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posted by mrpg on Friday April 13 2018, @11:41PM   Printer-friendly
from the divide-et-impera dept.

Third time's the charm:

A California technology billionaire said on Thursday that his longtime and perhaps quixotic effort to partition the Golden State into multiple new states could soon be put before voters.

Venture capitalist Tim Draper said he had gathered about 600,000 signatures on a petition to put his proposal to divide California on the November ballot, more than the 366,000 needed to qualify. It is his third attempt to get voters to weigh in on his call to break up the most populous U.S. state.

Draper, who in 2014 and 2016 failed in his efforts to win approval for a ballot initiative to divide the state into six parts, said in a news release Thursday that he planned to file the signatures with election officials next week.

[...] To go into effect, California would first have to certify the signatures that Draper has gathered, and then voters in November would need to pass the measure. After that, the U.S. Congress would have to approve it.

Also at The Mercury News and SFGate.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Ethanol-fueled on Saturday April 14 2018, @12:27AM (7 children)

    by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Saturday April 14 2018, @12:27AM (#666683) Homepage

    Silicon valley seems to have a culture of indentured servitude all its own. Californian blues don't get a free pass on this one, especially since at least aggie scum at least try to arrange some kind of housing for their "seasonal" workers.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14 2018, @12:43AM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14 2018, @12:43AM (#666697)

    Well, I doubt that your average 'illegal' Silicon Valley landscaper/poolboy/nanny is homeless either. In fact I'll bet ya that the blues treat their slaves much better than your red aggie scumballs do. And besides, fuck all this 'illegal' bullshit. People have a natural right to migrate to wherever the food is. California is a symbiotic state. One part won't do so well without the others. This is just greedy people trying to hoard money/resources for themselves. Fuck them! We need less borders, not more!

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by archfeld on Saturday April 14 2018, @01:14AM (5 children)

      by archfeld (4650) <treboreel@live.com> on Saturday April 14 2018, @01:14AM (#666712) Journal

      This symbiotic state has an economy that drives the rest of the inbred fat ass states regardless of the immigration issue that seems to bother everyone else in the nation but is a general non issue in California. Aside from NY and Texas, most other states are bland pools of ineptitude driven by federal handouts and pork secured by their greedy reps in Washington. California drives the tech industries, runs with the head of the pack in agriculture, provides healthcare, and a better education to anyone that shows up in a manner that exceeds just about anywhere. That is not to say there aren't problems, like every where else, but I agree more borders isn't going to do anything but make it easier for those cheating to exploit.

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      • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by Ethanol-fueled on Saturday April 14 2018, @02:43AM (4 children)

        by Ethanol-fueled (2792) on Saturday April 14 2018, @02:43AM (#666751) Homepage

        Man, am I glad Archfield is here. Never thought that fuck face knew what was up.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14 2018, @04:43AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14 2018, @04:43AM (#666796)

          at least aggie scum at least try to arrange some kind of housing for their "seasonal" workers.

          Yeah, well, I was only contesting your assertion that the blue suburban 'illegals' are any worse off than the ones out there on the plantation doing what should be done by a damn machine... The bullshit spreads very evenly in my view. And since we can only measure things by degree, the aggie scum belongs just a little deeper in the pits of hell. But, who knows? Maybe picking grapes really is better than dealing with a bratty six year old and watering the petunias (and getting a little action while hubby's at work) The things is that the bears will put up with a lot of bee stings to get to the honey. Why people blame them, I'll never fathom. It's a dead cat. So what?

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14 2018, @06:14PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14 2018, @06:14PM (#666987)

          So now you contradict yourself. Your brain must finally be starting the long slide into alcoholic dementia.

        • (Score: 2) by archfeld on Saturday April 14 2018, @08:13PM

          by archfeld (4650) <treboreel@live.com> on Saturday April 14 2018, @08:13PM (#667018) Journal

          I missed you too Ethanol. You're like the inbred Indian cousins I have in Oklahoma.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14 2018, @08:42PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 14 2018, @08:42PM (#667038)

          "Always Two there are, a Master Troll and an apprentice. Fear leads to anger, Anger leads to hate, hate leads to the alt-right side. Do not go to the dank side, the Cake is a Lie!" Jedi Master Yoda