Hi everyone! I'm still in Turkey and working hard, getting ready to start what I hope will be my last day here. The business that I'm in is good and I think we've just about accomplished everything we came here to do - including having a good time of course. I may work for evil Corporate Weiners, but they still haven't made a binding that can keep me from slipping the yoke every so often and kicking up my mildly wicked heels :-)
So I finally get some cool internet time to see how everyone in the World is doing, and my writing instructor, Mel Odom, sends a note saying that his review site has just had its 10,000th visitor. Here's a link. Maximum congrats!
So, I click the link and this message pops up:
Mel's website had been banned in Turkey through a court order obtained a man named Adnan Oktar. Since I can't visit Mel's website, I went over to look at Mr. Oktar's. My Turkish is awful, but I understand that Mr. Oktar is a charismatic leader of an Islamic Creationist movement that is active in political and civil life here. I couldn't find anything that I could read well enough to understand why Mr. Oktar has worked to ban this website. Whatever it was that offended him must have been big enough to merit going to all the extra effort of involving the legal system.
So, what the Hell, Mel? What did you write on this website anyway? Or better yet, why did you wait to write it until I was in a placw where I couldn't read it? Are you punishing me :-) for missing class?