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  • Moldova breakaway region urges Russia to recognise independence

    04/16/2014 12:50:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Global Post ^ | 04/16/2014
    Lawmakers in Moldova's pro-Russian breakaway region of Transdniestr on Wednesday passed a resolution calling on Moscow and the United Nations to recognise its independence. Transdniestr, a strip of land bordering Ukraine, broke away from Romanian-speaking Moldova following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Some analysts suspect Russia is eyeing the territory, which consists mostly of Russian speakers, in the wake of last month's annexation of Crimea. The resolution adopted unanimously by Transdniestr's self-appointed parliament on Wednesday called on the international community to recognise the region as a "sovereign independent state". "According to the universally recognised norms of international...
  • Siberia to Separate from Russia, Become Part of USA

    01/03/2012 6:19:11 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 90 replies
    Pravda ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Pravda. ru
    The idea to separate Siberia and annex the territory to the United States of America has been engrossing the minds of Siberian separatists for a long time already. Surprisingly, or maybe not, they find the support from across the ocean. Many, if not all Siberians, may think at times that the Siberian regions with their natural riches live poorly just because they have to give away a big part of their incomes to other territories of the Russian Federation. "The referendum will be held with the help of the US administration. The US has successful experience in obtaining independence. After...
  • Spain Rules Catalonia Independence Referendum "Unconstitutional"

    03/27/2014 1:15:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/27/2014 | Tyler Durden
    With Scotland moving ever closer, Crimea having chosen their own path, and Venice overwhelmingly voting for secession from Italy, the Spanish government has put its foot down on the Catalonia's planned independence referendum. As Time reports, In a Tuesday ruling, Spanish judges found Catalonia’s planned independence referendum to be unconstitutional. Of course, just as in Crimea, this is being ignored by the Catalan government - a region seen as the powerhouse of the Italian economy - who exclaimed "this will have no effect on the process." Via Time, ... In a Tuesday ruling, Spanish judges found Catalonia’s planned independence referendum to...
  • Spain Says Catalonia Can’t Vote for Independence, But Catalans Will Go Ahead Anyway

    03/27/2014 11:49:09 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    Time ^ | 03/26/2014 | Per Liljas
    In a Tuesday ruling, Spanish judges found Catalonia’s planned independence referendum to be unconstitutional, but secessionists in the Spanish autonomous region (called a “community” in Spain) have vowed to proceed regardless. Although stifled under the yoke of the Franco dictatorship, Catalonia has long felt cultural and linguistic disctinction from the rest of Spain. In recent years, it developed into a powerhouse of the nation’s economy. However, amid the country’s financial crisis, Madrid has been urging national unity.
  • Venice votes to split from Italy as 89% of the city's residents opt to form a new independent state

    03/23/2014 4:45:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/23/2014 | By HANNAH ROBERTS IN ROME
    Venetians have voted overwhelmingly for their own sovereign state in a ‘referendum’ on independence from Italy. Inspired by Scotland’s separatist ambitions, 89 per cent of the residents of the lagoon city and its surrounding area, opted to break away from Italy in an unofficial ballot. The proposed ‘Repubblica Veneta’ would include the five million inhabitants of the Veneto region and could later expand to include parts of Lombardy, Trentino and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The floating city has only been part of Italy for 150 years. The 1000 year–old democratic Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, was quashed by Napoleon and was subsumed into...
  • Two choices in Crimean referendum: yes and yes

    03/07/2014 9:54:31 AM PST · by gwjack · 11 replies
    Kiev Post ^ | March 7, 2014 | Kata Gorchinskaya
    Voters in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea who vote in the March 16 referendum have two choices – join Russia immediately or declare independence and then join Russia. So the choices are “yes, now” or “yes, later.”
  • Sean Connery says Scotland should vote for independence from Britain

