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Shidei wrote:When do we carve out Mississippi and float it off into the Gulf as an independent country?

It's, by many different measures, the worst state in the union, so I think in the interest of the other 49 we should take this opportunity to bolster our averages

We should prototype that technology in southern California first.

Shidei wrote:When do we carve out Mississippi and float it off into the Gulf

someone should check in on the Mississippi River Delta and make sure this hasn't happened already

Miklania wrote:We should prototype that technology in southern California first.

Nah. Test it out on the hicks first. The "Influencers" wont provide any useful information on how to improve the technology because they'd have a mental breakdown the second they dropped internet connection or their Starbucks fell into the Pacific

Redneck Ingenuity will help with the QA

Shidei wrote:Nah. Test it out on the hicks first. The "Influencers" wont provide any useful information on how to improve the technology because they'd have a mental breakdown the second they dropped internet connection or their Starbucks fell into the Pacific

Redneck Ingenuity will help with the QA

Fair enough. So long as we get to do both.

Shidei wrote:When do we carve out Mississippi and float it off into the Gulf as an independent country?

It's, by many different measures, the worst state in the union, so I think in the interest of the other 49 we should take this opportunity to bolster our averages

You obviously havenít seen Michigan

I saw upstate New York once, from a distance.

Havalland wrote:You obviously havenít seen Michigan

My family has people we visit occasionally in the UP. Great place, highly recommend visiting in fall after the tourists are gone and it's not 4 ft of snow yet

Pretty sure Michigan's state flower is the pothole

Other than that, though, it's not too bad

Shidei wrote:My family has people we visit occasionally in the UP. Great place, highly recommend visiting in fall after the tourists are gone and it's not 4 ft of snow yet

Pretty sure Michigan's state flower is the pothole

Other than that, though, it's not too bad

The UP is probably the only good part, and Detroit towers over everything as the Icon of disappointment and poverty.

Cleveland: at least we arenít Detroit

Nhoor wrote:I saw upstate New York once, from a distance.

So did I. From around 11km above that is

New Aapelistan wrote:So did I. From around 11km above that is

Me from the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls. I wasn't very mobile at the time as I was walking on crutches due to the breaking of an ankle.

Shidei wrote:When do we carve out Mississippi and float it off into the Gulf as an independent country?

It's, by many different measures, the worst state in the union, so I think in the interest of the other 49 we should take this opportunity to bolster our averages

Corindia wrote:someone should check in on the Mississippi River Delta and make sure this hasn't happened already

Shidei wrote:Nah. Test it out on the hicks first. The "Influencers" wont provide any useful information on how to improve the technology because they'd have a mental breakdown the second they dropped internet connection or their Starbucks fell into the Pacific

Redneck Ingenuity will help with the QA

We tried that 150 years ago and you wouldnít let us, see even today people all over think the South should have seceded.

Wellsia wrote:We tried that 150 years ago and you wouldnít let us, see even today people all over think the South should have seceded.

You got greedy and wanted too much

It's like when someone else brings a tray of brownies to a potluck. People are going to object if you take the entire pan with with you (for obvious reasons) back to your table, but if you just take one at a time and spread it out over the course of the event, you could get away with a lot for a lot less scrutiny.

And it's not that I want to get rid of the whole south (y'all have the comfort food thing nailed), just certain parts. Like removing old and crusty used-to-be-white carpet from your bathroom and replacing it with a sensible linoleum.

Havalland wrote:The UP is probably the only good part, and Detroit towers over everything as the Icon of disappointment and poverty.

Cleveland: at least we arenít Detroit

The UP is rightful Wisconsin territory. That's why it's so much better than the rest of Michigan

The Aziran Islands wrote:The UP is rightful Wisconsin territory. That's why it's so much better than the rest of Michigan

They canít have Toledo because itís too good for Michigan.

Separatism is rad

Last weekend's Irish elections seem to have caused a stalemate with Sinn Fein so far ending up with 37/160 seats, Fianna Fail with 36, Fine Gael with 35, independents 21, Greens 12, Labour 6, Socialdemocrats 6, mixed centre-leftist party combination 5. FF and FG are rightist; SF, Green, Labour, SocDems, mixed centre-leftist stuff are leftist; the independents are the Gods know what.

