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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Just flew out of there Monday. Only delay we had was for a runway change. The subways were shut down by protestors, but we got to the airport, no problem.

    We left right around noon, it might have been a problem for later flights.
    You must have gotten out just in time.
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    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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  5. #33
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  6. #34
    https://twitter.com/ELINTNews/status...88729288941568

    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
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  7. #35
    https://twitter.com/joshuawongcf/sta...77125570637825

    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

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    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  8. #36
    https://twitter.com/HongKongFP/statu...30055849635840

    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  9. #37
    https://twitter.com/rhokilpatrick/st...86187498651653

    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  10. #38
    https://twitter.com/wilfredchan/stat...73386231181313

    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

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    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  11. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    https://twitter.com/wilfredchan/stat...73386231181313

    https://twitter.com/HongKongFP/statu...53633039376384

    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

  12. #40
    No borders! No walls! No Hong Kong at all!

    How dare those people demand a destiny different from the Chi-coms.



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  14. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    No borders! No walls! No Hong Kong at all!

    How dare those people demand a destiny different from the Chi-coms.
    You must need to be re-educated to recognize Emperor Xi as your lord and savior.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  15. #42
    Whats the most ironic is that Mainland Chinese love going to HK for the zero taxed luxury goods, safe food products and uncensored internet.

    They also love HK for the citizenship, banking system and stock market, so they can avoid the strict capital controls that Mainland has instituted.

    But at the same time, they don't want HK to be free.

    I guess blaming the people of China for hypocrisy is pointless because there is no opposing view anyways. Everything is top down, even the opinions and nationalism.
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  16. #43


    Trump says China is sending troops to Hong Kong border

    By Bob Fredericks

    August 13, 2019 | 2:34pm



    President Trump on Tuesday tweeted out an alert on turmoil in Honk Kong, saying China is massing troops the border.

    “Our Intelligence has informed us that the Chinese Government is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe!” the president tweeted, aboard Air Force One on his way from his New Jersey golf club to a Pittsburgh suburb for a speech.

    Hong Kong’s teeming airport again suspended check-in services Tuesday for departing flights as protesters pushing for democratic reforms took over the terminals for a second day.
    Chinese military vehicles were seen massing Monday in Shenzhen, just over the border from Hong Kong.

    A convoy of olive-green Chinese military trucks was seen heading toward the semi-autonomous city, which has been wracked by anti-government protests for weeks.
    China’s People’s Armed Police was assembled in Shenzhen for “exercises,” the state-backed Global Times newspaper said.


    The Communist Party’s official People’s Daily newspaper said on the Twitter-like Weibo that the force can handle incidents including riots or terrorist attacks — an apparent warning to the protesters.

    Under what’s called the Basic Law — Hong Kong’s “constitution” since the UK gave the territory back to China in 1997 — is clear about when Chinese military can be used in the city.
    Intervention can only come after a request from the Hong Kong government for help, and for the “maintenance of public order and in disaster relief,” the BBC reported.

    China’s People’s Liberation Army already has about 5,000 troops and other personnel stationed at a base in Hong Kong.
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  17. #44
    This don't look good for HK

  18. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Not HK, Second one is also saying not HK but Shenzhen.

    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    This don't look good for HK
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  19. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Not HK, Second one is also saying not HK but Shenzhen.
    Thanks for the clarification.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  20. #47
    Do we have warships nearby to intervene if China decides to invade?
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  21. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Do we have warships nearby to intervene if China decides to invade?
    We can just Nuke them instead.
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    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  23. #49
    In Hong Kong they are singing our national anthem and screaming to have a 2nd Amendment. In America we have people trying to get rid of the 2nd Amendment and crying to have the national anthem outlawed. The people of Hong Kong seem to have a better understanding of freedom than that of Americans.
    Last edited by Anti Globalist; 08-13-2019 at 04:06 PM.
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  24. #50
    Flying to Hong Kong tomorrow with a guy that occasionally plays drums with a Filipino all girls band at the Hong Kong Cafe. Any one interested in joining (except the Injun and AF)
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  25. #51
    Edit. And HB. The slut can come along if she likes. But I'm not buying her drinks. Some drunk Chinaman can do that. Or men in her case.
    Last edited by Danke; 08-13-2019 at 04:59 PM.
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  26. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Flying to Hong Kong tomorrow with a guy that occasionally plays drums with a Filipino all girls band at the Hong Kong Cafe. Any one interested in joining (except the Injun and AF)
    I hope you don't get stuck if the protestors hit the airport again.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  27. #53
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    I hope you don't get stuck if the protestors hit the airport again.
    I was hoping they would cancel my flight so I could stay at home and taunt AF some more.
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  28. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    I was hoping they would cancel my flight so I could stay at home and taunt AF some more.
    Taunting him more will result in more PoW pictures being posted as a response.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  29. #55
    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Flying to Hong Kong tomorrow with a guy that occasionally plays drums with a Filipino all girls band at the Hong Kong Cafe. Any one interested in joining (except the Injun and AF)
    There's a neat hat trick, a 'guy' in an all girls band.

