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US terrorist database growing at rapid rate (Govt added 1.5 Million to suspected terrorist list)
Yahoo News ^

Posted on 07/20/2014 4:59:25 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (AP) — The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5 million added in the last five years, according to numbers divulged by the government in a civil lawsuit.

About 99 percent of the names submitted are accepted, leading to criticism that the government is "wildly loose" in its use of the list.

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Red in Blue PA: "In the future, everyone will be considered a terrorist by the US government.....unless they are criminals, illegals or a protected class"

1 posted on 07/20/2014 4:59:25 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

No doubt every member of Free Republic is on the list.


2 posted on 07/20/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Red in Blue PA

I wonder how many are real terrorists and how many are merely targets of opportunity for the leftists in power (prior military, conservatives, Christians, gun owners, and members of FR who have commented honestly on the thug in our White House).


3 posted on 07/20/2014 5:08:43 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

With all the muzzies in this country, the suspect list of terrorists should be much longer.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 5:09:44 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Red in Blue PA

5 posted on 07/20/2014 5:11:00 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Reminds me of a scene from VIVA ZAPATA in which Zapata (Marlon Brando) speaks up to the President of Mexico and his name is immediately put on a list.

Later, as President, he finds himself putting names on the list.


6 posted on 07/20/2014 5:14:55 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That seems like rather a lot. Even paranoid I don’t think there are that many terrorists in the US. Maybe one third of that amount. Maybe only about 10 thousand.

But, what are they saying, we’ve got one and a half million terrorists, let’s keep the borders wide open?

It makes no sense.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 5:15:49 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Red in Blue PA

Oh yeah.. Pay no attention to the man behind the bulletpoof glass.

Every day you pass thru customs, just remember, smile.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 5:21:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

At some point it will be easier to maintain a list of those that not considered terrorists .... everyone will be considered a terrorist unless on the list.


9 posted on 07/20/2014 5:22:36 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Could Warren Buffet's oil trains be considered mobile Jihadist weapons of mass distruction?)
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To: jocon307

Higher the number better the chance to hire more GOVERNMENT SLUGS


10 posted on 07/20/2014 5:23:03 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: mkmensinger

I hope they spelled my name right. And they got my best profile on their photos. If I’d have known they were interested, I’d have painted “Bite Me” on my a$$ and given them a close-up.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 5:29:46 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: mkmensinger

Probably every white male who doesn’t vote ‘Rat.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 5:32:09 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

how many of the additions are from the Tea Party?


13 posted on 07/20/2014 5:32:50 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

1,499,972


14 posted on 07/20/2014 5:33:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: CGASMIA68

SPLC figured that one out with regard to fundraising. Hell, they probably have Pillsbury & Michelin on their hate group list because their mascots are white.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 5:34:50 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: jocon307

If “terrorist” means every conservative heterosexual God fearing gun owning military veteran in America, then that number isn’t very realistic.

Probably aren’t that many muzzies on it anyway, if you get my drift.


16 posted on 07/20/2014 5:36:15 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

How do you find out if your name is on a terrorist list ?


17 posted on 07/20/2014 5:40:37 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: mkmensinger

> No doubt every member of Free Republic is on the list.

Proudly...; )


18 posted on 07/20/2014 5:40:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jocon307

-> But, what are they saying, we’ve got one and a half million terrorists, let’s keep the borders wide open?

It makes no sense.

Makes perfect sense if you’re a Muslim president trying to destroy a country from within...


19 posted on 07/20/2014 5:42:21 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Libloather

Bingo!


20 posted on 07/20/2014 5:47:56 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: knarf

Just have to ask.

Of course, by doing so, if you were not there already, you get put on the list for asking.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 5:51:57 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mkmensinger

“No doubt every member of Free Republic is on the list.”

I guess I will never be able to fly again.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 5:58:49 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There will be a lot more on that list as soon as DHS gets the consolidated rosters from the V.A. and the IRS.


23 posted on 07/20/2014 6:04:20 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: knarf

The other pertinent question is: If your name is on the list (by mistake of course) What are the odds of getting it removed?


24 posted on 07/20/2014 6:05:08 PM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: ImNotLying; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

25 posted on 07/20/2014 6:12:48 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: ImNotLying

Zero! And that’s FINAL!


26 posted on 07/20/2014 6:13:00 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against... We’re after power and we mean it... There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”


27 posted on 07/20/2014 6:19:41 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: 353FMG

That’s a given and thanks for pointing it out. In reality, they should be the only ones on the list until that list is eradicated then we might entertain expansion.


28 posted on 07/20/2014 6:34:37 PM PDT by wita
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To: Red in Blue PA

If you eliminate the T.E.A. party members, the members of Catholic religious orders and the members of other Catholic organizations and diocese which have sued Obama’s HHS Obamacare mandates, you are probably left with about 100,000 veterans who own arms.


29 posted on 07/20/2014 6:43:42 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Fred Hayek
Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

At first, I thought that there isn't enough prison space for all of us. Then, I had an Einstein moment. They don't want to put us all in prison. They want us all dead. When some rat orders gun confiscation, that might be the signal, for genocide to begin.

30 posted on 07/20/2014 6:54:05 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: null and void

too bad they can’t be as efficient at the borderland with e-verify


31 posted on 07/20/2014 7:29:09 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Red in Blue PA

From the article; “The Alexandria case follows a ruling last month by a federal judge in Oregon that found people placed on the list have no adequate means to challenge their status. She ordered the government to develop a better means for seeking redress from placement on the list. The government has not yet decided whether to appeal that ruling.”

Thus far, “the government” has not developed this ordered “better(?)” means. There are NO means.

If that’s not a picture of an out of control rogue government, I don’t know what is.


32 posted on 07/20/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Just what is the real reason to disarm a law abiding citizen like me?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

But Obama said we won that war!


33 posted on 07/20/2014 7:48:18 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: Pollster1
The article doesn't say whether "all Terrorists on the list" are American citizens.
34 posted on 07/21/2014 3:25:54 AM PDT by Does so ("Miranda Warnings" and loss of "Common-Law Marriage" = 2 Big Mistakes...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

How do I check to see if my name is there yet?


35 posted on 07/21/2014 8:25:42 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Mark17
They want us all dead. When some rat orders gun confiscation, that might be the signal, for genocide to begin.

That is why NOW is the time to identify THOSE WHO GIVE THE ORDERS in your area. Find out who they are, where they live and work, their travel habits and recreation, their memberships. At the first hint of confiscation they must have "accidents" or just disappear.

If we fail to wait until they start the confiscation, though it is preemptive self-defense, it becomes much harder to justify. Can we afford to remain the "good" guys?

36 posted on 07/21/2014 8:33:23 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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