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Kongo Otto
02-09-2009, 05:42 PM
158 years ago...

Do you know what happened back in September 1850, 158 years ago?

California became a state.
The State had no electricity.
The State had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically, it was just like California today; except the women had
real breasts and the men didn't hold hands. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Kongo Otto
02-09-2009, 05:42 PM
158 years ago...

Do you know what happened back in September 1850, 158 years ago?

California became a state.
The State had no electricity.
The State had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically, it was just like California today; except the women had
real breasts and the men didn't hold hands. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

leitmotiv
02-09-2009, 05:46 PM
As a lifelong Californian, that is very good, and very true!

Kongo Otto
02-09-2009, 06:16 PM
And a man in a mask was a folk hero, not out robbing liquor stores. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

leitmotiv
02-09-2009, 06:23 PM
I had a Zorro outfit when I was a kid---chalked "Z" everywhere with my "sword".

Ba5tard5word
02-09-2009, 06:34 PM
I smell a corny chain email.

horseback
02-09-2009, 07:38 PM
Actually, hardly anybody spoke Spanish.

In 1846, the Governor of California reported to the government in Mexico that there were less than 6,500 Mexican citizens in the territory, plus another 15,000 "subject Indians". This in a territory stretching over 500 miles from San Diego to a little bit north of Sacramento and from the Pacific to the Sierras.

Anyone who has made the drive from Yuma to San Diego can see why: eastern California has a wide swath of some of the most forbidding deserts and mountains in the country. Crossing them on foot or horse drawn wagon was unbelievably hard, especially coming from the southeast.

After the loss of California to the US, over 70,000 Americans entered California in 1848 (before the Gold Rush of 1849 even started). There were way more after that, mostly via the northern parts of Nevada or down from Oregon.

I'd say that those original 6,500 Mexican subjects probably learned to speak English within a couple of years.

Of course, now that we've built the roads and automobiles, the second colonization from Mexico is well underway.

cheers

horseback

Breeze147
02-10-2009, 06:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by horseback:
I'd say that those original 6,500 Mexican subjects probably learned to speak English within a couple of years.


horseback </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Jeez, there's that many on Cell Block B in San Quentin!

crucislancer
02-10-2009, 10:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
158 years ago...

Do you know what happened back in September 1850, 158 years ago?

California became a state.
The State had no electricity.
The State had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically, it was just like California today; except the women had
real breasts and the men didn't hold hands. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That pretty much sums it up.

Urufu_Shinjiro
02-10-2009, 10:36 AM
I read earlier today that over a million Mexican illegals have actually gone BACK to Mexico due to the lack of available jobs in the US. Makes sense, if you're going to be broke and unemployed, you might as well do it at home...

TheFamilyMan
02-10-2009, 04:55 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
158 years ago...

Do you know what happened back in September 1850, 158 years ago?

California became a state.
The State had no electricity.
The State had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically, it was just like California today; except the women had
real breasts and the men didn't hold hands. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>But regardless, it's still not a bad place to live...(and also unreal breasts are better than none at all) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Ba5tard5word
02-10-2009, 04:58 PM
Coastal California weather &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; your weather.

crucislancer
02-10-2009, 05:10 PM
My wife and I have a goal to leave California and never return except to visit my parents and take the little ones to Disneyland every now and then. California is a beautiful state, but that's the only thing I will miss.

TheFamilyMan
02-10-2009, 06:25 PM
I know people, family included, that have left CA with no intent on returning only to return a year or so later. Pulling up your roots can be extremely difficult, I hope your experience will work out for you and your family. S!

I_KG100_Prien
02-10-2009, 06:38 PM
I left California 9 years ago. I'd prefer not to go back.. But future circumstances may warrant it. Hopefully it'll only be for a couple years and I'll be able to run away screaming once more.

Choctaw111
02-10-2009, 07:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
158 years ago...

Do you know what happened back in September 1850, 158 years ago?

California became a state.
The State had no electricity.
The State had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically, it was just like California today; except the women had
real breasts and the men didn't hold hands. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That was funny...and so true! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

jarink
02-10-2009, 08:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
I read earlier today that over a million Mexican illegals have actually gone BACK to Mexico due to the lack of available jobs in the US. Makes sense, if you're going to be broke and unemployed, you might as well do it at home... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, that would be one positive effect of the recession.

Breeze147
02-11-2009, 06:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jarink:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Urufu_Shinjiro:
I read earlier today that over a million Mexican illegals have actually gone BACK to Mexico due to the lack of available jobs in the US. Makes sense, if you're going to be broke and unemployed, you might as well do it at home... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Now we have to pick our own crops. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
Well, that would be one positive effect of the recession. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Irish_Rogues
02-11-2009, 08:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TheFamilyMan:
I know people, family included, that have left CA with no intent on returning only to return a year or so later. Pulling up your roots can be extremely difficult, I hope your experience will work out for you and your family. S! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I guess this could be said of many places as the same thing happens with people leaving NJ...as you said "Pulling up your roots can be extremely difficult".

jarink
02-11-2009, 02:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Breeze147:
Now we have to pick our own crops. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I already do sort of. My brother-in-law and his dad run a farm about 10 miles from where I live. I help them during the growing season and they pay me with produce. Sometimes it's nice to to some good, honest, sweaty work.

And then eat half of a watermelon you picked 10 minutes earlier...corn fresh off the cob...I think I just gained a couple of pounds thinking about it!