Signing the petition, by 'name fagging' oneself, does not publicly connect oneself to Anonymous when each signatory is part of a large group coming from many different even larger groups of which the Anonymous anti-CoS group is just one (such as Belief.Net). For example, if you Google the title of the petition within quotation marks you get 579 different links, many of them websites. This petition has gone viral. Meanwhile, I am reminded of the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz. If these guys will not sign themselves what about their friends and family? OSA is not going after signatories - to a petition in support of an FBI investigation. To do so would raise the spectre of obstruction of justice, witness intimidation in some cases (such as M & M), and other federal crimes. I think it is fair to say that many people "distrust the government." However, the government is our only game in town on this one.