Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 2,377 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 978,749
Pageviews Today: 1,275,882Threads Today: 285Posts Today: 4,296
09:02 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State

 
seeker12
Offer Upgrade

User ID: 1023601
United States
01/25/2011 10:48 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
[link to endoftheamericandream.com]


...The following are 22 facts about California that make you wonder why anyone would still want to live in that hellhole of a state....

#1 The California state government is facing a potential state budget deficit of 19 billion dollars this year, and California debt is rapidly approaching junk status. One way or another the taxpayers of California are going to have to pay for this mess somehow.

#2 California Governor Jerry Brown recently unveiled a "draconian" budget plan for 2011 that includes 12 billion dollars more in spending cuts and that maintains 12 billion dollars in recent tax increases.

#3 The state of California currently has the third highest state income tax in the nation: a 9.55% tax bracket at $47,055 and a 10.55% bracket at $1,000,000.

#4 California has the highest state sales tax rate in the nation by far at 8.25%. Indiana has the next highest at 7%.

#5 Residents of California pay the highest gasoline taxes (over 67 cents per gallon) in the United States.

#6 California had more foreclosure filings that any other U.S. state in 2010. The 546,669 total foreclosure filings during the year means that over 4 percent of all the housing units in the state of California received a foreclosure filing at some point during 2010.

#7 Home prices in some areas of California have completely fallen off a cliff. For example, the average home in Merced, California has declined in value by 63 percent over the past four years.

#8 725 new laws (most of them either completely pointless or completely stupid) went into effect in the state of California on January 1st.

#9 20 percent of the residents of Los Angeles County are now receiving public aid of one kind or another.

#10 The number of people unemployed in the state of California is approximately equal to the populations of Nevada, New Hampshire and Vermont combined.

#11 In some areas of California, the level of unemployment is absolutely nightmarish. For example, 24.3 percent of the residents of El Centro, California are now unemployed.

#12 Residents of California pay some of the highest electricity prices in the entire nation.

#13 The state of California ranks dead last out of all 50 states in the number of emergency rooms per million people.

#14 According to one survey, approximately 1 out of every 4 Californians under the age of 65 has absolutely no health insurance.

#15 At one point last year it was reported that in the area around Sacramento, California there was one closed business for every six that were still open.

#16 In the late 70s, California was number one in per-pupil spending on education, but now the state has fallen to 48th place.

#17 In one school district in California, children as young as five years old are being forced to watch propaganda films that tout the benefits of "alternative lifestyles", and parents are being told that no "opting out" will be permitted.

#18 The crime rate in the San Diego school system is escalating out of control. The following is what San Diego School Police Chief Don Braun recently told the press about the current situation....

"Violent crime in schools has risen 31 percent. Property crime has risen 12 percent. Weapons violations (have gone up) almost 8 percent."

#19 Oakland, California Police Chief Anthony Batts announced last year that due to severe budget cuts there are a number of crimes that his department will simply not be able to respond to any longer. The crimes that the Oakland police will no longer be responding to include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism.

#20 Things have gotten so bad in Stockton, California that the police union put up a billboard with the following message: "Welcome to the 2nd most dangerous city in California. Stop laying off cops."

#21 During one recent 23 year period, the state of California built 23 prisons but just one university.

#22 The farther you look into the future, the worse California's financial problems become. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, California's unfunded pension liability is estimated to be somewhere between $120 billion and $500 billion at this point.

So could the state of California actually go bankrupt?...

