Just heard on the news that 15 members of the hacker group Anonymous got tracked down by the FBI today. Don't know much about them, but I know Zero Hedge would post some of their stuff once in a while. Curious if there will be any good stories about who these guys were, what their capabilities really were and what else they were up to or planning to do.
Hacker Group Anonymous busted....
They'll go one of two ways.. and I'm leaning towards #2.
- These people were really no threat at all
- These people were a huge threat to national security, therefore we need to lock down the interwebz.
If these people were exposing the Truth, I'll go with door #2 Monty.
hilarious. They bust 16 people and they think it will make any difference in an organization thousands strong? That is propaganda if I've ever seen it. Hey I swatted a mosquito today folks, so no one should ever have to worry about mosquitos ever again! This article made me lol in real life.
I'm trying to remember what type of fallacy this is, slippery slope comes to mind, if we got some hackers, we must have gotten all the hackers? Or is it "begging the question" I guess it doesn't matter. Either way, anon will be around for a long time.
I would never come here to argue, but UGrev your post is what I believe to be the most prevalent fallacy in all modern statements, the false dichotomy. Surely there must be a door number three right? Just joking around but I'm sure you see what I mean.
Perhaps it was too subtle that choice #2 was the obvious choice? Would it have stuck out more if I did something like this?
1. there is no threat.
2. Micky Mouse isn't really a mouse
3.>>>PICK THIS ONE>>> These guys are the biggest threat to our national security, your identities, the economy, all nuclear facilities and another other thing you can think of to scare you to death, so we must lock down the net.
5. Nancy Pelosi is hot..
hat tip for that last post Ugrev! How about
6) If the founding fathers were alive today, they would be called terrorists too, only because of what they fight for.
I think Nancy Pelosi was probably pretty hot when she was younger. Lets check it out.. Ok , found this:
Not bad! In fact I would take her out to a nice seafood dinner AND NEVER CALL HER AGAIN!
Ok but back to seriousness for a moment, I want to address your option number 1 "there is a very real threat" yes, that is surely the truth, anon is on the scale of wikileaks in terms of threatening tptb. But the threat is only for the few who bring it on themselves, not us.
Pretty sure that her family isn't sweating anything too much.
Pelosi looks like a descendent of Margaret Sanger: