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The 8 United States Of A New Monetary America

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Do we need 50 states? With the corporatocracy increasingly looking to cut costs, wouldn't it make more sense to right-size the number of 'regional' centers of democracy? With an increasingly Federally dominated US, perhaps 50 disparate decision-makers is too many. It turns out, that based on some wonderfully complex math (spatially embedded multi-scale interaction networks) and data from wheresgeorge.com, the United States Of America is more 'optimal' from a monetary and mobility-sense if it were managed around these 8 regions. Theoretical physicist Dirk Brockmann says the borders of the United States are out of date, and as Fast Company notes, "no longer correlate with our behavior." By combining network theory with the travels of our dollar bills, the 'real' effective boundaries in a new USA are far simpler, reflecting where money 'stays' as opposed to more arbitrary state boundaries.

 

Tracking the dollars and network theory does the rest...

 

Where's George? Anywhere, but mostly within the confines of the "blue borders"

Finally, George-to-George tracking can be seen best in his chart of "multi-scale human mobility" showing the short and long-range connectivity patterns when it comes to the physical distance travelled by actual US Federal Reserve notes, which according to Brockmann represents "proxy for human mobility."

and the full paper behind the creation of the new 8 super-states

 

 


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Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:38 | Link to Comment Jack of All Trades
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Or perhaps 13 Districts with powerful Capitol. . .

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:41 | Link to Comment Croesus
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Biden's hard at work on it......they ALL are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b1AMYHHAXhI#!

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:05 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Screw Biden and tbe rest of the new world order criminals. I prefer a little Ministry...N.W.O

http://youtu.be/NIzyoKsWTA4

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Stackers
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Why dont we just make that 8 separate countries. I could live with that map. sick of sending my taxes to California and New York

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:16 | Link to Comment Aguadulce
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Why does the Minneapolis light look abnormally large? Also, there's still money flowing in Detroit?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:32 | Link to Comment Stackers
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Those are main Federal Reserve bank distribution hubs. There is one in Detroit and Minneapolis. The one they built in Houston recently looks like a cross between a church and a fortified bunker.

http://www.masoncontractors.org/project/federal-reserve-bank-of-dallas-h...

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:49 | Link to Comment i-dog
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The NWO propaganda is flowing thick and fast today! Now we have a push for the dissolution of pesky state borders to be replaced by FEMA regions and a council of [selected] governors answering to DC to supervise the sheep.

Has Tyler been waterboarded at Gitmo?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:51 | Link to Comment palmereldritch
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jinx!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:33 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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And we should blindly believe everything these collectivist boffins tell us simple because ....they have a Ph.D. handed out to them by the Ministry of Indoctrination?

It eerily resembles the map drawn out as the outcome of the Berlin conference in 1884, in which the sociopathic colonialist european nations partitioned Africa:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Colonial_Africa_1913_map.svg

Seems like now 8 of those kleptocratic nations have decided to split the USA between them.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 01:13 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
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States are out of date, and as Fast Company notes, "no longer correlate with our behavior."

et surtout, no longer they are sovereignty anymore, no?

vive les arrondissements

 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 02:09 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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Let me guess, the government paid this guy $3 million to do this study?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:56 | Link to Comment Grinder74
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Correction, they paid him about 43 years of White House tours.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 02:25 | Link to Comment All Risk No Reward
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Citizens are out of date as well.  After all, a citizen isn't stupit enough to be deceived by Debt Money Tyranny based on 3rd grade math turbocharged with fractional reserve lending 5th grade exponential math...

Debt Money Tyranny

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4768883/debtmoneytyranny-6-1-pdf-60k?tr=77

Weapons of Mass Debt

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/3324744/wmdebt-graph-3-79k?tr=77

heh rise of the impoverished debt serfs has come.  Behold!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 05:12 | Link to Comment zhandax
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Those are main Federal Reserve bank distribution hubs.

There are twelve federal reserve banks.  My first takeaway here is there are four which are even more useless than the system as a whole.  I don't care enough to check, but who wants to bet me that the chairmen of those four are the biggest blowhards?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 22:20 | Link to Comment All Risk No Reward
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The 12 financial "disciples" to usher in the New World Order.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:08 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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The ideological Mason-Dixon line has moved a bit over the last century and a half, but there is no way that the Commonwealth of Virginia would remain a single unit, if the exit door is ever opened, the huge cultural differences would lead to physical conflict between the extreme corners of the of the State.  Rinse, repeat.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 05:00 | Link to Comment Frankie Carbone
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I used to think that the NWO crowd's noodles were baked a little too long, but with each passing day, the crap that yesterday I thought to be delusional is headline news today.

