Mark Steyn: Secession is coming

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#43 May 17, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Good point ... Not to mention that they lose Exxon, BP and all the other oil companies would want to have their operations in the United States so they would move from Houston. AT&T? Gone. NASA? Gone - A generation from now "Houston we have a problem here" won't mean anything.Most of those good old boys down there fake Cowboys - weekend warrior types like GWB.
Why? Aside from government facilities, why would any large entity need to move? This is a global economy and you have to believe the tax and regulatory environment in the Republic of Texas would be far more conducive to profit than in the US. Now, let's see the US simply refuse to do business with those companies out of nationalistic spite...ain't gonna happen.

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#44 May 17, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
http://dailycaller.com/2013/05 /16/steyn-warns-of-serious-sec ession-movements-video/
Looks like I am being proven right more every day.
Our land. Our people.
The article starts like this:

"If socialism became the prevailing governing philosophy, Miller speculated, escaping it wouldn’t require a move to the Australian outback. Instead he suggested heading for the state of Texas, because it would be the first place to push back against it."

That is one whopping big "if" there, folks.

And for the record, not even close to that today.

Now, can we talk about what might happen IF we are invaded by little green men from the planet sldkjd?

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#45 May 17, 2013
Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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Who is we 0.0
Dukie says he will sell you into slavery for clean table tennis balls.
Get to work dear.
Maybe Johnson will help.
Some folks think they can launch and win a revolution sitting behind a computer screen lobbing insults.

Their rallying cry: "I WANT MINE!:

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#46 May 17, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Nope. Just North Dakota.
I think they overlooked the need to come up with the purchase price for North Dakota.

Think they defend themselves as a landlocked entity? How they gonna get their product out? Think they can survive and economic boycott?

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#47 May 17, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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We're going to take all the land back, and your side will be paying for it.
Ummmm, how?

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#48 May 17, 2013
Free Pizza 4 U wrote:
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Fat boy will take che's anchovies scent for desperation Alex.
I thought Zimmerman was on another thread.

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#49 May 17, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Some folks think they can launch and win a revolution sitting behind a computer screen lobbing insults.
Their rallying cry: "I WANT MINE!:
As opposed to the left's rallying cry: "I want YOURS!"

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#50 May 17, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I thought Zimmerman was on another thread.
Fat discrimination!

Since: Apr 13

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#51 May 17, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I think they overlooked the need to come up with the purchase price for North Dakota.
Think they defend themselves as a landlocked entity? How they gonna get their product out? Think they can survive and economic boycott?
You buy it with the oil in the ground, dear. And the Canadians provide ample access to world markets by pipeline.
You failed geography as well as economics, I see.

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#52 May 17, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Some folks think they can launch and win a revolution sitting behind a computer screen lobbing insults.
Their rallying cry: "I WANT MINE!:
huh

Since: Apr 13

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#54 May 17, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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Some folks think they can launch and win a revolution sitting behind a computer screen lobbing insults.
Their rallying cry: "I WANT MINE!:
Seems to have worked for the leftist welfare cases in the past two presidential elections.

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#55 May 17, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Why? Aside from government facilities, why would any large entity need to move? This is a global economy and you have to believe the tax and regulatory environment in the Republic of Texas would be far more conducive to profit than in the US. Now, let's see the US simply refuse to do business with those companies out of nationalistic spite...ain't gonna happen.
#1 Loss of various US government subsidies (Medicaid, Food Stamps) to support the underpaid workers.

#2 Immediate instability from the loss of US government border support--massive incursions of Mexican drug lords using Texas as a new launching point for export as well as use of agricultural land for production.

#3 How many US companies openly violate the Cuban embargo, despite the potential market for US made goods?

#4 Years of infighting as various groups vie for control of the new government.

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#56 May 17, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I thought Zimmerman was on another thread.
You "think" at lot of stuff FKA Reader.

I think you need another drink.

U R a lot more fun as Kosmik

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#57 May 17, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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Fat discrimination!
I didn't call anyone "Fat boy."

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#58 May 17, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Easy answer: ITT was based in Cuba. It always have the reputation of being a sleazy outfit.
And would you invest in Lukoil or Rosneft?(Russian oil companies)
and where would they trade on the new Austin Stock Exchange or would they just use the stockyards where the cattle gets corralled?
what was their currency be the Texas peso?
The US dollar may not be backed by gold but it is backed by something even better: the US Army.
A multibillion-dollar Corporation is going to think twice before locating its headquarters in what could easily turn into Banana Republic.
You haven't accounted for the economic implications to the USA.
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#59 May 17, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>You buy it with the oil in the ground, dear. And the Canadians provide ample access to world markets by pipeline.
You failed geography as well as economics, I see.
Is that why Canada is so desperate to get the Keystone Pipeline?

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#60 May 17, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I didn't call anyone "Fat boy."
Try to keep up FKA Reader OK

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#61 May 17, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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I didn't call anyone "Fat boy."
Do you work under Eric Holder?

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#63 May 17, 2013
FKA Reader wrote:
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#1 Loss of various US government subsidies (Medicaid, Food Stamps) to support the underpaid workers.
#2 Immediate instability from the loss of US government border support--massive incursions of Mexican drug lords using Texas as a new launching point for export as well as use of agricultural land for production.
#3 How many US companies openly violate the Cuban embargo, despite the potential market for US made goods?
#4 Years of infighting as various groups vie for control of the new government.
1. If anything, that strengthens the economy and lowers costs. Or are you dense as to what happened here to the market after 1965?

2. The feds do jacksh!t as it is. The Texas National Guard would put the dear of God into those border scum. Ever seen napalm?

3. That would seem to work in favor of Texas, wouldn't it? Remember...a tens of millions of Americans have family and other interests in Texas. They'll tell Washington top blow when it comes to doing business.

4. We're talking about Texas, not some pet African nation of yours.
Look at the nations of the former Yugoslavia...their governments are reasonably stable. Want to see unstable, broke and simply dysfunctional? It's called Italy.

You're out of your depth, Reader.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#64 May 17, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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PS we are still pissed off at Cuba 50 years after Castro took over. Do you really think we would make it easy for companies to do business with the United States if they are located in NE state that seceded? Yep they would have to move and Texas would be just as impoverished as Cuba is 50 years from now
Cuba had no allies adise from the Soviets. I'd say Texas will fare far better in that area, especially from a trade standpoint.

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