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Uncle Sam admits monitoring you for these 377 words:

Uncle Sam

May 31, 2012
New York City

One of breakout standup routines from the late, great George Carlin was his 1972 monologue “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” In the presence of polite company, I shall not repeat them… but rest assured, the routine is still hilarious to this day.

I wish I could say the same about the Department of Homeland Security… I wish I could say this is all a big joke… that the government’s “377 words you can never use online” is just some stupid comedy routine.

But it’s not. And you just can’t make this stuff.

After vigorous resistance, the Department of Homeland Security was finally forced into releasing it’s 2011 Analyst’s Desktop Binder. It’s a manual of sorts, teaching all the storm troopers who monitor our Internet activity all day which key words to look for.

Facebook, a.k.a. the US government’s domestic intelligence center, is the primary target for this monitoring… though it’s become clear so many times before that various departments, including the NSA and FBI, are monitoring online activity ranging from search terms to emails.

Domestic spying is typically denied in public and swept under the rug. After all, it’s legality has always been questionable… if not entirely Unconstitutional.

Yet month after month it seems, there is new legislation introduced to deprive Internet users of their privacy and make the open collection of data a natural part of the online landscape.

Homeland Security’s key word ‘hotlist’ is really no surprise… they’re just the ones to get caught.

So now we know, at least, what these goons are looking for. Sort of.

According to the manual, DHS breaks down its monitoring into a whopping 14 categories ranging from Health to Fire to Terrorism. It’s a testament to how bloated the department’s scope has become.

Afterwards there is a list of 377 of key terms to monitor, most of which are completely innocuous. Exercise. Cloud. Leak. Sick. Organization. Pork. Bridge. Smart. Tucson. Target. China. Social media.

Curiously, in its ‘Critical Information Requirements’, the manual decrees that analysts should also catalog items which may “reflect adversely on DHS and response activities.”

Absolutely unreal. Big Brother is not just watching. He’s digging, searching, reading, monitoring, archiving, and judging too.

Have you hit your breaking point yet?

