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Lost a job over a DU post.. We are being watched friends....
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Where to begin? I wanted to post this yesterday but I was told to keep my mouth shut until the show was over(read the post, you'll understand) if I wanted to get paid for the work I had already done. The night before last I made this post:

As you can see I had some great suggestions and was prepared to combine some of them into the flier yesterday to spread around today. I never got the chance. At 12:30 in the afternoon yesterday the head of the company I was working for came to the booth and told me the client hadn't paid the bill and I had to leave, they were shutting the booth down. This has happened before on rare occasions so I didn't think it was too strange. About 4:00 that afternoon I get a phone call. They called to ask me how to run the videowall. Well, at that point the guy just starts rambling about how they had to send someone else in, because "security" had called saying a guy working at the show posted a message on an Internet board under the name of Walldude and was "threatening to blow the place up". (I obviously let a little too much information out in the original post, they had no trouble figuring out who I was. I had actually tried to edit the post later to remove the city and booth info but the edit time had expired) Now, he's telling me this as he has a copy of the post right in front of him. I was so shocked all I could do was argue semantics with him for a few minutes. Then I told him what to do to run the wall so the show could continue and hung up. I was stunned. They had turned what I wrote into a "security risk" and had me removed from the show.
Now I only lost a day and a half's work over this, but I doubt the company will ever use me again. I have alot of friends working there and work is pretty thin in the summer, so that kinda sucks. But what's really bothering me, is the fact that someone actually saw the post and alerted someone about it. All anyone will tell me is "security called" and they have no idea how security found out. As more and more of the shock wore off, and my brain started functioning again, I started to get so pissed off that I couldn't see straight. I tried Googling different keywords and combinations of words from the post to see if it showed up but it didn't. I tried other search engines to make sure, but it looks like they weren't specifically hunting for posts related to the trade show. That means someone was here, saw the post, put the old GOP spin on it and got me fired from the gig.
Now the really fucked up part of this if you think about it is, they all had copies of the post. Security, the decorating company, the company that hired me. It was obvious I didn't threaten to blow the place up, I even talked about how nice alot of the people were. Yet, even with the facts right in front of their faces, they still insisted on repeating the mantra. How easily the weak minded are swayed. I started thinking that if people are this easily manipulated I really should of bought one of those Rapture Kits while I had the chance.
I hope the story doesn't get passed around to other companies I work for, the spin has already got me making bomb threats, next they'll have me on the show floor with bombs strapped to my chest screaming Allah! Allah! That would probably end my career real quick.
Other than that I am unscathed. All this, plus a death in the family this week, coupled with the attempts to spin Rove into a hero has only steeled my resolve against the growing fascism in this country. I realized that most of the people are sheep, happy to go about their lives believing everything the government tells them. Like the Germans in WWII, they won't bother to see the truth until it's too late. The least I can attempt to do is make sure they can't claim ignorance....
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  -Lost a job over a DU post.. We are being watched friends.... walldude  Jul-14-05 11:43 PM   #0 
