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Old 10-31-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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At which point, you decide for yourself whether you want to be an individual (leader) or sheep (follower).
It's not quite as easy as you make it sound. When workaholism is accepted as the norm, most people's chocies are to leave for somewhere else or to put up with it. Usually, both choices have high costs involved (personal & financial).
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:46 PM
Status: "bring back prop 8" (set 11 days ago)
 
Location: San Leandro
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WiFi, FiDi,DiFi,TyeDye
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:53 PM
 
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run-down buildings, beggars on every corner, outrageous prices, cold beach, terrible traffic, crime, and toll roads
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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Lots of negative stereotyping of Republicans as greedy and/or religion crazed Bible thumpers, especially in places like SF, Oakland, & Berkeley.
That's not a stereotype... That's what the Republicans proudly claim themselves to be!!! and that's the most benign description of republicans.. the reality is even worse.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Pretentiousness in the Bay Area isn't definied by conventional status symbols (Cars, homes), it is more like status choices:

I eat locally produces food
I shop at Whole Foods
I spent my weekend hiking at Mount Diablo/Marin/Santa Cruz Mountains
I drive a Prius, because I am green
I compost 90% of my trash
I never eat at chain restaurants
I haven't had fast food in 20 years
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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I compost 90% of my trash
LOL... these days I get really annoyed if I go somewhere out of SF and I don't find three different kinds of trash cans when I want to throw away something..
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
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Pretentiousness in the Bay Area isn't definied by conventional status symbols (Cars, homes), it is more like status choices:

I eat locally produces food
I shop at Whole Foods
I spent my weekend hiking at Mount Diablo/Marin/Santa Cruz Mountains
I drive a Prius, because I am green
I compost 90% of my trash
I never eat at chain restaurants
I haven't had fast food in 20 years
Not even Subway?
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:36 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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The Bay Area is not "fashion forward" if by that you mean "fashion conscious" or "caring about the way you look".

People don't care about fashion here. Its whatever.
Go live in San Diego and youu will change your mind.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Not even Subway?
subways are empty here compared to other places. That could be due to the number of them as there are a lot.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Bay Area?

Diverse. Just look at the responses here.
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