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  • Dr.Franklin
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    Do you think it should independent, I think so
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    Racist.
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    I think that Hawaii should be independent.

    And Alaska.

    And Texas.

    And Rhode Island

    And......

    On the one hand people strive for equality and on the other hand they like to think that they are different.

    What we need is a god to pop down and put people straight on a few things.

    Ain't going to happen though is it?
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    I'd support independence for California.
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    what is your point
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    yes
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    Independence is backward thinking.

    Such is the human condition hey.
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    So we are all british
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    So sayeth the Shephard, so sayeth the flock.
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    On the one hand people strive for equality.

    Most people don't strive for mediocrity.
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    We are all citizens of the World.
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    Looking at it globally.

    I would expect that there are millions of people that would be more than content with what you might consider to mediocre.


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    I would expect that there are millions of people that would be more than content with what you might consider to mediocre.

    This is the grand hope of every person in power.

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    No we are citizens of different nations
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    No.
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    why
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    I don't know. The fiscal consequences of California's expulsion from the US would be steep to both the US mainland and the hypothetically seceded California. The state contributes nearly 15% of all federal tax revenue (1), has the largest agricultural industry of any state (2), and would likely be subject to tariffs, posing a costly impediment to trade. The effect of imposed tariffs will no doubt be massive given that California is solely responsible for 10% of US exports (4). Granted, California is the largest recipient of federal aid (in total the aid is roughly $47 billion dollars), but the tax revenue provided by California is an imposing edifice in comparison to the tiny sand castle of aid given to California (compare $45 billion dollars in aid (3) to $234 billion dollars in taxes paid to Uncle Sam (5). Also, when measuring federal funding per capita, California is actually the 10th lowest funded state, while Virginia, Kentucky, and New Mexico have the most (3).



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    I agree it's bad for the economy, but so was ending slavery.

    Sometimes you have to make a stand for something. California is so culturally different from the rest of America, neither are happy living under the same umbrella.

    I actually understand and sympathize as to why California actively refuses to follow Federal Mandates.
    The mandates are made more for Americans than Californians.
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    As I said, backward thinking.

    Probably from a comfortable isolationists perspective.

    One World and nowhere else to go.

    Coronavirus certainly had no respect for borders.


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    what are you trying to say?
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    He is saying everyone should be eating tea and crumpets. Equality.
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    absolutely not, maybe beer and soda bread
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    No no no.

    Equality.

    No deviations.
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    Coronavirus certainly had no respect for borders.

    Coronavirus respects gloves and masks and the sun.

    Those kinds of borders work.

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    no no no

    We need everyone to eat soda bread everyday