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  • Caught On Tape: CA Governor Brown Goes On Epic Climate Change Rant; Vows To Defy Trump

    12/15/2016 11:47:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 15, 2016
    Apparently Trump's recent letter to the Energy Department, which included very pointed questions about climate change research, and/or his appointment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead that department going forward (a department that Perry proposed shutting down back in 2012 for those who may have forgotten), "triggered" California's head snowflake, Governor Jerry Brown, into an epic climate change rant before a gathering of scientists at the American Geophysical Union's national conference in San Francisco. Vowing to defy Trump's efforts to undermine the "progress" made by California on climate change regulations, Brown promised that his state is "ready to...
  • Let Them Leave

    10/11/2017 4:58:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | John Stossel
    The United States was born when the Founding Fathers seceded from England. So why do so many people now see secession as a terrible thing? Recently, people in Catalonia voted to break away from Spain -- not to declare war on Spain or refuse to trade with Spain, just to control their own affairs. The Spanish government said they must not even vote. They sent police to shut down polling places and beat protestors into staying off the streets. Governments never want to give up power. The European Union was offended and American politicians shocked when the United Kingdom voted...
  • Calexit III? New ballot measure plots another route to California independence (YES!)

    08/17/2017 5:49:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 8/17/17 | Jim Miller
    On Thursday, people unhappy with California’s place in the United States filed yet another proposed ballot measure that could lead to the Golden State striking out on its own. This time, the goal is convening a U.S. constitutional convention to overhaul what proponents call a moldy national blueprint out of step with life in California. The measure says a reworked Constitution should include a provision creating a “clear and reasonable path for states to achieve complete independence from the United States should any state so choose.” No state has become independent under the existing U.S. Constitution. “The world has changed...
  • California secessionist leader Louis Marinelli announces opening of ‘embassy in Moscow

    12/21/2016 8:19:43 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/19/16 | Andrew Blake
    An American citizen spearheading the California secessionist movement said he’ll open an embassy in Moscow this weekend as his separatist campaign looks toward Russia for recognition.Louis Marinelli, the president of the Yes California Independence Campaign, plans to open the doors Sunday to the Golden State’s first ever “embassy” in none other than the Russian capital.Mr. Marinelli, 30, has been one of the most vocal proponents in recent years of the grassroots movement dedicated towards gaining California’s independence from the United States. He’s orchestrated that campaign from abroad since at least September, however, when he relocated from San Diego to Siberia to be with...
  • California Today: A Proposal to Split California Into Three (YES!)

    09/04/2017 8:31:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 81 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/30/17 | Mike McPhate
    In contrast to the so-called Calexit movement, which aspires to secession, these proponents see California’s salvation in greater local autonomy within the union. A few years ago, a bid to create six states out of California drew wide media attention but ultimately fizzled. Now, the architect of that effort, a tech billionaire named Timothy C. Draper, is back with another idea: three Californias. He submitted paperwork that would put the question before voters in 2018.
  • Calexit or Caleavefornia? Brexit lifts Golden State independence campaign

    07/02/2016 3:52:03 PM PDT · by RC one · 64 replies
    washington times ^ | June 25, 2016 | Valerie Richardson,
    Pro-independence Texans weren’t the only ones energized by the vote by Brexit vote. The California secession movement has been riding a wave of interest since Thursday’s vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The campaign has already gained a Brexit-inspired nickname: Calexit “We have a lot of people sending us messages and a lot of people want to find our online digital version of our independence referendum,” said Louis Marinelli, who heads the Yes California Independence Campaign. “We have a lot of people who have joined our Facebook page, a lot of people who are talking about...
  • 'New California' movement seeks to divide the Golden State in half

    01/17/2018 5:28:02 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/17/18 | Bradford Betz
    Two men have launched a campaign to divide rural California from the coastal cities, motivated by what they referred to as a “tyrannical form of government,” that doesn’t follow the state or federal constitution, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Unlike the failed 2016 campaign to split California into 6 states, the “New California” movement, founded by Robert Paul Preston and Tom Reed, seeks to consolidate rural California into a dinstinct economy separate from the coast. Preston and Reed say the citizens of the state live “under a tyrannical form of government that does not follow the California and U.S. Constitutions.”...
  • New California declares "independence" from rest of state

    01/16/2018 7:49:24 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 117 replies
    CBS & MSN ^ | 01/16/2018 | not listed
    ACRAMENTO — With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood. CBS Sacramento reports they don't want to leave the United States, just California.
  • California Moves One Step Closer to Secession from the Union

    01/04/2018 6:44:16 AM PST · by davikkm · 65 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Starting with the first day of 2018, California officially became US’s first and largest sanctuary state, as a brand-new sweeping immigration law started producing effects on Monday, January 1st. The new law dubbed SB54 passed through the state’s legislature back in September. After DEM Governor Jerry Moonbeam Brown signed it into law in October, we can safely presume that California just took one step closer to secession from the Union, and we are not mincing words here. The problem with SB54 is that California’s police will no longer be allowed to participate in federal immigration enforcement actions, nor to ask...
  • Israel refuses to support Spain against Catalan independence

