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2022-12-03 1:01:43 PM  
It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.
 
2022-12-03 1:02:27 PM  
Subby can give me their email so I can actually read the article.
 
2022-12-03 1:04:44 PM  

jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.


Which is why I left in 1996 and never looked back.
 
2022-12-03 1:05:24 PM  

jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.


How are YOU doing, Tom McCall?
 
2022-12-03 1:06:14 PM  
Maybe just ask Lawyers to reduce their fees?
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OK. Maybe not. 😳
 
2022-12-03 1:07:04 PM  
"Professionals' with no solidarity with other castes will increasingly wonder where all their customers have gone.
 
2022-12-03 1:14:12 PM  

jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.


I thought it was liberal paradise
 
2022-12-03 1:19:04 PM  

jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.


Just spent all my money on a trip through the smoking ruins of Paso Robles, Napa, and Calistoga. Barely made it out alive.
 
2022-12-03 1:21:37 PM  

bucket_pup: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

Which is why I left in 1996 and never looked back.


Thank you. I really appreciate that.
 
2022-12-03 1:22:15 PM  

ltdanman44: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

I thought it was liberal paradise


I wouldn't know. I'm not a "liberal"".
 
2022-12-03 1:22:19 PM  
Heck, in California's less populated regions things are still settled with either a beer or a gun. Remember folks your cowboy westerns were based on California shenanigans.

/ Except for Tombstone.
 
2022-12-03 1:23:10 PM  

CrazyCurt: Heck, in California's less populated regions things are still settled with either a beer or a gun.


That's not necessarily true -sometimes it's both.
 
2022-12-03 1:23:16 PM  
Law has always been for the rich.
 
2022-12-03 1:23:38 PM  

jso2897: ltdanman44: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

I thought it was liberal paradise

I wouldn't know. I'm not a "liberal"".


Okay, what are you?
 
2022-12-03 1:24:38 PM  

jso2897: CrazyCurt: Heck, in California's less populated regions things are still settled with either a beer or a gun.

That's not necessarily true -sometimes it's both.


A beer gun?
 
2022-12-03 1:24:38 PM  

jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.


I will translate this into NJ for those of you more familiar with that.

"Yea, it sucks here, we're assholes, so go f*ck yourself and stay the f*ck out."
 
2022-12-03 1:25:27 PM  
Thats because almost every single lawyer who goes after the job does it for the money, not because they actually care about helping people
 
2022-12-03 1:25:33 PM  

Snort: Law has always been for the rich.


No, that's not how it works or ever has
 
2022-12-03 1:27:15 PM  
Hit a paywall. Is there a gist anyone can give?

/ apparently the Randians over at the Chronicle expect remuneration in exchange for their work
 
2022-12-03 1:29:41 PM  

CrazyCurt: Heck, in California's less populated regions things are still settled with either a beer or a gun. Remember folks your cowboy westerns were based on California shenanigans.

/ Except for Tombstone.


The 'wild' west was really not all that violent compared to anywhere else at the time. That was all invented for movies.
 
2022-12-03 1:31:44 PM  

ltdanman44: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

I thought it was liberal paradise


We catch fire every year. Keep that in mind. You have a time limit on your visit or burn with the rest of us.
 
2022-12-03 1:34:58 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Hit a paywall. Is there a gist anyone can give?

/ apparently the Randians over at the Chronicle expect remuneration in exchange for their work


Lawyers are greedy. Lawyers wonder why no one is hiring them anymore. No one can afford their fees. Lawyers are sad to not make money.
 
2022-12-03 1:35:11 PM  

Fereals: CrazyCurt: Heck, in California's less populated regions things are still settled with either a beer or a gun. Remember folks your cowboy westerns were based on California shenanigans.

/ Except for Tombstone.

The 'wild' west was really not all that violent compared to anywhere else at the time. That was all invented for movies.


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2022-12-03 1:38:32 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Fereals: CrazyCurt: Heck, in California's less populated regions things are still settled with either a beer or a gun. Remember folks your cowboy westerns were based on California shenanigans.

/ Except for Tombstone.

The 'wild' west was really not all that violent compared to anywhere else at the time. That was all invented for movies.

[Fark user image 320x180]


We are more violent now is what I was getting at.
 
