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[dupe] Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president (washingtonpost.com)
315 points by doener on Apr 15, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments




Why not move the upvotes too??

308 points!!

The other one has only 180 points and therefor will vanish from the frontpage a lot sooner. It's already on 24th instead of 1th (as it would be otherwise), so it seems like...


If you think about how to do this in a fair or precise way you soon realize that it's hopelessly complicated. For example, we can't just move the points because some people will have voted for both.

The ranking of a story like that is determined by a lot of different factors, not just points and timestamp, and I'm not sure that it's important for it to stay on the front page for much longer than it has. But I appreciate that you feel differently about it, so we'll roll back the clock on it a bit (easier than adding points but will have a similar effect).


If it wasn't clear before, hopefully it's crystal clear now from this idiotic demand that Turkey is in no position to join the EU in its current state. Erdogan is human scum and he's making sure of that in many ways these days.


The reason - it is not because she agrees with the matter. It is because it is not her job to decide. It is the job of the law to clarify if he is guilty or not.





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