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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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Paul Krugman live blogging at ET: Tuesday Edition

by THE Twank Tue Oct 14th, 2008 at 07:52:44 AM EST

I was on a mission from God Jerome to compose a letter of congratulations to Paul Krugman which will also serve as an effective invitation for him to come and star in a live blogging session at ET.  Composition of the letter doesn't appear to be a big problem but the possibility of getting Krugman to live blog at ET, now or in the near future, seems to be in doubt.  Before this project goes further the ET citizenry should decide what is a reasonably worthwhile goal, with good chance of success, for this project.

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Paul Krugman live blogging at ET: Monday Edition

by THE Twank Mon Oct 13th, 2008 at 12:34:30 PM EST

I'm on a mission from God Jerome to compose a letter of congratulations to Paul Krugman which will also serve as an effective invitation for him to come and star in a live blogging session at ET.  I'm probably the last person to be doing this but it was my idea so on we go.  This is a group project; anyone who wants in, step forward.

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Embryonic Police State : Installment 2x2 *

by THE Twank Mon Sep 15th, 2008 at 05:50:10 AM EST

Sacramento can't pay its Police Force!  How will these cops maintain their comfortable lifestyles?  A proposal and ... spam?

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What does 911 mean to you?

by THE Twank Thu Sep 11th, 2008 at 08:05:11 AM EST

911 - it used to be the number you dial when you have an emergency.  I wonder if that went into choosing the date for the plane crashes? Anyway, PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, what do the events of 911 mean to you?

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To WE the FORGOTTEN

by THE Twank Tue Sep 9th, 2008 at 04:05:35 PM EST

Here's an idea.  During the period that the "Adults" are away in France whooping it up without us "Kids" left at home to fend for ourselves, why don't WE agree to be online at a prearranged time and have one hell of a drunken blow-out?

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Embryonic Police State : Installment trois *

by THE Twank Mon Sep 8th, 2008 at 06:48:50 AM EST

A review of headlines from the website of the TV series Democracy Now! from September 2 through September 5 covering the RNC convention.  Very appropriate for this series.  And Neil Young.

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