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April Fool's? Go to Cody Wilson's DEFCAD.org & DefenseDistributed.com; DHS & DoJ Domain Seizure Notice

Via TheFireArmBlog.com

http://defcad.org/usc_domain.jpg
http://defcad.org/usc_domain.jpg

Feds Move Faster Than Defense Distributed. First BitCoin Money Laundering Case?

Posted 6 hours ago in News by Steve Johnson

The Department of Homeland security have seized the defensedistributed.com and defcad.org domains because several individuals behind the site have been indicted by a grand jury for the violation of the Arms Export Control Act, violation of the Undetectable Firearms Act and conspiracy to commit money laundering and copyright infringement.

On March 16 I shared a number of concerns with the founder of Defense Distributed regarding thier new 3D printing model sharing website DefCad.org. In one email to me Cody Wilson said …

Someone gets tagged with a lawsuit perhaps, but there are many mirrors of the site running. And many lawsuits will be evaded by taking safe harbor in jurisdictions outside the US where DOJ can’t just swoop in and squelch our DNS.

Cody must have thought that the feds would move slower than they did.

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UPDATE: I just checked the DNS servers hosting the side, it looks like it is being hosted by CloudFlare, which makes me think this is an April 1 hoax.



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The photo is hosted on his

The photo is hosted on his server.... It's a joke

PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL My Dear Mr. __________:

It has been agreed among some friends of Mr. S. L. Clemens that all his friends, as far as they will, write to him on receipt of t his circular (mailing on such dates as to allow all the letters to reach him simultaneously on the first day of April) asking for his autograph.

The consent to cooperate has already been obtained from a number sufficient to make it certain that the matter will take the character intended for it, and this circular is now mailed to 150 persons of the literary and journalistic guild in Boston, Hartford, Springfield, New York, Brooklyn, Washington and other cities, each of whom -- with yourself -- is requested to invite others, ladies or gentlemen, to take part.

It is suggested that no stamps or card or envelope be inclosed with the request; that no stranger to Mr. Clemens and no minor take part.

Yours truly, G. W. CABLE.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

100% Fake... Proof

On the sites own registrar (godaddy) the whois does not list the government ownership.
http://who.godaddy.com/whois.aspx?domain=defcad.org&prog_id=GoDaddy

An example of a government owned domain:
http://who.godaddy.com/whois.aspx?domain=tvshack.cc&prog_id=GoDaddy

Notice the SEIZEDSERVERS.COM DNS for a real seized site.

Inspect for yourself. I am 100% sure this is a fake now.

Side note:
He (Cody) really should not be using US registrars, especially godaddy. You have to offshore, so that this can never happen.


There is one flaw

in this April Fool's prank. The feds do not use the courts, so the grand jury kinda gives away the prank.lol

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

Seems like an excellent April fool's joke

Get some attention and publicity in the process. Will have to wait another day to find out what's really going on here. My sense is that it is a joke. These guys seem to be quite smart about making sure all their actions have been within legal limits so I'd be very surprised if they really didn't see this (if legitimate) coming.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

really

hope this turns out to be Cody's sick sense of humor...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul