Speaking of the 51st state...

John Hall johnhall@evergo.net
Wed, 16 Jan 2002 11:16:28 -0800

From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com]On Behalf Of Owen

We're already a colony, all I'm asking for is representation.
Well, no, you aren't actually a colony of the US.  (A colony of Britain in
name only).
You'd be much better off as a US colony.
The biggest shock to Canadians would be when the US said 'no thanks'.
Mostly, US agencies get told never to study Canadian breakup situations.
When they do, it generally boils down to:
1) We wouldn't mind British Columbia.
2) Yukon doesn't justify statehood, but a territory might not be too bad.
3) We have enough subsidized farmers; so keep the grain states.
4) We have enough people who think the government owes them a living, so
scratch the Newfies.
5) Quebec.  French.  'nuff said.
6) Ontario is a bit socialistic for our taste.  But it is ripe for a
leveraged buy-out and restructuring.