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Old 02-11-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: AZ
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PS Denver is not surrounded by mountains
Well, I learn something new every day. I thought Denver was a mountain town, way up in elevation, etc.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Wouldn't MD just take the land back? I wonder what they would name that space and I bet that Washington D.C. (the name) would relocate too and become fed territory in VA.
The District of Columbia was created from Maryland and Virginia, to make a "neutral" place.

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IF we were going to move the capital, it would likely be to a central location, such as Denver. Economically speaking Denver isn't the most important place, but it is, if nothing else, in the middle.
The center of the country is somewhere in Kansas. Don't you know how much we hate the feds here? 'Course, they already own a lot of the land here. . . .
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It DID make the most sense before.....

B]MOUNTAINS WON'T SAVE YOU NOW. VZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUM[/b]

but ya, Denver is the back-up. Isn't that openly acknowledged by the c-d bureaucracy?
PS Denver is not surrounded by mountains
Honestly, I never heard anything about that before! True, the montains are only to the west. You want someplace surrounded by mtns, try Leadville, or maybe Aspen. Now wouldn't that be fun?
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Scranton, PA = New National Capital! Hey, we have "The Office!"
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:59 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Scranton, PA = New National Capital! Hey, we have "The Office!"
Would you really want Congress in Scranton!?!?


Triple EEK!
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:15 PM
 
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That maybe true. But there's a whole lot of undeveloped land around the outskirts of Richmond, so it may take a while for it build up enough to get really congested. Right now its mainly the West End, and Midlothian areas. Plus you don't have to worry about that pesky Potomac River.
What is there to worry about regarding "that pesky Potomac River?" I don't quite get what problem there is supposed to be with a city built beside a river, but if there is some problem with a riverside setting, Richmond shouldn't be any better place than Washington for the capital. In Richmond, you've got that pesky old James River to deal with.

Hmmm, another thought here . . . I lived in Richmond as a young child. I have fond memories of Richmond. Pleeeeease don't do to Richmond what they have done to Washington, D.C.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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How 'bout half the capital in Richmond, and half in DC? That way we can share!
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: RVA
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Holy crap, it's nice to see Richmond still seriously needs to get over itself.

I'm a "from here" that left there the first chance I got. Still go back regularly for visits. Still have never regretted it.


Edit: and when was "everybody" talking about moving the capital? This country has gone absolutely insane. Vote libertarian, before it's too late! Wait, it's too late.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Holy crap, it's nice to see Richmond still seriously needs to get over itself.

I'm a "from here" that left there the first chance I got. Still go back regularly for visits. Still have never regretted it.
Richmond is the most wonderful city on God's green earth. Our Nation's Capital should be that lucky!!!!
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: RVA
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Richmond is the most wonderful city on God's green earth. Our Nation's Capital should be that lucky!!!!

Traveled much? I'll admit, it has gotten a little better (ie more Northeastern) over the past few years. Keep the "come heres" coming!
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:05 PM
 
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Is Richmond lacking identity or something?
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