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Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Pwns » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:00 am

Anyone else following?

I guess Trump can wag his finger at Jinping over trade but can't offer any support to these demonstrators?
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Col Hogan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:13 am

Obama was blasted for saying nothing during the Iranian demonstrations that took place while he was president...

Reading what Trump tweeted today about the Hong Kong demonstrations, I wish he had said nothing...

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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby dbackjon » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:34 am

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/liv ... st-updates

Trump on Hong Kong protests: 'It's a tough situation … but I'm sure it'll work out'
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Ivytalk » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:49 am

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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby 93henfan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:24 pm

You guys are hoping Trump can string together a well-timed cogent remark?

Fucking, good luck with that shit!
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby CID1990 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:07 pm

Somebody needs to tell the Hong Kongers that the US flag is actually the symbol of oppression and hate


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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Chizzang » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:18 pm

CID1990 wrote:Somebody needs to tell the Hong Kongers that the US flag is actually the symbol of oppression and hate


Depends on who's waving it and what for...

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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby css75 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:50 pm

Trump needs to back these people.


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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Chizzang » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:15 pm

css75 wrote:Trump needs to back these people.



They're Terrorists

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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby dbackjon » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:23 pm

css75 wrote:Trump needs to back these people.


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serious question - how would you want Trump (Or any President, D or R) to back these people?

When has the US, since WWII, shown any inclination to back anyone of this type and actually help the situation?

Bush screwed up Iraq, (both of them did, different groups as well), Obama screwed up Libya, etc.
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Skjellyfetti » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:38 pm

2014 in Ukraine.

And, it wouldny surprise me if we're supporting these guys similarly.
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Col Hogan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:48 pm

Hong Kong port call cancelled for two U.S. Navy ships by the Chinese...

https://news.usni.org/2019/08/13/two-u- ... t-protests
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:19 pm

Trump needs to close down the USA and not worry about other countries until our shits fixed.

This is NONE of our business. Let China fight for China
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby CID1990 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:48 pm

It is unfortunate

People are going to die in Hong Kong before this mess is over.

But China won't be able to whitewash it the way they did Tienanmen Square... too many iPhones

I'll bet Hong Kongers don't think of big bad Britain when they talk about "colonialism" now

It is also inconvenient - every time China starts to look a bit like a sympathetic character to the "socialism works some places" crowd... China goes and shows us the actual nuts and bolts of how it works

These people just need to get with the program... it is for the greater good
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby SDHornet » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:25 pm

CID1990 wrote:It is unfortunate

People are going to die in Hong Kong before this mess is over.

But China won't be able to whitewash it the way they did Tienanmen Square... too many iPhones

I'll bet Hong Kongers don't think of big bad Britain when they talk about "colonialism" now

It is also inconvenient - every time China starts to look a bit like a sympathetic character to the "socialism works some places" crowd... China goes and shows us the actual nuts and bolts of how it works

These people just need to get with the program... it is for the greater good

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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby SDHornet » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:26 pm

dbackjon wrote:
css75 wrote:Trump needs to back these people.


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serious question - how would you want Trump (Or any President, D or R) to back these people?

When has the US, since WWII, shown any inclination to back anyone of this type and actually help the situation?

Bush screwed up Iraq, (both of them did, different groups as well), Obama screwed up Libya, etc.

No shout out for Syria and Yemen as well? :ohno:

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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby css75 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:47 pm

dbackjon wrote:
css75 wrote:Trump needs to back these people.


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serious question - how would you want Trump (Or any President, D or R) to back these people?

When has the US, since WWII, shown any inclination to back anyone of this type and actually help the situation?

Bush screwed up Iraq, (both of them did, different groups as well), Obama screwed up Libya, etc.



Not sure how much, but he should at least tweet out that he is in favor of what they are doing.


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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby CID1990 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:47 am

I’m just waiting for the APCs to roll and squash people and then have CNN parse out how Trump encouraged it or something


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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:42 am

Funny, my friend said the same thing a few hours ago, but he added that the left will blame Trump for the lax gun laws in HK.

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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Ivytalk » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:10 am

How many people actually thought, back in 1997, that the Red Chinks would actually back off for 50 years? I know I didn’t.
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Winterborn » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:29 am

Ivytalk wrote:How many people actually thought, back in 1997, that the Red Chinks would actually back off for 50 years? I know I didn’t.


I am shocked that it lasted as long as it did.

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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Chizzang » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:24 am

CID1990 wrote:It is unfortunate

People are going to die in Hong Kong before this mess is over.

But China won't be able to whitewash it the way they did Tienanmen Square... too many iPhones

I'll bet Hong Kongers don't think of big bad Britain when they talk about "colonialism" now

It is also inconvenient - every time China starts to look a bit like a sympathetic character to the "socialism works some places" crowd... China goes and shows us the actual nuts and bolts of how it works

These people just need to get with the program... it is for the greater good


You're calling the Chinese Military Dictatorship a version of "socialism" ..?
or you're saying that that is ultimately what all socialist countries become?

:geek:

I've heard economists argue the U.S. is closer to a socialist country than China right now
Slave Labor camps / kinda a dictatorship thing
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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby ∞∞∞ » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:25 am

Chizzang wrote:I've heard economists argue the U.S. is closer to a socialist country than China right now
Slave Labor camps / kinda a dictatorship thing
https://www.du.edu/korbel/hrhw/research ... yChina.pdf

The US is a socialist nation, simply one which the current population has decided to invest its labor-value into corporations, rich people, and the military. We're still a free, albeit misguided, society.

China is a communist dictatorship. Its labor passes through one entity which decides where to put it and the population has no choice.

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Re: RE: Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby ALPHAGRIZ1 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:41 am

Ivytalk wrote:How many people actually thought, back in 1997, that the Red Chinks would actually back off for 50 years? I know I didn’t.
Why do you always see color, its offensive

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Re: Hong Kong demonstrations

Postby Chizzang » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:44 am

Ivytalk wrote:How many people actually thought, back in 1997, that the Red Chinks would actually back off for 50 years? I know I didn’t.


all I know is... that if Obama were president
We'd be talking about how this would never happen if a Republican were president
China would never pull this stunt with a real man as President

Because Republican stuff

:coffee: and yet here we are...
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