Archive for February, 2011
Christian Sailer and Gert-Joachim Hetzel have filed a 16,500-word complaint with the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at the Hague, saying they intend to pursue charges against Pope Benedict XVI for crimes against humanity for, among other things, "the establishment and maintenance of a worldwide system of cover-up of the sexual crimes committed by Catholic priests and their preferential treatment, which aids and abets ever new crimes" and "the adherence to a fatal forbiddance of the use of condoms, even when the danger of HIV-Aids infection exists," and insists the Catholic Church illegally "acquires its members through a compulsory act, namely, through the baptism of infants that do not yet have a will of their own." This sounds awesome. Also, hilarious. More at the Irish Times. [via Queerty]
Before all those Gaga fanboys jump at me I’d like to make clear that the following post is from Queerty.com, so don’t you blame me
Better than Gaga?
Is this how Lady Gaga will make good for helping generate cash for Target? She’s releasing a "limited edition" of
"Express Yourself" "Born This Way," and that a portion of the proceeds will go to "gay rights groups," whatever those are. But how can you get your hands on this special track? Oh, right, by buying it at Target — which gets the benefit of increased foot traffic in its stores so more of your cash go toward the company’s unregulated support of anti-gay politicians. I believe there is a term to describe this: money laundering. Don’t play along.
Anonymous, the online activist movement, has taken down the website of the Westboro Baptist Church, home of the ‘God Hates Fags’ campaign group that pickets the funerals of US soldiers whose death the group blames on an acceptance of homosexuality by the USA.
Anonymous has taken down the main website of the church together with their other websites, including the charmingly named PriestsRapeBoys.com as well as GodHatesAmerica.com, GodHatesTheWorld.com, JewsKilledJesus.com and AmericaIsDoomed.com. The one page of the website that does resolve contains a letter from the Anonymous group that says the church’s website has been “seized by Anonymous under section #14 of the rules of the Internet.”
The church had begun a hate campaign against Anonymous and claimed that it was under threat, something that Anonymous said was a lie and a publicity stunt. In their posting announcing the hack, Anonymous said: “Your continued biting of the Anonymous hand, however, has earned you a swift and emotionless bitchslap, in the form of this very message. Despite having had the capability to hack your sites previously, we chose not to and instead responded maturely to your threats, but you have not respected this.
“For this unremitting display of overzealousness, we award you no points. Take this defacement as a simple warning: go away. The world (including Anonymous) disagrees with your hateful messages, but you have the right to voice them. This does not mean you can jump onto Anonymous for attention.” The message ends with the statement: “God hates fags: assumption. Anonymous hates leeches: fact.”
Article by PinkNews
Video: A source from Anonymous confronts Shirley Phelps-Roper from the Westboro Baptist Church, calling the supposed letter sent to Westboro by Anonymous a hoax. While he is talking on the show, the Westboro Baptist Church website and other affiliated sites were hacked and replaced with Anonymous notices.
First of all: Yesterday’s video should work for everyone now; there was a problem with the video codec keeping some people from streaming it, sorry about that.
And since this seems to cause some confusion every now and then: If you download videos here you will usually get a file with the 7z extension. This is not a video but an archive format so if you ever tried to play those files this is the reason why it didn’t work
To extract 7z files you can use apps like 7-Zip or WinRAR (Windows), File Roller (Linux) or The Unarchiver (MacOS). There are many more applications supporting 7z for every operating system. The videos are mostly encoded as MP4 or FLV files and work in every common video player like MPC or VLC (which is available for Windows, Linux, MacOS and others).