Good morning, gentle people! Time again to do some clearance on aging drums of toxic Freepitude, so let’s roll em’ out and open em’ up!
First, though – one recent thread I like to call – Hack Attack!
If you didn’t already know, there has been distribution of a DDoS attack tool called “Destroy Obamacare”, written in Delphi (translation: “Old folks coding”)and inner workings detailed here.
Freeperati? What’s your opinion of DDos attacks?
Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 1:22:49 PM byPreciousLiberty
Is FR under a denial of service attack? I’ve had a lot of server errors trying to read and/or post an article today…Anyone know?
To: PreciousLibertySystem needs to be upgraded.
5 posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 1:27:32 PM byLazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)Heh.To: PreciousLiberty
The SPLC has designated Free Republic as a terrorist website and the DHS/ICE have sicced their patriot hacker monkeys on us.11 posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 1:40:29 PM bydljordan (“His father’s sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him”)To: PreciousLiberty
Hillbuzz site is also having problems, wonder if they’re under attack too. He’s been following the Wikileaks things too & has been threatened many times for his stand against the RATS!29 posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 3:22:02 PM byblondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)Ah – “The Rats”. Goebbels would be proud.Come on, boys – surely there’s a more plausible explanation than that!To: PreciousLiberty; Jim Robinson
It was simulated – a way to give us a taste of being without FR so that we remember that during the next FReepathon.
I think Jim’s hoping we get more monthly donors so we can quit with the FReepathons!30 posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 7:07:28 PM byleapfrog0202 (“the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery” Sarah Palin)Carry on!Old stuff after the jumpola…
The next one’s labeled: Who do I have to shoot to get a cup of coffee around here??
A Cup of Civility: The Lesson in the Starbucks Non-Backlash Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
Posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 6:12:27 AM byKaslin
It has been more than two weeks since Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz issued a “respectful request” for customers to stop bringing guns into his company’s coffee shops, and the response by and large has been one of courteous compliance.
Considering how polarized and emotional America’s gun debates usually get, some people were sure Starbucks was in for weeks of controversy. “The backlash and boycott talk has already begun,”reported the Los Angeles Times the day Schultz’s open letter appeared.Entrepreneur.com’s Ray Hennessey, an experienced business editor, warned that Starbucks risked “alienating a large portion of its customer base.”
That didn’t happen. And to judge from a new nationwide survey, it isn’t going to.
Asked about the Starbucks no-guns request inthe latest Quinnipiac University poll, two of every three respondents — 66 percent — call it a good idea. Even among individuals from gun-owning households, 52 percent support Starbucks’ position. The overwhelming majority, 72 percent, say it won’t make any difference in where they get their coffee. The scale of that placid response is the same across every demographic subgroup: Democrats and Republicans, men and women, Northeasterners and Southerners, city-dwellers and rural residents — and, yes, gun owners — all say by lopsided majorities that Starbucks’ shift on guns isn’t going to change their economic behavior.
For the record, I’ve long been a Starbucks customer. I’ve been asupporter of gun rights for even longer. I often find myself in the minority on political or cultural questions, but on this I share the mainstream view: I have no problem with Schultz’s request, and my coffee-buying habits won’t change.
(snip)Come on – where’s the outrage?To: Kaslin72 percent, say it won’t make any difference in where they get their coffee.
So 28% say they will get their coffee elsewhere (this includes me). Who thinks that any business can write off nearly 30% of their customer base?
Worst. Article. Ever.That’s more like it!To: Kaslin
Well folks will simply go to DD, McC’s, or to the local coffee shop, that is all.4 posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 6:27:08 AM byBiggirl (Â”Go, do not be afraid, and serveÂ”-Pope Francis)Yeah – because it’s always a toss-up between Starbucks and a pot of three-hour-old Jamoke from McDonalds.To: Red in Blue PA