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2 hours ago, Joe in Winslow said:

And this here is why semiliterate athletes should stick to sports.

None of the woke OTW/TSW people have touched the topic in the NBA thread. Not surprising.

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Only one ear should be showing for LeBron, like Mao

 

 

2 hours ago, LBSeeBallLBGetBall said:

None of the woke OTW/TSW people have touched the topic in the NBA thread. Not surprising.


when you have freedom you can whine all the time about how you hate your free country and nobody cares

 

 

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2 hours ago, LBSeeBallLBGetBall said:

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If he's going to dress like Mao maybe he should take some advice from Hillary.

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7 hours ago, Deranged Rhino said:

...And she apologized. 

 

 

 

(for speaking truth)

Who apologized for what?

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Why China fears sending the tanks into Hong Kong. 

 

From here, Beijing’s choices in Hong Kong will not grow easier. The ultimate option, of course, is to mount a police or military intervention from the mainland in order to put down the protests. But at what cost? Hong Kong would lose forever its status as a global, cosmopolitan city, a goose that lays golden eggs for China. Since Deng Xiaoping introduced capitalism to China, Hong Kong has served as a critical business and investment portal for the country: a place where foreign companies feel it is safer for them to be based because of the independent judicial system and a banking structure that allows the free conversion of currencies and unlimited international transfers. As China has grown vastly richer it has become less dependent on Hong Kong for such purposes, but lots of investment into China still passes through the city.

 

A takeover of Hong Kong by force would also destroy Beijing’s proposition – tattered as it may already be – that Taiwan should accept unification with China on the basis of one country, two systems. Recent events in Hong Kong have already strongly lifted the election prospects for the governing party in Taiwan, whose leader Tsai Ing-wen favours continued defiance of Beijing.

 

 

Plus, President Trump would clobber them with sanctions

 

They know this, and Trump knows this, which is why the trade talks are “ongoing” and why they haven’t sent tanks in.

 

 

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If I was drunk and first looked at the title of this thread..........

 

I would have thought it was a King Kong protest.

 

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On 10/15/2019 at 11:34 PM, Rob's House said:

You must see this

 

 

 

"Communism vs democracy...that's not complicated. Or we really need to evaluate our school systems and educational system because people are lost." :beer:

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11 hours ago, B-Man said:

Toronto Raptors fans to give away thousands of fan-made pro-Hong Kong shirts on opening night

 

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https://www.blogto.com/sports_play/2019/10/pro-hong-kong-shirts-toronto-raptors-opening-game/

 

 

 

Will they all be "removed" ?

 

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Toronto has a very vibrant community with educated and thinking concerns.

 

Linsanity was quite the thing for his game here, he hit the winning buzzer beater, with the Knicks....

 

 

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Defence minister says 'no force' can stop China reunification


Defence minister Wei Fenghe tells security forum that resolving 'Taiwan question' is China's greatest national interest.

 

"Resolving the Taiwan question to realise China's full reunification is the irresistible trend of the times, China's greatest national interest, the righteous path to follow and the longing of all Chinese people."

 

Beijing sees Taiwan as a renegade province that needs to be retaken by force if necessary, a message President Xi Jinping reiterated at the start of this year.

 

"However we will never allow separatists for Taiwan independence to have their way, nor allow interference by any external forces. Advancing China's reunification is a just cause, while separatist activities are doomed to failure."

 

China claims the entire South China Sea, but Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, which surround the strategic waterway, also have claims.

 

"The South China Sea islands and Diaoyu islands are inalienable parts of China's territory. We will not allow even an inch of territory that our ancestors have left to us to be taken away," Wei said.

 

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/defence-minister-force-stop-china-reunification-191021014233161.html

 

Chinese aircraft carrier program

 

 As of 2018, the PLAN has a single combat-ready aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, with a second and third under construction.[1] It is projected that China may possess five or six aircraft carriers by the 2030s

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_aircraft_carrier_programme

 

Retaking Taiwan more likely when there Navy is ready

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2 hours ago, ALF said:

Defence minister says 'no force' can stop China reunification


Defence minister Wei Fenghe tells security forum that resolving 'Taiwan question' is China's greatest national interest.

 

"Resolving the Taiwan question to realise China's full reunification is the irresistible trend of the times, China's greatest national interest, the righteous path to follow and the longing of all Chinese people."

 

Beijing sees Taiwan as a renegade province that needs to be retaken by force if necessary, a message President Xi Jinping reiterated at the start of this year.

 

"However we will never allow separatists for Taiwan independence to have their way, nor allow interference by any external forces. Advancing China's reunification is a just cause, while separatist activities are doomed to failure."

 

China claims the entire South China Sea, but Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, which surround the strategic waterway, also have claims.

 

"The South China Sea islands and Diaoyu islands are inalienable parts of China's territory. We will not allow even an inch of territory that our ancestors have left to us to be taken away," Wei said.

 

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/defence-minister-force-stop-china-reunification-191021014233161.html

 

Chinese aircraft carrier program

 

 As of 2018, the PLAN has a single combat-ready aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, with a second and third under construction.[1] It is projected that China may possess five or six aircraft carriers by the 2030s

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_aircraft_carrier_programme

 

Retaking Taiwan more likely when there Navy is ready

 

Back in the mid-90's, an old Chinese general let it slip that their plan was to take the island in 2020. I think he was quietly retired soon after.

 

Be interesting (and terrible) to see if this slip was actually true.

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