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Old 10-28-2004, 06:08 PM   #1
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My friend's Live Journal entry was reported to the FBI

October 28, 2004


This is complete bullshit, one of my friends on LJ made a post about Mr. Bush and someone on LJ reported that post to the FBI. She was "kindly" visited by secret services. Her post was public. I can't give out names or a link to her journal at this moment until I have her permission to do so.

However, I feel violated in some way even though it wasn't I who was visited. A journal is supposed to be a forum for your personal thoughts. I love my Journal but I'm seriously having second thoughts about making this a public journal even though I do not like to run or hide from my feelings.

My friend now has a permanent record with the FBI all 'cause she expressed her views in her journal about George Bush. With this being said, I deleted all my entries regarding George Bush even though I'm Canadian 'cause the last thing I want is the FBI/Secret Service agent at my door while I'm sleeping.

Even though I'm known for writing controversial articles, I don't need a record with the FBI.

I'm curious about the fucktard who made the report against my friend without understanding the real meaning behind her entry.
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Old 10-28-2004, 06:15 PM   #2
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Old 10-28-2004, 06:16 PM   #3
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how is it that all the psychotic 10 year olds on there arne't reported to mental institutions, then? cos that would make far more sense.
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Old 10-28-2004, 06:44 PM   #4
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Yep. Big Brother is indeed watching.
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Old 10-28-2004, 07:10 PM   #6
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Yeah, I read about that.
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Old 10-28-2004, 07:10 PM   #7
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to play devils advocate, it also depends on what she said about bush.

you cant even joke about a presidents death or wanting to kill him or hoping he drops dead or anything like that, so if something like that was said or anything along those lines, i am not surprised at all.

but im just playing devils advocate here
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Correct me if I'm wrong. But I believe that it wouldn't matter who was president. The secret service doesn't care, there job is to protect the president. And being reported is different than the government actively searching blogs for anti-president screeds.

This is not much different than having a neighbor call 911 reporting that something is amiss at your house. Eventually the police will show up. Is that big brother? No, it's nosy neighbor.

I don't know if the Secret Service has jurisdiction outside of the United States. Maybe someone who knows about this can chime in. And if you didn't wish death on the president and propose a way for it happen, I don't think you have much to worry about at all.
I also agree that it all depends on what was written. If I described a plan to kill Michael Jackson, and someone reported me to the cops, it would the responsiblity of the cops to investigate. It's one way that they head off school shootings and other possible tragedies.
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This is not much different than having a neighbor call 911 reporting that something is amiss at your house. Eventually the police will show up. Is that big brother? No, it's nosy neighbor.
I agree. It might seem a little extreme, but you can never be too careful. People have to take things like that seriously.

Kinda reminds me of an incident that happened to me recently. I took a couple different kinds of sleeping pills because I had a really long day ahead of me, and I'd been having problems sleeping, so I wanted to make sure I'd sleep. A friend of mine from the Ryan Adams board got on the phone with me, and while we were talking, the pills began kicking in. He asked what was wrong with me, and I told him I'd taken pills to sleep. He said I became harder and harder to understand, and we finally just said goodnight.

Less than a half hour later...about 1 in the morning...police were banging at the door, shining flashlights all over the house, and there was an ambulance...yep, he had called information to get in touch with my local cops to tell them I'd overdosed on pills. They almost broke the door down and threatened to use tazers on my dogs. I was so fucking pissed off...but...ya know...it was one of those things where you're better safe than sorry.
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*edited for fear of bush and his chekists
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Come on Bush and your information police - bring 'em on!
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:08 AM   #12
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Is that someone scratching around outside my door!?

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Old 10-29-2004, 01:16 AM   #13
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I don't see why you don't link to her journal. After all, a link to it has popped up in nearly every other post on my flist ever since she made the post.

It's a public post. I'm sure people would like to actually read what happened in her words.
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This one made dailykos.com, quite an honour I'd have thought. So it's famous!

Quickly usurped by the kid in Florida who put a screwdriver to his Kerry-voting girlfriend's throat.
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:26 AM   #15
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