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Old 06-26-2009, 08:11 AM
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Figgypower, Hope you plan on goverment employment
when you arrive in Oregon. Private business is begining
it's death rattle. The state goverment is an exact copy
of Michigans. Granholm & Kolingoski are as one.
I live in Mich & work in Oregon and I see both states
on the same path. Funny how MI & OR represent the two
worst state economies in the country. Both governors read
from the same play book...."Our futures rely on GREEN POWER
and we are in the best position to capitalize on this new source
of future wealth". Gee are they both tied for first place? How is
it that both State governors are union schills? Oregon is in the
process of raising taxes on business that already are in the down spiral.
Before moving to Oregon you should read Oregon live on the net & get
familiar with the politics & social trends. You'll see were they are heading.
Oregon is a physically beautiful state,
That's about it.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:14 AM
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Yup...that's a great reason not to move to Oregon.

I've heard that law called a lot of different things, but "communistic" isn't one of them.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:06 PM
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Good! It's a great law. When you're 70, and it's 35 degrees, windy, and raining, and you have arthritis, you'll understand why it's a good law.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:07 PM
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So, Michnewbie, you'll be moving to Texas soon? Guess what? Washington and California are exactly the same as Oregon We like it that way.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:31 PM
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Oregon also has virtually no pollution-reducing additives in its gasoline, which partially explains why gas prices are cheaper here than in self-service Washington.

I do know both OR and WA don't have to remove the benzine that's naturally present in Alaska oil.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:24 PM
Location: Conservative Las Vegas
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What a treat that was, not having to pump my own gas for a week while there on a recent vacation, and paying less than Nevada. And then having no sales tax, geewhiz!

I'm a member of NoisefreeAmerica and they issue newsletters, now and then, updating everybody on what various states, counties and cities are doing to combat the evils of noise. My biggest beef is these loud, thumping boom cars which gets my heart accelerating out of control at an intersection where I come in contact with one. According to NoisefreeAmerica, Oregon passed a state law with a $1500 fine attached to these loud, thumping boom cars. That would be reason enough for me to move to Oregon. New York City, under Bloomberg's tutelage, is another favorite quiet destination as car alarms are illegal, $350 fines for honking your horn, loud/thumping boom cars silenced and no police sirens.

I hardly ever heard one walking around Portland and other cities, and the only place I heard them, in numbers, was Eugene. They passed by my motel many times during the day and night, but, being a college town, I guess you'd expect that. Perhaps that is what lessened my liking of that city.
I had high expectations for Eugene, but in all the cities I saw on my trip, it was my least favorite, barring the boom cars.

But then, that always happens when I travel anywhere in the world, saddled with high expectations. And then, the areas I travel to with no expectations or expecting the worse, have oftentimes turned out to be the most enjoyable surprises of my trip, like Klamath Falls, Astoria and Seaside.
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:19 AM
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Geez, I couldn't even get past page two. elcapitan, modern OR is made up of Liberal transplants from CA who run the state. There is no pioneer spirit here. We are like sheep led to the legislative slaughter. We buy into whatever the libs in Salem want (remember the CIM and CAM that was going to replace the HS diploma? What a miserable failure) Got a wacko lib experiment you want to try out? Oregon is the testing ground. It is a stunningly beautiful state to visit but it will be unsustainable to live here at its current economic rate of decline. It is one of the most heavily taxed states in the country and were not even including all the "fees" associated with state and municipal activities and services.

Last edited by Cornerguy1; 07-11-2009 at 04:07 PM.. Reason: No need for the derogatory nomenclature
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Smiled View Post
So, Michnewbie, you'll be moving to Texas soon? Guess what? Washington and California are exactly the same as Oregon We like it that way.
I don't run away from issues Ms Smiled. I choose to stay and fight.
you most likely do not agree with my concepts, but soon will. Looking forward to our reformed country's future together.
p.s. You are not really in the majority!
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:13 AM
Location: Gibsonton, Florida
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Um.. . I think it's a neat thing. I'm from Florida. Sometimes I miss the days when the friendly attendant put the gas in the car, did the windows. . . but then again, I can just get the gas and go. Either way, I was surprised to see it turn into such a hot topic.

We're hoping to make the move to Oregon within the next year or so. I won't mind in the least about the gas pumping issue.

Peace All,
the DragonLady
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:37 AM
Location: Muncie, IN
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I lived in SF bay for all my life, not very long, 19 years, and always pumped my own gas. Then I move to Oregon for school in Eugene, and they pump gas for you. I am all with you, absolutely hate it. I hate the fact that you have to wait. I see long lines, when time can be reduced if you pumped your own gas. Drives me crazy sometimes. I have waited up to 5 minutes sometimes just to wait for the gas pumper to get to my car. When you are traveling up and down the state and you have to stop for gas, you have to wait for a few minutes. It really reduces your overall mileage.
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