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Date: 08/22/12 02:53 PM

29 Responses to Former Marine Detained Over Facebook Posts

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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Link: Former Marine Detained Over Facebook Posts - Apparently, what you post on Facebook can land you in jail.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Oh, come on. You know good and well that the ONLY freakin` way his FB posts triggered detention is if he implied or, more likely, clearly threatened the life of the president or other senior members of the government.

    I mean, to imply that the government even has the resources, time or energy to go out and monitor for and arrest your average garden variety birther nut job is to completely and totally have lost a grip on the fiscal mess we`re in. Give me a break. This guy knows *exactly* what he did to get his ass arrested and he knows *exactly* what he`s doing now garnering and fomenting radical support for his "plight."
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    Keyh Male 18-29
    226 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    First, he`s not in jail, he`s been detained in a psychiatric institute using a STATE law. That requires a mental physician to say that he should be detained there.

    Second, he said that he was "Sharpening his axe" and about to "sever heads" and then stated he was going to lead a revolution.

    He`s not completely innocent. It`s not like he said "I hate Obama."
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
    1243 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    Want to stop this? Gather in numbers at the front of the white house and chant: "DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!"

    Then grow in numbers and continue until the word from the presidency is that they will turn it back over to the people.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    I stopped after about 1/2 way through the video and read the attached article. At no point did they say what was posted on his facebook page. I`m assuming the police/fbi were justified in their actions until i hear otherwise.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33124 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    @SmagBoy: Obama`s Attorney General listed "returning veterans" as POTENTIAL TERRORISTS ok?

    Obama`s people have long hated the military, any excuse will do!
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    tbored Male 30-39
    178 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    eeeeeheemmm.... there are no former Marines.
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    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
    181 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    With the rate of suicide and a couple of incidents of soldiers running amok in the news over the last couple of years -- yes! People are reading soldiers` Facebook pages. If there is a specific charge of invasion of privacy, THAT should be examined.

    This is polemic, not journalism.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    August 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    Who didn`t already know that facebook is monitored by "big brother"?
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    HokieHiTech Male 18-29
    67 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    I saw them protesting outside the hospital the other day......at like 2 pm on a Monday.......people with no job or hobbies I guess.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36842 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Once a Marine, always a Marine.
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    Zymotical Male 18-29
    198 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    Supposed text from his facebook.
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    HoboKombat Male 18-29
    40 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    To anyone who has a problem with this, go read some of the posts from this guy`s facebook page.

    He`s a complete nut and conspiracy theorist, and frequently espouses how he`s going to "start a revolution." If this guy had gone postal on a crowd of people, we`d all look back and say "Yeah, all the warning signs were there."
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    Brandon Raub sounds like he could be suffering from PTSD which is known to make seemingly "sane" people crazy. Unfortunately our military has a horrible history in dealing with PTSD and in most cases expect them to simply shake it off. This kid is going to be treated now and someday he`ll be back on some interview show talking about how messed up he was. The interviewer is retarded.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    Did you read what you typed before you posted it Madest? I mean, military takes him into custody for what appears to be PTSD, but man does the military suck at helping people with PTSD.....?
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    Yeah I did. Did you notice the "former" Marine part Scuzoid? I suspect that means he was once a Marine who was untreated for PTSD and the crazy Facebook comments forced the issue of treating the guy... Wow did I really have to explain that?
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    C_Frost Male 30-39
    130 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm
    i just love to hear about people getting in trouble for something they posted on a social networking site. it is funny how they always seem surprised, like because it is on the internet it somehow shouldn`t be held against them.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    There`s no such thing as a "former Marine". Once a Marine, always a Marine. Gah.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    August 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    Dont you guys get it? he`s not nuts, he was detained for having an opinion that the powers that be dont agree with. This could happen to any of you. This is not a positive thing.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    August 23, 2012 at 12:48 am
    Putting political dissidents in mental institutions. That`s what the Nazi`s and the Commies did. Just sayin`...
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5471 posts
    August 23, 2012 at 4:57 am
    @Madest -- do you even know what PTSD is? His actions sound NOTHING like the symptoms of PTSD. It sounds more like a psychotic disorder.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    August 23, 2012 at 6:51 am
    Ah, to think Nazi America is here. Taken away...No warrant,no charges...Just taken. George Bushs "Patriot" act strikes again. Maybe we NEED a revolution.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    August 23, 2012 at 7:07 am
    Whenever someone mentions the Patriot Act, I always think of Sinclair Lewis` famous quote: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the American flag, whistling "The Star Spangled Banner".
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    August 23, 2012 at 8:12 am
    Student Law- Like Bush did. If you are a law student,say goodbye to your soul.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    August 23, 2012 at 8:59 am
    Elkingo, clearly I know more about it than you if you think that one does not lead to the other.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    August 23, 2012 at 10:16 am
    @Zeegrr60: Yeah, my field will be mainly in Norway, but I studied the same conventions and case law as Obama once did on international law. Wonder where his soul went...
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    August 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    I post very similar things everyday. What this man wrote on his facebook page, minus the conspiracy theories on 9/11, were well thought and well written thoughts on our country.


    He is not being detained legally, the state he was picked up in has laws no different than other states in respect to psychological evaluations and the length of time they are legally allowed to hold someone.

    If this gentleman has PTSD then he can be treated without forcibly institutionalizing
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    highonhuffin Male 40-49
    180 posts
    August 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    The 9-11 conspiracy theories automatically negate anything else this crackpot has to say so screw him.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    Yup, because expressing your opinion gets you arrested. Seriously, if he said the Pope raped babies he`s entitled to say it and be criticized for it. Yet saying building 7 was demolished means he goes to a Psikhushka

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