US Nov 8 '16 Election Results

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alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Why should a state as large as California be held hostage by Wyoming or Nebraska?

The lunatic fringe is strong in rural communities. Their populace is dwarfed by urban communities that vote overwhelmingly against these Hee Haw rejects.

California has the 4th largest GDP in the world. They don't need the rest of the States. They could easily go it alone if they chose to.

Sean in Ottawa

alan smithee wrote:

Why should a state as large as California be held hostage by Wyoming or Nebraska?

The lunatic fringe is strong in rural communities. Their populace is dwarfed by urban communities that vote overwhelmingly against these Hee Haw rejects.

California has the 4th largest GDP in the world. They don't need the rest of the States. They could easily go it alone if they chose to.

Yep, until the next earthquake...

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Sean in Ottawa wrote:

 

Yep, until the next earthquake...

I think Californians are more concerned with water than earthquakes. And even in the event of a natural disaster,California has the money to rebuild.

California could also join Washington and Oregon and be a brand new country. A healthy progressive one.

They don't call it the 'Left Coast' for nothing.

6079_Smith_W

Not likely to happen, and not a good idea.

I can certainly see why RT is pushing that demoralizing and anti-productive viewpoint though.

 

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Not likely to happen,I agree. But I think it's a damn good idea. The US is split. Time to split up the states. Canada too.

6079_Smith_W

I have read a number of opinions pointing out that this election was white supremacy's last gasp.

Why would anyone want to give up now?

 

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josh

but there is no question in my mind she would have won this election without any problem if Comey had not been the Republican operative that he is," the outgoing Nevada senator said in an interview with MSNBC. 

 

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/306698-reid-clinton-lost-because-of-republican-operative-james-comey 

 

josh

Clinton now up 1.7 million in the popular vote. 1.3%. Second biggest margin for an electoral vote loser ever

iyraste1313

"You do realize that the Republican's strongest base of support is in predominantly rural states, eh...."

When will people get it...the rural people´s of North America have been devastated by globalization.....that is why I have focussed on economics and finance, that is why Marx focussed on economics...mainstream working class people are focussed on bread and butter issues, not whether LGTB oriented people are respected etc......this is why Trump won ...and  as Canada  sinks into economic stagflation   and severe depression               because we are the champion s bar none of globalization.....perhaps always have been ,except of course for the  abriginals        who will arise to defend our interests? Where will the movement arise?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

6079_Smith_W

That doesn't mean anything, iyraste. It should be no surprise that people often vote against their own best interests, and in this case (in general terms, since of course not everyone there voted for Trump) this is in no way a case of the big city forcing Trump on rural people against their will.

Read the links at #50.

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here's a prediction ; the US will plummet into a depression long before Canada

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

alan smithee wrote:

here's a prediction ; the US will plummet into a depression long before Canada

Is there some evidence and reasoning behind that prediction, or is it a pure act of precognition?

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Michael Moriarity wrote:

alan smithee wrote:

here's a prediction ; the US will plummet into a depression long before Canada

Is there some evidence and reasoning behind that prediction, or is it a pure act of precognition?

It's as valid as the comment above mine. Anyway,I think it's clear that Trump's economic plan is a disaster and the US will fall into a recession by the end of next year.

Get back to me then and correct me if I'm wrong.

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alan smithee wrote:

Michael Moriarity wrote:

alan smithee wrote:

here's a prediction ; the US will plummet into a depression long before Canada

Is there some evidence and reasoning behind that prediction, or is it a pure act of precognition?

It's as valid as the comment above mine. Anyway,I think it's clear that Trump's economic plan is a disaster and the US will fall into a recession by the end of next year.

Get back to me then and correct me if I'm wrong.

Well, alan, I wasn't questioning the validity of your comment, just how you arrived at it. I have always held the opinion that Canada's economy suffers whenever the U.S. economy does, and usually to a greater degree, so I wondered why not the same in this case?

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Michael Moriarity wrote:

 

Well, alan, I wasn't questioning the validity of your comment, just how you arrived at it. I have always held the opinion that Canada's economy suffers whenever the U.S. economy does, and usually to a greater degree, so I wondered why not the same in this case?

You're right. When the elephant sneezes,we catch a cold. I think that Canada will bve viewed as the stable economy when the US becomes economically isolationist.

But who knows? Trump has surrounded himself with some big time establishment politicians and bankers. Maybe the US won't become so isolationist. But his tax plan is looking like a collossal failure.