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Old November 26th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #1101
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Well, San Diego county for instance is as large as 1/3th of the Dutch land area, while SD county isn't even an exceptionally large county. Texas is bigger than France... (and they're quite proud of that )
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Old November 26th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #1102
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Texas is bigger than France... (and they're quite proud of that)
And we all know Texan cheese, Texan literature, Texan philosophers and obviously, the Texan revolution of 1789.
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Old November 26th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #1103
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Old November 26th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #1104
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But Texas isn't the biggest state in the US, and they don't like that
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Old November 28th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #1105
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No Timon, but what they DO like ...anyway???


maybe....TEXAS
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Old November 28th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #1106
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The current president is a Texan, but I don't think that they should be happy about that. And of course it's the biggest state in the continental US
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Old November 28th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #1107
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Alaska is not part of the continent? I think you mean contiguous
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Old November 28th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #1108
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It is part of the continent, but it's not connected to the other 48 states, so when people say "continental US" they mean the 48 states, excluding Hawai and Alaska. It looks like it's not part of the continent anyway. By car it's about 2000 miles from Seattle, which is quite far
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Yes, after the "old" president from Texas ...now is going to be a new one, an afro American guy. I thought USA was not ready..., but I was wrong.
It is a big thing for US. and maybe for the world. NO LIMITS, YOU CAN BE, WHAT EVER YOU LIKE!!
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Old November 28th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #1110
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I hope Obama will do well. The expectations are very high, if he doesn't serve perfect he fails, but I have faith in him. Back to the border crossings now
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It is part of the continent, but it's not connected to the other 48 states, so when people say "continental US" they mean the 48 states, excluding Hawai and Alaska. It looks like it's not part of the continent anyway. By car it's about 2000 miles from Seattle, which is quite far
Americans call it "contiguous USA", I've also seen expression "conterminous USA", b/c you can't say Alaska is not on the continent (except islands off the coast). Only Hawaii are.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #1112
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The only thing I heard is continental USA to indicate these 48 states.
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"Lower 48" is a term that's especially popular in AK and HI, I heard.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #1114
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The only thing I heard is continental USA to indicate these 48 states.
How, when (almost all of) Alaska is on the continent?
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The San Ysidro crossing (busiest crossing in the world) between Tijuana (Mexico) and San Diego County, California (USA).



Another image of the San Ysidro crossing


It is worth saying that the San Ysidro crossing is only for private automobiles. Trucks and public transportation vehicles must use Otay-Mesa crossing, to the east of Tijuana.

On a cultural note, weekend crossings, when mexican families go shopping or to entertainment to San Diego, form waiting lines sometimes longer than 2 hours to cross. Traffic from the USA to Mexico is almost continous. Also on weekends, hundreds of underage U.S. teenagers cross to Tijuana to drink and smoke pot. Legal drinking age in Mexico is 18, compared to 21 in the U.S., however many places in Mexico tolerate under-18 drinkers because they pay in US dollars.


Below is the Santa Fe bridge crossing, between Ciudad Juarez (Mexico, above) and El Paso, Texas (USA, below)
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #1116
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How, when (almost all of) Alaska is on the continent?
Remember, you have to drive over 3000 kms to get to Alaska from Seattle. That creates a feeling of Alaska being on another continent.

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"Lower 48" is a term that's especially popular in AK and HI, I heard.
Yes, in Alaska I've often heard this term
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Old November 28th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #1117
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Very often term "lower 48 states" is used for shipping purposes. Naturally, postage costs to Alaska and Hawaii are way higher and often very large items are not shipped there on a regular basis.
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Sounds a little condescending to me.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #1119
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Very often term "lower 48 states" is used for shipping purposes. Naturally, postage costs to Alaska and Hawaii are way higher and often very large items are not shipped there on a regular basis.
However, First-Class letter rates are the same regardless of where in the USA the item was mailed from or to. A normal First-Class letter is 42¢- period - whether it is for the same Zip Code or if it is going between San Juan, PR and Barrow, AK or Lanai City, HI.

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Old November 29th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #1120
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When I was staying in a hotel in Fairbanks there was a small booklet about living in the arctic. There was one page with "You live in Alaska when....", and one of the following lines was as follows "....you once dialed a 1-800 number to order something from a catalogue, but to hear: 'Alaska? Sorry, we don't ship to foreign countries'"
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