-------------

California will drop off the map but maybe it will be financial (first) instead of the big earthquake.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1231298
United States
01/25/2011 10:49 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
Two facts about California, it's 66 degrees right now. Pot is legal. Eat a dick.
508527

User ID: 1226246
United States
01/25/2011 10:50 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
#4 is incorrect, texas also has a 8.25% sales tax.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1217608
United States
01/25/2011 10:56 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
#4 is incorrect, texas also has a 8.25% sales tax.
 Quoting: 508527


Its 9.25% here in San Jose
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1231298
United States
01/25/2011 10:58 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
#4 is incorrect, texas also has a 8.25% sales tax.
 Quoting: 508527


Its 9.25% here in San Jose
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1217608


San Jose sucks dick.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1136411
United States
01/25/2011 11:00 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
Two facts about California, it's 66 degrees right now. Pot is legal. Eat a dick.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231298


Another fact..you're a fucking idiot....
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1231298
United States
01/25/2011 11:00 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
Two facts about California, it's 66 degrees right now. Pot is legal. Eat a dick.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231298


Another fact..you're a fucking idiot....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1136411


no you.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1136411
United States
01/25/2011 11:01 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
#4 is incorrect, texas also has a 8.25% sales tax.
 Quoting: 508527


Its 9.25% here in San Jose
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1217608


11% in LA County
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1217608
United States
01/25/2011 11:04 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
#4 is incorrect, texas also has a 8.25% sales tax.
 Quoting: 508527


Its 9.25% here in San Jose
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1217608


San Jose sucks dick.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231298


Agreed! and its a bad place to be when the SHTF... Im not in the city... just inside the santa cruz mountains about half a mile from the san andreas fault hf
Reasonably Skeptic

User ID: 1227954
United States
01/25/2011 11:05 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
#7 applies to me....the example at least. MERCED SUCKS!!!!!!
"there is never a good time to lie, but there is always a good time to tell the truth"
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1231298
United States
01/25/2011 11:07 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
#4 is incorrect, texas also has a 8.25% sales tax.
 Quoting: 508527


Its 9.25% here in San Jose
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1217608


San Jose sucks dick.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231298


Agreed! and its a bad place to be when the SHTF... Im not in the city... just inside the santa cruz mountains about half a mile from the san andreas fault hf
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1217608


Oh, you're money. I love that area.

I wouldn't worry about the fault. Better than having hurricanes, and tornadoes every year. People in the mid west have shit for brains.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1160682
United States
01/25/2011 11:09 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
Two facts about California, it's 66 degrees right now. Pot is legal. Eat a dick.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231298

Yup, that ^ proves ALL the intelligent folks have left the state
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1242705
United States
01/25/2011 11:10 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
I would like to know what percentage of the Local and State public pensioners are living in other States. Austin, TX has been over run with liberal Californians, most pensioners no doubt.

I would bet a good bit of those left in CA, those who do actually pay taxes, are preparing their exit plans.

All this talk of a Federal bailout of States is coming from California, and Illinois. No way should the rest of the US pay for these incompetent leeches.
czygyny

User ID: 418932
United States
01/25/2011 11:12 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
Not only will it be 70° today, sunny with light north winds but I have these two beauties to enjoy...

[link to www.flickr.com]

[link to www.flickr.com]

It's not easy to make a living here, but the views are priceless.
Kletos, Eklektos & Pistos
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1231298
United States
01/25/2011 11:13 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
Two facts about California, it's 66 degrees right now. Pot is legal. Eat a dick.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231298

Yup, that ^ proves ALL the intelligent folks have left the state
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1160682


Fucker I work for a Fortune 500 tech company that you most likely use everyday when you hop on your firefox browser, whether you know it or not. But hey I like pot, and good weather, I especially like smoking pot during my lunch breaks downtown while greeting the police with a friendly hello...
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 399379
United States
01/25/2011 11:16 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
[link to endoftheamericandream.com]


...The following are 22 facts about California that make you wonder why anyone would still want to live in that hellhole of a state....

#1 The California state government is facing a potential state budget deficit of 19 billion dollars this year, and California debt is rapidly approaching junk status. One way or another the taxpayers of California are going to have to pay for this mess somehow.

#2 California Governor Jerry Brown recently unveiled a "draconian" budget plan for 2011 that includes 12 billion dollars more in spending cuts and that maintains 12 billion dollars in recent tax increases.

#3 The state of California currently has the third highest state income tax in the nation: a 9.55% tax bracket at $47,055 and a 10.55% bracket at $1,000,000.

#4 California has the highest state sales tax rate in the nation by far at 8.25%. Indiana has the next highest at 7%.

