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LLStarks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:12 PM
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Wait... What? Hugo Chavez dies in Cuba. (WikileaksAR)
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:15 PM
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1. If Gaddafi died every time the media reported it
he'd be dead like 4 or 5 times now. I'll believe it when I see the corpse.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:16 PM
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3. Kinda like everytime The Who announces their retirement
You know they'll be on tour again in 1-2 years
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:33 PM
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14. Gaddafi?
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:42 PM
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18. Just another guy the Media seems to really want dead. /nt
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:16 PM
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2. I'll only believe it if TMZ breaks the story.
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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:17 PM
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5. Go check out Drudge. nt
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:30 PM
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12. Says he is critical.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:20 PM
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6. And if the National Enquirer runs with it, it's a done deal
It's a pretty sad commentary on the media.
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PoliticAverse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 10:29 PM
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26. Did the National Enquirer report that OJ killed Chavez?... n/t
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-11 04:49 PM
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43. No, no
Edited on Sun Jun-26-11 04:49 PM by Canuckistanian
I just meant that the National Enquirer has attained a new-found reputation for accuracy since they broke the Edwards story.
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:17 PM
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4. Chavez in 'critical' condition
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-11 12:01 AM
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39. In in pre Capitalist Russia the term was "he has a cold."
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:24 PM
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7. What about Abe Vigoda? Is he still alive???
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PoliticAverse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 08:14 PM
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25. Since the Firefox-plugin went away who really knows? n/t
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-11 06:03 PM
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44. Check for yourself here....
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:24 PM
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8. well...it's at FR
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2739938/posts

lol...I love them over there...

To: WellyP
Prostrate cancer. :rofl:


11 posted on Sat Jun 25 2011 19:22:56 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by BigFinn (The King is coming and He isn't riding a donkey this time.)


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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:25 PM
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9. I sure hope not
:(
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:28 PM
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10. Here are some details although it does not clearly answer the question...

After Undergoing Surgery In Cuba, Some Are Speculating That Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Is Dead


Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, is undergoing medical treatment in Cuba, leading to all sorts of rumors about his health. There are even people speculating that Hugo Chavez is dead.

Is Hugo Chavez Dead or Alive?

As of June 25, 2011, there has been no official confirmation that Hugo Chavez is dead. The closest to a Hugo Chavez death report comes from Wikileaks Argentina, which tweeted:

"BREAKING NEWS! The president of Venezuela Hugo Chavez died in Cuba this morning. 06/25/2011 08:43AM"

Other than one tweet, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of people saying that Hugo Chavez is dead.


That being said, Hugo Chavez is having serious health problems.




Continue reading at NowPublic.com: Is Hugo Chavez Dead? Rumors Spread Online After June 2011 Surgery | NowPublic News Coverage http://www.nowpublic.com/world/hugo-chavez-dead-rumors-...



http://www.nowpublic.com/world/hugo-chavez-dead-rumors-...
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pa28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:28 PM
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11. This guy has been tweeting about the death of Chavez for the last nine hours.
Edited on Sat Jun-25-11 06:29 PM by pa28
I'm guessing a reputable source would be on the story by now if it were true.
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:32 PM
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13. Remember the "Castro is dead" rumors? I think this is a similar ploy.
Foreign minister comes out and says he's facing a great battle? No other statement on his health condition? C'mon.

If he dies I will not be weeping for him.
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shoutinfreud Donating Member (151 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:35 PM
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15. What happens to Venezuela if he dies?
Anyone in the know?
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:37 PM
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16. Chaos?
In all seriousness, the constitution has the Vice President take control. But there will be chaos if that happens.

I doubt it will happen. Tyrants tend to live a really long time for some reason.
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PoliticAverse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:52 PM
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19. Because "It's good to be the king". n/t
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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:56 PM
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20. Guess he's close to smelling sulfur again, though. nt
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 07:40 PM
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22. There is no Hell.
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Synicus Maximus Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 06:39 PM
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17. Generalismo Francisco Franco is still dead
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 07:40 PM
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23. Seriously dead... n/t
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 07:35 PM
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21. Dick Morris just told his followers to pray for his death
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 10:36 PM
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27. Pray for Dick Morris's death? Not usually my thing - but okay, since he asked.
:D
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 10:41 PM
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28. Dick sucks toes in hell
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 10:46 PM
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32. Now we know human waste can tweet!
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 07:41 PM
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24. Is a twitter post really the only source?
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 10:43 PM
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30. Article posted in LBN says: "Chavez in Critical Condition..."
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 10:45 PM
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31. And the source for that story is "anonymous US intelligence". n/t
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 10:49 PM
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33. Ah, thanks. I didn't click on the link, just read the excerpt in the OP.
I imagine Chavez is in good hands in Cuba. Fidel is still alive, after all!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 11:05 PM
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35. I've no idea how he's doing.
But don't prefer CIA for updates. lol :hi:
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MouseFitzgerald Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 10:41 PM
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29. Oh no
I really hope this isn't true. Hes done so much not just for Venezuela but for all of South America. This would be a huge tragedy.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 11:30 PM
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38. Sarcasm?
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CleanGreenFuture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 11:02 PM
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34. Hugo Chavezs long absence spurs succession talk in Venezuela
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 11:08 PM
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36. Juan Forero speaks as if Venezuela doesn't have a federal government
or a constitution that decides these matters. But, that's the usual level of his "reporting".
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CleanGreenFuture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-11 11:27 PM
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37. Ack! Sorry, I'm not familiar with that paticular "journalist". I'll heed your
inferred advice and keep a critical eye on him from this point forward. I surely don't want to cite a questionable source.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-11 12:05 AM
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40. I'm sure that he at times accidentally reports news
:)

Forero at the Post and Romero at the NYTs work the Chavez beat and they're pretty awful. McClatchy does much better imo, and the indies like Amy Goodman do even better. Sometimes it seems like the farther you get from Wall Street, the better the reporting gets!
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GSLevel9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-11 12:08 AM
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41. congrat's CIA... nt
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-26-11 03:05 AM
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42. Sadly, it would not surprise.
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