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(Wired)   Are you young, angry, and use Twitter? The DoD thinks you're a terrorist   (wired.com) divider line 85
    More: Stupid, DoD, U.S. Army, Twitter, Danger Room, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, radicalization, social networks, hazardous materials  
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2012-10-02 08:27:32 PM  
I only use twitter to blast Sarar Plain.
 
2012-10-02 08:33:22 PM  
I'm angry at people who use Twitter.
 
2012-10-02 08:33:49 PM  
DoD may not be wrong.
 
2012-10-02 08:35:18 PM  
Yes (some say delusional), yes, no.
 
So close.
 
2012-10-02 08:37:02 PM  
I am the terror in the night.
 
2012-10-02 08:41:16 PM  
Change we can believe in
 
2012-10-02 08:42:42 PM  
Thank goodness I haven't updated my twitter feed in awhile.
 
2012-10-02 08:45:32 PM  
I'm old, cranky and I don't use twitter. Get off my lawn.
 
2012-10-02 08:59:07 PM  
I'm angry at people who are angry at people who are angry.
 
2012-10-02 08:59:48 PM  

urban.derelict: I only use twitter to blast Sarar Plain.


I believe that that's Sarar El-Palin that you're thinking of.
 
2012-10-02 09:01:16 PM  

Methadone Girls: I am the terror in the night.


Do you flap?
 
2012-10-02 09:03:13 PM  
They say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2012-10-02 09:17:50 PM  
He "inquires about weapons of mass effects."

i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-10-02 09:26:26 PM  
Jailing and torturing people who use twitter?

Go on...
 
2012-10-02 09:39:17 PM  

shanrick: I'm old, cranky and I don't use twitter. Get off my lawn.


Same here.

www.wired.com

The left side "Personal Issues" section sounds like a lot of commenters on the Politics Tab.
 
2012-10-02 10:06:52 PM  

fusillade762: shanrick: I'm old, cranky and I don't use twitter. Get off my lawn.

Same here.

[www.wired.com image 660x557]

The left side "Personal Issues" section sounds like a lot of commenters on the Politics Tab.


Nailed it.
 
2012-10-02 10:08:45 PM  
The left side "Personal Issues" section sounds like a lot of commenters on the Politics Tab

That's insubordination. You do that to me one more time and I'm entitled to...[checks notebook] ... bite off your left ear.
 
2012-10-02 10:48:42 PM  
good.
 
2012-10-02 11:08:12 PM  

ArkAngel: Methadone Girls: I am the terror in the night.

Do you flap?


Don't we all??
 
2012-10-02 11:12:09 PM  

fusillade762: shanrick: I'm old, cranky and I don't use twitter. Get off my lawn.

Same here.

[www.wired.com image 660x557]

The left side "Personal Issues" section sounds like a lot of commenters on the Politics Tab.


Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

They're watching...
 
2012-10-02 11:30:58 PM  

shanrick: I'm old, cranky and I don't use twitter. Get off my lawn.


I use Twitter but not Facebook. Twitter is far more conducive towards old angry thoughts.
 
2012-10-02 11:49:22 PM  
Meh. I'm a dual Turkish and American citizen. I figure the American government probably has a camera up my ass at this point.
 
2012-10-03 12:13:54 AM  

fusillade762: shanrick: I'm old, cranky and I don't use twitter. Get off my lawn.

Same here.

[www.wired.com image 660x557]

The left side "Personal Issues" section sounds like a lot of commenters on the Politics Tab.


Or the Republican party.

/*ducks
 
2012-10-03 12:17:06 AM  
He "inquires about weapons of mass effects."

lh5.googleusercontent.com
Knows a little something about weapons of Mass Effect.
 
2012-10-03 12:24:17 AM  
"Suddenly acquires weapons"

www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-10-03 01:00:01 AM  
The DoD uses the same statisticals as pollsters when trying to identify tweets of interest.

Something to strike fear in the heart of any conservative!!!
 
2012-10-03 02:27:39 AM  
Dear God someone keep them away from YouTube comments or we'll nuke ourselves from orbit.
 
2012-10-03 06:21:46 AM  
I prefer to see myself as a freedom fighter.
 
2012-10-03 06:53:49 AM  
Well, we live in a world where Juggalos are considered a nationwide gang and media personalities accuse the SomethingAwful forums of being a CIA front so why not?
 
2012-10-03 06:54:18 AM  
The crazy thing is that they are probably right. The military spends a lot of time researching and analyzing threats. If their numbers bear out that Twitter users are more likely to be terrorists than non-Twitter users, this is something that shouldn't be discarded simply because it fails to meet the bullshiat test.
 
2012-10-03 06:55:45 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Dear God someone keep them away from YouTube comments or we'll nuke ourselves from orbit.


Or The Consumerist.
 
