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I Can't Believe They Let You Do That!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ZigZagZeke, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I fled California many years ago. This guy understands why...

    [video=youtube;4CDFxeB7Y-s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CDFxeB7Y-s[/video]
     
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  2. Michael Js

    Michael Js Greater Seattle, WA Active Member

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    Well said!! Can't wait to shake the dust of this place off my feet!!
     
  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    That was excellent, insanity proven, like you Zeke, glad to have escaped
     
  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent
    thanks:D
     
  5. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Ahh to be free from the oppression of the small minded libs who have codified the possibility of success out of existence and ruined a once great state... California, a great place to be from.
     
  6. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Bill Whittle is my new hero !! :yes: My goodness, If we could get just one politician to speak like that, it'd be like a f'en tidal wave, the libs wouldn't stand a chance. That's the best thing I've seen in a long time. Talk about a man with abilities that are under appreciated, that boy has some linguistic talent. :thumbup:

    Hey ZigZagZek, After posting I went back and watched several other videos of this guy and I gotta say great post, this boy is good.
     
  7. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Drove through California once. Near LA, some wing nut started throwing beer cans out of his car window at my truck. Lots of hostile, angry, stupid people down there. We need to build a fence around the populated areas and declare it a prison. No one comes out.
     
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  8. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    including the politicians...
     
  9. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    With two exceptions I liked it; yes, you do have the obligation to work safely because if you don't you endanger others. Your right to be a jerk ends when it endangers others. More than one person has been hurt or even killed on the job because a coworker did something stupid.

    As for fires in California, there is a reason for that:

    090831-04-station-wildfire-los-angeles_big.jpg

    Even here in Oregon we have had to deal with coastal fires and fires people started on the beach. Fires get going in the driftwood and they can be really hard to put out. They can then spread up to the brush above the beach.

    In short, a lot of those laws, rules and regulations are there because there are a lot of careless people. California has a LOT of people, so they have a larger amount of careless people.

    Not saying most of what he said isn't true, but some of it is not, and the bit about fires was actually a pretty stupid thing to say.

    As with many rants, once the ranter gets going, sometimes they don't stop to think about what they are saying.
     
  10. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Lived there my first 31 years.. Cali seems to attract a large number of whackos.. but the reality is you can't fix stupid with laws (unless it ends swiftly, with the death penalty, but that's "mean spirited") :rolleyes:
     
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    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Wow....this video would send most libs into convulsions.
     
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  12. sailorfej

    sailorfej Scappoose Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    The problem is too many people combined with and increasing percentage them who never learn any common sense (doesn't require intelligence). Unfortunately as the number of stupid people increase they cause a disproportionate amount of harm to others when they do something stupid, it becomes hard not to want to address this with new laws.

    For example, my family was always into fireworks in a big way, my brother's and I were taught early and firmly (often by a knuckle rap to the head) not to do stupid things with fireworks. Because of this I always opposed laws restricting fireworks. However in the last 5 years, 2 family members have had their houses burnt to the ground, not by kids, but by adult neighbors who should know better, doing stupid things with fireworks. Just last year a group just up the street from me were shooting off mortars and bottle rockets, the problem was they were doing so, straight into a tree canopy 60' up, from trees growing on their own property. Isn't the whole point of mortars to watch the pretty explosion they make up in the air, how the hell do you not notice they are exploding inside a tree cover.

    I agree with Blitz, laws are a poor way to manage stupidity, on the other with so much stupidity what do we have left. On a side note, I am moving as soon as I can afford to.
     
  13. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I worked down there off & on from 1986-1993 (with the wife and kids in WA, we migrated from Florida. In all the time I spent there it seemed to me that people (90%) would try and take advantage of anyone from out of state, my brand new F250 got keyed from bumper to bumper one day. I was there to make money (a lot) and after time it just proved not to be worthy enough for me to be in a place that I hated and was hated.

    God forbid I EVER have to go down there again!!!
     
  14. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    That video reminds me of why I moved.

    I grew up on the beach, lived my first 43 years in socal. Moved when they started up the ten day waiting period, but not just for that reason. They were putting pressure on the beach cities to ban fires in the fire pits, all under the bs reason of air quality. At the beach no less, the whole do it for the children act. There were just too many people for my liking. Most were libs hell-bent on telling everyone how to live and what to do. I still have family there but never go back to visit. They come visit me and don't want to leave.

    Yes, I still were flip-flops.
     
  15. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I was born in Stockton, CA when it was a sleepy little agricultural/college town in the California that Steinbeck wrote about. Over the next 50 years I watched as people from the East Coast moved into places like SF and LA, and began to spread out to the hinterlands. By 2000 the place had become unlivable. My new native Oregonian wife hated the place and so we moved to Oregon. Oregon is undergoing the same invasion now that I saw in CA 30 years ago. I hope I'm gone before we have to move to Idaho, Montana (maybe too late already) or Alaska.
     
  16. idahoan

    idahoan Boise, Idaho Active Member

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    I liked Bill Whittle until he made the statement that you can't be a "real" conservative unless your a god fearing Christian.

    He can GFHS
     
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  17. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I didn't catch that.

    I guess it's a good thing I am a Libertarian and not a conservative.
     
  18. idahoan

    idahoan Boise, Idaho Active Member

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    huh I must not be either one, that didn't piss me off at all :D
     
  19. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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  20. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Born in Pasadena in 1960 next to the mean little old lady and her Mopar. In the interim Cali has gone from paradise to purgatory