Not going back to them!

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  1. Texas10

    Texas10 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Nothing is like it used to be...LOL. I moved here in 1998 when the town I live in just north of Austin had a population of 38,000 and anyone could run for Mayor. Now the pop is over 100,000, the biggest indoor water park is being built just 1/2 mile away, and this area is the fastest growing area in the US.

    LOTS of Californians are moving here for the jobs and the low cost of living, and unfortunately bringing their bad driving habits with them. Hopefully they'll calm down quickly. Driving here isn't nearly as terrifying as driving in Ca (I was just out there and returned feeling like I had combat fatigue) but it's nothing like it used to be. I miss the rural atmosphere and the only reason I go into Austin is to see a doctor.

    I left California because I realized I was suffering from "boiled frog syndrome" and got out before I was served up for dinner. Many others are coming to a similar conclusion.
     
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  2. carlsbad

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    The area of CA I live in is becoming more liberal only because good conservatives are leaving. I will eventually have to join them.

    I know some moderates or even liberals leave CA for lower cost of living elsewhere. Don't judge us all by the first ex CA resident you meet. My friends are as conservative as they get.

    But I do see some of them softening on some points just because of the eternal pressure at work and in everyday life here.

    --Jerry
     
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  3. hogpatrol

    hogpatrol Don't criticize the farmer with your mouth full. Gold $$ Contributor

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    Old quote,
    “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.”

    ― L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between
     
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  4. Woodchk

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    You have to turn WiFi off , I go through this all the time .
     
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  5. Rsadams

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    I live in Bastrop so we're not to far apart.... I shoot in La Grange.... Even over here it's growing like crazy....
     
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  6. Rube Shooter

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    I know what you and Texas10 are going through, Ft.Worth is growing fast, used to be a nice place to be, now it's starting to get that Dallas feel about it with all the people moving here due to low taxes, new jobs and such. I had hoped to stay here until I retire but I may accelerate my search for a quieter place outside the city, however that may have to be further out than I had anticipated since even the smaller towns within an hours drive of Ft. Worth are growing out of control.
     
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    Here is a story of corporate blocking WiFi traffic that some may find funny: When I was working for Lockheed Martin I led the the hardware implementation of LM's DARPA-funded OneShot program. OneShot was a sniper sighting system that estimated the wind between the muzzle and the target and calculated a new ballistic solution using the estimated wind.
    Anytime I would try to get to a website that had information about guns, ammunition, ballistics, etc I would get a nasty-gram message on the screen saying corporate policy did not allow anyone access to sites of the this nature. I always found this interesting given LM is the largest defense contractor.
    While working on the program I get called into HR, the HR rep lets me know that they are concerned because some of people close to my cube were hearing me talk about guns and ammunition. Some of the people close by to me were concerned for their safety. As HR is talking to me I see two security personnel in the next door office, probably ready to take me down.
    I explained about the program I was working on being a sniper program dealt with these issues. The security guys were told to stand down. HR asked that I go to a conference room whenever I had to talk with one of my team or on the phone so the local folks could feel safe.
     
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  8. Rustytigwire

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    People are like Starlings. Come in a flock, eat the best, crap everywhere ("improve" where YOU live) then leave when its ruined.
    If a social idea is good the proof is that it will work when applied to everyone. Me first crowd avoids that fact.
     
  9. rr2030

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    The restricted sights are for the most part, to keep employees on task and restrict many sights, not just ones related to firearms or porn. Social media, shopping, firearms blogs anything that may pose any possibility of an outsider gaining access to the company server. Many business use Sonicwall or something similar, those that don't, like the last Chevy dealer I worked for, suffer. I now work for the state of CA, same rules here. I don't believe for a second this has anything to do with being anti gun.

    BTW: sometimes if you place a "s" at the end of the http: and make it https// it will let you visit the site.
     
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  10. Rsadams

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    That's here also exept the low taxes.... You pretty much have to move away from the big cities to get away from it.... We have about 3years left before were both retired , then we will start looking around for something away from Austin , way away from Austin...lol
     
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  11. bluestreakrem

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    I've lived in Texas all my life. Austin has always been the most liberal area compared to any other part of Texas. That's ok with me. Keep them all in one place. I still like visiting when I do get around there.
    Like the says goes................'Keep Austin weird'.
     
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  12. joshb

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    I kinda fell into Kerrville. The house next door to my wife’s cousin was for sale. I’ll post about the experience there, if I can. I’m having a bit of trouble finding an internet provider to serve the house. Sorry, but I’m not paying $110 a month for satellite internet! I may have to rely on cell service, which I’ve heard is spotty at best. I may be going dark! We’ll see. If you guys don’t hear from me, it’s because I got what I wished for: A home away from the madness!;)
    I just packed my Winchester lever action 45/70. It felt right for a hog gun!
     
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  13. Rsadams

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    In my experience , do not even bother with the satellite service... My mom had it and regretted every minute of it.... So did everyone else I have talked to they hated it also.... Hang in there you will find someone to get you hooked up... In the meantime go hunt some hogs or something....
     
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    Thanks for that. I can always hit the Starbucks for free WiFi. After some conversations, I found out that the hogs are tearing up the game fencing and are a “real problem”. I’ll be starting a new hobby. The new house is inside 312 fenced acres and nobody hunts the hogs.
     
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  15. Rsadams

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    Don't forget you don't need a hunting license to hunt hogs on private property anymore....
     
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  16. Texas10

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    I blame the boiled frog syndrome for many of CA's ills. People there are so caught up in trying hard just to make ends meet that they aren't aware of the toll it takes on their souls. Some figure it out and get the hell out.

    I had a friend who was at work at a big defense contractor when a co-worker came in with a gun intent to shoot is ex. After hearing a few "pops" he walked out of his office and came face to face with the shooter, who said "you can go, you're a good guy and I don't have a grudge against you". The shooter then proceeded to shoot his ex (who lived) and 8 or 10 other coworkers (as I recall, 7 died). My friend was busy getting out of the building and calling he wife who also worked there to take cover as the police moved in. He and his wife were keep out of touch with each other for 6 terrifying hours by police. He suffered from PTSD for years afterward. This was at a defense contractor in San Jose, CA. and led to many changes in workplace rules.
     
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  17. Daddymac

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    When it comes to workplace internet connections there are tons of things that get filtered out just to keep people from wasting time during the day shopping or just surfing. I own my company, and after getting an IT company to set us up with better internet, I got the same message as the OP, "banned category weapons" after a phone call, problem solved, I don't think they had any hidden agenda in small town Mississippi.
    What I'm saying is maybe the place got internet set up by a third party and they generically blocked that with other content, it would not hurt to ask them if they even knew it was blocked.
     
  18. alintx

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    Not true! You only die once,you live everyday!Make the most of it!
     
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  19. alintx

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    At our little hometown festival a guy printed 250 T-shirts that said “keep your weird a$$ in Austin”. Had a line with hundreds in it and sold out in an hour!
     
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  20. butchlambert

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    If I didn't have Sat. service I would have no internet, I have no cell service, and have to have another Sat service for other than basic TV service.
    A price you pay to live in the country.
     
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