Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:16 UTC
Internet & Networking It looks like several companies are learning what happens when you mess with the internet - and they're learning it the hard way. Several major companies have been hit by the collective powers of Anonymous after 4chan launched several distributed denial-of-service attacks. What many have been predicting for a long time now has finally happened: an actual war between the powers that be on one side, and the internet on the other. Update: PayPal has admitted their WikiLeaks snub came after pressure from the US government, and Datacell, which takes care of payments to Wikileaks, is threatening to sue MasterCard over Wikileaks' account suspension. Update II: is down due to the attack. Update III: PayPal has caved under the pressure, and will release the funds in the WikiLeaks account.
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RE[5]: Hmmm
by bryanv on Wed 8th Dec 2010 17:15 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Hmmm"
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The way I see it, The Government is my employee. I'm their boss. I pay their paychecks. Without the overwhelming consent (at least in this country) of myself and people like me, they're not to exist.

So, I'd like to know why -- if I'm paying for this stuff to be produced. If I'm paying for them to produce work product, or carry out tasks, etc. Shouldn't it also be my right to inspect the results of my employing them?


Every citizen in the US is for lack of a better analogy a 'voting board member' of the government. We should all have access to whatever documents are produced, actions taken, or efforts undertaken at our expense and in our name.

This cloak and dagger government bullshit is not the way it should be.

I'm not advocating anarchy. I'm advocating the restoration of a civic-minded democracy, where the government should be deadly afraid of the populous, rather then hell-bent on subduing them.

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