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Got a Ron Paul sticker or "Don't Tread on Me" flag? You're a suspected terrorist!

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  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    In case you've been wondering where the "War on Terror" has been going since the Obama administration took office.....

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    http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2009/mar/14/fusion-center-data-draws-fire-over-assertions/

    ‘Fusion center’ data draws fire over assertions
    Politics, banners seen as suspect.

    By T.J. Greaney
    Saturday, March 14, 2009

    Tim Neal of Miller County was shocked recently when he heard a radio program about a strategic report compiled by state and federal law enforcement agencies to combat terrorism.

    Titled “The Modern Militia Movement,” the report is dated Feb. 20 and designed to help police identify militia members or domestic terrorists. Red flags outlined in the document include political bumper stickers such as those for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, talk of conspiracy theories such as the plan for a mega-highway from Canada to Mexico and possession of subversive literature.

    But when Neal read the report, he couldn’t help but think it described him. A military veteran and a delegate to the 2008 Missouri Republican state convention, he didn’t appreciate being lumped in with groups like the Neo-Nazis.

    “I was going down the list and thinking, ‘Check, that’s me,’ ” he said. “I’m a Ron Paul supporter, check. I talk about the North American union, check. I’ve got the ‘America: Freedom to Fascism’ video loaned out to somebody right now. So that means I’m a domestic terrorist? Because I’ve got a video about the Federal Reserve?”

    But state law enforcement officials said the report is being misinterpreted.

    Hotz said MIAC, which opened in 2005, is a “fusion center” that combines resources from the federal Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. It was set up to collect local intelligence to better combat terrorism and other criminal activity, he said.

    “All this is an educational thing,” Hotz said of the report. “Troopers have been shot by members of groups, so it’s our job to let law enforcement officers know what the trends are in the modern militia movement.”

    The report’s most controversial passage states that militia “most commonly associate with third-party political groups” and support presidential candidates such as Ron Paul, former Constitutional Party candidate Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr, the Libertarian candidate last year.

    Not everybody agrees. At a “Tea Party” to protest wasteful government spending Thursday in Flat Branch Park, several people displaying the Revolutionary War-replica “Don’t Tread On Me” flag were upset to learn the MIAC report lists the banner as a “militia symbol.”

    “That’s insane,” said Doug Wendt looking at the MIAC document. “That is not a militia symbol. That is American history. This is historic. The only animosity” American colonists “ever directed with this was towards England.”

    Roger Webb, president of the University of Missouri campus Libertarians, also took offense. “It’s absolutely obscene,” he said of the report. “It seems like they want to stifle political thought. There are a lot of third parties out there, and none of them express any violence.

    Neal, who has a Ron Paul bumper sticker on his car, said the next time he is pulled over by a police officer, he won’t know whether it’s because he was speeding or because of his political views.

    “If a police officer is pulling me over with my family in the car and he sees a bumper sticker on my vehicle that has been specifically identified as one that an extremist would have in their vehicle, the guy is probably going to be pretty apprehensive and not thinking in a rational manner,” Neal said. “And this guy’s walking up to my vehicle with a gun.”


    (Full text of this article can be rad at the above URL)
     
  2. Sihouette

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    Dick Cheney's definition of "terrorist"

    Terrorist = Someone or thing standing between him and mega-profit monopolizing.

    That is the sole definition in his mind. He saw the US Constitution as "a terrorist threat" therefore. And so he systematically began dismantling it. Anyone who stood in his way was summarily dismissed, slandered, exposed, blackmailed or if necessary, imprisoned or killed.

    Now children, what is the definition of Dick Cheney?
     
  3. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Why stop here?

    Did you exceed your maximum-lies-allowed-per-post limit?

    :rolleyes:
     
  4. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    That is some scary stuff. Everything is upside down and backward and few seem to care. I am glad you do!
     
  5. Petunia

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    I want to hear the definition of Sihouette. Wow...
     
  6. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    funny all the obama bashing here, yet did anyone look to see when this went into effect? Like did Obama set this up, or have anything to do with it...

    Plus you never cared before, becuse you thought it went after liberals .
     
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