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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:10 PM

Turkmenistan Has Banned Use Of The Word 'Coronavirus'

[link:https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/03/31/824611607/turkmenistan-has-banned-use-of-the-word-coronavirus|

The Central Asian country of Turkmenistan claims it has no coronavirus cases. But if you happen to utter the word "coronavirus" while waiting, say, for the bus in the white-marbled capital Ashgabat, there's a good chance you'll be arrested.

That's because the Turkmen government, run since 2006 by the flamboyant dentist-rapper strongman Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, has reportedly banned the word, according to Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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SheltieLover Mar 2020 OP
Newest Reality Mar 2020 #1
dalton99a Mar 2020 #2
tblue37 Mar 2020 #3
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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:12 PM

1. That's

That' a trumpian way to handle things. I imagine Dear Leader, El Presidente is overflowing with both praise and envy of that kind of response to a crises. It is so easy and efficient.

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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:13 PM

2. "the government frequently shuts down the country for no reason"

Good time to shut it down without giving a reason. Do it

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:13 PM

3. Just like Florida banned the words "climate change" from all government publications

and utterances.

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Tue Mar 31, 2020, 07:25 PM

4. Awesome John Oliver segment on their president.

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