ATS poster named in new government probe on controversial "conspiracy website postings" !

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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:30 PM
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Above: Image from press conference



This is quite something. Apparently the government has decided it has had enough and is initiating a probe against "conspiracy website postings" and the people who make them. We’ve all been put on notice, it seems.

The justification seems to be a little-known clause buried deep within the Patriot Act. (Remember how the congress passed that in a hurry without reading the whole thing?)

Much as they have been picking various people who have been downloading off torrents to make examples out of, it seems they have decided to go after specific “conspiracy” posters. Fifteen of them, to be exact.

The thing that made my jaw drop is that an ATS member is among the posters named! I decided I am not going to name the member directly in this post because the situation is still delicate and I want to protect them from any web-bots that might be crawling this site, but I will link to their profile, here:

The ATS member named in the probe

This is a game-changer for sure.

You can read more about it, here:


(WASHINGTON) Citing an obscure clause in the Patriot Act, officials today announced the initiation of a probe against fifteen members of different Internet message boards and social networks aimed at “exposing and halting those who perpetrate controversial conspiracy website postings." Calling the move “an outrage” and “a direct frontal assault on free speech,” an ACLU spokesperson claimed the organization was willing to come to the assistance of all the individuals targeted in the probe.

A DHS press release defended the move, stating: “The outrageous fear-mongering that characterizes much of Internet discourse today has got to stop. By making examples of some of the most egregious cases, we are drawing a line in the sand.”


More at SOURCE (Todaynewz.com)



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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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You suck!



S&F
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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:32 PM
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joke's on you. it isn't april fools day...fool. that's tomorrow =P



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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LOL that was bad!..sugarcookie1



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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It's me...





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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by Bob Sholtz
joke's on you. it isn't april fools day...fool. that's tomorrow =P


I'm in Asia. It's April 1 here already here.

You snooze, you lose, son. The early bird gets teh worm.

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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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You son of a gun! you got me.



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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Aww man.
That ain't right!



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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HAHAH nice!




posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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reply to post by silent thunder
 


I wonder if anyone will actually even fall for it this time around? This trick using the link to the users own profile has been used umpteen times on ATS already... I must admit it got me the first time though, still that was awhile ago now



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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I'm ok with that, i got nothing to hide, just bring it



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Oh my my...

I LOVE Obama!!
I LOVE the USA!!!!
God Bless USA!!!!!!
I do NOT believe in conspiraces!!!!!!!!
Im here for giggles!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Good One!


Be right back, Someones at the door...



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Thread Closed.




















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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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You got me...Now to get my heart started again....lol



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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Hands Silent Thunder First Place Trophy, for first April Fool's Joke on ATS....this will drive the newbies wild....good one...


Des




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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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great a day early here tho for me



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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I am just waking up from a nap. Not cool


I'm going to get you back somehow.

For just a few seconds my heart raced. I was like oh #! I Should never have joined ATS.
Then I started wondering what might be on my hard drive. lol

Funny stuff.
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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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Nice! You had me worried for a minute.



posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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Sorry, you dont get me, I'm aware of the URL trick.. but you got me on the title.





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