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Get to know our 50 states! Here's a post where you can tell us about where you live.

Such a cool country we live in. A country made up of 50 independent states bound together in union.

Every state has rich heritage and fascinating history.

I felt like doing a post where everyone can contribute and tell us about your great state. Almost like show and tell in one post. I think it will be an awesome way we can read and appreciate the places our friends here on the Daily Paul live and what makes it so special.

Allow me to kick it off!


Welcome to Michigan, my home state. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake"

Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often noted to be shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often referred to as "the U.P.") is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The two peninsulas are connected by the Mackinac Bridge.

What is now Michigan was first settled by various Native American tribes before being colonized by French explorers in the 17th century and becoming a part of New France. After the defeat of France in the French and Indian War in 1762 the region came under British rule, and was finally ceded to the newly independent United States after the British defeat in the American Revolutionary War. The area was organized as part of the larger Northwest Territory until it was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837 as the 26th state. The state of Michigan soon became an important center of industry and trade in the Great Lakes region and a popular immigrant destination.

Michigan Autumn


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I'll let a random cliche show you around my town...

because she makes me laugh.
Oceanside,CA (carlsbaddj? I moved... and I'm not a dj:)


This is the view I prefer...


I live in the Republic of Texas

American by association.

Oregun is the bomb

I live in

Tibet. I like it. :)

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

I won't brag on my state. Don't want anyone else moving here.

Wish they all would go back home.

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Michigan is home

Although I do not currently live there. I grew up in Central Michigan and when I am not wandering and moving about MI is where I call home.

There is no place in the entire world I would rather be in fall besides MI. I am missing MI fall this year and it is sad.

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
― Dr. Seuss

It has been a great autumn here

I have spent a lot of time on the Pottawatomie Trail and just driving in the North Country. Sometimes we take this place for granted. I agree with you, Ive seen some beautiful places in the fall out east and such but there is something special and wild about Michigan.

Hope you can get back here soon

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I love michigan!

My mother grew up around Petosky, Traverse City areas. I've been over the Mackinac bridge quite a few times.

I myself have grown up in Minnesota and I love it here. Except for the politics, I love my state of 10000 lakes.

Also, the Vikings and their new stadium can go screw themselves.

And I just want to point out, nobody here actually talks like the characters in the movie Fargo. Except for one guy I met who sold me my last car came kinda close which gave me a good chuckle :P.

Ron Paul - Intellectual hero

Detroit sucks!

Most people need to experience the UP. A whole different world.

LOL on the MN car Salesmen!


For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

New York

I "Love(d) New York".

Born and raised in Manhattan. Never, never, never thought we would leave, no matter what. But we decided we could not live in the nanny state.

Also, it became more and more difficult for a middle class family to live there.

Where we live now is exciting, interesting, a 24 hour town, too...but has it's own problems! I love the weather, though. Don't miss the snow.

The United States is so

The United States is so massively huge, when something like a terrorist attack or mass murder shooting happens, you should think about it as it happening in a small location in one of the 49 other countries in our territory. Not a big deal. No need to collectively react with hysteria as a massive country bringing us all down.

I'd like an app to show how many miles from your location, the distance from your location the incident happened.

Wisconsin - It's too cold to be sober.


Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

Guidos of New Jersey like

Guidos of New Jersey like being called Guidos.

In jail the oldest Indian is called 'chief.' ...

and the youngest Mexican is called 'Poncho.'

Just kidding about that last one.

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

SW Minnesota, home of the mono-cultures

Don't look for the bees, birds, butterflies, or even the white tail deer. You must look at the ground for what is left of the wildlife, thanks to Monsatan and friends.

Everyday I hear of someone else getting cancer, seems like the plague is coming.

Monsatan is like the plague, death and destruction follows!

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

In 1806 the Point of origin for the Michigan survey was set.

Cass became Michigan Territorial Governor in 1813. Cass gave John Jacob Astor a monopoly in Michigan's Fur trade.

Instead of competition enriching many, it enriched Astor and probably Cass.

The land purchased in 1836 and my house was built in 1840 by War of 1812 veteran Edward Bishop. He was a wagon maker, County Sheriff and undertaker and had 10 children, dying at 80 year old.

When Edwin Winans returned from the 1849 gold rush he married Galloway, whose father owned the Apple orchard that was outside my window. He was Governor 1891-93.

From here it is less than 50 miles from headwaters that lead to 3 of 5 of the Great Lakes. Within a mile are 5 lakes and the Huron River. Another 5 lakes within 2 miles. The Lakeland post office is well named.

Free includes debt-free!

Sheriff and undertaker

How conveiniant

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

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Are you trying to help the NSA figure out where we all live?


Google is government.

Only one way to be sure, close the computer and break your phone


For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

If the NSA were inclined to

They could do it without us posting our home state state.

Ron Paul - Intellectual hero

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you have too much faith in those


Google is government.

Originally from Oregon but living out in northwest indiana

NW indiana is the epitome of garbage heap america.


...for Michigan!!

Once you get an half an our outside of Detroit it is a good place lol


I live in WA

It mostly sucks.

It has a rich history of..mostly sucking.

The End.

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison

It's awesome, but the people suck because

they only vote Blue.

Most Obama/Biden/CoExist stickers you've ever seen on Interstate-5.

But hey, at least we have Botch.




I hear the weed is fantastic, but I can't confirm (nor deny) that.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Move out to Eastern

Move out to Eastern Washington. Much more conservative out there in Spokane. Weed is good out there too.

Northern Idaho kicks ass btw.

I live in UT now. Its conservative but too many Mormons, many of them are very disrespectful especially south of SLC.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

May God Bless Texas! the Lone Star State!

The home of patriots like Ron Paul, Davy Crockett, Alex Jones, Steve Stockman, Debra Medina, Wes Riddle and others.

Texas is the second most populous and the second-largest of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States.

We seceded from Mexico around 1836, defeated Mexico. Joined the union in 1845, seceded again about 16 years later in 1861. Joined the Confederate States of America in the same year, fought a war of self defense until 1865, the last battles of the War Between The States were fought on our soil. The Congress of the United States readmitted Texas into the Union in 1870 (that's right, they admitted we had left the union)

Texas is at the crossroads of the Old South and the Old West, we use terms like "all hat and no cattle" without laughing.

The original home of the 'Come And Take It!' flag, which is becoming a more common sight. Texas is a place were if someone flies a single flag, it is as likely to be a state flag as any other. Confederate flags are common as well.

Ron Paul received 174,207 votes or 12.01% state wide in 2012, up from 66,360 votes or 4.87% in 2008

We are waking up fast, talk of secession is in the air again.

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Amen, Stonewall and Texas is

Amen, Stonewall and Texas is also the home of my favorite musician Waylon Jennings! Been in Texas so much these last few years I should be considered a part time resident :)

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain