I don't care how many times I look at him, I cannot get "Moon Over Parador" out of my mind.
Is that so?
How was Libya doing under the rule of Gaddafi? How bad did the people have it? Were they oppressed as we now commonly accept as fact? Let us look at the facts for a moment.
Before the chaos erupted, Libya had a lower incarceration rate than the Czech republic. It ranked 61st. Libya had the lowest infant mortality rate of all of Africa. Libya had the highest life expectancy of all of Africa. Less than 5% of the population was undernourished. In response to the rising food prices around the world, the government of Libya abolished ALL taxes on food.
People in Libya were rich. Libya had the highest gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita of all of Africa. The government took care to ensure that everyone in the country shared in the wealth. Libya had the highest Human Development Index of any country on the continent. The wealth was distributed equally. In Libya, a lower percentage of people lived below the poverty line than in the Netherlands.
How does Libya get so rich? The answer is oil. The country has a lot of oil, and does not allow foreign corporations to steal the resources while the population starves, unlike countries like Nigeria, a country that is basically run by Shell.
Keiser Report from Beirut... Max talks to two-time Pulitzer prize winner Anthony Shadid of the New York Times, who very obviously won both for having memorized US foreign policy shtick, executing it flawlessly, while having an Arab name.
AP reports and I stripped of mindfucks:
It shouldn't even irk me anymore that they can't even report something as innocuous as this without wording such that it besmirches him. Do you ever wonder how bad faith actors can just keep it up? I mean, I'm told that bloodlines are very important to the controllers. They've bred out morals. Not just some morals. All. All gone.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's 34-year-old car has been sold for nearly $2.5 million at an auction to raise money for a low-income housing project.
ISNA's report Tuesday doesn't identify the buyer, but quotes the individual's lawyer, Mamoud Isari, as saying the buyer plans to build a museum and exhibit the car.
The 1977 white Peugeot sedan was put up for auction in January in a move by the president to [help] fulfill a campaign promise to put a roof over the head of every Iranian.