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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 08:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For some reason GW Bush does not want foreigners to view his website anymore. In a rare move he blocked his website from the curious eyes of non-US visitors.

If you try to visit http://www.georgewbush.com
from another country you get an error message

Still, the website can be found through the http address
http://65.172.163.222/




I do not want any google ads here.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He's paranoid of "terrists" reading up on his personal stats. And, apparently, America is the only country that matters to him.

I don't believe any of that, mind you, but...he appears to.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a weirdo!
Paranoid is the right word I guess...
He's obsessed with terrorists and all that stuff... I don't know what to say about him anymore.


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe Bush thinks his site will be hacked? Happened to my dad once.


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddiesGhettoTrench wrote:

Maybe Bush thinks his site will be hacked? Happened to my dad once.


As if he knows sh** about these things!!


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 15:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="whitesmoke">bambam</font> wrote:

It's a bit sensible, what the heck would the foreigners be browsing the site for, if they won't even give half a vote for Bush?


I do believe it is the World WIDE web...that we call the internet..or as Bush would call it the internets


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="whitesmoke">bambam</font> wrote:

And you can fucking do whatever you want with your website right? Make it country-wide web, or whatever you assbrain want to call it.


It appears we've offended President Bush himself.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

could be a fluke also




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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't see what any "terrorists" are really going to gain from his website that they didn't slready know. It's no great loss anyway.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 16:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That just proves to me his sense of America's grandeur and being all that really matters to anyone, anywhere. As if I didn't already know. Can Canadians get into it?

PLEASE don't let him back in Americans! You have the power.



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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm Canadian, and I was able to get into it. Strange.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BBC makes mention of it--

The policy of trying to stop overseas visitors viewing the site is thought to have been adopted in response to an attack on the georgewbush.com website.

Scott Stanzel, a spokesman for the Bush-Cheney campaign said: "The measure was taken for security reasons."

He declined to elaborate any further on the blocking policy.

The barring of non-US visitors has led to the campaign being inundated with calls and forced it to make a statement about why the blocking was taking place.

In early October a so-called "denial of service" attack was mounted on the site that bombarded it with data from thousands of PCs. The attack made the site unusable for about five hours.



guess not a fluke


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Posted: 29 Oct 04, 01:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sonja wrote:

FreddiesGhettoTrench wrote:

Maybe Bush thinks his site will be hacked? Happened to my dad once.


As if he knows sh** about these things!!


Technically, he shouldn't believe in computers, or any other kind of electronics. If he is a Christian fundamentalist, then he believes in a pre-scientific world.

But of course, these people can then make exceptions. How convenient.


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Posted: 29 Oct 04, 01:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><font size=1>ah yeah</font> wrote:


Technically, he shouldn't believe in computers, or any other kind of electronics. If he is a Christian fundamentalist, then he believes in a pre-scientific world.


That's really an overstatement, GH. Fundamentalists may think certain scientific discoveries are hooey, but not all. They won't believe in those that might contradict the Bible, but there are obviously many that are never referenced or discussed.

Also, Bush is an Evangelical and not a Fundamentalist. That's an important distinction to make.


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Posted: 29 Oct 04, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><font size=1>ah yeah</font> wrote:

Sonja wrote:

FreddiesGhettoTrench wrote:

Maybe Bush thinks his site will be hacked? Happened to my dad once.


As if he knows sh** about these things!!


Technically, he shouldn't believe in computers, or any other kind of electronics. If he is a Christian fundamentalist, then he believes in a pre-scientific world.

But of course, these people can then make exceptions. How convenient.


Oh yes, we all know Bush is Amish.


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Posted: 29 Oct 04, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bet he was just getting fed up with all the 'liberal' European remarks in his guestbook or something. :)

Gawd I surely hope he won't get re-elected...


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Posted: 29 Oct 04, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni the Wet Sprocket wrote:

Sir GH<br><font size=1>ah yeah</font> wrote:


Technically, he shouldn't believe in computers, or any other kind of electronics. If he is a Christian fundamentalist, then he believes in a pre-scientific world.


That's really an overstatement, GH. Fundamentalists may think certain scientific discoveries are hooey, but not all. They won't believe in those that might contradict the Bible, but there are obviously many that are never referenced or discussed.


I realize it can go either way, but since they take things word for word, so I was just doing the same. For example, they literally believe in the words "all knowledge will come to an end" from Corinthians, and modern science is a form of knowledge. So conveniently, they are in favour of certain types of knowledge, such as scientific discoveries they themselves can benefit from. I'm fully aware that this is a bit far-fetched, but since when have fundamentalists been completely rational themselves? I was just using their style of belief against them.

Also, Bush is an Evangelical and not a Fundamentalist. That's an important distinction to make.


I don't think a merely evangelical Christian would go as far as preventing a country from supporting *new* stemcell research. Clearly he is a fundamentalist. Why else do you think he understands Islamic fundamentalists so perfectly well? Because he is one himself!


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Posted: 29 Oct 04, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I realize it can go either way, but since they take things word for word, so I was just doing the same. For example, they literally believe in the words "all knowledge will come to an end" from Corinthians, and modern science is a form of knowledge. So conveniently, they are in favour of certain types of knowledge, such as scientific discoveries they themselves can benefit from. I'm fully aware that this is a bit far-fetched, but since when have fundamentalists been completely rational themselves? I was just using their style of belief against them.


Fair point. Just remember, however, that fighting fire with fire doesn't necessarily work when it comes to ideology. You have to out smart them, not out yell them.


I don't think a merely evangelical Christian would go as far as preventing a country from supporting *new* stemcell research. Clearly he is a fundamentalist.


This I disagree with. Many evangelicals oppose embryonic stem cell research on the same grounds that they oppose abortion: since life begins at conception, this is a destruction of life.

This is not a fundamentalist issue, but really encompasses many Christian groups, from Evangelicals to Pentecostals to Fundamentalists.


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know many of them go as far as believing that contraception is wrong. So it doesn't matter what you use. Preventing the birth of a child while still having sex is just a "sin", because according to them you're just destroying God's plan to start a new life.

The reason why I think that conservatives are a joke is because they are very strong against abortion, but then they're the first ones to cut fundings to help young single mothers and poor families raise their kids.


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Posted: 30 Oct 04, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni the Wet Sprocket wrote:

Sir GH<br><font size=1>ah yeah</font> wrote:


Technically, he shouldn't believe in computers, or any other kind of electronics. If he is a Christian fundamentalist, then he believes in a pre-scientific world.


That's really an overstatement, GH. Fundamentalists may think certain scientific discoveries are hooey, but not all. They won't believe in those that might contradict the Bible, but there are obviously many that are never referenced or discussed.

Also, Bush is an Evangelical and not a Fundamentalist. That's an important distinction to make.


There's nothing more fundamentalist than saying that God spoke to you, and justifying a war for religious reasons.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Brandon wrote: [/QUOTENAME]... and now the "best you can offer is Mr. Jingles? HA! He's... just pathetic.[/QUOTE]