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  1. 4 hours ago, The Researcher said:

    Mmm what kind of issues would arise?

    Be in the range of either Swyer or Turner Syndrome.



    XY gonadal dysgenesis, also known as Swyer syndrome, is a type of hypogonadism in a person whose karyotype is 46,XY. Though they typically have normal female external genitalia,[1] the person has functionless gonads, fibrous tissue termed "streak gonads", and if left untreated, will not experience puberty. Such gonads are typically surgically removed (as they have a significant risk of developing cancer). The typical medical treatment is hormone replacement therapy.[2];




    Turner syndrome (TS), also known as 45,X, or 45,X0, is a genetic condition in which a female is partly or completely missing an X chromosome.[2]

    Signs and symptoms vary among those affected.[1] Often, a short and webbed neck, low-set ears, low hairline at the back of the neck, short stature, and swollen hands and feet are seen at birth.[1] Typically, they develop menstrual periods and breasts only with hormone treatment, and are unable to have children without reproductive technology.[1] Heart defects, diabetes, and low thyroid hormone occur more frequently.[1] Most people with TS have normal intelligence; however, many have troubles with spatial visualization that may be needed for mathematics.[1] Vision and hearing problems occur more often.[5]



    In theory, if we understood things better we could reprogram without causing issues though. 

  2. Translation of the site's domain name to an IP address was having issues.

    Think of it like mailing a letter.

    Your computer knows the name of the person you are trying to reach, but needs to learn their address. That's what the Domain Name Server can provide.


    Could well be the external server itself or at least reaching it causing the problem. There's a few possibilities though. What fixed it?

  3. 27 minutes ago, Der_Neugierige said:

    Stupid people vote for stupid prime minister.

    I wouldn't say stupid. He is definitely uninformed however and perhaps unwilling to be informed.

    Everything has predictably been going to crap as a result.

    Don't conflate his acting with his intelligence level though. He's still at the top of the heap there. Playing the fool is as valid a strategy as any other.

  4. 12 minutes ago, dimreepr said:

    Still, we're on the same planet if not the same continent... 

    Not about the continent for USMCA, there's simply no accession clause allowing new members to join.

    Either individual agreements or TPP membership would be better bets for UK's North America strategy.

    Personally feel other less developed regions are better candidates for UK to focus on. Likely to be much more worthwhile trade.

  5. 4 hours ago, exchemist said:

    Haha. That was some idiot, probably Bozo, wildly speculating about a quick alternative to the US-UK trade deal that Biden had just told him he could forget about, at least for the next few years. Brexitter true believers are desperate for a big trade deal, now that the UK has lost access to the EU Single Market, so Bozo probably wanted to show them he was still trying. After 24hrs reflection, Downing Street dismissed the idea. (Accepting a take-it-or-leave-it package, containing all the elements the Brits wanted to avoid in the bespoke deal we are now not going to get, is not going to work in UK domestic politics.) 

    Yeah, that one about killed me.

    'Yes, I'd like to join your closed membership group. Where do I sign up?'

    At least TPP is open to new admissions and Pitcairn definitely in the Pacific.

    11 hours ago, Peterkin said:

    The Brits, etc., still won't adopt this system. I think they quite like their (and our) Parliamentary one.

    I actually only mentioned the EC for its absurdity. I've been far off base throughout this thread. Please disregard.

    Yeah, not likely but they do keep asking about benefits reserved for States, so who knows lol. Feel like we should fax over the annexation paperwork and watch the fun begin.

    Mainly just wanted to determine what all would be legally required and then work out possiblties from there.

    EC is crazy that's for sure. Sometimes think Founders were in a rush to wrap up for lunch or something at that point.

    'Let's have the runner up become VP. What could go wrong?'

    'Rando's appointed to actually vote? Why not?'

  6. 16 hours ago, Peterkin said:

    Only two countries are named on that document. Scotland might take umbrage, but it does vindicate the nation status of Northern Ireland.

