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To: DiogenesLamp

No. As stated, your question is stupid.

You said “in space”. As per treaty (which the US has ratified), no country has any soveriegnity over space (which is generally defined as anything from 100 kms to 100 miles)

That is why the Soviets could orbit a satellite above us and we could not even complain, leave alone shoot it out of orbit.

So, if there is a prego foriegn chick (hopefully she looks like Catherine Zeta Jones) in space and she pops a baby out, the baby will not have been born on US “soil”.

So, even if you are jus soli.

So, use a better example, maybe an airplane


3 posted on 08/31/2011 9:13:06 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoftwareEngineer
No. As stated, your question is stupid.

No, the question is not stupid, the focus on the trivial technicalities of it is stupid. They are irrelevant to the point.

So, use a better example, maybe an airplane

See there! You did understand after all. :)

Anyway, if prior experience is any indication, using a plane for the thought experiment would result in people asking what color it was or some other equally trivial point.

17 posted on 08/31/2011 10:56:25 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp (1790 Congress: No children of a foreign father may be a citizen.)
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To: SoftwareEngineer
So, use a better example, maybe an airplane...

It's been awhile since I've flown but I recall the flight attendants pulling the drink cart when we passed over a dry state. It would seem that at least that airline considered States Rights when passing through sovereign territory.

As to the hypothetical pregnant astronaut, I would think that a 5g liftoff would be enough to insure a birth while still in sight of the launch site.

Regards,
GtG

26 posted on 08/31/2011 11:24:52 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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