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Thav Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 09:53 AM
Response to Reply #25
57. It's more "resources" than "power"
Anyone can engage in a smear campaign, however large organizations have many more resources at their disposal.

Those resources also include a regiment of lawyers, generally.
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  - Is it down just because of increased traffic, or because of an actual attack made by the CoC?  Occulus   Feb-11-11 03:02 AM   #1 
  - Not increased traffic...  BradBlog   Feb-11-11 03:26 AM   #5 
     - Any chance of siccing Anonymous on those fuckers?  eridani   Feb-11-11 03:37 AM   #10 
     - They're on it:  rucky   Feb-11-11 07:22 AM   #29 
        - Good God.  Occulus   Feb-11-11 09:16 AM   #46 
        - Anyone can be Anonymous. There are no real 'ranks'.  The Doctor.   Feb-11-11 02:25 PM   #121 
        - I would LOVE IT if some of the Left's friendly hackers shut down their site  Maraya1969   Feb-11-11 01:04 PM   #108 
        - Anonymous is the reason this info is out in the first place.  im1013   Feb-11-11 02:15 PM   #115 
        - Wow. K&R n.t  myrna minx   Feb-11-11 05:03 PM   #149 
     - Nobody has taken away your freedom of speech, Brad. Your Web host has shut down your site.  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 08:56 AM   #43 
     - "Hacked Emails Show U.S. Chamber of Commerce Targeted VelvetRevolution.US, Other Progressive Groups"  fascisthunter   Feb-11-11 09:31 AM   #50 
     - Brad was also Co-founder of VelvetRevolution  Ichingcarpenter   Feb-11-11 09:36 AM   #51 
     - Brett Kimberlin, I believe, is the other co-founder of the VR site with Brad  Vinnie From Indy   Feb-11-11 11:32 AM   #88 
        - Yes, the Speedway Bomber. I read about him a few years back.  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 11:46 AM   #94 
     - There is no proof that the "hacked emails" are in any way related to the site being wacked.  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 09:50 AM   #55 
        - And I think you're telling us much, much more...  LanternWaste   Feb-11-11 03:01 PM   #130 
     - Blowing up a printing press or a radio station  Jackpine Radical   Feb-11-11 09:59 AM   #60 
     - I've been doing Web administration profesionally since 1998  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 10:08 AM   #64 
        - Or maybe the owner simply didn't like the content. Or maybe they were  Ilsa   Feb-11-11 10:38 AM   #72 
           - I think Brad mentioned he was unable to get in touch with his server admin  librechik   Feb-11-11 12:22 PM   #102 
     - Congratulations, you just became a member  Enthusiast   Feb-11-11 02:53 PM   #125 
     - Wow, you sure know an awful lot.  EOTE   Feb-11-11 03:00 PM   #128 
     - Don't entirely agree with your assessment............  Swede Atlanta   Feb-11-11 05:32 PM   #153 
        - If the provider shut it down in cooperation with a political interest and in violation of a contract  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 05:41 PM   #156 
     - Here's a Cached version of your site: ...  aggiesal   Feb-11-11 12:39 PM   #106 
  - Crap.... we need to stand with our friend DU.. Brad needs our support  Ichingcarpenter   Feb-11-11 03:02 AM   #2 
  - G00gle's got a cached page as of 6am GMT which is what... 3 hours ago?  Tunkamerica   Feb-11-11 03:05 AM   #3 
  - "The current page could have changed in the meantime."  Hissyspit   Feb-11-11 03:29 AM   #7 
  - Wow. Just read the Think Progress article. So they troll Facebook profiles and sell the info?  Matariki   Feb-11-11 03:05 AM   #4 
  - Anyone who doesn't know how despicable the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is, Brad, whether you mention it  Hissyspit   Feb-11-11 03:27 AM   #6 
  - "If I can expolit her account...I can exploit the home/network system"  guruoo   Feb-11-11 03:31 AM   #8 
  - So how long until Anonymous DDoS's the USCC?  NuclearDem   Feb-11-11 03:32 AM   #9 
  - Well, there's a lot going on and contrary to popular belief Anon. isn't liberal  Tunkamerica   Feb-11-11 03:40 AM   #11 
