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Old 02-16-2009, 10:00 PM   #451
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does anybody know any good youtube portals? Youtube is banned in Turkey, though randomly i can access youtube for an hour or two but never at the same times from day to day. Proxies are good but i get lag time and its a hassle to collate lists of proxies to find ones that work at a decent speed.

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Many minor and major websites in Turkey have been subject to censorship until now, including the oldest and most popular Turkish social blogging community Sourtimes and widely popular poetry and literature community Antoloji.com. On March 6, 2007, the government of Turkey blocked access to the video-upload site YouTube.com, with the following statement parked on the domain: "Access to www.youtube.com site has been suspended in accordance with decision no: 2007/384 dated 06.03.2007 of Istanbul First Criminal Peace Court."[62] The ban was met with widespread protests and lifted two days later. Youtube was banned again in 12.03.2008 with decision no 2008/251, which was then soon lifted. As of August 2008, Youtube is still banned in the country since 5th of May 2008, due to two court decisions.

Beside Youtube, 853 minor and major websites are currently banned in Turkey, including the widely popular blogging site Wordpress.com, which has been banned since August 2007 complete with all subdomains. As of October 2008, Blogger is banned too. Other prominent websites currently on ban in Turkey include Youporn, The Pirate Bay, Megaupload, Deezer, Virb, Dailymotion, Google Groups, Tagged, Netlog, Slide, GeoCities, CareerBuilder ,Alibaba and in 24th October 2008 Blogspot. Ironically, The Internet Movie Database had been lucky enough to get away from being censored due to a misspelling of its domain, resulting in a futile ban on www.imbd.com.

As of September 2008, Turkey filters access to prominent evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins' Web site. The filtering was in response to a complaint from Turkish creationist Adnan Oktar (nom de plume Harun Yahya). Oktar is also behind the filtering of Wordpress and Google Groups.

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Old 02-16-2009, 10:04 PM   #452
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btw Chile has all kinda awesome records.( I googled to see if the south thing was true)
While the most to the south country stuff is not 100% objective because of the antartica nittiness we have the most to the south police station, fire station, supermarket,etc,etc
Other intresting records.
- We have the most cirrhosis per capita in the world.
- We made the world largest cake
- We have the oldest hidroelectric plant in the world.
- Strongest earthquake ever.
- Longest civil war ever.
- The oldest mommies
- Longest drought ever
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:47 PM   #453
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wtf, how do they let countries that far in the stone age (Turkey's internet censorship) in the EU?

EDIT: Whoops, they're just a candidate, but that still seems like it would be a red flag to the rest of Europe in considering their application

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Old 02-16-2009, 10:53 PM   #454
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wtf, how do they let countries that far in the stone age (Turkey's internet censorship) in the EU?
I posted this in the Jan thread:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_electronic_game_ban
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In 2002 the Greek government, ostensibly in an attempt to fight illegal gambling, passed the ambiguous and controversial law 3037/2002 which effectively banned all electronic games, including those running on home computers. The bill was formulated after a member of the ruling Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) political party was videotaped in an illegal gambling establishment, resulting in public hysteria that was fueled by sensationalist reporting in the press. The bill was declared a law on July 30, 2002.
The EU is a cluster **** filled with idiot laws and regulations.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:56 PM   #455
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wtf, how do they let countries that far in the stone age (Turkey's internet censorship) in the EU?

EDIT: Whoops, they're just a candidate, but that still seems like it would be a red flag to the rest of Europe in considering their application
Ugh I almost caught you, I already had a link and quote ready

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The European Union is composed of 27 independent sovereign countries which are known as member states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:06 PM   #456
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anyone here have any experience cashing government bonds plz PM me asap kthnx
i did last year, was like cashing a check. i wasnt aware that i have to pay taxes on them till the form came in the mail, though
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:13 PM   #457
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i did last year, was like cashing a check. i wasnt aware that i have to pay taxes on them till the form came in the mail, though
check your mailbox imo!

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Old 02-16-2009, 11:41 PM   #458
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Other intresting records.
- We made the world largest cake
58,000 kg cake in USA.


What you got?
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:51 PM   #459
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LOL
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:59 PM   #460
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Ugh I almost caught you, I already had a link and quote ready
Man I really have to watch my back around here
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:50 AM   #461
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LOL @ 13th being so proud of his goofy "get" that he posts the quote anyway after goofy caught himself.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:58 AM   #462
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ElliotR,

I approve of your modding style as of late.

Nice work, old chap.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:01 AM   #463
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LOL @ 13th being so proud of his goofy "get" that he posts the quote anyway after goofy caught himself.
Well I had done all the work already.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:39 AM   #464
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LOL @ 13th being so proud of his goofy "get" that he posts the quote anyway after goofy caught himself.
this


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ElliotR,

I approve of your modding style as of late.

Nice work, old chap.
and this
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Yes, Elliot have been more librul in his modding as of late.
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:59 AM   #466
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What good anti-Lincoln/Civil War books are there that are not written by white supremacists?
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:03 AM   #467
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Thomas DiLorenzo - The Real Lincoln


Man, I'm getting owned on my econ homework I have no idea what is going on.

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Old 02-17-2009, 03:20 AM   #468
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What good anti-Lincoln/Civil War books are there that are not written by white supremacists?
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Thomas DiLorenzo - The Real Lincoln
The first three of these DiLorenzo videos are on Lincoln.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...06A2101B695E86
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god, his voice is so awful.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:32 AM   #470
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god, his voice is so awful.
The truth is always beautiful.
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:48 AM   #471
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Thomas DiLorenzo - The Real Lincoln
this is on my shelf right now just waiting until I finish "case against the fed". my reading has been going painfully slow lately, but ill try to whip through it and post my thoughts.
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Japan's Minister of Finance Drunk

lol [insert drug] is a helluva drug.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:27 AM   #473
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Sarkozy reported to demand choice seat at NATO summit

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Hamburg - French President Nicolas Sarkozy threatened to stay away from celebrations of 60 years of NATO unless he was given a choice seat at the conference table, the German news weekly Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... HA HAHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA... Oh weeeeee.
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:01 AM   #474
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http://www.mspportal.com/
Does this site work?
Thanks for the link. I can download some videos but it wont let me search or browse through the videos so I'm left to watching the ones they feature.

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wtf, how do they let countries that far in the stone age (Turkey's internet censorship) in the EU?

EDIT: Whoops, they're just a candidate, but that still seems like it would be a red flag to the rest of Europe in considering their application
The youtube ban is pretty ridiculous but the EU isn't exactly that enlightened when it comes to freedom of speech. In addition to that Greek law RollinHand mention, just look at the laws against holocaust denial to see how much value some EU countries place on freedom of speech.
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:02 AM   #475
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Japan's Minister of Finance Drunk

lol [insert drug] is a helluva drug.
lol this happened in G8 too.
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