Catalonia independence: Catalonia 'will not accept' Spain's plan of strengthened federal control by magnora7 in WorldNews

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The main reason Spain is taking a harsh stance against Catalonia is that they have several other regions who could follow the example of a successful Catalonian secession.

Many nations are hostile towards secession movements but especially nations who have or had a empire are aggressively protecting the remains of their territory.

In order for governments/elite to remain in power it is vitally important to them nations states borders are beyond the boundaries of social and cultural cohesion, while near homogenizes societies are happier they are much harder to control as the "divide and conquer" tool is not available on a more unified peoples.

I support any and all movements for independence, not their methods or ideology but the idea everyone deserves their independence, not just as part of a group but ultimately as a individuals.

According to the left, Trump is about to go to prison. According to the right, Hillary is about to go to prison. I feel like very few are aware of both possibilities. by magnora7 in C_S_T

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I don't understand why 300 million people would all pick sides in this political sitcom around 2 main actors who have never even been nominated for a Oscar, seriously the production value of this political theatre is absolutely shit, and the budget is huge.

"Conspiracy Theorists Have a Fundamental Cognitive Problem, Say Scientists," from reddit conspiracy by i_cansmellthat in conspiracy

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Blanket statements like that are obviously false, degrading the definition of scientists

Catalonia declares independence, Madrid claim ownership. by an-arkhos in WorldNews

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A state that own nothing can't function. At the least, they would almost seem to need paper and pencil, with a desk in a non-borrowed space. Then, how do they get around or contact people? Would they walk to coffee shops to meet people? Then if they write something as a result, they may need a filing cabinet for the papers. Really seems like they would need to own stuff just to function at any level.

Cmon dude, this is a next level conversation,things can be in "possession" of the state while the "ownership" is retained by the people, just like corporations do not truly "own" stuff but all the things "in possession" of a corporation are owned by its shareholders.

Not sure what to reply to the rest of your post, sounds like your a fan of strong nations and value power and well being of the collective over the plight of the individual, if we have different goals we are bound to have different answers.

Germany seeks Russian support, relations with the US get worse. by HibikiBlack in WorldNews

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hehe so true, political news should come with 2 links standard ;)

Catalonia declares independence, Madrid claim ownership. by an-arkhos in WorldNews

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I am advocating that the individual is the foundation of all ownership rights and ownership is gained by means of trade or improvement (the homesteading principle). initiation of violence or theft are wrong.

So no you cannot declare your rental home independent, however i do not recognize the state as the owner of anything, the state is just a vehicle representing the individuals, Catalonians collectively want to secede they should be able to do so, should individuals that fall within the boundaries of this new state want to stay within Spain they should be able to have there enclave or exclave property, or without property retain at least there Spanish citizenship status, regardless of there they live,work or sleep. and yes should individuals with rightful property or valid homesteading claim to state/public property wish to form their own state they should be able to also.

There is however a lot of reasons independent states will have a certain minimum size and population, but for practical reasons.

The large size of many of our current states is deeply rooted in their violent history of conquest and genocide, coincidentally many of the smaller nations around the world are peaceful and often prosperous.

Catalonia declares independence, Madrid claim ownership. by an-arkhos in WorldNews

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The acceptance of the right to secession as a fundamental human right is the key to a be better world, the fact this is a unpopular opinion shows that we have a long way to go.

Catalonia independence: Catalonia 'will not accept' Spain's plan of strengthened federal control by magnora7 in WorldNews

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Why use different logic for economics and politics? More people, more companies, more different products, more choices, yet somehow on the political spectrum the increase in population should lead to less choices and less independent fractions?

Sorry to cut it short but i got 2 run

Catalonia independence: Catalonia 'will not accept' Spain's plan of strengthened federal control by magnora7 in WorldNews

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I think your misunderstanding, everyone deserves to be independent does not mean everyone wants to be, will be, or should be, nor should independence be mistaken for being self sufficient.

and just because your independent does not mean you cannot trade or make other agreements, being independent is about making your own decisions vs decisions that effect you being made by other people.

Electronic Dance Music History in 4 Minutes by magnora7 in MusicVideos

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Enjoyed that short trip down memory lane ;)

Why have some subreddits been banned? by DeadChild in AntiExtremes

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Delay, that works.

Catalonia declares independence, Madrid claim ownership. by an-arkhos in WorldNews

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Fair enough a very apt description of "what is". But smaller nations are better for everyone, cooperation rather then federation and power consolidation, catalonians want to be independent let them be independent,spain has no moral authority to be suppressing this by force and the EU shows is true colors by supporting spain

A.A takes control over new areas: fierce battles in countrysides of Hama, Deir Ezzor, targetting Daesh on Syrian-Iraqi border. by [deleted] in WorldNews

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The link is dead now.

Why have some subreddits been banned? by DeadChild in AntiExtremes

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So we cannot create our own subs now?