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  • v. Alternative spelling of privatized.


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  • The embattled security company Blackwater, which became known as the privatised face of warfare in

    The Guardian World News

  • The embattled security company Blackwater, which became known as the privatised face of warfare in Iraq, faces new legal difficulties after its former ...

    Iraq Updates - Latest News

  • Our national Telco (used to be called Telecom Australia - now Telstra) - was sold off - "privatised" - to the Corporations.


  • And then we turned the invasion in a business opportunity, privatised aka mercenatised half the armed forces involved, failed to establish any sort of coherence the allied military effort, failed to seriously introduce any sort of context-aware aid and development package, failed to fund and account for expenditures based on outcomes, failed, failed, failed...

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • To those who have done so for years (myself included) the idea that this belongs to any political party is insulting, but the idea that what is being projected by this government (small state (aka privatised) individualism) is representative of the community spirit in which volunteers act.

    The Guardian World News

  • However, the "privatised" system that I would like to know about is that in Sweden where mandatory contributions are amalgamated invested in an indexed fashion.

    Private Investment is Dangerous, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The utter incompetence of this Government to have 'privatised' policing and security to a bunch of Policemen out to make a buck is a national scandal and only possible with the general acceptance of a Police State.

    Close ACPO Down

  • This answer is open to a number of objections, both in terms of its underestimation of the impact that these developments have, and also its assumption that Christian faith can be 'privatised' in this way, but most problematically of all, it ignores the way in which the internal practise of faith has been radically challenged by the scientific mentality, through the development of, in particular, modern medicine and psychology.

    Has Spirituality changed since Newton?

  • The inter-face between crime syndicates, general destabilisation and a sophisticated disinformation/demoralisation campaign on the one hand, and 3rd force networks (that subsist in the state apparatus, or which have been "privatised") is at the heart of this threat.


  • In 1992, the Venda government had "privatised" all pensions and had got a firm of actuaries to look into this and work out a package for all those in government service.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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