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: Visa.com 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: Protest
by FresheBakked on Wed 8th Dec 2010 18:54 UTC in reply to "Protest"
FresheBakked
Member since:
2010-12-08

I get the biggest chuckle out of the hapless hipsters who support their brand of "Civil Disobedience". I attended a demonstration in the city where I live several years ago (more like a couple of decades), where there was an Anti-War protest. I laughed at the "NO MORE WAR" chants, and everyone else watching smirked as the protest continued. What got everything moving in what appeared to me to be a mass-realization of the truth was when I started counter-chanting with "GET A JOB". The roar of laughter from the by-standers was deafening.

"Civil Disobedience" today is the whiners way.

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RE[2]: Protest
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 18:56 in reply to "RE: Protest"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"Civil Disobedience" today is the whiners way.


Thanks to "civil disobedience" you have a free-er world today than you had just 40 years ago.

Rosa Parks, for instance.

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RE[2]: Protest
by Adurbe on Wed 8th Dec 2010 19:51 in reply to "RE: Protest"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Civil disobedience is an important component of democracy. People have the right here to express their views in a Civil manner (ie not in a way that breaks the law)
The fact that you place all civil disobedience into a a single catchall is a shame.

I would recommend you read up on the topic a little more.
While you are, also look into the concept of the 'silent majority' as a cross reference.

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RE[3]: Protest
by TheGZeus on Wed 8th Dec 2010 19:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Protest"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Actually, civil disobedience requires breaking the law.

You're talking of 'peaceful protest'.

Totally different things.

http://www.dictionary.com

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