MSN - The Los Angeles Times - Secessionists formally launch quest for California's independence. The media tried to portray this as an anti-Trump thing; but, it is nonsense. In fact this movement has been going on for two years, even before Trump said he would run for office. There was a separate movement to break up California into 6 states. The same people are behind both of these, they are the tech industry leaders trying to take over control and weaken control over them.
Yahoo - Business Insider - Californians might vote in 2018 on taking steps toward secession in a 'Calexit'.
RT - Ex-PM John Major: Brexit terms can’t be decided by ‘tyranny of majority’. The "tyranny" of the majority is what we call democracy. I will repeat what I have said many times before, the owners do not like you voting or wish to hear your opinion.
Yahoo - Christian Science Monitor - Why India's prime minister wants a cashless society. 60% of Indians want to keep cash. A couple of years ago I linked to an article about how India was in the process of getting biometric data on all of it's citizens and was getting ready to finish the process. I guess they finished it because the biometrics is your identification when we all go cashless. While I have talked a lot about the election in the past year, I have written about the move to cashless since the blog began and there are many posts about it.
MSN - Market Watch - Opinion: Why deporting millions of people would be bad for U.S. workers. The argument they make is that if we repatriated people here illegally to their own nations they would no longer buy goods here. The reality is that businesses want them here because they don't get paid as much or have any protections. This has always been the reality for them. The companies see them as a commodity like grapes, same as they see the rest of us.
Yahoo - Bloomberg - Is It Simpler Than Obamacare? California’s Retirement Mandate. Five states are considering offering voluntary retirement plans to their citizens. The big money is split on this. Some in finance like the idea as long as they get to invest your money and others don't want it because if you are saving you are not spending.
International Business Times - How To Keep Trump From Becoming President? 25th Amendment Could Declare Republican Mentally Unfit. Your owners don't like Trump and don't want him to put Americans first. They don't like democracy.
Daily Mail - Russia is developing a mega-rocket that will transport supplies to build a base on the MOON, Deputy PM reveals. We are richer than Russia and yet, refuse to have a real space program that would provide people with jobs in aerospace that don't involve bombing other countries.
The Washington Post - Trump’s populism is about to face a rude awakening.
The talk about Trump being racist, xenophobic, sexist and whatever else is ending and the real issues continue to expose themselves. This is about the rich versus the poor. It is about business versus the workers. It is about oligarchy versus democracy. That has never changed as long as the world has been around.