***Official Political Discussion Thread***

Discussion in 'General' started by rico x hood, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. nawghtyhare

    nawghtyhare

    50,570
    30,212
    Joined
    May 24, 2005
    well why u aint been say something????
     
  2. nawghtyhare

    nawghtyhare

    50,570
    30,212
    Joined
    May 24, 2005
    whats going on EXACTLY in hk???
    like what was the cause
    and whats going on
    :nerd: :nerd: :nerd:
     
  3. SpittaJetLife

    SpittaJetLife

    2,972
    2,107
    Joined
    Feb 14, 2019
    Hov basically Bill Cosby with street cred nowadays :smh:
     
    debso, Wargames and storm2006 like this.
  4. QU!K

    QU!K

    13,117
    8,280
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2014
    In 1997 Britain handed over HK back to China

    Part of the handover was an agreement to keep 1 country 2 systems in place for 50 years (2047)

    The Chief officer of HK (Carrie Lam) is a puppet for Beijing.

    They tried to pass an extradition law which would allow bejing to come collect people they feel are breaking the law (promoting democracy)

    The people of HK felt this infringes upon the 1 country 2 systems agreement

    Mass protest

    Police brutality

    Police coordinated with gangsters (triads) to beat up protesters

    Protesters want
    1. Carrie Lam to step down
    2.Independent investigation into the yuen long triad beatings
    3. accountability for police brutality
    4. Universal suffrage (democracy/independence)
    5. Complete withdrawal of the extradition bill

    So with all this going on it is suspected that the police force is being supplemented with chinese police and military

    Hong kong police is going undercover and blending in with protesters

    Protesters think police plants are inciting violence in order to call in riot police

    At the airport mixed within the protesters they found an undercover chinese police with weapons in his bag (2 wood batons)

    Someone who was taking pictures of faces at the airport was questioned

    He was wearing a press vest but said he was a tourist. They searched his bag and found he was carrying a i love hk police shirt chinese id card and it was found put he worked for global times a chinese state sponsored propaganda paper

    China is deploying military on the hk border

    Youtube and Reddit are on fire with propaganda and misinformation
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
    cs02132, debso, Based Jesus and 8 others like this.
  5. QU!K

    QU!K

    13,117
    8,280
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2014
     
  6. QU!K

    QU!K

    13,117
    8,280
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2014
    I’m lowkey worried I’m already being spied on

    Internet doesn’t feel safe anymore

    Kinda stressed out
     
  7. nawghtyhare

    nawghtyhare

    50,570
    30,212
    Joined
    May 24, 2005
    why
    :nerd:
     
  8. blackintellect

    blackintellect

    5,046
    3,179
    Joined
    Aug 22, 2012
    The type to go to the shopping section on his page is copping 4 shirts.
     
  9. QU!K

    QU!K

    13,117
    8,280
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2014
    I think China got agents scraping the Internet.

    Posting propaganda and misinformation

    I’ve been posting on Reddit in the hongkong subreddit

    Reddit got a 300m investment from a chinese company (tencent) couple of months ago

    Place I’m living currently has a huge mainland China population

    Wouldn’t be surprised if some are spies/operatives

    I realize i sound paranoid af
     
  10. nawghtyhare

    nawghtyhare

    50,570
    30,212
    Joined
    May 24, 2005
    :lol:
     
  11. QU!K

    QU!K

    13,117
    8,280
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2014
    I think Hong Kong is on the verge of another Tiananmen Square
     
    debso likes this.
  12. biggie62

    biggie62

    8,891
    2,638
    Joined
    Oct 15, 2008
    :lol:

    You think China is spying on people like you and me? I mean they probably are on the big fish and government but us small folks ain’t got nothing to worry about.
     
  13. aepps20

    aepps20

    16,991
    20,977
    Joined
    Feb 9, 2004
    Hong Kong is what happens when Libs run things. Glad we're locking LIBS UP.
     
  14. QU!K

    QU!K

    13,117
    8,280
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2014
    Anyone saying anything anti China or pro democracy.

    They don’t need people to redflag people, just bots and ai

    Dare you to say something slick about China on your Twitter and fly to Beijing
     
    debso likes this.
  15. whywesteppin

    whywesteppin

    14,028
    15,550
    Joined
    Mar 28, 2004
    that's what scares me. not just China but many other countries can try to track your social media stuff. if they find they have a dissident or someone with a public voice now in their country, who knows what they will do.

    khashoggi is an extreme example since he was a journalist but there's no reason why they wouldn't target someone with a large Twitter following, for example.

    we can't live in fear but we should be aware of what's happening.
     
    debso and QU!K like this.
  16. noskey

    noskey

    19,033
    4,394
    Joined
    Dec 24, 2009
    Word. It's not like the US that collects text messages, records phone calls and tracks cell locations indiscriminately :nerd:

    Not that I think the govt here does anything with that data, but, you know, conspiracy theories and all that.
     
  17. QU!K

    QU!K

    13,117
    8,280
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2014
    By the same logic they shouldn’t be worried about youtube comments. But that **** is crawling with misinformation and propaganda

    They’re weaponizing media/misinformation/propaganda

    You don’t even need to be a public online figure. They can cross reference all your ****.

    The United States got cambridge analytica, you don’t think China got some state sponsored **** they’re weaponizing?
     
    debso, AEA18 and whywesteppin like this.
  18. QU!K

    QU!K

    13,117
    8,280
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2014
    Bruh you know how many times chinese companies have stolen intellectual property

    You don’t think us never been under cyberattack by China? Russia?
     
    debso likes this.
  19. whywesteppin

    whywesteppin

    14,028
    15,550
    Joined
    Mar 28, 2004
    just read Twitter replies these days. half of them are disinformation.

    NT has been infiltrated by lib-bots as well. you just have to fight against it every day.
     
  20. whywesteppin

    whywesteppin

    14,028
    15,550
    Joined
    Mar 28, 2004
    NYT has "demoted" Weisman for his behavior. Must be nice to get off with just a slap on the wrist.

     
    AEA18 likes this.
  21. itsaboutthattime

    itsaboutthattime

    77,195
    49,137
    Joined
    Mar 31, 2007
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
    AEA18 likes this.
  22. aepps20

    aepps20

    16,991
    20,977
    Joined
    Feb 9, 2004
    Every darn day famb. Imagine the cesspool this place would be if Coal Gang wasn't doing our work. Imagine having to read page after page of Lib conjecture. We are winning. Rusty is changing his tune, Rex is coming back and we are voting JROSE5 as our Administrator. #COALGANG
     
  23. equality

    equality

    6,222
    4,292
    Joined
    Oct 8, 2007
    There’s a longer version in that twitter thread. I’m literally just sad. Way past anger and frustration.
     
  24. jape

    jape

    22,977
    18,420
    Joined
    Feb 2, 2014
    if they wanted you they would've had you already
     
  25. gry60

    gry60

    7,468
    12,280
    Joined
    Jan 17, 2011
    Most of Africa agrees with Republicans on three things:
    - hard work only pays off (survivors bias)
    - kill the gays
    - don't kill the fetuses

    So you get a lot of "I'm not a fan of Trump but I agree with [insert policy]" especially from older immigrants, who grew up in the Africa of the 80s and 90s on a steady diet of IMF/World Bank sponsored neoliberal economic policies, authoritarian regimes, and woke churches ("Jesus saves and heals") or koranic schools. And when you hit them with this:



    you get the "Trump did not say this, his official did" response, or the "just because he is hiring racists doesn't mean he is one" response.