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(Sydney Morning Herald)   China bans ghosts from the Internet. Who ya gonna' call?   (smh.com.au) divider line 84
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2008-02-14 08:40:59 AM
China's policies:

Ghost videos: bad, evil. not allowed

Arresting Falun Gong followers, sending them to labor camps, killing them, ripping out all their organs and selling them on the black market: meh, no big deal.
 
2008-02-14 08:43:12 AM
www.myfungraphics.com


Disagree
 
2008-02-14 08:43:36 AM
www.ladybird.co.uk

/g-g-g-ghosts?
 
2008-02-14 08:43:57 AM
Ghostblusters?
 
2008-02-14 08:45:00 AM
Hans Brix?
 
2008-02-14 08:45:20 AM
GrossBRUSTERS!!!
 
2008-02-14 08:46:05 AM
Chinese people never cuss, ah-so, ah-so.
 
2008-02-14 08:46:33 AM
Hmmm, sounds to me like they are trying to make themselves look better while distracting from all the human-rights critisism they get.
 
2008-02-14 08:46:38 AM
Stupid ghosts. That'll teach 'em.
 
2008-02-14 08:46:42 AM
Walker: China's policies:

Ghost videos: bad, evil. not allowed

Arresting Falun Gong followers, sending them to labor camps, killing them, ripping out all their organs and selling them on the black market: meh, no big deal.


Peeing in coke = good
 
2008-02-14 08:47:29 AM
Not to worry, this fall everything will be back to biz as usual.
 
2008-02-14 08:48:28 AM
Are they leady to bereave us?
 
2008-02-14 08:49:18 AM
The new guidelines aim to "control and cleanse the negative effect these items have on society, and to prevent horror, violent, cruel publications from entering the market through official channels and to protect adolescents' psychological health".


Wow, this is like Joe Lieberman's wet dream.
 
2008-02-14 08:49:56 AM
That pretty much ends animae as we know it.
 
2008-02-14 08:51:02 AM
China is an amateur compared to Finland. I just posted a link (hopefully gets to Fark) about the Finnish police blocking a site that criticizes the unlawful blocking of net sites.

http://www.effi.org/julkaisut/tiedotteet/lehdistotiedote-2008-02-12-en.html
Although censorship is well-founded in Finland in matters of language politics (as in one cannot say it sucks that all are forced to learn Swedish, language that nobody really needs or wants to learn) the political blocking of net sites is new.
http://www.freewebs.com/kielipoliittinen_sensuuri/
(In Finnish, about the censorship.)
 
2008-02-14 08:51:07 AM
man this thread blows! i'm swayze....
 
2008-02-14 08:53:22 AM
img155.imageshack.us
 
2008-02-14 08:56:03 AM
I'm a ghost, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2008-02-14 08:59:57 AM
In Finland they started the blocking of net sites by claiming they will block child porn, although just about everyone knew that they will block whatever they want to.
http://www.lapsiporno.info/
So the site (above) criticizing net censorhip is now blocked by the major ISPs.
 
2008-02-14 09:08:27 AM
The new guidelines aim to "control and cleanse the negative effect these items have on society, and to prevent horror, violent, cruel publications from entering the market through official channels and to protect adolescents' psychological health".

Wait until they see this outside their firewalls. That will hurt their psyches even more!!!


Oh no. It's the ghost of a human rights.
and-still-i-persist.com
 
2008-02-14 09:12:10 AM
farm2.static.flickr.com

I hereby ban all unidentified objects and specters, from my pants.
 
2008-02-14 09:12:33 AM
i190.photobucket.com
I guess Quidditch is out of the 2008 Olympics, too.
 
2008-02-14 09:13:28 AM
This just serves to underscore the absurdity of governments banning content (internet, press, TV) of any kind.
 
2008-02-14 09:17:07 AM
gshepnyc: This just serves to underscore the absurdity of governments banning content (internet, press, TV) of any kind.

so you think the US should allow kiddie porn?
 
2008-02-14 09:17:09 AM
They try to ban them from trains too.

www.hkcinemagic.com

/wolf in ghost's clothing
 
2008-02-14 09:19:39 AM
manderx: gshepnyc: This just serves to underscore the absurdity of governments banning content (internet, press, TV) of any kind.

so you think the US should allow kiddie porn?


You mean that's illegal?

