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ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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Posted: July 11, 2011, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

No offense ttech but I can't believe you've visited San Francisco if you're thinking about moving there.

I never saw so many bums, weirdos, perverts and scuzzy slimebag libs as I did in that place.

I couldn't wait to get out of there.

Alcatraz was cool though.

Ha, none taken.

It would definitely be the last of my choices of Texas, NYC and California and it would be more around San Jose than SF. The main reason I'd pick SF is for it's tech-connectedness, what with Apple and Google both being headquartered there. Also aside from those people it looks nice there with some good scenery, but really I haven't given SF much thought as to whether I would ever move there. Most likely not, but if I were to ever move to CA it would be the Hollywood Hills (or just the Santa Monica area, more realistically thinking) or the SF area.

But honestly if I did win the lottery there's a 80% chance I'll stay here in Texas (good open roads to just go and drive) and 19% chance I'd move to NYC with that low 1% chance I'd go to CA (I'd want a house in that nice warm location and while I'm not the biggest fan of CA I'm even less a fan of Florida... nothing against you memebers that live there, I just hear the humidity is terrible out that way and having dealt with Houston I don't want that). The thought of California only really comes in once the jackpot is really up there and I could picture owning a second house (granted a "cheaper" one) in CA.

 

It's all just fun daydreams though, if I actually ever do win I think most every plan I've dreamt up would be thrown out the window I'd have a serious sit down and plan things out.

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    Posted: July 12, 2011, 8:27 am - IP Logged

    I've gone and looked at that land in Wyoming.

    Make sure you love flat grassland without a tree in sight for a hundred miles or so and not much to see or do anywhere around you.

    Even if you go to the two biggest cities, Cheyenne (pop. 55,000) and Casper (pop. 51,000), there ain't much to see or do there either.

    Otherwise it's great, almost no libs, low crime and the least taxes in the country.

    I found this nice piece of land.

    http://www.eranches.com/bear-lodge-retreat.htm

    Yes, no super entertainment. But if you need a grocery store it's 2 miles away. Anything really necessary is there. Or More stuff in Spearfish or Rapid City or Gillette.

    2 miles from town yet very remote. Big enough piece of land where you could be off the road and out of sight of prying eyes. Nobody knocking at your door. I like remote but to a point. Seems like the best of both worlds. Black hills 40 miles away.

    Next to nothing in taxes.

    But I could create my own planet. I would set up a survival house there. Would build it only on the grid to dump my unneeded power. Otherwise I would grow most of my own food, create and store my own energy. Collect and store my water. Have a nice safe with a few million in gold.  Store up a few years of supplies. Get that new Tesla S electric car that is coming out next year so I can create my own power for the car. Be totally prepared for the Apocalypse. Live in comfort and reasonable luxury, yet be able to survive if the wort happens.

    Like I said, closest thing to having my own planet.

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      Posted: July 12, 2011, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

      I found this nice piece of land.

      http://www.eranches.com/bear-lodge-retreat.htm

      Yes, no super entertainment. But if you need a grocery store it's 2 miles away. Anything really necessary is there. Or More stuff in Spearfish or Rapid City or Gillette.

      2 miles from town yet very remote. Big enough piece of land where you could be off the road and out of sight of prying eyes. Nobody knocking at your door. I like remote but to a point. Seems like the best of both worlds. Black hills 40 miles away.

      Next to nothing in taxes.

      But I could create my own planet. I would set up a survival house there. Would build it only on the grid to dump my unneeded power. Otherwise I would grow most of my own food, create and store my own energy. Collect and store my water. Have a nice safe with a few million in gold.  Store up a few years of supplies. Get that new Tesla S electric car that is coming out next year so I can create my own power for the car. Be totally prepared for the Apocalypse. Live in comfort and reasonable luxury, yet be able to survive if the wort happens.

      Like I said, closest thing to having my own planet.

      Lurking

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: July 12, 2011, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

        I found this nice piece of land.

        http://www.eranches.com/bear-lodge-retreat.htm

        Yes, no super entertainment. But if you need a grocery store it's 2 miles away. Anything really necessary is there. Or More stuff in Spearfish or Rapid City or Gillette.

        2 miles from town yet very remote. Big enough piece of land where you could be off the road and out of sight of prying eyes. Nobody knocking at your door. I like remote but to a point. Seems like the best of both worlds. Black hills 40 miles away.

        Next to nothing in taxes.

