Fellowship of the Minds is back!

Good morning, patriots!

Last Wednesday, August 15, 2018, like a thief in the night, in the darkness of the early morning hours between 1 AM and 3 AM, WordPress (WP) arbitrarily and without warning took down Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) — a blog that was nearly 9 years old, with 38½ million views, and tens of thousands of published posts.

The reason given was an unspecified “violation” of WP’s Terms of Service (TOS).

I immediately asked WP exactly which TOS we had “violated”.

It wasn’t until five days later that WP deigned to answer my question with a vague and all-purpose non-explanation:

“Upon review of your WP site, we no longer feel that your account aligns with our TOS and User Guidelines. As such you will no longer be permitted to use WordPress.com.”

Note their use of the word “feel”. One can dispute a fact — whether FOTM in fact had violated a particular term of service. But how can a “feeling” be disputed? You feel happy, which is something I can neither agree nor disagree nor dispute about. It’s an emotion, a feeling.

The domain transfer to our new server is completed, and we are back up and running at https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/.

We are in the process of retrieving and restoring posts from the old FOTM  —  a curse on WordPress for what they did to us — the digital equivalent of burning down not one book, but an entire library. Until we’ve completed the painstaking process, we won’t know just how much of the old FOTM can be restored, and how many posts are lost forever, unless we can find them in the Internet archives on the Wayback Machine.

In the coming days, weeks, and months, we will re-publish one-by-one whatever posts we are able to salvage, with the original publishing dates.

Thank you for your patience and loyalty. You were our buoy as we struggled to revive FOTM in the eight long days after WordPress burned our library down.

Please come and visit our new site. Exercise your First Amendment Constitutional right to freedom of speech and of opinion that our Founding Fathers so wisely and presciently created 242 years ago. We will not be silenced!!!

WWG1WGA = Where We Go One, We Go All

God bless you all, God bless Fellowship of the Minds, and God bless America,

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88 responses to “Fellowship of the Minds is back!

  1. Hurray!!!

     
  2. Great job, and thanks for the emails as you re-established your site.

     
  3. Welcome back! What a great way to start a new day. Thank you for your unrelenting perseverance.

     
  4. Congratulations and Awesome job Dr. Eowyn!
    I believe this is the direction God wanted you to go.

    and to wordpress: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.” Genesis 50:20

     
  5. Lord shall not be silenced I knew he would have you back up no matter the push back. Not sure but do you have a place we can help out with donations for the cost of the site I would be willing to help monthly well most months I can. But let me know Doc if there is I would like the link to it.
    And Hi to everyone here I have missed you very much.

     
  6. Welcome back all. I’ve been praying for you. Things are tough all over. I thought I had lost my blog this morning. Super proud of you for not throwing in the towel Dr. Eowyn. Many have.

     
  7. Ah yes…Welcome Back! Hi everybody.

     
  8. Welcome home! I hope that this platform works better for you than the other leftist one did. It is of course not unexpected that those who want to silence disagreement will do anything that they can to put a muzzle on the voice of truth.
    I hope that you have considered some type of backup for this latest iteration of the site, be it a private hard drive, or the cloud, or something that I have no idea how it works. While you might have lost a lot of your past posts, it doesn’t really matter. Things are happening so quickly now that it won’t take long before you have a huge trail of even worse things to look back on.
    I wish you luck in trying to restore everything lost, and I do hope it works. But don’t allow it to get you down if you are not able to get it all. Just like Lot’s wife, don’t look back, but always look forward.
    Wishing you more freedom now on this site, and best of luck.

     
  9. You’re amazing Dr. Eowyn. So glad to see you back.

     
  10. Good morning Dr. Eowyn, Congrats on your new home, and many thanks for your tenacity in keeping this website and forum for truth and free speech going. I’m sure this has not been an easy process. Been way too busy to make any comments lately, but I always check in to see what has posted.

     
  11. Nice to see you back up! I thought you were gone for good. I started to type the name of another website that starts with ‘f”, and the autocomplete filled in your name. I figured let me see what happens; lo and behold, you’re back up! I’m glad because this site is on my MUST READ list… 🙂

     
  12. Good to see you back. You’ve been missed. It looks like they are simply going to censor everyone and that will become the “new normal”. Anyway, welcome back. This has raised new questions for me.

