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Re: All Things California

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89Hen wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote: Yes but that ocean water is cold and seaweedy. Atlantic water > Pacific water (waves not factored)
:nod: Will be at the beach next week with 82 degree ocean.
Where? NJ is in the mid to upper 60's now. Virginia Beach is only 78 now.
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93henfan wrote:One thing I’ve learned from discussions like these and with my own family is that some people just aren’t willing to embrace the unfamiliar. My father is hilarious in this regard. He ONLY likes places with the aforementioned non-coniferous deciduous forest.

I find extreme beauty in places like Utah and New Mexico. He will non-stop bitch about them from the moment he gets off until the moment he gets back on the plane. A place without leafy forests is worthless to him.
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Chizzang wrote:California is the greatest state in this Nation by a long stretch...

Trump is the greatest president ever by a long stretch. See how easy that is making ludicrous statements?
California is one of the worst states in this nation..
1) By far the most beautiful / and second place is a distant 2nd
Again, opinion. Much of CA is beautiful, but to say no other state is close is laughable..And I've been to all 50..slept in all 50..driven in 49..
2) By far the most geographically diverse / and 2nd place is a distant 2nd
Wrong. Do you just make shit up?
Alaska has 32 ecoregions. CA has less than 10.
https://www.fs.fed.us/rm/ecoregions/pro ... ed-states/#
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?ad ... ecoregions
3) The most productive state
True, but per capita GDP CA not even close to the most productive.
https://www.statista.com/statistics/248 ... -by-state/
4) The most popular state / projections say by 2025 15% of the US population will live in California

True & not true. It is the most populous now. CA 2017 US Census says 12.14% of US population.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U ... population
US population now Census estimate 326 million, projected about 336 million 2025. 2015 study projected CA population to be at 42.5 million 2025, which would be about 12.6% of the US population.
http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_215HJ3R.pdf

CA population growth is SLOWING. If it wasn't for high immigration, legal and illegal, it would have little population growth.

"Californians fed up with housing costs and taxes are fleeing state in big numbers
*More Californians are moving from the Golden State, particularly lower-income residents, although even middle-class residents are saying goodbye.
*The trend is a symptom of the state's housing crunch and, for some, high taxes.
*Census Bureau data show California lost just over 138,000 people to domestic migration in the 12 months ended in July 2017.
*Lower-cost states such as Arizona, Texas and Nevada are popular destinations for relocating Californians.

Outbound migration
.....the latest Census Bureau data, from July 2016 to July 2017, show "more people moved out of California to other states than moved in from other states. In other words, California lost people due to domestic migration...."

During that 12-month period, California saw a net loss of just over 138,000 people, while Texas had a net increase of more than 79,000 people. Arizona gained more than 63,000 residents, and Nevada gained more than 38,000....."
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/19/califor ... state.html

"...For more than three decades, California has seen a net outflow of residents to other states, as less expensive southern cities like Phoenix, Houston and Raleigh supplant those of the Golden State as beacons of opportunity...."
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/q ... iving.html
Odd note:
By 2025 it has been suggested that 1-in-4 Americans will live in Texas or California
Closer to 1 in 5. Below 2017 Texas study has 2020 Tx population at about 29.5 million, 2030 projection at about 33.6 million, so 2025 would be about 31.5 million
http://www2.twdb.texas.gov/ReportServer ... and=Render
So the projected 2025 CA (42.5 million) & Texas (31.5 million), combined 74 million, = less than 22% of projected US 336 million.
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Re: All Things California

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GannonFan wrote:
Chizzang wrote:California is the greatest state in this Nation by a long stretch...

