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(NBC San Diego)   Old: Nixon's enemies list. New: Trump's government tracking journalists and immigration advocates through a secret database and, at times, putting an alert on their passport   (nbcsandiego.com) divider line
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2019-03-06 09:21:03 PM  
I was expecting worse.
 
2019-03-06 09:37:28 PM  
That is such a "journalist and immigration activist" thing to snitch on. Come on guys, let's not fall for stereotypes.
 
2019-03-06 09:54:14 PM  
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Congrats, Tom Jones, Mari Payton, and Bill Feather, you've just been added to the list.

/What are the odds they start tracking the singer Tom Jones?
 
2019-03-06 10:03:02 PM  
So where does using Border Patrol as a tool to harass Americans critical of U.S. human rights abuses fall on the Gestapo/Not-Gestapo chart?
 
2019-03-06 10:09:41 PM  

davidphogan: I was expecting worse.


Before the end it will get much worse.
 
2019-03-06 10:13:07 PM  
So... ummm... when do we kick the door in and drag them out screaming from 1600?
 
2019-03-06 10:14:59 PM  
Do we even know if they are bad people, or are we just going to assume the government wants to enslave us all?
 
2019-03-06 10:29:34 PM  

scottydoesntknow: [img.fark.net image 425x205]

Congrats, Tom Jones, Mari Payton, and Bill Feather, you've just been added to the list.

/What are the odds they start tracking the singer Tom Jones?


It's not unusual to make that mistake.
 
2019-03-06 11:06:46 PM  

HeathenHealer: scottydoesntknow: [img.fark.net image 425x205]

Congrats, Tom Jones, Mari Payton, and Bill Feather, you've just been added to the list.

/What are the odds they start tracking the singer Tom Jones?

It's not unusual to make that mistake.


Magnificent.
 
2019-03-06 11:17:05 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Do we even know if they are bad people, or are we just going to assume the government wants to enslave us all?


For the LOLs just try to channel your 2014 self, the president is Obama, and he's doing this to gun rights advocates coming in and out of the country.Because is your question then "How do we know they aren't actually terrorists?"
 
2019-03-06 11:19:01 PM  

wejash: Lucky LaRue: Do we even know if they are bad people, or are we just going to assume the government wants to enslave us all?

For the LOLs just try to channel your 2014 self, the president is Obama, and he's doing this to gun rights advocates coming in and out of the country.Because is your question then "How do we know they aren't actually terrorists?"


To be fair, based on what we now know about the NRA and Russia, they were.
 
2019-03-06 11:45:42 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Do we even know if they are bad people, or are we just going to assume the government wants to enslave us all?


when did conservatives start supporting big government tracking US citizens?  I thought this was the sort of thing that small government types hated and feared?
 
2019-03-07 01:02:16 AM  
Tagging a "dissident" journalist's passport seems like a great case to petition for asylum in another place that has more freedom than the United States. Like Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Chile, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea...

Hell, I'd take my chances with Lebanon's police over dealing with LAPD, Seattle PD, St. Louis PD, NYPD... you get the picture.

"O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave" is such a hollow phrase now. We're neither free nor brave. That was written and set in smoke and ash at the beginning of this century and we're in debt up to our eyeballs so we can piss on our smaller enemies with impunity. And now we have an actual fascist in charge who lives by the credo "L'État, c'est moi", but couldn't tell you what those words mean because he's a f*cking moron. Christ, we're f*cked.
 
2019-03-07 01:23:47 AM  

Weaver95: when did conservatives start supporting big government tracking US citizens?



This is what they meant when they said "9-11 changed everything"

Then for some reason it changed back from January 2009 to January 2017. Then it changed yet again.
 
2019-03-07 01:25:44 AM  

Weaver95: Lucky LaRue: Do we even know if they are bad people, or are we just going to assume the government wants to enslave us all?

when did conservatives start supporting big government tracking US citizens?  I thought this was the sort of thing that small government types hated and feared?


About the same time they started supporting the notion of seizing private property through eminent domain, unilaterally allocating funding in deliberate contravention to what congress appropriated, and turned a blind eye to a president saying that gun confiscation should happen "before due process."
 
2019-03-07 01:31:26 AM  
cool
 
2019-03-07 01:32:16 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Weaver95: Lucky LaRue: Do we even know if they are bad people, or are we just going to assume the government wants to enslave us all?

when did conservatives start supporting big government tracking US citizens?  I thought this was the sort of thing that small government types hated and feared?