  - Who's machine were you surfin D.U. on?  KeepItReal   Jul-14-05 11:47 PM   #1 
  - whoa! I'm so sorry.  kittenpants   Jul-14-05 11:49 PM   #2 
  - This was done at home  walldude   Jul-14-05 11:51 PM   #9 
     - that is seriously scary!  kittenpants   Jul-14-05 11:52 PM   #11 
     - Someone put 2 and 2 together from your post.  KeepItReal   Jul-14-05 11:53 PM   #13 
        - More like I put 2 and 2 together  walldude   Jul-15-05 12:15 AM   #62 
           - Be stealthier next time  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-15-05 11:34 AM   #153 
  - damn, that sucks  SheepyMcSheepster   Jul-14-05 11:49 PM   #3 
  - GeeSUS!  madeline_con   Jul-14-05 11:49 PM   #4 
  - GeeSUS!  madeline_con   Jul-14-05 11:52 PM   #10 
  - Can't afford to hire an attorney,  walldude   Jul-14-05 11:53 PM   # 
     - May be able to find Pro Bono  madeline_con   Jul-15-05 12:00 AM   #36 
     - You are right  burrowowl   Jul-15-05 12:46 AM   #91 
  - YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!  gumby   Jul-14-05 11:50 PM   #5 
  - That's a shame man. It was probably a fucking freeper.  cat_girl25   Jul-14-05 11:50 PM   #6 
  - Oh. My. God.(sorry about pun)  lildreamer316   Jul-14-05 11:51 PM   #7 
  - "Now I'm scared to post here"  madeline_con   Jul-14-05 11:54 PM   #16 
  - Continue to post.  DuckFan4ever   Jul-16-05 11:13 AM   #184 
  - I think you're probably out of luck  lwfern   Jul-14-05 11:58 PM   #32 
  - Reverse the tables  habitual   Jul-15-05 06:09 AM   #132 
  - delete  Misunderestimator   Jul-15-05 09:38 AM   #142 
  - exactly... messing with data IS a security issue  ScamUSA.Com   Jul-15-05 06:57 AM   #133 
  - Modify your profile. Be careful of leaving any tip offs as to who you are.  1monster   Jul-15-05 12:22 AM   #69 
  - Check with a lawyer or, even better, several lawyers  JDPriestly   Jul-14-05 11:51 PM   #8 
  - Man, you sure stepped in it.  BiggJawn   Jul-14-05 11:52 PM   #12 
  - But he COULDN'T have been identified...  chalky   Jul-15-05 12:00 AM   #37 
     - Of course not!  BiggJawn   Jul-15-05 12:05 AM   #45 
     - Word!  cat_girl25   Jul-15-05 12:10 AM   #53 
  - Reich-wingers spend alllllllllllllll their time reading this site.  Bouncy Ball   Jul-14-05 11:53 PM   #14 
  - Thay have empty lives...  madeline_con   Jul-14-05 11:55 PM   #19 
  - Yep.  Bouncy Ball   Jul-14-05 11:56 PM   #22 
  - Of course  FreedomAngel82   Jul-15-05 12:07 AM   #47 
  - In the olden times  DBoon   Jul-15-05 12:10 AM   #55 
     - Hey,  gumby   Jul-15-05 12:30 AM   #75 
     - "killing "liberals."  madeline_con   Jul-15-05 12:50 AM   #93 
     - Yes, indeedy  madeline_con   Jul-15-05 12:42 AM   #87 
  - Can't blame them  marekjed   Jul-15-05 05:19 AM   #130 
  - Watch what you say, dude! Watch what you do! They are watching you.  Stephanie   Jul-14-05 11:53 PM   #15 
  - Yeah, I've been following Andy's story  walldude   Jul-14-05 11:57 PM   #25 
  - You can alert on yourself and ask the mods to delete, in an emergency  Stephanie   Jul-15-05 12:10 AM   #52 
     - Thanks, Stephanie. I didn't know we could do this --  Radio_Lady   Jul-15-05 01:00 AM   #97 
        - It certainly is. We try to catch this stuff ourselves, but...  TreasonousBastard   Jul-15-05 10:48 PM   #180 
  - Read this the attorneys take  jzodda   Jul-16-05 12:25 PM   #187 
  - we know freepers lurk here...  holboz   Jul-14-05 11:54 PM   #17 
  - freeper-Christians love to snitch!  kittenpants   Jul-14-05 11:57 PM   #28 
  - Right  FreedomAngel82   Jul-15-05 12:09 AM   #51 
  - Sounds to me like your "client" was hooked up with freeper-ville  MazeRat7   Jul-14-05 11:54 PM   #18 
  - Beware of Websense  gulfcoastliberal   Jul-14-05 11:55 PM   #20 
  - I work freelance, all my Internet activity is done at home.. n/t  walldude   Jul-15-05 12:02 AM   #41 
  - Websense has a blocking category called "activism", too  DBoon   Jul-15-05 12:09 AM   #50 
  - i used to connect to my home pc via terminal services  GeekMonkey   Jul-15-05 02:23 PM   #162 
  - That's really too bad.....but....  Chimpys_Last_Stand   Jul-14-05 11:56 PM   #21 