1) By far the most beautiful / and second place is a distant 2nd
Plenty of beauty in America and they all vie for the top spot - CA is not unique in that regard. Second place, even assuming that CA is #1 (which it's not in my book), is not distant at all, and there's a load of states that would vie for that distinction.
Agreed.
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Uh oh. Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Wednesdays!
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Re: All Things California

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houndawg wrote:
Chizzang wrote:Name all the states where you can

Snow Ski
Surf
Class 4/5 River Raft
World class mountain bike
Stand on a 10,800 foot peak
Hike a true desert trail with thousand year old Joshua Trees
Scuba dive (in a kelp forest)

and have a choice of any of those in the same afternoon

California by a light year... and 2nd place ain't even close
Look I love this country a lot and have lived from North Carolina Texas to Hawaii and more..
and travel all over this country over 100 days a year for the last 20 years

California by a LIGHT YEAR in this contest
Still true in a relative sense but CA is a pale moonshadow of what it used to be quality-of-life wise. I'd have to go back to work and live hand-to-mouth for my last couple of decades. The State's best days are long behind it - you have to wait at a fucking stoplight to get on the freeway.
Oh no doubt...
It's a financial sh!t-show and astonishingly over crowded
California is a long way past it's "Prime"

:nod:

I love it though...
I can't stay for more than a month at a time anymore like I used to
Me and my girlfriend still purchased a house there in Palm Springs
after the bankers flipped the global economy upside down we knew we'd never have another shot
and also because Fuck Seattle in January

:lol:
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1. CA is a high tax state no matter whose rankings you're using.
3rd highest 2018:
https://statetaxindex.org/
10th highest 2018:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-h ... den/20494/

2. CA has a very high cost of living. Ranks 49th in affordability, only ahead of Hawaii.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states ... ordability

3. Crime rate is worse than the national avg.
http://www.usa.com/rank/us--crime-index--state-rank.htm
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BDKJMU wrote:1. CA is a high tax state no matter whose rankings you're using.
3rd highest 2018:
https://statetaxindex.org/
10th highest 2018:
https://wallethub.com/edu/states-with-h ... den/20494/

2. CA has a very high cost of living. Ranks 49th in affordability, only ahead of Hawaii.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states ... ordability

3. Crime rate is worse than the national avg.
http://www.usa.com/rank/us--crime-index--state-rank.htm

MS 13 will be running the state in the not too distant future, easy access now and sanctuary cities will help them get elected.


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93henfan wrote:Uh oh. Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Wednesdays!

:lol:

The hatred and spittle for California warms my heart
and not surprisingly it comes from predictable posters
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Chizzang wrote:
houndawg wrote:
Still true in a relative sense but CA is a pale moonshadow of what it used to be quality-of-life wise. I'd have to go back to work and live hand-to-mouth for my last couple of decades. The State's best days are long behind it - you have to wait at a fucking stoplight to get on the freeway.
Oh no doubt...
It's a financial sh!t-show and astonishingly over crowded
California is a long way past it's "Prime"

:nod:

I love it though...
I can't stay for more than a month at a time anymore like I used to
Me and my girlfriend still purchased a house there in Palm Springs
after the bankers flipped the global economy upside down we knew we'd never have another shot
and also because Fuck Seattle in January

:lol:
See, I knew if you talked long enough....

What do people see in Palm Springs? I don’t get it.

San Diego? Yes, please!

