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Homeland Security Given Green Light to Monitor American Journalists
The Blaze ^ | January 9, 2012 | Tiffany Gabbay

Posted on 01/14/2012 5:00:08 PM PST by Fitzy_888

Under the National Operations Center (NOC)’s Media Monitoring Initiative that emerged from the Department of Homeland Security in November, Washington has written permission to collect and retain personal information from journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone who uses “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.”

According to DHS, the definition of personal identifiable information can consist of any intellect “that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred, including any information which is linked or linkable to that individual.”

RT adds:

"Previously established guidelines within the administration say that data could only be collected under authorization set forth by written code, but the new provisions in the NOC’s write-up means that any reporter, whether someone along the lines of Walter Cronkite or a budding blogger, can be victimized by the agency."

"Also included in the roster of those subjected to the spying are government officials, domestic or not, who make public statements, private sector employees that do the same and “persons known to have been involved in major crimes of Homeland Security interest,” which to itself opens up the possibilities even wider."

"The department says that they will only scour publically-made info available while retaining data, but it doesn’t help but raise suspicion as to why the government is going out of their way to spend time, money and resources on watching over those that helped bring news to the masses."

According to RT, the website “Fast Company” reports that the NOC Monitoring Initiative has been in play since at least early-2010 and that the data is being shared with both private sector businesses and international third parties.


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They must be going after MSNBC'ers for prevoking Occupiers. /sarc
1 posted on 01/14/2012 5:00:18 PM PST by Fitzy_888
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To: Fitzy_888

It’s kind of like Nixon’s “enemies list”, but this time it’s a good thing, because Democrats are doing it.


2 posted on 01/14/2012 5:04:32 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Fitzy_888

Heil, Soros!


3 posted on 01/14/2012 5:05:32 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Fitzy_888

Homeland Security has nothing to do with homeland security. They’ve drawn a bead on the homeland. WE THE PEOPLE are in their sights now.


4 posted on 01/14/2012 5:10:26 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
And no one thought that DHS would ever be more of a problem than the Islamist enemy? Who guards us from the guardians?
5 posted on 01/14/2012 5:16:58 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Fitzy_888

The bigger problem is that I don’t see Romney reversing this at all.


6 posted on 01/14/2012 5:19:20 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: Fitzy_888

Like any list, there are exemptions for those who have taken the Obama Loyalty Oath:

CNN-Obama
ABC/Disney-Obama
NBC-Obama
MSNBC-Obama
CBS-Obama
NPR-Obama
NYT-Obama
LAT-Obama
WaPo-Obama
AP-Obama
Daily Kos-Obama
Huffington-Obama
Politico-Obama

See the pattern?


7 posted on 01/14/2012 5:19:34 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Fitzy_888

Oh come on.

Everyone knows that if you’ve done nothing right you have nothing to hide.


8 posted on 01/14/2012 5:24:03 PM PST by MWS
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To: Old Sarge

See the pattern?

Right an administrative waiver.
Or is that a dispensation, I get confused.


9 posted on 01/14/2012 5:26:38 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

NDAA gives additional funding to TSA to expand security checks of the public beyond airports


10 posted on 01/14/2012 5:28:31 PM PST by opentalk
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Could this be the "domestic security force, as well armed and well trained as the military" which Zer0 referenced at the beginning of his term?

....we are in for an exciting 11 months until the elections.

....keep your powder dry...

11 posted on 01/14/2012 5:30:49 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Fitzy_888

Protecting thier own propaganda machine


12 posted on 01/14/2012 5:32:26 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Folks I don’t much care for this.

Everyday-——every stinking day, it’s something from these people.

Too far.

Time for a line in the sand.


13 posted on 01/14/2012 5:33:22 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: Old Sarge

Yeah

And by the way, hope your doing well Sarge.


14 posted on 01/14/2012 5:34:30 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: MWS
Everyone knows that if you’ve done nothing right you have nothing to hide.

LOL!, Excellent!

