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Newsflash: Facebook Poll Not a Threat to Obama

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    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iSHdC8oUo_rn0oPC-cZ9oVqaFIGgD9B2B5000



    I think this reaction was a tad excessive. Would a bona fide assassin probe for public opinions before proceeding? Why were criminal charges even considered?
    The Secret Service should spend its time covertly investigating real threats, not cracking down on free speech and thoughtcrime. They might as well start hunting for those who voted "yes."
     
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    See, if they were smart they'd start their own website asking that question, and trace the IPs of everyone who say yes.

    If they're viable, check them out.
     
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    I agree this reaction was way overblown and excessive. When I saw this on the news I said out loud "are you kidding me? Sheesh!". While I can understand why the gov't did this, it was still unwarented.
     
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    Or they are smart and it was the government who started the poll in the first place, blaming it on some poor kid and their family. Why do you think they won't disclose the name?

    Because there is no kid and family.....
     
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    Wait, what would that accomplish?
     
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    The whole facebook story is just a cover up.
     
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    It might be excessive in our eyes, but remember - Obama had many death threats before he came into office. Probably more than the average presidential candidate. And this whole mess with the town hall meetings probably just made things worse.

    I think much of the government is on high alert (especially for threats against presidents), simply because of what has happened in the past: Attempted assassination of Reagan, Oklahoma City bombing, NY Twin Towers, school shootings, etc. Threats of any kind, regardless of how innocent, will be scrutinized. Did they overreact? Probably. Should they have ignored it? Not a chance.

    What we didn't need was media coverage over it. But I bet you things like this happen every day. We just don't hear about it.
     
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    Who the fuck cares
     
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    I can't believe someone would make such a poll even as a joke. I mean such a thing, could spark ideas..

    Its blown out of proportion in my opinion but then again they don't want another pressident assasinated. Although, I think a warning should have been enough.
     
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    I would make a poll like that just for a joke.

    Freedom_of_speech.

    Eat it.
     
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    i was considering starting a poll with a paypal account attached to kill grant morrison.
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    Hmm...ya know, that just might w--

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    No, no! Can't...compromise...values...URK!
     
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    The Secret Service has to investigate threats to see if they are credible. It's their job.
     
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    I don't think the poll constituted a threat. Now, if there was a poll found on a sharpshooters' forum asking which type of rifle would be best for an assassination, that would be worthy of investigation. But on Facebook? Forget it.
     
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  15. Shai Gar

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    Probably would work. Want to work on it with me? We can leave your name out of it so that you're not anathema to DC Directors.

    Yeah, but they shouldn't be published unless it's a real threat.
     
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