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Lili On July 12, 2019
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Sunshine Land,
#1New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 16:10:55
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What do you think of Puerto Rico being the 51st US state?
chaski On September 23, 2022
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#2New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 16:20:29
I am pro granting statehood to: Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, United States Virgin Islands, and Washington, DC.

Puerto Rico and Washington, DC are probably the only ones that actually want statehood.
Leon On July 14, 2022




San Diego, California
#3New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 16:34:58
Has to go through Congress first.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#4New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 16:38:46
I don't really see an argument or reason. The people there seem to want it to get more benefits.
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#5New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 16:51:55
I had read somewhere that Puerto Rico is forced to use Merchant Marines for their oceanic transportation of all imported goods, this is required by law, and that if this was not the law, their cost of all imported goods would drop by 40% and it would save them over 100 million in product exportation. These costs, as I understood it, greatly hurt the people of Puerto Rico. I am wondering if they become a state, if this will stop. As of my understanding no other territory owned by the US is forced to abide by the law of using US Merchant Marines for their shipments.
El_Tino On August 10, 2020
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
#6New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 18:55:43
Wait a sec...

54% want a change, of those 67% want to be a state..

so 67% x 54% = 36% want to become a state.
ThePainefulTruth On May 06, 2013
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Peoria, Arizona
#7New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 19:29:27
@jonnythan Said

The people there seem to want it to get more benefits.


Hell, they'll fit right in, but it'll sort'a be like people wanting to get on the Titanic.
nevermind_who On November 21, 2012




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#8New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 19:47:19
@ThePainefulTruth Said

Hell, they'll fit right in, but it'll sort'a be like people wanting to get on the Titanic.



What an odd analogy.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#9New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 19:52:35
@ThePainefulTruth Said

Hell, they'll fit right in, but it'll sort'a be like people wanting to get on the Titanic.



You'd better leave the country before it's destroyed.
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 19:59:36
I thought there already were 51 states
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#11New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 20:03:59
@sister_of_mercy Said

I thought there already were 51 states



There are 50. DC is not a state, its a district so perhaps that is why you think 51?
sister_of_mercy On March 11, 2015




London, United Kingdom
#12New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 20:05:47
@DorkySupergirl Said

There are 50. DC is not a state, its a district so perhaps that is why you think 51?



No I was always told that Hawaii was the 51st state for some reason. Might have been an unofficial type thing that I took as fact maybe?

In my defense we don't do American geography over here.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#13New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 20:06:44
@sister_of_mercy Said

No I was always told that Hawaii was the 51st state for some reason. Might have been an unofficial type thing that I took as fact maybe?

In my defense we don't do American geography over here.



Hawaii is the 50th state. You may have heard Puerto Rico described that way. It's just a figure of speech though. Sometimes Canada is referred to that way as well, obviously facetiously.
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#14New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 20:11:13
@jonnythan Said

Hawaii is the 50th state. You may have heard Puerto Rico described that way. It's just a figure of speech though. Sometimes Canada is referred to that way as well, obviously facetiously.



You can have Quebec.
Eaglebauer On July 23, 2019
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Saint Louis, Missouri
#15New Post! Nov 07, 2012 @ 20:12:57
@DorkySupergirl Said

You can have Quebec.



Don't touch that...you don't know where it's been....

Although if we get Puerto Rico and then Quebec we can play 52 pickup.
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