United States DHS is Monitoring Twitter (UK Daily Mail: British pair arrested in U.S. on terror charges...Twitter)

Discussion in 'Border Controls, Customs and Immigration' started by Elizabeth Conley, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Expect more national embarrassments like this:


  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Is this article for real? Surely it must be a spoof. If it isn't, and DHS is really this stupid, then we are really in trouble.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This confirms that the feds are monitoring social media and using that information to harass people. Homeland Security really is the American version of the Stasi, with the technology updated to 2012.
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    We are really in trouble.
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  5. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    DHS = Dumb & Horrendously Stupid or Dept of Homeland Stupidity. Dont you just love the english langauge. So many words with so many meaning its not even funny, but leave it up to DHS to make a mountain out of non-issue/incident

    I wonder if the DHS goons would get all bent out of shape if the guy asked them for a fag (cigerette - so there are no misunderstandings).
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  6. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    It's for real. Not a spoof. Good. Just one more nail in the coffin of tourism. The more people turned off by travel to this country, the better. Thanks, DHS.
  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    P.S. DHS deports tourists for twitter jokes
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    It is a national embarrassment. The reps from LA should be asking for comp tix for this couple and a massive apology, bring in State Dept, etc. Thank goodness they suffered no physical harm.

    This makes the cupcake incident look almost rational in comparison. A wonderfully hilarious poster-child for DHS spying, eagerness to terrorize tourists, and profound stupidity. Like something from Get Smart.

    I hope this leads to much deserved mockery. Let Chief Napolitano explain in public.
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  10. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    It confirms what I've always suspected about the DHS. Napolitano is criminally insane and her goons suffer severe paranoid delusions. These people have no business wielding the slightest bit of power. I wouldn't put them in charge of a parking garage, much less the "security" of our nation.
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  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It is reassuring to some degree that these buffoons are too inept and transparent to run an effective police state. That will make resistance a lot easier.
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  12. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Maybe it takes intelligence to read intelligence?
    Your tax dollars at work...
  13. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    And Obamabots wonder why Rio got the Olympics and Chicago got the finger.

    Who was it that said USA/England are two nations divided by a common language?

    Remember folks, these are the people who are too intelligent for TSA...
  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  16. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    They should have known better than to mess with DHS stupidity.

    From USA Today
    One Irishman's Twitter humor was no joke to U.S. Homeland Security, which deported the bar manager and his travel companion pronto last week in Los Angeles after he tweeted about coming here to "destroy America" and "diggin' Marilyn Monroe up," according to British newspaper reports making the rounds.
  17. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    point taken. but Mike, I can't help but put myself in the shoes of that couple. Off to the states, after a considerable expenditure for travel, looking forward to taking in the sites, then handcuffed and rammed into a jail cell upon arrival. Imagine what that would feel like if it happened to you. For something as incredibly nonsensical as this. I cannot even imagine this. Even the Soviet bloc didn't do this to tourists. Make no mistake. We are getting extremely close to whatever the end game is going to be. These kinds of completely irrational moves have to be understood as indicators of our society basically flying apart. People have lost the benefit of reason. They are clueless. And they are dangerous.
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  18. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This could go in any number of threads. By James Howard Kunstler:
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  19. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Can't remember if this was ever posted at TUG; I read about it before I joined:

    Visa-blunder Britons locked up for 5 weeks in the U.S. for staying beyond 90 day cut-off
    Needless to say, they're not coming back. Way to go, USA security goons!
  20. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    This country disgusts me - we've officially become the evil empire. I can't even look at a US flag anymore without feeling revulsion in the pit of my stomach.

    I do not love America.

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