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Tell Texas what we really think of them...

By watchingmarcitz   2012 Nov 26, 1:54pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   1 link   2,145 views   17 comments   watch (1)   share   quote  

Lets let Texas know we support them via snarc.

Sign this petition instead and send on to others.

http://wh.gov/I9Nc

- Snarcitz

we petition the obama administration to:
Show support for rational, anti-racist and pro-scientific thought but severing all ties with Texas.

The state of Texas continues to be a drag on the national economy as well as human rights by trying to impose non-scientific doctrine as well as anti-gay, anti-Semitic, and anti-femine policies on America. Their dependence on oil and gas holds back scientific advancement in clean tech and represents a clear and present danger to national security via-a-vis China as well as the health and well being of our children. Additionally the subsidies they receive for that industry are also a huge drain on the economy. Finally the money used to protect their borders could be better used elsewhere. Texas' pro-gun stance will help them deal with drug cartels on their borders. Pro-knowledge Americans agree it is time for them to go. Free thought and free the the US by freeing Texas.

#politics

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1   msilenus   2012 Nov 26, 2:02pm  ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Apologies. I only sign petitions that are comprised of proper English.

Actually, I do not apologize for that.

2   lostand confused (15/15 = 100% civil)   2012 Nov 26, 2:14pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Ok, I make my share of spelling mistakes when I am in a hurry, but come on - Is this for real??

"Show support for rational, anti-racist and pro-scientific thought but severing all ties with Texas.
The state of Texas continues to be a drag on the national economy as well as human rights by trying to impose non-scientific doctrine as well as anti-gay, anti-Semitic, and anti-femine policies on America. Their dependence on oil and gas holds back scientific advancement in clean tech and represents a clear and present danger to national security via-a-vis China as well as the health and well being of our children. Additionally the subsidies they receive for that industry are also a huge drain on the economy. Finally the money used to protect their borders could be better used elsewhere. Texas' pro-gun stance will help them deal with drug cartels on their borders. Pro-knowledge Americans agree it is time for them to go. Free thought and free the the US by freeing Texas
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3   Patrick (252/252 = 100% civil)   2012 Nov 27, 4:04am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

This is kind of ironic. When Bush II got re-elected after deliberately starting an unnecessary war under false pretenses, I complained to a friend who pointed out that California could seceed and its economy would still be among the biggest on earth.

So I proposed it, and was immediately supported by some guy from Texas. He politely agreed that California and Texas just don't have that much in common and should perhaps go their separate ways.

This time, Obama got re-elected and the Texans want out. I heartily agree that Californians should support Texas in that.

4   thomaswong.1986   2012 Nov 27, 9:01am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  


This time, Obama got re-elected and the Texans want out. I heartily agree that Californians should support Texas in that.

its mighty nice of you Patrick since your a native of Maine to speak for Californians..

at what point did you start calling yourself Californian.. was it 5-10-15 years since you moved here...

you better start working on that tan... !

5   leo707   2012 Nov 27, 9:15am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  


So I proposed it, and was immediately supported by some guy from Texas. He politely agreed that California and Texas just don't have that much in common and should perhaps go their separate ways.

This time, Obama got re-elected and the Texans want out. I heartily agree that Californians should support Texas in that.

I would want to see a more depth analysis on the pros and cons, but my initial reaction is to go ahead and let Texas leave.

6   Dan8267 (135/137 = 98% civil)   2012 Nov 27, 10:06am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Just make sure that Texas and the other ceding states don't get to take nukes, ICBMs, and other military hardware with them. Last thing we need is an armed Middle East right next door to us.

7   Ceffer (53/53 = 100% civil)   2012 Nov 27, 11:08am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Puerto Rico wants to become a state now. Everybody in Texas should just move to Puerto Rico, and everybody in Puerto Rico should move to Texas, and USA keeps the mineral rights, even trade.

8   Patrick (252/252 = 100% civil)   2012 Nov 27, 11:25am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

thomaswong.1986 says

its mighty nice of you Patrick since your a native of Maine to speak for Californians..

at what point did you start calling yourself Californian.. was it 5-10-15 years since you moved here...

you better start working on that tan... !

I'm a native of Illinois actually, but spent ages 9-29 in Michigan. I am a Californian now. It's been 15 years and I'm not going back.

The tan will never happen, but that's not my fault.

9   Dan8267 (135/137 = 98% civil)   2012 Nov 27, 11:59am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Ceffer says

Puerto Rico wants to become a state now. Everybody in Texas should just move to Puerto Rico, and everybody in Puerto Rico should move to Texas, and USA keeps the mineral rights, even trade.

Fuck NO! I don't want them damn Texas anywhere near Florida. There are enough idiots in this state. We don't need wetback Texans.

10   Dan8267 (135/137 = 98% civil)   2012 Nov 27, 12:03pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

The whole issue of state cession is mute. The federal government owns every state's ass. The federal government is the true owner of all the land and all the natural resources in the state and it ain't gonna give up that wealth. No nation gives up land unless desperate for peace or money, and even rarely in the later case. The federal government isn't going to give up the land in Texas.

If Texans want to secede from the union, their only option is to emigrate. They can't take their land with them. Texas could move to Mexico though. Plenty of unused land there.

11   kentm   2012 Dec 2, 2:18am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Oldie, but goodie...

http://www.fuckthesouth.com/

12   Dan8267 (135/137 = 98% civil)   2012 Dec 2, 3:14am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

kentm says

Oldie, but goodie...

http://www.fuckthesouth.com/

I wish I could Like multiple times.

13   David9   2012 Dec 2, 3:34am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

As for Urban Dallas anyway, there are many non stereotypical, 'left' leaning, friendly people. As an example, not my thing, but there are literally dozens of strip clubs in the city, more so than here in Los Angeles (I have a witness who will verify :) )

True, I could not find work there in 2008, but didn't something happen around that time? And had it not been for the experience I gained there before that, I would not have the job I have now.

As for the oil subsidies, not disagreeing, but isn't a similiar situation going on with the banks and Fannie Mae? That is the real problem I think, there is not just one, two, or three problems that need to be addressed.

14   thomaswong.1986   2012 Dec 3, 10:17am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

David9 says

As for the oil subsidies,

Oil subsidies.. no there no oil subsidies.. the cost of finding and drilling an oil well are spread across the life of the well.. no different than that of Lumber or other precious metal mining. This is part of simple cost accounting principles matching costs to revenues.

15   RealEstateIsBetterThanStocks (25/25 = 100% civil)   2012 Dec 3, 10:39am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

Texas has no income tax but that's about it.

16   David9   2012 Dec 3, 11:42am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

thomaswong.1986 says

no there no oil subsidies

Taxes then. Page 5. A Texan told me one of the reasons (besides high property taxes) that Texas has no state income tax is because of oil and gas 'revenue':

http://www.hro.house.state.tx.us/pdf/focus/Revenue82.pdf

"Texas has three main oil and gas taxes: a 4.6
percent oil production tax, a 7.5 percent natural gas
production tax, and a 3/16th-of-one-cent tax per barrel
of oil produced in Texas. Oil production and regulation
taxes are expected to generate $2 billion in fiscal 2010-
11 and $1.9 billion in fiscal 2012-13, according to the
comptroller. Natural gas taxes are expected to generate.."

17   lisalisa   2012 Dec 3, 9:00pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

I'll treat this like I treat technology.
Let them be the first to try it.... see if they like it. They will find out what's wrong with it. Maybe it will be a "Lemon"... maybe not. They may get a lifetime of enjoyment out of it.
The result will tell the rest of those sitting on the fence to embrace it or let it go for something better down the line.

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