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  • Ben Affleck wanted his slave owner ancestor 'censored' from Finding Your Roots PBS documentary

    04/17/2015 11:54:24 AM PDT · by Sergio · 50 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 17 April 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Ben Affleck persuaded the producers of Finding Your Roots to edit out details of how his ancestors were slave owners even though it was a breach of PBS editorial rules. The new Batman star, who supports a number of liberal causes, objected to the ancestry TV show airing how his distant relations were racist, leaked Sony emails reveal. Instead viewers were shown heartwarming stories of how his third grandfather was a mystic in the Civil War and how his sixth grandfather was a patriot who fought in the American Revolution. Daily Mail Online has reviewed a transcript of the show...
  • Time For a Serious Discussion on Secession

    03/24/2015 3:37:05 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 104 replies
    Liberty Shrugs ^ | 03/24/2015 | PUBLIUS
    My Fellow FREEPERs, It is with a heavy heart, I have undertaken to start a serious national discussion on secession as, perhaps, the only means by which we can restore the balance to our nation and preserve for our posterity the freedoms given to us by our Founding Fathers and passed down to us for the last 239 years. I have reached the conclusion that our nation has passed the tipping point which the Founding Fathers and Alexis de Toqueville warned us would lead to the death of our republic: when a majority of people believe they can continuously vote...
  • Secede? Separatists Claim Texas Never Joined United States

    03/10/2015 7:26:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/10/2015 | Manny Fernandez
    The Republic of Texas is unlike any other volunteer organization in what used to be the Republic of Texas. Its monthly meetings are called joint sessions of congress. Members have minted their own silver and gold currency and carry ID cards warning police officers they are diplomatic representatives of the nation of Texas. Its vice president, a retired telephone company worker, sent a letter in 2011 to the governor of Oklahoma, informing her that she faced indictment because her state’s counties and territories were “trespassing inside the geographical boundaries” of the nation. Such letters have failed to convince the authorities...
  • Secede? ‘Republic’ Claims Texas Never Joined U.S.

    03/09/2015 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09 March 2015 | Manny Fernandez
    The Republic of Texas is unlike any other volunteer, nonprofit organization in what used to be the Republic of Texas.Its monthly meetings are called joint sessions of congress. Members have minted their own silver and gold currency and carry ID cards warning police officers they are diplomatic representatives of the nation of Texas. Its vice president, a retired telephone company worker, sent a letter in 2011 to the governor of Oklahoma, informing her that she faced indictment because her state’s counties and territories were “trespassing inside the geographical boundaries” of its nation.Such letters have failed to convince the authorities of...
  • Southern New Yorkers Consider Secession After Cuomo's Permanent Ban On Fracking

    03/09/2015 8:22:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/09/2015 | Thomas Miller via,
    Submitted by Thomas Miller via,One could argue America was conceived from intense frustration that ultimately led to separation. Fed up with what they perceived as excessive control by the Crown, colonists to the “New England”, in essence, seceded in 1776, and thus the United States was born.Now, there is a renewed and growing secession conversation brewing in the New England region, this time fueled by a commodity: Natural gas. Infuriated by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s December decision to permanently instill a ban against hydraulic fracture stimulation, or fracking, residents in 15 communities in the Southern Tier of New York...
  • Armored Federal Agents Raid Texas Secessionist Meeting.

    03/03/2015 8:48:16 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 26 replies ^ | 3/1/15 | Jack Flash
    In a deliberate “show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices. Members of the Republic of Texas, a seccession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members.
  • Feds raid Texas secessionist meeting

    02/25/2015 8:15:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | February 23, 2015 | Dylan Baddour, The Houston Chronicle
    It seemed like a typical congressional meeting for the Republic of Texas. Senators and the president gathered in the center of a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall, surrounded by public onlookers, to debate issues of the national currency, develop international relations and celebrate the birthday of one of their oldest members. But this wasn't 1836, and this would be no ordinary legislative conference. Minutes into the meeting a man among the onlookers stood and moved to open the hall door, letting in an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff's Office, the Kerr County Sheriff's...
  • Secession talk in New York State continues: 4 counties upstate pondering adoption by Pennsylvania.

