Hey California, what gives?

Ponce De Leon, Florida
January 16, 2018 12:08pm CST
I use Bing as my main search engine on the laptop, partially because that is the homepage for Microsoft Edge, which is the browser I use- but also because if I use Bing I get rewarded and can exchange my points for gift cards. The results are more accurate than Swagbucks and its easier to use. Anyway the Bing search homepage also gives me trending news articles each day that might interest me. Similar to what Google Chrome does for me on my cell phone, anyway. A news story popped up today that I had to read, because the title seemed ridiculous. And that's not all that was ridiculous. The whole idea behind the story and the story itself is a little wonky. There is a part of California that wants to be called "New California" and is is declaring independence from the rest of the state. Here's the story. It'll be interesting to see what other mylotters think of this, especially those in California. Like @TheHorse
Founders of the state of New California take the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood
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@RasmaSandra (19615)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
16 Jan
I see no reason why they could not do this. Might be interesting to see how this works out. My question then is will eventually the U.S. officially have 51 states?
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@JohnRoberts (62719)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Jan
Just think how all the flags would have to be replaced.
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@RasmaSandra (19615)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
16 Jan
@JohnRoberts yes, I didn't think of that. Guess it's better this doesn't happen.
@TheHorse (72213)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar
@JohnRoberts How do you get 51 stars on a flag and make it look good?
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@spiderdust (7134)
• San Jose, California
16 Jan
There's also a movement to separate California from the rest of the country and declare its independence. Splitting California into two states actually makes sense to me. It's a big state, the 3rd in the country. Northern California needs and politics are very different from Southern and Central California.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
17 Jan
I'm glad somebody from California weighed in on this. And seeing it from your perspective it does make sense I guess.. it has been a long time since I've been to California or paid attention to the day to day news there.
• United States
17 Jan
@spiderdust This is very true. But the way they've divided up California in this proposal doesn't make sense to me. (I am from Northern California.)
@JohnRoberts (62719)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Jan
This is part of the ongoing war between liberal and conservative political factions and not so farfetched though difficult to achieve. If you look at the big picture, there are similar rumblings elsewhere such as Texas leaving the US (the only state with the legal right to do so) and almost identical situation in Colorado where the rural areas want to succeed from the Denver-Colorado Springs beltway. You could say subtle signs of open rebellion in the future.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
17 Jan
I'm sure Trump will encourage all those things.
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@MALUSE (43390)
• Uzbekistan
16 Jan
I remember the discussion some years ago that the whole of California wanted to become independent, but didn't know about this New California scheme. I have no opinion on this as I live in Europe.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
16 Jan
Yeah it happens every once in awhile. Mostly in states like Cali and TExas.
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
16 Jan
I have been hearing about this and it does seem a little odd. Personally wouldn't the President of the US have as much of a say as California if this was to ever really happen, and can this area Financially support themselves enough if this does become allowed? Personally I think it would be a mistake, but stranger things do happen.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
17 Jan
California is full of weird people who are on their high horse about something. This may just be another case of that. I don't see it really happening but who knows, like you said stranger things have happened.
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• United States
17 Jan
@thislittlepennyearns "California is full of weird people who are on their high horse about something." Yep! This state is definitely full of weirdos (on both sides of the political spectrum.) I don't see this ever happening either.
@moffittjc (45184)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Jan
Reminds me of many decades ago when the Florida Keys were in a water war with the mainland. They wanted the state to build a water pipeline from the mainland to Key West, and the state balked at the idea. The Keys then threatened to secede from the state and form their own nation, to be called the Conch Republic. The rebellion grew strong enough that Tallahassee got scared and actually gave in and built the pipeline. If you go to the Keys even today, there are still Conch Republic flags everywhere, and many of the islanders still think of themselves as being independent of Florida.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
17 Jan
Now I really want a Conch republic flag.
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@moffittjc (45184)
• Gainesville, Florida
22 Jan
@thislittlepennyearns I'll get you one for Christmas. If I can find one. I might have to road trip to the Keys to find a Conch flag! lol
@QJohnsen (28)
• Lake Elsinore, California
17 Jan
The longer I'm here the more I know I need to leave. This is becoming ridiculous..... California catch me in Oklahoma... How bout that!
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
16 Jan
I use Bing Search Engine for the exact reasons you use it. And about California, I thought there was a movement for the whole State to Secede from the Union. I didn't know there was just a part of the State wanting to do that.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
17 Jan
Bing actually is pretty fun to use. The layout is a lot easier to navigate. At least on the laptop. We
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@LeaPea2417 (21928)
• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Jan
@thislittlepennyearns I agree. It is fun to use.
@TRBRocks420 (82386)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Jan
Hmm very interesting I never knew this.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
17 Jan
It hits a little closer to home for you since you are closer to California than I am. But it is definitely very interesting.
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@shaggin (37596)
• United States
16 Jan
This is a first I am hearing about this "New California". My daughter does Bing.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
17 Jan
Yeah it popped up on my news feed and I felt like it was worth sharing.
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@Hannihar (41665)
16 Mar
What a messed of world we live in. I used bing before but do not use it now. I do not want gift cards.
@TheHorse (72213)
• Walnut Creek, California
5 Mar
Er, um, I hadn't heard about this!
19 Jan
As a Californian, I hope California does become independent. California has it's own sustainable economy's and strong agriculture. I think it is less of a think of liberal vs conservatives, I am not a political person or at least I was not until this last election, because I mean come on when Trump started running and pushing for things that would push America's debt further and only further separate people into groups. Of course I was against that, and so was most of California because we are all about love and Unity. Hippies.
@snowy22315 (52489)
• United States
18 Jan
Personally, I don't see it happening...!
@Srbageldog (8246)
• United States
17 Jan
I live in the part of the state declaring independence from the rest of the state...funny, none of us were asked if we wanted this (at least I sure as hell wasn't, and neither was anyone else I know.) What gives any group of people the right to do this without consulting the people who live here? What it really comes down to is that these conservative rural areas want to become a red state. Which would be bad for those of us who aren't conservatives!
• United States
17 Jan
I use bing to for rewards, but can only get so many points in a day. Yes I been reading about CA, and waiting to see what happens.