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Turkish Government Restricts Internet Access; Erdogan Compared To Hitler

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"Remember that Adolf Hitler used the same methods when he rose to power," opposition leader Hasan Oren blasts as Turkish PM Erdogan as the Turkish parliament has approved a bill that would tighten government controls over the internet. As The BBC reports, the new law allows the government to block websites without first seeking a court ruling. "Now you are implementing fascism," Oren goes on, despite promises of "enhancing democracy in Turkey" when Erdogan was elected. The Erdogan government had already restricted access to "the scourge of Twitter" and Facebook's "menace to society," but this latest step dismisses any legal limits or restrictions.


Via The BBC,

The Turkish parliament has approved a bill that would tighten government controls over the internet.


The new law will allow Turkey's telecommunications authority to block websites without first seeking a court ruling.


It will also force internet providers to store data on web users' activities for two years and make it available to the authorities.




Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been openly critical of the internet, calling Twitter a "scourge" and condemning social media as "the worst menace to society".


Both Twitter and Facebook were widely used by anti-government protesters to spread information during demonstrations last year.




"When you came to power you talked of enhancing democracy in Turkey - now you are trying to implement fascism," he said.


"Remember that Adolf Hitler used the same methods when he rose to power."


However, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said there was "no such thing as internet censorship" in Turkey.

"We are freer compared to many other countries and have freedom of the press," he said.


The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said the new powers meant Turkey's telecommunications agency would be able to "gather communications data about all internet users without any legal limits or restrictions" and with users "never... able to know when and how this information is gathered".

We suspect some other sites that are awkwardly telling the truth about Turkey will soon be censored.


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Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:34 | 4407753 blabam
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Adolf Hitler restricted internet acces? 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:35 | 4407758 SilverIsKing
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He forced people to use dial up.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:40 | 4407772 Skateboarder
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And nationalized Compuserve.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:42 | 4407785 Grande Tetons
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Can not flip the switch off with Gold. Not sure what this says about Bitcoin....however...I think someone around here can shed some light on this topic. 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:48 | 4407810 oddjob
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Hold on here, Reggie Middleton claimed a persons' access to the internet could never be restricted.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:50 | 4407828 icanhasbailout
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Be the first to get your "This Website Blocked By Hitler" sticker!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:51 | 4407835 HyBrasilian
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More "Hitler" on ZH lately than on the History Channel

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:56 | 4407852 Sofa King Confused
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No online porn in Turkey.......that sucks!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:19 | 4407931 TBT or not TBT
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Back to offline porn then, probably. Got a pristine collection of playboys? Your portfolio just jumped, bitchez. Thank erdogan and his islamifying electorate.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:03 | 4407873 Smegley Wanxalot
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I remember when Hitler also limited the number of apps that you could have on a smartphone.  What an asshole.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:15 | 4407913 HyBrasilian
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He also tried to steal Facebook away from Mark Zuckerberg, but failed. Then, when it came down to casting for the movie "THE SOCIAL NETWORK", he tried to steal the lead role from Jesse Eisenberg. He also tried to put all his cronies on the Board of Directors of Google, as well as hijack the NBA.


You're right! What an @sshole! [We must vigilantly put a stop to all this nonsense]

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:34 | 4407971 Bunga Bunga
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Hitler also tried to ban alternate payment systems, but ultimately failed here.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:50 | 4408037 Emergency Ward
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Hitler is lobbying Hollywood to produce a new Hitler biopic with George Clooney in the lead.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:56 | 4408057 Four chan
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hitlers new app; angry jews

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:09 | 4408091 HyBrasilian
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Chris Rock [I understand]

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:51 | 4409755 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Hitler made Amazon charge sales tax.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:32 | 4408159 yrad
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All your tweets and likes are belong to us..

