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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Just Jim, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    So just using common sense why is California building a bullet train spending billions while the state is out of water? Wouldn't it make more sense building desalination water plants with the money so the state can have water and grow?

    Why is it Starbucks wants to talk race yet has no Starbucks in Furgeson?

    Got any other questions you are wondering about?
     
  2. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    yea, why do those questions matter to you? neither topic has any effect on your life.
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Why is it you can't see how these things do matter?
     
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  4. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    well first is a CA problem that has no effect on your tax dollars and the second is a discussion happening that does not use tax dollars to begin with. neither of which are movements that come with legislation that could effect our lives. your right, i dont see how they matter to either of us. being annoyed or offended by either of them would just be silly.
     
  5. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    "well first is a CA problem that has no effect on your tax dollars"
    It will when crop insurance and fed farm subsidies need to be increased to farms that have no water. Not to mention the cost of produce increasing. Farm workers without jobs. Related industries laying off workers. Long term investments in orchards wiped out cut down and possibly never coming back. etc...

    " second is a discussion happening that does not use tax dollars to begin with "
    Just because it isn't tax dollars involved doesn't mean it can't concern someone. My tax dollars don't pay for a lot of things that can concern someone.
     
  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    You do realize the California drought has left them with one year of water and 80% of our produce comes from California? Why is it in the worst of a drought they build a bullet train instead of water desalination plants?

    Why is it they want a conversation on race but only with one side?
     
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  7. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would say what happens in California (as noted above) does impact the rest of us, especially on the west coast. California's actions and legislation often have far reaching impact around the country. And the influence they have on us here in Oregon can't be denied. When states like CA set precedents by building things like monorails, they give strength to legislators in other states to do the same. Just look at all the money we've spent on light rail over the years - and those projects were heavily encouraged by similar projects in other states and countries. How long may it be before we're suddenly spending money on the west coast monorail running from CA to Canada?

    Make no mistake, we do need to keep an eye on what happens in CA. If not, we may be left with microstamped pistols and serial numbered ammo. Keep a watch on them, pay attention to what they're doing. Many of them have moved north and brought their backward thinking with them, now guiding the political direction of the state. I think the question is very valid.

    As for my 2 cents, I think it's a waste of money, they should be building desalination plants (actually they already have some under way, but they will need a lot) as well as working on water reclamation from the LA river (which dumps billions of gallons of water into the Pacific every time it rains). Starbuck's, well, I do care less about what they do, and honestly, no one has written anything on my cup, and I hope they keep it that way.
     
  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    One of the biggest problems with desalination plants is that they create a huge amount of waste salt that generally is pumped back out to sea.
    But with California's Ocean & Coastal Protection Act and all the other federal regulatory measures, pumping millions of gallons of concentrated salt water back out into the same area on a continual daily basis results in a toxic environment for the natural inhabitants located in the area.
     
  9. Wifey

    Wifey N.E. PDX Active Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yes, as a matter of fact I do have a question I have always wondered about. Why do men think that Penny Loafers are fashionable? Even women for that matter.
    Oh, wait a minute...perhaps I've gone on to "pet peeves" rather than wondering! :eek:

    Wifey
     
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  10. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    And how long has that question haunted you?:D
     
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  11. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Why not use the brine to make sea salt? I mean really, there are other options besides pumping it back into the Ochen...

    Please see: (language) fast forward to 3:30

    for reference you will chuckle. Take a break from the political and laugh.
     
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  12. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I do have a question. I want to know why Obama, and his mate, are going on vacations, when our country is basically broke?
     
  13. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Would you rather him stay at his work destroying America or coming up with new gun controls?:D
     
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  14. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    HA,HA, Good point! You got me there!! I retract my question.
     
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  15. Wifey

    Wifey N.E. PDX Active Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    IOTE="Just Jim, post: 1241590, member: 380"]And how long has that question haunted you?:D[/QUOTE]


    It has been an issue for me for many years. I swear I can spot them a mile away and what really hurts is when they are worn with no socks!
    Years back I had a member of my management team that wore them. SHE even had the pennies in them. Boy, those were tough times for me.

    Wifey
     
  16. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Utah has figured out what to do with a lake of salt. You would think all those trend setters would be able to figure out how to deal with it
     
  17. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    And it will matter when they try to suck the water out of Washington and Oregon..............................
     
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  18. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    It has been an issue for me for many years. I swear I can spot them a mile away and what really hurts is when they are worn with no socks!
    Years back I had a member of my management team that wore them. SHE even had the pennies in them. Boy, those were tough times for me.

    Wifey[/QUOTE]

    :D MMMM such an issue, could this involve a foot fetish?
     
  19. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I have THE ONE question that no one can (or ever could) answer, it will crash EVERY super-computer ever made (or will be made), and only can be answered by God.

    Here it is: Why?!
     
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  20. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    ".....Here it is: Why?!"

    Here's the answer you're looking for, but it only works if GOD says it.
    (and for my Mom for the first few years of my life)....

    ...Because I said so !
     
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