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  1. avatar
    RanTalbott May 5, 2016 at 4:06 am #

    After Clinton used his birfoonery to whack him in a campaign speech, Trump tried to respond with the “Hillary started it” lie. But he’d finally encountered an interviewer who’d done his homework, and got immediately smacked down.

    He also continued his practice of ducking when asked what he believes now, providing a nice paddle to spank the “Trump tells it like it is” cult followers with. 😉

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    Dave B. May 6, 2016 at 1:46 am #

    From the Legal History Blog, John Jay on “Natural Born” Citizenship:

    http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/john-jay-on-natural-born-citizenship.html

    They got a little gratuitous Vattel on them.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 6, 2016 at 7:29 pm #

    Image courtesy of Barry Soetoro Esq.

    http://i.imgur.com/HEFiTS0.jpg

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 6, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

    From BR:

    Folks, we are halfway to having a birther in the White House!! Congrats to all of you who went out there and voted for Trump, and who argued with friends(LOL) and family in order to convince them to vote for him as well. I wanna bring up a point that needs to be mentioned(and forgive me if anyone else brought it up today), and that’s Trump’s statement about Cruz’ father and Lee Harvey Oswald.

    First, forget the photo that supposedly shows Oswald and Cruz Sr. together. No, I want you to look a little deeper. There was an excellent report done by a gentleman who works for InfoWars on this subject. He proved that not only was Cruz in New Orleans(where the alleged photo was taken), but he was employed by a CIA front company that had ties to Bush Sr’s Zapata Oil. So why do I think this is a big deal and why am I not perplexed at Trump bringing this up?

    Because I think his doing so was an indicator to both those of us in the know and to the ENEMY themselves, the Communist/Globalist cabal, that the hidden history of the late 20th and early 21st centuries will soon be EXPOSED. Trump was firing a shot over the bow, so to speak, at the REAL enemy of the USA, the enemies WITHIN. The people who have embedded themselves like ticks into OUR gov’t in order to bring the country down from within.

    The Globalists have been at it for over 100 years, but the crux, the focal point, the nexus of their history can be traced back to one moment in time, one question: Who Killed Kennedy? The answer to this mystery will begin to unravel and expose how this cabal has been working to destroy our country for DECADES. It will lead us to the truth about Oklahoma City, 9/11, etc, etc. It didn’t just begin with Obama. In the words of Morpheus in the movie “The Matrix”, we are all about to find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes.

    Pray for Trump’s safety and pray for God’s mercy.

    — Reagans_Ghost
    Comment at Birther Report


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    Lupin May 7, 2016 at 6:15 am #

    Roy Moore suspended — possibly headed towards being removed entirely.

    Yay!

    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/breaking_alabama_chief_justice_roy_moore_suspended_over_actions_against_same_sex_marriage?recruiter_id=2

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    donna May 7, 2016 at 9:36 am #

    Donald Trump is obsessed with race-baiting conspiracy theories

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/donald-trump-obsessed-race-baiting-conspiracy-theories

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

    My venerable desktop computer has bitten the dust, and for the moment I don’t have access to my emails and to my Obama Conspiracy files. I can get to new email with web mail.

    I’ve ordered a “compatible” power supply that I *think* is what I need to fix it. If not, I have a long and tedious process removing the hard drive and connecting everything back up the way it has to be.

    Sigh.

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    Keith May 9, 2016 at 12:29 am #

    Power supplies swapping should be a doddle. As long as it screws into your case, the cables should plug right in (assuming your mother board is less than about 20 years old).

    Swapping HDD’s is straight forward physically, but cloning the old one onto the new one CAN be tricky.

    If you get a Samsung SDD, they are great, but their utility has an annoying habit of not making the new drive bootable. Fortunately when I had to do it, I also had a Western Digital spinning disk on line and their utility worked fine. It helps if you have an external dock on another machine of course. I expect your Friendly Neighborhood Spiderman Computernerd can clone it for you if you don’t have such a dock.

