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Old 10-06-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Apparently this movement is gaining momentum.

They even have a flag.
http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2008/10/05/ba-jefferson_0499186175.jpg (broken link)



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a6/State_of_Jefferson.svg/286px-State_of_Jefferson.svg.png (broken link)

Jefferson more than state of mind to publisher
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:02 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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That would be one big weed smoking economically depressed state if it were to happen....
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:15 PM
 
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That's cool. There are many of these across the country, I hadn't heard of this one. Of course the chances of any of them happening are very slim, but it shows regional issues.

Many in Chicagoland would love to slop off the state south of I-80, and many downstate would love to cut Chicago away. It's pretty disproportionate when 75% of the state lives way up in one little corner.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Supposedly this was going to happen, but WW2 stopped it. That would have been an awesome state.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Supposedly this was going to happen, but WW2 stopped it. That would have been an awesome state.
I think it would have backfired. As parts of California and Oregon, these areas go unnoticed and they are left alone. As an independent state, these counties would be in the spotlight and more people they probably wouldnt want there would move there.
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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As far back as I can remember northern California has had some sort of movement to seccede from the south. Hasn't happened and likely wont... not because they are not two different states. We almost moved to the Redding area in the 90's since it was a different place and we wanted out of socal way back then too. But because nocal has only half an economy. Now, make California its own nation.....

A few counties in the cascades with hardly any population? naw....
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:22 AM
 
Location: yeah
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So California would lose about twelve people and a volcano?
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