The Pendleton Debate, part 2 - with video

The East Oregonian, who sponsored the Pendleton debate, has posted their full coverage.

Read the story here. The videos below were filmed and posted by the East Oregonian.

Merkley on Columbia River Water

Novick on Education

All four candidates on Native American Tribes


  • LT (unverified)

    Thanks for the link to the updated article!

    I heard Ben Westlund speaking on health care (and other topics) today. He was excellent.

    The debate article says,

    "We absolutely need to raise reimbursement rates so doctors do not fire their patients," Merkley said. "It doesn't matter what your plan says on paper if you can't get the services available."

    Novick suggested cutting costs elsewhere.

    << Maybe the reporter did Steve wrong in not enumerating what he meant by "elsewhere".

    Ben Westlund talked about the cost of health care in Oregon and the many threads in the cloth of healthcare which need to be changed to improve the situation. One suggestion is to have standardized insurance billing forms so that a doctor doesn't have to hire a couple office workers just to decipher the various insurance billing forms.

    THAT is how I think the health care debate should proceed. Not just generic suggestions reported in a newspaper article but a vision for the future and a plan to carry it out.

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    LT, Westlund was giving a speech. Novick and Merkley were in an hourlong debate with two other people.

  • LT (unverified)

    Yes, TJ, I understand that. I'm just saying that it would be nice to hear that sort of detail from our Senate candidates sometime between now and May.

  • Pavel Goberman (unverified)

    Democratic Party of Oregon and the Oregonian didn't invite me for debate of Candidates for US Senate in Pendleton. Why? Because I do not pay the media and named the media a cancer of our society, a public enemy. It shows up the bad faith of Dem. Party and corrupted media. I lost NOTHING, but the People of Oregon lost.. "For the wages of sin is death" - Proverb / Bible Copy of announcement of my Candidacy for US Senate:

    PRESS / MEDIA RELEASE: 01/19/07

    "Put Loyalty to the Highest Moral Principles, to Country above loyalty to a person, party or government department". (Code of Ethics). For violation of this the punishment should be at least two years prison term. "No person shall be US Senator .... or hold any office who does not support the Constitution of the USA". (Amendment XIV, Section 3)

            To:  We the People                                  Pavel Goberman - Candidate (D, but honest) for 
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    People of Oregon, the candidates for US Senate sold themselves to the special interests and the media. Take money out of election. For your, state and national benefits vote for me, Pavel Goberman as US Senator (against G. Smith). Change dirty diapers.

    Candidates for US Senate have no issues, no agendas, no platforms and no strategy. They do not specify concrete how (if) they will benefits the People of Oregon and nation, and use words: "we must", "we need", "somehow", "I will fight for the little guy" and etc. But I have a plan of actions, Be a Judge: 1) First, as I said: I do NOT accept money from no one, 2) Beside of to win a war in Iraq without loss of our troopers, I could help the People of Oregon and USA in: 3) National security: protect our nation from a weapons of mass destruction. Lock up borders, 4) Economy: stop moving jobs abroad. I have a plan to create more jobs in the USA, 5) Make health care and insurance affordable for all citizens, 6) Stop our dependency of foreign oil or it will cripple this country. I promise to reduce very heavy traffic in all states without spending big money, that will save people time and money, reduce pollution and global warming. Develop vehicles powered by not ethanol, but by electricity and solar energy, 7) Car and truck insurance: if a person has no an accident - insurance companies must return 50% money back. Insure a person, but not his / her vehicles, 8) Reduce property and income taxes for low and middle income families, 9) Reduce cost of drugs: demand to reduce, but NOT negotiate the cost of drugs, 10) Stop oil companies from making huge profits by increasing gas prices as BP had profit $22 billion in 2006. Reduce price of fuel, 11) USPostalService is making $1 billion profit each year. Reduce postage rate, 12) Improve quality of education and discipline in schools, help teachers, 13) Harder punishment for crimes. Protect victims, 14) Stop corporate welfare, that will generate a big money for children health insurance, 15) Reduce government waste. In 2 years reduce huge national deficit. It is an obligation of US Senate, 16) Protect the Flag of the USA from desecration. Many people died for this Flag, 17) Establish child care on all workplaces, 18) Protect seniors and veterans from abuse, neglect and fraud. Nation owes them, 19) State courts are robbing people: taking filing fees, but dismissing cases without jury trials. It is a crime. Courts must return money and pay fine. Legal Aid Services must help all citizens who need help, 20) I'm against NAFTA because it doesn't benefit our nation, 21) Stop spliting apart and separate parents from children by US government. It is immoral, it is not human. Same did German Nazi during World War II, 22) I'm not a Mormon, but I'm Honest, Incorruptible, with Faith, Integrity and High Moral Principles and promise to support the Constitution of the USA and fight against bribery, corruption and political prostitution. And etc (in my web page). Vote for me is investing in yourself, family, state and nation. Government Must be By and For the People.

    Pavel Goberman

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