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#16    Euphorbia

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

View PostSocio, on 12 November 2012 - 12:03 AM, said:

http://www.examiner....united-states-1



Seems 15 States have seen the writing on the wall and don't like what it says.

Sour grapes!  :hmm:

Maybe we could send these people to Antarctica!   :)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:57 AM

View PostEuphorbia, on 12 November 2012 - 02:18 AM, said:

Sour grapes!  :hmm:

Maybe we could send these people to Antarctica!   :)
Maybe they could join us here in Canada....

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:01 AM

Correction: "People in 15 states have filed a petition to secede".

Don't you guys be doing that again!


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:05 AM

View Postshaddow134, on 12 November 2012 - 02:57 AM, said:

Maybe they could join us here in Canada....

Hawaii/Alaska/Yukon/British Columbia/Washington/Oregon/California... the rest of you guys have to figure out your own bedmates! :)

/wondering what acidhead would think about that.
//marijuana would be decriminalized and taxed the very next day
///the capital of Pacifica would probably be Sacramento. Hereafter referRed to as, 'Sacredpimento'. No, that won't work, we'll build a new capital.

Edited by Likely Guy, 12 November 2012 - 03:45 AM.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:21 AM

View Postshaddow134, on 12 November 2012 - 02:57 AM, said:

Maybe they could join us here in Canada....

I guess the northern part of Canada (the real chilly part) could use some more people.  :yes:

Most Canadians live within a couple hundred miles of the US don't they?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:55 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 12 November 2012 - 03:05 AM, said:

Hawaii/Alaska/Yukon/British Columbia/Washington/Oregon/California... the rest of you guys have to figure out your own bedmates! :)

/wondering what acidhead would think about that.
//marijuana would be decriminalized and taxed the very next day

///the capital of Pacifica would probably be Sacramento. Hereafter referRed to as, 'Sacredpimento'. No, that won't work, we'll build a new capital.

/Not much
//marijuana is already decriminalized as such it was in most states you mentioned... we're talking about full legalization bro... just what Colorado and Washington did with some regulations of course.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:04 AM

View PostEuphorbia, on 12 November 2012 - 03:21 AM, said:

I guess the northern part of Canada (the real chilly part) could use some more people.  :yes:

Most Canadians live within a couple hundred miles of the US don't they?
90% within a hundred miles. (What do you expect, we huddle and snuggle along the border for warmth.) I'm not one of those, but I love my american cousins.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:30 AM

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/Not much
//marijuana is already decriminalized as such it was in most states you mentioned... we're talking about full legalization bro... just what Colorado and Washington did with some regulations of course.

The US federal government will quash those initiatives. Washington state just managed to clear up a whole load of court time, and save themselves a whole lot of money.

I live in BC. Medical use only.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:43 AM

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The US federal government will quash those initiatives. Washington state just managed to clear up a whole load of court time, and save themselves a whole lot of money.

I live in BC. Medical use only.

Colorado and washington are just the beginning.

Here in BC marijuana is decriminalized... has been for a long time........An individual can be caught carrying up to 28-30 grams and there is no public record unless it can be proven the individual had possession for the purpose of selling.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

And here we have a typical example of what you blame MSNBC of... only this time it seez what you want to hear and you try to sell it us as a fact.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

I think all the blue states should secede!

Dear Red States:

We're ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we've
decided we're leaving.

We in New York intend to form our own country and we're taking the other
Blue States with us.

In case you aren't aware that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon,
Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of the
Northeast.

We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to
the people of the new country of The Enlightened States of America
(E.S.A).

To sum up briefly:
You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

We get Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. You get Scott Desjarlais and Todd
Akin.

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.

We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

We get Harvard (Princeton, Penn, Haverford, Colgate, U of R),. You get
Ole' Miss.

We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.

You get Alabama.

We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay
their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian
Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single
moms.

With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the
country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92%
of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines (you can
serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of
the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living
redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools
plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese
Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US
mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of
all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush
Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a
whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death
penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that
Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy b******* believe you
are people with higher morals then we lefties.

We're taking the good weed too. You can have that crap they grow in
Mexico.

Sincerely,

Citizens of the Enlightened (Blue) States of America


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

View PostLikely Guy, on 12 November 2012 - 04:30 AM, said:

The US federal government will quash those initiatives. Washington state just managed to clear up a whole load of court time, and save themselves a whole lot of money.

I live in BC. Medical use only.

It's been mostly decriminalized in BC. Very much in the same way it has in Washington for the last 10 years. While it technically remains illegal, no one is going to arrest you or prosecute you for having it or even smoking it. I saw evidence of that last time I was in Whistler/Blackcomb just before the Olympics. There were a lot of mellow people walking around with blunts hanging out of their mouths and the RCMP was totally turning a blind eye.

And, Washington state didn't clear up any court time yet. Only Pierce and King county have dropped possession charges so far (Tacoma and Seattle) And, there were only a 170 of those and all of those had other crimes attached to them. LIke assault or drunk driving... all of those 170 people are still going to be prosecuted for whatever they did, because marijuana possession wasn't the only thing they were arrested for.

The federal government won't "quash" the initiatives, legally they can't. But they can make it very difficult on Colorado and Washington by denying them certain Federal funds and make it difficult for the growers and distributors to open bank accounts etc... That's what I think will happen, IF the feds act fast enough. If they don't do it within 2 years, they'll find themselves in a postion of trying to sanction 7 or 8 states rather than just 2.

Edited by MissMelsWell, 12 November 2012 - 03:03 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 12 November 2012 - 02:51 PM, said:

I think all the blue states should secede!

Dear Red States:

We're ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we've
decided we're leaving.

We in New York intend to form our own country and we're taking the other
Blue States with us.

In case you aren't aware that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon,
Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of the
Northeast.

We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to
the people of the new country of The Enlightened States of America
(E.S.A).

To sum up briefly:
You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.

We get stem cell research and the best beaches.

We get Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. You get Scott Desjarlais and Todd
Akin.

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get OpryLand.

We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.

We get Harvard (Princeton, Penn, Haverford, Colgate, U of R),. You get
Ole' Miss.

We get 85 percent of America's venture capital and entrepreneurs.

You get Alabama.

We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay
their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian
Coalition's, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single
moms.

With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the
country's fresh water, more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92%
of the nation's fresh fruit, 95% of America's quality wines (you can
serve French wines at state dinners) 90% of all cheese, 90 percent of
the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal, all living
redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools
plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese
Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US
mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of
all Southern Baptists, virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush
Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a
whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we're discussing the death
penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that
Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy b******* believe you
are people with higher morals then we lefties.

We're taking the good weed too. You can have that crap they grow in
Mexico.

Sincerely,

Citizens of the Enlightened (Blue) States of America

Silly me for thinking we were the 'United' States. Looks like it's the 'Enlightened' States of America and the 'Bumpkin' States of America.
We're a nation of divided political opinions, but we're all still part of the United States, that the great thing about it and the first amendment, you can vocalize it, share it, and at the end of the day, shake hands and know that everyone's still got your back because above all else, we're a country of freedom and protecting those rights of freedom, no matter how 'enlightened' we think we are.

Edited by Hasina, 12 November 2012 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

Republican fail


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

What? You mean this is a misleading article title, trying to portray the actions of a few sore losers as an official request from the states?

HOW UNUSUAL!





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