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Old 07-14-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I guess the OP speaks for all Americans at the ripe age of 25 and single. No children (or anyone else) to care for.

In case you haven't figured it out - many millions of Americans don't like an urban lifestyle. Many millions do. The good part of the USA that there are good places for people to live and achieve reasonable happiness (whatever that means for them).

The OP wants to pigeon hole all 25 million Texas residents. No more appropriate than trying to pigeon hole all 38 million California residents.

I think the only thing the OP can do is speak for himself. He's 25, renting an apartment, living in a cosomopolitan city and he's happy. Good for him.

 
Old 07-14-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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the pro's just outweigh the con's
That's a valid and balanced point which is why many millions of Californians still reamsin there by choice. In my case, the cons eventually outweighed the pros, especially after feeling stuck in Silicon Valley for over 10 years...

10 things I will miss about SV

10 things I won't miss about SV
 
Old 07-14-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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hey destroycreate ... I am a patriotic native Californian who believes in American exceptionalism.

Got a problem with that?
 
Old 07-14-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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NYC, California, Boston, DC, Chicago, perhaps even Philly are the only cities that are cosmopolotain and interesting.

Elsewhere? Flyover country.
YAHHHHHHH MAAAAHHHN!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaahhhh mahn!

Flyover country ... rednecks ... Fascist Pigs!

Patriotic steak chomping Taliban blasting robots!

Bunch of chumps in double wides!

YAAAAHHHH mahn! /sarc

You know what Mr. 25 year old? You are a chip off the old Boomer hippie freak, at least, when it comes to ideology.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 11:41 AM
 
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hey destroycreate ... I am a patriotic native Californian who believes in American exceptionalism.

Got a problem with that?
Yes I do, because you weren't supposed to be born here. I believe it was Mississipi that was your calling.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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You guys are being too hard on the OP. No one is bashing the people of CA or really the state. What people are bashing and complaining the most about on these threads are the high cost of living and the CA government. CA is a great place to live if you are a gazillionaire. Those who were born here (years ago) remember a different CA that was more desirable and where people could raise families it is not the same place when I was growing up.

Also, you stereotyped other places outside of CA and I'm not sure you have lived elsewhere. Not fair at all to do.A lot of Texas' new residents come from CA, NY, DC, etc. so they must like what it has to offer like the low cost of living. As many have already touched on if you had kids and or are operating and or trying to do business in this place and were a homeowner you would have more to complain about too.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I didn't read all the posts, but I too am tired of all the negativity toward CA. I live here, I'm 45 years old, I own a home here, I work here, my vehicles are registered here, and I pay taxes here. At one time I left CA and moved to TX. Had a beautiful home built in TX. I didn't care for TX and couldn't wait to get back home to CA. I am so happy to be back here and I would never leave here again. The grass is not greener outside of CA for a lot of people. I like the grass in CA just fine.

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Old 07-14-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I have been in many parts of this nation of ours and love every place I have visited. I think it has something to do with my ability to see the good and great in other things, people, places. Have yet to find a place that doesn't have something that I like. Growing up and living in California for me has been a blessing. Love every minute of it. At the same time it is not cheap to live here especially with 6 kids. We do what we have to do but now that includes a home in Arizona that we also love. Many of my family members have moved to the Phoenix area due to the ability to start a new life at a cheaper cost of living. We planned on doing the same but I have an amazing job and could not find something that matched it in the Phoenix area. The real deal is that people move for differant reasons. Many follow employment opportunities. Others just like an area. Always a reason to live here or there.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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If you want NASCAR, head to the South.
Or Fontana...

I've been in So Cal for all of my 54 years, save for my hitch in the service. I still like it here and have no plans to leave. The only negativity I encounter here that I don't ignore are the out-and-out lies, and they're not all that common.

Water off a duck's back.
 
Old 07-14-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: 78747
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NYC, California, Boston, DC, Chicago, perhaps even Philly are the only cities that are cosmopolotain and interesting.

Elsewhere? Flyover country.
California is your favorite city?

btw: You forgot SF, Portland, Seattle, Houston, and San Diego.
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