     
  13. I think, initially, many of us believed that some day this censorship could happen, but somehow, doing that would be too blatant. It seems we have reached a point now where not only are they not hesitant to censor free speech, the public has been “slow boiled” to a point where they don’t object. If they do, we aren’t aware of it.

    Of course the solution for this is more independence, not regulation.

     
    • Dear LO…..ditto! But, we didn’t count on the 8 years + of the Obamanization of our country…NOTHING is “too blatant” for them—many classes, many groups, many multiple categories (so—imagine…a poor, Black, transgender illegal alien…and you CAN NOT BEAT them in the “game” of polling, b/c they “count” in FOUR categories and so—-QUADRUPLE the weight that they would “count” in any other survey of a single survey): they were given, in overwhelming cases, “VICTIM STATUS.” Now, the “VICTIMS,” legal or illegal, count for more weight in our legal and political “system” than our citizenry.

       
  14. I know I’m probably being stupid, but I notice that it still says “WordPress” at the bottom. I also don’t know how to “log in” so that it recognizes me. Any suggestions anybody? I have to post my name and address each time I post.

     
    • I just registered you as a “Subscriber”. You should get an email notification. Then, log in when you write your next comment.
      Hopefully, this will save you from having to post your name and e-address each time you post.

       
      • Dr. Eowyn I’m so happy your back.. Your website is truly a gift along with all the conscientious commenters..

         
      • Thanks, it looks like it worked.

         
      • Dr. Eowyn,
        I looked, but do not see anywhere to subscribe. If I go to the login it goes to WordPress. I’m confused too. What has WordPress to do with anything at this new site?

         
        • We’re using the WordPress template, which includes html codes and algorithms. This Wikipedia explanation may help:

          “WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. It is most associated with blogging, but supports other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores. Used by more than 60 million websites, including 30.6% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2018, WordPress is the most popular website management system in use…. To function, WordPress has to be installed on a web server, either part of an Internet hosting service like WordPress.com or a computer running the software package WordPress.org in order to serve as a network host in its own right.”

          Our resurrected FOTM now uses another web server or hosting service instead of WordPress, but we are using the WordPress.org software package for at least 2 reasons:

          (1) The layout is the same as before.
          (2) Much more comment-friendly than the system used by Blogger (blogspot).

           
          • Dr. Eowyn,

            May I ask which web hosting service you moved to? I have a tiny website on Weebly, which was recently acquired by Square. They’ve announced new policies, which include very broad, ambiguous definitions of “hate speech” and “weapons”, so I am expecting problems. I am a conservative, and I make knives as a hobby.

            I think we’re seeing a second wave of the ongoing tech company orchestrated purge. The focus has shifted to web hosts and ISP’s.

            I’m glad to see you’re back up and running.

             
            • John,

              Word of mouth is to avoid these U.S. web-host servers (in the order listed below):
              (1) BlueHost
              (2) HostGator
              (3) GoDaddy

              FOTM is using a Germany-based server, 1&1 Internet, because:
              (1) It’s not a U.S. server.
              (2) It’s the server for Dr. James Tracy’s resurrected Memory Hole Blog, which was taken down by WordPress 2 years ago. 1&1 has not given Tracy grief for his blog, yet.

              I also recommend an Iceland-based server, Orange. It’s very inexpensive and I like that it’s Iceland — the country that stood up to global bankers. If I had known about Orange before, I would have chosen Orange instead of 1&1.

               
      • Can you please re-register me as a subscriber as well? I’ve missed you!!!!

         
  15. Thank you for persisting against all odds, Dr. Eowyn. A national hero as far as I am concerned. ~Cinderella

     
  16. So glad the site is back. I don’t have a Facebook account so I was left out on that page. I hope all goes well!

     
  17. Glad you are back!

     
  18. Glad to see this transferred to a new domain, Dr. Eowyn, and sorry if you sent a mail back re IRC etc., I am having e-mail access issues, I can send (with my external client) but reading and receiving is hampered, for whatever reason, which I imagine is something stupid.

