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Old 10-24-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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Left California after living there for 35 years, the terminal hipness of the newcomer wannabees became way too much. Now living in a place with a lot of ex-Californians (southeastern VA) who feel the same way.
Why is that though...why do yall come HERE?
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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An unsustainable way of life?
How so?

Clark Country has about 1.9 million people... looks like its sustainable to me.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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>state has 40 (forty) million people, 1/8 of the United States' population
>surprised when you meet Californians outside of California

Top shelf LEL.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I certainly don't hate it. I left 9 years ago, but someday hope to return. I love Southern California and feel more at home there.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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Why is that though...why do yall come HERE?

This area reminds me of SoCal. Not the topography or climate by a long shot. It's more of a FEELING I get here. People from all over, live and let live attitude, beaches, tons to do and the car culture. This area developed mostly after WW II which is pretty much the same time SoCal really took off so it's newer and less creaky and gritty than the Northeast or Midwest.
I can't speak for my fellow California expats here but I gather their reasons for being here are kind of the same.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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How so?

Clark Country has about 1.9 million people... looks like its sustainable to me.
When it comes to regional water supply. Las Vegas used to maintain itself off its reservoirs and seasonal rains. It's no longer the case, and like I mentioned...in a region where several metros are fighting for water that is ever more scarce, it isn't exactly the priority (as in Arizona and California will get their way first - they have more people, and far more economic clout.)

Sorry, I'm not trying to be antagonistic towards Las Vegas (though I'm definitely coming off that way), nor do I wish for the death of the city (personally, I have lots of fond memories there, haha). My point with all these comments is that it has to become a much smarter and resourceful city. It's current policies aren't one that are planning for the reality of the future. Their current plan is pretty much to continue as is, but to start siphoning water from other areas. That isn't sustainable. Neither, is the way they are developing. The same could be said for the Phoenix metro (in terms of development), but they are much more conscious of their desert reality, whereas Vegas tries to play off the Oasis card into infinity.

http://www.redflagmagazine.org/2011/...ars-las-vegas/
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Looks like some media fear mongering to me, build pipelines, boom problem solved.

Or you could just sit around and wait for one of those big winters with crazy amounts of snow, that's what i would do.
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