About the same time they started supporting the notion of seizing private property through eminent domain, unilaterally allocating funding in deliberate contravention to what congress appropriated, and turned a blind eye to a president saying that gun confiscation should happen "before due process."


After screaming about how the last guy was going to take their guns cuz 'merica
 
2019-03-07 01:33:25 AM  
This is fine.
 
2019-03-07 01:33:31 AM  

scottydoesntknow: [img.fark.net image 425x205]

Congrats, Tom Jones, Mari Payton, and Bill Feather, you've just been added to the list.

/What are the odds they start tracking the singer Tom Jones?


🎶No fly list me to the moon.🎶
 
2019-03-07 01:33:36 AM  
This is the shiat tinpot dictators in 3rd world countries do.

If he could get away with it, he'd basically just be MBS. He already is in most ways.
 
2019-03-07 01:36:07 AM  
Once again, conservative methods instantiate their paranoid accusations.

They can't think, or operate, any differently.
 
2019-03-07 01:36:45 AM  
Have I died and gone into a Philip K, Dick novel?
 
2019-03-07 01:40:27 AM  

ranna: HMS_Blinkin: Weaver95: Lucky LaRue: Do we even know if they are bad people, or are we just going to assume the government wants to enslave us all?

when did conservatives start supporting big government tracking US citizens?  I thought this was the sort of thing that small government types hated and feared?

About the same time they started supporting the notion of seizing private property through eminent domain, unilaterally allocating funding in deliberate contravention to what congress appropriated, and turned a blind eye to a president saying that gun confiscation should happen "before due process."

After screaming about how the last guy was going to take their guns cuz 'merica


They also thought the last guy was going to take over Texas.  You know, one of those states he was already president of.
 
2019-03-07 01:40:44 AM  
Also, Individual 1 does NOT need to alienate even more journalists at this juncture.  Wouldn't be prudent...
 
2019-03-07 01:47:37 AM  
 
2019-03-07 01:55:32 AM  
Yeah, i'm sure he's not tracking anyone else like Avanatti, Daniels, Maher, Stewart, Colbert, Cohen, Mueller, Comey, Omarosa and anyone he's held a grudge against since high school.
 
2019-03-07 01:58:08 AM  
So let me get this straight:
They can't track the children that they have in their custody.
But they CAN track the journalists who report on that?
 
2019-03-07 01:58:14 AM  

wejash: Lucky LaRue: Do we even know if they are bad people, or are we just going to assume the government wants to enslave us all?

For the LOLs just try to channel your 2014 self, the president is Obama, and he's doing this to gun rights advocates coming in and out of the country.Because is your question then "How do we know they aren't actually terrorists?"


Trying to explain their hypocrisy to RWAs is futile.

They honestly believe they should be allowed to play by different rules.
 
2019-03-07 02:03:00 AM  

Felgraf: So let me get this straight:
They can't track the children that they have in their custody.
But they CAN track the journalists who report on that?


Everything they accuse liberals of is projection. EVERYTHING... Okay... They accused Hillary of running a massive pedo ring.

It's not that they can't track all the children they snatched from their parents, it's that they don't want the buyers to get caught.
 
2019-03-07 02:08:17 AM  
Is this database sitting on a server in Russia?
 
2019-03-07 02:11:33 AM  

Felgraf: So let me get this straight:
They can't track the children that they have in their custody.
But they CAN track the journalists who report on that?


exactly!

no this does not make sense.  Yes, its as f*cked up as it sounds.  No, we'll never see the people behind this disgusting perversion ever punished for their actions.

would you like some frogurt?
 
2019-03-07 02:13:26 AM  

Felgraf: So let me get this straight:
They can't track the children that they have in their custody.
But they CAN track the journalists who report on that?


Not enough smarts to give this comment. Needs its own "Ironic" tag!
 
2019-03-07 02:13:46 AM  

Felgraf: So let me get this straight:
They can't track the children that they have in their custody.
But they CAN track the journalists who report on that?


They prioritize their interests, much like the Soviet Union.

Nothing worked in the old USSR..... except the KGB. It was always full of the most competent people, with the latest technology, and the most resources. It was the most efficient and best run of any Soviet government departments.

/Olympics teams too
//and sometimes Space Program
///but grocery stores always out of meat
 
2019-03-07 02:19:41 AM  

Weaver95: no this does not make sense.


It makes perfect sense.

They're not interested in the children. They are, however, interested in not getting caught. So naturally they need to monitor the snooping media sticking their nose where it doesn't belong.
 
