Skip to comments.Why Tulsa Today went dark (Obama Birth Cert Story Overloads Servers)
Posted on 11/27/2008 10:03:35 PM PST by Maelstorm
Monday morning Tulsa Today posted an analysis by veteran New York journalist and the recipient of seven Long Island Press Awards, Joan Swirsky, titled, The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of 08 questioning the missing Barack Obama birth certificate and his eligibility to serve as President of the United States. ImageTwo hours and 10,000 page views later, our local Internet Service Provider and domain hosting service, Tulsa Connect locked us off the Internet.
This action was taken without warning or formal notice, but after several telephone conversations the picture became clear. Our agreement with Tulsa Connect was for shared hosting service. In that type of service, they load many domains on the same computer server. We were told that of the 300 to 600 client domains on that one piece of equipment, Tulsa Today always experienced the highest levels of traffic, but the overwhelming interest in the Obama birth certificate story slowed service to the other clients and rather than consider that reader traffic a peak that would soon recede, Tulsa Connect discontinued Tulsa Todays public access. They contend that there was no way their equipment could handle such a high volume of traffic.
ImageBy telephone we pleaded for an option. As Tulsas original (est. 1996) local live Internet news service, off-line is never acceptable. There was no immediate solution or work-around offered by Tulsa Connect. The only option they suggested was to move our site to a separate server for a cost increase of about 600 percent. There was no guarantee from Tulsa Connect of when they would be able to return functionality to Tulsa Today.
Fortunately, Tulsa Today found another service and within 8 hours, the site was moved and is available for readers worldwide. Evolution Studios now provides hosting for Tulsa Today at a lower cost than shared service from Tulsa Connect and with no limitation on reader traffic. They are customer service orientated, responsive and pulled Herculean duty to accomplish this task as fast as computers could load our admittedly huge site. Evolution Studios provides 24-hour technical support and they used some of those after-hours to get this transfer done. As a web developer, I have worked with them on other projects in the past and their consistent focus on clear communication with and quality service for their clients has been a blessing in a niche field oddly populated by pinhead techno-bully-nerds with limited interpersonal skills.
ImageThere is no indication that Tulsa Connect limited options or blocked public access to Tulsa Today because of the political content of the story. Any conspiracy theory suggested by anyone at this time is without credible justification. Tulsa is the heartland; we believe in the Constitution of the United States of America and the free speech promised to both the press and to the people. Tulsans of all races, creeds, and both genders have and will fight to defend it.
However, we are rethinking our buy local business procedure. Evolution Studios is not based in Tulsa. Come to think about it, we might help them open an office here. They are a national provider of Internet based services apparently and significantly more attentive to client need than many other providers.
Tulsa Connect was provided advance notice of this story and invited to make a statement explaining their actions. None was forthcoming as of this writing. We understand their equipment dilemma, but it was not our responsibility to monitor their server traffic or anticipate and provision for their company's growth. Apparently they prefer clients with small web sites few visit. There is some personal sadness in this change as I began Tulsa Today with the Tulsa Connect folks in 1996 when they were called WebZone.
The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of 08 continues to see huge readership as it has been linked to major national and international web sites including: World Net Daily (which features an entire page of Obama birth certificate stories), Right Side News, Lucianne and others. One reader wrote most concisely, Obama has spent over $800,000 and several months fighting to avoid presenting a $10 copy of a long-form birth certificate begging the ultimate question, why?
ImageCritics have assailed the work both to Tulsa Today and author Joan Swirsky. The piece posited just one speculative idea and the angry Left calls it packing so many conspiracy theories Ya got to love the angry Looney Left, allergic to facts and satisfied to refute them with gratuitous personal insults. We can do that.
Additionally, the blogosphere is ablaze with stories about it, pro and con, according to Oklahomas own Mike McCarville who notes an e-mail from Bunny Chambers of Oklahoma City, a Republican elector this year saying, There must be something to hide if BHO wont release proof, if he has it, that he is a natural born US citizen. He isnt officially elected until the Electoral College meets on December 15th. I am a member of the 2008 Electoral College. I cant believe that this is actually happening right before our eyes. We must do something! Ive worked over 30 years to protect our US Constitution and now it seems that it will have been all for naught."
ImageNo Bunny, as long as we have life there is hope. Hope that citizens will continue to demand honest transparent government, hope that all government service will be conducted at the highest moral and ethical standards, hope that the courts will act according to the Constitution, and hope that media will be the guardians they proclaim is not dead. Hope thrives as we live. We give hope every day around the kitchen table. I have taught my daughter and she is teaching her children stand for what is true, just, and right in honor of those before you that have fought and died to guarantee that precious freedom.
We will granddad, the kids answer. Thus freedom flourishes despite whatever crisis of the day may come technical or political from dark to dawn.
Why has Obama has spent over $800,000 and several months fighting to avoid presenting a $10 copy of a long-form birth certificate ?
I think we have a grifter in chief and I think the reason for the strange behavior around it is that our leadership have decided it is better to hide the truth from the American people than to deal with the chaos that revealing the truth that someone who is not eligible to be President was elected.
The problem is no one with REAL power and authority is pursuing it. The liberal media is deaf, dumb and blind to it.
I’ll welcome the chaos if it prevents a perversion of the Constitution and the enabling of this manchurian candidate.
The liberal media is complicit.
What frustrates me is that there is NO ONE who can get over the media DEMAND action. The usual ones turn up trying to make a name for themselves but they make no head way. We need someone to stand up to this that cannot be ignored.
I think the Grifter in Chief's term ended in 2001 with the swearing in of GWB. This Obama guy isn't so much a grifter as a COMMUNIST!
Justice Thomas has to do it he is black so the racist bs won’t apply he could very well save this nation
I hope some of the folks clicking on that link are willing to march, protest, join a general strike or take other actions of civil disobedience to protect our country from totalitarianism.
If this is true and it is allowed to stand, then I think some states need to follow Vermont's lead and start debating succession to form “a more perfect union” like the one we just p*ssed away.
Justice Thomas has to do it he is black so the racist bs wont apply he could very well save this nation
I admire the man to no end BUT they’ll treat him like an “oreo cookie” or label him a malcontent “Uncle Tom” as they have in the past.
Has anyone presented this to him or the U.S.S.C.? I’d like to believe there is SOMEONE that can get REAL attention on this.
He is blacker than Obama
How about the chaos that will ensue if Obama is, in fact, not qualified to serve but is inaugurated anyway. I keep reading about riots if he's found ineligible. What about riots if he is ineligible but sworn in anyway. Could set off a fire storm the likes of which we haven't seen since Fort Sumter.
If he was a man of character, he'd settle the matter by producing a birth certificate that proves his constitutional qualification or step aside. Thuggery in capturing the White House could well lead to serious civil unrest and an illegitimate presidency with HUGE global consequences. Millions could die in foreign lands as the USA creates a power vacuum. Not good for mankind.
We have police and National Guard units to handle that issue. The Black community needs to understand that societies all over the globe function under rules. They are no exception. Break the rules. Go to jail. Whether rioting or stealing the White House. The rule of law must be enforced. If not, that leaves only chaos.
> I think the Grifter in Chief’s term ended in 2001 with the swearing in of GWB. This Obama guy isn’t so much a grifter as a COMMUNIST!
He is actually a Central Africa-style Banana Republic Tinpot Dictator:
His Excellency President For Life Field Marshall Al Hadji Doctor Barack Hussein Obama Dada VC, DSO, MC, King of Scotland, Lord of all the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea, Burden of the White Oppressors, Conqueror of the Constitution and Sultan of the United Emirates of AmeriKKKa.
Or, “His Excellency” for short.
Swirsky’s nuclear blackmail scenario is pure fantasy. Why did she cut the legs out from under her article by including a theory for which she has zero evidence?
The Rodney King riots would look like a church social compared to what would happen here.
Think of what would happen if Clarence Thomas and the other
rational judges nullified the Electoral College vote.
That is the reason that there is no way they could let that happen, the Constituion be damned.
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