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11/7/2012 12:38:20 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Stole this from Benchy on Facebook.

Puerto Rico has voted to say that they want to become a state. However, it still requires congress to approve this.
http://www.washingtonpost.com...

I think this is cool just because of the new flag:
http://www.crwflags.com...
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11/7/2012 12:45:01 AM
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How would it benefit America?
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11/7/2012 12:50:50 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/7/2012 12:45:01 AM, phantom wrote:
How would it benefit America?

Cool new flag, man. Did I not stress that?
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11/7/2012 12:54:18 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/7/2012 12:50:50 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 11/7/2012 12:45:01 AM, phantom wrote:
How would it benefit America?

Cool new flag, man. Did I not stress that?

Oh, wasn't paying attention. How could any one oppose this?
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11/7/2012 5:09:43 PM
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OH great, another whining f-ing mouth to feed.
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11/7/2012 5:13:27 PM
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At 11/7/2012 5:09:43 PM, sadolite wrote:
OH great, another whining f-ing mouth to feed.

Actually, it is likely that Puerto Ricans will be feeding you since they export more than they import every year.

http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com...
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11/7/2012 5:57:05 PM
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At 11/7/2012 5:13:27 PM, blameworthy wrote:
At 11/7/2012 5:09:43 PM, sadolite wrote:
OH great, another whining f-ing mouth to feed.

Actually, it is likely that Puerto Ricans will be feeding you since they export more than they import every year.

http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com...

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11/7/2012 6:05:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
lol that's an ugly flag, and something just feels wrong about the asymmetry of 51...but other than that, don't see any reason for it not to become a state
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11/8/2012 3:12:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/7/2012 6:05:48 PM, 000ike wrote:
lol that's an ugly flag, and something just feels wrong about the asymmetry of 51...but other than that, don't see any reason for it not to become a state

I kind of like it actually.
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11/8/2012 1:28:55 PM
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"Statehood won a victory without precedent but it"s an artificial victory," said Angel Israel Rivera Ortiz, a political science professor at the University of Puerto Rico. "It reflects a divided and confused electorate that is not clear on where it"s going."
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11/8/2012 1:36:23 PM
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Does anybody know what Puerto Rico has to lose in becoming a state? They still have to follow federal laws and pay taxes, correct?

I also don't see what the US gains in having Puerto Rico as a territory either. I don't see how it has any natural resources or military advantages.
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11/8/2012 2:08:32 PM
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At 11/8/2012 1:54:44 PM, CiRrK wrote:
I really like the flag. :) And DK, I dont think they have to pay federal income tax as a territory.

Though the Commonwealth government has its own tax laws, Puerto Ricans are also required to pay most U.S. federal taxes,

http://en.wikipedia.org...
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11/8/2012 8:03:45 PM
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At 11/7/2012 12:51:41 AM, Koopin wrote:
Democrats will get another state every freaken year.

It has the most conservative government it has even had.
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11/8/2012 8:08:49 PM
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At 11/8/2012 8:03:45 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 11/7/2012 12:51:41 AM, Koopin wrote:
Democrats will get another state every freaken year.

It has the most conservative government it has even had.

That would be a contradiction in terms.
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11/8/2012 8:19:23 PM
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At 11/8/2012 8:08:49 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 11/8/2012 8:03:45 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 11/7/2012 12:51:41 AM, Koopin wrote:
Democrats will get another state every freaken year.

It has the most conservative government it has even had.

That would be a contradiction in terms.

Not really. They are very socially conservative.
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11/8/2012 8:25:29 PM
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At 11/8/2012 8:19:23 PM, 16kadams wrote:
Not really. They are very socially conservative.

A contradiction in that conservative means the way of old and liberal means new.
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11/8/2012 8:32:27 PM
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That flag is awesome.

Also, my Puerto Rican family is loving this right now.
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11/8/2012 10:01:28 PM
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Liking the flag, and that would be epic. America needs another resort state. :D

But, seriously, thats cool. Though we have to add four more states soon, so it looks ok again when we say the number of states. 51 sounds, meh.
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11/8/2012 10:02:37 PM
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Ooooo, theirs a star within the 51 starts. Inception.

And, BB, you can go fvck yourself.
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11/8/2012 10:20:57 PM
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Seriously? You guys are actually considering letting Puerto Rico become a state? Man fvck this. Why the hell would we want all of those poor scum bags to come into our beautiful country anyway? Puerto Rico is like the place where poor mexicans go to feel rich and get ridiculously high since we don't give two sh*ts about territories. It's all on fvcking Obama, he's really fvcking up this country.
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11/8/2012 10:24:56 PM
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At 11/8/2012 10:20:57 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Seriously? You guys are actually considering letting Puerto Rico become a state? Man fvck this. Why the hell would we want all of those poor scum bags to come into our beautiful country anyway? Puerto Rico is like the place where poor mexicans go to feel rich and get ridiculously high since we don't give two sh*ts about territories. It's all on fvcking Obama, he's really fvcking up this country.

