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(BBC-US)   US State Department funding bill amendment would rename DC street for prominent jailed Chinese dissident. Guess whose embassy is on that street?   ( divider line
    More: Amusing, Chinese embassy, Chinese, United States, Andrei Sakharov, sensationalism  
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2014-06-25 11:28:51 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: Interesting. I don't speak Irish but his last name in Gaelic, Seachnasaigh. Does that mean what I think it means? "Saxon"?

Either  that, or "seasick".
2014-06-25 11:56:47 PM  
I still like the idea of naming any panda born in the USA "Freedom" or "Democracy".
2014-06-26 12:03:37 AM  

mr0x: For whatever reason, Americans hate the Chinese.

Well, personally, it bothers me that the government killed all those people in Tienanmen Square.
2014-06-26 12:15:49 AM  
To me, this sums of the duality of international relations and politics to a T.

The Olive branch side of the house is all giggly know-it-all poindexters who think it would be hilarious to rename a street an embassy sits on, or who concern themselves with the difference in phrasing of "he conducted terrorist acts" vs "he is a terrorist."

Whereas the arrow side of the house is all roid-raging jocks trying to prove themselves on the field in hopes their dad will finally love them, and who end up just razing an entire village of brown people and tattooing the words "infidel" on their arms because they think it's cool to not know the difference between an Arab and a Sikh, and that either way "negotiating" or "wining hearts and minds" has less to do with understand someone else than it does about having an opinion in the .223 vs 7.62 debate.

Or at least, that's what I got out of my IR schooling.
2014-06-26 01:11:48 AM  

inglixthemad: Resident Muslim: MaximumTrollin.jpg

There you go

On mobile, so a pain to link.
(Mobile view doesn't even HAVE the buttons for smart, funny, bold, attach pic etc.)

Mods, you might want to consider a pull down menu with reply/smart/funny on it. Have the font buttons under the reply box and we can scroll to them if wanted.
2014-06-26 01:12:05 AM  
I hate it when they toss random shiat onto unrelated bills.  If someone objects to this, and votes against it, they'll be attacked for voting against the primary bill - not the amendment.  This shiat undermines the process of getting things done.
2014-06-26 01:12:40 AM  
2014-06-26 01:25:40 AM  
Somehow, this is Bush's fault.

/I thought it was a 2 term max
//when is the new guy going to lead?
2014-06-26 01:30:03 AM  
mr0x:   For whatever reason, Americans hate the Chinese.
Doing these kinds of things really flares up the populace and makes them all giddy. However, they can't do anything real because of trade and them owning us and such.

Well, they hold 8% of our public debt.  Japan has 5.7% and easily one of our top trading partners as well, and I don't hear anyone on Fark or in the press saying "Japan owns us".

As for trade, seems America is willing to slit its own wrists and sell its East Asian allies down the river for cheap Walmart/Target goods.  We don't HAVE to buy Chinese goods, but seems we're too cheap or greedy to do otherwise.
2014-06-26 02:16:56 AM
2014-06-26 07:12:12 AM  
The moment you realize that you've posted in the wrong thread...
2014-06-26 09:44:40 AM  
Frank Stallone?
2014-06-26 10:12:57 AM  

RexTalionis: Regardless of how you feel about China's human rights record, what does this really accomplish? If you want to antagonize another major world power and major trading partner, then you should at least get something out of it. This gets the US absolutely nothing.

The one thing authoritarians are most afraid of is people laughing at them. Laughter displaces fear, and erodes authority. Why do you think Team America made North Korea lose its mind, and all the strong rhetoric from US diplomats and the rest of the world just makes them go "meh"?
2014-06-26 10:48:17 AM  

toadist: Seems pretty lame for the State Dept.

FTFA-"An amendment attached to a state department budget bill ".  You realize that the State Dept doesn't attach amendments to budget bills, right?  The State Dept. likely agrees this a lame trolling attempt by a Republican Congressman and they just want their funding without making their job harder by needlessly irritating China.
2014-06-26 11:08:11 AM  
Troll on!
2014-06-26 01:15:36 PM  
Gee, I wonder what party would stupid enough to propose such an amendment.  Oh right.  The one that thinks we are never involved in enough wars.
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