Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2009 03:56 am
There's been another international shoe-throwing incident, with the Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, this time narrowly avoiding being hit by footwear hurled by a protester during his three-day visit to Britain.

Nearing the end of Wen's speech at Cambridge University, a man in the auditorium blew a whistle and shouted: "How can the university prostitute itself with this dictator?" He then threw his shoe, which missed Wen by two feet.

Interestingly, the incident has not received any coverage in the Chinese press so far, unlike the George Bush shoe-throwing incident in December.


TheTimes: When Jiabao seeks closer ties - despite flying shoe

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The Guardian: China condemns British shoe protest

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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 3 Feb, 2009 04:30 am
I thought the English were RESERVED.
Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 01:11 am
When shoes are outlawed, only outlaws will have shoes.
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 01:16 am
@OmSigDAVID,
I thought you were a mensa.
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 01:23 am
@Walter Hinteler,
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Nearing the end of Wen's speech at Cambridge University, a man in the auditorium blew a whistle and shouted: "How can the university prostitute itself with this dictator?"


Where was this guy whenever Blair spoke, or GWB visited? Both the US and Britain support dictators when it serves their financial purposes but, outright war criminals, this guy should have already launched a barrage of shoes.

OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 03:22 am
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

Quote:
Nearing the end of Wen's speech at Cambridge University, a man in the auditorium blew a whistle and shouted: "How can the university prostitute itself with this dictator?"


Where was this guy whenever Blair spoke, or GWB visited? Both the US and Britain support dictators when it serves their financial purposes but, outright war criminals, this guy should have already launched a barrage of shoes.



This guy compares W and Blair to the Red Chinese dictator.
He defines himself.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 12:14 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
The USA buys plenty from this country, David. That doesn't discount the fact that Blair and Bush and a host of their minions are war criminals.

I thought you were a mensa.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 4 Feb, 2009 05:21 pm
@JTT,
JTT wrote:

The USA buys plenty from this country, David.
That doesn't discount the fact that Blair and Bush and a host of their minions are war criminals.

I thought you were a mensa.

It appears unlikely that u know what a war criminal IS.

Specificly, which crime did either of them commit ?
What statute did either of them violate ?





David
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 Feb, 2009 12:50 pm
Israel's ambassador to Sweden is the latest politician to fall victim to a shoe thrower, reports the Jerusalem Post.

Ambassador to Sweden get's "the shoe"

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