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  • Dems Propose Socialism as Cure for US Prosperity [semi-satire]

    05/06/2018 11:36:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 May 2018 | John Semmens
    While Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt) was first out of the gate for the 2020 presidential election with a proposal to give everyone who wants or needs a job a $15 per hour spot on a federal government payroll, other hopefuls are signing on to the idea. A poll indicating that 46% of potential voters like the idea has inspired imitators. Sens. Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) eagerly endorsed the idea. “I think it’s a good start on the road to an economy where everyone basically works for the government,” Booker said. “Then we could ensure that everyone gets...
  • In N. Korea, Eccentricity Well Off the Scale

    02/29/2008 7:43:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 303+ views
    WP ^ | 02/29/08 | Blaine Harden
    In N. Korea, Eccentricity Well Off the Scale Nothing Seems Too Big When the Kims, Father and Son, Celebrate Themselves By Blaine Harden Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, February 29, 2008; A14 PYONGYANG, North Korea -- In closed communist dictatorships, land-use planning often edges toward the far side of eccentricity. In Albania under Enver Hoxha, the countryside was pimpled with more than 700,000 concrete bunkers. Built to ward off invaders, most became outhouses. In Romania under Nicolae Ceausescu, a historic quarter of old Bucharest was bulldozed to build a Parisian-style boulevard, an artificial river and a 13-story neo-Stalinist palace that...