= Complete list of DHS monitoring keywords =

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Coast Guard (USCG)
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Border Patrol
Secret Service (USSS)
National Operations Center (NOC)
Homeland Defense
Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Agent
Task Force
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Fusion Center
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Secure Border Initiative (SBI)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Air Marshal
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
National Guard
Red Cross
United Nations (UN)
Assassination
Attack
Domestic security
Drill
Exercise
Cops
Law enforcement
Authorities
Disaster assistance
Disaster management
DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office)
National preparedness
Mitigation
Prevention
Response
Recovery
Dirty bomb
Domestic nuclear detection
Emergency management
Emergency response
First responder
Homeland security
Maritime domain awareness (MDA)
National preparedness initiative
Militia Shooting
Shots fired
Evacuation
Deaths
Hostage
Explosion (explosive)
Police
Disaster medical assistance team (DMAT)
Organized crime
Gangs
National security
State of emergency
Security
Breach
Threat
Standoff
SWAT
Screening
Lockdown
Bomb (squad or threat)
Crash
Looting
Riot
Emergency
Landing
Pipe bomb
Incident
Facility
Hazmat
Nuclear
Chemical spill
Suspicious package/device
Toxic
National laboratory
Nuclear facility
Nuclear threat
Cloud
Plume
Radiation
Radioactive
Leak
Biological infection (or event)
Chemical
Chemical burn
Biological
Epidemic
Hazardous
Hazardous material incident
Industrial spill
Infection
Powder (white)
Gas
Spillover
Anthrax
Blister agent
Chemical agent
Exposure
Burn
Nerve agent
Ricin
Sarin
North Korea
Outbreak
Contamination
Exposure
Virus
Evacuation
Bacteria
Recall
Ebola
Food Poisoning
Foot and Mouth (FMD)
H5N1
Avian
Flu
Salmonella
Small Pox
Plague
Human to human
Human to Animal
Influenza
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Drug Administration (FDA)
Public Health
Toxic Agro
Terror Tuberculosis (TB)
Agriculture
Listeria
Symptoms
Mutation
Resistant
Antiviral
Wave
Pandemic
Infection
Water/air borne
Sick
Swine
Pork
Strain
Quarantine
H1N1
Vaccine
Tamiflu
Norvo Virus
Epidemic
World Health Organization (WHO) (and components)
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
E. Coli
Infrastructure security
Airport
CIKR (Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources)
AMTRAK
Collapse
Computer infrastructure
Communications infrastructure
Telecommunications
Critical infrastructure
National infrastructure
Metro
WMATA
Airplane (and derivatives)
Chemical fire
Subway
BART
MARTA
Port Authority
NBIC (National Biosurveillance Integration Center)
Transportation security
Grid
Power
Smart
Body scanner
Electric
Failure or outage
Black out
Brown out
Port
Dock
Bridge
Cancelled
Delays
Service disruption
Power lines
Drug cartel
Violence
Gang
Drug
Narcotics
Cocaine
Marijuana
Heroin
Border
Mexico
Cartel
Southwest
Juarez
Sinaloa
Tijuana
Torreon
Yuma
Tucson
Decapitated
U.S. Consulate
Consular
El Paso
Fort Hancock
San Diego
Ciudad Juarez
Nogales
Sonora
Colombia
Mara salvatrucha
MS13 or MS-13
Drug war
Mexican army
Methamphetamine
Cartel de Golfo
Gulf Cartel
La Familia
Reynosa
Nuevo Leon
Narcos
Narco banners (Spanish equivalents)
Los Zetas
Shootout
Execution
Gunfight
Trafficking
Kidnap
Calderon
Reyosa
Bust
Tamaulipas
Meth Lab
Drug trade
Illegal immigrants
Smuggling (smugglers)
Matamoros
Michoacana
Guzman
Arellano-Felix
Beltran-Leyva
Barrio Azteca
Artistic Assassins
Mexicles
New Federation
Terrorism
Al Qaeda (all spellings)
Terror
Attack
Iraq
Afghanistan
Iran
Pakistan
Agro
Environmental terrorist
Eco terrorism
Conventional weapon
Target
Weapons grade
Dirty bomb
Enriched
Nuclear
Chemical weapon
Biological weapon
Ammonium nitrate
Improvised explosive device
IED (Improvised Explosive Device)
Abu Sayyaf
Hamas
FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces Colombia)
IRA (Irish Republican Army)
ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna)
Basque Separatists
Hezbollah
Tamil Tigers
PLF (Palestine Liberation Front)
PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization
Car bomb
Jihad
Taliban
Weapons cache
Suicide bomber
Suicide attack
Suspicious substance
AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian Peninsula)
AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb)
TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan)
Yemen
Pirates
Extremism
Somalia
Nigeria
Radicals
Al-Shabaab
Home grown
Plot
Nationalist
Recruitment
Fundamentalism
Islamist
Emergency
Hurricane
Tornado
Twister
Tsunami
Earthquake
Tremor
Flood
Storm
Crest
Temblor
Extreme weather
Forest fire
Brush fire
Ice
Stranded/Stuck
Help
Hail
Wildfire
Tsunami Warning Center
Magnitude
Avalanche
Typhoon
Shelter-in-place
Disaster
Snow
Blizzard
Sleet
Mud slide or Mudslide
Erosion
Power outage
Brown out
Warning
Watch
Lightening
Aid
Relief
Closure
Interstate
Burst
Emergency Broadcast System
Cyber security
Botnet
DDOS (dedicated denial of service)
Denial of service
Malware
Virus
Trojan
Keylogger
Cyber Command
2600
Spammer
Phishing
Rootkit
Phreaking
Cain and abel
Brute forcing
Mysql injection
Cyber attack
Cyber terror
Hacker
China
Conficker
Worm
Scammers
Social media

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  • vagabondette

    This makes me want to write a
    short story using as many words as possible and use all the spam tools I
    know about to syndicate it to tens of thousands of websites just so
    their systems start freaking out. :)

    • Gwynmir

       I was thinking exactly the same thing!

    • KJ

      I was thinking the same thing. LOL.

    • Scrut99

      To be honest, I thought the same thing. And I believe it should be done.

    • http://roycobden.blogspot.com/ Roy Cobden

      Maybe a short story competition to get as many people as possible to do that?

  • guest

     They forgot to include the word “the”.  

  • amerikanka

    If my 85 year-old dad sends an email about property he owns in the Southwest, across the border from Juarez, should I warn him?

