|Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 35):|
For example, California listed above - they can feed themselves, they can produce a lot of consumer good, but they cannot supply their own energy needs to keep that economy.
Actually California has among the largest energy reserves in the USA. Of course quite a few states have larger reserves but California is up there.
|Quoting mayor (Reply 37):|
Nor can they supply their own water needs.
Actually we can. Though we have not significantly tapped it yet, desalination is becoming more and more of a viable option here. We still have battles with enviro-nuts but progress is being made.
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 42):|
1) The US can't either. It imports.
|Quoting connies4ever (Reply 47):|
Quoting N1120A (Reply 46):
The only teeth gnashing is over you calling a check and cheque, eh ya freaking hoser?
It's the difference between Americanese and English.
I thought Canada spoke Canukian and Quebecian .... of course it's not nearly as bad as those damned Newfie's.
|Quoting mayor (Reply 48):|
Seeing as how you are at the bottom of the food chain, so to speak, if the upstream states decided not to let you have the water, what do you do then? I don't think you're going to TAKE, anything.
With the availability of desalination (and believe me it will become even more "available" if water upstream were cut off) California could reverse the current flow of the water and become a net provider of water for the "inland states" going into the future as they grow and develop and if any droughts happen.
I am not advocating that CA should secede, nor that it would be better off. Not saying that at all. But California does have a great abundance of resources available to it that few other states have. We are quite fortunate in this.