     - True, but they do have a habit of going after companies attacking Wikileaks supporters  NuclearDem   Feb-11-11 03:47 AM   #13 
     - Ich bin ein Libertarian--  Jackpine Radical   Feb-11-11 10:01 AM   #61 
  - Two Digg stories you can help get to the top on this  Ichingcarpenter   Feb-11-11 03:43 AM   #12 
  - Thought the FBI was treating hacking and DOS attacks as serious crimes?  leveymg   Feb-11-11 04:02 AM   #14 
  - Ding ding  malaise   Feb-11-11 04:13 AM   #15 
  - Yep, that's about it. The corporate state protects its own.  mmonk   Feb-11-11 07:10 AM   #28 
  - umm yeah  BetsysGhost   Feb-11-11 07:36 AM   #32 
  - I'm afraid this is probably the correct answer...  prairierose   Feb-11-11 09:30 AM   #49 
  - The site was shut down by the person who administers the Web server, not by hackers  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 10:14 AM   #66 
  - Source? Link? eom  leveymg   Feb-11-11 01:57 PM   #113 
  - It was returning a 403 error when I made that comment, at the moment it's just timing out.  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 03:54 PM   #139 
  - is there some way to tell?  druidity33   Feb-11-11 02:00 PM   #114 
  - No self-respecting hacker would pass up an opportunity to replace the site with some kind of banner.  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 03:55 PM   #140 
  - You seem so certain. And so persistent in your assertions.  Matariki   Feb-11-11 05:51 PM   #158 
  - Would not surprise me to hear the FBI is compromised.  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-11-11 10:40 AM   #74 
  - US Chamber of Malice?  Tsiyu   Feb-11-11 04:26 AM   #16 
  - Exactly what I was thinking.  Raksha   Feb-11-11 04:35 AM   #17 
  - they are Operatives of the Fasco-Theocratic Cleptocracy ..The C st "Family" read this.. >Link>>  sam sarrha   Feb-11-11 04:50 PM   #144 
  - recommend  xchrom   Feb-11-11 04:36 AM   #18 
  - Your site is still down so I'm kicking this n/t  Ichingcarpenter   Feb-11-11 05:39 AM   #19 
  - K & R  Segami   Feb-11-11 06:35 AM   #20 
  - K&R n/t  OneGrassRoot   Feb-11-11 06:36 AM   #21 
  - K&R  PatSeg   Feb-11-11 06:39 AM   #22 
  - k and r nt  steve2470   Feb-11-11 06:40 AM   #23 
  - K & R  cate94   Feb-11-11 06:44 AM   #24 
  - What is really despicable,IMO,  dotymed   Feb-11-11 07:01 AM   #25 
  - It's more "resources" than "power"  Thav   Feb-11-11 09:53 AM   #57 
  - That's what I've been telling my DH watching the Egyptians celebrate their liberation  Hestia   Feb-11-11 02:19 PM   #116 
  - knr  Maine-ah   Feb-11-11 07:09 AM   #26 
  - RepubliGoons from the C of C are a plague upon America  SpiralHawk   Feb-11-11 07:10 AM   #27 
  - RepubliGoons!! My favorite new description for the republicons  CLANG   Feb-11-11 12:03 PM   #100 
     - Well, many Americans also call them RepubliWankers  SpiralHawk   Feb-11-11 02:33 PM   #124 
     - What is the prefered religion of RepubliGoons?  Enthusiast   Feb-11-11 02:58 PM   #126 
  - K&R. I've been enjoying your guest hosting.  Overseas   Feb-11-11 07:23 AM   #30 
  - Disgusting uberrich thugs. . .n/t  annabanana   Feb-11-11 07:30 AM   #31 
  - K&R n/t  Dogtown   Feb-11-11 07:40 AM   #33 
  - And Obama is speaking to groups like the "US Chamber of Commerce" and dignifying them with his  Erose999   Feb-11-11 07:45 AM   #34 
  - Kick to the pants of the Corporate Gestapo.  Octafish   Feb-11-11 07:50 AM   #35 
  - The US Chamber of Commerece...  border_town   Feb-11-11 07:54 AM   #36 
  - Still down-really criminal  Scruffy1   Feb-11-11 07:56 AM   #37 
  - now the message has change from can't find server to FORBIDDEN  Ichingcarpenter   Feb-11-11 08:37 AM   #39 
  - CoC is a criminal racketeering outfit that needs to be shut down  ProfessionalLeftist   Feb-11-11 08:17 AM   #38 
  - Never shut down an opponent's voice.  Disintermedia8   Feb-11-11 10:24 AM   #69 
  - The despicably of the chamber's actions cannot be quantified because mathematics has not  indepat   Feb-11-11 08:51 AM   #40 
