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Kerry Courts Manila Government: Philippines To Become The 51st U.S. State?
The Adobo Chronicles Blog ^ | December 17, 2013

Posted on 02/25/2014 7:26:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Manila, Philippines - It’s all about oil. U.S. interest seems to be shifting from the Middle East to Asia, particularly the oil-rich waters surrounding the Philippines, China, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Tension has been rising among and between the governments of these countries over territorial claims in around South China Sea and the Spratly Islands.

Overtly, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in the Philippines to try to ease tensions between the Manila and Beijing governments, urging China to go easy on imposing no-fly and no-sail zones over the disputed territories between the two countries.

Covertly, as confirmed by latest tweets from suspected American security secrets leaker Edward Snowden, Kerry is in Manila talking up the Aquino government to seriously consider becoming the 51st state of the U.S. Kerry said that becoming a U.S. state would be in the best interest of the Philippines because it would essentially put the American military at its disposal in its dispute with China. Of course, what Kerry is not saying is that it would grant the U.S. full access to the area’s rich oil resources.

The Filipino sentiment against American colonialism has significantly changed since the U.S. military bases were practically driven out of the Philippines in the early 1990′s. There is a growing displeasure with the Manila government. Filipinos are fed up with political dynasties, incompetence, corruption and all that kind of stuff.

Is it time to add another star to the stars and stripes?


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So he doesn't have to go through a drug test like his subordinates do?
1 posted on 02/25/2014 7:26:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

51st State? The Philippines?

Well, if it happens I might consider moving there. Red State, I’d predict.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 7:30:40 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only thing Kerry can successfully court is rich stupid widows.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 7:34:58 PM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The public safety net would immediately collapse.

Anyone who's been there knows what I'm talking about.

4 posted on 02/25/2014 7:35:15 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Filipinos are fed up with political dynasties, incompetence, corruption and all that kind of stuff.

Would not be such a good switch for them then. On the other hand we will need something to replace California after it is given to Mexico.

5 posted on 02/25/2014 7:36:29 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: The KG9 Kid
Religion in the Philippines

Roman Catholic (80.9%)

Islam (5%)

other Christian (4.5%)

Evangelical (2.8%)

Iglesia ni Cristo (2.3%)

Aglipayan (2.0%)

Other (1.8%)

Unspecified and none (0.7%)

6 posted on 02/25/2014 7:37:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can already hear the cries of the left: American imperialism!!

I support it. And while we’re at it, why not cut to the chase with Puerto Rico and annex them as well?


7 posted on 02/25/2014 7:40:17 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MichaelCorleone; 2ndDivisionVet
What about Guam?

They have been Part of America for over 100 years! or Saipan, CNMI practically through themselves into the Union in the 70's

They didn't want to go the way of the Fillpino's

Hell American Samoans ain't even citizens yet, We need to take care of our own before we go off annexing other people.

8 posted on 02/25/2014 7:46:13 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: skeeter

I sure do. You bet I do. One look at the people living at the Manila City dump “Smoke Mountain” would be enough for most Americans to reject the idea of a new 51st state,

... But on the other hand, I could sell my house for what it’s worth, move to the Philippines, and my wife and I could live like Magnum P.I. on a private strand of beach that would put Hawaii to shame.

It would also surge the NRA membership rolls by about 10 million new members almost overnight. Moreover, if the Philippines became a 51st state, about 25% of Filipinos would move to California’s SF Bay Area within a week and probably turn California into a red state before the liberals even knew what happened.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 7:48:05 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: NFHale; Windflier; DuncanWaring; AllAmericanGirl44; wku man; Old Sarge; raybbr; bobby.223; ...

Hello, bark, bark, brothers and sisters of the manger. Imagine that - the Philippines may become the 51st state. Barack Hussein Obama will OWN the Philippines - IRS forms, everyone in the Philippines on Obamacare, oh, the glory of it all - lucky Filipinos, all citizens of the US - fantastic - wonderful news - glory, hallelujah!


10 posted on 02/25/2014 7:48:23 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait, uh, wouldn’t that be the 58th state?