  • Ships4ev

    Oh My!  I can no longer discuss “bust” issues with my on line sewing friends…what to do….

  • rightvswrong

    uhg, so annoying.  Tax dollars are actually being dedicated to this?  You got to be kidding me… I thought this may be a joke at first, but with more research, it’s official.  There’s whole departments at DHS “monitoring” facebook and other social media sites.  In other words, they are breaking into your accounts, being feed information secretly with fb, completely invading your privacy no matter your settings.  It’s worst than being hacked, really as they collect loads of information on you conducting cyber war on their own citizens.  So sad, such a waste of time, life and energy if you ask me.  It does 0 good for peoples life or society, it’s just wasteful spending spying on people, offering no production or value in society.  In fact it degrades it exponentially by feeding big government with useless task and its really can be defined as modern day fear mongering.  Its exactly the same as with China paying operatives to “watch that telephone poll 24/7″ or paying neighbors to spy on each other.  Like a manager constantly over your shoulder 24/7 watching you work.  And they call this progress?  The absurdity just continues as the US constitution is trampled on and made a whore out of with poor policy making like this…stepping backwards, not forward…personally i think my fb days are numbered..I think we should all boycott civilization and build new societies on deserted islands (or farms in chile), then and only then will one truly be free..Simon are you selling parcels in your community yet? you got a buyer here!

    • AmeriBoy

      I like your reply and believe it hits at every aspect of what is happening, and what should be done.  I seriously believe we can not turn this around; and I am known to be an optimist, but I have to be realistic.  Our government can NEVER recover from the debt burden…never. We can never get out of war, as that is the biggest employer the scumbags can come up with. It is now about “starting over” pretty much like our great, great, great grandparents did;  from the ground up.  The challenge with that; most of American ground is owned by foreigners or big business….so good luck with that.  Back to how our country was formed in the first place;  think of Boston Tea Party…double taxation without representation….and just about anything we type via the internet IS being monitored…so, prepare yourself, your families and do the best you can when they try to take what you have left, away from you.  God bless what’s left of America and those that are truly Americans.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O76BLGQSYEQ5JGVOYYG33PUMA4 philp

    looks like those atari 2600′s are prime targets of terrorists

  • Novice editor

    There are some repeated words in this list, such as infection and virus.

  • Mail

    Simple. Create an email signature that contains all these words in the smallest font size you can. Hell you can even make the font white so its invisible. Every email you ever send will then load the Feds computers with junk.

  • Festinemus

    We must assume then that only (American) English is targeted, and everything else is excluded, including all those grammatical errors that are so prevalent on the internet.

    • AmeriBoy

      No shit…that’s hilarious and obviously the list was determined by a bunch of stupd fukks…

      • Will

        Paranoid? You bet. Stupid? Hardly. Soviet style thuggery is the order of the day at the NSA. Evil to the core.

    • Will

      Exactly right, Festinemus. DHS stated that the war on terror was won and that now, the new terrorist is patriotic americans and returning soldiers. This filth we pay for is to protect elected officials from us. The only two options that would make them think that tens of billions per year, to “keep an eye” on “potential” citizen terrorists is a good idea is that they believe ‘we’ are going to go after ‘them’ (a totally paranoid and moronic concept), or “they” plan on coming after ‘us”. The latter seems the only plausible possibility. God help us.

  • Pete

    “virus” and “attack” are on there twice

    • Will

      You need to be extra careful that when you get attacked by a virus that it isn’t a virus attack of the Ebola magnitude.

  • Scrut99

    Using a HTC “Wildfire” (which I bought at “Metro” (a German supermarket)) to help the “Red Cross” call the “Authorities” to “Prevent” “Injuries” in the “Subway” after an technical “Incident” in the “Power” “Grid” is a bad thing and could get me sent to Cuba?
    Hopefully, on my way there, there won’t be any “Delays” crossing the “Border” – as it is customary when entering “Mexico”.

