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Posted: 2/21/2006 7:49:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 10:19:19 PM EDT by KS_Physicist]
Take a look at this video:
video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2053731645001034711

and this one:
video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4258374615945369026

If you get the same message as I did, you will likely be as royally pissed off as I am. Censoring information available to a United States Citizen?

This infuriates me. I am no subject of some f*ing dictatorship, monarchy, or theocracy!



It could be a hoax, but I haven't found a reference that says so.

ETA: Here's a blog entry about it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:55:58 AM EDT
WTF!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:57:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markl32:
WTF!


+1
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:00:48 AM EDT

Tagged for explanation...
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:02:50 AM EDT
is it on snopes? i didnt bother to look
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:05:37 AM EDT
tagged for home (actually subscribed..)
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:06:57 AM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:12:19 AM EDT

Deactivate "safe search" and see if it works.

Shok
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:15:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QShok:
Deactivate "safe search" and see if it works.

Shok



Doesn't help.

I'm looking on Snopes...nope, nothing.

I thought only the Chinese had to worry about such censorship. I really want to get to the bottom of this...I've emailed Google, we'll see if I get a response.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:16:35 AM EDT
tag fo mo info
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:28:01 AM EDT
thats GHEY! but why? i understand that they are commies, but why would they do this to us? we have the first amendment (sort of) [dons tinfoil lined K-pot]
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:32:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
Take a look at this video:
video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2053731645001034711

and this one:
video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4258374615945369026

If you get the same message as I did, you will likely be as royally pissed off as I am. Censoring information available to a United States Citizen?

This infuriates me. I am no subject of some f*ing dictatorship, monarchy, or theocracy! unfortunatley, yes you, and I are

ditto

It could be a hoax, but I haven't found a reference that says so.

ETA: Here's a blog entry about it.

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:35:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 8:36:13 AM EDT by HeldHostage]
I'm gonna sit here 'n scratch my head 'cause it says neither video are playable in my country....

ETA: Oh nevermind, that's what you were talkin 'bout
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:14:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 10:15:44 AM EDT by gman350]
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:18:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gman350:
Here's another banned one.



video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7184420933710108270




I can see that one. Can you not see it?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:21:42 AM EDT
This video is not playable in your country.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:24:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 10:29:17 AM EDT by Foxxz]
When you upload to google video you can PICK the countries you want it to be playable in. Someone it just messing with you! Its a recently added "feature".

-Foxxz
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:33:32 AM EDT
IIRC the person who uploads the video can choose to limit the countries that are able to view it.

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:18:41 PM EDT
Confirmation:


Google's Email Response Said:

Hi,

Thanks for your email. We understand you are receiving an error message when trying to play a specific video.

During the video upload process, content providers are able to set restrictions on which countries are able to view their video. If the content owner has limited viewing of a video in your country, you will receive the message "This video is not playable in your country."

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

The Google Video Team



So, there you have it.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:34:58 PM EDT

So, my guess: Some left-winger posted that specifically to bait non-left-wingers, or similarly some non-American posted it to irritate Americans. Some DU trollbastard?

Jim
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:39:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
So, my guess: Some left-winger posted that specifically to bait non-left-wingers, or similarly some non-American posted it to irritate Americans. Some DU trollbastard?

Jim



Somehow, I just think it's neither that complex nor that sinister.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:40:32 PM EDT
who fucking cares...
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:28:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 12:06:57 AM EDT by svtfast]
I have my net thru Germany but I access it here in Iraq,

The first video is a big boom but I didnt see any cars or such. I have the video, IM me if you want it.

The second video is a dusk explosion of a weapons cache, not
EDIT: Sorry I could only get the link the the videos, not the videos themselves
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:51:58 PM EDT
Tagged for home.

_________________________


Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:53:18 PM EDT
Everything is a concpiracy around here
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:20:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
So, my guess: Some left-winger posted that specifically to bait non-left-wingers, or similarly some non-American posted it to irritate Americans. Some DU trollbastard?

Jim




I bet your right.

There's a way you can insert a country code into the URL to get around the filters. I'll see if I can find it later.

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