Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jan 2012 23:00 UTC
Legal And bam, MegaUpload.com is no more. The FBI has arrested four people behind the popular file-sharing website, and is looking for three more, in a worlwide investigation into the website. Apparently, the site is super-dangerous - the indictment behind the arrests minces no words. As a countermeasure, people claiming to be from Anonymous took down the websites of ViaCom and the Department of Justice. Update: Ars has analysed the indictment. It's pretty damning, but does have a few weird odds and ends. Update II: And more and more sites are falling by Anonymous' hands. Largest operation in their history.
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Really!?!?
by mrstep on Thu 19th Jan 2012 23:23 UTC
mrstep
Member since:
2009-07-18

"This is obviously way more important than dealing with the rampant corruption in US Congress or the gross financial misconduct on Wall Street which has cost the people of the US hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars."

If not billions? They've cost us anywhere from hundreds of billions to trillions, but let's remember that's legal - and doesn't need any regulating by an overreaching government!

At least the Republicans booed their one candidate who doesn't think we need to blindly go to war with Iran - and the rest seem to have been bought by the special interests, which doesn't mean corruption, just that they're savvy opportunists.

(And frankly if the US had trade sanctions placed on it by another country and then was told it can't sell its primary export goods, well, we might see that as an act of war already, but clearly when doing that to other nations it's an act of spreading democracy. Sorry, I digress, and I forgot that anyone not liking our policies is just inherently evil. Can someone remind me how the Shah got into power?)

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RE: Really!?!?
by Radio on Thu 19th Jan 2012 23:46 in reply to "Really!?!?"
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Can someone remind me how the Shah got into power?

Aliens.

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RE: Really!?!? - US exports
by jabbotts on Fri 20th Jan 2012 14:09 in reply to "Really!?!?"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

With bad laws and imposed policy becoming primary US exports and from the US essentially telling other sovern nations they will be considered criminals if such policies and laws are not agreed too, a blocade on such exports could indeed be easily spun as an act of war against the states.

I know the saying goes "the voters get the government they deserve" but The People really do deserve a better government. Us foreigners can only watch and wish you the best of luck though.

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RE: Really!?!?
by jackastor on Fri 20th Jan 2012 14:33 in reply to "Really!?!?"
jackastor Member since:
2009-05-05

Indeed, Congress went on vacation before balancing the budget and risked shutting down a vast array of government agencies, doesn't that qualify as a crime? Or at least terrorism? Congress hates our freedom. Evil doers.

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