Hasn't the NWO crowd predicted an attempt to reconfig the States into something like 10 regions?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 05:38 | Link to Comment bunnyswanson
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Brother Kapner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3l1ZXuf2BU

Please, i-dog, give this clip a min to see clips before hanging up on this.  It is information that is inarguable.

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/New_World_Order/New_World_Order.html

Books How The World Really Works - Alan B. Jones
[a review of several books that can help readers acquire the essential knowledge necessary to understand how the world really works]
Revolution or World War III - David Degraw 9/11 Synthetic Terror - made in the USA - Webster Griffin Tarpley
America's Secret Establishment - An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones - Antony SuttonAnglo-American Establishment, The - Carroll Quigley
Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf - Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network - Dean Henderson
Bilderberg Group, The - Daniel Estulin
Brave New World Order
Brave New World Revisited -Aldous Huxley
Century of War, A - Anglo-American Oil Politics & New World Order - William Engdahl
Clash of Civilizations, The - Samuel P. Huntington
Committee of 300, The - The Conspirator's Hierarchy - John Coleman
Creature from Jekyll Island, The - the Federal Reserve - G. Edward Griffin
Descent Into Slavery? - Des Griffin
Final Warning - A History of the New World Order - David Allen Rivera
Full Spectrum Dominance - U.S. Power in Iraq and Beyond
Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order, The - Michel Chossudovsky
Gods of Money - Wall Street and the Death of the American Century

Greening, The - Environmentalists' Drive for Global Power - Larry Abraham with Franklin Sanders
Hidden Evil, The - The Financial Elite's Covert War Against the Civilian Population - Mark M. Rich

Imperial Brain Trust - Council on Foreign Relations - Lawrence Shoup and William Minter
JFK - The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy - L. Fletcher Prouty

Naked Capitalist, The - W. Cleon Skousen
New World Order, The - H.G. Wells (originally published 1950)

None Dare Call It Conspiracy - Gary Allen
Power Elite, The - E. Wright Mills
Powers That Be, The - G. William Domhoff
Project for the New American Century - from Robbing Us Blind
Report from Iron Mountain On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace
Rockefeller File, The - Gary Allen
Shadows of Power, The - the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline - James Perloff

Trilateralism - the Trilateral Commission and World Management - Holly Sklar
Who Rules America Now? - G. William Domhoff (Reference Material)
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 09:46 | Link to Comment i-dog
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Thanks for your links. Most are recommended reading ... but beware of becoming overloaded with red herrings.

While the general thesis of the NWO conspiracy is true, many of those writers are, in fact, active members of the NWO apparatus itself and are "limited hangouts" (giving out part of the story while concealing other, more critical, connections) designed to divide truth-seekers among the many varioulsy named culprits (bankers, jews, corporations, Illuminati, Bilderbergers, globalist politicians, communists, fascists, etc) while completely concealing, or even denying, the one connecting thread.

The real conspiracy of today incorporates many of the above suspects, but traces in a continuous and clear trail all the way back to the Khazarian tribe of Central Asia ... a divergent group of intelligent, blue-eyed, blonde-haired warmongers who have been continuously trying to gain rule of the world for 4,000 fucking years!!

I could go into documented detail, but it is too long for a forum post in a dead thread. Maybe another day....

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:49 | Link to Comment palmereldritch
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Putting the fee in FEMA Region

http://www.fema.gov/regional-operations

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:47 | Link to Comment yatikto
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ugly building

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:11 | Link to Comment aerojet
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The Minneapolis Fed has been turned into a massive fortress as well.  They installed bullet proof glass and it's guarded by thugs.  The Federal court building or whatever it is near there is also a giant fortress.  It is the projection of power and coercion in the upper midwest, but a little satellite office compared to Chicago, though.  If I could get 10,000 or so like-minded folks together we could probably burn it down.  Not sure what that would accomplish, but I guess it would send a clear message back to DC that this bullshit needs to stop.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:30 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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Detroit had drug money my man! They said federal reserve notes, not legitmate commerce. Legit commerce is Visa/Mastercard, not cash, or so I'm told. 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:09 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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Michigan is the ninth most populous state and most of the population lives in the Detroit area, not Detroit proper.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:17 | Link to Comment Jam Akin
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Kinda looks like some of the globalist maps from the past.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:32 | Link to Comment boogerbently
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How come in all the iterations of the maps CA is tied with AZ ???

