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Old November 12 2012, 08:14 PM   #76
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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The British House of Lords can be overruled by the House of Commons by use of the Parlimanet Act of 1911. At it would be fairer to say that the House of Commons is more prone to popular sentiment.
Yes, but the very fact that the Commons need to invoke such a strong prerogative, it should give them time to think about what they are doing, and maybe think again about it. I think we saw an instance of that in recent years, with a law about privacy (I think). One of our resident Brits might remember it better than me.
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Old November 12 2012, 11:41 PM   #77
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

Interesting discussion here: http://www.deathlist.net/forums/inde...ic=6663&st=140
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Old November 12 2012, 11:55 PM   #78
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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Here's an idea, have an interesting discussion here instead. Then we can discuss our own ideas, rather than read ideas from a site that has nothing to do with what we're discussing, save that it's in the same country as you!
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Old November 13 2012, 12:15 AM   #79
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

Another moron added to my ignore list.
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Old November 13 2012, 12:17 AM   #80
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The British House of Lords can be overruled by the House of Commons by use of the Parlimanet Act of 1911. At it would be fairer to say that the House of Commons is more prone to popular sentiment.
Yes, but the very fact that the Commons need to invoke such a strong prerogative, it should give them time to think about what they are doing, and maybe think again about it. I think we saw an instance of that in recent years, with a law about privacy (I think). One of our resident Brits might remember it better than me.
The House of Lords usually acts to review potential acts that might not be in the best interest of the country/people. If they do add any ammendments it gets passed back to the Commons. To be voted on again.

I don't think the PArliament Act is used that often.
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Old November 13 2012, 01:57 AM   #81
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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Another moron added to my ignore list.
J.Allen? A moron? And you want to ignore him for asking you to engage in discussion? You may wish to consider hitting the ignore button on yourself!
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Old November 13 2012, 02:38 AM   #82
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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If that's what this forum is coming to, I'm going to petition T'Bonz to secede from Misc!

As far as seceding from the United States, it's one of those things that I think might sound good when your guy loses the election, but being practical, it'll be a total disaster.
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Old November 13 2012, 02:58 AM   #83
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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Another moron added to my ignore list.
Infraction for flaming and telling someone you're putting them on your ignore list. Please don't do this again.

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Old November 13 2012, 04:44 AM   #84
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

The BBC News website is reporting on this story. They're also reporting that Texas has surpassed the 25,000 signatures needed for the White House to issue a response.

I'm normally pretty dismissive of these kinds of "paranoias," but if the Beeb is reporting on it, I tend to take it a little more seriously.
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Old November 13 2012, 04:47 AM   #85
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

Why is it that whenever I hear about Louisiana, all I ever hear is LA LA LA LA LA ... ?
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Old November 13 2012, 04:49 AM   #86
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

Wait, why am I so worried about this? It's going to completely fuck up college football. Nothing will come of it. Not only would Texas secede from the Union, but they'd secede from the Big 12.

Oh, wait, that's become common lately too.
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Old November 13 2012, 04:54 AM   #87
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

Sure, it may have to be "considered" but then obviously it'll be responded with a, "Are you fucking nuts?!" before it gets tossed in the waste basket.

And, succession?! Really?! Things aren't that damn bad simply because we elected a Democrat into office. These states are nuts to think they can even begin to function on their own without the Federal Government.
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Old November 13 2012, 05:04 AM   #88
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

It has nothing to do with a Democrat in the White House, and you know it. It has everything to do with him being a super-secret-Kenyan-socialist-Nazi-communist-Muslim. Oh, wait, no. It has nothing to do with those things. It's because of the color of his skin. Plain and simple. I said it, I stand by it, and those racist nutjobs might as well stop denying it.
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Old November 13 2012, 05:28 AM   #89
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

ACHTUNG!

To the multiple people who keep hitting notify on the flame on the previous page for some reason: It's already been dealt with above with an infraction. You can stop notifying us about it now. They don't get double-secret probation if you keep on pressing the button.

Also, John Wilkes Booth was already tracked down and shot for assassinating President Lincoln. You can stop notifying on that too.
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Old November 13 2012, 05:33 AM   #90
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Re: Louisiana petitions Obama for secession.

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It has nothing to do with a Democrat in the White House, and you know it. It has everything to do with him being a super-secret-Kenyan-socialist-Nazi-communist-Muslim. Oh, wait, no. It has nothing to do with those things. It's because of the color of his skin. Plain and simple. I said it, I stand by it, and those racist nutjobs might as well stop denying it.
It's a combination of all of those things, really, fueled mostly by the Right-Wing Media (Fox) and the more extreme members of the current Republican party. They're not trying to make this country better by having both sides work together to find and equitable solution they just want to create dissent.

And, yeah, I suspect a good touch of "racism" is in play as well.
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