Message from roadcrypto in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #history
tbh it's a shame southern Saskatchewan didn't join circa Quebec independence referendum. The contiguous US could have been shaped like a giant middle finger flipping off the rest of the world.
Well, if Quebec had left in the 90ms, Saskatchewan joining was a real possibility.
I wouldn't be so sure about that... vote splitting is a thing.
Alberta is considering it right now
I heard that once before, but I want proof
What party or referendum item?
Give me something to research here
If alberta is going to be annexed, I'm going to move to Alberta.
look up Alberta seperatism
Separatism and annexationism are two different things
they need access to tide water for their pipeline..
We’ll take Manitoba as well, give us access to the bay.
well, on their own they'd be vulnerable. joining the US is an option.. although, I doubt it'll happen unless Trudeau gets re-elected
I couldn't give less of a shit about separatism, I'm interested in annexationism, and to that end the Parti 51 political party in Quebec seems to be the only serious, organized, official entity in Canada putting forward a pro-American annexation platform in the entire country.
if shit face gets back in, I'd look into it more seriously
Also they've been putting out dank-ass images on their Facebook like this one
well, I can say this, @RMS_Gigantic - I definitely feel closer to my american neighbours than I used to
how do you feel about americans switching to metric though?
theres no way we are switching to imperial
how old are you, son?
Both nations use both systems due to their proximity to each other
do constructions sites back east use metric?
people still build using imperial here
I-19 from Tuscon, AZ to the Mexican border uses Metric
and some speed limit signs along the Canadian border
the old school guys haven't changed. if you're gonna go on a construction site, you need to know how to do it in feet and inches
And for the record, Quebec could continue to use the metric system
Even if they adopt US road signage common to the other states, the guide includes metric signage for speed limits
it looks like this: http://www.teresco.org/pics/plattsburgh-20090425/DSCF0194-close.jpg
though thanks to the American application of federalism, states can maintain their own standards for a LOT of shit
I was just saying that imperial is still used in some parts of canada, especially in house construction
In fact, Parti 51 essentially advocates for their position as a sort of middle road between independence and federation, with the shortcomings of each addressed via American statehood
Yeah, and metric is used in some places down here
The Metric system is no less a barrier than language is
There are a few parts of my state highways that use Metric
and giving Quebec statehood wouldn't even be the first time the US granted statehood to a majority French-speaking area
I don't really mind it so long as the imperial measurement is indicated beside it