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I owned a business for many years in the SF Financial District, it was the "Wall St of the West" when I moved there from the Midwest. SF used to be very pro-Biz & entrepreneurs flocked there, schools were good, housing was pretty expensive, but you could still live in a safe neighborhood not too far from downtown. But the loons took over & slowly but surely the city became filthy & unsafe--I was mugged 3 times. So last year we sold everything & moved out of CA & I can't say I miss it, our new state is clean, safe, beautiful & supportive of the new Biz we are starting. You are right Barbara, SF is a mess, like the rest of CA & what they're eating is the least of the problems, but you'll never get SF politicians to admit that. Their utopian dreams are really a nightmare.
Mr Tanner, you seem unable to comprehend the difference between controlled, legal immigration & invasion. There ARE differences & there ARE inherent dangers in allowing an invasion of our country. Let me share one danger my husband I experienced personally. In 2010, my husband & I were living in a sparsely populated county in Northern CA. We also still owned a house in the San Francisco Bay Area, which we visited a few times a year. I wasn't terribly concerned when my husband returned form a visit to the city house with a bad cough, we thought he had a cold. Unfortunately, he just kept getting sicker & sicker. Then we heard that Emergency Rooms across the Bay Area were being inundated by mostly Hispanics with cases of whooping cough. My husband went to his Dr & tested positive for (pertussis) whooping cough. By this time I'd also started coughing & called my Dr who told me I couldn't possibly have whooping cough since it had been eradicated in the US before my birth. The Dr asked if I'd been out of the country, I had not. My Dr tested me for whooping cough and it was confirmed that I had contracted whooping cough just like my husband. We were the only 2 cases of whooping cough in our rural county. My very rational fear is that Americans will die from the diseases the current invaders are bringing to our country just like people died inCA from whooping cough. How will you feel then Mr Tanner?
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Another Company Abandons California

aferndale Wrote: Apr 29, 2014 8:33 AM
My husband & I left CA last year, we were one of 3 couples who moved to SC last year that we know. When our realtor took us to a 4000 sg ft house on 2.25 acres with a pool & pool house we thought he hadn't heard our price range. Now we live in a beautiful house in a safe, friendly area. Our neighbors even brought us cookies when we moved in! Since we're Republicans we fit in here better than we ever did in "progressive" CA. Within the next year or so we will be selling our CA rental property & buying near our new home. Moving south has been great for us. I'd encourage other CA Republicans to consider making the move, you won't be disappointed! However, if you are a Lib or Progressive please stay in CA, we agree with our new neighbors--you are not wanted here!
Jeb Bush feels exactly the same way about Amnesty that the Democratic Party does, maybe he should join the Dems instead of trying to get the GOP to conform. However, since folks like Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch & the US Chamber of Commerce want cheap labor I guess citizens will be screwed over once again! Hope you & your children don't plan ion getting ahead in this country because you've just been disenfranchised in your own country. For many Americans who've been in this country for generations it's very hard to see the country your grandparents fought wars for, worked hard on farms or in factories for just given away to the invaders from our Southern borders. US citizens are no longer wanted in this country, we are being disenfranchised everyday, where can our children go? Will there be a country that takes us in like the Democratic Party has taken in illegal Hispanics?
Girl Scout cookie sales are tanking all over the country & parents are taking their daughters out of this organization so they had to think up some way to try to staunch the blood flow. Banning the word Bossy is their attempt to showcase the Scouts in a positive way. FAIL
Could be worse, you could have been called Baby Boomers.
Tsunis knows as much about Norway as Obama knows about the US, what's the problem?
Thanksgiving is an important holiday for Americans. It marks the Puritans survival and at the time it was most assuredly not a given that any of them would live. Starvation, disease, freezing temperatures thinned their ranks over and over. From our nice warm houses it's easy to forget just how hard being a pioneer actually was, they deserve some respect for their sacrifices. For those of you who will say the Puritans were unfair to native tribes or supported slavery you need to look at history. Most Puritans got on well with the tribes in MA & many bought land from them to farm like John Leavitt did after his arrival in 1628. Later the Leavitts were leaders in the abolitionist movement & if you take the Underground Railroad tour you will visit 2 of their homes. By in large, Puritans were good for America, hard working, God fearing certainly, but fair minded people who tried to do the right thing. How many of us can say that? I'm going to cook a turkey, invite family and honor our Puritan ancestors and I hope you do the same Happy Thanksging!
My adios to CA began yesterday. After 29 years I am on my way to a new state and for me it will be a better state. I moved to CA a liberal Democrat although to be honest I was always more interested in business than politics. For many years that worked out well for me and I loved the business I opened in what was then the "wall Street of the West" but those days are long gone now. Like so many of my clients, I'm moving on, but I'm moving on with a very different view of the world than when I arrived. It's interesting to me that the longer I lived in CA the more conservative I became, but so e things just don't work in real life and progressive philosophy is one of them, at least that is my opinion. Today I'm greeting the day in a motel room ready to keep moving southeast, driving us and our 2 dogs further from the failed state of CA. What a marvelous day it's going to be.
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Why the Media Hates the South

aferndale Wrote: Oct 10, 2013 7:36 AM
My husband & I are so happy to finally be moving from the extremely troubled state of CA to SC. We have visited the south often & have a relative living in SC, but we have been amazed by the nasty comments of some we know about the south. It's stunning to see how ignorant some folks are about the south. As I responded to one neighbor "why wouldn't I want to move to a city like Charleston, it's beautiful, friendly, pro business & the cost of living is 46% less than San Francisco." It is also a red state with conservative politics and good fiscal policies that doesn't waste taxpayers $, what's not to like? The Progs can have CA!
I got a great job in CA 30 years ago and moved to SF from the Midwest. Over the years I married, started a business & tried to understand why this state kept moving further and further to the left. Several years ago we bought a house in the country for weekends, then we moved to the country full time, but the leftists followed and now we are moving out of the state like most of our Republican friends. CA is becoming like a huge Detroit-lots of crime. terrible schools, overwhelmed hospitals and welfare $ flowing to ever increasing numbers of illegals, this is not sustainable. Now all these crazy laws giving everything to illegals while taking constitutional rights from citizens. At some point CA is going to go bankrupt---when it does I hope the rest of the country refuses to bail the state out. Any $ you give CA will be wasted, just say no. Many people here hate the US with a vengeance, the rest of the country owes CA absolutely nothing, please remember that when CA tanks.
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