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(Buzzfeed)   Thou shalt not take pictures of SpongeBob, according to top men   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line
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2014-07-20 09:51:09 AM  
4 votes:
i183.photobucket.com
hej
2014-07-20 10:07:53 AM  
2 votes:

Olo Manolo: Thou shalt not go around poking the bear for no reason other than "public area! I can take photos! I'm being repressed!".....

This is no better than the open carry activist idiots... Why push your luck "justbecause you can" or to "prove a point".... oh yeah, because you are a childish AW....


When is the last time you heard of somebody dying from a photography wound?
2014-07-20 10:07:40 AM  
2 votes:

Cataholic: I'm sure countless numbers of tourists take photos in front of these buildings every day.  Yet, we never seem to read anyone else complain about being harassed for doing so.  I wonder what this particular photographer did differently to attract their attention.


It was probably something really flagrant, so provocative, so disgustingly disrespectful of the holy memories of the Victims of 9/11, that they couldn't just ignore it.

For example, being on a bicycle and alone, instead of on foot, fat, sunburned, with a spouse and two kids and a "What to See in D.C." brochure sticking out of your pocket.  She probably doubled down on this crazy provocative act by pulling out a camera with a detachable lens, the surest sign of the al Qaeda operative casing Building 7G in Annex 3 of the Institute of Really Boring Statistics for imminent car bomber attack.

Because it's that kind of shamelessly provocative, disprespectful act that brings the harsh response she received, i.e., fat security guards waddling out to tell her, "You can take pictures of the building, but you can't take pictures of this doorway."

Sounds legit.
2014-07-20 09:32:18 AM  
2 votes:
People who use the phrase "post-9/11 world" should have a plane fly into them.
2014-07-20 09:24:10 AM  
2 votes:
Here is a picture from inside each of those buildings. It's uncanny. They're all the same. This is what the government doesn't want you to know. Robot Spongebobs talking to Robot People. Thanks Robama.

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2014-07-20 10:20:55 PM  
1 vote:
 told her I was a reporter and showed her my credentials.

You work for BuzzFeed.  You're not a reporter.  Go comb the internet for some more animated GIFs of the ten worst projectile vomits or whatever it is you do.
m00
2014-07-20 05:23:37 PM  
1 vote:

Lenny_da_Hog: This week, the ACLU filed suit against the US "Suspicious Activity Reporting Program" on behalf of five people, two of whom were photographers.


That's a great link. Bookmarked.

My only question is: can I blame the executive branch of this administration, the executive branch of the previous administration, or actions taken by either political party in Congress? Because I don't particularly care we have lost a substantial deal of our civil liberties, other than as something I can use to irrationally defend "my side" in meaningless internet debates.
2014-07-20 05:22:54 PM  
1 vote:
Well did they pick up that can? If not then it's their fault they got beaten with a stun baton.
2014-07-20 03:55:10 PM  
1 vote:
Actually, it sounds as if top men said he could take pictures. Twitchy guards who would be in the immediate line of fire, not so much.
2014-07-20 11:40:24 AM  
1 vote:

Olo Manolo: Thou shalt not go around poking the bear for no reason other than "public area! I can take photos! I'm being repressed!".....


Yeah, the nerve that asshole. Doing something legal on purpose like that.
2014-07-20 11:39:56 AM  
1 vote:

Kibbler: Fart_Machine: Kibbler: How do you use a camera to make an ass of yourself trying to look suspicious while taking photographs of a public building from a public sidewalk, a building that is part of an agency that has posted that there is no problem with taking photos? Any examples?

If I hung out by a federal building with professional equipment taking pictures of entry and exit point and security areas, yeah i might get someone to come out and tell me to leave.  Come by and snap a photo on your phone?  Nobody is going to notice but the author of this piece had a story to pitch so that wasn't going to do.

Well I'm done with this thread after this.  We have two statements.

"If I hung out by a federal building with professional equipment taking pictures of entry and exit point and security areas, yeah i might get someone to come out and tell me to leave."

And

"Personally I never leave home without at least two Nikon SLRs sometimes I throw a Canon and Olympus in there too and I'll be damned if I'm not going to take photos of whatever I want. "

"I'll be damned if I'm not going to take photos of whatever I want. "

"I'll be damned if I'm not going to take photos of whatever I want. "


i.chzbgr.com
2014-07-20 11:04:19 AM  
1 vote:

TEA-PARTY-PATRIOT: Love the apologists in this thread, why the fark have rights if you can't exercize them?


And it's nothing like 2nd amendment, open carry loons- it's about freedom of speech and a free press.


Personally I never leave home without at least two Nikon SLRs sometimes I throw a Canon and Olympus in there too and I'll be damned if I'm not going to take photos of whatever I want.



There is no sporting purpose for multi-shot cameras. Carry one of these around next time.
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2014-07-20 10:49:48 AM  
1 vote:
"Well it may be an oppressive state we live in but it's not a super-tee-duper-fascist police state yet."

"Oh. Okay, good. I guess we should just all go home and wait for that. Should I get my cancer treated now, you think?"

"Nah, it's not even metastasizing yet. Give it a year, dude."

"Cool."
2014-07-20 10:41:06 AM  
1 vote:
Everyone who argued with me in this thread is being reported at my local ministry of information office.
2014-07-20 10:28:10 AM  
1 vote:
Seriously though, somebody needs to organized a mass-photographing of those buildings.
2014-07-20 10:22:06 AM  
1 vote:

TV's Vinnie: Not to sound racist, but notice how all of these security goons also happen to be of the blah persuasion? Seems that if you ever encounter a blah security guard, you're going to have a bad time.

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What about meh security guards in California and Texas?
2014-07-20 10:20:26 AM  
1 vote:

Doktor_Zhivago: Kibbler: And nothing bad can ever come out of an extended period of chaos.  You don't ever see bad things coalescing and gradually growing worse during a 13-year-period of chaos.  No, eventually, things right themselves and we're all happy again and the bad stuff goes away, and we think, well we certainly feel foolish for worrying, now that the trains run on time and our national pride has been restored.

Ok when the Sicherheitsdienst starts coming to take people in the middle of the night we can start godwinning.  Until then please calm down.  The photographer was asked to leave not sentenced to hard labor.

BEING ASKED TO LEAVE IS NOT WHAT POLICE STATES DO.



It is what crossing guard states do!
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2014-07-20 10:10:22 AM  
1 vote:

Doktor_Zhivago: We don't live in a police state. Good Lord you people are dramatic. East Germany was a police state.

We live in a state where the laws can't keep up with the ever expanding technology produced at an ever increasing rate. It's not a sinister conspiracy it's just chaos


And nothing bad can ever come out of an extended period of chaos.  You don't ever see bad things coalescing and gradually growing worse during a 13-year-period of chaos.  No, eventually, things right themselves and we're all happy again and the bad stuff goes away, and we think, well we certainly feel foolish for worrying, now that the trains run on time and our national pride has been restored.
2014-07-20 09:41:58 AM  
1 vote:
Not to sound racist, but notice how all of these security goons also happen to be of the blah persuasion? Seems that if you ever encounter a blah security guard, you're going to have a bad time.

static2.wikia.nocookie.net
2014-07-20 09:33:28 AM  
1 vote:

hardinparamedic: This was a gay joke, right?

I ask because usually using the words "Spongebob" and "top" in the same sentence usually refers to something homosexual.


You move in interesting circles.
2014-07-20 09:22:45 AM  
1 vote:
I remember when they passed the Anti-Nervousness laws and the Suspicious Persons act.

The way to avoid feeling nervous about suspicious people is always to give up freedoms and embrace a police state because that's not scary at all.
 
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