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#101 Wayne

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:07 PM

Interesting. A very progressive step by the organization.



#102 LJ

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:40 PM

There is nothing progressive about taking women back 500 years.


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#103 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 03:08 AM

from wikipedia:

 

 

For Islamic women who choose to wear the hijab it allows them to retain their modesty, morals and freedom of choice. They choose to cover because they believe it is liberating and allows them to avoid harassment.

 

 

 

well not so sure about that but the entry is obviously edited by "progressives".  anyway if the design is to encourage modesty why would you have a sports team logo on it drawing attention?

 

 

here's a more critical look that appeared in the new york times:

 

Today, well-intentioned women are wearing headscarves in interfaith “solidarity.” But, to us, they stand on the wrong side of a lethal war of ideas that sexually objectifies women as vessels for honor and temptation, absolving men of personal responsibility.

 

This purity culture covers, segregates, subordinates, silences, jails and kills women and girls around the world. Recently, in Bareilly, India, a father killed his daughter, 4, smashing her head against the floor when her scarf slipped from her head during dinner. In Ontario, a few years ago, a man strangled his 16-year-old sister when she defied their father, including by refusing to cover her hair. In November, a former University of Missouri instructor dragged a female relative, 14, out of school “by the hair” when he discovered she hadn’t covered her hair. Today, in Iran, friends of the journalist Masih Alinejad dodge batons as they shoot photos of themselves, hair bare, in a campaign Alinejad started, #MyStealthyFreedom, to protest Iran’s mandatory headscarf law.

 

Last month, after writing an essay arguing the headscarf isn’t Islamically mandated, we received verbal abuse from American Muslim leaders and academics, calling us “despicable,” “clinically delusional,” “Satan” and “dajjal,” the Muslim equivalent of anti-Christ.

 

 

https://www.nytimes....ates-oppression


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#104 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 06:44 PM

Porn Site BangBros Makes $10 Million Bid for Naming Rights to Miami Heat Arena

 

 

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#105 Rob Randall

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 07:27 PM

Interesting: the Memphis Grizzlies' new executive vice president of basketball operations, Zachary Kleiman, was 16 years old when the Vancouver Grizzlies began play.


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#106 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:14 AM

The NBA’s decades of work building its business in China are suddenly at risk.

 

The US basketball league originally seemed willing to placate China after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, in a now-deleted tweet, voiced his support for the Hong Kong protesters. But NBA commissioner Adam Silver today issued a statement taking a firmer stance in support of free expression that has already prompted a backlash from the NBA’s partners in China.

 

“Values of equality, respect and freedom of expression have long defined the NBA—and will continue to do so,” Silver said. “As an American-based basketball league operating globally, among our greatest contributions are these values of the game.” He added that people around the world will inevitably have different viewpoints. It’s not the NBA’s role to adjudicate those differences or regulate what people in the league choose to say, he said.

 

The response from China came quickly. Chinese state television, CCTV, suspended its plans to broadcast the NBA pre-season in China and condemned Silver’s remarks. Smartphone maker Vivo, which was set to sponsor upcoming exhibition games, has halted cooperation with the NBA, as has Tencent, the Chinese internet giant that serves as the NBA’s digital media partner in China.

 

https://qz.com/17237...and-its-values/


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#107 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:43 AM

I, for one, welcome our new Chinese basketball overlords.


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#108 LJ

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:46 AM

Vancouver Mongols.


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#109 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 11:55 AM

Vancouver Mongols.

 

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#110 aastra

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:02 PM

 

“Values of equality, respect and freedom of expression have long defined the NBA—and will continue to do so,” Silver said

 

Didn't somebody predict this would happen?

 

"You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, and the NB-freaking-A will actually have the gall to lecture others re: ethics and values."



#111 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 12:35 PM

 

All of the NBA's official Chinese partners have suspended ties with the league as it grapples with the fallout from a team manager's controversial tweet about Hong Kong.

 

NBA China lists 11 wholly-owned Chinese companies as its official partners in the country on its website, all of which now say they have halted business with the league, according to a review by CNN Business of company statements and social media posts.
 
 
There's a lot at stake for the NBA. The Chinese market makes up at least 10% of the league's current revenue, and could reach 20% by 2030.

 

 

 

https://www.cnn.com/...ners/index.html

 

So far, most of the league's international partners in China have stayed silent. Nike (NKE)Adidas (ADDDF) and Under Armour (UA) have not issued statements on the matter, and did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
 
But signs of strain are starting to show up. On Wednesday, Clear, a haircare brand owned by consumer goods giant Unilever (UL), said it would suspend all ties with the NBA in China.

 

 


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#112 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 03:48 PM

from the babylon bee today:

 

 

NBA Now Requiring All Players To Stand For Chinese National Anthem

 

 

https://babylonbee.c...national-anthem



#113 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:59 AM

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Pro-Hong Kong signs were confiscated at the Washington Wizards game

 

https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html

 

 

seems to me this is barbra streisand effect now.


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#114 Mike K.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:37 AM

Can someone explain to me why the NBA is so scared/taken aback by comments relating to the Hong Kong protests?

 

Is China going to ban/outlaw/remove anything and anyone who speaks out about the protests in a way the state doesn't like? Like what's the goal here, to pretend they're not happening?  :confused:


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#115 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:53 AM

10% of the nba's revenue comes from china.  like a $ billion per year.  ~ $33 million per team.

