Californians:

Californians:

Californians:

So as not to be outdone by all the Redneck, Hillbilly, and Texan jokes, somebody came up with this.

You know you're from California if:

1. Your coworker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.

2. You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house.

3. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English.

4. Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and is named Flower.

5. You can't remember . . . is pot illegal?

6. You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.

7. You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.

8. You can't remember . . . is pot illegal?

9. A really great parking space can totally move you to tears.

10. Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S.

11. Unlike back home, the guy sitting in Starbucks at 8:30 a.m. wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney really IS George Clooney.

12. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.

13. You can't remember . . . is pot illegal?

14. It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: 'STORM WATCH.'

15. You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with their cell phones or iPods.

16. It's barely sprinkling rain outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents.

17. HEY!!!! Is pot illegal????

18. Both you AND your dog have therapists, psychics, personal trainers and cosmetic surgeons.

19. The Terminator is your governor.

20. If you drive illegally, they take your driver's license. If you're here illegally, they want to give you one!

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:12 PM

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:32 PM

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always hated cali

and i keep my trucks out of it...won't shed a tear if the big one does strike

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:32 PM

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jacuzzi nuts

still got to pour out some liquor for ol reginald

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:23 PM

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I can have beachfront property, without the Hollywierds....

5 years 14 weeks ago, 12:30 AM

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Hey samD!!

ssooooo...What's up with pot?! Read the whole thing and didn't get an answer! LOL

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 12:41 AM

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Not positive but think if you go to Wash, or Origon its decriminalized to the point of a non crime..Which is as it should be, they could tax it and take care of a major problem.. plus stop the illegal crime that goes with it.. The only q i have is if its a "gateway" drug, and i honestly don't know. I do know that its a lot better for all than Cigs are Alcohol..

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 12:48 AM

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do they still prescribe pot to help with that?

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:01 AM

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yep, i think so..

and i know they passed the medical mj issue, some states have fought it but think thats really stupid.. I kid about smoking and all, but actually did smoke a lot back in the 70's and 80's.. I thought it would be a prob when i joined the dept. but it wasnt due to the time frame, when i joined in the late 80's the logic was that if you were street smart (and man was i) then you would work well with the Inmates.. which was the case.. OK so then in the late 90's we got a LOT more professional, we really are LE certifified now..which is diffrent than most corrections which are sort of the red haired step child of the LE community.. Anyway, this happened as part of a real turn around in the quality of Staffing.. Some of us old timers could not be rehired if we left due to our "background".. So i was sorta grandfathered in..

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:07 AM

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there was more control over the prisoners in the time frame you was talking about and what started happening in the 90's? You can answer that better than anyone. Some are all convict material we just know what side of the line to stand on!

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:29 AM

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dont want to get off on a tanget here. But there are more locked up today than ever..by a HUGE number. example i went to work .. and we toped a mil inmates in 1990 for the first time (nation wide) took forever to get to that obviously.. ok now like two decades later and were up almost 25 percent.. thats HUGE..and the thing is there all gona get out.. so issue one is (besides the obvious keeping them there) somehow keeping them from coming back..(recidivism is real bad, like over 50%) and keeping it from being a training grounds (like a mil A or B school)... And yes all of us who were street smart had a better relationship with the inmates..
I dont know, its not the major problem were facing right now in the nation so.. sorta back burner stuff.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:36 AM

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small %'s mean everything and as long as we let first time violent offenders off easy because they made a "mistake" we will be at this point. The street smart people should still be in charge..they knew how far to let something go and when something needed to be ended...I'll leave it at ended bro.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:53 AM

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all about $ mike

Big surprise huh.. The decision to parole or not is primarily governed by one thig, and one thing only.. $, Course they make a big production of everything but the $ involved, but when the cameras are turnes off the truth comes out.. and it is always based on either over crowding or straight budget issues.. sad but true.. Tell me about good stuff.. getting tired, and tired of negative stuff... Come on mr positive..talk to me..

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:55 AM

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another Mike... hi pard.. welcome to the late shift..

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 1:59 AM

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told jiyanz we would be deckhands and float around the islands...get resume and pasport ready!LOL

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:12 AM

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I would love to go back.. Came real close to going over to Iraq in 2002, this was when Haliburtan had the security contracts. (not the black water guys, talking prison stuff) lost one of my Sgts who went over for the money, they were paying supervisors like 3 to 4 times our current sal. we had offers that were real hard to turn down..But Mom was ill at the time COPD, and we knew that we'd lose her.. and had moved to be close to her, so actually it was a simple dicision.. funny thing is it would have been the same abu grade that was all the problems..

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 2:18 AM

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If you would have went earlier...say around end 01 we might have swapped shit then....probably shouldn't have posted that...but I have had a few cold ones.

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