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Old 08-14-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: OC/LA
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Yea I tell my friends back home Milwaukee is the Arctic Tundra.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: OC/LA
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LA to me is a desert.
I was looking at some other places in SoCal (Yucca Valley in the Mojave Desert). It looks like this:




The street I grew up on in LA looks like this:




I don't think the second one looks like a desert at all. In fact, as far as the amount of vegetation is concerned, it looks very similar to much of urbanized Milwaukee during the summer. Probably fewer big big trees though.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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See, LA looks a lot different from Milwaukee to me, it's very arid. But it's certainly not a desert.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
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I was looking at some other places in SoCal (Yucca Valley in the Mojave Desert).
here is a picture of the street I lived on for several years.



I think you are missing my point. So Cal is very green because of many amazing feats of engineering not because of it's natural ecology.

Here is an interesting article about Los Angeles water woes.

http://www.time.com/time/nation/arti...103327,00.html
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:09 AM
 
Location: OC/LA
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No, actually you're wrong. The Los Angeles basin is green because of its natural ecology. Go to the undeveloped areas of the LA basin which have ZERO artificial (manmade) watering (up in the foothills, Griffith Park, etc). They are naturally green and covered in trees, shrubs, etc. This is not what you find in a desert.

Look at this aerial of the foothills area, you can hardly tell the difference in tree cover between where the homes are and where it is naturally watered.




Here is Dodger Stadium. Do you see all the trees in the open space around it? They're not watered.


Compare this to Phoenix. It is clearly obvious where the area is watered and where it is not.




If you still can't tell the difference, I really don't know what to say.

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Old 08-19-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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Why do you guys keep arguing about the land of L.A.? Who cares, truly?
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
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No, actually you're wrong.
It's like trying to prove to you that 2+2=4. But I give up. You have won this battle of attrition. LA is a tropical Paradise
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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The Forbes chart seems to match my categorization of the origin of people I meet around town. The categories in descending order would be:
1) the Milwaukee area
2) elsewhere in WI
3) Chicago area
4) MN, IA, IN and the non-Chicago parts of IL
5) the other Big 10 states

Whenever I run into someone not from the above categories I always think to myself 'wow, why in the world would someone from ____ be living in Milwaukee.' But over time you'll meet people who moved here from all sorts of places - England, San Fran. I even know a guy here who was raised in Key West!
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Agree, and yeah, there are actually a lot of southerners in town and a surprising amount of Europeans.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: OC/LA
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I met an Italian couple where the husband worked for Johnson Controls and was then assigned here for several years. They then introduced me to a whole networks of expats who work for GE Healthcare, Rockwell, Manpower, JCI etc. Very cool group.
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