2022-12-03 1:38:33 PM  
If you're looking to sue someone, and attorneys tell you that it isn't the type of lawsuit that they'd do on a contingent fee, it might be time to think about whether it's something that's even worth filing.
 
2022-12-03 1:40:17 PM  

covfefe: jso2897: ltdanman44: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

I thought it was liberal paradise

I wouldn't know. I'm not a "liberal"".

Okay, what are you?


Why the need for labels?
 
2022-12-03 1:42:23 PM  

ltdanman44: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

I thought it was liberal paradise


No, it's a nightmare where everyone has fled the massive population of people willing to pay its premium cost of living.
 
2022-12-03 1:42:52 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: Hit a paywall. Is there a gist anyone can give?

/ apparently the Randians over at the Chronicle expect remuneration in exchange for their work


https://noscript.net/
 
2022-12-03 1:43:56 PM  

RedVentrue: ltdanman44: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

I thought it was liberal paradise

We catch fire every year. Keep that in mind. You have a time limit on your visit or burn with the rest of us.


Don't forget running out of water.
 
2022-12-03 1:44:15 PM  
"California's economy is so bad that people can't afford to sue each other anymore"
Instant headline of the Year winner!
 
2022-12-03 1:44:15 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Fereals: CrazyCurt: Heck, in California's less populated regions things are still settled with either a beer or a gun. Remember folks your cowboy westerns were based on California shenanigans.

/ Except for Tombstone.

The 'wild' west was really not all that violent compared to anywhere else at the time. That was all invented for movies.

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As a resident of one of those less populated areas a I can say is: "Beer or bullet. You choose."
 
2022-12-03 1:44:22 PM  

covfefe: jso2897: ltdanman44: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

I thought it was liberal paradise

I wouldn't know. I'm not a "liberal"".

Okay, what are you?


I honestly don't know anymore. None of the political labels I grew up with seem meaningful anymore.
When I was a kid, there were people who called themselves "conservatives" who supported labor unions, and believed Social Security and public education should be maintained.
Now, those are being portrayed as views of the radical left.
And the views that once made me a mild liberal now (at least according to Republicans/conservatives) now make me a radical, of the "Far Left".
Supporting basic civil rights law, or minimal gun control? Leftist radical.
Support libraries, food stamps, public health law? Makes me a Communist.
So really - I just can't say anymore. Maybe I'll just pass on the labels altogether.
 
2022-12-03 1:46:18 PM  
In hellscape California, I literally just bought six cans (375 mL each) of red wine for $5 total. It's like Mad Max out here, b/c I had to spend the extra $0.30 CRV.
 
2022-12-03 1:46:21 PM  
💵 --> Wall
 
2022-12-03 1:47:26 PM  

jso2897: covfefe: jso2897: ltdanman44: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

I thought it was liberal paradise

I wouldn't know. I'm not a "liberal"".

Okay, what are you?

I honestly don't know anymore. None of the political labels I grew up with seem meaningful anymore.
When I was a kid, there were people who called themselves "conservatives" who supported labor unions, and believed Social Security and public education should be maintained.
Now, those are being portrayed as views of the radical left.
And the views that once made me a mild liberal now (at least according to Republicans/conservatives) now make me a radical, of the "Far Left".
Supporting basic civil rights law, or minimal gun control? Leftist radical.
Support libraries, food stamps, public health law? Makes me a Communist.
So really - I just can't say anymore. Maybe I'll just pass on the labels altogether.


sound like a dirty hippie to me.
 
2022-12-03 1:49:52 PM  
Arbitration clauses? Sure, that's a California thing. Lawyers are expensive? Yeah, must only be happening on left coast.
 
2022-12-03 1:53:51 PM  
Yeah, no one goes there anymore. It's too crowded. (Apologies to Yogi Berra)
 
2022-12-03 1:54:41 PM  
You'd wonder if this article were true if you lived here. Lawyers make up a good half of the over-the-air commercials. Those don't buy themselves with magic dust.

/ California lawyers have plenty of magic dust.
 
2022-12-03 2:00:27 PM  

Fereals: CrazyCurt: Heck, in California's less populated regions things are still settled with either a beer or a gun. Remember folks your cowboy westerns were based on California shenanigans.

/ Except for Tombstone.

The 'wild' west was really not all that violent compared to anywhere else at the time. That was all invented for movies.


