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Cross Domain Ajax/jQuery Scripting with YQL

Apparently I am late to the party on this topic, but it is tremendously cool, so it warrants a blog post.
The pain:
You want to call a remote website/service/etc. using ajax / jquery, but it kinda just never does anything.
The reason:
Cross site scripting is a no-no!  If the site you are talking to is in a different domain, most (good) browsers will block the request, and often will do so silently so you have no clue what is going on.