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Old 11-06-2007, 05:09 PM
 
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So what you are saying ( correct me if I get this wrong) is that the states with the leasgrowth in population are the ones we could do without Less people more worthless
I'm saying that the residents themselves are making the decision to leave those stagnant states. Seeing as they know the states best as residents, and should be the biggest boosters, they should and are the last to make the ultimate knock of the state, and leave a place they love and call home.Thats pretty much the definition of a useless state. No state is more useless than one that can't even keep their own residents, let alone thrive.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:12 PM
 
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I'd say Alaska. And why? Because Alaska is a huge state with a population that would not even fill San Francisco. Not to mention Alaska is brutally cold for 10 months a year in the southern parts, and all year round in the northern half.
Yeah, but with all that oil alone it would have worth, even if only eskimos lived there
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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While I've never been to Alaska, I would love to see it someday. Alaska produces oil from the North Slope that comes down through the pipeline. If we didn't have Alaska, we would be importing even more oil. Also, Alaska has a line of military radar installations that watch for inbound missiles. Does anyone believe that the world is a safer place now and that we don't need these - I don't.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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I'm saying that the residents themselves are making the decision to leave those stagnant states. Seeing as they know the states best as residents, and should be the biggest boosters, they should and are the last to make the ultimate knock of the state, and leave a place they love and call home.Thats pretty much the definition of a useless state. No state is more useless than one that can't even keep their own residents, let alone thrive.
Two of those stagnant states your talking about are Ohio and New York,and I can tell you those states mean alot to the United States.Ohio and New York are not useless states,in fact without them our country would not be where it is today.Yeah right now those states along with Pennsylvania are not in the best shape,but they still mean alot to our country,and will eventually have a boom period again.

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Old 11-06-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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Nevada and those Jewish casinos that rip people off of billions. Nevada only has casinos and nuclear fallout. Arizona is just a hot desert. Let the Mexicans have those two states. There's a certain segment of the population that's leaving Cali because of crime. That's a shame, because Cali is a very beautiful state with very nice climate and very important for agriculture.
Nevada : Gold is mined, minerals such as copper, gypsum, lithium, etc. agriculture -cattle ranching, dairy products, onions, potatoes. Oh, and hopefully people not to your liking will not meet you by any trees.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Lets get rid of all the RUST BELT states.....Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Eastern Pennslyvania.

Hey at least we won't have to worry about Detroit or Cleveland anymore.
If you're referring to Pittsburgh, that's in the WESTERN part of Pennsylvania - and if it weren't for the Rust Belt, there would hardly be much development in the South and West right now. The mass exodus of people after the decline of industry in those states are what largely fueled the growth and investment in the Sun Belt. Nevermind the enormous amount of history you'd be throwing out.

This is a pretty asinine thread, by the way.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: In God
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Texas. We lived without them in the past, who says we need them now??

Don't kid yourself, man. If the country can live without Texas, than we can definitely live without Chicago.
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Uniquely Individual Villages of the Megalopolis
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[quote=Billiam;1928597]What he said can be true, the people who moved here from different areas tend to be very rude, however from my experience for my lifetime, native marylanders like Myself are very kind. But you're trying to say the US could live without us because we are rude?

So why don't you attack THAT poster instead? You're asking a wind up question. Don't try to sugar coat it then with the "native" part, city people in and around Balto as opposed to other areas I pointed out are just that, like most of the NE cities. But compared to NY, no way!

This is a very rude thread anyway, and stupid.

You deliberately misread or are dissembling with your attack on something I never stated. Now you ARE being rude! I've heard that about Baltimore from more than that poster anyway, from outside the country as well as in.

I think the rudeness is characterized by the freshness there. But they are no moreso than many other areas I've experienced and one cannot group all of MD that way which I pointed out.

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Old 11-06-2007, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Do any of you realize that the U.S. takes much more revenue from California than it ever gives back? Yes, it's true. California is a cash cow for the rest of the nation. It would be one of the top 10 economies in the world. I seriously doubt that the U.S. could do without California. (I have to stick up for my state, even though it isn't perfect!)
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Do any of you realize that the U.S. takes much more revenue from California than it ever gives back? Yes, it's true. California is a cash cow for the rest of the nation. It would be one of the top 10 economies in the world. I seriously doubt that the U.S. could do without California. (I have to stick up for my state, even though it isn't perfect!)
Many states are in the same position, getting much less return for every tax dollar donated. They're called "donor states." There are also recipient states, which receive far more in expenditure than what they contribute.

Dated, but here's a report from FY 2004. http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/sr139.pdf (broken link)

You can see, though California only got $.79 for each dollar given, NJ only got back $.55 (worst return in the country)!! New Mexico made out like a bandit, getting $2.00 on every dollar.
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