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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:53 PM
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Rush a bit a go asked his listeners to "shut down" a website
the site was http://www.earthdinner.org /

is this legal? just curious.
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MsUnderstood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:54 PM
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1. Well it depends
Does he mean to shut it down by overwhelming it with website hits or hack into the site and destroy it?

I'm sure Rush will say "Just kidding, but even if I was serious I meant no harm.".

It is very shady legality but highly unethical.
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:56 PM
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6. Isn't encouraging a DOS attack
against the law?
I thought it was.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:59 PM
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13. Didn't They Arrest That Kid "Coolio"
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:00 PM by ribofunk
for DOS attacks against Yahoo and other sites a couple years ago? There's got to be some legal angle here. Is it just for corporations which are prevented from making a profit?
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:54 PM
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2. No, it is not
and you should write the FCC right now!
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peachy Donating Member (69 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:55 PM
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3. why?
whats his beef?
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el_gato Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:55 PM
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4. He must be desperate

railing against an EarthDay site

can't talk about Iraq anymore.

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Emboldened Chimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:56 PM
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5. Why are you listening to Pig Boy and not Franken?
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:57 PM
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7. in the car during lunch.
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 02:57 PM by SheepyMcSheepster
and we don't have AA in our area, i am back at work now though and AL is streaming into my PC!
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:57 PM
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8. Better question: HOW can you listen to that drivel? (n/t)
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:59 PM
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10. because they are "eviromentalist whackos" and....
"they are never satisfied".
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:02 PM
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16. Listen sugar, I do so agree but I am afraid for your health and heaven
only knows that the repukes have caused enough destruction without adding you to the list. DEEP breath.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:06 PM
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20. I wouldn't like to see him get assassinated
Just a simple and wasting disease followed by his getting the room next door in HELL next to Julius Streicher's.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:59 PM
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11. Seems like a good site to me. Maybe just a backward way to make
us (Liberals)respond but then that would mean someone there is on the side of (horrors, of horrors) protecting the earth.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:59 PM
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12. Looked at it and can't figure out why anybody would object to it.
I don't know anything about the legality of it. I don't know enough about computers to know IF it can be done or how???

If it can be done, Rush and all that he represents, is crazy and dangerous.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:00 PM
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14. That is right ~ Shut down any who disagree with the Reich
The US constitution does not apply to them Scummy Treasonous Liberals so go for it. It is only there to protect WASPs. "Get Over It"
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Homer12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:00 PM
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15. I think Rush wants to insight his listeners to destroy........
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:09 PM by Homer12
....the site.

A classic example of a RW radio talk-show host insighting his listeners to violence.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:02 PM
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17. Not legal
It's against the law to launch any kind of attack on a website, especially a DOS (Denial Of Service) attack.

Of course, El Rushbo will counter by saying he didn't mean any of his Dittocritters should break the law -- just "shut it down" by criticizing it, because as everyone knows, us libbruls can't tolerate any kind of criticism.

--bkl
Long Time, No Oxys, eh, Rush?
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Homer12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:04 PM
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18. Rush is just an entertainer after all?
That's the excuse he uses when he screws up.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:05 PM
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19. If that site goes down ...
they can file a great, big lawsuit against good ol' Rush. What an idiot!


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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:14 PM
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25. he did say something to the effect of "melt the server"
i found it odd that he so blatantly called his ditto monkeys to arms in order to cause this website trouble. it would seem "melt/burn the server" would mean that he was speaking specifically about harming/causing problems with the sites hardware.

i could care less about rush, i am just interested in what crosses the line and it seems this does.
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:07 PM
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21. OOOOH - they encourage people to eat organic food.....
Rush is irrelevant.


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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:09 PM
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22. so why worry?
his followers don't know how to use a computer, so it shouldn't be a problem.
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Supply Side Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:13 PM
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23. Call to action????
I thought the FCC frowned on that stuff...ya ya, i know...they dont razz boot lickers.
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:14 PM
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24. I hate that fat fuck
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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:15 PM
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26. sounds rather terra-ist-esque
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cheezus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:17 PM
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27. I don't think that's right either way
I have a "wacko environmentalist" friend who works for a wacko group. I called him up a while ago to chat, but he couldn't because they were busy tying up the reservation line of a cruse line who dumps their sewage somewhere not good.

I think it's good to voice disapproval, but when the point is to deny service to legitimate customers I think you've crossed a line.
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