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BrainDance
May 8, 2007

Disco all night long!


can we stop calling them tankies and start calling them what they really are?

giant dweebs

i wanna give them a wedgie

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Tupperwarez
Apr 4, 2004

"phphphphphphpht"? this is what you're going with?

you sure?


BrainDance posted:

i wanna give them a wedgie

Gimme your means of production, NERD!

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!

I mean, I'd just up and call them crypto-facists, but since Godwin's Law works both ways, well...

BrigadierSensible
Feb 16, 2012

Don't get my name wrong,
If you want to touch me there.

Some people cal them Maurice.

Kill All Cops
Apr 11, 2007

Pacheco de Chocobo





Hell Gem

BrainDance posted:

can we stop calling them tankies and start calling them what they really are?

giant dweebs

i wanna give them a wedgie

they are plastics who kowtow to anyone in power (noT TRUMP tho that would be Fascist)

Small Gay Planet
Aug 2, 2019

Now yes, a very handsome guy has fallen into our trap!


Kill All Cops posted:

they are plastics who kowtow to anyone in power (noT TRUMP tho that would be Fascist)

sounds like something a quarantine skipping tyiump lover would say

why do you love america so much

Small Gay Planet fucked around with this message at 11:05 on May 22, 2020

Dont Touch ME
Apr 1, 2018
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


Kill All Cops posted:

they are plastics who kowtow to anyone in power (noT TRUMP tho that would be Fascist)

You're cruising for a trip to the gulags, comrade.

Sten Freak
Sep 10, 2008

Despite all of these shortcomings, the Sten still has a long track record of shooting people right in the face.


College Slice

A few bits from a scathing piece from the UK’s former minister for Europe

https://www.independent.co.uk/voice...s-a9528076.html

quote:

...
Other rising powers – Britain in the 19th century, the US in the 20th century – have used military might to obtain economic dominance and vice versa. But at all times they represented to some extent the Enlightenment values of separation of powers, of freedom of thought and expression, and allowed, indeed encouraged, a free market in politics so that opposition parties could exist and challenge existing order.

These values are anathema to Xi. The latest expression of his contempt for even a modicum of democracy is Beijing’s announcement that any protest in Hong Kong would be treated as subversion or terrorism and subject to overwhelming repression. This tears up the 1984 UK-China Treaty, where sovereignty of Hong Kong was given over by the British, and shows Xi’s contempt for international law.

Yet voices in London are silent. Because so much money has been made out of China since globalisation took off 40 years ago, many have forgotten China remains a communist dictatorship every bit as bad as Stalin’s Soviet Union. China has its gulags where the Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo was sent to rot to death as soon as the democratic world recognised him as a champion of human rights.

If Stalin sought to eradicate the identity of Ukraine, Xi is doing no less to Chinese Uighurs in northwest China where many are kept in concentration camps. Stalin used the “useful idiots” of the global left to paint a glowing picture of Soviet oppression. Xi has his “useful idiots” in the ranks of retired politicians and investment fund managers or business executives who are paid as board members, consultants, or just enjoy huge salaries and bonuses from trading with a China that denies all trade union rights.

...

Second, China is now behaving like an imperial colonising power. Its crude military pressure on its neighbours, demanding they must accept China as master of the seas, has gone too far. Even little New Zealand is supporting Taiwan’s bid to work in the World Health Organisation.

Thirdly, Xi’s disastrous handling of the coronavirus pandemic with his arrest of doctors who raised the alarm in December, his bullying of the World Health Organisation to keep secret the outbreak in its early stages, and his allowing hundreds of thousands of Chinese to fly in January to Europe to spread the disease is increasingly seen around the world as a crime against humanity.

China spends millions on disinformation campaigns. The democratic world which challenged Stalin’s lying propaganda after 1945 with effective countermeasures has been asleep.

We need a global campaign to hold China to account. This is not about siding with Trump or about economic boycotts or stopping trade or travel or losing any respect for the talents and hard work of Chinese people of all ages, including the hundreds of thousands studying in our universities.

It is time to wake up, alert populations, and spend serious money on targeted campaigns to inform the world, including the 1.4 billion Chinese, that democracy, freedom of information and open economies are not going to disappear – unless we stop fighting for them.

