Toews makes the Big Time

Oh-oh… Vic Toews has drawn the ire of Anonymous.

This is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Who’s sorry now, Vic?

UPDATE:  Whoops.  Account closed, vid no longer available.

UPDATE II:  New video (thanks to Sassy in the comments)

16 Responses to “Toews makes the Big Time”

  1. 1 hemmingforddogblog Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Memo to Vic:
    Cc: Conservative party

    The first rule of holes: When you’re in one, stop digging.

  2. 2 Phatbiker Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    The more I hear about Anonymous the more I like them, sic ‘im boys, make him sweat. I hope the Libs and the NDP get their act together and send these bums packing after the next election.

  3. 3 bleatmop Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I’m sure he’s shaking in his boots. Anon might crash a government website or post some more personal information about him. Perhaps they will give the government just enough motivation to add some more draconian measures into this internet spying bill.

  4. 4 JJ Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I have the suspicion that they know exactly what they’re doing. The internet community being what it is, they had to know there’d be big time backlash to something like this bill. Maybe we should be looking beyond this and see what else they’re up to 👿

  5. 5 JJ Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Yeah, I totally like these “Anonymous” characters. Ethical hacking rocks 😎

  6. 6 JJ Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Do I detect a tone of sarcasm? 😆
    You’ve got a good point though — usually that’s how authoritarians respond to threats, by shutting down communication even more. Something to think about.

  7. 7 sassy Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Seems to another anon video up (at least for now)

  8. 8 sassy Monday, February 20, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Now, the original is up again??

    Notice that the name Toews is pronounced differently in each of the two videos.

  9. 9 fhg1893 Monday, February 20, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Anonymous can be tricky to motivate. For one thing, Anonymous isn’t really a group of hackers, more like a loose ad-hock collection of script kiddies with perhaps a handful of talented hackers who help them out sometimes. And the amount of Anonymous “threat videos” posted online far outnumbers the number of actual incidents of hacktivism. I wonder if Anonymous often lacks the critical mass to carry out its threats, as I’ve observed that most incidents that come to light deal with the most egregiously outrageous organizations.

    In any case, I’m not so sure we’re going to see anything more on this file, not because I don’t want to see Vic Toews get his comeuppance, I definitely do, but because I think that Anonymous probably won’t get enough interest out of their “membership” to really make a go of it. Unless of course I’m misreading the level of enthusiasm for this project….

  10. 10 fhg1893 Monday, February 20, 2012 at 4:50 am

    And before I forget.

    Anonymous was not always a kind of left-wing activist group, moreover, there may be some kind of battle being waged for the soul of anonymous. Anonymous used to be a loose collection of internet uber-trolls with no leaders, no organization, no stated goals, and no particular agenda. See the message from Old Anon to New Anon:

    NSFW! WARNING! LINK NSFW! Encyclopedia Dramatica is NOT SAFE FOR WORK! You have been warned.

    Old Anon has been known to go after radical feminist bloggers: and:

    And Scientology:

    And here’s an example of a failed raid:

    All links should be considered NOT SAFE FOR WORK. You have been warned!

  11. 11 bleatmop Monday, February 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Lol, JJ. You sarcasm meter is never off. I suspect that this “inquiry” will lead to some recommendations in committee to loosen up even more of the language in the proposed bill so that we can catch these political opponents pedophiles before they have the chance to say something nasty but true about important government ministers and their allies.

  12. 12 JJ Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    fhg – I’ve never thought of Anonymous as left or right, just anti-authoritarian. (And as I’ve said many times, there are fascists on both sides of the spectrum, so being anti-authoritarian doesn’t preclude attacks on PITA doctrinaire lefties and “leftier-than-thou” types who can’t stand the idea of independent thought.)

    Thanks for the links: some of it was good memory lane stuff, others I hadn’t seen before. Good readin’!

  13. 13 JJ Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    No, I think you’re reading it just right. I was actually kind of surprised that the interest in this thing lasted as long and went as deep as it did. (That #tellviceverything became a trending topic on Twitter was in itself pretty amazing.) But a week is a long time on the internets…

  14. 14 JJ Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Yeah, you could be right. Maybe what the government has learned out of this is that it’s in their interest to control the internet even more tightly than they thought. We’ll see.

  15. 15 fhg1893 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    I think Vic Toews has really stepped in it this time. Either that or we’re becoming desensitized to the extremist American-style polemic that’s starting to creep into our politics.

    I think that after the long Liberal reign as you know, the left needs/needed a shakeup, and even Anon probably senses that. But, I have to agree with… everyone Vic Toews’ way of doing business is not appropriate or desirable. Putting me and most of the country on the same level as those who literally rape babies…

    Many are calling for giving the public safety portfolio to someone else, and I’m inclined to agree. As bad as the rhetoric can get, this is too much, and I’m glad that it’s not letting up.

  16. 16 fhg1893 Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    fhg – I’ve never thought of Anonymous as left or right, just anti-authoritarian.

    There’s still that thread, but check out anonnews. Anonymous now has a hatred of the oil sands? And they’re going to shut down this important Canadian industry by DDOSing corporate websites? I think I could make a pretty good case to suggest that Anonymous has shifted towards the left, but again… that’s this new Anonymous which has cropped up recently. I don’t think that’s intrinsically bad, but I do think it’s bad for Anonymous. They risk eventual irrelevance as people start to ignore a blatantly political message. Well, other than political junkies like us of course.

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