When you look into genuine real life gunfights there were barely a handful.
Even less than in the average Hollywood (based on a real life event) cash grabber.
 
2022-12-03 2:00:29 PM  

jso2897: covfefe: jso2897: ltdanman44: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

I thought it was liberal paradise

I wouldn't know. I'm not a "liberal"".

Okay, what are you?

I honestly don't know anymore. None of the political labels I grew up with seem meaningful anymore.
When I was a kid, there were people who called themselves "conservatives" who supported labor unions, and believed Social Security and public education should be maintained.
Now, those are being portrayed as views of the radical left.
And the views that once made me a mild liberal now (at least according to Republicans/conservatives) now make me a radical, of the "Far Left".
Supporting basic civil rights law, or minimal gun control? Leftist radical.
Support libraries, food stamps, public health law? Makes me a Communist.
So really - I just can't say anymore. Maybe I'll just pass on the labels altogether.


You're an independent human being not being led by the nose. Good for you.
 
2022-12-03 2:01:30 PM  

Concrete Donkey: Thats because almost every single lawyer who goes after the job does it for the money, not because they actually care about helping people


Caring about people doesn't usually put a roof over your head or a meal in your belly.  Why should lawyers who have to spend tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands in education have to go without getting paid for their skill and training.  The fact that so many lawyers do pro bono work shows how generous they can be.  We don't see many volunteer truckers, or electricians, or store clerks out there doing it for the love of their community and because they care about people rather than getting paid.
 
2022-12-03 2:04:36 PM  
I can't sue? That's not fair? I'm gonna sue!
 
2022-12-03 2:08:17 PM  
Sue

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2022-12-03 2:09:17 PM  

jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.


No, but it is chock full of self centered assholes, and and endless supply of "project managers" straight out of Cleveland

I was born and raised there, and when I go back to So Cal, I feel the blood and soil  of my roots there, but it's overrun by too many assholes and the cost of living vs benefits of living there is a totally losing equation

I suspect those might be related. As in if people weren't so stressed just trying to survive, working jobs they hate just to pay the ass raping rents, food costs and service fees they might not be such assholes and actually smile more

Want to play a game? Smile and say hello to a randos walking down the street on Market Street in SF or on Hollywood Blvd and see how long it takes for the police to get called
 
2022-12-03 2:11:13 PM  

jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.


100%!1!1!!! Move to Butte Montana or Boise Idaho. Paradise awaits! If you tell them you're escaping California I hear they'll throw a parade and decorate your car!
 
2022-12-03 2:13:28 PM  

Concrete Donkey: Thats because almost every single lawyer who goes after the job does it for the money, not because they actually care about helping people


That's true for pretty much every job except "monk." How many drywallers do you know who do it for the love of the trade?
 
2022-12-03 2:13:49 PM  

OccamsWhiskers: ltdanman44: jso2897: It's the God's truth people. California is a smoking hell-pit of destruction and failure.
Whatever you do, stay the hell out of this godforsaken place.
There are no jobs here, nothing to eat, the Mexican drug gangs run everything, and all streets are knee-deep in human poop.
Unless you are a wealthy tourist, in which case don't stay any longer than you need to spend all your disposable income and then get the f**k out of here.
Take my word for it. Under no circumstances would you want to come here for any other reason.

I thought it was liberal paradise

No, it's a nightmare where everyone has fled the massive population of people willing to pay its premium cost of living.


Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
 
2022-12-03 2:14:29 PM  

AllerJeez: Fereals: CrazyCurt: Heck, in California's less populated regions things are still settled with either a beer or a gun. Remember folks your cowboy westerns were based on California shenanigans.

/ Except for Tombstone.

The 'wild' west was really not all that violent compared to anywhere else at the time. That was all invented for movies.

When you look into genuine real life gunfights there were barely a handful.
Even less than in the average Hollywood (based on a real life event) cash grabber.


And most of the gunfighters were unhinged civil wars vets with all sorts of ptsd,
 
2022-12-03 2:19:45 PM  

stevesporn2000: Concrete Donkey: Thats because almost every single lawyer who goes after the job does it for the money, not because they actually care about helping people

That's true for pretty much every job except "monk." How many drywallers do you know who do it for the love of the trade?


I would add pornstar to the exemption list.
 
2022-12-03 2:20:14 PM  
Nobody can afford to live in California...there's too many people there! ;)
 
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