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Be Careful What You Say On Twitter, It Could Get You Kicked Out Of The U.S.A.

By David Ponce

Because it’s well known that terrorists will openly talk about their plans on Twitter, the DHS and CIA monitors the service for keywords. This practice has led recently to the unfortunate detention and immediate deportation of two Brits visiting the States. And what were the evil, offending tweets that had them explaining themselves for 12 hours? Leigh Van Byran said:

“free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?”

Destroy… as in “get trashed and party” as he explained to the Daily Mail. And Emily Banting offense? A Family Guy quote!:

“3 weeks today, we’re totally in LA pissing people off on Hollywood Blvd and diggin’ Marilyn Monroe up!”

So watch out, what everyone knew has been confirmed. A sense of humor is an automatic disqualification for anyone working at DHS, as is common sense, logic and any of the skills that everyone outraged at this story clearly has. And the message is clear: foreigners, watch what you say online. The dumbest stuff will come back and bite you.

[ The Daily Mail ] VIA [ DVice ]







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  • Anonymous

    I agree with the DHS. Its not funny. Just like its not funny to joke about having a bomb while in an airport.

    If you’re stupid enough to make threats like that you should be put in prison, not another country

  • Anonymous

    Lol. You’re funny. So… when someone says “I’m gonna paint the town red.”… this means that they’re gonna need lots of red paint, huh? They’re Brits; they use a different dialect. I hope you know this…
    You’re equating using an expression on Twitter to screaming fire in a packed theater or Bomb! in an airport? Really?
    You must be a lot of fun at parties.

  • Anonymous

    Still not funny

  • Anonymous

    David is right. Its a euphemism, they didn’t mean to actually destroy America. It was an pathetic thing to do by the security people. Really, I like America but your law enforcement and litigious culture can really impinge on your freedoms. Brits say things like “i’m gonna kill you” but that isn’t actually its meaning. Others like  “I’m gonna get hammered” doesn’t mean we are going out to find someone to beat us over the head with a hammer LOL We use hammered, destroy, smashed, b*ll*xed, caned, blasted and all sorts of phrases for going party crazy. Sad state of affairs really.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t matter. It wasn’t funny, and you don’t joke about bombs in an airport for the same.reason

  • Anonymous

    He didn’t mention bombs, nor do it an airport?
    Seriously, don’t go to the UK as you will be arrested for having zero personality.

  • Anonymous

    He did mention intent to cause harm. Same thing. Absolutely no difference. And he was going through an airport