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    Puerto Rico

    Post by Kira on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:48 pm

    Because I saw a friend of mine post on FaceBook Puerto Rico, which is already a US territory, has opted to change its status to the 51st state of America. This awaits approval from Congress, but if they approve, the USA will have 51 states.


    As with other bills, it would have to pass both the House and the Senate, and be signed by the President of the United States, or, if vetoed, be overridden by 2/3 of each of the House and Senate to become law.

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    I for one hate the odd look to the number. It's just a me thing lol. Other than that I don't think it would change much. Except we'll be learning about 51 states in school, and have one more place be able to vote. Also, we'd be in need for a new flag.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Welche on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:56 pm

    Too expensive the US can't afford it.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Rodrigo on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:08 pm

    Didn't USA already have 51 states? 49 + Hawaii + Alaska? Or that changed?


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Kira on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:10 pm

    No, it was always 48 + Hawaii and Alaska. To my knowledge we've never removed states, only added them.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Welche on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:26 pm

    Think of the millions of flags guys. It's totally impractical.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Garazza on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:31 pm

    Guys, you got it all wrong. The 51st state is the Middle East.

    OT: I personally don't care. Though, I did forget that Puerto Rico was a territory.


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    Post by Welche on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:33 pm

    It was the only place an american citizen could live without getting to vote for pres.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Ruby on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:25 pm

    Aren't they going to have to change a ton of shit for a 51st state?


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Kira on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:33 pm

    Just the flag, really, that I can think of.


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    Post by Yuzuru Otonashi on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:38 pm

    Should have been a state ages ago. Puerto Rico was basically a state that didn't pay taxes in exchange for not being able to vote.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Welche on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:39 pm

    >51 states
    >flag on the moon
    >yfw you realize NASA needs to send another person to the moon


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:40 pm

    Welche wrote:>51 states
    >flag on the moon
    >yfw you realize NASA needs to send another person to the moon

    We've needed to go to the Moon again for a long time Sad

    Anyway it's great that this is finnaly happening. There USA citizens in every way except they cant vote right?


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Yuzuru Otonashi on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:23 am

    Jordan, Lich Lord wrote:
    Anyway it's great that this is finnaly happening. There USA citizens in every way except they cant vote right?
    And didn't pay taxes. Hence why they didn't want it until now.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Garazza on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:25 am

    I have the oddest feeling that when it become a state, it'll legalize gay marriage.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Ruby on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:49 am

    51 stars on millions of remade flags.
    The national anthem and other shit relating to "50" states gotta be fixed.
    I think they sort of jumped the gun on this. I mean, it's not a bad thing, but I really hope they had the 51-States Changes ready beforehand.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Kira on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:58 am

    They haven't decided it yet. The OP says they have to vote on it here. It's just that PR actually wants to now. Also the national anthem doesn't say 50. It says star spangled, not a specific number.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Welche on Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:12 am

    Jordan, Lich Lord wrote:
    Welche wrote:>51 states
    >flag on the moon
    >yfw you realize NASA needs to send another person to the moon

    We've needed to go to the Moon again for a long time Sad

    Anyway it's great that this is finnaly happening. There USA citizens in every way except they cant vote right?

    Want=/=need


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Kira on Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:31 am

    We're already done looking at the moon for the most part, with people. The rovers are doing all the work for now. NASA has released a report recently (September) that said that if their budget ISN'T cut, they will be ready for another manned mission by 2021. NINE years. If the budget stays as is. Meaning even if we really wanted to, we won't be going back to the moon for a while.


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    Re: Puerto Rico

    Post by Kitsune no Shonen on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:42 pm

    As posted above, PR should've been added to the States ages ago. The only downside to this is certain tax breaks (or lack of taxation for some cases) that business owners in Puerto Rico hold as a luxury. If we, as U.S. citizens, want to balance out of this upcoming, and lets face it: an inevitable fiscal cliff, then accepting Puerto Rico's statehood would just give us another taxation source to help balance out the deficit of the entire nation as well as lower their poverty rate with enormous economic opportunity.

    Puerto Ricans are extremely poor guys, this will take their current state of poverty down to a good 35-40% after a few months of action. They're almost at 50% right now as well at a striking figure of 15% unemployment rate (compared to the States with 7.9%.) Just saying, we can't go wrong here.


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