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Title: A new Lakota nation..?!
Post by: Munerift on December 21, 2007, 04:23:26 pm
 http://www.boingboing.net/2007/12/20/lakota-natives-withd.html (http://www.boingboing.net/2007/12/20/lakota-natives-withd.html)

I don't know what to make of this. I don't think the US will allow it... but... wow. Way to stand up!
Title: Re: A new Lakota nation..?!
Post by: Xepher on December 21, 2007, 06:33:42 pm
Yeah, people try this all the time. Though it's usually gun-toting white guys in Michigan (http://www.michiganmilitia.com/) or here (http://www.texassecede.com/) in Texas. (http://www.republic-of-texas.net/) In fact, I hear a bunch of states tried that a hundred years ago or so... didn't work out too well for them then either. Heck, there's at least 3 or 4 people around here every few years that declare themselves an independant nation. Even Ozy and Millie (http://www.ozyandmillie.org/d/20010317.html) spoofed the idea... which is a very amusing comic arc, FYI.
Title: Re: A new Lakota nation..?!
Post by: Gwyn on December 21, 2007, 07:14:06 pm
So that's where that arthritis pill name comes from.
Title: Re: A new Lakota nation..?!
Post by: Databits on December 21, 2007, 09:46:10 pm
Yeah that seems like a great idea. Try to withdraw from a country which declared war on Iraq without real cause? Good luck.
Title: Re: A new Lakota nation..?!
Post by: fesworks on December 22, 2007, 04:37:45 pm
I heard the Florida Keys actually did this for a while. They did not like how the US treated them for some reason... they declared independence, had a flag and everything, and then attacked a border soldier with a stale loaf of bread, immediately surrendered, and then applied for aide.

Sounds like it's fake I know, but I swear it was one of those "Sounds unreal, but true." things somewhere.... don;t hold me to that though.
Title: Re: A new Lakota nation..?!
Post by: Xepher on December 23, 2007, 01:52:24 am
Actually, it sounds quite similar to the plot from "The Mouse That Roared" (http://imdb.com/title/tt0053084/plotsummary) Actually a pretty funny movie too.