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(Date Posted:12-06-2017 7:18 AM)
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I've put this on this rarely visited page to see how long before anyone spots it.
What are the chances of Puerto Rico becoming the 51st State? Apparently the result was hugely in favour but on a dismal turnout due to an opposition boycott. 
 
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:12-06-2017 9:06 AM)

I have not heard anything about it, Mark. Too busy with the fake news bashing Trump I guess. We might as well make em a state we support em anyway & they cannot manage the $ now.
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:12-06-2017 11:34 AM)

The referendum was held on 11 June, 97% voted for Statehood, but on a turnout of just 23%. As you said its economy is in tatters, so presumably those who voted hope for a Federal bailout.
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:21-06-2017 2:41 PM)

If you look at the pictures of the 7 crewman killed in the recent ship collision only two are white and the rest are either Mexican or Puerto Ricons. Actually a large portion of your military all branches are from there.
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:24-06-2017 5:55 AM)

Is that why everyone was asleep on their watch, Pete? Siesta time? You are a racist eh?
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:24-06-2017 7:09 AM)

We rarely hear any good spoken about Mexicans, Ruerto Ricans etc, yet they make up large numbers of your military and workforce overall it would seem.
It's the same over here with east Europeans; many who voted for Brexit want all "foreigners" out, yet our care sector and rural economies in particular depend on them. 
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:24-06-2017 7:51 AM)

Yes, they do the jobs real Americans refuse to do. Clean toilets, pick lettuce, fight our wars for us, & we still look down upon them. The same as you Limeys do for the Irish, who did all your dirty work for centuries.
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Re:51st State?
(Date Posted:25-06-2017 5:29 AM)

The same as you Limeys do for the Irish, who did all your dirty work for centuries.


Dirty work? What dirty work would that be?
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:25-06-2017 4:02 PM)

Canals, railroads, mines, factories, cannon fodder for endless colonial conquests.
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:26-06-2017 1:40 AM)

All willing participants in making the Empire even greater. 
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:26-06-2017 4:40 AM)

Canals, railroads, mines, factories, cannon fodder for endless colonial conquests.

It's true Tom, we did to the Irish just what you've done to the Mexicans. We rounded them up in their tens of thousands from their straw hovels, deprived them of their only diet of spuds and cabbage and after kidnapping them, brought them over here from their illiterate, backward existence. Then we focally housed them them, fed them, educated them and their children, gave them a standard of living in a country light years ahead of the one they had been abducted from and out of a sense of charity towards us, 97% of them decided to stay on and help us. The same with the army, they were all kidnapped and forced to join.Oh do's poor Paddies.
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:26-06-2017 5:33 AM)

And then there were the "coffin ships" & English fault for the potato famine. Of course the Scots hated the Limeys as well.........for more good reason.
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:26-06-2017 6:53 AM)

You think the Irish were the only one's to suffer from coffin ships? Thousands of Brits went down with them and do you know what ended this global death toll? In all countries, including the US? An Englishman by the name of Plimsol. Does that name ring a bell? Ahhh yes, that old potato, the famine. The Irish, who are addicted to victimhood just love this one and have actually convinced themselves that they hold no blame for any of it. Why do the micks find the desperate need to find anybody to blame for their glaring deficiencies? Do you think they were the only ones to suffer potato blight? (created by nature Tom, not the English) The whole of Europe suffered it, the English suffered it but do you know the difference between the Europeans, the Brits and the Micks? We did something about it and the brainless, idle Micks carried on in the same way, the way to guaranteed disaster. We've covered this before. Whenever I have discussed this with the passing pissed up Paddy, because get one pissed and the potato famine will come up, along with that good old Irish standby, the no dogs, no niggers and no Irish sign. Y'know when I was in London last year, I went to a Paddy pub, where sure enough, the sign raised its ugly head, only this time it had been in London, just after the war. Whoever was making these signs must have made himself a millionaire, as every paddy on the planet's witnessed one. Anyway, as I said, we have done this before and I do wish the Micks would pick up a book on the subject before going into auto victimhood drive. They got away with a couple of blights, but unlike the rest of the continent they never learned from it. All others diversified and all altered their farming methods to limit the chances, but not the Micks, they preferred the self inflicted wound, which found a victim afterwards. They continued to grow their potatoes in mounds, for two reasons, one it was less work and two, it could produce more, but everybody knew of the possible consequences of this policy, EVERYBODY in Europe. Blight in one potato in a mound meant the destruction of every potato. So what do you eat if there's no potatoes? Well, right across Europe there were plenty of other crops but not in Ireland. Incredulously, the peasants lived on an exclusive diet of potatoes, with not so much as added salt most of the time. Meanwhile, millions of English workers lived in luxury. The mills and mines were a glowing example of luxurious working paradises. Of course, no English worker ever picked up a shovel, they were above that and don't you go believing that five miners a day died in the industry, that's just English propaganda. 
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:26-06-2017 12:36 PM)

Goes back to the nuns teachings, Major. Coffin ships meant the Irish & the Scots. Now you call em "Brits" like they were English.
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:26-06-2017 3:16 PM)

Geezus Tom, those nuns fiddled with your mind something awful, I hope they weren't fiddling in your pants too. You know what the Catholic church is like, almost more sexual abuse victims than the muslims. We're at cross purposes with the term coffin ships. Coffin ships to me were the ships that ruthless, unscrupulous merchants (many of them MP's in Parliament) bought as dangerously insecure ships, filled them up with goods and when they went to the bottom, which they always did, claimed the insurance money. Thousands died during this shocking period because the ships were filled with cargoes that would render them completely unstable in different waters, hence the Plimsol line.

Coffin ships meant the Irish & the Scots. Now you call em "Brits" like they were English.

The British nation consists of Welsh, Scots and English. The British nation was first instigated under a Scottish King, James 1st who ruled all three nations. The Northern Irish are part of the United Kingdom, not Britain. The Southern Irish were once part of the British empire and contrary to what you may think, or what you have been poisoned to say, were for many years a proud member of that empire and contributed greatly to its expansion. The Micks are not the delicate angels the nuns portrayed you know.
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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:26-06-2017 4:18 PM)

I am trying to recall accurately, Major. The coffin ships were owned by unscrupulous English merchants. Were loaded with Irish & displaced Scots (something about "highlander removal, kicked out of their homes by the English). There was a term for the Scots which escapes me now. Anyway, the coffin ships were insured & worth more if they sunk & the owners saw to it that they were. With the passengers going to Davey Jones' Locker. Then the wealthy English owners had more tea & crumpets & put more coffin ships to sail.
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Re:51st State?
(Date Posted:27-06-2017 1:38 AM)

 The term coffin ship (Irish: long cónra) is used to refer to the ships that carried Irish immigrants escaping the Great Irish Famine as well as Highlanders displaced by the Highland Clearances.[1] These ships, crowded and disease-ridden, with poor access to food and water, resulted in the deaths of many people as they crossed the Atlantic, and led to the 1847 North American typhus epidemic at quarantine stations in Canada.[2] Owners of coffin ships provided as little food, water, and living space as was legally possible – if they obeyed the law at all.

While coffin ships were the cheapest way to cross the Atlantic, mortality rates of 30% aboard the coffin ships were common.[3] It was said that sharks could be seen following the ships, because so many bodies were thrown overboard.[4][5][6]

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RE:51st State?
(Date Posted:30-06-2017 8:15 AM)

As Major says the term also applies to the overloaded cargo ships he described, crewed by as many English as Scots and Irish. 
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