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In a few short weeks, our lives have been upended and have become surreal.
We are watching as the coronavirus spreads throughout the world taking lives and wreaking havoc. We are being barraged with orders changing on a daily basis in an attempt to contain the spread. It feels like we are no longer in control of our lives, that we are spiraling out of control. We are in fear that the virus is winning. But it is not. We can win this war.
For me it comes down to faith in America. As Tucker Carlson of Fox News stated, “The solution is science If we can cure this disease or meaningfully treat it, lives will be saved and so will our economy. The chances are we can do that. This is the country that created the airplane, the transistor, the polio vaccine, the atom bomb and many other things. More than any other place in the world, America made the modern world modern.”
Capitalism encourages the basic human spirit of independence and initiative. It fosters innovation. I worked at Intel for 23+ years. I witnessed many times that just when we thought there was a technology wall, a new product, a new material, or a new process would get invented that broke down that wall and created a new technology trajectory.
I am confident we can beat this virus. But I am outraged on how politicized this situation has become.
I am outraged that China is not only getting away with creating a global pandemic, they are actively trying to blame the US, with the mainstream media echoing their propaganda.
I am outraged that the globally minded Oregonians who backed Governor Brown’s diabolical cap and trade scheme to reduce carbon emissions from a state that accounts for less than two-tenths of one percent of global emissions give China a pass for creating a global pandemic that has killed over 10,000 people and inflected over 245,000 … and rising.
History will set this all right. Hopefully sooner than later.
In the meantime, take care of yourself and your loved ones. Be kind to your neighbors and help them. Hang on to as many of your routines as possible. Walk the dog. Read a good book. Exercise. Meditate.
Be healthy, be safe, be at peace,
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MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS and OTHER BHRW EVENTS
Our usual monthly membership meetings are on the third Thursday of the month from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at:
Rock Creek Country Club
5100 NW Neakahnie Ave.
Portland, OR 97229 (see map)
The meeting is usually $27 per person which includes lunch.
March 19 lunch meeting CANCELLED. The BHRW board will look into the possibility of rebooking our scheduled speakers, Minority Leader Christine Drazen, Sheriff Pat Garrett, DA Kevin Barton. Here is a recent opinion piece from Christine Drazen.
April 16 CANCELLED. Meeting was to be a fashion show of GHM (Gung Ho Ministries) Boutique's resale clothing. GHM's income helps serve the homeless veterans, needy, and the underprivileged.
May 21 Oregon Federation of Women District 1 lunch meeting. Barry Dennis will speak about how we are living in two diametrically opposed Americas - only one of them is real and yet they both, somehow, exist.
Recent Membership Meetings
At our February 20 lunch meeting, Kaitlin Herbert read her winning essay on "What Patriotism Means to Me". She was the winner of BHRW's first high school essay contest. BHRW President Melissa Laird also gave the State of the Union address reviewing an impressive list of 2019 accomplishments for BHRW. Finally, Jeff Gudman, candidate for Oregon Treasurer, talked about his current campaign.
At our January 16 meeting, Michael A Kraan, Chairman of the Oregon Federation of College Republicans, spoke about the organization's purpose and journey. Dennis Porter, Young Republicans, spoke briefly. Also Lisa Holcomb, GM of Ecoshuttle, spoke about efforts of the #TimberUnity group regarding the upcoming Cap and Trade legislative debate.
Other Upcoming Events:
BHRW Red Shoe Book Club usually meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 10:30am at Café Murrayhill in Beaverton, 14500 SW Murray Scholls Dr #103, Beaverton, OR 97007. CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The book is Planet Earth Trumped” by Barry A. Dennis Questions? Contact email@example.com
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