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Old 09-02-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Folsom, CA
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From my point of view, most things are good or bad only by comparison. Today's employment report serves as a reminder for those of us who are lucky enough to have a steady income whether from investments, steady job or pensions. The jobless rate where I grew up is currently a whopping 12%. Yesterday, I was talking with my California-born son-in-law who now is working in a tech company that left Silicon Valley. He told me he looks forward to returning to the west coast when the economy turns around. He views the migration phenomenon to Texas as purely an economic necessity and thinks people who have come here will move back "as soon as the jobs return". Reminds me of this song:

http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x1ubxt?width=560
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Back home in California
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Alas, I have to agree. The climate and physical geography of California is second to nowhere else I've been to in the U.S.

We are planning a return to California in the coming months. I love Texans and I feel that I am more in line with them philosophically as compared to my fellow Californians. At the end of the day however, I cannot live without the amenities afforded by California's climate and physical geography.

I wish I could exchange the good people of Texas, with the misguided fools (with some exceptions) of California .
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't doubt that that is true, at least for some of the people. And I won't hold that against anyone. Some will move here to find work and like what they find, others will be okay with it, and some will dislike it. We all look for different things out of life and/or work, so we will end up in different environments.

For the majority of people, their location will be chosen on where they can get a job that pays sufficient money. Given more than one choice, they may then look at weather, political climate, social atmosphere, and geography, to name a few of the big ones. On the first account, most people will say California is the place for the best weather; however, having lived and worked in several different areas, I find that I enjoy a little extreme in my weather - it makes me appreciate the good weather all the more . I probably fall into a minority, but there will be some people who relocate and find that they like the colder winters (or, less likely, the hotter summers ). There is a similar split on most factors in a decision, and often kids come into play. Once your kids are in school and form a social network, it is much harder to move.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:56 AM
 
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I work from home, I can live anywhere in the U.S. I want.
I recently moved out of South California to Austin by choice, and couldn't be happier.

I would never move back to California, may visit for a vacation or two.
But I wouldnt want to live there.
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Folsom, CA
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"Foreman says these jobs are going boys and they aint coming back to
Your hometown, your hometown, your hometown, your hometown"
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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Alas, I have to agree. The climate and physical geography of California is second to nowhere else I've been to in the U.S.

We are planning a return to California in the coming months. I love Texans and I feel that I am more in line with them philosophically as compared to my fellow Californians. At the end of the day however, I cannot live without the amenities afforded by California's climate and physical geography.

I wish I could exchange the good people of Texas, with the misguided fools (with some exceptions) of California .
I wonder how true this is...

I was at a dinner party on Wednesday where the host (a newbie from from New Jersey) was saying everyone in Texas was "so friendly" and "social".

I looked around and realized the other 4 people at the table were from other states, and one was from N. Africa!

LOL. Guess he forgot to invite all those fabulous Texans he was talking about...
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Old 09-02-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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I agree as I've known those who had to leave CA and returned home when they could. It was our choice to leave CA and we love Texas, but if all were right with the world we would return to CA also. CA will always be home (I really miss the beauty of the state and the climate), but we love where we are right now.
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Unfortunately every state faces an abundance of people leaving one state to another for jobs eventually that state becomes burden with too many unemployed and then the cycle happens again moving to a new state. I keep wondering how many more people Texas can take before our unemployment reaches too high in numbers. I am glad you enjoy it here I love Texas and I moved here 6 years ago to retire. I love the people, weather and scenery. This is a wonderful place! I have no intention of ever moving to any place I have ever lived. This is my home!
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Folsom, CA
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I agree as I've known those who had to leave CA and returned home when they could. It was our choice to leave CA and we love Texas, but if all were right with the world we would return to CA also. CA will always be home (I really miss the beauty of the state and the climate), but we love where we are right now.
Those Eichler homes in Marin County are filled with old geezers that I grew up with. All the young ones are looking for greener pastures like here in Austin. Soon as we get some rain to put out the fires and re-grow the grass that is..

The Golden State Is Crumbling | Newgeography.com
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Lake Placid
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From my point of view, most things are good or bad only by comparison. Today's employment report serves as a reminder for those of us who are lucky enough to have a steady income whether from investments, steady job or pensions. The jobless rate where I grew up is currently a whopping 12%. Yesterday, I was talking with my California-born son-in-law who now is working in a tech company that left Silicon Valley. He told me he looks forward to returning to the west coast when the economy turns around. He views the migration phenomenon to Texas as purely an economic necessity and thinks people who have come here will move back "as soon as the jobs return". Reminds me of this song:

http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x1ubxt?width=560

We're just the rebound for Cali residents. Cali is truly known for it being the perfect State when it's up
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