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Old 13th February 2019, 05:18 AM   #1
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Philippines Arrests Maria Ressa

Running out of petty criminals to murder? Is this Duterte's "Donny! Donny! Over here! Look at me! I can be as deplorable as your Saudi friends!" cry for attention.

You guys may not be as familiar with her but Ressa is kinda a household name in Asia.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47225217
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Old 13th February 2019, 02:37 PM   #2
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RIght Wing Neo Fascist DIctator arrests opposition member. Why am I not surprised.
I would not be surprised if Ressa was "shot while trying to escape".
This guy is going to make Ferdinand Marcos look good in comparasion.
And, sadly, the only way to deal with people like Dutarte once there are in power is with an AK 47, if history is any judge.
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Old 13th February 2019, 07:31 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
RIght Wing Neo Fascist DIctator arrests opposition member. Why am I not surprised.

I would not be surprised if Ressa was "shot while trying to escape".

This guy is going to make Ferdinand Marcos look good in comparasion.

And, sadly, the only way to deal with people like Dutarte once there are in power is with an AK 47, if history is any judge.
Give him a taste of the old second amendment solution, eh?

The US better finish banning all the guns, before someone decides to do the same thing to Trump.
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Old 13th February 2019, 07:40 PM   #4
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Guns are good now?
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Old 13th February 2019, 08:10 PM   #5
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Well, if Dutarte thinks guns are good are then someone else will too. Someone who doesn't like him and is equally unafraid to use them.

You know how this works, America!
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Old 13th February 2019, 08:22 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
Well, if Dutarte thinks guns are good are then someone else will too. Someone who doesn't like him and is equally unafraid to use them.

You know how this works, America!
Indexed we do..

What we're wondering is if Australia has a double standard.
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Old 13th February 2019, 08:29 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Indexed we do..

What we're wondering is if Australia has a double standard doing is baiting a fellow member with material from other discussions since the Aussie didn't bring up the hypothetical, a Californian did.
FTFY. Dictatorial Neo-Fascist arrests Noted Journalist is not an interesting topic to you? NormanAlexander's opinion on gun control is?
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Old 13th February 2019, 11:07 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Indexed we do..

What we're wondering is if Australia has a double standard.
Nope. We think Duterte is a dictatorial fascist prick. How about you?
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Old 13th February 2019, 11:26 PM   #9
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She's been released!
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Old 14th February 2019, 12:53 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
She's been released!
Hopefully she puts herself under house arrest and surrounds herself with some bodyguards. "Released" in Philippine parlance just means "easier to get to" in many cases.
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Old 14th February 2019, 05:02 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
Well, if Dutarte thinks guns are good are then someone else will too. Someone who doesn't like him and is equally unafraid to use them.

You know how this works, America!
It's how they got rid of Marcos....

The Phillipines does not have the safeguards and traditions of Democracy that the US has. Sadly, that makes "the second amendment solution" necessary. I really hope it never comes to that in the US.
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
Running out of petty criminals to murder? Is this Duterte's "Donny! Donny! Over here! Look at me! I can be as deplorable as your Saudi friends!" cry for attention.



You guys may not be as familiar with her but Ressa is kinda a household name in Asia.



https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47225217
He might be copying the Singapore government MO. Sue them for libel. It has worked very effectively for silencing the Singapore Press and opposition without any need to make a mess by killing them.
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Trump would be turning green with envy, if that was actually possible.
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Old 21st February 2019, 03:04 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
The Phillipines does not have the safeguards and traditions of Democracy that the US has. Sadly, that makes "the second amendment solution" necessary. I really hope it never comes to that in the US.
Probably because the US never bothered to import them when it was their colony.
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Old 22nd March 2019, 06:33 PM   #16
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I have the OP on ignore, but can always trust from that quarter the neocon position on anything Filipino.

To the dismay of their American big brother, the Filipinos have given up fighting to the last Filipino for America. Especially against China.

So Duterte has to take a relentless rhetorical beating, really more of a pathetic bleating about what a brute he is when what's going on is his opposition to our "Asian Pivot". How the U.S. is going to march right in and take those multibillion-dollar man-made islands the Chinese have built for hydrocarbon development and shipping container transfer sites.

Mini-Singapores. Staggering hydrocarbon potential. Sea floor nodules, fisheries, you name it. Once they've got sovereign land.

Duterte isn't throwing dead Filipinos, these expendable non-humans, at China. To slow China down so they don't become so powerful economically they become a threat militarlily.

The problem for Americans is accepting Filipinos as fully human, capable people that can make their own decisions on such things. China comes in offering high speed rail and joint hydrocarbon development. The USA comes in demanding Filipinos run at Chinese with bayonettes.

Trump has smarts with Duterte. He congratulated him on the drug war. Because the Filipinos are big time behind Duterte on that: it is why they elected him. They know what they are doing, and in Filipino culture, SE Asian culture, this works.

So what if you don't understand it, lol. That they deserve this respect. Embodied in their amazingly popular president.

We love him.
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Old 23rd March 2019, 10:54 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
It's how they got rid of Marcos....

The Phillipines does not have the safeguards and traditions of Democracy that the US has. Sadly, that makes "the second amendment solution" necessary. I really hope it never comes to that in the US.
If you were referring to Ferdinand Marcos, he actually died of natural causes a few years after being driven into exile. It was one of his main opposition leaders, Benigno Aquino Jr, who was assassinated.

However, if there was one leader who the second part of the saying "Live by the sword ..." should be applied to ...
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