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    traderjack May 9, 2016 at 4:14 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    My venerable desktop computer has bitten the dust, and for the moment I don’t have access to my emails and to my Obama Conspiracy files. I can get to new email with web mail.

    I’ve ordered a “compatible” power supply that I *think* is what I need to fix it. If not, I have a long and tedious process removing the hard drive and connecting everything back up the way it has to be.

    Sigh.

    I was just wondering what made you think it was a power supply problem as those darn things are very reliable.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 9, 2016 at 7:40 am #

    The machine is 7 years old. The problem has been going on for a couple of years now, gradually getting worse until now when it fails 100%. The essential problem is that the machine won’t power up.

    I’d press the power button, and instead of the button lighting up white, it would flicker yellow and go out, and nothing would happen. Once this happens, the only way to boot the machine is to unplug the power cord and wait until the green light on the power supply goes out, and then try it again. It got to the point that I would also have to unplug USB and network cables in addition. I also noticed that before, the power supply fan would come on briefly whenever the power cable was first plugged in. This no longer happens, and now the little yellow flicker on the power switch doesn’t appear either.

    It was the fan observation that swayed me to conclude that the problem is the power supply. I had already re-seated all the power connectors several times.

    If it’s not the power supply, then I don’t think it’s worth repairing. About all that’s left that could be wrong is the mother board.

    traderjack: I was just wondering what made you think it was a power supply problem as those darn things are very reliable.

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    Nancy Owens May 9, 2016 at 9:56 am #

    birtherreport.com is down and has been for days. Was this a planned shutdown? On “intense debate” other people seem to still be commenting on their website.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 9, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    I have not noticed that it is down, and it is not down at this moment. When in doubt, user IsItDownRightNow.com to check if the site is down, or it’s just your own connectivity.

    Nancy Owens: birtherreport.com is down and has been for days. Was this a planned shutdown?

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 9, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    I have experience with this, having cloned the original HDD in this machine onto a SSD. Yeah, I got a big one. Then I deleted the OS from the HDD and the user data from the SSD.

    But it’s not the HDD because the machine won’t power up. Dell was no help on the power supply (on many levels), and in general they don’t carry parts for machines over 5 years old; however, I did find a power supply advertised as compatible with my Studio 540, so I expect that installation should be easy.

    Keith: Swapping HDD’s is straight forward physically, but cloning the old one onto the new one CAN be tricky.

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    Crustacean May 9, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    Reading this comment by “22tula215” at Birther Report gave me an instant headache, and my ears are still ringing.

    “This Ohio guy traveled to Indiana to protest (Cruz)? He must be so invested in Trump, yet where is his Trump hat and shirt? He must have picked up a throw away Trump sign. No one throws away a Trump hat or shirt. He has that Occupy look going on. Lean and mean.”

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    trader jack May 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    first try to plug an electric light into the wall plug and see if it operates at full brightness, sometimes a connection in the wall or wires will open up and act like a resistance in the power line, the wall sockets usually use a screw connection that sometime loosen and make erratic connections.

    especially depending on the age of the home and what kind of wires were installed.

    then check to see if the transformer is warmer than usual

    But you are probably correct that is easier to just junk it except ;you have all of those good things in it , and probably don’t want to lose them.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    It’s connected to a UPS.

    trader jack: first try to plug an electric light into the wall plug and see if it operates at full brightness,

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 10, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    “In his appeal, Sibley complained that his right to access to the grand jury was violated when an assistant state’s attorney allegedly told the foreman that Sibley was a ‘birther lunatic.'”

    It looks like all that Sibley won is:

    “‘The circuit court erred in dismissing the complaint for declaratory relief without making a formal declaration of the appellant’s rights,’ Reed wrote.”

    Suggested response: “You have the right to be a birther lunatic.”

    Dave B.: Oh for crying out loud.

