Message from roadcrypto in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #history

2019-01-10 17:04:38 UTC  

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.

2019-01-10 17:04:38 UTC  

Well, if Quebec had left in the 90ms, Saskatchewan joining was a real possibility.

2019-01-10 17:04:39 UTC  

I wouldn't be so sure about that... vote splitting is a thing.

2019-01-10 17:04:54 UTC  

@RMS_Gigantic you must be murican?

2019-01-10 17:05:00 UTC  

Alberta is considering it right now

2019-01-10 17:05:10 UTC  

I heard that once before, but I want proof

2019-01-10 17:05:18 UTC  

What party or referendum item?

2019-01-10 17:05:23 UTC  

Give me something to research here

2019-01-10 17:05:24 UTC  

If alberta is going to be annexed, I'm going to move to Alberta.

2019-01-10 17:05:26 UTC  

look up Alberta seperatism

2019-01-10 17:05:37 UTC  

Separatism and annexationism are two different things

2019-01-10 17:05:38 UTC  

they need access to tide water for their pipeline..

2019-01-10 17:06:11 UTC  

We’ll take Manitoba as well, give us access to the bay.

2019-01-10 17:06:13 UTC  

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

2019-01-10 17:06:22 UTC  

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.

2019-01-10 17:06:24 UTC  

if shit face gets back in, I'd look into it more seriously

2019-01-10 17:06:50 UTC  

Also they've been putting out dank-ass images on their Facebook like this one

2019-01-10 17:07:21 UTC  

well, I can say this, @RMS_Gigantic - I definitely feel closer to my american neighbours than I used to

2019-01-10 17:07:27 UTC  

how do you feel about americans switching to metric though?

2019-01-10 17:07:34 UTC  

theres no way we are switching to imperial

2019-01-10 17:07:43 UTC  


2019-01-10 17:07:46 UTC  

how old are you, son?

2019-01-10 17:07:50 UTC  

Both nations use both systems due to their proximity to each other

2019-01-10 17:08:10 UTC  

do constructions sites back east use metric?

2019-01-10 17:08:22 UTC  

everyone does.

2019-01-10 17:08:27 UTC  


2019-01-10 17:08:34 UTC  

people still build using imperial here

2019-01-10 17:08:53 UTC  

I-19 from Tuscon, AZ to the Mexican border uses Metric

2019-01-10 17:09:00 UTC  

and some speed limit signs along the Canadian border

2019-01-10 17:09:36 UTC  

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

2019-01-10 17:09:36 UTC  

And for the record, Quebec could continue to use the metric system

2019-01-10 17:10:06 UTC  

Even if they adopt US road signage common to the other states, the guide includes metric signage for speed limits

2019-01-10 17:11:19 UTC  

though thanks to the American application of federalism, states can maintain their own standards for a LOT of shit

2019-01-10 17:11:33 UTC  

I was just saying that imperial is still used in some parts of canada, especially in house construction

2019-01-10 17:11:55 UTC  

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

2019-01-10 17:12:08 UTC  

Yeah, and metric is used in some places down here

2019-01-10 17:12:23 UTC  

The Metric system is no less a barrier than language is

2019-01-10 17:12:32 UTC  

There are a few parts of my state highways that use Metric

2019-01-10 17:12:41 UTC  

and giving Quebec statehood wouldn't even be the first time the US granted statehood to a majority French-speaking area

2019-01-10 17:12:44 UTC  

I don't really mind it so long as the imperial measurement is indicated beside it