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Old 03-23-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Thanks for that, that is the best news on the state of California I have heard in a long time. I wait for the giant sucking sound of thousands of overpriced SUV's loaded with escapees. So, you and NeverEscapeCalifornia and a few others whine bitterly about the state of the state, and state you are leaving this state, got your date set yet?

Next question, how can a person so young be so bitter?
Whose bitter? LOL . In all my post, I keep it brutally honest... Why? because that's generally how my generation is .. We don't buy into crap that is fed to us. We don't believe in tradition.. We believe in what we see . We believe in ourselves and the truths we separate from fiction... Hard work ... enjoying life and being social. Politics aren't taboo and we openly discuss them w/ peers (unlike previous generations). It helps spread truth and provides for more platforms to vet out b.s....

That being said, what will be left behind (when the great exodus occurs) will be tons of deficits ... And since the politicians you don't care to put in check will keep playing games.. they will attack the most vital services to pay for them... If taxes are extended, that will push more money underground and more people out and thus result in higher deficits. It's what is referred to as an 'end game'.... The major event I am focusing on is the tax extensions ... Thus why I put energy into it .. Come june (if the vote occurs), I wont have much to say on the issue .. or here. My decision as to when I leave will be based on it ...

What will i do once I leave?

-> Take the capital I have accumulated
-> Take a year off
-> Continue trading w/ capital
-> Build knowledge of business, LLCs...
Try to spin off some ventures
-> Keep tech skills up-to-date in case I need to fall back on a corporate job to replenish capital

Really spread my wings......

Why am I unable to do this now? Because of an oppressive tax structure and cost of living .. (mainly tax structure) that prevents me from truly enjoying the labors of my work ...

For some this doesn't matter.. Kudos. It matters to me. That doesn't make me bitter. That makes me aware and engaged in the place I live.

Consider it a bit of a John Galt story ...

Cheers
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Good, does this mean they won't build any more restaurants in CA? I hope so because their food sucks.
Moving their headquarters to Texas won't allow them to circumvent CA regulations.
You're right! They won't build any more restaurants in California. They are going to build 300 new restaurants in Texas. Today
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of the Aux Arcs
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In this economy, I don't care how you parse, crow about, minimize or celebrate it, the loss of even one job is one too many.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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....[quote=yeahthatguy;18407803]Whose bitter? LOL . In all my post, I keep it brutally honest... Why? because that's generally how my generation is ..

No, there are plenty of people in your generation who do not exude anger and bitterness. My kids for instance.

That being said, what will be left behind (when the great exodus occurs) will be tons of deficits ... And since the politicians you don't care to put in check will keep playing games.. they will attack the most vital services to pay for them... If taxes are extended, that will push more money underground and more people out and thus result in higher deficits. It's what is referred to as an 'end game'.... The major event I am focusing on is the tax extensions ... Thus why I put energy into it .. Come june (if the vote occurs), I wont have much to say on the issue .. or here. My decision as to when I leave will be based on it ...

Try Texas,



-> Take the capital I have accumulated
-> Take a year off
-> Continue trading w/ capital
-> Build knowledge of business, LLCs...
Try to spin off some ventures
-> Keep tech skills up-to-date in case I need to fall back on a corporate job to replenish capital

Really spread my wings......

I must say, you could go to India and work with the poor, you could go to Peru and climb in the Andes, you could canoe across Canada, you could walk the PCT, and the Continental Divide Trail and the AT.

You could replace your moto with a dualsport and ride to Patagonia.

There is a lot you could do, if my kids laid out a plan like yours, I'd figure I failed them as a parent. I have a book for you, it is difficult to understand, but, you seem like a bright kid. It is titled, The Table Where Rich People Sit, you should read it, and spend a week thinking about it, then, get a life.

Why am I unable to do this now? Because of an oppressive tax structure and cost of living .. (mainly tax structure) that prevents me from truly enjoying the labors of my work ...

Sorry, but that story doesn't hold water. There are plenty of people in the state making far more money with far greater assets than you, and they are fine and happy people. I think you have created a boogieman, and it is running your life.

For some this doesn't matter.. Kudos. It matters to me. That doesn't make me bitter. That makes me aware and engaged in the place I live.

What you think matters, doesn't really matter, it is just something you created out of some fear based mechanism. If you are not satisfied, happy and content where you are, it will make no difference where you go, you will drag your baggage with you.

Consider it a bit of a John Galt story ...

Only the young and inexperienced think that the John Galt character is anything to emulate. He is a rigidly suppressed fascist woman's wet dream, but, I see now where you are coming from. When reality intrudes, Objectivism fails, badly.

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In the conservative magazine National Review, Whittaker Chambers called Atlas Shrugged "sophomoric" and "remarkably silly", and said it "can be called a novel only by devaluing the term". Chambers argued against the novel's implicit endorsement of atheism, whereby "Randian man, like Marxian man is made the center of a godless world". Chambers also wrote that the implicit message of the novel is akin to "Hitler's National Socialism and Stalin's brand of Communism" ("To the gas chambers go!").

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Old 03-23-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Carl's has historically been such a conservative company I was surprised to learn that they ARE headquartered in California.
They started in Santa Ana, so it makes sense they'd be in California.

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Whatever happened to the LGBT boycott of Carl's,ostensibly because of their discriminatory treatment of gays.? Anyone know the story on that?
Carl Karcher, the christofacistic homophobic main man and Chairman/CEO, was eventually removed by the company he started. That's when the turnaround started.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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You're right! They won't build any more restaurants in California. They are going to build 300 new restaurants in Texas. Today
But..... it's OK because like certain others who are divorced from reality, the weather is great all year round.

Sarcasm aside, it makes sense to open in Texas because they have a lot of territory ready to be developed.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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And a lot of fat people eating fast food.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Can we say, "Hardees"
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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And a lot of fat people eating fast food.
There are currently 42 Carl's Jr. locations in Texas vs. California's 715 locations. With or without the move to Texas, CKE International Inc. was going to build 300 properties in Texas anyway. I think the move has more to do with corporate headquarters favoring lower taxes due to location.

Carl’s Jr.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Does anyone remember when Karcher started a new chain called Taco de Carlos? Most of those stores are now Del Tacos.
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