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51 States...not really news?

Postby canaan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:39 pm

Puerto Rico voted to join the union and, pending congressional approval, will be the 51st state.

y no one care?
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:40 pm

speak spanish ur in americuh.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby canaan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:40 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:speak spanish ur in americuh.

cinquenta y uno estados or something.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:41 pm

Muy bien
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby jprolley on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:41 pm

the annexation of puerto rico > fake 23 blast with a back side george reverse
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby count2infinity on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:42 pm

it'll be a boost to the American economy to add a state. Everyone will need a new flag and thus new jobs will arise.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby mac5155 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:43 pm

count2infinity wrote:it'll be a boost to the American economy to add a state. Everyone will need a new flag and thus new jobs will arise.


...in China
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:43 pm

jprolley wrote:the annexation of puerto rico > fake 23 blast with a back side george reverse


:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Rylan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:43 pm

Ugh the flag will look funny with an odd number. Combine the Dakotas!
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby AlexPKeaton on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:48 pm

I think they have to go through another round of voting in Puerto Rico. The vote was convoluted:

The two-part referendum asked whether the island wanted to change its 114-year relationship with the United States. Nearly 54 percent, or 922,374 people, sought to change it, while 46 percent, or 786,749 people, favored the status quo. Ninety-six percent of 1,643 precincts were reporting as of early Wednesday.

The second question asked voters to choose from three options, with statehood by far the favorite, garnering 61 percent. Sovereign free association, which would have allowed for more autonomy, received 33 percent, while independence got 5 percent.


So to me that means 61% of the people who voted to change it (54% overall) wanted to join the US.

So that is like 33% overall voted to join the US lol.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Tomas on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:50 pm

Rylan wrote:Ugh the flag will look funny with an odd number. Combine the Dakotas!


Expel Florida! :twisted:
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Rylan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:50 pm

or that Tomas. I like that one.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby redwill on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:51 pm

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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Pitts on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:53 pm

canaan wrote:Puerto Rico voted to join the union and, pending congressional approval, will be the 51st state.

y no one care?

They've basically been a state for, like, forever.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby TheHammer24 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:54 pm

Congress ultimately has to approve any change in status for the island and U.S. political leaders have long said that a prerequisite would include clear demonstration of popular support for a particular status.

Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, a member of the pro-statehood party and a Democrat who serves as the island's non-voting member of Congress won reelection with just over 48 percent of the vote. He said that he would present the results of the referendum to the Obama administration with the hopes of moving forward on statehood.

"The ball is now in Congress' court and Congress will have to react to this result," Pierluisi said, according to the Associated Press. "This is a clear result that says 'no' to the current status."
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby count2infinity on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:54 pm

I like this design:

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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby mac5155 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:55 pm

I dunno why they'd wanna join this country judging from 7/8 of my facebook feed.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby canaan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:56 pm

mac5155 wrote:I dunno why they'd wanna join this country judging from 7/8 of my facebook feed.

so they can get on teh wellfarez
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby TheHammer24 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:57 pm

If this really goes to Congress, it will come down to where each party thinks those three electoral votes will go.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby mac5155 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:57 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:If this really goes to Congress, it will come down to where each party thinks those three electoral votes will go.


Sad but true, and I also think they have tried this before but it never makes it (2005 maybe?)
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:58 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:If this really goes to Congress, it will come down to where each party thinks those three electoral votes will go.


Is it even a question?
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:11 pm

I think its time for contraction myself.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby newarenanow on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:15 pm

Once they are in, who else can we take over and make a state? I say Canada looks ripe for the picking.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby count2infinity on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:16 pm

I hope the Dakotas can settle their difference and become just Dakota and then we add Puerto Rico as the 50th state so that we can just keep the same flag.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Rylan on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:16 pm

count2infinity wrote:I hope the Dakotas can settle their difference and become just Dakota and then we add Puerto Rico as the 50th state so that we can just keep the same flag.

+1
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