Thu Jun 7, 2012, 01:01 PM
midnight (24,550 posts)
What's been going on with Uppitywis?
I expect a lot of you are wondering what has been going on with Uppity Wisconsin on election day. We were wondering too for quite a while. We have been under a fairly severe attack on our servers - I won't go into it, but a lot of computers outside of the US have been attacking our systems and giving them fits in a big distributed denial of service attack. We were too busy paying attention to the election to realize it was going on for quite a while.
We've managed to block most of this and repair the carnage that happened, but it's unlikely we've seen the least of this. The fact that it happened on such a big election date in Wisconsin does not seem to us to be a coincidence. We are keeping a lookout for it happening again, and are a littel better prepared to deal with it now.
Oh --- and it was a bad night for Democrats in Wisconsin. More on that later. At the moment I'm getting some sleep.http://www.uppitywis.org/blogarticle/whats-been-going-uppitywis
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Tue Jun 12, 2012, 10:36 PM
mojowork_n (2,328 posts)
1. Thanks for posting this
A week after it was put up, that thread doesn't have any additional comments or discussion. I'll
have to look around the site for more.
Kind of the flip side of this paragraph from an article at counterpunch:
On strategy, Walkerís campaign was a fairly typical deployment of the Powell Doctrine (itself taken from Harry G. Summerís musings on strategy following the USís Vietnam debacle) to use overwhelming force against an opponent. Walkerís campaign carpet-bombed media with non-stop television and radio commercials for a half-year. Meanwhile, they positioned what seems to be an army of professional bloggers to control comment forums in the local press. In effect, they crowded out the public and often aggressively spread outright falsehoods on these sites, thus moving the Internet from a place of democratic dissent to use as a tool for reactionary power. This itself represents a major turn in the management of public opinion.