When Donald Trump will speak at the annual meeting of the NRA, surely talking about the 2nd Amendment, attendees will have to leave their firearms outside. And I thought more guns were supposed to make every place safer. Advertisements
Pro tip: if you want to make historical comparisons, read a bit about history before you do so. Saying about Hitler that “he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing” displays … Continue reading
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Tagged Buchenwald, Hitler, Nazis, Sean Spicer
In Bolivia, I spoke with a lawyer about feminicidios, the killing of women by their partners, which carries a higher sentence than a “regular” homicide. Out of curiosity, I looked up the figure for Germany – and was shocked: 331 … Continue reading
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Tagged crime, criminal law, dance, Donald Trump, racism, Soviet Union, Ukraine
If anyone would ever ask me to become a Justice on the Supreme Court, I would re-read the Constitution until I had it memorized and then I would try to read as many previous decisions by the court as I … Continue reading
Russia put up this poster for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Everybody should have listened to that warning.
This poster was for sale at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. until recently. It no longer is for sale now.
I don’t understand why supermarkets, all around the world, by the way, are trying to force me to use a metal instrument when I want to buy some bread. You remember my article about the longest possible train journey and … Continue reading
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