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  •  Infiltrators? (1+ / 0-)
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    akze29

    "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

    by zenox on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 08:26:10 PM PDT

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    •  No, Erdogan thinks he's clever (3+ / 0-)
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      lotlizard, akze29, zenox

      Staging a demonstration and televising it with state-held news media who absolutely NEVER covered any of the mass demonstrations last week or the week before. Those days the tv networks showed nothing but cooking shows and documentaries on penguins.

      Today I hear from my friends there that the television is showing footage of violent demonstrations in an attempt to prevent people gathering at Gezi Park. My friends are there now, and everything is peaceful.

      Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. -- Dr. Seuss

      by Fe Bongolan on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 06:33:46 AM PDT

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      •  Speaking of Turkish TV showing the Penguins (1+ / 0-)
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        Fe Bongolan

        ...while the whole hell was breaking up, the Turks came up with this very funny video as a response:

        "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

        by zenox on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 01:46:12 PM PDT

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