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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default California 1850

    California

    Do you know what happened this month back in 1850, in California?
    California became a state.
    The State had no electricity.
    The State had no money.
    Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
    There were gun fights in the streets.
    So basically, it was just like California today ... except the women
    had real breasts and men didn't hold hands - at least not in public.


  2. #2
    Andy Guest

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    Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    > California
    >
    > Do you know what happened this month back in 1850, in California?
    > California became a state.
    > The State had no electricity.
    > The State had no money.
    > Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
    > There were gun fights in the streets.
    > So basically, it was just like California today ... except the women
    > had real breasts and men didn't hold hands - at least not in public.



    <VBG>

    My old neighborhood, the La Brea Tar Pits, is gangland of some imported
    variety.

    In Oakland, CA, Huey Newton, Black Panther movement leader, lived in my
    apartment before I did.

    I remember finding 22. caliber bullets spray-painted into the closet
    shelves.

    Funniest racial confrontation in Berkeley, CA, was walking into a pool
    hall on Durant Ave, steps west of Telegraph Ave. Black guys walking out
    as we walked in, gave me the fist up "Black Power!" arm motion.

    My reply to them was "White On!" They walked out feeling like they'd put
    me in my place. HA!!!

    What's funny is, that I live to talk about it!!! They were obviously
    deaf, dumb and colorblind, thankfully!!!

    Andy
    Colorblind



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    notbob Guest

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    On 2011-05-11, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > California
    >
    > Do you know what happened this month back in 1850, in California?
    > California became a state.
    > The State had no electricity.
    > The State had no money.


    Nonsense.

    The state was puking money. REAL money! That's why the US let it in
    the Union before other states, some which had been lobbying for years.

    nb



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    Dimitri Guest

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    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
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    > California
    >
    > Do you know what happened this month back in 1850, in California?
    > California became a state.
    > The State had no electricity.
    > The State had no money.
    > Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
    > There were gun fights in the streets.
    > So basically, it was just like California today ... except the women
    > had real breasts and men didn't hold hands - at least not in public.



    YEP!

    Dimitri


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    sf Guest

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    On 11 May 2011 14:41:15 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 2011-05-11, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > > California
    > >
    > > Do you know what happened this month back in 1850, in California?
    > > California became a state.
    > > The State had no electricity.
    > > The State had no money.

    >
    > Nonsense.
    >
    > The state was puking money. REAL money! That's why the US let it in
    > the Union before other states, some which had been lobbying for years.
    >


    It's just another email thing - ignorant people talking to other
    ignorant people. <shrug> I don't care what they think, so why would
    you anymore?

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Pete C. Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    > On 11 May 2011 14:41:15 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > On 2011-05-11, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > > > California
    > > >
    > > > Do you know what happened this month back in 1850, in California?
    > > > California became a state.
    > > > The State had no electricity.
    > > > The State had no money.

    > >
    > > Nonsense.
    > >
    > > The state was puking money. REAL money! That's why the US let it in
    > > the Union before other states, some which had been lobbying for years.
    > >

    >
    > It's just another email thing - ignorant people talking to other
    > ignorant people. <shrug> I don't care what they think, so why would
    > you anymore?


    Regardless of what CA may or may not have been in 1850, the description
    of what it is today is pretty accurate.

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    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 11 May 2011 18:55:06 -0500, "Pete C." <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Regardless of what CA may or may not have been in 1850, the description
    > of what it is today is pretty accurate.


    Taking that attitude, it reflects where every state in the nation is
    these days and most of the countries in the world too.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Pete C. Guest

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    sf wrote:
    >
    > On Wed, 11 May 2011 18:55:06 -0500, "Pete C." <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > Regardless of what CA may or may not have been in 1850, the description
    > > of what it is today is pretty accurate.

    >
    > Taking that attitude, it reflects where every state in the nation is
    > these days and most of the countries in the world too.


    Sorry to burst your bubble, but here in Texas we have money,
    electricity, jobs, economic growth, not everyone speaks spanish
    (certainly many do), and there are far more gunfights in the streets in
    California than in Texas. And yes, I've been to California a number of
    times.

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    gaurawalla Guest

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    On May 12, 8:10*am, "Pete C." <aux3.DO...@snet.net> wrote:
    > sf wrote:
    >
    > > On Wed, 11 May 2011 18:55:06 -0500, "Pete C." <aux3.DO...@snet.net>
    > > wrote:

    >
    > > > Regardless of what CA may or may not have been in 1850, the description
    > > > of what it is today is pretty accurate.

    >
    > > Taking that attitude, it reflects where every state in the nation is
    > > these days and most of the countries in the world too.

    >
    > Sorry to burst your bubble, but here in Texas we have money,
    > electricity, jobs, economic growth, not everyone speaks spanish
    > (certainly many do), and there are far more gunfights in the streets in
    > California than in Texas. And yes, I've been to California a number of
    > times.


    Actually Texas has a slightly higher crime rate than California.
    (rates per 100K)
    Violent Crime 491 / 472
    Property Crime 4016 / 2731
    Murder 5.4 / 5.3
    Aggravated Assault 299 / 270
    Burglary 969 / 623

    California does have a higher illegal population - 7% vs 6.8% of the
    population - and a higher unemployment rate 12% vs 8.1%.

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

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    On May 11, 4:58*am, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:
    > California
    >
    > Do you know what happened this month back in 1850, in California?
    > California became a state.
    > The State had no electricity.
    > The State had no money.
    > Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
    > There were gun fights in the streets.
    > So basically, it was just like California today ... except the women
    > had real breasts and men didn't hold hands - at least not in public.


    What few women there were. Remember this ditty?

    The miners came in '49,
    The whores in '51,
    And when they got together,
    They produced the native son.

    Further, I wouldn't be surprised if the lack of women in the gold
    fields led to some guy-on-guy action -- if you're looking for a warm
    moist place to stick your unit, how picky are you going to be?

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