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Homeland Security Is Monitoring The Drudge Report, The New York Times
Atlantic Wire ^ | 11 January 2012 | Adam Clark Estes

Posted on 01/11/2012 5:29:51 PM PST by Windflier

It's unclear exactly why, but the Department of Homeland has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" program to monitor the top blogs, forums and social networks online for at least the past 18 months.

Based on a privacy compliance review from last November recently obtained by Reuters, the purpose of the project is to "collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture." Whatever that means.

Either way, the list of sites reported by Reuters reveals in a Wednesday afternoon exclusive is pretty intriguing...

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: absolutedespotism; bigbrother; bigsis; bloodoftyrants; communism; democrats; dhs; dhsisajoke; govtabuse; longtrainofabuses; obama; rapeofliberty; tyranny; usurpations; waronliberty
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1 posted on 01/11/2012 5:29:58 PM PST by Windflier
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To: All

Hi Janet!

KMA!


2 posted on 01/11/2012 5:31:35 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Not many people know this, but Matt Drudge’s real name is Achmed Mahmoud Osama Obama Hussein al-Quaida.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 5:32:24 PM PST by Mustang Driver
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To: Windflier

If Homeland isn’t following my stuff they’re losing out on the best you can get on the net bar none.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 5:32:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Windflier

We could have one 9-11 per month, and it would be less harmful to our country than what our government is doing in the name of “homeland security”. This has to end, now.....


5 posted on 01/11/2012 5:34:18 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Windflier

Barry’s civilian Red Army. Once Americans get their government back, we need to do away with the DHS as soon as possible.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 5:34:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: Windflier
Serious question...
Is Free Republic on the Obama watch list?
If not, why not?
7 posted on 01/11/2012 5:34:52 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Windflier
Janet, this one's for you!


8 posted on 01/11/2012 5:35:40 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: Windflier

Hey guys ... how charming to do this crap to your fellow American citizens... The old USSR had kids turning in their parents for thought crimes - is that next here?


9 posted on 01/11/2012 5:36:02 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: KoRn
This has to end, now.....

Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be anyone in our government who is willing to call treason what it is and impeach the bastard.

10 posted on 01/11/2012 5:37:10 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Is this so Holder’s people can more safely surf porn all day at their government jobs?


11 posted on 01/11/2012 5:37:44 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Windflier

LOL. Welcome to the Obama-Axelrod-Jarrett Opposition Research Program brought to you by the Tax Payers of America and directly benefiting the DNC and the Obama for President Campaign.


12 posted on 01/11/2012 5:38:40 PM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: muawiyah
If Homeland isn’t following my stuff they’re losing out on the best you can get on the net bar none.

I'd be really worried about us, if I found out that they weren't watching.

13 posted on 01/11/2012 5:39:14 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Are we on the list?


14 posted on 01/11/2012 5:39:27 PM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I’m the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: Publius6961

It may not be on the obama watch list, though I personally believe that it is. But I know for sure that is monitored by the Secret Service.


15 posted on 01/11/2012 5:40:06 PM PST by sport
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To: Windflier

What will happen next is the Obama Empire will open up an unlimited funded payable account for political snitches.

This will be the next “stimulus”.

Anybody can get an instant direct deposit by informing HS of acts of sedition.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 5:40:14 PM PST by Eye of Unk (NO Romney,NO way)
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To: Publius6961
Is Free Republic on the Obama watch list? If not, why not?

Well, I don't think there's any question that we're being monitored, and have been, for a very long time. Even before Bush created the DHS. It's what Big Brother does.

17 posted on 01/11/2012 5:41:38 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

"When you're tired sifting through FreeRepublic, press one button and it takes you straight to the latest 'Butch Love' sites."


18 posted on 01/11/2012 5:44:26 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: Windflier
I wonder if these increasing reports, or leaks if you will, are themselves part of a strategery to tamp down opposition.

