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posted by cmn32480 on Sunday February 19 2017, @04:02AM   Printer-friendly
from the flags-with-49-stars dept.

From channel 7 in San Francisco:

It would be easy to dismiss this as some fringe group trying to make California into its own country, but former intelligence officials tell the ABC7 News I-Team the ballot initiative leader's ties to Russia raise serious questions.

Louis Marinelli has received support in Russia from a far-right nationalist group that wants to break up the United States. Former intelligence officials say that association raises serious questions about his intent.

"You don't need this to be involved in California's campaign for independence," Marinelli said holding up an American flag.

He's the leader of the Yes California campaign, also dubbed Calexit. Marinelli is an American who lives in Russia, but his movement is getting a lot of attention stateside.

A recent Reuters poll found one in three Californians support the idea of withdrawing from the United States.


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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by maxwell demon on Sunday February 19 2017, @01:32PM

    by maxwell demon (1608) on Sunday February 19 2017, @01:32PM (#468933) Journal

    There aren't many communists in China either. Just people who call themselves communists. I'm pretty sure Marx wouldn't approve of the current Chinese government.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 19 2017, @04:05PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 19 2017, @04:05PM (#468957)

    Don't explain the jokes, please.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 20 2017, @01:01AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 20 2017, @01:01AM (#469122)

      ...and when making a joke/offhand point, say "Commie".
      It's like adding a slide-whistle sound effect.

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