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DHS Is Watching

May 30, 2012 by  

DHS Is Watching
What you write online may make the DHS want to take a closer look.

Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request, bloggers and social media users now know the hundreds of words that they should avoid using online to keep from being scrutinized by the Department of Homeland Security.

The words are included in the DHS’s 2011 “Analyst’s Desktop Binder,” which is used by workers at the National Operations Center where agents learn to identify “media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities.” The goal of the agency is to track any remarks that show signs of general dissent against the government or its agencies, though DHS officials insist that the data collection is only to assess threats.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has criticized the list, calling it “broad, vague and ambiguous” and pointing out that it includes “vast amounts of First Amendment protected speech that is entirely unrelated to the Department of Homeland Security mission to protect the public against terrorism and disasters.”

So what might get you flagged?  Here’s the list:

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • cawmun cents

    Nutcases folks.
    That is who we have decided to let act as if they are protecting us.
    The electric eye hasnt changed much since it was launched,but the definitions of who should be watched sure have.
    In case Mr.Rolley doesnt know this,they are watching everyone.They give you a list of words that seem to be an indication of what they watch for.However,they do not discuss how they use similarities to make a case for watching everyone.
    They search for radicals,but epic fail to look in the mirror every night because they”work”for a gubment agency…(oops I said a word they’ll have to investigate….oops I said another one) ad ridiculum.
    I declare myself dangerous,not because I am an antagonist,but because I refuse to be hoodwinked.I have a flashlight for when they cast a shadow of doubt on me.
    The batteries on my flashlight never wear out,and its lumens light up the darkness like a flashbulb(or whatever she has induced into her system)lights up Lindsay Lohan.
    So they are welcome to scrutinize me as much as they like.
    Nothing to see here Central Scrutinizer,move along lil’ dogeys.
    The thing here at Joe’s Garage is one of mistaken Identity.
    They see here in me what I see in them.In fact they see it in all of us who post here.
    Nutcases folks.
    But what do I know?
    Apparently very little.

    • gaaak

      And ya gotta watch out for those industrial vacuum cleaners (with marital aids) what speak German.

    • wandamurline

      Well, I really don’t care what the overreaching tyrannical government is checking…our forefathers told us that if our government becomes tyrannical, it is OUR DUTY to throw them out and replace them. Our forefathers foresaw what is happening now with the Obama administration. Yes, if you are watching, I am very discontent with the present administration….a problem that I believe will be taken care of on November 12, 2012 when we kick all their cans down the road and replace them with conservative constitutional representation….so, vote in November like your future and life depends on it, because it literally does as we cannot make it through another four years of the ineligible POTUS in the white house.

      • Ken

        Your comment supposes (Wanda) that a change of underwear will make a difference – that anyone else (Romney) will follow any course other than what’s already been set. They won’t, I can tell you this right now….and consider there were to be some sort of “emergency”, who’s to say elections will even be held?
        It’s a shame Dr. Paul didn’t follow through with his campaign – there’s more of the same coming….

      • BHO

        NO, a change this November is something that you cannot count on. George Soros has spent millions for this election, even going so far as to buy a company in Spain, that just purchased a large vote-counting company in America. It is like comrade Stalin said “It matters not who votes, it only matters who counts the votes.” Once the “votes” are electronically sent to “head office” in Spain, there is no hope of even determining how many votes were cast at any given voting station… God Help Us All!!!

      • eddie47d

        PLD and many of the commenter’s have used those words and a few of them several times. Some of us would have been swooped up awhile back if they are watching us that carefully. The same as on left wing blogs or news sites. Since some are over eager in the words they use and use often then they would’ve had you in their tiny jail cells already. The only ones that seem to get picked up are street demonstrators and that has been going on for decades. Occassionally there is a Bradley Manning case.

