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FBI begins recording call-ins (talk radio)
wnd ^ | October 14, 2011 | Kathy Shaidle

Posted on 10/15/2011 8:20:52 AM PDT by opentalk

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1 posted on 10/15/2011 8:20:54 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

So much for the 1st A.


2 posted on 10/15/2011 8:22:47 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: opentalk
Of course the FBI isn't playing Big Brother — that's what the National Security Agency (NSA) does -- and they eavesdrop on EVERYONE worldwide!
3 posted on 10/15/2011 8:25:20 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: opentalk

They do know for a small fee they could listen to Rush Limbaugh any time they want..don’t they? Rush Limbaugh.com he does all the work for you dumb FBI agents!


4 posted on 10/15/2011 8:26:46 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: opentalk

It is harassment and intimidation — remember WHO AND WHAT you are dealing with.


5 posted on 10/15/2011 8:26:51 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: opentalk
The FBI says it is not playing Big Brother by policing the airwaves, but rather seeking access to what airs as potential evidence."

'But rather'? What does the FBI think Big Brothers do?

6 posted on 10/15/2011 8:27:04 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: opentalk

Radio stations archive their programs.
Even tiny stations do.

The FBI has to much funding if they feel they need to spend half a million dollars on this stuff.


7 posted on 10/15/2011 8:28:38 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: opentalk
The FBI says it is not playing Big Brother by policing the airwaves, but rather seeking access to what airs as potential evidence.

What is the difference?

8 posted on 10/15/2011 8:28:49 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: skeeter
"The FBI says it is not playing Big Brother by policing the airwaves, but rather seeking access to what airs as potential evidence."

You beat me to it. "We're not policing, we're just looking for evidence." (Scratches head) (Uh-huh.)

9 posted on 10/15/2011 8:29:47 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on." William S. Burroughs)
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To: opentalk

The only way this could conceivably be “potential evidence” is if the FBI was pretty sure it had the ability to track down the identity of “Mike from Pittsburg.”


10 posted on 10/15/2011 8:30:26 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: opentalk; All

Chris Plante mentioned this Thursday morning (10/13/2011) at the top of his talk show in Washington, DC. On WMAL 630AM and FM 105.9.

Not that I am surprised by the rampant paranoia of the Obama administration.

Sounds like a full blown fishing expedition on the tax payers’ dime to gather ammo for another Fairness Doctrine. Either through the front door. Or the back door.

Jack.


11 posted on 10/15/2011 8:30:37 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: opentalk

Yet more evidence of the ongoing war of the federal government, especially of its bureaucracies, against the citizens.


12 posted on 10/15/2011 8:31:56 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: opentalk

Funny that they leave out the crucial bit, and don’t explain what they want evidence *of*.


13 posted on 10/15/2011 8:32:57 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: opentalk

There has to be a way to verbally flip-the-bird to the FBI when we call in to these shows.


14 posted on 10/15/2011 8:33:54 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: opentalk

It’s great drama when Hochner asks that big fat girl to check somebody’s complete background including phone records, phone recordings, credit card transactions, though, isn’t it?


15 posted on 10/15/2011 8:34:07 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: circlecity

That’s the creepy part.


16 posted on 10/15/2011 8:34:45 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

I suggest the term “fufibby” (FUFBI).

Example:

“Hey, dittos Rush and fufibby. I just wanted to make a point about our First Amendment rights being attacked under the current administration...”


17 posted on 10/15/2011 8:35:15 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: opentalk

Gee, do I have to wonder if they monitor FR?


18 posted on 10/15/2011 8:35:46 AM PDT by umgud
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To: bkopto

Where are all the civil libertarians? If this were G.W., the sh** would be hitting the proverbial fan. Also, the state-run media would be up in arms, liberals in Congress would be running toward the cameras and microphones. Amazing it is not, when the libs and progressives are in charge, non of this civil liberty stuff really matters.


19 posted on 10/15/2011 8:36:34 AM PDT by Mr. Wright (i)
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To: bkopto

The FBI is more than likely monitoring us here as we speak.

HI!!!.. Mr. FBI man!


20 posted on 10/15/2011 8:38:25 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: opentalk
Next time you call a talk radio station, beware: The FBI may be listening.

Isn't that what the Federal Broadcasting Institute does? /s

21 posted on 10/15/2011 8:40:02 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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22 posted on 10/15/2011 8:40:51 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly
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To: opentalk

They say they’re not playing Big Brother but they’re recording call-ins to talk radio shows.

Watch the left hand while the right hand takes your wallet.


23 posted on 10/15/2011 8:42:54 AM PDT by wastedyears (Attaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch)
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To: circlecity

How about if everyone who calls in any show is “Mike from Pittsburgh”?


24 posted on 10/15/2011 8:42:56 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: EagleUSA

I think you are 100% on the mark.

I bet thew idea is to make people believe the phones are tapped and the calls are being traced back to the caller.


25 posted on 10/15/2011 8:43:08 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: umgud

Naah. They’ve been on to us for years.


26 posted on 10/15/2011 8:43:25 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: opentalk

I’m willing to bet...they been doing this for the last 20 years.


27 posted on 10/15/2011 8:43:40 AM PDT by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: opentalk

Good grief. I am so glad to know that our tax money is being carefully stewarded by the idiots in federal law enforcement.

Yoo Hoo, Mr G-Man. Try putting all that free time to actual use:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2793173/posts


28 posted on 10/15/2011 8:44:18 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: circlecity

Phone logs at the station and the phone company can be correlated with the time of the call, and that can often work to identify the person.


