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Old January 27 2012, 02:23 AM   #1
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Will Gingrich found the UFP?

Gingrich opened up the possibility of the moon becoming the 51st state [by 2020], something he believes could happen once a permanent settlement reaches a population of 13,000 Americans.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technolo...211103078.html

Ummm . . . not quite what I had in mind. Nor Neal Amstrong, I think. Claiming a whole planet? Well, at least a moon.

"We came in peace for all mankind" is now, "We came in peace for ourselves."
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Old January 27 2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

"We came to claim the pieces and f#&k over the rest of mankind"
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Old January 27 2012, 02:32 AM   #3
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

I'll presume he forgot about the Outer Space Treaty that was signed in 1967.
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Old January 27 2012, 02:34 AM   #4
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

Doesn't apply to the moon...and the US isn't a party to the Moon Treaty
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Old January 27 2012, 03:12 AM   #5
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

If Newt Gingrich founds the UFP, I'm siding with the Klingons.
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Old January 27 2012, 03:38 AM   #6
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

the UFP but only for white folks....
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Old January 27 2012, 04:18 AM   #7
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
(Anji then faints in front of her computer.)
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Old January 27 2012, 04:22 AM   #8
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

Any extra-terrestrial human colony that would be self-sufficient enough to be considered a state would declare independence.
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Old January 27 2012, 04:40 AM   #9
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

Well, hey. The ISS project had its roots in the US, with The Gipper, didn't it?

Perhaps Newt's concept becomes an international lunar colony, in the future....
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Old January 27 2012, 04:44 AM   #10
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

I really hope this isn't a serious news article. Because if it is, it only further reduces my already meager respect for Newt Gingrich.
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Old January 27 2012, 05:12 AM   #11
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

At least he seems enthusiastic about space, unlike most presidents.

Though this is not really a gen trek subject.
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Old January 27 2012, 05:46 AM   #12
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Re: Will Gingrich found the UFP?

America claims the moon as the 51st state?

Another American acting like everything belongs to America. Bloody hell...
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Old January 27 2012, 07:22 AM   #13
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Claiming the entire moon, I can't see. But a sizable area surrounding a American lunar colony, sounds like a great idea. Room to grow.
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Old January 27 2012, 08:37 AM   #14
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too bad the Chinese will get there first, eh?
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Old January 27 2012, 08:41 AM   #15
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^Apparently, not if Newt has anything to say about it.
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