    Seriously?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AT754LLIZ7FNNK34CFOAAP7OSY trigon400

    This should add to your workload, you disgusting DHS bureaucrats!
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    Coast Guard (USCG)
    Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
    Border Patrol
    Secret Service (USSS)
    National Operations Center (NOC)
    Homeland Defense
    Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    Agent
    Task Force
    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    Fusion Center
    Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
    Secure Border Initiative (SBI)
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
    Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)
    Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    Air Marshal
    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    National Guard
    Red Cross
    United Nations (UN)
    Assassination
    Attack
    Domestic security
    Drill
    Exercise
    Cops
    Law enforcement
    Authorities
    Disaster assistance
    Disaster management
    DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office)
    National preparedness
    Mitigation
    Prevention
    Response
    Recovery
    Dirty bomb
    Domestic nuclear detection
    Emergency management
    Emergency response
    First responder
    Homeland security
    Maritime domain awareness (MDA)
    National preparedness initiative
    Militia Shooting
    Shots fired
    Evacuation
    Deaths
    Hostage
    Explosion (explosive)
    Police
    Disaster medical assistance team (DMAT)
    Organized crime
    Gangs
    National security
    State of emergency
    Security
    Breach
    Threat
    Standoff
    SWAT
    Screening
    Lockdown
    Bomb (squad or threat)
    Crash
    Looting
    Riot
    Emergency
    Landing
    Pipe bomb
    Incident
    Facility
    Hazmat
    Nuclear
    Chemical spill
    Suspicious package/device
    Toxic
    National laboratory
    Nuclear facility
    Nuclear threat
    Cloud
    Plume
    Radiation
    Radioactive
    Leak
    Biological infection (or event)
    Chemical
    Chemical burn
    Biological
    Epidemic
    Hazardous
    Hazardous material incident
    Industrial spill
    Infection
    Powder (white)
    Gas
    Spillover
    Anthrax
    Blister agent
    Chemical agent
    Exposure
    Burn
    Nerve agent
    Ricin
    Sarin
    North Korea
    Outbreak
    Contamination
    Exposure
    Virus
    Evacuation
    Bacteria
    Recall
    Ebola
    Food Poisoning
    Foot and Mouth (FMD)
    H5N1
    Avian
    Flu
    Salmonella
    Small Pox
    Plague
    Human to human
    Human to Animal
    Influenza
    Center for Disease Control (CDC)
    Drug Administration (FDA)
    Public Health
    Toxic Agro
    Terror Tuberculosis (TB)
    Agriculture
    Listeria
    Symptoms
    Mutation
    Resistant
    Antiviral
    Wave
    Pandemic
    Infection
    Water/air borne
    Sick
    Swine
    Pork
    Strain
    Quarantine
    H1N1
    Vaccine
    Tamiflu
    Norvo Virus
    Epidemic
    World Health Organization (WHO) (and components)
    Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
    E. Coli
    Infrastructure security
    Airport
    CIKR (Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources)
    AMTRAK
    Collapse
    Computer infrastructure
    Communications infrastructure
    Telecommunications
    Critical infrastructure
    National infrastructure
    Metro
    WMATA
    Airplane (and derivatives)
    Chemical fire
    Subway
    BART
    MARTA
    Port Authority
    NBIC (National Biosurveillance Integration Center)
    Transportation security
    Grid
    Power
    Smart
    Body scanner
    Electric
    Failure or outage
    Black out
    Brown out
    Port
    Dock
    Bridge
    Cancelled
    Delays
    Service disruption
    Power lines
    Drug cartel
    Violence
    Gang
    Drug
    Narcotics
    Cocaine
    Marijuana
    Heroin
    Border
    Mexico
    Cartel
    Southwest
    Juarez
    Sinaloa
    Tijuana
    Torreon
    Yuma
    Tucson
    Decapitated
    U.S. Consulate
    Consular
    El Paso
    Fort Hancock
    San Diego
    Ciudad Juarez
    Nogales
    Sonora
    Colombia
    Mara salvatrucha
    MS13 or MS-13
    Drug war
    Mexican army
    Methamphetamine
    Cartel de Golfo
    Gulf Cartel
    La Familia
    Reynosa
    Nuevo Leon
    Narcos
    Narco banners (Spanish equivalents)
    Los Zetas
    Shootout
    Execution
    Gunfight
    Trafficking
    Kidnap
    Calderon
    Reyosa
    Bust
    Tamaulipas
    Meth Lab
    Drug trade
    Illegal immigrants
    Smuggling (smugglers)
    Matamoros
    Michoacana
    Guzman
    Arellano-Felix
    Beltran-Leyva
    Barrio Azteca
    Artistic Assassins
    Mexicles
    New Federation
    Terrorism
    Al Qaeda (all spellings)
    Terror
    Attack
    Iraq
    Afghanistan
    Iran
    Pakistan
    Agro
    Environmental terrorist
    Eco terrorism
    Conventional weapon
    Target
    Weapons grade
    Dirty bomb
    Enriched
    Nuclear
    Chemical weapon
    Biological weapon
    Ammonium nitrate
    Improvised explosive device
    IED (Improvised Explosive Device)
    Abu Sayyaf
    Hamas
    FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces Colombia)
    IRA (Irish Republican Army)
    ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna)
    Basque Separatists
    Hezbollah
    Tamil Tigers
    PLF (Palestine Liberation Front)
    PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization
    Car bomb
    Jihad
    Taliban
    Weapons cache
    Suicide bomber
    Suicide attack
    Suspicious substance
    AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian Peninsula)
    AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb)
    TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan)
    Yemen
    Pirates
    Extremism
    Somalia
    Nigeria
    Radicals
    Al-Shabaab
    Home grown
    Plot
    Nationalist
    Recruitment
    Fundamentalism
    Islamist
    Emergency
    Hurricane
    Tornado
    Twister
    Tsunami
    Earthquake
    Tremor
    Flood
    Storm
    Crest
    Temblor
    Extreme weather
    Forest fire
    Brush fire
    Ice
    Stranded/Stuck
    Help
    Hail
    Wildfire
    Tsunami Warning Center
    Magnitude
    Avalanche
    Typhoon
    Shelter-in-place
    Disaster
    Snow
    Blizzard
    Sleet
    Mud slide or Mudslide
    Erosion
    Power outage
    Brown out
    Warning
    Watch
    Lightening
    Aid
    Relief
    Closure
    Interstate
    Burst
    Emergency Broadcast System
    Cyber security
    Botnet
    DDOS (dedicated denial of service)
    Denial of service
    Malware
    Virus
    Trojan
    Keylogger
    Cyber Command
    2600
    Spammer
    Phishing
    Rootkit
    Phreaking
    Cain and abel
    Brute forcing
    Mysql injection
    Cyber attack
    Cyber terror
    Hacker
    China
    Conficker
    Worm
    Scammers

    • Lynphillips

       So does the DHS troll for words in foreign languages, say one of those of our proclaimed enemies?…or would that be politically incorrect?

      • Will

        Good question. The word for lying in towlie sounds like taquia. I wonder if that is one of the bad words?

    • Johnny Texas

      Haha that’s genius, by the way I wAs once in an avalanche and was trying to call for help in hope that aid would come in the form of the the red cross, the police or even the national guard.

      When I heard a sound to my surprise that sounded like a wave of drills coming over me like a cloud…turns out it was a bunch of smart first responders from the disaster medical assistance team. I was elated that I would be saved from such an emergency!

      How happy was I that I flew home on the first airplane back to “San Diago” and as soon as I got back threw on Pirates of the Carribean

  • Texascruzr

    They forgot the word BULLSHIT…

  • amerikagulag

    Great fun for the whole family. I copied and emailed the list to myself 6 times.  Anything to give Joe LIEberman, that DUAL-NATIONAL ISRAELI a headache.

    • Williamacole

       I thought of putting them in my signature line.  Then every time I send an email it goes out.

  • Gil

    The Brother should stop looking for the word salmonella and start looking for salmonella in the local grocery stores, they would then find penty of symptoms and lots of sick agents phreaking out, looking for relief of the bizzard disester, asking for help even from China or Somalia but not from Sinaloa where anyone can wind up dead, and not from  the original salmonella poisoning.

  • Sliderboy

    I can’t believe we fought and won the cold war just so we could become the “new” Soviet Union.  I can remember my grade school teachers telling us how lucky we were to be growing up in a free society, free from being spied upon by our government, free from being arrested and detained WITHOUT cause.  We lived in a country that DID NOT attack other countries without provocation.  The Amerika I live in today is NOT the America I grew up in.  This is not going to change UNTIL  ”WE THE PEOPLE” vote ALL the IDIOTS in Washington out, ALL OF THEM, and start over.  People, when you vote, leave your party affilliation out of the voting booth and vote OUT the incumbant.  Lets put a revolving door on our electtive offices until we get a group that will do what is best for our country and not what is best for them and their cronies.

