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    Default Oklahoma Man Arrested for Twittering Tea Party Death Threats

    By Kevin Poulsen

    An Oklahoma City man who announced on Twitter that he would turn an April 15 tax protest into a bloodbath was hit with a federal charge of making interstate threats last week, in what appears to be first criminal prosecution to stem from posts on the microblogging site.

    Daniel Knight Hayden, 52, was arrested by FBI agents who identified him as the Twitter user CitizenQuasar. In a series of tweets beginning April 11, CitizenQuasar vowed to start a "war" against the government on the steps of the Oklahoma City Capitol building, the site of that city's version of the national "Tea Party" protests promoted by the conservative-leaning Fox News.

    "START THE KILLING NOW! I am willing to be the FIRST DEATH!," read a tweet at 8:01 PM that day. "After I am killed on the Capitol Steps, like a REAL man, the rest of you will REMEMBER ME!!!," he added five minutes later. Then: "Send the cops around. I will cut their heads off the heads and throw the[m] on the State Capitol steps."

    Hayden's MySpace page is a breathtaking gallery of right wing memes about the "New World Order," gun control as Nazi fascism, and Barack Obama's covert use of television hypnosis, among many others......


    Full story link http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/200...itterraid.html

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    Did anyone see if this fellow had a fascination with Barack Obama's vault birth certificate?....or if he went by the screenname "BigOklahomaGuy" by chance?.....

    Just seems like someone I may have encountered before.....
    Your ignorance is painful to witness.....

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    Default Re: Oklahoma Man Arrested for Twittering Tea Party Death Threats

    Quote Originally Posted by Black-n-Red View Post
    Did anyone see if this fellow had a fascination with Barack Obama's vault birth certificate?....or if he went by the screenname "BigOklahomaGuy" by chance?.....

    Just seems like someone I may have encountered before.....
    I see you are always out to cause a stink. Try "meaningful contributions for $150" sometimes.

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    I see you are always out to cause a stink.
    Not always - just with posters that irritate me.

    Try "meaningful contributions for $150" sometimes.
    You mean like quoting the Bible as a means to settle a debate or seeking out religious topics so you can argue about evolution vs. creationism? Nah, if that's meaningful, I'll just be content to be a drive-by poster and then carry on my merry way.

    But thanks for the useless suggestion, anyway.
    Your ignorance is painful to witness.....

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    Default Re: Oklahoma Man Arrested for Twittering Tea Party Death Threats

    Quote Originally Posted by ctc View Post
    Try "meaningful contributions for $150" sometimes.
    That was actually funny. In the same spirit, allow me to contribute a Jeopardy category and question:

    Stupid for $750

    "The original birth certificate of Obama has never been released, and the campaign refuses to release it."



    *Who is Jerome Corsi? [author of The Obama Nation, from a Fox News interview]

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    Who is Deranged?

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