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Old 2015-02-04, 09:49   #1
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China is now blocking VPN connections. For me this means a huge disincentive to travel to or communicate with people in China. I can't protect my business interests if corrupt government employees can capture and sell my data. Maybe I should just sever all ties with China and let them carry on in their own little world of control and suppression.
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Old 2015-02-04, 10:01   #2
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China is now blocking VPN connections. For me this means a huge disincentive to travel to or communicate with people in China. I can't protect my business interests if corrupt government employees can capture and sell my data. Maybe I should just sever all ties with China and let them carry on in their own little world of control and suppression.
Couldn't you release the forces of pure Evil upon them? Or at least a few dozen minions?
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Old 2015-02-04, 13:35   #3
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Couldn't you release the forces of pure Evil upon them? Or at least a few dozen minions?
I'm not sure I want to waste even those minuscule amounts of resources on them. It's only ~1.3B people so it is not like it's a significant proportion of the world population or anything.
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Old 2015-02-04, 18:04   #4
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Once upon a time there were two Chinamen...now look how many there are.
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Old 2015-02-05, 00:28   #5
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Once upon a time there were two Chinamen...now look how many there are.
Without any chinawomen?!
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Old 2015-02-05, 02:47   #6
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Haha, you guys!

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Long ago during the romanian communist era we used to have nice jokes about chinese, some of them combined with albanians too, like in "why don't chinese speak albanian", etc (you can google that, most probably), and I can't refrain myself of posting this stuff I read few days ago, still fresh in my mind, about few albanians trying to rob few chinese and having their asses kicked, I was laughing for an evening imagining the scene... They got what they looked for...
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Old 2015-02-05, 03:07   #7
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Without any chinawomen?!
you brought that logical flaw in with your reasoning (for humorous effect) but it was found nowhere (explicitly or implied) in the original post.

However, it could still be the case that there were no Chinawomen if the quality of Chinamanhood is Patrilineal.
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Old 2015-02-05, 09:45   #8
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you brought that logical flaw in with your reasoning (for humorous effect) but it was found nowhere (explicitly or implied) in the original post.

However, it could still be the case that there were no Chinawomen if the quality of Chinamanhood is Patrilineal.
Indeed. Case in point: the world never seems to run out of Jesuits.
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