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HOLLYWOOD--The Breakaway Republic-- (c) 2002 ABC NEWS

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                  Author:  reconpresseusa (Read all messages by this author)
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                  republic of hollywood-- 10:05PM PST, Nov 4, 2002

                  voters in los angeles will get a rare opportunity to start a
                  path toward creating a breakaway republic--as in the former
                  soviet empire and breakaway russian republics such as
                  chechnya--
                  located in a geographic region often referred to as "the
                  people's republic of california", the city of hollywood now
                  proposes to disassociate itself with los angeles and possibly
                  create a trend, seeing the entire state itself break up into
                  rebel counties, refusing to pay state taxes and doing its own
                  bidding for former statewide services on a local level--and
                  who could blame the counties following the energy debacle of
                  recent memory--
                  who knows where the trend would lead--as in erstwhile taliban
                  controlled afghanistan, where toll booths controlled entrance
                  to the cities--where freeways would cost a fortune to travel
                  from long beach to pomona--
                  and what about the cities' major airports--and shipping
                  ports--what type of jurisdictional disputes would emerge if
                  voters decided all to go their own way--
                  one thing for certain, hollywood would make a great breakaway
                  republic--the russians would love to send troops there to put
                  down the rebellion--



             
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