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Old 01-21-2014, 04:22 PM   #43
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What a terrible thread! No wonder the USA is in such turmoil! We all can't even have a civil conversation and have a common interest??? Rv'ing. Fellows and ladies sadly you need to be civil, grow up and respect one another. Live and let live.

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Old 01-21-2014, 04:24 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by sdennislee View Post
You had me right up until the Michigan state part , could have been worse could have been Michigan. I have a friend that is a Michigan State Alumni, I use his football tickets from time to time. One year I went to see the Buckeyes play the Spartans. Was the only guy on that side of the field wearing scarlet and gray. I have office in Anchorage, Prudhoe Bay and Kenai. Also have office in Chicago, Houston, Torrance. Pretty similar path it looks like. But I'm an Ohio State fan. Politics are bad everywhere.
Seems we beat OSU and Michigan. We went to all the games. What business are you in? Mine is environmental clean ups and MEOR.

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Old 01-21-2014, 04:36 PM   #45
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Seems we beat OSU and Michigan. We went to all the games. What business are you in? Mine is environmental clean ups and MEOR.
Non Destructive Testing and Materials Engineering. On the slope we are mostly known for x-ray of the above ground piping.

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Notice how I skipped over that we beat OSU line?
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:40 PM   #46
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Yup that's Bakersfield! We had 60 days in a row over 100. But unlike the rest of the country Bakersfield gained 100,000 people in the last 10 years. Homes are affordable. It is conservative. Schools are good. Lots of jobs, good jobs. Lots of country music. Bad air comes from the Bay Area.

Believe it or not California air quality is improving. LA actually has clear days. San Bernardino has clear days. Rainy days would be nice.
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I spent the vast majority of my .mil career on the east coast. The four years I spent in SoCal were four or the most memorable years of my life. I hated leaving there. I'm quite certain my claw marks can still be seen on I-15 and I-40. I DID NOT want to leave, and I return to visit at every opportunity.

California is a special place and will always occupy key terrain in my heart. There are lots of things wrong with it, but the same can said for virtually anywhere else you want to talk about, including my current location, just south of DC.
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:58 PM   #48
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I love the weather here in nor cal it's nice to be 2 hours from the ocean and 2 hours to somewhere in the sierras but the wackos are getting out of hand in this state and with the drought being made official we will all probablly have to buy permits to take a shower LOL with the water police going to be out in full force but I sure have been looking for property in other states time will tell
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:22 PM   #49
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Holy Cow Batman!

I've never seen as many replies to any post I've ever made on here as this one.

Thank you all for your input, it made for some interesting reading.

I've lived in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Utah and California. I've also visited every state in the union.

I think every state has something nice about it and I've found that people are nice everywhere, especially in campgrounds.

One part of the movie I liked was the bus sliding down the hill. Occasionally people come on here asking about driving in the snow and ice. I am going to provide a link to that movie and point out the bus to them.
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It's interesting that in all cases the wheels of the sliding vehicles were all locked, meaning the driver was probably holding their foot on the brakes. That won't work very well...
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Well, I know nothing of the politics or taxes in California. I do know that coming back from Alaska in 2011, we zig-zagged across the state from top to bottom, hitting every National Park it has. THAT IS some backyard you guys have there!

As far as the video is concerned, it is amazing to me that people even attempt driving on surfaces that they can't walk on. Living in Atlanta for a while, we had some 'black ice' days...I stayed home watching the news images of the same carnage as the ones posted here. Never understood that one way trip to the body shop.
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I too love Northern California, (note the spelling). I'm prejudiced being born here, I know. Others like to live where they feel more comfortable too. Thats ok with me. I try not to rant about where they live either. We all make our choices for many reasons, but we should all respect those choices.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:51 PM   #53
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I too love Northern California, (note the spelling). I'm prejudiced being born here, I know. Others like to live where they feel more comfortable too. Thats ok with me. I try not to rant about where they live either. We all make our choices for many reasons, but we should all respect those choices.

What is interesting is the huge number of Europeans visiting our playgrounds. In visiting with our Danish RV neighbor, He told me Europeans considered our national parks and monuments as belonging to the world and he used the inet to plan their two month trip. Grant sent troops to protect Sequoia. What foresight these presidents had. He said the only problem he had was his Visa card wouldn't work in the gas pumps. It didn't have the chip. He said every time he inserted it into the pump it came up with "quickly remove", so he did and went in to pay. So I explained how our pumps work, it was just reading his card, and all of a sudden the quiet teenage daughter just had a fit of laughter.

Indeed we all need to love and enjoy and appreciate our beautiful country which has so much to offer to so many.
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I was born in Santa Cruz CA and grew up in So Cal but decided to retire in New Mexico because of the slower pace lifestyle and get away from all the parking lot freeways!!
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We lived in California all our working lives. Mary was born there and I came when I was eighteen. We retired when I hit 65. We left to follow the kids in Florida and finally Texas. We decided to move back to California and what a RUDE awakening. First offence was to charge sales tax on my SSR that was newly purchased and taxes paid, to be taxed again. State is broke and fear of being stopped for ant reason was chilling. Then, because we lived in mountain community got assessed special "fire" tax of $180.00 per year. Illegals now alllowed to obtan drivers license.

When we were tax paying yuppies it was fine to live there but we will NOT EVER RETURN. The climate is not that big a draw. Cities are old an broken down. Try driving through Hollywood or Studio City. No glamore there. Just my experience being passed on.
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