blackvault wrote:We will see... I hope it doesn't turn in to that, but I have full control to delete any unwanted comments, even in the Social Network Buzz, so shouldn't be a problem!
Government agencies such as FEMA are allegedly teaching that the Founding Fathers should be considered terrorists.
Indeed, the government might consider you a potential terrorist if you take one of the following actions:
- Speaking out against government policies
- Protesting anything (such as participating in the “Occupy” movement)
- Questioning war (even though war reduces our national security; and see this)
- Having bumper stickers saying things like “Know Your Rights Or Lose Them”
- Taking pictures or videos
- Talking to police officers
- Writing on a piece of paper
- (Not having a Facebook account may soon be added)
And holding the following beliefs may also be considered grounds for suspected terrorism:
- Being frustrated with “mainstream ideologies”
- Valuing online privacy
- Being anti-tax, anti-regulation or for the gold standard
- Being “reverent of individual liberty”
- “Believe in conspiracy theories”
- “A belief that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack”
- “Supported political movements for autonomy”
- “Suspicious of centralized federal authority”
- “Fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”
- Opposing surveillance
If the Founding Fathers were alive today, they would probably run afoul of all of these categories.
As such, they could very well end up indefinitely detained at Gitmo … or assassinated.
Facebook has become such a pervasive force in modern society that increasing numbers of employers, and even some psychologists, believe people who aren't on social networking sites are 'suspicious.'
The German magazine Der Taggspiegel went so far as to point out that accused theater shooter James Holmes and Norwegian mass murder Anders Behring Breivik have common ground in their lack of Facebook profiles.
On a more tangible level, Forbes.com reports that human resources departments across the country are becoming more wary of young job candidates who don't use the site.
The common concern among bosses is that a lack of Facebook could mean the applicant's account could be so full of red flags that it had to be deleted.
Slate.com Advice Columnist, Emily Yoffee, wrote in an advice column that young people shouldn't date anyone who isn't on Facebook.
'If you’re of a certain age and you meet someone who you are about to go to bed with, and that person doesn’t have a Facebook page, you may be getting a false name. It could be some kind of red flag,' he says.
Yoffee points out that these judgements don't apply to older people who were already productive adults before social media became widespread.
The tech news site Slashdot summed up Der Taggspiegel's story about social networking as 'not having a Facebook account could be the first sign that you are a mass murderer.'
It points out that Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and an unborn child and wounding 58 others at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and Breivik, who murdered 77 people with a car bomb and mass shooting, did not use Facebook and had small online footprints.
Breivik used MySpace and Holmes was reportedly on the hookup site Adult Friend Finder.
Psychologist Christopher Moeller told the magazine that using Facebook has become a sign of having a healthy social network.
Psychologists have noted that Holmes, along with several noted mass murderers, have lacked any real friends.
And this is what the argument boils down to: It's the suspicion that not being on Facebook, which has become so normal among young adults, is a sign that you're abnormal and dysfunctional, or even dangerous, ways.
John Greenewald · Owner-Operator at The Black Vault
We will see if the feature takes off. There are literally THOUSANDS of people coming from Facebook, many of which choose not to register here, and only keep their conversations on Facebook. I hope this will entice people to bring their conversations here simply for the fact that it helps increase the value of the resource as a research tool
blackvault wrote:Having Facebook is not a requirement here, it's simply an optional feature.