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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday June 14 2018, @09:48AM   Printer-friendly
from the Calexit-will-return-in-Avengers-4 dept.

Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot

California's 168-year run as a single entity, hugging the continent's edge for hundreds of miles and sprawling east across mountains and desert, could come to an end next year — as a controversial plan to split the Golden State into three new jurisdictions qualified Tuesday for the Nov. 6 ballot.

If a majority of voters who cast ballots agree, a long and contentious process would begin for three separate states to take the place of California, with one primarily centered around Los Angeles and the other two divvying up the counties to the north and south. Completion of the radical plan — far from certain, given its many hurdles at judicial, state and federal levels — would make history.

It would be the first division of an existing U.S. state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.

Also at CNN and The Hill.

Previously: Proposal to Divide California Into Three States Could Land on the November Ballot

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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:16PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @12:16PM (#692841)
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:12PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:12PM (#693117)

    First, if all undocumented people are sent back to their countries of origin, the prices of your food will skyrocket.
    It's their easily-exploitable labor that mans meat packing plants.
    They also harvest your produce.

    The cost of lawn care and child care and hotel stays and construction will also explode.
    Again, their easily-exploitable labor is what keeps down costs in USA.

    Next, the Dumbocrats aren't "Left".
    I challenge you to point to EVEN ONE who advocates for a change in ownership models toward worker-owned cooperatives.

    The Dumbocrats are NOT Anti-Capitalist.
    The Dumbocrats are on the Right-hand side of the divide. [][1]
    That big deal Dumbocrat congresswoman has even come right out and said "we're Capitalist." []

    [1] ...and their chart is incorrectly skewed to the left.
    Nader almost never mentions worker-owned cooperatives.
    I have NEVER heard Kucinich mention worker-owned cooperatives at all.

    -- OriginalOwner_ []

    • (Score: 2) by shortscreen on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:42PM (1 child)

      by shortscreen (2252) on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:42PM (#693133) Journal

      It's difficult to understand your position when you praise both easily-exploitable labor and worker-owned cooperatives in the same post.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @08:01PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @08:01PM (#693144)

        You misunderstand my position.
        I'm just laying out the facts as they are.

        If I had my way, The Workers would own the means of production and there would not be a separate Ownership Class.

        ...and a Socialist such as I am views all workers as an international brotherhood.
        ...not cogs in a machine to be exploited by Capitalists and disposed of.

        -- OriginalOwner_ []