    Also, FOTM does have entries on archive.org, and I think archive.is/archive.fo as well, they may help you in retrieving the old content, the URLs for old articles are still listed by their titles in search engine results as well, such as duckduckgo.com (You can use the “site” tag to narrow your search terms to just looking for FOTM, for example “site:fellowshipoftheminds.com sandy hook” should turn up what there is of the sandy hook article titles & URLs, which you can then look for on the archive sites. For example, I found this: archive.fo/G8pai ) Needless to say wordpress was intending to do damage and block information, clearly their CEO creep is like zuckerberg. Now though, one wonders, how does the fake “pondscum” have such say that he can call in to a corporation, say “don’t do this”, and they hop to it, (I imagine big mouth and family guy have gotten boatloads of complaints and neither of which has been shut down yet for the damage they’ve done to society.) are we sure that “pondscum” is not merely a proxy identity for someone else that the rubes, or rather reubens are standing in for (such as soros)?

    In any case, I hope this helps regain information lost, and defeats wordpress’s gestapo efforts to shut down independent investigation. Unfortunately the psychopathy continues, and these satanists don’t seem to understand that they lose, ultimately, and that their push for evil will eradicate them as well (as evil is like poison)… evil knows no loyalty.

     
  19. So glad to see you back up and working Dr. Eowyn.

     
    • Strange, I posted this after WordPress sent an email on my personal acct. stating I used an address they did not have on file. However, I see they did publish the post I made at that time. Goof balls. I see at the bottom it is still asking for my name and email although I used my original email address associated with my WordPress/Intense Debate acct.

       
  20. My perception is there is a general illegalization of reality going on.

     
  21. Am so happy to see this blog back up and running!!! I really was in total disbelief and disappointment when I first saw wordpress had taken down FOTM. I have wrote them to tell them a piece of my mind, they need to know people will not tolerate this kind of censorship! Glad you found a new platform, I will share your articles even more now to get the message spread!

     
  22. Wow! So happy =) Thank you Dr. Eowyn for your tireless work. I’m happy for this ray of sunshine in these dark times.

     
  23. I don’t know what I’m talking about and I’m sure I’ll prove the point, but isn’t there any sort of “terms and conditions” that make them responsible for your data? I haven’t read it so I have no idea.

    Not only is this extremely rude when they do this, it seems like theft, or at least wanton destruction of your material. It’s too bad there isn’t some legal recourse.

     
  24. Dr. E. feels sooooo good to be “home” again but, BETTER, I was heartbroken -I missed everyone. Who needs to see faces when our written sentiments and expressions make us beautiful. I am so happy!

     
  25. No words, Dr. E….TRUE tears……You are a warrior and HERO! Thank you so much for your perserverance and dedication to your, and our, freedoms of speech, assembly, and religious choices…as your site serves all these, and more……

     
    • Hear, hear. We all know what they did wasn’t right. It’s very frustrating to face opponents that hold all the cards. If its any consolation, this action says more about them than us.

       
  26. Feels so good to be “home” again and specially free of constraints. Thank You Dr. E. -I was heartbroken, missed all of us very much. Prayers do get answered.

     
  27. I had a tear in my eye when you were taken down, and now a happy tear that you’re back in action.
    Thanks again for all that you do- keep fighting the good fight.

     
  28. Fuck WordPress and God Bless You.

     
  29. Great News!

     
  30. THANK GOD THE ALMIGHTY…..YOU ARE BACK.

    You are a light in the darkness,……truth in the world of deceit,…ballast of the ship…..

    your words and analysis are truth. your efforts are courageous.

    Thank you, FOTM’s……

     
  31. Great to see you back. These attempts at censorship are backfiring spectacularly. The information is still getting out, one sees which sites have been validated by attacks and the censors can not hide their own fulsome actions. Oh how the totalitarians pine for the days of the gulags when they could just look to burn a book and throw the Solzhenitsyn types in prison. Ain’t happening, these attempts at stifling discussion and expression seem to be galvanizing people, certainly a wake-up call for me. Far from being chilling or frightening though the wierdo billionaire club are starting to look comically impotent in their attempts to shut down the internet.

