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View Poll Results: Where would you rather live?
Texas 68 40.72%
California 105 62.87%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 167. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-04-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Originally Posted by krudmonk View Post
Why do your cities have to be so far from the interesting terrain?
We hate mountains and love the coast. The 14 makes me sick every time I leave for L.A.

 
Old 01-05-2009, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Default well!!

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We hate mountains and love the coast. The 14 makes me sick every time I leave for L.A.
Well a lot of people don't hate mountains on these forums But we don't like Flatness.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX.
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Hmm... I kinda like California. I have had fun visiting anyway. Can't say the cost of living out there is worth it to me, but to each his own. I'd rather own 500 acres, and a 5/4/3 extravagant home with a few barns, a lake, and a pool than a 4/2/2 cookie cutter home, and can't see why anyone wouldn't. As far as the comparison it just doesn't make any sense to me. I guess it's the ole' 2 biggest States rivalry thing...kinda silly. I don't think those who love the Texas lifestyle are thinking too much about what those in California are doing, and vice versa.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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You say the same thing over again and it doesn't even make sense Beat It Troll.You never been to California and are sitting on the comp. and talking ***** about us.All your post all you talk about is California this and that,Are you sure you aren't California Dreamin?, Californians just don't go into other states and start bashing the states b/c its nothing like California but people other states come to California and start bashing us mostly b/c California has a greater of vairety of thing to do that Their state doesn't have i guess you cant say they are Jealous. Hawg64 could you Get California off your Balls already?Go Somewhere,Nuff Said.
Hmmm....... WOW? this isn't worth arguing about. Your self centered/ and oppinion=facts mentality, makes it just not worth it. If you don't understand what I mean by this, just read it until you do.
 
Old 04-05-2009, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Bellaire...Texas
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Hmmm....... WOW? this isn't worth arguing about. Your self centered/ and oppinion=facts mentality, makes it just not worth it. If you don't understand what I mean by this, just read it until you do.
You resurrect this thread just to say that?
 
Old 04-05-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Irvine,Oc,Ca
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Hmmm....... WOW? this isn't worth arguing about. Your self centered/ and oppinion=facts mentality, makes it just not worth it. If you don't understand what I mean by this, just read it until you do.
^^ and you know what You have 6 posts and have just sighned back on on Hmm "Phantom voting" and Duplicating accounts your wack,If you want to argue bring it on ADAPT- AI is the skill I Have and I DO it Well.!!

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Old 04-06-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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More than anything else, it depends on the kind of social culture you want. In California, people are very laid back, you can find plenty of people to have intellectual conversations with, nobody will make you feel like an outsider. Texas is, well, just the opposite.
This isn't entirely accurate across the board. You'll get the same treatment in a large city in Texas as you will a large city in California. Small cities are insular throughout the entire country, so this isn't any exciting piece of information. Expand your horizons and experience the world before you open your mouth.

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I used to go skimboarding alot on Bolivar Peninsula. The murkiness of the water is definitely a drawback but I still always had fun there. Never got stung by a jellyfish there but I think i've just been lucky.
Due to the number of rivers populating Texas, the beaches from the Louisiana border to about Bolivar have high levels of silt. Silt is a type of soil. Silt has a tendency to float. High silt content can make the water appear murky without it actually being dirty (in the trashy sense). After Bolivar, the soil on the beaches is mostly sandy, like California's beaches. This makes the water clearer because sand does not have the tendency to float. Texas beaches south of Bolivar are every bit as nice as the ones in California, albeit with warmer water and smaller waves... and minus the great white sharks.

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anywhere but texas...

bunch of rednecks with country accents lol
Get out more. Texas is to energy and medicine what NYC is to finance, LA is to entertainment and the Bay Area is to technology. Texas attracts specialists from all over the country and the world to work in these industries just like the other two areas do for their industries. Texas is hardly a provincial backwater with a "bunch of rednecks with country accents."

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Also, I learned texas is the most expensive place to ensure your home. I don't want to sound like I'm attacking you; just asking a question:
The Most Expensive States To Insure Your Home 2005 - Forbes.com
Probably hurricanes and the fact the state government does very little in the way of insuring the insurers.

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Considering what's going on in L.A. right now (and happens on some level every year in California), how vulnerable is Texas to wild fire?
Fires are tearing through the Panhandle as I type this.

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Originally Posted by krudmonk View Post
Why do your cities have to be so far from the interesting terrain?
Like Austin?


Or San Antonio?