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:54 | 4407840 CheapBastard
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Hitler loses his internet connection [Der Unterfall variation]:

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:04 | 4407872 kralizec
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AlGore!  Der eselhengst!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:58 | 4408042 Tim_
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Traudl Junge

"The movie Der Untergang [Downfall (2004)], which has been widely cited for its historical accuracy, depicts Junge being saved by a boy with whom she walks through Russian lines but this is a fictional (and metaphorical) dramatic device invented for the film's ending. In truth, Junge was raped repeatedly by Russian soldiers, as were many other German women during the fall of Berlin in 1945. She was subsequently held for a year as the 'personal prisoner' of a Russian major."

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:48 | 4407826 BTCTalks
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Your coins would be fine.  Assuming they are stored in a web-based wallet you (might) not be able to access them temporarily within Turkish borders.  However, it is a heck of a lot easier to spot gold when fleeing nations than memorized encryption keys.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:52 | 4407841 Grande Tetons
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That was a better answer than I was expecting. Tks. 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:11 | 4407903 fonestar
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....and just because .gov disallows internet access does not mean people are not accessing the internet.  They can try ban gravity too if they'd like.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:17 | 4408104 unrulian
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Who are all these international men of mystery that think they can slip over the border with their colon filled with USP sticks? if the internet is shut down good luck, i'll take my chances at home with the 7B's.





Bitches and Blow (not really, just needed humouous filler for the 7B's)

Bitcoin (not)

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:32 | 4408160 fonestar
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Why do you need a USB stick?  Ever heard of a paper wallet?  Just stick to commenting on what you know, most of you are clueless.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:36 | 4407985 spanish inquisition
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"Thank you for visiting Turkey, to complete your trip through customs please step through this mini EMP generator"

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:51 | 4408040 BTCTalks
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Memorize the encryption key. If they try to erase that, you have bigger concerns than money.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:54 | 4407842 Skin666
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If you're not a total dipshit you would have stored your coins safely on your USB drive. Shove it up your arse and walk (uncomfortably) through the scanners into any country you desire.


Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:02 | 4407865 Grande Tetons
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This is the answer I was expecting. 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:07 | 4407892 BTCTalks
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Don't let fonestar and Skin666 give you a bad impression of the Bitcoin community.  Well... maybe fonestar.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:12 | 4407908 fonestar
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fonestar came to spread the word of Satoshi in good faith.  Was greeted with jeers, FUD and insults....  responded accordingly.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:23 | 4407943 Pure Evil
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Ah.......where's Jesus when you need a cheek to be turned.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:53 | 4408252 DonGenaro
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and imposed download caps

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:41 | 4407780 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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The Erdogan government had already restricted access to "the scourge of Twitter" and Facebook's "menace to society,"

They hate us for our freedoms.  Does this mean that the pinnacle of freedom is Twitter and Facebook.  We're fucked.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:53 | 4407836 RacerX
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"Twitter flash mobs" take on a whole new meaning over in the brown countries.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:19 | 4407934 e_goldstein
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Yep, and killing access to the internet worked so well in Egypt.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:56 | 4407850 CheapBastard
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The Turks are jealous of our women:

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:47 | 4408496 swiss chick
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Let it all hang out!!!!!!!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:00 | 4407864 123dobryden
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they hate us 'cause they are afraid us

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:59 | 4408030 Emergency Ward
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With 300 baud Hayes modems.....

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:46 | 4407806 SAT 800
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yeah, that was news to me. "The scourge of Twitter"; guys got a way with words. I thought it just sucked, never knew it was a "scourge".

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:44 | 4407807 joak
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Of course he did, hey he was Hitler. He was and is the cause of all evil in the universe. Saying the opposite would be a revisionist statement !

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:54 | 4407846 The Dunce
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Fascism is absolutely necessary.  How else are you gonna keep the people in line.  Bitches.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:06 | 4407876 The.Harmless.Who
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Ahhh yes, the race to the bottom on who calls who "Hitler" or "Nazi"... 