        But I could create my own planet. I would set up a survival house there. Would build it only on the grid to dump my unneeded power. Otherwise I would grow most of my own food, create and store my own energy. Collect and store my water. Have a nice safe with a few million in gold.  Store up a few years of supplies. Get that new Tesla S electric car that is coming out next year so I can create my own power for the car. Be totally prepared for the Apocalypse. Live in comfort and reasonable luxury, yet be able to survive if the wort happens.

        Like I said, closest thing to having my own planet.

        Looks really nice, Mark.

        Hope you're able to do it.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: July 12, 2011, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

          I was wondering if a younger than 55 year old lottery winner would be considered a retiree. The zero state tax was on SS earnings and some of the states had limits on pension exemptions.

          If they ask me where I'm planning on retiring to after winning a huge jackpot, my reply will be "anywhere I want".

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            Posted: July 15, 2011, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

            This is from 2008... but I can dream right????

             

            http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-13-cityforsale_N.htm

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              Posted: July 15, 2011, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

              This is from 2008... but I can dream right????

               

              http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-07-13-cityforsale_N.htm

              Green laugh@ Mr Putzen-Smith

               

              thar be plenty of interesting ghost towns out thar if one had the itch and or nerve

              http://www.ghosttowns.com

              http://www.americanghosttowns.us

               

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                Posted: July 15, 2011, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

                Two Guns AZ.

                I always wanted to buy this place. I have been out there many times and explored every part of it, even walked down the canyon for quite a ways (it's loaded with diamondbacks and scorpions). The cave there that the Apaches hid in from the Navajos after they stole their horses goes in for seven miles I was told and the entrance is in the canyon. I didn't walk far enough to reach it though.

                I just looked it up again now and it was just sold to Russel Crowe. He's going to make a movie there called Two Guns, a remake of West World, where all the gunslingers are robots. I saw West World years ago, good movie.

                But apparently I won't be going to buy Two Guns anymore.

                http://twogunsarizona.com/about/


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: July 15, 2011, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Two Guns AZ.

                  I always wanted to buy this place. I have been out there many times and explored every part of it, even walked down the canyon for quite a ways (it's loaded with diamondbacks and scorpions). The cave there that the Apaches hid in from the Navajos after they stole their horses goes in for seven miles I was told and the entrance is in the canyon. I didn't walk far enough to reach it though.

                  I just looked it up again now and it was just sold to Russel Crowe. He's going to make a movie there called Two Guns, a remake of West World, where all the gunslingers are robots. I saw West World years ago, good movie.

                  But apparently I won't be going to buy Two Guns anymore.

                  http://twogunsarizona.com/about/

                  been to many of these towns,specially the nevada and so cali.ones did't know of two guns,but just the names of these towns make me want to see them. some in NV. are so remote the closest you can get is,like 10 mi from the h/way.

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                    been to many of these towns,specially the nevada and so cali.ones did't know of two guns,but just the names of these towns make me want to see them. some in NV. are so remote the closest you can get is,like 10 mi from the h/way.

                    Yeah, I went to just about every ghost town site in AZ.

                    The problem is that with 99% of em there's nothing much to see there but foundations. Back in those days when a town died, people would dismantle everything and take the lumber to build new houses somewhere else. The ones that did survive intact, most of em were destroyed by vandals and arsonists.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Posted: July 16, 2011, 11:56 pm - IP Logged

                      Looks really nice, Mark.

                      Hope you're able to do it.

                      Not on my $2 winnings tonight!  :-(

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                        Posted: July 17, 2011, 7:01 am - IP Logged

                        Not on my $2 winnings tonight!  :-(

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                          Posted: July 17, 2011, 7:14 am - IP Logged

                          Two Guns AZ.

                          I always wanted to buy this place. I have been out there many times and explored every part of it, even walked down the canyon for quite a ways (it's loaded with diamondbacks and scorpions). The cave there that the Apaches hid in from the Navajos after they stole their horses goes in for seven miles I was told and the entrance is in the canyon. I didn't walk far enough to reach it though.

                          I just looked it up again now and it was just sold to Russel Crowe. He's going to make a movie there called Two Guns, a remake of West World, where all the gunslingers are robots. I saw West World years ago, good movie.

                          But apparently I won't be going to buy Two Guns anymore.

                          http://twogunsarizona.com/about/

                          Russel will defeat the robots by throwing telephones at them.LOL

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