Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Middle-Eastern men buying phones in Jackson, MS
Vanity | 2/1/07 | struggle

Posted on 02/01/2007 1:06:07 PM PST by struggle

One of the students mentioned to her friend that there were bunches of Middle-Eastern guys buying phones in the Radio Shack at Metrocenter, Jackson, MS.

About 13 men or so bought the tracphones and her clerk friend also said that many of them came in buying phones in the afternoon as well.

I contacted the FBI in Jackson already.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: beslan; cellphone; chemtrails; detonators; eastern; fbi; flyingsaucers; homelandsecurity; improvisedexplosives; killedbyfrpost; men; middle; mississippi; muslims; paranoia; phone; semperparatus; tennessee; terrorists; tinfoilhat; tracfone
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200201-248 next last
All MS freepers be on the lookout and pay attention.
1 posted on 02/01/2007 1:06:10 PM PST by struggle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: struggle

Same thing happened in Michigan last year. The FBI let them all go.


2 posted on 02/01/2007 1:08:10 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle
WOW!
3 posted on 02/01/2007 1:08:25 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle

BTW, all of them bought phones. This happened yesterday, Jan 31st.


4 posted on 02/01/2007 1:08:29 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle

This is Series! Hugh! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!


5 posted on 02/01/2007 1:08:49 PM PST by highimpact
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle
A lot of folks buy prepaid phones like trackphones and resell them in their stores.. I know folks who buy a bunch at Wal Mart & then turn around and sell them at gas stations.. nothing wrong with that..
6 posted on 02/01/2007 1:09:34 PM PST by mnehring (Virtus Junxit mors non Separabit)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle

Goodness. This means they may actually have access to our cellular network.


7 posted on 02/01/2007 1:09:50 PM PST by HostileTerritory
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle

Thanks for the report and your vigilance.


8 posted on 02/01/2007 1:09:55 PM PST by Quilla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle
All MS freepers be on the lookout and pay attention.

MS Freeper? Oh no! I hope it's not the Beta version.

9 posted on 02/01/2007 1:09:59 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle

Was there a sale?


10 posted on 02/01/2007 1:10:58 PM PST by HostileTerritory
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle

One application for these phones is to use them to remotely set off explosives. This is what has been done in Iraq with IED's, as has been described in the news.


11 posted on 02/01/2007 1:11:49 PM PST by Voltage
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #12 Removed by Moderator

To: HostileTerritory
Goodness. This means they may actually have access to our cellular network.

Next they will tap into our water supply. Keep your eye out for suspicious activity in the faucet section at Home Depot.

So I guess this is how it all ends...

13 posted on 02/01/2007 1:12:27 PM PST by highimpact
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: ElkGroveDan

You will be assimilated to Vista, it's for your own good...


14 posted on 02/01/2007 1:12:40 PM PST by kinoxi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: highimpact

If they were also buying LiteBrite's in bulk, I'd be concerned.


15 posted on 02/01/2007 1:13:00 PM PST by mgstarr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: struggle
The reason they do this is because Tracfone sells their phones at below cost in order to get people to buy prepaid airtime.

If you have a cell phone you don't like, you can buy a Tracfone at below cost, swap out the SIM card from your old phone, and you have a new cell phone hooked up to your old service.

People who own cell phone businesses can do the same thing and increase their profit margins.

It's bad for Tracfone when they do this, but it's not illegal and the only way it could have anything to do with terrorism is if they use the profit to fund it.

16 posted on 02/01/2007 1:13:04 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle

In related news - a european male was seen purchasing several orders of falafel.


17 posted on 02/01/2007 1:13:08 PM PST by bagadonutz (The road goes on forever and the party never ends! - J E Keene)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HostileTerritory

Yes, well to put it bluntly, I teach at a mostly black high school, and the Metrocenter is a mostly black mall.

It seems like a very good place to buy these things without anyone noticing because no one in that store is going to call the police or stop them from buying.


18 posted on 02/01/2007 1:14:08 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: highimpact
>This is Series! Hugh! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!

This could be just a
Suzanne Somers stunt for that
home shopping channel . . .



19 posted on 02/01/2007 1:14:40 PM PST by theFIRMbss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: struggle

We're DOOMED!

20 posted on 02/01/2007 1:14:50 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: L98Fiero; struggle

"This is Series! Hugh! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!"

