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Over 130 Singaporean web sites blacked out their home pages yesterday in protest at new government licensing regulations which critics claim will lead to greater online censorship in the city-state. The participating web sites and blogs, which some sources have put as high as 150, also linked to a specially created protest …

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Meh

Isn't this the kind of thing they wanted to do here after the Leveson report, state and celebrity control of the media.

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"Isn't this the kind of thing they wanted to do here after the Leveson report, state and celebrity control of the media."

No.

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The worst thing about censorship is

T**** ***** *** ****** *** ****!

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Terminator

Re: The worst thing about censorship is

And dictatorships (even a benevolent one) are great so long as you agree with the dictator.

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Ah! The TR Emeritus...

....formerly known as the Temasek Review. An open and free news sheet that chugged along for a few years before it was, rightly, shut down for posting the sort of Hate Speech that would make even the most ardent BNP send-em-all-back knucklehead blush!

The problem with giving Singaporeans free speech is what they do with it - visit any of these 'news' sites, find a story about some foreign sort and within moments you will be informed that Chinese girls are all whores, all Indians smell and Ang Mo (whiteys) are taking all the jobs and screwing all their women.

The problem, of course, is that without immigrants building skyscrapers, cleaning streets, nursing their kids, serving them food and doing all the other jobs they consider beneath them or are just incapable of doing the country would be on it's arse in months.

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Re: Ah! The TR Emeritus...

I used to have a great laugh reading the Temasek Review.

It had a certain Daily Mail feel to it.

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Big Brother

If censorship is the answer...

... it was a stupid question!

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FAIL

Thus disproving once again

that "free markets make free men." Bah!

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Childcatcher

Re: Thus disproving once again

To paraphrase Orwell, "All men are free. Some men are more free than others." Government is simply a tool. Like any tool, it can be used constructively or destructively. It is up to the governed to decide which way it will be.

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