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Old Dec 17, 10, 7:50 am
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jimrpa
 
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Originally Posted by DesertNomad View Post
But you are ok with China Southern? How is China's human rights record? They sell weapons to "terror states" (but only as defined by the USA).
Tell you what, lets not use the USA as a benchmark here (you'll note that I've carefully not tried to wrap my case in the "Stars and Stripes"). My point isn't that "I'm better than you", or "my country is better than your pathetic, flea-bitten, 12th century hovel". Those are stupid positions. My point is that there are certain basic human rights and principles that should serve as common benchmarks.

Bottom line: I'd rather not support the state-controlled airline of a country that institutionally discriminates against women and has a barbaric justice system with inhumane "punishments" for activities that few rational people would even consider to be crimes.
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