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Old 11th October 2019, 12:22 PM   #41
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It's such a frustrating mindset to me though, from a business perspective. these companies are already ubiquitous in the West. Hell, a bunch of them are popular in East Asia outside of China and North Korea. Why are they so desperate to chase a dollar in China when it is so obvious the government there will make it untenable in the foreseeable future?

Its like a small company that makes consumer electronics. They strike a deal with Amazon and ya, at first they will get exposed to a lot more customers. But, eventually, Amazon hits you with so many rules and requirements that it actually makes business unprofitable. And that is before Amazon starts pushing a competitor.

The only difference is, these are billion dollar companies that regularly pull that scam themselves. Why are they getting taken in by it?
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Old 15th October 2019, 04:21 AM   #42
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Who knew LeBron James was a communist?
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Old 15th October 2019, 05:07 AM   #43
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Le Bron China or somesuch has decided that his wallet is the most important thing, it seems.

https://i.redd.it/nu3aihsjwos31.jpg
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Old 15th October 2019, 06:03 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
Le Bron China or somesuch has decided that his wallet is the most important thing, it seems.

https://i.redd.it/nu3aihsjwos31.jpg
Another reason he’ll never be as good as Jordan.
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Originally Posted by johnny karate View Post
Another reason he’ll never be as good as Jordan.
Jordan wasn't really known for his social awareness.
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Jordan wasn't really known for his social awareness.
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Old Today, 06:38 AM   #48
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Jordan wasn't really known for his social awareness.
Well, more to the point, Jordan didn't posture himself as an advocate for social awareness, only to be revealed as someone more interested in his bank account than the causes he claimed to champion.

He also went 6 - 0 in the NBA Finals, so there's that too.
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
This seems informative

https://imgur.com/gallery/X4w40Yw
Very first one is wrong. ESPN has been endlessly discussing human-rights abuses in China and the self-serving tweets by Lebron James in relation to the NBA’s reaction
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Awww, an entire gif?

With heavily implied racism?

How adorable
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Very first one is wrong. ESPN has been endlessly discussing human-rights abuses in China and the self-serving tweets by Lebron James in relation to the NBA’s reaction

This seems to counter that.

How reliable it is, I don't know.

https://deadspin.com/internal-memo-e...lit-1838881032
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