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Travelers' Alert By Turkish Foreign Minister

Old Sep 13th, 2017, 07:11 AM
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It's not what I feel, it is what I see is the realpolitik of what is occurring in many places around the world to a greater or lesser degree--there is a frightening rise of absolutism, be it political, religious, or nationalistic. I simply am not surprised by the actions of the current Turkish government, as I am not surprised by the arrest of lawyers in China, or would not be surprised if in the future we discovered some eventual form of blacklisting by the Trump administration; the Republicans blocking judicial appointments comes close to that, and it's not as if blacklisting did not occur in the past.


My personal feelings have little to do with it--how much do the hand wringers contribute to Human Rights Watch and other similar organizations?
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 08:59 AM
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how much do the hand wringers contribute to Human Rights Watch and other similar organizations?>>

I could ask you the same question Michael.
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 09:51 AM
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If I died tomorrow, some of those organizations would receive a considerable amount from my estate. If I linger in extended care, they would receive considerably less.
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 10:25 AM
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so what's your beef, Michael? You have no idea what other people's charity giving habits are, nor should you.
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You have no idea what other people's charity giving habits are, nor should you.

That's why I asked the question, with no expectation of an avalanche of answers.
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