The MOST and LEAST liberal states.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:44 | Link to Comment lewy14
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People's Democratic Republic of North Mexico.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:12 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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The real problem with maps like this is that no one wants Bakersfield.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 01:41 | Link to Comment Dieselclam
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I'm a proud-to-be-left-out-of-this-fascist-bullshit Alaskan.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:18 | Link to Comment Anusocracy
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How about some gerrymandering to make an anarcho-capitalist region?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:30 | Link to Comment SubjectivObject
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I agree; AZ+NM+TX.

What to call it is a problem I don't want to touch.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:45 | Link to Comment whotookmyalias
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I would totally move to the new country formed by AZ, TX, WY, and MT.  Just keep CO out of it.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:28 | Link to Comment SpiceMustFlow
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Damn straight, Texaz bitchez...better off alone

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 02:09 | Link to Comment denverdolomte
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I moved out to Colorado 7 years ago cause it seemed like a great place to live......turning into a mix between NY, CT, and CA all at once. 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:47 | Link to Comment James
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Arinewmexas

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 08:44 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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I was going to say Aritexico but that works too.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:25 | Link to Comment pbppbp
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The feeling is mutual.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:18 | Link to Comment Titus
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Why dont we just make that 8 separate countries. I could live with that map. sick of sending my taxes to California and New York

9 countries. Montana is not the pansy, non-confrontational midwest. 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:48 | Link to Comment Hive Raid
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I prefer a little OOmmeeeeerrrttaaaaaaaa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twj2wSwk1-o

 

This is what has been wrought for 30 sheckels of silver.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:08 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Great piece and a great movie.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:42 | Link to Comment Chuck Walla
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Wouldn't such a plan truncate all those political career paths?  Think of all the profit potential lost by shortening up the chain of graft.  Fifty AG's, 50 sec states, 50 of everything would be cut to a few honchos and increase the competition and bribery to advance. There might be regional wars... Or whores, however you choose.

 

FORWARD SOVIET!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:07 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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I heard about this over 15 years ago via conspiracy theory of dividing the country into regions of control. 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 04:46 | Link to Comment B2u
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Affirmative tasK????  

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:52 | Link to Comment Banksters
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Top story on google news: Ex porn star Jenna Jameson arrested for battery.

Sigh

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:02 | Link to Comment palmereldritch
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There's a Bang Dae Ho joke in there, somewhere

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:47 | Link to Comment Parisnights
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Talk about a "win - win situation.  jenna can beat me anytime.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 05:28 | Link to Comment e-recep
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not me. she looks horrible these days.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Oldballplayer
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May the odds be ever in your favor.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:33 | Link to Comment Paul Bogdanich
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The inclusion of Utah within the Washington Oregon block is impossible.  Same with the High North East division.  Other than that it looks fine to me.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 05:14 | Link to Comment TooBearish
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This Tyler MDB?  Obliterate local governance so that the political cartel can futher consolidate its power with the corporatist agenda?  FUK YOU TYLER GET A GRIP

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:56 | Link to Comment Grinder74
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Where's the Monroe Republic??  Can Charlie save me too?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:40 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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We have always been at war with Eastasia the South Central region.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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Something's missing.  Shouldn't there be an endless loop of economic activity between the naval base in San Diego and the donkey show in Tijuana? 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:45 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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The donkey show is on the base now, as Tijuana is too dangerous, even for a donkey. I would know...............

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:50 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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Oh, I see it now, that glowing, nearly blinding crimson dot in the lower left-hand corner.

Thanks.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment dolph9
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What about Alaska and Hawaii?

Should we just let Canada have Alaska already?

As far as Hawaii it's pretty much Japanese, they never even needed to attack Pearl Harbor.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:42 | Link to Comment Uber Vandal
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Maybe Russia might offer to buy back Alaska for a few Kopeks per acre?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:21 | Link to Comment LynRobison
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Russia can wait for the dollar and the western economies to crash, and then can take Alaska by force.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 00:20 | Link to Comment Jreb
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Alaska sounds good to us.

