At 08:04 PM 12/9/99 -0800, you wrote:
>A small voice in the background pipes up -- "If LA
>took Arizona and New Mexico with it, does this mean
>we now have more waterfront property?
I believe that Lex Luthor already tried this (in the first Superman movie), though he limited himself to destroying California, after buying up the land to the east. However, I'm not concerned. I'm sure David Zindell's Silicon God will protech California, land of cyberstuff.