gopher321: untaken_name: Look, if America's Hat and America's Shoes don't like it, they can go ahead and start something.Canada's Underpants better shut it's whore mouth before we leave some skid marks!
Tman144: I like how everyone complains that Mexico is a shiathole, but conveniently forgets the part where we stole half their country.
imontheinternet: 12 of the 13 "terrorist plots" were probably Mexican cartel drug deals.
untaken_name: Look, if America's Hat and America's Shoes don't like it, they can go ahead and start something.
Arkanaut: George Babbitt: We've got to stop using that word 'Homeland' it's giving me the Soviet creeps!It's slightly less sexist than "Motherland" or "Fatherland".
Tman144: hasty ambush: Tman144: Yes! How can you even argue otherwise? You really think Mexico wouldn't be a better place to live if Los Angeles were a part of Mexico? The GDP of California is about $1.8 trillion, the GDP of all of Mexico is $1.1 trillion, but I'm sure more than doubling the GDP of a country wouldn't do anything to the standard of living. It would be like if 20 years after the American Revolution, Canada invaded and took everything north of Virginia. Do you think we would be the country we are today without New York?What in the heck makes you think California would have a GDP of $1.8 trillion if it were part of Mexico? Given the problems in Mexico going beyond whatever impact the Mexican American War may have had It is doubtful that California would have developed the economy it has today or Mexico would have built the infrastructure you see in the United States Southwest.Since the Mexican American War Mexico has had an occupation by France followed by a revolution to throw them out, a10 year revolution that turned into a civil war, a military dictatorship, various small rebellions including the repression of native tribes along with earlier mentioned institutionalized corruption and you honestly think Mexico's problems are because it lost California..The U.S. fought a bloody civil war, fought off an European invasion in 1812, and we have had plenty of corruption in our time. I don't think it's far fetched to think that chopping a country in half just as it got on it's feet was seriously detrimental to it's long term prospects, especially when part of that territory became the second largest city in the U.S. And while the GDP of a Mexico with California in modern times is impossible to determine, I really don't think it's out of line to suggest that the GDP of a Mexico including California would be at least double what it is today.
Doc Daneeka: Try calling a Southerner a "Yankee" and see what kind of reaction you get.
Tman144: This text is now purple: Tman144: I like how everyone complains that Mexico is a shiathole, but conveniently forgets the part where we stole half their country.We took over parts of Mexico that were never really Mexico. It was frontier that mostly didn't recognize Mexican authority. They certainly never policed the vast majority of it.And mostly, no one wanted the California interior, upper Texas, New Mexico, or Arizona. Mexico, then as now, most cares about central Mexico and the Yucatan. Chihuahua and Sonora are godforsaken deserts.Well, if no one wanted it, I guess it's OK that we stole it by force. It's like we found California alone in a parking lot. We posted signs around town saying "lost territory: California, please call the White House if this belongs to you" but Mexico never responded. What else did you want us to do?
prekrasno: Did any of you conspiracy theorists also notice they included all of Russia as part of Asia?
DAMMIT, I TOLD THEM TO LEAVE ME ALONE AND STOP SIGNING ME UP FOR ALL THAT CRAP.
Darkrover2: Canada, sure...fine we'll let them tag along, but Mexico can't even make safe drinking water.Like buying a house with mold, bad plumbing, ancient electric, no A/C, unsafe water and gangs of roaches that run cocaine and make dozens of people disappear at one time, it would cost more than it's worth to fix it up.Ummmm...no thanks.
hasty ambush: Canada I can understand. Most Canadians speak a civilized language (except for Quebec) and it is not a third world armpit. But Mexico is the complete opposite and it would require a too large an investment to bring it up to a civilized standard.
dittybopper: I wish they would stop using the term "homeland". Department of Homeland Security sounds pretty totalitarian to my ears. Why not try using something more neutral and less obviously jingoistic like "Department of National Security".
George Babbitt: We've got to stop using that word 'Homeland' it's giving me the Soviet creeps!
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