Also, looking forward to the mouthy Tim Robbins lamenting the 'chill wind blowing through the country.' I'll post it as soon as he steps up to the deliver the spiel.

19 posted on 01/11/2012 5:46:22 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: reaganaut
Are we on the list?


20 posted on 01/11/2012 5:48:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Dysart
I wonder if these increasing reports, or leaks if you will, are themselves part of a strategery to tamp down opposition.

Well, we know that dedicated liberals all welcome their Internet Overlords. I haven't heard squat out of the SRM or any left-wing bloggers about the vast overreach into American privacy that's going on.

For what it's worth, I think reports like this help to build opposition to Big Brother, not the other way around. Either way, it's incumbent on patriots to report this stuff, whenever they see it.

21 posted on 01/11/2012 5:53:16 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: reaganaut

Before posting, I’d like to wish the DHS agent reading this the best of evenings — keep up the good work protecting us from subversive right wing propaganda and treasonous political thought. Now my post: I just wanted to say I love Chairman Obama.


22 posted on 01/11/2012 5:54:29 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: GOPJ; All

I would recommend this film to any who haven't seen it.

23 posted on 01/11/2012 5:58:33 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Windflier

——”collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.”——

Whew, I’m glad the government isn’t shirking their duty on that. I’m thinking that’s part of the General Welfare.


24 posted on 01/11/2012 5:59:02 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: Windflier
Sailing the Sea of OSINT in the Information Age.
25 posted on 01/11/2012 5:59:55 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Windflier
I think reports like this help to build opposition to Big Brother, not the other way around. Either way, it's incumbent on patriots to report this stuff, whenever they see it.

We approach thinking about that from opposite directions here. But, as you say not a peep from the left--big champions of the 1st Amendent, they are, so I'm told. I rather hope you're right this time.

26 posted on 01/11/2012 6:00:22 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: Mustang Driver

How long before us Freepers be on Obama enemy list I feel honored LOL!

I feel like people on Richard Nixon enemy list days LOL!


27 posted on 01/11/2012 6:05:08 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: GOPJ
how charming to do this crap to your fellow American citizens... The old USSR had kids turning in their parents for thought crimes - is that next here?

Surely, you haven't forgotten about AttackWatch.org?



28 posted on 01/11/2012 6:07:08 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

DHS is just making sure they stay fervent supporters of mitt romney.


29 posted on 01/11/2012 6:14:43 PM PST by paintriot
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To: Windflier

Actually, this is one of the few smart things they have done. It’s not too different from what the CIA has done for years. Read the papers - even as lame as they ahve become, there’s, like, NEWS there.

“Mainstream” news organizations spend billions to capture news around the world, report it and contextualize it. But the real cutting edge in news is in the alternative media.

Drudge is a news aggregator who constantly watches numerous news sources and has a knack for reporting the interesting bits he finds.

They should read FR for the same reason most of us do. A thousand people looking at news and events, many times at the local level, and posting them. Then another thousand people look at it, compare it to similar events they know about and put it all together in a single convenient thread.

And it’s all free. (They should, however, kick in during Freepathon. It’s only fair!)


30 posted on 01/11/2012 6:15:49 PM PST by SargeK
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To: JimSEA
Now my post: I just wanted to say I love Chairman Obama.

"...the final, indispensable, healing change had never happened, until this moment....He loved Big Brother."

31 posted on 01/11/2012 6:16:24 PM PST by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: running_dog_lackey
I’m glad the government isn’t shirking their duty on that. I’m thinking that’s part of the General Welfare.



32 posted on 01/11/2012 6:18:55 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Dysart
I rather hope you're right this time.

My Facebook news feed has posts similar to this one, every day. Folks across the country are mad as hell about Obama's Commie-style government.

33 posted on 01/11/2012 6:21:31 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SargeK
Actually, this is one of the few smart things they have done. It’s not too different from what the CIA has done for years. Read the papers - even as lame as they ahve become, there’s, like, NEWS there.

