Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Ball Bounces Banned In Beijing!!!

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I was unable to access the Blogger server in Shanghai. Kept getting a cannot access message. Apparently China has blocked Blogger (but, inexplicably, not Wordpress) since 2009.

This shakes the Ball Bounces to the core. To think that there is this vast swath of humanity -- the Chinese -- who are unable to access this blog. Oh, the humanity! (I've also noticed that an awful lot of them can't speak English, so maybe it's a moot point.)

I haven't been able to approve any comments for the past few days.  I'm getting caught up now, and will be back in the game soon.

Maybe I should flee to Wordpress.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.
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Pissedoff said...

Having lived in China 2002 to 2010 I can tell you blogspot was banned most of that time. Most internet restrictions were lifted for the olypics then re installed after. At one time wordpress was banned.

Use hotspot shield, although they keep trying to stop that.

RkBall said...

OK, you lived in China, you're familiar with Middle Eastern Airlines; I'm thinking you're CIA or CSIS.

Pissedoff said...

Actually I am 70 yrs old and retired.
So what? And when you are in the military you go where you are sent.

Pissedoff said...

I forgot to add I alao know that in Shanghai you get some of the worst food in China

Anonymous said...

Yes, wordpress.com is wonderful! Come to the dark side!

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"