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Japan from the inside out

Ichigen koji(211)

Posted by ampontan on Sunday, October 28, 2012

一言居士
– A person who has something to say about everything

■ “I have fantasized — don’t get me wrong — but that what if we could just be China for a day? I mean, just, just, just one day. You know, I mean, where we could actually, you know, authorize the right solutions . . .”

– New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on “Meet the Press,” 23 May 2010

■ “China Blocks New York Times Website After Article”

-headline, Associated Press, 26 Oct. 2012

(Stolen from James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal. Here’s the reason for the ban.)

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One Response to “Ichigen koji(211)”

  1. toadold said

    There is a tie in on this story about Chinese nationals making campaign contributions through the Obama campaign website. It seems that the website has disabled the algo that blocks contributions from outside the US. Reporters have found contributions from non-existent Postal Zip Codes that have been traced back to non-US sources. This is illegal in the US. There are all kinds of ways that foreign national can buy influence in the US but the lazy way is resented… apparently.

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