SF, FF, and the Greens all have green as their party colours and I predict that those three will make the least unstable coalition, but I fear that it won't be easy to be green (to quote Kermit the Frog). If Mary-Lou McDonald (SF) plays it smoothly, she may end up being the first woman Taoiseach (pronounce e.g. TEA-shukh, /ˈt̪ˠiːʃəx/; Prime Minister) of Ireland.

Nhoor wrote:Last weekend's Irish elections seem to have caused a stalemate with Sinn Fein so far ending up with 37/160 seats, Fianna Fail with 36, Fine Gael with 35, independents 21, Greens 12, Labour 6, Socialdemocrats 6, mixed centre-leftist party combination 5. FF and FG are rightist; SF, Green, Labour, SocDems, mixed centre-leftist stuff are leftist; the independents are the Gods know what.

SF, FF, and the Greens all have green as their party colours and I predict that those three will make the least unstable coalition, but I fear that it won't be easy to be green (to quote Kermit the Frog). If Mary-Lou McDonald (SF) plays it smoothly, she may end up being the first woman Taoiseach (pronounce e.g. TEA-shukh, /ˈt̪ˠiːʃəx/; Prime Minister) of Ireland.

Little bit concerned that SF being the governing party could lead to rising sectarian tensions, especially in the North. But they're the biggest party in the Dail, so there isn't really a way to make a government without them.

Plus, I seem to remember FF ruled out negotiations with SF.

Let's go! The Troubles Part II, Electric Boogaloo

Wellsia wrote:We tried that 150 years ago and you wouldnít let us, see even today people all over think the South should have seceded.

The South sucks but because its rightfully American it will never be able to leave. As much as you guys want to champion "States rights" it was "States rights to own slaves". Sorry but the people who literally owned people, are the bad guys of the story.

The Aziran Islands wrote:Little bit concerned that SF being the governing party could lead to rising sectarian tensions, especially in the North. But they're the biggest party in the Dail, so there isn't really a way to make a government without them.

Plus, I seem to remember FF ruled out negotiations with SF.

If FF keeps ruling out SF a coalition my be much more difficult to form. And as for the sectarian tension: I think that is more or less the point, with allegedly many Irelanders favoring unification with the north after Brexit. Whether that will work at all remains to be seen.

FF got one seat more than SF in the end btw.

I just saw an article calling California the "first Third World state in the union"
not saying we don't have our issues but I mean come on

Hit me plz

Dothrakia wrote:I just saw an article calling California the "first Third World state in the union"
not saying we don't have our issues but I mean come on

Thatís a funny way to spell Michigan

Hit me plz wrote:hit me plz

What's a nice nation like you doing in a place like this? Has someone ever told you that you have beautiful stars in your flag? 😉

Dothrakia wrote:I just saw an article calling California the "first Third World state in the union"
not saying we don't have our issues but I mean come on

Thatís funny, and yeah probably not the whole state but thereís probably also a kernel of truth for some parts. Iíve heard horror stories of crap, condoms, trash, and needles in the streets of some areas in San Francisco and LA. Same for Eureka (some relatives live up near there).

EDIT: I am in CA, but havenít hardly been to LA, and not been to SF very recently. I do remember seeing a whole homeless encampment by an exit in SF a few years ago though. So thatís what Iíve been hearing.

Martenyika wrote:Thatís funny, and yeah probably not the whole state but thereís probably also a kernel of truth for some parts. Iíve heard horror stories of crap, condoms, trash, and needles in the streets of some areas in San Francisco and LA. Same for Eureka (some relatives live up near there).

EDIT: I am in CA, but havenít hardly been to LA, and not been to SF very recently. I do remember seeing a whole homeless encampment by an exit in SF a few years ago though. So thatís what Iíve been hearing.

There's a part of every state like that more or less. I mean, Louisiana has a higher infant morality rate than Iraq

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