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I read the news today (oh boy) - Current world events
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11 September 2013
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Joe said
Here's a good discussion on it:
http://www.theguardian.com/not.....es/query/0,,-80426,00.html
There are a lot of contenders, and the US doesn't seem to come close.

 

Joe, the link you posted comes up with the message

Sorry - we haven't been able to serve the page you asked for

any chance you can repost it.

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11 September 2013
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Another try at the link -

http://www.theguardian.com/not.....es/query/0,,-80426,00.html

Nope. Link keeps coming up broken.

Here's a link to the search -

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=oldest+modern+democracy&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&gws_rd=cr&ei=16gwUu2DEsjx4QSDmIGACw

Which, for me, is showing the discussion Joe referred to at the top of the page.

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11 September 2013
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And now for a Public Service Announcement:

 

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11 September 2013
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....tured.html

Pinochet regime used George Harrison and Julio Iglesias to torment prisoners while they were being tortured

 

 

11 September 2013
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cbatcu said
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....tured.html

Pinochet regime used George Harrison and Julio Iglesias to torment prisoners while they were being tortured

 

Yeah saw that in the paper. No idea what to make of it (George's music being used that is). I suppose any song played over and over for hours will drive anyone to the point of distraction tho its not that big a leap to think someone might have found some comfort in the lyrics to My Sweet Lord - of course not forgetting the horrors of torture.

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12 September 2013
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Up here in Canada, things are getting a bit wacky in the province of Quebec:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/.....alues.html

 

It's a baffling 'Charter Of Values', as things like Christmas trees and crucifixes are still perfectly fine in public buildings apparently.

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A super Typhoon is headed toward the Philippians.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/....._hp_ref=tw

trcanberra said
Wish I could discuss the news at the dinner table, but my other half is on a right-wing religious binge at the moment and ANY conversation ends up being about global conspiracies and new world orders.

It's nice to be able to keep up with some decent debate here.

I feel that way when I'm around my in-laws or my father. My father has turned more right-winged in the past few years. They are always trying to point out this about the liberals or that and I'm looking for an escape route because its all one sided. 

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