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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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at a (single) stroke

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KSPavan
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 4:52:50 AM

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at a (single) stroke — All at once, with a single decisive or powerful action.
ShauntaP
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:48:25 AM

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Daemon wrote:
at a (single) stroke

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TheParser
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:02:59 PM
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The president of a certain country sat down a few months ago and signed an order at a single stroke of the pen.

Since that country is a democracy, some citizens who disagreed with his order asked the courts to stop his order, which they did.

The people of that country are now waiting for the highest court in that country to decide whether or not the president had the authority to sign that order at a single stroke.

Some people feel that such an order needed to have the approval of that country's legislature and that the president lacks the authority to sign that kind of order at a single stroke of the pen.
TheParser
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:46:27 AM
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Sadly, another true example.


Mr. X won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.


But *** (a super important Asian country) would not let Mr. X travel to Sweden to get his prize.

A few days ago, Mr. X died in ***.

Some people in *** posted tributes to Mr. X.

Some people posted news about Mr. X's wife.

Some people posted emoji(s) in regard to Mr. X.

At a single stroke, however, the Internet censors in *** deleted everything that referred to Mr. X.


*****


Of course, in all fairness, there is censorship -- of one kind or another -- in all countries.

In many Internet forums, for example, some members are always trying to get certain posts deleted or certain members banned.

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