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A revocation of catalan self-government is not a "solution", it's just one more step in the escalation of the political crisis.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 10:27:01 AM EST
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Does Rajoy know that?

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 10:53:18 AM EST
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And if he does, can he resist the demands of those in his party who don't?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 10:56:35 AM EST
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I'm not saying it's unlikely, I'm just saying it wouldn't be the last word.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 11:12:35 AM EST
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I worry that the last word won't be words.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 04:15:10 PM EST
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And you say that sitting in the US midwest...

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 07:00:59 PM EST
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True enough. I'm an outside observer, but if this thing goes sideways the consequences will run way beyond Spain.

Suspending the regional government, let alone arrestjng elected officials.  I just don't see it going over well on the world stage.

And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg

by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 07:36:18 PM EST
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It would probably be with clear legal cause.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 07:51:38 PM EST
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So, can I crash in your couch if it blows up? I'm not staying for the fireworks once they are scheduled.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 21st, 2014 at 07:52:40 PM EST
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We have an extra dog bed.


And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
by ManfromMiddletown (manfrommiddletown at lycos dot com) on Wed Oct 22nd, 2014 at 12:42:47 AM EST
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Going well on the world stage? Of course it will.

Just see how ignored the whole issues regarding Hungarian democracy have been.

As long as it does not impact the financial elites or the construction of the EU utopia and the expansion of globalization, it is wholly acceptable.

by cagatacos on Wed Oct 22nd, 2014 at 04:15:01 AM EST
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