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    Dave B. May 10, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

    Sibley’s reading it that “the Maryland Special Court of Appeals has reversed the dismissal of my lawsuit”; what the court said was “we hereby remand this case to the circuit court for re-entry of judgment.”

    http://amoprobos.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-fat-lady-is-still-singing.html

    Dr. Conspiracy: http://www.mdcourts.gov/opinions/cosa/2016/0417s15.pdf

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    bob May 10, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    Suggested response: “You have the right to be a birther lunatic.”

    The appellate court even said (in a footnote) that the prosecutor did nothing improper when informing the grand jury foreperson that Sibley was a birther lunatic.

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    Dave B. May 10, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    And in the sentence to which that footnote was attached, the opinion says in very plain language that “the circuit court did not err in granting the Motion to Dismiss the Complaint for Declaratory Relief” (page 9).

    bob: The appellate court even said (in a footnote) that the prosecutor did nothing improper when informing the grand jury foreperson that Sibley was a birther lunatic.

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    traderjack May 10, 2016 at 6:51 pm #

    “The state’s attorney argued to the appeals court that the alleged comment was not improper because “there is no prohibition against prosecutors communicating to a grand jury their opinions about allegations before the jury, including the credibility of those who make the allegations,” court records show”

    And you believe that the prosecutor should be able to do that based upon the prosecutor’s personal beliefs?

    And what chance would an individual have in a grand jury, where the individual is under oath, and the prosecutor is not, other than his duty as a court official.

    After all, prosecutor are never in error , are they.

    I support the courts , but I object to that sort of action by a prosecutor. in grand jury setting. I have found that agency attorneys tend to be flexible in their comments about what laws they are trying to enforce
    Never been in a court action , or arrest situation.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 10, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

    Yes, in a grand jury setting, the prosecutor is very much putting forth his opinion on the quality of the evidence and witnesses. The grand jury’s job is to decide whether those opinions are good enough to warrant a trial. And Sibley is a crazy birther.

    traderjack: “The state’s attorney argued to the appeals court that the alleged comment was not improper because “there is no prohibition against prosecutors communicating to a grand jury their opinions about allegations before the jury, including the credibility of those who make the allegations,” court records show”

    And you believe that the prosecutor should be able to do that based upon the prosecutor’s personal beliefs?

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    bob May 11, 2016 at 12:49 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Yes, in a grand jury setting, the prosecutor is very much putting forth his opinion on the quality of the evidence and witnesses. The grand jury’s job is to decide whether those opinions are good enough to warrant a trial. And Sibley is a crazy birther.

    And, of course, Sibley wasn’t even a witness presenting evidence; there was no grand jury proceeding.

    The prosecutor did his job: he advised his client (the grand jury foreperson) to not waste time on a crazy birther.

    Hurting Sibley’s feelings does not violate any constitution.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 11, 2016 at 6:55 am #

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have sealed documents! Trump’s attorney is trying to keep SEALED 1,200 pages in 52 documents in the Trump University Lawsuit.

    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/DonaldTrumpsAttorneysOpposeUnsealingSomeDocumentsInTrumpUniversityCase-378727771.html

    The Washington Post wants them.

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    bob May 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    The P&E is “reporting” that Sibley will seek cert. review from the Supreme Court of Maryland.

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    Scientist May 11, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: adies and gentlemen, we have sealed documents! Trump’s attorney is trying to keep SEALED 1,200 pages in 52 documents in the Trump University Lawsuit.

    The man who demanded Obama release his school records won’t release his taxes or his own school records or anything else either. And the same people who called Obama all kinds of things are perfectly fine with that…

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

    The power supply that I got from PC Medics was advertised as compatible with my system. In fact, it was manufactured by the same company, and even had a Dell part number on it. It was identical to the one I took out. Now the computer is running perfectly.

    Keith: Power supplies swapping should be a doddle. As long as it screws into your case, the cables should plug right in (assuming your mother board is less than about 20 years old).