15 posted on 01/14/2012 5:35:20 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Fitzy_888
Yeah, THANKS Jorge W. A**hole for creating this DHS-fascist police state, and their TSA sockpuppets. DHS, the 'Patriot Act', TSA, all of that garbage was nothing but a loaded gun aimed at WE THE PEOPLE and Jorge never worried about handing that gun to the Kenyan Kid.

THANKS Jorge, thanks one f**k of a lot.
16 posted on 01/14/2012 5:35:51 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: MetaThought
The bigger problem is that I don’t see Romney reversing this at all.

That is your biggest problem?

17 posted on 01/14/2012 5:48:32 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Fitzy_888

In other words Big Brother is watching you.


18 posted on 01/14/2012 5:48:45 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: oldbrowser

Not sure I understand your question. Not only is Obama making things worse, but I don’t see the next president undoing any of this damage at all.


19 posted on 01/14/2012 5:52:12 PM PST by MetaThought
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To: mkjessup

I reckon you do not miss him yet.

Can’t say I blame you.


20 posted on 01/14/2012 5:53:48 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Well thank you!

There is a lesson here, of course. That which one finds useful and perhaps necessary today can quite easily be turned against oneself tomorrow. Herein lies the rationale for the traditional conservative view of government as something quite necessary yet always to be regarded with suspicion. Government is always to be kept in place with checks and balances and never to be allowed to progress beyond its due bounds.

It is a rightful responsibility of the government to act in order to keep us safe but we must never forget that unscrupulous men will always be willing to turn that which was instituted for safety’s sake against the common people when given half a chance...


21 posted on 01/14/2012 6:00:10 PM PST by MWS
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To: Fitzy_888
Heil Hussein!

I'm sure the GOP Leadership will get right on top of this...

22 posted on 01/14/2012 6:01:40 PM PST by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Fitzy_888

Very Nixonesque.


23 posted on 01/14/2012 6:01:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Steve Newton

I am enjoying my new life in the Sunshine State, thanks a lot!!


24 posted on 01/14/2012 6:02:34 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Fitzy_888
international third parties

Huh?

25 posted on 01/14/2012 6:02:34 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Old Sarge

Outstanding

Hope us old sergeants have one more campaign in us. We may need it.

Blessings my FRiend


26 posted on 01/14/2012 6:08:42 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: B.O. Plenty; All
Could this be the "domestic security force, as well armed and well trained as the military" which Zer0 referenced at the beginning of his term?

Absolutely! Check out VIPER.

Jackboots in action.

27 posted on 01/14/2012 6:10:39 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: Psalm 144
I reckon you do not miss him yet.
Can’t say I blame you.


I fart in the general direction of Crawford, Texas.
28 posted on 01/14/2012 6:11:55 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Beowulf9

I hope they can see my moon...dadgum this is aggravating...


29 posted on 01/14/2012 6:12:45 PM PST by halfright ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". -TJefferson)
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To: Steve Newton; Old Sarge

“Hope us old sergeants have one more campaign in us. We may need it.”

And we will need you. There is no substitute for veteran cadre.

Thank you all for your service.


30 posted on 01/14/2012 6:16:42 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Fitzy_888

Are they going to arrest my paperboy?


31 posted on 01/14/2012 6:23:30 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Psalm 144

I am honored, thank you.

We will be there for you all, not to worry.

May God bless you and this Nation that He loves.


32 posted on 01/14/2012 6:27:54 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: mkjessup
They used the Underwear bomber to help justify TSA intrusive searches.

The state department helped override security to get him on a plane with no passport.

Government using 'underwear bomber' to take away our freedom

..Despite warnings from British intelligence and Umar’s own father, the man was never even placed on the “no-fly” list. Airport officials in Amsterdam rejected Umar from the flight, because he did not have a passport. The US State department intervened on Umar’s behalf to place him on the plane.

