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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: 2) by Sulla on Sunday February 19 2017, @07:46PM

    by Sulla (5173) on Sunday February 19 2017, @07:46PM (#469044) Journal

    One of my favorite things said by Trump so far was that deal with OReilly calling Putin a killer
    -You think we're so innocent?

    Ceterum censeo Sinae esse delendam
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 20 2017, @01:11AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 20 2017, @01:11AM (#469123)

    You beat me to it.
    ...and any day now, I'm expecting Donnie Tiny Hands to let it slip that USA has more hackers than anybody else and that they're more successful than anybody else.

    -- OriginalOwner_ []