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He's the founder of a Californian independence movement - just don't ask him why he lives in Russia
sfgate.com ^ | 2-19-17 | Adam Taylor, The Washington Post

Posted on 02/19/2017 8:40:37 PM PST by NoLibZone

Louis J. Marinelli is a man on a quixotic mission: to help California secede from the United States and become an independent country. Surprisingly, this quest has been going relatively well of late. Marinelli's group, Yes California, is attempting to collect 585,000 signatures necessary to place a secessionist question on the 2018 ballot. Buoyed by California's already tense relationship with President Donald Trump, the campaign has received a large amount of press coverage and support over the past few months.

But for the 30-year-old Yes California president, there remains one annoying problem: People keep asking him why he lives in Russia.

In the wake of Yes California's recently acquired momentum, a lot of people have taken note of Marinelli's unusual home base.

Numerous articles have appeared in the Californian media noting Martinelli's choice of residence. On social media, discussions about Martinelli often take on a deeply conspiratorial tone.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: California
KEYWORDS: caleavefornia; calexit; california; louisjmarinelli; louismarinelli; marinelli; russia; russiasucks; secede; secession; secessionists; yescalifornia
LMAO!

So much for Russia loves Trump.

1 posted on 02/19/2017 8:40:37 PM PST by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone
... why he lives in Russia.

May be safer that way. Remember Samantha Smith.


2 posted on 02/19/2017 8:50:39 PM PST by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: magooey

All I have to say to California is “Please don’t throw me in that briar patch.”


3 posted on 02/19/2017 9:00:07 PM PST by Eleven Bravo 6 319thID
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To: NoLibZone

I’m not signing it, that’s for damn sure!
I can support us dividing California into two states,but not actually leaving the union. We would spend ourselves into oblivion in no time, just like Brazil or Puerto Rico.


4 posted on 02/19/2017 9:34:16 PM PST by lee martell
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To: magooey

From Russia with Love


5 posted on 02/19/2017 10:00:42 PM PST by ptsal
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To: NoLibZone

There’s no mystery in this. The answer is obvious. He works for Trump (who of course works for Putin).

Think about it. California secedes. Immediately the population of illegals in the US drops by about a third. Illegal “problem” doesn’t look so overwhelming to Trump supporters and he claims substantial progress on campaign promise.

With California also go its massive infrastructure problems, public employee pension problems, massive support for health care, etc. -— freeing up money for Trump to reward those states where he got majority of votes.

Putin, its true, gets California. However, what appears to western leaders as the problem of “ungovernable” California is just another Chechnya type situation for him. California “resistance” is brutally suppressed. Vlad reserves the California coast from Malibu to Santa Barbara, takes up surfing, builds a wonderful compound in the former site of Ojai.

Everybody wins! Except Californians, of course. But who gives a shit about them anyway. They just get what they’ve got coming.


6 posted on 02/19/2017 10:01:58 PM PST by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: NoLibZone

They’ll never leave and drop such a heavy representation of islamists as they have crawling around in Congress.


7 posted on 02/19/2017 10:14:34 PM PST by onedoug
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To: NoLibZone

So the Russkis are interfering with the United States of America through this clown.


8 posted on 02/19/2017 10:18:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it. - Clint Eastwood)
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To: NoLibZone

Democrats have worked too hard to let California and all those votes and court rulings leave the Union.


9 posted on 02/19/2017 10:32:51 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Vesparado

Just one thing, Vesparado. Assuming the scenario you described takes place, will Trump have to extend the proposed wall to go around California, too?


10 posted on 02/19/2017 10:43:38 PM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: NoLibZone

Do those 585,000 signaturees have to be verified citizens or can anyone . . .


11 posted on 02/20/2017 12:28:52 AM PST by Mr Radical (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: lee martell

CALexit 2018 is good.


12 posted on 02/20/2017 12:43:00 AM PST by vooch
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To: lee martell
No, man. Go on. Secede. I want to see what happens if North Korea nukes you, and you have to defend yourselves with your own army, navy, and air force.

Californians brag about your sixth-largest world economy. You've been building your economy on the backs of the taxpayers from 49 other states.

Go on. Secede.
13 posted on 02/20/2017 12:49:02 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Vesparado

:-)


14 posted on 02/20/2017 12:52:40 AM PST by Flick Lives
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To: NoLibZone

They’re going to run into the same problem that South Carolina ran into in 1861. All that Federally owned land. They just can’t take that.


15 posted on 02/20/2017 2:47:43 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: lee martell

“I can support us dividing California into two states,but not actually leaving the union. We would spend ourselves into oblivion in no time, just like Brazil or Puerto Rico.”

And just think what this would likely do to property values here. California becoming it’s own “country” would be the final nail in it’s coffin and the destruction of it’s property values. Illegal aliens, would not be able to buy housing here at current prices.


16 posted on 02/20/2017 3:58:07 AM PST by vette6387
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To: fella

“They’re going to run into the same problem that South Carolina ran into in 1861. All that Federally owned land. They just can’t take that.”

And at the moment, the Feds “own” 45% of California. And all you a$$holes who are here clucking about CA leaving the union are just that, a$$holes, and brainless ones at that!


17 posted on 02/20/2017 4:01:24 AM PST by vette6387
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To: righttackle44
That's my feeling on it too. They have a lot to learn about arrogance.

Plus those 55 electoral votes would be soo nice to not have next time.

18 posted on 02/20/2017 4:29:18 AM PST by MarMema
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To: NoLibZone
In the wake of Yes California's recently acquired momentum, a lot of people have taken note of Marinelli's unusual home base. Numerous articles have appeared in the Californian media noting Martinelli's choice of residence.

OK, he lives in Russia.

The question I have is, did he vote for Hillary ?

19 posted on 02/20/2017 9:43:35 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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