Wow, I'm flamed on two different subjects in less than a week....guess I'm
building a rep...call me an instigator, I won't apologize for that.
You can call me ignorant, but then that wouldn't be very "tolerant", would
it? (nor correct) I enjoy criticism nonetheless, it makes me a better
Mine are simply opinions, not flames per se...but I guess the respondent
flames are justified back. And anyone's perspectives are respectfully noted
in my brain.
I never said California "sucks", some of the best times I've had were in LA
and San Diego. There isn't a single state in this country that "sucks". This
is a great country everywhere and the people are even better, based on my
humble and limited experience in other countries. (there's another flame)
Flame in private for the good of the list from now on, althought the
receiver retains all rights to publish said flames to the list for mutual
enjoyment, intellectual exercise and general hilarity content if warranted.
Smiling and so should you cuz it'll make you feel good
From: John J. Peloquin <email@example.com>
To: Dan Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Keith Wheeler <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, March 23, 1998 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: Paint Fumes or What?
>On Mon, 23 Mar 1998, Dan Ray wrote:
>=%OYour mental price guide is probably right. California, however, seems to
>=%Oa different world than the rest of the country in more than economics!
>=%Oyou try to haggle the price down? A smashed GT would be worth about
>=%O$500-$700, I'd say...
>=%OI honestly don't know why there are so many folks living in the
>=%ORepublic of California"! It's a great place to visit, I just wouldn't
>=%Oto put up with all that crap!
>Well, given that I would prefer for family reasons to be in the Great
>Lakes Area (MN, WI, ILL, MI), I may not be the best apologist for CA.
>However, here goes: There are lots of things to do and see here.
>Practically any cultural or material amenity is readily available. The
>climate is IMHO unbeatable especially near the water. ALthough costs are
>high here, pay is comparably higher. And some costs ARE lower here. I'd
>trade my heating bill here for few other places etc. If you are in a high
>tech field, you have more opportunity here than elsewhere. There is less
>overt racism etc.and more tolerance for differences and eccentricities
>here than in most of the other parts of the country I've lived in. It is
>not hot and humid in most of the places. My apologies to those near El
>Centro. There is a huge diversity of cultures and cuisines. Although that
>may bother some people, I rather like it. In the academic
>circles I frequent, informality is the rule, as opposed to the case "back
>East" where even the grad students (Columbia) wore ties.. You can go
>surfing and Skiing in the same 8 hour day.
>SO, you don't have to like it here, but I do, and remember (as I do when
>I pine for the North Woods where I grew up) that there are lots of worse
>places- Especially if you have the top down on your LBC.
>John J. Peloquin
>Molecular Biology &
>3205 BioSciences II
>Irvine, CA 92697-3900