11-19-2012, 04:21 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: The true northern Cal
Re: Wht would you sign a petition at whitehouse.gov
Originally Posted by al45lc
Ok, prove it. This has been posted before, prove it.
Otherwise, it's just paranoia.
If it can't be proven, it's heresay and parnoia.
How many sites like this are there? And how much computer time and personnel can "they" dedicate to ALL those websites ?
The logistics would be astounding.
But when someone posts DIRECTLY to the WhiteHouse, well, now your knocking on the devil's own door, BIG difference.
NAH, I'm just paranoid
If you don't think TFF is one of the sites being watched, well...........
Can I say for sure? No I can't. Can you say for sure their not?
According to Jason Brashear of Citizen Wars who reported Sunday that the facebook user, also named Jason, had contacted him with the story, a local police officer and two sheriffs showed up at his home, explaining, “We are here because of a possible threat to Senator Santorum based on your Facebook comment.”
The comment in question? “I wish there was a magic wand to make Senator Santorum disappear,” which Jason had posted to a private political thread.
The officer explained he had made his appearance at Jason’s house,
“..to view the home and make sure that there were no pictures of the former Senator Rick Santorum or evidence that Jason was planning something against the former Senator."
The officer explained the US Government has a system to monitor and scan all social sites like Facebook for key words that might raise suspension of ill intent. The officer stated that Jason was ‘flagged due to his post on Facebook.’
Chris Frierson said, “we are here to warn you that there is a very fine line between freedom of speech and a threat.” He told Jason “Be thankful that it is just the Austin Police Department here and not the secret service as they would be going through your entire house and documents.”
The officer said that he concluded Jason was not a threat and reported that in his statement.
Read more: Why is the government monitoring social media networks? | Washington Times Communities
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