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Hogules68
Arkansas Fan
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Member since Sep 2012
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southern states and secession

Seems to be alot of folks saying the southern states cannot make it on their own I respectfully disagree I cannot cite details about all the southern states but Arkansas has everything it needs to get by on its own
Puoltry cattle and swine production
number one rice producer in world
nuclear power plant
natural gas
walmart distribution
murphy oil refinery
deepwater port

I am sure the other southern states would do just fine also ...would things be different of course Arkansas has to have a balanced budget so we couldnt and wouldnt deficit spend Texas has this as well

the real problem is that the US would not allow this happen


GREENHEAD22
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re: southern states and secession
You could have added this to one of the 4 threads on this that are already going.


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Choirboy
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: southern states and secession
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murphy oil refinery


You might want to look at the output versus consumption


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TN Bhoy
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Member since Apr 2010
49354 posts

re: southern states and secession
Why do you hate punctuation?


Y.A. Tittle
Winthrop Fan
Member since Sep 2003
52314 posts

re: southern states and secession
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deepwater port


Except, the deepwater ships cant fit under the old bridge in BR.

Huey Long's still got y'all by the balls.


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TheOcean
Florida State Fan
Member since Aug 2004
32760 posts

re: southern states and secession
Or maybe punctuation hates him?


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a want
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North America
Member since Oct 2010
12046 posts

re: southern states and secession
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number one rice producer in world


Uhhhh.....

:googleshilariuosnotsureifseriousmeme:
:looksitupjustincase:

Holy Cow! Not sure about world but it is by far the biggest rice producer in the U.S (like half of all U.S. production).


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BTHog
Arkansas Fan
Member since Jul 2012
8335 posts

re: southern states and secession
and yet with all those things, we're still one of the poorest states in the country..


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buddhavista
Member since Jul 2012
3543 posts

re: southern states and secession
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Arkansas has everything it needs to get by on its own

no it doesn't. Arkansas would be needing a bailout within 5 years if it went it alone.


GREENHEAD22
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LafayettebywayofBush
Member since Nov 2009
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re: southern states and secession
Yea no oil bro so srry, but if you join LA,TX and OK like I said we would be dominating shite.
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crawdaddy52
Vanderbilt Fan
Member since Dec 2010
898 posts

re: southern states and secession
All of these delusional "Crackerstans" would be dumpster fires. I'm sure you seen the numbers regarding how much you send to the feds versus what you get back. In Alabama it is $1.66 back for every dollar sent probably about the same in Arkansas. Okay your new country would end all the social services that the 66 cents helps to pay for. That'll make for some fine chaos. I can only imagine how that would be handled. The rest of the world would think twice about doing business in Crackerstan - so there goes a lot of your tax base. All the car companies would leave because doing business in Crackerstan is bad for the brand. Oh and there's the bill as you walking out the door. Can't keep all the infrastructure that the rest of the country has paid for. So now you've got a deficit. What would be Crackerstan's bond rating? Without the wealthier states help we're a big failure - on our own a disaster.


Darth_Vader
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Member since Dec 2011
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Yea no oil bro so srry, but if you join LA,TX and OK like I said we would be dominating shite.


Add in Alabama with our massive coal industry along with huge forestry, steel, and auto industries as well. On top of that we've got a great deep water port in Mobile as well. Hell, with Huntsville we could even start up our own space program. When you take all these things and remove the EPA and welfare state obligations that come from Washington, we could have a very strong country consisting of only the Southern states.


bayou2003
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Mah-zur-ree (417)
Member since Oct 2003
16463 posts

re: southern states and secession
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we could have a very strong country consisting of only the Southern states.


What would your flag look like???


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wickowick
LSU Fan
Head of Island
Member since Dec 2006
27820 posts
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I'm sure you seen the numbers regarding how much you send to the feds versus what you get back.


In Louisiana, how much does the Fed make from oil and gas, how about the Mississippi River and the commerce that comes from there...


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buddhavista
Member since Jul 2012
3543 posts

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Hell, with Huntsville we could even start up our own space program.

NASA peeps would flee pretty face from huntsville if it split from the US.
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When you take all these things and remove the EPA and welfare state obligations that come from Washington, we could have a very strong country consisting of only the Southern states.

No, it would be a weak arse country that would end up begging the rest of the states for help in short order.

There might be rich natural resources in those states but the growth industries of the US are not located in the red states. Technology and bio-med are stronger in the blue states.

On top of that, you would see a science brain drain. Scientists are more often democrats than republicans, and they would flee. On top of that, the truly elite universities are in blue states. There are some good schools in the south, but its only a handful.

succession is the worst possible idea I have seen floated. I am up for the US breaking into pieces but the south succeeding isn't the right first step. Much better to have a coordinated break up.



Layabout
UNO Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2011
8551 posts

re: southern states and secession
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Crackerstan




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tcoachmc
Stanford Fan
Palo Alto
Member since Dec 2010
916 posts

re: southern states and secession
Racist! No body said anything about race in this deal! What if somebody called the north Ni**erstan? Would that be acceptable?


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Catman88
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2004
41521 posts

re: southern states and secession
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deepwater port


Wait what??


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RollTide1987
Alabama Fan
Aurora, CO
Member since Nov 2009
27998 posts

re: southern states and secession
Why is this even a serious discussion? Not to get too dramatic but what you are talking about is treason.


GREENHEAD22
LSU Fan
LafayettebywayofBush
Member since Nov 2009
9369 posts
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Not to get too dramatic but what you are talking about is treason.


Go read the Constitution and the words of our founding farthers.
This post was edited on 11/13 at 12:12 pm


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