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Old 06-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #51
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Sending half our money overseas instead of downstate?
Would you rather Queen Elizabeth II be getting it? She who is one of the richest folks in the world. Would you rather still be paying taxes on your stamps in order to keep the system of the have-nots still having nothing while the aristocracy has it all?
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:23 PM   #52
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BTW, Massachusetts is the only state where the biggest city of the state is also the capital.
Honestly, Addie. I don't know where you get this stuff. Look it up if you don't believe me, but ALL of these states have capitals that are also the largest city in the state: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
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I just did a quick count and came out with 20 and then add DC to make 21. Most are east of the Mississippi with the exceptions being Kansas, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona. I've also been to Toronto in Canada. Most of the trips were vacations with the family as a child or going to camps and trips with church and school. DH has family in Kansas which is how we visited there. Colorado was with the Air Force ROTC in college. Nevada and Arizona were on a conference trip with DH (Vegas and surrounding areas).
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:33 PM   #54
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Would you rather Queen Elizabeth II be getting it? She who is one of the richest folks in the world. Would you rather still be paying taxes on your stamps in order to keep the system of the have-nots still having nothing while the aristocracy has it all?
I'm in contact with some folks who live in England and they don't seem to have it as bad off as you let on.
Not that I'm not glad we have our independence, but I'm pretty sure England considers itself a free country, too. So it really doesn't matter to me who collects a large portion of my income.

Oh, and to keep this OT, Mass is the only New England state I have visited
Hey, there's an odd one for you... After WWII we changed the name of the Eskimo Spitz to American Eskimo Dog because we didn't want the association with Germany, yet we were directly at war with England and still call that little group of states New England...
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:33 PM   #55
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Honestly, Addie. I don't know where you get this stuff. Look it up if you don't believe me, but ALL of these states have capitals that are also the largest city in the state: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
You are right. What I meant to say was it is the only state that whose capital is also a major seaport. Sorry.
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I'm in contact with some folks who live in England and they don't seem to have it as bad off as you let on.
Not that I'm not glad we have our independence, but I'm pretty sure England considers itself a free country, too. So it really doesn't matter to me who collects a large portion of my income.

Oh, and to keep this OT, Mass is the only New England state I have visited
Hey, there's an odd one for you... After WWII we changed the name of the Eskimo Spitz to American Eskimo Dog because we didn't want the association with Germany, yet we were directly at war with England and still call that little group of states New England...
So many of our towns are named after cities and towns in England. Starting with Boston. Growing up and learning Amican and then world geography was very confusing. Then you have other states giving New England names to their towns but with the word "New" in front. For a long time I really thought England was copying us.
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All but Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Hawaii, Alaska, North Dakota.

I have had drivers licenses in Illinois, Virginia, Washington, Alabama, Kentucky, Utah, Minnesota, and Missouri.

I. Am. Never. Moving. Again.
Driver's licenses: Utah, California, Virginia, Hawaii, Florida, Illinois and a DoD license for up to and including a deuce & a half (luckily when I was on active duty everyone recognised my California license or I'd have to add a few more states!)

I, too, would like to think I'm not moving again -- but if I learned one thing in my varied lives it is to try to never say never or always, it always comes back to bite you in the posterior region.
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I've had driver's licenses in 6 states: Nevada, Florida, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
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Bob Hope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He was born in England. Came here as a child with his parents.
I have NO idea why I typed his name - I knew that. Senior moment, I guess.
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