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(BBC)   Chinese dissident found dead in circumstances that are in no way suspicious or unusual, Comrade   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 44
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2012-06-06 12:26:24 PM
Say it ten times fast: "Wangyang found dead in Shaoyang"
 
2012-06-06 12:31:50 PM
Being a Chinese dissident is probably as dangerous as being an Al Qaeda #2
 
2012-06-06 12:35:02 PM
Why would they murder him in the hospital? You would think the commotion from a man who didn't want to die would have gotten the attention of a nurse or something. Seems like he probably wanted to die and maybe even did it himself.
 
2012-06-06 12:38:29 PM
It is illegal for an American to travel to Cuba because their communist government doesn't respect human rights. They have a few hundred dissidents in prison. It's illegal for an American to even own a Cuban cigar.

But head to Wal-mart and fill your shopping cart with fine products made with slave labor in China? The profits of which go to strengthening the Chinese military and police state? Go on, buy even more, stimulate the economy! They even have favored-nation status!
 
2012-06-06 12:39:20 PM
This is Nixon's fault. "Detente" my ass...
 
2012-06-06 12:39:38 PM

Steakzilla: Why would they murder him in the hospital?...


Many times the Chinese state likes to be heavy handed and obvious about it. The whole "We'll farking cap your ass in the hospital, lie about, and walk away." They're not aiming for plausible deniability, they're going for the message.

/my intern's girlfriend was just detained last night by Chinese security
//she was over there interviewing people for a research paper
/they're just sitting on her because they can, no charges or anything
 
2012-06-06 12:40:08 PM

Steakzilla: Seems like he probably wanted to die and maybe even did it himself.


Sounds just like what a Red sympathizer would say.
 
2012-06-06 12:42:05 PM

Brokenseas: It is illegal for an American to travel to Cuba because their communist government doesn't respect human rights. They have a few hundred dissidents in prison. It's illegal for an American to even own a Cuban cigar.

But head to Wal-mart and fill your shopping cart with fine products made with slave labor in China? The profits of which go to strengthening the Chinese military and police state? Go on, buy even more, stimulate the economy! They even have favored-nation status!


Came in to say basically ^^THIS^^^. The same people who run around spewing "...b-b-b-but socialism..." are shopping at WallyWorld supporting "...b-b-b-but Communism." Idiots.
 
2012-06-06 12:42:23 PM
I thought unusual circumstances are natural causes to Chinese Protesters.
 
2012-06-06 12:45:06 PM
Come on! In China, if they want you dead they just blow your brains out and harvest your organs.
 
2012-06-06 12:46:48 PM
"Brooks was here" perhaps?
 
2012-06-06 12:47:02 PM
But Mr Li's brother-in-law questioned the death, saying Mr Li had showed "no signs of suicide" in a recent meeting.

I would think not, if he was still alive.
 
2012-06-06 12:51:10 PM

Steakzilla: Seems like he probably wanted to die and maybe even did it himself.


Nice try, Hu Jintao.
 
2012-06-06 12:56:16 PM
Was cleaning his illegally own handgun and accidentally shot himself. 17 times. Stopping only once to reload.
 
2012-06-06 12:56:35 PM
Maybe he really accidentally fell down an elevator shaft onto some bullets.
 
2012-06-06 12:58:50 PM
Mr Li, a labour rights activist, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the 1989 Tiananmen protests, the centre said.

Scott Walker and his fellows at ALEC can only dream of having that kind of power. Their Chinese counterparts actually get to act on it.
 
2012-06-06 01:01:13 PM
Come on! In China, if they want you dead they just blow your brains out and harvest your organs.

Hanging is quieter
Handy that he was in a hospital at the time.
Did he tie his hands behind his back before he hung himself?
 
2012-06-06 01:01:23 PM

Brokenseas: It is illegal for an American to travel to Cuba because their communist government doesn't respect human rights. They have a few hundred dissidents in prison. It's illegal for an American to even own a Cuban cigar.

But head to Wal-mart and fill your shopping cart with fine products made with slave labor in China? The profits of which go to strengthening the Chinese military and police state? Go on, buy even more, stimulate the economy! They even have favored-nation status!


I've managed to just about boycott China in my household. In some cases it's absolutely impossible to find something I need thats not made in China. However in most cases .. everything from light bulbs, to my car, furniture, kitchen appliances, etc etc is all made in the USA. For prices equal to their Chinese equivalent in most cases and better quality in all cases. However it takes time to find non-Chinese goods and I think most Americans are too lazy for that kind of thing. I ignore Christmas for this reason.. It's a holiday where Americans help prop up China for another quarter.
 
