by Robert Wilkinson
When is free speech not permitted on Facebook or the internet? It turns out Amerika's Gestapo, aka "the Department of Homeland Security," has a long list of words that put us on their watch list if we use them in our emails and FB posts. Want to know what they are? Read on....
Via the UK Daily Mail article, Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico') we find that through someone filing a FOA request, there are hundreds of words that when used put you on a watch list. Please go to the article to learn the whole scoop.
For now, here are some of them. It's a pretty weird list, and means we're all paying government apparatchiks to pick through our emails to find and assess our potential to threaten US security through using such words as:
cops, authorities, recovery, emergency response, security, incident, threat, toxic, burn, exposure, infection, radiation, exposure, virus, flu, public health, sick, infection, symptoms, resistant, food poisoning, bacteria, epidemic, San Diego, Tucson, Yuma, Mexico, gang, drug, Colombia, El Paso, bust, border, Southwest, Tijuana, US Consulate, Juarez, storm, earthquake, tornado, tsunami, magnitude, help, ice, watch, warning, erosion, relief, closure, interstate, crest, hurricane, hacker, China, aid, power outage, worm, hacker, and more.
So clearly I'm already on their watch list, since I do write about earthquakes in California and Asia, the tsunami in Japan, and the numerous hurricanes that hit Florida every year. It would seem we are paying people to do stupid, mindless things! They certainly aren't making me safer, but they are making me feel like the United States has jumped the shark....
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