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Beware Thy Tweets!

  1. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    "A pair of U.K. tourists were arrested after landing in Los Angeles on terror charges after joking on Twitter they were going to ‘destroy America’ and ‘dig up Marilyn Monroe.’"

    http://beta.local.yahoo.com/news-touris … ing-tweets

    1. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Unbelievable. I had to check that it wasn't a spoof.

  2. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 5 years ago

    Yes it's a sad day when we can no longer make jokes without getting arrested.

  3. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    In this day and age, everything must be taken seriously.

    When a person is so deranged as to kill your cat and scrawl "Liberal" on its belly....nothing can be taken for granted.

    The inmates are in charge of the asylum.

  4. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    See? Didn't I say the DHS were monitoring your tweets? You need to to watch what you say anywhere online, because it is all getting noted. Certain 'sensitive words' are being actively searched for. I can imagine that the words "destroy America" would set a few alarm bells ringing, but there are a whole lot more.

  5. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    TOURISTS  TERRORISTS - what's the difference!  lol  people say the darnedest things!

  6. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    so saying something like "da bomb" would cause me to be watched? yikes

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The words "drill" and "strain" will get you watched!

      Full list at the bottom of this document here - http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/priv … update.pdf

      I thought it quite an ingenious way of attracting traffic to hubs and wrote a hub about it wink

      Now you know the buzzwords for getting (perhaps unwanted) traffic!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The thought crossed my mind to post that list here, but I wont. big_smile

      2. Shanna11 profile image91
        Shanna11posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! I'm endlessly amused that the word 'mexicle' is on that list.

        Edit: So I googled it, and while it is the gross Mexican treat I thought it was, it's also a gang! I can understand why it's on the list now, but the word is just so funny!

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I had no idea that mexicle was even a word! I thought it was maybe a code-word for something! Din't think to Google it....lol

    2. manlypoetryman profile image76
      manlypoetrymanposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      OOPs....Now ya' went and did it!

      http://usahitman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/black_helicopters.jpg

  7. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    it probably all depends on WHO are these watchers?  what kind of minds do they have?  are they McCarthy types? or what?  We need to find out, because I don't like their humorless world (remembering the horror stories of the 50s now)

    1. debugs profile image74
      debugsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think that some Twitters are taken "seriously". It all depends on one's Klout and digital reputation.

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        haha  I know I'm not considered a threat - I have, I think, 12 twitter followers!

 
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