 50s who lose their jobs can go on retirement. You get a doctor's certificate and you get paid pretty much your salary until you die.

There's one other policy recommendation that I've been pushing. We're spending about three trillion dollars a year on health care. And our life expectancy is going down. Whereas all these other countries are spending way less, and their life expectancy is going up. For me the implication is if we implemented single payer, we'd get rid of a lot of these costs. Not without screaming and yelling, of course, and not without goring a lot of oxen.

But the crucial thing is recognizing the extent to which these rising health care costs are responsible, at least in part, for the stagnant wages for people without a college degrees. If they've got an employer and they've got health care, their wages are getting pushed down by the employer paying for that health care. People don't even realize this. They think it's for free.

I'm not a left-wing nut pushing for single-payer! It's not because I like socialized medicine. It's just because I think this is eating capitalism alive, and if we want a healthy capitalist society in America, we've got to get rid of this monster.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mark Your Calendar: An All-Too Important Event @ SalemCinema - April 4

Please share widely, let's pack the theater and support an important organization.

A Fundraiser For Common Cause Oregon
all seats only $12 ~ Tickets available now at our box office during regular business hours or online at!
On April 4th, numerous participating theaters nationwide will screen the film 1984, based on the 1949 novel by George Orwell. The story centers around Winston Smith, a member of the Outer Party. Winston works in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth; his job is to rewrite and distort history. As a way to rebel and escape Big Brother's tyranny, at least in his own mind, he begins a diary, which is an act punishable by death. The group of movie theaters chose April 4 to screen this film because that is the date in which Winston starts writing on his diary.
 A joint statement from theaters reads, "The endeavor encourages theaters to take a stand for our most basic values: freedom of speech, respect for our fellow human beings, and the simple truth that there are no such things as 'alternative facts.' By doing what we do best - showing a movie - the goal is that cinemas can initiate a much-needed community conversation at a time when the existence of facts, and basic human rights are under attack. Through nationwide participation and strength in numbers, these screenings are intended to galvanize people at the crossroads of cinema and community, and bring us together to foster communication and resistance against current efforts to undermine the most basic tenets of our society."

no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events

Best of Salem: Naomi Oreskes lecture at Willamette, Mar. 10

Naomi Oreskes Lecture
Salem - Mar 10

Willamette University, Rogers Hall
900 State St
7:30 pm
Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes, author of "Merchants of Doubt," discusses industry-driven efforts to undermine scientific research that threatens profits. 

From the long-denied connection between smoking and lung cancer to the latest target - the science behind climate change - learn more about how a few industry-funded researchers delegitimize scientific consensus by using the trappings of science to mislead policy makers and the public.
Free Admission. 

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