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Originally posted by KirstenBaum
Originally posted by vincere7
People don't understand that these forums are spidered with key phrases and YOU WILL GET CAUGHT posting inuendos that have to deal with any perceived threats.
Originally posted by soficrow
To define "perceived threats," recognize that Bush embodies a far-reaching agenda. Disagreement is a threat. ...My own writing criticizes Bush's policies, condemns corporate control of US tax revenues, directions and more. ...Excepting for one - all of my articles on Indymedia 'disappeared' following the FBI shutting down the server.
Originally posted by jmilici
I can't believe I am actually going to say this but I agree, even with you grady
Originally posted by Byrd
Y'know, I thought that we were a free society and that things under Bush couldn't have possibly gotten as bad as I thought it might. I'm feeling a little less optomistic after seeing a report on LiveJournal that some pro-Busher took one of her anti-Bush rants and turned it over to the FBI/Secret Service (this is confirmed by others who know the person.)
The Secret Service paid her a visit... and you can read about it here:
a word to the wise
For all my LJ-loving friends, this is a word of warning, a word to the wise, and a word of utter exhaustion after the wringer I've been put through in the last twenty-four hours.
A couple of weeks ago, following the last presidential debate, I said some rather inflammatory things about George W. Bush in a public post in my LJ, done in a satirical style. We laughed, we ranted, we all said some things. I thought it was a fairly harmless (and rather obvious) attempt at humor in the face of annoyance, and while a couple of people were offended, as is typical behavior from me, I saw something shiny and forgot about it, thinking that the whole thing was over and done and nothing else would come of what I said.
I was wrong.
At 9:45 last night, the Secret Service showed up on my mother's front door to talk to me about what I said about the President, as what I said could apparently be misconstrued as a threat to his life.
I have to say that the pro-Bush person who initiated this is a REAL scumbag. I could say other unflattering and inflamatory remarks, but I won't.
I'll let her have the final say here:
I want people to be aware that what they say on their LJ can cause problems for them in RL, because I love all of you and I don't wish what happened to me on you. You are more than welcome to discuss this post in your journal, and you are more than welcome to link to it from your journal. If you want to post this in a community, go for it. Hell, if you want to put me on fandom_wank, it's probably not a bad idea. The wankers would have a FIELD DAY with this. I know I would. Please, feel free to make an example out of me. So share this with your friends. Tell them what can happen. It's beneficial to all of us to know that this can happen, and hopefully, it'll prevent something like this from happening again.
Originally posted by moxyone
It is against the law to threaten the life of the president.
satire or no satire.
This has nothing to do with our free society.
I wonder what exactly she posted that was construed as a threat.
That would be the basis for a discussion.