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Old 09-24-2007, 11:45 PM
 
Location: IN
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I do not understand what the allure is about Los Angeles and southern California.
They really need to start cracking down on illegal immigration there.
The overcrowding and pollution levels are still major detractors for me.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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milky, that's the truth. I am not saying the fast shrinking white-population is a terrible thing for LA. Its just happening. Indeed, LA is losing its middle class folks and I think thats a red herring.
Oh, red herring huh? If this is your cute way of making light of the American Indian, you're way off! Los Angeles, other than being the only American city with its own "Little Ethiopia", also has the largest American Indian population of any big city in the country!
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East Coasters, Chicagoans, and Houstonians like to skip the West and stay in the safer East. The West seems to attract losers, that's why the East Coast remains as the centre of power and money; the two important things in life.
Los Angeles has plenty of money as its economy is rolling, and it has more power to influence the lives of Americans as well as people all over the world. No other city in the world can do as much in that regard. And love is the most important thing in life, so I'll direct your attention to the unmatched porn industry in L. A.'s San Fernando Valley!
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haha...what a lie !!

Lets look at these stats

The White polulation percentage has been reduced from 48.7% (2000) to 46.8% (2006)

The Hispanic population pecentage has been increased from 44.6% (2000) to 47.3% (2006)

The Asian population percentage has been increased from 11.9% (2000) to 13.0% (2006)

It shows clearly that the White population share is shrinking. Now, we know who is the real FRAUD, huh?
Now your talking about the relative comparisons of percentage as opposed to actual head count. The white population, by percentage, lowers in relationship to faster growing- so called- minorities. Doesn't mean that the 'white' population is fleeing, but if it is, it's being replaced by slightly more 'whites'. It was dealing from the bottom on your part, but don juan and Angelion wasn't fooled, and neither was I so there!
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:42 AM
 
Location: southern california
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I apologize but why do so many people move to Los Angeles what is so special about it.

If people want urbanity cant they do better then that for much, much cheaper in like Houston, Chicago or Atlanta. Sure the culture might be there, but who would want to reside in a place where its more then likely limited to a small elite.

I just dont understand why people who arent super mega-affluent would want to reside in such a city. Seriously, it may have culture but can the average joe there enjoy it like the average person living in Houston or Chicago can enjoy their culture just out of curiousity.

I have never understood why people would even want to live in California, I mean I wouldnt mind a trip sometime possibly to San Diego but thats about it.

I would much rather live in a more genuine, affordable state like Michigan, Ohio, PA rather then an ultra-expensive sprawlsville of a state.

I guess the same goes for Phoenix or Las Vegas where is the allure, they just dont sound like appealing places to reside.

Do people live that far beyond their means on average in those just so they can have warm winters?
2nd largest city in the usa. big salaries, no winter, by the sea.
image cowabunga man.
i did not say it attracted you or me, just some people.
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Los Angeles has plenty of money as its economy is rolling, and it has more power to influence the lives of Americans as well as people all over the world. No other city in the world can do as much in that regard.
I didn't just say Los Angeles--San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix and worst of all Las Vegas; the city of losers.

The East has both financial centers. The West has no more. San Francisco is a shadow of its former self but a nice place to vacation nonetheless.

People are ignoring Hollywood just like the City of LA ignores all other industries except the movie industry--it's talked about right now in the L.A. forum. Nobody cares about the current celebrity fiasco. Why are they famous anyway?

Where's the power and influence? Oh wait that is in the East with Washington D.C. and the centre of the Western World: New York City. New York has a 86 flavor minimum. Los Angeles has a 31 flavor minimum.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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New York has a 86 flavor minimum. Los Angeles has a 31 flavor minimum.
Are we talking ice cream?
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Are we talking ice cream?
It's ironic that Glendale is the hometown of Baskin-Robbins.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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O. K., well, we are talking about influence and power. Legislative matters aside, Los Angeles is more diverse than New York. Flavors they've never even heard of, because they're not that progressive. The power of influence that L. A. holds over all, is the power of culture. The ability to birth trends as the largest city in the largest, most powerful state/nation in the.. nation; California. It's what they call "pop culture", meaning 'popular'! For example, NY used to poke fun at this definition, proclaiming 'real' culture over 'pop'. Nevermind that the culture NY was promoting was actually based on European characteristics, it held its head up high anyway. Until it began to realize the influence of trends set in California and L. A., broadcast over the radio, playing in music stores, written about in magazines usually based in NY, and splashed all over the screens, both big and small. Legislatively speaking, I'll list an example of legislative power. Banning cigarette smoking in restaurants. Think that happened first in Washington or NY? L. A. was banning smoking in outdoor public areas before those places even knew what was happening. Now you can't smoke on beaches. As L. A. goes, so goes California. As California goes, so goes the nation. So many more ways to influence the world, other than financially. L. A. does a lot of that too, being the largest trader. Check the customs districts two way trade ratings. Another reason not to treat Los Angeles lightly.

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Old 09-25-2007, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Thumbs down Hollywood's influence a good thing?

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It's what they call "pop culture", meaning 'popular'! For example, NY used to poke fun at this definition, proclaiming 'real' culture over 'pop'. Nevermind that the culture NY was promoting was actually based on European characteristics, it held its head up high anyway. Until it began to realize the influence of trends set in California and L. A., broadcast over the radio, playing in music stores, written about in magazines usually based in NY, and splashed all over the screens, both big and small.
But that was back in the 60's and now everyone is now tired of it and sees it as a distraction to the REAL issues of the day. A conspiracy theory has come out saying that the increase in Entertainment news is meant as a distraction and cover-up of the Iraq war. It's sad that certain people know more of what goes on in Hollywood because this is the only news they watch instead of the real news that happens in Washington, New York and other parts of the world.

I like Jack Cafferty. Here's him refusing to read Lohan's DUI story and trying to talk about the support of suicide bombers (in Iraq probably):
YouTube - CNN Anchor Jack Cafferty Refuses to read Lohan DUI Story!

Now people are tired of O.J. and Britney Spears. This crap should stay off a serious reputable news channel except for the entertainment section.

Los Angeles and the rest of the west was promoting culture based on Asian characteristics. When I visited Las Vegas last year, I ended up meeting 2 people who were into Eastern mysticism. That is very unheard of in the East even all the way out to Texas. Then I heard KRON, the TV station in San Francisco, hired a numerologist to renumber their address from 1001 to 1001552. Is there something wrong with the water in the West? I know that the water supply is low; must be the increased concentration of minerals.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:09 PM
 
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I didn't just say Los Angeles--San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Phoenix and worst of all Las Vegas; the city of losers.

The East has both financial centers. The West has no more. San Francisco is a shadow of its former self but a nice place to vacation nonetheless.

People are ignoring Hollywood just like the City of LA ignores all other industries except the movie industry--it's talked about right now in the L.A. forum. Nobody cares about the current celebrity fiasco. Why are they famous anyway?

Where's the power and influence? Oh wait that is in the East with Washington D.C. and the centre of the Western World: New York City. New York has a 86 flavor minimum. Los Angeles has a 31 flavor minimum.
Seriously? You just named three cities I prefer to any eastern city (except NYC) - San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.

Have you ever been to California, Oregon or Washington? They are three of the most beautiful states in the U.S., and San Francisco, Seattle and Portland are without a doubt three of the most beautiful cities in the U.S.
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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Default Why DO people move to L.A?

Because they all want to be movie stars!!!
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