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Now that you know the NSA spies on americans, will that change your posting habits?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by seansean, Dec 20, 2005.

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  1. seansean

    seansean Member

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    are you worried your posts here or elsewhere are gonna end up in a file on some fed. agents desk? Just curious.
     
  2. hillbilly

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    In a word, no.

    If it gets so bad that I have to legitimately worry about that, in that people are actually being whisked away into custody because of what they post on internet boards, then the time to load out and hit the woods will have been long past.................


    hillbilly
     
  3. Fidel Castro

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    Yes!

    If 'OUR' government wouldn't respect the 4th Amendment, WHY would 'OUR' government respect 'OUR' 1st Amendment rights.

    I will speculate that there is an internet forum 'profiling' going on. Guns, political, muslim.

    My username is probably showing up on the 'supercomputer' right now.
     
  4. Old Dog

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    Why? And just what would some federal agent do with our posts?

    Sometimes I think a lot of people believe that the government occupies much of its time spying on its own citizens. But, if you are worried about this, just use a lot of nonstandard abbreviations, intentional misspellings and symbols (#@$%) mixed in with letters in your words ... Gotta defeat those filters the NSA is using to screen our posts, right?

    Hillbilly is 100% correct.
     
  5. Cliff

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    Ain't skered...:rolleyes:
     
  6. PATH

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    Nope! I can't say as I have anything to say that would draw the attention of ferderal authorities. I will be sure to never discuss Curtis LeMay and the bombing campaign against Japan though!:what: :neener: :D :evil:
     
  7. Screehopper

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    Just don't make any threats towards the pres.

    A college student got whisked away by the FBI because he posted in his blog that was deemed by the FBI as threatening towards the pres. He was saying something figuratively, but it got interpretted wrong. So they busted the college student. I have no idea what the outcome was.
     
  8. GoRon

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    Any links?

    Sounds like an urban myth to me but maybe not...
     
  9. Trip20

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    It believe I read it on CNN a while back. Their archives are not exactly the easiest to search. I'll check.
     
  11. Biker

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    I've always assumed that anything I do publically would be scrutinized by someone with an acronym behind their name. Nothing's changed.
    Biker
     
  12. Byron Quick

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    If I haven't shown up on their radar screen by now, it means one of two things: 1)They aren't watching the internet boards that closely or 2) they have people of intelligence and subtlety doing the surveillance.

    Based on the government's track record, I tend to believe in #1 as #2 is just too incredible to be true.
     
  13. rick_reno

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    Nope, they're only looking at terrorists and I ain't one of them.
     
  14. longeyes

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    I plan to clean up my emoticons.:D

    But not yet.
     
  15. pax

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    Nawww.

    When I started posting online, I figured that anything I said could easily be traced back to me, personally, by anyone who cared enough to put some legwork into it.

    So I decided a long time ago to only post stuff I wouldn't mind saying in public, in person, to whomever I was talking to, with the whole world listening in. I figured I only had one reputation, regardless of what username I used, and I've acted accordingly. It's kept me out of a lot of grief.

    I really doubt anyone in the gov't cares enough about me, personally, to put much legwork into cataloging my posts and keeping track of every little thing I've ever said online, but even if they did, so what? Heh, maybe I can help educate the poor bored BATF agent skimming this right now ... ;)

    pax
     
  16. lowracer

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    The "S" has "HTF" already

    I have it on good authority that they are reading this forum and all posts are being logged on NSA computers for later collation, interrogation, and ultimately confiscation and incarceration. According to one website I read, agents of the federal government are at this very minute preparing huge barbed-wire internment camps in the deserts of Utah for the wholesale warehousing of American citizens, and you can bet these will be "no guns allowed" camps.

    The "S" has "HTF" already. Time to bug out, this is your notice. Grab your shiny mylar tri-corner hat at the door. You're gonna need that bad boy.
     
  17. Mnemesyne

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    I won't change my posting habits...Eschelon <sp> has been around for years sniffing out email/web postings...So what makes it any different now? Just my thoughts.....

    Mneme
     
  18. Third_Rail

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    Everything I send over the internet that is of significant importance to me is encrypted with enough authority to make it hard for even the gov't to break... not to mention I like to send loads of encrypted garbage for them to work on, too. :D
     
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    Its been common knowledge that programs like Carnivore, Echelon etc have been combing through all emails, faxes, even phone conversations etc for years. I have just assumed they are scanning forums like these for some time now. I'm sure there are actual agents who hang out on forums as well.
     
  20. WT

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    NSA has been scanning telephone calls for at least 34 years. Back in 1971 they had a number of CRAY computers assigned to the task at Ft. Meade, MD.
     
  21. taliv

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    pax +1

    however, that doesn't mean i condone their spying. it's a definite no-no. out of bounds. unconstitutional.
     
  22. Crosshair

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    Not really, still going to swipe buds from my neighbors pot plants.

    /Watches as PITA neighbor gets raided.:evil:


    //I hope this does not last long.
     
  23. Alex45ACP

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    I'm not worried at all. I trust the government. They would never abuse their power. They only go after terrorists, and if it keeps me safer I'm willing to give up some of my freedoms.
     
  24. pax

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    taliv ~

    Agreed on that, too. More strongly than you can imagine.

    pax

    Rockefeller's Rule: Never do anything you wouldn't be caught dead doing.
     
  25. IndianaDean

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    I'm not worried at all. I've gone through scores of background checks buying firearms over the last 2years. I have tried several several different guns, traded to purchase others until I found what I liked. I counted up the handguns I've bought, and traded off over the last couple of years.
    55. All of those except one had background checks.
    Every single time the FBI has practically waved me through the checks. They apparently have no problem with my multitudes of purchases, so I don't give it any thought.
     
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