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Posted: 20 April 2013 04:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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I think I didn’t make myself clear.  I meant that it’s too bad that the rest of the country hasn’t been converted to California (liberal) political stands as many of them have been to the California accents.

And, no, I don’t think it would make the entire country fail, but rather would improve it greatly.  smile

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Posted: 20 April 2013 08:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Occam. - 20 April 2013 04:23 PM

I think I didn’t make myself clear.  I meant that it’s too bad that the rest of the country hasn’t been converted to California (liberal) political stands as many of them have been to the California accents.

And, no, I don’t think it would make the entire country fail, but rather would improve it greatly.  smile

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I don’t know….we have out share od kookoos here too… mostly new agey, or anti-vaxxers.

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Posted: 21 April 2013 12:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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True, Asanta, but would you rather have them around or have the population of the states in the south-east? 

Offhand example:  The megachurch minister in Arkansas who preaches that the members should avoid reason, logic, and critical thinking because they are tools of the devil. snake

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Posted: 21 April 2013 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Occam. - 21 April 2013 12:38 PM

True, Asanta, but would you rather have them around or have the population of the states in the south-east? 

Offhand example:  The megachurch minister in Arkansas who preaches that the members should avoid reason, logic, and critical thinking because they are tools of the devil. snake

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I think we have a few of them in Californis, too. Can’t get away from them.

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Posted: 21 April 2013 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Occam. - 21 April 2013 12:38 PM

True, Asanta, but would you rather have them around or have the population of the states in the south-east? 

Offhand example:  The megachurch minister in Arkansas who preaches that the members should avoid reason, logic, and critical thinking because they are tools of the devil. snake

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LOL! I don’t know, you could bring him here where most people (outside of Berkeley) would just laugh at him! Less damage all around!

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Posted: 21 April 2013 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Lois - 21 April 2013 01:00 PM

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I think we have a few of them in Californis, too. Can’t get away from them.

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Yes, Jim Jones, for instance.  sick

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Posted: 22 April 2013 04:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Any snake handlers in California? Anybody out there drink Strychnine for Jesus? How many trucks have gun racks and rebel flag bumper stickers with “forget hell” on them? Yeah, I wish that we could import a few hundred thousand Calif. liberals to Appalachia. Of course they’d probably be shot for apostasy or starve for lack of vegan stores! But then again, we have boucoup land here and a scant population. Come visit but be sure to scrape off your rainbow sticker and bring lots vegan food if that’s what you’re in to.

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Posted: 22 April 2013 03:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 22 April 2013 04:48 AM

Any snake handlers in California? Anybody out there drink Strychnine for Jesus? How many trucks have gun racks and rebel flag bumper stickers with “forget hell” on them? Yeah, I wish that we could import a few hundred thousand Calif. liberals to Appalachia. Of course they’d probably be shot for apostasy or starve for lack of vegan stores! But then again, we have boucoup land here and a scant population. Come visit but be sure to scrape off your rainbow sticker and bring lots vegan food if that’s what you’re in to.

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NOOOOOOOOOO, I take it back! We’ll keep our home grown loonies, and you can keep yours!!! sick

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Posted: 22 April 2013 03:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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NOOOOOOOOOO, I take it back! We’ll keep our home grown loonies, and you can keep yours!!!

You know, to be honest Asanta there’s looneys everywhere but I’ve never had the experience of talking with lefty flakes except once when we attended a French Festival at a park in Santa Barbara. an old hippie tried to sell us some hemp jewelry. Contrast that with the Apple Festival in Pikeville, Ky. where they gave away free chewing tobacco even to the kids. I did try it once, turned green and well, you know. I’ve often wondered what living in Canada was like!

 

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Posted: 22 April 2013 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 22 April 2013 03:45 PM

NOOOOOOOOOO, I take it back! We’ll keep our home grown loonies, and you can keep yours!!!

You know, to be honest Asanta there’s looneys everywhere but I’ve never had the experience of talking with lefty flakes except once when we attended a French Festival at a park in Santa Barbara. an old hippie tried to sell us some hemp jewelry. Contrast that with the Apple Festival in Pikeville, Ky. where they gave away free chewing tobacco even to the kids. I did try it once, turned green and well, you know. I’ve often wondered what living in Canada was like!

 

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I live next to Berkeley, aka Bizzerkly. You can find most brands of loonies there, mostly naturalistic and new age. It probably has the highest concentration of psychics, crystals and raw foodies in the country. Luckily,  while Santa Barbara has the same flavors, they also have the higher concentration of antivaxxers.

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Posted: 23 April 2013 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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Aww, come on, Asanta.  I used to go to my company’s Berkeley lab every chance I got.  I loved our group going to lunch along Telegraph Road in the ‘60s and ‘70s to watch the parade of fascinating people go by (especially the young ladies in very scanty outfits. smile  ) 

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Posted: 23 April 2013 09:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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Occam. - 23 April 2013 10:46 AM

Aww, come on, Asanta.  I used to go to my company’s Berkeley lab every chance I got.  I loved our group going to lunch along Telegraph Road in the ‘60s and ‘70s to watch the parade of fascinating people go by (especially the young ladies in very scanty outfits. smile  ) 

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Telegraph is still a great place to people watch. Just as much ‘alternative’ clothing as ever. Just as crowded!  wink

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Posted: 23 April 2013 09:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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asanta - 23 April 2013 09:36 PM
Occam. - 23 April 2013 10:46 AM

Aww, come on, Asanta.  I used to go to my company’s Berkeley lab every chance I got.  I loved our group going to lunch along Telegraph Road in the ‘60s and ‘70s to watch the parade of fascinating people go by (especially the young ladies in very scanty outfits. smile  ) 

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Telegraph is still a great place to people watch. Just as much ‘alternative’ clothing as ever. Just as crowded!  wink

BTW: Is the Blue Nile (Ethiopian restaurant; for the non-locals) still around? (While I live nearby I just haven’t been up that way for quite a while.) <Edit: Darn… They closed.  downer )

There was also the really cool fantasy and sci-fi book store The Other Change of Hobbit. <Quick internet search… Looks like they moved to El Cerrito.>

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Posted: 24 April 2013 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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I agree that the Blue Nile was a great restaurant.  Too bad it closed.

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