 

Sold.

 

Do you take personal checks, Zim dollars or Bitcoin?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:39 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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There would be a major battle before that happens. Major.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:47 | Link to Comment BeaverFever
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The US is a fiction, not a country. A corporation with an invisible president and board of directors. Alleged citizens are valued at around $6mm on the S&P. Live with it.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:43 | Link to Comment prains
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You're "Killing Me Softly"

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:40 | Link to Comment news printer
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as long as there will be food stamps;

it's ok with me

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:44 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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By all means.  Track those EBP payments and give us an Afro States of America.

Let them deal with their own fucking problems.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:40 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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I can't wait to see a list of proposed names for these regions. Sectors 1 through 8?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:58 | Link to Comment Croesus
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The possibilities are endless!

 

1. Obamaland

2. Bidenville

3. Blankfeinia

4. Dimon Acres

5. Africa II

6. New Yorkistan

7. Property of China Now, Bitchez!

8. Republic of Texahoma

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:24 | Link to Comment TheSettler
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I yam frum Arkanistan...

 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 02:35 | Link to Comment Blythes Master
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Tennessee and Kentucky are thinking about merging and calling the new state Tennesucky.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:36 | Link to Comment TuesdayBen
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Flyoverstan. Femaland. Chicagograd. Megalopoly. United Socialist Coastal Dystopia.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:02 | Link to Comment lewy14
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Chesapeake Empire.

Mass Bay Colony 2.0

Greater Montana.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:49 | Link to Comment Parisnights
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Are we forgetting that Obummer has already signed an executive order mandating ten regions

with unelected govenors?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:50 | Link to Comment Parisnights
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Are we forgetting that Obummer has already signed an executive order mandating ten regions

with unelected govenors?

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 01:34 | Link to Comment Lore
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"United Socialist Coastal Dystopia" / Cascadia / Ecotopia, etc.  --> Seems glib and unrealistic to thinking people, but very much in tune with Agenda 21, "living locally" behind a "green" totalitarian curtain: ECOTOPIA (c/o Amazon)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:44 | Link to Comment prains
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Goldmanistan

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:06 | Link to Comment palmereldritch
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And don't forget D.K. - District of Kleptocrats

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 05:11 | Link to Comment Frankie Carbone
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Don't forget Floricuba.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:57 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Dunno, Stalag 1-8?

District 0-7?

Free-Fire Zone Alfa - Hotel?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:06 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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These are good too but "sector" has the desired Comintern/Politburo flavor they started with "Homeland Security".

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:06 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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True, but I really like the dystopic sci-fi flavor from such films as District 9 and the third world prison-feel of the French film District 13.

For bonus points, the insufferable .gov agent in D9 ended the film horribly transformed and lusting after meals of cat food.

D13 presents the French .gov's solution to the intractible problem of D13 to be elimination via a Neutron Bomb. Utterly believable.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 05:09 | Link to Comment Rogue Trooper
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+100 for the D13 reference.  French cinema is awesome.

France sucks, but as a general rule, the more fucked up the ecomony gets you end up with better movies and music.  I guess there is fuck all else to do and you just don't give a fuck any more?

Case in point 70's and 80's...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:11 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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Cascadia! Long live the Republic of Cascadia. ;-)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:41 | Link to Comment Paladin en passant
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Plus, having only 8 states would make it so much easier for the federal government to dominate and bribe off with our taxpayer dollars.

Good luck with this.  Whomever came up with it has no insight into human behavior and emotional functioning.  Getting 42 governors and state legislatures to give up power is about as likely as The Wan giving up golf and Beyonce.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:42 | Link to Comment yrad
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Yes!! Please take El Paso out of Texas like this map shows! Nasty, shithole, scar on this awesome State.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:22 | Link to Comment Real Estate Geek
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I always thought that it was pronounced "El Pisshole."

