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Old 11-07-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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in Washington? OH, YOU MUST BE TALKING ABOUT MY SISTER!
Is she in Congress?
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:46 PM
Status: "Support the Mining Law of 1872" (set 7 days ago)
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Is she in Congress?
She got a promotion.

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Old 11-07-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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She got a promotion.
Thank you for tonight's nightmares.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Hudson Valley NY
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I don't think there is any state cheaper then Texas.
I think you may be right! Dow chemicals, Haliburton, and all of the other gas, oil, and chemical industries pollute the gulf coast and cause respiratory distress and other illnesses in the eastern part of the state. I would definitely consider clean air and water a "must-have" in choosing a place to live or retire.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:02 PM
 
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I think you may be right! Dow chemicals, Haliburton, and all of the other gas, oil, and chemical industries pollute the gulf coast and cause respiratory distress and other illnesses in the eastern part of the state. I would definitely consider clean air and water a "must-have" in choosing a place to live or retire.
The air is decent in Texas. It is not even close to having one of the worst air qualities.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Anyone retire in Texas or plan to?
yep, been here for two years
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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The air is decent in Texas. It is not even close to having one of the worst air qualities.
Texas is a big place. Your statement does not hold true for Houston. A few years back it was big news in Los Angeles that Houston now had the worst air quality (displacing us). Of course the statistics will vary from year to year depending on the weather patterns and other factors, so I don't know if that's still true.

Through draconian clean air rules, Los Angeles has substantially cleaned up its air quality compared to 20 or 30 years ago.
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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The air is decent in Texas. It is not even close to having one of the worst air qualities.
Not really all that clean.

Toxic Texas

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Old 11-13-2011, 02:11 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Texas is a big place. Your statement does not hold true for Houston. ...
Is that in TX?

I have been to TX many times and have never seen Houston (sounds like a good place to avoid + I DON'T do heat / humidity!!)

RE: CA and CARB efforts.... Unfortunately the rules have bled to the whole LEFT coast (save Alaska, thank goodness they have a individual identity and are not 'ME TOO!" ("let's all be like CA, since they are so brilliant").

I stressed to our local state, that they could have the benefits of CARB tomorrow rather than waiting for results in 20 yrs... and having to build a 10,000 person 'policing agency' that have to justify their positions.

Conservation / correct allocation of alternative fuels could clean the joint up in no time... But then what are all those politicians gonna do? (and auto repair / emission testing rip-offs).

Even my stinkiest 35 yr old, 50 mpg 500,000 mile vehicles can sail through emission testing on a diet of Biodiesel or fryer grease.

No OPEC / Toxic Batteries / CARB required.

My worst offender registered less that 10 % of allowable limit while running on Dino diesel. (All that trouble / expense just to SEE...)

I would AVOID any CARB state if I was looking for an affordable spot to abode. Maybe there is a 'progressive thinking' state somewhere.. (none that I'm aware of... maybe ID for power / energy related).
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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Your statement does not hold true for Houston. A few years back it was big news in Los Angeles that Houston now had the worst air quality (displacing us).
Air quality doesnt matter in Houston. It's so hot nine months out of the year that no one goes outside. We go from our air-conditioned garages to our air-conditioned downtown tunnels to our air-conditioned stores/work.

But the Over-65 Property Tax exemption should be a good draw. My property taxes have been almost $2,000.00/yr. This year I got the Over-65 exemption and my property taxes are -0-. (I had thought they'd be reduced to $16.00/yr, but I was pleasantly surprised yesterday to learn that I had over-estimated.) Unless my house gets appraised at 200% of its current appraisal value, I'll never have to pay property taxes again.

My mother got the Over-65 exemption 30 years ago. Her house is more expensive than mine so she's paid $21.00/yr in property taxes for the past 30 years.
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