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    Re: protests in hong kong

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    It's also the worst parts of communism (all-powerful oligarchy with a willingness to use the military to squash any opposition).

    What a wonderful mess!
    I owe it to the people to have a signature...so here goes nothing!

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    Re: protests in hong kong

    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    They’re not really communist anymore. It’s capitalism with Chinese characteristics. At least that is what they say these days. As far as I can tell it is the worst parts of capitalism without any of the freedom benefits.
    Hong Kong will be sad when it finds out that it has missed out on it's chance for a Great Leap Forward or a Cultural Revolution.
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    Re: protests in hong kong

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    It's also the worst parts of communism (all-powerful oligarchy with a willingness to use the military to squash any opposition).
    Commies who love dollars...…………..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keeter View Post
    Commies who love dollars...…………..
    They all do, they just use communism to sell it to the people.
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    Re: protests in hong kong

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    They all do, they just use communism to sell it to the people.
    Very true...……..

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    Wow!

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    Re: protests in hong kong

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Wow!

    And the PLA is counting heads and inventory their small arms ammo stockpiles...
    The operational planners turn to the logistics planners and ask in Chinese, "Hey bud. We got enough ammo to handle that?"
    "Yeah, we've got enough ammo to handle that. No problem."
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    Re: protests in hong kong

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    And the PLA is counting heads and inventory their small arms ammo stockpiles...
    The operational planners turn to the logistics planners and ask in Chinese, "Hey bud. We got enough ammo to handle that?"
    "Yeah, we've got enough ammo to handle that. No problem."
    Aye. Doesn't hurt that none of the protesters has weapon tech newer than a few thousand years old.

    But China has to be very careful here - this isn't Tiananmen Square...
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    Re: protests in hong kong

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Aye. Doesn't hurt that none of the protesters has weapon tech newer than a few thousand years old.

    But China has to be very careful here - this isn't Tiananmen Square...

    How convenient...I'm sure someone decided that average civilians didn't and wouldn't ever need anything more. Well, well, well...
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    Re: protests in hong kong

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Aye. Doesn't hurt that none of the protesters has weapon tech newer than a few thousand years old.

    But China has to be very careful here - this isn't Tiananmen Square...
    laser pointers have been around for a few thousand years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    laser pointers have been around for a few thousand years?
    I'm like 99% sure they're mentioned in Jude ch 2.
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    Re: protests in hong kong

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    I'm like 99% sure they're mentioned in Jude ch 2.
    and lo i presenteth thee with light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation which thy shall useth to smite thine oppressors
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    Re: protests in hong kong

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    and lo i presenteth thee with light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation which thy shall useth to smite thine oppressors
    I thought that was from the Book of Armaments.
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