Empire State Building turns red-yellow for China's 60th

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Empire State Building turns red-yellow for China’s 60th
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who owns the Empire State Building now? is it still owned by America or a foreign interest?

considering that we need China right now to coninue to buy our debt, we had better do whatever we can to appease them. wasn’t the Chinese flag flying at the White House recently also?

From the ESB site:

Question: Who owns and controls the building? Answer: Empire State Building Associates, a general partnership of 2500 investors headed by Peter L. Malkin, Esq. and Mrs. Harry B. Helmsley, holds the master lease and controls the building until 2076.

Of course, Mrs. Helmsley herself has no more use for the building (this page was last updated April 01, 2002)

You guys work really hard to find anything to be annoyed about- Just relax.

If Obama stays in power, for Communist China’s 65th anniversary, you’ll probably see a 300-foot tall poster like this on the front lawn of the White House:

http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/chinese-propaganda-posters-01.jpg

thanks for the info.

Yeah, but you’d never see the 10 commandments.

How very, very, sad. How very, very, true.

So I guess all the american soldiers who served in Korea and Vet Nam were lied to and the deaths of those brave men were for nothing.

Americans were told they were fighting communism but I guess the USA lost.

The people should have listened to Joe McCarthy.

well, if china is buying our debt right now, i would say that communism has won and capitalism has lost. china seems to be in better shape economically than we are.

Well, we were more or less in a race with the Soviet Union to see who could go broke first. The Soviets won—but not by much.

This guy’s got a way with words:thumbsup:

Capitalism is also really bad… check your catechism! What I find interesting is that socialism is bad because it’s been coupled with totalitarianism(and atheism), but then capitalism is INHERENTLY bad.

2425 The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with “communism” or “socialism.” She has likewise refused to accept, in the practice of “capitalism,” individualism and the absolute primacy of the law of the marketplace over human labor. Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds; regulating it solely by the law of the marketplace fails social justice, for “there are many human needs which cannot be satisfied by the market.” Reasonable regulation of the marketplace and economic initiatives, in keeping with a just hierarchy of values and a view to the common good, is to be commended.

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