Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 42128
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2006/3/7-9 [Politics/Domestic/President/Bush, Politics/Domestic/President] UID:42128 Activity:low
3/7     http://wonkette.com/politics/wonkette/our-boys-need-gossip-158687.php
        Interesting URL blocking for U.S. military forces based in Iraq.
        \_ Other articles point out that the blocking list is BS, the author
           just lined up a bunch of conservative sites that weren't blocked
           and liberal sites that were blocked.  There were plenty of liberal
           sites that were not blocked and conservative sites that were
           blocked as well.
           \_ other articles like ...?  do everyone a favor and post the URLs
              to http://wonkette.com too.
           \_ other articles like ...?
              \_ Sounds like they need better filtering technology.
                 There's this company in Mountain View that gives
                 its employees free food that can help them out.  Seriously
                 though, our soldiers should be spending more of their
                 time NOT GETTING KILLED than reading stupid ass blogs.
                 I am a big fan of COLBY BUZZELL.
                 \_ In a country where pr0n is illegal, believe me, the troops
                    NEED an uncensored Internet connection.
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a post of ours that got a substantial amount of attention last week: We were originally going to say that we don't actually believe that we here at Wonkette are being "censored" by anyone just because military computers in Iraq are blocked from viewing our site. We were going to point out that, yes, we're blocked from more than one workplace (though, thankfully, not too many), often for non-human reasons such as automated filters that don't look too kindly on words like "assfucking." The hyperbolic Call to Arms tone of the original post was just that -- hyperbole. mil addresses, we think, and they all come out signed "Irving Washington"), and we were going to tell everyone to calm down, etc. But our embedded operative who sent us the initial heads-up sent an update. Unfortunately anonomizers don't work out here (never have). Anyway, I had a few minutes today and thought I'd look and see what else was banned on the Marine web here. com/) is categorized as: Forum/Bulletin Boards, Politics/Opinion." com/) is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion." com/) is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion." com/) is categorized as: Profanity, Entertainment/Recreation/Hobbies." And even more upset than before, actually -- they're making them read the goddam Note? Seriously, though, the military loves rules and regs (unless they're inconvenient, like at Gitmo). Couldn't somone FOIA them to see what consititutes "Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion"?
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