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Sun Sep 9, 2012, 04:38 PM

The Grange...

I've been seeing these ads on TV and the whole thing seems a little suspect. Sure they are giving money to schools and they are going to create 2000 jobs with health care benefits - but wouldn't the state get the same result if another company like Intel set up business here? Any thoughts?

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Blue Belle Sep 2012 OP
LWolf Sep 2012 #1
Blue Belle Sep 2012 #2
LWolf Sep 2012 #3
0rganism Sep 2012 #4
Coyotl Oct 2012 #5
oregonjen Oct 2012 #6

Response to Blue Belle (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 04:56 PM

1. Is this the ad that sounds like

some wonderful community organization and turns out to be a gambling resort?

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Response to LWolf (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 05:15 PM

2. That's the one!

Right next to a dog racing facility, with a waterfall, and fun for the kids!

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Response to Blue Belle (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 05:23 PM

3. It took me 3 viewings

to "get" that it wasn't a really great community center. For a brief flash, I was wishing it was on MY side of the mountains.

Misleading advertising, to say the least.

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Response to Blue Belle (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:12 AM

4. from what i heard, the state stands to lose money on the deal

there was from a study modeling the effect of their slot machines on the lottery. the study had the amount of slots as a variable, and the more slot machines they put in, the less the state makes overall. now i'm not a big fan of lotto, but it does bring in much-needed revenue.

i'm not seeing any up-side to "the grange" compared to the tribal casinos.

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Response to Blue Belle (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:08 AM

5. Out-of-country financial players created the petition drives to create their own gambling monopoly

VOTE NO and NO

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