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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:21 PM

 

Gotta give this to The Onion (to those not familiar, it's a satire publication)

http://www.theonion.com/articles/the-onion-freely-and-happily-gives-its-employees-p,31102/

The Onion Freely And Happily Gives Its Employees' Passwords To China

As a billion-dollar multinational conglomerate and fellow global superpower, The Onion shares a special affinity with the guiding principles of The People’s Republic of China. In fact, we love China. Wealth is strength, and The Onion takes pride in aligning itself with the strong. In that spirit, we simply cannot overstate our commitment to compromising our journalistic integrity to accommodate China in any way possible.

In closing, let us say that The Onion is delighted to act as a cog in China’s massive propaganda machine. We have no qualms betraying the privacy and information-sharing laws of this nation, secure in our confidence of America’s imminent collapse at the feet of the Eastern superpower. The age of cooperative trade and human rights accountability is long dead, and when our Chinese overlords colonize this crumbling land, The Onion will be glad to have been of some modest service.


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Response to JackN415 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:28 PM

1. Actually, it may not be as funny in real life:. "US looking at action against China cyberattacks..."

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/us-looking-action-against-china-cyberattacks-1B8202819

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering more assertive action against Beijing to combat a persistent cyber-espionage campaign it believes Chinese hackers are waging against U.S. companies and government agencies. ...


http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/31/16795209-officials-say-chinese-spies-have-targeted-every-sector-of-the-us-economy?lite

Not just national security, but there is real damage of stolen intellectual property, trade and business strategy secrets...

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Response to JackN415 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:36 PM

2. The problem is that life has become so surreal that everyone is having a tough time discerning

satire from reality.

I've seen more OPs in the last few years that point out, it isn't an Onion article.

Mad world, Jack.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:50 PM

6. Or people who really bite, such as Ahmadinejad (won votes from West Virginians) and Kim Jong-un..

 

most sexy man.

Humor is sometime lost across cultural divide.

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Response to JackN415 (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:53 PM

8. You are so right! lol Seriously, did someone here in the US vote for Ahmadinejad?!

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Response to JackN415 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:03 PM

3. So long as the kittehs rule, what could possibly go wrong?



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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:51 PM

7. cute and funny n/t

 

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Response to JackN415 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:25 PM

4. k&r for The Onion. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to JackN415 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:46 PM

5. wow.. talking about timing

 

Google boss Schmidt labels China an 'IT menace'


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21307212

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt uses a new book to call China an Internet menace that backs cyber-crime for economic and political gain, reports say.

The New Digital Age - due for release in April - reportedly brands China "the world's most active and enthusiastic filterer of information".

China is "the most sophisticated and prolific" hacker of foreign companies, according to a review obtained by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

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