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The 5 places that could become US States in our lifetime

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by MayrMeninoCrash, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Finally, I've always wanted to live in a country with 62 states! :icon_mrgr

    Surprised Iraq and Afganistan didn't make the list
     
  2. Don the Radio Guy

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    Fuck this article. D.C. isn't a state for a very good reason.
     
  3. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Marion Barry would make a shitty governor??
     
  4. JonBenetRamsey

    JonBenetRamsey well shit the bed

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    puerto rico will never be a state. they get the perks without the hassle.
     
  5. Voss's Tumor

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    A very good reason that's completely ignored by every politician who's ever lived. The whole DC thing probably angers me more than anything in modern government.
     
  6. Cool Dude

    Cool Dude New Wackbag

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    I don't see any of those places becoming a state.
     
  7. LineBackerU

    LineBackerU aMURICA, Fuck Yeah!
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    That is flat out idiotic. The UK won't even completely commit to the EU with a sizable portion of the population wanting to leave it entirely, why the hell would they be willing to give up their sovereignty to Washington D.C.? Also what about Northern Ireland? They want their freedom from British rule. After centuries of fighting are they really going to accept American rule instead of their own Irish rule? Of course not.
     
  8. LineBackerU

    LineBackerU aMURICA, Fuck Yeah!
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    double post
     
  9. Don the Radio Guy

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    Our days of growing are over. If things get bad enough we might see a contraction in our lifetime, but even that is doubtful.
     
  10. CousinDave

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    Those advocating DC becoming a state call it New Columbia, but it will never under and circumstances become a state. I think the idea of returning the area to Maryland might be a very good idea.


    Puerto Rico should already be a US state, its a disgrace that a shit hole like Hawaii is and Puerto Rico isn't - aside from the tourist destinations & military facilities, Hawaii is an embarrassment to the rest of the country. The citizens of Puerto Rico don't pay fed income taxes, but they do pay social security, medicare, etc... taxes - exact opposite of the Amish

    I really think the Governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuño should be Romney's VP, who can run for and be elected POTUS but can't vote for POTUS.

    NYC is interesting as its own state, never really thought much about that. I'm sure the rest of NY state would love the idea.

    I gotta say No, No, No on Cuba, once the Kennedy embargo against Cuba is lifted, the Castro regime will finally collapse. I think the people of Cuba will deserve a chance to be a free country, sometime after that if they're interested in becoming a US state then and only then should it be considered.


    If there is some form of evil divine, supernatural, extraterrestrial interference and the current POTUS is reelected in November, I wouldn't support the UK becoming a state(s), but I would support reunification and have the Queen request the House of Commons to appoint a provisional governor to replace the office of POTUS.


    I really think the providences and territories of Canada should become US States. Canada shouldn't be an independent country. the 35-50 million citizens of Canada could easily be absorbed into the US economy along with all the natural resources Canada has and it would get a good economic deal for everyone.


    Oh and what about kicking some states out of the country. I think Michigan needs to be given one last chance to get their act together or face expulsion from the union, California would be next - tell those fuckos they have 3 years to fix things or its La Raza for them. Under that threat, they'd probably have a budget surplus within 6 months and they'd start building bridges out of solid gold
     
  11. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    50 is too perfect of a nice round number and who wants to bother with changing all the flags to a new design?
     
  12. CousinDave

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    I don't think that's the case anymore, at least in the case of Social Security & Medicare - as a whole they're putting more in than they are taking out.

    Which when you think about it, is the point to having colonies in the first place.

    A lot of US economic problems could be solved if we started colonizing parts of this world again. Basically make an agrement with China, Russia, & India about how the 4 of us could divide the world up into 4 empires, and I'm happy to say right from the start that the Chinese get the Muslims. Maybe give Germany 90 days to unite Europe and they could become the 5th empire other wise Europe goes Russia. India gets most of Africa unless they want to trade Africa to the Chinese for the Muslims. The US gets all of North & South America, Japan, South Korea, & Australia - unless Germany gets a slice.
     
  13. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    How very trendy.
     
  14. ProflyerXM

    ProflyerXM Not an attention seeker

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    Somewhere in LA Bill Burr's head just exploded.

    I have a really tough time buying any of this new world order stuff. There is no way. absolutely NO WAY that the current generation of people around the world would agree to be divvied up like that.

    Shit, if we're gonna do something like that maybe we should just go with what Patrice said about making fewer states.

    Washington gets Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
    California gets Nevada and Utah.
    Texas gets all of the south west and mid west not already claimed up through Missouri.
    Florida gets the south east.
    New York gets the entire eastern seaboard not already claimed and Illinois gets whatever is left over.

    There ya go, 6 states. My job here is done.
     
  15. ProflyerXM

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    Double post.
     
  16. Psychopath

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    I wouldn't mind. I have always found that I liked the original Betsy Ross design. The flag with the circle of stars could make a comeback with new states.
     
  17. Party Rooster

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    Not quite I guess, huh? :action-sm
     
  18. mikeybot

    mikeybot SPANAKOPITA!!!

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    PR is never going to agree to statehood. They currently have all the benefits of it without taxes. The entire country would have to become retarded to vote for it unless the gov't threatened them.
     
  19. NuttyJim

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    Whats wrong with the fiddy-seven states we got?
     
  20. OilyJillFart

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    Perqs.
    Other than that you're absolutely right.
    So is Don in saying we are done growing for the forseeable future. Cheap energy is gone and so is everything else that could be pulled out of the ground or cut down for nearly free. Everything costs too much to warrant expansion, we're going to be in contraction more for a few generations at least.
    Detroit shrinking its borders is a start.
     
  21. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Good one. Brilliant. Just brilliant insight into how the world works.
     
  22. The Godfather

    The Godfather Spark it up for The Godfather and say!!!!!

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    I agree. The union is weaker than ever, not stronger. I would say secession and less states is more likely than more states (even more so when your talking about places Cuba and the UK..)
     
  23. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Might as well put Atlantis on the list.
     
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  25. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    California has the fifth largest economy in the world. Joke about it all you want, but we'd be perfectly fine if we didn't have to send our tithe to Mama Washington every month.

    That one year of 49 stars was really awkward. My OCD went crazy.
     

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