    03/03/2014 10:56:16 AM PST · by kingattax · 50 replies
    CSMonitor/AP ^ | March 3, 2014
    Film star Sean Connery is urging fellow Scots to vote for independence when a referendum is held in September. The longtime independence advocate says in The Sun on Sunday newspaper that the opportunity to separate from the rest of Britain is too good an opportunity to miss. He says independence would galvanize the film and creative industries, creating new jobs in Scotland. Connery no longer lives there and said the decision should be made by the people who choose to live and work in Scotland. He said a vote for independence would bring renewed focus on Scottish culture, heritage and...
  • PETER HITCHENS: We ask the Scots to be 'loyal' - but we're the ones betraying Britain

    02/16/2014 12:29:03 PM PST · by mojito · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/15/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    I think we have lost Scotland. I felt it the other day, a disturbing sensation like that moment when the tow-rope parts, the strain too great for its rotten, decayed fibres to bear. The sulky, puzzled feebleness of the London politicians’ arguments sounds desperate and defeated. Alex Salmond has already won the September referendum. [....] But this does not stop me seeing what has happened. And I am amazed that so few have noticed the real problem. The leaders of the United Kingdom cannot argue for Scotland to stay in a country they themselves are working so hard to abolish....
  • If Scotland Votes for Independence, It’s Going to Need an Army

    01/22/2014 9:59:25 AM PST · by DesScorp · 53 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 1-22-2014 | Peter Vine
    This year voters in Scotland will decide whether to remain within the United Kingdom. Scottish sovereignty rides on two things: any eventual negotiations between London and Edinburgh and the gradually evolving position of the Scottish National Party, the primary backer of the independence bid. And if it happens, the resulting military reform is going to be a mess. If the vote is yay, the most optimistic date for negotiations is March 2016, but it isn’t out of the question that sticking points could push this back. Defense could be one of those points. In its white paper on a newly...
  • Letter Tied to Fight for Independence Is Found in Museum’s Attic

    01/01/2014 8:13:35 PM PST · by Theoria · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Jan 2014 | James Barron
    It was lying in a drawer in the attic, a 12-page document that was not just forgotten but misfiled. Somehow it had made its way into a folder with colonial-era doctor’s bills that someone in the 1970s decreed was worthless and should be thrown away. Luckily, no one did. For when Emilie Gruchow opened the folder last summer and separated it from the doctor’s bills, she recognized it as a one-of-a-kind document. Ms. Gruchow, an archivist at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, was an intern at the museum in Upper Manhattan when she made her discovery. The mansion served as George Washington’s...
  • The Slavery Party, by Frederick Douglass

    12/09/2013 10:07:43 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 14 replies
    Original Sources | May, 1853 | Frederick Douglass
    The Slavery Party(title reference) The Slavery Party, full text, from a larger untitled speech. May, 1853. MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: The resolution upon which I propose to make a few remarks respects the present condition and the future prospects of the whole colored people of the United States. The subject is a great one, and opens ample scope for thought and feeling. I feel a diffidence in undertaking its consideration for two causes: first, my own incompetence to do it justice; and the second is, the peculiar relation subsisting between me and the audience I am to address. Sir,...
  • Scottish independence plans dismissed as a ‘work of fiction’ as Alex Salmond insists…

    11/26/2013 4:44:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:30 EST, 26 November 2013 | Jason Groves and Gerri Peev
    Alex Salmond was accused of producing a “fantasy” manifesto last night as he tried to shore up faltering public support for his dream of Scottish independence. The Scottish National Party leader unveiled a 670-page “blueprint” setting out the case for independence ahead of next September’s landmark referendum. … Opinion polls over the last year have consistently shown a majority in Scotland are against independence, although a significant number of voters remain undecided, making the outcome uncertain. Mr. Salmond said an independent Scotland would keep the pound, the Queen and popular BBC programs such as Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders and CBeebies....
  • Overcoming the Modern Tories

