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    Regarding this topic, I personally think these should be available and not hidden in a vault somewhere, because

    a. these are still products of art, no matter what the content is and I strongly...
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    It's just a song, though. I don't think most people associate it with or even know about its connection with minstrel shows. I don't think it has been used in any racist context for at least 60 to 70...
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    They are age-related though mostly because many elderly people have a weaker immune system in general. Putin seems super fit, so I doubt something like that would take him out for more than a very...
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    Sadly absolutely true.
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    I can't find anything else current on Goldblum in the news about this...I think we should be really careful about judging someone based on some Twitter account that doesn't even specify any actual...
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    I don't have anything to add to this conversation, but that video is brilliant!:laughing:
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    Not just in the U.S.. A couple of decades ago, you'd also be punished for writing with your left hand in German schools. My own mother can confirm that:getlost:
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    About freaking time! It's really silly that they didn't already do this vote a long time ago.
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    There was an apparent terror attack in Berlin about half an hour ago! A truck drove into a Christmas market, very similar to Nizza. So far the police has confirmed nine dead and over 50 people...
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    Yeah, read that this morning. Great job protecting your citizens' rights to free speech there, Merkel.
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    He made a joke about the potato famine not actually happening in the same vein as British food being actually good, the real meaning being that both are straight up lies. Since you didn't get the...
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    Heh, yeah, when I was typing that I even thought to myself "Huh, sounds like Trump's campaign line about Mexicans" :tongue: Oh, what's also a popular argument by nationalists is that we are opening...
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    Well, in Germany atleast, it's not called "people leaving home for better lives" by the nationalist parties, but rather "These damn immigrant leeches just want to live off our welfare without doing...
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    http://www.wsj.com/articles/attacker-tried-to-enter-paris-stadium-but-was-turned-away-1447520571

    Apparently, the explosions that could be heard outside the stadium during the soccer match stemmed...
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    This is really, really sad :sad:Someone who spent his free time cheering up sick children is a true hero in my eyes.
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    People don`t/didn`t jump on Saville when the stories of him sexually abusing children came out?? I don`t buy that. I mean, the guy has been dead for 4 years, and a lot of the horrible things he did...
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    In what way does Kim Kardashian have any influence on anything? :wassat:The only claim to fame she has is having a huge butt, right?
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    I think by now it has been confirmed that everybody on board has perished in the crash. Also, apparently a German school class along with two teachers was on the plane, on their way back from an...
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    I`ve read a lot of those, and I`m not even American, ha! (though I do study English, so there).



    That one, too. But I`m personally more of a Thoreau fan. Can`t argue with the immense influence...
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    Ouch. The author is completely right. I actually assumed that the girls were mostly rescued and that I just missed reading or hearing about it in the news. But that it`s just out of people`s mind, my...
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    Thaaaaaaaats pretty much it. Germany, because of it past obviously, I would say tries very hard to be politically correct, both in its politics and in the media. I of course know that there are...
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    Oh, good point, I`m not saying we don`t have our fair share of problems. The latest elections in Europe left me stunned, I had no idea the national movements were gaining popularity all over Europe....
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    Definitely. The problem is that there are countless people who will listen to and be influenced by her crazyness, like they are influenced and manipulated by the likes of Bill O `Reilly. It doesn`t...
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    Soccer is....immoral?? Huh? Why? How? Just because she doesn`t care about the sport? Or because it wasn`t all too popular beforein the U.S.?? How can anybody so insane and nonsensical still be...
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