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  1. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    I’m liking this free agency idea, but I think the other counties also ought to be able to kick a county out of the state. Wayne County, Michigan has questionable election results? Make them join Ontario.

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  2. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    Arahant (View Comment):

    I’m liking this free agency idea, but I think the other counties also ought to be able to kick a county out of the state. Wayne County, Michigan has questionable election results? Make them join Ontario.

    You wouldn’t want Wayne County to become its own state with two Senators!  (Senator Rashida Tlaib?)

    If memory serves you live in the Upper Peninsula (the “UP”).  If you had to choose, would the UP be part of Michigan, Wisconsin or your own state?  If you were your own state, what would be your new name; please not North Michigan.

    Given that each state in the continental U.S. has an East-West and a North-South freeway, how would you feel about an East-West freeway through the UP?

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  3. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    I have a review of Jim’s two new books in the Main Feed.  They are great books and lots of fun.  I recommend that you read them in order, even though the second book is really timely as it is set during the pandemic.

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  4. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
    GlennAmurgis
    @GlennAmurgis

    Taking Jim’s suggestion further could counties be traded? 

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  5. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    If memory serves you live in the Upper Peninsula (the “UP”).

    Your memory does not serve. I’m a Troll. I live below the bridge.

    In fact, I live in one of the counties just north of Wayne County.

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  6. kedavis Member
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Counties switching from Oregon to Idaho wouldn’t increase their total representation in Congress, so I’m not sure what the purpose is.  In any event I think the Oregon legislature would have to consent and they probably wouldn’t want to lose the “free revenue” that they don’t have to do anything those counties like, in order to receive it.

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