The National Counterterrorism Center warned that 'suspicious' urban explorers armed with cameras should be reported to fusion centers, since urban exploration helps terrorists via photos that offer insight into infrastructure vulnerabilities.
Submitted by Ms. Smith on Wed, 03/20/13 - 1:12pm.
One more ridiculous "you might be a terrorist if" warning has surfaced that might cause you to shake your head and wonder, "Are you fricking kidding me?" Now that the Intelligence Community decided Al-Qaeda no longer poses a major threat to launch complex attacks, terrorism is no longer the USA's top national security threat.
Homeland Security warned, "The zombies are coming!" FEMA says get your emergency preparedness kit ready, but the LAPD adopted 15 of the DOJ's ridiculous lists regarding 'Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities.' The question morphs from how will we survive the zombie apocalypse, to how will we prepare an emergency kit without such "suspicious behaviors" and buying activities flagging us as potential domestic terrorists?
Submitted by Ms. Smith on Sun, 09/09/12 - 2:16pm.
How do you kill a zombie? No, not a zombie process killed via command line, but the brain-eating kind. Boom, headshot! Right?
We keep hearing the government claiming it is blindly stumbling around in dark and unable to catch cyber scum like pedophiles and cybercrooks. In real time crime, law enforcement waits for a law to be broken, waits for an actual offense to be committed, before investigating people. IPv6 has joined the ranks of Skype and other encrypted communications that alleged cause ‘going dark. The threat of terrorism is always used as a justification to crank up surveillance online. Offline a person is a potential terrorist threat by asking ‘too many questions,’ yet at the border we can be drilled with questions; Israel even requires social networking passwords before allowing some people into the country. There has never been as much surveillance as there is today, impacting each of our cyber and real lives, so how valid is the ‘going dark’ argument?
Submitted by Ms. Smith on Sun, 06/24/12 - 11:12am.
To justify increased cyber-surveillance, time and again we've heard government "going dark" arguments claiming that if more surveillance and backdoors are not allowed, then child pornography will run rampant, cybercrime will flourish, and terrorism will thrive.
What's worse than one more ridiculous "you might be a terrorist if" list? 25 Communities Against Terrorism flyers designed by the FBI and the DOJ to promote suspicious activity reporting. Use Skype, VPN, Tor, or PGP for security and privacy reasons? Buy components at an electronic store? That's right, you guessed it, you potential terrorist you!
Submitted by Ms. Smith on Mon, 02/06/12 - 12:49pm.
What's worse than one more ridiculous "you might be a terrorist if" list? 25 of them such as the Communities Against Terrorism flyers designed by the FBI and the DOJ to promote suspicious activity reporting.
Mall of America security guards could turn your fun day into a never-ending nightmare by determining your activity is suspicious, you are a potential terrorist, and dumping your name into a counterterrorism database.
Submitted by Ms. Smith on Mon, 09/12/11 - 6:44pm.
The Mall of America is a pretty fantastic mall which many people might feel inclined to photograph or film.
Do you pay with cash? Do you try to be prepared for disasters like a good Boy Scout? According to an FBI brochure, then you are suspicious and might be a domestic terrorist. Sadly, this is NOT a joke.
Submitted by Ms. Smith on Sun, 08/21/11 - 2:13pm.
You might be a domestic terrorist if you pay cash or if you "insist" on privacy when, for no reason, you are asked to show your identification. Sadly this is part two and not a You-Might-Be-a-Redneck-If-type joke as there is more proof that you might be a domestic terrorist if you actually believe your Constitutional Rights, or if you express concerns about Big Brother, or even if you have ever discussed the apocalypse online and your 'radical' Christian beliefs. When it comes to disasters, if your plan is to "be prepared" like the Boy Scout motto, then guess what? Be prepared to be suspicious and end up on a watchlist as a domestic terrorist. Prepared Girl Scouts are not safe either.
An 18-year veteran in law enforcement warned to beware of Homeland Security training that is being pushed to local law enforcement. "You might be a Domestic Terrorist If" you believe in civil liberties, or if you actually believe in your Constitutional rights. Sadly, this is NOT a joke.
Submitted by Ms. Smith on Sun, 04/03/11 - 6:39pm.
We've all heard the "You might be a Redneck If" jokes, but in this series "You might be a Domestic Terrorist If" you believe in civil liberties, or if you actually believe in your Constitutional rights. Sadly, this is not a joke. You might also be a terrorist if you have ever expressed concerns of Big Brother. Are you a Christian who has ever discussed the anti-Christ, the apocalypse, or even mentioned the book of Revelation?