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Old 07-18-08, 12:35 AM
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New Jersey takes the cake on this one.

While riding to Cape May today I heard this tidbit on the radio, New Jersey to ban washing your own car in your own driveway or in front of your own house next year. Apparently they are having issues with the soapy water when it goes down the sewer. One town will even shut down private owned car washes and open up town run car washes to make extra money. They even hinted at powerwashing also but did not mention that specificly.
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Old 07-18-08, 01:31 AM
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I would think soapy water going down the sewer in Jersey would be a good thing for everyone.
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Old 07-18-08, 07:27 AM
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Pretty soon they'll outlaw using soap when you shower.
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in other news NJ said everyone is getting a $2000 property tax rebate after they raise your taxes by $4000
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Old 07-18-08, 07:44 AM
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New Jersey is stealing cake?

The BASTARDS!
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I would have expected this in California first.
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One town will even shut down private owned car washes and open up town run car washes to make extra money.
Government getting involved in the car wash business. I could say that I'm surprised that it has gotten to this point but that would be a lie.
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Old 07-18-08, 09:51 AM
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New Jersey is stealing cake?

They've been stealing my cake for years now.
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and they are going to make it illegal to pump your own gas because it's too dangerous
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Well...while at Cape May take a look at all that foam washing up on the shore. It isn't sea foam.
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Old 07-18-08, 10:09 AM
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and they are going to make it illegal to pump your own gas because it's too dangerous
It's already illegal to pump your own gas in New Jersey.
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Old 07-18-08, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
I would have expected this in California first.
And you would be correct. I don't know if it's state-wide, but where I live, the storm drains are for "rain water only", and it is illegal to allow runoff from washing your car, draining your pool, or whatever else. As I understand it (always questionable), the storm drains go directly to the ocean whereas other drains go through whatever filtration process. We've been told to park our cars on the lawn to wash them to avoid the water from going into the gutter/storm drain.
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It's already illegal to pump your own gas in New Jersey.

damn them, damn them to hell
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New Jersey: The land of the fruits and nuts... just doesn't have quite the right ring to it.
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Jersey has the nuts. Oregon has the fruits.

And both states don't allow you to pump your own gas.
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Jersey has the nuts. Oregon has the fruits.

And both states don't allow you to pump your own gas.
Oregon? Oh shit. I thought it was just superior service being provided. I tipped that guy 5$ too.

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People in Jersey wash their cars?
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Originally Posted by Tracer Bullet
It's already illegal to pump your own gas in New Jersey.
and gas is substantially less expensive in New Jersey than New York (15-20 cents last time I was up that way) so what the hell, let 'em pump.
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Old 07-19-08, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
I would have expected this in California first.
I'm pretty sure it's a State law that prohibits washing your car in your driveway in California. I know that if some cop comes by while I'm doing it I'll get fined... (Or if some nosy neighbor reports me...)

Welcome to California!
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Originally Posted by B5Erik
I'm pretty sure it's a State law that prohibits washing your car in your driveway in California. I know that if some cop comes by while I'm doing it I'll get fined... (Or if some nosy neighbor reports me...)

Welcome to California!
For someone with such utter contempt and disdain for California, it boggles the mind that you still willingly live there.
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea
For someone with such utter contempt and disdain for California, it boggles the mind that you still willingly live there.
Where am I gonna go? It's not as easy as just packing up the U-Haul and driving away...

Besides, why should I let them drive me out? Maybe I should drive them out. I've been here all my life. I'll be damned if I let some commie-lib wackos come in and take my home away.

(California was great until about 8 or 10 years ago...)
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Besides, why should I let them drive me out? Maybe I should drive them out.
I'll never understand this mentality. People who willing live someplace that makes them miserable because they think moving away from it means whatever makes them miserable somehow "wins."
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Originally Posted by RoyalTea
I'll never understand this mentality. People who willing live someplace that makes them miserable because they think moving away from it means whatever makes them miserable somehow "wins."
Again, where would I go, anyway?

I've lived in California for 40 years. So has my entire extended family. Where would I go, New Jersey???
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I'll never understand this mentality. People who willing live someplace that makes them miserable because they think moving away from it means whatever makes them miserable somehow "wins."

in NJ they have some of the best public schools in the US. people live in the good school discticts for their kids and pay $15000 a year in taxes. once the kids graduate they sell the house and move to one of the lower tax counties full of retirees

unlike private schools the tuition you pay aka property taxes is tax deductible and it inludes all kinds of after school activities aka federally subsidized baby sitting services for your child
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New Jersey: The land of the fruits and nuts... just doesn't have quite the right ring to it.
Well, California is the land on the dole......maybe we can get together and bake the cake Jersey takes.
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