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Victor Bravo

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That's correct, they have to be referred to as Gender Neutral Pits.

Now that I've inadvertently managed to p*** everyone off without ever wanting to, I'll double down:

Do you know what the difference is between an intellectual personality and a warrior personality?

The intellectuals realize that the world also needs warriors... :)

And with that....
 

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And if they don't live here, why are they complaining?
Because California refugees keep landing in Oregon and Utah, then support causes and laws that seek to turn their new states into the California they just escaped!

(Perspective of a former Oregon and current Utah resident.)

I must concede, however, that cancer researchers in CA have identified numerous carcinogens missed by the scientists in every other state.
 

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Because California refugees keep landing in Oregon and Utah, then support causes and laws that seek to turn their new states into the California they just escaped!

(Perspective of a former Oregon and current Utah resident.)

I must concede, however, that cancer researchers in CA have identified numerous carcinogens missed by the scientists in every other state.
Isn’t that the most ironic thing ever? They act like foreigners that won’t assimilate. They aren’t happy until they turn their new home into the same problems they left for.
 

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Unfortunately, the two big population centers control the state. The disparity between red and blue seems overwhelming, yet LA and SF always get their way.

The jokes about this crazy state are well founded. Probably why I take no offense.
 

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California Redictionary (redefined) terms:
(aka Encyclopedia Californica)

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I don't know why USA doesn't just split itself into two nations. As a foreigner living among you, I have rarely seen such stark divisions among a population. It's bone deep and and underneath the more light hearted, poking fun at each other, it seems an inch away from real hatred for the other half. Since it's about 50/50, just draw a line somewhere down the Midwest. Right wing ideology on the right half and left on the left, everybody moves to their chosen side and each new nation will surely turn into a social and economic paradise! Problem solved.


On topic - aircraft registration for the fly in ends this weekend. My friend hasn't secured use of the Carbon Cub yet, so I'm not certain I'm going yet.

Anyone going to the Kernville fly in next weekend?
 

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I don't know why USA doesn't just split itself into two nations. As a foreigner living among you, I have rarely seen such stark divisions among a population. It's bone deep and and underneath the more light hearted, poking fun at each other, it seems an inch away from real hatred for the other half. Since it's about 50/50, just draw a line somewhere down the Midwest. Right wing ideology on the right half and left on the left, everybody moves to their chosen side and each new nation will surely turn into a social and economic paradise! Problem solved.
Noooooooo!!!

Despite what it may seem today, California was once a very conservative, patriotic and business-friendly state, particularly strong in aviation. As a native Californian with long family roots here, I remember those days. Though Los Angeles and San Francisco largely dictate the state’s direction now (despite that vast areas of the state that are still conservative), we holdouts are still hoping to see California return to its roots some day. In fact, I even hold out some hope for Los Angeles to change too.

To strip us holdouts away from our nation would just add insult to injury.

(Incidentally, California used to be everyone’s destination, and now population growth has partially contributed you our downfall.)
 

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I don't know why USA doesn't just split itself into two nations. As a foreigner living among you, I have rarely seen such stark divisions among a population. It's bone deep and and underneath the more light hearted, poking fun at each other, it seems an inch away from real hatred for the other half. Since it's about 50/50, just draw a line somewhere down the Midwest. Right wing ideology on the right half and left on the left, everybody moves to their chosen side and each new nation will surely turn into a social and economic paradise! Problem solved.


On topic - aircraft registration for the fly in ends this weekend. My friend hasn't secured use of the Carbon Cub yet, so I'm not certain I'm going yet.

Anyone going to the Kernville fly in next weekend?
The last couple of times that I was in England, there was a huge schism between the Brixit and the never-Brixit population.

Visited some nice museums, including the IWM at Duxford where my neighbor who was traveling with us got to fly the first Stearman that he had rebuilt. Saw the original Taylor Monoplane, which I had seen many years previously at the annual EAA fly-in and convention. Met some nice people at the Yorkshire Glider.


BJC
 

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Unfortunately, the two big population centers control the state. The disparity between red and blue seems overwhelming, yet LA and SF always get their way.

The jokes about this crazy state are well founded. Probably why I take no offense.
I have a solution as a complaint without a solution is a whiner.

Each county in each state gets one vote towards the states decision. For example, there are 58 counties in CA. If 30 counties vote for idea/politician/etc. then the state’s vote is declared in favor of the majority of counties. In California for example this eliminates 2 major counties from deciding what’s good for the state and makes the state more reflective of the entire area. For those that don’t understand, for the most part, two areas voted to increase our gas prices for the entire state. Those two areas have plenty of public mass transit options whereas the majority do not.
 

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I have a solution as a complaint without a solution is a whiner.

Each county in each state gets one vote towards the states decision. For example, there are 58 counties in CA. If 30 counties vote for idea/politician/etc. then the state’s vote is declared in favor of the majority of counties. In California for example this eliminates 2 major counties from deciding what’s good for the state and makes the state more reflective of the entire area. For those that don’t understand, for the most part, two areas voted to increase our gas prices for the entire state. Those two areas have plenty of public mass transit options whereas the majority do not.
You’re describing the Electoral College, and YES, that implemented at a more local level might serve California well.
 

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You’re describing the Electoral College, and YES, that implemented at a more local level might serve California well.
No. I’m describing the state itself, not the electoral votes each state carries.

Today, LA and SF dictate everything for this state. If your not in this area then you 100% don’t count. Hence politicians could have every county in California for example other than Los Angles county and San Francisco county won and still loose the state and the electoral votes that the state carries. Similarly, New York City controls all of New York. So in and so on.. Less than what, 10 cities in the US control the entire country.

My idea would yield a more reflective result, could be Left or Right leaning
 

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No. I’m describing the state itself, not the electoral votes each state carries.
I was agreeing with you. I meant they should apply the EC philosophy at the county level for state matters.

...but we have strayed away from our aviation focus here, so we should probably get back on track and leave the politics behind us.
 
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