Author Topic: Every State in the US  (Read 1350 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2018, 06:59:33 PM »
And there are lions there too, in a zoo.  But not native to Utah.  Bison roamed from Texas to Canada, over the Great Plains.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2018, 07:15:23 PM »
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And there are lions there too, in a zoo.  But not native to Utah.  Bison roamed from Texas to Canada, over the Great Plains.
Yeah, tell me man doesn't have this eradication thing down to a science, and he can do it just a few years when he puts his mind to it.

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2018, 07:44:17 PM »
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Yeah, tell me man doesn't have this eradication thing down to a science, and he can do it just a few years when he puts his mind to it.
Hey, you shoot a thousand pound animal, cut out the tongue, and leave the rest, you run out of tongues after a while.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2018, 08:53:18 PM »
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New Mexico, I am disappoint you still think Pluto is a planet. Let's get our shit together.

Even in college in Astronomy 101, I question Pluto being a planet.  The professor poo-pooed me saying "it went around the Sun".  I asked further, pointing out the oddly tilted orbit and the fact that it sometimes was closer to the Sun than Neptune.  Poo-pooed again.  He said "it goes around the Sun".  I pointed out that comets also did that and he told me to go away, LOL!  Well THAT was sure an discussion-killer.  And BTW, I scored 100% on all tests in the class and they were detailed and rather evil.  And of 200 students, I was the only one to do that.  And he STILL dismissed me...

Professors, jeez...
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Offline Hydra009

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2018, 11:21:51 PM »
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I asked if I could see where they shot Mayberry, but was informed that was all done on a set in Hollywood.
I'm the one with egg on my face here.  You are correct.  It was shot in California, mostly at the well-used You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.  Ah well.  At least small-town NC served as the inspiration for Mayberry and of course, Andy Griffith himself was from NC.

Also, Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores on Westworld) is from NC.

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2018, 01:45:40 PM »
For those of us from SC, NC is considered yankee territory...;-)
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Offline SGOS

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2018, 02:33:41 PM »
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For those of us from SC, NC is considered yankee territory...;-)
Just out of curiosity, is there a reason why we have North Carolina and South Carolina, rather than just Carolina?  I've wondered about the Dakota's also.  And while I'm wondering, why is there a West Virginia, but not an East Virginia?  Instead it's just Virginia, as if the people in that other state weren't clever enough to come up with their own name.

There is only one Montana, but one could argue there should be two.  Western Montana is all mountains and votes Democrat, and Eastern Montana is all plains and votes Republican.  Montana has an actual small town named Plains, but it's in the mountains.  I'd like to know who the Hell did that?

Offline Baruch

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2018, 07:15:03 PM »
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Just out of curiosity, is there a reason why we have North Carolina and South Carolina, rather than just Carolina?  I've wondered about the Dakota's also.  And while I'm wondering, why is there a West Virginia, but not an East Virginia?  Instead it's just Virginia, as if the people in that other state weren't clever enough to come up with their own name.

There is only one Montana, but one could argue there should be two.  Western Montana is all mountains and votes Democrat, and Eastern Montana is all plains and votes Republican.  Montana has an actual small town named Plains, but it's in the mountains.  I'd like to know who the Hell did that?

Colonies were founded by different entrepreneurs ... usually from a port and then moving inland.  West Virginia was part of Virginia, until the Civil War.  Tennessee nearly split in two during the Civil War too.  Virginia of course was named for Queen Elizabeth I.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2018, 01:45:06 AM »
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Just out of curiosity, is there a reason why we have North Carolina and South Carolina, rather than just Carolina?  I've wondered about the Dakota's also.  And while I'm wondering, why is there a West Virginia, but not an East Virginia?  Instead it's just Virginia, as if the people in that other state weren't clever enough to come up with their own name.

There is only one Montana, but one could argue there should be two.  Western Montana is all mountains and votes Democrat, and Eastern Montana is all plains and votes Republican.  Montana has an actual small town named Plains, but it's in the mountains.  I'd like to know who the Hell did that?

The colony of Carolina had a political and cultural split into North and South colonies.  North and South Dakota were incorporated into the Union individually (admittedly uncreative names) but they were originally part of of the Dakota Territory so they went with it.  West Virginia was a Unionist bastion in the civil war so is separated from Virginia with Federal troop support. 

I often smile that they didn't choose individual names of their own, but you have to assume it made sense to them at the time.
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Offline trdsf

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2018, 10:33:54 AM »
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Just out of curiosity, is there a reason why we have North Carolina and South Carolina, rather than just Carolina?  I've wondered about the Dakota's also.  And while I'm wondering, why is there a West Virginia, but not an East Virginia?  Instead it's just Virginia, as if the people in that other state weren't clever enough to come up with their own name.

There is only one Montana, but one could argue there should be two.  Western Montana is all mountains and votes Democrat, and Eastern Montana is all plains and votes Republican.  Montana has an actual small town named Plains, but it's in the mountains.  I'd like to know who the Hell did that?
No, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, not Montana.  But any Buckeye could've told you that.  :D
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2018, 02:54:32 AM »
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Just out of curiosity, is there a reason why we have North Carolina and South Carolina, rather than just Carolina?  I've wondered about the Dakota's also.  And while I'm wondering, why is there a West Virginia, but not an East Virginia?  Instead it's just Virginia, as if the people in that other state weren't clever enough to come up with their own name.

There is only one Montana, but one could argue there should be two.  Western Montana is all mountains and votes Democrat, and Eastern Montana is all plains and votes Republican.  Montana has an actual small town named Plains, but it's in the mountains.  I'd like to know who the Hell did that?

Every State should be politically contested fairly to the extent possible.  That would bring candidates to the center.  We need to work from the center again.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2018, 01:49:00 PM »
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Every State should be politically contested fairly to the extent possible.  That would bring candidates to the center.  We need to work from the center again.

Center?  Isn't that the guy handing off the football to the quarterback?
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Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2018, 01:51:17 PM »
And bending over to do it, just like the center.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2018, 01:51:53 PM »
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And bending over to do it, just like the center.

Back to Team America ... and three kinds of people ;-)
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Every State in the US
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2018, 02:02:44 PM »
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And bending over to do it, just like the center.

I understand your meaning.  But we have to reach the center from both sides.  Giving in on one side just re-defines the Center badly.   I want the beat the Far Right into submission and I make no bones about that.  But I still want a country where the Center holds.

We have too much "die on the battlefronts" and I am guilty as well.  But the farther the Right goes, the Lefter I move in response.  Its a defensive balance mechanism.

But I could go Centrist at the drop of a hat.  Could Far Righters?
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