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Homeland Security monitors journalists

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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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Homeland Security monitors journalists


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According to the Department of Homeland Security’s own definition of personal identifiable information, or PII, such data could consist of any intellect “that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred, including any information which is linked or linkable to that individual.” Previously established guidelines within the administration say that data could only be collected under authorization set forth by written code, but the new provisions in the NOC’s write-up means that any reporter, whether someone along the lines of Walter Cronkite or a budding bl
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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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The wording is insanely confusing under National Operations Center (NOC)’s Media Monitoring Initiative is just the start how soon until they are censoring journalist's for what they are saying or reporting?

what is more alarming is they are coming right out and saying it now when they have been doing this since 2010.

I dont know how much longer the Dept of homeland security can get away with this more and more its like they are turning into the early stages of hitlers homeland security.

and with obama giving his full support to SOPA and NDAA I am starting to fear the coming elections.


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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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Hey, it's for your safety dude. You don't want journalists publishing things that threaten our national security, do you? Otherwise, the terrorists might get you. What if a journalist was really recruiting Jihadist martyrs to commit terrorist actions against the US? Homeland Security would be there to save the day.

I would gladly destroy the entire Bill of Rights and literally put it in law that the Constitution is null and void as long as I can feel safe from the Al-CIAda terrorists.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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you know now that you mention the Terrorists it puts this all into perspective the article didnt even mention Alqueduh.. now I feel a whole lot better that our homeland is safe and our glorious leader is creating all these programs to keep us safe.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 03:21 PM
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I would gladly destroy the entire Bill of Rights and literally put it in law that the Constitution is null and void as long as I can feel safe from the Al-CIAda terrorists


are these your own words?

do you feel threatened in any way that you feel safe knowing and seeing the DHS working to keep you safe. my point is can you prove anybody or group is keeping you safe. and why would you give up your right to protect your own self or family and depend on another group or organization to keep you or family safe. I just dont get where you come from..

I am safe because I say so, because I do so..because of my choice to be safe..and because I was a soldier, I think like a soldier therefore I am my own and my families soldier



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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That was all sarcasm bro. I thought for sure including "Al-CIAda" in there would make it pretty clear.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 03:29 PM
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Originally posted by TupacShakur
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Hey, it's for your safety dude. You don't want journalists publishing things that threaten our national security, do you? Otherwise, the terrorists might get you. What if a journalist was really recruiting Jihadist martyrs to commit terrorist actions against the US? Homeland Security would be there to save the day.

I would gladly destroy the entire Bill of Rights and literally put it in law that the Constitution is null and void as long as I can feel safe from the Al-CIAda terrorists.



I couldn't agree more. I think the Bill of Rights is obsolete. When our founding fathers were around, they could never invision terrorism, or 2 planes knocking down 3 buildings(lack of imagination). They wouldn't even know what a plane was, so clearly we need more security or I'm afraid the final proof could come in the form of a MUSHROOM CLOUD.

I'm not sure why I post on this site seeing as I don't believe in any conspiracy theories and only come here to visit the 911 forums and debunk truthers... but you know, this thread really stood out.

It stood out as a beacon of freedom. A beacon of security. Because security and freedom go hand in hand.

ATS really needs to WAKE UP, talking about Ron Paul this, and Ron Paul that. His foreign policy is CRAZY. You actually think NOT attacking foreign countries is a good idea??? WTH?!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by TupacShakur
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Hey, it's for your safety dude. You don't want journalists publishing things that threaten our national security, do you? Otherwise, the terrorists might get you. What if a journalist was really recruiting Jihadist martyrs to commit terrorist actions against the US? Homeland Security would be there to save the day.

I would gladly destroy the entire Bill of Rights and literally put it in law that the Constitution is null and void as long as I can feel safe from the Al-CIAda terrorists.


Oh, those pesky Constitution and Bill of Rights! Indeed. We will be SOOO safe without them! I WANT to be told what to do when. I will be so safe and cozy.

Freedom? Meh. Who wants THAT!?! Only a sicko.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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and ? what you thought that you had a free unbiased media there ? hardly.. its been monitored and controlled for years ...



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:51 PM
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This news doesn't surprise me in the least.
Reading between the lines, I'm sure they monitor bloggers even more closely.
This is quite evident the way they watch Failbook and record all Tweets in the National Archives.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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so are we North Korea Sr. or Jr.?


land of the freedom slowly deteriorating as good men stand by and do nothing because it's illegal to do the right thing.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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First let me say I am no supporter the HSA, matter of fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a single agency I do support.

That being said, I've always been confused by these "special" rights that anyone claiming to be a "journalist" has.
Journalists (used to) have protections against revealing sources, yet any "ordinary" citizen would have been found in contempt of court for attempting to not disclose the same info.

Don't get me wrong, I believe no citizen should be able to be forced to disclose info to any agency.
Let them do the footwork, find the evidence, and charge when possible.

I just don't understand when someone claiming to be a journalist suddenly has protections that others do not.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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Before it was unofficial and conspiratorial.
Now it is official.

America is a fascist state!

The abject lunacy that a tiny handful with money can have such
chokening control over millions and billions.

We the people have become weak.
That's why they have become so strong.



posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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Personally, I think it's time to stop making jokes about this crap and take it seriously. The actions of DHS are ludicrous, and it's not even questionable at this point what they are intending to end up at. Here, we just sit and continue the same tired jokes. I'm outraged and I hope you are too.



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