      • Art

        We should all get on the blogs and different sites and use all the words in the gov’s list and drive them up the wall. i think it would be fun

  • Bob Rice

    WOW ! does that mean i cant tell anyone how much money,was sent to me from NIGERIA???sure hate that !!! i better say quick before the DHS comes down on me,in the last year,ive got $97,985,886.00 (not received yet,but is coming soon) from my good friend the finance minister from NIGERIA…..THIS IS THE USA,i can say anything i want to.

    • David in MA

      “THEY” will be waiting for you when you go to Western Union to get the $250 M.O. to pay for the shipping……or at the airport locker (where you might find an empty suitcase)…..piss “THEM’ off and phone in a drug report from a pay phone that there are drugs in the locker and watch as the FBI arrest the cops that respond. ;>)

    • THG 1956

      Hey Bob , when you get your money , will you let me borrow 5 grand . I’ve already sent them the first 5 g’s they needed , but I’m a little short on this payment. I will pay you back with interest .

    • JerryWheelerWroteThis..

      This IS the U.S.A. Bob and you CAN say anything you want but sometime in the future of submission your freedom to say anything will be limited to a 6X8 cell with no internet access and no visitors. Say whatever you want, yell even.. The walls will be there to hear every word.

  • Jimmy The Greek

    They can all kiss my Greek ass !

  • sbrdude1

    more fake cops trying to control the uncontrolable….

  • JDN

    This crap was started long ago and will continue to grow long into the future no matter which the votes go on any election . As long as the majority believe that their vote really counts, nothing will change for the cause of freedom and liberty except their eventual death .

  • Thebelldiver

    So; now I’m going to copy and paste this list every day on some outgoing email. Thanks for the list.
    Please checkbout LFED and LFCRIED the technology that destroyed the WTC buildings. Ifvyou believe the other crap well; have at it!

  • David in MA

    Kinda cuts into making a complete sentence that would make any sense.

    Every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. all computer users should send messages containing some of these words, none to make a sentence, but just some words. I wonder if it would crash their computers.

    • David in MA

      Notice the words are in English?
      How about listing these words in the language of the terrorists?
      Like arabic!

      • THG 1956

        Good Point , David !!!

      • 45caliber

        They aren’t really worried about Arabic terrorists. They are worried about domestic ones who might target them. They don’t worry about the shoppers at Wal-marts, etc because they don’t go there to shop.

    • Marishka

      Good idea….Let’s try it ;)…..Any Wind Talkers or igpay atinlay eakerspays out there?

  • Thebelldiver

    Let DHS chew on those acrynoms for a while. LFED. Low frequency Explosive Decompression
    and. LFCRIED (low Frequencey cyclonic resinate impulse explosive Decompression)
    all Directed Energy used as a weapon of mass destruction against American citizens. Does a rag head in IRAQ or AFGANISTAN have that technology? I DONT THINK SO! Hmmmm WHO does then?
    Who wants Breitbarted? He died from explosive decompression just like the frickin birds and fish and Cows and dolphins and African range animals and actually; who knows on who or where else? Type in LFED or LF C R I ED. I made the names up based on the cause and effect of their definitions; not mine! Just like Dustification and a new one “Iceification” because explosive Decompression causes iceification of molecules.

  • Ken

    Rainbows, unicorns, daffodils…..

    • David in MA

      you forgot obozo & bite me.
      la la la la la la

      • 45caliber

        Oh my goodness! You said the REALLY bad word – la la la la!!

    • mac

      You left out “chemtrails”…

  • Viet Nam Vet 67-68

    If you all haven’t read this I thought I would show you a true Patriot and wish we had her in the White House!!!!Prime Minister Julia Gillard – Australia

    Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

    Separately, Gillard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying she supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques.
    Quote: ‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT… Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.’

    ‘This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.’

    ‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language!’

    ‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

    ‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

    ‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, ‘THE RIGHT TO LEAVE’.’

    • JerryWheelerWroteThis..

      FANTASTIC!!! Can we write her in this election or would we start a war with the Aussies if we dared to take her away from them? Just wondering.

  • Chester

    Vet, will agree she made that comment, but you are a year or more behind the time. Even worse, you are quoting something that was never said. I will give you the fact that most Australians would agree with such a statement, but it has yet to be made an official policy, or even an official idea.

