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Message 1293562 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 19:12:42 UTC

We all know that the UK is the unofficial "51st" state of America.

How long before the "Emerald Isle" becomes the "Black Isle & 52nd State" at least until the oil runs out?

Or even worse, the IRA get in on the act & gain a stranglehold on the oil, the US "finds" that the IRA have WMD's thereby forcing America to "invade".....

Far fetched? Don't think so as everything has to be big in the States making them gluttons for oil!

Ireland close to oil billions
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Message 1293565 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 19:23:30 UTC - in response to Message 1293562.

Sirus, that was last year, we now are starting to frack alot for natural gas, for the better or worse.
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Message 1293568 - Posted: 10 Oct 2012, 19:32:34 UTC - in response to Message 1293565.

Yep, proves my point, the US likes doing things BIG

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Message 1293735 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 7:22:28 UTC

Sounds like we will have to rename Dublin as "The Dallas of Ireland". And we will have to take off our Irish country caps and replace them with Stetsons.




And us Irish have always held the claim of being the 51st state of the USA.

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Message 1293805 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 14:59:36 UTC - in response to Message 1293565.

Sirus, that was last year, we now are starting to frack alot for natural gas, for the better or worse.

Actually, they've slowed the frack down. It appears that all that Fracking was causing a drop in Natural Gas Prices.
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Message 1293836 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 16:30:54 UTC - in response to Message 1293805.

But what about the volume of water being used as well as the contamination?
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Message 1293838 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 16:36:14 UTC - in response to Message 1293836.

But what about the volume of water being used as well as the contamination?


Be serious, The drilling companys say it is safe. Dont you beleiev them:)
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Message 1293842 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 16:38:06 UTC - in response to Message 1293838.
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Ah sorry, James. Forgot that they use their "own" environmentalists... :)

Let's hope that BP don't get their hands on it as that will definitely be the ruination of the Irish Coast.
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Message 1296735 - Posted: 18 Oct 2012, 22:46:00 UTC

We all know that our neighbor to the north (Canada) has held the 51st state claim for many a year.

Also: Mexico is considered part of Texas by most people, and thus, already a part of the US.
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Message 1296824 - Posted: 19 Oct 2012, 6:18:17 UTC - in response to Message 1296735.

Samten, the US twice tried to conquer Canada - Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Didn't go well.

They made further noises about Canada in the 1840's -- Daniel Webster, as Secretary of State negotiated a settlement which has held since then. (boundary disputes in Maine, and in the Northwest).

The US did acquire by conquest territory from Mexico -- first Texas (via Americans who went there under false pretenses -- primary false pretense being they didn't want to extend slavery to Texas -- part of Mexico -- no slavery allowed), and then via the war of conquest that got the southwest and California.

But other candidate for a 51st state would be Puerto Rico - grabbed from Spain.

Those activities in 19th century (and early 20th century) were pretty much the norm for 'western world' countries -- so one should take care judging them via a 21st century lens.

Then again, it seems there are folks who insist on reading the US Constitution through an 18th century lens.

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Message 1297604 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 14:47:41 UTC

Oh dear, it looks like the Yanks want to confirm the UK as the 51st state....

Secret US lobbyists behind Lincolnshire's Police Commisssioner Elections

ooops, I'd better be careful on the forum then....It's only 10 minutes up the road.........
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Message 1297610 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 15:02:02 UTC - in response to Message 1297604.

Oh dear, it looks like the Yanks want to confirm the UK as the 51st state....

Secret US lobbyists behind Lincolnshire's Police Commisssioner Elections

ooops, I'd better be careful on the forum then....It's only 10 minutes up the road.........

Just KISS. It is simple bribery, we put you in, you give us the contract.

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Message 1297626 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 16:18:55 UTC

I think I will spread it around the community, and I will think hard about voting for this candidate until I know more about his sponsors long term motives.
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Message 1297632 - Posted: 21 Oct 2012, 16:26:31 UTC

This a USA fad that has come over the pond, which won't work in the UK. All it makes me think of is Gotham City and Commissioner Gordon ......

I'm boycotting the whole idea.

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Message 1305595 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 22:35:39 UTC

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/11/20121111142129195368.html
At least we know who the 51st may be.

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Message 1305596 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 22:40:54 UTC - in response to Message 1305595.
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http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/11/20121111142129195368.html
At least we know who the 51st may be.


Been aware of that for days. The Western papers picked that up some time ago....don't you read your own press anymore?

Edit: some proof......

The Guardian - Friday 9th November 2012

Edit some more:

Oh dear.... BBC 7th November 2012
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Message 1305598 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 22:46:57 UTC

20 states are passing around Petition's to remove themselves from the Union. We'll see how the numbers work out. Many reasons, oil and the EPA is one of them reasons...

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Message 1305601 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 22:55:53 UTC - in response to Message 1305596.

[don't you read your own press anymore?

USA doesn't have a press anymore. All they have been able to print is articles on how horrible the GOP is and congratulating themselves on getting Obama reelected. That or some sex scandal.


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Message 1305602 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 22:59:02 UTC - in response to Message 1305601.




Ok, I'll give you that one.
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