Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Off the Court Lounge

Off the Court Lounge Basketball fans talk about everything EXCEPT basketball here

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-14-2012, 07:14 PM   #76
D-Rose
#88
 
D-Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11,161
D-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
we would have that tech...


I'm sure there would be a huge debate over weather or not we get nukes lol...but we would have all that tech, and enough resources to still be somewhat powerful, perhaps even a top-10 army in the world still, idk, the US has spent a lot in military and a decent chunk of that would carry over.


So you think the U.S. wouldn't take its technology, its weapons, its ships, its planes, etc? You think that the US would help fund a new Texan military too? Ironically, Texans would be taxed out of their asses to form a competent military.

I can't agree that the U.S. would provide resources and funding even if this was a peaceful venture. There would be some cooperation because of the economic ties and such, but military? Get out of here!
D-Rose is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:18 PM   #77
-p.tiddy-
the Sho Kosugi of ISH
 
-p.tiddy-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: -dallas, texas-
Posts: 15,000
-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by D-Rose


So you think the U.S. wouldn't take its technology, its weapons, its ships, its planes, etc? You think that the US would help fund a new Texan military too? Ironically, Texans would be taxed out of their asses to form a competent military.

I can't agree that the U.S. would provide resources and funding even if this was a peaceful venture. There would be some cooperation because of the economic ties and such, but military? Get out of here!
okay this debate is turning silly now but obviously it would be a peaceful split...and even if the US insisted of stripping out all the hardware WE STILL HAVE THE TECH, like I was said...it isn't like they can remove the technology to build missiles and tanks from us...
-p.tiddy- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:21 PM   #78
Derka
Go C's!
 
Derka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SE Massachusetts
Posts: 10,087
Derka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation here
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

lol, what a bunch of dunces.

I'm pretty sure the other 47 continental states would love the federal money that would otherwise have spent in Texas to go somewhere other than the sinkhole that is the US/Mexico border. Pull every single federal asset out of the state and let a bunch of good ol' boys and girls defend their state from drug cartels and fence-jumpers. See how quick they're asking back in to the union.

This kind of stuff is why the world laughs at us.

Last edited by Derka : 11-14-2012 at 07:24 PM.
Derka is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:25 PM   #79
NoGunzJustSkillz
2015
 
NoGunzJustSkillz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 14,101
NoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterNoGunzJustSkillz is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

it would be a huge security risk to the entire united states if the u.s. military didn't continue protecting texas.
NoGunzJustSkillz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #80
D-Rose
#88
 
D-Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11,161
D-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
okay this debate is turning silly now but obviously it would be a peaceful split...and even if the US insisted of stripping out all the hardware WE STILL HAVE THE TECH, like I was said...it isn't like they can remove the technology to build missiles and tanks from us...
See that's where it gets blurry on how certain companies would be moderated if their HQ are in the US and not TX.

But such technology requires massive amounts of money and also time.
D-Rose is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #81
daily
I rattle in 5-footers
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,266
daily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by Derka
lol, what a bunch of dunces.

I'm pretty sure the other 47 continental states would love the federal money that would otherwise have spent in Texas to go somewhere other than the sinkhole that is the US/Mexico border. Pull every single federal asset out of the state and let a bunch of good ol' boys and girls defend their state from drug cartels and fence-jumpers. See how quick they're asking back in to the union.

This kind of stuff is why the world laughs at us.
The flip side of that coin is all the money Texans pay in taxes wouldn't be going to the Federal Government

Texas business's and people are huge contributors of taxes to the US
daily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:31 PM   #82
D-Rose
#88
 
D-Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11,161
D-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by daily
The flip side of that coin is all the money Texans pay in taxes wouldn't be going to the Federal Government

Texas business's and people are huge contributors of taxes to the US
But let's not forget that many of those people would leave Texas in this case. People in the cities are far more liberal and sane than the wilderness and country rednecks here. It's the reason why such a referendum would never even get voted yes on.
D-Rose is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:32 PM   #83
-p.tiddy-
the Sho Kosugi of ISH
 
-p.tiddy-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: -dallas, texas-
Posts: 15,000
-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by D-Rose
See that's where it gets blurry on how certain companies would be moderated if their HQ are in the US and not TX.

But such technology requires massive amounts of money and also time.
money? if you read the article you noticed that Texas is the 15th largest economy in the world...you think that type of money is incapable of a decent military?...esp being full of people that already have the know how to create jets/ships/etc?

Obviously the US would allow us to have hardware for our military (what are they going to say, "you aren't allowed to have jet planes!!!"?), the only think I can see being a legit issue is a nukes, and if we were to split on very friendly terms I wouldn't even rule that out completely...
-p.tiddy- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:32 PM   #84
Derka
Go C's!
 
