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California Secession Diary #15 Sound Off !

by THE Twank Thu Dec 1st, 2016 at 11:37:24 AM EST

I'm composing my first email to Mr. Louis J. Marinelli, leader of the Calexit movement. Included will be your questions/comments from my previous Calexit diaries. Anything else? I'll keep E.T. apprised of my email exchange. I've already informed the Calexit VP that I'll post Calexit recruitment fliers on the Sac State campus come Jan. `17 along with my tutoring fliers; start of my 14th year, how time flies. P.S. I just checked the E.T. archives ... I've been visiting here for OVER 9 years !

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California Secession Diary #14: New Developments

by THE Twank Tue Nov 29th, 2016 at 06:26:15 PM EST

Find below the fold editorials by Keith Olbermann who seems concerned about the future of democracy in the U.S. Empire.

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California Secession Diary #13 and final: How will we defend ourselves?

by THE Twank Wed Nov 23rd, 2016 at 09:24:34 AM EST

Below the fold find a page from the Calexit Manifesto pdf. and two three gems I found on YouTube.  I've omitted a number of Calexit topics which I thought were unimportant (Will we have our own Olympic team? Yeah, I'm losing sleep over that one.). Thanks for the use of the hall and I wish you all good luck.

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California Secession Diary #12 What about our water and agriculture ?

by THE Twank Tue Nov 22nd, 2016 at 10:57:13 AM EST

Below the fold find pages from the Calexit Manifesto and two titles from today's Sacramento Bee; one of the articles is VERY relevant. This is the next-to-last diary in this series. Present your questions and comments now because I'm contacting the Calexit folks before this week is out. I read this yesterday in a word puzzle: "Politicians are like diapers. They need to be changed regularly and for the same reason." Mark Twain

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California Secession Diary #11 Currency, Medicaid, Medicare & Social Security ?

by THE Twank Mon Nov 21st, 2016 at 10:30:43 AM EST

Below the fold are pages from the Calexit Manifesto, the title of an article in today's Sacramento Bee, and a link to a segment of today's Democracy Now! broadcast featuring Jeremy Scahill of the Intercept. As I've said previously, the current reasons for Calexit will pale compared to the abominations spewed from the Trump regime. For those curious about the characters Emperor Trump is surrounding himself with, please remember that Trump realizes that the only people who'll oppose his looting of the U.S. Empire is liberal Democrats ... Republicans will go along with everything. So the Trump hangers-on are designed to keep the Democrats distracted. Please see all of today's Democracy Now! broadcast to see what I mean.

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California Secession Diary #10 What about all the debt we have ?

by THE Twank Sun Nov 20th, 2016 at 12:46:02 PM EST

Below the fold are two pages from the Calexit Manifesto and the title of one editorial in today's Sacramento Bee; the body of the editorial is behind a pay wall. And an added treat!

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California Secession Diary #9 How will this impact our budget?

by THE Twank Sat Nov 19th, 2016 at 12:48:38 PM EST

Below the fold you'll find pages from the Calexit Manifesto pdf. followed by relevant Sacramento Bee headlines ... I've hit a pay wall. The articles were a nice addition to this diary series but no one gets my credit card number on line ... that's asking for trouble. Sorry, folks.

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California Secession Diary #8 How will this impact our economy ?

by THE Twank Fri Nov 18th, 2016 at 12:38:44 PM EST

Below the fold find a page from the Calexit Manifesto pdf. followed by three articles from today's Sacramento Bee.

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California Secession Diary #7 What type of government will we have?

by THE Twank Thu Nov 17th, 2016 at 12:39:29 PM EST

Below the fold you'll find a page from the Calexit manifesto pdf., followed by three articles from today's Sacramento Bee.

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California Secession Diary #6 What are the Overlying Principles?

by THE Twank Wed Nov 16th, 2016 at 06:05:59 PM EST

Below the fold are the "Overlying Principles" from the Calexit Manifesto pdf.  This is followed by two relevant articles published in today's Sacramento Bee.

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California Secession Diary #5 Is an independence referendum even legal ?

by THE Twank Tue Nov 15th, 2016 at 04:08:00 PM EST

Below the fold you will find a copy of Page 9 of the Calexit Manifesto pdf., as promised to fjallstrom in California Secession Diary #3: What is the Calexit referendum?, comment section. Following 2 of my pithy notes I've included an excerpt from an Associated Press article, authored by Janir Har, titled "Defiant San Francisco vows to remain sanctuary city", not directly applicable to today's Diary but still relevant to the entire Calexit effort.

