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Yet more evidence that CA is way too expensive and turning into a cesspool.  

 

For those of you living in Texas now, I hope for your sake that the incoming tides don't drown out the goodness of your state.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2019/11/26/businesses-and-workers-are-thankful-for-texas-as-charles-schwab-calls-it-quits-on-california

 

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Regarding the move out of California, Schwab chairman and founder Charles Schwab noted California’s high taxes factored in the decision while observing, “…the costs of doing business here are so much higher than some other place.”

This, of course, is irrefutable and makes 100% sense.  Fortunately, they're not moving to Austin, which is essentially indistinguishable from California.

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are liberals like the aliens that go from planet to planet pillaging the resources. They run Cali then move on to Texas

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2 hours ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

are liberals like the aliens that go from planet to planet pillaging the resources. They run Cali then move on to Texas

It's a good case study about the toxicity of non-assimilation. The people in CA become cultural doormats, become assimilated, themselves, into the foreign non-assimilating culture, spread around and poison elsewhere when it goes to hell.

 

The good news is, plenty of states are starting to have conversations about this and are starting to harden their stances, being more socially demanding of people who go there to respect the way they do things. Of course, the defenses can only be kept up for so long. People wind up complacent, let their guard down, and that's generally where the bad habits come in, whether its external or internal sources of them.

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13 hours ago, Burnt Reynolds said:

plenty of states are starting to have conversations about this and are starting to harden their stances, being more socially demanding of people who go there to respect the way they do things.

Honest request:  Link or backup for this?

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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1 hour ago, TBoneTX said:

Honest request:  Link or backup for this?

I visit a number of these states, so it's been known from conversation with people, and the mistake of mentioning I'm Californian. But there's no shortage of stuff on the internet.. examples:

 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-10/go-back-to-california-wave-of-newcomers-fuels-backlash-in-boise

 

Go back to California’: Wave of newcomers fuels backlash in Boise

 

“If you come here and love it, everything’s fine,” Roscoe said. “If you come here and fly that California flag in your driveway and have stickers on your car that say, ‘Santa Cruz,’ there’s going to be some hard feelings.”

 

 

 

 

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/article164420672.html

Some native Idahoans have a message for Californians: Stay away.



That sentiment is so deeply entrenched, so common, that it is as familiar in Idaho as fry sauce and sagebrush.

But what are the roots of that stigma? And what keeps attracting Californians to the Gem State anyway — now more than ever?

Kristina Winterling, a recent arrival with her family to Boise from the Bay Area, said she left her California home because it was “turning into New York City, where people are so stressed out and confrontational. Imagine making six figures and not being able to buy a house for your family. You’re a renter living check to check in a mediocre town.”

 

There's just tons more, especially on Reddit, City-Data, Tripadvisor, and so on.. lots of hostility toward Californians, and I can't say I blame them.

 

 

I also posted about this 1-2 weeks ago:

 

On 11/20/2019 at 8:02 AM, Burnt Reynolds said:

Ever since I went to Canada about a decade ago, we visit the US at least a few times a year. I've actually visited many states for the first time that I never visited when living in CA. We've visited about 25 states since, most frequently we spend time in the states near the Canadian border. Not only do I frequently encounter Californians who look down their noses at the people where they live, especially if its in a "backwards red state", but even more, I encounter contempt people locally have for these types of Californians. I was advised in multiple states.. Washington (out east), Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, and so on, not to mention where I'm from, there are some who are actually hostile to others because of what people from my state have done, from destroying their livelihood, to ruining their hunting and fishing lands, many reasons that a logical person can empathize with, and probably should if they have an ounce of self-awareness and care for their own safety.

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My son and his wife moved to Portland about 4 years ago when they got married.  For some reason they thought it would be a great place to live.  They are rather conservative and politics is something they forgot to consider when they did their research for a place to live.  Big problem in Portland.  Now their other major complaint is all those people moving up there from California.

 

They will be moving in the near future.  Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas are high on their list of places to relocate.

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3 hours ago, Neonred said:

My son and his wife moved to Portland about 4 years ago when they got married.  For some reason they thought it would be a great place to live.  They are rather conservative and politics is something they forgot to consider when they did their research for a place to live.  Big problem in Portland.  Now their other major complaint is all those people moving up there from California.

 

They will be moving in the near future.  Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas are high on their list of places to relocate.

Tennessee FTW!!

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5 hours ago, Neonred said:

My son and his wife moved to Portland about 4 years ago when they got married.  For some reason they thought it would be a great place to live.  They are rather conservative and politics is something they forgot to consider when they did their research for a place to live.  Big problem in Portland.  Now their other major complaint is all those people moving up there from California.

 

They will be moving in the near future.  Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas are high on their list of places to relocate.

I can be your guide on what parts of Ga to not move to. I love the Blue Ridge area

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5 minutes ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

I can be your guide on what parts of Ga to not move to. I love the Blue Ridge area

Yeah, didn't mean to take away from GA.  The whole area of N. GA into TN is beautiful.  Even over into Eastern NC.  If one dislikes city life, great places.  Of course, ATL offers the big city experience, but after living on the outskirts for two brief months, I would never live there again.

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3 hours ago, ALFKAD said:

Tennessee FTW!!

Chattanooga has been of interest to them, but then again their last pick was Portland.

2 hours ago, Nature Boy 2.0 said:

I can be your guide on what parts of Ga to not move to. I love the Blue Ridge area

I think they know enough to stay away from middle GA.....just kidding!

If at first you don't succeed, then sky diving is not for you.

Someone stole my dictionary. Now I am at a loss for words.

If Apple made a car, would it have windows?

Ban shredded cheese. Make America Grate Again .

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.  Deport him and you never have to feed him again.

I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

I went bald but I kept my comb.  I just couldn't part with it.

My name is not Richard Edward but my friends still call me DickEd

If your pet has a bladder infection, urine trouble.

"Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow."

I fired myself from cleaning the house. I didn't like my attitude and I got caught drinking on the job.

My kid has A.D.D... and a couple of F's

Carrots improve your vision.  Alcohol doubles it.

A dung beetle walks into a bar and asks " Is this stool taken?"

Breaking news.  They're not making yardsticks any longer.

Hemorrhoids?  Shouldn't they be called Assteroids?

If life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.

If you suck at playing the trumpet, that may be why.

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44 minutes ago, Neonred said:

Chattanooga has been of interest to them, but then again their last pick was Portland.

I think they know enough to stay away from middle GA.....just kidding!

No you are korrect. 

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