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The additional open thread: They’re back! edition

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11 Responses to The additional open thread: They’re back! edition

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 12, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

    So the birthers are back, this time with Kamala Harris:

    https://moguldom.com/170686/170686/

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    gorefan May 13, 2019 at 10:10 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: So the birthers are back, this time with Kamala Harris:

    https://moguldom.com/170686/170686/

    Robert Laity said he is prepared to file more failed lawsuits against Harris and NYBE.

    “I look forward to filing Laity v NY and Harris,Castro et al, if they attempt to do what Arthur, Obama,McCain,Cruz,Rubio and Jindal did”

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    Reality Check May 15, 2019 at 11:05 am #

    Laity has quite the losing record. He can’t touch Apuzzo though.

    gorefan: Robert Laity said he is prepared to file more failed lawsuits against Harris and NYBE.

    “I look forward to filing Laity v NY and Harris,Castro et al, if they attempt to do what Arthur, Obama,McCain,Cruz,Rubio and Jindal did”

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm #

    I put on the NewsGuard browser plug in that gives a little red flag when viewing a poor-quality news website, and flags them in Google search results.

    Here’s what they said about the American Thinker:

    https://api.newsguardtech.com/A478226EF695E3469918924E648B92E4033965CA3E0FD842DE251549B15002DA68913284B23415948071D496880C5B2D9E9F374DC4BC5586?cid=bd67c65a-929c-448f-bdf9-b62802cac4fe

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 23, 2019 at 7:20 am #

    Chinese hackers were attacking the site last week. The fact that I know about it suggests they didn’t succeed.

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    Reality Check May 27, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

    Doc

    Thank you for keeping the site open. It is a wonderful resource. I know time and money are involved to do that.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Chinese hackers were attacking the site last week. The fact that I know about it suggests they didn’t succeed.

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 2, 2019 at 8:16 am #

    The site today is what it was intended to be at the beginning, a reference. The only money involved is domain registration. The hosting plan supports my personal blogs and a couple of nonprofits.

    I’ve been thinking about now to keep the site going for posterity. Do they have “perpetual care” website cemeteries?

    Reality Check:
    Doc

    Thank you for keeping the site open. It is a wonderful resource. I know time and money are involved to do that.

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    Reality Check June 2, 2019 at 3:10 pm #

    That’s an interesting question. I did a search and found this one:

    http://www.perpetualwebsites.net/

    My question would be how do you know they will be in business for 20 years or even fewer?

    I was looking at John Woodman’s blog yesterday and noticed in his last article he wrote that his domain registration was paid through 2019. I hope he keeps it available beyond this year.

    The Internet is quite a volatile medium. Just go back and look at old articles and see how many links are bad now. I know you put quite an effort into fixing those before you closed this blog. The Internet Archive is a good thing but doesn’t work very well for blogs, forums, and comment feeds. Then you have owners like Leo Donofrio who wake up one day and decide to delete everything.

    Dr. Conspiracy: I’ve been thinking about now to keep the site going for posterity. Do they have “perpetual care” website cemeteries?

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 8, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

    Here’s a piece (2011) by CNN’s Fareed Zakaria about Donald Trump and birtherism. It holds up well:

    http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/22/fareed-zakaria-on-the-donald-trump-fantasy/

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 8, 2019 at 3:51 pm #

    Hmmm, reminds me of the Orly Taitz Super PAC website. 😀 I made sure that was archived on the Wayback Machine before it was deleted.

    Birther Report is long gone, even though it used free hosting (Google). Its main draw was the comments rather than the articles (IMO). Once the blog is gone, accessing the Intense Debate comment content becomes difficult, although I archived much of it in a database. Here are the ID profile URLS that I captured:

    http://intensedebate.com/people/1776_Patriot
    http://intensedebate.com/people/AC360TYPO
    http://intensedebate.com/people/AmazingGrace6
    http://intensedebate.com/people/Barack_D_Fraud
    http://intensedebate.com/people/BarrySoebarkah
    http://intensedebate.com/people/BarrySoetoroESQ
    http://intensedebate.com/people/Bill_Bryan
    http://intensedebate.com/people/Birther1
    http://intensedebate.com/people/birtherprincess
    http://intensedebate.com/people/birtherreport
    http://intensedebate.com/people/BornTexas
    http://intensedebate.com/people/charles_w
    http://intensedebate.com/people/charlesmountain
    http://intensedebate.com/people/drdebdrdeb
    http://intensedebate.com/people/furtive
    http://intensedebate.com/people/Gen_Z
    http://intensedebate.com/people/GerbilFalcon
    http://intensedebate.com/people/JeffProv19_9
    http://intensedebate.com/people/joe_manmix
    http://intensedebate.com/people/joe_mannix
    http://intensedebate.com/people/LogicalPatriot
    http://intensedebate.com/people/Marco455
    http://intensedebate.com/people/ohhhdear
    http://intensedebate.com/people/Owens_TheForger
    http://intensedebate.com/people/PATRIOT_X
    http://intensedebate.com/people/PhilfromFlorida
    http://intensedebate.com/people/PinHeadPatrol
    http://intensedebate.com/people/pobbo
    http://intensedebate.com/people/PS137
    http://intensedebate.com/people/Reagans_Ghost
    http://intensedebate.com/people/RS1_
    http://intensedebate.com/people/Saska
    http://intensedebate.com/people/sbj1964
    http://intensedebate.com/people/SirenDrake
    http://intensedebate.com/people/slcraigre
    http://intensedebate.com/people/sluffy1
    http://intensedebate.com/people/SueZ1
    http://intensedebate.com/people/Ted_Underhill
    http://intensedebate.com/people/TexMex50
    http://intensedebate.com/people/TheseTruths
    http://intensedebate.com/people/thomdd1959
    http://intensedebate.com/people/TigerAU
    http://intensedebate.com/people/TonyUnplugged
    http://intensedebate.com/people/ZuluBravoTango
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/22tula215
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/4zoltan
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/akrnc
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/america7777
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/auntiemadder
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/bob68
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/cabbyaz
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/cfkerchner
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/chiagoagainstobama
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/dbnokidden
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/dougster
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/drconspiracy
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/drdebdrdeb
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/dualer
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/kittycat77
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/marthatrow
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/nathanbickel
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/nobo4me
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/pvsys
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/ramboike
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/realitycheck1776
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/ringwind
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/schauminator
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/selfsovereign
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/slcraignbc
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/systemictreason
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/treeacoon1984
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/vichern
    http://intensedebate.com/profiles/williamrich
    https://www.intensedebate.com/profiles/dabigragu
    https://www.intensedebate.com/profiles/rtm9999

    Reality Check: Then you have owners like Leo Donofrio who wake up one day and decide to delete everything.

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    Northland10 June 8, 2019 at 8:04 pm #

    That was a fun walk through memory lane.