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Secret Service "Visits" Outspoken Critic of Obama - Because of Twitter?
Examiner.com ^ | 6/11/13 | Harriet Baldwin

Posted on 06/11/2013 9:51:50 PM PDT by Nachum

After you read this- you will wonder what country we are in.

Tom Francois is an outspoken critic of Barack Hussein Obama- and has a robust Twitter presence. He also likes to dabble with his "paint" program to create funny cartoons. He has never threatened the President in any way, manner or form.

On April 11, 2013, he heard relentless pounding on his door shouts of "Police!" The officers introduced themselves as members of The Secret Service and asked if they could "take a look around."

Since Tom had nothing to hide (and he didn't want any return visits) - he complied fully with their request. He even signed a consent to search his premises AND an "Authorization To Review Medical and Mental Health Records!"

They asked Tom if he ever left his state or traveled to Washington, D.C.

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To: doc1019

Better get your pressure cookers before they require an extensive background check.


101 posted on 06/12/2013 6:23:43 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Nachum
What kind of letters?

A,B,C,.... But in random order.

102 posted on 06/12/2013 6:24:47 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: null and void
Not that one. {{{{SHUDDER}}}}

Ever see the farside cartoon where they threaten to use "Mr. Thingy" on the suspect that won't talk. I don't know about you but, that one would have me shaking in my boots.

103 posted on 06/12/2013 6:40:00 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Errant

“I got the dreaded phone call. Actually a nice lady and we did it over the phone.”

Not into stories about phone sex. Sorry.

/s


104 posted on 06/12/2013 6:47:14 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: doc1019

So, I guess I must upgrade my disdainful rhetoric about Obama. At 67 what are they going to do to me ...


You should be afraid of what they can do to your children and grandchildren.


105 posted on 06/12/2013 6:48:54 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: PlanToDisappear

I have nothing to hide and I still wouldn’t let them take a look around. I will, however, take out my cell phone and begin recording the entire exchange, inform them of my intent to post it on the internet, and tell them to go ahead and make any not-so-subtle threats to my freedom they care to have the world see.


You actually think they would just stand there and let you do that?


106 posted on 06/12/2013 6:53:01 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: dps.inspect
If this ever happens to you... refuse to let them in without a warrant, then call conservative bloggers and reporters and a conservative lawyer pronto...

Actually right now the ACLU is on our side on this. It might not hurt to give them a shout either. They actually went to court for student several years ago that wanted to start a "Rush Limbaugh" club on a college campus.

107 posted on 06/12/2013 7:01:26 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Nachum

Why do people keep spouting that “I have nothing to hide...” crap? Tell them no, not without a warrant.


108 posted on 06/12/2013 7:04:39 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Really???


109 posted on 06/12/2013 7:08:22 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Impeach the Liar.)
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To: verga

Actually right now the ACLU is on our side on this.


They know He-Who-Must-Never-Be-Named is watching and listening to everything they do, too. And they don’t like it.


110 posted on 06/12/2013 7:34:28 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Jacquerie

I assume by AF network he means work access internet, not private use.


111 posted on 06/12/2013 7:45:48 AM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Nachum
A couple of the quotes in this story seem......fishy to me:

When they left Tom's house, one Secret Service Agent 'advised'-"Keep in mind, if you step over the line, we'll come back for your guns."

and

They said they were going to "turn it over to Eric Holder- he has the last word on what to do, if anything."

Call me cynical, but I just can't see those words (either quote) coming out of the mouth of a Secret Service agent (not least because the Secret Service is part of the Department of the Treasury, so it doesn't even report up to Holder). Those quotes strike me as implausible at the least, and quite possibly made up.

112 posted on 06/12/2013 8:05:16 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: doc1019

after the last couple of days then maybe if they did read this site they might be happy with a couple of freepers seeing as those couple think it’s alright to spy on all of us and then call someone a traitor but can’t even answer a simple questions like what secrets did he give away which harms the country?


113 posted on 06/12/2013 8:08:01 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Nachum
From what I gather, the SS showed up with a picture of AF1, full of holes, and asked “Did you post this?” Tom Francois claimed he never posted it, and, having looked at the Twitter page, I can't find it, although that doesn't mean he did post it and removed it. Still, in the context of the rest of the posts, it would be very incongruent. I don't know what to make of this.
114 posted on 06/12/2013 8:12:18 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

For many years. Put an ip watcher on your homepage or your blog if you write one.

And those are just the ips you can see. I am sure there are less detectable ways.


115 posted on 06/12/2013 8:13:39 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: expat1000

I would have told them hell no, get a warrant. Then take pictures of everything they did and call the local news. I would have really been on their radar after that.


116 posted on 06/12/2013 8:21:15 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Timber Rattler

Agreed. Never consent to a search. Never. That’s what they want. Make them get a warrant that you can use against them later.


117 posted on 06/12/2013 8:29:42 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: chessplayer

“You actually think they would just stand there and let you do that?”

I should say, the scenario I described assumed the agent paying the visit is trying to toss around “athori-tah” instead of being professional and polite. I only give respect when I’m given respect.

That said, they wouldn’t be able to do anything more to me than they did with Doug Tankersley. If you’re unfamiliar with his case, you can find it at the Photography Is Not a Crime site.

Long story short: He’s photographing flowers near a dam. FBI pays him a visit. He greets the FBI agent with a camcorder. The agent acted professionally.

Personally, I would not have conversed with the agent for as long as Doug did — only because the longer you talk the more you open yourself to an inadvertent lie to a federal agent, even if it’s something said in jest.


118 posted on 06/12/2013 8:35:00 AM PDT by PlanToDisappear
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To: PghBaldy

“They won’t like that, and it might cause the person doing it more trouble. I do wonder why someone so new would post that which might be bad advice.”

Oh thanks — I’ll be sure to ask your opinion about what opinions I should be able to post because of my sign up date before making any future posts.


119 posted on 06/12/2013 8:35:00 AM PDT by PlanToDisappear
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To: Errant

I’m not paranoid. I have the 2A and I’m not afraid to use it.

They not searching our data for foreign terrorists. They’re searching it to create domestic terrorists out of thin air.

I won’t be turned into a terrorist because the NSA says so. We surround them. Two can play that game.


120 posted on 06/12/2013 8:39:54 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: expat1000
nully ~ I did have an FBI agent show up on my door step a couple weeks ago, now that you mention it...

Expat 1000 ~ Seriously?

Yes, for an unrelated matter regarding a former resident in my house.

Or so he said...

121 posted on 06/12/2013 8:41:56 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Yes. The day after the election.


122 posted on 06/12/2013 9:41:24 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: wac3rd

It was a private coversation with a friend. I’d rather not publish the contents on a public forum.


123 posted on 06/12/2013 10:12:40 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Nachum; gonzo

Gonzo ping


124 posted on 06/12/2013 10:14:17 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: Nachum
Sorry to disappoint but the DHS, White House, FBI, Naval Intel, Army Intel, and other agencies most certainly do cruise this site.

They click on the links to see where they go and screen capture what is said and posted.

I think it's a safe assumption to make that most of us are in that database Obama has developed (that Maxine Waters spoke of) and have been for some time now. Yes...we ARE on their radar. I bet Bill Ayers has already informed Barry of how many of us righties Barry will have to 'round up'.

125 posted on 06/12/2013 10:28:41 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Nachum

I’d imagine all that scouring is automated. Analysts comb through bulk data looking for keywords, themes etc...


126 posted on 06/12/2013 10:37:48 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: Nachum

I haven’t yet received a visit but wouldn’t be surprised by one. I would like to know how far I can go to finding out who the visitors are etc. One question I would want answered is where and when did they learn about the US Constitution. I would also be inclined to call the local newspaper and invite a reporter to see and visit with my visitors.


127 posted on 06/12/2013 10:40:47 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Jacquerie

128 posted on 06/12/2013 10:52:11 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Nachum
"...Any FReepers got a visit from a Government agent?..."

We had a visit by the USSS during Klintoon, and thankfully, those threads have been removed ................................................................................................... FRegards

129 posted on 06/12/2013 11:13:55 AM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: bert
Ah yes - I remember it well, bert!

Some things never change ........................................................................................................... FRegards

130 posted on 06/12/2013 11:15:58 AM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: doc1019

Thanks for reinforcing what I believe. Many will look to you to lead.


131 posted on 06/12/2013 4:11:46 PM PDT by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: XenaLee

The FBI did a really good job in Boston.


132 posted on 06/12/2013 6:46:56 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: null and void
I did have an FBI agent show up on my door step a couple weeks ago, now that you mention it...

Did you bury him or let the pigs eat him ?

133 posted on 06/12/2013 7:22:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

No. I invited him in while I looked for the info he wanted, on my computer.


134 posted on 06/12/2013 7:25:38 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: PlanToDisappear
I will, however, take out my cell phone and begin recording the entire exchange, inform them of my intent to post it on the internet, and tell them to go ahead and make any not-so-subtle threats to my freedom they care to have the world see.

Please put me in your 'will'. That way, after they take your cellphone and shoot you in the back of the skull, I'll have some money coming in to pay my bills.

135 posted on 06/12/2013 7:27:01 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: dps.inspect
If this ever happens to you... refuse to let them in without a warrant,(and if you survive) then call conservative bloggers and reporters and a conservative lawyer pronto...
136 posted on 06/12/2013 7:35:22 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: miele man; Frank_2001
Do we have a Lubyanka prison here in the US?

Likely yes. We just don't know where it is. Hope none of us finds out first hand.

Scary times are here and they are getting very dangerous,very quickly. Hard, irrevocable decisions will have to be made in the (near) future. If I were religious, I'd be praying right now.

137 posted on 06/12/2013 8:16:08 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: miele man

We do have a Beria-in-training.


138 posted on 06/12/2013 9:26:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: expat1000

I’m missing a photo of a leading Democrat political candidate who got caught up in a sexual perversion situation back in the 1960’s. Perhaps the Secret Service can find it for me.

Boy what that story would do to the Democrat politicians from New York during that time of how they almost got elected a secret member of the Communist Party USA to Congress. He might also have been a Soviet asset for stuff he pulled during the VN war.

I’m also missing about 100 reports on Communist strategies and activities from the State Department’s “Research Notes and Documents” re Vietnam war. Really need them for research but I have a bad back and cannot lift heavy boxes.

Would appreciate any help the govt could provide.

Also, perhaps the Sec. Service could find out who stole that beautiful pure silver braclet the President of Cambodia gave me after our meeting/briefing with him and the Prime Minister.

Also missing one of my father’s CWO buttons from WW2. My son lost it in Iraq during combat operations. Would love to get that back too.

Anyone seen my father-in-law’s three or more Purple Hearts from the Pacific campaigns, including Iwo? Would also like to get back the blood he shed for this country and any body parts he left on the beaches.

“I hear you knockin’” and you can come in.


139 posted on 06/12/2013 9:36:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: doc1019
Obviously they don’t monitor this site ... otherwise many of us would be receiving visits from the Secret Service. ;-)

When will the Obama guard start midnight raids?
140 posted on 06/12/2013 10:15:35 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Nachum; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ..
Secret Service Invades Home Of Obama Critic Over Twitter Followers

PING!

141 posted on 06/15/2013 1:11:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Nachum
Any FReepers got a visit from a Government agent?

Not yet.

142 posted on 06/15/2013 1:12:01 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Nachum

I’m seriously wondering if I shouldn’t get a Constitutional lawyer on retainer. A few hundred bucks for a consultation just might be worth it in the long run to have a good attorney on speed dial.


143 posted on 06/15/2013 1:22:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: null and void

I only wish it were a nut-job conspiracy. Please add me for my personal amusement, or I shall report you to the Mods, DHS, NSA, FBI, IRS, etc.


144 posted on 06/15/2013 1:40:48 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Wow. Read the whole article at the link. This is insane.


145 posted on 06/15/2013 1:47:47 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You are now on my list. And alla theirs...


146 posted on 06/15/2013 2:41:37 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I’m seriously wondering if I shouldn’t get a Constitutional lawyer on retainer.

I would rather have a thread to see if any others on FR have been harassed and if there are enough people, have all of them cobble together their resources to file a class action lawsuit.

147 posted on 06/15/2013 10:48:41 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Crucial

I think Obama wants to go North Korea on us.

Kim Ug-Jombama


148 posted on 06/15/2013 10:52:58 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Oh that did make me laugh..and I needed to!


149 posted on 06/15/2013 10:55:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: null and void

I’m sure I’m already on theirs, especially since yesterday, when I made a big stink on Twitter about this very Secret Service visit. Committing political cartoons critical of Obama??? Oh, the horror!


150 posted on 06/16/2013 11:47:12 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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