Monday, September 7, 2020

If you're seeing this...


"We've received another complaint on your blog(s), Running 'Cause I Can't Fly. Given that we've provided you with several warnings of these violations and advised you of our policy towards repeat infringers, we've been forced to remove your blog."

If you're seeing this you've searched for the original Running 'Cause I Can't Fly and failed to find it. After 12 years, over 62,000 posts, nearly 8 million page views, and 3.2 million unique viewers, Google has deleted that blog, claiming a "copyright infringment", while offering no chance to correct it. So my only choice is to start all over, or retire permanently. I'm taking a little time to think things over, understandably. I hope others find this also. My sincerest apologies for this inconvenience, and my regrets this has happened.

- CP

16 comments:

  1. You have been warning about the changes taking place. Thank you for all you have done, giving hope in a dark world. It’s hard for one to stand up against the machine. But one by one, we will strive, survive and see the future through. We are the dreamers, we are the dream makers. Thoughts become real.

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! Being deleted was always a possibility, I understood that, but still had to do my best with the available material. This "copyright" issue is nonsense, but nothing I can do about it, there being no appeal. So, it's a new beginning, so be it. This is truly a war for our lives, and we'll never, ever give up. They may kill us, and could any time thy choose, but they'll never beat us! We will "strive and survive", as you say!
    All the best, my friend, stay strong and safe!

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    1. Opit's LinkFest! was deleted for over a year before it was allowed back. I never was able to use any supposed listing of copyright infringement ( Chilling Effects ) to identify a problem - though I do suspect photos not being sized to thumbnails as a potential problem ( they are now ). Like you I continued to blog on Blogger ! ( oldephartteintraining )
      Facebook seems much worse than this. Things got so ridiculous a doctor's article was censored as 'fake news' - while he self-identified as a specialist in the topic and the complaining party did not.

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  3. Blogger can suck it! You are the best and they are the fascist' if they are not transparent enough to show you the complaints, and give you an opportunity to defend yourself and if in the wrong, to make changes without simply shutting you down. This is against the First Amendment and if our spineless politicians would not hide behind some stupid law and definition of corporate "rights" then maybe, Americans could enjoy the freedoms supposedly guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Carry on and Semper Fi.

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  4. If you start again, get your own domain and hosting. Never trust blogger or any google service.

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  5. So much for Freedom Of Speech

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  6. Hope you archived those 8 years, ready to restock your new storefront.

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  7. I'll keep an eye open for your return.

    Keep the faith, hold fast to truth.

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  8. As blogs go I've always found yours to be, and no offence intended, to be rather mild in comparison to do many other. That the fascists at blogger took it down would indicate something you posted was directly on target. If there is anything the left hates it's being exposed for what they are.
    I look forward to reading and contributing to your blog in the future!

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  9. "An educated man demands his right to information. Take it from him, or censor it, and he is apt to become violent." google should pay attention to this quote.

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  10. This is my first time visiting your site. I was directed here by the Feral Irishman. Though never reading your blog I wouldn't be here if weren't for someone whom I respect.That being said I support you and hope that you make it through this better and stronger. God speed.

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  11. Sickening news Coyote Prime.

    Let me tell you right up front that Wordpress is no better and as they just forced an unwanted and bizarrely complicated upgrade on eveyrone, I would avoid them also.
    I will be keeping an eye out.

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  12. Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement, and thank you sincerely for stopping by and commenting! That disaster isn't stopping anything, this I swear, and things are about to really get "interesting" so now's not the time to quit. Stay well my friends!

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  13. WTF? You must have offended the right people!

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    1. My sincere thanks to all of you for stopping by! Yes, JWMJR, it was an honor and a privilege, a duty, to offend "the right people", and that will continue here, too, so help me God! They can kill a blog, they can kill me, and may, but they can never kill the truth, and that will set us free and destroy them in the end...

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    2. Thanks always for stopping by, opit, really appreciate your comment.
      Sorry to hear about your blog but not surprised in this day and age of censorship and repression, how well I know. Despite it all, onward we go, brother...

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