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  • rasb
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    Originally posted by Kevin Richardson
    Rasb, how much free time do you have? :shock:
    Is this a job offer? :wink:

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  • Kevin Richardson
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    Rasb, how much free time do you have? :shock:

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  • cullman
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    Originally posted by Pego
    A knee slapper.
    Minnesota=Norway.
    This calls for Ole/Lena jokes .
    There are four pages of Ole/Lena and misc. Norwegian/Minnesotan jokes over here: Norskarv.com

    Ole and Lena got married. On their honeymoon trip they were nearing Minneapolis when Ole put his hand on Lena's knee.
    Giggling, Lena said, "Ole, you can go a little farder now if ya vant to"... so Ole drove to Duluth.
    ops:

    A Norwegian, a Swede and a Dane made a bet about who could stay the longest in a stinky pig barn. They all went in at the same time. After only two minutes the Dane came running out. Five minutes later the Swede stumbled out the door. After ten minutes, all the pigs ran out.

    cman :twisted:

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  • rasb
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    Originally posted by croflash
    Lol at the Canada comparison.
    Looks like the Canada/Texas comparison is wrong too.
    According to my numbers the GDP of Canada is ahead of
    Brazil and Russia, which are ahead of India, which is just
    about equal to Texas. Mind you, these are 2007 numbers,
    and there are huge changes happening out there, by the day.
    For instance, even in Canada, Alberta has passed B.C. and
    Quebec over the last couple of years, and is predicted to pass
    Ontario in GDP within the next 5 years. If Ontario was a State,
    it would be ranked 7th in GDP.

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  • croflash
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    Lol at the Canada comparison.

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  • malmo
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    Originally posted by rasb
    Very interesting map, Malmo !
    But I'm trying to square some of the data with the 2007 reports by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the CIA World Factbook, and it isn't matching up very well at all.
    For instance, according to the numbers I've come up with so far, here are some of the U.S. State / Country comparisons that seem way out of wack.
    GDP of Turkey = more than twice that of Washington State.
    Nigeria = almost 3 times Hawaii
    Australia = almost twice Ohio
    Ecuador = more than 1 1/2 times North Dakota
    Russia = almost 3 times New Jersey
    Mexico = 1 1/2 times Illinois
    Romania = 2 1/2 times Delaware
    Ukraine = 3 times Idaho
    And so on. I'm thinking there must be some sort of metric that I am missing in the way the U.S. numbers were calculated, although even the rank order within the States is quite different. For instance the "map-maker" had the State of New York as the 7th largest GDP in the USA, but others rank it 3rd, behind only California and Texas.
    Great job. I would have never have thunk to done whut you done. Get on the horn to Mulder and Scully, PRONTO!

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  • rasb
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    Very interesting map, Malmo !
    But I'm trying to square some of the data with the 2007 reports by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the CIA World Factbook, and it isn't matching up very well at all.
    For instance, according to the numbers I've come up with so far, here are some of the U.S. State / Country comparisons that seem way out of wack.
    GDP of Turkey = more than twice that of Washington State.
    Nigeria = almost 3 times Hawaii
    Australia = almost twice Ohio
    Ecuador = more than 1 1/2 times North Dakota
    Russia = almost 3 times New Jersey
    Mexico = 1 1/2 times Illinois
    Romania = 2 1/2 times Delaware
    Ukraine = 3 times Idaho
    And so on. I'm thinking there must be some sort of metric that I am missing in the way the U.S. numbers were calculated, although even the rank order within the States is quite different. For instance the "map-maker" had the State of New York as the 7th largest GDP in the USA, but others rank it 3rd, behind only California and Texas.

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  • Pego
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    Originally posted by malmo
    National GDPs compared to GDPs of US states.
    http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2007/0 ... ilar-gdps/

    Three things really surprised me.
    3. South Africa=Wisconsin
    2. Saudi Arabia=Tennessee
    and above all
    1. Russia=NJ

    A knee slapper.
    Minnesota=Norway.
    This calls for Ole/Lena jokes .

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  • malmo
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    Without any effort Tina Fey already looks a LOT like Palin....I bet they have her host SNL just so she can do a whole bunch of Palin skits.
    Actually Palin would be much funnier doing Tina Fey schtick. I'm pretty sure Palin could field-dress Fey any day of the week. The urban hayseed thing is way too easy to ridicule.

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  • malmo
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    Originally posted by Marlow
    Originally posted by malmo
    National GDPs compared to GDPs of US states.
    http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2007/0 ... ilar-gdps/

    [img]http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/06
    /350816052_0a392a0d28_o1.jpg[/img]
    OK, you win - that's a cooler set of info than I gave!
    I was trying to find a similar to the same theme as yours but couldn't. There must be one out there.

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  • mojo
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    Yeah but all those countries would fit neatly inside Canada with room to spare.


    Not touching the Texas remark........cos some of them are people too. :P

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by malmo
    Texas = Canada. Makes sense considering the Canadians I know . . .

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  • scottmitchell74
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    I can't wait to see what SNL is going to do with her - they are going to have a FIELD DAY!!! It'll take them several shows to to get over the Babe Factor, before they even get to the hunting and book-banning and conflict of interest stuff. I personally think she is no better or worse than any of the other 3 ticket people, but that won't mean a danged thing to the SNL writers!!!
    Without any effort Tina Fey already looks a LOT like Palin....I bet they have her host SNL just so she can do a whole bunch of Palin skits.

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  • Marlow
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    Originally posted by malmo
    National GDPs compared to GDPs of US states.
    http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2007/0 ... ilar-gdps/

    [img]http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/06
    /350816052_0a392a0d28_o1.jpg[/img]
    OK, you win - that's a cooler set of info than I gave!

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  • malmo
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    National GDPs compared to GDPs of US states.
    http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2007/0 ... ilar-gdps/

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