2012-06-06 01:06:44 PM

Steakzilla: Why would they murder him in the hospital? You would think the commotion from a man who didn't want to die would have gotten the attention of a nurse or something. Seems like he probably wanted to die and maybe even did it himself.


Even if it did none of the staff would do anything to interfere, because they know they would be next or their lives would be damaged in some form. It is not like it is in the USA over there; trust me I have been there many times. Once I saw law enforcement stomping on a man's head and the people nearby wouldn't even look in the direction of the officers.
 
2012-06-06 01:22:48 PM
was it this guy?

files.coloribus.com
 
2012-06-06 01:25:53 PM

Brokenseas: It is illegal for an American to travel to Cuba because their communist government doesn't respect human rights. They have a few hundred dissidents in prison. It's illegal for an American to even own a Cuban cigar.

But head to Wal-mart and fill your shopping cart with fine products made with slave labor in China? The profits of which go to strengthening the Chinese military and police state? Go on, buy even more, stimulate the economy! They even have favored-nation status!


My Toms shoes are made in China, so on being charitable AND supporting a militant communist regime!

/can't win 'em all I guess.
 
2012-06-06 01:28:12 PM

ltdanman44: was it this guy?

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more like

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2012-06-06 01:29:39 PM
Fell down an elevator shaft and landed on a bunch of bullets?
 
2012-06-06 01:34:03 PM
"We cannot rule out that security guards monitoring him tortured him to death and faked a suicide," the centre said in a statement.

anongallery.org
 
2012-06-06 01:51:52 PM
well timed on the Tiananmen anniversary. nothing suspicious there. nothing at all.
 
2012-06-06 01:52:36 PM
Fark China and fark you if you don't agree.
 
2012-06-06 01:55:43 PM

Brokenseas: It is illegal for an American to travel to Cuba because their communist government doesn't respect human rights. They have a few hundred dissidents in prison. It's illegal for an American to even own a Cuban cigar.


The Dead Hand of Batista has its grip tightly around America's wang.
 
2012-06-06 02:42:06 PM
China, USA, etc. Just some of the police states I don't ever wish to visit.
 
2012-06-06 02:42:26 PM
The Chinese gov't has been persecuting, torturing, and harvesting organs from Falun Gong practitioners forever.

They are ruthless with one of the most peaceful religions (Buddhists, in Tibet).

I buy garlic for 33 cents a bulb, as someone who has had to monitor food and labour costs I know they've simply removed the labour cost.

They aren't best Korea.... They're just as evil but much more organized.
 
2012-06-06 02:54:08 PM
Two gunshot wounds to the back of the head and then hung himself -- highly depressed. Must've formerly worked for the San Jose Mercury News on a CIA-crack connection.
 
2012-06-06 03:25:41 PM

Nayest: Fark China and fark you if you don't agree.


Are you hitting on me?
 
2012-06-06 03:27:57 PM

Brokenseas: It is illegal for an American to travel to Cuba because their communist government doesn't respect human rights. They have a few hundred dissidents in prison. It's illegal for an American to even own a Cuban cigar.

You are completely wrong my dear sir. It is illegal to import Cuban Cigars, not illegal to buy them if you leave the USA. Also the US Government can not stop a PRIVATE citizen from traveling to another country solo based on the conutry of destination. Why would the US State Department have this (below link) if we were banned from Cuba?
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1097.html

Now what you're confusing is that Congress has the power to regulate the US Dollar, incoming where it is spent (example it is illegal to spend the US Dollar in Cuba).

Now as a US Federal Employe you can be restricted or barred from going into Cuba. In the US Military you have to submit a travel request through you're chain of command or can or can not deny travel based on DoD, Department of (insert branch), Combantant Command, Major Command, Base, and/or Unit policy (yeah it's that convuloted).

Also for funiess here is the current Cuban Embargo.
http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/FR/1984/49FR47682.pdf

Reading is power!

 
2012-06-06 03:29:06 PM
http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/FR/1984/49FR47682.pdf

Current Cuban Embargo.

Also no spell check in my last post, sue me :P!
 
2012-06-06 05:09:29 PM

Eowunyth: http://www.pmddtc.state.gov/FR/1984/49FR47682.pdf

Current Cuban Embargo.

Also no spell check in my last post, sue me :P!


Indeed.. Not illegal to go there nor own their products. Just illegal to spend money there or on their products. In fact flying there is a non-issue.. Simply end up in Mexico or another island and fly in. They wont stamp your passport on the way in or out if you're carrying a US passport. With that said if you get "caught" you can be fined up to $250,000 and spend 10 years in jail .. the word here being -CAN-. In practice I've heard of no one actually getting jailed for going to Cuba (but if you're a communist asshole the law is there if they -want- to arrest you). Fines have been sent out to people however they are not actually fines but a "Letter of intent to fine" and the fine never comes. From what I understand no one has actually had to pay a fine for visiting Cuba.

