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Lessons Learned
« on: January 16, 2009, 10:50:45 pm »
Just saw this. I know it doesn't reflect on this forum as discussions are civil and well moderated, and threatening verbiage is tightly policed. However, it should serve as a warning that maybe, just maybe, somebody is out there looking in. So, for what it is worth, be warned, not just on this site, but on the others you participate on, as well.

Man charged with threatening Obama on website
Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:15pm EST  Email | Print | Share| Reprints | Single Page[-] Text

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Authorities on Friday arrested a U.S. man on suspicion of threatening to kill President-elect Barack Obama based on statements he posted on a website about UFOs and aliens, the Justice Department said.

Steven Joseph Christopher, in three postings to, said he planned to assassinate Obama in Washington "as a sacrificial lamb," the department said in a statement.

"It's really nothing personal about the man. He speaks well ... . But I know it's for the country's own good that I do this," Christopher reportedly wrote.

"It's not because I'm racist that I will kill Barack, it's because I can no longer allow the Jewish parasites to bully their way into making the American people submit to their evil ways."

Christopher added that he needed money to get to Washington and that he did not own a gun, the department said.

Unprecedented security surrounds Obama, who will be sworn into office on Tuesday and become the nation's first black president.

Christopher, who is from Wisconsin but was arrested in Brookhaven, Mississippi, could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if found guilty.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Xavier Briand)
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    Re: Lessons Learned
    « Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 11:41:13 pm »
    Thanks for posting this, Sea Dog.  If nothing else it stands as a reminder that what you write, IS read, and never ever ever goes completely away.

    If a thing looks too good to be true, best to shoot it.  Just in case.

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    Re: Lessons Learned
    « Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 11:58:06 pm »
    The Secret Service faces a frightening job.  For every nutcake that is foolish enough to make some kind of public statement of his intentions, there are probably uncountable others who skulk around making dumb and even unworkable plans who don't "show up on the radar."
    People like "Squeaky Fromm" (SP?) who tried to shoot the president back in the 70s...and others like her, or like Hinckley, who actually managed to hit though (thankfully) not kill his intended victim.
    And of course, Lee Harvey Oswald, who with a cheap WW2 surplus rifle with a incorrectly zeroed scope, managed to assassinate President Kennedy.
    Many threats are made against the president each year -- we only hear about the more bizarre ones, or the events in which something is actually attempted.  A lot of these "threats" turn out to be misunderstandings, but any real threat is an illegal act.
    The radio talk show host Art Bell originated an overnight radio call-in show dealing with the weird & bizarre.  Every new years he does a "prediction" show where callers offer predictions, they're logged in and checked next new year.
    HE has taken to prohibiting callers from predicting the assassination of  political leaders -- because he is tired of the resultant visits from the secret service, who understand the nature of the talk show business but are nevertheless tasked to investigate any possible threat, no matter how unlikely it might appear.
    It is a daunting task .... and then of course .... there are still the quiet kooks ... who crawl out of the woodwork, like Fromm.
    "Through ignorance of what is good and what is bad, the life of men is greatly perplexed." ~~ Cicero.

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