    I was initially referring to the map in the OP, which depicts what I mistakenly believed was three previously identifiable nations. @Endy0816 has since explained

    As the population involved is under 2,000,000, it could, in theory be appended to either the red or the blue section without upsetting the balance of Electoral College representation.

    4 countries it is, then.

    But I still don't think they'd want to join the USA.

    Nitpicky but EC is actually separate, though the numbers are about the same anyways.

    EC Votes = Number of House Representatives + Number of Senators

    Only for President and Vice President Elections.

  7. 1 hour ago, Peterkin said:

    Also in population and area.

    There is no reason to repartition a country that's already made up of three countries...

    one of which would rather be in the European Union anyway, as would London.  Quite a different map!

    And, btw, where is Ireland? Have they got to row around to the other side? At least Gibraltar is already home.

    Due to how Representatives are apportioned based on population, repartition scenario would merely be most agreeable(to existing States) in any scenario involving England.

    Practically speaking London or Scotland departing wouldn't change numbers too much. More probable I agree though.

    North Ireland is assumed to have chosen to leave or kept Territory status. ie. Simplifies the analysis and I did't have a tri-split map with NI included.




  8. 27 minutes ago, MigL said:

    The UK ???
    Not a chance.
    I give them 10 years before they're back with the EU; too many common interests and endeavors.

    Although parts of the US, specifically the North-East and the whole West coast, have expressed interest in becoming Canadian provinces.

    You say that, but then we have UK whispering under the door something about joining our sweet US, Mexican, Canadian ménage à trois .


  9. 6 minutes ago, swansont said:

    Really? Where?

    Reddit, UK news media comments. Can only hope it is only an expression. Way too awkward come the 4th. Mainly just curious/annoyed enough that I wanted to look at what it would plausibly result in.

  10. Remark of UK becoming a US State has come up way too often elsewhere and made me want to sit down and figure out the scenarios for a British State or States in the US. Numbers are only rough figures based on public data and tools, but feel they are reasonably representative.


    Republic and Territory

    The Monarchy Abdicates or is Abolished

    • Republic of Britain is briefly created

    Republic requests annexation by the United States

    Annexation bill passes

    • North East Territory is created.
    • Assumed: North Ireland chooses to remain a territory or chooses to separate


    Scenario A - Upon successful application, Britain is admitted into the Union as a single State

    • Senators: 2
    • Representatives: 76

    Notes: The State of Britain is the largest State in the Union. While representation for lower population states remains largely unchanged, almost all other States have lost Representatives.


    Scenario B - Each former country is admitted as a State simultaneously but independent of one another

    The State of England

    • Senators: 2
    • Representatives: 65

    The State of Scotland

    • Senators: 2
    • Representatives: 6

    The State of Wales

    • Senators: 2
    • Representatives: 4

    Notes: Very similar situation to Britain joining as a single State, however new States have (counted together) additional seats in the Senate.


    Scenario C - One is admitted, others retain Territory Status or depart

    The State of England

    • Senators: 2
    • Representatives: 67

    Notes: Very similar situation to Britain joining as a single State.


    The State of Scotland

    • Senators: 2
    • Representatives: 8

    Notes: Some higher population states lose Representatives, but little change overall.


    The State of Wales

    • Senators: 2
    • Representatives: 4

    Notes: Few states have lost Representatives, minimal change.


    Scenario D - Admission as three regions of roughly equal population

    Red State

    • Senators: 2
    • Representatives: 24

    Blue State

    • Senators: 2
    • Representatives: 24

    Green State

    • Senators: 2
    • Representatives: 24

    Notes:  Similar widespread losses however California and Texas retain top spots. New States have gained additional Senators in total again.









  11. 1 hour ago, SergUpstart said:

    However, after 2008, the European Union had its own debt crisis, related specifically to the government debts of the PIGS countries

    Assuming debt can be worthwhile if it better binds a group together. Federal Government, urged on by Hamilton did this for the States in US early on.

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