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Washington Post Column: To solve our debt problems, letís sell Alaska
Washington Post ^ | 12/15/2012 | Steven Mufson

Posted on 12/15/2012 10:38:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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To: SeekAndFind; All
How about Alaska pay the thieves in DC to secede and become their own country? They're oil rich and, thanks to Srah, the profits are shared amoung the citizens.

They make back the money from all the new citizens that would flock up there...and addtional drilling, like in the Anwar. They could become the new Saudi America of oil to the world.

51 posted on 12/15/2012 11:40:13 AM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
How about Alaska pay the thieves in DC to secede and become their own country? They're oil rich and, thanks to Sarah, the profits are shared amoung the citizens.

They make back the money from all the new citizens that would flock up there...and addtional drilling, like in the Anwar. They could become the new Saudi America of oil to the world.

52 posted on 12/15/2012 11:40:45 AM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does.)
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To: bergmeid

Nuke DC, and sell the radiation pit as an energy source.


53 posted on 12/15/2012 11:43:24 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: SeekAndFind

This is gthe beginning of a push to have the fed ‘distribute’ federally woned properties to our debt holders, to make further entitlements ‘palitable’. What it means is the oligarchs will be trading our national resources for their further spending, allowing chicoms, etc. to own and control huge tracts of America.


54 posted on 12/15/2012 11:43:38 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Meanwhile US companies, continue to send jobs to China...


55 posted on 12/15/2012 11:45:06 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Squawk 8888

Won’t do much good; what with the NHL no closer to an agreement than it was on September 16th.


56 posted on 12/15/2012 11:51:20 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: morphing libertarian

Mexico wouldn’t buy California (assuming they had enough money to do so) when they can just bide their time until a future Democratic President gives it to them for free.


57 posted on 12/15/2012 11:54:54 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: oldbrowser
And then Obama could be a citizen of China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, etc.

Or Indonesia?

No, wait. He's already a citizen of Indonesia.

58 posted on 12/15/2012 11:57:49 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Verginius Rufus

They HAD a second MLB team.


59 posted on 12/15/2012 12:00:18 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: maine-iac7
They're oil rich and, thanks to Srah, the profits are shared amoung the citizens.

The profit sharing began in 1976, when Sarah 8 years old.

60 posted on 12/15/2012 12:03:24 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s enslave and sell liberals.


61 posted on 12/15/2012 12:03:37 PM PST by rcofdayton (.)
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To: Fresh Wind

Correction, 1982, the year Sarah graduated from high school.


62 posted on 12/15/2012 12:04:25 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Enterprise
Keep Alaska. Sell Hawaii.

Ditto! Alaska is a "red" state, while Hawaii is "blue." We could sell it to Japan or grant it independence.

63 posted on 12/15/2012 12:05:23 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: eldoradude
How about we sell Congress to China to use as crash test dummies and veterinary surgery test subjects instead?

Good idea!

And we also wouldn't need to hold out for top dollar, given that, with Congress gone, the deficit would go away by itself.

64 posted on 12/15/2012 12:10:18 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: SeekAndFind

Speaking as someone living in Alaska (where it was -50.1 degrees this morning).... a much better idea would be selling the coast of California, New York, and most of southern New England.

By the way, (halfway) joking aside, this is another of the many notions floating around right now that aim toward secession of the various states. Now, the writer doesn’t call it such, but it amount to it.

The states joined the union on the promise that they would be part of a constitutional republic with a limited federal government. When one side of the contract breaks the agreement, the larger question is whether the contract is valid.

There was a metaphor for this with the two states that just legalized recreational marijuana use. The federal government decided not to intervene. But that’s not the issue. There are questions of federalism involved, and what the states and the federal government can and can’t do. The federal government, in this case, as it has in many other cases recently, acted by decree. They decided simply to ignore the law, in the same manner as they’ve decided to ignore the Defense of Marriage Act. Not that the federal government should be involved in either situation.

There’s more than a whiff of disunion in the air. Something is going to happen to make that turn into a fire. My hope is that we can split apart peacefully, like the Czechoslovakians. Hope is not a strategy, though.

God help us.


65 posted on 12/15/2012 12:47:50 PM PST by redpoll
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To: SeekAndFind

Speaking as someone living in Alaska (where it was -50.1 degrees this morning).... a much better idea would be selling the coast of California, New York, and most of southern New England.

By the way, (halfway) joking aside, this is another of the many notions floating around right now that aim toward secession of the various states. Now, the writer doesn’t call it such, but it amounts to it.

The states joined the union on the promise that they would be part of a constitutional republic with a limited federal government. When one side of the contract breaks the agreement, the larger question is whether the contract is valid.

There was a metaphor for this with the two states that just legalized recreational marijuana use. The federal government decided not to intervene. But that’s not the issue. There are questions of federalism involved, and what the states and the federal government can and can’t do. The federal government, in this case, as it has in many other cases recently, acted by decree. They decided simply to ignore the law, in the same manner as they’ve decided to ignore the Defense of Marriage Act. Not that the federal government should be involved in either situation.

