It’s surprising, considering it’s that time of year, we haven’t had any ‘War on Christmas’ stories yet. I thought by now there’d defiantly be a few reports concerning some village fete having to call it ‘Winter celebration’ or something. The time of giving is almost always the time of year that certain people lay all their persecution complex cards on the table. Though, The Mail did provide us with this fantastic story which I would entitle; OH NOES! I CANT AFFORD STUFF ANYMORE FOR MY POXY KIDS DESPITE THE FACT I EARN £6,000 ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Not sure my future is in headline writing….
…..The main three papers (well, the three that cater for all the different nutters in society) run the story concerning Wikileaks supporters hacking Visa and Mastercard websites, in response to them freezing payments to Wikileaks.
‘Operation Payback’ also targeted US senator Joe Libermann and Sarah Palin; two vocal critics of Assange. Palin, in her usual measured tone said;
No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange’s antics. This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts.
Yeah, bloody Assange. That Australian exercising the first amendment of a constitution he isn’t bound to, and against a country he has no allegiance to. Sooooooo un-American.
One of the activists stated; “We will fire at anything or anyone that tries to censor WikiLeaks, including multibillion-dollar companies such as PayPal” In what has been described as the first on-line war.
The message, from the hackers (named Anonymous) is (according to the Telegraph):
The message is simple: freedom of speech. Anonymous is peacefully campaigning for freedom of speech everywhere in all forms.
And it is peacefully campaigning, in fairness. In the same day that Wikileaks released the cable about Shell’s abhorrent behavior in the Nigerian Delta, forgive me for not shedding a tear over Mastercard - you know, those tossers who charge you exorbitant interest rates - having their website crashed for a few hours.
The Mail covered this story aswell, and managed to retain its stoic dedication to their caveat of ‘IT’S THE WORLD AGAINST US’. Inter-splicing the article with such quotes as;
Came on one of the busiest online shopping days of the year.
Thought to have affected hundreds of thousands of shoppers worldwide
The problem came about when shoppers tried to pay for their purchases and were redirected to a website run by MasterCard called Securecode.
Have you been affected by the MasterCard cyber attacks? Ring 0207 9386059.
Yeah, have you been affected by the attacks? Were you stopped from buying your twattish child a shitty present they neither deserve nor will give a shit about in 2 months? Fuck it, if your pissed off about something just ring me, please!
What’s fantastic is that The Mail have no grasp whatsoever at the situation in hand. They probably think Wikileaks is an extension of the Labour Party, trying to further squeeze the middle classes. As commentators have said on the website, I should reiterate, IN THE WAKE OF THE REPORTS WIKILEAKS RELEASED ABOUT SHELL’S ACTIONS IN NIGERIA;
Idiots! They are as bad as that slimy toad, Assange. The quicker he is extradited, the better. He’s had his 15 minutes of fame, now let the customers of the banks get access to their accounts.
Traitor to the free world.
(Andy, Lincs, 8/12/2010 14:50)
or possibly my favorite;
Shame they didnt do something about the millions of dollars that went to the terrorist organisation the IRA back in the 70`s, 80`s and 90`s and probably carrying on today.
(Lloyd, Bridgwater, UK, 9/12/2010 10:15)
…The Sun broke front page with a different story, that Al-Qaeda are threatening Coronation Street! What! They can’t! Coronation Street is a British Institution! It’s as British as cups of tea, and red phone-boxes, and colonizing 3rd world nations (That’s satire that is. Satire. And you’re getting it free of charge). Al-Qaeda; clearly believe that The Rovers Return is as important as the World Trade Center. This has lead to heightened security measures at Corrie-HQ:
Corrie stars will undergo full body searches with cast and crew passing through airport-style scanners before being frisked in security checks at the show’s studios.
I’d be wary about Barbara Knox. She’s always struck me as someone with a dark secret.
On the plus side;
But they’ve all vowed, ‘The show must go on’.
Bravo! Means I can enjoy and evening of Bill Roache (TV’s Ken Barlow) live. Hooray!
Here’s a picture of Mr. Roache during happier times.