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India OKs Censoring Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo

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  • Re:Let them try (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 14, 2012 @11:40AM (#38697744)

    You see a guy dying on the street, and passers by will stop just to mull around and stare. Everyone will complain that someone should do something, but no one will consider calling the authorities or helping the poor chap to a hospital because the helper becomes the hunted in the eyes of the authorities.

    Sadly I've seen this first-hand. While travelling in India, I became very ill and began to fall down in the street in busy downtown New Delhi. No one stopped to help me (or even mull around and stare). The first two taxis I came to refused to take me to the hospital. When I finally got to a hospital, the doctor said that of course no one wanted to help me, because police would hit up any driver seen with a seriously ill foreigner for bribes.

Machines that have broken down will work perfectly when the repairman arrives.