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Old 2011-03-08, 07:00   Link #12361
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In Libya, the revolution will be tribalized
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1933299/
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Old 2011-03-08, 10:22   Link #12362
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In Libya, the revolution will be tribalized
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1933299/
Lovely. Just when we need another Afghanistan.
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Old 2011-03-08, 10:34   Link #12363
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In Libya, the revolution will be tribalized
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1933299/
Its like i've been saying for a while now.
Remove the Dictator, and you effectively remove the country.
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Old 2011-03-08, 12:03   Link #12364
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Supreme Court Deciding Whether Congress May Copyright Public Domain Works

"The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Congress may take works
out of the public domain and grant them copyright status."

See:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...t-recopyright/
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Old 2011-03-08, 16:01   Link #12365
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Its like i've been saying for a while now.
Remove the Dictator, and you effectively remove the country.
African and Middle Eastern countries should have been split up along tribal and ethnic lines when colonialism ended. I will give the Europeans the benefit of the doubt that they just plain stupid but my dad subscribe to the theory that European just wanted to leave areas in a big mess as revenge for losing their colonial territories.
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Old 2011-03-08, 16:22   Link #12366
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African and Middle Eastern countries should have been split up along tribal and ethnic lines when colonialism ended. I will give the Europeans the benefit of the doubt that they just plain stupid but my dad subscribe to the theory that European just wanted to leave areas in a big mess as revenge for losing their colonial territories.
not really.
the Sykes–Picot Agreement thats responsible for the whole mess predates European colonialism in the middle east by a few years.

hell, the whole idea of "European colonialism" in the middle east is something of a joke, since we're talking about less then 3 decades (1918 till the late 40's) of English/French control over those areas, which replaced centuries of Ottoman rule, and ended with all those countries attaining independence.
generally speaking, the Arab states of the middle east have little to complain about regarding the "Evil of colonialism" when compared to places like India.

if anything, its the Kurds that should be pissed off.
22 Arab states and the Europeans didn't see fit to establish a Kurdish one (the Kurds are a people of over 30 million)
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Old 2011-03-08, 18:30   Link #12367
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Sarah Palin for 2012?

forget her... she's waaay too tainted.

here's what i think will be a viable candidate to make Obama a one-termer.

as of 3-7-11


2012 will be interesting if this guy runs for president maybe Sarah Palin should be a cheerleader for this guy

i bet he'll do a great job splitting the once monolithic Black vote away from Democrats, and even i think latinos might give this guy a chance since Obama's standing standing with them is at all time low (especially at a time of record-level deportations).
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Old 2011-03-08, 19:31   Link #12368
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^Very impressive that's for certain. And he hits the nails on their heads as to why the current administration is not working.
I hope 2012 brings in more candidates that think this way and start listening to the people!
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Old 2011-03-08, 20:22   Link #12369
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All I hear is pointless chatter. He can be President all he wants but until Congress gets serious, then it doesn't matter at all.
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Old 2011-03-08, 21:07   Link #12370
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I had to listen to that drivel in the ER last night.

It's all a dog and pony show until they get into office and like my gramps said, as far as domestic policy, the presidential race is overrated it's CONGRESS that needs more attention. The White House is easier to focus on therefore easier to praise or blame.
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Old 2011-03-08, 21:16   Link #12371
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Aye.... he's definitely interesting, but Congress needs to be cleared of the children, clowns, and morons before we'll get any workable solutions to the train wreck of problems that we face.
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Old 2011-03-08, 21:43   Link #12372
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I agree with you guys but let's not forget how powerful the president has really become in the past 30 years. He can create departments seemingly of his own volition and authorize related spending all on his own. It has become a more important position than it really should be.
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Old 2011-03-08, 22:24   Link #12373
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Like I said. Raze DC and Congress with it, and then replace what was destroyed. >.>

Personally I think they should make it so like all would-be congressmen have to live off of a tiny salary for a certain period of time before they can actually be congressmen. Might give them a bit of perspective.

Besides, do politicians really need to be paid that much money anyway?
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Old 2011-03-08, 23:48   Link #12374
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Like I said. Raze DC and Congress with it, and then replace what was destroyed. >.>

Personally I think they should make it so like all would-be congressmen have to live off of a tiny salary for a certain period of time before they can actually be congressmen. Might give them a bit of perspective.

Besides, do politicians really need to be paid that much money anyway?
They don't actually make much money being politicians... all the money is made in the revolving doors to industry as lobbyists and pimps if they dance the dance while in office.

That's why "paying them less" only increases the problem -- as long as elections are not publicly financed with no donations allowed, as long as there aren't restrictions on the revolving door effect, and about half a dozen other holes in the process, meh.
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Old 2011-03-09, 01:46   Link #12375
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looks like gov. Walker is caving in

Under the compromise floated by Walker and detailed in the e-mails, workers would be able to continue bargaining over their salaries with no limit, a change from his original plan that banned negotiated salary increases beyond inflation(!!!). He also proposed compromises allowing collective bargaining to stay in place on mandatory overtime, performance bonuses, hazardous duty pay and classroom size for teachers.

Wis. gov. proposes union compromise in e-mails
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Old 2011-03-09, 01:56   Link #12376
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^Are you really surprised? After Walker failed to deliver on his ultimatum 2 weeks ago (immediately firing 1000s of employees), any further threats were seen for the bluffing they were. And with the majority of the state in support of the bargaining rights (amongst other items), and the horrendous prank call, Walker was going to have to back down eventually.

Still, I doubt the democrats will leave it at this compromise. Walker has already backed down from his main talking points, so just a few more pushes and his entire strategy will crumble.
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Old 2011-03-09, 02:22   Link #12377
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^Are you really surprised? After Walker failed to deliver on his ultimatum 2 weeks ago (immediately firing 1000s of employees), any further threats were seen for the bluffing they were. And with the majority of the state in support of the bargaining rights (amongst other items), and the horrendous prank call, Walker was going to have to back down eventually.

Still, I doubt the democrats will leave it at this compromise. Walker has already backed down from his main talking points, so just a few more pushes and his entire strategy will crumble.
This guy Walker is proving to be a lightning rod as an easy target he's such an arrogant buffoon. Unfortunately, he's been driving the bus of Wisconsin into the swamp of alligators:
http://filterednews.wordpress.com/20...by-gov-walker/
http://www.boingboing.net/2011/03/06...m-scott-w.html
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Old 2011-03-09, 06:17   Link #12378
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Exposed: Egypt's spies dragged from shadows
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Old 2011-03-09, 07:07   Link #12379
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Exposed: Egypt's spies dragged from shadows
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNew...7280HJ20110309
all that this "exposes" really, is that Egypt is an Arab state.
you have the exact same thing in every single other Arab country in the region.
thats just the way the middle east is.
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Old 2011-03-09, 07:47   Link #12380
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all that this "exposes" really, is that Egypt is an Arab state.
you have the exact same thing in every single other Arab country in the region.
thats just the way the middle east is.
I doubt it's all that different from the rest of the world. It's a shock to people when they find that it really happened to them tho.
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