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[–] leurenmoret ago 

California has the 7th largest economy of all the countries in the world, and it's just one STATE out of 50 in the US. They have every climate zone, and many special microclimates, so they can grow subtropical to alpine flora. They grow 95% of the tomatoes for tomato products in the US. Have you ever been in a tomato fight in a big field with really ripe tomatoes to throw? I have. Have you ever driven a tomato harvester with 100 people on it sorting tomatoes? I have. Have you ever done a Caesarian on a cow? I had some help, the UC Davis student vet team came out to my barn, the surgery cost $32, I sat on the heifer's head, and it took the students about 5 hours to do the surgery and sew up 5 layers before they were finished. Have you ever been to the wine country in Napa or Sonoma? We went as UCD students and stayed in old prune orchard stone buildings at small winerys where our friends were working as onologists and viticulturalists. California is a real blast in the country, and people are much more social and interdependent AND dependent because they need each other. Have you ever driven circles - in a 65 VW bug in a big field - around a big macho farmer in a 4X4 fancy heavy engine work truck? I have, and he almost squeezed me to death with his hands around my neck, so I went and told his Spanish grandmother and he got into a lot of trouble. Yeah, I like country life a lot, never a dull moment.