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Old 10-03-09, 01:06 PM   #1
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Weird sense of humor, nut job, or needs ass kicked?

I just got a message from someone I haven't heard from since HS. Nothing particularly unusual about that, except the only line in the communication was

What happend to the terrorist thing you did your freshman year at U of I?

I did go to U of I, and I was an activist at the time. However, I've never been involved with any outfit that advocated or personally got involved in violence. Anyone that knows much about me knows that I hate weapons of all sorts. BTW, I did not keep contact with this ******* after I left HS and he did not go to U of I (or if he did, I certainly didn't know about it), so he'd have no way of knowing what I did there.

Normally, I'd just shrug it off but people don't have much sense of humor about this kind of stuff nowadays. I don't intend to respond in any way aside from pitching the message, but I don't know how to interpret this at all.
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Old 10-03-09, 01:14 PM   #2
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I have little doubt it was typed from a van down by the river.

My spidey sense says save the message for legal reasons. If he keeps harassing you, get the police involved.
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i have little doubt it was typed from a van down by the river.

My spidey sense says save the message for legal reasons. If he keeps harassing you, get the police involved.
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Old 10-03-09, 02:37 PM   #4
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I have little doubt it was typed from a van down by the river.

My spidey sense says save the message for legal reasons. If he keeps harassing you, get the police involved.
My thought exactly!....well, not exactly, I was thinking more like Home Land Security than the Police.
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Did it come from a .gov email account?
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My thought exactly!....well, not exactly, I was thinking more like Home Land Security than the Police.
Sadly, this sounds feasible.

When I was in HS, I liked playing with fireworks. They were illegal where I lived. I often had some, and he knew that.

If he works for Homeland Security now, I could see him going on a fishing expedition -- i.e. "banerjek liked firecrackers and bottle rockets in the early 80's. Surely he must be bomb making expert by now...." I remember this guy as an idiot and cannot discount the possibility that this is our gov't dollars at work.

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Tracked me down on FB last night...
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Old 10-03-09, 03:08 PM   #7
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This like the Operation TIPS thread, or what?
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Whatever the source I'd avoid a reply.And I've had my share of "official" experiences.
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Probably nothing. I am going to go with weird sense of humor and needs his ass kicked.

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Old 10-03-09, 03:58 PM   #10
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So a mail bomb is out of the question then as he could be a fed.

Barring that, ignore him.
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Old 10-03-09, 04:00 PM   #11
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Sadly, this sounds feasible.

When I was in HS, I liked playing with fireworks. They were illegal where I lived. I often had some, and he knew that.

If he works for Homeland Security now, I could see him going on a fishing expedition -- i.e. "banerjek liked firecrackers and bottle rockets in the early 80's. Surely he must be bomb making expert by now...." I remember this guy as an idiot and cannot discount the possibility that this is our gov't dollars at work.



Tracked me down on FB last night...
and people are surprised when I tell them I'm not on facebook
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Old 10-03-09, 04:04 PM   #12
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You could always put a mask on, go to the library, and email something similar back to him from a public email system like yahoo or Gmail
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You can never grow a beard now. Gonna have to get rid of that 'bent.
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Better yet, respond in Arabic.
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Tell him you've completed your mission and are currently make prayer rugs and compasses that only point East..
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By now, of course, the massive NSA supercomputers that filter the net looking for certain words have spotted your message. Right now in Fort Meade, Maryland, there is a tiny electronic file with your name on it. Save the message. You can refer to it in Gitmo.
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Tell him you've completed your mission and are currently make prayer rugs and compasses that only point East..
1. White guy sends message to other white guy.
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3. More people pile in to make fun of Islam.

In before the lock.
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In before the lock.
lock?
Well, probably.

And what makes you think I'm white?
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Old 10-03-09, 07:51 PM   #21
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lock?
Well, probably.

And what makes you think I'm white?
Or me for that matter? I'm most commonly mistaken for being from the Middle East.

But there are many ninnies out there. I used to have a tshirt that said

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Old 10-03-09, 08:13 PM   #22
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Print the email and sock it away in case you need it court.

Do not respond. In the meantime Fuhgetaboutit, unless he persists, then do as said above, report him.

He's probably very lonely. Verrry lonely. And nuts.
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Old 10-04-09, 12:27 AM   #23
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Insane people like that, there is absolutely no reply you can consider that may help things. I'd save the mail.

I also wonder if it might be the beginnings of a blackmail/extortion attempt. I've heard of similar things happening to people with a funny past, and in this economy, people desperate for money, so they find something they remember an old "friend" did, they try to demand hush money.

Either way, the mail might be useful as evidence. Plus, Facebook has a report feature which may help things too.
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Old 10-04-09, 12:44 AM   #24
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I also wonder if it might be the beginnings of a blackmail/extortion attempt. I've heard of similar things happening to people with a funny past, and in this economy, people desperate for money, so they find something they remember an old "friend" did, they try to demand hush money.
It wouldn't work since I've never done anything I'm truly ashamed of (not that I haven't done plenty of stupid things, but that's a different matter). Normally, I'd play with the dude a bit, but security people take jokes about such matters seriously and I don't want to do something that would land me on a no fly list.
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I don't know what to call it but when anyone joins social networking sites like FB anything can be expected. You are wide open. People, especially those over the age of 30, are on there to either spy on children or come in contact with those from the past. If you are not interested in him or others that may "pop up," you should get off the site and/or block and report the guy. Like Alfster, I am not on the site. My past is my past.
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