    10/31/2017 1:14:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/10/17 | Tal Polon
    Breaking with the stance of other Western countries, Israel decided on Monday not to express an official opinion on the issue of Catalan independence in the meantime, NRG reported. According to the report, Spain asked Israel over the weekend to publicly declare that it does not support Catalan independence, as part of Spain’s efforts to garner international consensus on the matter. Israel’s ambivalence is a departure from the opposition to Catalan independence declared by the EU and US. On Friday, US State Dept. spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that “Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the...
  • Leander Chosen as Site for Texas Bullion Depository

    11/03/2017 2:14:27 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin-area city will be home to the Texas Bullion Depository with construction expected to begin early next year. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Friday announced the site will be in Leander (lee-AND'-ehr), about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Austin. The exact location hasn't been revealed for security reasons. Hegar in June announced Lone Star Tangible Assets of Austin was selected to build and operate the depository. The 2015 Legislature approved a plan to start keeping the state's gold holdings within its own borders, instead of in an underground vault at a New York City...
  • Look who's advocating for secession now?

    10/25/2017 9:40:22 AM PDT · by fwdude · 25 replies
    10/25/17 | fwdude
    The hypocrites never seem to surprise me with their depth of two-facedness. https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029748635
  • Jerry Brown signs bill making California a sanctuary state

    10/05/2017 11:45:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 5, 2017 | By Melody Gutierrez
    SACRAMENTO — California will beef up protections for undocumented immigrants beginning in January under a controversial new law Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday to create a statewide sanctuary policy. Brown signed the bill and 10 other immigration-related bills on the same day as a critical deadline for immigrants aided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, who must file by Thursday for a final two-year extension before the program is phased out.
  • 7 independence movements that have the potential to destroy the EU (Catalonia is just the start)

    10/05/2017 9:02:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Duran ^ | 10/05/2017 | by Alex Christoforou
    Catalonia continues to press on with its independence movement, much to the dismay of Spain and the European Union. Catalonia is not the only region in the EU demanding more autonomy or independence.Here are seven regions in the European Union that may seek separation, and cause more fragmentation in an already weakened Europe.1. Scotland, Britain In 2014, Scotland had a historic referendum on leaving the United Kingdom resulting in a narrow 55 percent vote against leaving the UK.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, head of the pro-independence Scottish National Party, is now calling for a second referendum once Britain’s exit from the...
  • States’ rebellion against Trump climate change policies gaining momentum

    09/27/2017 9:47:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 27, 2017 | By PAUL ROGERS
    Four months ago, on the day President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Gov. Jerry Brown of California, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington announced their states would team up to meet the target anyway. Since then, what started as a contrarian statement by three Democratic leaders has grown into a green rebellion. The coalition now numbers 14 states and Puerto Rico — North Carolina joined last week — and includes several states with Republican governors. The U.S. Climate Alliance, as the group is calling...
  • Is Spain Going to Explode Over Catalonian Secession?

    09/23/2017 8:09:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/23/2017 | Megan Oprea
    The autonomous region of Catalonia has once again called for a referendum for secession from Spain, and all hell is breaking loose. Although the vote is still two weeks away, this week has seen a marked increase in tension and conflict between the two sides thatÂ’s quickly reaching a boiling point. The government in Spain, which calls the planned vote illegal, has frozen CataloniaÂ’s access to public funds so that they canÂ’t be spent on organizing the referendum. It is also trying to shut down its access to ballot boxes, although the Catalan government says it has 6,000 of...
  • California to file lawsuit over Trump border wall

    09/20/2017 1:01:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | September 20, 2017
    California's attorney general plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, the state AG's office said, adding to the obstacles facing a key Trump campaign promise. The border wall lawsuit set to be filed on Wednesday will allege that Trump's wall violates federal environmental standards, as well as constitutional provisions regarding the separation of powers and states' rights.
  • Southern Secession Was One Thing-The War To Prevent It Was Another

    08/25/2017 10:16:25 AM PDT · by SurfConservative · 131 replies
    Mises.org ^ | August 24, 2017 | Ryan McMaken
    There's an old saying that "he who distinguishes well teaches well." In other words, if one's going to talk about an important subject, one should be able to define his terms and tell the difference between two things that are not the same. This wisdom, unfortunately, is rarely embraced by modern pundits arguing about the causes of the American Civil War. A typical example can be found in this article at the Huffington Post in which the author opines: "This discussion [over the causes of the war] has led some people to question if the Confederacy, and therefore the Civil...
  • Calexit: California Attorney General Allows Secession Effort To Move Forward (YES WE CAN!)

    08/15/2017 4:34:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    7/27/17
    Link only - http://www.dailywire.com/news/19047/calexit-california-attorney-general-allows-john-nolte
  • 5 Things That Will Happen When California Secedes from the U.S.

    08/13/2017 9:34:51 PM PDT · by Mafe · 88 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jared Whitley
    Any statistician or economist will tell you there is a huge world of difference between the improbable and the impossible. Brexit and the Trump presidency were both thought to be impossible, but they were proven to simply have been improbable. And whenever I see an article about the move for California to secede from the United States (the so-called “Cal-exit”), the more I think that a vote to split is inevitable rather than improbable. As a member of the California Freedom Coalition recently told the Sacramento Bee, collecting signatures for the 2018 ballot, “We feel like this current initiative is...