Monday, 28 May 2012


If George Orwell were alive to-day he would be turning over in his grave (yes, we know it is a Yogi-ism).   But, at least he would know how something as useless as the Homeland Security Department (aka: government employment ubber alles) would be keeping an eye on people who have never been booked, charged, suspected, or even peripherally involved in a crime or criminal activity in 50 or 60 or more years.   This is THE LIST.  It was actually derived from a blog published by a French Roman  Roman Catholic priest.   His church was just stoned by a group of apparently Muslim vandals, during mass.   Yes, the parishioners were stoned, but the Muslim youngsters were good enough to use small stones and refrained from beheading anybody this time.  We diverge.  Please avoid using the words place in columns below, especially while using your computer, lest (Sir Edmund) Hillary take offense.   The dotted line demarcs the c and p from the RC Priest's blog.   This list is not a joke.   Except that the whole Homeland Security thing is a joke....Where are we going ?   The Saints intervene. Please.

 The List:

Monday, 28 May 2012

Now, I am on the list for posting this.......

A four post day, as I could not resist posting doing this, I am now on the list. Wow, all the words on one posting......whoa!

Revealed: Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don't want the government spying on you (and they include 'pork', 'cloud' and 'Mexico')

  • Department of Homeland Security forced to release list following freedom of information request
  • Agency insists it only looks for evidence of genuine threats to the U.S. and not for signs of general dissent


Revealing: A list of keywords used by government analysts to scour the internet for evidence of threats to the U.S. has been released under the Freedom of Information Act

Revealing: A list of keywords used by government analysts to scour the internet for evidence of threats to the U.S. has been released under the Freedom of Information Act

The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release a list of keywords and phrases it uses to monitor social networking sites and online media for signs of terrorist or other threats against the U.S.

The intriguing the list includes obvious choices such as 'attack', 'Al Qaeda', 'terrorism' and 'dirty bomb' alongside dozens

However they insisted the practice was aimed not at policing the internet for disparaging remarks about the government and signs of general dissent, but to provide awareness of any potential threats.
of seemingly innocent words like 'pork', 'cloud', 'team' and 'Mexico'.

Released under a freedom of information request, the information sheds new light on how government analysts are instructed to patrol the internet searching for domestic and external threats.

The words are included in the department's 2011 'Analyst's Desktop Binder' used by workers at their National Operations Center which instructs workers to identify 'media reports that reflect adversely on DHS and response activities'.

Department chiefs were forced to release the manual following a House hearing over documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit which revealed how analysts monitor social networks and media organisations for comments that 'reflect adversely' on the government.

see site for more

This is the list


We have learned that there are extra words that are being monitored.   They might affect El Gringo Viejo.   What is a person to do?   Become a cyber-deaf/mute?


One would hope that they could at least spell Reynosa correctly.
El Gringo Viejo