33 posted on 01/14/2012 6:30:10 PM PST by opentalk
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s OK, the time is coming when we will “cross the T”


34 posted on 01/14/2012 6:34:45 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: opentalk

Yes indeed, somewhere within our illustrious State Department, some traitor was actually hoping for another downed airliner, a twist on the whole ‘false flag’ concept, getting Umar to do their dirty work for them. Google up the 1968 movie “Shadow On The Land”, and witness America as a police state run by the “Internal Security Forces”, the parallels are chilling.


35 posted on 01/14/2012 6:36:39 PM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Fitzy_888

So if Bush/Cheney did this all hell would break loose.


36 posted on 01/14/2012 6:54:00 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Fitzy_888

Hey MSM how ya like Zero NOW!!!

Does this mean any site that provides info is under the Jack Boots of the HLS thought police.


37 posted on 01/14/2012 6:59:34 PM PST by marty60
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To: mkjessup
Judge Postpones Sentence of Underwear Bomber (1-6-2012)

...Lori and Kurt Haskell, two suburban Detroit lawyers who were on Flight 253, said they would speak in court on Feb. 16. Kurt Haskell believes the U.S. government conspired with Abdulmutallab and outfitted him with an intentionally defective bomb.

38 posted on 01/14/2012 7:04:12 PM PST by opentalk
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To: tet68

Maybe some of the better off will eventually be able to buy a plenary indulgence?


39 posted on 01/14/2012 7:07:22 PM PST by Clioman
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To: donhunt
Are they going to arrest my paperboy?

Maybe. More likely he will be asked to keep an eye on the people on his route, some more so than others...

40 posted on 01/14/2012 7:15:58 PM PST by null and void (Day 1088 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Fitzy_888
...anyone who uses “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.”
How is "anyone" supposed to know if they even have an audience?
Are those who read this thread the "audience" of the writer of this article or are they the "audience" of the person who posted this article?
And if somebody reads through this thread and happen to read my reply then does that reader constitute my audience? Do I even have an audience if they don't even read this reply?

You guys in DC have really screwed the pooch with this one. This "Initiative" has got as many holes in it as our border with Mexico does.

See Appendix A (starting at page 14) for the list of sites that the NOC will start to monitor in order to provide situational awareness and establish a common operating picture under this Initiative.
Please keep this in mind also...

Initial sites listed may link to other sites not listed. The NOC may also monitor those sites if they are within the scope of this Initiative.
So in the end everything on the Internet is subject to this Initiative.


41 posted on 01/14/2012 7:17:14 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Fitzy_888

But they won’t monitor a militant Muslim (Major Hassan) in the US Army...


42 posted on 01/14/2012 7:24:12 PM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Fitzy_888
The US version of the Stasi.

We must vote in enough conservatives to shut this whole agency down and ensure all the employees never work for a Government organization again.

43 posted on 01/14/2012 7:32:50 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: MetaThought

I don’t see any of the entrenched interests or candidates or Obama reversing this trend to put Americans into the cross hairs, except possibly one. The biggest threat to the USA comes from inside, fiscal and power mongers. Americans are not the threat yet we been made the target.


44 posted on 01/14/2012 7:49:17 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Fitzy_888

In PA Rendell had an Israeli firm spying on citizens and Tea Partiers. Can’t think of the name IRCC or something similar.


45 posted on 01/14/2012 7:53:25 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: apoliticalone
The TSA (DHS) advertised job openings on Pizza boxes. They seem to intentionally recruited people that will not intellectually question them and robotically follow procedure.
46 posted on 01/14/2012 8:15:16 PM PST by opentalk
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To: MasterGunner01

Islamists run DHS. Documented and No Joke.


47 posted on 01/14/2012 8:19:42 PM PST by CelesteChristi
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To: Fitzy_888

Who gave them written permission?


48 posted on 01/14/2012 8:26:31 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mkjessup

Exactly. We swallow it whole when the Admins in ‘our’ hands.


49 posted on 01/14/2012 8:29:51 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: MWS

To keep us safe? There’s no limit to how safe you can make someone. The American government’s job is to preserve my liberty.


50 posted on 01/14/2012 8:32:46 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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