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egypt muslim wins by 800,000; 800,000 votes invalidated; obama welcomes 800,000 illegal immigrants

“Morsi, the 60-year old U.S.-trained engineer, narrowly defeated Shafiq with 51.7 per cent of the vote versus 48.3, by a margin of only 800,000 votes, the election commission said. Turnout was 51 per cent.” [Quoted from globalnews.ca]

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“According to the news report, Morsi, who represents the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and taught at California State University, Northridge, received 13.2 million votes out of 26 million votes cast. Morsi’s competitor, Ahmed Shafiq, who served as the final prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, picked up 12.3 million, and more than 800,000 votes were invalidated.” [Quoted from newamericamedia.org]

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“In what can only been seen as a shrewd and calculating political stunt, Barack Obama side-stepped congress and granted de facto amnesty to over 800,000 illegal immigrants.” [Quoted from examiner.com]



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avanti popolo! - socialists against cycling fun

“But the socialists remained, on the whole, firmly critical of the sport itself, as opposed to the practice of cycling. the first 'red' cycling' convention passed a motion which saw sport as 'a very serious problem … a powerful way of diverting the attention of workers, and of young people in general, from an understanding of social problems and the importance of political and economic organisation'. In a similar vein, in 1912 another socialist condemned 'young people' who were 'more interested in reading La Gazzetta dello Sport as opposed to Avanti!?' (the socialist daily newspaper) and 'only concerned with making love or racing their bikes'. Sport was seen as inspiring 'localistic and militaristic' attitudes. Cycling was good, the sport of cycling was bad. Despite these trenchant statements, the sport soon became immensely popular among peasants and workers all over Italy. If cycling was Italy's 'opium of the people', it was indeed a potent drug." [Quoted from Pedalare! Pedalare!, Part 1, chapter 1]

La Gazzetta is the sports paper of Italy, and the founder and still the organiser of the Giro d’Italia.

Pedalare! Pedalare!: A History of Italian Cycling
by John Foot

Pedalare! Pedalare! by John Foot

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, pbk, 2012
ISBN-10: 1408822199
ISBN-13: 978-1408822197
$20.00 [amazon.com]
£5.39 [amazon.co.uk]

Kindle edition
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Bloomsbury Publishing 2011
ASIN: B0055S2GDQ
$14.16 [amazon.com]
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socialism in action

“...at one point Ceausescu fixed me with a disapproving glare and said, "I understand you are against resolution 242." I disclaimed that attribution emphatically and pointed out that I was an ardent supporter of that text and could even be regarded as one of its formulators. the Romanian president looked again at his brief and said, "no, your excellency is mistaken. you are against resolution 242." ”

Reporting on a meeting in 1973...
Personal witness by Eban, p.544

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Personal Witness: Israel Through My Eyes
by Abba Solomon Eban

Personal witness by Abba Eban

Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1993
ISBN-10: 0224037404
ISBN-13: 978-0224037402
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socialism at ‘work’ - more allende

Like so many of these Marxist dogmatists, Allende thought he could solve the problems of the poor by forcing profitable companies to become worker cooperatives.

“In January he [Allende] spent two days at the Saumer Textile firm, where he lectured the workers, citing the high absenteeism, the decline in productivity, and the fact that the workers had given themselves a 400% increase in wages while the firm had lost 132 million escudos in 1972.”
The overthrow of Allende and the politics of Chile, 1964-1976 p.196-7

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a clearer view of what chile’s allende did

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a clearer view of what chile’s allende did

I have recently become aware of the large amount of nonsense that is still being circulated about what happened to Allende in 1973. It’s about time that the fake-history constantly spread and repeated by the Left be corrected by facts concerning the realities at the time.

For any who might like something more useful on Allende than the Groaniad or Wikipedia.

A quick and reasonable summary can be found here.

While a useful standard work is:

The overthrow of Allende and the politics of Chile, 1964-1976
by Paul E. Sigmund
University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions, 1980

For those who don’t like reading, there is at least a summary here.

Or you can order a copy from the usual places:

The overthrow of Allende and the politics of Chile, 1964-1976
by Paul E. Sigmund

The overthrow of Allende and... by P.E. Sigmund

University of Pittsburgh Press, pbk, 1978
ISBN-10: 0822952874
ISBN-13: 978-0822952879
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I must, nevertheless, still apologise to cephalophores for the lack of Wikipedia and Groaniad

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is socialist n. korea finally evolving from socialist lunacy with the passing of kim very ill?

“North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests, following talks with the US.

“The US State Department said Pyongyang had also agreed to allow UN inspectors to monitor its reactor in Yongbyon to verify compliance with the measures.

“In return, the US is finalising 240,000 tonnes of food aid for the North.”

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