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(Guardian)   Chinese government adds 'today' to list of censored words. Outrage will have to wait until tomorrow   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 33
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2013-06-04 01:24:02 PM  
Saving the Chinese from Matt Lauer? Worth it.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 01:45:20 PM  
the search term 'Big Yellow Duck' is banned

again

the search term 'Big Yellow Duck' is banned
 
2013-06-04 01:45:56 PM  
There are going to be a lot of passed balls.
 
2013-06-04 01:49:10 PM  
Great chinese newspeak.
 
2013-06-04 01:50:22 PM  

gameshowhost: Saving the Chinese from Matt Lauer? Worth it.


Thread's over, everybody go home.
 
2013-06-04 01:52:15 PM  
Tomollow may nevah come
 
2013-06-04 01:54:36 PM  

Gunny Highway: There are going to be a lot of passed balls.


Saw what you did there:
www.ramsheadgroup.com
/you been a baad, baad boy
 
2013-06-04 01:56:25 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-04 01:57:37 PM  
as this article points out however, the chinese internet censorship software isn;t real good at blocking images, so the Chinese are using memes to get around these restrictions
 
2013-06-04 02:00:30 PM  
Tomorrow is banned too
 
2013-06-04 02:04:53 PM  
And still China has most favored nation trade status.  Why?  Because the people who benefit have bought politicians.  Though I disliked the OWS movement, they got that part right.

A  billion people suffering under a totalitarian regime is a small price to pay for cheap plastic junk from Walmart.
 
2013-06-04 02:05:27 PM  
global3.memecdn.com
 
2013-06-04 02:06:38 PM  

the_sidewinder: Tomorrow is banned too


Well, that's it, we'll have to call the game.  No battery.
 
2013-06-04 02:15:06 PM  

Magorn: as this article points out however, the chinese internet censorship software isn;t real good at blocking images, so the Chinese are using memes to get around these restrictions


Begun, the memewars have.
 
2013-06-04 02:17:21 PM  
The latest newspeak edition must have just come out.
 
2013-06-04 02:24:38 PM  
This day precedes tomorrow.
 
2013-06-04 02:33:26 PM  
The Chinese government is doubleplusungood.
 
2013-06-04 02:33:42 PM  
But what about now?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-04 02:35:16 PM  
Aren't they worried that somebody will question why Big Yellow Duck is banned? Self-defeating.
 
2013-06-04 02:42:46 PM  

OgreMagi: And still China has most favored nation trade status.  Why?  Because the people who benefit have bought politicians.  Though I disliked the OWS movement, they got that part right.

A  billion people suffering under a totalitarian regime is a small price to pay for cheap plastic junk from Walmart.


I've been pissed about that since June 5th, 1989, and neither side can claim the high ground on this issue:  Both Bush and Clinton asked for waivers, and when it was made permanent in 1999, I cried for both nations.
 
2013-06-04 03:18:16 PM  
couldn't this be circumvented by bringing back the old-timey spelling of "to-day"?
 
2013-06-04 03:26:03 PM  

A Shambling Mound: But what about now?


When we then be now? Soon.
 
2013-06-04 03:33:14 PM  

Thelyphthoric: couldn't this be circumvented by bringing back the old-timey spelling of "to-day"?


and "on the morrow"

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-06-04 03:53:45 PM  

IC Stars: Thelyphthoric: couldn't this be circumvented by bringing back the old-timey spelling of "to-day"?

and "on the morrow"


Hell, I still use that.  After 13 years of working the Renaissance Faire, it's hard to break certain habits.
 
2013-06-04 04:21:07 PM  
www.bbc.co.uk

Also may wait till tomorrow...
 
2013-06-04 07:24:32 PM  
And everything in this country is made by China? And we buy it from them?

We're idiots.

/Real unemployment/underemployment is at least 16% and the middle class has been under siege for the past 30 years.
 
2013-06-04 07:29:09 PM  

enemy of the state: And everything in this country is made by China? And we buy it from them?

We're idiots.

/Real unemployment/underemployment is at least 16% and the middle class has been under siege for the past 30 years.


I've been saying for a long time, "People are bargain shopping themselves out of a job at Walmart."
 
2013-06-04 07:30:43 PM  

d23: the search term 'Big Yellow Duck' is banned

again

the search term 'Big Yellow Duck' is banned




I wonder why....

static6.businessinsider.com

Oh Yeah, a Tiananmen Square reference. Quite clever, although that was 24 years ago. The kids working as slave labor in the factories that make cheap crap for us are too young to even know what that was.
 
2013-06-04 07:30:49 PM  

the_sidewinder: Tomorrow is banned too


Yeah, that really ruined the headline.
 
2013-06-04 10:46:36 PM  
Late last night I heard the screen door slam. And my Big Yellow Duck was taken by a Chinese man. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone?
 
2013-06-05 06:58:55 AM  
So why can I read this article in Shanghai without connecting through a VPN? The censorship seems pretty lousy.

今日
明日


Are they going to ban "yesterday" now?
 
2013-06-05 09:09:39 AM  

ZeroKnightRaiden: So why can I read this article in Shanghai without connecting through a VPN? The censorship seems pretty lousy.

今日
明日

Are they going to ban "yesterday" now?


Censorship of the internet generally is.  Beware the first dictatorship that truly "gets it", though, because they will exploit it instead of trying to suppress it.
 
2013-06-05 03:39:31 PM  

dittybopper: ZeroKnightRaiden: So why can I read this article in Shanghai without connecting through a VPN? The censorship seems pretty lousy.

今日
明日

Are they going to ban "yesterday" now?

Censorship of the internet generally is.  Beware the first dictatorship that truly "gets it", though, because they will exploit it instead of trying to suppress it.


I was thinking exactly that.  Instead of blocking the searches, create hits that take you to articles about the glorious Chinese army bravely fighting a large number of terrorists who had disguised themselves as college students to fool the naive yankies into supporting them.  Be sure to mention the terrorists using boobie trapped kittens and puppies.
 
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