I guess don't google certain things

Posted by: MrB

I guess don't google certain things - 08/01/13 02:01 PM

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/...searches/67864/

A woman searched on google for "pressure cookers". At about the same time frame her husband was looking for "backpacks ".

They got a visit from the cops.

I'm not really an alarmist type of guy, but this is certainly interesting.

Also, as far as I know i was the only person who was concerned with the way the " aurthorities " were conducting those house to house searches in Watertown. And the amount of fuss that was put on the whole damn thing. And ths from liberals and conservative . Demo and repub. doesn't anyone give a Shhit ?

It appears that anyone willing to do anything about it is tried for espionage or treason.

Rev Dave.
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/01/13 04:21 PM

According to her account, at some point she Googled "pressure cooker" while around the same time her husband apparently searched for backpacks. Weeks pass and they get the visit from the authorities, when her husband is asked, among other things, if they own a pressure cooker or had ever searched about how to make a bomb from one ...

Now, I can see where one can make the logical assumption these events are related -- 2+2=4, after all ...

But so does 1+3, 1+1+1+1 and 1+2+1 ... the reason for the visit by the authorities could have only tangentially been related to the family's googling, or perhaps unrelated completely. Apparently her husband didn't ask.

As the article you linked states WAY down the page:

"It is also possible that there were other factors that prompted the government's interest in Catalano and her husband. He travels to Asia, she notes in her article. Who knows."

And then rather stupidly adds: "Which is largely Catalano's point."

No, actually, her point is that she assumes the visit is a result of her family's Googling activities and that therefore the government must be reading her searches ...

... which very well may be true. But so may a lot of other causes and Ms. Catalano's account doesn't offer much in the way of real proof. The real question is what in fact prompted the visit from the authorities? THEN we can start worrying about the government accessing internet searches if that's the reason ...
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/01/13 04:38 PM

I would suspect that there is something more going on with this than just some Google searches.

The rest of the "story"
Posted by: DLC

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/01/13 05:15 PM

I never agreed with this line , but many "law and order" conservative types used to say," well you have nothing to worry about unless you're breaking the law (done something illegal). "

Now thanks to Bush & Cheney and the creation of the Patriot Act & Homeland security they get their "law and order", and aren't happy with it !! sick

Like the old saying goes... be careful what you wish for !! wink

I never liked the Patriot Act & the creation of Homeland security - thought it was a great overreach !! DAMM. . . . I hate it when I'm right !! grin


Posted by: MacBozo

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/01/13 05:42 PM

Joy of Tech laugh
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/01/13 05:49 PM

Personally.. I like what he wrote in his blog.
Posted by: DLC

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/01/13 06:45 PM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
I would suspect that there is something more going on with this than just some Google searches.

The rest of the "story"

I thought the pressure cooker story was a lot of "Hot gas" !! whistle
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/01/13 07:27 PM

Quote:
I thought the pressure cooker story was a lot of "Hot gas" !!

DLC, I'm afraid I'm going to have to dock you 2 points for a forced pun.
But don't worry, you're still in the lead with 1,345,521.
Posted by: MrB

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/01/13 09:23 PM

Well, I'm glad I can relax about the whole thing. I hoped there was more to the story. There usually is.

Rev Dave
Posted by: DLC

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/02/13 05:09 AM

Oh man !!! .... you're one tough cookie !! frown

wink
Posted by: Celandine

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/02/13 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By: DLC
Oh man !!! .... you're one tough cookie !! frown

wink



GOOGLE "cookies"? eek
Posted by: Celandine

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/04/13 02:55 PM


Lousy Timing, I guess.

I needed to remove a stump
and couldn't acquire Ammonium Chloride (Salt Peter)
immediately following the Oklahoma Bombing Incident

Now I have a need for titty bitty steel ball bearings
for of all things, dropping into bottles of Nail Polish
to agitate the particles which clump in the bottom.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/04/13 05:13 PM

Just go to Walmart and get some BBs.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/04/13 05:39 PM

Been so long since I've seen a bee bee that I couldn't
remember if they were made of copper or what...
I wasn't sure if they'd discolor the nail polish. blush

That's why I was thinking stainless steel...
I was also considering bird shot, but again, I couldn't
remember if'n they was made of lead or what...

Then I can't recall anyone who'd have a shot gun shell
around, or remember anyone who still loads his own.

I'd ask Mr.B but I was afraid of having them mailed.

frown
Posted by: Celandine

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/04/13 05:42 PM


...I'd GOOGLE'em ...but...

* points to Subject Line *
Posted by: MrB

Re: I guess don't google certain things - 08/05/13 11:53 PM

Hehe

Somewhere I do have some shot. Can't remember if it was steel or lead. I think lead. I ought a 10lb bag , maybe it was 25. I used it to anchor my light stands down . But two bricks connected with a coat hanger also worked.

Don't know what might discolor nail polish

Dave