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"We sleep safe in our beds, because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." -- George Orwell
How exactly does one figure out if their site is banned in china?
Soon after I posted "Strangling The Internet", my former girlfriend in China discovered the RightSpeak url was blank. Attempting every possible link to it by Google and other blogs brings a blank page. QED
Ah, I did a search through google china and it will show the cache of your page so I wasn't sure.I have added you as a welcome addition to my blogroll.
Mine is too. So what? All Blogspot blogs are if I'm not mistaken. Also Geocities. Some other blogs aren't. You could try Xanga. I have a friend in Beijing who blogs on Xanga.
No they are not all banned. Mine was'nt until I wrote something about Tianamen. My friend in BJ who reads my blog was the one who let me know.
Congratulations!!!!!!To be persecuted for speaking freely is an honour. As to the chinese censors .|..
Remembering Rachel Corrie - A Supporter of TerrorismThree years ago Thursday, Rachel Corrie was accidentally killed by an Israeli bulldozer after she entered a closed Israeli military zone to protect Palestinian homes that were sitting on top of tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to smuggle illegal weapons to be used against Israeli civilians. Rachel Corrie was a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISD), a firm supporter of Palestinian terrorism (what the ISD calls “resistance”), “by any means necessary.”There has been a lot of heated debated about the New York Theater Workshop’s recent postponement of the play, My Name Is Rachel Corrie.Some folks have suggested that the theatre caved intoIsrael supporters. Other, more paranoid types, have suggested that the infamous “Israel Lobby” had something to do with the postponement.The photogrpahs on the right show Rachel Corrie burning an American flag to show her support of Palestinians and choosing to lay in front of an Israeli Bulldozer in the hopes of protecting tunnels used by Palestinian terrorists to smuggle illegal weapons.One of the reasons that the Israeli army closed the area that was being bulldozed was because Palestinian snipers often shoot at bulldozer crews. This endagers not only Israelis, but "peace activists" as well. Palestinian terrorism insures that Israeli bulldozers have very litlte visibility because of the need to protect the driver with metal shielding. Ms. Corrie chose to lay down in front of a bulldozer. Her act was not one of peace, but of suicide. Clearly Ms. Corrie spent too much time in the company of suicide killers and their supporters.Perhaps the New York Theater Workshop simply realized that they did not want to be associated with Rachel Corrie because Ms. Corrie supported terrorism and allowed herself, either knowingly or unknowingly, to protect Palestinian terrorists. Perhaps the theatre company did not want to be associated with Ms. Corrie because she was eager to publicly burn American flags. Or perhaps the theater simply did not want to be associated with the left’s obsession with supporting anti-Semitism.http://firstname.lastname@example.org
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