11 posted on 02/25/2014 7:50:51 PM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2 Senators and 128 House Members - I don’t think so.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 7:51:36 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: KC_Lion

I am not opposed to Guam or anyone else that would do us good. I just didn’t think of them when I posted.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 7:52:22 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Marcella

Irony ... somebody’s country left him, and then came back.

Heh, heh, heh.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 7:54:28 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Jim Noble

LOL. Yes, it would change the makeup of the US House of Representatives like nothing anyone was prepared for.

Quite right. Never happen. Oh well, I guess I will kiss that beach house dream goodbye.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 7:55:15 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: MichaelCorleone

I know Michael, sorry if it seemed like I jumped down your thought that wasn’t my intention at all, I just wanted to get that posted before someone else stole my thunder! lol


16 posted on 02/25/2014 7:55:36 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: The KG9 Kid; 2ndDivisionVet

A trusted friend just visited there. He said it sucked. Poverty chaos. That’s the best info that I have. I probably won’t go there.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 8:01:03 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I might agree if we could leave Mindanao out. Don’t need any more of those types here.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 8:02:56 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2 more Democrat senators and a bonanza of welfare ready people is quite sufficient for Washington to want to add the Phillipines as a 51st province.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 8:03:41 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have great respect and appreciation for the people, and many of the cultures of the people of the Philippines. I have hopes and prayers that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will flood into the country and people will be saved.

However, the southern islands and southern parts of the large islands are controlled by Muslim paramilitary armies. What could we do to protect American citizens in those cases? We can't send in armed forces because of the doctrine of posse comitatus.

This problem alone leads to believe that it would be a grave error to bring the Philippines into the Union.
20 posted on 02/25/2014 8:05:11 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: KC_Lion
What about Guam? They have been Part of America for over 100 years! or Saipan,

Didn't Guam only become American territory after WW II? Prior to that it was a Japanese possession. And before WW I it was a German colony.

21 posted on 02/25/2014 8:06:13 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: loungitude; AlexW

Several FReepers live there.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 8:06:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: The KG9 Kid

No. Not a red state. Asians are thoroughly used to the idea that the government is going to be tyrannical and/or corrupt so you vote for the clan, preferably your own clan, that will give you the most stuff or will give your clan or ethnic group the most privileges and the most government jobs so that some of the corruption can be funneled back home.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 8:06:23 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: righttackle44
"I have hopes and prayers that the Gospel of Jesus Christ will flood into the country and people will be saved."

The Philippines is nearly 95% Christian, already.

24 posted on 02/25/2014 8:07:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: MichaelCorleone
The Healing Power of Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Juices, plus other ways to strengthen the immune system and deal with infections.

Do you really think we need that many Democrat senators? Yes, PR is run by a nominal Republican Party but it would not send any sort of Conservatives to the Senate. Its Republican Senators would be effectively Democrats like Boehner and McConnell.

25 posted on 02/25/2014 8:09:08 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: okie01
No You are thinking of Saipan, that is their history.

The USA took Guam from Spain the the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Then it became a U.S. Territory and the Locals Achieved U.S. Citizenship after WW2.

26 posted on 02/25/2014 8:09:10 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Threw.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 8:09:31 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Slyfox

“57 States” was a slip reference to the 57 Moslem nations in the world. I am sure that the kenyan would like to make the Phillipines 58th state on that list.


28 posted on 02/25/2014 8:11:55 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: The KG9 Kid

“Well, if it happens I might consider moving there.”
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If that happens, I will leave here.


29 posted on 02/25/2014 8:12:24 PM PST by AlexW
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To: KC_Lion

Ah, so. My mistake.


30 posted on 02/25/2014 8:13:15 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Satire?


31 posted on 02/25/2014 8:13:17 PM PST by Gamecock (Grace is not opposed to human activity. It's opposed to human merit. MSH)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Snowden is the greatest American hero of my life.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 8:15:13 PM PST by SADMILLIE
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To: arthurus

gesundheit


33 posted on 02/25/2014 8:16:29 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: okie01

Guam is too tippy. Could capsize at any time.


