Sounds like good ol' Yankee ingenuity to me!
The law is the law. Why should it be changed to levy tax at the time of purchase?
Oh let me guess, because the institutionally corrupt government of California is pissing away too much money so they're trying to wring every last dime out of everyone in the state in the most efficient way possible?
Oh change the laws, throw the bums out? Unfortunately most Californians are too stupid to realize that the democrats have gerrymandered themselves into permanent strongholds that are all but impossible to root out. Hence we are stuck with the bums.
The legislature needs to figure out how to live within their means. Cut everything until outflows met inflows.
Anything crazy thing can be labeled a religion but that doesn't give it any legitimacy as such.
It's ok to hate the the CCP but to blindly support a crazy bunch of cultists reveals that your real motives are to destabilize and destroy China itself. Given a choice between crazy cultists and the CCP, I'll pick the CCP everytime, just as I would support the Qing government over the Taipings everytime.
FLG followers avoid doctors and routinely set themselves on fire and cut open their own stomachs in search for the spinning wheel they feel after lots of deviant qigong practice. Their deviant practice results in qigong psychosis. Look it up.
What's even more hilarious is you've outed yourself as a turtle but yet call me a 50center. LMAO!
Falun Gong is a cult funded by the CIA and Taiwan to delegitimize the CCP. It pretends to have sole ownership of Chinese culture and history.
Falun Gong teaches crazy things that it says is an improvement over traditional qigong. Practicing it will result in serious medical and psychological problems. There are plenty of legitimate orthodox qigong practices out there so I would recommend anyone not to practice Falun Gong.
In short Falung Gong should be stamped out just as the Branch Davidians were in Waco.
Yeah you are and I would be too if I sent you the source code of every program I've ever worked on.
So, don't be a dumbass!
Just don't worry about it. Only a dumbass would worry about legality of his music. If you're listening to it, it's yours.
I think it's quite likely that the CIA would back FLG. They're desperately trying to find some way to destabilize China.
It is mind wankery. So are all the evangelical (to some extent or other) Ibrahimic faiths you mention. In this case FLG is a home born, Western grown cult. It should have been snuffed out at the very beginning. The Chinese are under siege from Ibrahimics and from scores of these home grown cults. The Chinese government will hopefully keep both under check. Why do Chinese need foreign money grubbing, brain washing religions? The Boxers had the right idea. Just as the tribals do in India when they conduct their missionary bbqs.
As a practitioner of qigong learned from teachers of traditional Chinese martial arts I know what I know. These are guys who hate the Communist Chinese government by the way. I will give you some pieces of data to google below.
As a presumably ignorant white guy who believes whole heartedly in wiki crapia and google be not evil, you should continue seeking and not be brainwashed by a cult that brainwashes ignorant Chinese housewives. This whole religious tolerance thing is bullshit. FLG is a cult selling bogus techniques which harm people for money and influence. Do you know their propaganda arm such as New Tang Dyansty television network and Epoch Times? How about their yearly propaganda Chinese Cultural Extravaganza? A cult twisting Chinese culture to make money and fool unwitting idiots. The biggest shame is that the Chinese government didn't kill Li when they had the chance. And look up the idiots in China who cut their bellies hara kiri style in order to find the Wheel of Justice twirling around in their insides. What wheel? They sensed it after having practiced a wrong and deviant form of qigong. Look up qigong psychosis.
We can continue the chat after you've learned proper qigong and felt for yourself the flow of qi in your body. Or maybe even if you meet up with a real practitioner who will wave his hand from across the room and make you feel the qi flowing across your skin like a heavy fog. That would be the real deal. Li is bunk, my friend. Not a religion. It's Bunk.
Yeah, wikipedia is the end all be all of truth. It can't be wrong. Research it and you'll find FLG is a cult. Jim Jones preached all that good stuff too man. Look it up.
This is just like the US gov persecuting the Free Men or Randy Weaver. Wish they'd persecute the Scientologists similarly. The FLG are a cult! Nothing more.
If you know anything about qigong, you'd know that their teachings are bunk and will harm a practitioner eventually.
This sounds to me more like savvy business wheeling and dealing. It's no different than what the Indians, Japanese or Koreans would do.
They were warned by their own antenna engineer that this was an issue.
They should have just owned up to the problem and offered this fix from the beginning of this mess!
The interesting thing is I've not heard any Haiti jokes.
You can find plenty here.