    • ghanderman

      there is precedent for the people to remove a tyrannical govt. the declaration of independence. the thing that makes america great is not its corporations, but its social contract.

      • Will

        Uhbamma is definitely a criminal. He should surely be removed. The NSA is very far beyond his control, and is very much in control of him. The spies don’t work for us.

    • Will

      The ‘Idiots’ in WDC are under threat NOT to try and stop this filth. It is allowed that two or three ‘rogue’ Senators can throw up a media fuss and introduce a bill (that will allow a way around the bill if it looks like there is too much public angst and it needs to be passed to sooth us down) which usually goes nowhere. The next public outcry will overshadow the current outcry and everything will be ducky again for the criminal spy agencies. (I’m thinking ISIS here). IF said ‘idiots’ ever where able to get any Real protection, for citizens rights against the spies, off the ground, the spy agencies would threaten the protagonists with either known (to the spies) bad deeds being displayed, family members threatened, or false evidence of criminal activity being planted (If they can hack any server in the world, and read every e-mail, text, or im, they can surely plant anything they decide on anyone’s computer, and give the info to FBI or local law enforcement. The spies are fully and completely rogue, and beyond any law, anywhere.

  • Ral

    Tme for everyone to write a short story. Only requirement is that all 377 words must be used. I figure a million short stories ought to get things going…

  • Groundgonzo

    trigon400 has the right idea. If every email, text, twitter, ect, contained four of five of these words, selected randomly, the search system would become overloaded.
    DDOS,  Social media, Worm, Cyber attack

  • http://heimostranner.dyndns.org/ H Stranner

    I can at least understand why they are searching for stuff like Al Qaeda and Ebola. (Doesn’t mean I like it)
    But why the hell do they search for Red Cross, Port, Power, Cops and Aid for example?!?

    • Will

      It’s not about terrorists, it’s about us. Towlie threw away his throw away cell phone back in 2005, when they determined that everything was tracked. This is purely to keep track of Americans.

    • CT Yankee

      LOL — Today the Ebola thing seems prescient. Then again, Walter White had to school his young apprentice Jessie who theorized the Ebola might be contaminating their meth lab.

    • puzzlelady

      Individually those words are innocuous. It’s in the context of national crises that they attain significance.

  • None

    lol

  • Noemail

    That is 665 words…

    • hellknow

      That’s funny, I did a search for Israel and it wasn’t on the list, WOW! The biggest terrorist organization on the planet is not on the list. That would make 666 words, how ironic is that?

  • vox

    I didn’t catch if they search for the word loser.

  • Confifentiallyurz

    I guess that mean we are all on the ‘watch’ list now…

  • Cl17

    what a waste of money.  they’ll spend billions tracking down people who search for “agriculture” and “waves” and “airports” and “social media” – and end up with expensive data that is worthless and costly to maintain.  this is a triumph for the lobbyists who wanted to sell servers and computer systems to the governemtn

    • plusaf

      wrong… the money is in the software and support, not the hardware. Follow the money.

    • Will

      Money is no object. Another trillion is a simple mouse-click away. This has nothing to do with money for contractors, and everything to do with ensuring the safety of elected officials who are in bed with those who can’t finish their well laid plan without getting rid of a couple hundred million American citizens, and their light arms.

  • $16562428

    My flight was cancelled at the airport due to delays caused by a hurricane in Mexico, so rebalanced my IRA account, took a power walk around the airport, ordered a pork sandwich at Subway and then did some shopping in the airport Target. Then I bought a new ticket on Southwest to San Diego with a layover in Tucson.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LNRNUGHYM2PGYBCTZBEGDFOVME Jaze

      lol

  • $16562428

    I watched the new Disney “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie recently and the plot was horrible.

  • Canboy99

    “jackasses” should be on the list too.

    • plusaf

      Now I have to go alphabetize the list to see if Obama, Michelle, Moochelle, Reid, Pelosi, incompetent, moron and similar nefarious words are on the list…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VN6TCLPN5OMRWZYW6LRFRKVC74 Albaby

    There are so many things wrong with this, I hardly know where to begin.

