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Quote from: Jacob on May 11, 2022, 11:36:50 AMFrom what I've read, the Marcos family (who embezzled hundreds of millions of $ from the Philippine state)
Quote from: Jacob on May 11, 2022, 11:36:50 AMFrom what I've read, the Marcos family (who embezzled hundreds of millions of $ from the Philippine state) have been working on a successful white-washing project in the intervening time - with a focus on social media. As I understand it, the Marcos election pitch was an appeal to nostalgia "it wasn't that bad" / "there was stability" re: the dictatorship era, which resonated with voters who are too young to have actual experience of that period.But this is just based on a few articles, so it's likely missing some complexities.
QuoteTheir popularity indicates that our past fight for democratic freedom has been largely forgotten, with 56 percent of the Filipino voting population now between ages 18 and 41. A 2017 poll found that half of us Filipinos favor authoritarian governance, and an alarming number of us even approve of military rule. Yet the same poll showed that 82 percent of us say we believe in representative democracy.
QuoteThroughout those three decades of our hard-won democracy, its most vital function — letting the people choose who will represent us — was perverted by entrenched politicians. Call it the dictatorship of dynasties. As of 2019, some 234 families, in a country of nearly 110 million people, held 67 percent of the legislature, 80 percent of governorships and 53 percent of mayoralties.https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/06/opinion/philippines-election-marcos-duterte.html
Quote from: Josquius on May 11, 2022, 11:09:31 AMOh. And this is definitely a still from a horror movie.Swedish pm gonna be pregnant soon
Quote from: The Larch on May 11, 2022, 11:11:55 AMIs she wearing a life jacket?
QuoteGolf legend Greg Norman blew off the vile dismemberment murder of a journalist by Saudi agents saying "we've all made mistakes."
Quote from: Eddie Teach on May 12, 2022, 12:24:25 PMWhy is Greg Norman being asked to comment on journalist killings?
Quote from: crazy canuckBB's treatment is consistent with one who defends positions taken by the conservative wing of the Conservatives.
Quote from: Grey Fox on May 11, 2022, 07:55:00 PMThis week, I should find out if my son plays A or B little league baseball. I've been refreshing my emails obsessively.
Quote from: Razgovory on May 12, 2022, 09:06:07 PMIn the article they link to a previous story from last year where they claim that China has built the world's largest navy: They have 360 ships compared to the US 298.https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/05/china/china-world-biggest-navy-intl-hnk-ml-dst/index.html
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