Google 'Pressure Cookers' and 'Backpacks,' Get a Visit from the Cops

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  1. chapped

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    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/nati...knocking-doors-because-google-searches/67864/


    PHILIP BUMP10:09 AM ET

    Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to see if they were terrorists. Which prompts the question: How'd the government know what they were Googling?
    Catalano (who is a professional writer) describes the tension of that visit.

    [T]hey were peppering my husband with questions. Where is he from? Where are his parents from? They asked about me, where was I, where do I work, where do my parents live. Do you have any bombs, they asked. Do you own a pressure cooker? My husband said no, but we have a rice cooker. Can you make a bomb with that? My husband said no, my wife uses it to make quinoa. What the hell is quinoa, they asked. ...


    Have you ever looked up how to make a pressure cooker bomb? My husband, ever the oppositional kind, asked them if they themselves weren’t curious as to how a pressure cooker bomb works, if they ever looked it up. Two of them admitted they did.

    The men identified themselves as members of the "joint terrorism task force." The composition of such task forces depend on the region of the country, but, as we outlined after the Boston bombings, include a variety of federal agencies. Among them: the FBI and Homeland Security.


     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    So basically, anyone who has searched for that term has been either covertly or overtly investigated?
     
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    TehLivingDeath New Member Banned User

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    Holy fuck, I've been googling shit for pressure-canning a lot lately. My days are numbered...
     
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    the internet was invented by the military, why is everyone so surprised that they are being spied on?
     
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    can I have your AV when you are in jail?
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    I'm telling you, because of this site, I'm gonna be investigated for some of my google image searches. :jj:
     
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    Absolutely.

    Yeah, we've all been into the bowels of Hell thanks to this place. :hhh:
     
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    :cheer:
     
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    We made pickled green beans last night and I seem to remember this van sitting outside[​IMG]
     
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    There has to be something more to this story.
     
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    slab0meat negative creep

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    I'll tell you all the missing details, if you'll eat a bunch of fish and random fried foods.
     
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    umm since the NSA is reading this.. for the record, I only own the LRG3097St


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    ...and you're Martha Stewart? :scratch:
     
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    stock picture.. but I do make a great homemade chili
     
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    What am I going to say when they bust down my door and ask me if I know anything about wig-wearing homos?
     
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    We can the old fashion way but we're discussing buying a pressure canner to save time. Anyone using one? are they dangerous? hard to use? We have more tomatoes and cukes than we can eat fresh this year.
     
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    itpdude and I use them. They're not dangerous if you follow the directions. The first time will be a little nerve-wracking, but it's smooth sailing after that.
     
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    Check out my "What's Cooking!!" thread for a bunch of posts about canning and wine-making.