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devolver means to return in Spanish. It can be a tax return, but it can also mean to return the power [closer to] the people.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jul 6th, 2006 at 05:14:19 AM EST
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I went to the Corto ingles, which you must know, yesterday, where I saw that word. I had just read this diary, which is why it struck me. I can't really say all the way you can use this word.

It's funny how parliamentarism has lost its glory. Who could have predicted that a conservative would defend ideas that imply, somehow, that the people decide better?

Rien n'est gratuit en ce bas monde. Tout s'expie, le bien comme le mal, se paie tot ou tard. Le bien c'est beaucoup plus cher, forcement. Celine

by UnEstranAvecVueSurMer (holopherne ahem gmail) on Thu Jul 6th, 2006 at 05:23:02 AM EST
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Just look at the PP in Spain [not only now but in 1993-6]. When the conservatives are desperate to get back into power they stop at nothing, not even putting the state itself at risk.

Nothing is 'mere'. — Richard P. Feynman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jul 6th, 2006 at 05:31:14 AM EST
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The State and its political system. The old justifications for parliamentarism (concertation, debate, open-mindedness, desire to be convinced) seems to hold no more value in the politicians' mind than in the people's. And yet these are the values the EU is building itself on.

Rien n'est gratuit en ce bas monde. Tout s'expie, le bien comme le mal, se paie tot ou tard. Le bien c'est beaucoup plus cher, forcement. Celine
by UnEstranAvecVueSurMer (holopherne ahem gmail) on Thu Jul 6th, 2006 at 05:41:48 AM EST
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