  - Surely you aren't excusing the freepers who made it their business  Bouncy Ball   Jul-14-05 11:57 PM   #27 
  - Ruh-roh  Kathy in Cambridge   Jul-15-05 12:01 AM   #38 
  - ROTFLMAO... you saw it coming...  KeepItReal   Jul-15-05 02:01 AM   #119 
  - I never said it did.  Chimpys_Last_Stand   Jul-15-05 12:01 AM   #39 
  - ...  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 12:02 AM   #42 
     - Look...I'm not here to get into a chatroom argument....  Chimpys_Last_Stand   Jul-15-05 12:13 AM   #58 
        - Take offense at it all you want.  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 12:16 AM   #65 
           - Last word from me and then I'm out....  Chimpys_Last_Stand   Jul-15-05 12:44 AM   #89 
              - I don't see how the Rove case is even slightly related to this, but  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 01:07 AM   #100 
                 - See my post below.  tblue37   Jul-15-05 12:19 PM   #156 
  - Frankly if there was a similar posting on free republic  ISUGRADIA   Jul-15-05 12:05 AM   #44 
     - I'm not a buttinski and it sounds like no one is getting hurt.  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 12:08 AM   #49 
     - We do it all of the time  insane_cratic_gal   Jul-15-05 12:14 AM   #60 
     - Well that would be a lie so It's a little different  walldude   Jul-15-05 12:13 AM   #57 
        - Sorry, my bad, should pay closer attention when I read sometimes  ISUGRADIA   Jul-15-05 01:21 AM   #107 
  - Gosh, how kind of you.  beam me up scottie   Jul-15-05 12:16 AM   #63 
  - Yes, we are being watched.  skids   Jul-14-05 11:56 PM   #23 
  - Anyone..even if not the original poster can alert  SoCalDem   Jul-15-05 12:43 AM   #88 
     - Thanks.  skids   Jul-15-05 01:13 AM   #104 
  - re: "threatening to blow the place up"  Mike Niendorff   Jul-14-05 11:56 PM   #24 
  - One of the posters in the original post said to blow up the place  OhNoTheyDidNot   Jul-15-05 12:29 PM   #157 
  - It was probably a Freeper  insane_cratic_gal   Jul-14-05 11:57 PM   #26 
  - That makes me sick  mirandapriestly   Jul-14-05 11:57 PM   #29 
  - If you posted from your home, call a lawyer now!  WakeMeUp   Jul-14-05 11:57 PM   #30 
  - Disgraceful abuse of security services.  lvx35   Jul-14-05 11:58 PM   #31 
  - I'll bet if you check over at freakrepublic, the prick  cat_girl25   Jul-14-05 11:59 PM   #33 
  - It may be something less sinister but still as damaging  ISUGRADIA   Jul-14-05 11:59 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-15-05 12:00 AM   #35 
  - Find it quick before they scrub it.  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 12:01 AM   #40 
     - I just read it.  cat_girl25   Jul-15-05 12:22 AM   #70 
        - Glad you found it, because I coulnd't, I was going nuts trying to.  AuntPatsy   Jul-15-05 12:29 AM   #74 
  - I have absolutely no legal background,  deadparrot   Jul-15-05 12:04 AM   #43 
  - If it is a right to work state, then yes. You can be fire for any reason  1monster   Jul-15-05 12:34 AM   #79 
     - You are conflating 'right to work' with 'at will' I think. nt  Pepperbelly   Jul-15-05 06:03 AM   #131 
     - No. I live in a "right to work" state. It is Orwellian double speak, but  1monster   Jul-15-05 11:02 AM   #150 
        - right to work provisions ...  Pepperbelly   Jul-15-05 05:25 PM   #171 
     - Colorado is NOT a right to work state  Touchdown   Jul-15-05 10:53 AM   #149 
     - Careful with those metaphors  0rganism   Jul-15-05 02:26 PM   #163 
        - OOPS! I meant their....THEIR governor.  Touchdown   Jul-15-05 04:33 PM   #166 
     - Almost all employment is "at will" and he more likely than not  nothingshocksmeanymore   Jul-15-05 01:52 PM   #158 
  - Scary  FreedomAngel82   Jul-15-05 12:05 AM   #46 
  - I'm bummed for you  leftofthedial   Jul-15-05 12:08 AM   #48 
  - Yeah that was pointed out to me  walldude   Jul-15-05 12:10 AM   #54 
     - I wish you well.  leftofthedial   Jul-15-05 12:12 AM   #56 
        - Yes I am... send me a PM...  walldude   Jul-15-05 12:14 AM   #59 
  - Does anyone wonder if Scamdy has found a new hobby?.....  emdee   Jul-15-05 12:15 AM   #61 
  - so sorry this  hiley   Jul-15-05 12:16 AM   #64 
  - Wow, what are the odds that someone else posted on that thread that was at  djmaddox1   Jul-15-05 12:19 AM   #66 
  - Had Raygun not shut down the mental institutions  anitar1   Jul-15-05 12:33 AM   #78 
  - LOL. Thanks for the laugh.  cat_girl25   Jul-15-05 12:35 AM   #80 
  - Yeah Cowboy is a good friend of mine,  walldude   Jul-15-05 12:41 AM   #86 
     - He should be wary of blowback as well then.  djmaddox1   Jul-15-05 01:11 AM   #103 
  - that isuch a shame  MeDeMax   Jul-15-05 12:19 AM   #67 
  - Sorry for what happened. But I thought, we still have freedom of speech.  rumpel   Jul-15-05 12:20 AM   #68 
  - I am so sorry.  beam me up scottie   Jul-15-05 12:25 AM   #71 
  - cat girl found it...  AuntPatsy   Jul-15-05 12:28 AM   #72 
  - As an ex-fundy, I couldn't have handled the environment you were  Ladyhawk   Jul-15-05 12:29 AM   #73 
  - Sorry you got canned  katamaran   Jul-15-05 12:31 AM   #76 
  - I think if you work for anyone you should leave them out of your posts.  applegrove   Jul-15-05 12:32 AM   #77 
  - Fight this  Lone_Star_Dem   Jul-15-05 12:38 AM   #81 
  - And they're probably reading this posting of yours, as well  eleny   Jul-15-05 12:38 AM   #82 
  - I read your thread yesterday  Fiona   Jul-15-05 12:38 AM   #83 
  - YEAH OK I GET IT ALREADY  walldude   Jul-15-05 12:46 AM   # 
  - Walldude, sorry for your pain. I sent you a PM just now. All you can  Radio_Lady   Jul-15-05 01:05 AM   #99 
  - Yes, and inconsiderate of his relative to pass away, too.  beam me up scottie   Jul-15-05 12:46 AM   #90 
     - I'm sorry  Fiona   Jul-15-05 12:47 AM   #92 
     - Did he ask for you to tell him what he did wrong ?  beam me up scottie   Jul-15-05 12:55 AM   #95 
     - The thing about your post is  jbnow   Jul-15-05 03:08 AM   #124 
     - I agree, hit a man when he is already down, nice, it's obvious  AuntPatsy   Jul-15-05 01:01 AM   #98 
        - I'm going through a very bad time  beam me up scottie   Jul-15-05 01:08 AM   #101 
           - Im sorry to hear that, there's good days and bad days, its life,  AuntPatsy   Jul-15-05 01:19 AM   #106 
              - Oh, you must stop  beam me up scottie   Jul-15-05 01:35 AM   #112 
  - how gracious that you told them how to work the unit  BareNakedLiberal   Jul-15-05 12:39 AM   #84 
  - sounds like you were a threat to the job you were supposed to do  Must_B_Free   Jul-15-05 12:41 AM   #85 
  - What did he expect ?  beam me up scottie   Jul-15-05 12:50 AM   #94 
  - Your response is ridiculous  Must_B_Free   Jul-15-05 05:17 PM   #170 
     - No, actually, yours was. He admitted he was wrong and he didn't need  beam me up scottie   Jul-15-05 10:25 PM   #177 
  - I doubt he expected freepers to call up and lie about him,  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 01:09 AM   #102 
     - I tell ya, BB,  beam me up scottie   Jul-15-05 01:40 AM   #116 
        - Don't read the post at the end of this thread then.  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 01:42 AM   #118 
  - Agent Smith was at work.  IChing   Jul-15-05 12:59 AM   #96 
  - PM me your contact details and CV  Tinoire   Jul-15-05 01:16 AM   #105 
  - That's awesome, Tinoire.  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 01:22 AM   #108 
     - Me too- I hope the same!  Tinoire   Jul-15-05 01:37 AM   #113 
        - ...  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 01:39 AM   #115 
  - Everybody READ this thread carefully.  troubleinwinter   Jul-15-05 01:23 AM   #109 
  - Look folks...  walldude   Jul-15-05 01:24 AM   #110 
  - sucks, sorry to hear that first the Arab Assassin (rapper who got canned)  bhunt70   Jul-15-05 01:30 AM   #111 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-15-05 01:38 AM   #114 
  - I want whatever you've been smoking.  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 01:42 AM   #117 
  - BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!  beam me up scottie   Jul-15-05 02:06 AM   #120 
  - Making Subliminal Messages Itself is Wrong.  YankeeFan   Jul-15-05 04:03 AM   #126 
     - Um, and you are IGNORING the fact that you admitted:  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 02:13 PM   #160 
  - Subliminal messages don't work. n/t  Hissyspit   Jul-15-05 02:59 AM   #123 
  - You've been bombed by a lurking Freeper  Selatius   Jul-15-05 02:40 AM   #121 
  - Freepers are in here all the time and love nothing better than  sojourner   Jul-15-05 02:49 AM   #122 
  - Dude, I'd fire you too  sandnsea   Jul-15-05 03:53 AM   #125 
  - So sorry about your luck. Is there not a saying about history, not  anarchy1999   Jul-15-05 04:13 AM   #127 
  - Christianity has become the propaganda duct for the bushtapo.  TWiley   Jul-15-05 04:22 AM   #128 
  - That really does suck  LibertyorDeath   Jul-15-05 04:47 AM   #129 
  - Damn, Wall ...  PleadTheFirst   Jul-15-05 07:04 AM   #134 
  - Duh!  Danger Duck   Jul-15-05 07:14 AM   #135 
  - Heed Danger Duck's message  fortyfeetunder   Jul-15-05 08:33 AM   #136 
  - Sorry,  Danger Duck   Jul-15-05 11:31 AM   #152 
  - Its unfortunate but you deserved it.  patcox2   Jul-15-05 08:56 AM   #137 
  - Not anymore than a person who leaves his car window open  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-15-05 05:35 PM   #173 
  - I would have fired you, too.  IdaBriggs   Jul-15-05 08:57 AM   #138 
  - Exposing Political beliefs at work can be troublesome  Fescue4u   Jul-15-05 09:20 AM   #139 
  - As far as we know the Teller wasn't fired.  cat_girl25   Jul-15-05 09:27 AM   #140 
     - We dont know either way.  Fescue4u   Jul-15-05 09:43 AM   #143 
        - The freeper that reported it wanted him to get fired.  cat_girl25   Jul-15-05 10:22 AM   #146 
           - Likely, but we don't know that much  Fescue4u   Jul-15-05 10:30 AM   #147 
  - Walldude, you screwed up.  King Coal   Jul-15-05 09:34 AM   #141 
  - I would have fired you too  DoctorMyEyes   Jul-15-05 09:52 AM   #144 
  - Dumb post  DS1   Jul-15-05 10:09 AM   #145 
  - You just became wiser.  smartvoter   Jul-15-05 10:41 AM   #148 
  - Here's why it's ridiculous to fire people over anonymoust internet posts.  1932   Jul-15-05 11:16 AM   #151 
  - Well, isn't that a fine kettle of fish  AuntieM1957   Jul-15-05 12:04 PM   #154 
  - I have often thought that they (freepers) rely far too much  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 02:18 PM   #161 
  - And my point is that someone here could set up one of them.  1932   Jul-15-05 04:48 PM   #167 
     - Yep, I see your point.  Bouncy Ball   Jul-15-05 05:10 PM   #169 
  - You are absolutely correct.  Misunderestimator   Jul-15-05 03:23 PM   #165 
  - This is the post from your original thread  tblue37   Jul-15-05 12:07 PM   #155 
  - Now THAT's interesting. If this sets any kind of precedent...  Misunderestimator   Jul-15-05 03:22 PM   #164 
     - I think it is  tblue37   Jul-16-05 12:53 AM   #181 
  - I'd so sue them...  LuCifer   Jul-15-05 02:02 PM   #159 
  - Sue for what?  SouthernDem2004   Jul-15-05 05:31 PM   #172 
  - Tbey couldn't be honest with you and fire you openly because you  barb162   Jul-15-05 04:58 PM   #168 
  - I am so sorry that this happened.  bliss_eternal   Jul-15-05 06:13 PM   #174 
  - Terribly sorry.  Eloriel   Jul-15-05 06:30 PM   #175 
  - Walldude - I have work for you!  TVTech   Jul-15-05 06:31 PM   #176 
  - You have grounds to fight this  RedSox02   Jul-15-05 10:33 PM   #178 
  - Where the fuck to they get a bomb threat out of this?  JVS   Jul-15-05 10:42 PM   #179 
  - See comment number 4  lfairban   Jul-16-05 03:26 AM   #183 
     - Whoa, that Sucks! I'd be pissed if someone else said something that...  JVS   Jul-17-05 04:26 PM   #189 
  - I was reading your origional post.  lfairban   Jul-16-05 03:25 AM   #182 
  - That's a risk. So what do you recommend? Silence? Obedience in  leesa   Jul-16-05 11:17 AM   #185 
  - A warning for bouncy ball, apparently some on this site don't like you..  AuntPatsy   Jul-16-05 12:19 PM   #186 
  - walldude - Your thread is linked from TVNewsLies....  Viva_La_Revolution   Jul-17-05 10:33 AM   #188 

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