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tlr online
27-10-04, 15:14
International access to the official re-election website of Us President George W. Bush (www.georgewbush.com) has been blocked. Surfers from outside the US trying to reach the site receive an "access denied" message. Netcraft reports that the site, hosted at SmarTech Corporation, began using the Akamai content distribution network to manage traffic on 21 October. The move followed a six hour outage on 19 October, which also the official site of the Republican National Committee. Neither organisation gave reasons for the outage.

Since Monday morning (25 October) GeorgeWBush.com began rejecting web requests from outside the United States, Netcraft reports. Those outside America can only reach the site through US based proxies (such as proxify.com) but not through European proxies, Reg readers report.

As a security measure this doesn't make an awful lot of sense but the move does mean soldiers and other Americans abroad can't reach the re-election website. A number of reports (such as this by news agency AFP) suggest the site was inaccessible yesterday because of an attack by hackers but this would seem to be a misinterpretation of the site's newly-instigated isolationist policy. GeorgeWBush.com is built on Microsoft's Internet Information Server web server platform.

www.theregister.co.uk (http://www.theregister.co.uk)

tlr online
27-10-04, 15:18
JOHN KERRY'S (http://www.johnkerry.com) web site, however, is working perfectly fine. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-3.gif

tazmine
27-10-04, 15:34
I can get on George's website just fine, & I'm in Canada. (I don't want to go there, however.) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

TheEveningStar
27-10-04, 15:40
that doesnt make sence at all.... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/bash.gif why to block it...dumb people

SpArKy
27-10-04, 17:07
LMAO, who wants to go on bushes site anyway....PLEASE. :rolleyes:

Although it IS an excellent publicity stunt for him, and i must say it was a good idea to use modern ways, i take my hat off to him!

Melonie Tomb Raider
27-10-04, 18:47
I can se Bush's website.... and yooooouuuuu caaan't.... na na na na na... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif ( It's awesoem too!)

lol, I'm just joking around with ya. It is a shame you can't see it, but there has to be a reason for it. I don't know why everyone talks so bad about Bush, what the heck did he do wrong? One thing I do not understand is why people love to hate people with good morals. Bush is a very moral person and Kerry is about as immoral as the devil himself and people like ot sing his praises. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

I better shut up because once i start talking about something like that it's hard to stop and I don't want to make anyone mad. *hugs everyone* http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif ( Even the people who don't agree with me http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif )

New-Raider
27-10-04, 18:49
Originally posted by tazmine:
I can get on George's website just fine, & I'm in Canada. (I don't want to go there, however.) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif Although Canada broke off from the US and is its own country now, I am willing to bet Bush and uninformed supporters don't know that.
I don't want to go there either, but I do drop by Kerry's site once in a while, if just to read the blog/forum.

[ 27. October 2004, 20:00: Message edited by: New-Raider ]

New-Raider
27-10-04, 18:59
Originally posted by Melonie Tomb Raider:
I can se Bush's website.... and yooooouuuuu caaan't.... na na na na na... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/c-2.gif ( It's awesoem too!)

lol, I'm just joking around with ya. It is a shame you can't see it, but there has to be a reason for it. I don't know why everyone talks so bad about Bush, what the heck did he do wrong? One thing I do not understand is why people love to hate people with good morals. Bush is a very moral person and Kerry is about as immoral as the devil himself and people like ot sing his praises. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

I better shut up because once i start talking about something like that it's hard to stop and I don't want to make anyone mad. *hugs everyone* http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif ( Even the people who don't agree with me http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif )Take a look at some of Bush's past decisions.
Ok, Kerry did make a few mistakes, but as he said, what Bush calls "flip-flopping" is really just correcting the uninformed decisions he has made.

Bush recently made a few mistakes just before the election.
I haven't read up on it, but I'm sure CNN.com or Yahoo News might have it.

Another thing in Kerry's favor is that he looks, talks, and acts like Lincon.

Draco
27-10-04, 19:14
Originally posted by New-Raider:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by tazmine:
I can get on George's website just fine, & I'm in Canada. (I don't want to go there, however.) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif Although Canada broke off from the US and is its own country now, I am willing to bet Bush and uninformed supporters don't know that.
I don't want to go there either, but I do drop by Kerry's site once in a while, if just to read the blog/forum.</font>[/QUOTE]Er what?

Draco
27-10-04, 19:16
Originally posted by New-Raider:
Another thing in Kerry's favor is that he looks, talks, and acts like Lincon.That was his intention, but he didn't pull it off.

