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"Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence

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Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2005, 12:11:12 PM »
Speaking of which, I've often wondered why engineers haven't developed artificial "land" that would connect to shores and build living space.  Can you imagine how much Japan would pay for that type of technology?  It could rise and sink with the ocean to prevent flooding and everything.

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Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2005, 12:14:49 PM »
In a related story, I heard a lady who was sailing in the 70s once found a small island (maybe two acres) in the Gulf Coast and later asked the Coast Guard about it.  They checked their maps, found nothing, and told her she was crazy.  So she basically "claimed" it, just like the Spaniards did three centuries before.  She currently "owns" it, in the true sense of the word.  As in, no taxes.  As in, the Nation of Leave Me the Hell Alone.

As in, she could literally declare war on another country. 

Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2005, 12:47:19 PM »

Silicon Valley, a good chuck of the entertainment industry, a large tax base, and shipping ports to name a few. Its rich sttes like california that subsidize states like Alabama with federal tax dollars.

California is America's biggest liability. They build billions of dollars worth of infrastructure on ripe fault lines and in fire-dependent chapparal landscapes, not to mention in the middle of sinkole-infested, muddy hillsides. Then when the inevitable sh*t hits the fan, the rest of us have to bear the costs of this nonsense. The North Koreans could wipe out California this afternoon. California might be good for America in the short run, but it could cost us our nation in the long run.

Did I mention politics? They put elctronic cow tags on schoolchildren so they can keep track of them; they outlawed homeshooling so they can make sure to tag every kid. They elected as governor a playboy, musclehead, immigrant, jackass action-movie star who thinks Richard Nixon was one of the Founding Fathers. And then there's the city of Los Angeles... now THERE'S a steaming cesspool of sun-marinated, inbred criminals, whores, and porn stars the likes of which makes New Orleans look like a church picnic.

Sell it to France, I say. Now. Before it's too late.

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Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2005, 12:51:02 PM »
California by itself is the fifth or sixth largest economy in the world.  It could live without US better than we could live without it.  Please check the stats on federal tax paid vs. federal dollars spent by state.  CA contributes far more than it consumes.

Re: "Republic of Texas" Again Pushes for Independence
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2005, 12:54:31 PM »
California by itself is the fifth or sixth largest economy in the world.  It could live without US better than we could live without it.  Please check the stats on federal tax paid vs. federal dollars spent by state.  CA contributes far more than it consumes.

I've already acknowleged that.

The World Trade Center was one of the largest office buildings in the world in 2000.