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I guess the semantic were in the fact that there was no democratic rule. It wasn't until the officers in the army stages their peaceful coup. His downfall was undoubtly that everyone tired of the African wars. Too many were lost in Portugal's equivalent to the Vietnam War. Portugal's vast colonialistic control had come to an end. My parents and their friends spoke of the fear that everyone had at the time.

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I know this is probably a question of semantics and what constitutes a "dictatorship", but wasn't Franco at least in most respects a dictator until the very end in late 1975?

I realize that he (oddly enough) laid some of the foundation for a (comparatively) smooth transition to democracy before he died.

In any case, a carnation for you.

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Fun Fact: Portugal was under a dictatorship until April 25, 1974. It was the last dictatorship in Western Europe. I was born under that regime.

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Franco also banned Catalonian but allowed Gallego. It was just confusing.

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Old Basque saying : Before God was God ,Basque were Basque . Sounds better in Basque really LOL

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Hey Fokker be nice about my Basque cousin , Fun Fact ,the Basque language is untraceable , No one know where it was really from . After Franco won the war in the 30s ,he ban the Basque from speaking there our language ,he want every one to speak Spanish . The women refused and kept the language alive speaking it in there homes and between other women . I know a few word but my Mom and my Tia Marie spoke it between them selfs . I said you two should be code talkers for the Marines LOL . Ever my Dad who was born in Spain didn't speak Basque so well. Just a fun fact about the basque

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In private industry a master degree is what you want. no one will hire a PHD because the employer knows that they had to buy the liberal party line to get that PHD. Also a PHD has to believe that they know everything to get that PHD and are impossible to work with or manage.

The lab needed a PHD to get access to the Social Security death master file as a research organization. The government requires a PHD to do so. They hired five PHDs that where worthless and had to fire, until they found a geneticist that worked in private industry. She worked out.

Its not your degree, its the knowledge and work ethic that you bring to the table that is valuable. Mrs is one of the most highly paid and respected epidemiologist in the country because of her scientific knowledge and ability to do real science with just a masters degree.

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Jai Alai is the fastest ball sport. The ball can trave close to 200mph within the confined area.

It traces back to the Basque Country of Spain... now where is resident Basque....

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There's some in South Florida.

Even a town named Jai Alai....

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I was thinking about that after you posted it. Jai Lai used to be huge in Tijuana, but I haven't seen anything about it for a long time...

There is actually a 30 for 30 titled "What the Hell Happened to Jai Alai?"

Gotta look that up...

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