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China: Google will face consequences over uncensored search results

By Matthew ยท 58 replies
Mar 12, 2010
  1. Just a few words, For those Americans love to use word to attack other countries,
    Just remember this
    This Land is not yours. Your elder generation KILLED native Americans and conquest the Land.
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,541   +2,323

    This is sadly, quite true. That said, while the broken English is steeped in anguish and pathos, I personally would rather sympathize with something if it's well written. Are you sure you're a guest?

    And by the way, what "word" are you talking about?

    And also sadly, this land actually IS ours now, but yet we don't make you pay taxes on your casinos.

    I think the peace treaty went something like this; we get the land, you get to be habitual alcoholics, but you also get to keep all the money from your gaming industry. Oh and, "give a hoot, don't pollute", by throwing empty whiskey bottles all over the reservation.
  3. 56 percent of Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll said that the U.S. government has become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.

    What happened to America "Home of the Free, land of the brave"?

    The founding fathers must be "rolling in their graves" if they were to see what America has become.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,541   +2,323

    As I remember saying elsewhere, the first thing any newly born government does, is make revolution against that government illegal. So, while I agree completely with you, we both may be late on the curve in catching on.

    Since revolution is illegal, the government then has the right to suppress that revolution. Since the military power of the U.S. Government is so broad and overwhelming, sedition then becomes impossible, and perhaps suicidal.

    Any government faced with this preponderance of force, is ripe for abuse of that power. To invoke the old cliche, "power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    China rather prefers a brute force approach to this type of abuse of power, while the US Government just withdraws privileges, little by little, bit by bit from an apathetic and unsuspecting public. Get them thinking about Kim Cardashian and Michael Jackson, while they legislate away the few rights we have left. People have become individuals, from the promise of individual liberty as promised by the constitution, when concerted action would be better for their well being.
  5. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +95

    You've pointed to the actual problem engulfing this society very correctly. Individualism makes it pretty damn easy to implement in letter the bad old divide and rule principle. Whereas, pluralist societies are most unitedly vociferous against transgressing governments, making them bit more honest.
  6. kweeny

    kweeny TS Rookie

    Looking back in history India stands proof to the fact what 'concerted action' by the masses can achieve ie their Independence from the British. And today its one of the fastest growing/developing economies in the world.
  7. bigclick

    bigclick TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Well, back to the original topic. Google (I've heard) will be making a phased withdrawl from China. China wants an orderly retreat.

    China (at least from what I've read) saves face...Doesn't look heavy handed. And what ever Google had going, somebody made them an offer they couldn't refuse.
  8. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 180

    The Chinese are if nothing else resolute on maintaining their cultural integrity...and frankly I kinda support them. What I mean is...their morales, ideals and beliefs are unique to them and as such they should have a right to dictate what they will allow their citizens access to. The US does it all the time in censoring and blacklisting information from the general public so why should China be perceived as a bad guy for simply wanting to protect their culture and citizens from some of the brutal and pornagraphic internet?
  9. Speaking of revolution, any form of violence against the US government is considered domestic terrorism.

    Patriot Act Section 802 "Definition of Domestic Terrorism"

    (5) the term `domestic terrorism' means activities that--

    (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;

    (B) appear to be intended--
    (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
    (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
    (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and

    (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.'.
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