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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:15 PM
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US to use Facebook, Twitter to issue terror alerts
Source: Associated Press

The U.S. government's new system to replace the five color-coded terror alerts will have two levels of warnings _ elevated and imminent _ that will be relayed to the public only under certain circumstances for limited periods of time, sometimes using Facebook and Twitter, according to a draft Homeland Security Department plan obtained by The Associated Press.

Some terror warnings could be withheld from the public entirely if announcing a threat would risk exposing an intelligence operation or an ongoing investigation, according to the government's confidential plan.

Like a gallon of milk, the new terror warnings will each come with a stamped expiration date.

... The new terror alerts would also be published online using Facebook and Twitter "when appropriate," the plan said, but only after federal, state and local government leaders have already been notified. The new system is expected to be in place by April 27.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/0...
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:16 PM
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1. They can stuff their terra in a sock
as far as I'm concerned.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:17 PM
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2. The US propaganda system!
Why don't they just use the amazing MSM?
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:51 PM
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16. Where the F does the MSM get their "news" these days? Twitter & Facebook.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 04:51 PM by Billy Burnett
All the news one needs in 144 characters or less (usually less).



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StarburstClock Donating Member (583 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:20 PM
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3. Threatening American's lives with fake terror alerts is domestic terrorism
Plain and simple. Of course we'll never be able to prosecute anyone for it, we're all peons.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:20 PM
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4. Fear, Fear ,Fear! Enough of this B.S!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 03:28 PM by Dawson Leery
Keep your eyes on the true threat, the top 1% who have a hold on the levers of power.
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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:32 PM
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11. The USA was bought for peanuts while the harvest is trillions
I agree but I also put the real threat to America as crony capitalism and the corporations and banks that own the legislators and run our government, yet have no ties to the USA. The USA has been a cash cow for them thanks to institutions such as the Federal Reserve etc. These corporate elites are globalists that don't consider the USA as their country nor do they believe the people deserve their citizenship.

The CEOs and other financial elite have bought the USA for peanuts and reap trillions in rewards.

There are other issues involved such as missing government leadership with loyalty to the USA people.
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:22 PM
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5. of course, why am I not surprised...get a terror alert+weather report
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:23 PM
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6. What could possibly go wrong?
:rofl:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:26 PM
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7. Follow us at #OMGTERRA!
:eyes:
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:21 PM
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13. also: #aieeee
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:29 PM
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8. Shows how little they understand these systems. They wouldn't have to use Facebook
Ten seconds after the MSM ran the story, every wall on FB and every Tweet would be about the alert. On the other hand, the quickest way to get people to ignore or ridicule something is to make it official.

If you want to capture someone's attention, whisper.
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:34 PM
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18. So why bother with fake accounts? Just external propaganda?
U.S. military to use fake social media personas as pro-American propaganda tool

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110317/ts_yb...
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:29 PM
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9. As long as I can block it like I block the other
apps I don't like I'm fine with it.
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Corruption Winz Donating Member (581 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:31 PM
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10. Obama's Status: Hey, guys. Heading to an undisclosed safety zone. Wish you were here. Txt me. n/t
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:59 PM
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20. !
:spray:
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NICO9000 Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:00 PM
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12. Yet another reason for me to avoid Facebook & Twitter
I've held out on both of 'em in spite of my friends cajoling me to at least get a Facebook ID. I don't care much for the online social networking sites, but I realize I'm the minority opinion on that topic.
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Rage for Order Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:22 PM
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14. Will I be able to "like" the terror alerts on Facebook? n/t
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:17 PM
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23. I was wondering if I'd have to "like" Homeland Security in order to get them. nt
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 02:43 AM
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25. First I ever heard of twitter was on youtube. On an information channel hosted by... wait for it...
Homeland Security. If I wanted to use it, my first message would be:

Dear Big Brother,

I want to tell you the names of all my friends, everywhere I go, everything I'm doing and every thought that pops into my head!

Thanks for helping bring into being the global fascist state that silly George Orwell was trying to tell us about. What a wussy. So glad no one listens to him anymore.

I just activated my onboard cam on my computer so you can see me here at home in my pajamas and listen to everything I say and do. I hope this means that you have a personal interest in my life and want to be my new best friend. The last one didn't work out so well.

Yours truly,

Utter Idiot
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:41 PM
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15. .


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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:34 PM
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17. What could possibly go wrong?
It's not like every mischievous 15-year old has easy access to the smart phone in the backpack of the girl who sits in front of him in class and can issue similar or identical warnings virtually without notice.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:53 PM
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19. Will there be an opt out button? Please, please. nt
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:57 PM
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21. elevated and imminent ?
Laurel and Hardy might be more appropriate.

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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:09 PM
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22. hell. go all the way & add the fundie preachers, astrologers, MTV, the obese limbaugh pustule and
the Entertainment Channel & public access TV, to the terror alert network mix, why don't they.

this is an era of such mind-numbing stupidity, one can't come up with adequate language to describe it. all i can say is: shit
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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:58 PM
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24. Be sure to check your FB
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 03:47 AM
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26. LMAO.
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Zephie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:56 AM
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27. Government out of my twitter plz!
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