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Are others having trouble connecting or posting on IMC?
Is it just me or are other people having trouble connecting to IMC and getting their comments posted? For the past week getting connected has been either very slow or not at all. Message appears saying the page is not available. Comments being posted by myself and others are not appearing and the problem is not 'guidelines'.
Can any of you wonderful and beautiful people at indy offer any suggestions or explanations?

I have had some problems... 25.Oct.2008 19:21

Styve

The site would not come up for quite a while this afternoon, and then when it did, there were a couple of BS posts about Obama's birth certificate I tried to open, to no avail. The judge in that case threw it out because Berg lacks standing and is full of shit!!

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 http://www.infowars.com/?p=5558

Fed Judge Throws Out Berg's Obama Case

Posted By admin On October 25, 2008 @ 10:56 am In Election Politics | 40 Comments

MICHAEL HINKELMAN
Philadelphia Daily News
October 25, 2008

A federal judge in Philadelphia last night threw out a complaint by a Montgomery County lawyer who claimed that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was not qualified to be president and that his name should be removed from the Nov. 4 ballot.

Philip J. Berg alleged in a complaint filed in federal district court on Aug. 21 against Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission, that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya.

Berg claimed that the Democratic presidential standardbearer is not even an American citizen but a citizen of Indonesia and therefore ineligible to be president.

He alleged that if Obama was permitted to run for president and subsequently found to be ineligible, he and other voters would be disenfranchised.

U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick had denied Berg's request for a temporary restraining order on Aug. 22 but had not ruled on the merits of the suit until yesterday.

Obama and the Democratic National Committee had asked Surrick to dismiss Berg's complaint in a court filing on Sept. 24.

They said that Berg's claims were "ridiculous" and "patently false," that Berg had "no standing" to challenge the qualifications of a candidate for president because he had not shown the requisite harm to himself.

Surrick agreed.

In a 34-page memorandum and opinion, the judge said Berg's allegations of harm were "too vague and too attenuated" to confer standing on him or any other voters.

Surrick ruled that Berg's attempts to use certain laws to gain standing to pursue his claim that Obama was not a natural-born citizen were "frivolous and not worthy of discussion."

The judge also said the harm Berg alleged did "not constitute an injury in fact" and Berg's arguments to the contrary "ventured into the unreasonable."

For example, Berg had claimed that Obama's nomination deprived citizens of voting for Sen. Hillary Clinton in November. (Berg backed Clinton in the primaries.)

Berg could not be reached for comment last night.

Obama was born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961, and the campaign posted a document issued by Hawaii on its Web site, fight thesmears.com, confirming his birth there.

Berg said in court papers that the image was a forgery.

The nonpartisan Web site FactCheck.org examined the original document and said it was legitimate.

Further, a birth announcement in the Aug. 13, 1961, Honolulu Advertiser listed Obama's birth there on Aug. 4.

We Need Your Support 25.Oct.2008 23:18

Workerbee 5679867

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yup 26.Oct.2008 09:37

Ecotopian Yeti

Yup I have been having problems for over a week with posts and connecting.

Viva la Indy

Obama real son of Chicago Communist, FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS 26.Oct.2008 16:54

me

Obama may be a citizen though his real father is the Communist activist from Chicago who is very close to him. That makes much more sense that Obama was the love child of that prepubescent white girl and the Black Communist that Obama was close to all his life.

Barack Obama is not Barack Obama

The presidential campaign is sure to be roiled by the findings of Internet powerhouse and Chicago investigator Andy Martin. Does Obama fear a "dying declaration" by his grandmother? "It's time for Obama to stop lying and start truth-telling," Andy says.

The Obama investigation in Hawai'i, Part Three
Obama's Hawai'i Years: The truth finally revealed
Barack Obama is not "Barack Obama"
ANDY MARTIN
Executive Editor
ContrarianCommentary.com

"Factually Correct, Not
Politically Correct"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


"OPERATION ALOHA OBAMA" YIELDS UP THE TRUTH ABOUT BARACK OBAMA

PART THREE: BARACK OBAMA IS NOT BARACK OBAMA

"OBAMA'S FATHER WAS FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS. OBAMA IS REALLY FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, JR.," SAYS ANDY MARTIN

OBAMA'S 'DREAMS FROM [HIS] FATHER] WAS REALLY A BOOK ABOUT HIS REAL FATHER, FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS

OBAMA WAS THE VICTIM OF A HISTORICAL ANOMALY, AND ROBBED OF HIS BIRTHRIGHT AS THE SCION OF CIVIL RIGHTS ROYALTY

OBAMA'S ORIGINAL "VAULT" BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS EITHER INCOMPLETE OR TAMPERED WITH, WHICH IS WHY IT HAS NEVER SURFACED.

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rest of it:
 http://contrariancommentary.blogspot.com/

SEE PICTURES OF OTHER CHILDREN OF DAVIS TO COMPARE...

OBAMA LOOKS JUST LIKE THE OTHER DAVIS CHILDREN AND NOTHING LIKE HIS SUPPOSED KENYAN FATHER.

Please answer the question 26.Oct.2008 19:53

Another IM reader

The original question was never properly answered. I too have been having difficulty getting connected to this site.