There’s more than a whiff of disunion in the air. Something is going to happen to make that turn into a fire. My hope is that we can split apart peacefully, like the Czechoslovakians. Hope is not a strategy, though.

God help us.


66 posted on 12/15/2012 12:48:11 PM PST by redpoll
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To: bergmeid

How about we sell New York and California instead?


67 posted on 12/15/2012 12:58:04 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SeekAndFind
The federal government, which owns 69 percent of Alaska

Why not sell that 69%, in parcels, to American citizens?
68 posted on 12/15/2012 12:58:30 PM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: SeekAndFind

I HAVE A BETTER IDEA... LET’S CAPTURE EVERY LAST OBAMA VOTER AND SELL EVERY SINGLE DEMON TO THE MUSLIMS AS SLAVES.

LLS


69 posted on 12/15/2012 1:13:03 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: LibLieSlayer

It has my vote.


70 posted on 12/15/2012 1:14:14 PM PST by sport
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To: Fiji Hill

I say give Hawaii to Indonesia.


71 posted on 12/15/2012 1:26:55 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sell California back to Mexico. It will save the rest of the country millions in welfare and perks for the illegals.

Since Calif is technically bankrupt, anyway, let the illegals have it back & ruin it right down to the dirt.


72 posted on 12/15/2012 1:27:54 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ConservativeDude

An alternative would be to let those states that want to buy their freedom from the failing USA see if they can raise the funds and secede.


73 posted on 12/15/2012 2:00:21 PM PST by Laserman
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To: Verginius Rufus

True, but Detroit really needs a professional football team!


74 posted on 12/15/2012 2:00:38 PM PST by TGIAO
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To: JCBreckenridge
They HAD a second MLB team.

Yes, it seems to have wandered off somewhere...

Of course, keeping the Expos in Canada depended on never losing one of the referenda they have every few years on whether Quebec should secede from Canada.

75 posted on 12/15/2012 2:05:31 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: bergmeid

I have a better idea. Let’s sell Washington DC and surrounding area. Lots of “educated” people.

You are on the right track, but the problem isn’t just there. Let’s sell:

1) CA
2) NY
3) Chicago
4) WA State

Without these areas voting (in many cases multiple times) we will be able to get much better government. In addition, what of any value has any of these areas given us in the last 50 yrs?


76 posted on 12/15/2012 2:21:09 PM PST by logic101.net (Was Orwell wrong about anything besides the date?)
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To: Twotone

How about Hawaii? If we’re going to sell something, make it a blue state!

Ok, I missed that one.


77 posted on 12/15/2012 2:23:33 PM PST by logic101.net (Was Orwell wrong about anything besides the date?)
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To: logic101.net

Don’t forget New England...six liberal states conveniently packaged together! You could offer a ‘group rate’...


78 posted on 12/15/2012 2:35:00 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Truth be told, nobody cared about the Expos when they were there. Nobody cares that they are gone.


79 posted on 12/15/2012 3:00:41 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: JCBreckenridge
I assume they would have stayed if they had had greater support.

I was once in Montreal for a conference, back in the 1990s, and one evening didn't have anything to do. It was a rainy evening in May and not good for sight-seeing. Afterwards I realized I could have taken the subway to the Expos game (covered stadium). Now I'll never have a chance to see the Expos play a game live.

Not exactly something I stay up at night lamenting.

80 posted on 12/15/2012 3:12:00 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: SeekAndFind

“now’s a great time to unload the Klondike state.”

What a putz writer. The Klondike is and area in NW Canada, not Alaska.


81 posted on 12/15/2012 3:23:03 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: sport

:-) We need another Lee Attwater!

LLS


82 posted on 12/15/2012 4:00:39 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: LibLieSlayer

To solve our problems, let’s sell Washington DC.

But who would buy it???


83 posted on 12/15/2012 4:02:41 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Better idea is just to put most of the federal land holdings up for sale. Here in Southern California, there are lots of million dollar per house neighborhoods that abut federally-owned “forest” lands where there’s no development whatsoever, not even a tourist hotel. It’s not even actual forest with trees, for the most part. Just make some hard choices about the best parts that really need to be preserved as parkland, and sell the rest to real estate developers. The land is incredibly valuable and does no one any good staying off the market.


84 posted on 12/15/2012 6:37:01 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: SeekAndFind

Typical leftist.

Government owns 60% so trample the property rights of the other 49%


85 posted on 12/15/2012 7:33:37 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: tet68

The chicoms would buy it... just for grins... a head mount for their trophy room.

LLS


86 posted on 12/17/2012 5:25:32 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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To: LibLieSlayer

No, no, and no.

The Chicoms will become a (major) threat, having Alaska would allow them to move over several hundred million people and endanger America and Canada.

No.

While we’re at it, bring back American jobs.


87 posted on 12/17/2012 5:30:08 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It was a joke. Yes! Bring back American Jobs... reduce taxes and regulations on business and weaken the communist labor unions.

LLS


88 posted on 12/17/2012 6:38:06 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (A child is born in Bethlehem KING of KINGS)
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