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This Whole Area Was A Regular Beach…Until A Wave Engulfed Everything

A “sneaker wave” is not, as you might think, a swell of K-Swiss shoes. It’s actually characterized as a random wave that’s hugely disproportionate to the rest of the wave train. One second, it seems like a calm day at the beach, but before you know it, you’re in a Kelly Slater surf video.

And that’s exactly what happened to Steve Raplee and some other bystanders on a beach in Oregon. He thought he was filming a quiet moment at Coos Bay, but seconds later, he was telling everyone to run for cover.

That escalated quickly! Everyone made it to dry land before the surf could crush them, despite the hilarious lack of urgency in Raplee’s voice. Seriously, this guy is about to get eaten alive by the elements, but he sounds like he’s reading a piece on NPR.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sneaker-wave/

Oregon expected to scrap state O-care exchange, keep unspent federal grants

http://twitter.com/#!/kerpen/status/459397590858342400
http://twitter.com/#!/freddoso/status/459386790164451328

Cover Oregon, the state’s Obamacare exchange, was a train wreck from the start and just kept getting worse.

KATU reporter Chelsea Kopta had the news today that Cover Oregon will likely fold, and what state officials plan to do with the unspent federal money (spoiler alert: It doesn’t involve giving it back to federal taxpayers).

http://twitter.com/#!/ChelseaKATU/status/459381991624818688
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelseaKATU/status/459382807261757440
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelseaKATU/status/459385773976858624
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelseaKATU/status/459394289772924929
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelseaKATU/status/459394569398788096

Exactly how much federal money did Cover Oregon spend on the colossal failure?

http://twitter.com/#!/ChelseaKATU/status/459404893988470784
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelseaKATU/status/459409131518955520

So Cover Oregon hadn’t yet spent all the federal money, which leads to the question of the day:

http://twitter.com/#!/kerpen/status/459395975329898496

And the unsurprising answer:

http://twitter.com/#!/ChelseaKATU/status/459397429222072320

They can just keep it? A little bonus for all the failure?

http://twitter.com/#!/kerpen/status/459407247102451712

We’ll have to wait and see about that.

When it goes, Cover Oregon will take with it millions upon millions of taxpayer dollars, but leave behind one of the weirdest promotional ads of all time:

Wow. Real hard to believe things didn’t work out, isn’t it?

‘Have a tissue handy’: New ad from Ore. GOP senate hopeful Monica Wehby strikes ‘powerful’ chord [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/MonicaForOregon/status/459021491573903360

Dr. Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, is running for U.S. Senate in Oregon. And if this ad is any indication, the GOP hopeful is already an effective communicator:

Audiences agree: Wehby’s hit a home run.