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Postby Freakzilla » 20 Feb 2009 15:03

No silly little thing like human rights is going to stop Sec. of State Clinton in her efforts to solicit more "donations" from the Chinese!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090220/pl ... hinarights
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Postby Drunken Idaho » 20 Feb 2009 15:12

Pffft, yeah that's pretty weak of her... But it also says a lot about the US's current debt situation (which you can't blame solely on the new administration)

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 20 Feb 2009 15:25

Definitely disappointing, but totally what I would expect from any of our leaders (or yours in this case), we do too much business with them to not turn a blind eye to their extreme corruption ad human rights violations.

This is something we as a people can't help much with our votes, because no one that we have the option of voting for is likely to do much. The Tibet thing I have no ideas for fixing, but the general human rights issues in that country can actually be improved by us. This can only be fixed by "voting with your dollars". Buy as much fair trade/union made products as possible/you can afford, find out which stores encourage and enforce their manufacturers to treat their workers reasonably and pay them a living wage (Zellers does this, they have people who go over and do inspections), and which ones pretty much actively endorse factories cutting the bottom line no matter what (Wal-Mart is the big offender). Since Zellers and Wal-Mart have similar prices it's easy for the average person to actually enforce some change just by switching stores.

There are all kinds of options for improving the world with simple changes, looks for the Amnesty International approved fair trade symbol on products like coffee and chocolate/cocoa. Or do some quick research into the human rights records of Pepsi and Coke to see which one you should be drinking, and which one sends your money to para-military organizations in return for the abduction, torture and murder of upity union leaders.

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Postby SandChigger » 20 Feb 2009 19:18

So you're concerned about human rights, Freak? That's admirable!

If sudden.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 20 Feb 2009 19:36

Above the belt gentlemen. :wink:
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Postby Freakzilla » 20 Feb 2009 21:06

SandChigger wrote:So you're concerned about human rights, Freak? That's admirable!

If sudden.


As far as US politics are concerned. I don't think HR is the real meat of this story though. I think Mrs. Clinton is a bad choice for Secretary of state considering the enourmous contributions made to her by foreign nations.

I don't think we should deal with other nations who don't have similar policies to ours. But they've bought off Hillary months and months ago.
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Postby SandChigger » 20 Feb 2009 23:33

Yawn.

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Postby Freakzilla » 21 Feb 2009 00:35

SandChigger wrote:Yawn.


Is it me, the corruption or the abuses that tires you?
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Postby SandChigger » 21 Feb 2009 05:07

The bullshit.

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Postby Eyes High » 21 Feb 2009 11:28

Little good will come from continued relations with China. What America use to stand for has become blurred by all the dirty politics.
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Postby moreh_yeladim » 24 Feb 2009 16:09

Eyes High wrote:Little good will come from continued relations with China. What America use to stand for has become blurred by all the dirty politics.

Ditto on Saudi Arabia. Oh, and those puppet regimes in South America.

Oh well. I suppose the oil and cheap plastic shite must flow.
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