posted on May, 2 2011 @ 02:31 AM
Are there Targeted Individuals? Yes. But usually for a good reason. For a few short weeks I worked for a P.I. who did mostly worker's compensation
fraud cases, and these people were followed, videotaped, investigated, and had their lives examined minutely.
I learned that there are websites and programs on which I can input a person's name and birthdate and get their addresses, phone numbers, jobs,
relatives, criminal records, activities, and more as far back as 20 years, maybe more. As part of my first few days on the job I was instructed to
investigate myself and was shocked at the amount of information that was readily available. Nearly all of my addresses from the first time I rented an
apartment in my own name, all of my email addresses, all of my ex-spouses, my jobs and my school/college enrollments and activities - it was all
there! The fact that I rarely stayed in one place longer than a few years and had 5 marriages, all with different names, didn't make any difference.
My history going back to at least the early 80's was all there.
On the other hand, our investigations targeted specific people for very specific and temporary reasons, and my boss explained to me that this is
usually the case. People who are suspected of insurance or worker's comp fraud, various types of public assistance fraud, or "white collar" crimes,
may be followed and subjected to surveillance and videotaping 24/7 .. for a while. When the case is over, it's over, and people aren't usually
targeted for no reason, at least in his experience.
In my own case I am rather vaguely annoyed to remain untargeted in spite of the fact that I freely post about conspiracies and my contempt for the US
government and political figures and do nothing to hide my identity. Obviously I'm being ignored because they don't take me seriously in spite of
all my subversive views and anti-government opinions - and the fact that I own GUNS! *sigh*
I even managed to avoid filing income taxes for three years, and all that happened was when I did file again (to get that $600 rebate thingy), they
made me go back and file the three missing years before they would send my money (and they provided me copies of all my W2's and 1099's to do it
Where am I going here? I know I had a point.. oh yeah .. I find it hard to believe that people are "targeted" for no good reason, or don't know
why. If people are really being targeted for no more reasons than many of them claim, I should be targeted, too. But I'm not, and never have been.
I don't doubt that there are people out there who really are being targeted, but I think there are good reasons they are targets and that they
probably know the reason if they would admit it. And then, of course, I think there are people who want to be targeted so they can feel
important and have some excitement in their lives, plus the people who are mentally ill.