Godstud wrote:So, if CA is such a shithole. Why do you live there?
I was born here, raised here, and my family and friends are here--including a friend who is a grieving father of a young police officer who was shot and killed two days ago. Your condolences are duly noted. Maybe someday I'll move to Myanmar and bag on Canada in my spare time. Who knows?
Politics_Observer wrote:I have tremendous respect for California and it's progressive politics, ideas and it's entrepreneurship and brilliant computer programmers.
Oh, so I have your tremendous respect now?
Politics_Observer wrote:Not everybody should be able to live in California.
You mean like illegal aliens? Or just poorer Americans who had their jobs shipped off shore to China?
Politics_Observer wrote:If you can't afford that high cost of living in California, you have no business living there.
That's your idea of progressive politics, is it? Think about that for awhile and maybe you'll begin to understand why many Americans abandoned the Democratic party and voted for an ass like Donald Trump. Although, I wouldn't recommend coming here and telling people who are struggling to get by that they have no business living in California. Maybe I'm wrong, and I just need to see things from your point of view. My feelings
tell me that the homeless wouldn't really appreciate your advice.
Politics_Observer wrote:You need to move to a different state you can afford.
I made $330k last year. I'm doing pretty well. I live in a 3150 sq ft house. I'm just coming to bed now after a bit of binge watching on my 75-inch 4k television with 5.1.4 Definitive Technologies/Denon Dolby Atmos sound system streaming video over 1Gbps full duplex fiber optic internet to fall asleep watching my 4k 65-inch television with a somewhat less inspired 5.1 Vizio sound system in my 300 sq ft bedroom (that's not including the bathroom or the closet). That doesn't bring back my friend's daughter, a 26-year old police officer killed after only six months on the job. It did help take my mind off it for awhile though.
Politics_Observer wrote:That might be one of the reasons why California has a homelessness problem is that too many people want to live there who can't afford to live there.
Really? Did they teach you that in college? Those are some really amazing powers of observation you're demonstrating there! I guess microeconomics have come along way since I was in college.
Politics_Observer wrote:Not everybody gets to live in California and life isn't fair.
Yeah. Not every American gets to live here, but illegal aliens are welcome. The government will even stick citizens who can't afford health insurance with the bill for illegal aliens who also can't afford insurance. No life is not fair. I don't think I ever suggested it was, or even that it should be. When I was a kid, I loved history. Yet, I couldn't get a grasp on why people would abandon the Weimar Republic for Nazism. It makes a lot more sense to me these days, but that's because I consider the welfare of people who are not of my class or income level. Then again, maybe I should abandon feelings
and adopt an unfeeling fact-based point of view and tell the homeless that their problem is that they just can't afford housing in California and they need to move somewhere else. You know, it just may be that they never thought of that until you came along to point that out.
Politics_Observer wrote:It's mind over matter and what you make of it. It's all you.
I'm pointing out how a childhood friend's daughter was killed in the line of duty after only 6 months on the job at 26 years old. What are you trying to say? Her mind wasn't able to stop the bullet? It was her fault, because she didn't make of it something other than getting shot? Or are you suggesting that if Adel Sambrano Ramos had just heard your pep talk, he would have stopped drinking and driving, committing petty thefts, beating up women and shooting police officers dead and gotten a programming job or moved to a cheaper state? Help me understand the point you are trying to make.
Politics_Observer wrote:You just got get out there and work, do something for yourself and meet some people.
Uh... I work in cloud computing. Specifically, I'm working on OpenStack, OpenDaylight and Open vSwitch to help telcos make the jump to 5G. I do quite a lot of work, and meet quite a lot of people.