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California Secession Diary #4 The Case for Independence

by THE Twank Mon Nov 14th, 2016 at 06:04:06 PM EST

Being a U.S. state is no longer serving California's best interests. On issues ranging from peace and security to natural resources and the environment, it has become increasingly true that California would be better off as an independent country.

How many times have I said just that over the years here at ET ?!

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California Secession Diary #3 What is the Calexit referendum?

by THE Twank Sun Nov 13th, 2016 at 08:17:29 PM EST

In the Spring of 2019, Californians will go to the polls in a historic vote to decide by referendum if California should exit the Union, a #Calexit vote.

You will have this historic opportunity because the Yes California Independence Campaign will qualify a citizen's initiative for the 2018 ballot that if passed would call for a special election for Californians to vote for or against the independence of California from the United States.

That's the guts of pages 3 - 5. of the Calexit Manifesto. I'll eventually contact the authors of the Calexit website ...  I suspect this document was generated without the ascendancy of Emperor President Trump being considered. I have a sick feeling that the US will be unrecognizable by 2018 once the Trump cabal and the Republicans have taken full command of the levers of power.

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California Secession Diary #2 Calexit Manifesto pdf.

by THE Twank Sat Nov 12th, 2016 at 06:59:38 PM EST

At the California Secession website you're presented with an extensive pdf titled YES CALIFORNIA'S CALEXIT BLUE BOOK: ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT INDEPENDENCE

The Table of Contents is copied below the fold. Obviously the authors didn't wait until after Trump won to formulate their plans; these cookies looked ahead and thought    "Fuck this shit. We're out of here". My kind of folks. I'll review each item in future diaries ... let me know if any peak your interest. I'm looking forward to; "What about our water and agriculture?"  I've always said I wanted to get out of here before the food and water run out.  Exciting times ... I felt the energy in this morning's walk.
Theme music!

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California Secession Diary #1 11/11/16

by THE Twank Fri Nov 11th, 2016 at 06:22:31 PM EST

The game is on. California needs to get its act together before Trump et al institute their Police State, and believe me, that's what's coming. Here's an editorial titled "Forget #Calexit. Just defend California against Trump" in today's Sacramento Bee. Total horse-shit! California needs to have at least a two prong attack/defense. Prong 1. Yes, do all you can by ordinary means to defend California; but 2. Do everything necessary to prepare to leave. Once a police state is fully implemented, we're screwed. Here are some of the folks getting the secession movement rolling ... will comment on their website after I study it.

 

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Saturday Morning Cartoons

by THE Twank Sat Mar 28th, 2009 at 08:05:41 AM EST

Now I know what's missing from my Saturday mornings;  cartoons which were actually funny.  Enjoy!

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How does Europe handle poverty?

by THE Twank Sat Mar 14th, 2009 at 09:01:51 AM EST

A second article regarding the local Tent City has appeared in today's Sacramento Bee. This phenomenon is getting international attention and is generating strong feelings on many sides.  I'll reference today's article, cite some of the representative comments, and then ask ET/Europe, how do you handle poverty?  It's not a new phenomenon and is likely to get much worse.  Any suggestions for your Anglo neighbors?

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Another Terrible Idea from

by THE Twank Wed Nov 5th, 2008 at 02:17:58 PM EST

Before you start winding up to throw rotten eggs and soft tomatos, hear me out.  Then heave like crazy;  I'm good at ducking.

ET is my favorite (and only) clubhouse and I would like to contribute financially to the (your) cause.  Start throwing.

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Juke Box for American Election Day 2008

by THE Twank Tue Nov 4th, 2008 at 07:27:41 AM EST

Self-explanatory.  I'll add stuff as the day progresses.  Political songs, happy songs, high energy songs.  Add your own as you see fit. Let's get started.

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Farewell to John McCain

by THE Twank Wed Oct 29th, 2008 at 11:03:23 AM EST

Time will pass very quickly now and in a week we will have not only a new US administration in waiting headed by now Sen. Obama but Sen. John McCain will rapidly fade from the scene and be forgotten.  Let's take this opportunity to generate a compendium of sincere (and not so sincere) comments directed to John in his fading days.

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