Really, what's the point of remarks like the above?

A few months ago when there were a lot of incidences like this I had some contact with some LE and they were very interested. You never know.


21 posted on 02/01/2007 1:15:33 PM PST by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ElkGroveDan

MSfreepers on the lookout.. with a Vista... WoW !!!


22 posted on 02/01/2007 1:15:38 PM PST by Drammach ("If you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." -- Benjamin Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: struggle

Sadly there are a number of freepers who feel vigilance and attention to these threats are one big joke.

They feel anybody seeing blinking lights, wires, and flashlight batteries is overreacting. They should *know* that bombs don't look like that.

I went over to DU and their discussion was much less hostile and nasty.


23 posted on 02/01/2007 1:15:38 PM PST by ladyjane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: L98Fiero
>Get bent jerk


24 posted on 02/01/2007 1:16:23 PM PST by theFIRMbss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: struggle

But what are people supposed to be vigilant about? What difference does it make if people have cell phones? No one is going to stop people from buying phones because of their race or national background, anyway. There's nothing dangerous about them. This is not fertilizer or guns we're talking about.


25 posted on 02/01/2007 1:17:03 PM PST by HostileTerritory
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: struggle

How many would 'bunches' be?


26 posted on 02/01/2007 1:17:36 PM PST by kinoxi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HostileTerritory

The other day I was in the computer lab of the local college and I saw up the three men who might have looked like they were from the Middle East using the Internet!


I called the FBI and they did nothing!

Then I called Greta Van Susteren and she is on her way along with Geraldo.


27 posted on 02/01/2007 1:18:15 PM PST by trumandogz (Rudy G 2008: The "G" Stands For Gun Grabbing & Gay Lovin.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: struggle

Thanks for paying attention. Don't let the smart alecks on this thread make you feel bad.


28 posted on 02/01/2007 1:19:43 PM PST by Purdue Pete
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HostileTerritory

I got two tracphones for my children. Normally 49.99 each on sale for 19.99.

The minutes aren't bad but you have to also get time periods like 60 minutes in 90 days so even at the end of 90 days you have to get more minutes even with time still left.


29 posted on 02/01/2007 1:20:27 PM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: L98Fiero
Get bent jerk.

Look, I don't know what your problem is, but I wasn't talking to you. I was making a point with sarcasm. You think this vanity post is a serious national security threat, while I think it's probably just a bunch of middle eastern-looking people buying some cell phones (something they have every right to do). I guess we'll know who's right in the next few days. Please layoff the personal attacks. They don't add anything to the discussion.

30 posted on 02/01/2007 1:20:29 PM PST by highimpact
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ladyjane
>They feel anybody seeing blinking lights, wires, and flashlight batteries is overreacting. They should *know* that bombs don't look like that

Gee. People in nine
cities somehow got it right.
One city screwed up.

Should we run the world
based on the ten percenters
who eat yellow snow?!

31 posted on 02/01/2007 1:20:48 PM PST by theFIRMbss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Purdue Pete

>Thanks for paying attention. Don't let the smart alecks on this thread make you feel bad.

I won't. These smart aleks would have probably said the same thing to James Woods.


32 posted on 02/01/2007 1:20:55 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: theFIRMbss

Yes, terrorists often blow things up using the two smart-assed aliens from AQTHF but cell-phones, never.

That mall is next door to me and I appreciate this news. It is probably nothing but that is for the FBI to decide, not FR jerk-offs.


33 posted on 02/01/2007 1:21:34 PM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: struggle

I suggest you pay no attention to the people posting on this thread who are treating this situation just a little too lightly for my taste.

Nobody thought anything about a certain group of Middle Eastern men taking 'flying lessons' either, not until they put those planes into the Trade Towers.

In the right hands, a cell phone can be just as dangerous as fertilizer, or a gun.

Thanks for keeping your eyes open. Some people should learn to keep their mouths shut tho.


34 posted on 02/01/2007 1:22:52 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bagadonutz

Are you sure that wasn't Bill O'Reilly in disguise?


35 posted on 02/01/2007 1:23:09 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: highimpact

"They don't add anything to the discussion."

Your smart-assed comment was a jewel, though. My problem is, this isn't an area known for large numbers of muslims and that mall is next door to me. You attemting to belittle someone who makes me aware of things I want to know makes me angry. If this thread is no concern to you, get lost and save your crap for study hall.


