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Homeland Security Given Green Light to Monitor American Journalists
The Blaze ^ | 1/9/12 | Tiffany Gabbay

Posted on 01/09/2012 9:31:06 PM PST by Nachum

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.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communism; dhs; fedgov; fedgovisajoke; fedzilla; govtabuse; homeland; journalists; lping; monitor; security; tyranny

1 posted on 01/09/2012 9:31:14 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 01/09/2012 9:31:57 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

So, they’ll be closely following Internet fan Brian Williams of NBC?


3 posted on 01/09/2012 9:38:40 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Nachum

So, they’ll be closely following Internet fan Brian Williams of NBC?


4 posted on 01/09/2012 9:39:20 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

No, you have to be a journalist, not a propaganda mouthpiece!


5 posted on 01/09/2012 9:43:22 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Nachum

Congress created this Frankinstine monster that will turn on them also.


6 posted on 01/09/2012 9:53:19 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Nachum
Is this somehow a resurrection of the infamous UNfairness Doctrine? Setting the stage to shutdown talk radio?
7 posted on 01/09/2012 10:18:21 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Nachum
Thank goodness all the Liberals keep telling us Rush Limbaugh is just an entertainer, just like Bill Maher.

Bad comparison, how about just like Joe Biden.

8 posted on 01/09/2012 10:30:02 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Nachum

I’m just wondering if liberal journalists are so convinced of their own ability to throw elections to the communists, that they don’t believe these things could be used against them in the future?

Just wondering is all.

Not that journalists think clearly to begin with.


9 posted on 01/09/2012 10:32:19 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Nachum
Department of Homeland Security has written permission to collect and retain personal information from journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone who uses “traditional and/or social media

We're being led way down the path...

The government wants total complete control.

10 posted on 01/09/2012 11:19:44 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nachum; All
And let's not forget who that 'compassionate conservative' was that created this totalitarian nightmare that is expanding it's reach into every corner of our lives now.


And in 1968 this prophetic movie aired on TV:


Don't say that we weren't warned.
11 posted on 01/10/2012 12:05:46 AM 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: mkjessup
Maybe the Left will finally understand. They might love Obama because they think he will get those evil conservatives for them, but the day they are deemed no longer useful, they are just as disposable.
12 posted on 01/10/2012 12:29:30 AM PST by FlyVet
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To: Nachum

So that last clause includes pretty much anyone who uses Facebook, twitter, email mailing lists, a blog, or a pinglist like those used on this site. That encompasses a significant percentage of everyone who uses a computer in the US.


13 posted on 01/10/2012 1:13:43 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Little Pig

That’s how I read it exactly. Anymore usually the most up to date information comes from people’s twitter accounts on site and their facebook status updates. Recent examples are the OWS, the Eqytptian revolution along with the squashed Iranian uprising. DHS already keeps tabs on the people like Rush but now they can come after anyone that posts anything they don’t like


14 posted on 01/10/2012 2:05:16 AM PST by eak3
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To: Nachum

Wow, this Ubama is not only a Stalin-style communist, he’s a Hitler-style fascist as well. I wonder if the “journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone who uses traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed” will care about this directive from the Ubama regime?

Nahhhh..


15 posted on 01/10/2012 2:09:25 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Obama isn’t interested in keeping journalists, news anchors, and reporters in toe; he already has their souls, given to him by the Democrat Party.

He’s primarily interested in the “or anyone who uses traditional and/or social media in real time ..” people. You, me and any other Freedom lover willing to post something against him on the internet.

He is doing the same thing to this country that Hitler did with the German legal system prior to fully consolidating his power when laws were then not needed.

Uncle Joe, Adolph and Benito would be very, very proud of their boy.


16 posted on 01/10/2012 2:23:51 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: eak3

According to the full article, for now all this means is that the DHS can put your name on a “list” if you come under the ambit of the directive. Where the name-gathering becomes worrisome is that being on a list associated with the DHS means you’re much more likely to get flagged when passing through an airport (or, now, bus station, interstate highway, hockey game, or social security office). It’s not a far stretch to imagine that those on one list are much more likely to be placed on other “lists” as a result: “You’re on the ‘journalism’ list, so we have concerns about you and are therefore putting you on the watch list for flying” etc.

Of course, DHS lists do look an awful lot like “usual suspect” lists that could be used later on to persecute citizens who don’t hold the appropriate viewpoint. But that’s just silly tinfoil-hattery, much along the same lines as if the government were to start doing intrusive searches of people, or calling protestors “terrorists”, or claiming that veterans were potential extremists, and we all know the government would never do something like that.


17 posted on 01/10/2012 2:38:05 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Gaffer

I guess we will all meet in the concentration camp.