    11/21/2013 12:10:38 PM PST · by Nelson Hultberg · 4 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | 11-21-13 | Nelson Hultberg
    In 1776, the Tories timidly hid behind closed doors where it was safe and popular. They wallowed in pessimism and lamented that nothing could be done. The British were too strong. Why make a big fuss? But the rebels – men like Samuel Adams and John Hancock, Patrick Henry and Paul Revere – would have none of it. They possessed only a rag-tag army, but they knew they had moral truth on their side, and that the British Gargantua would fall precisely because of that. Entrenched authority has to justify itself morally and philosophically. And that is something that today’s...
  • Hired Goons at Independence Hall

    10/11/2013 9:31:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/11/13 | Gadsden Films
    Vid at link
  • Incremental Steps to Dictatorship

    09/22/2013 10:28:07 AM PDT · by dvan · 10 replies
    Crossroad.to ^ | NA | Teresa Morris
    "Giving leaders enough power to create ‘social justice' is giving them enough power to destroy all justice, all freedom, and all human dignity." Thomas Sowell "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana "The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse." Edmund Burke) "If you by any means forget the Lord your God and follow other gods... you shall surely perish." Deuteronomy 8:19 History shows us that as free nations become complacent, they become vulnerable to manipulation. Most dictatorships rise gradually -- a step at a time. Smooth talking politicians make each incremental step...
  • EU commission: Catalonia must leave EU if it leaves Spain

    09/17/2013 9:45:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 17.09.2013 @ 09:12 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain hit another obstacle after the European Commission said any breakaway territory would not be part of the EU. “If one part of a territory of a member state decides to separate, the separated part isn’t a member of the European Union,” the European Commission’s Spanish vice-president, Joaquin Almunia, said on Monday (16 September) at a conference in Barcelona, reports the Wall Street Journal. …
  • The steps liberty-loving Americans can take

    07/12/2013 9:35:55 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | July 11, 2013 | Alan Keyes
    Exclusive: Alan Keyes challenges readers to respond to his clarion call What follows is an excerpt from a reader’s comment on my column last week, with my reply. I suspect that there are millions of Americans who feel this reader’s sense of betrayal. I wonder how many of them, among the readers of this column, have the individual intellectual and moral courage to take even one readily accessible step toward doing something about it? Not long ago WND’s editor wrote an article recognizing that it might be long past time to take action. If enough people “let their yes be...
  • It’s Here: The Stealth Collapse of the American Economy

    07/08/2013 4:12:16 AM PDT · by haffast · 34 replies
    The Oganic Prepper ^ | July 7, 2013 | Daisy Luther
    The Economic Collapse….people envision bank runs, life WROL (without rule of law), piles of worthless currency, rampant homelessness, and breathless news reports on CNN and the network channels (if you happen to still have access to a television, that is). They imagine a grim, gray world, devoid of entertainment, with unwashed citizens digging desperately through the trash. Because of this apocalyptic image, the idea of an economic collapse seems pretty far-fetched to most people. After all, we still see cars in every driveway, lights in every window at night, children going to school and parents going to work. Everything’s fine,...
  • Im Congreß, den 4ten July, 1776. Eine Erklärung durch die Repräsentanten der Vereinigten Staaten..

    07/04/2013 9:55:12 PM PDT · by Jeff Winston · 26 replies
    Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote ^ | July 5, 1776 | Constitutional Convention (translated)
    I was wondering what the newspaper coverage was when the Declaration of Independence was signed. They DID have newspapers in those days! I think the initial reaction was simply to print the Declaration in its entirety. The first newspaper to do so seems to have been the Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote, which printed the Declaration (in German translation) the next day, July 5, 1776. Below is an image of that printing. I would be interested to see other early coverage of the fact that Independence had been declared.
  • Why Britons should celebrate the American Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2013 9:19:04 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 15 replies
    Daniel Hannan Blog/UK Telegraph ^ | 7-4-13 | Daniel Hannan
    We all know the story of American independence, don't we? A rugged frontier people became increasingly tired of being ruled by a distant elite. A group calling themselves Patriots were especially unhappy about being taxed by a parliament in which they were unrepresented. When, in 1775, British redcoats tried to repress them, a famous Patriot called Paul Revere rode through the night across eastern Massachusetts, crying 'The British are coming'. The shots that were fired the next day began a war for independence which culminated the following year in the statehouse of Philadelphia, when George Washington and others, meeting under...
  • Just How Did we Come to Enumerate The Bill of Rights?

