Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/9/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/9/2010The diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks continue to dominate the headlines, alarming or embarrassing political leaders all over the world. Since the arrest of Julian Assange, a consortium of activists and hackers known as “Operation Payback” has been formed to exact revenge on all the government agencies and private corporations that have acted against Mr. Assange. The first hacker to be arrested for the revenge DDOS attacks was a 16-year-old boy in the Netherlands.

In other news, a Frenchwoman who fled from wild boars by climbing a tree was unable to get down, and had to be rescued from its branches by helicopter.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, DF, Diana West, Esther, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, JP, Kitman, Lurker from Tulsa, McR, Nick, Nilk, Srdja Trifkovic, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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