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Old 06-05-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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I don't get the SC numbers. It doesn't make sense in the larger context.

Yes, SC is growing, and parts are booming, but the same things are happening in adjacent states like Georgia and North Carolina, and those are richer states, with far more immigrants and multinationals, yet they have far lower % passports.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:16 PM
 
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I don't get the SC numbers. It doesn't make sense in the larger context.

Yes, SC is growing, and parts are booming, but the same things are happening in adjacent states like Georgia and North Carolina, and those are richer states, with far more immigrants and multinationals, yet they have far lower % passports.
They are also over twice as populous with larger areas that aren't experiencing the growth that Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh are. Again, I'm pretty sure that it's the huge boom in retirees that's driving SC's numbers, along with an increasing number of multinational companies.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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Is that why Charleston is growing as fast as it is?
Yes, that's part of it. But Charleston is also attracting a lot of young families and its economy is booming right now.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:27 PM
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Why in gods name does everyone need a passport? We have large percentages of our population who will never leave their state let alone the country. Waste of money, especially considering how expensive they are
Are you serious?
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Reseda (heart of the SFV)
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Arizona came out as the BIG WINNER once again. I guess Arizona is a lot more educated, sophisticated and well traveled than most of us have been giving it credit for. Congratulations to you Arizona
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Reseda (heart of the SFV)
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I think it's a bit troubling and worrisome that you need an arbitrary ID to leave the country. If this isn't a human rights violation than nothing is
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:15 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Why in gods name does everyone need a passport? We have large percentages of our population who will never leave their state let alone the country. Waste of money, especially considering how expensive they are
Some people need to travel out of the country? Not everyone needs a passport, but I do agree that it shouldn't cost this much to get one.

I've always had one.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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Arizona came out as the BIG WINNER once again. I guess Arizona is a lot more educated, sophisticated and well traveled than most of us have been giving it credit for. Congratulations to you Arizona
It probably has more to do with the fact that it's a border state, and a state with a huge Mexican population, with family in Mexico. Just sayin.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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I think it's a bit troubling and worrisome that you need an arbitrary ID to leave the country. If this isn't a human rights violation than nothing is
You don't need an "arbitrary ID to leave the country". You can walk right over from El Paso To Juarez, no passport needed. Many countries don't care.

You will need a passport to enter the U.S., however. Are you seriously asking why the U.S. would have the right to check who is entering their country?
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:39 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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I kinda like the idea of an open border between Canada and the US, like in most of western Europe. Not going to happen with the security mindset of the US, but one could hope.
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