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RICHARD
03-27-2003, 07:04 PM
Hackers Break Into Al-Jazeera Web Site

By TED BRIDIS
AP Technology Writer


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hackers wreaked electronic havoc Thursday on Internet sites operated by the Arab television network Al-Jazeera, diverting Web surfers to pornography and to a page with a U.S. flag and the message "Let Freedom Ring."

Hackers impersonating an Al-Jazeera employee tricked one of the Internet's most popular Web addressing companies, Network Solutions Inc., into making technical changes that effectively turned over temporary control of the network's Arabic and English Web sites.

The changes - similar to replacing exit signs on a highway to misdirect travelers - were to be fixed by midnight. But it was expected to be at least 12 hours afterward before Al-Jazeera's sites would properly be available worldwide, said Brian O'Shaughnessy, a spokesman for Network Solutions.


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tricked by an 'Al-jazeera employee'......lolololololololololololol....
proabably offered them a job working for a "real network"!!!

RICHARD
03-27-2003, 08:03 PM
Letter from radio station website in Lubbock, home of the Dixie Chick
that spewed forth about our president:

Name: LT. Layne McDowell
Date: 03/15/03
Time: 01:54:49 PM

Comment: An open letter to the Dixie Chicks:

Earlier this week, while performing in London, you stated that you
were
ashamed that our President is from your home state. I wonder if you
realized how many Americans would be listening. This American was
listening. This Texan is ashamed that you come from my state.
I serve my country as an officer in the United States Navy.
Specifically, I fly F-14 Tomcats off carriers around the world, executing
the missions that preserve the very freedom you claim to exercise. I have
proudly fought for my country in the skies over Kosovo, Iraq and
Afghanistan without regret. Though I may disagree wholeheartedly with
your comments, I will defend to the death your right to say them in
America. But for you to travel to a foreign land and publicly criticize
our Commander in Chief is cowardice behavior. Would you have so willingly
made those comments while performing for a patriotic, flag-waving
crowd of Texans in Lubbock. I would imagine not.
How dare you pocket profits off songs about soldiers, their deaths and
patriotism while criticizing their Commander in Chief abroad, even while
they prepare to give their lives to ensure your own freedom of speech.
Please ask yourself, what have you done to deserve that sacrifice? Do not
try to justify your comments by claiming that you made them only because
you care about innocent lives. Never once in our history have we
committed troops to war for the purpose of taking innocent lives. We do
it to protect innocent lives, even yours. If the world leaders of the
late 1930's had the vision and courage of our present Commander in Chief,
perhaps the evil men who caused the death of millions in WWII would have
never had the opportunity to harm a soul.
The potential loss of millions of lives in the future at the hands of
today's evil men necessitate action. In a separate correspondence, I am
returning to you each and every Dixie Chicks CD and cassette that I have
ever purchased. Never again will I allow my funds to support your
behavior. All you have done is to add your name to a growing list of
American "Celebrities" who have failed to realize that they have obtained
their successes on the backs of the American blue-collar workers such as
our servicemen and women.


To Natalie Maines: This Texan, this American will continue to risk his
life to guarantee your freedoms. What will you do to deserve it?

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sent to me via email!

Soledad
03-27-2003, 08:11 PM
A parody of Maines' apology:

Apology from Natalie Maines:

