OT MLB to PDX: We're talking baseball to PDX

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  1. Mediocre Man

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    Why wouldn't I?
     
  2. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    Small town thinking
     
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    I gotta agree with Dviss. Although I know the state loves the income, I've had a good friend who's a recovering gambling addict. The law allows that certain establishments should be able to have gambling. But those 500 foot "CIGARETTE STORES" that have zero lighting, one ATM machine and a circle of poker machines that steadily establish long term addiction. They are no different than turn of the century "sporting establishments" that kept a kitchen and a hot plate so that patrons could drink themselves to death. I've got no problem with Spirit Mountain Casino drawing retired boomers to play the slots off of Highway 18 on the way to the coast. But a major casino within city limits is just asking for trouble.
     
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    In terms of catering to gambling addiction, is it really all that different from the myriad video poker machines that can already be found throughout the city?
     
  5. Mediocre Man

    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    An addict will drive a few miles
    An addict will find a way to feed their addiction.

    Like keeping food out of a refrigerator for a food addict. They will just drive to taco bell

    Not to mention the billion video poker machines and countless stores to play sports action within the city limits already
     
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    That’s what gets me. I can understand the moral value of saying no to a casino but come on then you have the poker machines and shit all over the city anyways
     
  7. BBert

    BBert Weasels Ripped My Flesh

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    Portland Meadowlarks 'sounds' better than Portland Chinooks (which sounds terrible to my ears) or Portland Osprey (there are going to be a lot of people in other parts of the country who don't even know what the hell that is).
     
  8. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Actually, Spirit Mountain doesn't/wouldn't because they only attract 3rd and 4th rate acts. I would think/hope if we had a bigger casino in the Portland Metro area we'd be able to actually attract some acts I'd be willing to pay money top see.

    BNM
     
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    Most people that don't know Portland well think of logging

    The ones I've talked anyway
     
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    I go to Vegas 4 times a year for conferences. (3-4 days at a time staying in a Casino)
    Each time I throw 2 bucks into a slot machine. That's it.

    I voted for the legalization of Pot, but I only smoke a joint about once or twice a year.

    I go to a bar a couple of times a week for a drink, but wait until getting home before having that 2nd or 3rd glass.

    I get that I am lucky not to have the "addictive gene" and I feel sorry for those who do. But I also don't believe the answer is making things harder to get.
    In the end people are smart about things or they aren't.
     
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    Portland Lagers would have a pretty cool double connotation.
     
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    Never happen, but its clever
     
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    Because we were almost named Boston?
    (No no - I get it. Just adding a 3rd layer to it...despite the fact nobody drinks lager.)
     
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    An addict engaging in their addiction will at least ask themselves in a crowded restaurant, "WTF am I doing with my life?!" or steal enough tips from the waitresses that will consider pulling the few machines there.

    An establishment that operates like the 1 mentioned in the previous post, is like giving a loaded gun to a suicidal person.
     
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  15. Boob-No-More

    Boob-No-More Why you no hire big man coach?

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    Please note, I am not advocating for a casino now. I was, however, in favor of the casino for baseball stadium deal proposed by the Grand Ronde tribe back in 2003.

    When the company you work for, the largest private employer in the state, lays off 14,000 people in the span of 18 months and you directly see the impact on the local economy, well, any port in a storm and all that. And it wasn't just those 14,000, it was also all the smaller companies that supported the industry that also laid off many of their workers, too. Many of the smaller companies went out of business. The ripple effect was tangible. I had many friends and neighbors who were out of work for over 18 months, with unemployment benefits that ran out after 6 months. The construction jobs alone to support both projects would have been huge at a time when the local economy was truly in the shitter.

    That, was 2003, not 2012 and Measure 82 was about privately owned casinos, not tribal casinos. Different times, different circumstances.

    BNM
     
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  16. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    How's that high schoolish? I can think of 1.HS I'm Vancouver that has alliteration with the mascot.
    New York Yankees
    Miami Marlins
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    Philadelphia Phillies
    Chicago Cubs

    That's at least 5.

    I like Ospreys, not because of alliteration.
     
  17. BonesJones

    BonesJones We got shooters.

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    How many people know what an Oriole is? Ospreys are a pretty widespread bird.

    Meadowlarks? That's terrible haha. That's just a corny word in general.
     
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    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    Meadowlarks just don't seem original as there are bird names in MLB already. Id be ok with it though.
    To me, a name more synonymous with what the City/State is known for make more since.
     
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    Fez Forthright スーパーバッド Zero Cool

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