    07/04/2013 7:45:20 PM PDT · by Vendome · 27 replies
    Vanity | 7/04/2013 | Vendome
    The founding fathers knew that a government that was all powerful and not under the authority of its people would be a tyrannical government. They threw one off and formed a new country with all the rights and benefits they believed a free people should have and agreed to what the rules were.
  • My Father's Speech (by Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr., Rush's father)

    07/04/2013 4:40:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr.
    My father, Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr., delivered this oft-requested address locally a number of times, but it had never before appeared in print until it was published in The Limbaugh Letter. My dad was renowned for his oratory skills and for his original mind; this speech is, I think, a superb demonstration of both. I will always be grateful to him for instilling in me a passion for the ideas and lives of America's Founders, as well as a deep appreciation for the inspirational power of words, which you will see evidenced here:
  • Happy Independence Day! Independence from What and for Whom?

    07/04/2013 1:18:38 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 4, 2013 | Dan Miller
    The United States of Obama are becoming a failed, divided third world nation. Colonel West refers to the Declaration of Independence as the Declaration of Vigilance. I agree.Dependence on "public servants" who seek their own independence from the law and from public scrutiny is displacing our independence. Perhaps some fine day we will regain our own independence.  Jonathan Turley, whom I admire as attorney and a liberal in the old fashioned sense rather than a librul, posted an article on July third about perjury by our Government snoops. I previously wrote a column how our country seems to have developed separate rules for the ruling elite and the...
  • Your Favorite July the 4th Recipe's

    07/04/2013 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Good Food ^ | 7/4/13 | Nachum
    What do you plan on eating today? Burgers, Fries, Hot Dogs? Some of us even douse it all with chilli. Oh, and what will you wash it all down with? Here is one to start it off... Beef burger with sweet potato chilli chips Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Toss the chips with the oil, 1 tsp chilli flakes and some seasoning. Arrange in a single layer on a large baking tray and cook for about 30 mins, turning halfway through. Put the mince, remaining chilli flakes, onion, Parmesan, tomato ketchup and lots of black pepper in a large...
  • Lds Temple Haunted? Did Declaration of Independence signers appear as ghosts to leader? [Vanity]

    07/04/2013 8:54:37 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 125 replies
    Free Republic [Vanity] ^ | July 1, 2011 | Colofornian
    St. George Mormon Temple Haunted? Did the Declaration of Independence signers appear as ghosts to a later Lds 'prophet'? Without saying his name, Mormon leaders and grassroots Mormons daily reference Wilford Woodruff when they interact with non-Mormons and the media. How so? Well, they like to tell others how polygamy is a supposed bygone of another era; how a certain Lds "prophet" in 1890 put the kabosh on it...or, at least, started a mainstream Mormon move toward monogamy. Yet, there's a little-known episode that this same Wilford Woodruff said that occurred in the 1870s -- before becoming the head "prophet"...
  • IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

    07/04/2013 7:28:37 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 60 replies
    The declaration of Independence ^ | July 4, 1776 | Good men
    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that...
  • Happy Independence Day: As it Turns Out, We Were the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For.

