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Old 06-10-2019, 02:38 AM
 
Location: California
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There is no dream here. He's talking about the past, a place he is actively making sure never exists again.

 
Old 06-10-2019, 03:10 AM
 
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The California dream !!!

Running the gauntlet of poo and dirty needles to work and back !!!
 
Old 06-10-2019, 03:21 AM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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It's disproportionately the lower incomes and uneducated who move out, disproportionately the more educated and wealthy who move in. Still, it's not like they're moving to Mississippi - or any place between Texas and Georgia (the most conservative part of the USA).

https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...221-story.html

California still has great net gains from the northeast and upper midwest. Still, the Pacific NW (as liberal as CA) is one of the top spots for people moving out of the state to go.
https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/ca...220703605.html

Also note that Alabama sent more residents to California than reverse. Also notice that the biggest gainer in the undeniable (instead of mere "arguable") south is North Carolina, the most liberal of the indisputably southern states. Then comes Texas and Florida. So even in the south, the greatest growth happens in its least conservative places.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 03:49 AM
 
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As someone who lives in northern New England I don't see what's so bad about Kentucky's weather.


It's better than the weather in Maine, but I agree with Old Hag re the weather comparison between California and Kentucky, and with the other things Old hag wrote about the two (I'm a California native who lives in Texas, but has spent time in ME and KY, and 48 of our 50).
 
Old 06-10-2019, 05:37 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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CA is a virus infecting Western states. Droves of people moving out of CA into NV, WA,OR and CO to supposedly get away from the CA insanity and dragging it all with them. N NV is holding out but the CA disease has inundated Vegas and the shear numbers have them calling the shots now.


Reno/Sparks has gotten pretty Californicated too. We old school Nevadans are getting pushed out and ran over.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Alabama
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There’s an Alabama and Kentucky Dream. What the hell is he talking about?

It’s called a double wide, a used pickup, a job at Walmart, and and enough food stamps to last the whole month.
Very pathetic attempt at humor.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 05:58 AM
 
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I’ve lived in California and I’ve lived in Kentucky. I’ll give him that the weather is better in California, but other than that, I’d rather live in Kentucky by a mile. The people are friendlier, the cost-of-living is lower, the taxes are lower, the air is cleaner, the traffic is less chaotic, the population density is lower, crime is lower, and the government is far less intrusive in people’s lives. I’ll take the crappier weather any day.
Wages are also much lower. I doubt crime is lower in KY either. Their homicide rate is certainly higher than California.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 06:16 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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There’s an Alabama and Kentucky Dream. What the hell is he talking about?

It’s called a double wide, a used pickup, a job at Walmart, and and enough food stamps to last the whole month.

Hmmmm. And the CA dream is a 1 bedroom hovel where you have to sandbag your windows to stop the stray gang bullets, maybe a used Honda car, a job bagging groceries, ( if your not in a gang), CA has it's share of drawbacks too. Personally I'd take Kentucky over California any day.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 06:31 AM
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Well you know what, Alabama and Kentucky are two places I don't want to live it, not now at least.
 
Old 06-10-2019, 06:39 AM
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Wages are also much lower. I doubt crime is lower in KY either. Their homicide rate is certainly higher than California.
Homicide rate is far worse in Alabama. Alabama has the 7th highest homicide rate in the USA. 8.3 murders per 100,000. Alabama has long been one of the most murderous states in the USA, going back to the 1960s.

Now California has some bad areas that I would not want to go to. Alot of Los Angeles' gang infested areas are among the places I want to stay away from. I wouldn't feel safe being in East LA or many parts of South-Central LA. On the other hand, I could give Santa Monica a try, San Diego, parts of the Bay Area, Redwood Country, Wine Country.
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