    I like this new format much better especially as the comments section doesn’t have those annoying and garish emoticons attached anymore. How pathetic of wordpress blog to engage in censorship, never thought badly of them before this. You might think about letting your readers know which platform is hosting you now so we can be sure to support them.

    Look forward to many of your insightful, well researched takes on this whole censorship problem. I suppose they figured no one would notice their crawling out from under a rock like this and would just grab a bag of cheetoes and flip on CNN. If ever there was a reason to vote in a mid term election, this attempted censorship stunt would be it, how un-American.

     
  32. Glad you are back. Have been checking your site every day, hoping to see it up. Thank you for posting the quote from Psalm 37. I have some people who have been attacking me, and believe they shall soon be “cut down.”

     
  33. Glad to see you persevere, Dr. E! You are a warrior.

    We do live introubling times, but God has already won. “They” are on borrowed time and they know it.

     
  34. I am glad you are back!!!
    Missed my visits to FOTM and making a comment from time to time.
    Again Welcome Back!!!

     
  35. https://israelpalestinenews.org/time-for-media-to-tell-americans-about-the-bills-in-congress-to-give-israel-38-billion/
    [Congress is currently considering legislation to give Israel a total of $38 billion over 10 years, the largest such aid package in U.S. history. Yet, U.S. media are not telling Americans about the legislation, which is before Congress right now…

    Legislation to give Israel $38 billion over the next ten years is currently working its way through Congress. This is the largest military aid package in U.S. history.

    Yet, while Israeli media are covering the legislation, virtually no U.S. news reports have informed American taxpayers about this proposed disbursement of their tax money.

    The proposed military aid amounts to $23,000 per every Jewish Israeli family of four. (Aid to Israel has been on average about 7,000 times greater per capita than U.S. aid to others around the world.)

    The proposed aid is divided between two bills. One has already passed, but the main bill is still before Congress…]

     
    • Sparrow: Israel and the US is the main reason why FOTM and other sites have been de-platformed. The time for organized bribery needs to stop. People need to resist this aid as it is leading to the curbing of our God-given rights.

       
  36. I subscribed to your new site, subscription was confirmed, but I have received nothing.

     
  37. Kevin J Lankford

    Finally managed to get to this new site. Had to have my son handle it as he is pretty computer wise. Some thing to do with deleting ‘cookies’ and so forth. the computer language and terms just lose me.

    Ain’t sure yet, till I click the post button if my name and Email will be accepted.

     
    • You made it, Kevin!!! 😀

       
      • Kevin J Lankford

        Wasn’t sure, as my post did not show up right off, as if it may be had to go to ‘moderation’ first.

        Still have to re-enter my name and Email.

         
        • I don’t understand why repeat commenters are made to go through hoops. I’m as unfamiliar with this new WP.org software as you are. Hang in there, Kevin. We’ll eventually smooth everything out.

           
  38. Beverly Andersen

    Dr. Eowyn,
    Praise God that you have a new platform for this forum. Your website has become place of refuge for me, especially your Sunday Devotionals.

    This is the first time I have tried to reply. A war has begun against Conservative Christians and I will not submit.

     
  39. Thank you, all, for your kind and encouraging words about FOTM.

    One big reason why I was determined to revive FOTM are the readers. This blog isn’t just about information and posts. This blog is a Fellowship — a community that offers respite and shelter from the storm.

    Thank you for your support in the 8 days before the return of FOTM on a new server. Your voices of support were the buoy that kept us going.

    God bless you!

     
  40. I am very glad that you are back. When WordPress censored you, I was convinced that they were going to wipe out dozens of blogs. I have been trying to back up my old posts in preparation for finding an entirely new blog host. I am sorry to say that I did not know about automated backup utilities before you got wiped out; otherwise it might have been possible to save automated backups of all your old posts. If you have advice on how to maintain a censorship-resistant hosting plan, please publish it because a lot of people might benefit from that information, myself included.

