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Technical Difficulties

July 27, 2011 by  

Technical Difficulties

Some of you have noticed that lately Personal Liberty Digest™ has been difficult to access and slow to respond. Posted comments are taking longer than normal to appear, and sometimes error messages are popping up.

We’re aware of the problem, and our technical team is hard at work to solve it. I won’t bore you with the details of the bugs we’re dealing with, but I can sum it up succinctly: We’ve outgrown our equipment.

Thanks to your wonderful support and patronage, our subscriber base has grown so large that our site is unable to handle all the traffic that flows in — especially early each morning. That, combined with a growing number of attacks from organizations that hate freedom and want to suppress the truth, has caused our site difficulties. I guess that is what you can expect when you become the eighth most popular Libertarian site on the Web.

Please bear with us. We will get the problem solved as quickly as possible. And very soon you’ll see even more news and new features as we work to provide you with the best, most timely information on the Internet.

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Bob Livingston

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  • DaveH

    Kudos to your success, Bob.

  • Michael J.

    Bob,
    God luck with the technical

    • Michael J.

      difficulties.
      Sorry, meant to say Good, not God.

      • Old Henry

        There goes that confounded keebord again.

  • skippy

    I just figured that your articles were so darn popular that I couldn’t get access because of all the other good people on here!! Keep up the good work Bob….we all need your input!!!

  • Warrior

    Bob,
    Who’s numbers 1-7?

    • libertytrain

      click on the link and you will find all the info.

      • Warrior

        Duh!

  • skippy

    Hey, Bob…just a suggestion…could you add a “like” button that a person could click when they find someone’s response/comment to be really good??? Oh, and a “get lost” button for the ones not so good would be awesome!!! Just wondering!!

    • independant thinker

      I would like to see like/dislike buttons as well.

      • Old Henry

        Independent:

        I wonder what kind of a score 47D would rack up?

      • Not Ratings Please

        Indenpendantthinker,

        If you are truly “an independant thinker” as you say you are, you shouldn’t need like/dislike buttons. You should know it’s about what people think, not about playing games with people’s minds.

        When we don’t like someone’s opinion, we should be able to say so without fear of reprisal.

        It’s my opinion, not about what you like or dislike.

        • independant thinker

          It is not about annonanimnity or fear of reprisal. If you were a regular visitor to this site you would know no one is shy about agreeing or dissagreeing with either the original article or comments about the original article. The like/dislike buttons would just be a simple way of agreeing or dissagreeing with a comment when you had nothing new to add to the conversation or a particular comment generated so many responses your reply would appear 15-20 replys down the page.

          • No Ratings Please

            I used the word “reprisal” in error, that’s not what I meant. What I meant is I do not like liberals or radical people telling me what to say or think by using a rating system. As you said, people should not be here to respond to 15 or 20 postings from liberals.

            We know sites sometimes are hacked or have technical difficulties, and sometimes you can’t even click the direction (up or down) you want.

  • Al Sieber

    Right on Bob.

  • http://none Dan P

    Apparently you have solved your slowness problem. I’m in El Paso, Texas and it is 7:30 AM – it took notime for me to access the website.

  • Carlucci

    I don’t know how I found this site in the beginning, but I’m so glad I did. What a comfort to know that there are actually people out there with a working brain and eyes to see what is happening to America.

    Keep up the good work, Bob. And many thanks to you and your staff for providing this awesome daily newsletter and message board.

    • Old Henry

      Carlucci:

      I sent it to my Congressman a couple of months ago. Hope he, and his staff, ligned up.

      A friend of mine from AZ turned me onto this site, and very glad he did!

  • Raggs

    Oh cool… Glad that is wasn’t my pc… But anyway Bob I’m glad to hear your crowd is growing stronger.

    • Jana

      Yes, hahaha I was thinking my computer was fixing to give me trouble.

      PLD is a great site, with a wealth of information and we appreciate you so much.

  • Dan az

    Bob Livingston
    Great news,I have been on other sites and I still like this one the best,I like the lay out, the writers, and the people that post here.Your writers have a wit about them and that makes the difference between other sites that only give the news.When you express your self with out constant moderation is far better than most other sites have.The people on here are more like a family that backs up or corrects your thoughts that really makes the difference so you can learn the truth with research rather than take someones word for it.I feel that you will make number 1 spot soon,congrats to all of you!

    • Old Henry

      DanAZ:

      “like a family that backs up or corrects”

      We’ve had some perty disfunctional family members… LOL

      • http://naver sook young

        Yes and they are all liberals. Thank you.

