I agree. I think that was part of the plan when the U.S. explored buying it in the 19th century.
“Play the scenario out all the way out and what do you get?”
“But try not to give crying toddlers any more attention than you have to.”
please say sike
Don’t get me wrong, we are absolutely fucked. This is going to be weaponized by authoritarians around the world for their own ends. But there’s nothing we can do about it now. We’re all so fucked. If we thought the global rise of fascism was bad over the past few years, wait until the world economy tanks and there’s…
Who wants to play “find the People’s Liberation Army bots”? Cuz I think I just won.
Roughly half of Hong Kongers speak English. It was a British colony until 1997.
Have you heard the phrase “leader of the free world”? The opinion of the U.S. president, whoever he is, matters a great deal in cases like these.
“Would there be any backlash at all from the West if that happened? Doubt it.”
Complicating things even more, Trump is so committed to authoritarian rule that he can’t even condemn the Chinese government for human rights abuses when that’s just an easy win. He’s more than willing to talk shit about China in every other way, but when it comes to the Hong Kong protests, that’s an “internal issue.”
I think that’s a valid question and it’s always a tricky balancing act. Whenever I’m covering a story like this I always ask myself what I’d want to know about the contents of the letter without publishing the entire thing.
I had to watch the video so I know what I saw. But he pleaded not guilty so there are legal reasons news organizations have to use the word allegedly.
“I’m sure neither Trump nor any of his cronies are buying and selling shares/commodities ahead of these little announcements.”
I see, so if we take away all the mass shootings that are less likely to have a direct impact on you, then there are fewer mass shootings. Makes sense.
“How does it work Matt? Were you in Australia when the guns were confiscated?”
“So nothing will really change.”
Nope, no grandfather law. That’s why people are selling their guns to the police. It’ll be illegal in another 5 months.
“in case” seems like an optimistic perspective at this point tbh
killing me,,,,,,,WITH CUTENESS