     
    • I didn’t (and don’t) know about automated backup either. It’s a good idea, since this is W.A.R. and these censorship happy types like wordpress/google/farcebook et al are all in the word war against the rest of us. Easy for them to simply type a few commands and wipe out so much painstakingly acquired information.
      I wrote wordpress a ‘shame on you’ email. They need to be deluged with emails and calls when they censor, they need to be called out. The ‘hate speech’ is just a communist idea and code word for ‘suppression of speech’.

       
  41. Welcome back, Dr Eowyn! Fellowship of the Minds is BACK!

     
  42. Omnipresenthuman

    Dr Eowyn: Sorry about the inconvenience. In a way I can relate. I’ve been going through a little problem of my own. I will be doxxing myself here but I think the point is worth it. I’ve told you in private that I’m a moderator at a subreddit. I thank you for keeping that confident.
    Almost 2 weeks ago I investigated a situation where a user made a complaint about getting death threats on his twitter account(s8n). He blamed the threats on content that had been posted in our sub. I interviewed the guy and searched Twitter for proof to support his complaint. Plenty of hate mail but no death threats. He admitted he had nor received any threats from our sub or anywhere on Reddit. He did not provide me with any proof plus he could not prove the Twitter account was his. A simple tweet would have done that so I asked him to do so. Never happened guy was a fraud. Story did O.K. Got 24,000 views. but that’s nothing considering we had over 25,000,000 page views last month. I was happy mainly because the person who he blamed for the death threats was Q Anon. I exposed the lie.
    Another anti POTUS/Q Anon sub started running this story saying I was lying and saying the mods as well as myself of GA had other motives, etc. It was a total fake news hit piece on me and I took it personal. I went in there thinking that by providing the evidence, they would see the light. Wrong. I’d been set up. All I got were insults and harassed. I held my own and when I got tired I blocked the main person who was harassing me the most. Surprisingly , They were able to bypass my block and continue to harass me. I logged out. When I logged in, I found two things. First, all the harassment messages had been deleted out of my mail box. Second, I had been suspended for 3 days for posting violent content. Only an administrator can remove mail. And I never have posted anything remotely violent. I spend my time policing, being sure all content in the sub is within the rules of Reddit. This really threw me off. I made an appeal several times only to get routed to my mail box. I’m on my last day of suspension and they still have not told me where I made the rule violation.
    So far, There is nothing I can do about it. In the morning I’ll see if i still have my mod job.
    I just keep telling myself there is a good reason why this happened. Same thing I would say to you about your inconvenience.
    They play dirty pool. They rewrite the rules as they go along. The not so famous Brian Humphrey once said, “In war and life,if they try to redefine the rules, the words, the language. And you fall for it and allow it to happen. The war is over and you will have no life” We must never settle for their terms. WWG1WGA
    Respectfully B.H. , omnipresenthuman

     
    • I’m so sorry you have to do through all that. I hope you get back your moderator job at the sub-reddit. What you do is very important. Know that our Lord endured much, much worse, abandoned by his friends to die on the cross just when He needed them the most. He is with you and me, especially in our sufferings. He promised that He would not leave us as orphans and that He would be with us until the end of time. Stay strong, my friend. WWG1WGA!

       
      • Omnipresenthuman

        Thankq Dr Eowyn. You have never let me down in many ways. The words of inspiration are well taken. I have had many jobs. Funny how the job that is volunteer work with no pay check has turned out to be the most important job in my lifetime. I’ll find out in a few hours.
        No matter how things turns out there at least I have found myself and my purpose and direction. I’ve spent many many years somewhat lost in time. Searching for why, what, where, when, what ever and everything. What I found was I was on track all along. Each day gone by as a lesson to prepare us for the next day. I will always walk the path of the Lord, I will always search for the truth. I know no other way to live.
        Sorry I forgot to say I glad you got FOTM up and running. As always I am always available if you need help with anything. WWG1WGA. Respectfully BH, omnipresenrhuman.

         
  43. Glad u bk,my friend,pls dont 4get about me,so send them in,cant wait 4 the emails!! WWG1WGA!!l God Bless America,God Bless President Donald J Trump,God Bless all the patriots,God Bless all of us!!!

     
  44. Glad to see you all again! 😊
    I see with this new format, we once again have ‘thumbs down’ capabilities! Interesting!