34 posted on 02/25/2014 8:16:40 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Gamecock

No, more’s the pity.


35 posted on 02/25/2014 8:17:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise

They marry early there, told me a Filipina, I used to know, grandmother at 39, whose own grandmother was still living.

Works for me.


36 posted on 02/25/2014 8:19:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too far away.

Not culturally compatible.

Next!


37 posted on 02/25/2014 8:20:01 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: loungitude
I probably won’t go there.

I have a house there and yes there is grinding poverty there in some places. Other spots are quite nice. Regardless, in all places the people are great. Very hardworking, friendly, and hospitable to a fault.

You should go. I think you might change your mind.

38 posted on 02/25/2014 8:20:47 PM PST by Wingy
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To: KC_Lion

Add the US Virgin Islands to the list as well.


39 posted on 02/25/2014 8:21:16 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yes, But Virgin Islanders are Citizens Right?


40 posted on 02/25/2014 8:22:17 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is how WWII started with Japan. We embargoed oil shipments to Japan and tried to cut off their other oil supplies.

Now we are attempting the same thing only to China instead.

Oh and what is the one thing that could really help Islam around the world ? That would be a US China war. It would be between the two most important countries in world leaving a huge power vacuum. It would be the end of Capitalism, Buddism and Christianity leaving what ? Sharia Law and Islam.


41 posted on 02/25/2014 8:22:26 PM PST by staytrue
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To: KC_Lion

Yes.


42 posted on 02/25/2014 8:22:48 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


43 posted on 02/25/2014 8:23:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Revolting cat!

My cousin went to the Phillipines and brought home a Filipina wife.


44 posted on 02/25/2014 8:23:20 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

well

it would also end any “chamber of commerce” or agriculture demand for support of cheap illegal immigrants

as any resident of the Phillipines would not be an “immigrant” at all, and as already good English speakers, they’d readily supply willing workers in all kinds of industries

and as far as the “oil patch”

well just like other U.S. States, they’d have a lot to say about offshore or onshoire oil drilling in their state and they get a chunk of the royalty revenue from any producing wells - just look at Alaska

does that mean business ONLY for U.S. Oil companies?

No. Oil companies from all over the world are invloved in the U.S. domestic oil & gas business


45 posted on 02/25/2014 8:27:59 PM PST by Wuli
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To: righttackle44

” the southern islands and southern parts of the large islands are controlled by Muslim paramilitary armies.”
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Only eastern Mindanao has an autonomous region for the Muzies.
Western Mindanao is quite nice, with Davao being a large and modern city. While I live on Cebu in Visayas, I have never knowingly seen a Muslim during my five years here. Oh, and I have seen only about 5 blacks, and they were all in a big city, or airport.
Remember, the Philippines consist of 7,107 islands, over 300,000 sq km.


46 posted on 02/25/2014 8:33:14 PM PST by AlexW
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To: KC_Lion
Hell American Samoans ain't even citizens yet, We need to take care of our own before we go off annexing other people.

Agreed; heck, I'd be more supportive of getting Japan in as a State than the Philippines — reason being that the unconditional surrender terms deprive them of real national self-defense* and statehood would negate a lot of that (as well as ensure via Art 4, Sec 4 that we'd protect them)… of course, given the fedgov's lack of defending the continental States from invasion, that might be just more of an empty a promise than any treaty we have with them.

* I believe that if you disarm someone that you are responsible for that person's safety.

47 posted on 02/25/2014 8:34:48 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: staytrue

We embargoed Japan AFTER they invaded China.


48 posted on 02/25/2014 8:34:56 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: The KG9 Kid

People in the philippines wanted to become the 51st state about 45 years ago! I remember an article back then about a movement there to do this.


49 posted on 02/25/2014 8:37:17 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: OneWingedShark; 2ndDivisionVet
I like that Idea Shark!

Japan + America we could have been a true Hyper Power.

But then Hawaii wouldn't be raking in the mad dollars from Japanese Tourists flying in to shoot guns :/

50 posted on 02/25/2014 8:39:27 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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