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    A Beheading In France

    It can be both at the same time. Agreed. Granted, I want him to have the freedom to say what he's saying. Not just out of an abstract support for free speech, but also because I want to know who shares his opination. Probably a good idea to keep an eye on them.
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    A Beheading In France

    I disagree with this fellow: I think free speech is absolutely worth a civil war. Most rights are, if the alternative is losing them.
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    Bolivia's Jenine Áñez suspends election again, continues to hold power and oppress people

    Reid v. Covert, 354 U.S. 1 (1957) "No agreement with a foreign nation can confer on Congress or any other branch of the Government power which is free from the restraints of the Constitution" Granted, this is an extremely unlikely hypothetical.
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    Tuggin’ Toobin

    2020 is a gift that keeps on giving.
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    Oh hey, MovieBob got fired (Or let go)

    That's why the good Lord invented VPNs
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    A Beheading In France

    I don't know anything about the group in question, so I can't comment on the prudence of shutting it down.
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    A Beheading In France

    There's only so much to be said about situations like these. And it's not like anyone has shown up to argue something to the effect of "Yes beheading is bad, but..."
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    Bolivia's Jenine Áñez suspends election again, continues to hold power and oppress people

    Yeah, I'll eat my hat if that happens. That is one ugly flag. I understand the symbolism. It's still an ugly flag.
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    Bolivia's Jenine Áñez suspends election again, continues to hold power and oppress people

    With MAS back in power, I fully expect Bolivia to return to complaining about its status as a landlocked nation and how Chile needs to negotiate with them over sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. I was nice getting a break from that, I won't lie.
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    A Beheading In France

    There's that verse in Luke 22 where he tells people without a sword to go buy one. He could be speaking metaphorically. But if not, it's not like you use swords for decertation in the 1st century Levant.
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    A Beheading In France

    To be fair, invading countries is sometimes the solution. Like in 1941-1945. I would say that most of our Post-Gulf War and Post-9/11 engagements do not fall into the "sometimes" You get a war crime, you get a war crime, everybody gets a war crime!
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    A Beheading In France

    It's very interesting: back when ISIS was big, the priest at my local parish offered prayers for them. Not just for their victims: for them. We prayed that they would see the errors of their ways and repent. And surrender to authorities, who we prayed would give them a fair trial.
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    A Beheading In France

    I would but Ich spreche kein Deutsch. Granted, I know how to pronounce a few German words, but they aren't the sort you frequently use in modern German. There were those Brazilians who burned down a movie studio.
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    A Beheading In France

    A lot of the outrage comes from countries thousands of kilometers away, so I find myself less sympathetic in that case. You've had over a decade now to come to terms with the fact that western countries have radically different views on freedom of speech and what it covers, and that these...
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    A Beheading In France

    They finally agreed to prevent people from climbing on the Uluru. So there's that.