That'd be an interesting read.

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On Oct 16, 2016 11:57 PM, "Josh Reynolds" <> wrote:

> I wrote a lengthy paper in college about "What if there was a civil war in
> the US?
> The entire west coast and the north east end up having the best / largest
> ports, the majority of modern goods and services, and the best academic
> institutions. The south and midwest have production capability and
> agriculture, but its limited to the levels of the 40s and 50s without
> support from the major ports and international treaties. Alaska ends up
> breaking away to become its own country, but possibly a Canadian territory
> due to supply lanes, oil, and the large fishing industry - this allows it
> to trade with its only land-connected partner.
> Texas breaks away and tries to do its own thing for awhile. Likely builds
> a (larger) wall between it and Mexico. After a few years it realizes it no
> longer has the manpower to fuel its agricultural and essential services
> needs and reopens trade and borders with Mexico but from a much weaker
> position.
> Ports on the mideast and southeast and the gulf can't handle the size of
> ships the south and midwest really need for low cost goods, and much of the
> shipping logistics end up taking much, much longer.
> There's more and its quite complicated from several angles, I was just
> doing the best I could in the time allowed. Ended up with an A+, so it had
> to be at least somewhat decent/factual.
> Basically, it ends up being a giant cluster fuck. More "Baltic states /
> E/W Germany" than "Modern Europe".
> On Oct 16, 2016 10:37 PM, "That One Guy /sarcasm" <
>> wrote:
>> Most of us are only a relatively few generations down from someone that
>> had the guts to leave their home country and come here to create a new life.
>> That One Guy /sarcasm wrote:
>>> Drive and available cash flow are very much unrelated. We are an enigma.
>>> We have a huge prcentage of driven, breeding with driven, over a couple
>>> centuries, why do you think we drive innovation above most nations, all
>>> nations on a mean. The facts on the slave elements mentioned are we bred
>>> physical traits from the success negative element fom them. That statement
>>> sounds like something from a white supremacist garbage can. But sometimes
>>> truths sit in garbage cans.
>>> On Oct 16, 2016 9:55 PM, "Lewis Bergman" <
>>> <>> wrote:
>>>     Hmmm. I think history would prove that attitude and drive is not
>>>     genetic. Or at least the fact that the riches of a family seldom
>>>     stay in the family past a couple generations would lead one to
>>>     believe that genetics has little to do with success. That is an
>>>     interesting position. Genetically diverse yes, predisposed to
>>>     drive, success, or any other positive trait, I don't think so. It
>>>     seems to me that the evidence points to nurture over nature in
>>>     this regard.
>>>     On Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 9:48 PM That One Guy /sarcasm
>>>     < <>>
>>> wrote:
>>>         The absolute most common trait in success is drive. Driven
>>>         people flocked to the us, my grandfather walked across Germany
>>>         to get to a boat to come here. That's not uncommon among
>>>         immigrants, even the current ones from South of the border and
>>>         South of the borders border that have walked here.
>>>         We took Africa and Irelands people @nd bred the best stock
>>>         over and over. The US is in fact genetically superior to the
>>>         rest of the planet because we have the rest 9f the planets
>>>         best genes.
>>>         Our nutjobs, even they are superior genetically. Fuck balls
>>>         On Oct 16, 2016 9:35 PM, "Lewis Bergman"
>>>         < <>>
>>> wrote:
>>>             With all our problems. All our faults. Even all our
>>>             inflated egos. We give more pet capita than any other to
>>>             other countries. Not the government's gifts, private
>>>             donations. People still come here from all over for a
>>>             chance to be rewarded for their hard work like no other
>>>             country will allow them to be rewarded.
>>>             Racist? Sure. Bigoted? Many. But I thrill to watch the US
>>>             in the Olympics as it is one of few countries you cannot
>>>             determine by race.
>>>             Will the rest of the world be worse off when we fall? By
>>>             that time, probably not. We have already outlived most
>>>             government's and are a bit long in the tooth. Sure, others
>>>             have long histories and the same names but not the same
>>>             government's.
>>>             I am proud to enjoy it while it lasts knowing nothing ever
>>>             stays the same and that no matter what I want or do I have
>>>             no control over it. My grandchildren, if I am so lucky,
>>>             will have a completely different America to live in than I
>>>             did from my grandparents. Most of that is likely to be an
>>>             improvement.
>>>             In a republic we have few to blame but ourselves. We all
>>>             deserve the government we allow to rule over us. Enjoy the
>>>             ride my friends. It ends the same for us all.
>>>             On Sun, Oct 16, 2016, 8:36 PM Jaime Solorza
>>>             <
>>>             <>> wrote:
>>>                 Even Pence is cautiously distancing himself from the
>>>                 rigged vote paranoia..  The Republicans really  tried
>>>                 to change voter ID laws in different states.   They
>>>                 failed..  I know folks who had to take literacy tests
>>>                 in order to vote back in 60s.  We will not go back to
>>>                 that..  Ever.. America has changed... Too many
>>>                 educated folks know better than to allow narrow minded
>>>                 bigots to take over our system.   Some groups are
>>>                 planning violence as what happened with Kansas militia
>>>                 against immigrants... Yeah right like most US born
>>>                 folks would jump at chance to work in a chicken
>>>                 processing factory.    I told my far right friend that
>>>                 the sleeping giant would be awaken.    Voter
>>>                 registration is super high in many minority
>>>                 communities... November 8 will be here sooner than you
>>>                 want
>>>                 On Oct 16, 2016 7:15 PM, "Jaime Solorza"
>>>                 <
>>>                 <>> wrote:
>>>                     Yep Paul..  I agree
>>>                     On Oct 16, 2016 6:42 PM, "Paul Stewart"
>>>                     <
>>>                     <>> wrote:
>>>                         Rest my case….
>>>                         On Oct 16, 2016, at 8:37 PM, That One Guy
>>>>                         /sarcasm <
>>>>                         <>> wrote:
>>>>                         Our dollar it does, our military it did.
>>>>                         Might and money are the only two things that
>>>>                         actually control globalism. Name one single
>>>>                         country that would not have a major impact if
>>>>                         we pulled either from the global stage. .
>>>>                         None is the answer
>>>>                         On Oct 16, 2016 7:31 PM, "Paul Stewart"
>>>>                         <
>>>>                         <>> wrote:
>>>>                             Not sure I agree with this …. the US is
>>>>                             one very large and powerful country yes …
>>>>                             but (and I’m not trying to stir
>>>>                             controversy here despite it sounding like
>>>>                             it) it’s one country out of many … and
>>>>                             there are many other large and powerful
>>>>                             countries out there.  I’m not saying that
>>>>                             the US isn’t a major player and that some
>>>>                             countries hurt more than others when
>>>>                             things happen in the US but the “world”
>>>>                             doesn’t centre around the US as much as
>>>>                             Americans seem to think it does
>>>>                             On Oct 16, 2016, at 7:15 PM, That One
>>>>>                             Guy /sarcasm <
>>>>>                             <>> wrote:
>>>>>                             If you want to feel sorry for anybody,
>>>>>                             feel sorry for the majority of the
>>>>>                             planet who has become accustomed to
>>>>>                             riding the coat tails of the US in one
>>>>>                             major way or another. If and when we
>>>>>                             fall, it will be a disaster globally.

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