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Ard-Taoiseach

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And Chavez has abolished any presidential term limits and abolished the independence of the Central Bank in Venezuela. Its galling to think the high price of oil is keeping him in power. Chavez is the greatest threat to democracy in Latin America and he is devastating Venezuels's private sector base and making the Venezuelan economy almost wholly dependent on oil.

Shame on Maradona, he should congratulate the governments of Colombia and Peru, they are the shining lights for the rest of Latin America to follow. Both Peru and Colombia have improved GDP growth rates, have a restrained executuve branch of government and are reducing poverty rates and murder rates respectively.
 

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Whatever God says... we shall obey
 

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The Rory Carroll guy who wrote the piece, is he the same fella who was kidnapped in Iraq ?
If so, he must enjoy the adventurous side of journalism.
 

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Openly admitting cheating in the world cup? Even bragging about it? Surely grounds for having the cup taken away from Argentina.....
 

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Ard-Taoiseach said:
Shame on Maradona, he should congratulate the governments of Colombia and Peru, they are the shining lights for the rest of Latin America to follow. Both Peru and Colombia have improved GDP growth rates, have a restrained executuve branch of government and are reducing poverty rates and murder rates respectively.
Ah yes. Cause democracies ought to be supporting death squads and right wing paramilitary organisations, drug runners and union busting.
 
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Lets see Chavez uses some of the money to look after his own people rather than feathering the next of CIA companies.

Obviously a threat to the world and he doesn't buy US Arms either.
 

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hmmm an obese millioanire cokehead who has been tried for tax evasion......just the sort of role model for an emerging anti-capitalist state..........
 
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Ard-Taoiseach said:
And Chavez has abolished any presidential term limits and abolished the independence of the Central Bank in Venezuela. Its galling to think the high price of oil is keeping him in power. Chavez is the greatest threat to democracy in Latin America and he is devastating Venezuels's private sector base and making the Venezuelan economy almost wholly dependent on oil.

Shame on Maradona, he should congratulate the governments of Colombia and Peru, they are the shining lights for the rest of Latin America to follow. Both Peru and Colombia have improved GDP growth rates, have a restrained executuve branch of government and are reducing poverty rates and murder rates respectively.
But will he try maintain rule through death squads as in the former shining lights of South America? He is one of the most popular leaders in the World I venture. Well in excess of 60% last time I remember a poll. The opposition can challenge his presidentship though a referendum as they have done. Venez. plus Switzerland are the only countries in the world to have this facility.

He's reduced the max working day to 6 hours with this proposed change to the constitution. Which will be passed/failed by referendum. There are both some worrying autocratic tendencies and some really promising progressive policies being implemented by Chavez. But he is elected, popular and a damned sight more democratic then the oligarchs who ruled previously.
 

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sandar said:
hmmm an obese millioanire cokehead who has been tried for tax evasion......just the sort of role model for an emerging anti-capitalist state..........



And also arguably the most iconic sportsman next to ALI

Moron :roll:
 

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Akrasia said:
Ard-Taoiseach said:
Shame on Maradona, he should congratulate the governments of Colombia and Peru, they are the shining lights for the rest of Latin America to follow. Both Peru and Colombia have improved GDP growth rates, have a restrained executuve branch of government and are reducing poverty rates and murder rates respectively.
Ah yes. Cause democracies ought to be supporting death squads and right wing paramilitary organisations, drug runners and union busting.
Just what I wanted to say!

Call a spade a spade 'Ard-Taoiseach', a little murder and torture is worth a strong economy isnt it?

W@nker.
 

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The OD said:
Akrasia said:
[quote="Ard-Taoiseach":141ppsp9]
Shame on Maradona, he should congratulate the governments of Colombia and Peru, they are the shining lights for the rest of Latin America to follow. Both Peru and Colombia have improved GDP growth rates, have a restrained executuve branch of government and are reducing poverty rates and murder rates respectively.
Ah yes. Cause democracies ought to be supporting death squads and right wing paramilitary organisations, drug runners and union busting.
Just what I wanted to say!

Call a spade a spade 'Ard-Taoiseach', a little murder and torture is worth a strong economy isnt it?

W@nker.[/quote:141ppsp9]

kidnappings have fallen by 76% in Colombia between 2002 and 2006. Homicides are down 40% in those same years and tens of thousand of paramilitaries have renounced a life of violence and are now training for jobs.

Millions of ordinary Colombians are benefiting from sensible economic policies and actually have a future. Foreign investment is up which will bring modern work practices and a global vison to Colombia, while Venezuela will collapse into ruin if the oil price falls.

Meanwhile, President Alan Garcia of Peru is boosting his country's fortunes with GDP growth rate up to 8%. More importantly, poverty rates are falling, from 55% of the population in 2001 to 45% of the population in 2006.

Hugo Chavez is ensuring that Venezuela is completely and utterly at the mercy of global commodity markets in his insane drive for "21st Century Socialism". It didn't work in the 20th, it won't work now!
 

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would have though pele was the more iconic footballer and anyway the point I am making is that politically he is niave as a footballer he was wonderful, but he is/was an obese tax evading cokehead//fact
 

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[video=youtube;-o8GZRVKXZo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o8GZRVKXZo[/video]

Leaked video shows Diego Maradona allegedly beating ex-girlfriend Rocio Oliva - NY Daily News

... The 30-second clip, originally aired by Argentine TV program "Nosotros al Mediodía," shows Maradona appearing to strike former fiancee Rocio Oliva, who secretly filmed the attack on her cellphone.
Looking visibly intoxicated, Maradona slurs his speech as he questions Oliva over her telephone use before physically confronting her.
"Stop! Stop! Stop hitting me," Oliva pleads. ...
Maradona is a violent bully!
 

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Maradona has his faults and failings.

He comes from a very under-privileged background.

But he was the greatest player ever.
 


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