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Rush Limbaugh: Robin Williams killed
himself due to ‘leftist world view’

Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 8/12/2014 6:30:38 PM

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh argued Tuesday that Robin Williams committed suicide because of his “leftist world view.” “What is the left’s world view in general?” Mr. Limbaugh asked listeners. “If you had to attach, not a philosophy, but an attitude to a leftist world view. It’s one of pessimism, and darkness, sadness. They’re never happy, are they?” (snip) “[Liberals] are animated in large part by the false promises of America, because the promises of America are not for everyone,” he said. “He had it all, but he had nothing. Made everybody else laugh, but was miserable inside. It fits a certain

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Anticipate a major leftoid meltdown on this one.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: californiadude, 8/12/2014 6:34:43 PM     (No. 9963504)

You can say that again!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/12/2014 6:36:40 PM     (No. 9963505)

Absolutely true. I don´t know one happy, optimistic liberal. Of course, this will set their hair on fire, the truth always does.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 8/12/2014 6:40:06 PM     (No. 9963511)

Limbaugh is despicable. A man is dead. Is it so hard to give up the cheap political shots for a few days. The man has no class.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: QRP, 8/12/2014 6:40:22 PM     (No. 9963512)

Andy Rooney got one thing right when he commented about Kurt Cobain´s death. There are millions of people that would give anything they had for the years these guys threw away.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gerty, 8/12/2014 6:49:12 PM     (No. 9963523)

Like many of you, I heard Mr.Linbaugh´s comments today and came away with nowhere near the negativity with which I was left after reading this article!

His comments were made in a conversational tone with all deference to the solemnity of this sad occurrence.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/12/2014 6:59:13 PM     (No. 9963530)

People commit suicide out of materialist or worldly world view, which cuts through left and right and through all espoused religions - i.e., when they hit bottom they don´t turn to spiritual answers.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tusker, 8/12/2014 7:02:02 PM     (No. 9963531)

What is "dithpicable" is giving a minute to yet another cockeyed liberal clown Hollywood suicide when Christian children heads are on pikes and we don´t know
"What´s in your Mosque" and just where La Raza and the cartels ("The Race" who wants "gringos" dead) are going to perform yet crime against humanity down on the Rio Bravo.

Williams money and smart mouthing about which 99.99 percent he was clueless will certainly be missed by Nancy but not for too long; they are all too self absorbed and when they get so angry they can´t stand it they loop a belt around their necks again not knowing what they do.

The comic liberal genius is, in the end, wasted and gone with the wind.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Japanorama, 8/12/2014 7:05:55 PM     (No. 9963536)

National Send-a-Liberal-a-Belt Day is approaching.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/12/2014 7:10:20 PM     (No. 9963542)

Good afternoon religious fanatics, you moral imposers, you underminers of the Constitution, you trashers of the first amendment, you fundamentalist, narrow-minded, Bible-thumping, bigoted zealots. As a conservative I thought I´d address you in a fashion and manner to which I have grown accustomed.

It´s always a bubble with leftists, isn´t it? Can´t criticize, can´t use certain words, we are racist, sexist, intolerant, mean, homophobic and love war.

These bubble-headed leftist views inspire me to be a conservative that Haley´s M-O couldn´t move.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/12/2014 7:12:46 PM     (No. 9963547)

I said the same thing yesterday. He was a very talented man, and he did a lot of good with the USO and working with kids with cancer.

But he was a hard-core lie-beral. You know that means he walked around with all the lie-beral guilt for being successful. And it drove him crazy that he couldn´t persuade everyone else to be a hard-core lie-beral.

I have never known a happy old lie-beral. They get more and more miserable the older they get. It´s sad that his personal demons drove him to suicide, but I´m not surprised at all that he was depressed and an addict.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mfm, 8/12/2014 7:18:17 PM     (No. 9963552)

If taken at face value of the Times article #3 I would agree with your outrage. If you heard the comment LIVE and woven within the context of the entire conversation as I did then your "take" may have been different, if you were listening I stand corrected.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Lalo, 8/12/2014 7:19:48 PM     (No. 9963553)

I know plenty of happy, old liberals, including my best friend and her husband. But they are also sincerely religious people.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/12/2014 7:24:11 PM     (No. 9963559)

You would know classless? I can´t fathom what is meant in Reply #3 or in #9. I must be a quart low today. Some people wouldn´t be happy if you hung them with a brand new rope!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/12/2014 7:28:18 PM     (No. 9963565)

Aw, bull. I heard the show today, and didn´t take away from it anything remotely like what has been reported here. Et tu, Washington Times?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/12/2014 7:39:38 PM     (No. 9963572)

Article may be spin, I didn´t hear Rush.

