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Switzerland Bans Burqa, Women Face (Heh!) Fines Up To $10.000

“Those who want to integrate are welcome irrespective of their religion,” explained Giorgio Ghiringhelli, who wrote the proposal. “But those who rebuff our values and aim to build a parallel society based on religious laws, and want to place it over our society, are not welcome.”
The town of Ticino in Switzerland approved a referendum to ban the burqa.
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A vote for #TedCruz is a vote to save America and the Constitution #CruzCrew #TedCruz45
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This is the consequence of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy #CruzCrew #TedCruz
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"It is the soldier not the poet who has given us freedom of speech" - Ted Cruz #CruzCrew #TedCruz
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"It is the soldier not the poet who has given us freedom of speech" - Ted Cruz #CruzCrew #TedCruz
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My Dad (WWII, European Theatre), my Father in Law (WWII, Pacific Theatre) and my various cousins, nephews and nieces (several career military, the rest serving 2+ enlistments and additional reserve, Iraq, Kuwait, etc., Army, Marines, Air Force) would proclaim the utter, self-serving bullshit of this message.

People like Ted Cruz (and the other Republican candidates) are why they fought. So you might actually say "It is the smarmy little fascist/racist/opportunist ethnicity-denying flag-waving lawyer who has given us freedom of speech (indirectly)." 
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"I will continue to fight until every one of these solders receive the benefits they deserve" #CruzCrew #TedCruz
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Classically liberal blogger, columnist, (new media) entrepreneur. Editor-in-Chief at Dagelijkse Standaard, Contributor PJ Media, Alles In Perspectief, and more.
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MvdG, Mike van der Galien
Conservative libertarian blogger, editor and journalist.
Blogger, columnist, new media entrepreneur. Oh, also: a soccer, cycling, baseball and kickboxing fan. Trying to make a difference.


11 facts about me:

1) My strength is I'm obsessive. This means I can work hard - very hard. The downside? I'm obsessive.

2) I believe in working hard and playing hard, but never seem to get around to part II.

3) Born and raised in the Netherlands, I'm happily living in Izmir, or as I prefer to call it: heaven on earth.

4) I absolutely love the political game. And yes, it is a game. Years ago, I actually got worked up about it, but nowadays, I see every move, every decision, every plan as a strategic move. Looking at politics that way has only increased my love for it (and for my job).

5) Dogs are awesome. I miss mine tremendously.

6) I'm a family man, but don't need my family around me all the time. It's a contradiction in terms, but there you have it: an independent family guy.

7) I carry a book around me everywhere I go.

8) Another one of my companions is my notebook: I write down ideas when I have them, afraid to forget them when I have 'time' for them.

9) I hate it when people say they "can't" do something. What do you mean, you "can't?" You're limiting yourself! Get off your butt and start taking massive action.

10) I'm in love with my iPad. 

11) Married to the love of my life I always feel I don't spend enough time with her. This creates a perpetual feeling of guilt.
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Dubbed "that smart, young Dutch blogger" by the New York Times. Also: I never give up.
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