Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 18:51 UTC
Internet & Networking It's official now. The signs had been there for a while now. While the west bangs on about the importance of freedom and democracy, they don't actually want anyone to have too much of it. The US, France, and the UK have jointly pretty much declared war on freedom on the web.
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Chile not west?
by JoaoC on Thu 9th Jun 2011 19:56 UTC
JoaoC
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2011-06-09

Nice post. But unfortunatelly your comment about chile as not part of the west doesn't seen logical. If you check chile is far west of the Netherland.

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RE: Chile not west?
by ebasconp on Thu 9th Jun 2011 20:32 in reply to "Chile not west?"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Agree with this...

Thom, why you are not counting Chile as a western country?

We, southamericans, are geographically in the west, our native languages are western (Spanish and Portuguese), our major religions are western; our clothes, education, music, etc. are western too.

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RE[2]: Chile not west?
by fretinator on Thu 9th Jun 2011 20:34 in reply to "RE: Chile not west?"
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2005-07-06

I love western chili!

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RE[2]: Chile not west?
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 20:35 in reply to "RE: Chile not west?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom, why you are not counting Chile as a western country?


Because I strongly believe South American countries - and the continent as a whole - is far too different and unique (in a good way) to be counted as a traditionally western region. South America kind of does its own thing down there, has its own unique collection of cultures and characteristics that set it apart from the rest of the world - again, in a good way.

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RE[2]: Chile not west?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 10th Jun 2011 01:45 in reply to "RE: Chile not west?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Plus, South America is awesome. That should get you double points.

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RE: Chile not west?
by cfgr on Thu 9th Jun 2011 20:34 in reply to "Chile not west?"
cfgr Member since:
2009-07-18

Nice post. But unfortunatelly your comment about chile as not part of the west doesn't seen logical. If you check chile is far west of the Netherland.


So is the east if you keep walking far enough. Perhaps Thom could've spelt it with a capital, but it's just nitpicking anyway ;)

More on topic, I always wonder why some (sadly most) people feel the need to tell others what they can and cannot do, what they can and cannot say. If you don't want to hear me, then simply don't listen. If you don't want to watch a certain site, then simply don't visit it. Or do they want these bans in place because they can't control themselves to watch it anyway?

I'm not really talking about politicians and companies here, we know those have other motives. I just wonder about all the common folk who tolerate this. Sadly, I think they either believe those restrictions are necessary or they feel powerless to do something about it. Parties that care about internet freedom may have a very shitty opinion on economical and social issues, and basically ruin the country in other ways. It's hard to pick your evils.

Anyway, currently it's an non-issue for me as I live in Belgium and in a few days we'll be a full year without government. At least they can't screw this up.

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RE: Chile not west?
by poundsmack on Thu 9th Jun 2011 21:36 in reply to "Chile not west?"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

Or really far east (the earth being a giant sphere and all)
;)

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RE: Chile not west?
by senshikaze on Fri 10th Jun 2011 00:20 in reply to "Chile not west?"
senshikaze Member since:
2011-03-08

You're south!

http://xkcd.com/503/

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RE[2]: Chile not west?
by ARUmar on Fri 10th Jun 2011 12:17 in reply to "RE: Chile not west?"
ARUmar Member since:
2009-10-08

raising the question , if its about gegraphy then the world mus be flat.otherwise "west" has a s much meaning as a quatloo.(it will mean whatever the person saying it wants it to mean)

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RE: Chile not west?
by Soulbender on Fri 10th Jun 2011 02:25 in reply to "Chile not west?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Japan is west of the U.S....

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RE: Chile not west?
by Laurence on Fri 10th Jun 2011 11:41 in reply to "Chile not west?"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Nice post. But unfortunatelly your comment about chile as not part of the west doesn't seen logical. If you check chile is far west of the Netherland.

It's also far east of Netherlands - albeit much further east.

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