Am I paranoid or is it true?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by KeysKelly, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. KeysKelly

    KeysKelly New Member

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    A friend told me today to be careful of what I post on here because the BATF motiters these forums and investigates what is said and tracks it by IP Address. Of course I heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend so I don't know if there is any truth to it. I was told members and a Mod of a different gun forum were investigated for comments made on line. Anyone hear anything like this or know if there is any truth to it?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It's true. In fact a marine was recently bagged by FBI and secret service for his posts on facebook. Everything you do online is monitored. EVERYTHING
     

  3. KeysKelly

    KeysKelly New Member

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    I knew Facebook was monitored but had never heard about these sites being watched. There have been several people arrested for anti Obama posts made on Facebook.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    PanBaccha New Member

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    What? With Obama in office? That should be a given. Especially since he authorized spying on Americans. The National Security Agency (NSA) is definitely busy these days.
    There is no such thing as privacy anymore in America. Privacy was once enjoyed in the grand ole Ozzie & Harriet days of yesteryear. That too is long gone, as is democracy.
     
  6. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    they cant see me if i wear tinfoil right?
     
  7. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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    If you're doing nothing wrong and your weapons are legal then there should be no problem.
    Always be aware of what you post on any forum.
    As far as your comment on arrests for anti Obama comments I'm calling BS.
    If that were true then all penal institutes would be maxed out. :D
    We still have freedom of speech and the second amendment so get out and vote in November for those who support them.
     
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  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I don't know that any anti-Obama remarks will get you arrested unless you are threatening to take a life.

    I do believe gun forums are watched for any potential threats.
     
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    Gh0zt36 Active Member

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    They can actually use the wifi signal in your house as kind of a sonar and create a digital picture of you WEARING your tinfoil hat.... I was hoping they'd let me know how mine looks on me :rolleyes:
     
  11. KeysKelly

    KeysKelly New Member

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    I haven't seen any reports of people arrested for anti-Obama comments but there are several documented cased where people have been arrested for things Law Enforcement sees as a "Threat". I'm sure the Secret Service is more on alert with Czar Obama than they were with either Bush, Clinton, Reagan or Carter.

    Back to the topic of the original post I was told that one of the bigger forums, Gun and Game I believe, has a member who was visited by the BATF for a gun he supposedly sold to someone not allowed to posess one through their classified forum. I don't have much faith in the source though. She was not a good living person.
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It's highly possible. Could have been a setup even.
     
  13. KeysKelly

    KeysKelly New Member

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    That is what I was thinking. If it is true, it happened in Alaska. Not like it was Chicago where they watch for bad gun sales.

    Not to mention the woman who spread it had a lot of issues there. Was going through a bad divorce, cheating on her husband, stealing from her boyfriend who she was cheating with. That was the reason I wanted to ask if it was even true or if anyone else had heard this.

    Oh well, doesn't affect my life.
     
  14. GaryGlock

    GaryGlock New Member

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    I wouldn't doubt it.
     
  15. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    The mistrust of the citizens by the government has it's roots as far back as truman, which has developed into what we have today. Where forums are randomly checked, phones of citizens are randomly tapped. In some cases I have heard of government actualy reading mail that people have sent through snail mail. This government of America has become an elite entity in and of itself, and does not answer to anyone anymore.
     
  16. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    If Google can find it...so can they.
     
  17. powg

    powg New Member

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    big brother

    yes we are being monitored .....BUCK OFAMA!
     
  18. csaw44

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    And you are being watched. :cool:
     
  19. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    If the NSA is monitoring phone conversations for key words and phrases for tracking Foreign terror suspects, I believe that DHS and the FBI and probably several other of the alphabet agencies are monitoring gun forums and the like. There are enough people in the govt that see gun owners as a threat, I just assume that everything really controversial said on this and other gun forums is reviewed. You can bet that ATF probably has people who keep an eye out on the NFA discussion on the internet.
    Think about it, if there is a post that amounts to "My buddy Jim-Bob showed me how to make my Thrustmaster 6400 into a full auto." I would think that a statement like that would set off an alarm bell or two somewhere.

    Remember this:
    http://drleonardcoldwell.com/2011/03/14/napolitano-us-veterans-are-domestic-terror-threat/
    and this:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89612947

    We are seen as the enemy by the current crop of left wingers in govt (probably by past and future as well.) That's why when someone tells me they love their guns and Obama, I figure they are so naive (or stupid) they would have been a proud member of "Jews For Hitler" in that era.
    Leftists will often come right out and tell you what they think of you and what they want to do to you. Much like the Jihadists, they have no problem telling you their goals. Why would you think they aren't serious about it? If more people had read and heeded what was written in Mein Kampf, things might not have gotten out of hand. BHO has written not one, but two autobiographies. That fact alone should give one pause as to what kind of narcissist we are dealing with. That's before we start discussing the contents.
     
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  20. KeysKelly

    KeysKelly New Member

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    That makes sense looking at it from the points brought up in many of the above posts.

    Kind of makes me wonder if Gun and Game has their little classified thread being watched by the BATF how many government agencies are watching Gun Broker?