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View Poll Results: Would you support buying some small countries?
Yes. It's a good long-term investment. 6 66.67%
No. Did we learn nothing from New Mexico? 2 22.22%
It depends on whether I would get to vote on the state flower. 1 11.11%
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:14 PM  
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138 years ago, we got a screaming deal.

We took possession of Alaska on this day in 1867.

That got me thinking. We took a big chunk of land - a really big chunk, with oil and trees and seals and eskimoes and a bunch of other stuff - and we did it with no wars, no fighting, nothing. We just signed the papers and took possession, just like buying a car.

Would we consider doing that again? Cuba's got to have a low P/E ratio right now, and a lot of those African countries must be in the national 99 cent bin. Should the U.S. consider picking up a few of them? I would think that a lot of countries' populations would give their emaciated right arms for U.S. citizenship, and you know that Mississippi would like moving up from the bottom of the state rankings.

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Old 10-18-2005, 10:20 PM   #2
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Just wait out Fidel to die. Work for a democracy there.

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Old 10-18-2005, 10:22 PM   #3
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Hmmm...only problem is that we nowadays have a current account deficit of almost $700 billion, with virtually no foreign reserves. Sorry folks, we couldn't afford to buy a country even if we wanted to.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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We don't buy countries any more, we take over them.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:34 PM   #5
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We don't buy countries any more, we take over them.
We're doing a piss poor job of it because we keep putting money into them and never getting any back out.
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