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    Today, 04:28 PM
    Anything is possible but to the extent that such things can be trusted we have seen evidence produced that he was there and the Saudis are not only agreeing that he was there but that he was killed.
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    Today, 04:19 PM
    Produce the unbutchered body or proof he left the consulate.
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    Today, 04:18 PM
    https://www.constitution.org/cmt/law_of_nations.htm The meaning of "Offenses against the Law of Nations" Art. I Sec. 8 Cl. 10 of the Constitution for the United States delegates the power to Congress to "define and punish ... Offenses against the Law of Nations". It is important to understand what is and is not included in the term of art "law of nations", and not confuse it with "international law". They are not the same thing. The phrase "law of nations" is a direct translation of the Latin jus gentium, which means the underlying principles of right and justice among nations, and during the founding era was not considered the same as the "laws", that is, the body of treaties and conventions between nations, the jus inter gentes, which, combined with jus gentium, comprise the field of "international law". The distinction goes back to ancient Roman Law. Briefly, the Law of Nations at the point of ratification in 1788 included the following general elements, taken from Blackstone's Commentaries, and prosecution of those who might violate them: (1) No attacks on foreign nations, their citizens, or shipping, without either a declaration of war or letters of marque and reprisal.
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    Today, 04:12 PM
    If the Turks are lying why have the Saudis not proven the truth?
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    Today, 04:06 PM
    It is "interesting" that the Turks haven't released the recording yet.
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    Today, 04:05 PM
    The author was a little too optimistic about technology.
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    Today, 03:36 PM
    :star::star::star::star::star:
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    Today, 03:11 PM
    I don't know what you mean. I thought the article you linked to should be posted here as well as the thread you posted in.
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    Today, 03:09 PM
    But they can't easily change jobs without being deported, that allows the employer to abuse them, if we are going to allow people to come here and work it shouldn't be attached to a specific job.
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    Today, 02:00 PM
    You must rep (+ or -) 8 other people before you can rep the same person again under the current rep system.
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    Today, 01:17 PM
    I won't get the flu shot.
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    Today, 01:13 PM
    He must laugh all the time.
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    Today, 01:04 PM
    LOL You couldn't be more wrong if you tried.
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    Today, 01:03 PM
    The celebration of job losses by the China PR team became tiresome long ago.
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    Today, 12:59 PM
    I'm not paid and you are trying to distract from the fact that you are making a fool of yourself in this thread.
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    Today, 12:58 PM
    So long as Louisiana is part of the union the correct word is "here".
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    Today, 01:07 AM
    The two Koreas and the US-led United Nations Command held talks Tuesday on demilitarising a section of the heavily fortified border dividing the peninsula, as a diplomatic thaw gathers pace. "The three parties examined the progress in removing landmines at the Joint Security Area (JSA)...and discussed other practical matters regarding steps toward disarming the area," Seoul's defense ministry said in a statement. The JSA, also known as the truce village of Panmunjom, is the only spot along the tense, 250-kilometre (155-mile) frontier where troops from the two countries stand face to face. It was a designated neutral zone until the "axe murder incident" in 1976, when North Korean soldiers attacked a work party trying to chop down a tree inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), leaving two US army officers dead. South and North Korea -- which are technically still at war -- agreed to take measures to ease military tensions on their border at a meeting in Pyongyang last month between President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un. Earlier this month, the two sides began removing landmines at the JSA -- which is now often used for talks between the two Koreas -- as part of the deal, and are due to withdraw "unnecessary" surveillance equipment once the landmine work is completed. The September summit was the third this year between the leaders as a remarkable rapprochement takes hold on the peninsula. Tuesday's talks were the first meeting of a trilateral JSA commission made up of the two Koreas and the UN Command, which is included as it retains jurisdiction over the southern half of the JSA.
