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I found this interesting: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2014/04/a-nation-of-slaves.h...

Most people have simplistic ideas about solving human problems -- and the left and right ideologues seem to have even simpler ones.

Unlike a lot of forums, Charlie Stross keeps his discussions about his posts firmly civil.

Birds of a feather

The UN General Assembly, apparently and suddenly seduced by The Empire and mainstream media, yesterday voted overwhelmingly that Crimea's referendum to break away from Ukraine was not valid.

There were 11 dissenting votes:

  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia
  • Cuba
  • North Korea
  • Nicaragua
  • Russia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Venezuela
  • Zimbabwe

Sick Danny

The President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, who turn 69 years old this year and who suffers from lupus, a disease which shortens the lifespan of the afflicted, unexpectedly cancelled a meeting in Managua with the President of Peru, , Rafael Correa.

http://www.laprensa.com.ni/2014/02/28/poderes/184597-ortega-suspende-reu...

Could we divide up Nicaragua like this?

I just read an article in the Washington Post titled Which of the 11 american nations do you live in?. The article is about the US, not about 11 sovereign countries and is an interesting read.

It got we thinking if we could divide up Nicaragua in a similar way. You need to read the article to understand what a similar way means but it does seem possible, interesting and, most important, useful.

Daniel Ortega: a justice and basic human rights champion? Really?

It is amazing how sometimes we see only what we like to see ( myth or wishfull thinking )even when the reality is as obvious as our bright and very hot midday sun. Para muestra un boton-- just for show here is a small token: Is Mr Ortega championing the viejitos and the students (that joined the viejitos demonstration) whose rights were trampled and can't find justice from our police department and judicial system?

Message from the US Ambassador on the Fourth of July

MESSAGE FOR u.s. CITIZENS: 4th of July Salutation from Ambassador Phyllis M. Powers

Assange Anniversary

This is working out well for everyone. Ecuador is footing the bill for his confinement; The US is saving serious dinero by not having to bring him to trial,, and Julian seems content,,, well,, mas or menos.

I think he'd have more options and a bit more space in a Max Security lockup, but not his choice of cable channels. At some point, maybe twenty years from now, I think they should let him apply for "parole."

went by plaza inter rotunda..at 9;30am..

lot of people there..waving nica flags..no sandanista flags..i personally would stay away from that area..are we going to be like the protest in brazil.???

How to campaign -- Correa style

The election in Ecuador is two weeks away. While the press has accused Correa of various corrupt acts, it seems to be mostly that Correa's approach to managing Ecuador does not fit well wth the agenda of those who own big business, including the press.

How does this fit in Nicaragua?

A friend sent me a copy of this editorial from a Michigan newspaper. While my personal conclusions are different than those implied by the author, it's a short piece which raises some serious concerns. My reason for posting it here is to talk about how Nicaragua would fare in the points being made.

[Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the newspaper where it appeared. I assume it is under copyright but claim fair use here as it is being posted for discussion.]

I'm Voting PLI

http://www.nicaraguadispatch.com/news/2012/09/like-lambs-to-the-slaughte...

Or, at least I would if Nicaragua were like the US and I were able to vote without any form of identification whatsoever.

Is there any other country in the world where you can vote without ID ? I couldn't find any, but I might have missed one.

Is Nicaragua now, and will be later, better off with or without Ortega?

This question stems from Daddy-yo's reply on another post about who will be better for Nicaragua, Obama or Romney?

O Canada...

Canada breaks diplomatic relations with Iran:

"The Iranian regime is providing increasing military assistance to the Assad regime; it refuses to comply with U.N. resolutions pertaining to its nuclear program; it routinely threatens the existence of Israel and engages in racist anti-Semitic rhetoric and incitement to genocide," Foreign Minister Baird said in a statement. "It is among the world's worst violators of human rights; and it shelters and materially supports terrorist groups."

Interesting article in Nicaragua Dispatch

Things appear to have been happening inside the FSLN. This, along with some of the articles Juanno posted, seems to be part of it:

http://www.nicaraguadispatch.com/news/2012/08/gen-ortega-nicaragua-must-...

Two quotes from Humberto Ortega:

"Each generation has to assume the responsibility of challenging political and economic leaders to build a better and more inclusive country, Ortega says."

The Waiver is GRANTED

The imperialist yankee empire, enemies of mankind, have extended "The Waiver" for another year.

US Embassy press release (in Spanish)

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