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China approves Donald Trump-branded escort services and massage parlours

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posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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I don't even know where to start. But ya just gotta love this US president and all his supporters - for their consistency, civility and decorum, at least.


China approves Donald Trump-branded spas, escort services, hotels and massage parlours without US Congress permission

Preliminary approval has been granted for 38 trademarks which raises further questions about conflicts of interest

Chinese authorities have granted preliminary approval for dozens of Trump-branded businesses, expanding his commercial empire and raising further conflicts of interest, say lawyers.

The 38 trademarks include new hotels, spas, escort and concierge services, massage parlors, personal security services and insurance, according to public documents.

The President’s lawyers applied for the trademarks in April last year, at the same time the then Presidential candidate Trump was accusing China of "ripping off" the US and deliberately manipulating its currency to its own advantage.

If there is no objection, the trademarks will be formally registered after 90 days.


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posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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Besides the Trump-branded "escort" services and massage parlors - which I admit struck me immediately - there's this:



..."When Trump is profiting from these valuable Chinese benefits [...], how can we be sure he will advance US interests in his engagements with that country, for example by staunching the flow of American jobs out from the US to China?"




Like duh. Obvious, right?







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posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

Hmm. I searched "escort" and massage."


How did I miss that? lol. Different focus, article.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

I think one can be in mudpit and another in this forum. The rule for that escapes me at the moment.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:52 PM
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Who am I supposed to respond to blank avatar and name man?



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

click reply or quote and it will show you.
When I click in the blank area it shows up. If I click more it brings me to the member profile.
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Reply to the post, does it matter who wrote it? You will see when you reply anyway.
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posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:56 PM
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a reply to: reldra

So your cool with breaking the t&c's as long as it is another that agrees with you?

Yep, sounds about your speed.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7
a reply to: reldra

So your cool with breaking the t&c's as long as it is another that agrees with you?

Yep, sounds about your speed.



Which T&C? If it is breaking one I am not cool with it. It is NOT my speed.
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posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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What kind of autistic person links this news to Trump?

It has nothing to do with him.

JFC people, get a grip.





posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

There ya go - I lightened it up a bit.

Hope that helps.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Your not supposed to match your font w background, so it's not just a big blank avatar, but you knew that.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7
What kind of autistic person links this news to Trump?

It has nothing to do with him.

JFC people, get a grip.




It is something Trump did. He sought the trademarks.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

nice. thanks, now I love you



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7
a reply to: reldra

Your not supposed to match your font w background, so it's not just a big blank avatar, but you knew that.



I don't know that. I have no idea how that avatar is formatted.
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It took me an hour to come up with a background and 2 different pics that fit together.
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posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Mandroid7
What kind of autistic person links this news to Trump?

It has nothing to do with him.

JFC people, get a grip.




It is something Trump did. He sought the trademarks.


When? Before he was president?



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: Mandroid7
What kind of autistic person links this news to Trump?

It has nothing to do with him.

JFC people, get a grip.




It is something Trump did. He sought the trademarks.


When? Before he was president?


Don't know. I know it has been an ongoing process. It is clear the subject of this news is Trump.



posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7
What kind of autistic person links this news to Trump?

It has nothing to do with him.

JFC people, get a grip.




Huh?

Trump has been fighting with China over his trademarks for a while now. So he just got what he was asking for, suing for, demanding, whatever.

Point is, Trump closed this personal business deal with China after he became President of the USA. ...China wasn't budging before.












posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Who: Trump and Chinese Trademarking authorities
What: Trademarks
Where: China
Why: To expand his brand into China.
when: Ongoing process just completed.

The basic facts of an article.


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posted on Mar, 10 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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MORE:


In China, the Trump Name Is Applied to Everything From Condoms to Toilets

...After a decade of grinding battle in China's courts, an official finding in Trump's favor expected this week could signal a shift in fortune for the U.S. president's intellectual property. Also at stake are 49 pending Trump trademark applications — all made during his campaign — and 77 previously registered marks, most of which will come up for renewal during his term.

Each win creates value for Trump's business empire — and raises ethics questions about his administration. Critics say the trademarks present conflicts of interest for Trump and may violate the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution, which bars public servants from accepting anything of value from foreign governments unless explicitly approved by Congress.

"There can be no question that it is a terrible idea for Donald Trump to be accepting the registration of these valuable property rights from China while he's a sitting president of the United States," said Norman Eisen, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer for President Barack Obama. "It's fair to conclude that this is an effort to influence Mr. Trump that is relatively inexpensive for the Chinese, potentially very valuable to him, but it could be very costly for the United States."





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