"Does the treatment by China to its citizens and to HK citizens affect the way you make your purchasing decisions?" -- Maybe it should.  Interestingly, there are folks who feel it is appropriate to boycott Israel, because of alleged maltreatment of Palestinians. (This, despite the fact that some Palestinians shoot off missiles or engage in other terrorist activity).  Yet, I am unaware of any organization seeking to boycott Chinese imported goods, just because they harvest organs from living unwilling donors, keep political prisoners in horrible conditions, and thwart attempts to democratize--and so forth.   Maybe there should be a boycott China movement.

irwin posted:

"Does the treatment by China to its citizens and to HK citizens affect the way you make your purchasing decisions?" -- Maybe it should.  Interestingly, there are folks who feel it is appropriate to boycott Israel, because of alleged maltreatment of Palestinians. (This, despite the fact that some Palestinians shoot off missiles or engage in other terrorist activity).  Yet, I am unaware of any organization seeking to boycott Chinese imported goods, just because they harvest organs from living unwilling donors, keep political prisoners in horrible conditions, and thwart attempts to democratize--and so forth.   Maybe there should be a boycott China movement.

“Boycott China?  Where am I going to get my MAGA gear made?  Where will my next wife, I mean daughter, get her knockoff fashions and shoes made?”

- Putin’s Bitch

irwin posted:

"Does the treatment by China to its citizens and to HK citizens affect the way you make your purchasing decisions?" -- Maybe it should.  Interestingly, there are folks who feel it is appropriate to boycott Israel, because of alleged maltreatment of Palestinians. (This, despite the fact that some Palestinians shoot off missiles or engage in other terrorist activity).  Yet, I am unaware of any organization seeking to boycott Chinese imported goods, just because they harvest organs from living unwilling donors, keep political prisoners in horrible conditions, and thwart attempts to democratize--and so forth.   Maybe there should be a boycott China movement.

"Alleged maltreatment of Palestinians"? Realizing this topic has more layers than an onion, but I think "alleged" is an inaccurate adjective. Not to every Palestinian, but it's happening.  However,  I wouldn't paint a broad brush on the entire country and people of Israel and boycott it, any more than 'some Palestinians engage in terrorist activities' means all Palestinians deserved to be maltreated.  

wineart 2 posted:

Erdogan said he threw the orange dumpster childish letter in the trash. I hope he at least wiped his ass with it first. I just don’t believe we should be wasteful. 

 

The letter was a direct insult.  No diplomacy at all,  I think the letter was back dated to make orange man look good

This "The Apprentice" playing president.   

flwino posted:
The letter was a direct insult.  No diplomacy at all, 

This "The Apprentice" playing president.   

That letter was a CYA move for his base.  The dotard made this incredibly impetuous and irresponsible  move shortly after a phone call with Erdogan.  I would LOVE to see the transcript of that call.

PH

billhike posted:

Nobel for 45 after brokering that great peace agreement?

Can you imagine what we gave up for this not to last BS. 

The Dump was desperate as his own party was up in arms. Turkey wins and the American public pays for the Dumps stupidity and worse, abandonment of an ally. 

wineart 2 posted:
billhike posted:

Nobel for 45 after brokering that great peace agreement?

Can you imagine what we gave up for this not to last BS. 

The Dump was desperate as his own party was up in arms. Turkey wins and the American public pays for the Dumps stupidity and worse, abandonment of an ally. 

Or, worse than that, some of those escaped ISIS fighters getting to the US committing terrorists acts there.  Or against US interests in Europe or elsewhere.  Or against anyone else.  Perhaps the stupidest thing Trump said (aside from the WWII reference!) throughout this whole affair was that the escaped ISIS terrorists would not be America's problem.  

On the bright side though, a majority of Republicans in the House voted against him.  

"Mulvaney Acknowledges Quid Pro Quo In Trump Ukraine Call, Says ‘Get Over It’."

For weeks they, and the bigot in chief, told us there was "No quid pro quo", now his chief of staff admits there was. #TheGangThatCouldn'tShootStraight.

Oh yeah, "Turkish Foreign Minister: 'This is not a ceasefire.'"

Pence says Cease Fire, Turks say no way.  Will still move and hope Kurds leave quickly.  Another great deal by #45

Turkey got “exactly what they wanted” out of the meeting with Vice President Mike Pence, a senior Turkish official told CNN today

bman posted:
wineart 2 posted:
billhike posted:

Nobel for 45 after brokering that great peace agreement?

Can you imagine what we gave up for this not to last BS. 

The Dump was desperate as his own party was up in arms. Turkey wins and the American public pays for the Dumps stupidity and worse, abandonment of an ally. 

Or, worse than that, some of those escaped ISIS fighters getting to the US committing terrorists acts there.  Or against US interests in Europe or elsewhere.  Or against anyone else.  Perhaps the stupidest thing Trump said (aside from the WWII reference!) throughout this whole affair was that the escaped ISIS terrorists would not be America's problem.  

On the bright side though, a majority of Republicans in the House voted against him.  

The Dump has one policy. Himself first and he doesn’t even care other than that, but spews America second.  He sure in the hell doesn’t care about Europe. 

Plus, B, as he said, ISIS is 7000 miles from America, so fret not.  I guess the 911 terrorist were from Queens. 

wineart 2 posted:
bman posted:
wineart 2 posted:
billhike posted:

Nobel for 45 after brokering that great peace agreement?

Can you imagine what we gave up for this not to last BS. 

The Dump was desperate as his own party was up in arms. Turkey wins and the American public pays for the Dumps stupidity and worse, abandonment of an ally. 

Or, worse than that, some of those escaped ISIS fighters getting to the US committing terrorists acts there.  Or against US interests in Europe or elsewhere.  Or against anyone else.  Perhaps the stupidest thing Trump said (aside from the WWII reference!) throughout this whole affair was that the escaped ISIS terrorists would not be America's problem.  

On the bright side though, a majority of Republicans in the House voted against him.  

The Dump has one policy. Himself first and he doesn’t even care other than that, but spews America second.  He sure in the hell doesn’t care about Europe. 

Plus, B, as he said, ISIS is 7000 miles from America, so fret not.  I guess the 911 terrorist were from Queens. 

He does care about Europe. - Russia & Ukraine

flwino posted:
wineart 2 posted:
bman posted:
wineart 2 posted:
billhike posted:

Nobel for 45 after brokering that great peace agreement?

Can you imagine what we gave up for this not to last BS. 

The Dump was desperate as his own party was up in arms. Turkey wins and the American public pays for the Dumps stupidity and worse, abandonment of an ally. 

Or, worse than that, some of those escaped ISIS fighters getting to the US committing terrorists acts there.  Or against US interests in Europe or elsewhere.  Or against anyone else.  Perhaps the stupidest thing Trump said (aside from the WWII reference!) throughout this whole affair was that the escaped ISIS terrorists would not be America's problem.  

On the bright side though, a majority of Republicans in the House voted against him.  

The Dump has one policy. Himself first and he doesn’t even care other than that, but spews America second.  He sure in the hell doesn’t care about Europe. 

Plus, B, as he said, ISIS is 7000 miles from America, so fret not.  I guess the 911 terrorist were from Queens. 

He does care about Europe. - Russia & Ukraine

Touché... see my first sentence... he cares only about himself and yes, your two indeed benefit the orange pile on dung. 

My bad...

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