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On Stealth & Stalking

by Bunk X ( 32 Comments › )
Filed under College Football, Crime, OOT, Open thread, Politics, Sports at November 27th, 2012 - 11:00 pm

This post is not so much about Stealth as it is about stalking (and not Charles Johnson’s definition).

One of the amazing things about the internest (and social media in particular) is how so many people and things are interrelated – the whole 6 degrees of separation business. Lately I’ve found significantly fewer degrees.

While catching up on a bizarre twisted saga via Twitter (that Stacy McCain and others have been covering extensively) I found a reference to a group of internet warriors called “Rustle League.” They are apparently affiliated with the more well-known cybergroup Anonymous.

I’m not a fan of Anonymous (especially not the Barrett Brown Crypto-Anarchist faction that wants to mess with international affairs and destroy global economics) but occasionally the group does some good.

I came upon a recent story today about a 15 year old girl, bullied online and in real life, had given up hope and threatened to off herself on Twitter. Trolls showed up, but eventually Rustle League and Anonymous got word about it, too. They apparently prevented a distraught girl from killing herself by stalking her stalking trolls and kicking ass.

Other news outlets reported it, and they referenced The Daily Dot. Full story with Twittercaps here.

Oh yeah, about those degrees of separation.
1. I saw a Tweet from a guy I spoke with on the phone a few days ago.
2. It referenced a podcast that named Rustle League.
3. A Google search for RL led me to the Daily Dot story written by an online friend. Politically we hate each other, but we get along otherwise.

H/T to raincoaster (POUTINE!) on The Overnight Open Thread.

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32 Responses to “On Stealth & Stalking”
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  1. coldwarrior
    1 | November 27, 2012 11:40 pm

    Tennessee Volunteers versus the Florida Gators.


  2. coldwarrior
    2 | November 27, 2012 11:43 pm

    at knoxville…


  3. 3 | November 27, 2012 11:59 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    In the library. With a lead pipe.


  4. coldwarrior
    4 | November 28, 2012 12:00 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    In the library. With a lead pipe.

    ahhhh!

    well played col mustard!


  5. 5 | November 28, 2012 12:09 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    Ahhhh yes. I remember that game well. Bob and I had box seats after we lost the WLGF contract for the third year in a row. We bought three seats, put the Wollensak reel-to-reel between us for a demo tape. We recorded some of the best play-by-play ever heard.

    Then Bob showed up, tripped over the stiletto heels Ms. Muchobusta left in front of her ample seat and spilled 32 ounces of crappy bear all over the Wolly. Saved the nachos, though, so it wasn’t a complete loss.


  6. coldwarrior
    6 | November 28, 2012 12:17 am

    @ Jack Asbeiter:

    its a good thing you werent electrocuted in the spill. those Wollies run on 240 volts!


  7. 7 | November 28, 2012 12:22 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    We were running on banks of D batteries that I’d soldered together, replacing them on the fly. Suki brought a backpack full.


  8. coldwarrior
    8 | November 28, 2012 12:24 am

    Jack Asbeiter wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    We were running on banks of D batteries that I’d soldered together, replacing them on the fly. Suki brought a backpack full.

    suki’s tough. that had to be 150lbs of duracells.


  9. Suki Wong
    9 | November 28, 2012 12:31 am

    Idiots, all of you. :lol:

    150 pounds isn’t required.
    Just one good EverReady will do.

    Thank you very much.


  10. coldwarrior
    10 | November 28, 2012 12:36 am

    @ Suki Wong:

    see what i know? nothing.

    real amperage comes from black cats.


  11. 11 | November 28, 2012 12:46 am

    @ Suki Wong:
    And about that pre-game party. There’s Bob on the right showing Suki how to solder batteries in parallel as I slowly explain to Ms. Muchobusta why Woody Hayes was the greatest college football coach ever.
    http://tinyurl.com/czxctg6


  12. coldwarrior
    12 | November 28, 2012 12:51 am

    Jack Asbeiter wrote:

    as I slowly explain to Ms. Muchobusta why Woody Hayes was the greatest college football coach ever.

    she looks enthralled.