    07/04/2013 6:12:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2013 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday America! And I wish to offer my deep, deep thanks to our founding fathers for giving us the gift of liberty. And I see the Egyptians have decided to celebrate along with us this year. Unfortunately, Egypt demonstrates what happens if your Declaration of Independence was not such a finely-crafted, well thought out articulation of political philosophy: you end up with a constitution that’s not as keen on liberty as ours. In that event, the next thing you know, you’re being governed by another tyrannical dictator. I’m not saying that what’s happening in Egypt could never happen here:...
  • Declaration of Independence From Two Party System

    07/03/2013 8:26:55 PM PDT · by Windflier · 24 replies
    Kathie Glass for Governor ^ | 4 July 2013 | Kathie Glass
    July 4, 2013 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE from THE CORRUPT TWO-PARTY SYSTEM WHEN in the Course of political events, it becomes necessary for the voters of Texas to dissolve the political bands which have connected them to a certain political party, and to assume the power of individual thought and action which is essential to preserve their liberties, a decent respect for the opinions of the electorate requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self evident, that all voters are created equal -- although political parties are not --...
  • USS "THE SULLIVANS"

    07/03/2013 7:22:33 PM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 56 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/2005 | Dick Bachert
    As we gather our loved ones around us to celebrate July 4th, we should all say a silent prayer for all those who paid the final price so that we might -- albeit imperfectly and hopefully more perfectly in the future -- continue the unique experiment in human freedom we call America. I awoke one morning during a September, 2005 cruise as we pulled into Nassau and looked out the porthole to see two US Arleigh Burke class destroyers next to us.  After breakfast, I strolled out onto deck 7 and got goose bumps when I noticed the shamrock...
  • Most Touching/Awesome American 4th of July Video of the Year!

    07/02/2013 6:31:58 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 12 replies
    youtube.com/stevencrowder ^ | 07/02/13 | Steven Crowder
    Leftists often say that America "has no culture." This video proves that not only does America have culture, but the single greatest and most influencial culture the world has ever seen. It will make you proud to be an American. Pass it on.
  • Fact or Fiction? - The Tragic Fates of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

    07/01/2013 7:38:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | July 1, 2013
    You may have received an email that details the tragic fates of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. I myself have received that email many times over the years. It's been in circulation since at least 1999. For reference, a copy of but one version of that email is shown at the end of this message. The question: is it fact or fiction? The answer: it's a bit of both, but it's mostly fiction. Here are some sites debunking that email: http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/p/patriots.htm#.UdIYbG3Bi8A http://www.snopes.com/history/american/pricepaid.asp http://hnn.us/articles/860.html http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=h-law&month=0007&week=c&msg=rtHq7uwHGsimCiOOhtqH/g&user=&pw Here is a version of that email: The Price They Paid Have you...
  • Allen West: We will not be ruled by arrogance and edict

    07/01/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    Allen West facebook page ^ | June 30, 2013 | Allen West
    This week we’ll celebrate the 237th anniversary of our independence. But are we a free people? SCOTUS made an ill-conceived ruling believing the choice of sexual behavior should trump the peoples’s referendum. We are free to love anyone or anything we desire in America, but that does not correlate to rights beyond the unalienable ones Jefferson articulated 237 years ago. In California we have a state-funded grant for the Los Angeles Unified School District to abuse the concept of public education by turning public schools into indoctrination factories, forcing children to spout the joys of Obamacare. The district listed as...
  • Sam Adams "Independence" Beer Commercial

    07/01/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 102 replies
    Self ^ | 7/1/2013 | Obadiah
    This weekend I saw a commercial for Sam Adams beer that upset me. The commercial is called "Independence". It featers a guy ostensibly quoting the Declaration of Independence, except he deliberately omits a key phrase (just like Obama). Have you seen this commercial? Did you catch what was deliberately omitted?
  • Who will stand up to tyranny?

