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14 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Why Dick Cheney may be... · 0 replies · +1 points

P'tit gars, give it a rest.

14 years ago @ Macleans.ca - If only there was some... · 0 replies · +1 points

You're ruining Aaron's day, and he's worked so hard.

14 years ago @ Macleans.ca - If only there was some... · 4 replies · +1 points

Don't take my word for it folks. Take Globe and Mail columnist Norm Spector's word:

"The media may go on about it for a day or two. But even the most ethically creative journalists will have trouble sustaining much umbrage about the release of material they would gladly have had leaked."

You can all keep cackling to your heart's content. I think I'll move on. NIghty-night.

14 years ago @ Macleans.ca - If only there was some... · 6 replies · +1 points

Give it up Aaron, it's a non-story except for ever-hopeful Libloggers and other Liberals partisans. For Canadians it's one big yawn.

14 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Rousseau's counsel to ... · 5 replies · +1 points

There was more than one cause. But the Poles' courage inspired the world and gave a moral high ground to those who opposed communism. Seeing people being run over by tanks showed Soviet communism's true oppresive nature. It made communism less fashionable you might say. (It didn't stop Pierre Trudeau from defending martial law in Poland mind you.)

And you're right, there was more than one cause. The Polish Pope, Ronald Reagan's gutsy help to solidarity via the CIA, Reagan't arms build-up which helped bankrupt the U.S.S.R., the 1979 NATO decision to deploy 572 Pershing II missiles in Europe aimed at the U.S.S.R. and the east bloc countries etc.

14 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Rousseau's counsel to ... · 8 replies · +1 points

Budapest 1956 was the beginning of the end? I don't think so.

Prague 1968? I've heard of the Prague spring, but not summer, fall, winter.

Poland was the beginning of the end communism's grip on Europe and I don't know of any reputable commentators who say otherwise.

14 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Well, she tried · 4 replies · 0 points

I see Aaron, assorted Libblogers, and assorted LIberal commenters are all so disappointed by this turn of events. Better luck next time folks.

14 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Rousseau's counsel to ... · 13 replies · +1 points

It ended in 1989 in Moscow, but it started in September 1980 in the Gdansk Shipyard, in Poland, not Moscow.

The events in Poland precipitated and gave momentum to the fall of the entire Communist bloc.

The Yalta arrangement collapsed soon after the events in Poland.

14 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Asset management · 0 replies · +1 points

Tu ne serais pas "le p'tit gars" par hasard?

14 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Today in slurs · 0 replies · +1 points

Get a life "Le p'tit gars"