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They are making book on you!!!

I have been around computers even before Bill Gates or Al Gore, and I've been a Christian for many years now. Someone at our church opened a facebook account for the church and wanted me to "contribute" to it. In order to do that, I needed a "facebook account". I also had it in my mind that I could use it as sort of a "ministry".

I was wary of google prior to this, and would not use their "search engine" or software in any way. I knew they were recording your keystrokes / internet selections, etc. and soon had a book on your location and primary interests (which they could market to advertixing agencies). Every computer has its own unique "address" and once they have your address they have your information. While I was on facebook, I was appalled at the things people would reveal about themselves and their families. After a while, really, nothing is hidden (and believe me it's being recorded. Just within the last couple weeks, facebook obtained "face recognition" technology. (supposedly this is to automate the "tagging" of photos on facebook, but it could be used in many other ways.) If they have you "tagged" on facebook and it goes into the "collective database", believe me, they really do have you "tagged"!!!

I'm not a "conspiracy theorist" but I am a realist. I believe there is "collaboration" between all the "social networks" and the government. There is a new NSA (national security agency) compound in Neb., or Nev. that has just recently been set up. Their "mission" is not really known.

This may come as a shock, but I also have strong "political opinions" and let them be known on various "news websites". All of a sudden, I was no longer able to post or have an account.

I'm not concerned about myself, they should know by now that I'm a "Fanatic Christian", and where I live. It's very possible that one day they might come after me. I am concerned for members of my family. I take exception to anyone "making book" or "stalking" my grandchildren.

I cancelled my facebook account earlier this year. It wasn't a "spiritual conviction" but a practical one.

All I'm suggesting is that you be very cautious what you enter on the internet. If it's something you wouldn't want everyone to know, you probably shouldn't enter it. Just Sayin ~~~

God Bless, Dan

Dan the Elder, Rapture Ready 54 Comments [7/22/2012 6:52:08 AM]
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Brendan Rizzo

Why is this not in CSTDT?

I'm still surprised that the Rapturites even know how to use the computer.

7/22/2012 7:00:49 AM

Filin De Blanc

What's "with" all the "random" inverted "commas"?

7/22/2012 7:04:58 AM

checkmate

Hmm, parts of what he says, albeit a bit exaggerated, isn't really all that wrong.

I think we're in for a few "surprises" in the mid-term future.

7/22/2012 7:21:25 AM

Mayhem

I had an experience like this, too, once. I received this ominous book on my doorstep. On its yellow pages ,it contained the names and addresses of all the people in my town, including my own! These people knew where I lived! They even knew my phone number without me even telling them, and had it written down next to my name and address. Anyone could look into this book and find out where to find me and how to call my house. I swear, this must be the sign of the end times.

7/22/2012 7:28:32 AM

ChakatBlackstar

Huh...of all the conspiracy theories I've heard...this one I can actually buy into. Now I have two reasons to avoid Facebook. The other one being that I don't like most people enough to care what they're doing every 5 minutes.

7/22/2012 7:40:19 AM

Nerikull

It's the "scare quote" overload post!

Seriously, this whole thing is more CSTDT than fundie. No less loopy, mind you...

7/22/2012 7:59:39 AM

scelerata

It's a damn shame that there's a lot of practical advice obscured by all that crazy.

Being (partially) right for all the wrong reasons still pretty much makes you wrong.

7/22/2012 8:14:03 AM

WWWWolf

> All of a sudden, I was no longer able to post or have an account.

This could be just an outlandish suggestion, but maybe you just suck.

Sometimes there is no great government conspiracy. Sometimes you just have a moment of personal incompetence. Which do you think is more likely?

> I'm not concerned about myself, they should know by now that I'm a "Fanatic Christian", and where I live.

Well, thanks for publicly confirming that. I'm not sure they could have figured that out on itself, but now that the cat is out of the bag...

7/22/2012 8:23:01 AM

CleverScreenName

"I'm not a "conspiracy theorist" but I am a realist. I believe there is "collaboration" between all the "social networks" and the government."

Guess what that makes you? A conspiracy theorist.

7/22/2012 8:26:37 AM

Alencon

While Dan here is more than a bit nuts, some of what he says is not that crazy.

There is software that tracks you and your preferences for advertising purposes and I'm pretty sure that places that use it sell that information to other people.

Amazon tracks your purchases and then sends you "recommendations" some of which are hilarious because the software isn't smart enough to figure out WHY you look at or buy certain things.

