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Reply #120 posted 10/20/19 11:56am

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This is a difficult time for right wingers. Reaching at straws for something, anything to justify their existence.

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Someone, somewhere with a Chinese flag.
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Okay.

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let's pray for them. pray

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Reply #121 posted 10/20/19 12:52pm

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jaawwnn said:

Nah man, billionaires shouldn't exist. I agree with guns need to be taken from the cops before the population but im not fighting the gun laws fight here, just the billionaires one. You should be proud of Sanders, one of the greatest Americans.

why shouldn't billionaires exist?


(and I am with Ice-T I will give up my (right to own) guns when everyone else does. the fact that if a racist like beto got his way people with AR-15s would come to kill anyone that refused to turn theirs over. and they lie saying an AR15 is a military weapon No they are not...the look a little like one but they are not the same.)

Sanders is garbage I hope he retires soon. he wants you to have a much less comfortable life.

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #122 posted 10/20/19 12:57pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

This is a difficult time for right wingers. Reaching at straws for something, anything to justify their existence.

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Someone, somewhere with a Chinese flag.
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Okay.

lol

let's pray for them. pray

you mean the left is making up lies and accusing them of which they are guilty (hunter biden) to influence an election!?

remember the calls to impeach stated from the day he won the election... as were the attempts to overturn the election...

No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #123 posted 10/20/19 3:31pm

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I just hope things end up well for everyone there.

https://www.politico.com/...ong-052536

Hong Kong protesters went on a rampage on Sunday hurling petrol bombs and setting ablaze multiple stores along Kowloon’s main thoroughfare, as police fired tear gas and water cannons which sprayed the entrance of the city’s biggest mosque with blue dye, fueling tensions in the area.

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The arson attacks began from around 3 p.m. and lasted for more than eight hours as they set off fires inside mainland-linked businesses and police and metro stations, before gutting a Xiaomi shop and Chinese medicine store Tong Ren Tang in Mong Kok.

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As the city marked the 20th weekend of violent protests, demonstrators kicked off an illegal march in Tsim Sha Tsui peacefully but the initial calm dissipated in less than two hours as marauding protesters began blocking roads and throwing bricks and petrol bombs.

Kowloon Mosque and Chungking Mansions had been on high alert ahead of the march amid fears that there would be retribution against the city’s ethnic minority groups after Civil Human Rights Front’s convener Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit was attacked by people described to be of South Asian descent last Wednesday.

While protesters steered clear of the place for worship, the mosque’s gates ended up being soaked in blue solution by the police’s water cannon that was spotted going up and down Nathan Road several times firing randomly at no one in particular or at groups of bystanders and journalists.

“I don’t understand why dye was sprayed on the religious building as there were not many people around,” said Mohammed Sadeque, 34, who came from Kolkata to settle in the city 12 years ago. But he appreciated fellow Hong Kongers who helped to clean up the colored mess afterward.

The front, which applied for a march today but failed, condemned police’s use of a water cannon on the mosque, calling the action “totally unnecessary” as there were only “a few people” nearby.


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Reply #124 posted 10/20/19 3:36pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



jaawwnn said:


Nah man, billionaires shouldn't exist. I agree with guns need to be taken from the cops before the population but im not fighting the gun laws fight here, just the billionaires one. You should be proud of Sanders, one of the greatest Americans.


why shouldn't billionaires exist?


(and I am with Ice-T I will give up my (right to own) guns when everyone else does. the fact that if a racist like beto got his way people with AR-15s would come to kill anyone that refused to turn theirs over. and they lie saying an AR15 is a military weapon No they are not...the look a little like one but they are not the same.)



Sanders is garbage I hope he retires soon. he wants you to have a much less comfortable life.


No one is worth a billion dollars, that money could and should be used elsewhere, on programmes you would abhor because they would help the poor and give people second chances and mean they don't have to spend their lives working in jobs they hate. Compassion, you should try it. As for guns, i already live in a country with an unarmed rank and file police force, you can argue about your AR15s to your hearts content.
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Reply #125 posted 10/23/19 6:08am

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Well, good news.

https://www.huffpost.com/...fcc3247cd1

Hong Kong Legislature Withdraws Extradition Bill That Sparked Months Of Unrest

Pulling the bill met one of the five demands made by pro-democracy protesters.
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months of unrest as it met just one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters.

The rallying cry of the protesters, who have trashed public buildings in the Chinese-ruled city, set street fires and thrown petrol bombs at police, has been “five demands, not one less”, meaning the withdrawal of the bill make no difference.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had said many times the bill was as good as dead and said that other demands, including universal suffrage and an amnesty for all those charged with rioting, were beyond her control.

Protesters are also calling for her to stand down and for an independent inquiry into perceived police brutality during a long hot summer of running battles on the streets.

“There aren’t any big differences between suspension and withdrawal (of the extradition bill)... It’s too little, too late,” said 27-year-old protester Connie, hours before the bill was withdrawn. “There are still other demands the government needs to meet, especially the problem of police brutality.”

Most protesters do not give their full name to avoid being identified.

Police have responded to the violence with water cannon, tear gas, rubber bullets and several live rounds.

Protesters are angry at what they see as Beijing encroaching on the former British colony’s “one country, two systems” formula enshrined during the handover in 1997, which permits the city wide-ranging freedoms not available on the mainland such as an independent judiciary.

The extradition bill would have allowed defendants charged with serious crimes to be sent for trial abroad, including to Communist Party-controlled courts in China.

The bill was seen as the latest move by Beijing to erode those freedoms. China has denied these claims and accuses foreign countries of fomenting trouble.

A murder suspect whose case Lam had originally held up as showing the need for the extradition bill walked free on Wednesday as the city’s government squabbled with Taiwan over how to handle his potential voluntary surrender to authorities.



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Reply #126 posted 10/31/19 8:43am

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Surprised there wasn't already a thread about this.

China is also being mighty soft over Hong kong for a government that disappears dissidents, religious folks, and actively censors anything and everything they possibly can. The people of Hong Kong deserve their independence, and I hope that China finally sees the light and lets them go.

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Hong Kong Protests

https://prince.org/msg/105/460440

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Reply #127 posted 10/31/19 8:44am

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Hong Kong crashes into recession as protests hit economy

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/...ocid=ientp

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Hong Kong's economy contracted sharply in the third quarter as it entered a recession, exceeding economists' worst estimates of the damage from nearly five months of protests.

Third-quarter gross domestic product retreated 3.2% from the previous three months, after a 0.4% contraction in the second quarter. That's the worst slump since 2009, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Two consecutive periods of negative growth mean Hong Kong has fallen into a technical recession.

The economic debate now is focused on how long the downturn will last, if recent glimmers of stabilization point to a bottom, and if the U.S.-China trade war and the demonstrations have done lasting damage. Financial Secretary Paul Chan said this week that a full-year economic contraction is "very likely."

#IDEFINEME #ALBUMSSTILLMATTER

A Liar Shall Not Tarry In My Presence
I will make you cyber shit in your pants!
What's the matter with your life
Is poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check
In
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Reply #128 posted 10/31/19 10:08am

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I wonder if the Chinese economy will take some kind of hit as a result of this mess they've created. I doubt it, but that's the one thing I imagine would give Xi and his cronies a bit of pause here.

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