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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2015, 11:02:31 PM »
The Confederate flag crowd got me really thinking about this.  I merely thought, maybe they are right.  Maybe we don't belong together.

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2015, 11:05:25 PM »
Maybe I should start one of those kick starter initiatives to raise money for the startup costs for the Confederacy (or whatever the non-United States entities want to be called), just to help smooth their transition.

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2015, 11:06:03 PM »
Pete, just wait for the really whiny conservative boomers to die out and we'll be good in like 30 years until China invades us over [insert scarce natural resource here] and then we can all make the Fallout series come to life and I can finally explode giant mutant scorpions with football helmets shot out of a vacuum cannon

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2015, 11:13:42 PM »
Pete, just wait for the really whiny conservative boomers to die out and we'll be good in like 30 years until China invades us over [insert scarce natural resource here] and then we can all make the Fallout series come to life and I can finally explode giant mutant scorpions with football helmets shot out of a vacuum cannon
When I was a young boy growing up in Kansas, I had an old racist war vet barber, and we had the following conversation:

Orwvb: Do you know why China would never invade the US?

Me: I like football!

Orwvb: Because they look at every single citizen as a potential soldier, since we have the constitutional right to own firearms.

Hopefully that doesn't change in 30 years.

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Breaking up the United States
« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2015, 11:14:20 PM »
The most significant economic obstacle is probably the emotional impact on decision making in foreign relations and trade between the Nations.

I bet there (sp) would be some very irrational behavior that would stifle trade.
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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2015, 11:16:35 PM »
Pete, just wait for the really whiny conservative boomers to die out and we'll be good in like 30 years until China invades us over [insert scarce natural resource here] and then we can all make the Fallout series come to life and I can finally explode giant mutant scorpions with football helmets shot out of a vacuum cannon
When I was a young boy growing up in Kansas, I had an old racist war vet barber, and we had the following conversation:

Orwvb: Do you know why China would never invade the US?

Me: I like football!

Orwvb: Because they look at every single citizen as a potential soldier, since we have the constitutional right to own firearms.

Hopefully that doesn't change in 30 years.

I think we had the same childhood

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #56 on: July 16, 2015, 11:16:41 PM »

Pete, just wait for the really whiny conservative boomers to die out and we'll be good in like 30 years until China invades us over [insert scarce natural resource here] and then we can all make the Fallout series come to life and I can finally explode giant mutant scorpions with football helmets shot out of a vacuum cannon
When I was a young boy growing up in Kansas, I had an old racist war vet barber, and we had the following conversation:

Orwvb: Do you know why China would never invade the US?

Me: I like football!

Orwvb: Because they look at every single citizen as a potential soldier, since we have the constitutional right to own firearms.

Hopefully that doesn't change in 30 years.


Well, China can still prohibit that right and simultaneously arm an invasion force that quadruples our population, right?

I think we are safe from China until we have something that they need.  Right now, we would be nothing but a pain in their ass. 

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #57 on: July 16, 2015, 11:18:33 PM »
We should probably just roll with the status quo is what I'm thinking.

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #58 on: July 16, 2015, 11:18:45 PM »
New York City would probably turn into a hell hole, OR the greatest free trade zone the world has ever seen (improving upon itself).

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #59 on: July 16, 2015, 11:19:41 PM »

We should probably just roll with the status quo is what I'm thinking.

Don't be lazy, Spracne.  We might be onto something here.

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2015, 11:20:57 PM »
Canada builds the Keystone pipeline in this model.  No stopping that.

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #61 on: July 16, 2015, 11:21:54 PM »
Canada then doubles down with two water pipelines to California and New Mexico.

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2015, 11:23:13 PM »
I dont like it, Pete. I don't like it at all.

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2015, 11:24:54 PM »

I dont like it, Pete. I don't like it at all.

What is your favorite part of the SEC?

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #64 on: July 16, 2015, 11:25:28 PM »
I mean culturally, and what you "get" from those areas.

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #65 on: July 16, 2015, 11:26:43 PM »
I like living here, Pete. I wouldn't mind living in MHK again. Why take those options away?

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Re: Breaking up the United States
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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #67 on: July 16, 2015, 11:28:25 PM »

I like living here, Pete. I wouldn't mind living in MHK again. Why take those options away?

It wouldn't HAVE to be taken away. 

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #68 on: July 16, 2015, 11:29:53 PM »

I dont like it, Pete. I don't like it at all.

What is your favorite part of the SEC?
I appreciate the regulation of the banking industry.  What are you getting at?

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #69 on: July 16, 2015, 11:30:45 PM »
The Confederate flag crowd got me really thinking about this.  I merely thought, maybe they are right.  Maybe we don't belong together.

1850s America needed gE.

This is probably too complicated now.

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2015, 11:34:26 PM »


I dont like it, Pete. I don't like it at all.

What is your favorite part of the SEC?
I appreciate the regulation of the banking industry.  What are you getting at?

You rascal!  The South you silly willy!

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #71 on: July 16, 2015, 11:34:51 PM »

I like living here, Pete. I wouldn't mind living in MHK again. Why take those options away?

It wouldn't HAVE to be taken away.

I'm a nonbeliever and fairly liberal and sometimes outspoken about it. I also don't own a gun. I also live in a city that the rest of Texas resents the hell out of and the legislature tries to crap on it every chance it gets. You can understand how this would make me uncomfortable.

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #72 on: July 16, 2015, 11:35:23 PM »
I dont have an affinity for the south at all.  I guess the Florida Keys.

@Pete re: fave part of SEC question

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #73 on: July 16, 2015, 11:36:42 PM »

The Confederate flag crowd got me really thinking about this.  I merely thought, maybe they are right.  Maybe we don't belong together.

1850s America needed gE.

This is probably too complicated now.

"Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall." 

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Re: Breaking up the United States
« Reply #74 on: July 16, 2015, 11:37:31 PM »
i like the idea of adding canada, mexico and the eu.
meanwhile, france appears to have made a socially liberal, business-friendly technocrat its emperor.