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Old 07-11-2013, 02:13 PM
 
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The more things change the more they stay the same. "Leave!" Flash back to the 1960s. "America, love it or leave it." Well, many of us did leave it because we loved it and we went to exotic, Asian places.

Y'all apologists should come up with something new, unique and clever. "Leave" just doesn't cut it.
Obviously not. They leave, and then post on our message boards.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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California's tax laws have driven many of the major manufactures out.
That's millions of jobs and more people on unemployment. and it is getting worse. not better.
It doesn't matter how much better it gets, does it? You'll simply deny it's getting better, because improvement doesn't fit in with your preconceived notions about what you call "socialism".
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Obviously not. They leave, and then post on our message boards.
Right you are, Laddie, especially when they're natives, lived there most of their lives and have lots of family there. The idea! Cheeky bloaks, aren't they?

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Old 03-08-2014, 01:09 AM
 
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I am a life long CA resident. I also lived in PA, where I could only buy liquor, wine, mix and beer in different stores, and it was more expensive. Let's see, the bars close at 2 am, most places dogs have to be on lead, though it is rarely enforced. I am a liberal and my conservative friends do not go crazy about that. Multi racial dating and marriage is well accepted. Most CA residents like Hispanics.
It is not socially acceptable to use racial or sexual slurs. We have great weather, have to pay more in taxes, but I would rather live here.
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:10 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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It's just too bad that California and Hawaii are the only two states there are with perfect weather, thereby enabling them to charge whatever they want.

Without that weather,those incomprehensible home prices and COL could never exist!

I know because I am one who after 46 years in the disgusting climate extremes of northern Ohio am willing to pay whatever it takes to enjoy the sun without the high temps and humidity,and freezing winters,by relocating to San Diego!

Oh another,huge,huge attraction is all the many things there are to see and do in CA.not found anywhere else....Balboa Park,with the world famous zoo, and all those museums at one location,an abundance of great amusement parks,laser tag,go karting,indoor sky diving,wall climbing,ect.all can be 'ENJOYED YEAR ROUND',without having to drive through crappy weather to get there!

Even states that don't have such great weather,nor the high COL just don't offer such great amenities.

IMO there are only two cities that come close to the mild climate of SD,that's Seattle and Portland,but I don't think I could bear 9 months of dreary,gray skies and drizzle.Plus, I researched and their home prices are about as outrageous as those in SD county,unless you move out in the sticks,so I would much rather get the even milder temps and all that sun for my money,plus all the amenities.

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Old 03-09-2014, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Where they serve real ale.
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Oh wait. Here's another one.

Everyone MUST turn headlights on when operating windshield wipers.
I've never heard of that one nor ever once seen or heard of it being enforced. I suspect that is one of those really old laws from a century ago which were long ago forgotten.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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I've never heard of that one nor ever once seen or heard of it being enforced. I suspect that is one of those really old laws from a century ago which were long ago forgotten.
No, actually the headlights when your windshield wipers are on went into effect on July 1, 2005.


California Law Requires Headlights when Wipers Are On - Urban Legends

I generally dislike California's nanny state dictatorship, but I actually am ok with this law.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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IMO there are only two cities that come close to the mild climate of SD,that's Seattle and Portland,but I don't think I could bear 9 months of dreary,gray skies and drizzle.Plus, I researched and their home prices are about as outrageous as those in SD county,unless you move out in the sticks,so I would much rather get the even milder temps and all that sun for my money,plus all the amenities.
Eh, actually, anywhere in Southern California within 10 miles of the coast has a similar climate to San Diego's. Heck, San Francisco and Oakland have more similar weather to San Diego than Portland and Seattle do.

But you are right about the cost of living in Portland & Seattle...I hear they are about the same or maybe only a little lower than SD.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:39 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Portland is significantly cheaper, but the weather is not comparable to San Diego.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:08 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Portland is significantly cheaper, but the weather is not comparable to San Diego.


Really? Have you done a home/apt search for Portland[Seattle too]? I have, and those prices are what made my son and I say "The heck with the PNW and their 9 months of dreary drizzle,and having to get their vitamin-D in pill form"!

Plus the houses/apts are just god-awful UGLY and look cheaply made! I mean little kids draw better looking houses!

Give me California's architecture any day.At least you don't have to pay a half $mil just to get a pleasing style of house with some 'real curb appeal'! I really love the Spanish/Mediterranean style and adobe.

For the same price we would have to pay in the PNW to get an attractive house/apt up there,we can get a much nicer looking place in CA and I would be happy to just be able to sit outside and soak up the sun 'year round',let alone all the amenities there are to enjoy there! My gosh I can't even imagine how long it would take just to see everything in Balboa Park~ alone!

The only thing,I can see that the PNW has on San Diego is it's greener and there are more jobs.CA has more/fresher produce year-round,too.So they can keep their dark green landscape...nice place to visit and see,but I wouldn't want to live there.I'm sure it's just as green in NORCAL.

I'm also not sure if I will be able to find Polish/Hungarian food in SD,which I acquired a taste for here in Ohio...kielbasa and brats,chicken paprikas,and potato-cheese pierogis,YUM!

Everyone in the midwest/east knows how uplifting the first warm sunny spring day it is when we can open our windows...transplants to CA must feel that every day there,lol! Can't wait to join them!

IMO,judging from the cd forums,all that California sun also makes for people with a much nicer-sunnier-friendlier disposition,as well,lol.

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