Well Jake, I'm glad that you are happy in Texas. I grew up in DFW so I know what it's like living there. I do not have an "unfriendly entitlement attitude" at all. What did I say I was entitled to? Texas has a good side (no income tax), but it is heavily outweighed by the bad. I watched in horror for years as every last bit of undeveloped land was either flooded for another lake or paved over for another shopping mall or office park. Sure, that's "business friendly" but money means nothing if you have to live in an ugly place with no access to the natural world.jakemoore wrote:I've lived in a lot of places and I have been able to find the positive in all of the places I've lived. I had the right opportunity for work in Corpus Christi and I'm quite happy here both with work, family and kiteboarding. One of the nice things is we have "working man's wind" and in mid summer its light until almost 9 so very easy to get a session after work. There is no doubt the waves will be better in the Pacific or Atlantic coast.
Sure I would love to do Hawaii or San Francisco if it made sense for me financially. They are beautiful places with so much more to offer than just kiteboarding and really incredible opportunities. I lived in the Bay Area for 3 years during middle school and high school. I really liked a lot about the area. Downsides are the traffic, population density, micro-regulations, and cost of living which add up to stress. A girl in my school lost her mother when 880 collapsed in 1989. Can you imagine spending your final moments stuck in traffic? So SFThor next time you are sitting in traffic take a minute to recognize that Texas did not do that to you. You are not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic.
California takes 9.3% of your income if you make over $43,000 per year. So SFThor how many airfares to Honolulu is that for you? The fact of the matter is more and more people and companies are leaving California for places like Texas every day and we are welcoming newcomers who want to work hard and make a better life for themselves. Just please leave the unfriendly entitlement attitude behind because its dragging your state down and we don't want you to take the rest of America with you.
Nice to see St. John's Newfoundland is No. 3 on this list. We need more kiters to enjoy the non stop wind!jbdc wrote:I thought this list of the windiest cities in the world might be relevant to this thread.
This is hate speech against Texans and reflects your deep seated prejudices. Your comment should be flagged inappropriate. The fact of the matter is those people who have different beliefs than you and me are everywhere, especially in California.They will stay on the coasts to avoid the Creationists, anti science wackos, homophobes, and racists.
jakemoore wrote:This is hate speech against Texans and reflects your deep seated prejudices. Your comment should be flagged inappropriate. The fact of the matter is those people who have different beliefs than you and me are everywhere, especially in California.They will stay on the coasts to avoid the Creationists, anti science wackos, homophobes, and racists.
Here is a photo of a twinkle truck with testicles to punish you for messing with Texas:
Sorry to hijack your thread Roctor. The photo of Punta Arenas looks compelling. You might ask the guru where to go:
rocktor wrote: ALTHOUGH, I am brown- Just to put things into perspective. Good to know there are cool people like you though.
I blend in alright and I love the wind and the waterloco4viento wrote:rocktor wrote: ALTHOUGH, I am brown- Just to put things into perspective. Good to know there are cool people like you though.
I don't think being brown is going to be a problem in Texas unless you are afraid of blending in too much.
You will probably find Texans to be some of the warmest, friendliest and most sincere people you will run into. And if you like wind and water, it's hard to beat Corpus in the continental US. It doesn't have everything, but it's definitely worth a visit. But you need to be prepared for people smiling and saying hello to you, slowing down to let you pass them on the road and sayin y'all about 1.2 times per sentence.
What kind of work will you be doing?
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