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¿What's all this about?


"You don't have permission to access /mcblog/ on this server.  Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request."


"Apache mod_fcgid.2.3.6 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/5.0.2.2635 Server at marine-cafe.com Port 80"


Wow that's pretty impressive stuff and NAUTICAL LOG has absolutely no idea what it all means - enlightenment please!!


Marine Cafe Blog was a pretty good maritime themed blog apparently based in the Philippines and commented quite scathingly at times about the "Pinoy Seafaring Factory" as they called it.  After a short break they reappeared but were rather anti-American in some of the comments responding to an article of theirs.  Of course NAUTICAL LOG jumped on them, for not being fair and balanced, in our Post Friday Update "the price to pay".  Then they had an article by a guest which we were quite harsh about in our Post "Maritime Insecurity".


Earlier this week we checked to see what they were writing about and lo and behold we got the above message.  Trying to link through other maritime themed blogs we got the same message. and it is still coming up.  It has been suggested by some really informed computer persons that NAUTICAL LOG has been blocked from access to the Marine Cafe Blog website.  If this is true what a strange reaction to a critic instead of allowing one to see a counter-reaction to reinforce their viewpoint.  Is not that one of the reasons one writes an activist blog to express ones viewpoint in the first place.  If you then block your publishing to critics what is the point of writing it at all?


Of course it has also been pointed out to me that in this world of post 9/11 maybe some authority took offense and has cut them off - NAUTICAL LOG thinks that rather unlikely.   Wonder what they are saying now that some politician has put his big stupid foot in it about sex tourism in the Republic of the Philippines. Who ever heard of that - hmmm!


Love to read about it all in Marine Cafe Blog but its Forbidden.


Good Watch.

There are 400 of our fellow seafarers, many from the Philippines, held captive by pirates off the coast of Somalia lets continue to work really seriously for their release.

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