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    no problems, the money can be found in the clouds, it's all just numbers, we're just borrowing from ourselves to pay ourselves, it never has to be repaid, you guys don't understand balance sheets..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie99 View Post
    no problems, the money can be found in the clouds, it's all just numbers, we're just borrowing from ourselves to pay ourselves, it never has to be repaid, you guys don't understand balance sheets..........

    did I miss anything?
    Hey, isn't this why bankrupt Illinois (go figure: another fucked up blue state) slammed its citizens with a 32% tax hike desperately trying to manage its massive debt? Because it's all Monopoly money, dontchaknow.

    Hehe, good ol' Pudget Sound economics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDeuce View Post
    Twitter thread that exposes some of the insanity going on there today. Hopefully the copy and paste works...they are numbered, just read them in order starting at 2.



    • Thomas Wictor‏ @ThomasWictor 20h20 hours agoMore



      (2) California Transportation Plan 2035 and California Transportation Plan 2040 are jaw-dropping nightmares of totalitarianism.


    • (3) These plans were drawn up by the unelected Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).

    • (4) SCAG has 82 members. It's meetings are never televised, and the public is never invited.Here's what's coming:
    • (5) SCAG--by its own admission--is trying to make driving in Southern California impossible. The first step was raising the gas tax.


    • (6) The second step was the "road diets": The most-traveled roads in SoCal are having lanes removed.
    • (7) The former lanes become bike lanes or parking. The goal is to add at least an hour to everyone's commute. Each way.
    • (8) Taxes on the table for consideration include a mileage tax, based on a car's GPS system. The government will access that easily.


    • (9) Then there's a "congestion tax." You will pay more if you drive during high-traffic periods.


    • (10) No new light rail or bus lines are being built. Therefore people will be forced to live in giant apartment buildings close to work.

    • (11) The only transportation that will be economically feasible is the bicycle.

    • (12) So in the blazing heat of summer and during the monsoon season, executives will be expected to bicycle to work.
    • (13) Little by little, the suburbs will be destroyed and abandoned. Southern California will become a gigantic apartment block.



    • (14) Of course this is pure madness. This will drive ALL business out of California.

    • (15) But these two plans ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED. The reflectors on freeways--"Botts' dots"--are being removed.


    • (16) The government says that instead of Botts' dots, we'll have painted lines that driverless cars will be able to read better.


    • (17) Try and drive at night on a freeway with no reflectors. You can't.THAT'S why they're removing the Botts' dots.


    • (18) There's no point in removing the Botts' dots right now, because there are virtually no driverless cars.
    • (19) But the reflectors are being removed. Say goodbye to driving the freeways at night.


    • (20) By 2040, California will be home to a handful of white billionaire oligarchs, Chinese real-estate magnates, and Mexican slaves.



    • (21) I heard on the radio today that "people are finally beginning to wake up."Remember SCAG, the group that created these plans?

    • (22) The plans were ALL APPROVED BY REPUBLICANS.California now has a bipartisan--UNIPARTISAN--ruling class.
    • (23) This place will be the worst state in the union by 2040.It will actually become Blade Runner.



    • (24) See the giant apartment buildings?


      (25) Meet Vision Zero.


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      (26) Zero traffic deaths by 2025.The only way to do that is to eliminate traffic.

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      (27) Vision Zero.Guess what Pol Pot called his plan for Cambodia?Year Zero.

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      (28) This is not about the environment or climate change. This is total and absolute control of citizens' lives. Cradle to grave.

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      (29) And it's happening in the United States.Really.
    California...

    Arguably, one of the most beautiful states in the nation. Yet, batshit insane liberals are determined to utterly destroy it, one asinine rule, tax and regulation at a time.

    Guess were all the liberal locusts will flee to once their state becomes unhabitable?
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    Undocumented immigrant driver’s licenses near milestone in California

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    JULY 26, 2017 6:00 AM

    Nearly a million undocumented drivers could be licensed in California by the end of the year.


    http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-...163623103.html

    Of course none of them vote...right? RIGHT???

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    CalExit II Approved to Gather Signatures for Right to Secede

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    by ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY26 Jul 2017Sacramento, CA4278
    For the second time in less than a year, the CalExit effort in California will gather signatures for the right to secede from the United States.

    According to the Sacramento Bee, California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra granted the remaining CalExit group the right to gather signatures to put a referendum on the ballot:
    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 the state.
    This will be the second attempt to put a secession measure on the 2018 ballot. The first attempt failed, and was subsequently withdrawn from consideration in April.
    The original initiative was clouded by rumors of Russian involvement and irreconcilable differences among leadership.
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    This latest initiative, which will be titled “California Autonomy From Federal Government,” according to Becerra’s press release, must gather 585,000 valid signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot.
    The Los Angeles Times is reporting that CalExit II, as it’s come to be known, has been modified substantially from the original CalExit effort:
    The proposal, scaled back from an initially more aggressive version, would direct California’s governor to negotiate more autonomy from the federal government, including potentially putting forward a ballot measure to declare independence.
    The initiative wouldn’t necessarily result in California exiting the country, but could allow the state to be a “fully functioning sovereign and autonomous nation” within the U.S.
    The fiscal impact study conducted by the state of California, according to the Times, says it would cost more than $1.25 million per year for an advisory commission to assist the governor on California’s independence, plus “unknown, potentially major, fiscal effects if California voters approved changes to the state’s relationship with the United States at a future election after the approval of this measure.”
    Tim Donnelly is a former California State Assemblyman and Author, currently on a book tour for his new book: Patriot Not Politician: Win or Go Homeless. He also ran for governor in 2014.
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    Did you know.....?

    California is the nation’s most populous state but ranked 42nd out of 50 states
    for first quarter economic growth, with its GDP growing at a real annual
    rate of just 0.1 percent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by festeringZit View Post
    CalExit II Approved to Gather Signatures for Right to Secede
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    California Lawmakers Passes 400% Gas Tax Increase then Give Themselves FREE Gasoline and Cars!

    By Max Jackson | Jul 31, 2017

    JERRY BROWN HAS SIGNED A TAX INCREASE TAKING THE PRICE-BASED EXCISE GAS TAX FROM $.10 A GALLON TO $.50 A GALLON, BUT BROWN AND HIS ULTRA LIBERAL LEGISLATURE DOES NOT PAY ONE CENT FOR THE GASOLINE THAT THEY USE! THEY ACTUALLY GET FREE GAS!

    They gave it to themselves in 2008, so the crazy gas tax they just passed does not effect them!

    Details on the gas tax increase (below):



    Existing:
    The base excise tax is 18 cents a gallon. A price-based excise tax is currently set at 9.8 cents a gallon, for a total rate of 27.8 cents a gallon.

    Nov. 1, 2017:
    The base excise tax will increase to 30 cents a gallon.

    July 1, 2019:
    The price-based excise tax will reset to 17.3 cents a gallon, about half-a-cent more than the rate the Brown administration projects will be in effect by then anyway.

    The 47.3-cent combined excise tax in effect July 1, 2019 will be adjusted for inflation beginning July 1, 2020.

    CALIFORNIA IS UNIQUE IN GIVING LEGISLATORS FREE REIN ON TRANSPORTATION SPENDING, ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES. IN MOST OTHER STATES, LAWMAKERS MUST SUBMIT THE SAME KIND OF MILEAGE-EXPENSE FORMS USED BY COMPANIES TO REIMBURSE EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR BUSINESS TRAVEL.


    “You have to prove what you’re using it for,” said Morgan Cullin, a Denver-based researcher for the bipartisan national organization.

    On top of free gas, California lawmakers also get state-issued vehicles, another perk that most states avoid.

    California is in debt $1.3 Trillion. That means every citizen in California is in debt almost $33,000. That is, unless you just move out!!! This represents a significant debt burden even by international standards.

    Not included are billions of dollars in deferred maintenance and upgrades to California’s infrastructure. To the extent California’s government has not maintained investment in infrastructure maintenance, it has passed this cost on to future generations who will have to issue additional debt to pay for this expense.

    SO SACRAMENTO IS WORKING HARD TO FIND EVERY WAY IT CAN TO FIND MORE MONEY TO SPEND!


    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law billions of dollars in higher fuel taxes and vehicle fees. The state will have an estimated $52billion more money to help cover the state’s transportation needs for the next decade. But we know it will not be spent well. There is always a TON of waste fraud and abuse in Sacramento spending. Like free gas and cars for the lawmakers!

    The gas tax increase sets ambitious goals. By the end of 2027, it says at least 98 percent of state highway pavement should be in good or fair condition. EXCUSE ME? I have lived with California roads most of my life and that is just an outright lie!

    California voters will get to weigh in on another part of the package: a constitutional amendment supporters say will keep lawmakers from diverting the money to other purposes. I GUARANTEE that will never pass!

    CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS ARE FAMOUS FOR PASSING LAWS THAT THEY EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM.


    They voted 28-8 to exempt themselves from the gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the California.

    You think maybe this will cause Californians to rise up? NOPE! It happened 6 years ago and since California has passed a plethora of other gun laws…that only apply to citizens.

    In fact, Sacramento has put out so many new gun laws in recent years that liberal Governor ‘Moonbeam’ has vetoed half of them.

    RED SKELTON SAID SO ELOQUENTLY IN HIS COMMENTARY ON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:


    And to the Republic — A Republic: a sovereign state in which power is invested into the representatives chosen by the people to govern; and the government is the people; and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

    California has it backwards, they are running with the method of “from the leaders to the people”

    That is why I joined the 5 Million people who have fled California within the last decade.

    You can take me out of Texas in a pine box, and even then I will be kicking and screaming!

    Read more: https://ihavethetruth.com/2017/07/31...#ixzz4oVnRDI3h
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    Commiefornians just looooooove their liberal hypocrisy and government tyranny!

    Oh yeah, and Trump is a "fascist"
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    California Bill: 1 Year in Jail for Using Wrong Transgender Pronoun

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    A new bill being considered by the California State Senate would punish people who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” in a public health, retirement or housing institution.

    The bill, SB 219, was proposed by State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco). It includes several other provisions that require a health facility, for example, to honor the gender identity of a patient, meaning that the patient must be admitted to a room that comports with his or her chosen gender; allowed to use whatever bathroom he or she wants to use; and wear whatever clothing or cosmetics he or she decides to wear. It has gone through several amendments.
    CBN News notes: “Fines for repeat offenders could be as high as $1,000 and a jail term of up to a year.”

    CBN also reports the testimony of the California Family Council’s Greg Burt:
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    How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others? … This is not tolerance. This is not love. This is not mutual respect. True tolerance tolerates people with different views. We need to treat each other with respect, but respect is a two-way street. It is not respectful to threaten people with punishment for having sincerely held beliefs that differ from your own.
    California Democrats have also taken up the transgender cause as part of their “resistance” to President Donald Trump. In February, when the Trump administration reversed an Obama administration directive on transgender bathrooms in public schools, thus allowing states and local communities to set their own policies again, California protestedvigorously in favor of the idea that the federal government should impose a uniform standard everywhere as a matter of civil rights.
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    I 100% hope California does leave and goes on their own. Good riddance!

    The country wont have to bail their asses out. Let them figure it out on their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by festeringZit View Post
    [ If there was ever any doubt that liberals are fascists in disguise ]

    California Bill: 1 Year in Jail for Using Wrong Transgender Pronoun
    And they deserve the same painful fate as history's other fascists.

    This 'law' has absolutely no place in the "Land of the Free."
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    Federal Judge Tosses Sanctuary City Case Against Trump Administration

    August 22, 2017 By Seth Connell



    The city of Richmond, California, which sits just north of Oakland, filed suit against the Trump administration due to its order cracking down on sanctuary cities.
    The order, one of the first signed by the President in January, is designed to “direct executive departments and agencies (agencies) to employ all lawful means to enforce the immigration laws of the United States.”
    Section 2 of the order sets out the policy:
    (a) Ensure the faithful execution of the immigration laws of the United States, including the INA, against all removable aliens, consistent with Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution and section 3331 of title 5, United States Code;
    (b) Make use of all available systems and resources to ensure the efficient and faithful execution of the immigration laws of the United States;
    (c) Ensure that jurisdictions that fail to comply with applicable Federal law do not receive Federal funds, except as mandated by law;
    (d) Ensure that aliens ordered removed from the United States are promptly removed; and
    (e) Support victims, and the families of victims, of crimes committed by removable aliens.
    Several cities in California, San Francisco and Santa Clara, are already filing suit against the order. Those cities have made their intentions loud and clear: they will be sanctuary cities for illegal aliens, and they will fight it at all costs (that will be paid by tax dollars, of course).
    The city of Richmond filed suit, claiming that the city has been called a sanctuary city, and the jurisdiction contains a large Hispanic population; they claimed that the order would cause them harm. However, as Judge William H. Orrick stated in the court’s opinion, that fact did not grant the city the legal standing to file suit because the city did not show what exactly the harm would be, the Washington Examiner is reporting.
    At the request of the Trump administration, he has dismissed Richmond’s case, the main reason being a lack of controversy of part of the city.
    “Despite having no real-world friction with ICE or the defendants over its policies, Richmond argues that it is likely to face enforcement under the executive order because it has been called a sanctuary city and because it has a large Latino population,” Orrick wrote. “Neither of those arguments is persuasive.
    This ruling is not one that reinforces the Trump administration’s order though; this is a ruling that dealt with the issue of standing. As Orrick noted, the challenges from San Francisco and Santa Clara are still proceeding. He recommended that Richmond could file briefs in those cases, but that there was no standing for the city’s own suit.
    The merits of sanctuary city policies are still being debated in the courts. Given that the aforementioned cases will be taking place in California federal courts, it is likely that the courts will side with the cities on the subject of harboring illegal aliens.
    That, in spite of the fact that criminal illegal aliens for whom ICE has filed detainer requests are often released back onto the streets, only to commit horrific crimes.

    Not all illegal aliens are bloodthirsty criminals, of course; but known violent criminals have been released by these localities in spite of countless cases where criminal illegals commit crimes that could have otherwise been prevented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Hawk View Post
    I 100% hope California does leave and goes on their own. Good riddance!

    The country wont have to bail their asses out. Let them figure it out on their own.
    Fuck that, The citizens can leave. California is ours.
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    Poll: Majority of California Democrats don’t support free speech

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    “Freedom of speech is good, but it all depends on what you’re speaking about.”



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