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Old 09-17-2008, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Just arrived from California a couple of weeks ago and hope that the people who love California the way it is stay home. I have had neighbors come over and help with the house without wanting money (bought them groceries anyway), everyone has been friendly and there is actual open space. My apartment when I left had about a third empties as they were clearing out anyone low income (which would be rich here) and the druggies were moving in unofficially by droves. I am so happy to live in a place where everyone isn't in a race to be there yesterday, except for those who aren't, and where you can find trees and grass without it being a city park.

The state I grew up in and am a third generation native of has changed beyond recognition and there is a reason that they are having negative population growth including the illegals. I'm perfectly happy if the neighbors don't keep the place pristine. Riverside has so many rules that some of them actually contridict each other.

I did research and visited before I moved, but the three months inbetween were a trial. If this becomes a really popular destination I'll have to start telling people how awful it is lol. Of course that I'm here with no plans to go mean it probably won't work.

I don't think Ok will ever become California because the jobs aren't here and the alure can't compete. People will move anywhere right now to get away from the absurd prices for housing etc but have to work too. And that old steriotype still is there.... Most people who weren't familiar with the state had the stammering, but why would you do that look.

I am very happy with the way it is, and will not be complaining.

The big quake is coming in Ca, especially socal, and without power and water and food for a great while when the grid goes nobody will be complaning that there is a dead car in the neighbors driveway anymore.
You've been on the "Immigration" forum haven't you?
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Just arrived from California a couple of weeks ago and hope that the people who love California the way it is stay home. I have had neighbors come over and help with the house without wanting money (bought them groceries anyway), everyone has been friendly and there is actual open space. My apartment when I left had about a third empties as they were clearing out anyone low income (which would be rich here) and the druggies were moving in unofficially by droves. I am so happy to live in a place where everyone isn't in a race to be there yesterday, except for those who aren't, and where you can find trees and grass without it being a city park.

The state I grew up in and am a third generation native of has changed beyond recognition and there is a reason that they are having negative population growth including the illegals. I'm perfectly happy if the neighbors don't keep the place pristine. Riverside has so many rules that some of them actually contridict each other.

I did research and visited before I moved, but the three months inbetween were a trial. If this becomes a really popular destination I'll have to start telling people how awful it is lol. Of course that I'm here with no plans to go mean it probably won't work.

I don't think Ok will ever become California because the jobs aren't here and the alure can't compete. People will move anywhere right now to get away from the absurd prices for housing etc but have to work too. And that old steriotype still is there.... Most people who weren't familiar with the state had the stammering, but why would you do that look.

I am very happy with the way it is, and will not be complaining.

The big quake is coming in Ca, especially socal, and without power and water and food for a great while when the grid goes nobody will be complaning that there is a dead car in the neighbors driveway anymore.
Hi Nightbird, welcome to Oklahoma and the OK forum, we've been waitin' for ya.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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....... If this becomes a really popular destination I'll have to start telling people how awful it is lol.
I do that all the time already.

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Most people who weren't familiar with the state had the stammering, but why would you do that look.
I generally tell them that I have some really cute first cousins, and that going to church all weekend just gets the week watching Springer off to a good start...............

Too bad I don't have your number. I had an Italian sausage sandwich tonight at the Tuscany. Schousse and I could have used the company.........
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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You've been on the "Immigration" forum haven't you?
No but if this is the one about the legal/illegal kind, I've probably avoided it. Kinda miss having to vent a little every day.

But now you've got me intrigued, been addicted since the first bbs days to these things.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Hi Nightbird, welcome to Oklahoma and the OK forum, we've been waitin' for ya.
Thanks much. The furries and I are very glad to be here. I'll be sticking around the forum. The commentary here helped cement my decision to move here and there are still lots of things to learn. And its a very friendly place.
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I do that all the time already.


I generally tell them that I have some really cute first cousins, and that going to church all weekend just gets the week watching Springer off to a good start...............

Too bad I don't have your number. I had an Italian sausage sandwich tonight at the Tuscany. Schousse and I could have used the company.........
LOL I'll have to come up with something good. Haven't made the Tuscany yet. Definately have to try it out. I love my big kitchen too.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Welcome to Oklahoma nightbird. I live in Texas but was born and raised in Southeastern Oklahoma. You should visit the Ouachita mountains sometime; beautiful.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:25 AM
 
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It has been 5 years since the last entry on this thread - I wonder what the people would say now? For me, the 4 plus months of over 100 degree temperatures, definitely puts a new spin on things !
A harbinger of things to come? (thanks to global warming)
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I guess we gotta keep our fingers crossed that Sen. Inhofe's claims that global warming is nothing but a hoax really is true. Because if this drought keeps up every year, presumably caused by global warming, more and more Oklahoma towns are going to have water shortages every year.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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It has been 5 years since the last entry on this thread - I wonder what the people would say now? For me, the 4 plus months of over 100 degree temperatures, definitely puts a new spin on things !
A harbinger of things to come? (thanks to global warming)
Well to be fair there is a fairly strong La Nina that has been affecting weather patterns since 2011. Its likely that is partially responsible for the ordinarily hot and dry summers of 2011 and 2012. The 2000s had several years of quite mild and wet summers. I wouldn't get too worked up until there are a few more summers like the last two back to back. There have been other periods of brutally hot summers in OK history.
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