Michael Z. Williamson pointed out a fascinating web site: The Great Firewall of China. With it, you can test to see if any web site is banned by censors in China. Mike notes: “I tested my sites. My writing site is clear. My blade [making] site is banned.” Go figure.Out of curiosity, I just tested SurvivalBlog, and oddly enough, it is not banned in China. I assumed that because I had mentioned laogai slave labor system in China that my site would have been banned. This has me depressed. Clearly, something is wrong when even a reactionary “Capitalist rotor” and overt libertarian like me passes muster by a bunch of dictatorial communists. I must not be trying hard enough. For the record: Free China! Free Tibet! Remember Tiananmen Square! Wen Jiabao sucks eggs! Harry Wu for president!
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And speaking of censorship, I heard from :”Jeff Trasel” that the the enlightened Powers That Be at the Wikipedia are putting the “WTSHTF” acronym up for a deletion vote. If any of you are established Wikipedia contributors, then Jeff would appreciate it if you were to chime in with your opinion in this vote, and post a “watch” on the WTSHTF entry. As recently as two years ago, the Wikipedia was a fun and interesting place to share knowledge. But in the past year or so, the snooty liberal nanny-staters have increasingly pushed their own agenda, using strict and even downright biased interpretation of the posting rules to consciously edge out conservative, firearms, preparedness, home schooling, and constitutional law wikipedia topics. From what Jeff has told me, what is happening there isn’t just subtle “self censorship.” It is blatant liberal bias, with a small leftist minority forcing its views on the entire Wikipedia community.
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And speaking of Schumer hitting the fan, want to see what happens when Mr. Schumer’s belongings hit the fan? These D.C. denizens desperately need a maid service!
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Rob at $49 MURS radios wrote us to say: “In regard to the SurvivalBlog Reader Barter Experiment, I will be making my final choices from all offers received by Friday, March 16th. There is still time to be considered if you e-mail your barter offer before then. After that date I will make a list of all the items that were offered (no personal info will be included). So far I have received some very interesting barter offers!