    07/01/2013 6:22:36 AM PDT · by PaForBush · 22 replies
    July 1, 2013 | Self
    Ever increasing taxes to pay for the central government's profligate spending. Crippling restrictions on free trade. Central government dictates on land usage. Tax policy used to affect social outcomes. Spying on citizens by the central government. Government officials becoming wealthy as a result of their own policies. Bureaucrats in a far-off city making laws contrary to the benefit of the people being governed. Sound familiar? Two hundred thirty seven years ago a group of men gathered to say enough was enough. They were tired of working to enrich others, the seemingly arbitrary increases in taxes, the erosion of personal freedoms....
  • Ring Your Bell for Freedom--Facebook Independence Day Update

    Ring Your Bell for Freedom--Facebook Independence Day Update     I'm done; my personal Facebook page should be gone. I'm still on Twitter, but only professionally. I also retained a Facebook presence as an author, but will not use it personally. In the process of attempting to remove my personal accounts, I found out that you can only deactivate, not delete, a Facebook account from your settings. Facebook forces you to enter a reason why you are deactivating. In the box where they required this, I simply wrote that they shouldn't be asking for this, and this was accepted as a "reason."...
  • Today in History,June 23rd 1776,Final draft of The Declaration of Independence submitted to Congress

    06/23/2013 1:28:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 8 replies
    National Archives and Records Administration ^ | 6/23/2013 | National Archives and Records Administration
    The Declaration of Independence: A History Nations come into being in many ways. Military rebellion, civil strife, acts of heroism, acts of treachery, a thousand greater and lesser clashes between defenders of the old order and supporters of the new--all these occurrences and more have marked the emergences of new nations, large and small. The birth of our own nation included them all. That birth was unique, not only in the immensity of its later impact on the course of world history and the growth of democracy, but also because so many of the threads in our national history run...
  • A New American Declaration of Independence

    06/11/2013 10:25:21 PM PDT · by freebilly · 31 replies
    Vanity | 6/11/2013 | Freebilly
    A new American Declaration (Part 1)-- We were all equally created free men with innumerable opportunities granted us by our Creator, Nature, or The Universe to freely pursue our passions for Life, Prosperity, Joy and unfettered Liberty-- The Natural Irrevocable Rights of Sovereign Individuals. To protect and preserve our Freedoms, Governments are created for our use and owe their legitimacy to Natural Law and the voluntary and revocable assent of sovereign people to be governed for their mutual security of their Liberty and Rights. Whenever Government fails to protect our Rights, seeks to revoke, curtail, limit or exchange the sovereignty...
  • Israeli-Arab MK: Independence celebrations like dancing on blood

    04/16/2013 9:27:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/16/13 | Aaron Kalman
    Israel’s Independence Day celebrations are seen by Palestinians as dancing on their blood and ignoring their tragedy, Jamal Zahalke of the Balad party said Tuesday at a demonstration near Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel. He was speaking at an event, the 16th March of Return, in which the Nakba, Arabic for “catastrophe,” associated with the establishment of Israel and the uprooting of Palestinians from certain villages, is commemorated. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! The Israeli-Arab legislator blamed the government for the ongoing tragedy and bloodshed of the...
  • Scotland still expects the Bank of England to bail them out if they split from the UK

    04/09/2013 9:39:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:56 EST, 9 April 2013 | Gerri Peev
    Scotland wants the Bank of England to bail it out if there is another financial meltdown—even if the country breaks away from the UK. Scottish Nationalists are insisting they want to keep the pound as their currency and retain the Bank of England as the “lender of last resort”. But an influential committee of peers has warned it would be “implausible” for the Bank to accept risks over which it had no control. It also attacked one of the main parts of Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond’s economic blueprint as “fanciful”. …
  • Remember the Alamo

    02/27/2013 2:17:55 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 27, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion; otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat”-- Lieutenant Colonel Comdt. of the Alamo William Barret Travis.
  • Fixing The Creator's Worst Mistake.

