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Old 05-29-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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Size as in area, not population, correct?

(United States Census Bureau shows New York at 27th in area, but close enough.)
Thanks for the correction and you got my point.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:26 AM
 
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Economy and industry would be the major factors for a "super state". That would put NY, Ca., and maybe Texas in the top 3. Florida? Nope don't think so when their entire economy runs on the tourist trade.
Hilarious, Maybe Texas?? But NY for sure?? LOL, you must be kidding, considering TX has a higher GDP then NY(slighty higher though) but still higher.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:29 AM
 
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Ok, well even if we get the most domestic oil from Texas, doesn't mean MOST of our oil comes from Texas. We get the most from other countries. Just because we get some oil from Texas, doesn't mean it deserves a #2 ranking.
You're right, not because of oil, it deseves a second ranking because it has a higher GDP, a higher population, and a larger state, ALL qualifications for a SUPERstate. But I thought we decided it was a tie?
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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I wasn't aware this was supposed to be based off your favorite states; I'm getting that impression by looking at some people's list.
Exactly.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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NYC offers more than Dallas and Houston combined.
Hmm, maybe, but Texas OVERALL offers more then NY OVERALL. Remember this is superSTATES not super cities.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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Not bad for a state that is only the 30th in size in the US in regards to NY.
Good point.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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What is the criteria for a superstate? If it's population, and GDP then it would be
1.CA-Obvious reasons
2.TX-I would say obvious reasons, but SOME people on here would beg to differ, but it CAN be tied with NY.
3.NY-NYC, and something about aviation upstate, and manufacturing upstate and nanotechnology? Can be tied with TX.
4.FL-Tourism or not, it still has the 4th highest GDP and population, it cannot be ignored.
5.IL-Chicago 3rd largest US city.
But I don't know what the OFFICIAL criteria is, it seems people are making there own criteria to put there own states in, and to keep others out(me to I guess). Also, people tend to forget this is superstates, NOT supercities.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Fingerlake.. everything you're saying is making you look more ignorant.

You say "if this didn't exist" but then when someone else says it you go off... but in reality.. it is what it is. Sorry to tell ya.

all your points and opinions are dumb and idiotic.
-Jersey City isn't 100% a dump... JC has rehabilitated in the past 15 years to the point the rich and wealthy are moving in making the city almost a bigger Hoboken, NJ.
-Newark Airport is there, and it's one of the busiest in the country.. Don't make excuses of "it wouldn't exist if etc" because it makes you look like that's the only way you can make points


NJ is more important and rakes in more money than states 10 times its size... I would say that makes it pretty super.
NYC and Philly are bordering NJ, deal with it, don't go into "if" land

I dont get why threads that are opinionated always have those stubborn posters who have to disagree and try to make points.. So annoying, I don't care, i still disagree and always will, stop trying.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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Not trying to sound arrogant here, but its got to be acknowledged that Texas is an undeniable contender for the number 1 superstate. Aside from being home to the NASA space center, a ton of oil refineries AND oil companies which fuel the whole nation, a huge oil drilling state, expanding and increasingly diverse population, a leader in technical solutions (home to Texas Instruments), and the second largest agricultural producer...Its also got a couple of of those cowboys and cows (leading producer of beef) that people were mentioning earlier...lol

...now if those arent the makings of a superstate then there is no such thing as a superstate..lol

Thats not to say that other states arent great in their own right, but Texas is at least in the running for number one if the criteria as that of economic output, and scientifically innovative contributions.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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Here's my list.

1) California
2) Texas
3) Florida
4) Massachusetts
5) either Pennsylvania or Illinois
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