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by Bjinse on Mon Jun 12th, 2017 at 08:59:57 PM EST
by generic on Tue Jun 13th, 2017 at 05:25:58 AM EST
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But remember; conservatism doesn't fail, conservatism is failed

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 12:28:35 PM EST
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Taibbi: Goodbye, and Good Riddance, to Centrism - Rolling Stone -
Voters for decades were conned into thinking they were noisome minorities whose best path to influence is to make peace with the mightier "center," which inevitably turns out to support military interventionism, fewer taxes for the rich, corporate deregulation and a ban on unrealistic "giveaway" proposals like free higher education. Those are the realistic, moderate, popular ideas, we're told.

But it's a Wizard of Oz trick, just like American politics in general. There is no numerically massive center behind the curtain. What there is instead is a tiny island of wealthy donors, surrounded by a protective ring of for-sale major-party politicians (read: employees) whose job it is to castigate too-demanding voters and preach realism.

by generic on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 11:01:44 AM EST
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(alt. spellings: DERP, derp; syn.: bipartisan, center, uniparty; tax: liberal liberals ⊇ conservative liberals)

Your common DeRp wants government spending and lots of it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jun 14th, 2017 at 03:55:03 PM EST
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Mali tourist resort 'under attack' - BBC
A tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners is under attack by gunmen, a spokesman at the security ministry has told Reuters.

Nearby residents reported hearing shots fired at the luxury destination.

The spokesman said the attack was ongoing at Le Campement resort in Dougourakoro, to the east of the capital Bamako.

Malian troops and soldiers from France's Bakhane counter-terrorist force are at the site.

There was no information immediately available on casualties.

by Bernard on Sun Jun 18th, 2017 at 06:19:46 PM EST
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