China declares war on Western search engines:  (I'm sure Google and Yahoo feel especially proud that they kowtowed to China earlier this year…)Say WHAT???
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Further to our earlier story on visitors to Google Blogsearch being redirected to Baidu in China, new reports have surfaced that would indicate that China has unilaterally blocked all three major search engines in China and is redirecting all requests to Baidu.Commie Rat Bastards!!!!
I’ve written previously on the possibility that China may use its firewall as an economic tool as opposed to a censorship tool alone, and although censorship may be partially behind todays blanket ban of US search sites, the redirect to Baidu would indicate an economic motive; if the Chinese Government were serious about censorship alone we would have reports of page not found/ blocked messages, not redirects to Baidu. The Chinese Government is clearly using its censorship regime to the economic benefit of a Chinese owned (but NASDAQ listed) company. Although the United States Government is a poor WTO member (Antigua anyone) given that China is a recent member the US Government should lodge a complaint with the WTO. China expects free and open access to Western nations but is now not only blocking, but also redirecting domestic traffic away from Western internet sites that compete with local firms.
[ cf Cyberwar: China Declares War On Western Search Sites ( emphasis mine ) ]
Ok, that may not mean as much to my pinko long haired dope smoking steaking hippie freaks, but the thought that the Evil Monolithic Godless Atheistic Asiatic Pinko Red Hordes would do a Nation Wide, uh, uh, ENRON!!!! Yeah, that's the term we get to use for things that are so beyond the Pale that there is no appropriate snigglet for how God Awful Unamerican that is!!!
Yeah, now that IS the solution space, the "EnormousNigglingRediculousOligarcialNannystate"... I mean what in the Wild-Wild World Of Sports IS GOING ON HERE????
Hello!!! has anyone explained to the people's bureau that they can actual post to talk.bizzare, they do not have to make gigantor performance art pieces in lieu of a simple post merely because they are having a bad hair day, week, month, or even a year....
Hello! Red Hordes!!! It is SOOO Time To Get Back On The Big Bus!!!