Is this a serious post? Those "poor scum bags" can come to the US any time they want. They're US citizens you know.
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11/8/2012 10:26:07 PM
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At 11/8/2012 10:20:57 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Seriously? You guys are actually considering letting Puerto Rico become a state? Man fvck this. Why the hell would we want all of those poor scum bags to come into our beautiful country anyway? Puerto Rico is like the place where poor mexicans go to feel rich and get ridiculously high since we don't give two sh*ts about territories. It's all on fvcking Obama, he's really fvcking up this country.

Those "poor scum bags" export more than they import every year.
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11/8/2012 10:44:54 PM
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At 11/8/2012 10:26:07 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 11/8/2012 10:20:57 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Seriously? You guys are actually considering letting Puerto Rico become a state? Man fvck this. Why the hell would we want all of those poor scum bags to come into our beautiful country anyway? Puerto Rico is like the place where poor mexicans go to feel rich and get ridiculously high since we don't give two sh*ts about territories. It's all on fvcking Obama, he's really fvcking up this country.

Those "poor scum bags" export more than they import every year.

Hes obviously trolling
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11/8/2012 10:53:33 PM
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At 11/8/2012 10:02:37 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Ooooo, theirs a star within the 51 starts. Inception.

And, BB, you can go fvck yourself.

Lol.
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11/8/2012 10:54:44 PM
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At 11/8/2012 10:44:54 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 11/8/2012 10:26:07 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 11/8/2012 10:20:57 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Seriously? You guys are actually considering letting Puerto Rico become a state? Man fvck this. Why the hell would we want all of those poor scum bags to come into our beautiful country anyway? Puerto Rico is like the place where poor mexicans go to feel rich and get ridiculously high since we don't give two sh*ts about territories. It's all on fvcking Obama, he's really fvcking up this country.

Those "poor scum bags" export more than they import every year.

Hes obviously trolling

but puerto ricco is still pretty poor either way. Not having a trade deficit isn't a sign of wealth, and I don't believe the US federal government deficit counts towards Peurto Rico's trade deficit.

Should be noted that there's a current account and a capital account. The current account and capital account always equal 0. When we say that the US runs a trade deficit, it means that the current account is negative, but the capital account is positive.
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11/9/2012 10:35:18 AM
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You guys are busting your nut a little too early here. Let me explain how this works.

States are only added if both Republicans and Democrats agree they should be added. The last states we added were Alaska and Hawaii. It wasn't a coincidence that they were added as a pair... Hawaii is liberal territory and Alaska is conservative. Since Puerto Rico would be overwhelmingly liberal, Republicans will never ever ever ever ever allow it to become a state, and the only way they would even consider it is if there were a territory that promised to be conservative to balance it out. That territory does not and will not ever exist, so we should be stuck at 50 states for the rest of our time here as the US of A. If I'm not mistaken there are one or two other locations we could add which would also threaten to add Democratic power to Senate and Presidency. We'll continue to let them work the jobs we don't want, but will deny them a say in the power we wield.
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11/9/2012 4:10:12 PM
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At 11/7/2012 5:13:27 PM, blameworthy wrote:
At 11/7/2012 5:09:43 PM, sadolite wrote:
OH great, another whining f-ing mouth to feed.

Actually, it is likely that Puerto Ricans will be feeding you since they export more than they import every year.

http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com...

Um no one has or ever will feed me or do anything for me that is not directly related to me. I'd rather die than take money from the govt. If I were ever put in that position, which I will never be in because I plan way into the future, I would contemplate suicide. I see no difference taking money from the govt and worshiping the devil. Either way, suicide or take the money, I'm going to hell. I didn't earn it. So what if I paid into the system, that money was supposed to go towards infrastructure and helping the truly needy like crippled people and the mentally ill not some whiny able bodied 25 year old complaining about their lot in life or what they are to lazy to achieve on their own.
It's not your views that divide us, it's what you think my views should be that divides us.

If you think I will give up my rights and forsake social etiquette to make you "FEEL" better you are sadly mistaken

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11/9/2012 5:43:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 11/9/2012 4:10:12 PM, sadolite wrote:
At 11/7/2012 5:13:27 PM, blameworthy wrote:
At 11/7/2012 5:09:43 PM, sadolite wrote:
OH great, another whining f-ing mouth to feed.

Actually, it is likely that Puerto Ricans will be feeding you since they export more than they import every year.

http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com...

Um no one has or ever will feed me or do anything for me that is not directly related to me. I'd rather die than take money from the govt. If I were ever put in that position, which I will never be in because I plan way into the future, I would contemplate suicide. I see no difference taking money from the govt and worshiping the devil. Either way, suicide or take the money, I'm going to hell. I didn't earn it. So what if I paid into the system, that money was supposed to go towards infrastructure and helping the truly needy like crippled people and the mentally ill not some whiny able bodied 25 year old complaining about their lot in life or what they are to lazy to achieve on their own.

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