Melonie Tomb Raider
27-10-04, 19:24
Ok what Bush calls "Flip Flopping" is in fact " Flip Flopping". Did you see any of the debates? If not then you missed out on a lot. Several times you hear of Kerry saying he will vote for one thing and turning around and voting for another. I don't clal that improvement, I call that flip flopping. He can never make up his mind. Another thing is Kerry said several times, " I agree with this and I am going to vote for this, and I am going to vote for that" when in fact Kerry voted against those very things previously.

You say Bush has made mistake yet you never mentioned any. Look at his past decisions is what you say. Well he's made very good decisions in the past. Kerry likes to say that Bush has made less jobs and on the contraire, there are more jobs now since bush has been in office. Pretty amazing how he can focus on issues like that and the war.

Speaking of the war.... If let's say that Kerry did make president. He doesn't have any plans for war. And besides that, if you were in the military and Kerry sent you out to fight how would you feel if he said what he thought, " Come on, let's go! Follow me into this mistake!" ( I got that from the debate). You wouldn't feel too confident would you? I found a sotry I will post as a new thread later. Any way, now on to moral values.

I won't get into too much details, like I said before, I don't want to make anyone mad; however, I feel there is nothing wrong with everyone stating their own oppinion whether they agree or not right?

Any way, I'll only mention about abortion since a lot of people would get mad if i mentioned some other things. Firstly, Kerry agrees and will vote for partial birth abortion and us Americans will have to pay our tax dollars to contribute to it. I don't agree with abortion at all, I think it's murder! ( Especially partial birth abortion). I'm sure y'all know how it's done, they pull the baby out feet first and then kill it right before it's totally out of the womb. It's still a human being, that is murder. Bush is against partial birth abortion and ifs doing the best he can to get rid of it. I'm sure if he gets a second term he can make abortion illegal.
Well, I hope I didn't make anyone mad. I don't really know you New-Raider, so I'd be lying if i said I liked you but I definately do not dislike you, I think we can actually become friends. I like a lot of people here who like Kerry, like Sparky for instance. SO no hard feelings, ok? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

tazmine
27-10-04, 19:43
Originally posted by New-Raider:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by tazmine:
I can get on George's website just fine, & I'm in Canada. (I don't want to go there, however.) http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif Although Canada broke off from the US and is its own country now, I am willing to bet Bush and uninformed supporters don't know that.
</font>[/QUOTE]Don't we here in Canada own the US??? Must check my history. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif

Argaraula
27-10-04, 20:55
I'm interested to see your full opinion on this, Mel. I am personally against abortion. I agree, I think it is murder. In a perfect world, abortions would not be necessary. However, if we ban abortion, should we close our eyes to the fact that they will continue to exist? We'll be transported back to the times of botched surgeries done with clothes hangers and in secret.

I am firm in my personal religous beliefs and convictions. But, if someone is to be the leader of a nation that has a supposed "separation of church and state", should their religion guide them? Their religous beliefs are then imposed upon people who do not necessarily agree. Or should they rule with common sense and acknowledge the fact that not everyone in America is Christian.

It's your judgement. Elect whomever you think would be the best for America. But don't vote solely for yourself. Think about the greater scheme.

Melonie Tomb Raider
28-10-04, 03:06
You do have a point Argaraula , if I were able to vote ( Which I am not because I am 3 weeks too young), I would have to vote for who I think would do a better job for our country and not for some one because I like that person better.

You made a great point there. However, I have done research on both people and their plans for our country and I have also watched a debate ( didn't see all, just one). Personally, I htink that Bush is a lot more responsible and he can handle the needs of our country a lot better than Kerry can. I don't think Kerry has what it takes to take on such a magnitude, especially with the war going on.

You also made another point with the abortions, that other people will be doing it in secret. I do agree, it would happen sometimes, but you have to realize that most people wouldn't get away with it and if abortion is banned then the lives of many, many, many babies are saved. We can't save them all, but we can save most, and that is what is improtant. Another thing about Kerry related to the abortion issue is that if he gets in office ( God forbid), then he is going to make our tax dollars pay for these abortions. So everyone, even people who disagree with it, will be forced to contribute to the murder of innocent lives.

Bush and Kerry are two very different people, and I'm not only basing mmy oppinion on the abortion or war factor. Or personality factor for that matter. I base my oppinion on who I think would be better for my country, because that is the most important thing. Some people think I like bush just because he's a Christian, and that is very wrong. While I do admire very much that he is a Christian, that is not the sole purpose why I like him, but it does make a difference. You see, any one can say they are a Christian but that doesn't make it true. But I do, however, believe Bush when he says he is a Christian. But that's beside the topic.