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Old 10-26-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Police State
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The productive people are leaving, there's the caveat, see.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:32 PM
 
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The productive people are leaving, there's the caveat, see.
They are coming too as in skilled Asian immigrants, leaving as well. You know who else is coming too though lol
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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Okay, we agree, traffic is getting worse and the population is increasing. And throughout most of the city there is no room to make streets wider. The parking lane could be restricted during commute hours or taken away altogether to make another traffic lane, but that will just cause a horrendous parking problem. I have no statistic but I'll bet more than half of LA residents have no off-street parking for their cars.

The population is increasing, there are more cars on the road, and think about this: the worse traffic gets the longer every car in that jam is on the road, and the longer those cars are on the road the worse traffic gets for everybody. It's the same effect that causes a 90 minute commute to generate 3X the traffic of a 30 minute commute from a single car.

Since population is bound to increase and cause more cars on the road then traffic can get only worse. The only solution is to build more rapid transit but for the most part our "rapid" transit is buses that share the same streets with the cars. What we really need is a thorough subway system but that will take decades to build out and cost billions of dollars. And just where will that money come from?

The traffic situation looks insane to me and surely going to get worse.
Your personal stats are kind of skewed, I mean you live in freaking LA, what the heck do you expect. That's like saying, you know I moved here to Seattle, and there just aren't enough sunny days.....
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Since population is bound to increase and cause more cars on the road then traffic can get only worse.
Not if the economy remains in the crapper. Then population will decline.
I don't think the population of SoCal is continuing to increase by much these days, even the Bay Area population isn't increasing as much.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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It's unfortunate. Ca used to be a very nice state. But now.... what's the things going on ?
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Earth
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It's unfortunate. Ca used to be a very nice state. But now.... what's the things going on ?
Economic crisis and a failed political system
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:51 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Default California is Broke-19 reason why it might be time for everyone to leave the state of California for good.

Fine. Then don't let the door hit 'ya in the a$$ on the way way out....
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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A person making $150K can only afford a home 3X annual salary so that's $450K.

Not exactly. He can only afford a mortgage about three times his income, so depending on the down payment, he may be able to afford significantly more.
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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you make it seem as though this is really the future of Cali


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo8tIcgN0lI&NR=1
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Well, if one happens to be a right wing, apocalyptic, redneck gun nut (like Kurt Russell), then that film probably represents the sum of their fears (or wet dreams, as the case may be).
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