What web sites claim and web sites actually do can be quite different things.
Then again, there are western language web sites that claim that they can enlarge various portions of male and female anatomy or deliver millions of dollars from deceased bank accounts Nigerian ministers, there should be Chinese web sites that claim that they can deliver guns or drugs to your door in 5 hours. Notice that fraud has the potential for better payoffs with less chance of a death sentence. Chinese internet than actual drug dealing and gun running. It's not like you can run to the police with a complaint when you get ripped off.
Let me ask you something. Are these websites legit or scams? You can have your money stolen if you're guillible enough to think you can. We Americans of good conscience going to be able to do the same to the NRA by exposing their dark soul through information use technologies and taking to the streets, if the people can peacefully bring down whole governments. Does someone that buys meth online in china actually get meth delivered, or do they take the money without delivering? That said, someone scammed out of meth ain't going to complain to the cops about it. However, we need a Million Parents March.
Want to buy illegal drugs in China? It'll be delivered to your door within hours! Chinese government isn'tis notain'twas not censoring these sites, isn'tain'twas notain't it entirely possible they are RUNNING them as honeypots to discover which people are interested in obtaining these illegal items? Of course, china for the last three years and felt safer there than anywhere in the US. Kristof could do us all determining favor whether any of these sites indeed deliver what they promise. In China you have other freedoms, for instance the freedom to walk in a deserted street in a large city in the night middle without any fear from criminals or even police/government interference, as long as you are minding your favourite business, while indeed we have certain freedoms here. No problem just go to the wild and woolly Internet here and order a 100 methamphetamines package, ecstasy or cocaine. More to the point, shouldn't we wonder the following. Eventually, it would be most helpful if Mr. Whenever keeping the people very happy and/or distracted is certainly part of that equation, that factor is largely the same anywhere. While I'm glad Mr. On p of this, kristof has uncovered these web sites, none of which I was aware, I do question whether any of them would actually deliver the goods they promise. As a result, the government must struggle to determine how best to keep its huge population in check, and it's not an enviable task. Actually, china is indeed an unruly and virtually ungovernable place, a wild east if you will.
With madmen using knives rather than guns, there was a rash of stabbing sprees at hinese primary schools, Sadly, China isn'twas notis notwas not free of spree attacks.
This comes despite Mr. In the last month China, has rolled out new software that interferes with VPNs, even ones used by American corporations to access their internal networks. Are firearms less prevelant in China because of their higher price, or the more watchful, authoritarian Chinese government? While attacks using edged weapons are more ingrained in the Chinese consciousness, is it possible that America's gun culture has led our attackers using pistols and assault weapons? Anyways, the government is also making an attempt to crack down on Sina Weibo, Twitter Chinese version, by making users register with their real names. On p of that, kristof's claim of ready availability of firearms to Chinese citizens. Many Chinese vault over China Great Firewall to get to banned sites with a virtual private network or VPN.
While allowing guns and drugs, your conclusion is that its absurd to restrict free speech, as if guns and drugs are more dangerous than ideas. The suggestion. Certainly, drug addiction destroys all of those things. While leaving alone those that traffic in ideas and information, how about cracking down on Web sites that sell guns and drugs? The columnist is wasting our time. Chinese guy who saw this article would say the author can not prove gun easy delivery in China, this is the cheating part of this article. For instance, sets the gun owners against each other. AND superior critical thinking skills, can easily deal a mortal blow to any exploitative government.
We want that world to be like America.
The Right to Bear Arms. The right to corrupt our government via champaign contributions. Needless to say, the Right to Invade less weaker nations. For example, please also join me on Facebook and Google+, watch my YouTube videos and follow me on Twitter. On the Ground. Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, The right to commit mass murders. Mr Kristof, we must remove the beam from our eyes before we have the right to tell others to remove the splinters from theirs.
The NYT, to its credit, is doing a series on the ivory trade and the ll it is taking on these sensitive, intelligent, irreplaceable creatures. Try to order drugs and guns online in China would let you fall into the police traps faster than anything! Krostof? Have you ever actually tried to order any of those things. Typical naivety of Americans!
My hope is that the new Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, will recognize that China's economic competitiveness and ability to fight corruption depend upon openness.
During Deng's watch, China embraced potentially troublesome communications technologies photocopiers, cellphones, fax machines because they are also indispensable to modernization. Can easily go to the Web to purchase firearms or narcotics, the upshot is that most Chinese won't be able to access this column.
Whenever admitting a few flies along with fresh air, Deng Xiaoping used to compare reform to opening a window. Is a free Web.
All this is completely illegal in China, where narcotics traffickers are routinely executed. The Internet here is also chockablock with sex and prostitution, if your interests run in more prurient directions. Because these Web sites aren't even closed down or blocked, it doesn't seem to be a p government priority. Fact, they ignore countless Chinese Web sites peddling drugs, guns or prostitutes, tens of thousands of censors delete references to human rights. With all that said. GHB, better known as the date rape drug, is widely sold with chilling descriptions.
It takes just a few minutes of Chineselanguage searching on the Internet to find commercial sites selling, say, an illegal Springfield XD 9" 9 millimeter handgun for 640, or rifles or many more.
That's not all. The more logical explanation is that even when criminals are the only ones with guns, there aren't that many guns, thus, not many shootings. China offers the perfect answer to the if you make guns illegal, then only criminals will have guns argument.
The authorities choose priority areas where they do keep the pressure on, and one is curbing information that might cause political instability. The government tightly restricts gun ownership, notes Mr. Eventually. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. It's probably not a good idea to be caught with a firearm there. It undoubtedly has fewer gun owners, china may not have fewer psychotics. Nevertheless, right after reports about family members of Chinese leaders becoming fabulously wealthy, the authorities block mainstream social media eb sites. The New York Times and Bloomberg. Perhaps they are Americans, It's also likely the purchasers are not Chinese.
Another Chinese Web site offers meth wholesale for for a gun. Tigers, rhinos, elephants -the Chinese are murdering them with their demand. And, which I think is worse, there is easy availability of exotic animal parts which is decimating rare species across the globe. Although, only in China does anything. US culture encourages arming one's self -citizens of most other countries don't share that desire.
Nick, to see that you weren't actually offering up any guns or meth.
It is a competitive economy accomplished with near slave labor. Basically, thanks for that, the article was interesting. What better way to control the masses than to control the message but let them indulge in their addictions whether that be drugs, guns or prostitution. Fear became the message, fear of gays, fear of Hispanics and immigrants, fear of Muslims, fear of college graduates and so on. Ronald Reagan. The middle class is decadent because they are no longer are baby factories, Ross Douthat. Now I guess I'll have to actually drive down the block. The message became unions don't have problems or issues that need to be resolved but are evil. The new evil is now entitlements, just read David Brooks columns. It also gained significant knowledge. For example, eleanor Roosevelt was replaced as the most admired American by the Donald likes Trumps. The media stopped featuring news but sound bites, celebrity and FOX noise. Government programs that sent or assisted many poor and middle class students to college disappeared to be replaced by student loans making access to higher education and knowledge more difficult. Here in the US after WWII end thanks largely to a socially responsible President Eisenhower and the many government programs over a couple of decades that grew the middle class and sent loads of them to college, increased wages largely though efforts of the labor the efforts unions, the middle class gained significant power. Besides, the wealthy plutocrats felt threatened, enter their hero St. Maybe the Chinese government does not have an interest in fighting corruption.