#5 Residents of California pay the highest gasoline taxes (over 67 cents per gallon) in the United States.

#6 California had more foreclosure filings that any other U.S. state in 2010. The 546,669 total foreclosure filings during the year means that over 4 percent of all the housing units in the state of California received a foreclosure filing at some point during 2010.

#7 Home prices in some areas of California have completely fallen off a cliff. For example, the average home in Merced, California has declined in value by 63 percent over the past four years.

#8 725 new laws (most of them either completely pointless or completely stupid) went into effect in the state of California on January 1st.

#9 20 percent of the residents of Los Angeles County are now receiving public aid of one kind or another.

#10 The number of people unemployed in the state of California is approximately equal to the populations of Nevada, New Hampshire and Vermont combined.

#11 In some areas of California, the level of unemployment is absolutely nightmarish. For example, 24.3 percent of the residents of El Centro, California are now unemployed.

#12 Residents of California pay some of the highest electricity prices in the entire nation.

#13 The state of California ranks dead last out of all 50 states in the number of emergency rooms per million people.

#14 According to one survey, approximately 1 out of every 4 Californians under the age of 65 has absolutely no health insurance.

#15 At one point last year it was reported that in the area around Sacramento, California there was one closed business for every six that were still open.

#16 In the late 70s, California was number one in per-pupil spending on education, but now the state has fallen to 48th place.

#17 In one school district in California, children as young as five years old are being forced to watch propaganda films that tout the benefits of "alternative lifestyles", and parents are being told that no "opting out" will be permitted.

#18 The crime rate in the San Diego school system is escalating out of control. The following is what San Diego School Police Chief Don Braun recently told the press about the current situation....

"Violent crime in schools has risen 31 percent. Property crime has risen 12 percent. Weapons violations (have gone up) almost 8 percent."

#19 Oakland, California Police Chief Anthony Batts announced last year that due to severe budget cuts there are a number of crimes that his department will simply not be able to respond to any longer. The crimes that the Oakland police will no longer be responding to include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism.

#20 Things have gotten so bad in Stockton, California that the police union put up a billboard with the following message: "Welcome to the 2nd most dangerous city in California. Stop laying off cops."

#21 During one recent 23 year period, the state of California built 23 prisons but just one university.

#22 The farther you look into the future, the worse California's financial problems become. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, California's unfunded pension liability is estimated to be somewhere between $120 billion and $500 billion at this point.

So could the state of California actually go bankrupt?...

-------------

California will drop off the map but maybe it will be financial (first) instead of the big earthquake.
 Quoting: seeker12



Pinkos! Pinkos! pinkos!- Archie Bunker-1970....read it and weep.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 399379
United States
01/25/2011 11:17 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
Two facts about California, it's 66 degrees right now. Pot is legal. Eat a dick.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231298


Another fact..you're a fucking idiot....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1136411


no you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231298

The eat a dick comment speaks volumes about California don't it. Must be a Frisco-ite
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1237285
United States
01/25/2011 11:19 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
#8 725 new laws (most of them either completely pointless or completely stupid) went into effect in the state of California on January 1st.

 Quoting: seeker12


I am glad someone else is pointing this out.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1231298
United States
01/25/2011 11:20 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
Two facts about California, it's 66 degrees right now. Pot is legal. Eat a dick.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231298


Another fact..you're a fucking idiot....
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1136411


no you.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1231298

The eat a dick comment speaks volumes about California don't it. Must be a Frisco-ite
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 399379


Jealousy is a motherfucker. Life is good.
Anonymous Coward (OP)
User ID: 1023601
United States
01/25/2011 08:07 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
why all the prisons vs. 1 new college?
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 926633
United States
01/25/2011 08:09 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: 22 Facts About California That Make You Wonder Why Anyone Would Still Want To Live In That Hellhole Of A State
#4 is incorrect, texas also has a 8.25% sales tax.
 Quoting: 508527


Its 9.25% here in San Jose
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1217608


9.75% in Los Angeles

News