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by Sertorio
Thu May 24, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela
Replies: 12
Views: 15379

Re: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela

Maduro arrested or dis-qualified everyone that had a chance to beat him in the election. :roll: If I were Venezuelan and disliked Maduro, I would have voted for the least bad of the opposition candidates, to try and take away electoral legitimacy from Maduro. The lack of better opposition candidate...
by Sertorio
Wed May 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela
Replies: 12
Views: 15379

Re: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela

As relevant as Maduro's victory - at a time of deep crisis - is the opposition's incapacity to attract the vote of those who are discontent. There were two opposition candidates, so Venezuelans wanting to show their discontent could have voted for them. Which they didn't. Abstaining - even 55% abst...
by Sertorio
Wed May 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela
Replies: 12
Views: 15379

Re: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela

As relevant as Maduro's victory - at a time of deep crisis - is the opposition's incapacity to attract the vote of those who are discontent. There were two opposition candidates, so Venezuelans wanting to show their discontent could have voted for them. Which they didn't. Abstaining - even 55% abst...
by Sertorio
Wed May 23, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela
Replies: 12
Views: 15379

Re: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela

As relevant as Maduro's victory - at a time of deep crisis - is the opposition's incapacity to attract the vote of those who are discontent. There were two opposition candidates, so Venezuelans wanting to show their discontent could have voted for them. Which they didn't. Abstaining - even 55% abst...
by Sertorio
Wed May 23, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela
Replies: 12
Views: 15379

Re: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela

As relevant as Maduro's victory - at a time of deep crisis - is the opposition's incapacity to attract the vote of those who are discontent. There were two opposition candidates, so Venezuelans wanting to show their discontent could have voted for them. Which they didn't. Abstaining - even 55% abst...
by Sertorio
Tue May 22, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela
Replies: 12
Views: 15379

Re: Maduro "wins" re-election in Venezuela

As relevant as Maduro's victory - at a time of deep crisis - is the opposition's incapacity to attract the vote of those who are discontent. There were two opposition candidates, so Venezuelans wanting to show their discontent could have voted for them. Which they didn't. Abstaining - even 55% abste...
by Sertorio
Mon May 21, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Freeing of Europe
Replies: 52
Views: 58845

Re: The Freeing of Europe

Alarm as Eurosceptics close in on power By Katya Adler, BBC News Europe editor http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44197351 Brussels is watching Italy with horror: appalled by the very real prospect of having a Moscow-sympathising, passionately Eurosceptic government in the heart of the EU, hell-b...
by Sertorio
Mon May 21, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Shotgun Wedding
Replies: 22
Views: 26709

Re: Shotgun Wedding

Quite so, Milo. I have been traipsing around western Canada recently and got the distinct impression that in your country they take the HoW very seriously indeed. So much so that it the Brits decided one day that they no longer wanted to retain their monarchy the Royal family could likely take up r...
by Sertorio
Mon May 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Israel
Replies: 177
Views: 65037

Re: Israel

Ah Sertorio, I was expecting your retort and surprisingly I agree with most of it except for your assertion that Bashar is the Islamic moderating Messiah. He is a ruthless tirrent locked in a survival battle with other Muslim factions being propped up by Putin, Erdugan, ISIS and Iran. Impossible to...
by Sertorio
Mon May 21, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Israel
Replies: 177
Views: 65037

Re: Israel

Ah Sertorio, I was expecting your retort and surprisingly I agree with most of it except for your assertion that Bashar is the Islamic moderating Messiah. He is a ruthless tirrent locked in a survival battle with other Muslim factions being propped up by Putin, Erdugan, ISIS and Iran. Impossible to...