OT: California vs. Texas

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Scenario: Governor of state jogging with his dog along a trail. Coyote jumps out and starts to attack dog.
California: #1. Governor starts to intervene and then realizes he should stop; the coyote is doing what is natural. #2. Call animal control. Animal control captures coyote and spends $200 testing it for diseases and $500 relocating it. #3. Call Vet. Veterinarian collects dead dog and spends $200 testing it for diseases. #4. Governor goes to hospital and spends $3500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and getting bite wound bandaged. #5. Running trail gets shut down for 6 months while wildlife services conduct a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is clear of dangerous animals. #6. Governor spends $50,000 and starts a coyote awareness program for people who live in the area. #7. State legislature spends $2 million investigating how to better handle rabies and how to possibly eradicate it. #8. Governor’s security agent fired for not stopping the attack and letting the Governor try to intervene. #9. Cost $75,000 to train new security agent. #10. PETA protest the relocation of the coyote.
Texas: #1. Governor spends $1.23 on a .380 ACP Gold Dot Hollow Point and he and the dog keep jogging.
And we wonder why California is Broke?
P.S: Also from Texas is this boycott story from Victoria: http://www.postchronicle.com/commentary/article_212300776.shtml (Surely, Lew will be coming along to point out the obvious bigotry of the article and the poster. ;)
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snipped-for-privacy@diversify.invalid wrote:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/immigration/shoplift.asp
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Larry Jaques wrote:

There is an easy solution to the illegal immigrant problem: we all move to Mexico. ------------------
Of course, you won't be able to work...start a business, yes; work, no except in special situations.
You can join Seguridad Social (social security) for a rather modest sum but not much need, doctors have a more realistic sense of their value than do those in the US. They speak Spanish and accept cash.
If you are there on a tourist card, you will have to leave the country over night every six months; doesn't have to be to the US, though, any country will do. If you have a visa you will have either FM-2 or FM-3. With both, you'll have to prove that you have sufficient funds (considerable) to not become a burden on the country; both have to be renewed annually; with one, you may be able to work - employer has to vouch for you - but generally not unless you have some special skill not available from Mexican citizens...teaching English is one if you don't mind the low pay.
You'll need to learn enough Spanish to deal with common situations, especially immigration as all official business - and signs - is in Spanish. It is OK to take a (paid) interpreter with you. Most all retail business and signage is in Spanish too. Hint: if you want to buy replacement light bulbs for the low (25) wattage ones in your rental abode, ask for "focos".
You can take a car with US plates but you won't be able to renew them unless you have a permanent address in the US; NP, the Mexican cops don't care if the plates are out of date (US ones do so don't drive back to the US).
Speaking of Mexican cops, you should learn how to handle "mordidas". Literally, that means "bites"...a bribe...what a Mexican transito cop tries to extract when he sees you driving around with US plates. If you don't pony up he will want to take your driver's license so you have to go to the cop house - and pay a fine - to reclaim it. Usually, that is a hollow threat but if not you could just give him one of your dozen or so xeroxes of the International Driver's License that you were smart enough to get. You can also get a Mexican driver's license (don't show it to the cop) after you learn enough Spanish to get around.
When you rent, be sure the place already has a phone. If not, look forward to a long wait and paying around $1,000 to get one; the money also gets you "acciones" (stock) in the company which you can turn around and sell to recover part of the money; of course, you'll have to know Spanish to write and run your classified ad. BTW, when you rent you may have to come up with a "fiador"; that is someone who vouches for you and who will come up with the rent if you don't. Also BTW, rents aren't cheap unless you like ramshakle.
You may have difficulty opening a bank account even if you walk in and plunk $5,000 down on the counter. Persevere...you need one to get a debit card and you'll need that to pay bills since only that or cash is generally used (no checks). You *could* keep your cash at home but thievery - petty or not - is not unknown.
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Say, wait a minute...instead of all of us moving to Mexico, why don't we just change our immigration laws and way of doing things to the Mexican syle?
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Just got it - We start shipping HAS-MAT materials that have to be stored for xxxx years to Mexico. Mexico will seal the boarders promptly!
Martin
On 5/12/2010 9:16 AM, dadiOH wrote:

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wrote the following:

I'm all for a _reverse_ invasion. We'll take over their oil, their natural gas, and CIA Factbook industries: food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism.

