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Old 06-10-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Houston
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If they seriously cited "taxes" as being their reason for returning to CA that is a joke! I could understand people complaining from places like NV but CA...no way. While I am sorry things maybe didn't work out as well as these people had expected I would much rather people leave rather than just complain about things. I wish them all well.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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California has serious budget crisis issues.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:03 PM
 
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These kinds of threads are designed solely to create divisiveness and negativity. Those who do these kinds of posts just need to exit the same way they came in, and the sooner the better.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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I just pointed this thread out to a friend in Goleta, CA, who said this is embarrassing and that these people don't represent most Californians. He said CA was glad to get rid of them and is sorry some of them are coming back. Most Calfornians I know who have moved to Houston or Austin are perfectly happy. There are always those who, if they're unhappy, want to go on forums and try to convince everyone else they need to be unhappy, too. This happens in all the major city forums here, not just this one.

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Old 06-10-2010, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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....A blessing? ...huh..
Well davidt1, I guess all the nice things they told you about Texans before we moved here, being so polite, well mannered, sincere & cordial went out the window with some of the comments made on this forum --regarding the great people of California leaving because of taxes and humidity...I would think that would be maybe 25% percent of it -- What about your overall quality of life here in Houston??

--Yes davidt1 California has the only true Mediterranean climate in North America, Yes it still has the 8th largest economy in the world just below the UK and Italy and above Texas - Sure it has some of the nations safest places to call home - Mission Viejo, Irvine, Newport Coast, Thousand Oaks, Mountain View, etc - of course it produces some of the worlds best Technology ( (Apple, Google, Intel, Cisco, HP and Oracle) has a fantastic Music and Arts scene, Is the world's fifth largest supplier of food and agriculture commodities, Second to nobody and known worldwide in producing the most premium wines in the world. We know about our outstanding Sports Franchises - L.A. Lakers - L.A. Dodgers - L.A. Angels - Chargers - Giants and Niners - Some of the best colleges in the Nation - Stanford, UC Berkley, USC - UCLA -California Institute of Technology - Home to the motion picture industry - Home of the Golden Gate Bridge, Silicon Valley, Disney's Mickey Mouse, Hundreds of Miles of beautiful beaches - Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara - Malibu to Newport - Laguna to La Jolla -...and a progressive diversified culture second to none -

So David ---It's not your 3.5% property taxes on your 350k home or the nasty oppressive humidity you have to deal with for the next 5 1/2 months, it's the fact that we Californians are a very spoiled bunch and are truly used to the very best of everything...just like transplants who moved here from NYC, NoVA and Connecticut. My advice to you David is to rent - yes David rent... Doctors do it, Attorneys, Professors - Business Executives & yes you David should do it as well - Start saving now - 30% of your earnings per month - YES DAVID 30% ---It's all about putting it in the BANK... - And in 18 monthes you will be able to come back to the Golden State and kiss the ground as you cross the AZ border - until then you will buy your jeans off the rack, Shop at HEB...not Whole Foods, eat your dinners at Chili's and Chik Filet not Houstons or Del Friscos', Cancel your NFL Network & HBO - Drown your sorrows at the Gym not the Godiva counter...By the time you return to CA David you will thank me, everything including the Golden state will be back to where was it was like when you left it!!.....We will be the ones enjoying Brunch with our wives at Gladstones for Fish in Malibu having a cold one on that 75 degree June afternoon!!!
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: South Tampa, Florida
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Old 06-11-2010, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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There goes our population growth. Apparently some of our young were so enchanted by the transplants' tales of the mythical land of California that they came along for the trip back. We have lost another generation of our young Texans to a mystical land far, far away.
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Katy,TX.
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....A blessing? ...huh..
Well davidt1, I guess all the nice things they told you about Texans before we moved here, being so polite, well mannered, sincere & cordial went out the window with some of the comments made on this forum --regarding the great people of California leaving because of taxes and humidity...I would think that would be maybe 25% percent of it -- What about your overall quality of life here in Houston??

--Yes davidt1 California has the only true Mediterranean climate in North America, Yes it still has the 8th largest economy in the world just below the UK and Italy and above Texas - Sure it has some of the nations safest places to call home - Mission Viejo, Irvine, Newport Coast, Thousand Oaks, Mountain View, etc - of course it produces some of the worlds best Technology ( (Apple, Google, Intel, Cisco, HP and Oracle) has a fantastic Music and Arts scene, Is the world's fifth largest supplier of food and agriculture commodities, Second to nobody and known worldwide in producing the most premium wines in the world. We know about our outstanding Sports Franchises - L.A. Lakers - L.A. Dodgers - L.A. Angels - Chargers - Giants and Niners - Some of the best colleges in the Nation - Stanford, UC Berkley, USC - UCLA -California Institute of Technology - Home to the motion picture industry - Home of the Golden Gate Bridge, Silicon Valley, Disney's Mickey Mouse, Hundreds of Miles of beautiful beaches - Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara - Malibu to Newport - Laguna to La Jolla -...and a progressive diversified culture second to none -

So David ---It's not your 3.5% property taxes on your 350k home or the nasty oppressive humidity you have to deal with for the next 5 1/2 months, it's the fact that we Californians are a very spoiled bunch and are truly used to the very best of everything...just like transplants who moved here from NYC, NoVA and Connecticut. My advice to you David is to rent - yes David rent... Doctors do it, Attorneys, Professors - Business Executives & yes you David should do it as well - Start saving now - 30% of your earnings per month - YES DAVID 30% ---It's all about putting it in the BANK... - And in 18 monthes you will be able to come back to the Golden State and kiss the ground as you cross the AZ border - until then you will buy your jeans off the rack, Shop at HEB...not Whole Foods, eat your dinners at Chili's and Chik Filet not Houstons or Del Friscos', Cancel your NFL Network & HBO - Drown your sorrows at the Gym not the Godiva counter...By the time you return to CA David you will thank me, everything including the Golden state will be back to where was it was like when you left it!!.....We will be the ones enjoying Brunch with our wives at Gladstones for Fish in Malibu having a cold one on that 75 degree June afternoon!!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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This is funny.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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Most of Cali. is VERY hot in summer, very. I enjoyed living there, but happy to be back here as a native Texan. There is a place for everyone to be happy.
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