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neilio

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Re: ROLLING STONE: It's Already Stolen
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2008, 01:52:21 pm »

Steve Hudson wrote on Fri, 17 October 2008 16:21

mgod wrote on Fri, 17 October 2008 14:24

Dear Red States:


You get
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Re: ROLLING STONE: It's Already Stolen
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2008, 02:23:23 pm »

Hank Alrich wrote on Sun, 19 October 2008 11:40

grant richard wrote on Fri, 17 October 2008 15:57

mgod wrote on Fri, 17 October 2008 14:24

Dear Red States:

If you manage to steal this election too we've decided we're leaving.  




Will that not leave the Red States with the entire resource of the US government and army?


And without the high tech industry those resources would be what, exactly?

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I don't even know if there are guns left to be found in blue states.


Check out huntin' in California and see if there might be a few firearms here.


Do not forget MN,  I think they manufacture war machines here.

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Re: ROLLING STONE: It's Already Stolen
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2008, 02:52:13 pm »

neilio wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 12:52

Steve Hudson wrote on Fri, 17 October 2008 16:21

mgod wrote on Fri, 17 October 2008 14:24

Dear Red States:


You get
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Re: ROLLING STONE: It's Already Stolen
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2008, 06:24:18 pm »

Steve Hudson wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 11:52

Funny stuff. Austin is more like Napa or Sonoma - lush, hilly, lots of water, more parks per capita than anywhere else in the U.S., in other words, an oasis in the middle of a largely barren state (terrain as well as politics & culture). We'd fit in with most of Cali just fine, which explains why half a million of you have moved here in the last 15 years.


Actually, I believe sunny Portland, Oregon has the most Parks (and park acres) per capita within city limits in the country.

Also, per capita, we boast the largest number of:

Bookstores
Golf Courses
Titty bars.

Also, the largest number of breweries, capita not withstanding.

With careful consideration of the items above, you can pretty much imagine what life is like here.  Smile
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Re: ROLLING STONE: It's Already Stolen
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2008, 06:51:47 pm »

Devin Knutson wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 17:24

Steve Hudson wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 11:52

Funny stuff. Austin is more like Napa or Sonoma - lush, hilly, lots of water, more parks per capita than anywhere else in the U.S., in other words, an oasis in the middle of a largely barren state (terrain as well as politics & culture). We'd fit in with most of Cali just fine, which explains why half a million of you have moved here in the last 15 years.


Actually, I believe sunny Portland, Oregon has the most Parks (and park acres) per capita within city limits in the country.

Also, per capita, we boast the largest number of:

Bookstores
Golf Courses
Titty bars.

Also, the largest number of breweries, capita not withstanding.

With careful consideration of the items above, you can pretty much imagine what life is like here.  Smile



In a past life, I passed on moving to Portland to work for Enron solely because of the relative lack of sunny days. Had I taken that job, I would probably be in prison with all the other Enron dudes, waiting to see the sun come up one day.
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« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2008, 07:02:10 pm »

Austin, Texas: population 743,074; park acres 16,682 (0.022 acres per capita)

Portland, Oregon: population 568,380; park acres approx 10,000 (0.018 acres per capita)

Pretty close if you ask me.
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Re: ROLLING STONE: It's Already Stolen
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2008, 12:29:02 pm »

Steve Hudson wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 15:51

In a past life, I passed on moving to Portland to work for Enron solely because of the relative lack of sunny days. Had I taken that job, I would probably be in prison with all the other Enron dudes, waiting to see the sun come up one day.



A common misconception, I'm afraid.  We receive far less rain and far more sun than people are willing to believe.  Yes, we have our share of gray days, but it keeps us green and clean.  Sunny and 70 all week right now... not a cloud in sight.

Most of the Enron schmucks here (otherwise known as Portland General Electric) managed to portray themselves as victims of the mighty Enron, and got off scott free, as far as I know.

Steve Hudson wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 16:02

Austin, Texas: population 743,074; park acres 16,682 (0.022 acres per capita)

Portland, Oregon: population 568,380; park acres approx 10,000 (0.018 acres per capita)

Pretty close if you ask me.


Hmm...  10k seems pretty low to me.  Estimates I've seen are generally closer to 13 or 14 thousand.  Forest Park alone is the largest natural wilderness area within city limits in the U.S. at 5,156.65 acres.

Of course, we also have the smallest park in the world, Mill Ends Park, coming in at a whopping 24 square inches.

Sorry for the derail, but I do love it here.  I would love to see Austin again at some point - I've only ever really been through it quickly, and that over 15 years ago - everyone I've known who's been there has loved it.

Instead of continuing to hijack this thread, you should fly up here.  We'll go to a nudie-bar, drink a micro-brew and argue about it there.  Then I'll come back to Austin with you for a couple days.  Lather, rinse, repeat.  Smile
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