She was a fast machine, she kept her motor clean
She was the best damned woman that I ever seen
She had the sightless eyes, telling me no lies
And knocking me out with those American thighs
P.S. the UK had some of the highest Tariffs in the world, when it was the strongest. Look at your own economic history. America has a Free Trade Agreement with China and Mexico and America lost all of it's jobs to China and Mexico.
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2)They have text support, but text uses up minute as well. The minute is capped, you have the choice whether to take 300 minutes or so, but no rollover, or 65 minutes with rollover, thus someone can accumulate about 2000 minutes or so, if they are stingy with their minutes.
3)yes, you need cell phones now a days. When employers can not reach you, they offer the job to someone else. Since cell phone is standard, employers assume everyone has them, even though not everyone do.
4)Taxas is not a success. They did use the stimulus money. Like all gov't levels, they too used gimmiks to show balanced budget now.
1. Gulf cost Oil, Which is owned by the United States and the US Navy protects that Oil.
2. Agriculture, mostly cotton and Cattle.
3. Aeronautics, the US government built up 2 main aerospace locations one in Huston and the other in Los Angeles.
4. Military, the US Army and Ft Hood.
5. Deference contracting number 2 spot for military contractors.
6. Computer Technology, Governor Perry gave huge tax brakes to attract technology to move in.
What happens if Texas leaves (which it can't) they loose all US government contracts, and the access to US oil in the Gulf, that alone will cut the Economy in half in Texas, Californian businesses would boom gaining these contracts, and Louisiana would get the rights to Gulf cost oil. Backed by the US Navy. ie Texas couldn't do sh** about that. This would leave Cotton and Cattle as the primary sources of the Texas economy, Granted I think the US would impose large tariffs on these goods, since many other states in the Union have Cattle and Cotton. Oh and the tech industry in Austin would move back to California.
I also wouldnt be so sure on the illegal part. The original federation of states that was the precursor to the modern united states had provisions for a state withdrawing as I recall. I can not say for sure if that carried over into the constitution without research but I'd still call it a legal grey area. While historical precedent shows that Lincoln and the federal government of that time declared the succession as an illegal rebellion I cant say one way or another if that was truly the law or it was just the victor making the rules, that and the south attacked first so not much choice at that point.
While that petition is only a first step and little more than a bunch of people stating in no uncertain terms that they are not happy with this administration and want out its nowhere near pulling out of the union yet. They would need a full blown vote on the issue to even attempt to move forward with this not just a petition signed by a bunch of angry people. Texas is not the only state where that kind of petition is going around however. Still I'm worried, I wondered on election night when the race was called what was going to happen to the country. Would the economy collapse under the weight of the national debt? (our current spending is unsustainable even with a 100% tax on the rich) Or would things get so bad some stats would try to secede and spark another civil war? Both options are equiliy grim and I cant burry my head in the sand and think happy thoughts that everything will be fine and dandy without major change. Change that both partys are so diametrically opposed on how to go about it that nothing will ever happen till the whole house of cards collapses.
Who is John Galt?
these are the Judges words on this:
"The Union of the States never was a purely artificial and arbitrary relation. It began among the Colonies, and grew out of common origin, mutual sympathies, kindred principles, similar interests, and geographical relations. It was confirmed and strengthened by the necessities of war, and received definite form and character and sanction from the Articles of Confederation. By these, the Union was solemnly declared to 'be perpetual.' And when these Articles were found to be inadequate to the exigencies of the country, the Constitution was ordained 'to form a more perfect Union.' It is difficult to convey the idea of indissoluble unity more clearly than by these words. What can be indissoluble if a perpetual Union, made more perfect, is not?
When, therefore, Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation. All the obligations of perpetual union, and all the guaranties of republican government in the Union, attached at once to the State. The act which consummated her admission into the Union was something more than a compact; it was the incorporation of a new member into the political body. And it was final. The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States."
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This is so stupid, now Washington has a petition there as well. The same Washington that just nearly swept blue and passed both gay marriage and legalized pot. Is there one for NJ, NY and California yet? Anyone put in a petition to give cats citizenship rights? In fact, change citizenship criteria to be entirely dependant on cuteness. Now that's change we can believe in!
So OP's idiotic topic caused a 41 page thread.... I guess the US really is falling apart.