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Title: Authoritarian Governments
Post by: SmartyPants on December 24, 2010, 10:09:31 AM
Mainland China will censor this site as soon as I type "Tiananmen Square".  Now only Hong Kong chinese can go to this site.


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Title: Authoritarian Governments
Post by: SmartyPants on December 24, 2010, 10:12:30 PM
Well, I do.
Good for you.
Too bad that this site will be censored when I post both "Tiananmen Square Massacre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square_Massacre)" and "Liu Xiaobo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liu_Xiaobo)".
Title: Authoritarian Governments
Post by: bugfartboy on December 24, 2010, 10:16:07 PM
The way you keep about that, I think that you seem unhappy about the presence of Asians here.
Title: Authoritarian Governments
Post by: ArtDrake on December 24, 2010, 10:18:09 PM
Who? im2smart4u?
Title: Authoritarian Governments
Post by: bugfartboy on December 24, 2010, 10:19:09 PM
Yes. I meant im2smart4u.
Title: Authoritarian Governments
Post by: SmartyPants on December 25, 2010, 01:52:00 AM
The way you keep about that, I think that you seem unhappy about the presence of Asians here.
Really? I make fun of an authoritarian government's massive censorship of the interntet and you conclude that I don't like "the presence of Asians".  Are you saying if I dislike a country's leadership, then I have to dislike everyone of that nationality?  Do I have to dislike my friend who lives in China every summer with his family, because I dislike China's communist government?  Do I have to dislike my Venezuelan friend, because I dislike how Hugo Chavez trying to turn his country into Cuba?  Do I have to dislike my friend from South Korea, because....nevermind, I like South Korea's leadership.  I don't even like my government's current leadership, so do I have to hate myself?

Remember? Brain lives in Hong Kong. Introductions. Sorry about calling you "Brain", Grotesquery.
Even though most of China has major censors, residents of Hong Kong and Macau have much more freedom when it comes to speech and press.  That explains why Grotesquery will have no problem going to this site.  It has been awhile since I have read about this stuff, so please correct me if I am wrong.
Title: Re: Authoritarian Governments
Post by: ArtDrake on December 25, 2010, 01:04:05 PM
Yeah. And Taiwan, since China thinks that Taiwan is a province, even though they opportunistically split off. Now it's chock full of the descendants of Nationalists, but they have freedom!
Title: Re: Authoritarian Governments
Post by: SmartyPants on February 03, 2011, 08:41:18 PM
5 dictators the U.S. still supports (http://theweek.com/article/index/211722/5-dictators-the-us-still-supports)