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Gov. Rick Perry: Texas Could Secede, Leave Union

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/15/gov-rick-perry-texas-coul_n_187490.html Texas Gov. Rick Perry fired up an anti-tax “tea party” Wednesday with his stance against the federal government and for states’ rights as some in his U.S. flag-waving audience shouted, “Secede!” I would remind Texas that they tried this before, and it didn’t work out too well. Last time it was based on slavery, […]

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http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20081130%2fconservative_budget_081201 One of the least inspiring Canadian electoral campaigns in history is garnering some surprisingly interesting political fallouts; Only eight weeks have passed since the election of a minority government, and we may see that government toppled by the formation of a coalition, headed by the party leader who was the only one decisively trounced […]

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Meet the sign police – World – CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/08/15/f-beijing-signs.html David Tool, a retired U.S. army colonel, has made it his mission to eradicate broken English in Beijing. An English professor at the city’s International Studies University, Tool says he has corrected more than one million mistakes over the past seven years as a volunteer for the local government. The Chinese media have dubbed […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061121/ap_on_go_ot/passports_air_travel_4 Nearly all air travelers entering the U.S. will be required to show passports beginning Jan. 23, including returning Americans and people from Canada and other nations in the Western Hemisphere. Some of my fellow countrymen may be miffed by this announcement, but in truth we were lucky to have gotten away with it for […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060814/en_nm/life_poll_dc_3 Three quarters of Americans can correctly identify two of Show White’s seven dwarfs while only a quarter can name two Supreme Court Justices, according to a poll on pop culture released on Monday. When I start up my own country, I’m going to make a trivia quiz part of the immigration requirement. The easiest […]

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Report: U.S. May Have Been Abused During Formative Years | The Onion – Americas Finest News Source

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/49608 Report: U.S. May Have Been Abused During Formative Years A team of leading historians and psychiatrists issued a report Wednesday claiming that the United States was likely the victim of abuse by its founding fathers and motherland when it was a young colony. “In its adulthood, the U.S. displays all the classic tendencies of […]

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Polly Toynbee: The chasm between us | Politics | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Columnists/Column/0,5673,1566036,00.html From the page: So to talk of “average” incomes or GDP per capita in the US is meaningless: there is no “average”, only first world and third world, with virtually no mobility between the two. International figures should no longer be given in such crude statistics. Who has what defines a nation, not how […]

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Things That Are Not In the U.S. Constitution – The U.S. Constitution Online – USConstitution.net

http://www.usconstitution.net/constnot.html Putting errant document-quoters in their place.

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