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A voice for ‘ordinary’ people

Anonymous’ agenda varies

February 25, 2013

They wear the stylized Guy Fawkes mask that’s become a symbol of Anonymous—the loosely-organized international so-called “hacktivist” group—but local members of AmeriSec, an Anonymous subgroup, say......

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Feb-27-13 2:16 PM

The protest rally, scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in front of the Hancock County Courthouse, will include testimonies by victims of sexual abuse and remarks by other "concerned citizens," said Adam Rahuba, a publicist for Anonymous. But the main focus of the vigil will be to ask why Tyler M. Graham, 19, of Weirton was released on a $50,000 property and surety bond after being charged with the alleged rape of a 2-year-old girl. - See more at: *******heraldstaronline****/page/content.detail/id/583690/Activist-group-plans-protest-in-Hancock.html?nav=5010#sthash.NMDErJQu.dpuf

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Feb-27-13 7:45 AM

Nice job annonymous for openning some eyes.

With so many on here hiding behind their names(including me); I don't see much difference with the mask thing.

Continue to support the victims.

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Feb-27-13 7:32 AM

Oneill: LOL! Much respect to you, my friend.

The second rally will take place on March 10th at noon, again at the Washington County Courthouse. Hope to see some of you there. And thanks again for the great discussion!


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Feb-26-13 12:03 PM

"If you pay attention, you'll see that the world is full of so-called "churches" that peddle Communism as if that evil system was ordained by God"

wasn't it though??...

Steven Wienberg said it best - "Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."

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Feb-25-13 8:53 PM

If you ever want to know what Anonymous stands for (the worldwide movement, not just the hacker collective), then just watch this short video. THIS is what Anonymous and AmeriSec are about.


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Feb-25-13 8:50 PM

I love it when I see a group like anonymous does good. Their methods aren't always kosher, but if they had not snagged to break into the stupid Steubenville red roll website, a lot of things that went on that were obviously illegal , never would have seen the light of day. It would have been shoved under the carpet, and no one would have been the wiser. I hope to justice done. Very possibly , the victim has a better chance now since this group shed some much light on this case.

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Feb-25-13 6:12 PM

... everything we have to ensure people are not oppressed by government and/or the norms of society. Thank you all so much for this discussion, it's very refreshing, to say the least.

And to MaryPoppins, it's our pleasure. I was at the Stuebenville rallies, and they were by far some of the most beautiful things I've EVER seen. Justice for Jane Doe!



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Feb-25-13 6:10 PM

Wow! I'm astounded at the debate this has sparked. Discussion like this is what I like to see; opinions given out, disagreements, counter-opinions, so on and so forth. This is what we fight for; your right to do just this. Oneill, this particular group (AmeriSec) focuses on doing everything 100% legally. We want no harm to anyone, nor do we wish to cause any kind of trouble. As for anonymity, that is entirely an individual's right. I went on the record with my name to show the people that, at least for me, the mask is a show of solidarity, and to get people to focus on the message, not me. As I told Sam, and as is reflected in this article, Anonymous is an idea. While some may embrace Anonymity, some do not. It's all about common goals, not gimmicks. The Guy Fawkes mask is a symbol; a man gave the ultimate price to free his people from oppression. Now, does that mean we'll blow up the government?*****no. It just means that we will fight (legally, of course, at least for AmeriSec) wit

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Feb-25-13 6:09 PM

Do any of these groups "voice" a differing position or political view, not all libertarians are for govt interference in markets, or allow civil liberties to be breeched in the name of safe warm cookies out of the oven feelings. Why some are even atheists, so add details in your post and quit broadbrushing Americans.Conservatives and Libertarians have a choice of political parties, the NRA, our churches, the Heritage Foundation, the CATO Institute, several national military Veterans' organizations, Boy Scouts (we hope), Oath Keepers, FreedomWorks, 9-12 groups, Buckeye Firearms Association, Ohio Liberty Council, NFIB, Chamber of Commerce, and many more. Anyone who thinks they need ANOTHER "voice" is not paying attention to opoortunities to get working in something already up and running.

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Feb-25-13 6:01 PM

Julian Assange brought to light various deeds of U.S. govt. officials without anonymity, and lok at his plight, this movement may not be the ideal way to bring certain acts of our government and corporate to the forefront, but in todays world with databases on citizens being sold to insurance companies among others, it may be the only way to provide a voice to/for the "ordinary" citizen.

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Feb-25-13 5:26 PM

Not everyone lurks behind an anonymous pen name. I see nothing worng with exspressing my opinion on matters that concerns me or us. I do mine openly because I choose to but if someone does hide behind a pin name that is their right too. Some people worry that others care differently and it might come back and bite them it is a small city.

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Feb-25-13 5:19 PM

Guy Fawkes was hung, drawn and quartered along with 3 fellow plotters on 1.31.1606. Fawkes, aka Guido Fawkes and Guido Johnson, ratted on his pals after some days of progressive torture. Fawkes was able to cheat the hangman somewhat by leaping from the scaffold to hasten his death.

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Feb-25-13 10:50 AM

Thank you Masked People for bringing the horrible rape thing in Steubenville to the light of day.

Many appreciate your efforts.

I hope justice is served in that area filled with what many have deemed corrupt.

I prayer for this current victim and any others who may have slipped beneath the carpet.

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Feb-25-13 9:09 AM

One thing I'm trying to get people to understand is that we're working hard for their right to disagree with us. We believe that anyone should be able to express their opinions -- positive or otherwise -- and allow their voices to be heard. Above that, however, we're trying to show love and compassion to our fellow people. We want this world to be happier, and we feel the best way to do so is to get out on the streets and let our voices be heard; giving people a place to fit in, no matter their ethnicity, origin, religion, political views. None of that matters when you're standing with AmeriSec, the only thing that matters is you have an idea -- a positive hope for the world that you'd like to see come to fruition.

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Feb-25-13 8:58 AM

voiceofreason1: Absolutely! Even if people disagree, I enjoy being able to see others' opinions. I'm just trying to get the point across as to what this is about, and explaining that not everyone really feels "at home" with some of the groups mentioned. Our masks promote solidarity, and attempt to prove the point that we do not have faces; only voices.

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Feb-25-13 8:28 AM

In a way, that's what this comment section of the newspaper article allow. I'd bet there are people voicing their opinion on here that wouldn't say the same thing in the same way in a face-to face situation. They want to lurk behind an anonymous "pen name" and state their positions in a public setting. They want their voice to be heard.

So, in essence, everyone who posts on here is wearing a mssk and doing the same thing the people in this article are doing!

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Feb-25-13 7:42 AM

This is a chance for people not affiliated with such groups to be able to stand out and have their voices heard. This is for the single mothers, the people who feel they do not typically 'fit' in society, the troubled teens, the angry citizens, the thoughtful children; this is a gathering in which ANYONE can attend, and they don't even need a "membership". A lot more people are ridiculed in society than many think.

"A man is least himself when he speaks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."

~Oscar Wilde

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Feb-25-13 7:04 AM

Looks like the misfit gamers etc are now starting to crawl out of mommy's basement behind the security of a mask.

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