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Posted: 12/29/2003 12:24:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:30:33 PM EDT
Odd. I hope they never search my office. I have about a half-dozen almanacs.

Maybe the FBI will start cracking the heads of door-to-door encyclopedia salesmen, too? (Do they still exist?)
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:35:51 PM EDT
I feel dumber for even having read that article...

Who's got the tinfoil?...
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:38:02 PM EDT
Now they can search my books during a traffic stop???

Oh crap!! I have mapquest AND the weather channel!!!

" I swear- it's a pre-ban farmers almanac officer!!!"
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:38:23 PM EDT
What the HELL are these people smoking?

Wait, I think I hear the theme from [i]Twilight Zone[/i] playing in the background (or maybe it's the [i]X-Files[/i])

Oh, I know!  Let's be on the lookout for people that breath.  You know terrorists use oxygen.

[whacko]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:39:10 PM EDT
Urgent Bulliten!!!

[s]Internal[/s] [s]State[/s] Homeland Security message to all Law Enforcment:

[size=4]Research material may be used for research purposes![/size=4]

That is all...
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:43:24 PM EDT
Just tear the cover off your Swank magazine and glue it onto the front of your almenac.  That way they may think your a perv but no chance of being a threat to the country.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:55:54 PM EDT
Who knew the "Farmers Almanac"  was a subversive document???

Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:59:19 PM EDT
Fucking unbelievable.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:02:00 PM EDT
If this is how our law-enforcement dollars are being spent, I want a refund.

Now, where did I keep those old copies kicking around? Think I'll leave a few on my front seat.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:06:21 PM EDT
The FBI noted that use of almanacs or maps may be innocent, "the product of legitimate recreational or commercial activities." But it warned that when combined with suspicious behavior -- such as apparent surveillance -- a person with an almanac "may point to possible terrorist planning."
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God help you if you're a photographer out taking pictures, and happen to have an almanac on you.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:12:22 PM EDT
My understanding is that they are using almanacs as code books.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:20:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
My understanding is that they are using almanacs as code books.
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Not intending to lash out at [b]you[/b], but my understanding is that they use money, vehicles, aircraft, bombs, and a host of other things too.

The thing that pisses me off the most here is the fact that the .gov reminds us everyday about how real the terror threat is and then roughs-up those who are caught preparing for it...just in case.

Give me a break. Some guy got nailed for "military paraphernilia" the other day. He had MREs, a K-pot, a gas mask, and camping gear. Sweet Mother of Josephus!
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:55:51 PM EDT
Here is the actual newspaper article

[url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/12/29/national1426EST0580.DTL&type=printable]SFGATE[/url]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 2:07:53 PM EDT
Don't worry it will only get worse.
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