  30. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    I hope you don't get stuck if the protestors hit the airport again.
    From my union:


    Upcoming Protests


    • Thursday, August 15: Protests at the Dharma Assembly at 20:00. This location is on Hong Kong Island but far from Renaissance crew hotel.
    • Friday, August 16: Protest at the Revenue Tower. This is right next to the Renaissance crew hotel.
    • Saturday, August 17: Protesters will march from Hung Hom to To Kwa Wan. This march is far from the crew hotel and airport and will not impact United. Another protest will be held at Chater Garden at 11:00. This location is a half mile west of the crew hotel.
    • Sunday, August 18: Protest at Victoria Park at 15:00 and a march from Tsuen Wanto Kwai Tsing at 14:00. This rally will likely not impact United.


    Security Committee Recommendations


    Avoid leaving layover hotel property
    Due to the fast changing nature of these protests the safest course of action is to stay on the hotel property during your layover.


    Avoid public transportation
    The military and local police are taking an active role in stopping this activity and crews are strongly advised to avoid using public transportation for the foreseeable future. We have not received any reports of issues with hotel transportation.


    Avoid wearing black or white
    Most demonstrations in the coming days and weeks will likely still occur outside MTR and police stations--these rallies are increasingly violent, as police deploying teargas and rubber bullets more freely. Police are now dressing in black t-shirts to blend into protest groups before making arrests. It is important that crew and other travelers avoid any and all protests, monitor local news for up-to-date information, and maintain good situation awareness in public areas.
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  32. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    From my union:


    Upcoming Protests


    • Thursday, August 15: Protests at the Dharma Assembly at 20:00. This location is on Hong Kong Island but far from Renaissance crew hotel.
    • Friday, August 16: Protest at the Revenue Tower. This is right next to the Renaissance crew hotel.
    • Saturday, August 17: Protesters will march from Hung Hom to To Kwa Wan. This march is far from the crew hotel and airport and will not impact United. Another protest will be held at Chater Garden at 11:00. This location is a half mile west of the crew hotel.
    • Sunday, August 18: Protest at Victoria Park at 15:00 and a march from Tsuen Wanto Kwai Tsing at 14:00. This rally will likely not impact United.


    Security Committee Recommendations


    Avoid leaving layover hotel property
    Due to the fast changing nature of these protests the safest course of action is to stay on the hotel property during your layover.


    Avoid public transportation
    The military and local police are taking an active role in stopping this activity and crews are strongly advised to avoid using public transportation for the foreseeable future. We have not received any reports of issues with hotel transportation.


    Avoid wearing black or white
    Most demonstrations in the coming days and weeks will likely still occur outside MTR and police stations--these rallies are increasingly violent, as police deploying teargas and rubber bullets more freely. Police are now dressing in black t-shirts to blend into protest groups before making arrests. It is important that crew and other travelers avoid any and all protests, monitor local news for up-to-date information, and maintain good situation awareness in public areas.
    How long should we wait before sending @oyarde and @Anti Federalist to retrieve you if you don't post here?
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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  33. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    How long should we wait before sending @oyarde and @Anti Federalist to retrieve you if you don't post here?
    Please don't send either. The Injun would probably scalp me. And the drunk sailors under AF's command would try to sodomize me while I sleep.
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  34. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    How long should we wait before sending @oyarde and @Anti Federalist to retrieve you if you don't post here?
    I might have a guy in Hong Kong , guy I played soccer with when I was 16 . Things are expensive there , hopefully Danke has a pocket full of gold coins.
    Do something Danke

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