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Major Newspaper Posts How-To Video After Nanny State Oregon Lifts Ban on Drivers Pumping Own Gas

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I grew up in New Jersey — which, along with Oregon, is one of the two states that ban or limit motorists’ ability to pump their own gas.

In 1949, Garden State lawmakers passed the Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety Act, ostensibly pitched as a way to keep us rubes from setting ourselves aflame. In reality, it was unalloyed protectionism.

According to Mental Floss, a website specializing in little-known facts, a New Jersey gas station owner began attracting business by offering lower prices for self-service at a time when pumping your own gas was unheard of. Instead of competing with him, other gas station owners did the next best thing: They got politicians in Trenton to outlaw the practice.

Even as self-service pumping became virtually universal, however, the law remained on the books and still functions as a make-work program for those whose core competencies apparently don’t extend beyond putting gas in someone else’s car.

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However, when I left New Jersey, I quickly realized the gas pump wasn’t a difficult thing to master. In fact, I got it on the first try. So do most people, which is why we don’t have an epidemic of newly licensed 17-year-olds going up in mushroom clouds of 87 octane.

Don’t tell that to Oregon’s largest newspaper, however, which is busy teaching the state’s residents how to use that tricky gas pump doohicky now that self-service is temporarily legal everywhere in the state.

For decades, self-service was illegal throughout the Beaver State. However, the state began allowing it in counties with fewer than 40,000 residents starting in 2018.

According to The Oregonian, self-service is temporarily legal in every county in the state through Tuesday because of a heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. Due to the weather, the Office of State Fire Marshal suspended the law requiring full-service in some areas.

This apparently has The Oregonian very concerned.

“Oregonians who are not accustomed to pumping their own gas might benefit from some tips,” the state’s paper of record reported Friday. “This video briefly goes over the steps from beginning to end, including that you shouldn’t top off your tank.”

Oh, and it’s just as funny as you might imagine:



So first, you have to put your credit or debit card in pump. (You can also give cash to the attendant in the gas station, but this might be a bit too complicated for Oregonians.)

Next, you pick up the pump and “select appropriate octane for your car.”

Next, you open the fuel door and stare at the gas cap for a few seconds, at least if you’re the guy in the video. Then you unscrew it.

After that, you “insert nozzle fully” and pull the trigger. The gas should begin to flow and you’ll begin to see a whole lot of changing numbers on the LCD display. That’s how you know it’s working.

“Keep holding the trigger until the pump shuts off,” the video advises. “Do not ‘top off’ the tank.”

“Don’t forget the cap,” the video reminds viewers at the end.

While the video is currently timely, The Oregonian actually put together this video last year, at a time the state also relaxed gas pumping rules statewide because of the coronvirus pandemic.

Remember that 2018 law, the one that allowed Oregonians to pump their own gas in counties with fewer than 40,000 residents? The people of Oregon didn’t exactly make a good show of themselves when the legislation was enacted.

According to The Washington Post, a local TV station asked Oregonians how they felt about the change on their Facebook page back when the law came into effect. The inadvertently hilarious responses managed to go bad-viral.

“I don’t even know HOW to pump gas and I am 62, native Oregonian . . . I say NO THANKS! I don’t like to smell like gasoline!” one person wrote.

“No! Disabled, seniors, people with young children in the car need help. Not to mention getting out of your car with transients around and not feeling safe. This is a very bad idea. Grrr,” another woman said.

“I’ve lived in this state all my life and I REFUSE to pump my own gas . . . This [is] a service only qualified people should perform. I will literally park at the pump and wait until someone pumps my gas.”

Yes, it seems Oregon’s nanny state has produced a driving public that believes qualified people need to pump gas and that you end up smelling like gasoline after pumping. Simple New Jerseyan me was able to get pumping gas right on the first try, but these people don’t even seem to want to try. They like their nanny state — and don’t you dare take it away from them.

Fear not, Oregonians: At least for the moment, the indignity and danger of being forced to pump your own gas is only supposed to last until Tuesday. Then your long regional nightmare will be over. We’ll still be laughing at you, though.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Graphic Warning: Horrified Crowd Shouts as Parent Shows School's Pedophilia Comics at Board Meeting

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It appears Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia has been disseminating pedophilic pornography to its students.

As much was revealed by author and former journalist for The Wall Street Journal Asra Nomani, who attended a local Fairfax County School Board meeting Thursday night.

During the meeting, Fairfax High School mother Stacy Langton brought two books up to the podium, along with printouts of some of their pages. The books were “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe.

Langton said she found the books in the high school library, the Robinson Secondary School library and at others across the county.

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“The books were available, and we checked them out,” the mother said, according to Nomani’s report.

Nomani recorded the school board meeting, as well as the contents of the books, in a video posted to her Twitter.

Given the incredibly pornographic nature of the images (comic-style pictures showing individuals performing sex acts on one another), we will not embed the video in this story.

If you do wish to see how truly horrific the content is, you can view Nomani’s video here.

The books don’t just show any kind of pornography, however.

They appear to show drawings of child pornography by depicting acts of pedophilia.