    Sadly, the list will likely be useless. If I were a terrorist planning something nefarious, I probably wouldn’t use the words in the article. I’d be using contractions, slang, or code words — for example, just writing “nuke” instead of nuclear. The cartel names shown are a questionable lot too: several of the gangs on the list are now defunct.

    So, not only is the list a violation of privacy, it probably only “catches” innocent citizens doing legitimate Internet searches.

    • tursiopsmm

      Trust me, NUKE would be checked!

      • flashpoint

        friendlies. That’s the code word for a bomb.

    • eight

      The way this likely works is by semantics. One of Google’s big improvements is to tokenize, or understand, the meaning of a term or phrase. Nuke and nuclear (as well as various misspellings) have the same semantic meaning, and so would be interconnected.

      Then again, this is a state government we’re talking about. While I’m sure they’re managed by self-important people (and some regular types too, to be sure) their track record of accomplishment in the domain of the complex isn’t exactly stellar.

    • Will

      Think Al, This list isn’t to keep tabs on islamic terrorists. It is to ensure the safety of elected officials from the ‘wild-man’ element in the US, In other words, patriot Americans, willing to give their lives to ensure the continued existence of the greatest man-made government in the history of man-kind. This is purely anti-American, unconstitutional, and for the benefit of those who would destroy this republic from within.

  • tursiopsmm

    You can find out the truth of this topic. Go to Google, type in “60 Minutes – Echelon Program.”
    It’s been in existence long before we were attacked. And it has been listening for ‘special
    words’ for decades. If they hear any of those words, giant CRAY computers back up, make a copy of the conversation, and kick it out to be noticed and checked by humans. One problem? They don’t have enough Arabic translators! I saw that program, and it is the truth.

  • tursiopsmm

    Oops. Type in “Echelon System!”

  • Jimbellob

    The most dangerous thing to our freedoms is that all this and much more is done in secrete. If there is abuse, it can never be reveled and no one will be ever tried for it because to do so would ”compromise national security.”

    • Will

      I agree, and it’s particularly distressing to find out that the head of the NSA, has repeatedly, intentionally, and substantially lied to the FISA court and the senate subcommittee charged with protecting us from agency abuse, regarding how much data was intercepted and stored, and what kind of data (all) and how it was determined which data to keep. The NSA is an outright criminal, rogue agency that has NO accountability to any of the entities that were built to keep them accountable. In other words, Criminals.

  • Aliisik

    This is really funny stuff for the rest of the world (vast majority of them do not speak or write in our language, fyi). Also embarrassing for the authorities, who are supposed to be more intelligent and handy with such matters than the rascals out there. 
    If this is meant serious, people who worked this out should go watch more Hollywood movies…

  • Beaujames1954

    It looks to me like they are looking for news stories, comments about themselves, and leaks by their own employees.  These words are used mostly by reporters and intelligence analysts.  Definitely not the usual vocabulary of typical online conversation. 

    • Will

      It is definitely the vocabulary of MY online conversations.

      • Patricia Kimbrell

        @Will: Agreed!

  • jj

    Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Coast Guard (USCG) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Secret Service (USSS) National Operations Center (NOC) Homeland Defense Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agent Task Force Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Fusion Center Drug Enforcem

  • mitchghost

    You want to try and overload a system that scans for intriguing words in order to best nip a threat in the bud for our security? You’ve lost your marbles. If you think it’s spying then in the technical sense it could be, but if it means they are listening to a few key words in order to best keep at least some form of a lookout for us, I can accept it. I see it as a beneficial thing. Anarchy wouldn’t work. In my opinion.

    • eight

      Anarchy is the absence of (human) leadership. Where you just making blanket statements with (at best) tangental connection to the wholesale invasion of privacy that these people are undertaking, or do you have some objection to the extensive discussion surrounding the topic of anarchism?

      It seems to me that you are saying, “People can’t lead themselves, so some people have to lead everyone else. Being that this *necessarily* entails unethical conduct, so be it.”

      Or, alternatively, “I haven’t really thought out the ethical implications of their actions, but it seems like they’re making an attempt at efficiency, so I’m going to assume it’s all just fine— lest the gravity of the situation compel me to act.”

