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Old 02-11-2009, 06:13 AM
 
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Why on earth would we spend unbelievable amounts of money to move the capital down the street????
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:27 AM
 
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^^^^^ Or anywhere for that matter. Let DC deal with the hassles associated with being the nation's capital.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Richmond has a Federal Reserve Bank, so it already has government ties. However, it would be quite odd to have the White House and the White House of the Confederacy both in the same city.
Atlanta also has a Federal Reserve Bank, and the number of Federal agencies located here is second only to the DC area.
Plus, we already have a White House.

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Old 02-11-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: AZ
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A smart place to have a capital would be somewhere close to the center of the country, preferrably surrounded by mountains. And most of Colorado sounds like it could be able to provide that.
When I went to Montenegro, its old capital was Cetinje...way up high, surrounded by mountains. It was interesting to see that. But it makes the most sense from a security standpoint for a country's capital.
Though I haven't been to Denver, it is surrounded by mountains, isn't it? Well then, it makes sense. And it's kind of in the center of the country. More in the center than DC is, anyway.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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A smart place to have a capital would be somewhere close to the center of the country, preferrably surrounded by mountains. And most of Colorado sounds like it could be able to provide that.
When I went to Montenegro, its old capital was Cetinje...way up high, surrounded by mountains. It was interesting to see that. But it makes the most sense from a security standpoint for a country's capital.
Though I haven't been to Denver, it is surrounded by mountains, isn't it? Well then, it makes sense. And it's kind of in the center of the country. More in the center than DC is, anyway.
Denver is on the plains, it is not surrounded by mountains. The mountains are to the west.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: NJ
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then'd you probably be the first on this board to complain about all the yankees and politicos invading your space and ruining richmond's southern charm.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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Why did this need a new thread? I mean really.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: a bar
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Also we serve sweet tea in most all the restaurants, so people from further South would feel at home here.
Glad to hear you want us northerns feel welcome as well.
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Sweet Tea?!!! awww geeee lets move it today.


......this is stupid.

let's all make threads suggesting our home town as a new capital.

Winchester, MA has great access to Boston and there are several pizza places. It has not had significant industry since the tanneries closed down 100 years ago. Hoooows about a new capital, eh?
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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A smart place to have a capital would be somewhere close to the center of the country, preferrably surrounded by mountains. And most of Colorado sounds like it could be able to provide that.
When I went to Montenegro, its old capital was Cetinje...way up high, surrounded by mountains. It was interesting to see that. But it makes the most sense from a security standpoint for a country's capital.
It DID make the most sense before.....


MOUNTAINS WON'T SAVE YOU NOW. VZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUM

but ya, Denver is the back-up. Isn't that openly acknowledged by the c-d bureaucracy?

PS Denver is not surrounded by mountains
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