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Old 11-09-2016, 02:31 PM
 
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Please let this happen.

 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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What about the 1/3 of Californians who voted for Trump?
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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Here is the truth. Many people on both sides are not open minded. Many people look out for #1. It is a matter of "get mine and forget everyone else". This is why there are alot of histrionics. People look at each other as threats based on who you vote for. It is a matter of "if you voted for that candidate, you're a threat to me because you stand for policies that are inherently against me and my survival". It's a dog eating dog world. While there are fair-minded individuals, we live in a competitive world.

This #calexit movement is a manifestation is what has always been there. Those who want Texas to secede are a manifestation of that. People look out for their own best interests first over that of the nation.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:34 PM
 
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They could get it from Washington and Oregon.
Right, and let's not act that if California left, like it wouldn't have an impact on the US. It would have drastic consequences, leading most likely to a civil war and also, most of the reason that the US is so wealthy and deveopled, is because of the blue states, with the exception of Texas.

Let's be real here, what is more powerful economically, a combo of California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Illinois, and Minnesota or a combo of Texas, Georgia, Louisana, South Carolina, Arizona, and Utah?

The answer is clear on that one.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:34 PM
 
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What about the 1/3 of Californians who voted for Trump?
Even more to the point looking at the map of California, 1/2 of the state went red.

So we are talking about calexit basically being Southern California, Sacramento, and San Francisco. So I say if they want to go, then go. LOL. The rest of the USA doesn't care.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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If California gains momentum and actually gets to vote/act on it, trust me it will start something. Oregon and Washington I am sure would follow suit or join California and then the Northeast and Great Lakes states (the blue ones) would want to too.

I really hope people wait out to see what happens with Trump. As much as I despise him, no need to get too drastic until we see if he puts on any damage that would validate states wanting to secede. But if things go bad, I could see there being major problems of states wanting to secede.

To me the US is like the state of Illinois. The Chicago metro makes up 75% of the state's population. Chicago's metro controls the politics of the state. Everyone else who lives in the rest of the state has to deal with an economy and politics that is vastly different from Chicago's. I am seeing that US is starting to become like that. Reliable blue states, have different economies and social wants from the red ones. I think a tear has been made, and Trump's win might be a catalayst to tear it up even more.

I have to say if you had a vote held today for the blue states to join Canada and where Canada would aloow them to join them, we would see those blue states as part of Canada by 2017. This country is too big, and maybe not in our lifetimes, but at some point it's going to change and either get bigger or smaller. I see this win as one of those stepping stones that might lead us into that direction.
Please, we can't even get the low life Hollywood "stars" who threatened to move out if Trump won to act on it. I highly doubt Californians have the intestinal fortitude to secede.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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California has always been a drain on the USA.
No, California over pays in federal taxes and our money actually supports other states. We dont mind, btw.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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So hilarious. It's like me 8 years ago, but replace California with Texas.
So who will join the CA military? CA imports 50% of its energy from the rest of the US. Water would be a national import. Middle class is nonexistant. But hey, they'll control the world's software and porn market.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:39 PM
 
Location: In your head, rent free
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No, California over pays in federal taxes and our money actually supports other states. We dont mind, btw.
If you didn't mind you wouldn't be here crying like a little ***** about it all the time.
 
Old 11-09-2016, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Right, and let's not act that if California left, like it wouldn't have an impact on the US. It would have drastic consequences, leading most likely to a civil war and also, most of the reason that the US is so wealthy and deveopled, is because of the blue states, with the exception of Texas.

Let's be real here, what is more powerful economically, a combo of California, New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Illinois, and Minnesota or a combo of Texas, Georgia, Louisana, South Carolina, Arizona, and Utah?

The answer is clear on that one.
One definitely has way better BBQ than the other.
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