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  •  My apologies, Professor. I misspoke on this. (0+ / 0-)

    Stating this

    By law, Puerto Rico must now formally petition for Statehood.
    was incorrect. That sentence overlooks the fact that the two-part referendum was non-binding on the government of Puerto Rico. I still think they'll feel compelled to apply for statehood, because that number differential and the current political climate indicates this is the time to go for it, but they aren't required by law to do so. Bear in mind, though; if they fail to try now, the next referendum would probably be a binding one and wouldn't be a two-parter, which would make many of the 47% against status change less accommodating.

    Enough fossil fuel remains on Earth to warm it 6 degrees C by 2100 AD if it is all used. A +6 C planet will only sustain half a billion humans. Human population will rise to 9 billion by 2050. Any questions?

    by davidincleveland on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 01:01:27 PM PST

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