2019-03-07 02:23:31 AM  

Ishkur: They're not interested in the children.


oh I think they've got interest in at least SOME of those kids.  i'd like to know if any of those children were placed with christian adoption agencies, and what those agencies did with those kids.

I also think we need to investigate the rumors of sexual abuse and/or assault in these kiddie jails.
 
2019-03-07 02:25:52 AM  

Weaver95: oh I think they've got interest in at least SOME of those kids. i'd like to know if any of those children were placed with christian adoption agencies, and what those agencies did with those kids.


They sent them to Jeffrey Epstein.
 
2019-03-07 02:27:28 AM  
Some had alerts placed on their passports, keeping at least three photojournalists and an attorney from entering Mexico to work

And by "work" they mean "provide in-kind assistance to the migrant caravan." Seems like Mexico are the ones putting up the wall for a change, eh?
 
2019-03-07 02:40:22 AM  

Felgraf: So let me get this straight:
They can't track the children that they have in their custody.
But they CAN track the journalists who report on that?


To be fair, those kids don't have Twitter handles
 
2019-03-07 02:41:55 AM  

Shaggy_C: Some had alerts placed on their passports, keeping at least three photojournalists and an attorney from entering Mexico to work

And by "work" they mean "provide in-kind assistance to the migrant caravan." Seems like Mexico are the ones putting up the wall for a change, eh?


Is that what they mean?  What altruistic souls!  I mean, covering migrants can't pay very well, can it?
 
2019-03-07 02:50:03 AM  
Ah the good ole not worshiping the leader enough.

We are back to Cointelpro.
 
2019-03-07 02:51:57 AM  

scottydoesntknow: [img.fark.net image 425x205]

Congrats, Tom Jones, Mari Payton, and Bill Feather, you've just been added to the list.

/What are the odds they start tracking the singer Tom Jones?



Bill Feather sounds like the name on a teenage duck's fake ID.
 
2019-03-07 03:04:19 AM  
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2019-03-07 03:11:36 AM  

Shaggy_C: Some had alerts placed on their passports, keeping at least three photojournalists and an attorney from entering Mexico to work

And by "work" they mean "provide in-kind assistance to the migrant caravan." Seems like Mexico are the ones putting up the wall for a change, eh?


A change ? That implies that the US is putting up a wall, which is obviously not true. Yet another failed campaign promise from the fake tan president that his dumbass acolytes will refuse to acknowledge.
 
2019-03-07 03:17:15 AM  
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2019-03-07 03:23:02 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Do we even know if they are bad people, or are we just going to assume the government wants to enslave us all?


So you have a soul after all. Remarkable that you would find it only now.

I swore an oath, you know? That I would support and defend our Constitution and our Republic against all enemies. Both foreign and domestic.

Let that last word hang in the air. For there are domestic enemies after all. What shall we do with them? Having received no instruction, thus far, I'll take no action. But I swore an oath.
 
2019-03-07 03:23:58 AM  
Maybe when Trump says the media is the enemy of the people he meant himself.
 
2019-03-07 03:27:50 AM  

yagottabefarkinkiddinme: Maybe when Trump says the media is the enemy of the people he meant himself.


No. It's not in his nature to have such introspection and self-honesty.
 
2019-03-07 03:28:01 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Tagging a "dissident" journalist's passport seems like a great case to petition for asylum in another place that has more freedom than the United States. Like Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Chile, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea...

Hell, I'd take my chances with Lebanon's police over dealing with LAPD, Seattle PD, St. Louis PD, NYPD... you get the picture.

"O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave" is such a hollow phrase now. We're neither free nor brave. That was written and set in smoke and ash at the beginning of this century and we're in debt up to our eyeballs so we can piss on our smaller enemies with impunity. And now we have an actual fascist in charge who lives by the credo "L'État, c'est moi", but couldn't tell you what those words mean because he's a f*cking moron. Christ, we're f*cked.


Try Namibia... our government is too dumb to understand the concept of proxies and VPN.
 
2019-03-07 03:34:04 AM  

scottydoesntknow: /What are the odds they start tracking the singer Tom Jones?


....it's not unusual to be tracked by overreaching government authorities
 
2019-03-07 03:39:05 AM  

Shaggy_C: And by "work" they mean "provide in-kind assistance to the migrant caravan." Seems like Mexico are the ones putting up the wall for a change, eh?


So, I see that you've decided to cast off your "Not *really* a trump supporter" act, eh?
 
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