Strange that ZH is going to the BBC for news mind; for the BBC is a bastard creation of the Foreign Office, inspired by Joseph Goebbels!


Turkey, like many developing economies are nothing more than pawns to be played with by current and former empires.  


I normally thank my lucky stars for ZH and most of its readership (i.e. their respective comments), but getting articles from the BBC scares me.



.... and what is the "truth about turkey" anyway?  Erdogan = Hitler, therefore anti-erdogan is good?  When did the world become so clear?




Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:08 | 4408074 TBT or not TBT
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Does "fascism" work better for you? "nationalist socialism" perhaps!

BTW you can find the origin of the ban on comparing anything to Hitler on leftists focus on Hitler as the definition of unspeakable, incomparable ultra evil. Why the ultra vilification of Hitler above all murdering tyrants?

Precisely to distract from leftists own type of murderers, numerically more performant, alive and well at the head of brutal tyrannies(Stalin and Mao, when our leftist intelligentsia was so busy defining the nazis as incomparably evil).

So, fuck that. When you see a proto fascist regime (ie nationalist socialism) doing tyrannical stuff, compare all you want to Mussolini and Hitler's fascist party tactics as they grabbed and consolidated power on the way up.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:25 | 4408133 StandardDeviant
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Quite right.  Why is it that posh Bond Street art galleries feel that it's perfectly all right to sell overpriced pop art pictures of Chairman Mao, but get bent out of shape if you ask them whether they have anything similar featuring Adolf Hitler?

("Or maybe something a bit less expensive -- say, Idi Amin, or Pol Pot?  No?  A Charles Manson, perhaps?")

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:39 | 4408190 TBT or not TBT
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The El Che image everybody knows still makes money for the artist. El Che was a murdering socialist psychopath of the inter-nationalist variety, so not to be compared with the ultra evil nationalist socialist tyrannical murdering psychos.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:56 | 4408265 The.Harmless.Who
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you crack me up TBT... 


ok, "socialsim is evil" according to you, but if you're an american then it is likely that you've never seen it (unless you were around during the days of the founding fathers!), for Obama isn't a socialist - he's Zionist uncle irving wannabe.  


I get what you're trying to say, but I do wonder if you keep a hitler-blowup doll in your attick, that you bring down on those "special times"! 


Obviously I hope not, but we live in strange world.



Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:10 | 4407893 stant
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faked a attack by poland on a cell phone/ wifi tower to kick off www.2

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:04 | 4408079 emersonreturn
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are we there yet?



Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:32 | 4407754 EscapeKey
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"we do it to protect you"

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:43 | 4407795 Real Estate Geek
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Just like this!  It's like having dear old Mom coddle you . . . if she was wearing a SWAT uniform while standing on your neck.

New electronic ‘eyes’ can track your every move
A powerful new generation of surveillance tools — able to track every vehicle and person for several hours in an area the size of a small city — is rolling out. 

(Article at




Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:46 | 4407813 Jaspergers
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"We are freer..." lol who was it that said freedom and slavery are not divisible?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:49 | 4407830 Skateboarder
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Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl, a supporter of McNutt’s efforts, has proposed inviting the public to visit the operations center to get a glimpse of the technology in action.

“I want them to be worried that we’re watching,” Biehl said. “I want them to be worried that they never know when we’re overhead.”

Fuck that dude!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:27 | 4407950 tip e. canoe
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Jeremy Bentham designed the proposal for the first panopticon prison. The design allowed for the inspector to see each of the prisoners at all times without being seen. This allowed for a utilitarian approach of very few guards in proportion to very many prisoners. Equally as important as the economic efficiency of the guard to prisoner ratio was the fact that the prisoners could not tell when they were being actively observed. Based on Bentham’s ingenious design, prisoners have no way of knowing if they were not being observed at all, because they could not see the observer. According to Bentham’s philosophy, in the mind of the prisoner they are always being observed and they act accordingly.

