Coast to go

@p1kef1sh (45647)
July 3, 2009 5:39am CST
Reading the New York Times online earlier today I discovered that California is broke. They are even reduced to sending out IOUs to their creditors. I must try that the next time my local Council makes a tax demand of me! However, what I really want to talk about is if California is to go bust - may I have the coastline please. What part of any country in the world would you like to take home?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
3 Jul 09
It is sad to hear that..but if I could take a piece of a country home I guess I would be taking myself a piece of Ireland or Scotland..such beautiful places..
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Jul 09
They are indeed beautiful places (in parts) Becky. The west coasts of both countries are quite rugged and wild.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
3 Jul 09
maybe I can find a few fairies and leprechauns along the way..
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@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
3 Jul 09
Maybe, everyone figured "THE BIG ONE" was gonna hit, Cali was falling into the Pacific, so why pay taxes on a lost cause? Just a thought....
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Jul 09
Good thinking. Even more reason why they won't miss a bit!
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
3 Jul 09
Any Pacific Island group would do me just fine! I wouldn't mind being able to forward IOU's instead of cash when it comes to paying off my debts either. What a great system! Arnold Schwarzenegger, what's going on then big fella? Seems to me that California might need a good dose of steroids and Arnie's certainly the man for that.
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
3 Jul 09
I love the area of far northern California, in the mountains, where the rivers and creeks are so clean and fun to to pan for gold. I did that for a summer, long ago. I used to bathe in the creek and dry myself in the sun on a large flat rock. It was just about the loveliest place I've ever seen. (California's financial woes could be mostly solved if they would solve the illegal immigration problem. It's the 800 pound gorilla that nobody wants to face so they tiptoe around it and refuse to acknowledge its role in the failure of the state's budget.) If I could have any part of my country, I would choose the state I'm in now.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Jul 09
I want the coast even more after your description! I'm always in a state! LOL.
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• Netherlands
3 Jul 09
Oh, I'll take good old Los Angeles P1key! I have a soft spot for the dangerous, smoggy, filthy, congested, bullet-riddled, knife wielding, noisy Hell Hole...But I Love Her just the same!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Jul 09
Send a truck around and we'll load her up GEL.
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• Netherlands
3 Jul 09
You got it P1key! Don't worry about it I'll have a big truck over there in no time at all!!! Good part about it is that My Los Angeles contains a lot of Your coast so we will be neighbors...aren't you lucky???
• United States
4 Jul 09
I want all 5.5 miles (8.9 km) of seven mile beach on Grand Cayman in the British West Indies. *sigh* But maybe I'll change my mind this year when I go to Jamaica.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Jul 09
Sounds wonderful Cyn. Can I come paddle sometimes please?
• United States
4 Jul 09
You cam come go swimming anytime you want but you better bring a tent because the first thing I am going to do is tear down every singe skyscraper style hotel and resort on the beach. :)
@Ithink (6100)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Hmmm two places popped into my head, an island and someplace in Ireland. I love water and have always wanted to go to Ireland. Of course I would need a fishing pole and books on that island! lol
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Jul 09
An island just off Ireland perhaps. Maybe Valentia Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentia_Island) where I used to go swimming in the freezing sea and catch crabs (that my soft hearted sister would throw back!).
@Ithink (6100)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Ohhh I would so want to eat the crab! The place you talked about sounds wonderful. So yep that would be my little piece of the world!
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Oh California my California! Not only are they doing IOU's for tax refunds, also to incoming college students who were approved with Cal Grants! Which, I told my co-worker, will in turn hand them over to the schools. And the schools MUST honor them. I'm actually thinking about a project or a non-profit organization: TAKING BACK CALIFORNIA - it's mission will be to help Californians not just during this recession but educating them about political issues to make our local government more accountable with our tax dollars. I don't really have no idea how to go about doing it though. Anyway, I would gladly take the southern califonia coastline from Santa Barbara all the way down to San Diego County. Including the Pacific Coast Highway, please. NOT TIJUANA AND BAJA - those are Mexico's anyway. Ahhh - I love this State. Even if the 'big one' occurs and our state plunges to the pacific, or become an island, I think I'll stay.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Jul 09
We'll have to do a deal. Half each or visiting rights. LOL.
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Visiting rights?!? HELL NO! You're gonna have to pay, buddy! The sucker is mine! ALL mine! =P
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Jul 09
Well I would like to have Florida and then I would have Disney Land and all the Dolphins, wow that would be just great xxx
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Jul 09
Wouldn't it just. I can just see Gissi riding on a dolphin! LOL. XX
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Jul 09
No no me first and then maybe I will let him lol if he behaves xx
@nannacroc (4049)
3 Jul 09
One of the Shetland Isles will do nicely, sir. Ask Mrs the Queen if I can have a small one next time you take tea with her, please.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Jul 09
Will do Nanna. I'll see if she'll chuck in a Shetland pony to go with it.
@nannacroc (4049)
3 Jul 09
Thank you, kind sir.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
3 Jul 09
It's been so hot here that a bit of coastline on Antarctica sounds pretty good to me. If they had a polar bear swimming club, I'd be tempted to join that too. Lollygagging on the ice sipping brandy is the picture in my head at the moment.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
3 Jul 09
Sounds good. I'm not sure that swimming with polar bears is going to catch on in quite the same way as swimming with dolphins though. They'd be better at getting that itch on your back that you can't quite reach though.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
3 Jul 09
LOL..there's some truth there. Except that there are no polar bears in Antarctica...yet. The polar bear swimming club I was talking about though, is a group of people who swim in the ocean on New Year's Day, or other winter time events. I'd probably end up frozen in an ice cube, but who ever ended up with me in their rum and coke would get a heck of a surprise.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
4 Jul 09
I think i would like to have a part of the East Coast LOL, of the United States. I do not see how these places can be so broke with all of the revenue they have coming in. I think someone is pocketing alot fo money.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
4 Jul 09
Maybe the Hamptons Steph?
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
8 Jul 09
Hummm, I live in California and am wondering if you really want property in the state. Yes, a big part of our financial problem is the illegals, but the other side of that coin is the fact that many of the illegals are doing the stoop labor out in the produce fields and the vineyards. It's jobs that most other people don't want. One of the other problems is the enormous number of families on assistance. These are people that could be holding down jobs...but then again there is the problem of babysitters and the high cost of paying them. By the time that most people get done paying the sitter and expenses to get to and from work, they are in the hole. I'm not referring to the people who are in the higher income brackets but those who are making minimum wage. Also, the cost of buying or renting a home the average person is in a fix trying to make ends meet! Another one of the big problems is the fact that we don't have the industry to bring in the tax dollars to support the state. Sure we have millionaires, but they find all the tax loopholes that they possibly can find. We need to find a way to generate the tax income from industry to help bail the state out of the mess. Of course the other thing is the fact that it wouldn't hurt for the people running the state to be put on a very tight budget! Why don't they travel on public transportation, fix their own meals, and so on? We have areas of military bases that are closed down and are going to ruin, when they could be converted into public housing for those people that are in a lower income bracket. Also the number of people in institutions that we are supporting is enormous! We had the same problem in the 90's and the state had to issue IOU's. Obviously no one learned from that time! As for wanting a part of the state, I would love the area in the north east part of the state, close to Tahoe and Reno. I would love Nevada City as it is a very beautiful historical town. I went there for a teddy bear show one year and am anxious to visit the place again! Other than that, I wouldn't want too much of the state. I returned to my home state of California after living in Montana for seven years and realized that we had an abundance of fruits and nuts in the state. I finally chose to live in an area way in the country so that I don't have to put up with the natives!!!