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  •  Nope. (1+ / 0-)
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    shpilk

    The laws and concepts of basic human rights obviously differ in the places where this goes on.  

    Sorry.  I hate it too.  

    They see me trollin'. They hatin' Don't make my high school civics teacher out to be a liar and expect me to like it.

    by obnoxiotheclown on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 07:42:50 PM PDT

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    •  Finally, someone posts a simple truth. (2+ / 0-)
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      snackdoodle, erush1345

      "The laws and concepts of basic human rights obviously differ in the places where this goes on."

      It may be upsetting, ugly and make people pissed off, but this is the pure unvarnished truth.

      •  It may be pure unvarnished truth, (3+ / 0-)
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        but it needn't be forever. Laws and concepts of basic human rights change -- and many of us have worked hard to bring about such changes.  Slink's just having another go at it with this diary, and I, for one, am happy to have her on the case.

        Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. -- Abraham Lincoln

        by Alice Olson on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:09:02 PM PDT

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      •  Actually, no, the laws don't differ. (4+ / 0-)
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        protectspice, cai, efraker, Susan G in MN

        The people who committed this crime are in jail, including all of the auxiliaries, not just the main perps (it's right there in slink's link). This killing was a crime in Turkey, just like a man shooting his wife or girlfriend, or sexually abusing children is a crime in the US. Just because something is illegal and contrary to what most people see as the values of their society, doesn't mean it can't still happen sometimes.

        ORGANIZE early, ORGANIZE often.

        by bicycle Hussein paladin on Fri Apr 16, 2010 at 10:09:35 PM PDT

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        •  I'm not talking about just this situation. (1+ / 0-)
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          erush1345

          I'm talking more generally about what is legal and accepted practices across the whole of this planet.

          Turkey's laws are generally in line with ours.

          Other countries are not.

          I should have made that part clear.

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