18 posted on 01/10/2012 3:16:48 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Nachum

The title is misleading, apparently it can be pretty much anyone using social media.


19 posted on 01/10/2012 3:18:45 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Nachum

PRAYER TO SAVE AMERICA

O merciful God, we cry to Thee for pardon and for mercy.
We are an unbelieving and perverse generation.
We are disobedient, disloyal and ungrateful to Thee.
We have excluded Thee from our homes, our schools, our places of business.
We are no longer worthy to be called Thy children.
Merciful Father, spare America!
Forgive us!

Save us from the scourge we deserve.
Teach us Thy law, and move our wills to serve Thee today and everyday.
Merciful God, please spare America!
O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Pray for us!


20 posted on 01/10/2012 3:29:52 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: FlyVet
Maybe the Left will finally understand. They might love Obama because they think he will get those evil conservatives for them, but the day they are deemed no longer useful, they are just as disposable.

I highly doubt it. The left as a whole will end up exactly as did Ernst Rohm at Stadelheim Prison as he was shot, whimpering "Mein Fuhrer! Mein Fuhrer!"
21 posted on 01/10/2012 3:39:16 AM 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: Nachum

I’m sure they’re A-OK with it. Obama’s the maaan.


22 posted on 01/10/2012 3:42:22 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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23 posted on 01/10/2012 3:42:51 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Nachum
Sloooowly, I turned. Step by step. Inch by inch. Then ... WHAM!
The DHS bacame the SS!

(If Janet starts wearing all Black and a Monocle, we're really screwed.)

24 posted on 01/10/2012 4:34:32 AM PST by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Little Pig

From the list to indefinite detention. :(


25 posted on 01/10/2012 4:51:21 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Venturer

No we won’t.

“They” will run out of willing thugs to do the
dirty work after the first day.


26 posted on 01/10/2012 5:22:12 AM PST by LFOD (Formerly - Iraq, Afgahnistan - back home in Dixie.)
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To: Venturer

“I guess we’ll all meet at the concentration camp”

I could be in worse company. Personally I go with the man at the signing of the Declaration of Independence who made his signature extra large. If I’m going to be hanged for my values, I want there to be enough evidence to convict.


27 posted on 01/10/2012 5:36:31 AM PST by LevinFan
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To: FlyVet; mkjessup; sickoflibs
the day they are deemed no longer useful, they are just as disposable.

on that day, even before that day, theyll be systematically eliminated, as they are the threat to rabble-rouse in a 180 degree manner...

fools that refuse to study are even acknowledge history are always dumbfounded when they get bitten by their own frankenstein...

28 posted on 01/10/2012 5:47:17 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: LevinFan
If I’m going to be hanged for my values, I want there to be enough evidence to convict.

Amen, FRiend! We will be competing for the largest signature.

Given the overrreach of Obama himself with recess appointments and now this, can anyone tell me how this ISN'T the start of the Amerikan Totalitarian State? Yes, I'm asking you to prove a negative.

29 posted on 01/10/2012 6:08:32 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Little Pig
"So that last clause includes pretty much anyone who uses Facebook, twitter, email mailing lists, a blog, or a pinglist like those used on this site. That encompasses a significant percentage of everyone who uses a computer in the US."

So comrade... tell us about your 'ping' list- or we can make it very ...uncomfortable for you.

30 posted on 01/10/2012 7:32:57 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Venturer
If we make it there.
31 posted on 01/10/2012 7:36:39 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Nachum
They aren't going to waste time to coax any of us into explaining anything. Imagine South American secret police goons who only take time enough with you to torture a blood-soaked written confession out of you and then summarily dump your dead body at the local land fill. They won't waste time with Constitutional pleasantries; they're not even doing that now on much of what they do.
32 posted on 01/10/2012 7:40:03 AM PST by Gaffer
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33 posted on 01/10/2012 8:30:11 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Nachum

Excuse me... don’t these A**HOLES believe in the FREEDOM OF THE PRESS???


34 posted on 01/10/2012 12:46:17 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Nachum

IOW, every single one of us who says or writes anything on the internet anywhere.

Are the Repubs going to do anything? Anything????


35 posted on 01/10/2012 2:27:20 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Excuse me... don’t these A**HOLES believe in the FREEDOM OF THE PRESS???


Of ocurse not. Any more than Goebbels did.


36 posted on 01/10/2012 3:42:55 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: little jeremiah

bump f0r keeping


37 posted on 01/12/2012 3:01:10 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama's legacy will be to be remembered as The architect of the decline of the USA)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Some where there’s probably a new definition of “journalist” that includes bloggers and posters.


38 posted on 01/12/2012 4:15:25 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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