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Opinion I stand with Hong kong

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Kowboy Karl, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. SammyJar88

    SammyJar88 MAGA!!!

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    If these company's don't want to move out of China on their own they can be forced out. We don't need Chinese nationals in the US getting degrees in fields that are actually needed, while Americans students earn worthless degrees, and come away indoctrinated and in debt. Our decline is from bad policy. It can be stopped, and reversed, by changing that policy. The Chinese economy isn't as strong as some think, and they will have a hard time controlling their huge population when things go south.
     
  2. loyalyolayal

    loyalyolayal Steel Belt

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    Stand with Hong Kong, get Gonged.
     
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  3. Whippy McGee

    Whippy McGee Meme Master

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    Said no one ever. But your post is comedic. Offend personal sensibilities? They are literally enslaving their population. Go ahead... support that shit. I stand with Hong Kong, because they are standing for Freedom. The NBA does not, because they stand by shoes and the $ generated by them.
     
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  4. B0l0joe

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    Don’t be such a donkey. Supporting democracy and what these rioters are doing is not the same. I also support a democratic system but this is not the way to go about it.
     
  5. evansusmc2

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    Nope, the occupy Wall Street thing was the first wave of participation trophy kids. Realizing they couldn’t get a free hand out when their worthless college degree wouldn’t land them the job of their dreams.
     
  6. Whippy McGee

    Whippy McGee Meme Master

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    They don't want to be extradited to Mainland China and disappeared. The change means that can happen to them. They are fighting changes in Chinese extradition laws.
     
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    So if they weren't literally enslaving their population, you'd say China has a right to keep Hong Kong under its governance? Like the US does with its states?
     
  8. MilesAbove

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    Just checking how many Trump-family businesses are over in China. Is it more than 0? k.
     
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  9. Bob Arctor

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    I hope China Gets control of these spoiled Hong kongers before things really get violent. China is going to get it back mom matter what so it would be nice if they gave up before more people get injured or worse.
     
  10. Bob Arctor

    Bob Arctor Banned Banned

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    As if I needed another reason to lol at basketball.
     
  11. Whippy McGee

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    If it were the United States of Asia with the same Constitution, then there would be no need for the world to offer Hong Kong support. They would have guns. They would have speech. They would have assembly. These people have Authoritarian thugs beating them, shooting them, and disappearing them. You do see the difference?
     
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  12. PrinceOfPain

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    That bill was withdrawn a month ago. Have they introduced a new one?
     
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    That kind of market interference would harm American corporations and their shareholders, and majority of US saving funds have stakes in them. That is not to mention it would undermine faith in US government's commitment to free market since it is forcing its corporations to comply like a command economy. American colleges aren't importing Chinese students to fill their STEM, IT and engineering degrees. They just can't get enough local students interested enough. China is suffering badly from brain drain to US because these bright students want to study and work abroad, and you want to push them right back to China by denying all of their visa?

    Are you a Chinese agent? Because everything you suggested does more harm than good for US.
     
  16. MilesAbove

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    You mean like those Central American countries the US helped or the Middle-Eastern ones we liberated?
     
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    Liberal is not a description of a left-wing ideology; we can bicker about the semantics of what is left and right wing (Jack once clearly defined it as opponents of equality vs proponents of equality, which is good enough IMO), but its clear that whatever you want to describe the governing system as, its clearly terrified of hard-edged left wing ideas as it is of religious fundamentalism and ethnic chauvinism.
     
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    Is this supposed to be a rebuttal?
     
  19. Denter

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    I'm not sure what your point is.
     
  20. IGIT

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    hello PolishHeadlock2,

    that's a dangerous statement (from a business perspective) for Mr. Silver to make.

    it might have been smarter for him to adopt Coach Kerr's approach. when asked about the unrest in Hong Kong, Mr. Kerr said, “It’s a really bizarre international story, and a lot of us really don’t know what to make of it.”.

    Kerr will probably avoid any repercussions via China's government.

    the China has laid down its marker;
    “The N.B.A. has been in cooperation with China for many years,” Geng Shuang, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a briefing on Tuesday. “It knows clearly in its heart what to say and what to do.”
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/sports/adam-silver-nba-china-hong-kong.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    Xi Jinping has dictated what President Trump is permitted to say about Hong Kong (if US soybean farmers want access to China's market), and he has obeyed.
    i don't think its unreasonable for the Chinese government to expect some general manager (whom they probably haven't even heard of...a nobody, from China's perspective) of a sports team to do the same, if that sports team is a part of an organization that seeks greater penetration into China's market.

    that's business.

    - IGIT
     
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