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    Dave B. May 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    Another Klayman masterpiece:

    Complaint

    http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/cliven-bundy-sues-obama-harry-reid-nevada-officials/

    (link to complaint in article)

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

    It appears that Sibley’s appeal to the Supreme Court to rescind the gag order was denied.

    http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/286720/scotus-montgomery-blair-sibley-madams-black-book/

    bob: The P&E is “reporting” that Sibley will seek cert. review from the Supreme Court of Maryland.

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    bob May 11, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

    Dave B.:
    Another Klayman masterpiece

    Although the complaint is All About Klayman (and the mean ole judge’s ruling to not allow him to enter Bundy’s criminal case), Klayman does not officially represent Bundy in this (or any) matter.

    But I have no doubt that Klayman drafted the complaint, even if he didn’t sign it.

    * * *

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    It appears that Sibley’s appeal to the Supreme Court to rescind the gag order was denied.

    Yep; Sibley then blinked and backed off his “promise” to release the information.

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    Keith May 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    The power supply that I got from PC Medics was advertised as compatible with my system. In fact, it was manufactured by the same company, and even had a Dell part number on it. It was identical to the one I took out. Now the computer is running perfectly.

    Yeah, well I tend to avoid ‘brand names’ unless it is a laptop. I have built up my own desktops for years. All parts are ‘standard’ and easily replaceable.

    The last branded system I bought was an Pentium II HP server (now retired). The case is quite good and I thought about rebuilding it as a media server for a while but decided it was just too big for the lounge room.

    Then I considered converting a small IBM box that I recovered from a client’s discard pile into the media server, but the interior is so darned proprietary that there is no power supply available to fit it – except a horrendously expensive genuine IBM part. And I’m not sure a regular mini-ITX motherboard would fit into it either. Pity that, it would have made a sweet looking media server. I’ll probably end up getting an NUC or something like it.

    Personally I don’t like Dell. The equipment is fine, and I’ve used it and even recommended it to clients – they seem to treat corporate customers just fine. But they just don’t want to know about home users at all, even though they DO advertise to them. Once you have put your money down, if you can actually get that far through their sales system, you just can’t talk to them again about anything (this is my Australian experience and has not been reviewed for at least 5 years). Plus, there is all that proprietary hardware stuff that locks you in.

    You should have been able to walk down to your local computer shop and pick up a new power supply off the shelf. There are essentially three different standard configurations, maybe four depending on the size of your case. I expect it would have been a lot cheaper (or maybe you could have done that and just didn’t know?).

    Can you imagine a car company deciding it would be a good idea to use octagonal wheels (and welding them on) so that you had to buy their special proprietary tires to fit them?

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    Keith May 11, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    The power supply that I got from PC Medics was advertised as compatible with my system. In fact, it was manufactured by the same company, and even had a Dell part number on it. It was identical to the one I took out. Now the computer is running perfectly.

    Oh yeah: glad you got it going again.

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    RanTalbott May 12, 2016 at 8:04 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: I also noticed that before, the power supply fan would come on briefly whenever the power cable was first plugged in.

    This is normal for Dells, and using its absence as a clue to a failing PS was a good call.

    The Dells I’ve had always power up for a moment when plugged in. There’s a BIOS setting that tells them whether they should start up automatically after a power outage. Very handy if you have a server that you want up 24/7 when possible, or a bunch of desktops that you don’t want booting themselves up unattended if the staff is gone for the night.

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    Dave B. May 12, 2016 at 10:06 pm #

    So Trump had this crazy butler…
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/05/trump-butler-anthony-senecal-facebook-kill-obama

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    Lupin May 13, 2016 at 4:14 am #

    Dave B.:
    So Trump had this crazy butler…
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/05/trump-butler-anthony-senecal-facebook-kill-obama

    Another gerbil exposed. Why am I not surprised?

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    J.D. Sue May 13, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    Dave B.: So Trump had this crazy butler…

    —-
    The Anti-Alfred.

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    Crustacean May 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

    No kidding! If there’s anything I learned from “Downton Abbey” it’s that butlers know the difference between “who” and “whom”. This man is no butler!!

