Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Well, Hell.

Back in 2010 when HaloScan/JS-Kit/Echo decided to raise their fees for providing a commenting service by a factor of about twelve, I switched to DISQUS.  I was assured that I could import my Echo comments into DISQUS - all 40,000+ of them.

Well, I could, but DISQUS didn't know what to do with them.  You see, there was no way for DISQUS to figure out what posts the comments attached to.  Echo left that information out, apparently, or at least didn't place it where the importing program could find it. 

Those old threads are still out there on the Echo servers, but I have links to very few of them.  I didn't figure Echo would continue to support comments for bloggers who weren't paying them, and I was right.  Apparently even more right than I thought.  Echo won't be supporting comments for anybody other than major commercial customers, apparently.  On October 1, they're going to all go away.

There's a lot of good stuff in those comments, and it pains me to know that it's all lost.

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