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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    of course it's symbolic probably for most of them... there will be a couple of your obvious anti-everything fuckwads who want to live in cabins in the wilderness and eschew all modern comforts... sort of conservative anarcho-primitivists or something... who are serious, but most people realize it's a terrible idea
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    More whining that will be quieted with apathy and the need to focus on the micro-tasks at hand due to the shit economy calling to their attention.

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    You should look through the names and locations of the people who signed. The are not all from the state that supposedly wants to leave, and when you look at a few petitions, even a cursory glance will show the same people on the petitions for different states. (I won't post names, but I picked three names of non-residents and the checked the TX and LA petitions and all three showed up on both, even though none of the three were from Texas or Louisianna. Do the experiment yourself)

    This seems like a lame way to amplify ones own influence on the nation, and if taken seriously would only lead to more government bureaucracy and waste.

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    You can't say 50 states petitioned this. People in all 50 states did. That could be as many as... 50 people, or 1 in 6 million

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I wonder if all the predictions of the US being about twenty years away from a civil war are for real.
    LOL no way. Not unless everyone really wants that, which I don't think people want.

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    The funniest part about this is that they are asking to secede.

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    ^^IKR? Like, "mommy, can I run away?"
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    There hasn't been a good, solid war in some time. Let 'em have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    I think I saw that Austin was creating a petition to secede from Texas so as to stay in the USA when Texas left. (or something to that effect.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    There hasn't been a good, solid war in some time. Let 'em have it.
    Maybe this is a good time to reference the Forum War thread that UniqueMixture recently started.

    I mean, think about it -- we could have a whole huge arena.... maybe even an entire abandoned/run-down city.... converted over to the "50 States War Zone / No Man's Land." And basically if people wanted to just abuse and shoot the crap out of each other, they could just go there and have at it, and no one would be legally culpable for anything that happens if they do go into that arena (although they would have to listen to the cops if the cops went in there to police the place). Meanwhile, every place else would be Business As Usual, and under typical laws.

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