        Sook Young
        Wife of the Samurai

  • DaveH
    • DaveH
    • Dan az

      Dave
      Even though there may be some that would blindly follow others to do evil its still small to some extent.Nam had the same effect on some and it still is because we are there and should have not been in the first place.I did go on to read Thoreau’s famous act of civil disobedience.Thanks never heard of him before.It helped lift me back up again.It seems that we are all puppets for the elite like it or not and what you and others here are doing is opening their eyes to it.So as depressing that was it does help others to see behind the curtains.Thanks

    • JeffH

      DaveH, you have been a rock solid Libertarian and most certainly are singly resonsible for educating myself about Libertarians and the Libertarian Party. Thank you for the learning experience and for opening my eyes and thank you to all the others for helping to educate everyone that frequents PLD, no matter what your political bent is.

      Most of what is shared here can’t be found on the tube or in the news scribes without the combined efforts to search, share and educate/learn.

      • DaveH

        Thank you for your kind words, Jeff.

      • Jay

        Jeff old pal, my sentiments exactly! And Dave, you rock dude!

        • DaveH

          Okay, now I’m getting a little misty-eyed, lol.
          Thank you Jay.

          • Dan az

            Dave you were the one that turned me from just a conservative to a libertarian I had my doubts when MC Pain got back in but I have stuck to my guns and thanks to you and all that are here I have opened my eyes from when I started here about 2 or so years ago and have learned a hell of a lot that I didn’t want to know.This site has become a family meeting place for me and a new class room that I missed while I was serving and to all of you thanks!
            Now wipe your eyes and get back to work! :)

  • James

    Thank you! I was wondering why my posts did not appear when I clicked on “Submit Comment” and when I repeated the post, a message would tell me I had already said that. I thought I was being blocked, or had gone insane.

  • B

    I suggest you ban Libertarians and liberals from leaving comments.

    Problem solved.

    Censorship? Give me a break.

    • JeffH

      :( …gotta be at least one in every crowd… :(

      • Dan az

        apparently this one is confused what a liberal is and what a libertarian is.I guess it always starts at the bottom for some. :)Have a good day Brother.

        • Old Henry

          Dan az:

          Maybe he meant liberals and librarians…
          You know how those keebords can be.

        • B

          Dan az, Old Henry, Jay, and others,

          I believe Libertarians are liberals. Check their website “Party Platform”,

          They say to leave it up to the person, abortion, sexual orientation,
          Hey! That is not what I read last year. I just reviewed their platform.

          I always consider them liberals. Aren’t they?

          Bummer? Well, almost. Instead of swearing, I usually say, “Bummer” in place of curse word. Close enuff Jay.

          • James

            B, Libertarians are liberals to a degree, but not as to everything. For example, Rep. Ron Paul is a libertarian, but he certainly believes in the constitutinal restraints placed on Congress. Liberals believe homosexual acts and same-sex marriages are just fine, but they don’t believe one should be allowed to rob banks.

      • Old Henry

        Jeff:

        I think he might be eddie’s fill-in during his absence.

        • B

          LOL, I am nobody’s fill in. Not sure of who eddie is. LOL

          Looks like you are bashing conservatives today. If not, then it is conservative bashing conservative and out of control. A whole lotta misunderstanding going around.

          • JeffH

            B, if you’re a conservative you didn’t sound like one and wouldn’t be in favor of censorship…and libertarians aren’t even remotely like liberals. Your comments just sounded more like a “right winger” than a conservative.

            FYI, if you don’t know who eddie47D is, stick around for a while. He’s full of contradictions, assumptions and a childlike hypocrit who is the board defender of liberalism…you’ll see.

    • http://www.boblivingstonletter.com/ Bob Livingston

      Dear B,

      I encourage the participation of everyone, regardless of political party, in our discussions. I especially enjoy reading dissenting views.

      Best wishes,
      Bob

      • No Ratings Please

        Keep up the good work, Bob. This website should reflect what it stands for regardless of political views. It’s all about “freedom of speech” and people’s opinions.

        We should be able to express our views or our concerns without being intimidated by ratings. Ratings are childish games.

        Rating and polls are not always accurate, and the media uses them to influence viewers to think the way they want them to.

      • B

        LOL Did not hurt to ask.
        I agree, and we can learn lots from other views.
        Best wishes to you too.
        ~B

      • B

        I agree. No ratings.

        By the way, I need to change my email address. It says I am member since
        -date-. I like to keep that. How can I change my email so the subscription can go to my new email. Thanks BL.
        B

      • http://naver samurai

        Keep up the good fight, fellow patriot! Sook Young and I are always viewing and answering posts on this site. I look forward to continue doing so. I’m sure all of us would agree to that. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

    • Jay

      B must stand for BUMMER!

  • JeffH

    Bob Livingston and PLD, congratulations and a big “Thank You”are in order to you and your great staff. Never a dull moment. I’d like to also say thank you to all of the wonderfull people that have contributed to the success of PLD and, in a sense become, part of an extended “cyber” family of patriots.

