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Ballot measure plots new route to California independence

(Sacramento Bee) First there was Calexit. Then came Calexit II.

On Thursday, people unhappy with California’s place in the United States filed yet another proposed ballot measure that could lead to the Golden State striking out on its own.

This time, the goal is convening a U.S. constitutional convention to overhaul what proponents call a moldy national blueprint out of step with life in California.

The measure says a reworked Constitution should include a provision creating a “clear and reasonable path for states to achieve complete independence from the United States should any state so choose.” No state has become independent under the [READ MORE HERE]

Australian senator shocks Parliament by wearing a Burqa into the Senate

The Queensland Senator donned the Islamic garb when she appeared at Parliamentary Question Time on Thursday afternoon.

One Nation party leader Pauline Hanson has shocked the Senate by walking into the chamber wearing a burqa.

The Queensland Senator, who has been outspoken about her opposition to the burqa, was pictured in the Islamic garb when she appeared at Parliamentary Question Time on Thursday afternoon.

Standing to address the Senate, Ms Hanson called for the Government to ban ‘oppressive’ full-face coverings.

She pulled the stunt ahead of a debate on full-face coverings in public.

‘I’m quite happy to remove this, because [READ MORE HERE]