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  • 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 · 87 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...
  • What Would Really Happen If California Seceded?

    08/03/2017 12:41:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    SHTFPLAN ^ | 08/02/2017 | Daniel Lang
    There are two kinds of people who support the Calexit movement. People living in California who think that their state would be far better off without being hitched to the rest of the union, and people living in every other state who can’t wait to get rid of California.I’d wager that latter of those two know something that most Calexit supporters in California do not. They know that the golden state is a toxic influence on the rest of the country. It’s become a breeding ground for leftists ideologies, and the people who believe those ideologies have run the...
  • Shattuck: #CALEXIT would be a truly golden idea If they want to leave so bad, go ahead, let ’em

    08/03/2017 2:22:39 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 100 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-03-17 | Tom Shattuck
    California could secede from the United States. Signatures are being hurriedly gathered for a 2018 ballot initiative that would begin the process of independence for the Golden State. Awesome. Break a leg. I wholeheartedly endorse “#Calexit” and here’s why you should too. About a third of the entire welfare population of the United States lives in California. Let’s make that the Independent Country of California’s problem, not ours. An estimated 2,350,000 illegal immigrants (about the population of Connecticut) reside there too. In the new California they can all be legalized and won’t have to dwell “in the shadows.”
  • Poll reveals 1 in 3 Californians support 'Calexit'

    08/01/2017 6:04:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 183 replies
    WFLD ^ | July 31, 2017 | Staff
    A recent poll suggests one in three California residents would support a possible secession from the U.S. because of their opposition to President Donald Trump. "There's such hostility towards Trump that many citizens believe it would be smarter to leave than fight," Democratic political strategist Steve Maviglio told Reuters. A Reuters survey revealed that 32 percent support the so-called “Calexit,” an increase of 12 percent since the last poll was conducted in 2014.
  • California secession campaign can start gathering signatures

    07/26/2017 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 25 July 2017
    A group that wants California to secede from the United States can start collecting signatures for its ballot initiative. The state attorney general issued an official ballot measure title and summary Tuesday. The campaign can now start gathering the more than 585,000 signatures it will need to qualify for the 2018 ballot. The initiative would form a commission to recommend avenues for California to pursue its independence and delete part of the state constitution that says it is an inseparable part of the U.S. The measure would also instruct the governor and California congressional delegation to negotiate more autonomy for...
  • California secession campaign can start gathering signatures

    07/26/2017 8:33:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 69 replies
    SacBee ^ | July 25, 201 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. A group that wants California to secede from the United States can start collecting signatures for its ballot initiative. The state attorney general issued an official ballot measure title and summary Tuesday. The campaign can now start gathering the more than 585,000 signatures it will need to qualify for the 2018 ballot. The initiative would form a commission to recommend avenues for California to pursue its independence and delete part of the state constitution that says it is an inseparable part of the U.S. The measure would also instruct the governor and California congressional delegation to negotiate more...
  • Phoenix Delays Sanctuary Policy Amid Mounting Pressure After JW Report

    07/17/2017 2:25:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 17, 2017
    Days after Judicial Watch exposed a new policy banning Phoenix police from contacting the feds after arresting illegal aliens, alarming pressure on the city council and chief of police has forced officials in Arizona’s largest city to postpone the order. Crafted at a Hispanic advisory committee that promotes open borders, the policy also prohibits officers from asking about suspects’ immigration status. The new policy’s two principle measures violate key provisions of a state law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and leave the city vulnerable to costly lawsuits. In the aftermath of Judicial Watch’s story, which included a copy of...
  • In Spain, Catalonian Defiance Challenges Europe: Catalans will not submit to judiciary

    07/16/2017 7:05:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2017 | Mike Konad
    In Spain, Catalonia is now in open rebellion against Madrid. While most Americans are unaware of what is going on, this crisis has a lot to tell us about Europe, and about ourselves. [At] the National Theatre in Barcelona ... on July 4th, the president of Catalonia’s government, Carles Puigdemont, announced plans to hold a unilateral referendum on independence from Spain on October 1st. The draft law he unveiled says that, whatever the turnout, if those voting in favour outnumber those against, within 48 hours the Catalan parliament will declare independence.  - The Economist The Spanish courts have been...
  • California Closer to Creating Sanctuary State

    07/06/2017 7:13:12 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 79 replies
    Courthousenews ^ | 07/05/2017 | DEREK FLEMING
    http://www.courthousenews.com/california-closer-creating-sanctuary-state/ California Closer to Creating Sanctuary State Posted by DEREK FLEMING SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – Over objections from sheriffs’ unions and the California Police Chiefs Association, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee took a step forward in making the Golden State a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, said his measure, Senate Bill 54 or the “California Values Act,” is intended to prevent state and local law enforcement from cooperating with what he calls the “Trump Deportation Machine.” Opponents call it a “sanctuary state measure” that goes against federal immigration law and obstructs...
  • Is America Really Coming Apart, As Charles Murray Suggests?

    06/27/2017 7:10:08 PM PDT · by Mafe · 31 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | June 27, 2017 | Jeff Deist
    A new Rasmussen poll reports that a majority of voters think so, and it certainly feels that way. Since Donald Trump’s election in November, the pace and intensity of deeply divisive rhetoric has accelerated. Antifa and the Alt-Right are literally fighting in the streets. Combative talking heads on cable news, vicious social media exchanges, riots at universities, a bitter special election in Georgia, and even the shooting of a congressman have both sides rethinking the entire political process and talking about abandoning the “rule of law.” It is an uneasy time, a time for hard questions. Can politics really provide...
  • We’re Not in a Civil War, but We Are Drifting Toward Divorce

    06/08/2017 9:05:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 8, 2017 | David French
    At an increasing rate, Americans separate themselves into culturally and ideologically homogeneous enclaves. Last week there were two telling incidents — one small, the other more consequential — that spoke volumes about the state of our national life. Let’s start small. Over in Seattle, in the midst of a debate over juvenile justice, a city-council member invoked his “Republican friends” as a symbol of the broad-based agreement that incarceration policies need to change. One of his colleagues, Kshama Sawant, snapped back with the proud declaration that she didn’t have any Republican friends. The crowd cheered. Sure, it’s but one small...