51 States...not really news?

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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:18 pm

As far as I'm concerned this finally makes 50 states.

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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby columbia on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:20 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.


But Dakota would just be a bad country singer and we already have enough of those.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:24 pm

the sioux might rise again if we let those dakotas merge.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Geezer on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:46 pm

It gives the Democrats 2 more automatic senators
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Geezer on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:47 pm

The Virgin Islands,American Samoa,Mariana Islands and Guam are U.S. territories that could theoretically do the same.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby count2infinity on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:49 pm

out of curiosity, what are the benifits/drawbacks to being a territory vs. a state?
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Kaizer on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:57 pm

Geezer wrote:It gives the Democrats 2 more automatic senators


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

Postby Shyster on Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:59 pm

count2infinity wrote:out of curiosity, what are the benifits/drawbacks to being a territory vs. a state?

Actual Congressional representation would be one advantage. Right now, territories get delegates to the House of Representatives who can serve on House committees and the like, but they don’t actually get to vote when it comes to full floor votes. I don't think there are any delegates to the Senate, so they have no sway at all there. Neither do people in Puerto Rico get to vote in Presidential elections. Statehood would give Puerto Ricans the same say in the federal governance at least equal to the smallest states.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby relantel on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:04 pm

I say condition entry with splitting California in two, either east and west or north and south, probably the former. (Not going to happen, but something has to be done with bankrupt California)

PR is in a state where it gets lots of $ from the US Government without having to give much. Its citizens when residing on the mainland have every right to vote just as any other american, and would count as natural born if one wanted to run for President.

Statehood would mean giving up benefits and having to pay taxes. Probably a high bar that PR still may not want.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby PghSkins on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:07 pm

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


no u carolinas
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby PghSkins on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:08 pm

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


They make Bacardi, we make the Twilight movies.

Yeah, I don't know why they would want to join, either.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:08 pm

The Virginias :pop:
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Dickie Dunn on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:12 pm

15% unemployment rate in Puerto Rico. Are Democrats going to want to add a new state that will immediately increase unemployment?
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby relantel on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:12 pm

MRandall25 wrote:The Virginias :pop:

might take that to turn Virginia red again. But if we were smart, we'd break up into smaller parts and get [even] more Senators out of it.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby SolidSnake on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:23 pm

I prefer contraction
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby ulf on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:29 pm

i say get rid of NJ, throw Philly in with it, and take Puerto Rico
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby ulf on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:29 pm

is relocation possible?
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby PghSkins on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:29 pm

Sell New Mexico back to Mexico. Half of Americans think it is still Mexico anyway.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby mikey287 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:38 pm

PghSkins wrote:Sell New Mexico back to Mexico. Half of Americans think it is still Mexico anyway.


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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:38 pm

ulf wrote:is relocation possible?


Better yet wouldn't realignment be awesome?
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:52 pm

DudeMan2766 wrote:
ulf wrote:is relocation possible?


Better yet wouldn't realignment be awesome?


As long as nan is barred from discussing realignment, it would be great.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Tico Rick on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:20 pm

Good, now we can tax them!
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby newarenanow on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:22 pm

Puerto Rico to Big XII?
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby Tico Rick on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:23 pm

No problem. Just add Guam and we have a full deck of cards.
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Re: 51 States...not really news?

Postby columbia on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:24 pm

How about Canada for #52?
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