I see no reason to trash Williams. And certainly not today, leftist or not.

I am puzzled, he is reported to still have four unreleased movies plus money troubles. How do you have money troubles if you work that much in films?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/12/2014 7:40:02 PM     (No. 9963573)

#13: I agree with your comment regarding #3´s (written), diatribe; however #9, I believe was being facetious.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/12/2014 7:46:18 PM     (No. 9963576)

Nobody trashed Williams.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/12/2014 7:49:02 PM     (No. 9963579)

Although Rush is certainly entitled to say whatever he wants to say, he should understand that what comes out of his mouth rightly or wrongly gets attributed to his audience as well. What would be so hard about letting it rest, holding his tongue out of respect, and thereby showing some dignity and class?


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Reply 19 - Posted by: horacer, 8/12/2014 7:52:38 PM     (No. 9963582)

I didn´t hear Limbaughs actual comments. I don´t listen to the man. My feelings are a man is dead. His family is devastated. If you want to comment today, your comments should be confined to his life, what god given talents he brought. Political views have no place. I´m going by the article and what I know of Limbaughs past. Robin Williams brought joy and happiness to so many. Isn´t that something even conservatives should celebrate?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 8/12/2014 8:00:43 PM     (No. 9963587)

Who supports physician-assisted suicides? Leftists...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Videodrone, 8/12/2014 8:07:57 PM     (No. 9963596)

#15
aside from those who are high demand and get sign-on bonuses, during production most "talent" only get the SAG AFTRA day rate and only get to cash in after box office

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 4justice, 8/12/2014 8:13:55 PM     (No. 9963602)

It doesn´t matter the context...the left and ignorant (is that redundant?) will spin it in the worst way possible. It will just be more "proof" that conservatives and Limbaugh are cold-hearted.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Susannah, 8/12/2014 8:17:51 PM     (No. 9963607)

Liberals commit suicide. Conservatives commit suicide. Communists commit suicide. It has nothing to do with politics.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/12/2014 8:22:04 PM     (No. 9963609)

#22, you are exactly right.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/12/2014 8:24:02 PM     (No. 9963610)

If I read just this article, I would say oh my Rush is being cold and heartless. However, now that I know the content and tone of the radio program, I see a headline intending to leave a false impression. Robin Williams was a dearly beloved actor and his family knows that because of his great fame, there will be unending conversation about his death. It is the nature of fame. It is distasteful but it is not new to them. Very painful but not new. I don´t see anything wrong with acknowledging that many of us have seen firsthand how many liberals ARE more miserable as time goes on. I don´t think it´s wrong to point out the obvious.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Megrits, 8/12/2014 8:26:08 PM     (No. 9963611)

#22, and yes, it´s redundant.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: chumley, 8/12/2014 8:34:16 PM     (No. 9963612)

I´m leaning toward the belief that he had a leftist world view BECAUSE of his depression rather than as a result of it. It seems common among the left. They always feel miserable, so naturally they do what feels good. Supporting causes that promise to save everyone would certainly feel good.

Have you ever been to a social event where conservatives and dem/comms are doing their best to get along? The conversation usually avoids politics, but when a dem/comm tries to make a joke or laugh at one, it is clearly forced. Their cheerfulness is also forced.
I know it is uncomfortable to be in the presence of the enemy, and their emotions betray that discomfort.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: guyfromnh, 8/12/2014 9:02:10 PM     (No. 9963616)

Rush should stick to politics and not trying to diagnose anyone´s depression from sitting in his studio. It´s dumb and unworthy of him, and depression can impact anyone... Churchill suffered depression all his life --- he called it his Black Dog. Was he liberal?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: texaspast, 8/12/2014 9:07:09 PM     (No. 9963623)

I heard the comment. This article is a hit piece - in the Washington Times! What Limbaugh also said was that he sincerely hopes that the big press given this suicide does not cause other people to try the same thing to get their moment fame - but he fears that it will.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 8/12/2014 9:16:54 PM     (No. 9963641)

Having experienced major depression of a loved one I cannot express a more robust disagreement with Limbaugh. Politics plays no role in depression. A very close love one that is extremely conservative has experienced the deepest of deep depression. It is all around them and has nothing, NOTHING, to do with politics. Rush needs to experience the hell of depression before he assigns some political meaning to it. To Hades with Rush and his exploitation of a disease us regular folks has to deal with. Get OFF THE IVOERY TOWER!!!!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: jond, 8/12/2014 9:25:36 PM     (No. 9963650)

Winston Churchill suffered from severe depression as did a number of historical figures including William Tecumseh Sherman and Abe Lincoln.