BTW .. both Mexico and Canada will report to the US that you outbounded to Cuba so if you want to keep it on the super special downlow then fly from St Maarten or Jamaica or whatever.
 
2012-06-06 05:11:23 PM

ltdanman44: was it this guy?

files.coloribus.com


I don't care if it is an RC tank, getting shot in the balls like that would hurt.
 
2012-06-06 05:17:55 PM
Don't spend much time actually traveling yourself do ya?
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P.S. If you can't be bothered to spell check orLINK your links why should anyone bother to read your posts?
 
2012-06-06 06:34:46 PM

xynix: Brokenseas: It is illegal for an American to travel to Cuba because their communist government doesn't respect human rights. They have a few hundred dissidents in prison. It's illegal for an American to even own a Cuban cigar.

But head to Wal-mart and fill your shopping cart with fine products made with slave labor in China? The profits of which go to strengthening the Chinese military and police state? Go on, buy even more, stimulate the economy! They even have favored-nation status!

I've managed to just about boycott China in my household. In some cases it's absolutely impossible to find something I need thats not made in China. However in most cases .. everything from light bulbs, to my car, furniture, kitchen appliances, etc etc is all made in the USA. For prices equal to their Chinese equivalent in most cases and better quality in all cases. However it takes time to find non-Chinese goods and I think most Americans are too lazy for that kind of thing. I ignore Christmas for this reason.. It's a holiday where Americans help prop up China for another quarter.


good for you fellow farker. ever think of writing a story about this to share with others? maybe more people would buy American if they were pointed in the right direction. it is difficult and time consuming to find goods made within the States.

the real vote Americans get is their dollar bill votes. enough people exercising their purchasing power prudently can change the course of history. it's obvious our government is not willing or able to get this country out of the shiathole they've dug. it is up to the masses to make the change.
 
2012-06-06 06:57:06 PM
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2012-06-06 07:29:58 PM

Brokenseas: It is illegal for an American to travel to Cuba because their communist government doesn't respect human rights. They have a few hundred dissidents in prison. It's illegal for an American to even own a Cuban cigar.

But head to Wal-mart and fill your shopping cart with fine products made with slave labor in China? The profits of which go to strengthening the Chinese military and police state? Go on, buy even more, stimulate the economy! They even have favored-nation status!


By all the stars in the sky, thank you. I thought I was the only sane person left on the planet.
 
2012-06-06 08:16:41 PM

ha-ha-guy: Steakzilla: Why would they murder him in the hospital?...

Many times the Chinese state likes to be heavy handed and obvious about it. The whole "We'll farking cap your ass in the hospital, lie about, and walk away." They're not aiming for plausible deniability, they're going for the message.


100% agree

also: Nice find subby. SAD, but nice find.
 
2012-06-06 11:05:05 PM
CarrieWhite 2012-06-06 02:42:06 PM

China, USA, etc. Just some of the police states I don't ever wish to visit.

Please don't take this personally, BUT, that was spoken like a typical smug Aussie from what has become the most annoying Nanny State in the world.

I have several Aussie friends and relatives by marriage (from Warmambool to Melbourne to Lakes Entrance to Wilsons P and Tasmania) and 20+ years ago they were classic Aussies, anti-authority, self-reliant, bold, fun and funny, warm and generous.

The anti-authority, self-reliance, boldness and some of the fun is now gone and replaced by dependence on the state. The people are still funny, warm and generous and I try to be the same when they come here for a visit, but Australia is not the country it once was and is now a Nanny State (soft police state, so far).

If it wasn't for backyard bonfires (in neighborhoods yet) and alcohol, there would be no individualism (yeah, that's a joke). Some day I will figure out the Aussie love of the dangerous backyard bonfire, but I don't hear of cities burning, OK I suppose.

You're in a glass house, be careful. Being politely arrested is still being arrested.
 
2012-06-07 01:12:04 AM
The only suspicious thing about this case is why the Chinese government waited 22 years before executing the guy. They're normally much more efficient than that.
 
2012-06-07 08:06:58 AM

NephilimNexus: The only suspicious thing about this case is why the Chinese government waited 22 years before executing the guy. They're normally much more efficient than that.


Something about making sure nobody could even come up with a question - out of lack of knowledge on the event.
 
2012-06-07 11:39:48 AM
I TOO BECAME A DISSIDENT

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