Archive for December 22, 2010
In the comments section of the Synagis™ post, a side discussion has broken out on whether the United States should break itself into pieces.
Since such a thought coincides with the 150th anniversary of the firing on Ft. Sumter, it’s as timely an issue as any.
Correction (thanks Max): Since such a thought coincides with the 150th anniversary of South Carolina’s Ordinance of Secession, it’s as timely an issue as any.
Here’s the comment that kicked off the discussion:
(Some of you) guys never cease to amaze me and with a worldview that is so completely antithetical to my own, I find it increasingly difficult to call you fellow Americans.
The dissolution of the United States as we know it and emergence of regional, like-minded governance (South, West Coast, Northeast, Midwest, etc.) can’t come soon enough. For all of you who want to ban Happy Meals and run private health insurance out of town, I want you to have a place you can call home that’s all your own.
Let’s continue that discussion here.
- South Carolinians Celebrate 150th Anniversary of Secession [Parties] (gawker.com)
- 150 years on, Civil War still stirs South Carolina passions (reuters.com)
- The reaction to the Secession Gala says as much about its critics as attendees (charlestoncitypaper.com)
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RSV is a seasonal disorder that causes significant disease (what doctors call “morbidity”) in children, especially premature infants who have grown into children with congenital heart disease and chronic lung disease. (“Congenital” means “occurring at birth” and “chronic” means “happening all the time”.) (more…)