That said, there is a strong correlation between living in a totalitarian state and suicide, alcoholism, and so forth.

Robin Williams? Without knowing his history in details, its better not to speculate.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 8/12/2014 9:32:14 PM     (No. 9963651)

Rush is correct here those of you posting on your feelings should cool your jets...

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Reply 33 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 8/12/2014 9:37:54 PM     (No. 9963662)

Some of the most callous comments at a time like this are made by those who obviously have never been seriously suicidal.

Suicide is much more complicated that politics. Those of you who have felt seriously suicidal don´t need to have this explained. Those of you who haven´t experienced it cannot possibly understand.

At a time like this, please be kind.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: danvillebill, 8/12/2014 9:49:18 PM     (No. 9963678)

I actually knew Robin Williams. In person, and off camera, he was actually a pretty mellow guy. Although I was never much impressed with his Jonathan Winters schtick. There was only one Jonathan Winters.

Rush Limbaugh, on the other hand, has become a caricature of himself. I subscribe to his podcast and I don´t really know why. I guess I keep hoping he´ll return to the man he was back in the 90´s.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 8/12/2014 9:54:15 PM     (No. 9963686)

I usually listen each day, but today I was not able to. Even if Rush was taken out of context, his comments were inappropriate in more ways than one. My daughter suffers from clinical depression, and she is a not a liberal. She´s on medication and sees a therapist. Works full time with a family. But I´m always afraid of the day that life will just be too much.

I don´t know that I will ever listen to Rush Limbaugh again. Trying to tie depression to liberalism; he went too far. And he should not have tried to make this statement with such a beloved actor.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/12/2014 10:06:44 PM     (No. 9963704)

I forgot to say I don´t think Rush was actually drawing a direct parallel between a clinically depressive state and politics. If he had, I would be first up to say I do not agree.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: AlpineLace, 8/12/2014 10:36:54 PM     (No. 9963728)

For goodness sakes go read the transcript - he did not say that he killed himself due to his world view. Bunch of sheep.


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Reply 38 - Posted by: littleorby, 8/12/2014 10:38:24 PM     (No. 9963729)

Judging from the ´likes´ associated with #3´s comments, a lot of Limbaugh haters log on to Lucianne: I´m surprised by the number.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 8/12/2014 10:43:06 PM     (No. 9963733)

I heard Rush today and I also found it over the top. I respected Robin Williams´ talent, but I was easily wearied over him. I find the same to be true of Rush Limbaugh. His comments about hoping this does not prompt copycat suicides did not sound sincere at all. To me it almost sounded like a dare.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: annie xango, 8/12/2014 10:50:47 PM     (No. 9963742)

you can always count on #3 to P__e in the Cheerios.!!!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Penney, 8/12/2014 10:57:51 PM     (No. 9963748)

I heard this today too and this article is an example of media spin. ...I wouldn´t miss RUSH tomorrow as he is sure to discuss this. We try to listen to Rush as often as we can these days. ...Wouldn´t want to miss a thing!

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Reply 42 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 8/12/2014 11:19:32 PM     (No. 9963770)

People don´t commit suicide because they want to die, they just want the pain to end. Clinical depression is robs you of the ability to see beyond the misery of the moment. We should be grateful for every day that God gives us, and avoid judgement of those whose suffering becomes unbearable.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 8/12/2014 11:25:13 PM     (No. 9963781)

Limbaugh is just like Obama.
They both have to bloviate on everything ,including topics about which they know nothing.
Depression , just like OxyContin addiction,
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Reply 44 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/12/2014 11:59:32 PM     (No. 9963804)

#35 You have my sympathy. No one knows until you live it.

Not a fan of Rush. Let´s not get carried away. A man that made a lot of people laugh died by hanging himself. A sad day for his family and friends.

Personally, I think he had recently left rehab and would have been on antidepressants.
Sometimes they do the opposite and make the depression worse. He was depressed, but working, nothing indicated he was going to kill himself. Those intent on suicide usually give warning signs as a cry for help.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: HorizonScanner, 8/13/2014 1:54:40 AM     (No. 9963869)




Great wits are sure to madness near allied, and thin partitions do their bounds divide.


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Reply 46 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/13/2014 3:46:53 AM     (No. 9963895)

I don´t listen to Limbaugh very often anymore, but I think that he is making a very important point here. And if the can´t make it the day after Williams died, it is just a nuance to make it a year after he died. Same thing.

