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Old 06-29-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Yep, all those who buy this article hook, line and sinker better start Alabama dreamin' because its the new Promise Land.
Hell yeah... and they have something that evil Calliforny doesn't have... a county nicknamed "Meth Mountain."

 
Old 06-29-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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While California has many wonderful places, it has too many that sort of look like the street Conan O'Brien wants to have re-named "Conan O'Brien Boulevard."

Conan Renews Plea For A "Conan O'Brien Blvd" In LA - Video @ Teamcoco.com
 
Old 06-29-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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Sun founder Scott McNealy shuns Silicon Valley for startup | Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal
Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy tweeted his Top 10 reasons for locating his new startup, WayIn, in Colorado rather than Silicon Valley.
10. Rocky Mountain powder beats Tahoe bunny slopes.

9. 11% income tax in CA vs. a 4.63% flat rate in CO

8. CO is a safer distance from Sacramento (but it is closer to DC...)

7. $1.5 million buys a dump in Silicon Valley, a ranch in CO.

6. In CO, the water is from CO. In CA, the water is from CO.

5. In CO, a traffic jam still moves, but the earth does not.

4. From CO, the redeye to New York is only half as bad.

3. In CO, I can hit my drives 300+ yards again

2. LoDo, CO has better views than Mountain View, CA

1. Wayin is HQ'd in CO, home of our CEO @TomJessiman and a great team.

hehe
 
Old 06-29-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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6. In CO, the water is from CO. In CA, the water is from CO.
Cute, but wrong.
 
Old 06-29-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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10. Rocky Mountain powder beats Tahoe bunny slopes.
Not this year it didn't.

And anyone who calls the resorts in Tahoe bunny slopes compared to Colorado is obviously not a very skilled skier considering how Kirkwood and Squaw kick the stuffing out of places like Vail in terms of steeps.
 
Old 06-29-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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10. Rocky Mountain powder beats Tahoe bunny slopes.

Unless you like the steeps, Colorado is ok. Good skiers like the steeps. Like at Alpine, The Nun's C***, nothing like it Colorado. and it is just one steep around Tahoe.

9. 11% income tax in CA vs. a 4.63% flat rate in CO

Somebody did not do their homework, the total tax burden is 2% different. Colorado 8.6, CA 10.6

8. CO is a safer distance from Sacramento (but it is closer to DC...)

Colorado is an easy commute for Texans

7. $1.5 million buys a dump in Silicon Valley, a ranch in CO.

Not really, it buys a ranchette, a hobby farm.

6. In CO, the water is from CO. In CA, the water is from CO.

Somebody did not do their homework, only a minor percentage of water in SoCA comes from the Colorado., The Front Range, the slobopolis that stretches from Colorado Springs to Forth Collins steals its water from the West Slope.

5. In CO, a traffic jam still moves, but the earth does not.

Apparently the poster has not commuted into or out of Denver. While CA is ranked #2 for quakes, Colorado is still a respectable #14, and in CA building codes may save your neck, in CO, good luck

4. From CO, the redeye to New York is only half as bad.

If you need New York, you won't like CO

3. In CO, I can hit my drives 300+ yards again

I am 60 and am still not old enough to denigrate myself to play golf.

2. LoDo, CO has better views than Mountain View, CA

No, Mountain View has fine views of mountains and the bay, Denver is out on the great plains, not in the mountains.

1. Wayin is HQ'd in CO, home of our CEO @TomJessiman and a great team.

A truly useless metric

You know what they say, "the nice thing about Denver is that it is close to Colorado." But be it for me to dissuade you, head on out, you have your choice of 62 paved roads that leave this state.
 
Old 06-29-2011, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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While anecdotal & hence lacking precision, the direction is noticed by all and a concern to many of us.
I haven't noticed anything close to 9 out of 10 Chinese (or other Asians) leaving after school. In fact, every foreign student I knew while in school ended up getting jobs in the US. They either stayed in the local community or moved to California.

I have no idea if the ratio has shifted over time, but 9 out of 10 leaving is not even close to being consistent with my experience.
 
Old 06-29-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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7. $1.5 million buys a dump in Silicon Valley, a ranch in CO.
This is silly, comparing an urbanized area to an entire state makes no sense. You won't get a $1.5 million ranch in downtown Denver either.

You can get large ranches throughout California for much less than $1.5 million, just not in the urbanized areas.
 
Old 06-29-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Isn't there a shortage of ranches in the SV?
 
Old 06-29-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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Well, make sure you don't include the following in your list:

Oregon
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Idaho
Montana
Nevada
Utah
Colorado
Arizona
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