  13. 13 | November 28, 2012 12:58 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    She was indeed. After three Long Island Iced Teas she completely understood the concept of keeping it on the ground and not putting your balls in the air. Push it into the goal with steady force. That’s how you win the game, one down at a time.


  14. coldwarrior
    14 | November 28, 2012 1:02 am

    @ Jack Asbeiter:

    jeeze….did she get it about not getting in front of his right cross!


  15. Suki Wong
    15 | November 28, 2012 1:03 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    She is adorable.

    But her necklace is out of place and askew.

    Please straighten it up for her CW.

    I’ll watch.


  16. coldwarrior
    16 | November 28, 2012 1:09 am

    Suki Wong wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    She is adorable.
    But her necklace is out of place and askew.
    Please straighten it up for her CW.
    I’ll watch.

    she’s wearing a necklace?

    :lol:


  17. 17 | November 28, 2012 1:10 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    Yes. I explained to her about cameras and what not to do, hence the photo. As far as the photos I, we took at the post-game, ah, debriefing, let’s just say that they’re kind of private. [Thanks, Suki. You're a peach.]


  18. coldwarrior
    18 | November 28, 2012 1:15 am

    @ Jack Asbeiter:

    he was hell on journalists and nose guards, but wow, anyone who can coach denison to an undefeated season is a god.


  19. whosoever
    19 | November 28, 2012 1:15 am

    So you three are getting paid for this -- that’s sweet!
    How do you all know what time to clock in?
    Synchronize watches?
    Broadcasting is a black art.


  20. coldwarrior
    20 | November 28, 2012 1:17 am

    @ whosoever:

    raaaaacist.


  21. 21 | November 28, 2012 1:18 am

    @ whosoever:
    We all have circumcised watches.


  22. coldwarrior
    22 | November 28, 2012 1:19 am

    Jack Asbeiter wrote:

    @ whosoever:
    We all have circumcised watches.

    mines smaller…its a seiko.


  23. Suki Wong
    23 | November 28, 2012 1:20 am

    I got nothing left.
    I’m out. Toes up.

    Stay out of trouble tonight, CW and Jack.


  24. 24 | November 28, 2012 1:23 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    I can’t see mine anymore, but I think it’s a Norelco.
    @ Suki Wong:
    Great. Now the cooler is locked again.


  25. coldwarrior
    25 | November 28, 2012 1:34 am

    Jack Asbeiter wrote:

    @ Suki Wong:
    Great. Now the cooler is locked again.

    dammit!

    night yinz


  26. whosoever
    26 | November 28, 2012 1:58 am

    night


  27. 27 | November 28, 2012 4:44 am

    Being an hour ahead of the US east coast does not make for lively early morning sessions here.


  28. Guggi
    28 | November 28, 2012 5:12 am

    Hmmm….

    California Finds Economic Gloom Starting to Lift

    After nearly five years of brutal economic decline, government retrenchment and a widespread loss of confidence in its future, California is showing the first signs of a rebound.


  29. 29 | November 28, 2012 6:55 am

    @ Guggi:

    “Dead Cat Bounce”


  30. Guggi
    30 | November 28, 2012 6:59 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ Guggi:
    “Dead Cat Bounce”

    Have yu seen the last paragraph ? Even now they can’t stop to defame Romney (it’s like in soccer when one retaliates)


  31. 31 | November 28, 2012 7:45 am

    Guggi wrote:

    Mike C. wrote:

    @ Guggi:
    “Dead Cat Bounce”

    Have yu seen the last paragraph ? Even now they can’t stop to defame Romney (it’s like in soccer when one retaliates)

    They just couldn’t resist a gratuitous swipe at Romney, could they? Nasty little people.

    I can’t say I’m surprised at the story, though. I’m skeptical that California is actually experiencing an economic rebound, I rather think that we’re now about to see a lot of press designed to convince us that we’re ALL amidst an economic rebound. Obama has delivered us to the promised land, hallelujah!


  32. 32 | November 28, 2012 7:50 am

    @ Guggi:

    Taxes are going up, so of course the economy is getting better. Raising taxes alwaysimproves the economy for the parasite class.


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