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    Quote Originally Posted by judoka_uk View Post
    What percentage of the US armed forces are Texan and what proportion of US military hardware and installations are in Texas?

    As in some theoretical secession scenario it is not unthinkable that many Texans serving in the US military would withdraw their service and re-join a hypothetical Texan military, similarly with hardware and kit.

    Would the remaining states really want to enact sanctions against/ go to war with Texas to recover the planes, tanks, ships, nukes, etc... stationed in Texas?
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    Well a better question is what % of the military assets the own to go with their % of the debt.
    As moving the stuff from Texas really wouldn't be hard. Our forces by design are very mobile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodlun View Post
    Well a better question is what % of the military assets the own to go with their % of the debt.
    As moving the stuff from Texas really wouldn't be hard. Our forces by design are very mobile.
    Not really.

    Because while it might be relatively easy to move an individual tank or aeroplane, it would probably be difficult to re-home them all. Also moving and re-homing nuclear weapons would be fairly complicated.

    These questions about state secession are more complicated than first appears, the UK is already, well down this route and it's not as simple as **** you and good riddance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judoka_uk View Post
    Not really.

    Because while it might be relatively easy to move an individual tank or aeroplane, it would probably be difficult to re-home them all. Also moving and re-homing nuclear weapons would be fairly complicated.
    Unless your talking about ICBMs not that complicated we have facilities all over the US especially on the west cost that are more than capable of handling Naval and Air Force Nuclear weapons.
    Texas only has 17 bases this is nothing to be relocated. To put this in perspective San Diego has 8 or 9 bases alone.

    Quote Originally Posted by judoka_uk View Post
    These questions about state secession are more complicated than first appears, the UK
    is already, well down this route and it's not as simple as **** you and good riddance.
    No kidding it would be a cluster ****, and its not going to happen.

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    You know, I live in Texas. Would you like to know how much local news coverage the secessionists are getting?

    Zero, the answer would be zero percent.

    Enjoy your discussion.

    http://www.kxan.com/subindex/news/local

    http://www.wfaa.com/

    http://www.khou.com/

    http://www.kcbd.com/
    Last edited by jnp; 11/16/2012 11:09pm at .
    Shut the hell up and train.

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    Run in fear from this video, now.



    This came out of Texas.
    Last edited by W. Rabbit; 11/16/2012 11:47pm at . Reason: Wow...the filth and smut USA Network has put on TV....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp View Post
    The right to secede was a provision of Texas joining the union back in the day. That said, no one besides nut jobs has ever seriously considered it.
    Mebbe so, but I still prize my "I'm from Texas - what country are you from?" bumper sticker.

    Quote Originally Posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    Oh and at least 90% of the state is a desert.
    I love to hear this from ignorant people, because I believe this will keep them from going to Texas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil View Post
    Makes no difference to me. I'm all for shaking up the status quo, as are a lot of people on both sides of the issues. Which just amounts to a fight brewing.
    Yup. The only thing that bothers me is I can't divine how much of the discontent is instigated vs. genuine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddykata View Post
    I love to hear this from ignorant people, because I believe this will keep them from going to Texas.
    No it won't.

    I've been through Texas...manhandled by the Texas Highway Patrol...I should have said it's mostly garbage instead of desert....that would have been more accurate and less prone to people pulling out the geological charts...sheeeeit.

    By garbage I mean rednecks, trailer parks, and secessionists.

    But hey, there's always Austin, right?

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    Secession are cool, especially when they spark a five years long civil war.

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    In nuclear countries it would be far shorter :-)

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    Well, many factors contributed to the **** that happened in Yugoslavia. I don't see anything like that happening in some hypothetical case of Texas actually claiming independence. Still, its complicated stuff that can turn really nasty.

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