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View Poll Results: Do you think California should split into multiple states?
Yes, split it into 2 states. Call one "North California" and the other "South California" 68 30.49%
Yes, split it into 2 states. Give one of the 2 states an entirely new name. 14 6.28%
Yes, split it into to 3 or more states. 34 15.25%
No, leave it as one state 101 45.29%
Other 6 2.69%
Voters: 223. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-08-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Just give the Bay Area their own state so they can have their communist worker's paradise and leave the rest of us alone.
No offense, but compared to the Bay Area, every other region in California, is well, an underperformer.

This is evident in the Bay Area's far higher income levels and educational attainment levels and Per Capita GDP figures.

Im not saying the Bay Area is better, but this communist worker's paradise statement is quite inaccurate considering how much wealthier the Bay Area is than everywhere else.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Leave it as one state. People wanting to isolate themselves from people who are different are the problem. The variety of the state is what makes it great.

Besides, the state has a lovely shape, iconic almost :P

If Cali were to split in anyway, I think it should break off from the US. It's those other 49 dragging us down
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Lettuce Land
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If Cali were to split in anyway, I think it should break off from the US. It's those other 49 dragging us down
Well could we take Alaska with us?
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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I'm going with the North, South and Legal categories to break up the state! Leave the North to handle it's natural resurces and keep them (charge SoCal for robbing them) Keep the far left in SoCal to fund all the free programs it so dearly wants to have, and only give services and voting priveledges to the legals to choose as the want. Then I think the tri-states would feel better about themselves.
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Old 09-13-2008, 10:42 PM
 
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No offense, but compared to the Bay Area, every other region in California, is well, an underperformer.

This is evident in the Bay Area's far higher income levels and educational attainment levels and Per Capita GDP figures.

Im not saying the Bay Area is better, but this communist worker's paradise statement is quite inaccurate considering how much wealthier the Bay Area is than everywhere else.
Bear in mind that some people will start wailing "Marxism!" and "Commie!" at anything even marginally to the left of Rush Limbaugh.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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i'm going with three states; straight, gay and illegal!
lol
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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Go look up communism and tell me which region's ideals most closely align with it.
And oftentimes "more closely" is not good enough. Europe is "more closely" aligned with "Communism" than P.R. China, yet Europe still has private property rights, etc. BTW, yes, P.R. China is now heavily capitalistic and has no more "no-strings attached" free education or free health care.
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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If California were split into separate states, Northern and Southern, there would be more political representation in the Senate. CA would have four senators as opposed to two. It's ridiculous that Rhode Island has the same political clout in the US senate as California.
That is exactly the point of the U.S. Senate - The House and Senate are a compromise between the "big" states and the "small" states.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Keep as one state.

Make San Diego and OC a part of Mexico.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:20 PM
 
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Too bad the Bay Area and LA enjoy ruling over us with an iron fist, or we'd be able to have freedom once again.
Yes, and who gave you the right to comment flatlander?!?
No food rations for you! Muuuhahaha!

Last edited by j420norcal; 09-21-2008 at 11:58 PM..
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