Wednesday, April 4

Thailand Bans YouTube

After Google refused to remove a video that "insulted" the Thai King, the military-appointed(coup in some parts of the world) has blocked YouTube and other websites from the Thai people.

(IHT) The clip, crude and amateurish and lasting less than a minute, depicts the king with a pair of feet being placed over his head, a highly insulting gesture in Thailand.

Insulting King Bhumibol Adulyadej is a serious criminal offense. Last week a Swiss man convicted of vandalizing images of the king and Queen Sirikit was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
I'd be the first to take shots at President Bush and our government officials, and as bad as some things have become in the U.S., it could always be worse.