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:49 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Juarez Norte.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:18 | Link to Comment seataka
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El Paso has the lowest level of mental illness..and...
It's public water supply has the Highest amount of Lithium

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 09:23 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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seataka, I am a seller of poisons, as such, in my library I have a text: "clinical toxicology of commercial products"

it would do you well to read the chapter on fluride, from which a short quote:

"chronic endemic fluorosis due to high concentrations of natural flouride in local water supplies is characterized by mottling of the teeth, osteosclerotic changes in the skeleton and sometimes central nervous system involvement"

the neurological toxicity is long established science..educate yourself before you opine in a public forum you do not know what you do not know and are a danger to yourself and most importantly those who read ZH.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:42 | Link to Comment cowdiddly
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I was kinda hoping the green section will secede and tell those aqua blue and grey sections to pound sand

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:53 | Link to Comment akak
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I am not being sarcastic here in any way, but if you see the North-Central and New England groupings on the map as grey, when they are actually shades of blue and purple, then you clearly have some form of color-blindness that you might want to look into further.  Studies show that roughly 8% of all American and European men have some form of color blindness, and many of them do not realize it.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:57 | Link to Comment cowdiddly
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I was talking about California but yes you can add new england to the sand pounders too

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:54 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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Here's an online test for color blindness.

http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/Ishihara.asp

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:57 | Link to Comment akak
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Thanks for posting that Ralph --- I was editing my last comment to find and include a link for those tests when you replied to it.

I first saw these tests when I was 8 years old, and was interested to first notice from that that while I am not color blind, at least not in any significant way, I also do not see color exactly the same between my two eyes either.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:08 | Link to Comment Monedas
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I'm myopic .... my Mexican handy man and body guard is in charge of seeing the traffic lights for me .... down here they go from green to blinking green to yellow to red .... plus, they stop for flashing yellow .... they proceed with caution on flashing red ?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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Switching flashing red and yellow around would be hard to get used to. The blinking green sounds like a good idea actually. They've started to use strobe lights on top of the signals at bad intersections that start flashing when the green light is going "stale".

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:01 | Link to Comment Hulk
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I once waited an hour for a stop sign to turn green...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:11 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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So YOU'RE the guy? You know I ran out of gas two cars behind you? Really fucked my day up.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 06:15 | Link to Comment Random
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I did the same, was high as fuck and i was kinda pissed that the STOP sigh won't turn green already...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:09 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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I don't either but it's a small difference. I was dropped on my head a lot growing up so I'm not really good data.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:09 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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AKAK, AFAIC you are hopelessly disabled and better get on the dole ASAP.  Do your part, find a teat, and suck like Barney Frank after a cocaine bender.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:26 | Link to Comment W74
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[repeat]

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:23 | Link to Comment W74
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Try this one.  A "normal" person will see a 5, but a red-green color blind person will see a 2. 

BUT testing whether my eyes were different, I found that if you rapidly switch your eyes back and forth you can make out the whole 8, and occasionally both separately.

http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/cbtest2.asp

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 01:59 | Link to Comment TheMerryPrankster
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an online colorblindness test can't tell how your monitor is calibrated so its a giant helping of fail.

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment W74
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I'm going with Azure Blue and Plum, most definitely Plum.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Dick Buttkiss
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Your hope will be realized, cowdiddly, in one form or another, as the United States of America is rapidly propelling toward the Untied States of America.

Bring. It. On.

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:45 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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I think this means my chances of getting a hot brunette over the Internet from the East Coast in my bed are slim to none.

I'd have to run a Pearson's Correlation Coefficient to be sure.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:50 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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If I had only one day left to live, I would live it in my statistics class:
it would seem so much longer.

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:44 | Link to Comment The Shootist
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Never happen. Far more likely that red states secede and form some other republic.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:47 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Igor Panarin has been predicting this for a while. His timing may be off but I think his theory is sound;

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21324.htm

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:58 | Link to Comment nmewn
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I've read that, there is something to it.

We all don't think/believe the same...on many things. But in most we do.. .outside of metro areas (everywhere) people are mostly the same.

But what the hell, what we have now isn't working...so time for Change ;-)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:47 | Link to Comment Xploregon
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Would it be OK to give Detroit to Canada?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:51 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Yes.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:07 | Link to Comment Croesus
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Fuck that.....there's factories in Detroit, not to mention great deals on real estate....

Let's just send them some of the citizenry that work in New York and Washington D.C. ......

We can tell the Canucks it's in the interest of improving their economy:

We're sending them some creative "math geniuses" from New York, and a guy who used to be a college professor, but now works in the printing business.

