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Do You Know The 53 States?  
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5423 posts, RR: 52
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/08/09/private.school.invest.ap/index.html

Somehow I think that the money these shysters made on those workbooks are going to go right back to the victims of this scheme...


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

Do they also teach that Washington D.C. is the state capital of Washington State ?

cheers

707


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

I thought there were 55:

The regular 50, plus DC, Guam, Virgin Islands, Puetro Rico and Great Britain.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7802 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Don't forget Canada.  Smile


Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

Since the areas except for GB  Smile/happy/getting dizzy mentioned by Jasepl are commonwealths and territory of the US, should they not be considered states? I mean Mass, Penn call themselves commonwealths but are considered states.


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

David, a commonwealth is a political system in which supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them. By that definition, the United States is also a commonwealth, as are France and India and Argentina etc.

As for KY, MA, VA and PA, commonwealth is simply part of their official name. Just as Indiana's official name is "The State of Indiana", MA's official name is "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts". This does not mean there's any difference at all in their status within the union. Puerto Rico, on the other hand, is a self-governing territory (and not a state) within the United States, that also happens to have the word commonwealth in its official name.

DC, VI, GU and GB, however, are simply subject to American authority, whatever their names or official titles.


User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5423 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

Jase, I intended this topic to be a discussion of the news event here, not an avenue for you to push your slanted political views. I've suggested deletion of your posts.

At any rate, my question to all is when will state governments start doing a better job of regulating and oversight of these sort of operations and what can they do to stop this stuff from happening again? I realize that with budgetary dollars becoming rather scarce it's more difficult but at the same time, isn't one of the functions of government to protect its citizens?



South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7802 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3692 times:

All schools, colleges, and universities that seek public funding or even just basic credibility are accredited by any one of the major regional accreditation agencies. These pay for diploma/degree places obviously are not and I really wonder how much supervision they get from the states to begin with.

I guess these outfits function on public ignorance, as I believe most if not all GED courses are free.



Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3677 times:

Jase, I intended this topic to be a discussion of the news event here, not an avenue for you to push your slanted political views. I've suggested deletion of your posts.

Okay, I didn't stick by your intentions. But whatever do you think I was pushing. If its the Canada and Britain bits, come on, that was a joke - a very funny one - and everyone knows that. Even the blind and deaf, and they can't read or hear it!

The rest of what I said, about the commonwealths, isn't anyone's political view, slanted or otherwise.


User currently offlineAlphascan From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 937 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

At any rate, my question to all is when will state governments start doing a better job of regulating and oversight of these sort of operations and what can they do to stop this stuff from happening again? I realize that with budgetary dollars becoming rather scarce it's more difficult but at the same time, isn't one of the functions of government to protect its citizens?

I don't understand your outrage toward the state. The guy got caught. They're going to throw "the book" at him. The citizens are being protected. The system works. Whats to fix?



"To he who only has a hammer in his toolbelt, every problem looks like a nail."
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

Do they qualify for th voucher program.  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

There won't be any new states soon. It would mean recalling millions of flags and designing a new one. Unless there is an argument for 55 states, then you wouldn't have an uneven field of stars...



User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16335 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3542 times:

Unless there is an argument for 55 states, then you wouldn't have an uneven field of stars...

52 stars can be represented by 7/8/7/8/7/8/7.
53 stars can be represented by 8/7/8/7/8/7/8.
54 stars can be represented by 9x6.

All can be symmetrically displayed.





Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Were the crooks really that dumb or did they just let their twisted sense of humor shine through in this "curriculum" of theirs?  Confused

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Don't forget out newest states Iraq and Afghanistan


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offlineYhmfan From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 607 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Don't forget Canada.

Ah.... NO I don't think so!
You can have Quebec though! So long as all 53 states promise to speak French  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

[Edited 2004-08-11 05:47:54]


If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3420 times:

So when IS Puerto Rico becoming a state, then ? Isn't it about time ? It practically is one anyway.

User currently offlineJamotcx From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1037 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3402 times:

You mean we're not the 51st State?

Oh damn, better get campaigning again then


Jamo


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