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U.S. Annex of Baja California

By force, purchase, eminent domain - whatever it takes
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There are many pros to doing this, economic and social and what-not, and perhaps a few cons.

But the main reason is so that when we make cardboard cut-outs of our country to hold up at rallies, we can hold them by the two peninsulae. Plus, if you fold it just right, Florida will have double support for easier carrying.

globaltourniquet, Aug 31 2007

Baja British Columbia http://www.sciencem...tract/277/5332/1642
Still up for debate. [Klaatu, Sep 01 2007]

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       Well, one does have to approve of your logic. But you're going to be required to move there and govern it.   

       I'll be auditing your progress every month. Make up the spare room, will you?
normzone, Aug 31 2007
  

       I approve the idea but i foresee technological problems: the Baja peninsula is somewhat thin and would break/get torn away easily. I say go for the whole Mexico, then the cut-outs could be held as an assault rifle (with Florida being the clip).
xipetotec, Aug 31 2007
  

       Yes, this is good, but I'd delete Kansas as well to create a convenient peep hole in the middle. I'm sure it wouldn't be missed, and besides, I've already read the William Least-Heat-Moon book. Big bun +
xenzag, Aug 31 2007
  

       I'd delete Kansas just because.
globaltourniquet, Aug 31 2007
  

       If you also took a coastal strip of Canada - what is that called, Vancouver or something, you could get Alaska in the same piece and not have to tote around the extra Alaska chunk.   

       Hawaii poses a problem, but could be ceded to the Canadians and Mexicans in exchange. Maybe the Big Island for Mexico (there are a lot of them!) and the rest to Canada. Now would that be a sweet deal or what?
bungston, Aug 31 2007
  

       As for Alaska, yeah. I agree. We should grab the west coast of Canada.   

       But I like Hawaii. I'd be willing to carry Hawaii around in my pocket in order to keep it. I'd have my kids hold the major islands up for the rally.
globaltourniquet, Aug 31 2007
  

       Canada is as dull as dishwater.... and they hunt seals. Alaska would still remain joined with an oil pipe - so I'd say: "Bye Bye Canada, but who will miss you?"
xenzag, Aug 31 2007
  

       //But you're going to be required to move there and govern it//   

       Wait a couple of hundred million years and it will become part of B.C. <link>
Klaatu, Sep 01 2007
  

       I knew this would smoke some of them out. "Canada" is the name of choice for Roche's new super strong sleeping tablet.
(starts international incident, then sucks thumb under the table)
xenzag, Sep 01 2007
  

       I think that the US would also be an acceptable answer. The host didn't specify whether the traveller was heading north or south.
Texticle, Sep 01 2007
  
      
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