 

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:16 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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What is left of the factories in Detroit aren't worth shit. Gutted out shells of what they used to be. Detroit needs to be razed to the ground and reborn for it to be worth anything.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:29 | Link to Comment Croesus
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Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:55 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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Detroit should be used as an enormous set for the filming of post-apocalyptic movies.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 06:53 | Link to Comment Croesus
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When "The Running Man" finally makes it to TV, they could use Detroit as the set.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment Xploregon
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Would it be OK to give California to Mexico?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:52 | Link to Comment nmewn
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And yes.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:02 | Link to Comment news printer
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possibly

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:12 | Link to Comment Monedas
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They've already taken it .... if you can't beat ém .... join ém .... how's your Spanish ?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Yeah, sure.  Let's do something that will make it EASIER for the federal government to exert it's toxic influence over the entire country.  What a dumb-ass idea.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:50 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Clearly, we'll have to declare war on "those people" occupying the NE section of my country...I never got over Lincoln planting bodies in Bobby Lee's front yard.

I'm...sentimental that way ;-)

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:49 | Link to Comment BeansBulletsBandaids
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looks like texas would finally get some decent mountains for skiing...

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:52 | Link to Comment q99x2
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50 independent States with no Federal Government and BitCoins.

And none of the States allowing corporations as individuals. Each state gets to keep Holder in prison for a portion of his remaining life.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:24 | Link to Comment tsuki
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In a private prison with a corporate shop.  $1 an hour sounds right.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:52 | Link to Comment Arvo Particleboard
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Another Rockefeller funded study, perhaps?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Mototard at Large
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B3M How Central Bankers and Economists will cause the Next Revolution

A rant on the unnatural use of power by central bankers.

These are the men who matter: Ben Bernanke of the US Federal Reserve, Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank, Mervyn King of the Bank of England and Mark Carney, currently the outgoing Governor of the Bank of Canada and the incoming Governor of the Bank of England.

Collectively they are B3M (Ben, Merv, Mario and Mark)

The B3M central bankers have taken effective control of the economy as well as the financial and political system. This is both unnatural and unsustainable.  Unelected and unaccountable, the B3M wield more power over the lives and fortunes of people than any cabal in history. 

We are told that we must trust, for they are wise men who have studied in the hallowed halls of the great academies. They are our betters – and as such we must listen, obey and follow.

They have stood on the docks of Amsterdam as the tulip bubble popped and they saw the heads role off French revolutionary guillotines as the assignant currency failed.  They were there in 1866 when the Bank of England’s Governor stepped into the breach and they lived through the great depressions of the 1870s and the 1930s.  To them, the Shadow Chancellor is not a modern day Labour Party politician but rather the man that gave us Bagehot’s dictum.

I am not B3M.  I don’t have a PhD in economics from Harvard or Princeton.  I am not a quant.  And no, I don’t have a Masters Degree in Economics.   I did work in the financial sector and I do understand a thing or two about risk. These men are students of the economy and finance.  They actually believe that there is a science called economics and they believe (hope?) that by changing an input variable they can control outcomes. But economics is not a closed environment and politics will forever change the value of the incoming variables.

Rant continues at:  http://tinyurl.com/cwu5ucu

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 06:21 | Link to Comment IamtheREALmario
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They are "errand-boys"

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:57 | Link to Comment Mototard at Large
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B3M How Central Bankers and Economists will cause the Next Revolution

A rant on the unnatural use of power by central bankers.

These are the men who matter: Ben Bernanke of the US Federal Reserve, Mario Draghi of the European Central Bank, Mervyn King of the Bank of England and Mark Carney, currently the outgoing Governor of the Bank of Canada and the incoming Governor of the Bank of England.

Collectively they are B3M (Ben, Merv, Mario and Mark)

The B3M central bankers have taken effective control of the economy as well as the financial and political system. This is both unnatural and unsustainable.  Unelected and unaccountable, the B3M wield more power over the lives and fortunes of people than any cabal in history. 

We are told that we must trust, for they are wise men who have studied in the hallowed halls of the great academies. They are our betters – and as such we must listen, obey and follow.

They have stood on the docks of Amsterdam as the tulip bubble popped and they saw the heads role off French revolutionary guillotines as the assignant currency failed.  They were there in 1866 when the Bank of England’s Governor stepped into the breach and they lived through the great depressions of the 1870s and the 1930s.  To them, the Shadow Chancellor is not a modern day Labour Party politician but rather the man that gave us Bagehot’s dictum.

