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Old 03-22-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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I've always heard that California is the quintessential frontier to start over again. People come to Cal to make a better life for themselves and find who they are as a person so to speak. I've heard that Cal is like a different country in that it doesn't even feel like it should belong in the U.S. because its so different than any other state in the Union.

With that being said, what do you think makes California the state that it is? (No negative comments please)

Do you think its the diversity, beautiful weather, or laid back liberal culture?

Are there any experinces that you had when moving to California that took you aback about their culture??

Any input is great.
California haters not welcome.
I have to agree because (as a native Californian) when I travel to some other states, it is like being in a foreign country, only they speak English and have the same flag. The US is a big place. Even Nevada feels weird. Texas though is alot like California. Kansas, forget it, feels like Pluto. Utah=lots of blondes and Mormons. South Florida is like CA in the 50's and 60's. North FLA=foreign country.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Thank goodness I'm not an "average" American.
Most are barely just getting by w/ no money in the bank and loving it
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Verona, WI
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California created McDonald's and that simple export has changed the food landscape of our entire country. Like it or not, that's influence, and Calfornia has it in spades.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:58 PM
 
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Most are barely just getting by w/ no money in the bank and loving it
I got plenty of money in the bank and zero debt. That's why I say that moving to California has been very successful for me. Of course, I moved here more than 30 years ago.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:27 PM
 
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California created McDonald's and that simple export has changed the food landscape of our entire country. Like it or not, that's influence, and Calfornia has it in spades.
Omaha Nebraska gave birth to Warren Buffet who changed the landscape of global business. Like it or not, that's influence, and it can come from anywhere in the world.
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Old 03-22-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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I got plenty of money in the bank and zero debt. That's why I say that moving to California has been very successful for me. Of course, I moved here more than 30 years ago.
The 'majority' of the Californian's you referenced don't .... The majority of those 12.4% of Californian's that are unemployed don't .. So, when the gravy train stops, it will domino .. When reality hits, you realize, the sun/good weather don't pay the bills. At that point, having less taxes/lower cost of living all those years in which your average Californian was just struggling to afford to living here, becomes 'i wish i would of'... For now, that realization and push to better value things, is being delayed by bailouts/handouts which will soon be coming to an end. Thus, I see a future stagnation in CA, and even a retraction as resources/people/business reallocate around the U.S in preparation for the re-shoring of jobs.

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Old 10-13-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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no ofence but if you want my opian califonia girls are sluts they march around in there short shorts there all well of theve probly never evn seen a cow
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Newark, CA
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no ofence but if you want my opian califonia girls are sluts they march around in there short shorts there all well of theve probly never evn seen a cow

What language was that?
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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What language was that?
Rural Wisconsonese!
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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Yea if were Ozarkian, he would've said 'califarnya shart sharts'
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