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    Well, that seems incredible, especially at a time when my country was establishing the best institution ever. The inquisition! Nobody expects the inquisition! Hell, until 1974, Catholicism was...
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    Meanwhile, in a totally not sexist move, a portuguese judge lightened the sentence of two men who beat up a woman because she had commited adultery, by citing a penal code from 1886...
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    No, not thinking about Syria, I know very well what I'm talking about. Not to mention that the SDF has become a wider coalition of forces. Heavily kurdish, yeah, but they try to keep things...
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    I know about all of that. I just feel very sorry for those people, is all... It's all happening again and everyone knew it was going to lead to this. NATO will never support and independent...
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    So... have the Iraqi kurds been completely screwed once again by their western allies in their quest for independence? The Iraqi army + Iranian backed Shia militias have taken control of various...
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    A gigantic wave of wildfires in Portugal is causing utter chaos throughout the North and Centre of the country, cutting off numerous roads, highways, and train lines. People have to seek shelter in...
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    That's what people have been doing for... a year now? Honestly, what CAN the opposition do? Unless they get the military or foreign backing on their side, it's over, I think.
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    Wow, you just had to read about the conditions that the referendum was made in to realize what a load of bullcrap it all was. 2 votes per person? MPs representing sectors of society and...
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    Training a parallel army would either make Venezuela into Colombia or a failed state, which are worse options, in my opinion. Honestly, as much as the far left likes to go on and on about US...
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    Huh. That indeed makes things more complicated than they've been so far. The way I view Venezuela's situation is that as long as the military has Maduro's back, nothing can change. The deal breaker...
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    There's also the fact that animal production is a very twisted process with heavy consequences for the environment in terms of resource and land use, greenhouse gas production, pollution... Adding to...
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    Worst disaster of its kind in around 50 years. Absolutely horrific. Although I was 100 km away, the smoke could still reach my town. The only word to describe it is hell. Death toll at 61 now. Local...
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    I knew about most of that, yeah. One just has to look at the Brexit referendum to get the N. Irish populational split, it's ridiculous. What I did not know before was how awful a bunch the DUP...
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    May has struck a deal with the Irish Democratic Unionist Party to reach a majority. Along with the SNP's weakening (losing MPs to tories, ffs) it doesn't seem like Scotland and N. Ireland are going...
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    Portuguese media have been extensively covering what's going on over there. Really nasty stuff. Thousands of portuguese migrants and even their descendents born and raised in Venezuela have returned...
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    Jesus Christ. What is up with conservative parties and their antagonism towards the internet? What does she think is going to happen when you get involved in regulating what is essentially the modern...
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    Why the hell is "alt-right" even a thing? Can't we just call them for what they are? They're just far right nerds. Instead of the good old thugs, they're lazy morons who spew crap from behind a...
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    Meanwhile, Socialist/Left/Communist/Green governed Portugal is growing past expectations and leaving the EU excessive deficit procedure, while unemplyment has finally dropped below 10%:
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    Albanians? Aren't they supposed to be some super primitive (not in a bad sense at all) people who lives in those mountains since time immemorial, like the Basques in Spain/France? That's why they...
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    I cab certainly understand your view on things, but my humanistic side just tells me that is not right. People who aren't dealing with the case personally and don't know all details ("How do we know...
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    That's true, but not making an effort and killing him right away just seems like tossing a human life away without trying to do anything to save it. People were killed in this affair already, no need...
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    That's what the psychiatrist would be there for. If he wanted to repent, he could do so without professional help...
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    Well, I was talking about the LAW in my country. The fact that in the meantime a fascist dictatorship usurped the rule of law and did as they pleased doesn't speak for the mentality of the country as...
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    But wouldn't it make a lot more sense to have him in jail for a long time and during said time have a psychiatrist work on him? Study his case. Search for his deep motivations, analyse his train of...
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    Seriously? Death penalty is still debatable today? Nobody has the right to take away someone's life. Not the majority, not a single judge, not a panel of experts. Killing someone who doesn't wish to...
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    I still have a reeeeally hard time grasping how there are still death sentences in a 1st world country in the 21st century. I thought it was somewhere in Africa or Asia before opening the link...
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    Yeah, that one was just... insane. The USA have some very deep problems that kind of had been masked during the last couple decades of development, but now are just getting thrown at our faces thanks...
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    Today died the man who is seen by many as the "father of Portuguese democracy". Controversial but respected guy, former Prime-Minister and President of the Republic, who guided the efforts to...
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    Source, please? :wassat:
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    Big, big victory here. It was one of the largest cities in Rojava still under ISIS control, which gives the SDF a major advantage towards the unification of their territories. This is definitely the...
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