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    Texas to secede from the union?

    If this happens, Im moving to Texas! Great work Texas...you RAWK!
    http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012...e-white-house/
    "The road to Hell is paved with progressive policies."

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    uuum don't get to excited there. These petitions are started by private citizens. They have no merit and no traction.

    any petition to leave the union would have to start with a State Legislature.

    Right now, I think, There are at least 15 petitions in 15 states to secede.

    http://now.msn.com/15-states-start-p...-leave-the-usa

    Good luck with that
    "Arguing with liberals...it's like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it's victorious." -- Anonymous

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    One can hope!
    "The road to Hell is paved with progressive policies."

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    Hell if they DO succeed, Im with you, I'll be outa the Peoples Republic of NY in a heart beat.

    I heard there is a serious petition to have NYC become the 51st State, that would be awesome.
    "Arguing with liberals...it's like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it's victorious." -- Anonymous

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac00 View Post
    Hell if they DO succeed, Im with you, I'll be outa the Peoples Republic of NY in a heart beat.

    I heard there is a serious petition to have NYC become the 51st State, that would be awesome.
    I liked Rochester when I went to visit on my Harris Corp interview a few years ago. I wish I would have taken the job, and I made a mistake not to move there.

    Only 2 things maybe not so good:
    1. The brutal 10% state income tax in addition to high sales tax
    2. cold in the winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by exreo View Post
    I liked Rochester when I went to visit on my Harris Corp interview a few years ago. I wish I would have taken the job, and I made a mistake not to move there.

    Only 2 things maybe not so good:
    1. The brutal 10% state income tax in addition to high sales tax
    2. cold in the winter
    the taxes are a huge problem. Rochester also has the highest rate of students that DO NOT graduate. We have one of the highest property taxes in the country. We have one of the highest poverty rates in NY. AND we get Lake effect snow.

    70 years ago this was the place to be, HQ for Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, Delco and Rochester Products to (they made an awesome 4 bbl carburetor for GM)

    Small business is being hammered by regulations on a daily basis. Workmans Comp ins. is the highest in the country. Dept of Labor will come right out and tell you, "as a small business owner you have no rights, if a former employee files a complaint, just pay it or we'll tie you up in court for so long you'll go bankrupt" (thats actually what a DOL guy told my wife)

    But the place has come unglued. It's decaying faster than most want to believe.

    You made the right choice NOT to move here <sad to say>
    "Arguing with liberals...it's like playing chess with a pigeon; no matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon is just going to knock over the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it's victorious." -- Anonymous

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    I knew it wouldn't be long before Texas became part of Mexico again. Without the backing of the USA and with all the immigrants already inside their border a takeover would not be difficult.

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    One way to dodge the impending UN sanctioned confiscation of guns is to secede. Then the Republic of Texas would not be held to the UN sanctions. The biggest hurdle would be how to deal with the military complex located within the borders. The RoT would be free to enforce borders, regulate taxes, negotiate trade agreements with the US and deport US citizens who don't have the proper photo ID, passports and visas. They could fence in the entire Republic and set up sliding boards over the fences where rejects could be deported by sliding them back into the US. No air travel, no customs hassles, no court battles--just effective control and let the other countries, such as the US cry.

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    I like the way hearthman thinks!
    "The road to Hell is paved with progressive policies."

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    Just you traitors remember







































    Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!

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    I love Texas ...with that being said ...when you cry for certain thing"s that you can't get anymore because it's made here , you'll understand ...I love Texas...born & raised ...will fight till I die
    You don't have to ASK

    What I'm Against...

    If you know what

    I'm For...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Don't tease us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netsalt View Post
    Just you traitors remember
    Don't let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya!
    I guess you believe our founding fathers were traitors.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

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