     
  45. Congrats on getting a lot of your site back. I hope you’re able to retrieve everything! I’ve been out of touch for awhile from FOTM. Do you have any information about the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster? I think I have the name right — it’s the one that went down in 2003 during reentry. Any evidence that the astro”nots” are still alive and kicking? Relocated somewhere? Has the net been scrubbed too much?

     
  46. wordpress took the evil side,like Mozilla now,too bad! WWG1WGA!

     
  47. Glad to see the site back up. I am experiencing, however, some difficulty posting by signing into my WP account.

     
    • I had that problem, too. Clear your cache and restart computer? That worked for me.

       
    • So good to see you made it here, Steven!
      Hopefully, the difficulties accessing and logging into our new website will diminish in the days to come.

       
  48. Captain America

    This is great news. I’ve been following your unjust dismissal, and clicking on the link, hoping to connect. Today is that day! Blessings for all, and looking forward to more of your posts.

     
  49. Dr E!
    Glad you are back! I am outraged, however, that they wiped out your content! I’m sure they have it somewhere on their servers- wondering if it’s possible to sue them to get them to return it all….but of course lawyers are expensive, but maybe there are some pro-bono ones out there?
    All my bookmarks to your news items are now blanks, nice to see the NWO/Turdpress is a big follower of Big Brother. Glad you got another server in Germany at least it’s safe so far over there anyway!
    I just hope the wayback machine can salvage some of your excellent and revealing news articles.
    Lesson learned, back up everything everyone!
    Once I get a chance I’m going to delete and move my TURDpress account to BlogSpot or some other hopefully NON censoring site.

     
  50. Weird! A few minutes ago I looked on my ‘favorites’ for “the reptilian eye of Miley Cyrus”, and it had 404 not found. Then just now I looked and found it on a search engine (duckduckgo.com) Great!! 🙂 Did you guys restore it most of the content or what? Awesome! 🙂
    My old bookmarks don’t work, that is what happened. Just realized it.

     
    • Chem,

      TrailDust has been retrieving our posts from a zip-file containing the old WordPress-hosted FOTM. We don’t know exactly how many of the tens of thousands of posts are/will be restored. We’ve lost just about all of our pics & images though.

       
    • Just guessing, I think it depends on where you (or if you) archive your stuff. I know that my hard drive crashed about a year ago and I lost a bunch. I had another backup so I managed to restore some of it. It’s a pain.

      The information sharing is wonderful, but not without a price. I’m too old to want to study that hard to understand all of the intricacies of it. I am curious about whether their “terms of service” covers who owns the data (for example).

      It is also my understanding that some websites back up all of their stuff on mirror sites. That sounds like a pretty good idea. There would have to be some sort of firewall to keep the main provider from accessing the mirror sites.

       
  51. Dr. Eowyn, Well Done! It took me a while to reconnect after satan’s minions thought they could wipe the past clean with their poison. But they forgot about the antidote – Our steadfast determination and faith in GOD to persevere to always do what is RIGHT and GOOD… Proclaim the TRUTH and the WORD to all! Well Done, again! (Please add me as a subscriber at your convenience)

     
    • So good to see you back!
      I just subscribed you, although that’s no guarantee you’ll actually get email notifications, which is what one reader has told me. Perhaps you can bookmark FOTM?

       
  52. I was very sorry to read of your being shut out of WP and the great loss to yourself and your readers, including me. WP cancelled me as well, also without prior notice and without clear explanation. I suspect that this is part of a general silencing of all voices that would present information impeding the attacks against President Trump and attempting to promote globalist news domination before the upcoming November elections. I have applied for continuation of FOTM subscription and the establishment of a new blog. Complete recovery of lost material would be good, of course. By the way, I suspect that accurate information regarding shootings played a part in this.

     
    • So sorry, marble, that evil WordPress took down your blog as well. 🙁
      I agree with you about false flags being a reason for the take down.

       
  53. So glad you’re back!

     
  54. Please re register me as a subscriber. Thanx.

     
  55. Dr. Eowyn, thank you for your comment, especially for it being given during a time of far greater loss to yourself than to me. But, then again,, your loss is our loss as well. (How is that for self-pity? Joke, of course.)

     

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