See above. They came and took from us. Let's let our military go do the same there in return for the favor. It'll be a refreshing way to recouperate from Iraq and Afghanistan. Uninvade Iraq and Afgh. and go take over Mayheeko, OK?
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Waving a placard and chanting a slogan is so much easier than thinking, isn't it? And it doesn't matter a bit if the slogan is a made-up fairytale, if you *want* to believe it, then that's just as good as it being true.
As Johnny Winter sang, there's so much shit in Texas you're bound to step in some.
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snipped-for-privacy@diversify.invalid says...
Texas by three touchdowns.
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Larry goes out to the garage and gets his oar from his canoe then goes and gets his largest garbage can and fills it almost to the top with sh*t and starts stirring... Well, well, well, says Larry, lets see what we can bring to the top today boys. LOL On that note, I guess I'm lucky that I live in central New York because we don't have that many illegals around here. At least not until lately. The other day wifey and I were Saturday shopping and we split up as usual to get things done quicker and I notice two Messicans seem to be hovering around my bride of 30 years. Not right on top of her but going around and around the aisles and ending up near her a ~lot~. So I says sorta loud "Hey them Messicans bothering you dear?" Boy, did they disappear then. I don't think they were going to rip her off, I just think they liked her ass.
RP
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$1.23??? Shoot the damn coyote 5 times with cast bullets in reloads! Cost: $0.15
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Buerste wrote:

Casting lead bullets is probably illegal in California (and soon the rest of the country). Little brown babies may chew on the bullets causing them to grow up stupid (whether correlation, coincidence, or causation is undetermined).
It's for the children.
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snipped-for-privacy@diversify.invalid says...

Before it even gets to this point...
1. Governor's bodyguard shoots coyote to protect governor ......and maybe save the dog.
2. Governor and dog are jogging with bodyguards. Coyote looks at the size of the pack and runs away.
3. Closed community security shoots the coyote.
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Or.... catch the coyote, and throw it in the shower with a PETA member and nail the door closed.
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says...

Or.... catch the coyote, and throw it in the shower with a PETA member and nail the door closed.
It's one thing to shoot a coyote, but why would you want to intentionally torture it. : )
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You should add to that
4. Shooting caught on video. Replayed for everyone to see. PETA condemns shooting as "animal profiling" and files civil rights lawsuit on behalf of coyotes family.
5. 2 years later settlement in lawsuit in which the state settles for an "undisclosed" amount while not admitting any wrongdoing.
6. Coyote's family blows money on steak and beer. They are now homeless and collecting welfare in South Central.
Allen
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On 5/13/2010 10:39 AM, allen476 wrote:

The thing you're all forgetting is that California doesn't have a Governor, it has a Governator, who flexes his biceps and snarls at the coyote and the coyote heads for Texas where he only has to worry about getting shot at.
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says...

In all of this shooting, I'm wondering why nobody shoots the governor ...
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says...

Because he hires better marksmen.
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Lobby Dosser wrote:

Because, in Texas, he can shoot back.
I don't know about California.
On thinking on it... In Texas, the governor goes jogging without a security detachement - in California the governor probably has a protection detail.
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Just to keep from getting shot, not keep him from being bitten by coyotes ...
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Lobby Dosser wrote:

Which is quite interesting as California has the most draconian gun laws between the two states. How could it be that the governor in California would feel more at risk since they have such restrictive gun laws, while the governor in Texas doesn't require a security detail despite having less restrictive gun laws?
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