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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby keatonatron » Tue 11.07.2006 2:00 pm

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As usual in life, somebody is way ahead of you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_United_States#Future_of_the_flag


Wow, if you scroll up to the history part, you can see that for a while they were changing flags every year! :o That would have been confusing.

"I just rode by the post office... looks like we've got another state. Wonder which one it is this time."
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Mike Cash » Tue 11.07.2006 2:11 pm

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Dehitay » Tue 11.07.2006 3:37 pm

there are groups in DC and NYC that want to move to statehood? Wouldn't making a state out of DC completely screw up the reason it was created in the first place? But NYC becoming a state is probly plausible. I wonder if it would end up being smaller than Rhode Island
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby clay » Tue 11.07.2006 5:18 pm

I don't know. Fifty is such a great number. But then again, hearing Frank sing about the 'great forty-eight' sounded nice too.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Infidel » Tue 11.07.2006 6:14 pm

Dehitay wrote:
there are groups in DC and NYC that want to move to statehood? Wouldn't making a state out of DC completely screw up the reason it was created in the first place?


That already happened when D.C. citizens were given the right to vote.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby chikara » Tue 11.07.2006 6:24 pm

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Dehitay wrote:
I was gullible enough to believe that's how they actually referred to us >=D

"Seppo" is how Aussies actually refer to us. I've heard it lots.

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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 11.08.2006 3:04 pm

Infidel wrote:
Dehitay wrote:
there are groups in DC and NYC that want to move to statehood? Wouldn't making a state out of DC completely screw up the reason it was created in the first place?


That already happened when D.C. citizens were given the right to vote.


but the underlying issue is that there are representatives.. the right to vote is what they are pushing for..
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Infidel » Wed 11.08.2006 3:17 pm

The whole point of D.C was a "neutral" U.S. territory for the U.S. goverment to function, so that no State would be favored by hosting the Capital. Giving people the right to vote, effectively makes D.C. a state. If people really wanted to vote, they could move 30 minutes in any direction and drive, or take the subway to work.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby datdo » Wed 11.08.2006 3:42 pm

its funny how these threads move slowly further and further away from the topic.

I'm an American. My parents were both imigrants who moved in their teens from Haiti.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby keatonatron » Thu 11.09.2006 12:35 am

Can Hatians vote?
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby chikara » Thu 11.09.2006 12:42 am

keatonatron wrote:
Can Hatians vote?

Well Haiti is back to being a democratic republic so I don't see why not.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby datdo » Thu 11.09.2006 1:46 am

they can vote for their own leaders....not for people running for United States offices. They're separate countries. Just like the US let Cuba go, it let Haiti go ...a while ago...

Well you see, Haitians, just like the French, have this fondness for revolution(they were the second independant American country. US was first) so what country would actually want it?...no one. Not even American imperialists. ;)

edit: so much bad grammar...I left some to keep some of the "stupid" feel to it.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby Mike Cash » Thu 11.09.2006 7:19 am

datdo wrote:
they can vote for their own leaders....not for people running for United States offices.


That's odd. Every U.S. presidential election year I keep running into Europeans who for some infathomable reason think they ought to have a say in who will be elected U.S. president.

I am glad to see that Haitians have a higher understanding of the matter than do so many Europeans.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 11.09.2006 10:04 am

I personally don't want any Europeans voting for American leaders.. Hell, half the time I don't want Americans voting for American leaders.. (gotta be careful so this doesn't spin political) too much partisan and not enough worry about America is really what we have now.. "The I vote this way, just because.." is starting to get lame.
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RE: Are you Japanese or American?

Postby keatonatron » Thu 11.09.2006 12:03 pm

datdo wrote:
Just like the US let Cuba go, it let Haiti go ...a while ago...


Cuba's not a state anymore??
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