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Old 2012-06-23, 17:28   Link #22161
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Casino hopefuls clash in Massachusetts sweepstakes
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...85L06920120622

Analysis: Putin disavows, but won't ditch, state capitalism
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...85M0BG20120623
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Old 2012-06-24, 09:40   Link #22162
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Mursi wins the Egyptian Presidency:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18571580
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Old 2012-06-24, 10:02   Link #22163
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Mursi wins the Egyptian Presidency:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-18571580
oh joy
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Old 2012-06-24, 10:06   Link #22164
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oh joy
Oh well, democracy is not about your favorite candidate winning, think about how the rest of the world felt when bush jr won, twice! _-_
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Old 2012-06-24, 11:14   Link #22165
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If you want democracy to work, you have to expect these things to happen in the short term.
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Old 2012-06-24, 11:29   Link #22166
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Well... we'll see if Mursi understands that 51% is not a "mandate" like Bush, Jr. claimed.
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Old 2012-06-24, 14:48   Link #22167
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If you want democracy to work, you have to expect these things to happen in the short term.
are we operating under the assumption that there will be a democracy now ?
one election does not a democracy make.
we'll see what happens when its time for the next election to take place.
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Old 2012-06-24, 14:50   Link #22168
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... We'll see what happens when the reigning party loses an election.
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Old 2012-06-24, 14:54   Link #22169
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... We'll see what happens when the reigning party loses an election.
that implies that there will BE another election.
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Old 2012-06-24, 16:07   Link #22170
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that implies that there will BE another election.
That's one of the risks you have to take if you want the chance for democracy.

It is not going to be all sunshine and rainbows.
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Old 2012-06-24, 22:59   Link #22171
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Hedge funds get exotic in hunt for profits
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...85L0IS20120622
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How exotic? How about portfolios betting on Chinese companies embroiled in fraud probes? Or funds looking to arbitrage prices in the electricity market?
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Old 2012-06-24, 23:37   Link #22172
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Electricity? Reminds me of when Enron.
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Old 2012-06-25, 00:52   Link #22173
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Well... we'll see if Mursi understands that 51% is not a "mandate" like Bush, Jr. claimed.
I think the situation is too obvious for him to not to, but we'll see : http://www.juancole.com/2012/06/murs...ist-egypt.html

But what is certain that if Egypt would again descend into authoritarianism after this, it won't be under Muslim Brotherhood.
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Old 2012-06-25, 03:42   Link #22174
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Sad news.

Last Pinta giant tortoise Lonesome George dies
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Old 2012-06-25, 22:06   Link #22175
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Justices Bar Mandatory Life Terms for Juveniles
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/26/us...juveniles.html
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Old 2012-06-26, 12:41   Link #22176
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THOUSANDS of American school pupils are to be taught that the Loch Ness monster is real - in an attempt by religious teachers to disprove Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
Pupils attending privately-run Christian schools in the southern state of Louisiana will learn from textbooks next year, which claim Scotland's most famous mythological beast is a living creature.
Thousands of children are to receive publicly-funded vouchers enabling them to attend the schools - which follow a strict fundamentalist curriculum.
The Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) program teaches controversial religious beliefs, aimed at disproving evolution and proving creationism.
Youngsters will be told that if it can be proved that dinosaurs walked the earth at the same time as man, then Darwinism is fatally flawed.
Critics have slammed the content of the religious course books, labelling them "bizarre" and accusing them of promoting radical religious and political ideas.
One ACE textbook called Biology 1099, Accelerated Christian Education Inc reads: "Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence.
"Have you heard of the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland? ‘Nessie' for short has been recorded on sonar from a small submarine, described by eyewitnesses, and photographed by others. Nessie appears to be a plesiosaur."
http://www.katc.com/news/religious-s...nster-is-real/

Lincoln was wrong, he should have let these guys seceded when he had a chance.
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Old 2012-06-26, 12:44   Link #22177
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Lincoln was wrong, he should have let these guys seceded when he had a chance.
So NOW people are noticing that the British make away with religious zealots when they send those to the colonies?
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Old 2012-06-26, 12:46   Link #22178
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Makes me think of every other kind of religious school that teaches everything but science, compassion, tolerance, open-mindedness, creativity and sexuality.
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Old 2012-06-26, 12:49   Link #22179
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Just in case your curious, we've gathered together a few more theories and ideas that some Christian, Bible-based educational programs teach:
The [Ku Klux] Klan in some areas of the country tried to be a means of reform, fighting the decline in morality and using the symbol of the cross ... In some communities it achieved a certain respectability as it worked with politicians.

http://www.businessinsider.com/louis...is-real-2012-6
different articles but same issue.

love the fire breathing dinosaurs form BJU.
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Old 2012-06-26, 12:50   Link #22180
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I hope they end up taking the Flying Spaghetti Monster seriously too. Though I think the next on the list is vampires...
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