Archive for the ‘” “Remember the Maine”’ Category

China Limits Internet Video Providers

January 3, 2008

By Min Lee
Associated Press
January 3, 2008

(HONG KONG) — China has decided to restrict the broadcasting of Internet videos — including those posted on video-sharing Web sites — to sites run by state-controlled companies and require providers to report questionable content to the government.

The policy will ban providers from broadcasting video that involves national secrets, hurts the reputation of China, disrupts social stability or promotes pornography. Providers will be required to delete and report such content.

“Those who provide Internet video services should insist on serving the people, serve socialism … and abide by the moral code of socialism,” the rules say.

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Forget at Our Peril

September 7, 2007

Cal Thomas
The Washington Times
September 7, 2007

Throughout our young history, Americans have been admonished to “Remember the Alamo,” “Remember the Maine” and “Remember Pearl Harbor.” These remembrances — and others — were for the purpose of motivating the public to fight on until an enemy was vanquished. When victory was assured, the memory faded into history.

Now, as we approach the sixth anniversary of September 11, 2001, there are suggestions we should begin to forget the worst terrorist incident in America’s history. Recently, a Page One story in the New York Times suggested it is becoming too much of a burden to remember the attack, that nothing new can be said about it and that, perhaps, September 11 “fatigue” may be setting in.

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