When Big Brother is a Blockhead
Cindy Vine is not a Blockhead
Lordy, Lordy, Lordy! I am so frustrated I can spit. You know you are living in an alternatively governed country when your internet access is affected. At the moment, in the country where I reside, I can't mention the name as Big Brother is listening in, Twitter, Virtual Tree friends, Blogger, Wordpress and other Nings are being blocked. This means one can't give status updates and update one's blog which is all very very very very frustrating. Facebook works intermittently and You Tube has been blocked for over a month now.
Being very cunning, many of us accessed Youtube and other blocked sites by using different proxies which are freely available on the internet. So, if you have a Big Brother at your workplace who blocks staff from accessing personal emails, Facebook, Hubpages and other fun sites, you can continue to access them through these Proxies. Unfortunately, our Big Brother must have been chatting to that old man who came up with all the wise sayings we like to quote from time to time. Many of the proxies we use to bypass this are also now being blocked.
It's getting very difficult to get images off the internet as 70% of the time images are blocked. So, the hub I was going to do to commemorate the anniversary of the T Square incident in the capital city some years ago when people were driven over by large vehicles with tracks instead of wheels, is a no-no I'm afraid, as Big Brother is being a blockhead and has blocked all access to anything related to the T square incident. Honestly, what happened to freedom of press, speech and access to websites on the internet.
So, if you are wondering why I have not been active on Twitter, or checking out your excellent videos on Youtube, or updating my blog, or replying to you on Virtually Happy Tree Friends, it is because Big Brother has deemed them to be inappropriate sites at this time. I might just read something I shouldn't and be intellectually impaired and damaged for the rest of my life. It is nothing personal I have against you and I am not deliberately ignoring you. It is completely out of my control.
I better stop before the marching boots arrive to carry me away. If you do wish to leave a comment, please be so kind as to refrain from using the terms used for describing the particular form of government that loves being a Big Brother, and please please please do not mention the name of the country I reside in. I'd hate for Big Brother to be an even bigger blockhead and block Hubpages for my inappropriate content!
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