  - The site is not down. I can get to just fine. It's giving me a 403 error.  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 08:54 AM   #41 
  - Please repeat yourself a dozen more times.  sudopod   Feb-11-11 10:38 AM   #73 
  - Recommend. Lets us all rally in support BBlog!  Poboy   Feb-11-11 08:54 AM   #42 
  - this is what i get  chowhound   Feb-11-11 09:10 AM   #44 
  - It means the owner of the server where the content is hosted has shut down the content  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 09:11 AM   #45 
     - Here's what I think happened, slackmaster. This sort of thing is FRIGHTFULLY easy.  Occulus   Feb-11-11 09:39 AM   #52 
     - That's why it's important to keep control over who has access to post, and to moderate content  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 09:47 AM   #54 
     - A moderated comment system is the only way to avoid what I described.  Occulus   Feb-11-11 10:08 AM   #63 
        - In any case, Brad was responsible for the content. If he was unable or chose not to moderate it...  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 10:12 AM   #65 
           - I sure he appreciates you kicking his thread to the top of the board.  Ellipsis   Feb-11-11 11:32 AM   #87 
              - Yes, and I don't mind helping him out by doing so  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 11:45 AM   #93 
                 - That's cool.  Ellipsis   Feb-11-11 11:46 AM   #95 
     - +1  uponit7771   Feb-11-11 11:56 AM   #99 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-11-11 10:51 AM   #76 
     - +1  Vinnie From Indy   Feb-11-11 11:21 AM   #80 
     - Maybe he has a life.  Ellipsis   Feb-11-11 11:24 AM   #83 
     - He's probably scrambling to find the latest backup of his Web site so he can put it up elsewhere  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 11:44 AM   #90 
     - Brad pointed out in the OP that he's asking DU to get the word about why his site is down.  pacalo   Feb-11-11 12:19 PM   #101 
        - Well, to be more precise...  Vinnie From Indy   Feb-11-11 12:23 PM   #104 
     - I suspect you think you know  ohheckyeah   Feb-11-11 05:11 PM   #152 
  - Sue them for every dollar they've got.  Octafish   Feb-11-11 09:17 AM   #47 
  - feeling like I'm in Eygpt...  Kip Humphrey   Feb-11-11 09:28 AM   #48 
  - K&R n/t  proReality   Feb-11-11 09:44 AM   #53 
  - Kickin' for BradBlog n/t  Iwillnevergiveup   Feb-11-11 09:50 AM   #56 
  - I was on your chat last night ...  mntleo2   Feb-11-11 09:56 AM   #58 
  - More shades of things to come. Truly despicable.  tpsbmam   Feb-11-11 09:58 AM   #59 
  - I found DU through BradBlog way back when! This is a despicable  snappyturtle   Feb-11-11 10:02 AM   #62 
  - Forget the act  Disintermedia8   Feb-11-11 10:22 AM   #68 
  - I wish the best of luck  Disintermedia8   Feb-11-11 10:20 AM   #67 
  - I can absolutely believe they're hacking websites.  The Backlash Cometh   Feb-11-11 10:28 AM   #70 
  - Those corporate bass turds better watch out  RoccoR5955   Feb-11-11 10:37 AM   #71 
  - Not only is BradBlog down,  RoccoR5955   Feb-11-11 10:41 AM   #75 
  - Business is business and progress is progress.  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 10:57 AM   #77 
     - is also down... and is also hosted  RoccoR5955   Feb-11-11 11:04 AM   #78 
     - The Conspiracy grows bigger by the minute.  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 11:44 AM   #91 
     - So, it sounds like EGI is the core issue, but other parties are being named.  boppers   Feb-11-11 11:44 AM   #92 
        - It will be hilarious if this all turns out to be the result of a server crash  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 11:47 AM   #96 
           - +1...  SidDithers   Feb-11-11 11:50 AM   #97 
           - If this is the same egihosting their network is fine:  joshcryer   Feb-11-11 02:23 PM   #120 
           - rather than a flawed business model?  LanternWaste   Feb-11-11 03:04 PM   #131 
           - Server crashes, flawed business models, personal disputes with providers all make more sense...  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 03:12 PM   #132 
