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Hong Kong police arrest protesters in main camp

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I'll put in a fair word. I live in HK, and based on what's around me, one cannot say this move is unpopular. Most Hong Kongers want their life and peace back, even if it may be temporary.

Maybe we just don't have sufficient political consciousness as a society, but in any case that's us.

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Now that the elections in Taiwan are over it's back to business as usual. Xi Jinping had refrained from cracking down on the protestors during the elections, but with the pro China party in Taiwan ousted from power there's no reason anymore to play nice. The only thing China respects is force and that is what it will use. It doesn't matter if they're Hong Kong protestors or Taiwanese.

"The Taiwan issue will not remain unresolved for a long time. We will not abandon the possibility of using force; according to the law, it is also an option to resolve the issue by military means if necessary," said Liu, a former president of the influential Chinese Academy of Military Sciences.

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Hong Kong police arrest protesters in main camp

And the leftist controlled Western media stays quiet.

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And the leftist controlled Western media stays quiet.

It's on the front page of these websites: New York Times, BBC, Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian, Washington Post, New Zealand Herald, CNN, CBC News....

Who exactly do you have in mind who isn't reporting it?

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It’s very disappointing: another voice and appeal of democracy has been muted by an authoritarian govt and its proxy. Comparing with Egypt and Thailand, HK’s failure is not that bad, at least, it avoided the bloodshed.

I guess that’s would be a reality the west has to face with little choice for time being.

Hopefully, The students leders anr activists in HK will regroup and swing back with more soon.

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Should have been these protesters that won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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wipeoutDec. 11, 2014 - 10:08PM JST It's on the front page of these websites: New York Times, BBC, Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian, Washington Post, New Zealand Herald, CNN, CBC News.... Who exactly do you have in mind who isn't reporting it?

Give it three more days and then tell me if it's still headline news. This story will disappear faster than a journalist in a Middle Eastern country.

Cheap labor makes the world go round and no Liberal wants their cheap supply of worthless slave labor produced gifts disrupted for the corporate controlled holidays.

EthanWilberDec. 11, 2014 - 10:43PM JST It’s very disappointing: another voice and appeal of democracy has been muted by an authoritarian govt and its proxy.

No one wants to stop the supply of cheap labor. The White House has at times been supportive but that only lasts a day or so. Then President Obama looks away and leaves those people to their own fate. If the US had put more pressure on Communist China things may have been different.

But, the President and the Liberal media don't want to ruffle Wall Streets feathers, the supply chain must continue to flow. No matter who gets hurt. Under Bush Big Oil called the shots, under Obama Wall Street does.

The story below is four years old but it's still relevant.

http://www.businessinsider.com/political-orientation-of-companies-2010-8?op=1

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/10/23/despite-familys-conservative-leanings-wal-mart-heir-pumps-300k-into-liberal-super-pac/

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/marshall-hong-kong-screams-america-silent-article-1.1961403

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@JoeBigs I think conservatives want their slave labor, too, at least in the United States.

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Protesting and mere rallies never work. You at least need leverage. Sometimes leverage requires an actual crowbar....

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another voice and appeal of democracy has been muted by an authoritarian govt and its proxy. Comparing with Egypt and Thailand, HK’s failure is not that bad, at least, it avoided the bloodshed.

Actually, it is not so much the authoritarian government as our own people. Hong Kong hadn't suffered from the kind of stuff that would cause a fierce revolutionary fervor that would stand a lot of sacrifice. So when the novelty worn off, Hong Kong's people themselves preferred to have their streets back. They want to get to work on time. Our need for democracy is less than our desire to get on with our lives.

The authorities waited for this to happen, then they swept away the few that are still around. They avoided bloodshed, the thing that might actually change the balance of power against them.

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@JoeBigs

Give it three more days and then tell me if it's still headline news.

You were complaining about the silence of the "left controlled Western media" yesterday.

It doesn't take a three-day wait to see that you were wrong then, and shifting the goalposts now.

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