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1 freetoken  Thu, Aug 19, 2010 10:34:37pm

I'm not going to ding Newt too much for this useless idea - mainly because it has no possibility of happening, and thus this promotion of his is purely to pander to his domestic audiences self-perception of their greatness.

One thing to note though is the stupidity of this:

The U.S. should negotiate a series of bilateral treaties with receptive governments, carving out undeveloped sites the size of Hong Kong.

Clearly Newt's strong suit is not geography. He doesn't give any examples of "undeveloped sites" probably because there are none that could work. Newt ignores that HK is a port on the mouth of a river that flows through one of the most populated places on Earth, and all those millions upstream working at near-slave conditions are why HK has the import/export business to begin with.

2 tnguitarist  Thu, Aug 19, 2010 11:41:19pm

What could possibly go wrong?

3 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Fri, Aug 20, 2010 5:34:07am

Already been done.

Congo Free State

Read every horrifying word.

4 ShaunP  Fri, Aug 20, 2010 5:45:59am

Colonialism - Part Deux

5 Jeff In Ohio  Fri, Aug 20, 2010 5:59:44am

Newt likes to hear himself think. The comedy is ramping up for 2012! It's going to be a doozy.

6 jordash1212  Fri, Aug 20, 2010 11:43:21am

re: #5 Jeff In Ohio

Yes, yes it will be. I think I need to find a doctor to prescribe me some pain meds.

7 nines09  Fri, Aug 20, 2010 3:34:07pm

Some folks sneak out farts, Newt just lets it rip. Offal.


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