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Posted by: pollythinks ( )
Date: December 06, 2017 10:42PM

Yes, So. Calif. has fires (due to being a dry area, and being dependent on water being brought to it from its above states).

Another charm of Calif. are earthquakes. The really "BIG" one has been predicted and overdue for decades (so the scientist warn us).

The last one of any significance did real damage to some areas, but (fortunately, for us), all that happened was a bottle of catsup fell off a shelf. (It didn't break.) And some neighbors' brick yard walls crumbled.

You want to rock and role periodically without actually dancing? Move to So. California.

But all that doesn't keep people for flooding into the Sunshine State to live (and get away from the snow months elsewhere), and also, it does offer jobs (another appeal).

And, for such as you and I (on RfM), we aren't as controlled by SLC Mormonism.

What more can you want?

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Posted by: StillAnon ( )
Date: December 06, 2017 11:07PM

I lived in both scenarios. I'd risk the threat of earthquakes and fires for not having to live under the religious theocracy that is Utah.

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Posted by: saucie ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 01:55PM

StillAnon Wrote:
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> I lived in both scenarios. I'd risk the threat of
> earthquakes and fires for not having to live under
> the religious theocracy that is Utah.


I'm with you stillanon. The first time I visited Utah,

to attend my cousings missionary farewell, I got a bad

taste of culture shock. God only knows how I'd handle

having to live there. Yikes , I don't know how the

mormons who live there stand it.

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Posted by: kathleen ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 01:25AM

Polly, you forgot about the volcanoes.

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Posted by: pollythinks ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 01:32AM

When I posted earlier (above) all was well.
Now, since I turned the TV on at 7:00pm-ish, things aren't so good.

Horrors---my TV wouldn't work. I think the cable TV electric lines have been adversely effected somewhere in my neighborhood. (The pole which handles these is in my backyard.)

I hope all will be back to normal by tomorrow.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 11:40AM

Geez, I leave my home state for a few days (been in NY since Sunday), and it all goes to hell! Fires, earthquakes (a swarm of 8, one of them 4.0, about 15 miles from my house overnight freaked out my wife)...

I need to get home! :)

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 11:45AM

at this rate baja california will arrive at alaska in no time flat.

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Posted by: tumwater ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 04:56PM

According to Wikipedia, the San Andres fault has a slip rate of about 1" per year.

The slip rate along the fault ranges from 20 to 35 mm (0.79 to 1.38 in)/yr.[1]

It's about 2,000 miles from San Francisco to Anchorage. So at 1"/year, California and Alaska (mid points) will meet in about 126 million years, I guess that could be said to be in no time at all.

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Posted by: Justin ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 03:49PM

You forgot about North Korean nukes. They say with a nuclear load he can hit the west coast, but not the rest of the country yet.

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Posted by: Heartless ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 05:20PM

I think I'd take any of the other 55 options in the US though I guess it is 52 if I skip Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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Posted by: csuprovograd ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 05:21PM

So, Global warming is a problem? California fixes that by moving north...

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: December 07, 2017 08:28PM

New fire broke out in my home area -- "Lilac Fire."
2500 acres burned so far, 0% containment.
And I'm away from home :(

Family has been warned they may have to evacuate...oy vey!

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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: December 09, 2017 02:09AM

I have been wondering how fellow RfM'ers in sunny southern CA are doing with the fires?

Hie, this is so sad you are away from home at such a scary time. I bet your 2 y/o wishes daddy was home.

Hope all goes well and you don't lose your home like so many others...

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: December 09, 2017 03:57PM

I hope you and your family and friends are okay, Hie.

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Posted by: incognitotoday ( )
Date: December 09, 2017 09:33AM

Wow, Hie. That is horrible, being away in a bad time. What a helpless feeling. Maybe wrong, but my gut says your family will be fine. Let us know.

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Posted by: slskipper ( )
Date: December 09, 2017 11:05AM

Of course they are all signs of the Last Days.

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Posted by: Laperla not logged in ( )
Date: December 09, 2017 01:07PM


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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: December 09, 2017 01:39PM

My heart goes out to those who've lost everything in the housefires. All tangible memories wiped out from the fires.

It's hard to imagine losing everything you own in one fell swoop.

Just heartbreaking.

I wouldn't want to rebuild in the same place where the fires are.

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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: December 12, 2017 12:40PM

But Amyjo,

Look at the flip side. There won't be any fires for a very long time. Sure it will be painful. Mudslides are ugly from no root structure also?

I haven't seen a BAD place in sunny CA.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: December 12, 2017 01:05PM

Jordan Downs & Imperial Gardens would give you pause, Ms Cute kitty.

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Posted by: Jimbo ( )
Date: December 12, 2017 07:35PM

LA is mostly a crime ridden polluted crap hole . Sure ther are nice areas for the wealthy but I would never return there .80 degree days in January are not enough of a benefit to outweigh what I don't like about the City of the Angels.

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Posted by: Tevai ( )
Date: December 13, 2017 12:21AM

Jimbo Wrote:
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> LA is mostly a crime ridden polluted crap hole .
> Sure ther are nice areas for the wealthy but I
> would never return there .80 degree days in
> January are not enough of a benefit to outweigh
> what I don't like about the City of the Angels.

That's why Albert Hammond wrote the song ("It Never Rains In Southern California")...to give voice to those who tried, and who feel (in general), "this" way...

...which actually includes my sister---Los Angeles born and raised---for reasons I have NEVER understood.

We were both born in the same hospital, raised by the same parents, and by the same extended family, in the same wonderful corner of the same, also wonderful, larger community (the San Fernando Valley), and we had (almost completely) identical experiences growing up...

...and, even as a born Angelino, she really does NOT like either Southern California or the Valley.

On the other hand, from MY perspective, the varied American places she feels best in---the places that fit HER personal definition of "this is home"---just leave me shaking my head in confused bewilderment.

Different strokes for different folks...

It is good for everyone that you know where YOUR "strokes" are NOT. :)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/13/2017 04:34AM by Tevai.

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: December 13, 2017 01:02AM

Rocklin, the town of bedrock, is my home now. North California has the best winters. I wore shorts to the grocery store three days ago. It's sixty degrees at two p.m. This town used to be a quarry town, as it sits on a giant deposit of granite. That's why earthquakes are so rare and weak here. Over time the land values rose, and the quarries closed and were re-purposed as regional parks. I've been living here twenty years, and we've had no floods, two tiny earthquakes I could barely feel, no fires, no tornadoes, no blizzards, no hurricanes, some drought and long, long summers every year.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: December 13, 2017 01:09AM

How are the fishing and the golfing?

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: December 13, 2017 04:31AM

Golfing is superb. Fishing requires a drive. Two forks of the American River feed nearby Folsom Lake. People fish the lake and the rivers.

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Posted by: Phazer ( )
Date: December 13, 2017 08:46AM

California wouldn't be burning if those damn bums didn't start the fire. Damages is in the $$ Millions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/12/us/california-fire-homeless.html

Or just the latest escape goat.

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Posted by: Justin ( )
Date: December 13, 2017 11:47AM

The $300,000 price for a shack keeps me away.

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