    Thank you all! :)

    • http://naver samurai

      All the best from Sook Young and I, fellow patriot! Let’s keep up the good fight, as our country and livlyhood is at stake. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • http://aol Mike

    Thanks for the “heads up”. Considering the content of this site, I considered the possibility of “dirty tricks” by the opposition as a reason for the technical problems. Paranoid? Yes. Would they? Quite probably. I am pleased that the real reason is the growing popularity of this site.

    • independant thinker

      “I considered the possibility of “dirty tricks” by the opposition as a reason for the technical problems.”

      I think Bob hinted at that possibility.

      ” That, combined with a growing number of attacks from organizations that hate freedom and want to suppress the truth, has caused our site difficulties.”

  • Old Henry

    Thanks Bob for the update. I thought maybe Jovi / Jeremy had been doing some mischief.

    Some advice from a redneck. Try a little #10 wire, duct tape, and WD40. Works ALMOST every time.

    • JeffH

      OH, guess the latest version of Jovi / Jeremy is now called “mark”…who’da thunk…

      • Old Henry

        Ah yes, litte marc. I just noticed that marc spelled backwards is cram.

        • JeffH

          OH, ever heard a hairlipped dog bark? mark, mark, mark… :)

          • Jay

            Actually I kind of need eddie. He used to get me so irritated that he got my mind off of my aching bunions

          • JeffH

            Jay, yer killin me! :) At least you said “used to”…nothing they can say upsets me at all…I just consider the source of the comment…nuff said eh?

          • Jay

            For sure Jeff. But once in a while, it would be most satisfying to pass trough the monitor and smack them over the head with the keyboard!

        • Carlucci

          LOL – !! I’m missing this board and everyone on it. I’ve taken a long term temp assignment at an insurance agency not far from home, so I won’t be able to contribute as much as I used to; at least for now.
          But, I enjoy reading the comments when I get home in the evening. Everybody, keep on keeping on -!

  • DaveH

    Wonder why the Social Security fund is drained?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu6ok5ykyuQ&feature=share

    • JeffH

      SSI Extension for Refugees and Other Humanitarian Immigrants Enacted into Law.
      http://www.nilc.org/immspbs/ssi/ssi009.htm

      • JeffH

        Seven-year limit for some noncitizens

        Some refugees and other noncitizens can get SSI for up to seven years. If your SSI payments are limited to seven years because of your particular noncitizen status, we will send you a letter telling you when your seven-year period ends. We will send you another letter explaining your rights to appeal before we stop your payments
        http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/11051.html#limit

        • Jay

          You know Jeff, I’m not opposed to helping immigrants and allowing them entrance into the country. However, at such a low point, and the hardships that our country is experiencing, OB is not helping immigrants, so much as OB is helping himself at the enormous cost to taxpayers. This is nothing more than the criminal manipulation of both. I suppose we can console ourselves with the fact that every despot in history met with a horrible end, but I hope that we can kick his azz to the curb before that day comes. So much the sweeter!!!

    • Jay

      Dave, I heard a while back that OB was planning to sped a billion dollars on his campaign. Huh, I guess he wasn’t kidding! Come on in Pancho, you too Ahmad…

  • Vicki

    Thank you Bob for the explanation and congratulations on continuing to grow. By allowing civil comment from all sides you do a GREAT service to a free press.

    There will be growing pains. We will suffer patiently with you as you address them.

  • Angel Wannabe

    Bob L & Staff, Thanks!__Cyber Met some nice folks on here, and learned a heck of a lot since 2009_-H*ll I even miss eddie47d!!! :)

    • JeffH

      LOL! Not me…just enjoying the recess break… :)

    • DaveH

      Eddie’s probably studying on the Libertarian sites to learn how to be a principled citizen.
      Well, I can Hope and Dream too. lol.

    • independant thinker

      I kinda suspect eddie47 has a split personality. Every once in a while he would make a very logical statement but then he would follow it up with 10 that just reflected the uber liberal talking points.

    • http://naver samurai

      I’d rather answer edduh and kinetic1 than some buttheads like duhniso, rob smith, coal miner, and that idiot Kang who follows me onto this site from time to time. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Void1972

    Bob
    You really should run for President of these United States of America!
    You already have a Vice President and an entire House and Senate with all of your great staff!
    God Bless you and those who support you!

  • B

    To JeffH,

    I checked ‘right winger’ on Wikipedia. I know I know. Wikipedia!

    “…and that right-wing parties have included the philosophies of conservatism, Christian democracy, liberalism, libertarianism, and nationalism.”

    Interesting uh?

    As for the censorship part, that was just jesting. I was willing to bend the rules. I wonder if Libertarians and Constitutionalists are similar. Your thoughts?

    I use to be liberal. I am not, but a right winger? At least it is not a cuss word. :)
    B

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