Poll: Is Six Californias' a good idea?
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View poll results: Is Six Californias' a good idea?
Hell yeah, get out of my state you filthy Republicans/Democrats!
3 8%
No. This idea is bad and you should feel bad.
22 58%
Why six? Why not split the state north/south or coastal/inland?
5 13%
What ever option legalizes marijuana, BRO!!! Wooooh!
8 21%
Voters: 38.
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#1
TechCrunch has learned about noted technology investor Tim Draper’s plan to split California into six separate states, including a Northern California slice appropriately named “Silicon Valley.”


http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/19/tim-draper-six-californias-secede-silicon-valley-ballot-initiative/

I am not worried at all that this will pass, but this is just gerrymandering, plain and simple. It will most likely get shut down immediately, which is good. California has enough problems with getting water to all of it's cities as it is, and with this plan, only 3/6 states would be able to provide their own water.

I do think it's pretty funny that they split Orange County from LA, though. Orange has been wanting to distance themselves from LA for quite some time now. Central California will be basically become Idaho (a boring state you visit to only drive through).

So what do you guys think of:
  • 55 stars on the American flag
  • The self proclaimed "Silicon Valley Master Race" having a state to themselves
  • More Republican seats in the senate
  • 6 new license plates to remember
  • Other stuff, probably
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#2
Can't they just call Jefferson Reefertown or something?
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#3
Why? Just for the sake of it?
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#4
I support this, actually. The state is huge with a wide difference in demographics and priorities. It's also extremely inefficient right now due to these current factors.

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Why? Just for the sake of it?
Basically, Silicon Valley wants a state to themselves to maximize their bottom line. The examples he used where to lighten up immigration in their state to bring in more foreign engineers on H1-B visas, and let South California worry about tightening up illegal immigration.

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I support this, actually. The state is huge with a wide difference in demographics and priorities. It's also extremely inefficient right now due to these current factors.
So what about Florida, Texas, Michigan, etc? Many states have huge differences in demographics depending on where in the state you are?
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I support this, actually. The state is huge with a wide difference in demographics and priorities. It's also extremely inefficient right now due to these current factors.



It also ensures that all of the future presidents will be republicans.
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#7
'6 californias you say?'

'Yeah!
We could have like a northern california! an- and a southern california!


and then a central california!


and...uh....

a western california!

this is perfect '


That's how it went down, I'm 99% accurate with these things
It's over simplified, So what!

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Basically, Silicon Valley wants a state to themselves to maximize their bottom line. The examples he used where to lighten up immigration in their state to bring in more foreign engineers on H1-B visas, and let South California worry about tightening up illegal immigration.

So what about Florida, Texas, Michigan, etc? Many states have huge differences in demographics depending on where in the state you are?

Yea those states are awful. I don't see the harm in separating the good from the bad.

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I support this, actually. The state is huge with a wide difference in demographics and priorities. It's also extremely inefficient right now due to these current factors.


may as well just start making each major city it's own state as well because their values are wildly different to more rural areas

why make things harder than they need to be
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#12
Exactly!

You guys have to keep in mind you're talking to someone who doesn't even value democracy.

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All I can say is... Texas can do it whenever they want. Their state constitution states that they can split into 5 states.

Screw California. We should cut them off and throw them into the ocean! yyeh!1! so edgy!!2
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why not just chisel the state off and let if float into the Pacific Ocean where it ****ing belongs?
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So what about Florida, Texas, Michigan, etc? Many states have huge differences in demographics depending on where in the state you are?


why would you use these states as an example

this would would create six new state governments which would take revenue away from the federal government.
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why would you use these states as an example

Because "[these] states have huge differences in demographics depending on where in the state you are"
#19
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why would you use these states as an example

this would would create six new state governments which would take revenue away from the federal government.
Travel around Florida for a while, from the panhandle down to the cape, tell me if that state isn't diverse as hell. Same goes for Texas, huge differences depending on where you go. As for Michigan, half of the state isn't even connected to the rest of it.

Even Washington is incredibly diverse, you have dense almost tropical like forests, desert, farmland, mountain ranges, big cities, and there are very different people living in every area. This is the case with most states. Splitting them up into every part that's a little different than the rest just ends up with county size states, and everything becomes a huge mess.

Quick kids, name all 272 states!
#21
Im pretty sure this was made for the inevitable destruction of California when the pacific tectonic plate shifts.

Also screw Los Angeles, Irving, Riverside, San Francisco and Sacramento. The only good thing out of that whole shitty state is San Diego because the foliage reminds me of The Flintstones.
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#23
Why not 5 different canadas in the u.s of a?
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#26
we should make millions of states... like 1 mile x 1 mile states. Just a state every mile. That would be cool.
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#27
Stupid idea. Why would the biggest and most powerful state split itself into six smaller states?

So it isn't as powerful by itself anymore?
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It also ensures that all of the future presidents will be republicans.

This. Liberals laugh at Texas, conservatives laugh at California. They're counters to each other. Except Texas is getting some more blue as time goes on.
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#34
Central California would become the most powerful of the bunch.
Why you ask?
Thats where the majority of the food is grown in California.


Yeah its a stupid idea.
#35
Yay more Republicans!
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#38
california is the only state I regularly visit, other than upper michigan for scenic camping trips, I would really appreciate it if you guys didn't ruin the only area of your country that I really like.
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Easy to say when your entire country is smaller than most of our states :P

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not most, ten

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There are 31 states bigger than that
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