    • ghanderman

      anarchy has worked quite well for the past 490,000 years actually. if you look at the history of “civilization”, its been a matter of using violence to force people to assent to a system of unitary rulership for generation upon generation before they finally internalize unitary rulership as “normal”, when, in fact, it is not. not if you are talking about true autonomous freedoms and individuals freely assenting to social relationships. the aberration is hierarchical monolithic models of rulership….

    • Will

      If you believe for a second that this spying is to protect the people, you and I are on different planets. This is the sheetrock inside the tyranny building. The fake patriot act and the NDAA are the (legal) framework for tyranny building, and the fema camps (with capacity for 50 million Americans) contracted to Haliburton are the cell. Seeing it as beneficial seems far too trusting given that the head of the NSA repeatedly lied to the kangaroo FISA court about how they collected from who, and how much. The same criminal then lied to the senate sub-committee charged with ensuring that citizens rights were not abused. The NSA is a corrupt, and very dangerous agency.

      • Patricia Kimbrell

        @Will:Agreed, 100%.

  • flashpoint

    Nuclear Attack, No cops, destroy homeland security!

    :D!

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  • jim_robert

    I want the bad guys stopped, too. But can’t they get probable cause and a judge’s warrant? Of course we need to protect ourselves, but at the expense of our freedom? Isn’t that what the 4th Amendment is all about, balancing freedom and a reasonable way to protect ourselves?

    • ghanderman

      it is if youre talking about americans as citizens. but not if you actually consider that americans are no longer citizens, but are, instead, crops owned by whichever corporation can pay for them. the govt is not a representative entity, but a corporate owned regulatory body whose main goal is to regulate and maintain the masses of consumer crops. people are not people anymore….we arent even primarily consumers….we are products/resources.

    • Will

      The whole reason for the fake patriot act, and the NDAA was to give elected officials the power to mass-jail (or execute) Americans WITHOUT the hassle of paperwork, charges, trials or any of those other out-dated concepts.

    • Patricia Kimbrell

      “The bad guys” are our govt. leaders and the ones who controll them…not the people who you think are “the bad guys”.

  • rocketride

    So, what’s up with the random word/phrase order? I guess they just typed them in in the order they pulled them out of their butts & too lazy to alphabetize. I notice that just about every term for types of weather except possibly “rain” and “severe clear” (I didn’t see them but given the randomness of the listing I may just have missed them.) are on the list. WTF?

    • plusaf

      I had a similar thought at first, but the list may be in the order the words or phrases were added… a sort of chronological history of what buttons got pushed and when…
      Maybe.

      • rocketride

        Could be, but it’s still dorky looking not to keep it organized.

  • WordAndReason

    At this point, the authorities are mostly wasting their time online, and shitting bricks offline. Any “terrorists” who read the news are probably forming their plots without digital communications and few phone calls. Even if they do, just look at the great job the security agencies did in preventing the Boston Marathon bombers. The FBI even had one of them in custody, questioned their mother, and kept track of their online activities.
    AS if that isn’t enough, the surviving bomber was found by a guy minding his own business and outside of the search area while a thousand cops ran around pulling people out of their homes at gun point. Yeah, they know what they’re doing. Right.

    • Will

      The security personnel have quit watching towlie for terrorism, as we the people are now considered enemies of the state. They are in business not to protect us, but rather to protect criminal politicians from us. They either think we are going to wig out and start something or they have a plan to start something against us. I hate criminals. Gov’t workers of street thugs.

  • bingbingwa

    This list can be used as a idea generator for you next garage-band’s name.

  • nonyabizzz

    Fusion Center,Fusion Center,Fusion Center,Fusion Center,Fusion Center,Fusion Center,Fusion Center.
    They forgot Iraquistan….

    • Frank Amado III

      And a conficker to you, too.

  • noob123

    So if someone spells those words wrong is it still tracked? Probably not, I think I just found a loophole.

  • CT Yankee

    Mathew: Global Thermonuclear War
    Joshua: Wouldn’t you rather play a nice game of chess?
    Mathew: No. Let’s play Global Thermonuclear War.
    Joshua: Fine.

  • jimew

    Perhaps everyone should use the full list of 377 words as a tag at the end of every e-mail?

  • Libertas Aut Letum

    Funny how the Obama administration only searches for these words in English. Obama knows who his real enemies are.

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  • Frank Amado III

    I’m actually quite amazed that Israel wasn’t in the list.

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