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Obama bowing to the Chinese President

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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:02 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
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Thanks, That's what this one could possibly look like to me, unless the emperor was normally hunched over due to age or something. You mighta missed my earlier post on photo ops? Fist bump.


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Might be better than getting shoes thrown at you?

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Hi!

The truth is O-Man is just trying to not be so tall next to shorty... I heard O-Man is even wearing a size smaller shoe


Mr X-Chow-Fun




posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:02 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
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Thanks, That's what this one could possibly look like to me, unless the emperor was normally hunched over due to age or something. You mighta missed my earlier post on photo ops? Fist bump.


How honest and ethical are you?

View this video of the event and let me and the reader know how you feel? Skip to 2:25

Japanese Emperor Showa and President Nixon
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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:04 PM
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This again? He did this once before and people took offense for some unknown and silly reason. You guys, bowing in China is a sign of respect! Not a sign of submission! It is the same thing as shaking hands here.

Really, get over it. He showed respect to a human being. If you find that offensive... Well, then, shame on you.

I hope he continues to show respect to his fellow man.



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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As a member of the armed forces, am I to assume now that we are subservient to this Hu? Under different leadership no one pushed us around. Now look at our Commander in Chief, getting bullied about. Lemme at him Obama!!! He'll be shining your shoes in 3 seconds flat!



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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Has anyone thought that maybe the U.S wants to be perceived as weak right now?



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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Mutual bow for sure. And the emperor stands pretty straight but hunches over when he reads. Thank you.

I'm just having fun looking for bowie and kissy pics of world leaders now



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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What I find offensive is the number of Americans who take the time to find offense over this but not the now trillions of dollars spent destroying two countries all the while failing to kill or capture the one person who coordinated the attacks on our country nearly a decade ago. Everyone's a politician these days, eh? Me included, I suppose.

As far as I can tell, I have never lived in this country while a President who wasn't a complete and utter disgrace was in office, but I can think of hundreds of reasons other than bowing or the lack thereof to complain about them. This just seems petty by comparison to the sheer enormity of heinous presidential behavior that has rained down on us for decades upon decades.
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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
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Mutual bow for sure.


Thank you.

I could care less if Obama bows really..

I just love it when many of our non US members fall all over themselves trying to say that Obama is simply showing respect and that Americans who take offense to it are ignorant. Meanwhile ignoring the fact that many of their leaders do not bow..

Hypocrisy is an ugly color of green I hear.



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by staciebee
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Bowing is customary in China. It is the proper greeting. Besides, we are indebted to that country, for they own our debts. I appreciate the display of respect. Would you rather he flip him the bird and pull out an automatic weapon? NO! Obama is showing respect and hoping to keep the peace. China has the world's largest Army. They could really do damage if we ticked them off.
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Totally incorrect...

Have you ever been to China?? People do not bow to one another... not ever..

The bowing thing comes from past history and it is what servants did to honor their masters...



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:17 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69

Originally posted by Char-Lee
There is also the respect shown to elders thing, it might be a differnt thing if our president was older then theirs, they show respect toward age like they once did in the USa.




Come on, now you're grasping at straws here. Respect for elders? Henry Kissinger is ancient!

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They all look like old foggies to me some with dyed hair some without.



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:41 PM
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I dont know what the big fuss is over a bow, seems like more of a simple respectful gesture from a social standpoint.

Not to cause offence, but i think americans have got to get off their high horses, america is not so much the power capital over the world that some here are eager to imply. The country is dwindling on an increasing recession, with inflation and printing money to liquidate the economy, where most of the debtors are are most likely the chinese ironically.

I think americans have got to get their priorities in check..

Peace



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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Well if this is up to date it seems you are right at least about the common practice

Greetings and Introductions


"When being introduced to Chinese, the accepted form of greeting is the handshake, even among Chinese. Chinese may also nod or slightly bow (Unlike the Japanese, the Chinese bow from the shoulders rather than the waist). One would then present a business card. "


www.protocolprofessionals.com...

SO i am thinking..obama is not a stupid man he must have some reason, i certainly don't think it lowers Americans in anyones eyes. It also states under

Key concepts in understanding Chinese culture:

Keqi - Ke means guest and qi means behavior. It not only means considerate, polite, and well mannered, but also represents humbleness and modesty.

Mianxi - Face - Losing face, saving face and giving face is very important and should be taken into consideration at all times.



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by Char-Lee
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Well if this is up to date it seems you are right at least about the common practice

Greetings and Introductions





Thank you.

It is about respect.
Obama is showing him respect and Hu does not reciprocate.



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:49 PM
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This is silly.

I don't think any less of the man for bowing.

Im still undecided on Obama...but this wont sway me one way or the other.

Childish thinking.



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 07:58 PM
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I can see how most people would see it as being "weak" or "kissing up" to him. I personally think its just a matter of respect, but I could understand how others feel, especially in these times.



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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So ? Obama here is the good man with showing respect ...Hu is in the worst position here in eyes of good people



posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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I for one find very offensive, kind of silly, when that's what everyone did in the past is bow, that is until Thomas Jefferson thought it would be better more personal to shake hands.
Dam who is it the French, they kiss each other, what would you do if Obama kissed a Frenchman.

At least he learned not to bow the way he did to the Japanese President or who ever it was, now he scewed up on that one, he bowed to low in the old days he would have lost his head in a second.

I would rather bow to some one rather than shake hands with someone who fogot to wash his hands after just taking a big crap.

Just think of all the people Jefferson is the cause of them being sick.

Bow but never take your eyes off the yellow bastards, they might have Herpies.
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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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He was merely respecting the customs in japan. Its how they say hello. They bowed to each other. And as for bowing to the chinese president, obama is NBA tall and Hu is a smurph. He just bent down a bit to look him in the eyes for the handshake.

Do you know where the handshake originates from? Negotiators took each others hands and shook them good, to see if hidden weapons would drop out of the sleeves.
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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 09:01 PM
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sorry.

My German blood allows me to bend my back to NO MAN!

Cassius,

In Japan, you never loose eye contact either. To loose eye contact is a sign of submisson.

My Martial Arts instructor taught us that.
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posted on Jan, 18 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69


Here he is bowing to the Japanese emperor meanwhile none of the other international leaders do.




Thats because Obama is not one of them.

Not yet.




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