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View Poll Results: California Most Powerful State in America?
Yes! Economic beast, T.V shows, cali way of "speaking" 66 51.16%
No , it doenst have the best economy, no shows are filmed there, no one uses a neutral cali accent 63 48.84%
Voters: 129. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-17-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Okay, I'll concede - maybe you didn't come out and say verbatim that you think CA is "better." Isn't it, however, a safe assumption that's what you mean? You have clearly stated (on more than one occasion) that you think we feel "inferior". If you think people feel inferior, doesn't that mean that you think you're better?

Oh, and for the record, I don't feel the least bit "inferior."
okay, I can see how it might come off that way but honestly that is not what I meant. If people feel inferior it doesn't mean I think I'm better at all, it just means they have an inferiority complex towards CA but that doesn't mean CA is "better" at all. I don't think CA is better than every other state , that is subjective anyways and based on personal preferences. This state has a lot of problems which can definitely detract from the weather and scenery. Every place has its good and bad things about it, just b/c CA may be a powerful, influential, and popular state doesn't mean its "better" than other states, it just is what it is; a big powerful state with plenty to offer but plenty of problems and quality of life issues.

I'm just tired of people thinking that if you admit or acknowledge a state is powerful or influential then that somehow means you're saying it's "better" b/c it doesn't. Yeah Ca is powerful but so what? doesn't mean its "better" at all, it just means it's poweful and that's all.

 
Old 11-17-2008, 12:44 AM
 
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I love how "NO" is winning when CA supplies most of the country with those cheap Asian goods that are the only ones people can afford? You really think you would get as much w/o SF and LA, Port of LA/LB being the busiest in the country?

And if CA was its own country it would have the 5th largest economy...
 
Old 11-17-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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That is true. Alot of our goods come through those ports
 
Old 11-17-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I love how "NO" is winning when CA supplies most of the country with those cheap Asian goods that are the only ones people can afford? You really think you would get as much w/o SF and LA, Port of LA/LB being the busiest in the country?

And if CA was its own country it would have the 5th largest economy...
I hope you get your wish and California does become its own country. Then maybe the rest of us wouldn't have to listen to this kind of thing any more.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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Most Californians of my generation love the idea of becoming our own country.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Southie
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Most Californians of my generation love the idea of becoming our own country.
Considering the states unemployment rate of 7.7 percent, and continued financial problems, that may not be the best move.

Just sayin'...
 
Old 11-18-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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Not right now, but maybe in the future.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Not right now, but maybe in the future.
No, right now. CA's future lurks in the Pacific.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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No, right now. CA's future lurks in the Pacific.
Good one. I love how Easterners get so steaming mad about our coast that they hope something happens to us. Lets us know we are doing our job...

have a nice long cold winter futurecrookedcop
ciao
 
Old 11-19-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: mid wyoming
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The sad thing about kalifornia is that trends or regulations that start there. Are eventurally enacted over the rest of the U.S. for some stupid reason.
Most are the bad ones that negatively affect us.
Kalifornia is also a negative impact on the rest of the western states, with so many people it misuses its resources and wants everyone elses.
When I lived there there was a water shortage in the bottom half of the state, but everyone that had a pool had plenty of water! While I got fined for watering my lawn to much, so I could keep it barely alive!!!!!!
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