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Freedom of speech has its consequences for NBA

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By TIM DAHLBERG

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If China is going to continue bullying companies that criticize it then we need to support more sanctions and trade wars against it. Bullies only wake up when they have a bloody nose.

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There is an easy solution.

Let Hong Kong residents decide what form of govt they want and let them directly elect their representatives.

Actually, why can't mainland Chinese have the same setup? I bet if that happened, Taiwan would be much more willing to merge back into China, politically.

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Xi has sped up the timetable for abolishing the rights of Hong Kong. His greed is hurting the Chinese economy overall.

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China is risking its international goodwill in its trade war battle if it continues to tie their money to your comments/beliefs.

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The problem is not "free speech" but when free speech is used selectively. The problem is when free speech is used to condemn some nations while other nations doing the same are supported by the "free speakers"; it then becomes racist or discrimination, hypocrisy, double standard.

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The right of free speech and freedom of expression is engrained in America and other European countries which just be protected even with the loss of dollars.

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The NBA and players like LeBron James and Dwayne Wade supported the 'anti police brutality' Black Lives Matter movement.

The NBA pulled the All-Star Game from Charlotte in order to force withdrawal of the "bathroom bill" in support of transgender people. (the bill's creators claimed it was designed to protect little girls from men masquerading as women)

Let's see if the NBA and these socially conscious players will put thier money where their mouths are and boycott China to thier own hurt in order to protest police brutality in HK

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Freedom of speech is essential to a democracy. Those who attack the principle of free speech, and of a free press, are attacking the very idea of democracy.

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Let Hong Kong residents decide what form of govt they want and let them directly elect their representatives.

I’ve only recently read up on this, but Hong Kong residents already can directly elect their own representatives. Only a section of their legislature and its candidates represent certain industries and are controlled by the Hong Kong tycoons who want the business with China. It’s more about money / capitalism than democracy. The sad thing is the local peaceful protesters don’t really know what they’re fighting for.

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Freedom of speech is essential to a democracy. Those who attack the principle of free speech, and of a free press, are attacking the very idea of democracy.

This isn’t the issue. It’s the consequences of what you say. You can say whatever you want and just stand by what you say and take the consequences.

Free speech allows people to say the following:

*Conquering the world, one well-dressed fat lady at a time.

*Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!

*Lara Logan had to outdo Anderson. Where was her buddy McCrystal.

*Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them.

I find it ironic that Detroit is known as the #motorcity and yet no one here knows how to fcking drive.

*I completely and wholeheartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage.

Each of these “innocuous” social media got someone fired. But not before it got them the five minutes of internet fame for their “free speech.”

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These spineless clowns caved to the Chinese dictators, which of course only means these take a whole arm when offered a finger.

Of course, they only follow in the footsteps of California big tech like Google and Apple, who have been brown-nosing the CPC for the longest time. While ranting against Trumps so-called trade-war with the Chinese Communist Party.

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