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American blogger under attack by canadians starved for information

Posted on 04/05/2005 4:08:55 PM PDT by northernlightsII

Captain's Quarters, a US based blog,has been publishing daily information from testimony at the Gomery Comission. That commission is investigating the Adscam scandal,where over $100 millions were diverted from the liberal Government to liberal operatives over a period of a few years.The particular testimony of one witness is thaught to be so inflammatory that a publication ban was issued on the the said testimony.It is believed that the revelations could bring down the liberal government and force a snap election. Captain's Quarters ,not subject to the ban,has been publishing the details and consequently his site has been flooded by canadians trying to get information. The Canadian government is threatening legal action against any media that publishes either the name of the blogger or a link to his site.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adscam
The site is currently very slow in responding,and another american blogger Small Dead Animals is reporting upwards of 200,000 visits per day.It would seem that some of the traffic is generated by canadian government servers.Are they purposely trying to crash the site. I can't access Captain's Quarters now and was wondering if other freepers may have better luck.
1 posted on 04/05/2005 4:08:55 PM PDT by northernlightsII
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To: northernlightsII

What? No linkee?


2 posted on 04/05/2005 4:11:52 PM PDT by PeterFinn (The Holocaust was perfectly legal.)
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To: northernlightsII
Back during Lewinsky, I believe that Jim mentioned that lots of hits to FR were coming from US government (.gov) domain hosts.

They weren't trying to crash the servers -- probably just loggin in to find out how much we knew. Back then, FR's servers didn't need any outside help in crashing.

3 posted on 04/05/2005 4:13:01 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi!)
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To: northernlightsII; All

Here is a good link I've found to get up to speed on the scandal: http://www.windsofchange.net/archives/006611.php


4 posted on 04/05/2005 4:16:09 PM PDT by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the Sunset...)
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To: PeterFinn
canadians seem to have knocked out the actual site. there is a google cache. make copies!
5 posted on 04/05/2005 4:17:39 PM PDT by minus_273
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To: northernlightsII

I was able to get on this morning. I think it was this morning or very late last night.


6 posted on 04/05/2005 4:19:34 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1366853/)
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To: The KG9 Kid
Back then, FR's servers didn't need any outside help in crashing.

It was sort of like Memphis's expressway system - Upgraded for last years traffic. We were growing like MAD

7 posted on 04/05/2005 4:20:09 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: minus_273

They're begging for a cross-border hack war if they really did this.


8 posted on 04/05/2005 4:23:03 PM PDT by PeterFinn (The Holocaust was perfectly legal.)
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To: northernlightsII

Tee hee. I love the Internet. Couldn't some other people who host underutilized websites set up mirror sites, to soak up the traffic?


9 posted on 04/05/2005 4:23:14 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: PeterFinn

Sorry I am html impaired.But I am anxious to see if the access problem is related to canadian servers or not.


10 posted on 04/05/2005 4:23:48 PM PDT by northernlightsII
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To: northernlightsII
WOW! And to think, I always thought Canada was a free country. This reminds me of the USSR era, government control agencies....communism rules in Canada!
11 posted on 04/05/2005 4:24:41 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas

Exactly what I was thinking


12 posted on 04/05/2005 4:25:58 PM PDT by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: Nov3

Nah, our government isn't taking it down. It's just insane levels of Canadian individual traffic.

As soon as there is a publication ban, we *gotta* know what the fuss is about. In this case, government corruption with hints of mob involvement was just too much. My grandma will be checking it out soon I bet ;)

That site is going to go down due to legitimate interest - ALL of the Canadian papers (and most of the American ones) mentioned CQ today. Cache it now.


13 posted on 04/05/2005 4:26:08 PM PDT by Atheist_Canadian_Conservative (works both ways)
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To: northernlightsII

I have linked his site several times with no probs


14 posted on 04/05/2005 4:26:35 PM PDT by traderrob6 (http://www.exposingtheleft.blogspot.com)
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To: PeterFinn

I don't think they want to go there. Amen.


15 posted on 04/05/2005 4:28:50 PM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Atheist_Canadian_Conservative

Smalldeadanimals did mention a lot of traffic from government sources.
The google cache is not working now.


16 posted on 04/05/2005 4:30:26 PM PDT by northernlightsII
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To: traderrob6

Did you link today?I was wondering if he has updated the info from the testimony of yesterday.


17 posted on 04/05/2005 4:32:49 PM PDT by northernlightsII
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To: The KG9 Kid
Back during Lewinsky, I believe that Jim mentioned that lots of hits to FR were coming from US government (.gov) domain hosts.

They weren't trying to crash the servers -- probably just loggin in to find out how much we knew. Back then, FR's servers didn't need any outside help in crashing.

That's exactly how it is for us now.

If there are any generous, intrigued, connected Conservatives out there who might fund freedominion.ca , . . . . . . .

18 posted on 04/05/2005 4:33:24 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: traderrob6
I have linked his site several times with no probs

I hit it instantly just now. Refreshed to make sure. It seems all good.

19 posted on 04/05/2005 6:38:43 PM PDT by mitchbert (Facts Are Stubborn Things .)
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To: northernlightsII
WOW! I looked at that site today and wondered (and scratched my head!) as to what the slowness was about. (I also have dial up-lol)

Freerepublic rocks - still - with knowing the skinny on EVERYTHING!

Don't be thinking Canada is FREE - Dr. Laura is banned there for her opinions about gay marriage...

20 posted on 04/05/2005 7:20:26 PM PDT by mutejesseJ
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To: mitchbert

Captainsquarters explains that his server fixed a problem that was slowing everything down.
No new information was put forth today as it seems his source got a little spooked.


21 posted on 04/05/2005 8:50:23 PM PDT by northernlightsII
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To: RoseofTexas
Yes it is unbelievable that Canada's government would find it appropriate to crack down on anyone for reporting the truth.

Let the liberals like Dean get in control here and we will have the same problem.

It' hard to believe how low the Liberals have sunk in Canada.
22 posted on 05/14/2005 12:49:53 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (LL THE)
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