Can't disagree with your reasoning, but why the duplication of work between departments? Are they really just separate fiefdoms, who refuse to share intel with each other?

Probably so. Thank Jamie Gorelick.

34 posted on 01/11/2012 6:28:11 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: KoRn
We could have one 9-11 per month, and it would be less harmful to our country than what our government is doing in the name of “homeland security”. This has to end, now.....

We need to get everyone we know to vote these people out of office in November (every democrat).

Where in the &$@% are elected republicans while freedom of speech is being assaulted and perverted by those entrusted to protect and preserve it?

35 posted on 01/11/2012 6:31:09 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: JimSEA
Now my post: I just wanted to say I love Chairman Obama.

Are we all comrades now?

36 posted on 01/11/2012 6:32:50 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Windflier

I see DHS has Hulu and YouTube on the watch list. Wonder if they’re checking out cat videos for subversive jihad messages. One can never be too careful.


37 posted on 01/11/2012 6:35:15 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Windflier

Hello Janet you big fat POS.


38 posted on 01/11/2012 6:37:42 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Windflier

Not surprising. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina random news sites and TV stations had more information than the head of Homeland Security. We tend to think of an all powerful government intelligence operation but actually they were watching CNN to try to figure out what was going on.


39 posted on 01/11/2012 6:39:12 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: Windflier

The short answer to your question is - yes. And it’s worse than you can imagine.

You’d be dismayed to see how local and state law enforcement and even federal agencies DON’T share information. CIA doesn’t talk to FBI (Gorelick’s wall). FBI doesn’t talk to state and local. State and local align with each other and DIA to go around the FBI. NYPD even sends people overseas to go around CIA and the FBI. Law enforcement doesn’t talk to the other emergency services.

Ten years on and BILLIONS spent to enhance intel sharing, and we’ve only moved inches down a road that is miles long.

(And no, not even Big Sis cares if Lazamataz would hit it.)


40 posted on 01/11/2012 6:45:49 PM PST by SargeK
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Bingo, I think we have a winner. With Attack Watch.org, the Food Stamp President and his simpering lackey boot licking progressive dogs had to pay for the site and monitoring. Here, he is foisting the cost of the thought police off onto the taxpayers he is spying on. So, simpering lackey boot licking progressive dogs who spy on the taxpayers who pay you, I hear that the Food Stamp President wears Moo’s panties when he dances with Rahm at those fancy Halloween parties.


41 posted on 01/11/2012 7:03:17 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Windflier

“collect information used in providing situational awareness and establishing a common operating picture.” Whatever that means.”

I think the translation for that is they will be spying on everyone.


42 posted on 01/11/2012 7:12:22 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bamahead; rabscuttle385

Libertarian ping


43 posted on 01/11/2012 7:12:22 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Windflier

You can bet the farm that they are also monitoring FR.


44 posted on 01/11/2012 7:16:18 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Gator113

I already have my script ready for when the SS shows up. I will laugh at them for protecting Obama and tell them they can’t admit it, but deep down they know they are protecting a communist thug.


45 posted on 01/11/2012 7:18:40 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Publius6961

Oh you can bet it is!


46 posted on 01/11/2012 7:24:59 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Todd Palin gets my vote for toughest first dude ever!)
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To: Publius6961

Oh you can bet it is!

Just not listed in this article.


47 posted on 01/11/2012 7:25:57 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Todd Palin gets my vote for toughest first dude ever!)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Ditto....


48 posted on 01/11/2012 7:30:46 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: Windflier

Atttention Freepers:

The red bobbin waltzed gracefully through the garrulous avenue.

Papa’s mustache is finely woven with strands of vibrant hue.

I drank some milk, but it was not congealed.


49 posted on 01/11/2012 7:40:40 PM PST by tsomer
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To: Publius6961

FR is on Drudge. They’ll get to us.


50 posted on 01/11/2012 7:46:31 PM PST by ntnychik
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