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Like  a forest of dead trees ... a wildfire comes through, burns all the death away, you wait a few years, and viola ... new green growth growing in the ashes (asses ?) of the dead. What a wonderful thought! 😁

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 06:01:20 AM EST
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It will take a lot more than a few years.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 06:06:37 AM EST
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I'm looking forward to Trump fucking up royally and a few states deciding they need to go their own way, and California sneaks out the back door to become Rivendell. All we need to do is work together, get rid of the Republicans, let the Greens/Pot Growers  flourish, and off we go with a minimum of military. Let Texas become a new Russia spreading its tentacles through the midwest and southeast. In the words of Loki, those people live to be dominated; with their religion and current repressive state governments they want to be told how to live by their "masters". 😜

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 06:22:33 AM EST
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What are you going to do with all those rabid Red Staters in the Sierras, the north, the Central and San Joaquin Valleys, the OC...?
by rifek on Thu May 12th, 2016 at 06:57:58 PM EST
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And what are you going to do when Trump cuts off your water supply from the Colorado River?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri May 13th, 2016 at 03:56:41 AM EST
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California is one of the few sane states that isn't totally corrupt; yes New York, I'm talking about you.

Anyway, I wonder what this election cycle would have looked like if California was one of the first primary states, not the last? All the "evangelical" crap ... read "fucking stupid and naive".  

California can take care of itself. Problems come, problems get solved, problems go.

Did you hear? This last year ... California population growth was ZERO. We're waking up to the idea that you don't need constant growth, cancerous growth, to survive and thrive. 😎

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri May 13th, 2016 at 08:17:20 AM EST
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Do you have a link for the population growth?

Looking at these numbers from January: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jan/05/california-population-growth/ and something quite dramatic would have needed to have happened since then.

by fjallstrom on Sat May 14th, 2016 at 04:11:36 AM EST
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No data. Just a blurb from non-FOX news source that California should be "concerned" ... we had zero population growth last year (gasp!) ... oh no. My thought ... about time.

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sat May 14th, 2016 at 06:35:29 AM EST
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Just read your link ... couldn't make heads or tails of it. What are they trying to say ... did CA population go up, down, or sideways from 1-1-15 to 1-1-16?  😒

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Sat May 14th, 2016 at 06:40:46 AM EST
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500k births, 250k deaths, net migration to California 80k, so 330k increase. July 2014 to July 2015.
by fjallstrom on Sat May 14th, 2016 at 06:52:26 PM EST
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Losing access to Colorado River water would be a disaster for the Coachella Valley, especially agriculture there. But California is already having to make do with less Colorado River water. It would hurt San Diego and Orange County the most.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri May 13th, 2016 at 09:32:22 AM EST
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What do we "do with" them right now? I've heard similar concerns about the influence of Orange County. If they represented such a powerful force in California, why are Republicans so non-existent here?

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri May 13th, 2016 at 08:09:13 AM EST
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They are now irrelevant in state wide elections and referenda. Demographics have changed.
 

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri May 13th, 2016 at 09:27:49 AM EST
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That said I would not expect California to secede. Twank will get his dream fulfilled only if the USA dissolves - most likely from foam originating in the Bible Belt.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri May 13th, 2016 at 09:34:32 AM EST
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... only if the USA dissolves ...

YES !!

They tried to assimilate me. They failed.

by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Fri May 13th, 2016 at 10:11:17 AM EST
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