Socialists take control of Portugal

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm...&u=/ap/20050221/ap_on_re_eu/portugal_election

    Why is it socialists havent figured out that socialism doesnt work have positive effects on the economy? I suppose its true things in Portugal arent that great now so im not surprised the people wanted something else but socialists have one agenda: increase taxes.

    Sadly we also lost another nation in support of rebuilding iraq here. too bad.
     
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    Well good for them. I mean, socialism worked wonders for Russia, China, Vietnam, North Korea, and Cuba. And the rest of the People's Republic of Europe has such a delightfully stagnant economy.

    I'm sure with socialism, the 30th time's the charm.
     
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    Seriosuly though, Europe is depressing me. It's like watching your parents grow old and senile.
     
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    Excellent point, theim. Insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over, and expecting different results.
     
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    You forgot how well the National Socialist German worker party did wonders for Germany and Europe during the late 1930s and early 1940s.

    Interesting article for anyone who wants to read. Hitler was a Socialist
     
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    Fascinating article, Avatar - although, I confess - I'm reading it in small bites. I was especially glad to see some astute observations by Ludwig Von Mises. In addition to being a man who got out of Germany a heartbeat ahead of the Gestapo, I consider him one of the earliest martyrs in the struggle against the AMERICAN variety of socialism - to wit, Political Correctness.
     
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    Interesting facts about Hitler from that page

    Is it me or does that just remind you of PETA. I mean they dont experiment on jewish children, that i know of. But they put animal life above human life alot of the time. Or the environmentalist extremists who put the lives of fish over the lives of humans.

    Or a quote from Hitler himself:

    But no one tell ACLU that Hitler claimed to be a Socialist. He might have to reassess his position. that Nazis were not socialists.
     
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    Another interesting factoid. Im starting to think there have been two huge lies of the 20th century. 1)Democrats have done everything for blacks and Republicans have opposed it. and 2)Hitler was an extreme right winger. Fact is Hitler was a leftest. not as far as the communists but he was a socialist. Facism and Communism are two sides of the same coin, socialism.
     
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    Great points. And, like any other noteworthy socialist leader, Hitler found socialism a handy tool for duping a populace, in order that he might achieve his ultimate goal: unbridled power. Twentieth century history is a testament to the futility of this pipe dream. The voices of hundreds of millions of dead cry out a warning to those of us who still have a choice. George Orwell's "1984" should be required reading in the U.S., and those of us who understand Orwell's terrified plea to humanity should volunteer to explain it to the slow ones.
     
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    Portugal collapses...
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    Portugal could require $107 billion bailout from EU-IMF
    March 24, 2011 - The collapse of Portugal's government raised the likelihood of a bailout and set back efforts to beef up a financial rescue package for troubled European economies.
     

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