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    Today, 12:20 AM
    Two disappearances, and two very different responses from Western governments, which illustrates their rank hypocrisy. When former Russian spy Sergei Skripal went missing in England earlier this year, there was almost immediate punitive action by the British government and its NATO allies against Moscow. By contrast, Western governments are straining with restraint towards Saudi Arabia over the more shocking and provable case of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The outcry by Western governments and media over the Skripal affair was deafening and resulted in Britain, the US and some 28 other countries expelling dozens of Russian diplomats on the back of unsubstantiated British allegations that the Kremlin tried to assassinate an exiled spy with a deadly nerve agent. The Trump administration has further tightened sanctions citing the Skripal incident. London’s case against Moscow has been marked by wild speculation and ropey innuendo. No verifiable evidence of what actually happened to Sergei Skripal (67) and his daughter Yulia has been presented by the British authorities. Their claim that President Vladimir Putin sanctioned a hit squad armed with nerve poison relies on sheer conjecture. All we know for sure is that the Skripals have been disappeared from public contact by the British authorities for more than seven months, since the mysterious incident of alleged poisoning in Salisbury on March 4. Russian authorities and family relatives have been steadfastly refused any contact by London with the Skripal pair, despite more than 60 official requests from Moscow in accordance with international law and in spite of the fact that Yulia is a citizen of the Russian Federation with consular rights. It is an outrage that based on such thin ice of “evidence”, the British have built an edifice of censure against Moscow, rallying an international campaign of further sanctions and diplomatic expulsions. Now contrast that strenuous reaction, indeed hyper over-reaction, with how Britain, the US, France, Canada and other Western governments are ever-so slowly responding to Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi case.
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    Today, 12:16 AM
    A "high-profile" Ukrainian fugitive who faked his own death was discovered hiding out in a 12th-century French feudal castle known as Château de La Rochepot, living like a king, according to Bloomberg. The man allegedly forged death certificates to evade authorities following an anti-corruption crackdown in which he stands accused of stealing 12 million euros from a private company between March to May of 2015. The fugitive, identified only as the “King of the Castle” by the European Union’s law-enforcement agency Europol, was detained on Oct. 5 near Dijon, according to a Tuesday statement. Officers recovered 4.6 million euros ($5.3 million) of property, including a 12th-century feudal castle, a vintage Rolls Royce Phantom, jewelry and three works of art by Salvador Dali. In parallel, the spokeswoman of Ukraine’s prosecutor general said the country will seek to extradite Dmytro Malynovskyi from France. -Bloomberg According to Europol, "The suspect is thought to be behind a complex case of international fraud and money laundering." French @Gendarmerie arrest Ukrainian ‘King of the Castle’ and seized over EUR 4 million, with Europol's support. The suspect is thought to be behind a complex case of international #fraud and #moneylaundering. Read more: https://t.co/esIVkLwzDN pic.twitter.com/vC6LHzO3g3 — Europol (@Europol) October 16, 2018 Malynovskyi was found after French police launched a January investigation over alleged suspicious transactions related to the purchase of the castle for 3 million euros by a Luxembourg shell company "whose ultimate beneficial owner was a Ukrainian citizen suspected of corruption at a large scale in his country." In other news, you can buy a giant French castle for a 3 million Euros ($3.4 million USD) - about the same price as a 1,400 sqft house in Palo Alto, CA. vs.
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    Today, 12:01 AM
    Calvin Coolidge was greater than most. Stonewall Jackson was pretty great. Ethan Allen was great. I don't want to make an exhaustive list so I will stop there.
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    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    I'm not clear on the details of the case but you are trying to claim invaders can't be shot as they cross the border. Deportation is the preferred action for those already here but any law enforcement action can lead to deadly force.
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    Yesterday, 10:37 PM
    Convicted by the same government that has convicted so many other patriots of false crimes and has deliberately facilitated the invasion to destroy our freedom. Since when did you learn to love Big Brother?
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    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    Some people claimed they didn't happen after others reported them but no that isn't what I am talking about, I'm talking about studies that show illegal immigrants commit violent crimes at a much higher rate than citizens. I respect the rights of citizens and I support the expulsion of invaders, I sleep just fine.
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    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    Shooting invaders isn't murder no matter how many times you say it.
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    The citizens of Louisiana have a right to be here.
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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    I and others have posted them before, I get tired of posting the same things over and over again because you open borders cultists pretend not to remember anything you don't like.
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