1. birgerjohansson says

    Chigau @ 2
    I did have withdrawal symptoms as mere on-line newssites are no substitute for the social aspect.

  2. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Welcome back. I’ll catch up after my fruit/veggie run to the grocery store.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Is the illustration from the horror film where they killed the mutants by feeding them a herd of poisoned cows?
    That film pops up now and then just like Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  4. says

    Our host screwed up and accepted a false claim from a Pakistani scammer.
    I had to get down on my knees and beg for them to reinstate us. It was very annoying.

  5. robro says

    “…accepted a false claim from a Pakistani scammer.” Really!? In other words, your host received a claim from someone which they accepted as credible and that caused them to shut down Forethought Blogs? And they didn’t contact you first? Did they do “due diligence” to verify the claim? If it’s that easy, maybe I’ll try it on News Corp.

    Speaking of Fox, it’s being sued by NYC pension funds and the state of Oregon for harming “investors by allowing Fox News to broadcast falsehoods about the 2020 election that exposed the network to defamation lawsuits.” Lawsuits of course are the Dominion case, settled for $800 million, and the looming Smartmatic USA suit. Per the investor’s suit: “Defendants chose to invite robust defamation claims, with potentially huge financial liability and potentially larger business repercussions, rather than disappoint viewers of Fox News.”

  6. raven says

    Our host screwed up and accepted a false claim from a Pakistani scammer.

    Welcome back to the living.

    I hope there is a backup of Freethoughtblogs, somewhere.
    A backup that your host can’t get to.

    That seems to be a very haphazard way to run their business.

  7. KG says

    Our host screwed up and accepted a false claim from a Pakistani scammer. – PZM

    Time to find a new host?

  8. says

    As with others, I was suffering from withdrawal. So, yes, I need content!!!

    But what do you do to us? First thing we get is Perv Doctor content? Not really the hit I needed, but thanks anyway! :)

  9. says

    I’m so glad you are back online. I and my organization have been creating websites since 1997. I derive no benefit from mentioning this but we have used for hosting since 2002 and they have never been taken in by these bogus attacks (and there are many). Your hosting company is obviously run by gullible amateurs. It is so easy to view an E-mail message source and check the location of the originating I.P. address. I know how difficult it is to change hosting companies, so i won’t recommend that, but they should give you something like 6 months (or more) of free hosting to compensate for their screw-up.

  10. birgerjohansson says

    If you install the AI from William Gibson’s “Agency” I am pretty sure it can defend the local network.

  11. DanDare says

    I had to have extra coffee, run around with my hands waving in the air and actually interract with my family.

    Bloody scammers!

  12. Ichthyic says

    btw, it took quite a bit longer for the site to reappear in this hemisphere. just came back up yesterday (sept 18).