29 posted on 10/15/2011 8:44:50 AM PDT by FromTheSidelines ("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
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To: donhunt
How about if everyone who calls in any show is “Mike from Pittsburgh”?

Haha. That's funny right there.
30 posted on 10/15/2011 8:45:27 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks opentalk.
31 posted on 10/15/2011 8:45:37 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Little Pig

>>Funny that they leave out the crucial bit, and don’t explain what they want evidence *of*.

In communist countries, they call it “Counter-revolutionary speech” or “Reactionary speech”. They’ll build an archive of “Enemies of the People” that they will use after the glorious workers’ revolution. They’re probably archiving everything from FR to Facebook too.

Who cares!! Post proud. Speak proud. If the Marxists (or do we just call them Soroists now??) from ACORN, OWS, and the White House take over America to the point where the FBI/DHS can use this information to start rounding up the dissidents, then we have bigger things to worry about than what we said back when America was still relatively free. We’re all armed. Let them learn that taking over DC, the universities, and a few major cities is a lot easier than conquering flyover country. “Molon Labe”, “Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”, etc!


32 posted on 10/15/2011 8:45:52 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: righttackle44
It’s great drama when Hochner asks that big fat girl to check somebody’s complete background

Amateurish.

Chloe O'Brien could track them on video cams throughout the city.

lol

I miss the adrenaline rush of 24.
33 posted on 10/15/2011 8:46:28 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: opentalk
That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government,
34 posted on 10/15/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: opentalk

LOOK AT THE OCCUPY BUMS IF YOU WANT POTENTIAL VIOLENCE, IDIOT FBI.


35 posted on 10/15/2011 8:46:41 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: MasterGunner01

I think there is a big difference here. The NSA has for years been electronically eavesdropping on every electron transmitted in the world. Their purpose is primarily the safety and security of the US.

However, when organizations like the FBI use the pretext of public airwaves (or electronic media) as a means to gather evidence for “potential” evidence for future prosecution, they absolutely cross the line between a legitimate government and an oppressive government.

We are witnessing the return of the Gestapo - because that madman Weather Underground sympathizer Eric Holder hates white people. While the FBI is under control of Holder, its sister agency the DHS is under control of a lesbian that hates America as much as Eric Holder and Hussein Obama. We are in for some very nasty sh!t if this halfrican is reelected.


36 posted on 10/15/2011 8:47:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: umgud

Gee, do I have to wonder if they monitor FR?

I doubt it...hold on there’s somebody at the door....my computer? You want my computer, what for?....Take your hands off...


37 posted on 10/15/2011 8:49:52 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: LucyT

ping


38 posted on 10/15/2011 8:51:57 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: umgud

I’ve often thought that some of the more, shall we say, provocative or incendiary comments I’ve read from time to time (ie, “Kill all the Muslims!”, “Civil War 2”, “Is it time to water the tree of liberty yet?”) are probably posted by agent provocateurs from the FBI trying to get someone so worked up they actually go out and do something horribly, horribly stupid.

Classic COINTEL.


39 posted on 10/15/2011 8:51:57 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Bryanw92

Funny that they leave out the crucial bit, and don’t explain what they want evidence *of*.

You can bet it’s not for Fast and Furious.


40 posted on 10/15/2011 8:52:08 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: opentalk

KPFA in Berkley Ca is a good place to start.


41 posted on 10/15/2011 8:52:12 AM PDT by jetson
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To: bkopto

When government gets too big, nonsense such as this is inevitable. Omama’s paranoia just makes it worse. It starts as a half million dollars and will balloon as all government projects do. Vote for candidates that are for smaller government, less taxes (never feed the beast) and limited government as set out in the Constitution before the courts mis-interpreted it to allow all sorts of intrusive powers.


42 posted on 10/15/2011 8:53:09 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: opentalk
Don't most of these talk shows have webpages with searchable, archived transcripts? I know that Rush Limbaugh has one, as do many others. Or is this leak simply a way of telling the people who would call into these shows, "You are being watched"
43 posted on 10/15/2011 8:53:26 AM PDT by jmcenanly (Things will be better in 2013)
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How about if everyone who calls in any show is “Mike from Pittsburgh”?

Good idea! Maybe every female caller can be "Nancy from San Francisco" and every male caller can be "Rahm from Chicago."

44 posted on 10/15/2011 8:54:19 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: opentalk

Is there any doubt they are also monitoring places like FR and the like, recording comments and user ID’s? (tin-foil hat alert)


45 posted on 10/15/2011 8:57:31 AM PDT by rawhide
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How about if everyone who calls in any show is “Mike from Pittsburgh”?

But I don’t like Pittsburg.

Can I be Mike form Buffalo instead.

46 posted on 10/15/2011 9:00:57 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Little Pig
Funny that they leave out the crucial bit, and don’t explain what they want evidence *of*.

Evidence of the need for further government evidence gathering and intervention.
This is ham handed intimidation like the toll free hot lines. It is a warning that you better watch your step if you speak out against dear leader.

47 posted on 10/15/2011 9:03:49 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Democrats have no superego.)
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To: rawhide

It’s not so tin-foil, really.

I’d think that the level of electronic eavesdropping required is more likely the domain of the NSA than the FBI, though.

Think “Echelon”.


48 posted on 10/15/2011 9:05:33 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: opentalk

Can they start with Randy Rhoads and Alan Combs?


49 posted on 10/15/2011 9:06:36 AM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: opentalk

If there is somebody they should be listening into its Leftist Talk Radio. The Norman Goldman show to be exact. He for several weeks has been asking his callers to rig the election.

Norman Goldman ask listeners to rig election (vanity)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2781296/posts


50 posted on 10/15/2011 9:13:54 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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