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  •  Valkyrie has not been released yet (0+ / 0-)

    and yet you are willing to prejudge it's possible effects.

    Of course, there certainly seem to be some people out there who want to see to it that the film never sees the light of day.

    Anyone who fails to see the historical parallels between Blackwater & the Nazi SS, or the DHS & the Gestapo, needs a serious reality check.

    by Randgrithr on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 08:31:42 AM PST

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    •  So let me get this straight - (4+ / 0-)

      You think that the government is aiding a DDOS attack on Scientology to do what exactly to the release of Valkyrie?  Stop it?  How would attacks on Scientology stop UA from releasing the movie?  It's already shot, in post-production, and it's the priority one release from UA in 2008.

      Making Tom Cruise look like a fool might hurt the gross, but he's done a really good job of that himself over the last few years.

      And yeah, I'm prejudging the effects of Valkyrie because I'm a movie buff who's watched the effects of movies and their impact for over 40 years.  This ain't "JFK".

      Tom Cruise is only a minority holder in UA.  MGM owns the majority interest in the studio.  Valkyrie will be in theaters in October 2008, even if L. Ron Hubbard himself comes back to life and tells UA not to release it.

      I'm sorry, you're chasing a wild hare here.

      "Cultist" is an empty argument. It's the new Godwin. If you invoke it, you've already lost.

      by nightsweat on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 08:39:32 AM PST

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      •  Not sure that's possible, but I'll try (0+ / 0-)

        I'm not sure how attacking Scientology would interfere with getting the movie to the theaters, since I'm not sure how that process works - but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that hitting the organization in the pocket is designed to at least punish them for it, if not interfere with it's release.

        I'm not chasing a wild hare. I might be if I saw Anonymous being encouraged to also harass the Unification Church - or if I saw them being seriously prosecuted for illegal acts against the Church of Scientology.

        Neither of those two things are happening.

        Anyone who fails to see the historical parallels between Blackwater & the Nazi SS, or the DHS & the Gestapo, needs a serious reality check.

        by Randgrithr on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 08:44:49 AM PST

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        •  No sequitur (1+ / 0-)
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          Why would Anonymous need to attack everyone at once?  They/he/she picked a target and went after it.  In fact, going after the Moonies at the same time would diminish the effectiveness of the first DDOS attack by splitting the botnet.  No?

          As for punishment, try being the RIAA or MPAA's webmaster.

          "Cultist" is an empty argument. It's the new Godwin. If you invoke it, you've already lost.

          by nightsweat on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 06:54:01 PM PST

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    •  Why not? (3+ / 0-)
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      Valkyrie has not been released yet (0 / 0)

      and yet you are willing to prejudge it's possible effects.

      You are. So why shouldn't nightsweat?

      Oh, and would you mind not tossing around the words "scientific experiment" quite so much? I do not think those words mean what you think they mean.

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