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October 02, 2008

Bailout William Blum

William Blum, author of Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, and the only person I personally know whose writing has been recommended by Osama bin Laden, needs some website help:

AOL is closing down the website service for its members. I have to relocate my website with its numerous separate files and pages to a new host and convert the AOL HTML language, AOLPRESS, to the language of the new host. This is completely beyond my knowledge and skill. Is there an expert out there who can advise me? Some payment can be arranged.

You can email him at bblum6 [at sign] aol.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at October 2, 2008 08:51 AM

Was it the fake CIA Bin Laden or the real one? If it was the real one, I think we can catch him with his amazon account!

Posted by: tim at October 2, 2008 03:14 PM

I stripped out the AOL junk and made the paths relative with a sed script. I sent a zip file to him, which he should be able to just extract into the root directory of his new host.

Posted by: tim at October 2, 2008 04:53 PM

tim: If YOU can locate him I'll supply the moped.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at October 2, 2008 05:43 PM

Did you use something like wget crawler to download it?

Posted by: abb1 at October 2, 2008 06:54 PM

yes, wget

I think I bought hash from him in Amsterdam; I think it's best to resume the search there.

Posted by: tim at October 2, 2008 11:59 PM

I look forward to William Blum's monthly Anti-Empire dispatches on his website. They are a must read. I've recommended them to as many people I can find on the blogosphere. I hope he gets this stuff sorted out.

Posted by: hv at October 3, 2008 12:22 PM