As a concerned American citizen, I apologize to President Bush because my remark was disrespectful. I now realize that whoever holds that office should be treated with the utmost respect. I hope everyone understands, I'm just a young girl who grew up in Texas. As far back as I can remember, I heard people say they were ashamed of President Clinton. I saw bumper stickers calling him everything from a pothead to a murderer. I heard people on the radio and tv like Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson, Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott bad mouthing the President and ridiculing his wife and daughter at every opportunity. I heard LOTS of people disrespecting the President. So I guess I just assumed it was acceptable behavior. But now, thanks to the thousands of angry people who want radio stations to boycott our music because criticizing the President is unpatriotic, I realize it's wrong to have a liberal opinion if you're a country music artist. I guess I should have thought about that before deciding to play music that attracts hypocritical red necks. I also realize now that I'm supposed to just sing and look cute so our fans won't have anything to upset them while they're cheating on their wives or getting in drunken bar fights or driving around in their pickup trucks shooting highway signs and small animals. And most important of all, I realize that it's wrong for a celebrity to voice a political opinion, unless they're Charlie Daniels, Clint Black, Merle Haggard, Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Travis Tritt, Hank Williams Jr, Amy Grant, Larry Gatlin, Crystal Gayle, Reba McEntire, Lee Greenwood, Lorrie Morgan, Mike Oldfield, Ted Nugent, Wayne Newton, Dick Clark, Jay Leno, Drew Carey, Dixie
Carter, Victoria Jackson, Charleton Heston, Fred Thompson, Ben Stein, Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Bo Derek, Rick Schroeder, George Will, Pat Buchanan, Bill O'Reilly, Joe Rogan, Delta Burke, Robert Conrad or Jesse Ventura.

God Bless America,

Natalie

mugsy
03-27-2003, 09:45 PM
God she's stupid. If I were one of the other 2 Chicks, I think I might have be REALLY angry that her stupidity might cost me my paycheck. I guess she doesn't quite get it.

Soledad
03-27-2003, 10:31 PM
It was a parody, Mugsy, not the actual apology.

;)

mugsy
03-28-2003, 07:54 AM
OOPS!! I didn't see that...sorry!! I'm a little sleep deprived, so I'll use that as an excuse.

wolfsoul
03-29-2003, 04:47 PM
I still love the dixie chicks lol

micki76
03-29-2003, 09:13 PM
I understand that's a parody, but did you really mean to insult so many people? Not all country music fans are "hypocritical renecks" who are "cheating on their wives or getting in drunken bar fights or driving around in their pickup trucks shooting highway signs and small animals."

You also state
"As far back as I can remember, I heard people say they were ashamed of President Clinton. I saw bumper stickers calling him everything from a pothead to a murderer. I heard people on the radio and tv like Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson, Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott bad mouthing the President and ridiculing his wife and daughter at every opportunity. I heard LOTS of people disrespecting the President. So I guess I just assumed it was acceptable behavior."
Are you one of those people who would jump off a bridge if your friends did? Because someone insults Clinton doesn't make it ok to insult others. I personally didn't vote for Clinton, but I never went around badmouthing him either. My mother taught me to have more respect than that.

wolfsoul
03-29-2003, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by micki76
I understand that's a parody, but did you really mean to insult so many people? Not all country music fans are "hypocritical renecks" who are "cheating on their wives or getting in drunken bar fights or driving around in their pickup trucks shooting highway signs and small animals."


Ahk..I hate stereotypes...

Soledad
03-29-2003, 10:37 PM
Um, I didn't write the parody. It's been floating around by email.:rolleyes:

RICHARD
03-29-2003, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by micki76
I understand that's a parody, but did you really mean to insult so many people? Not all country music fans are "hypocritical renecks" who are "cheating on their wives or getting in drunken bar fights or driving around in their pickup trucks shooting highway signs and small animals."

You also state
"As far back as I can remember, I heard people say they were ashamed of President Clinton. I saw bumper stickers calling him everything from a pothead to a murderer. I heard people on the radio and tv like Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson, Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott bad mouthing the President and ridiculing his wife and daughter at every opportunity. I heard LOTS of people disrespecting the President. So I guess I just assumed it was acceptable behavior."
Are you one of those people who would jump off a bridge if your friends did? Because someone insults Clinton doesn't make it ok to insult others. I personally didn't vote for Clinton, but I never went around badmouthing him either. My mother taught me to have more respect than that.


remember the NEWTSER asked his wife for a divorce while she was on the guerney going to have cancer surgery!!