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    I hear Seattle, WA upped its minimum wage to $15/hr even with business owners kicking and screaming. Libtard legislators don't care though. The are increasing their voter base with LIVs. Notice in the video the minority woman with a foreign accent pushing for faster implementation.

    Seattle approves $15 minimum wage - Jun. 2, 2014

    I talked with my brother who lives in Portland, OR. He said by law he cannot fill his fuel tank in his vehicle. He said that it helps the economy by employing people that pumps the gas. I told him that it really doesn't help and is socialism. He said that it still helped. I said it was socialism because he had a freedom taken away and now is forced to pay some one to do something he would normally do himself. He finally conceded. I didn't ask him about his lawn mower gas can. Or maybe you have to have to pay some one to fill your lawn mower up with gas. Hell they may not even let you cut your own grass, because that way of thinking some one else needs that job. WTF???
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    That's some scary shit! with that as president no more self serve car washes, lawn care do it yourself anything...car repair, home repair, pound a nail, cut a piece of wood...will i have to pay someone to wipe my ass? Just so someone can have a job that
    pays them twice what they are worth?
    How much does that add to the price of gas? .20 a gal? Pay some kid $8 to fill up my suburban? COLD DAY IN HELL!
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    You're probably right about mowing your lawn. You probably have to rent a goat to chew the lawn for you... I'm well aware of the no gas pumping law in Oregon. Three of us were motorcycling through Oregon years ago and we stopped for gas and my buddy grabbed the gas nozzle and started filling his tank and just as he got started a guy came running out of the station screaming at us to stop immediately! He explained to us that he was the only one allowed to pump gas and that we had to stop NOW! He explained that the reason for the law is to keep fumble fingered ass hats like us from spilling gas on the ground and causing a serious pollution problem.

    My buddy told the kid to please be careful as he has a custom paint job. Well guess what happened next? The kid proceeded to spill gas all over the guys bike!!! What an ass hat. Needless to say words were exchanged in a very loud tone of voice. All I can say is FUCK OREGON and their fucked laws... Needless to say I have scratched Oregon off my to visit list forever.

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    Wow, Steve, that is nuts. I hear it is beautiful up there. I guess I would have told him to go fuck himself. I have an early 70's Porsche 911, and there are many early 911 owners in that area. I wonder what they do? I'll have to inquire. I do know there are some left wing nuts on the 911 websites I travel. Preaching global warming and shit. The conservatives on the board hammer them with common sense and the posts and threads usually get deleted.

    You're probably right on the goats, but you have to have an apparatus to catch their burps and farts... and something else to pick up their shit!

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    Well Forkin let me be up front..... When I read what your brother recently told you, I thought "bull shit"..... So I googled it....... well, fuck me running naked. I honestly did not realize that portions of our Nation had removed themselves this far from everyday common sense and have allowed their local economy to be based upon such a degree of socialism.


    Good Post Forkin!
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    I used to pick my son up from the ex in Jersey and it was not allowed to pump your own 20 years ago. You guys out west don't have a strangle hold on left wing eco-Nazis.

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    Paul, rest. Yep, its damn nice out her, but ..SOOOOOOOOOO. "Left wing idiots" running the show, voted in by wacko tree huggers. But thats those in cities....

    Yep Seattle is (without voter approval)..$15 law. On gas OR, (and NJ)...theres NOT "kids pumping gas", as YOU are outlawed to pump your own..but old farts trying to make a survival living for food. Same any food stuffer, kids checking ya out? NOPE..(old people).

    Heres one for for ya. Our old gov, (Christen Gregoire), sued the crap out the tobacco industry, and the state got many millions. Now shes at it again, an "initiative", if 250,000 sigs a petition" ?

    Its on the ballot, to raise smoke tax up one MORE dollar a pack. No its like $7/8 now. Do I like those who smoke (I do)..no, as bad habit that never should be tried. AND they are after BIG time, the E Cigs..(tax and regulate?). WHY? MONEY! Off people trying to quit smoking!

    Do NOT get me started on the "voter approved", possession less that a ounce..weed..LEGAL! Freaking fire storm off those idoits. Thing is? ..it don't matter IF no "legal dope stores coming"..as ..well...

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    I currently live in Oregon. Yes, the gas pump gig sucks..... If you have a diesel, you can by Oregon law, pump your own diesel. Usually you ask the attendant if it's cool and 9 out of 10 times they say fine and clear the pump for you. If they say no, you can push the law, but I have never been hassled...
    Gas is all together different. The state has tried many times to repeal the BS law about pumping your own gas, but the libs from Eugene up to Portland won't budge!!!! You have to remember about Oregon is that Eugene, Salem and Portland run the state and are batshit crazy libs... The rest of the state bleeds red conservative for the most part except for little pockets like Ashland, Sisters, and a few town on the Columbia Gorge.
    I have had a few classic cars and boats and usually the attendant does not want to pump gas in your tank due to his liability if he scratches or spills... Been plenty of lawsuits about that since the inception of the law... Usually they clear the pump, hand you a rag and the nozzle and you do it yourself.... I guess it's like boiling a frog... Start with cold water and incrementally raise the temp... That is what is happening in Oregon...
    I guess the biggest trade off that I can come up with is we have NO sales tax!!

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    It's comical when government tries to out-think free enterprise.

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    Thanks for the insight, inthecurl.

    It makes me wonder how much the gas will go up when the $15 minimum wage is fully implemented.

    By the time my senior year in high school rolled around I had accumulated enough credits to go half a day and still graduate. So I went to work at a local truck stop / gas station. I pumped gas, fixed flats (both cars and 18 wheelers), changed oil and fueled the big rigs. It sucked but I was able to pay for my car repairs, etc and take my girl out to dinner. One thing I KNEW is this wasn't going to be a carrier job.

    $15/hr. Unflippin' believable!
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    I saw this and thought of your post Doc. So it will be deeper than just taking an order and your money.

    Seattle imposes $15 minimum wage. Meet the robot replacement that will be “hired.” | The Minority Report Blog
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    been up to dexter many times over the years. they won't let me fill the diesel unless it's a cardkey and nobody's there. and I've never seen any old fossil gas pumpers. usually 20 something year olds. fortunately, I can fill up in ca and there's one place I've found near dexter that I can get in and out of fairly quick. and that's all I need to get back out of the state. most of the places I've ever stopped for fuel in Oregon, there's a line a mile long because they don't have enough pumpers, they know they have you by the nuts, so they'll just screw around until you get pissed enough to go down the road to the next place where the same thing happens all over again.

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    I'm now in WA state 20 years. But when still in Illinois did a 1991 coast ride here on my HD Bagger a month the road. On "can't pump yer own gas?" OR? I didn't know that? So I pull in after doing the OR side, the Columbia Gorge. Grab the nozzle and fast "WHOA!" "Can't pump yer our gas". (Kinda funny too, as back in the 60's, a kid "gas jockey", and made .65 CENTS an hour. Saved enough to buy a new Honda Super 90 at 15!)

    I simple told the dude.."I'm 2000 miles away from home and this bike gets touched by NO ONE". He looked around and said ok..

    One thing relevant here I need to bring up. Do NOT get this in some politicians "think, as jobs" All it would take is ONE accident at the gas pump, and be nation wide "Ban"...(jobs ya know...uuuggggghhhhh )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby321 View Post
    One thing relevant here I need to bring up. Do NOT get this in some politicians "think, as jobs" All it would take is ONE accident at the gas pump, and be nation wide "Ban"...(jobs ya know...uuuggggghhhhh )
    Too many lawyers up there? Never mind, there are too many lawyers everywhere!!!
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