from : The Spy Who Nudged Me by tradewithdave

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:58 | 4408070 Four chan
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model for facebook.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:58 | 4408060 Emergency Ward
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Fucking NWO police state swine.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:13 | 4407918 rwe2late
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March 1933
Order of the Reich President for the Protection of People and State

Articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of (opinion) expression, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications. Warrants for House searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:53 | 4408224 Bob
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Old school, fer sure, but there's something refreshing in a fascist freak actually coming out and explicitly announcing the suspension of civil rights--damn, compared to our ruling oligarch junta, the Nazis are looking like boy scouts in this respect. 

The state of the propaganda arts has certainly shifted to a degree that Hitler and his boys could never have even dreamed.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:34 | 4407757 The man with po...
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At least Turkey will no longer have to suffer the infliction of like-whores, +1 parasites and vanity-seeking bottom-feeders. <sarc>

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:37 | 4407765 SilverIsKing
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Does this mean Kim Kardashian is going to lose all of her Turkish Instagram followers?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:40 | 4407784 The man with po...
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Fuck Kim Kardashian...

And no! I don't mean screw that plastic whore!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:42 | 4407794 EscapeKey
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i sincerely hate kim kardashian and her inbred family with all my guts. the wife watches that crap when it's on, and it actually feels like the television is sucking IQ points out of my brain.

still can't work out if that known-for-a-porn-movie whore is a genius, as her marketing is frankly very good, or a complete idiot. regardless, i don't plan on watching the show to find out.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:46 | 4407809 Skateboarder
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The pungency of her and her breed's stupidity is overwhelmingly nauseating. I've had the displeasure of having to overhear that garbage as well. Why won't they go away!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:21 | 4407936 tip e. canoe
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like all vampires, they thrive on the blood of their hosts.   in their case (and that of all other celebrities), the blood is called attention.   makes no difference to them whether that attention is adulation or displeasure, AS LONG AS it continues to bring them the attention they crave.

want them to disappear?   stop feeding them any attention at all.   pass the word.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:01 | 4407862 SilverIsKing
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Her genius is a reflection of the dumbed down public.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:53 | 4407843 williambanzai7
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We'll all have to open SnapChat accounts  to find out.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:02 | 4407867 Skateboarder
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Our pre-CMOS ancestors would have said, "WTF IS THIS SHIT?"

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:36 | 4407986 Emergency Ward
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You almost tricked me into +1, but I stopped myself when I realized I fit that description perfectly....ha ha ha.....

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:28 | 4408143 StandardDeviant
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Oh, go on, have a +1 then!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:37 | 4407762 SandiaMan
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Does that mean they can't track you anymore?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:46 | 4407812 Ban KKiller
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Jump on the "Midnight Express" and stay on track!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:37 | 4407764 Dr. Engali
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Like the global coordinated printing fest, TPTB will try the same sort of censorship world wide.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:42 | 4407787 kliguy38
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they hate us for our freedom.............heheheheh

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:11 | 4407910 Lux Fiat
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Yes, how quickly people forget SOPA and the US gov't wanting the similar ability to shut down web sites without a court order first.

William Shirer -  Berlin Diary.  Should be required reading for high school students here in the US.  Will be in our house.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:39 | 4407770 MFLTucson
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Coming to a theather near you!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:38 | 4407775 Seasmoke
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Adolph sure gets blamed and compared to a lot !!!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:43 | 4407790 The man with po...
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Yep: for starting World War II, the Holocaust and...

You get the idea.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:50 | 4407832 NoDebt
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Increasing number of ZH articles with "Hitler" in the title.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:38 | 4407777 youngman
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So no more hairy Turkish women pornos I guess

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:45 | 4407804 mayhem_korner
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Turkish women are among the most attractive in the world.  I put them just a notch below Hungary.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:39 | 4407778 msnrochny
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They're just taking a play out of the NSA's operatiions manual.  It'll be the same here in 10 years.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:53 | 4407845 RacerX
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Sure seems like these are beta-test locations.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:41 | 4407791 mayhem_korner
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Presumably, the banned sites will all direct you to

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:42 | 4407796 RedHarley
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What would you expext of Obammy's BFF ??

