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Hong Kong protesters beat Chinese surveillance state with wearable face profectors

By rd6B follow rd6B   2019 Oct 7, 3:22pm 106 views   9 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://twitter.com/HappySharingDay/status/1180154863637819393

Seems like an interesting idea - perhaps we might use something similar so that every Walmart would not know where we shop.

More here:

http://jingcailiu.com/?portfolio=wearable-face-projector
1   OccasionalCortex   ignore (4)   2019 Oct 7, 3:34pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dude did something like this this in England. Got fined £90 for it.

Patrick posted about this: https://patrick.net/post/1324456/2019-05-16-britaish-police-fine-pedestrian-90-for-disorderly-behaviour-after-he-tries-to-cover-his-face-from-facial-recognition-camera-on-the-streets-of-london

No shit. UK is going total George Orwell. Thatcher -- the one who poison pilled HK for the Chinese by adding in a bill of rights to the HK basic law charter right before handover -- must be flipping a lid in her grave.

But the Big Shit is yet to come: China HAS to crack down to send a message to Shenzen and Shangai and other provinces, else it will look weak. And in a dictatorship, looking weak is asking for the Mussolini Treatment at worse and the Gorbachev Implosion at best.
2   richwicks   ignore (0)   2019 Oct 7, 5:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

OccasionalCortex says
And in a dictatorship, looking weak is asking for the Mussolini Treatment at worse and the Gorbachev Implosion at best.


I'm not very familiar with China, but I was with the USSR. China is NOT the USSR.

You might rightly claim that communism doesn't work, but dictatorships CAN, and sometimes do. I'm not defending the system in China, I'm saying it's not communist and people aren't anywhere near as miserable as they were in the USSR.

We may have a similar implosion to the USSR. If we don't, it just happens later and in far worse circumstances when everybody in the US is destitute. If it happens now, the elderly are going to have a very tough time, the dollar will collapse, living standards will shrink dramatically. The same thing will happen later as well, except the dollar would have been worthless for a long time, the living standards would have been awful for a long time.

We'll see if the millennials are as selfish, stupid, and propagandized as the boomer generation. The stupidest generation this nation has ever seen.
3   OccasionalCortex   ignore (4)   2019 Oct 7, 5:41pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

richwicks says
I'm not very familiar with China, but I was with the USSR. China is NOT the USSR.


So you say you are not very familiar with China...then claim to know what is not happening there.

China under centralized rule is constantly fighting to spin out of control and has for thousands of years. When the coastal provinces are allowed to open up and trade with the rest of the world, the central government becomes weak and can not exert control. So the central government has to crack down or become too weak to be able to so do later. When it does crack down, openess policies are reversed as they were in 1949 and now starting under Xi.

The Soviet Union as an extension of Russian Empire had other reasons, but also could not know favoritism in not cracking down in one area and not expect to have bigger problems when others joined in the fun.

richwicks says
I'm saying it's not communist


It is communist in every way that matters for a one party dictatorship that dictates ALL policy...including economic. 80% of China's economy is dominated by SOEs.

richwicks says
We'll see if the millennials are as selfish, stupid, and propagandized as the boomer generation. The stupidest generation this nation has ever seen.


On this, we are in full agreement.
4   NoCoupForYou   ignore (6)   2019 Oct 7, 5:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

OccasionalCortex says
The Soviet Union as an extension of Russian Empire had other reasons, but also could not know favoritism in not cracking down in one area and not expect to have bigger problems when others joined in the fun.


Great Point. Lenin and Stalin continued the geopolitics of the Czar.

The Iron curtain was no different in rationale than the partition of Poland by Russia, Austria, and Prussia a hundred years before.
5   NoCoupForYou   ignore (6)   2019 Oct 7, 5:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

OccasionalCortex says
No shit. UK is going total George Orwell. Thatcher -- the one who poison pilled HK for the Chinese by adding in a bill of rights to the HK basic law charter right before handover -- must be flipping a lid in her grave.


The ironic thing is that the same Left that fought any reasonable measure to fight IRA bombings in Britain, is now the exact SAME PEOPLE who back cameras everywhere and want to ban all kinds of speech.

Corbyn, Livingstone, etc.
6   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2019 Oct 8, 1:24am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

THIS IS EXACTLY WHY HONG KONG SHOULD BE GRANTED STATEHOOD AND OCCUPIED BY AMERICAN ARMED FORCES AND EVERY FUCKING HKer RETROACTIVELY ACCEPTED INTO THE US ARMY AND ISSUED M134 AND A MILLION ROUNDS OF FREEDOM!

WHERE THE FUCK IS THE COMMONWEALTH? TO LEAVE THESE PEOPLE TO DIE AND TO BE ENSLAVED!?

GOD WANTS DEAD CHICOMS BECAUSE THE ONLY GOOD CHICOM IS A FUCKING DEAD FUCKING CHICOM!
7   rd6B   ignore (1)   2019 Oct 8, 9:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

NoCoupForYou says
The ironic thing is that the same Left that fought any reasonable measure to fight IRA bombings in Britain, is now the exact SAME PEOPLE who back cameras everywhere and want to ban all kinds of speech.

They are in power now, hence the difference. RESPECT MY AUTHORITAH!
8   Patrick   ignore (1)   2019 Oct 8, 9:07am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The IRA existed only because of systematic suppression of the native Irish and their legitimate desire to rule over their own homeland.

The Irish were excluded from political power, the police force, public housing, jobs, etc. Northern Ireland was gerrymandered out of Ireland to deliberately make the Irish a political minority in their own country.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Ireland_Civil_Rights_Association

Fortunately, the Irish Republic (the south) has been doing extremely well economically, giving the north a motive to perhaps join them, especially if Brexit finally goes through.
9   georgeliberte   ignore (0)   2019 Oct 8, 10:11am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Masks are also illegal in California.

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