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August 27, 2007

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chriswaugh_bj

Interesting post. The excerpts of the "self-discipline pledge" you posted here seem quite reasonable when taken at face-value, but of course, laws and regulations are easily stretched to take down people who draw inappropriate attention to themselves- governments and their law enforcement agencies around the world all do this to a greater or leser degree. So you tell a foreign journalist that the president might be retiring at the next congress and your arse gets slung into jail for revealing state secrets- seems like a bit of an over-reaction to me. Trouble is, I have no doubt at all that the government will prove itself very good at using this "self-discipline pledge" and "related laws and regulations" to continue on with the same old bullshit. Think I'll stick with my 100% Kiwi, New Zealand-based BSP.

And I'm not at all surprised that MSN and Yahoo were falling all over each other to kiss CCP arse.

And Yahoo really is run by idiots, isn't it?

Charles Liu

Do you think political bloggers in US should ignore "financial disclosure" rule, if FEC should ever act on this?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,158466,00.html

"The Federal Election Commission is considering whether to require political bloggers to disclose whether they are receiving funds from a political campaign"

Greg Regaignon

I find this very interesting: "quite a number of well-established and Silicon Valley-funded Chinese blog-hosting services and Web2.0 companies are not on the list of signatories." Whom do you have in mind?

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