Derka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SE Massachusetts
Posts: 10,087
Derka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation hereDerka has an incredible reputation here
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by daily
The flip side of that coin is all the money Texans pay in taxes wouldn't be going to the Federal Government

Texas business's and people are huge contributors of taxes to the US

Well there's certainly two sides to the coin when you're the second most populous state in the union. That being said...this idea seems ridiculously short-sighted.
Derka is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:34 PM   #85
daily
I rattle in 5-footers
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,266
daily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by D-Rose
But let's not forget that many of those people would leave Texas in this case. People in the cities are far more liberal and sane than the wilderness and country rednecks here. It's the reason why such a referendum would never even get voted yes on.
it's not like it's actually going to happen

just found a deal, in 2005 the feds gave Texas 94 cents for every dollar it received from the state, so in fact in 2005 Texas sent out more than it took back.
daily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #86
D-Rose
#88
 
D-Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 11,161
D-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableD-Rose is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
money? if you read the article you noticed that Texas is the 15th largest economy in the world...you think that type of money is incapable of a decent military?...esp being full of people that already have the know how to create jets/ships/etc?

Obviously the US would allow us to have hardware for our military (what are they going to say, "you aren't allowed to have jet planes!!!"?), the only think I can see being a legit issue is a nukes, and if we were to split on very friendly terms I wouldn't even rule that out completely...
Using the fact that Texas' current GDP would be the 15th largest in the world as saying that it would have the 15th greatest economy is extremely naive and short sighted at best

There are no trade partners, investors, economic aid,etc to begin with. Do you expect immediate entry into the WTO, World Bank, IMF?
D-Rose is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #87
Brujesino
Someone buy me a PS4
 
Brujesino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Right ****ing Now!
Posts: 15,104
Brujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBrujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBrujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBrujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBrujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBrujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBrujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBrujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBrujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBrujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginableBrujesino is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Happens every four years.Happen to in the Bush years too.Wont happen so who cares.
Brujesino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 09:30 PM   #88
-p.tiddy-
the Sho Kosugi of ISH
 
-p.tiddy-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: -dallas, texas-
Posts: 15,000
-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable-p.tiddy- is the Michael Jordan of posters with the best reputation imaginable
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by D-Rose
Using the fact that Texas' current GDP would be the 15th largest in the world as saying that it would have the 15th greatest economy is extremely naive and short sighted at best

There are no trade partners, investors, economic aid,etc to begin with. Do you expect immediate entry into the WTO, World Bank, IMF?
Why wouldn't we have trade partners, investors, etc?
-p.tiddy- is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2012, 10:11 PM   #89
daily
I rattle in 5-footers
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,266
daily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops posterdaily is considered a brilliant InsideHoops poster
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Quote:
Originally Posted by D-Rose


So you think the U.S. wouldn't take its technology, its weapons, its ships, its planes, etc? You think that the US would help fund a new Texan military too?



Kennedy Space Center: 5 4 3 2 1 we have lift off, Orion 5 marks Americas return to the moon

Kennedy Space Center: Orion tracking 35 miles down range as Kennedy readies to hand off Orion for orbit insertion via Mission Control Houston in 3 minutes and 21 seconds

Kennedy Space Center: Houston? Houston? you there?

Houston: mmm hmmm what'd you want? we're a little busy here testing our new JET FIGHTERS we built pfftttttttttttt
daily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2012, 03:53 AM   #90
LA Lakers
High school junior varsity star
 
LA Lakers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Strong Beach, Ca.
Posts: 606
LA Lakers has no real reputation yet.
Default Re: Texas Petition to Secede Has Enough Signatures to Require White House Response

Some of yall have never been homeless. That whole pick yourself up by your own bootstraps mentality is bullshit. Doesnt work in real world 101. Everyone needs a helping hand in the community/country- whether its friends, family, government, church, rehab clinic, shelter etc etc etc. Human beings cant survive on their own. We are not adept to it. Its not in our species nature to go it alone. No man is an island unto himself love thy neighbor as thyself etc etc etc. Class warfare is a losing battle strategy and its gonna **** us all. And I cant stand this passive aggressive ***** shit. Admit it yall cant stand that he beat white men twice. Fear of a black planet... Let Texas secede **** em. If it wasnt for California and all the taxes we put in to the federal government none of these shit kicker states would survive anyways. Republicans are fighting against history. They cant except that its not the 1950s anymore. The country is more diverse. If you cant embrace diversity and culture at least accept it. You got a black man running things for four more years. Deal with it.
LA Lakers is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 AM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site













Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy