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    Today, 06:36 PM
    I stopped watching years ago. Bunch of criminals anyway. From murder to child abuse. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/nfl/arrests/
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    Today, 01:57 PM
    ...crickets...
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    Today, 01:56 PM
    Oops, thoughts ran faster than my fingers. and thanks.
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    Today, 01:54 PM
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/italys-2-richest-regions-seek-more-autonomy-rome-050422354.html MILAN (AP) — Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto decided Sunday if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a global tide of self-determination that has swamped Spain's Catalonia region. While the twin referendums are non-binding, a resounding "yes" vote would give the presidents of the neighboring regions more leverage in negotiations to seek a greater share of tax revenue and to grab more responsibility from Italy's central government. The leaders want more powers in areas such as security, immigration, education and the environment. Unlike in Catalonia, the referendums do not seek independence and have been approved by Italy's constitutional court. Still, the autonomy drive is a powerful threat to Rome's authority. Together, Veneto and Lombardy account for 30 percent of Italy's GDP and nearly one-quarter of the nation's electorate.
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    Today, 09:39 AM
    Well, they probably gave up a while ago but yeah were in a one party system with two faces. http://reason.com/blog/2017/10/20/republicans-officially-give-up-trying-to After the rise of the Tea Party in 2009 as a grassroots expression of revulsion at government bailouts, spending, and Obamacare; after a series of insurgent Tea Party primary victories in 2010 over big-spending incumbents and hand-picked establishmentarians; after Republicans re-took the House that November thanks in part to that new jolt of fiscally conservative energy; after the House majority from 2011-14 successfully used its power of the purse to force debate and at least some temporary agreements on the debt ceiling, long-term entitlements, and year-on-year spending, and then after Republicans re-took the Senate and eventually the White House…after all this activity, when it finally came time for the GOP to stand up and demonstrate its values of fiscal stewardship and limited government, you could count the number of Republicans voting to restrain government spending on exactly one finger: IMO the GOP is dead.
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    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    Spain invokes article 155: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/21/world/europe/spain-catalonia-mariano-rajoy.html BARCELONA — The escalating confrontation over Catalonia’s independence drive took its most serious turn on Saturday as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain announced he would remove the leadership of the restive region and initiate a process of direct rule by the central government in Madrid. It was the first time that Spain’s government had moved to strip the autonomy of one of its 17 regions, and the first time that a leader had invoked Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution — a broad tool intended to protect the “general interests” of the nation. The unexpectedly forceful moves by Mr. Rajoy, made after an emergency cabinet meeting, thrust Spain into uncharted waters. The prime minister is trying to put down one of the gravest constitutional crises his country has faced since embracing democracy after the death of its dictator Gen. Francisco Franco in 1975.
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    10-20-2017, 10:22 PM
    Reminds me of a quote I saw long ago. something like "when people realize they vote to receive money the republic is dead" Something to that effect, from Orwell? maybe?
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    10-20-2017, 10:13 PM
    King Felipe is not going to abdicate the throne. Im sure the EU ministers are backing him and he will demonstrate the resolve of the EU so that if anyone else gets a wild secessionist hair up their butt they know what to expect. Catalonia will serve as a lesson in this regard. Sadly, I think Pudgimont is going to deliver another vauge bs speech and wants time to talk some more.
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    10-20-2017, 10:08 PM
    Generally speaking, I would agree with that. This I feel is somewhat becoming a global phenomenon on some sort of scale since the end of the cold war the world is not so bipolar. That may change however with the rise of China and a new cold war rises.
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    10-18-2017, 11:30 PM
    Question: Why does he or Catalonia need a nuclear option to declare independence? If you wan it say it and do it, pretty simple.
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    10-17-2017, 08:01 PM
    Right, reminds me of when Poland split off and the solidarity movement.
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    10-17-2017, 07:58 PM
    https://www.thelocal.es/20171017/protests-in-catalonia-over-detention-of-key-separatists Further protests against the detention of Cuixart and Sanchez were planned for Tuesday afternoon in front of central government offices in Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona and Lleida, with a candle-lit protest in Barcelona at 8:00 pm. The pair nicknamed the "two Jordis" are the leaders of pro-independence citizens' groups Omnium Cultural and the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) respectively, both of which count tens of thousands of members and have emerged as influential players in the crisis. They are accused of encouraging a major protest last month as Spanish police raided the Catalan administration's offices in the run-up to the referendum. Police officers were trapped for hours and their vehicles vandalised as protesters ringed the building, with Cuixart and Sanchez standing atop a police car calling for "permanent mobilisation" against the Spanish state.
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    10-15-2017, 11:51 PM
    It would probably have to as other banks have promised to leave if they secede.
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    10-15-2017, 08:34 PM
    https://www.thelocal.es/20171015/catalan-leader-under-cosh-as-independence-deadline-looms Spain's government has given Carles Puigdemont until 10:00 am (0800 GMT) on Monday to clear up his ambiguous stance on secession after announcing last week he was ready to declare the region "an independent state" but called for more time for talks. Anything other than a full climb-down is likely to be viewed by Madrid as a declaration of independence which would prompt the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to begin taking direct control of the region. I think that's 0200 EST 10/16/2017 or 2300 PST 10/15/2017
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    10-15-2017, 08:24 PM
    Credit: The young leader, dubbed Wunderwuzzi in his home country, which translates to Wonderkid, has pledged to cut benefits for all foreigners in Austria and has vowed to stop the European Union meddling in the country's politics. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4982100/Austria-set-run-right-wing-Sebastian-Kurz.html and...He's a millennial. Europe awakening? I think Merkel has single-highhandedly shifted the mindset of Europe to the right.
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    10-14-2017, 12:49 PM
    If its consensual and legal age who are they to determine these terms.
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    10-08-2017, 11:45 PM
    French article asks if Catalonia is California of Europe? If anyone can roughly translate this that would be cool. https://www.lesechos.fr/monde/europe/030676298043-la-catalogne-californie-de-leurope-2120362.php La région espagnole et l’Etat américain ont beaucoup de points communs. Un groupe de Californiens réclament d’ailleurs une séparation avec les Etats-Unis. Eurêka ! Catalans, Californiens : même combat ? Qui sait aujourd'hui qu'en Californie, un groupe baptisé « Yes California » souhaite la sécession de l'Etat le plus riche d'Amérique du Nord ? Etre riche et ensoleillé pousserait-il au séparatisme ? La comparaison entre l'Etat américain et la région espagnole peut faire sourire, mais elle n'est pas qu'anecdotique.
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    10-08-2017, 08:52 PM
    LOL now that's funny. +rep.
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    10-08-2017, 08:43 PM
    We'll see. I'm betting on a break away.
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    10-08-2017, 05:31 PM
    How does the misuse of a pronoun risk death or injury?????? HUH? :confused:
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    10-08-2017, 05:21 PM
    Also, when the money dries up people become desperate. https://www.thelocal.es/20171005/a-major-bank-is-considering-ditching-its-headquarters-in-catalonia The Catalan lender, the second-biggest bank in the north-eastern region, convened a board meeting after its stocks plunged as a political crisis between Catalonia and Madrid intensified. There is a board meeting scheduled for 1500 GMT Thursday and a possible shift of domicile "is one of the subjects that will be discussed and will be decided today," a Sabadell spokesman who asked not to be named told AFP. watch and see if people make a run on the banks.
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    10-08-2017, 05:16 PM
    Hundred's of thousands counter-protest in Barcelona. https://www.thelocal.es/20171008/protesters-rally-against-catalan-independence-in-barcelona Hundreds of thousands of flag-waving demonstrators packed central Barcelona on Sunday to rally against plans by separatist leaders to declare Catalonia independent following a banned secession referendum. Catalans calling themselves a "silent majority" opposed to leaving Spain broke their silence after a week of mounting anxiety over the country's worst political crisis in a generation. The crowd waved both Spanish and Catalan flags and chanted "Viva España! Viva Catalonia!" as they made their way through the streets of Barcelona under a clear blue sky.
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    10-08-2017, 03:17 PM
    Opps, MODS please move I think I posted in the wrong area.
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    10-08-2017, 03:16 PM
    https://www.libertarianism.org/columns/libertarian-argument-open-borders?utm_content=60652851&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook What can be done to spread freedom around the world? One answer is to make different governments compete for citizens. States with private property protections, low taxes, and something like the rule of law are more attractive places to live than places that lack those institutions. When people leave the jurisdictions of bad governments, it deprives those governments of material support. That only works, though, if other countries are willing to take in the people who have left. and, the articles also mentions that exceptions to criminality and disease would also exclude people such as quarantine. In the case of welfare: John Locke put it in no uncertain terms in his essay “For a General Naturalisation:”
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    10-06-2017, 12:55 AM
    He will, it will be benign but enough to placate the left and boost his ratings.
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    10-06-2017, 12:52 AM
    https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/the-strip/explosive-possessed-by-stephen-paddock-may-have-been-used-in-nyc-bombing/ Authorities say they recovered an undisclosed amount of the compound known as Tannerite from Paddock’s home in Mesquite and 50 pounds from his car parked at Mandalay Bay, where he used high-powered firearms to mow down concertgoers at the adjacent Route 91 Harvest festival on Sunday. Police have not said why the 64-year-old Paddock possessed Tannerite, which is unregulated and legally used by marksmen to create targets that emit a small cloud of smoke when they are struck. Authorities also found ammonium nitrate, another ingredient that can be used to build bombs, in his vehicle at the site of the shooting.
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    10-06-2017, 12:36 AM
    16 unanswered questions. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-04/16-unanswered-questions-about-las-vegas-shooting-mainstream-media-doesnt-want-talk-a As you will see below, the evidence is mounting that there were multiple shooters and that this was an operation that was planned well in advance. But according to the mainstream media, a 64-year-old retired accountant with a flabby physique that had no military training whatsoever and that wasn’t very experienced with guns was able to pull the whole thing off all by himself. We are being told that Paddock was a “lone wolf” that didn’t have any ties to terror groups, and since he is now dead nobody is ever going to be able to interrogate him. But the American people definitely deserve some answers about what took place, and that means that all of us should keep digging. The following are 16 unanswered questions about the Las Vegas shooting that the mainstream media does not want to talk about…
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