One book even includes a “fourth-grade boy performing oral sex on an adult male,” Nomani reported.

In “Lawn Boy,” the author describes performing such an act for the first time at the age of 10.

This is the type of material a pedophile would use to groom his victims, making them read it as a way of normalizing explicit sex acts.

And the Fairfax County school district allegedly made these books available to “minors as young as seventh grade, or as young as 12 years old.”

The school board chair, Stella Pekarsky, attempted to defend the inclusion by claiming one of the schools they were found at was made up of “high school students.”

Nomani noted in her report that Robinson Secondary School, where Langton said the books were also available, “includes seventh and eighth graders.”

Either way, it likely doesn’t make parents feel much better knowing that their high school children may have been and possibly continue to be exposed to this horrific content.

According to WRC-TV, Fairfax County Public Schools said it would temporarily remove the books from the library. At a later date, they will be reviewed by a committee of students, staff and parents for a final decision.

For years, conservatives have been saying that the sexual-freedom-movement left’s ultimate goal is to sexualize children and they’ve been called crackpots for saying so.

Well, who are the crackpots now?

Stories continue to break revealing content developed and written by pro-LGBT authors such as this being disseminated to young children.

Minnesota’s Richfield Public Schools district was also caught this week using a sexual education program that has children role-play as sexually active gay teenagers deciding whether or not they want to have sex.

Modern-day leftists have taken over the public school system.

And, if you let them, they’ll use that power to sexualize America’s children with pedophile-esque grooming techniques.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

It appears Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia has been disseminating pedophilic pornography to its students. As much was revealed by author and former journalist for The Wall Street Journal Asra Nomani, who attended a local Fairfax County School Board meeting Thursday night. During the meeting, Fairfax High School mother Stacy Langton brought two books up to the podium, along with printouts of some of their pages. The books were “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe. Langton said she found the books in the high school library, the Robinson Secondary School library and at others across the county. “The books were available, and we checked them out,” the mother said, according to Nomani’s report. Nomani recorded the school board meeting, as well as the contents of the books, in a video posted to her Twitter. Given the incredibly pornographic nature of the images (comic-style pictures showing individuals performing sex acts on one another), we will not embed the video in this story. If you do wish to see how truly horrific the content is, you can view Nomani’s video here. The books don’t just show any kind of pornography, however. They appear to show drawings of child pornography by depicting acts of pedophilia. One book even includes a “fourth-grade boy performing oral sex on an adult male,” Nomani reported. In “Lawn Boy,” the author describes performing such an act for the first time at the age of 10. This is the type of material a pedophile would use to groom his victims, making them read it as a way of normalizing explicit sex acts. And the Fairfax County school district allegedly made these books available to “minors as young as seventh grade, or as young as 12 years old.” The school board chair, Stella Pekarsky,…

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AZ Auditors Say Ballot Envelopes Without Signatures, Blank Duplicates Verified and Approved by Maricopa County

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Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, an expert hired by the Arizona Senate to audit the mail-in ballot envelope images from November’s general election, told Senate leadership on Friday that his team’s review found thousands of duplicate ballots, as well as over 1,700 with no signatures.

Ayyadurai, who holds a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that there were 34,448 duplicate ballot envelopes from 17,126 unique voters.

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Additionally, Ayyadurai reported there were 1,771 envelopes with no signatures and 2,580 with scribbles for the signature.

By the official count, President Joe Biden won the Grand Canyon State in November’s general election by 10,457 votes.

The only county he flipped from red to blue to do so was Maricopa, the state’s most populous, encompassing the Phoenix metropolitan area.



Former President Donald Trump carried the county by approximately 44,500 votes in 2016 and Biden won it by 45,100 in 2020.

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Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, an expert hired by the Arizona Senate to audit the mail-in ballot envelope images from November’s general election, told Senate leadership on Friday that his team’s review found thousands of duplicate ballots, as well as over 1,700 with no signatures. Ayyadurai, who holds a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that there were 34,448 duplicate ballot envelopes from 17,126 unique voters. Dr. Shiva On The Case Reporting That There Was Duplicate Ballots Found In The Maricopa Audit pic.twitter.com/cOhW0eukpj — J̵̟̦̲̞̭̱̀̈́͑̄̇̈́̚͝ustice (@The_Justice7) September 24, 2021 Additionally, Ayyadurai reported there were 1,771 envelopes with no signatures and 2,580 with scribbles for the signature. 4,292 Scribbles signatures, blanks, and likely blanks! BAD votes. Decertify the election! pic.twitter.com/81gQN3aKwf — Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) September 24, 2021 By the official count, President Joe Biden won the Grand Canyon State in November’s general election by 10,457 votes. The only county he flipped from red to blue to do so was Maricopa, the state’s most populous, encompassing the Phoenix metropolitan area. Dr. Shiva’s team identified 17,322 duplicate ballots — this finding is NOT in the audit report MORE than the election margin pic.twitter.com/Vr8VwjmmuL — Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) September 24, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNaaGPwbDJM Former President Donald Trump carried the county by approximately 44,500 votes in 2016 and Biden won it by 45,100 in 2020. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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