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Old 02-19-2006, 05:41 PM   #21
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Any jews or muslims allowed in texas hill country??
Even though it appears you are baiting those of us who live in the area, the short answer is yes. There is more religious diversity than one would expect. Within a few miles of me there is a Buddhist temple, Sikh house of worship, and two synagogues. One of the candidates running for governor is a guy by the name of Kinky Freeman, who once had a band called "Kinky Freeman and the Texas Jewboys". Mr. Freeman owns a ranch in the hill country, which is also an animal refuge.

One of my former co-workers' sister is a rabbi (yes, I said sister).

And Wildcat, don't pay any attention to Ol Rancher. Most of us down here know you use corn to either feed cattle or make whiskey. The cobs are of no use since the local grocery started stocking Charmin.

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* * There is a fair amount of religious diversity in Texas Hill Country. In this rural cattle county there is a Greek Orthodox monastary and the nearest town of 1200 has 17 different churches. I know of a Hindu temple in the next county but to be truthful I know of no mosque.

* *As for the ( Yeah Right !) remark, I have no reason to show you any disrespect but, the handle 'Cool Dood' implies a certain lack of savoir faire. Perhaps as a retiree and of mature age and former science teacher, such a name evokes a less than serious response after having taught so many ' Cool Dudes'* of* high school age.
* This forum is open to all and your questions are earnest and have been honestly answered thus far. I would have expected such a handle on MySpace.com rather than a forum on early retirement.
* I wish you good fortune and readily admit my life planning until age 40 was in 5 year blocks. You have* the advantage of time and long term outlook, I have had the advantage of demographics.
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a band called "Kinky Freeman and the Texas Jewboys".* Mr. Freeman owns a ranch in the hill country, which is also an animal refuge.


Just who are you calling animals

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Sorry Ol Rancher, I'm afraid we're going to have to pull your application for Chief of Public Relations for the Texas Hill Country.
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.* And for wildcat, I got a corn cob here I can put in place for him if he holds still.
You are gittin off light Wildcat, he coulda said "git a rope."
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:41 PM   #26
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Just who are you calling animals

He's been called worse I'm sure. But I don't think of him as an animal, just kinky.

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Not fair, you get Kinky Freedman and we are stuck with The Terminator. Seems like it should be the other way around.
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* 'Chief of Public Relations' sounds like something thought up in Austin by some state task force.

* I might owe some alligence to the Republic of Texas.

* The big issue around here is how to defy the upcoming attempt to electronically tag every livestock animal in the state. What they can count can be taxed and what they can track can be recorded.
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:50 PM   #29
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Not fair, you get Kinky Freedman and we are stuck with The Terminator. Seems like it should be the other way around.
Guess life's just not fair.

Gotta love Kinky's campaign slogans: "Why the Hell not?" and "How hard could it be?"

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There is a fair amount of religious diversity in Texas Hill Country. In this rural cattle county there is a Greek Orthodox monastary and the nearest town of 1200 has 17 different churches. I know of a Hindu temple in the next county but to be truthful I know of no mosque.

As for the ( Yeah Right !) remark, I have no reason to show you any disrespect but, the handle 'Cool Dood' implies a certain lack of savoir faire. Perhaps as a retiree and of mature age and former science teacher, such a name evokes a less than serious response after having taught so many ' Cool Dudes' of high school age.
This forum is open to all and your questions are earnest and have been honestly answered thus far. I would have expected such a handle on MySpace.com rather than a forum on early retirement.
I wish you good fortune and readily admit my life planning until age 40 was in 5 year blocks. You have the advantage of time and long term outlook, I have had the advantage of demographics.
Jeez, talk all you want about the tolerance and diversity of Hill Country, then you discriminate against me on the basis of internet alias?
Seriously, if you want to pick on me for lack of savoir faire, there are better targets to choose from than a tongue-in-cheek pseudonym

FWIW I'm not a teenager or a myspace user and my financial planning is probably of about the same order as a middle-aged FIRE wannabe (and my finances are probably more advanced, adjusting for age). Anyway, I'm not here to start fights, I don't really care whether you patronize me or anything, jes' curious where that came from
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* 'Chief of Public Relations' sounds like something thought up in Austin by some state task force.
The rest of you guys forget that Ol' Rancher is in charge of keeping them there furriners OUT of Texas... if every poster who wants to move to Texas was made welcome, California would empty out before the end of the month. But don't worry, I promise to stay away. I'm glad guys like you are living in Texas so that guys like me don't have to.

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The big issue around here is how to defy the upcoming attempt to electronically tag every livestock animal in the state. What they can count can be taxed and what they can track can be recorded.
Hmmmm, so if this pilot program is a success then they'll be ready to expand the tagging to taxpayers?

If every animal is chipped and people have a motive to mess with the revenuers, this puts a whole new meaning on the phrase "cow hacker"...
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Careful, Nords, another place on my list is Hawaii.....
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if every poster who wants to move to Texas was made welcome, California would empty out before the end of the month.
You must be smoking those unfiltered bad-boys
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:36 PM   #34
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* The big issue around here is how to defy the upcoming attempt to electronically tag every livestock animal in the state. What they can count can be taxed and what they can track can be recorded.
Neat, we know where every cow is but our borders are wide open. Whats wrong with this picture?
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:19 AM   #35
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Neat, we know where every cow is but our borders are wide open. Whats wrong with this picture?
Maybe we should follow the lead of our friends to the North...

Border guards flee danger in Canada

By Sam Howe Verhovek
Los Angeles Times


...Roughly a dozen times in the last four months, Canadian border guards, who unlike their U.S. counterparts are unarmed, have left their posts in response to reports of dangerous suspects heading north.

The walk-offs, spanning the border at posts from Washington to New York, have closed the crossings for periods of a few minutes to as much as several hours. In the most recent case Feb. 10, traffic heading from Blaine into British Columbia was backed up for three hours after Canadian guards left their posts in response to a report that a murder suspect from the Seattle area might be headed their way.


http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journal...n/13917126.htm

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Careful, Nords, another place on my list is Hawaii.....
E komo mai, brah, plenny room for all!

I grew up near Pittsburgh so I understand your feelings about cold weather. I've never stayed in Texas, but I'm also pretty sure that the surfing is better in Hawaii than in the hill country.

Next time you're researching, try HawaiiAnswers.com and the state's propaganda website. If you're still interested after that, I have more.
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Next time you're researching, try HawaiiAnswers.com and the state's propaganda website. If you're still interested after that, I have more.
Thanks, mate -- I've just been reading up on it, and will now look into your links. Don't be surprised if I'm back for more...
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:33 PM   #38
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Nords is correct about a group of Texans here who would rather not read about wonderful Texas HC.

I am one of them, so anytime I read of someone promoting moving here I try to use a dose of reality to dissuade more people arriving to hasten the approaching enviornmental and social crises looming as San Antonio and Austin boomers bring there rudeness, all night vapor lights, lawn watering needs, demand for trendy shopping, left politics, well drilling, building covenents, taxes, and so much more that has destroyed the last bit of Texas character in Travis county.

It's been a long time since anyone claimed Austin was 'laid back' or 'quaint' or 'charming', but this was discussed in past threads. So if I come off as less than 'Texas Friendly', so be it.

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So if I come off as less than 'Texas Friendly', so be it.
Ol_Rancher, your Official Curmudgeon Badge is in the mail.

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Hey, no problem, Ol_Rancher, I understand and sort of figured as much. As I say, I don't know you and it doesn't bother me if anyone's "rude" on here, if ya can't take even that then there are few places in this world you'll be happy, anyway...
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