/starts writing zeroes to hard drive
 
2008-02-14 09:21:30 AM
manderx

so you think the US should allow kiddie porn?


fap
 
2008-02-14 09:24:37 AM
manderx: gshepnyc: This just serves to underscore the absurdity of governments banning content (internet, press, TV) of any kind.

so you think the US should allow kiddie porn?


Just because many people don't agree with it, doesn't mean it should be banned. It is a slippery slope where it's Child porn today, but 16 and 17 year olds can't take pictures of themselves or videos, but they are old enough to have legal sex with each other(another dumb rule to get rid of right there). That makes perfect sense.

NOTHING should be banned, regardless of content. If nothing else it prevents false positives like the Coppertone girl or a 500 year old masterpiece from sending someone to prison. Our country was built on free speech, and if a few sporadic pervs get their rocks of with pictures, it just might prevent them from acting on their urges. It leaves us free, as was intended, and I think we can all agree that would be far better for everyone.
 
2008-02-14 09:27:22 AM
TestTubeBaybeh: Hmmm, sounds to me like they are trying to make themselves look better while distracting from all the human-rights critisism they get.

I don't see how suppressing freedom of speech is going to make them look better.

/Socialism at its finest
//Viva la Cuba!
 
2008-02-14 09:32:37 AM
www.cdd4ever.com

/i'm sorry
 
2008-02-14 09:33:51 AM
Quantumbunny: year old masterpiece from sending someone to prison. Our country was built on free speech, and if a few sporadic pervs get their rocks of with pictures, it just might prevent them from acting on their urges. It leaves us free, as was intended, and I think we can all agree that would be far better for everyone.

Wrong. We cannot all agree on that. What kind of damage do you think kiddie porn does to the kids involved. Sexualized as a child? Thats healthy. I am not going to comment on your 16-17 yr old reference, but any sort of pornography featuring a young child should be banned, and anyone trading in it imprisoned.
 
2008-02-14 09:33:56 AM
Andrew Wiggin: Chinese people never cuss, ah-so, ah-so.

什麼?靠!閉嘴。浑蛋。
 
2008-02-14 09:34:58 AM
INVISIBLE GHOSTBUSTERS.
 
2008-02-14 09:41:51 AM
i2.photobucket.com

Now on YouTube China.
 
2008-02-14 09:44:17 AM
Can they do that? I mean what does China have against black folks? How can they ban all the spooks.
 
2008-02-14 09:45:22 AM
"who you gonna call" trifecta now in play...
 
2008-02-14 09:49:13 AM
SOMEONE PLEASE POST THE PAC-MAN GHOSTS!!
 
2008-02-14 09:52:15 AM
Don't tell them about the Twinkie.
 
2008-02-14 10:07:27 AM
www.forumsigs.com

Miles?
 
2008-02-14 10:08:12 AM
jshove1: Hans Brix?

Yes?
 
2008-02-14 10:08:38 AM
Phil Moskowitz:

This.
 
2008-02-14 10:10:39 AM
Egalitarian: SOMEONE PLEASE POST THE PAC-MAN GHOSTS!!

Best I can do on short notice.

img138.imageshack.us
 
2008-02-14 10:15:36 AM
Do you hear that? it is the sound of millions of chinese raging because they are banning World of warcraft.
I mean if they ban ghost and monsters from Wow what is left? Everyone has to be human and you can only fight each other. I think this will cause another revolution, all sparked by Wow.
 
2008-02-14 10:29:47 AM
We prefer to be called the living impaired and this is a flagrant violation of our ex-human rights.
 
2008-02-14 10:30:53 AM
Death by Misadventure:

I know this is probably the completely wrong reaction to that picture, but do you ever wonder if that guy wasn't actually trying to make a meaningful gesture of protest, but just happened to wander across the square at the wrong time, and was so scared he couldn't move?

/ I just wonder, every time I see him carrying his lunch pail...
 
2008-02-14 10:34:22 AM
What if said ghost is contained securely in a jar?
 
cfh
2008-02-14 10:35:08 AM
i44.photobucket.com

In MY China?
 
2008-02-14 10:37:27 AM
Ghastly: We prefer to be called the living impaired and this is a flagrant violation of our ex-human rights.

I come from a long line of dead folk. Many of my relatives happen to be dead. I've never heard them complain about it when I call them that. I mean, geez, it's not like your life is over because somebody called you something unflattering.
 
2008-02-14 10:38:14 AM
Ah, the Chinese Communist Party...

the American Republican Party's only remaining friend.
 
2008-02-14 10:47:10 AM
i97.photobucket.com
 
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