I am not B3M.  I don’t have a PhD in economics from Harvard or Princeton.  I am not a quant.  And no, I don’t have a Masters Degree in Economics.   I did work in the financial sector and I do understand a thing or two about risk. These men are students of the economy and finance.  They actually believe that there is a science called economics and they believe (hope?) that by changing an input variable they can control outcomes. But economics is not a closed environment and politics will forever change the value of the incoming variables.

Rant continues at:  http://tinyurl.com/cwu5ucu

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment slimething
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Didn't some Russian guy recently (last 2 years or so) predict the U.S. would be broken up into several regions when the SHTF?

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:04 | Link to Comment news printer
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probably U mean Dimitri Orlov

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:08 | Link to Comment TomGa
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Dmitry Orlov - I think it was 5 regions and he managed it without "spatially embedded multi-scale interaction networks" analysis.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:59 | Link to Comment aerojet
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And it was just as stupid when he said it.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 07:05 | Link to Comment Cloud9.5
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Split is between blue cities and red counties.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:00 | Link to Comment seek
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Can't speak for the entire map, but thinking that CA and AZ can align is delusional.

I can see an inter-mountain west lineup of NV/UT/AZ/NM/TX and maybe ID, CO or OR.

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:38 | Link to Comment noless
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OR,WA,ID less utah/southern idaho makes sense to me as an independant entity. Oregon already takes very little fed money on a net basis.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Xploregon
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Here in the NW, it was proposed years ago to split off the west side of the Cascade mountain range of Washington and Oregon into "Cascadia" and, because the economy and politics of the east side (high desert) of the Cascades is so different from the west side it becomes it's own political unit.

Frankly, the conservative east side wants nothing to do with the uber leftist, upper left coast and, I can't blame them.

 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:59 | Link to Comment aerojet
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Upstate NY should secede from downstate.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:05 | Link to Comment Everyman
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Here we are again, changing the country the constitution and the rules of conduct, and for what????

"Because money flows this way".  "It is easier for the financial issues"!

We do not live because and to serve "money interests", money exists and interests exists to service "US"!  Backwards thinking bullshit again, change the fucking rules because it "is easier and cheaper".  Easier and cheaper fow WHAT???  To enslave the population.  That is why it is SUPPOSED to be HARD to change and make a rule that changes the sovereignty issues of the United states.

Academics!!!  Theory yes, reality, NO!

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:19 | Link to Comment Kirk2NCC1701
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So, no United Republics of Feudalia?
/s

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:07 | Link to Comment PubliusTacitus
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No way AZ is getting along with CA.  Never happen.

 

That's where your civil war will start.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 23:59 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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Nope, civil war will start in some ghetto when the EBT cards get shut off, and Korean grocery store owners are forced to take up arms to defend themselves from the ravenous hordes.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment sunnyside
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How about this.  50 states with a modest central or federal government which is stricktly limited by a document spelling out (I think it is called enumeration) those things that it can do, and specifically saying that anything not there is reserved for the individual states.   I think this might work......for a hundred years or so.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:48 | Link to Comment Everyman
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Dude, that is just CRAZY TALK.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:12 | Link to Comment navy62802
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I am strangely comfortable with this idea. I have often thought that the current divisions within the US are inadequate, and it is strange that the analysis applied to this model correlates more or less with what I think would be a more effective geo-political division within the US.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:27 | Link to Comment sunnyside
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Some states are really screwed up and need new lines. 

Though I don't live there currently, I was born in Maryland, and it is a mess culturally.  Three absolutly distinct areas that have nothing in common.  Western MD, Central MD, and the Eastern shore.  Here's my plan for when I'm king.  Western MD from beyond Frederick goes to PA. The Eastern shore gets combined with Delaware to make a real state, and central MD adds DC to stay the state of MD and the residence of DC get full representation.  So it is written, so shall it be done.  Oh, and please forgive me good residence of Annapolis, but nothing is perfect, even for a king.

 

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 06:26 | Link to Comment IamtheREALmario
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So, just depose the current dictator and take his place. Happens all the time.

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:18 | Link to Comment sunnyside
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Lets also use this map for a trial run on college football conferences.  The Big12 and ACC are really messed up right now. 

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:22 | Link to Comment HardwoodAg
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I'm in rural Maine....Don't even think about making me a one with Massholes. <grr>

Sun, 04/07/2013 - 22:26 | Link to Comment HardwoodAg
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On second thought, I got firearms. Where do the banksters reside when not doing weekends in the Hamptons?

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