The technology is in its infancy and it's not easy to predict where it's going but it's not necessarily a bad thing.

Focused advertising could reduce costs and therefore prices. Imagine if TV stations could broadcast different commercials to different households based upon what you're most likely to be interested in?


7/22/2012 8:26:50 AM

Woody

"I'm not a "conspiracy theorist" but..."

Thereby confirming that is exactly what you are.

If I had a pound for every time I heard the "I am not a [insert bigoted subject of your choice] but..." only for it to be followed by the very thing they deny being, I would a rich man, OK, possibly a bit better off.

7/22/2012 8:42:35 AM

Flah

Aside from one remark that he makes about being a "Fanatic Christian", this is more appropriate for CSTDT. And, really, it's a bit weak even for that. These are genuine concerns, even if they are a bit paranoid and blown a smidge out of proportion.

7/22/2012 8:42:51 AM

D Laurier

I post a fair bit of hostile criticism of my government on facebook...
Fortunately I live in a country where the ruling class believes itself immune to consequence





heh heh heh

7/22/2012 8:53:58 AM

LDM

I can put "random" words in "quotes" too.

I just love how garden variety fundies believe they're important enough for the government to be coming after them. All part of their persecution complex, I guess.

7/22/2012 9:02:19 AM

Doubting Thomas

This may come as a shock, but I also have strong "political opinions" and let them be known on various "news websites". All of a sudden, I was no longer able to post or have an account.

Probably because they realized you're a nutjob Christian with wacko beliefs and wouldn't keep them to yourself and eventually had to ban you, not because the government didn't like what you said.

It's very possible that one day they might come after me.

Yes, but not for the reasons you think. It will probably be the guys in the clean white coats and a butterfly net.

All I'm suggesting is that you be very cautious what you enter on the internet. If it's something you wouldn't want everyone to know, you probably shouldn't enter it. Just Sayin ~~~

You should probably give up posting on Rapture Ready, too.

7/22/2012 9:03:28 AM

Leighton Buzzard

Dan, if "they" can stalk you on Facebook, I do believe "they" can do it on RR, too. All you fundies should leave the internet immediately.

7/22/2012 9:43:49 AM

agentCDE

>This may come as a shock, but I also have strong "political opinions" and let them be known on various "news websites". All of a sudden, I was no longer able to post or have an account.

That's called "getting banned for trolling," Dan. Don't troll and it won't happen.

>All I'm suggesting is that you be very cautious what you enter on the internet. If it's something you wouldn't want everyone to know, you probably shouldn't enter it. Just Sayin ~~~

This, mind you, is actually 100% true sane and right. It's just common sense.

7/22/2012 9:50:01 AM

Rabbit of Caerbannog

"They are making book on you!!!"


7/22/2012 10:13:50 AM



" I'm not a "conspiracy theorist" "

Yes, Dan, you are indeed a conspiracy theorist.

P.S. I wonder if this makes him think twice when he goes porn surfing.

7/22/2012 10:32:38 AM

ScrappyB

Aside from the "the government banned me on news sites" much of this is actually true.

Google does keep track of search records for advertising purposes, and they do sell lists of search logs to other companies. They also give advice on what terms people search for the most through their AdWord keyword tool. Just search for it. If you have a Google account (for Google Voice or Gmail) they can link your individual account to the searches you make. There's a setting in your account you can disable to shut it off, but most people don't bother.

Trust me, fanatical Christians are far down the list of possible government targets. If they haven't come after people who actually pose a threat to public safety such as the paranoid conspiracy theorists and militant racist whackjobs, you're pretty safe.

7/22/2012 10:35:21 AM

sandchigger

"Fun fact"! If you follow the link from FSTDT to RR they'll log your IP address and prevent you from making an account. By this guy's logic, RR is EBIL AND WATCHING YOUR EVERY MOVE!

7/22/2012 10:43:07 AM

louislois

"I'm not a "conspiracy theorist" but I am a realist."

No, I'm pretty sure you're just a conspiracy theorist.

7/22/2012 10:48:22 AM

Flowerpen

How did i know this was from RR before even looking?

7/22/2012 11:09:30 AM

John_in_Oz

Last sentence- good advice.

7/22/2012 11:27:37 AM

farpadokly

I'm sure the government is really interested in my friend's facebook photos. Clammy girls in nightclubs and pubs and people's babies. Trawling through all that must be exciting.

7/22/2012 11:43:18 AM
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