              - Occam is going to slit his wrist in disgust over the posts here if this turns out to be innocuous  Nuclear Unicorn   Feb-11-11 03:18 PM   #134 
              - We have absolutely no idea what has happened  liberation   Feb-11-11 04:55 PM   #146 
                 - Speculating that the outage is the result of a hardware problem is offering a conspiracy theory?  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 04:58 PM   #147 
           - Here in the Bible Belt, they have a phrase...  mwooldri   Feb-11-11 03:13 PM   #133 
     - That might have to do with their hosting arrangement  blogslut   Feb-11-11 05:04 PM   #151 
  - We're with you, Brad.  bleever   Feb-11-11 11:12 AM   #79 
  - Yes we are...  Ellipsis   Feb-11-11 11:27 AM   #85 
  - Damn the Chamber of Commerce. In the l940s, my Dad  Duval   Feb-11-11 11:21 AM   #81 
  - Hit them where it hurts....  femrap   Feb-11-11 11:23 AM   #82 
  - My domain gets attacked too, and has been taken down several times.  L. Coyote   Feb-11-11 11:26 AM   #84 
  - Does anyone know if this e-mail shows illegal behavior that could be prosecuted?  midnight   Feb-11-11 11:28 AM   #86 
  - So the US CoC is now a terrorist organization?  Rex   Feb-11-11 11:35 AM   #89 
  - If you think about it... it's a goldmine for local access to info at the grass roots level.  Ellipsis   Feb-11-11 11:52 AM   #98 
  - It does lead one to wonder - if the USCC thugs can do it, who else might also  calimary   Feb-11-11 12:22 PM   #103 
  - k&r....  spanone   Feb-11-11 12:25 PM   #105 
  - A little leg work, in case you're interested in the depth and scope of affiliation w/ H & W.  jotsy   Feb-11-11 12:56 PM   #107 
  - This is chilling. The Chamber of Commerce is turning into a stealth Gestapo.  Chimichurri   Feb-11-11 01:11 PM   #109 
  - And if it turns out to be a harmless server glitch or a violation of TOS  Codeine   Feb-11-11 01:12 PM   #110 
  - Hugs to you and your family!  Generic Other   Feb-11-11 01:15 PM   #111 
  - I worry a lot more about server crashes than I do about hate groups  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 04:53 PM   #145 
  - Bradblog still down - 02/11 2:53pm EST. Egypt is free, but what about us?  leveymg   Feb-11-11 01:56 PM   #112 
  - +1  avaistheone1   Feb-11-11 02:20 PM   #117 
  - ???  joshcryer   Feb-11-11 02:21 PM   #119 
     - The CoC represents a dictatorship of money. A partial dictatorship, yes, but a malicious force  leveymg   Feb-11-11 02:29 PM   #123 
  - K&R n/t  bobthedrummer   Feb-11-11 02:21 PM   #118 
  - At 2:25 CST Bradblog still down.  HubertHeaver   Feb-11-11 02:25 PM   #122 
  - Koch Brothers Hired Goons to Track and Threaten Critics and Reporters?  bobthedrummer   Feb-11-11 02:58 PM   #127 
  - Put my money of the Knights of Malta  Nuclear Unicorn   Feb-11-11 03:19 PM   #135 
  - Flattered, Brad?  AtLiberty   Feb-11-11 03:01 PM   #129 
  - Brad, you were great on the show last night--you were speaking truth to power and tptb hate that,  diane in sf   Feb-11-11 03:37 PM   #136 
  - No Scruples Whatsoever  colsohlibgal   Feb-11-11 03:39 PM   #137 
  - Holy shit!  Jamastiene   Feb-11-11 03:41 PM   #138 
  - The Mike Malloy organization has no lawyers?  Bluenorthwest   Feb-11-11 04:16 PM   #141 
  - MY THANKS TO DU - AND A QUICK STATEMENT/UPDATE  BradBlog   Feb-11-11 04:17 PM   #142 
  - So it was a server glitch. Why not edit your OP so it doesn't  sufrommich   Feb-11-11 05:02 PM   #148 
     - It's way too late for that. The Golden Hour has expired.  slackmaster   Feb-11-11 05:38 PM   #154 
        - The internet was custom made for melodrama, unfortunately. nt  sufrommich   Feb-11-11 05:45 PM   #157 
  -, and many sites it hosts, is down  saras   Feb-11-11 04:23 PM   #143 
  - Maybe Mark Perkel's not paying his bills...nt  SidDithers   Feb-11-11 05:40 PM   #155 
  - Hey, Brad, don't let the naysayers get you down.  Blue_In_AK   Feb-11-11 05:04 PM   #150 
  - We're locking this.  pinto   Feb-11-11 05:57 PM   #159 

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