    But he’s right about one thing: if Drumpf goes to Washington, he will definitely “douche it”.

    J.D. Sue: The Anti-Alfred

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    J.D. Sue May 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Oh, fun, DT has fake identities. Any minute now birthers will be calling him AKA (or not).

    Here is a recording of “John Miller” aka Donald Trump talking to the press about Donald Trump. Talking about how well he treats the women he divorces/replaces, bragging about how he hid assets in a divorce, the women who want him, and what a terrific guy he is…

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-alter-ego-barron/2016/05/12/02ac99ec-16fe-11e6-aa55-670cabef46e0_story.html?asdfk

    Sheesh, what a psycho.

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    J.D. Sue May 13, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

    Here is Judge Snow’s Findings of Fact

    http://media.phoenixnewtimes.com/10744775.0.pdf

    Congratulations to the Plaintiffs and Plaintiffs’ Attorneys!

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    CarlOrcas May 14, 2016 at 1:01 am #

    gorefan: IMO, their take will be that Zullo was not charged with obstruction of justice or perjury therefore his testimony has been vindicated.

    At 10 pm Pacific time Birther Report is “temporarily unavailable”.

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    Pete May 14, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    BirtherReport.com:

    This website is temporarily unavailable, please try again later.

    Ah thank the youniverse done shattered.

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater May 15, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    Pixel Patriot award winning veteran news journalist?

    http://www.birtherreport.com/2016/05/must-read-incontrovertible-proof-vattel.html

    Okay so if Vattel is the law as they claim then we should be able to get rid of the guns as Vattel said and restrict the press and have a state run religion and be able to carry off foreign women, etc.

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    bob May 15, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater:
    Pixel Patriot award winning veteran news journalist?

    IIRC, he used to work for a real news company, and won an award for video editing, or something similar. He no longer works for said company.

    But that was ages ago.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 15, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    I am considering adding a commenter biography page under the Features menu. Commenters may leave a bio in a comment. A bio need not contain a real name, or personally identifying information. It can be whatever you want. The purpose of this feature is for historical purposes so that someone studying the birther movement in the future might have some context for the comments here.

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    Nancy Owens May 15, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    I haven’t been able to get on it for about two weeks now. I even switched to Waterfox and Explorer and cleaned out cached pages. Also shut off Adblock.

    CarlOrcas: At 10 pm Pacific time Birther Report is “temporarily unavailable”.

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 15, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    Do you get any error message?

    Nancy Owens: I haven’t been able to get on it for about two weeks now.

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    gorefan May 16, 2016 at 9:24 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Do you get any error message?

    The message I get is “This website is temporarily unavailable, please try again later.”

    But it isn’t uniform. If I get that message on my desktop, my iPad still connects. Sometimes my iPad doesn’t connect but the desktop does. And sometimes neither connects. My phone seems to always connect.

    It has been like that for quite awhile.

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    gorefan May 16, 2016 at 9:24 am #

    Nancy Owens:
    I haven’t been able to get on it for about two weeks now. I even switched to Waterfox and Explorer and cleaned out cached pages. Also shut off Adblock.

    You aren’t missing anything.

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    RanTalbott May 16, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Do you get any error message?

    Most of the many replies she’s inspired here have been error messages, and she doesn’t appear to have gotten any of them

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    Nancy Owens May 16, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    It finally worked yesterday. Oddly enough, it seemed to jive with your news of Arpaio’s contempt of court. I also noted that there were only a handful of new articles on BR.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Do you get any error message?

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

    That could well be a DNS problem. I was having DNS issues about a week ago, and I finally went into the router and told it to use Google public DNS servers 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) rather than the ones supplied by my ISP, Charter. I think that web pages in general are showing faster than they used to.

    gorefan: But it isn’t uniform. If I get that message on my desktop, my iPad still connects. Sometimes my iPad doesn’t connect but the desktop does. And sometimes neither connects. My phone seems to always connect.