The Yasusada hoax encourages cynicism, in the same way that the "super bowl domestic abuse" urban myth does. (The story, of doubtful origin and validity, that more men beat their partners on superbowl sunday than any other day of the year.) Proliferating internet hoaxes drown out genuine and vital information. That was my train of thought this morning. I didn't mean one shouldn't sign an amnesty international petition! That would be pretty callous even from an arrogant bastard like me.