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Post time 2009-4-11 17:44:43 |Display all floors
Originally posted by seneca at 2009-4-10 11:24
29: Stupid remarks! They did not - to me or to our common Chinese friends! - point out that they were feeling RELIVED at being in CHINA, or that China was treating them 'better' than their home cou ...


When in a hole, it's foolish to keep digging.

Even your sidekick China basher from Melbourne has enough sense to skip this thread.

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Post time 2009-4-12 01:11:42 |Display all floors

Hung by your own words...

Originally posted by seneca at 2009-4-10 11:24
29: Stupid remarks! They did not - to me or to our common Chinese friends! - point out that they were feeling RELIVED at being in CHINA, or that China was treating them 'better' than their home cou ...


So none of them said those words. And yet you know they're "doing well"?

These are your own words: "Proud of being a Native American, alive and doing quite well." What does "doing quite well" mean or suggest or imply? I guess to you it must mean being "repressed, depressed, poor, destitute, discriminated against, not to mention going berserk. Oh, I get it! Is that what you think it means in China...?

"You're giving yourself a bad name"

Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle! Ummm, uhhh, to whom? Other than your 'expat-loser' self can you name a few other posters of importance here who think that?

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Post time 2009-4-13 00:34:55 |Display all floors

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Post time 2009-7-21 06:55:27 |Display all floors
Thank you everyone who has spanked the troll, Seneca.

Notice that Seneca absolutely fails to provide evidence to contradict the Dalai Lama - CIA connection, and uses the weaselly tactics of windy rhetoric, baseless slandering and childish mockery to try to conceal his lack of factual or historical knowledge.

Expose and humiliate the trolls

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Post time 2009-7-21 08:52:26 |Display all floors
Originally posted by kim_cool at 2009-7-21 06:55
Thank you everyone who has spanked the troll, Seneca.

Notice that Seneca absolutely fails to provide evidence to contradict the Dalai Lama - CIA connection, and uses the weaselly tactics of wind ...


That's because there isn't any.

However, there's enough evidence exposing the C.I.A. for supporting him. Anyone with a modicum of googling skills can find it.

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Post time 2009-7-21 09:13:38 |Display all floors

50 years ago?

Here's one result from a simple google search:

The government set up in exile in India and, at least until the 1970s, received $US1.7 million a year from the CIA.
The money was to pay for guerilla operations against the Chinese, notwithstanding the Dalai Lama's public stance in support of non-violence, for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
The Dalai Lama himself was on the CIA's payroll from the late 1950s until 1974, reportedly receiving $US15,000 a month ($US180,000 a year).
The funds were paid to him personally, but he used all or most of them for Tibetan government-in-exile activities, principally to fund offices in New York and Geneva, and to lobby internationally.
Details of the government-in-exile's funding today are far from clear. Structurally, it comprises seven departments and several other special offices. There have also been charitable trusts, a publishing company, hotels in India and Nepal, and a handicrafts distribution company in the US and in Australia, all grouped under the government-in-exile's Department of Finance.
The government was involved in running 24 businesses in all, but decided in 2003 that it would withdraw from these because such commercial involvement was not appropriate.
Several years ago, I asked the Dalai Lama's Department of Finance for details of its budget. In response, it claimed then to have annual revenue of about $US22 million, which it spent on various health, education, religious and cultural programs.
The biggest item was for politically related expenditure, at $US7 million. The next biggest was administration, which ran to $US4.5 million. Almost $US2 million was allocated to running the government-in-exile's overseas offices.
For all that the government-in-exile claims to do, these sums seemed remarkably low.
It is not clear how donations enter its budgeting. These are likely to run to many millions annually, but the Dalai Lama's Department of Finance provided no explicit acknowledgment of them or of their sources.
Certainly, there are plenty of rumours among expatriate Tibetans of endemic corruption and misuse of monies collected in the name of the Dalai Lama.
Many donations are channelled through the New York-based Tibet Fund, set up in 1981 by Tibetan refugees and US citizens. It has grown into a multimillion-dollar organisation that disburses $US3 million each year to its various programs.
Part of its funding comes from the US State Department's Bureau for Refugee Programs.
Like many Asian politicians, the Dalai Lama has been remarkably nepotistic, appointing members of his family to many positions of prominence. In recent years, three of the six members of the Kashag, or cabinet, the highest executive branch of the Tibetan government-in-exile, have been close relatives of the Dalai Lama.
An older brother served as chairman of the Kashag and as the minister of security. He also headed the CIA-backed Tibetan contra movement in the 1960s.
A sister-in-law served as head of the government-in-exile's planning council and its Department of Health.
A younger sister served as health and education minister and her husband served as head of the government-in-exile's Department of Information and International Relations.
Their daughter was made a member of the Tibetan parliament in exile. A younger brother has served as a senior member of the private office of the Dalai Lama and his wife has served as education minister.
The second wife of a brother-in-law serves as the representative of the Tibetan government-in-exile for northern Europe and head of international relations for the government-in-exile. All these positions give the Dalai Lama's family access to millions of dollars collected on behalf of the government-in-exile.
  Source: theage.com.au

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