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to free Tibet.
Man bites dog.
Was going to bring a takeaway in tomorrow, explains why they're shut.
I'LL TAKE IT
He's gonna go Rambo on their asses.
and even if I was I wouldn't agree with China's occupation over tibet
its the same thing as the British government occupying yorkshire. Your problem is with nation states as a conceptual and totally unnecessary evil right?
sorry, i'm being difficult. I might buy a wristband.
Children from Yorkshire aren't taken away from their families and sent to re-education in the home counties where they are taught to despise clothe caps and whippets.
and the flippancy of responses to such an atrocity is somewhat surprising.
Perhaps it's satire or something.
i'm dead against it
After all, it's better to have things than not have things
I have met some incredible Tibetan people who were nearly crying when we were talking about Tibet.....I've never seen people so passionate about something. In this town called McLoed Ganj, where the dalai lama has a nice little house, they do a free Tibet march every night, it's beautiful. We joined in......pretty damn good.
they should do an afganistan and insurge. SUDDENLY, IEDS, IEDS EVERYWHERE.
You say maybe a waste of life, yes, but what's better than using your life to try and send out a message for something you believe in so much.....she probably thinks that she will be able to go back to Tibet and live there for a while before she dies.
Most Tibetans I met always said 'one day soon, we will be free' or something along those lines and it was pretty muc that hope that was keeping them happy.
'Opponents, regardless of human rights stance, say that the PRC rules Tibet legitimately, by saying that Tibet has been an indivisible part of China de jure since Mongol (Yuan) conquest 700 years ago, and that all subsequent Chinese governments (Ming Dynasty, Qing Dynasty, Republic of China, and People's Republic of China) have succeeded the Yuan Dynasty in exercising de jure sovereignty and de facto power over Tibet. In addition, as no country gave Tibet diplomatic recognition between 1912 and 1950, they say that China, under the Republic of China government, continued to maintain sovereignty over the region, and the leaders of Tibet themselves acknowledged Chinese sovereignty by sending delegates to the following: the Drafting Committee for a new constitution of the Republic of China in 1925, the National Assembly of the Republic of China in 1931, the fourth National Congress of the Kuomintang in 1931, a National Assembly for drafting a new Chinese constitution in 1946, and finally to another National Assembly for drafting a new Chinese constitution in 1948.'
So one could argue that 'freeing' Tibet would be like, say, the USA 'freeing' Texas.
one could hope that the new year resolution of "The Party" would be to free not only Tibet, but also the about billion other Chinese who live in a totalitarian state.
Also, I am not an expert, but my understanding is that the lives of ordinary folk in the Tibetan theocracy, a feudal system under His Holiness, wasn't much fun either, so would a free Tibet be a free Tibet anyway?
I suspect the lot of most Tibetans is not materially worse than (a) that of your average Chinese citizen and (b) it was before China's "occupation".
Until there is I can't see it happening
Look at Scotland and the rest of the UK. The UK arguably stands to gain plenty (west lothian Q, Barnett formula, ec) if scotland became independent, and yet the union is still clung onto by the UK.
I thought the UK kept Scotland because of all the North Sea oil and gas, and that Scotland would be much better off if it wasn't subsidising the rest of the UK. I'm pretty ignorant about all this though.
I think the SNP argue it's around 91%, whereas it's no more than about 80odd%. Add to that the fact that production is declining pretty rapidly, plus the taxes that the scottish government would impose on producers would make it unattractive ot do business there- I wouldn't like to base my entire deficit coverage on one finite resource which is already dwindling and potentially uncompetitive. It's quite scary actually, when you think about it.