    02/24/2015 8:45:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/24/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Lawmakers in fifteen towns across four counties in upstate New York are pondering the possibility of seceding from the Empire State and being adopted by Pennsylvania. Fifteen towns in upstate New York have expressed interest in secession after the state banned fracking, according to an interest group researching the economic benefits of such a move.The Upstate New York Towns Association said 15 towns expressed interest breaking away to join Pennsylvania, which allows fracking, according to television station WBNG. Although the group declined to name specific towns involved in the effort, WBNG reported the towns are located in Broome, Delaware, Tioga...
  • Ron Paul: “Good News” That Secession Is Happening

    02/19/2015 4:00:59 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 67 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Republican presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul says secession is happening and it’s “good news.” Paul later predicted the states would stop listening to federal laws. “I would like to start off by talking about the subject and the subject is secession and, uh, nullification, the breaking up of government, and the good news is it’s gonna happen. It’s happening,” Paul, the father of potential Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, told a gathering at the libertarian Mises Institute in late January. The event Paul was speaking at was titled “Breaking Away: The Case for Secession.” Paul said secession would...
  • While Rand Paul Seeks Donors, Ron Paul Talks Secession

    01/30/2015 2:27:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | January 25, 2015 | David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post
    HOUSTON — Rand Paul wants to lead the United States. On Saturday in Texas, his father was speaking at a conference about how to leave it. “A lot of times people think secession, they paint it as an absolute negative,” said former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul. After all, Paul said, the American Revolution was a kind of secession. “You mean we should have been obedient to the king forever? So it’s all in the way you look at it.” This weekend was a crucial one for Rand Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky and un­declared candidate for the presidency. He...
  • EU calls euro membership ‘irrevocable’ but renegotiable

    01/05/2015 7:28:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2015 10:25 AM EST | Raf Casert
    The European Union’s executive Commission said Monday that membership in the euro bloc is “irrevocable” but left it open to what extent Greece could renegotiate the terms after elections on Jan. 25. Greece’s left-wing Syriza party leads the polls ahead of the elections and is in favor of changing the conditions of the country’s international bailout deal. That would likely anger the rest of the eurozone, which has given Athens the bulk of the rescue loans. […] EU spokeswoman Annika Breidthardt said Monday that if the Greek elections call for a need to reconsider the conditions of Athens’ membership within...
  • Nothing Succeeds Like Liberal Secession: Blue America Without Red America Would Be A Basket Case

    12/15/2014 9:06:45 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Of course, back home in the Blue America’s capital, New York City, President De Blasio was less charitable. “We are no longer held back by the reactionary, racist policies of the past,” he thundered. “Together, we will build a new dawn of progress that places people before profits and promotes peace instead of perpetual war!” Blue America – New England and the mid-Atlantic seaboard, back through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, the West Coast and Hawaii, immediately set to drafting a new constitution. It featured 216 new affirmative rights, including “the right to a living wage,” “the right to abortion upon...
  • Catalonia vows to defy Spain, hold secession vote

    11/05/2014 4:12:42 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/4/2014 | Lauren Frayer
    Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia vowed Tuesday to defy both the central government and the country's highest court and proceed with a much-disputed weekend vote on whether to secede from Spain. Hours earlier, Spain's Constitutional Court ordered Catalonia to freeze its plans for an independence vote, scheduled for Sunday. It was the second time the court issued an order siding with Madrid, which considers any Catalan independence vote illegal. But Catalan leaders said they would not back down. "Everything is all set for Nov. 9," Francesc Homs, a spokesman for the Catalan regional government, said at a news conference. "We...
  • Is a Puerto Rico municipality thinking about seceding?