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
---------------------------->


Actually I think you'll find that Chinese soft power is completely and totally intact and there is no evidence that it's in complete and utter ruins after Xi tore up decades of Chinese attempts to build up goodwill in a matter of months and then used the remains to wipe his rear end

Fojar38 is an investment manager a GlobalPacificInvest Corporation and is a regular lecturer on global affairs at Xinghua University

Blistex
Oct 30, 2003

Macho Business
Donkey Wrestler


Grimey Drawer

"China is a going the be the world's largest economy in 88 days, and the people there are free and happy. There are no signs of ethnic repression or lack of freedoms, and if we don't jump on this money train (+15% annual GDP growth) we're all going to lose out."

- Reporter who was given a 7 day all-expenses-paid trip to Shanghai and wrote this article from his 5 star hotel after getting a complimentary BJ from one of the massage girls on staff.

Shumagorath
Jun 5, 2001


did she learn the BJ overseas or from the Chinese system, this will affect my editorial

McSpanky
Jan 16, 2005






BJs with chinese characteristics

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Magna Kaser posted:

Shanghai has Popeye's now but the line is always 4+ hours long so I haven't gone yet, but I want to check out this chicken sandwich.

Apparently, their marketing was too good and they have terrible reviews online cuz of the lines but people who have had it say its better than KFC.

This is my mundane china news for today.



that's "we added buns to our chicken" level of waiting

url
Apr 23, 2007

internet gnuru


My all time favourite tee-shirt was one I picked up in the silkroad outlet in Beijing.

Big white lettering on black.

I
♥️
BJ

Because I am a low-rent, juvenile fool.

Numerous friends asked for it and i relented. I got a second version on another visit. the colour leeched and it was trash.

Shadow0
Jun 16, 2008


Grimey Drawer

url posted:

My all time favourite tee-shirt was one I picked up in the silkroad outlet in Beijing.

Big white lettering on black.

I
♥️
BJ

Because I am a low-rent, juvenile fool.

Numerous friends asked for it and i relented. I got a second version on another visit. the colour leeched and it was trash.

I, too, bought many of these the one time I went to China.

I also managed to find and buy one of these against all odds:

which was my only real goal in China.

screamin and creamin
Sep 15, 2003



Blistex posted:

"China is a going the be the world's largest economy in 88 days, and the people there are free and happy. There are no signs of ethnic repression or lack of freedoms, and if we don't jump on this money train (+15% annual GDP growth) we're all going to lose out."

- Reporter who was given a 7 day all-expenses-paid trip to Shanghai and wrote this article from his 5 star hotel after getting a complimentary BJ from one of the massage girls on staff.

Actually more like "Any business journalist ever post-1978", with other types of journalists disagreeing.

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
---------------------------->


McSpanky posted:

BJs with chinese characteristics

wouldn't a BJ with PRC characteristics be one where they bite down shortly before climax

Shumagorath
Jun 5, 2001


Climax and domination is always five years in the future.

Haramstufe Rot
Jun 24, 2016

President of the Erich Honecker Fan Club


Anything going on in Hong Kong or what?

screamin and creamin
Sep 15, 2003



Haramstufe Rot posted:

Anything going on in Hong Kong or what?

It's probably quiet because of Memorial Day coming up.

bones 4 beginners
Jan 7, 2018

"...a masterpiece that no one can read too often, or admire too much."


The rule saying no more than 8 people at a gathering ends the day after. No particular reason, they just do.

Also there were no demonstrations today where 100+ people were arrested and tear gas was not fired. Anyone saying otherwise is just part of a sinister foreign plot to cause chaos.

bones 4 beginners fucked around with this message at 11:59 on May 24, 2020

url
Apr 23, 2007

internet gnuru


Shadow0 posted:

I, too, bought many of these the one time I went to China.

I also managed to find and buy one of these against all odds:

which was my only real goal in China.

I just did a ridiculously out loud laugh at your last line, in a bar, in Vietnam.

Thank you for brightening my days.ill be keeping this moment close for days to to come.

url
Apr 23, 2007

internet gnuru


While I'm still giggling and being looked at.

I have in the past few days landed a teaching number (it's always the plan b, excoet when all the schools etc close.). It'll tide me over while poo poo gets itself righted and I can find real work again.

My plan is to return to China after my ban has expired.

The girl I love is there, and for whatever reasons, I want to return and try.

Right now it's difficult, and I just have to eat that poo poo.

Yummy.

