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- March 28, 2014 at 3:44 pm #346435
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[size=12pt]White house petition[/size], as you can see on website of White house you can sign a petition "Alaska back to Russia." First I thought that this is just a joke but is not?
Petition needs to reach goal of 100,000 signatures.
What do you think about that?March 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm #430701
These things aren't taken seriously and the US government doesn't have a legal obligation to go through with these petitions. I remember seeing one to deport Justin Bieber to Canada.
It's also a little ridiculous. Alaska wasn't stolen or invaded, it was purchased from Russia.March 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm #430702
Isn't this the same as the Death Star petition?March 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm #430703
AnonymousQuote:These things aren't taken seriously and the US government doesn't have a legal obligation to go through with these petitions. I remember seeing one to deport Justin Bieber to Canada.
It's also a little ridiculous. Alaska wasn't stolen or invaded, it was purchased from Russia.
But it still is not paid yet, as I heard. If that is true, problems might arise.March 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm #430704
AnonymousQuote:But it still is not paid yet, as I heard. If that is true, problems might arise.
Where did you hear that? The purchase was made in mid-19th century. Why would it take that long to pay off? It only cost $7 million.March 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm #430705
Poll added as requested by SvetovidSlovenski.March 28, 2014 at 4:33 pm #430706
AnonymousQuote:Poll added as requested by SvetovidSlovenski.
I forgot to add it. Thank you SvevladMarch 28, 2014 at 5:24 pm #430707
Give it to Slovenia. Problem solved. Period.March 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm #430708
This is only trolling. for the time being !March 29, 2014 at 9:38 am #430709
There was a Death Star petiton as well on that site the site was trolled a lot of times by 4chan memebersMarch 29, 2014 at 12:56 pm #430710
Why White house trolling than? Why all this petitions on "serious" site?March 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm #430711
AnonymousQuote:Why White house trolling than? Why all this petitions on "serious" site?
People misused and abused the system. The government can't do everything 100,000 people want.March 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm #430712
Hilarious! Alaska did belong to Russia in the past. Alaskans should now rush and book in for Russian classes!March 29, 2014 at 8:22 pm #430713
What do you think about that?
First, Russians would need to get past this lady. Though, if she did lose, some Americans wouldn't miss her.Quote:Why White house trolling than? Why all this petitions on "serious" site?
Constitutional freedom of speech. Or, something like that… All Americans (even trolls!) are allowed to have their voices heard in government. *Please note: This same "freedom of speech" does not carry-over to your place of employment. So, telling your boss to "F-off" is not a Constitutionally protected right.
While Alaska has been part of the United States for some time, it was long ago, as others have noted, part of Russia. In 1867, Secretary of State William Seward purchased the land from Russia for about $7.2 million. It didn't become a state until 1959. It also happens to be rich with natural resources, from oil to timber to gold. So, America would kinda miss Alaska, I think. :'(
Also, this isn't the first time someone has petitioned for a state to secede from the USA. In 2012, a similar petition involving Texas received enough signatures for a response, which was… wait for it… NO.Quote:Give it to Slovenia. Problem solved. Period.
I could get behind this idea. Yes, yes, indeed I could. *writes petition*March 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm #430714
Alaska was sold, but Russia never received payment – as far as I know, ship that carried money (or gold) sank somewhere in Atlantic. From legal point of view, need to see the contract itself (terms of payment, warranty etc.).
Anyway, little history lesson: that was perhaps the best move Alexander II (dough pretty looney) made. If not sold to US (only a rising regional power at the time), Alaska would've been taken for free by the British. GB was colonial power at it's heyday and their army in Canada was already in move. And not only Alaska, but probably all eastern Siberia, hardly populated and defended at the time – GB had troops in India and China, no way Russia could resist to united attack. Oil gained importance only 50 years later, and still Siberia has lot more of it then Alaska. Also "Golden fever" in Klondike was more "movie thing" then of real significance. Conclusion: better Siberia without Alaska then none of them.
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