It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Help ATS via PayPal:
learn more

how many of you would be ready

page: 2
4
<< 1    3 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 09:45 PM
link   
a reply to: breakingbs

People have died defending the first amendment. I would hope their sacrifice wasn't in vain.




posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:05 PM
link   

originally posted by: breakingbs
How many of you would be ready if the government contacted you over something you said or did online??



First time was an MP suing me for defamation, I won that case but was a few thousand dollars lighter. The second time was for threatening the Prime Minister, and some nice detectives came around and had a little chat with me. No charges were laid (you have to be capable of carrying out any threat), and I went back to trolling politicians.

The last time the police came here for something I posted online, was not political, so it doesnt count.

I say I am fairly well prepared for the next time.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:16 PM
link   
I ordered pizza on whats app awhile ago..

Im expecting a knock anytime now..



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:19 PM
link   
a reply to: Tucket


Pizza.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:23 PM
link   

originally posted by: breakingbs
a reply to: Tucket


Pizza.




I know...i feel like a pervert



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:31 PM
link   
-
edit on 30-11-2016 by breakingbs because: ...



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:31 PM
link   

edit on 30-11-2016 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:37 PM
link   
-
edit on 30-11-2016 by breakingbs because: ...



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:42 PM
link   
If I was linked to aliens, I would tell the Feds that I am here to cooperate under my terms and conditions.



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 10:52 PM
link   
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Bahaha golden!



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 11:04 PM
link   
What do you mean by "ready", exactly? My general opinion on the subject is that of all the pieces of ourselves that we leave in our wake as we travel through this life, our words carry the most weight...and with it, the most responsibility.

This is especially true of things on the internet, where everyone communicates primarily via text. If you aren't already prepared to back up the words that you choose to say online with the knowledge that there is a better than average chance that someone may be monitoring your activity, then it would probably be a good idea to refrain from hitting the 'enter' key at all. As my daddy would say, plainly put: take care that your mouth does not write checks that your ass cannot cash.

We all say things that we end up regretting at one point or another, but from my perspective, it's not really about what you say. It is more about, for better or worse, owning those words. If you make a statement that reflects your views, and you believe those views are valid, you should have little difficulty supporting your position. And if evidence is produced that proves your viewpoint to be wrong, well...that's OK too, because you've learned something. Either way, be authentic.

I know there is a lot of fear out there about the internet becoming a vetting tool for the "thought police", and I'm just cynical enough to believe there is at least some level of that already happening regularly. If that's what you're getting at here, then at that point it becomes a question of just how important it is to express your opinion on matters that might attract closer scrutiny. You either speak your mind anyway and accept that your words could be used against you later on down the line, or you save the risk for a more deserving battle entirely. That's not a happy choice to make, but if we're being monitored, the reality is that there is nothing we can realistically do about it.

The way I see it, if there is a legitimate concern that a person could be subjected to interrogation by real life government agents in their own home without warning or explanation for something they said on the internet, it would be an excellent time to choose his or her battles wisely. Maybe that's a hidden silver lining...people would be a lot less cavalier about baiting and trolling and spreading false information and harassing people if they knew there was a possibility that such things could earn them a personal visit from the MIB.

What about you? What would your reaction be if you suddenly got a knock on your door from the government, wanting to have a chat about something you posted on the internet?



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 11:14 PM
link   
a reply to: tigertatzen

You said an awful lot about "words" in your post, and ironically what I have been deleting is words. People here get frustrating. And they are not the government. But they are a bunch of cheeto eaters that like to make go round insinuations all day and on and on. It's important. Important people do these things. Because they're important.


As per your last question I was hoping someone would ask me that!! I would say...hmm. My room is bad.


edit on 30-11-2016 by breakingbs because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 30 2016 @ 11:35 PM
link   
I'm so intelligent it hurts...
edit on 1-12-2016 by breakingbs because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:10 AM
link   
a reply to: breakingbs

Well...I talked about words because I have no basis for a hypothetical visit from the government regarding my actions to draw on, and in your OP, you referenced both. I have very little interaction with other people, so the chances of me being targeted for an action are pretty close to nonexistent.

People do indeed get frustrating here. They do it everywhere else, too. I don't understand your apparent aversion to Cheetos, nor can I make sense of what the condition of your room could possibly have to do with the topic of your OP, but you asked a question and I gave you my answer.

It is puzzling that you seem to be straying from your own topic...I'm not sure what point you're actually trying to make. We were talking about being ready for a surprise visit from the government in which our words or actions could be called into question, were we not?



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:14 AM
link   
Let's just hope that Hillary doesn't somehow get to be president. Come to think about it, I didn't have too much good to say about Trump either. Oh well, I am ready for them if they come, I'll just act crazy and they will ask the wife to take away my computer.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:21 AM
link   
a reply to: tigertatzen


Sigh..
edit on 1-12-2016 by breakingbs because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:22 AM
link   
a reply to: rickymouse

I'm sure it's over. I don't think she will.



edit on 1-12-2016 by breakingbs because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 12:55 AM
link   
-
edit on 1-12-2016 by breakingbs because: . ...



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 01:11 AM
link   
Is why leave the gone fishing sign out . fishing is
better than wasting time with government minions.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 02:17 AM
link   
a reply to: dfnj2015


Yeh they can talk to Makarov. I'll pretend I am the political officer and not them.



new topics

top topics



 
4
<< 1    3 >>

log in

join