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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 07:26 AM
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Gov't Agents sued for Net Message Board, Chat Room Activities
Bulletin Board Posters Beware -Prelude to Pending Class Action Libel Suit on behalf of large number of Plaintiffs Harmed by Posters

American Bank Activities Reform Commission seeking large numbers of persons harmed by libelous postings on internet chat and message boards.

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) December 23 2003---Free and Clear Press Corps-Ragingbull.com, nicknamed by some posters as Raging BS, is being named in a Class Action Suit being prepared by the Bank Activities Reform Commission.

The independent Commission started by a small group of homeless people in the early 1990's is gathering evidence of person's who have been libeled by posters posing as public citizens but in reality are agents of the United States Government acting as counter intelligence agents often referred to as "Bashers".

The International Bank Activities Reform Commission has revealed that some Chat rooms, Bulletin Boards and Message Boards run by Lycos, Microsoft, and Yahoo such as Raging Bull and others are being used by government agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve Bank, the FBI, the CIA, Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security to spy on Americans without their knowledge.

Government agents may have used such boards for counter intelligence operations in an attempt to discredit information being posted by whistle blowers who have been ferreting out government crimes and wrongdoing with the full knowledge of President Bush and the intelligence community.

Public web surfers, who visit government monitored web sites can, and in many cases, have had the entire contents of a persons computer siphoned out and transferred to a massive database in Virginia for further analysis and additional counter intelligence measures...."

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2003/12/prweb95567.htm

HOOOOOOOO-LY CRAP!
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 07:32 AM
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1. Big brother
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 07:49 AM
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2. not suprising at all
but it sure is creepy to read about.

"...in many cases, have had the entire contents of a person's computer siphoned out and transferred to a massive database in Virginia for further analysis and additional counter intelligence"


Government web sites are used to record the IP addresses of persons visiting them. Those IP addresses are registered and monitored by the government through services provided by World Comm and other major carriers of Internet traffic such as AOL to the US government agencies.

The Internet, originally developed by the US Government, is in reality the largest intelligence gathering information system in the world and has cost US taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars."
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 08:35 AM
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3. I wish they would siphoned out the contents of my computer
I've got enough evidence on my hard drive to convict this whole god damn misadministration. And if that's not enough I've got print outs of most of the good stuff. Come on over, hope you have a lot of time cause I've got tons of this stuff for you to dig thru.

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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 08:40 AM
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4. good one!
I've got some too!!
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 08:42 AM
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5. Probably not many of us will be surprised by this
What makes me curious is that in an age when news stories are so controlled and censored, this got out at all. Adjusting my tin foil bonnet just a bit, could the word be out in order to stampede the masses off the internet?

The net is an instrument for getting a lot of info (and mis-info) out there to a lot of people. It is also extremely helpful for getting grassroots activities up and running. It must pose a tremendous threat to the powers that be.

Hope MATCOM comes along and moons the SOBs!
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 08:55 AM
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6. This has been going on a loooooong time
And it's not just the governement doing it. There were paid Bush operatives all over message boards and Usenet during the 2000 election cycle.

I leave it to everybody else to draw conclusions about what else and who else has been doing this.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:03 AM
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7. Yep, they used to show up all the time
on a local forum that I used to post on. Fortunately, they are pretty easy to spot. Just ask them if they shop at Brooks Brothers and they usually shut up for a while.

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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:13 AM
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8. What is the business group doing this? Echelon? Can not spell it?
Brits talk about it on their chat rooms.Is it nice to pay taxes so they can be used to really get you?
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-03 09:16 AM
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9. So those are the jobs created by the malAdministration
Can't wait till they are forced to use that information to prove their concern for the American public. ;-)
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