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What is a terrorist?

December 14, 2011

Another couple news items caught my eye and gave me reason to pause. It seems that the department of homeland security can ‘detain’ suspected terrorists with out having to show cause. These people will not be covered by the same legal rights as common everyday robbers and murders. These special people will be able to be held without bail for an ‘indefinite’ period of time and will not be allowed to have a lawyer. Now with all of this said, that is not what is bothering me. It is the broad definition, ‘homeland security’ is using for a terrorist, and even I feel uneasy when I see who falls within that definition. Below are just a few of the parameters that I remember, and remember you need only have one of these to fall into the terrorist category. But to lighten the mood a bit, it has been suggested over coffee today that I could parody Jeff Foxworthy’s, your a redneck if…..

Your a potential terrorist if:

You have more than one gun.

You visit the ‘wrong’ web sites.

You have more than 5 days of food stored at your home.

You have an excessive amount of ammunition stored at your home.

You live off the grid.

I always wondered about those black helicopters circling over the cabin…..

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  1. Daddy permalink*
    December 14, 2011 11:40 am

    Yea, that’s the “Patriot Act” in action.
    http://www.aclu.org/national-security/surveillance-under-usa-patriot-act

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_PATRIOT_Act

    “The act, a response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, dramatically reduced restrictions on law enforcement agencies’ ability to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records; eased restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States; expanded the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and broadened the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts. The act also expanded the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism, thus enlarging the number of activities to which the USA PATRIOT Act’s expanded law enforcement powers can be applied.”

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  2. kara permalink
    December 14, 2011 2:43 pm

    so does this mean most alaskans are on the stupid terrorist list,,they might want to rethink their ideas of what a terrorist really is,,just cuz you own a gun or 2 and keep a supply of food around i dont think that makes you dangeruos,, smart yes idiots

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  3. Rosalyn permalink
    December 14, 2011 2:48 pm

    That pretty well covers everyone that doesn’t live within city limits of the 2 or 3 largest towns in Alaska and even the smart ones of them know it is possible to lose power in town for more than a few hours sometimes and are ready to manage through by keeping supplies on hand. Does Homeland Security even read the FEMA manual? Even it suggests a minumum of 7 days supply of food on hand. Just another way for “them” to have the “right” to enter and detain.

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