36 posted on 02/01/2007 1:25:33 PM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Cindy

Cell phone ping.


37 posted on 02/01/2007 1:26:18 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: L98Fiero
>That mall is next door to me and I appreciate this news. It is probably nothing but that is for the FBI to decide, not FR jerk-offs

Until somebody
reports you! Obviously
you're attempting to

divert attention
onto others and away
from yourself with your

house next to a mall
and a chip on your shoulder . . .
Hmmm. Now you've scared me . . .

38 posted on 02/01/2007 1:27:04 PM PST by theFIRMbss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: struggle

How did they know they were Middle Eastern?

Well, they weren't black, and they weren't rednecks. ;^)


39 posted on 02/01/2007 1:27:06 PM PST by CobaltBlue (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle
I've heard unconfirmed reports of Middle Eastern men buying televisions in Austin and there was a wire report earlier than some strange looking men bought an electric toothbrush and four microwave ovens in New York last night.

Mulder & Skully are on the case...

40 posted on 02/01/2007 1:27:23 PM PST by maquiladora
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: theFIRMbss

There's a difference between proper vigilance and overreacting paranoia.

Whatever happened to the "reasonable man" test?


41 posted on 02/01/2007 1:27:46 PM PST by mgstarr
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Shadowstrike
>I suggest you pay no attention to the people posting on this thread who are treating this situation just a little too lightly for my taste


42 posted on 02/01/2007 1:28:40 PM PST by theFIRMbss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: ladyjane

"Sadly there are a number of freepers who feel vigilance and attention to these threats are one big joke. "

I think it's simply beacause the " Middle-Eastern men buying cellphones " thing has been shown here to be simply nothing to get upset over.

"vigilance and attention " is fine, but this particular situation has allready been shown to be no kind of threat and many FReepers will respond to it with attempts at humour, some with more success then others. ... Relax


43 posted on 02/01/2007 1:29:19 PM PST by RS ("I took the drugs because I liked them and I found excuses to take them, so I'm not weaseling.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Shadowstrike
In the right hands, a cell phone can be just as dangerous as fertilizer, or a gun.

Its a shame that Free Republic doesn't have those little smilies...cause I could use a "roll eyes" one right about here.

44 posted on 02/01/2007 1:32:02 PM PST by ContemptofCourt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: struggle

I don't understand the flip answers on this thread. There was a special on Fox last week and thank goodness someone had the forsight to think it was suspicious that ME men were buying hundreds of dollars of cigarettes at a time and it turned out to be funding Hamas. These cell phone purchases may be the same thing.

Sorry you're being treated so rudely.


45 posted on 02/01/2007 1:33:40 PM PST by hipaatwo (Is it really fair to John Kerry to argue that when he's in Switzerland he's away from home?"-B.Hume)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle

Good job. I used to live in the Jackson area. The metro mall is dead and is located in a bad area of town. That would be the perfect place to do biz if I was up to no good.


46 posted on 02/01/2007 1:33:44 PM PST by Augustinian monk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: struggle

"All MS freepers be on the lookout and pay attention."

Yeah, it's for your grandchildren's safety....


47 posted on 02/01/2007 1:34:30 PM PST by dakine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: L98Fiero
My problem is, this isn't an area known for large numbers of muslims and that mall is next door to me.

That's not your only problem. You also seem prone to panic and rage.

You attemting to belittle someone who makes me aware of things I want to know makes me angry. If this thread is no concern to you, get lost and save your crap for study hall.

Study hall? LOL. I bet you're probably pretty funny when you're not fuming mad. I'm not going to bother you anymore. I've made my point. You can freak out all you want and it won't change anything. Like the original poster said, the FBI has been contacted. Don't shoot any Muslims unless they they give you a good reason.

48 posted on 02/01/2007 1:34:37 PM PST by highimpact
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: ContemptofCourt

"roll eyes" all you want. I'd rather be paranoid than have missed a potentially dangerous situation like alot of naive bubble-headed optimists who walk around vomiting sunshine.


49 posted on 02/01/2007 1:35:14 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: struggle

GOOD on you.


50 posted on 02/01/2007 1:35:25 PM PST by onyx (DEFEAT Hillary Clinton, Marxist, student of Saul Alinsky & ally and beneficiary of Soros.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200201-248 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson