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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-22-07 11:31 AM
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24. I have a lovely neighbor, an elderly man with family in Lebanon.
He travels there maybe twice a year, if he has the money he goes more often. Anyway, about six months ago he got a visit, right here in our building, from Homeland Security. Took down the names of his relatives there to verify, checked his passport, etc. He said they were very nice, he showed them framed pics of his family there, he came here in the late 40's and became a successful retailer in New York. He didn't really mind he said, they were very nice and respectful of him. He did tell them he appreciated they had a job to do, blah, blah, blah and they left. The times, they are a changin!!
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  -They are keeping records of your travel in their data base ThomWV  Sep-22-07 08:33 AM   #0 
  - If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about.  babylonsister   Sep-22-07 08:38 AM   #1 
  - If your beliefs about how our society should operate differ from theirs you have much to fear  ThomWV   Sep-22-07 08:40 AM   #2 
  - Yep  Oldenuff   Sep-22-07 08:46 AM   #7 
  - First off, who are 'they'? Do you honestly think the DHS security  babylonsister   Sep-22-07 08:51 AM   #10 
     - really. at what point does the book I'm carrying get "logged"? (n/t)  ima_sinnic   Sep-22-07 09:03 AM   #14 
     - When you pay for it by credit card, or when you buy it at a store  kestrel91316   Sep-22-07 10:32 AM   #21 
     - That is what was reported in the paper - I didn't make it up.  ThomWV   Sep-22-07 09:13 AM   #16 
     - I know, and I'm not saying you did. I posted the article in this thread  babylonsister   Sep-22-07 09:18 AM   #17 
        - Anyone who types or utters ONE WORD against them is  kestrel91316   Sep-22-07 10:34 AM   #22 
     - Exactly....  Dorian Gray   Sep-22-07 12:10 PM   #28 
  - I agree but for the reason that open defiance is necessary to even begin  acmavm   Sep-22-07 08:42 AM   #4 
  - I love Bernie Ward's response to that answer...  rooboy   Sep-22-07 08:43 AM   #5 
     - Apples and oranges there; death row is a far cry from being a  babylonsister   Sep-22-07 09:00 AM   #13 
  - As far back as 2001/2...  rooboy   Sep-22-07 08:42 AM   #3 
  - I heard this on the news this morning and not at all shocked. Don't be surprised  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-22-07 08:46 AM   #6 
  - Oh, I have no doubt of that  kdmorris   Sep-22-07 08:47 AM   #8 
  - Probably from baggage checks or library records. Do you read subversive literature?  ThomWV   Sep-22-07 08:54 AM   #11 
     - Well, I don't when I'm traveling  kdmorris   Sep-22-07 09:04 AM   #15 
  - "Enemy of the State" with Will Smith was ten years before its time  DFW   Sep-22-07 08:51 AM   #9 
  - I think you are on to something there...  RC   Sep-22-07 09:26 AM   #18 
     - Ah, shades of Ludlum's "Matarese Circle."  DFW   Sep-23-07 04:23 AM   #29 
  - Now I see where this is coming from:  babylonsister   Sep-22-07 08:58 AM   #12 
  - I just posted this article  George Oilwellian   Sep-22-07 10:32 AM   #20 
  - I have been saying this for SIX YEARS:  kestrel91316   Sep-22-07 10:29 AM   #19 
  - It's the book part that stands out as particularly fascist to me.  Marr   Sep-22-07 10:37 AM   #23 
  - I have a lovely neighbor, an elderly man with family in Lebanon.  monmouth   Sep-22-07 11:31 AM   #24 
  - I have a lovely neighbor, an elderly man with family in Lebanon.  monmouth   Sep-22-07 11:34 AM   #25 
  - They're keeping a lot more info than that. This is just the tip of a very large iceberg.  tom_paine   Sep-22-07 11:38 AM   #26 
  - Soon they will know what you piss and shit. They can tell what  alfredo   Sep-22-07 11:45 AM   #27 

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