Here you go, boys and girls: A list of words and phrases to avoid using online in emails, blog posts, social media, etc., if you don’t want to attract undue government attention. It’s an official list, too, direct from the Department of Homeland Security’s own Analyst’s Desktop Binder, compliments of a freedom of information (FOI) request filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Having done more than my share of ranting about the DHS and TSA, two items on the list, I’ve probably already attracted more than my share of attention. Of course, if they interpret the rants of an angry grandmother as a threat, then the entire country is in serious trouble. Not that it isn’t already.
It appears I’m also guilty for having mentioned cops, law enforcement, first responder, security, threat, nuclear, epidemic, flu, vaccine, infrastructure, electric, fundamentalism, tornado, forest fire, blizzard, help, Mexico, hacker, and social media — on numerous occasions. And I can’t resist mentioning that although I’m guilty of mentioning lightning several times, our government is only watching for lightening. Nevertheless, if I suddenly vanish from the face of the earth, look for me in Gitmo (thanks to the NDAA), which is still open for business …
It’s no wonder those guys in Washington can’t seem to accomplish anything worthwhile. They’re all too busy watching social media and policing grandmothers.
The complete list:
- Now, I am on the list for posting this……. (supertradmum-etheldredasplace.blogspot.com)
- Target on your cyber back: DHS has a list of words deemed ‘suspicious’ (rt.com)
- The Words Federal Agents Are Looking For On Your Facebook Page Will Surprise You (businessinsider.com)
- The Insanity of the US Police State (lewrockwell.com)