2012-10-03 07:00:41 AM  
I use Twitter (but not FB) and for some odd reason I keep picking up German followers. What the hell am I suppose to do with a bunch of Germans?

/might have something to do with me following a couple German metal bands
 
2012-10-03 07:01:54 AM  
You "complain about bias,"

Cue outrage from conservatives who constantly say practicing Islam makes you a terrorist.
 
2012-10-03 07:02:57 AM  
Can we also get people who drive slowly during rush hour? They're deliberately sabotaging the economy by keeping people from getting to work.

/7am is not the time to go out and buy your daily $40 worth of lottery tickets
/that thing you say about "sell me a winner this time"? it wasn't funny the first time, either
 
2012-10-03 07:07:52 AM  
Ric Romero reporting. This just in: regular expressions cannot filter sarcasm.
 
2012-10-03 07:09:06 AM  
Well I think the point of their study is that if someone starts becoming more and more "passionate" about a subject that leans way left or way right, then it's a sign.

I mean look at czarangelus, he's a Nazi now.

I worked with a guy who on my second day there told me 911 was an inside job. Then he talked about how the government sucked (ok big deal everyone knows that) and then he said he hated Jews.
 
2012-10-03 07:15:15 AM  
i.myniceprofile.com
 
2012-10-03 07:28:08 AM  
What if you are middle aged, drunk and using Fark?
 
2012-10-03 07:28:37 AM  
Because I'm young and I'm black
and I wear my cap down low?
You tell me sir, I dunno...
 
2012-10-03 07:29:14 AM  

fusillade762: shanrick: I'm old, cranky and I don't use twitter. Get off my lawn.

Same here.

[www.wired.com image 660x557]

The left side "Personal Issues" section sounds like a lot of commenters on the Politics Tab.


That's kind of the point. Anyone who takes an interest is obviously out to change the status quo. If you're in charge of the status quo that means you're a threat if you gain any political traction... but I'm sure your government is completely able to be trusted and would never ever do anything nefarious.

/ever
 
2012-10-03 07:31:23 AM  
They forgot black...

young, angry & black.

You should see the tweets form those guys.
 
2012-10-03 07:33:00 AM  

dalovindj: What if you are middle aged, drunk and using Fark?


That means you are probably not wearing any pants.
 
2012-10-03 07:34:56 AM  

GlobalHubris: fusillade762: shanrick: I'm old, cranky and I don't use twitter. Get off my lawn.

Same here.

[www.wired.com image 660x557]

The left side "Personal Issues" section sounds like a lot of commenters on the Politics Tab.

That's kind of the point. Anyone who takes an interest is obviously out to change the status quo. If you're in charge of the status quo that means you're a threat if you gain any political traction... but I'm sure your government is completely able to be trusted and would never ever do anything nefarious.

/ever


Uh, it's not just political, the same holds true for most situations involving outliers. Academic, social, etc.
 
2012-10-03 07:53:54 AM  
A number of those traits in the "personal issues" column are ones that could be exhibited by a person suffering depression. So, your depressed colleague might be a terrorist?

Also, from the third column,"Verbally indicates hatred for the United States and/or the Constitution." This is a slippery slope that can and will be construed at the drop of a hat anytime someone simply criticizes policy or cultural issues here.

No me gusta.
 
2012-10-03 07:59:07 AM  
Well, this basically covers every teenager ever
 
2012-10-03 08:04:16 AM  

Rockstone: Well, this basically covers every teenager ever


It needs a clever acronym then. I vote for "American Challenges in a New Environment".
 
2012-10-03 08:07:38 AM  

RalphW: Because I'm young and I'm black
and I wear my cap down low?
You tell me sir, I dunno...


Well, you were doin' fifty fie in a fifty fo.
 
2012-10-03 08:09:56 AM  

NicoFinn: A number of those traits in the "personal issues" column are ones that could be exhibited by a person suffering depression. So, your depressed colleague might be a terrorist?

Also, from the third column,"Verbally indicates hatred for the United States and/or the Constitution." This is a slippery slope that can and will be construed at the drop of a hat anytime someone simply criticizes policy or cultural issues here.

No me gusta.


From the reading it sounds more like they are talking about DoD employee. Yeah, if you work for the DoD and you say you hate this country, perhaps you shouldn't be working for the DoD.
 
2012-10-03 08:11:58 AM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: dalovindj: What if you are middle aged, drunk and using Fark?

That means you are probably not wearing any pants.


I'M A PANTLESS TERRORIST!!!
 
2012-10-03 08:12:10 AM  

MindStalker: From the reading it sounds more like they are talking about DoD employee. Yeah, if you work for the DoD and you say you hate this country, perhaps you shouldn't be working for the DoD.


What I was pointing out is that someone may not necessarily hate America or its policies. One can simply criticize it and that can in turn be construed as hate. There is a fine line, and that's my preoccupation.
 
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