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    Portland Fred banerjek's Avatar
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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by spreggy View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    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.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Did it come from a .gov email account?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Did it come from a .gov email account?
    Tracked me down on FB last night...

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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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    So a mail bomb is out of the question then as he could be a fed.

    Barring that, ignore him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    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
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CFXMarauder View Post
    Tell him you've completed your mission and are currently make prayer rugs and compasses that only point East..
    ^^ winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    You can never grow a beard now. Gonna have to get rid of that 'bent.
    Quote Originally Posted by WCoastPeddler View Post
    Better yet, respond in Arabic.
    Quote Originally Posted by CFXMarauder View Post
    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.
    2. Other white guy posts a WTF thread on BF.
    3. More people pile in to make fun of Islam.

    In before the lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    1. White guy sends message to other white guy.
    2. Other white guy posts a WTF thread on BF.
    3. More people pile in to make fun of Islam.

    In before the lock.
    lock?
    Well, probably.

    And what makes you think I'm white?

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    people

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    Portland Fred banerjek's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    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

    КГБ
    (KGB) in huge letters. You wouldn't believe how many people asked if I was a spy -- and they were serious

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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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    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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    Portland Fred banerjek's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    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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