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China Praises UK Internet Censorship Plan 355

Posted by Soulskill
from the you-know-you're-on-the-wrong-side-when dept.
mormop writes "The Chinese government has praised UK Prime Minister David Cameron's plan for censoring social networking sites at times when the government feels threatened, believing it legitimizes China own behavior. Quoting Chinese state media website Global Times: 'Britain's new attitude will help appease the quarrels between East and West over the future management of the Internet. As for China, advocates of an unlimited development of the Internet should think twice about their original ideas.'"
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China Praises UK Internet Censorship Plan

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 16, 2011 @02:52AM (#37103986)

    london was a joke.. kids stealing consumer-bullshit they couldn't afford...

    i am still waiting for the germans to really lose it... for example over the eurobonds they're forcing on them right now... that is like a treaty of versailles that forces them to burn their german euro's... there is 60+ years of anger in the german mind over living in a parliamental dictatorship that claims it has to be that way because they still have so many nazi-genes in them that even something like a referendum on the federal level is verboten... xD

    you might like that political experiment called europe... having a single currency... buying things in the US for small money...

    but when the germans, finally, get angry.. europe will be over...

    i tell you.. the germans.. they're 90 million in a small country... and they're already fucking angry... when they lose it.. it will be the beginning of the end.. or else they will have to pay for everything their and other european goverments have done wrong...

    lets hope they go for peaceful protests instead of voting nazis and let them do the cleanup...

  • Re:Hyperbole (Score:3, Interesting)

    by JockTroll (996521) on Tuesday August 16, 2011 @05:16AM (#37104632)
    So what? Rioters in the US have access to firearms, and yet you see no civil war in the street, just UK-level vandalism and looting. I should also point out that the Wild West was way tamer by violence standard than present day, shootouts were relatively rare and body count low. Today, the showdown at OK Corral would barely make news. And one last thing, some massive destruction in the UK would be considered an improvement by many.
  • Re:Hyperbole (Score:5, Interesting)

    by CrimsonAvenger (580665) on Tuesday August 16, 2011 @09:08AM (#37106086)

    You do realize that means rioters would be armed too, right?
    So instead of throwing rocks and burning cars, London could be the setting for a Wild West shootout. What an improvement!

    Remember the big L.A. riots? People in Los Angeles were essentially disarmed also.

    How about the big Nashville riots? No? Probably because they didn't happen. And Nashville happens to be a place where guns are moderately common.

    Fact is, most people trying to steal a flat-screen TV don't have a major interest in getting shot for their trouble, and tend to look for safer lines of work if the likelihood of getting shot starts going up.

    Once upon a time, shortly after Florida made concealed carry legal, it was noticed that there was a spike in robberies of people in rental cars in Florida. Upon investigation (and the questioning of various people robbing people driving rental cars), it was determined that the people who like to steal things from other people had decided (correctly) that people in rental cars tended to be from out of State, and thus has ZERO chance of packing heat. Which made them much safer to rob than the general public....

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