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:42 | 4407797 XXL66
Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:45 | 4407800 SpanishGoop
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They just want to show the EU that they belong to be in it.


Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:47 | 4407819 SAT 800
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"Turkey's done, stick a fork in it".

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:49 | 4407825 falak pema
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C'mon, to all religious men, and Erdogan wears that mantle in front of his own kind, the Internet is like SIN.

As they said in the past : to all ecumenical minded people "free will" was being creature of Satan, outside the pale of divine word and savior's light.

Apart from Ataturk, most Turkish leaders have slalomed between secular logic and dogma without really making a definitive choice like Europe post Enlightenment.

So for Erdogan its easy to play that game mixing superstition of religion with reason of state to ban all form of free will, especially if its anti-status quo.

Oldest trick in the game.

And, NSA -USa is on the same ideological plane.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:21 | 4407853 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Hey Turkeys that read ZH tell Erdogan to go fuck off and here is how. Spread the word turd.

Miguel Freitas was always a big Twitter fan – especially as it drummed out information on the June mass protests in his native Brazil at a time when no competent up-to-the-minute source existed locally.

But even though Twitter to him symbolized what decentralized media is, Freitas, in an interview with Wired magazine, opened up about his feelings that a world in which the NSA apparently has its nose in every conceivable internet communication would soon need new avenues for information exchange. Ten years of people blissfully communicating their daily routines and locations to Facebook, Twitter and other services have led to large segments of society seeking a newer, upgraded kind of networking, Freitas says.

Using his programming skills, Freitas created an open-source Twitter-like service run on a Bitcoin platform. Doing so is key to the technology; Twister allows its users to share posts without them being later stored in one place or server. Its decentralized nature means that it cannot be targeted and erased by a third party. Nor will that party be able to tell if a user is online, what their IP address is and who they follow.

The test version Freitas produced with collaborator Lucas Leal runs on Android, Apple OSX and Linux, and works off a user-run server, or one run by someone the user trusts. Unlike Twitter, Twister’s peer-to-peer architecture works without a central server.

“Twister is a microblogging peer-to-peer platform, that is, it is a distributed system like bittorrent or similar file sharing technologies. Being completely decentralized means that no one is able to shut it down, as there is no single point to attack. The system is also designed so it cannot be censored, freedom of speech cannot be taken from you. And because the cryptography is employed end-to-end, no entity is able to spy on your communications,” Freitas explains on Twister’s homepage.

Using bitcoin’s architecture and verification methods, the app similarly ensures that users do not cheat the system by registering twice or using someone else’s account to post updates. And this system of control is not operated by humans, but by a network of Twister computers run through a BitTorrent protocol (BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer download client), which ensures that posts are automatically and quickly posted, and without a central server.

The Twister protocol works in a similar way to bitcoin miners. But unlike the miners, which unlock digital currency, the miners on Twister are used to verify users. In exchange for allowing themselves to be registered on the network, users receive the ability to share promoted posts. This is something that can be used for both personal and other reasons, even social causes.

There is only one catch, which Freitas points out. Allowing for the possibility that your internet traffic is monitored, that means so is your IP address. And that in turn can be tied to your Twister account. This is why, according to Wired, Freitas suggests that users use the Tor Project’s anonymity software.


Being able to adapt quickly to restrictions is essential as things get more repressive...


Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:59 | 4407860 geminiRX
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Geez, wonder if Bitcoin sites have been blocked as a capital control measure? Can't ever happen eh Fonestar?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:10 | 4407899 madtechnician
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Bitcoin is not a web site it's a protocol which you cannot switch off.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:27 | 4407951 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Right and the blockchain technology itself can be adapted for many different uses besides crypto-currency.


Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:31 | 4407966 madtechnician
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blockchain systems could eventually replace entire governments with distributed democratic software processes.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:09 | 4407895 Spungo
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The guy's right about Twitter being shitty, but trying to stop people from communicating is evil. It's only a matter of time before this fascism spreads and we're stuck in another great war.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:11 | 4407909 DeliciousSteak
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Trying to stop people from communicating is perfectly logical if you consider them your enemies and they're trying to organize against you. That's liek military strategy 101. As for it being evil, I guess it depends on which side you're on. I'm sure the Taliban consider Americans very very evil for cutting off the donkey express.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:12 | 4407907 medium giraffe
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Twitter.  Worse than Armenian genocide.......


Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:13 | 4407915 NoWayJose
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Turkey is just catching up with the USA...  who doubts that there is an Executive Order issued by either Bush or Obama that already gives the US government the ability to block internet sites or cell phone access "in times of national emergency"...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:18 | 4407932 Toolshed
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According to the btc fanboys what you are suggesting, and Turkey is doing, is simply not possible. LOL

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:04 | 4408078 madtechnician
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If what you are trying to say is that Turkey could switch off btc then you clearly have absolutely zero understanding of btc or of how it functions.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:58 | 4408803 TPTB_r_TBTF
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a national network can block IP port 8333 on select gateways.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:27 | 4407955 bigrooster
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I bet that Obama has a copy of this bill sitting on his desk ready to be signed anyday now.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:33 | 4407973 Rising Sun
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isn't that a fancy word for socialism??

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:38 | 4408189 Bunga Bunga
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Fascism is socialism for the 1% only. But even socialism was socialism for the 1% only, so no big difference here.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:36 | 4407979 Bunga Bunga
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If Assad did it, it would be a reason to bomb Damascus.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:41 | 4408006 joego1
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Welcome to the Brotherhood.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:59 | 4408064 glaucon was right
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Orwel wept.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:25 | 4408131 kchrisc
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In my informed opinion, the universal limitation on information and thought by the criminals of government is their biggest tell. They are nothing more than a criminal syndicate backstopped by lies and to allow free reign of information and of thought is to destroy the lie, and them in the process.


"Mankind one day left the trees and began to walk upright, but some amongst mankind have demanded that the rest walk stooped. Time to reject them and walk tall without them."

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:09 | 4408323 Hongcha
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Everything on the www is ultimately and absolutely corruptable; it cannot be relied on.  There is no keeping 'The Truth' pristine on the www. 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:41 | 4409196 kchrisc
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Truth comes from thinking.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:45 | 4408185 Hongcha
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It's fairly simple and not so exciting; they want to take as much as possible to data, it is the Panopticon and saves on gunpowder and boots on your porch.  They want to get everyone through the chutes.  Anyone seen a hard-copy downloadable ACA registration?  That's because there isn't one or they don't want to make it easy to find.  They want all your shit searchable and I mean all.

Teach yourself to function as far as possible without electronic data devices.  Or build your own online profile but shunt meaningful info completely off.  They are not gods, just fatasses in cubicles, they can't ultimately accomplish what they envision.  Cameras get spraypainted if not shot off their mounts, it's their Achilles Heel.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:38 | 4408187 smacker
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Those Turkish controls and retention of Internet usage ordered by Erdogan look remarkably similar to the powers Britain's Blair government gave itself under the RIPA Act, and now being widely abused by GCHQ according to leaks.

Sure, Erdogan is bad but let's not forget how bad our own governments are.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:48 | 4408499 bigfire
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One man, one vote, ONCE.  You've cast your vote, now live with the consequences.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:54 | 4408779 q99x2
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Please Lord protect us from the government.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:59 | 4408813 PaperBear
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The f**king (bleep) has to go and go yesterday.

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