Palm Springs? No. Hell no.
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93henfan wrote:
89Hen wrote: :nod: Will be at the beach next week with 82 degree ocean.
East coast water from July through October is a jellyfish-ridden cesspool.
Maybe in Lewes. I've never seen a jelly where I'm going. Shark, yes. Skate, yes. Jelly, no.
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CAA Flagship wrote:
89Hen wrote: :nod: Will be at the beach next week with 82 degree ocean.
Where? NJ is in the mid to upper 60's now. Virginia Beach is only 78 now.
NC below Wilmington.
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CAA Flagship wrote: Where? NJ is in the mid to upper 60's now. Virginia Beach is only 78 now.
NC below Wilmington.
Bald Head Island?
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CAA Flagship wrote:
89Hen wrote: NC below Wilmington.
Bald Head Island?
Ocean Isle. Next to last beach in NC.
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89Hen wrote:
93henfan wrote:
East coast water from July through October is a jellyfish-ridden cesspool.
Maybe in Lewes. I've never seen a jelly where I'm going. Shark, yes. Skate, yes. Jelly, no.
Every ocean beach in Delaware is infested with jellyfish as soon as the water is in the mid 70s. That’s just a fact.
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93henfan wrote:
89Hen wrote: Maybe in Lewes. I've never seen a jelly where I'm going. Shark, yes. Skate, yes. Jelly, no.
Every ocean beach in Delaware is infested with jellyfish as soon as the water is in the mid 70s. That’s just a fact.
Indian River sure is. Makes you want to get up on the skis immediately and never fall. :nod: Also why I only drive the boat. 8-)
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89Hen wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote: Bald Head Island?
Ocean Isle. Next to last beach in NC.
p :thumb: Making any incursions to Southport? I like that town.
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93henfan wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Oh no doubt...
It's a financial sh!t-show and astonishingly over crowded
California is a long way past it's "Prime"

:nod:

I love it though...
I can't stay for more than a month at a time anymore like I used to
Me and my girlfriend still purchased a house there in Palm Springs
after the bankers flipped the global economy upside down we knew we'd never have another shot
and also because Fuck Seattle in January

:lol:
See, I knew if you talked long enough....

What do people see in Palm Springs? I don’t get it.

San Diego? Yes, please!

Palm Springs? No. Hell no.
If you're an Iowegian Palm Springs in January is pretty nice. :nod: Plus it's fun to laugh at the locals that think 40 degrees on the top of the mountain is cold. :lol:
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HI54UNI wrote:
93henfan wrote:
See, I knew if you talked long enough....

What do people see in Palm Springs? I don’t get it.

San Diego? Yes, please!

Palm Springs? No. Hell no.
If you're an Iowegian Palm Springs in January is pretty nice. :nod: Plus it's fun to laugh at the locals that think 40 degrees on the top of the mountain is cold. :lol:
That shit is all relative. Two years ago I took my sons to the top of Mt Washington, NH. It was calm and 80 degrees at the bottom. It was 40 with 60mph winds at the top. We all bought knit caps at the gift shop. In August.
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Ibanez wrote:
89Hen wrote: Ocean Isle. Next to last beach in NC.
p :thumb: Making any incursions to Southport? I like that town.
No, I don't think we'll attack them. We only leave the island for golf and groceries.
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93henfan wrote:
Chizzang wrote:
Oh no doubt...
It's a financial sh!t-show and astonishingly over crowded
California is a long way past it's "Prime"

:nod:

I love it though...
I can't stay for more than a month at a time anymore like I used to
Me and my girlfriend still purchased a house there in Palm Springs
after the bankers flipped the global economy upside down we knew we'd never have another shot
and also because Fuck Seattle in January

:lol:
See, I knew if you talked long enough....

What do people see in Palm Springs? I don’t get it.

San Diego? Yes, please!

Palm Springs? No. Hell no.
What people saw in 2010 a decimated 2nd home market
with fully furnished 2,500 square foot solar powered homes with giant luxurious pools
for $300K

:nod:

Now worth $750K and climbing
That's what people see in PSP

also it's spectacular in January February
and We can drive to Los Angeles or San Diego anytime we want
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I get the investment aspect. I don’t get Palm Springs.

You’re not alone. Bob Hope and many millionaires like(d) it too.

I’ve been there several times (it was the closest thing to Twentynine Palms that wasn’t a methhead town). It never had any appeal whatsoever. It was kind of like Beverly Hills-lite, but in a desert and really hot.
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Chizzy is showing off his one-percentism in this thread! :mrgreen:
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Ivytalk wrote:Chizzy is showing off his one-percentism in this thread! :mrgreen:
My girlfriend and I buy everything with my brother...
He's the true 1% guy, we just pretty much do whatever he says

I'm just a tag along little brother that happens to be very fortunate

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California has a water problem. And a water problem is a big problem.
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