Message from beornmod in Cascadian Coffee Company #operations

2017-06-03 20:55:47 UTC  

Keep in touch, seapea.

2017-06-03 20:56:17 UTC  

Shall I give you a call?

2017-06-03 20:56:57 UTC  


2017-06-03 21:00:36 UTC  

I'm not 100% sold. Would much prefer to do it on a different day

2017-06-03 21:22:37 UTC  

Beornmod: Well, we'll probably be doing it on a different day as well, so it's not like this is your only chance. I just got off the phone with seapea and my sense is that there is enough support for the overpass demo that we will be doing it whether or not you decide to join us, so you should feel comfortable in following your personal judgement. I would however, appreciate it if you could extend invitations to other PDX Stormers on my behalf. In addition to this operations chat, I'll be attempting to coordinate this event from my prepaid cell phone 485-205-0585. Please relay my phone number to interested parties.

2017-06-03 21:23:51 UTC  

Okay, sounds good. Will do

2017-06-03 21:27:25 UTC  

Okay, I passed on the word

2017-06-03 21:28:33 UTC  

Beornmod: Also, if/when you have the leisure please advise me as to what you see as the most vulnerable choke points in my proposed operation.

2017-06-03 21:28:38 UTC  

I think I'm going to go with my gut on this one tomorrow though. I'm going to be downtown though, so contact me in case of emergency

2017-06-03 21:28:52 UTC  

I'll have a bit more time to look into that when I get off work at 5

2017-06-03 21:30:07 UTC  

Yeah, or just give me your gut. Imagine shit going wrong. What does it look like. This is not my attempt to evaluate your logic. I just want the benefit of an alternative perspective.

2017-06-03 21:31:20 UTC  

Sounds good. I'll do some investigating on Google maps at work today and will give you my evaluation tonight

2017-06-03 21:34:13 UTC  

Gibbs Street Pedestrian bridge?

2017-06-03 21:39:31 UTC  

Hell no. No wonder you have reservations. The S.E. Main pedestrian bridge crosses 1-205 at Mall 205. It's way out east.

2017-06-03 21:40:11 UTC  

Ahh kk

2017-06-03 21:57:12 UTC  
2017-06-03 23:10:06 UTC  

Ty sir. Work got busier than I expected, so I was still trying to find it on Google Maps

2017-06-03 23:15:23 UTC  

I worked that overpass a few years back and found it to be the best of the six I've used in the greater Portland metro area.

2017-06-03 23:21:14 UTC  

Tomorrow dose not work for me as I have to work tonight and already decided on an action plan. Any other day with a little bit more notice.

2017-06-04 00:03:21 UTC  

What day of the week and time of year did you demonstrate there, Jimmy? It's going to be a fairly nice Sunday, I expect lots of traffic on that bridge

2017-06-04 00:05:20 UTC  

That bridge is probably one of the best locations we could use in Portland. The mall provides all the parking we need. I'm less concerned about that specific location, I'm more concerned about the timing of it.

2017-06-04 00:10:15 UTC  

Maybe another time would be better. I got going on the idea because I thought it might be easy to get lots of hands on deck by combining the two events. It looks like that's not going to be the way it. I'll wait and see what some others have to say on this topic.

2017-06-04 00:11:29 UTC  

Sorry, not trying to piss in your wheaties or anything

2017-06-04 00:12:04 UTC  

I'm probably more concerned about the public transportation aspects of the plan than anything else. No, my wheaties are good.

2017-06-04 00:13:29 UTC  

As far as pedestrian traffic on the bridge goes, I'm not too worried because they won't be able to read the banner(s) anyway. If they ask, I'll just tell 'em it says "Jesus Saves".

2017-06-04 00:15:51 UTC  

Haha well I'm going to text you from my phone so you have my number if you end up needing some backup

2017-06-04 00:18:26 UTC  

That's great, thanks. If we don't pull this off tomorrow maybe we can line it up with a book club meeting down the road.

2017-06-04 00:18:54 UTC  

So, keep an eye open for a nearby restaurant.

2017-06-04 00:19:11 UTC  

Yes, that would be perfect

2017-06-04 00:19:41 UTC  

I definitely still want to do it, I'm just really focusing on the rally this weekend

2017-06-04 00:20:17 UTC  

I've already got a bit of a bad feeling about tomorrow as it is lol

2017-06-04 00:21:18 UTC  

Yeah, I know the feeling. I think you're going to be ok. You seem to have a reliable gut.

2017-06-04 00:22:01 UTC  

Yeah I think we're going to be good. I get the feeling there might be a few surprises though. Tensions have been high

2017-06-04 00:22:43 UTC  

It's good to have you up there as a barometer.

2017-06-04 00:24:46 UTC  


2017-06-04 00:38:52 UTC  

An alternative plan for the tomorrow's main event could be to pack my pipes into a backpack and break them out after I'm safely ensconced inside the perimeter. The question, of course, is HTF would I get back out?

2017-06-04 00:39:33 UTC  

Wotan mit uns?

2017-06-04 00:44:46 UTC  

We'd have to play that by ear. I know there's going to be like 6 different law enforcement agencies and then whatever rabble the lefties throw together. We're going there pretty early to scout it out.

2017-06-04 00:48:06 UTC  

Good. Please remember to mark my phone.

2017-06-04 00:49:25 UTC  

Will do. I saved it in my phone