    10/24/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 32 replies
    (English-language translation) San Juan - A group of residents of Vieques, which was used by the United States Navy for six decades, plans to convene a referendum to propose its independence from Puerto Rico, of which it is a municipality. "We don't need the government of Puerto Rico. What we want is our own constitution and government under the United States Constitution," said today Yashei Rosario, who is proposing this initiative along with her husband Julián García. Rosario and those who second this idea complain that the Puerto Rican authorities "have not promoted the economic development of Vieques" since the...
  • 179commentsAuthor calls for South to secede and form country called 'Reagan'

    10/24/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 78 replies ^ | 10/23/14 | LeadaGore
    A former aide to President Ronald Reagan wants a handful of Southern states to secede from the union and form a new country named for the late GOP hero. It may come to a shock to some Alabamians, however, that Douglas MacKinnon's vision of the country known as "Reagan" would initially only include South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. Those three states were chosen, MacKinnon told talk show host Janet Mefferd, due to their population size and natural resources, such as access to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
  • South Miami officials vote to split FL in 2

    10/22/2014 8:57:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    WFLA 910 ^ | 10/22/14
    A resolution to split the state of Florida in two has passed in the city of South Miami, the newspaper in South Miami the Sun-Sentinel reported. The officials voted 3-2 in favor of making South Florida the 51st state, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The city's Vice Mayor Walter Harris stated that the capitol doesn't provide South Florida with the proper representation and doesn't address the specific concerns like the sea level rising. The mayor supported the secession too. Those opposed to the idea said that this vote sets a precedent for parts of cities to break away if need be....
  • Secession in Spain: 800 Towns in Catalonia Pledge Support for Independence Referendum

    10/06/2014 10:08:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/06/2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Inquiring minds may be interested in the latest events in Europe on an otherwise slow news weekend. Via translation from El Singular, 800 Towns in Catalonia Openly Pledge Support for Independence Referendum. This morning, more than 800 mayors delivered to Catalan president Mas certificates in support of the November 9 referendum for Independence. The mayors represent 96% of the Catalan municipalities. A total of 920 councils who have so far voted in favor of N-9, but some mayors did not want to participate in the event. Since 1918 there has not been a similar concentration of mayors in Catalonia....
  • Fox News Poll: Voters reveal which state they want kicked out of the union (California wins)

    10/03/2014 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2., 2014 | Dana Blanton
    There’s lots of talk about it. Last month, Scotland voted against it. In 2013, some residents in California, Colorado and Maryland signed petitions to do it. And Texas has toyed with the idea off and on for years. What is “it”? Secession! But it’s a lot more talk than anything else, according to a Fox News national poll that asked voters if they would support their state splitting off from the United States. Just nine percent said they would. The poll also gave people another option: What if you could boot other states out of the union? [Snip] Which state...
  • Scottish Independence Referendum

    09/25/2014 4:57:37 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 11 replies
    Self ^ | September 26, 2014 | Huckfillary
    American secessionists and states' rights advocates are rightly disappointed by the outcome of the September 18 Scottish Independence Referendum.  Given the decisiveness of the outcome, the result was probably never in doubt. The Queen didn't even have to break a sweat, in keeping with her lifelong abstinence from productive labor.  I'll bet she's never even broken a fingernail polishing the royal silverware.  But I digress. Americans of every political persuasion have every reason to be troubled by the Scottish plebiscite. Not because of the outcome, but because we do not have the same right to secede from our Union by...
  • Texas independence MUST happen - commentary

    09/22/2014 11:47:15 AM PDT · by Levy78 · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | Septermber 22, 2014 | Daniel Miller
    If ever an epitaph were to be written for failed governments, businesses and ideologies it would be this — "It'll never happen." There are few phrases that adequately capture the human capacity for denial like this one. But there is one inescapable truth that is unfolding before the eyes of the world right now. "It" never happens — until "it" does. With Scotland's independence referendum now over, the world has had a wake up call. In a country where 10 years ago, most Scots believed that a vote on independence would never happen in 2014 — it did.....