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Homeland Security Releases Binder Detailing Internet Monitoring

Rich D. Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 2:56 PM
So there was a news article yesterday (really) about famous blacks who are lightening their skin. Are they all on the list now, or are the real weathermen (oops - weatherfolks) under invstigation for reporting clouds and lightning? Can't they spell? Maybe the obstetricians: "lightening - the descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity, occurring toward the end of pregnancy" I noticed ammonium nitrate, but not fuel oil or ANFO.
cjurgens Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 6:12 PM
Maybe they've learned that terrorists always misspell "lightning". After all, these are our skilled tacticians in the war on terror. Oh, sorry, it's not "war on terror" anymore.

Inability to spell aside, though, in what possible context could some of these terms be indicative of some nefarious scheme? Erosion? Help? I can't imagine flagging every email or post that contains the word "help". And it must be some evil genius who can turn erosion into a weapon of terrorism.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 17, 2013 3:12 PM
Weatherman can't be on the list. Have to distance Obama from Ayers. Kind of like Homeland not arresting Menendez's sexual offender illegal alien staffer until after the election. It all depends upon the definition of the word "terrorist."

The Department of Homeland Security has released their 2011 "Analysts Desktop Binder," detailing how the department has been monitoring activity on the internet and social networks. The binder includes an extensive list of key words and search terms carefully watched by analysts in multiple agencies including the Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Directorate for Science and Technology, Office of Health Affairs, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and others. Many monitored search terms are basic and used on a regular basis by every day American citizens and journalists. DHS is capable of identifying...