    • Ted Crawford

      Neither the sentiment, nor the statement has a timetable for any Patriot. It was valid then, it’s valid now and it will always be valid to those who love and respect their country and it’s culture!

  • Robert Bradfield

    Hi its that South African again,

    I went through the list and my conclusion is that you may only say: “this”; “that”; “it”; “is”; “bath”; and something bad about other countries.

    In South Africa we can still use many of the words that you can not. Even though someone painted over the painting of Jacob Zuma, artists can still paint whatever they like without someone breathe down their necks.

    So “it” “is” good to know “that” you can Still take a “bath” without someone stopping you, “this” is good news (sorry I do not know if using “news” is acceptable).

    • mac

      “Bath” is probably on the list, as part of “bloodbath.”

  • Les

    I’m surprised the words “the” and “is” aren’t on the list. Any word on that list instantly puts everyone on the blog as a potential threat to the Federal Government. This country is moments away from being Nazi Germany. We have the blue “brown” shirts which are turning out to be the same dirt bags that made up Hitler’s brown shirts. I’m waiting for that false flag event that will be the green light for martial law. They need to hurry though while the money they pay them is actually still worth something or those potential Gestapo agents will be turning against them when they figure out who is really screwing the country over.

    • Marlene J Brazington

      Considering that Clinton said “It depends on the meaning of “is”, does he mean there are several unknown meanings of the word? I always thought “Is” is a definition of fact but he apparently understands it differently which leaves us all up the famous creek, doesn’t it? OOPS! What’s the meaning of “it”?

  • john

    ……may i use: skank, traitor, scum, slime, useless politicians, pond scum, (expletive deleted), useless etc??

  • john

    ….don’t tell me what to say, and i won’t tell you where to go!!!

  • 45caliber

    Just so you know…

    All messages from phones, email, faxes, etc. are monitored by computer and searched for these code words. (And I’m certain there are more they won’t tell you.) Clinton had the Privacy Improvement Act passed that mandated that all communication devices contain a chip that records everything. The government then calls that number and copies (and erases) what has been recorded over the last 24 hours. After the computers pull various messages, a human is then necessary to scan them to insure that anything of interest is picked out. He tried to do this by executive order but the court shot him down so he got Congress to pass the act. Letters are the only things not monitored (or at least not known to be monitored) so keep that in mind if you ever wish to send something you don’t want seen. That is the reason that Clinton’s Goals 2000 educational program did not teach reading and writing (as archaic and unnecessary). They didn’t want you to be able to pass messages they might not be able to see.

  • mac

    What is “PII” mentioned in the first paragraph (“2.13 Key Words and Search Terms”)?
    Ah, wikipedia to the rescue – “Personally Identifiable Information.” What the heck is this system used for if they DON’T use PII?

  • mac

    Hackers, what are chances that the Gov’t can connect the user-name with their email address, and thus to the real identity of those who make comments on these blogs?

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  • Ghost

    They can stick it where the sun don’t shine!

  • Silas Longshot

    This list of keywords is the mere tip o’ the iceberg, the super facility in Iowa is keeping tabs on every keystroke on the web, AND your cellphone text messages AND conversations.
    See you in camp!
    Click the name.

  • watchitigo

    How many of those terms are used millions of times on a daily basis in the USA? With crime and just every day conversation tracking all that keeps them so busy they would miss the forest for the trees! No wonder we have so many government employees!

  • Rennie

    Obviously discussing the weather now makes you a terrorist suspect? Seriously, wouldn’t they now look for the person careful NOT to mention any of these words? This is BS, at what point will people stand up and say we want our rights, our freedoms, our privacy back? Or will they keep inventing big scary things to keep the masses cowering in fear?

  • Ghost

    Government is getting too big, and it will only get worse if nobody doesn’t do anything useful to stop it. But then again, most folks are a bit on the apathetic side to begin with.

  • Jim

    Opps sent it to a friend, better watch my front door…..

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