Mr Luxury Yacht
Apr 16, 2012




I feel like trying to return to China after you've been officially banned from China would be a reckless risk even if your "official" ban expires.

url
Apr 23, 2007

internet gnuru


Yeah

I got that in mind too. I'm not wanting to derail a thread that was getting back to speed.bi can't PM right now.

I have some time to reconsider, buy, the heart wants what it wants.

*Ahem* banned from both Chinas btw. Deported unceremoniously from both.

strange feelings re Daisy
Aug 2, 2000



Shadow0 posted:

I also managed to find and buy one of these against all odds:

which was my only real goal in China.
Be careful. They're cute when they're young but as they mature they can get very agrressive:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q82bGtujFA

UltraRed
Apr 9, 2005



Fun Shoe

strange feelings re Daisy posted:

Be careful. They're cute when they're young but as they mature they can get very agrressive:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q82bGtujFA

I didn't know I needed this.

bob dobbs is dead
Oct 8, 2017

bob dobbs will one day live again


Nap Ghost

https://youtu.be/3NIg0vOetHo

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
---------------------------->


url posted:

Yeah

I got that in mind too. I'm not wanting to derail a thread that was getting back to speed.bi can't PM right now.

I have some time to reconsider, buy, the heart wants what it wants.

*Ahem* banned from both Chinas btw. Deported unceremoniously from both.

How did you get banned from Good China

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer

I feel like if you get banned from China ever even thinking about going back is a horrible idea.

Follow your heart though!

Straight into the gulag.

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
---------------------------->


Yeah definitely don't go back to Bad China unless you want to join the elite sect of Goon martyrs

uguu
Mar 9, 2014



url posted:

Yeah

I got that in mind too. I'm not wanting to derail a thread that was getting back to speed.bi can't PM right now.

I have some time to reconsider, buy, the heart wants what it wants.

*Ahem* banned from both Chinas btw. Deported unceremoniously from both.

Discussing being banned from China is the raison d'être of this thread. Please regale us.

The White Dragon
Nov 14, 2007

すご▞い!
君は働か░い
フ▙▓ズなんだね!


Fojar38 posted:

Yeah definitely don't go back to Bad China unless you want to join the elite sect of Goon martyrs

seven years later a UN survey team finds url huddled in the corner of a uyghur internment camp

lowtax unpermas his account, but gives him a sixer to correct the permaban reason "died in a chinese black site" "but he got better. user loses posting privileges for 6 hours"

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Fojar38 posted:

How did you get banned from Good China

are we talking Hong Kong + China

or China + Number One China

Mr Luxury Yacht
Apr 16, 2012




On the other hand it's pretty funny that one of the only things that the PRC and Taiwan have agreed on in decades is "This guy really sucks".

What on earth did you do?

Mr Luxury Yacht fucked around with this message at 19:24 on May 24, 2020

Fojar38
Sep 1, 2011


Sorry I meant to say I hope that the police use maximum force and kill or maim a bunch of innocent people, thus paving a way for a proletarian uprising and socialist utopia


also here's a stupid take
---------------------------->


Alan Smithee posted:

are we talking Hong Kong + China

or China + Number One China

The only good China right now is Taiwan

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning
When the headaches gone
The sun is not.
Forgot to turn the alarm
On - on


Pillbug

Speaking of “banned from China”, have there been people who got their info stolen in the OPIM hack who have had problems getting into China because of it?

The White Dragon
Nov 14, 2007

すご▞い!
君は働か░い
フ▙▓ズなんだね!


Mr Luxury Yacht posted:

On the other hand it's pretty funny that one of the only things that the PRC and Taiwan have agreed on in decades is "This guy really sucks".

What on earth did you do?

url has a thing for high level public officials. get caught blowin xi in an i beijing tshirt and he'll deport you just to cover it up

Horatius Bonar
Sep 8, 2011



I overstayed my first visa in Taiwan by a day accidentally, because 90 days does not mean 3 months oops.

It just meant I had to apply for visas going back in instead of just getting one on arrival. Never got banned and a good reason to spend a few days in HK or Japan to visit the not-an-embassay economic office.

Please tell me how you get deported from Taiwan.

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Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


The White Dragon posted:

url has a thing for high level public officials. get caught blowin xi in an i beijing tshirt and he'll deport you just to cover it up

Was it like the Shining but with a Winnie the Pooh suit

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