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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 09:52 PM
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I realize that, so I'll rephrase: Why are THEY doing this?
The question is still the same.
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  -Empire State Building to honor China in lights ("to go red for China") underpants  Sep-30-09 07:56 PM   #0 
  - Red for the running blood of China's slave laborers and conquered peoples. nt  onehandle   Sep-30-09 07:57 PM   #1 
  - or maybe....  unkachuck   Sep-30-09 08:41 PM   #10 
     - America, Love it or Leave it!  onehandle   Sep-30-09 11:05 PM   #41 
  - Er...why are we doing this again?  NYC Liberal   Sep-30-09 07:58 PM   #2 
  - "We?" Who is "we?" This is a private building.  David__77   Sep-30-09 09:34 PM   #15 
     - I realize that, so I'll rephrase: Why are THEY doing this?  NYC Liberal   Sep-30-09 09:52 PM   # 
        - Probably to foster good feelings with Chinese and Chinese-Americans.  David__77   Sep-30-09 10:09 PM   #22 
           - Why would you assume that Chinese Americans have an affinity for the Chinese government?  Romulox   Sep-30-09 10:32 PM   #26 
           - Many do, some do not identify with the Chinese state. Same with all countries/peoples.  David__77   Sep-30-09 10:42 PM   #31 
           - French Americans haven't left a country that denies freedom of movement.  Romulox   Sep-30-09 10:49 PM   #36 
              - I don't understand your point.  David__77   Sep-30-09 11:09 PM   #43 
                 - Of course not.  Romulox   Sep-30-09 11:13 PM   #44 
           - Kind of like an Irish flag for Irish-Americans.  David__77   Sep-30-09 10:45 PM   #32 
              - Do you have any evidence of this, or are you just assuming?  Romulox   Sep-30-09 10:47 PM   #34 
                 - You haven't? I have.  David__77   Sep-30-09 10:51 PM   #37 
                    - If you visit LA, Seattle, SF, Vancouver, you'll meet a lot of Hong Kong expats  Romulox   Sep-30-09 10:58 PM   #39 
                       - OK, I'll keep my eyes open.  David__77   Sep-30-09 11:07 PM   #42 
           - Probably to foster good feelings with Chinese companies and their $$$$$  JVS   Oct-01-09 10:27 AM   #50 
  - Don't they already own it?  Dennis Donovan   Sep-30-09 08:00 PM   #3 
  - What? The United States?  durablend   Sep-30-09 08:10 PM   #6 
  - check any item you purchase - betcha it ain't made in the USA  tomm2thumbs   Sep-30-09 10:25 PM   #24 
  - I wonder that to.  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Sep-30-09 10:42 PM   #30 
  - But let's maintain the economic blockade against Cuba.  KansDem   Sep-30-09 08:01 PM   #4 
  - Why?  Pirate Smile   Sep-30-09 08:06 PM   #5 
  - And they refused to light it up green for the Iranian resistance?  randr   Sep-30-09 08:14 PM   #7 
  - Well, (lead) paint the town red!  izquierdista   Sep-30-09 08:26 PM   #8 
  - Why in the heck for?  emilyg   Sep-30-09 08:30 PM   #9 
  - Weiner, I love you, but let's not use the human rights argument  Suji to Seoul   Sep-30-09 08:46 PM   #11 
  - Some of those things you bring up  Confusious   Sep-30-09 09:16 PM   #13 
  - Yep. Apples and oranges.  ronnie624   Oct-01-09 10:45 AM   #51 
  - There have ALWAYS been human rights  Chulanowa   Oct-01-09 03:18 PM   #58 
  - We don't trust the Chinese government enough to return its citizens (Uighurs).  Romulox   Sep-30-09 10:34 PM   #28 
  - Chairman Mao.  proteus_lives   Oct-01-09 04:34 PM   #59 
  - I agree given China's human rights record  davidpdx   Sep-30-09 08:52 PM   #12 
  - I think it's a great thing.  David__77   Sep-30-09 09:31 PM   #14 
  - Well, they'll own that building pretty soon anyway, the way things are going. Made in China FTW!  Brickbat   Sep-30-09 09:36 PM   #16 
  - that is a little surreal  justabob   Sep-30-09 09:38 PM   #17 
  - There is a  billh58   Sep-30-09 09:48 PM   #18 
     - true, poor word choice on my part  justabob   Sep-30-09 09:52 PM   #19 
     - According to the building manager, they are honoring China not just recognizing it  NYC Liberal   Sep-30-09 09:57 PM   #20 
        - A private company  billh58   Sep-30-09 10:01 PM   #21 
        - Mr. Bellina sounds wise.  David__77   Sep-30-09 10:48 PM   #35 
        - I look forward to the fireworks and red-white-and-blue lighting of the the Shanghai WFC  NYC Liberal   Sep-30-09 11:26 PM   #46 
           - Actually there are plenty of pro-US displays in China.  David__77   Oct-01-09 12:07 AM   #48 
        - "our countries and our people."  ronnie624   Oct-01-09 10:51 AM   #52 
           - I didn't mention communism.  NYC Liberal   Oct-01-09 10:54 AM   #53 
              - But the poster to which you responded  ronnie624   Oct-01-09 11:11 AM   #56 
  - Wait, what? Lemme get this straight... a CAPITALIST building, in a CAPITALIST country...  TygrBright   Sep-30-09 10:17 PM   #23 
  - "The Capitalists will sell us the rope..." nt  Romulox   Sep-30-09 10:35 PM   #29 
  - Isn't it good that the Cold War thinking is breaking down?  David__77   Sep-30-09 10:46 PM   #33 
  - Didn't China buy the Empire State Building not too long ago?  w4rma   Sep-30-09 10:29 PM   #25 
  - Wrong on so many levels. I hate my state.  shadowknows69   Sep-30-09 10:32 PM   #27 
  - Don't be ridiculous. The red lights stand for the oceans of red ink drowning the US budget. n/t  Psephos   Sep-30-09 10:57 PM   #38 
  - Just a question...  AsahinaKimi   Sep-30-09 11:04 PM   #40 
  - I, for one, welcome our new masters and rulers of the world.  Mithreal   Sep-30-09 11:18 PM   #45 
  - Red for the tyranny, but no green for freedom??  frog92969   Sep-30-09 11:36 PM   #47 
  - Red because that is the color of the Chinese flag.  ronnie624   Oct-01-09 11:01 AM   #54 
     - That's what I said.  frog92969   Oct-01-09 02:11 PM   #57 
  - Empire state building celebrates 60 years of red regime  xc8mip   Oct-01-09 10:01 AM   #49 
  - perhaps they can throw dogs and cats off the building  Mari333   Oct-01-09 11:07 AM   #55 
  - Or lead based toys  fujiyama   Oct-01-09 06:58 PM   #62 
  - Fuck this.  proteus_lives   Oct-01-09 04:35 PM   #60 
  - I have no problem with honoring the chinese  JonQ   Oct-01-09 04:39 PM   #61 

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