Liberalism IS killing the country. It would be interesting to see what it is doing to its die-hard standard bearers. And if it is killing these people, that is certainly not anybody´s fault but their own.

"Over the years the Oscar-winning actor donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates, including Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and Al Franken."

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Reply 47 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/13/2014 10:23:53 AM     (No. 9964243)

#15 -- The movie business has raised creative accounting to a high art -- one that the 16th-century Florentines would envy.

For instance, did you know that, according to the studio´s final formal financial records, Close Encounters of the Third Kind never made a dime of profit?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/13/2014 10:42:27 AM     (No. 9964277)

#44 -- The Catch-22 of some antidepressants is that they work in stages: first removing the paralysis that deep depression induces and then, days or weeks later, removing the depression itself.

There’s a perilous transition phase in the middle, in which the patient hasn’t recovered from the depression but has regained enough strength and will to act. I fear this may have been the case with Robin.


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Reply 49 - Posted by: TX_blanke, 8/13/2014 9:37:16 PM     (No. 9965071)

Although I usually agree with a fair percentage of the things Limbaugh says about politics, I think that he is way off on this score. Long term depression is an illness with physical causes. Unfortunately, the medical community is equally addicted to pushing expensive, prescription drugs as the answer before testing for vitamin or amino acid deficiencies or food allergies. The latter group just isn´t as profitable for the doctor and it is getting impossible to find an honest doctor anymore.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Really?, 8/14/2014 9:10:15 AM     (No. 9965547)

I did hear a portion of Limbaughs show and it was not exactly like this article portrays it.

With that said, I knew he was trying to make a nuanced point that would be misinterpreted by his opponents.

That is going to happen to Rush, Harry Reid, Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi....anyone who speaks out on these issues. I take it with a grain of salt.

There are many angles and sides to the Robin Williams story. The MAIN ONES are that he was very funny, very entertaining, very bright, and it is VERY sad that he is gone, and that depression is so overwhelming, and so hard to understand.

It was too early to try to make any small point about this. Rush jumped the gun.he cannot be critical of democrats turning a funeral into a political forum (which I agree was too early) and then start talking about this stuff before Robin Williams had gotten his due respect.

I like Rush and generally agree with him, but he did this too soon for me.



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Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped by the United Nations to be honored with the title of Messenger of Peace, and the actor has been asked to speak on Sept. 23 at the U.N. summit to address the topic of climate change, the international organization announced on Tuesday. “It’s an honor to accept the role of UN Messenger of Peace on Climate Change and to support the Secretary General in his efforts to address one of the most important issues we face as a global community,” said DiCaprio in a statement. “I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key

Chris Christie holds hands with Nancy Pelosi
NJ.com, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/16/2014 10:42:09 AM     Post Reply
TRENTON — First Obama, now Pelosi? Gov. Chris Christie drew the ire of fellow Republicans two years ago when he embraced President Obama in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. On Monday, Christie — a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016 — held hands with another Democrat who is often a target of conservative furor: U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House. Christie and Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared together at a ceremony celebrating the opening of Martin´s Place, the new location of Jersey City´s prisoner re-entry and jobs program. The event was a bipartisan one. Also in attendance

Obama featured in DNC
ad targeting black voters
The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Mario Trujillo    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 9/16/2014 9:55:36 AM     Post Reply
President Obama is featured in the first ad of a more than $1 million campaign from the Democratic National Committee to attract young, minority and female voters in the midterm elections. The radio ad titled "Obstruction" released Monday laments the unprecedented gridlock Obama has faced from Republicans in the House and Senate. It is aimed at black voters, and will run on African American radio stations nationally. "No Democratic President in U.S history has faced the level of obstruction from the Republicans that Barack Obama has. It’s critical that we continue to fight for change and vote on November 4," the narrator

"Privilege" to be white? Not quite
Philadelphia Daily News (PA), by Stu Bykofsky    Original Article
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MY "white privilege" was sharing a bedroom with my sister in a South Bronx tenement until I was 15 and she was 11. My parents slept on a bed in the living room. Then we moved out of a neighborhood of close scrapes and fire escapes to a Brooklyn public-housing project where we had our own bedrooms. We were lower class, but not poor, or at least we didn´t think so. In the early ´50s, not all that many people were rich, and I didn´t know any of them. My first full-time job was as a stock picker and packer in



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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration´s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night. [Snip] ´A general from U.S. Army Africa, the Army component of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), will lead this effort, which will involve an estimated 3,000 U.S. forces.´ Liberia is the hardest-hit of the four west African nations that have confirmed Ebola cases, accounting for more than one-half of the fatalities. The others are Sierra Leone, Guinea and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria.


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