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The mystery of Hitler

Hitler remains a mysterious figure for people in Asia - because the western 'World War' II remained mainly in Europe and some parts of Africa. For the people of South Asia - Britain was the main occupying force and everyone hated them. So whenever the British suffered a set back - the South Asians cheered. No one was allowed to praise the victories of Germany over Britain. The famous poet Josh Mali Abadi had written a verse in praise of Hitler, which landed him jail for a short time. Hitler has been portrayed as the most horrible man in Western History - however the atrocities of the British were no less in Bengal.  There are so many stories regarding this apparent villain - it makes no sense at all. There conspiracy theories  and there are counter-conspiracy theories.  Is Hitler a human being or some kind collective mindset or an institution. There are stories he was funded and supported by a whole bunch of people to get him power. Why would anyone want that to happen? What …

Blocking adult websites 2

Except for one article in the Daily Times, there has hardly been any reaction to the government ordering the blocking of adult websites. It is as if the people accept no one really cares or concerned.  The most probable reason is that the people that this has become and on again off again thing.  Facebook and You Tube have been banned then re-opened.  The people of Pakistan it seems consider their government to be clownish and insane.  Taking it seriously is an absolute waste of time. It is only a matter of time when all the rules will be reversed because it is technologically  impossible to stop things such as these. A few years ago a complete ban on Indian TV shows had started. Quickly people found their favourite alternative - the CD and the DVD.  Some wag said  Zardari wanted to favour some video shop owner who rents out CDs and DVDs and Internet adult website were not letting him do so. When that video shop owner has enough customers, the adult websites would be restored. All th…

Blocking of websites

http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?86588-Pakistan-Blocks-Thousands-of-Adult-Websites

The government has ruined its image in practically every field - by resorting to rampant corruption. The result is that  Pakistan Railways is bankrupt. Pakistan International Airlines may close down soon.  The cronies of Zaradari and Gilani have been given opportunities to steal as much as they can from wherever they can.  New ministries and departments are being made for different lackeys - so that they can loot the country as much as they want.
Since the cronies cannot be kicked out and outright theft cannot be stopped - the only thing Zardari can do is tell the ISPs to do is block all Adult websites. Which has proven to be a monumental task and has resulting in the crashing of the Internet. General Musharraf tried the same thing with disastrous consequences.  It is next to impossible to block thousands of websites. A few can be, but not all. of them.  When General Musharraf tried - it was th…