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Well I love the USA so I would choose Texas because California is obviously a foriegn country from what I've experienced. Why do people from the "Peoples Republic of California" always try to make everyone think they are so perfect, I mean like this forum topic. What did Texas ever do to California, why is California comparing itself in the first place. And why do people from California care so much???????? We get it you all think that you're better than everyone great just shut up already and let other non obsessive people continue their lives. Also if people from California think that Texans think they are so great, WOW you obviously havn't been around other people in California. What I think is California people are just so damn Cocky for no reason that if some other group of people seem to be happy as well they try so damn hard to make everyone think hat they have been and always will be the most perfect people in the world.
California and Texas are both phenomenal states. Why do you think they're the two largest? If these states were independent countries, then they'd both be in the top 10 in the world with GDP. Both states are full of natural beauty, but admittedly, California has quite a bit more variety. And, they're both interesting experiments in social governance. One has socialist tendencies while the other has libertarian tendencies. The two states offer the best of both worlds for almost every American. I think the two states should team up (and take Arizona and New Mexico for seamless geographical continuity) and form our own independent country. The remainder of the country would be in a dire place without our two states. Viva Texifornia (Califexas)!
 
Old 05-01-2009, 10:17 PM
 
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This isn't entirely accurate across the board. You'll get the same treatment in a large city in Texas as you will a large city in California. Small cities are insular throughout the entire country, so this isn't any exciting piece of information. Expand your horizons and experience the world before you open your mouth.



Due to the number of rivers populating Texas, the beaches from the Louisiana border to about Bolivar have high levels of silt. Silt is a type of soil. Silt has a tendency to float. High silt content can make the water appear murky without it actually being dirty (in the trashy sense). After Bolivar, the soil on the beaches is mostly sandy, like California's beaches. This makes the water clearer because sand does not have the tendency to float. Texas beaches south of Bolivar are every bit as nice as the ones in California, albeit with warmer water and smaller waves... and minus the great white sharks.



Get out more. Texas is to energy and medicine what NYC is to finance, LA is to entertainment and the Bay Area is to technology. Texas attracts specialists from all over the country and the world to work in these industries just like the other two areas do for their industries. Texas is hardly a provincial backwater with a "bunch of rednecks with country accents."



Probably hurricanes and the fact the state government does very little in the way of insuring the insurers.



Fires are tearing through the Panhandle as I type this.



Like Austin?


Or San Antonio?




California and Texas are both phenomenal states. Why do you think they're the two largest? If these states were independent countries, then they'd both be in the top 10 in the world with GDP. Both states are full of natural beauty, but admittedly, California has quite a bit more variety. And, they're both interesting experiments in social governance. One has socialist tendencies while the other has libertarian tendencies. The two states offer the best of both worlds for almost every American. I think the two states should team up (and take Arizona and New Mexico for seamless geographical continuity) and form our own independent country. The remainder of the country would be in a dire place without our two states. Viva Texifornia (Califexas)!
I agree 2 of my 3 most favorite states
 
Old 03-26-2010, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Probably reviving an old thread, but thought it would be interesting to see more thoughts on this topic. I think that the state that probably has most to compare with California is Texas, simply based on size (both physical and population)

I might be one of the few Californians who will openly admit that I have a sort of envy for Texas at this point in time. There is something to be said about the way they're able to balance out so many different interests and still manage to grow. The problem with Californians is that we want everything, but don't want to pay for it. Pretty selfish people, but that almost fits into the image of the 'Ugly American' abroad.

I don't think that one place is inherently better than another place based on stereotypes, but rather through numbers and overall feeling. I can post numbers all I want, but fact of the matter is I have never been to Texas and haven't seen it for myself. It's one thing to look at pictures and say 'a-ha! So that's what Texas is like!' but that isn't enough. I've been to El Paso, but basing my opinion on El Paso is very unfair, considering how much of an outlier it is compared to the rest of Texas.

Anyways, I thought I'd post some numbers.


California
Population: 36,961,664
Area: 163,696 square miles
Gross State Product: $1,846,747,000,000
Top 5 Largest Metropolitan Areas (by CSA): Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Fresno
Demographics: 42.6% White, 36.1% Hispanic, 12.1% Asian, 6.0% Black. 27.1% foreign born


Texas
Population: 24,782,382
Area: 268,581 square miles
Gross State Product: $1,223,511,000,000
Top 5 Largest Metropolitan Area (by CSA): Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso
Demographics: 47.8% White, 35.9% Hispanic, 11.3% Black, 3.4% Asian and Pacific Islander. 15.9% foreign born

Here's an interesting graph I made of their growth rates from 1860's onward


They both started out from 1850 with triple digit growth (California grew 310.4%, while Texas grew 184.2%), but both have had sustained double digit growth rates since. After 1880, Texas grew every decade between 20% and 40%, while California was much more inconsistent. What this means is that CA has had a lot of cycles of boom and bust, while Texas has been growing at roughly the same rate for the past 100 years. California is in another 'bust stage' and has recently dipped below 10% growth, while Texas has maintained roughly 20% growth. In the long run, who knows how long that 20% can last, or can California's weird cycle of population growth last.
 
Old 03-26-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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The 2 most important states in America

Both states are awesome with endless opportunities, but I would choose Texas
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