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Old 02-14-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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buy spray paint without needing 14 forms of ID, and use whatever type of light bulb I want to.
Is this a county thing in Calif? Such as up there in the PRofSF? When I want spray paint and 100 watt incandescent bulbs, I march into the locally-owned hardware store or the local Home Depot and buy what I want. No forms, ID or restrictions.


The light bulb thing, when/if it does come, looks like it will be a nationwide thing.

 
Old 02-14-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Careful now, your christian bigotry is showing.
Bible Belt mentality bigotry, and I earned it.
 
Old 02-14-2012, 04:11 PM
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Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Is this a county thing in Calif? Such as up there in the PRofSF? When I want spray paint and 100 watt incandescent bulbs, I march into the locally-owned hardware store or the local Home Depot and buy what I want. No forms, ID or restrictions.


The light bulb thing, when/if it does come, looks like it will be a nationwide thing.
Same here. Must be a local ordinance. Stuff like this is why I started my blanket statement thread
 
Old 02-14-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Good move for someone who escaped one of the highly regulated counties, but don't tar the entire state with that wide brush just because you had the misfortune to live in a Soviet Socialist Republic such as the county (Alameda?) that regulates Happy Meals or one of the counties that prides itself on not issuing CCW permits (ORG, LA, SF).
 
Old 02-14-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Quimper Peninsula
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Ah yes, and leave the great state of California to those public school graduates that don't know the difference between poll and pole.
Na, most likely missed the second L in Poll and spell check made it pole..

Yep, those darn public schools... Teaching crazy stuff like the world is round, and was not created in 7 days and all...Crazy stuff I tell you..

So you have your Texas y'all y'all's down yet....
 
Old 02-14-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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I used to live in San Antonio and I've lived in Austin. Loved them both. I love the cleanliness and the newness of everything. I'm in a suburb of Nashville - same thing - inexpensive - SUPER CLEAN and everything is so kept up. I have to move to OC now and will cry the day I leave Nashville. Ca is *nice* but not great. We have a condo in Coral Gables, Florida and we're keeping it too in case this whole CA thing doesn't work out.
It's not a big bible belt like people who have never been here think it is. Nashville is no way near the religious town people make it out to be. Too many X-californians for that! LOL
Texas was a great place to live too I miss it.
Since your moving to Calif and now live in Tenn answer this for me. Tenn or so I am told generates its state revenue by Sales Tax. The highest in the nation. The Tax is almost 10% and is virtually on everything including services. The only thing that is not taxed is prescriptions. Housing is cheaper, property taxes are cheaper. There is no high vehicle registration cost nor yearly vehicle property tax. There is no income tax. So something has to give. I don't see how the state funds its schools and infrastructure etc. with such limited revenue. For a lower income person that high an income tax must really hurt. They must have to live very frugally. Or many must be on food stamps. Since even the grocery bill is taxed. It just seems like a very limited way to fund a state. Plus the Sales tax can only go up and up as more money is needed. So how does the state manage? Or is Tenn basically a poor state.

Good luck in Calif. I hope things will be good for you there.
 
Old 02-14-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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Even the Russians can have any lightbulb they want. That is why Moose and Squirrel moved there after the Iron Curtain rusted away!

Anyway, i still think you all need to get a life and join the Navy. I know i am.
 
Old 02-14-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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In the Navy - YouTube
 
Old 02-14-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: LBC
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This is a wonderful thread, imo ... I am so pleased to hear that lots of folks don't like California, can't afford it, whatever ... I am pleased that so many have left or are planning on leaving soon for greener, cheaper pastures. Bon voyage and best wishes.


Oh, and: no need to write.
You know, after careful consideration of their concerns, maybe we Californians need to look in the mirror and ask what we are doing wrong as a state. I know this is difficult, but we need to re-evaluate our values, our assumptions, how we go about our daily lives.

Specifically, how have we so utterly failed to get these malcontents to friggin leave already? Its like the Med-Fly debacle all over again. We’ve tried to create a environment hostile their kind: we’ve made the place highly competitive for its most prized resources; we’ve introduced natural competitors of different all colors, many of who are historically indigenous, and; as shown by their pathetic cries, we’ve successfully emasculated the males of the species to the point of impotence. But they’re still here. We need to ask ourselves: what else can we do to hasten this glorious exodus? Ask not what my state can do to make them leave, but what I can do to make them leave my state!
 
Old 02-14-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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