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Post time 2007-5-14 13:40:36 |Display all floors

Opium wars

"1839, China enforced its prohibitions on the importation of opium by destroying at Guangzhou (Canton) a large quantity of opium confiscated from British merchants"

18:39 - must have been yesterday evening

the whole thing sounds terrible

Damned British

Questions should be raised in the House of Commons immediately

Tony Bliar

First Iraq and now this!

Indeed,

Stop the opium war now! It is a travesty.

I will do my best to stop it, where do I sign up?
"We know it's weakness, but the weakness is so strong!"

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Post time 2007-5-14 13:44:34 |Display all floors
Originally posted by middlekingdo at 2007-5-12 06:07


So if I started selling marijuana in Britain to your kids and the government tries to stop it, it is not morally correct for the government is it?

I hate to use this cliche term, but no othe ...



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Can you say that ONE MORE TIME..................???
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Post time 2007-5-15 03:10:19 |Display all floors

#49

Originally posted by emucentral at 2007-5-14 08:24


And of course, as soon as Mengzhi gets a dose of his own medicine, he puts on a silly smile and gets all uppity about attacking the man, rather than the argument.

Hypocrisy, it's the only th ...



"dose of his own medicine"?  So, you think everyone is as sick as you are?

The real hypocrite I see is YOU; yes how you have "lowered" and descended from a once fake "gentleman" and "reasonable" person to what you are now.

At least Mengzhi has always remained the same, if not getting better and better .... perhaps, thanks to all the "practice" that he is getting here.



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Post time 2007-5-15 03:12:38 |Display all floors

#48

Originally posted by tmphgt at 2007-5-14 06:48

Attentive readers will note that:
a) I have never denied the Opium Wars
b) I have not justified the Opium Wars



There are many things we "DON'T SAY" it here.

There question is what HAVE YOU SAID?

Give a stand.



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Post time 2007-5-15 03:15:16 |Display all floors
Originally posted by whampoa at 2007-5-15 03:10



"dose of his own medicine"?  So, you think everyone is as sick as you are?

The real hypocrite I see is YOU; yes how you have "lowered" and descended from  ...


yes, Mengzi is one of the wankers on here who thinks evil is in the blood of certain peoples and ethnic groups

what a reasonable fellow!

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Post time 2007-5-15 04:33:05 |Display all floors

#54

Originally posted by bulldog at 2007-5-15 03:15


yes, Mengzi is one of the wankers on here who thinks evil is in the blood of certain peoples and ethnic groups

what a reasonable fellow!


I don't read every one of Mengzhi's posts but on those I have read, I think he sounds reasonable, VERY patient and full of humour.

At least, he put a stance and made his position and points clear, unlike some who has NONE but had the cheek to ask others for "proofs" whatever to support what they say.  We wouldn't even give our real names here or show our faces, what sort of "proofs" do you want?

PROOFS BY OUR WORDS AND DEEDS -  that's the winner and facts never lie (even for long).

When cornered, some would give defensive comments like "I never say this" or "I never deny this" (so what have you said?) and then twist, turn, flip and flop, that's their "leeway" in not making or daring to make a stand in the first place.  Like I would say, if you are a China-basher, JUST SAY SO rather than denying ALL THE WAY - until proven the "real you", you became even more SHAME-FACED.

WORSE, on those who came without addressing the discussion in the thread but use "personal" attack (when they couldn't argue or by their own bias and inferiority) prying on where the forumites live, whether they suffer insomnia and even making insinuating suggestions on their sexuality.

LEARN, you guys have to ... from some of your country fellows like Matt605 and Meiguoracing.  I don't see them as a problem with the Chinese.


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MORAL DECAY, PROMISCUITY and pornography which...
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Post time 2007-5-15 05:12:07 |Display all floors
Originally posted by whampoa at 14-5-2007 20:33
from some of your country fellows like Matt605 and Meiguoracing.  I don't see them as a problem with the Chinese.


A few points on Matt605, as he has been here a very long time.

1. Matt is American, not British, so he isn't bulldog's "country fellow".
2. I was led to believe Matt was actually ethnic Chinese - maybe I'm wrong on that.
3. Matt is very critical of anything the US does, whether it's politics, the economy, etc. He doesn't comment much on China itself (at least in terms of starting threads), unless it is normally to agree with whatever it does. Though he has a right to have his own opinions, holding someone like that (on one end of the spectrum) up as an example of a "good poster" is maybe not terribly appropriate.

The equivalent would be bulldog mentioning someone who always criticised China and always praised the UK/US/etc as an example of Chinese people that got on with Britons/Americans/whatever.

On a side note, I had a look at Meiguoracing's posts. He hardly ever writes in this part of the forum, so is again not a good example as he doesn't get involved in these sorts of discussions.

As for yourself, whampoa, I think your signature is a sign that you are probably not in a position to lecture people about how they should interact with others on the forum.....

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