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Old 08-23-21, 06:14 PM
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Hondo, If them Californians are really coming like that, I’d put up walls with those towers that have machine guns in them...
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Old 08-23-21, 06:35 PM
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Two years, two months, and change and I'm OUT OF CA! Can't wait.

I've put my son on notice that he has that much time to find his own place to live, or come with me...somewhere. Where I go is second to getting out.
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Old 08-23-21, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling View Post
Better get rubber boots with steel soles to protect you from poop and used syringes on the sidewalks.
Yes, everyone in California has these boots. Very fashionable. We found it really beats wearing cowboy boots to pretend you are a cowboy
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Old 08-23-21, 07:02 PM
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The surfers will be dissapointed. South facing beaches don't provide very big waves.
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Old 08-23-21, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
We're coming and we're bringing our pot with us. (We'll trade pot for smoked brisket)
truth.
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Old 08-23-21, 07:58 PM
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Once we succeed in overthrowing your oppressive regime and outlaw guns and bacon, we'll be lauded as heroes by the Texan peoples.
anxiously awaiting the green liberation
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Old 08-23-21, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by surveyor6 View Post
The surfers will be dissapointed. South facing beaches don't provide very big waves.
then why are all the houses on stilts, he asked innocently
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Old 08-23-21, 08:21 PM
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All I can say is people don't move out of California because of the weather...
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Old 08-23-21, 10:17 PM
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Old 08-23-21, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jack pot View Post
anxiously awaiting the green liberation
I could use some of that Devils Harvest right now.
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Old 08-23-21, 10:28 PM
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anecdote != reality

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...-evidence-myth



it's also laughable what a disproportionate percentage of funding for new companies is focused on california, and particularly the bay area:

It also doesn’t seem like moneyed Californians are decamping en masse, nor are big investors. “There is no evidence of ‘millionaire flight’ from California,” researchers said, pointing out that “California’s economy attracts as much venture capital as all other states combined”.

The analysis showed that California’s portion of venture capital money was 48%, down a bit but in keeping with typical year-to-year changes, but the state continued to eclipse its oft-discussed competitors.

From 1995 to 2005, New York and Texas each got approximately 6% of all US venture capital funding. New York’s share doubled to 12% by 2020, while Texas’s portion dropped to 3%.

During the first quarter of 2021, New York had 15% of US venture capital money, Texas had 2%, and Florida landed 2%.
it is true that the pandemic saw fairly sudden migration within california - in particular from san francisco to the rest of the bay area or sacramento, etc. and now they're coming back.

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Old 08-23-21, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Rage View Post
Hondo, If them Californians are really coming like that, I’d put up walls with those towers that have machine guns in them...
That is reserved for Oklahoma
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Old 08-23-21, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
That is reserved for Oklahoma
I don't know where them YFZ folks came from, but when I rode by their ranch in my Texas days it gave me the heebe-jeebies.

Some of those ranches way the heck out there in the desert - the kind where you see the gateway over a lane that disappears into the cactus - those folks' connection with the outside world is pretty tenuous. I think any Californian who ventured out that way might just blow away in the next duststorm.
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Old 08-23-21, 11:31 PM
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sure...prices are high in california. factor in the weather/lack of humidity and nearly zero insects/bugs into the livability index.
how much is that in terms of cashish?
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Old 08-24-21, 02:23 AM
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It’s like the “Grapes of Wrath” in reverse.
About the Okies that moved to Cali ... the great Will Rogers said it raised the IQ of both states.
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Old 08-24-21, 02:51 AM
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Originally Posted by mschwett View Post
anecdote != reality
Those who are moving TO California have higher education levels, get higher wage jobs and are younger than those who are actually moving out. We have the younger educated talent here to make a business successful and to bring them the capital investment that creates high wage jobs, raises household income, bringing more investment in innovation, being a leader in clean energy and most importantly expanding the states GDP… A GDP almost double of what Texas has.
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Texas has cattle, California has lotta hat.
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Old 08-24-21, 11:53 PM
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Texas has cattle, California has lotta hat.
if hat = agriculture, then yes.
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Old 08-25-21, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Nessism View Post
Two years, two months, and change and I'm OUT OF CA! Can't wait.

I've put my son on notice that he has that much time to find his own place to live, or come with me...somewhere. Where I go is second to getting out.
i can think of places a lot worserer than torrance. granted, if you're next to an industrialized area...but still, there's much worse in the la area.
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Decades ago, in Colorado, I recall seeing a bumper sticker: "Don't Californicate Colorado." They knew it then, the risks. And today's what they've gotten in return for the mass exodus, where the nastier Nanny-stateisms and sensibilities were brought along for the ride.

I suspect Texas will be a harder "sell," along those lines. But it's probably inevitable, if enough with mashed sensibilities come and bring their mental baggage.

Lived there. Escaped. Have seen it from both sides of the gate. Wish it were different, beautiful place as much of it is.
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I think it's a benefit to get the people who move because they're being relocated by the workplace. It's the people leaving with a grudge that make Californians look bad. Either way, I'm not sure why other states want to encourage their population growth. It's probably the biggest problem we have here.
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We've deployed our Navy to protect us from Californians.. and we won!

Arizona Navy Deployed


“The Arizona Navy was a mighty force of two ships," said John Larsen Southard, a local historian. "And they were used to patrol the river and patrol the Parker Dam construction site to ensure that those willy Californians didn’t succeed in building Parker Dam and they’re not taking therefore, Colorado River.”

It was 40 riflemen and 20 machine gunners lined up along the Colorado River bank. A reconnaissance mission to make sure construction did not happen on Arizona’s side of the river. It was a show of force...

[It] did cause Secretary of the Interior Ickes to delay construction of the dam, and in fact when dam construction was resumed it was allowed to resume, because Arizona had won a project, an irrigation project to be sponsored by the federal government
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I think it's a benefit to get the people who move because they're being relocated by the workplace. It's the people leaving with a grudge that make Californians look bad. Either way, I'm not sure why other states want to encourage their population growth. It's probably the biggest problem we have here.
Funny how seldom the believers in overpopulation apply the belief to themselves.
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