 

this video is funny when they go back to the players:

 

‘Chilling’: CNN Reporter Shut Down For Asking NBA’s Harden and Westbrook About China Censorship

 

 

https://www.mediaite...china-question/


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#116 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:04 AM

List of companies under China's censorship orders (so far). Credit to u/lebe
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Direct copy of u/lebbe 's comment on a trending worldnews post, posting for more awareness.

Apologies for formatting since im on cellphone. If you know better subs to post this on go ahead Business Hall of Bootlickers:

  • Activision Blizzard: banned player for supporting Hong Kong democracy protest. Confiscated all his winnings. Fired the 2 casters who interviewed him.

  • Apple: censors Taiwan flag emoji in iOS in Hong Kong & Macau

  • Apple (partial entry): censored Hong Kong protest map from App Store. Relented after it turned into a PR mess, now letting the app into App Store. Update Apparently banned again (Im not on iOs so if a user can send proof id apreciate it.) Here it is.

  • Vans: censors pro-HK democracy design in its shoe design competition

  • NBA (partial entry): rebuked Rockets manager for his "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong" tweet, saying NBA was "extremely disappointed with Morey's inappropriate comment." Backpedalled after this turned into a PR nightmare, now saying they support Morey's freedom of speech. UPDATE NBA is now in our good people list - they support free speech and China has completely banned NBA from broadcasting.

  • Disney / ESPN: forbids any mention of Chinese politics when discussing Rockets manager's tweet supporting HK freedom. ESPN talking heads castigated Morey for sending the tweet & speculated about his sincerity, but they absolutely will not talk what caused the tweet: China's encroachment on HK and the resultant HK protest

  • Viacom / Paramount: censors Taiwan flag from the jacket worn by Tom Cruise in the new "Top Gun" movie

  • Disney / Marvel: censored Tibetan monk from "Doctor Strange" and turned him into a white woman. Per the movie's screenwriter: "if you acknowledge that Tibet is a place and that he’s Tibetan, you risk alienating one billion people who think that that’s bullshit". Now you can't even acknowledge that Tibet is a place lest our Chinese overlord be displeased.

  • ASICS, Calvin Klein, Coach, Fresh, Givenchy, Pocari Sweat, Valentino, Versace, Swarovski: details here

  • Marriott: apologized to China & changed "Taiwan" to "Taiwan, China" in its hotel listings after China threw a hissy fit

  • Nike: removed all Houston Rockets related products from their China webstore after Rockets manager tweeted "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong"

  • Activision Blizzard: cut livestream when American University team held up "Free Hong Kong, boycott Blizzard" in solidarity with the banned HK player.

  • Apple: handed over iCloud data and encryption keys to China

  • Riot Games: censors the words "Hong Kong", forcing their casters to refer to the team "Hong Kong Attitude" as "HKA". Also canceled live interview with team "Hong Kong Attitude" and replaced it with prerecorded session to make sure they didn't say anything to support HK democracy. - UPDATE - Riot issued a statement in which they clear up this mess. They did not force the casters to have any special treatment regarding Hong Kong and namely the team in question. Seems like fake news were being spread. Worlds is back on!

  • Cathay Pacific: fired large number of employees for supporting HK democracy protests. Its flight attendants union head was fired for posting on Facebook in support of the protests

  • Apple: minimized the seriousness of iOS exploits that enabled China to track Uyghurs, when over a million of them are already rounded up by China in concentration camps

  • Google: censored pro-HK democracy game "The Revolution of Our Times" from Google Play because it was about a "sensitive event".

  • Gap: apologized to China for selling T-shirts IN CANADA that didn't include Taiwan & South China Sea islands as part of China

  • Tiffany: removed tweet showing a model covering one eye after Chinese consumers accused it of supporting Hong Kong protesters & "defaming" China

  • Marriott: fired employee who liked tweet from an Tibetan group

After decades of opening up wide the Western market to China while turning a blind eye to rampant Chinese IP thefts, forced tech transfers, and protectionism, we are looking at widespread control of Western businesses by China. Businesses that are not under outright Chinese control are still kowtowing to China out of sheer fear of China's retaliation.

This is just a very incomplete list of what we're seeing publicly. Imagine how bad it really is behind closed doors.

 

 

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#117 Mattjvd

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:04 PM

Can someone explain to me why the NBA is so scared/taken aback by comments relating to the Hong Kong protests?

Is China going to ban/outlaw/remove anything and anyone who speaks out about the protests in a way the state doesn't like? Like what's the goal here, to pretend they're not happening? :confused:


Basketball is one of the most popular sports in China, and it is a huge target market for future NBA growth.

I think the goal is a power play. China is demonstrating to the world how important they are by having huge American companies bend over backwards to suck up to them.
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#118 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:03 PM

I like how Trump mocks the players for dodging the question by...you guessed it: dodging the question.

 

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#119 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:25 PM

look YOU have bought hundreds of chinese products.  if you are so outraged now about trump just avoiding a direct response how do you explain your made-in-china purchases over the years?  the items are almost always clearly marked.

 

the whole thing is quite a farce.


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#120 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:34 PM

Say what?


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