scott: So why ursine.CA
scott: you're not in canada
email@example.com: Technically, we are. Vote at Champoeg's legal outcome puts the Oregon Territory as Canadian. I strongly feel the US needs to stop claiming otherwise and transceed the original Oregon Territory to Canada. Either way, I'm moving to Port Moody or Vancouver sooner or later.
scott: Wait what!?!
scott: Vote where... what?
firstname.lastname@example.org: The US argued, with military threat, that illegal votes by nonvoting felons counts in the 1847 Vote at Champoeg. Oregon didn't voluntarily join the US.
email@example.com: The US thinks felons count, so by their count, the Oregon Territory is American by one vote
firstname.lastname@example.org: It's actually Canadian by one vote.
scott: From 1847?
email@example.com: That vote is what Oregon, Washington, and Idaho base their statehood on.
firstname.lastname@example.org: And wastern Montana and a piece of Whyoming.
email@example.com: What is now Washington State was briefly Canadian before the Americans decided to seize it. I'm almost certain naming the "renegade territory" after the first US president is a form of revenge...
scott: That's crazy
firstname.lastname@example.org: They say truth is stranger than fiction...it's amazing what you find out when you decide to look into the stuff they just gloss over with a paragraph in school...
email@example.com: If you want a good earful about state history, talk to some of the old-timers and historians that hang out at some of the key locations, like the Oregon City Locks and to a lesser extent various Oregon City and Champoeg area landmarks
Heh he's a furry as well as crazy!