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View Poll Results: What state do you like the most?
California 12 60.00%
Texas 8 40.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-22-2010, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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California = bankrupted (or almost) state
Texas = strong growth (economy and jobs)
I support Texas, it's obvious.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I was going to put some but here is the criteria. These were some good ones that some people said.

physical geography
climate
political characteristics
cultural aspects
cities
people (friendliest in your opinion)
which one would you rather live in?
which city in that state would you live in?
why?

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Old 06-22-2010, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I was going to put some but here is the criteria. These were some good ones that some people said.

physical geography
climate
political characteristics
cultural aspects
cities
people (friendliest in your opinion)
which one would you rather live in?
which city in that state would you live in?
why?
Thanks, Texasboy, for listing different categories. And I hope this discussion does not deteriorate into an argument over illegal immigration!

I have only been to Texas a few times and one of those times was a lay over at the airport in Houston so I have limited first-hand experience with the state.

Physical geography: both states are large and as a result quite varied. California probably is more varied due to several large mountain ranges. Part of the [SIZE=2]Chihuahuan desert is in Texas. In California the So[/SIZE]noran and Mojave deserts make up a big portion of the state in the south. Both states have a long coastline but the Gulf of Mexico is more like a tropical body of water whereas the Pacific ocean along the West Coast is relatively cold. Because these bodies of water have a big influence on either state, the climates are quite different in general.

Climate: Texas is warm & humid along the Gulf coast and California is cool and dry for the most part. Texas is strongly influenced by the Gulf, especially during summer with occasional hurricanes and regular thunderstorms. But Texas is also open to the north so that that cold arctic air can sweep down the Midwest\ High Plains and enter Texas with very cold temps right down to the Gulf coast during winter.

California's mountains create so many micro-climates and differences within relatively short distances. So a cool and overcast day at the beach can be radically different from the weather within a few miles of the ocean. Most areas on the immediate coastline do not need air conditioning but without AC the inland areas would be very uncomfortable. During winter the high mountains protect California from cold blasts and even frost is rare along the coast. The low deserts & coastal Southern California are warmer than most of Texas during winter even though California is much further north.

That's enough for now but I hope we can discuss the other categories listed above.
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