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Brickbat: Frozen Out

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Chinese officials raided the Good Neighbor North District Church in Hong Kong, arresting two people. The pastor, Roy Chan, was out of the country with his wife, but he found that his bank account as well as those of his wife and the church had been frozen. He and his wife have been charged with money laundering and fraud, with the Chinese government accusing him of under-reporting church donations. He denies those charges and says the government is retaliating against him for his efforts to protect pro-democracy protesters earlier this year, when he and other elderly church members would place themselves between protesters and police in an effort to keep the police from beating the protesters.

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  1. Wait, even China is cracking down on dissent now?

    1. Right? Targeting anti-government groups using the old Obama IRS method. Next thing you know China will be spying on and jailing journalists, or anyone who disagrees with them.
      https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/04/barack-obama-spying-journalists-dennis-kucinich-sharyl-attkisson-donald-trump-campaign-transition/

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  2. You know who else clamped down on religious people ?

    1. Tony? Killallrednecks?
      White Knight was accusing people of Christianity the other day.

      1. What if my religion taught that people should be allowed to control their own property, to include web sites? What if my religion taught that punishing one person, for the writings of another, is EVIL? What if my religion taught that “Section 230” is a DAMNED fine example of Government Almighty restraining itself, and the injustices that Government Almighty might otherwise foster? Would Mamma then support MY religious rights?

        1. Preach it brother, AMEN!!

          1. In closely associated matters concerning religious beliefs, I bring you this!

            https://www.newsweek.com/pro-trump-lawyer-lin-wood-said-he-might-actually-second-coming-christ-lawsuit-1558400

            Pro-Trump Lawyer Lin Wood Said He ‘Might Actually Be’ Second Coming of Christ: Lawsuit

            1. But you just said 230 was the messiah.

        2. I always thought that your support for regulatory interference had a religious element. Thanks for confirming it.

          I’ll be sure to remind you of this post the next time you support government regulation of the internet.

          1. You, not me, are one of the authoritarian ones who supports heavy-handed Government Almighty meddling with the internet!

            https://reason.com/2020/12/18/the-bipartisan-push-to-gut-section-230-will-suppress-online-communication/#comment-8646584
            From the article:
            “Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to ‘Big Tech’ (the only companies in America that have it—corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity,” the president recently tweeted.
            There’s your “logic” from Der TrumpfenFuhrer, and MANY conservaTurd commenters on these pages.
            By the EXACT SAME logic, ANY laws shielding gun and ammo manufacturers and-or sellers (Remington for example) need to be held accountable for the shootings of crazy users of their products! Remington, exercise better editorial control of your bullets!

            Hey conservaTurd assholes-commenters! Ye moochers off of a “liability shielding gift from the U.S. to ‘Big Guns and Ammo Tech’”…
            You ready to pay $90,000 per gun and $15 per ammo-round, or pay out the ass for insurance, for your guns? No? Then you are hypocrites ass usual!

            1. I’ll be honest, nutball, If you want me to read your retarded drivel keep it under ten lines.
              Otherwise I just flag it as spam to keep the thread readable.

              And linking to your own ranty nonsense isn’t exactly reliable sources.

              1. You really ARE a mental midget! And COMPLETELY closed-minded! NO arguments, no facts, not even the evidence of your senses (if you have any) will EVER budge your frozen mind towards the truth!

                I post so that open-minded people… There ARE some, actually… Can read some FACTS, and GROUNDED arguments, and see that “libertarians” aren’t all Trumptatorshit-worshipping, orange-dick-sucking boot-lickers! Like YOU , Mamma!

              2. Look, I’ll make it pretty simple for simpletons. A prime argument of enemies of Section 230 is, since the government does such a HUGE favor for owners of web sites, by PROTECTING web site owners from being sued (in the courts of Government Almighty) as a “publisher”, then this is an unfair treatment of web site owners! Who SHOULD (lacking “unfair” section 230 provisions) be able to get SUED for the writings of OTHER PEOPLE! And punished by Government Almighty, for disobeying any and all decrees from Government Almighty’s courts, after getting sued!

                In a nutshell: Government Almighty should be able to boss around your uses of your web site, because, after all, Government Almighty is “protecting” you… From Government Almighty!!!

                Wow, just THINK of what we could do with this logic! Government Almighty is “protecting” you from getting sued in matters concerning who you chose to date or marry… In matters concerning what line of work you chose… What you eat and drink… What you read… What you think… Therefore, Government Almighty should be able to boss you around on ALL of these matters, and more! The only limits are the imaginations and power-lusts of politicians!

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  4. Enjoy criticizing China while you can, Oliver, it’ll soon enough be an illegal form of hate speech.

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      1. So does Lebron

    2. Are you suggesting that someday I’ll be banned from calling a flu-like virus that originated in China the “Chinese Flu”? That’s inconceivable.

      1. Covid is not a flu like virus. It is a common cold like virus.

        That said, feel free to call it anything you want.

  5. “Roy Chan, was out of the country with his wife”

    Stay that way

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  7. And yet, China refuses to crack down on the Fentanyl sellers who are killing Americans. Even NPR was able to identify these murders yet China refuses to do nothing. China is not our friend.

    https://www.npr.org/2020/11/17/916890880/we-are-shipping-to-the-u-s-china-s-fentanyl-sellers-find-new-routes-to-drug-user

    1. You know, desperate buzz-seekers, if deprived of booze, pot, fentanyl, etc., will overdose on huffing glue, or gasoline, or even go overdosing on water.

      https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill/

      Strange but True: Drinking Too Much Water Can Kill
      In a hydration-obsessed culture, people can and do drink themselves to death.

      Glue-sellers, gasoline-sellers, even WATER sellers, they are all MURDERERS! We must STOP doing NOTHING! Government Almighty must DO SOMETHING!!!!

      1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication

        Water, just like any other substance, can be considered a poison when over-consumed in a brief period of time. Water intoxication mostly occurs when water is being consumed in a high quantity without adequate electrolyte intake.[4]

        1. You truly are one uneducated, ill bred fuck aren’t you. I suspect you purchase Clearasil by the 50 gal barrel. Nobody beyond adolescense could drivel as you.

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