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Could all people in the US leave the US?

 
 
Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 02:20 pm
Is it plausible, that everyone in the States could leave the country right now, leaving the entire place uninhabited?
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contrex
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 02:54 pm
No. They wouldn't get visas for one thing.
Thomas33
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 02:56 pm
@contrex,
Isn't it possible that visas would have nothing to do with all people leaving the US?
Sturgis
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 03:27 pm
@Thomas33,
So are you going with a massive Rapture of some sort and sinking into Hell for the others?

Or are you expecting a huge invasion of spaceships which beam up all the people in the U.S....


I take it this includes Hawaii, American Samoa, Alaska, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, etc.etc.
Thomas33
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 03:32 pm
@Sturgis,
It includes all.
The underlying issue of the question is whether the idealism of freedom is true - if not all people could ever leave the US, is it still fair to say that those who couldn't leave are free?
contrex
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 03:44 pm
@Thomas33,
Thomas33 wrote:
is it still fair to say that those who couldn't leave are free?

Yes, of course, for some value of 'free'.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 03:46 pm
@Thomas33,
Most people don't have the money to travel outside the US.
Thomas33
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 03:50 pm
@cicerone imposter,
This would just be revolution. No money context. Simply people vacating the country.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 03:52 pm
@Thomas33,
Again, why?
Thomas33
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 03:56 pm
@Sturgis,
Because of reality's definition. Because of who people are - if they're the universe, shouldn't they at least be able to leave the States.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 04:00 pm
@Thomas33,
If they're "the universe", then shouldn't they be able to leave the planet?
Thomas33
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 04:03 pm
@Sturgis,
They should, but by the point of planets it's possible that the symbolism is no longer valid.
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seac
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 04:59 pm
@Thomas33,
Wouldn't that be a great idea. Imagine the millions of Americans flooding into Mexico or Canada. What would it take for this to happen? Maybe a catastrophic volcanic eruption in the Midwest, nuclear accident, biological plague, or dissatisfaction with Mr. Trump.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 05:08 pm
@seac,
Not nuclear bomb accident. There are too many safeguards on nuclear weapons, and they're fool proof. I worked with them back in the fifties; that's the reason there's not been any accidents. There were three safety switches when I worked with them. That may have changed in the past 50 years.

catbeasy
 
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Reply Mon 14 Nov, 2016 05:36 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Quote:
they're fool proof

C'mon man, didn't you see Jurassic Park?
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