    12/29/2012 12:53:10 PM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 29, 2012 | Dan Miller
    By His Supreme Excellency, Barack Hussein Obama The first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence refers to "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." However, according to the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (Emphasis added.) This raises what some may see as an important question: just who is that Creator fella, anyway? Is it Nature, Nature's God or its earthly manifestation, Government? We...
  • Time to consider separation, divorce: ... principled Americans must insulate selves from judgment

    11/14/2012 5:32:36 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    WND ^ | November 13, 2012 | Joseph Farah
    Divorce is an ugly word. For devout Christians and Jews, it’s a particularly unthinkable term. The Bible strictly discourages it, even forbids it, except in the most exceptional circumstances. But for Americans faithful to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the heritage of sacrifice and liberty that set apart this country from the rest of the world, it’s time to consider separation and divorce from those who have committed adultery. The election of 2012 provides more stark evidence that we are not really one country, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. We are already two peoples – those...
  • Louisiana Petitions to Leave Union

    11/09/2012 7:45:23 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 89 replies
    As the founding fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from...
  • The Only Legitimate Purpose of Government

    10/21/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT · by Guido2012 · 7 replies
    Set Our Children Free ^ | 10/20/12 | Tony Caruso
    The only legitimate purpose of government is to secure the rights that you already have as a free-willed creation of God. For over 200 years, we have forgotten what the Founders wrote about the purpose of government in the Declaration of Independence. Its purpose is not to control us and keep our elected officials in power, although that is exactly what it has become in practice. The purpose of government should always be to secure our rights! Government is not to be an agent of control over our lives. Instead, government is to be a defender of our rights- a...
  • Cameron-Salmond Deal Clears Way For Independence Referendum

    10/15/2012 5:09:26 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/10/12 | Amiel Ungar
    British Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond met today in Edinburgh to sign the agreement under which the British government consents to allow Scotland's independence referendum to go ahead. A 3-1 trade paved the way for the agreement. Cameron and Salmond had to cut through four disagreements that were blocking a deal. The opponents of Scottish Independence wanted the referendum to be limited to one question: Would Scotland's remain part of Great Britain or go independent. Alex Salmond wanted a fallback option in case he lost the independence vote by posing a second question, popularly dubbed...
  • Scottish Independence: Referendum Deal Signed

    10/15/2012 8:01:01 AM PDT · by granada · 31 replies
    Skynews, UK ^ | Monday 15 October 2012 | Skynews
    David Cameron has signed a deal with Scotland's First Minister, giving him the power to hold a referendum on independence. The Prime Minister and Alex Salmond met at the Scottish Government's headquarters to sign what has been called "The Edinburgh Agreement". It declares that the UK and Scottish governments will "work together to ensure that a referendum on Scottish independence can take place". The referendum will "deliver a fair test and a decisive expression of the views of people in Scotland", it adds, making clear that the result will be respected by all sides. The agreement is the launchpad for...
  • Mass rally in Venice to call for independence from Italy

    10/06/2012 12:29:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1:38PM BST 05 Oct 2012 | Nick Squires
    Two centuries after Napoleonic forces snuffed out the 1,000-year Venetian Republic, Venetians are once again aspiring to become an independent state. Inspired by the nationalist aspirations of Scotland and Catalonia, pro-independence campaigners will hold a mass rally in the heart of the lagoon city on Saturday, calling for an urgent referendum to be held on the issue. Indipendenza Veneta, a newly-founded pro-independence movement, says it expects several thousand people to turn up for the rally. …
  • New Declaration of Independence

    09/21/2012 2:24:28 PM PDT · by TomB779 · 7 replies
    9/21/2012 | Tom Bryant
    IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012. The majority Declaration of the Citizens of the United States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a the freedom loving citizens of a nation to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with their elected President, and to renounce among the powers of the earth, the authority to which said President is entitled, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to their action. We hold these truths to continue to be self-evident,...
  • Tom Hoefling discusses American Resource Self-Reliance With Frmr Shell Oil President John Hofmeister

    09/20/2012 1:17:51 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 32 replies
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  • European Commission: Separate Scotland forced to reapply for EU membership

    09/13/2012 12:32:07 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 12, 2012 | Simon Johnson
    Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission (EC), said that any new nation state will have to apply for membership under international law. This would mean a separate Scotland having to sign up to the euro and the Schengen Agreement, which permits free movement without passport checks, unless it can secure its own version of the UK’s opt-outs.