California more than just SF & LA  

mpaul3 54M
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4/28/2006 8:45 am

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4/28/2006 9:27 am

California more than just SF & LA

It is always amazing to me, how people who do not live in California ascribe the dominant behaviors from the two biggest Metro areas to be the only one. If you were to listen to people from outside the state, you'd think that all californians live by the beach, and all drive BMW's, Jags, Mercedes, etc...Not only that, but everyone seems to think that the only weather here is sun...
There are 30+ million people in California. The state has nearly every type of climate zone...ranging from Desert to temperate rain forest...The highest point in the continental US, (Mt. Whitney), to the lowest point in North America, (Death Valley). The Distance from San Diego, the southern most city on I-5 to the northern most city on that interstate, Yreka, is well over 800 miles. If California was an independent country, it would be the 7th largest economy in the whole world...In short, stereotypical generalizations on such a grand scale, are invariably, fallacious, at best. By the way, most of the produce that americans enjoy, are harvested by “undocumented workers”. Just for your information, the wages that they get and the work they do would not be desirable to most people. The big beneficieries of that cheap labor, are giant agricultural conglormerates, like Sunkist, Blue Diamond, Gallo, Del Monte, and others...While I don’t condone using illegal immigrants to make for a cheap workforce, the reality is that we all benefit from the fruit of their labor…



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