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Old 02-14-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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That's funny, I've never seen a "Parker Ranch" Ford truck rolling on the streets around here... I sure have seen a lot of TX edition and King Ranch Fords rolling around California though.
Well, you won't see any Parker Ranch Fords in Texas or Calif. ... too busy working the ranch on the slopes of the world's largest mountain, Mauna Kea ... big things sometimes come from little places

(and, speaking of BIG, you should see the weed they grow down the rainy-side!)
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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I was comparing the central valley, because it is totally flat, Texas is not that flat.
Some areas of Texas are certainly that flat, of course the entire state is not. I still don't get why you're comparing the entire state of Texas to one area of California.

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Its not just that real estate is cheap, its that everything is cheaper here.
Everything isn't cheaper in Texas. The most noticeably differences are fuel costs and real estate. I don't think the differences in real estate are that big anymore though, if you compare apples to apples the prices in Texas are just modestly cheaper.


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People are friendlier, and there is more of a sense of community.
That depends what you mean by friendlier. There may be a greater sense of community, I wouldn't know, I wouldn't fit into your typical Texas community. As far as Texas goes I'd only survive in the big cities, I'd probably get lynched in the other areas.
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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Where do you think the federal government gets that money ?
Not from state taxes.


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Also, Who said I was conservative ? Because I live in Texas means I have to be some kind of big truck driving, right wing, tobacco chewin, redneck ?
I don't know, who said you were conservative? I suggested your comment was a typical southern conservative interpretation, to the southern conservative any social program is deemed welfare expect of course the ones they always use (social security and medicare).
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Old 02-14-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Bryte, CA
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TX also receives less than $1 per dollar it pays to the feds, that's not special to CA in any way.

Texas receives about 94 back per dollar paid. That is a significant difference from 78. Given the difference in the population, personal income, and the total size of California's economy even in the worst years, nobody in any other state is in the position to complain about fiscal policy in California.

And a good lot of the expenditures California has a problem with are the result of Federal policy. If the Federal Gov't did its job in areas like immigration enforcement things would be a lot different in California and many other parts of the country.


United States Federal Tax Dollars -
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Arroyo Grande, California
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Some areas of Texas are certainly that flat, of course the entire state is not. I still don't get why you're comparing the entire state of Texas to one area of California.
There is some, yes, but Im just using the central valley as a reference point, because people keep saying Texas is flat. To me pancake flat is flat, the valley is flat. Most of Texas is rolling.


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Everything isn't cheaper in Texas. The most noticeably differences are fuel costs and real estate. I don't think the differences in real estate are that big anymore though, if you compare apples to apples the prices in Texas are just modestly cheaper.
Most things are noticeably cheaper. The only places in California that are close in real estate prices are the inland areas and central valley, mainly because of the glut of foreclosures, over supply, and little demand. The downturn hasnt been bad here, prices have not dropped, but then again much of the high values in California were artificial. Coastal areas are still out of sight.

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That depends what you mean by friendlier. There may be a greater sense of community, I wouldn't know, I wouldn't fit into your typical Texas community. As far as Texas goes I'd only survive in the big cities, I'd probably get lynched in the other areas.
I dont know about that, people for the most part are very friendly and welcoming. I see less racial tension here than I did in California.

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Old 02-14-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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I sure have seen a lot of TX edition and King Ranch Fords rolling around California though.
Don't drive one of those in Nevada, they will think you are from San Francisco,
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Then why do you allow your fellow CA residents to disrespect them on a regular basis? You want to talk about right wing whackos insulting Californians who serve or have served but your state takes the cake for doing it to it's own citizens.
Who and when, I have neither seen nor read of any disrespect shown our soldiers by anyone in the US in the past 30 years, except for those Christians from Kansas, and precious little before that.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Not in the least bit, we just enjoy watching the locals like yourself freak out about us being in your state then your fellow CA residents are the ones who leave the trash lying around and end up killing the endangered turtles that the eco-nazis are always crying about. We'll keep coming, taking money from the locals and bringing it home like we've always done.
Cool, I'll pick you up in front of Home Depot. Gotta lot of work around my house to do
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:29 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Originally Posted by Fontucky
Rewrite: The anti-military nonsense in the Bay Area is just that, in the Bay Area, Berkeley, Oakland, San Diego and a few other places in CA.


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Fixed that for you, you can thank me later of course.
San Diego is anti-military??? Since when????
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:33 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Since a Texan, who doesn't know that Berkeley and Oakland are part of the Bay Area, said so.
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