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@jtsim: Big smile

Jtsim, I don't know how to use photoshop. Do you?

That would be neat to create an image of a UGA degree with a major in Stripperology like the one above.

posted @ Monday, September 29, 2014 - 22:31

Body found partially submerged in Middle Oconee River at Athens-Clarke County's Ben Burton Park

UGA police arrest student in connection with threats at MLC

https://www.facebook.com/11Alive

I guess that I'm a narcissist for reading 11 Alive's facebook page... Big smile

posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 22:13

UGA police issue 'all clear' following evacuations of Miller, Tate centers

2 felonies with no bond...
http://mugshots.company/booking/7453018/ARIEL-ARIAS

So yeah, I guess that I'm getting off on the story because I feel that I'm actually posting more information than the Athens Banner is about this story.

I posted Ariel's arrest information at about 8:45 PM, before the Athens Banner had updated the story and rewrote it.

I have posted information that could help others who don't know about Yik Yak and swatting.

I have posted information to help others who might do something stupid and get arrested.

posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 12:47

UGA police issue 'all clear' following evacuations of Miller, Tate centers

http://jjluna.com/

How Yik Yak Keeps Its Anonymity App From Ruining People’s Lives
http://www.wired.com/2014/05/yik-yak/

posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 12:39

UGA police arrest student in connection with threats at MLC

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - @CharlesB: You're really getting off on this story, aren't you?
[/quote]

Haha! Smile

Well, I've never heard of Yik Yak or "swatting". And from my research yesterday, high school and college students are getting arrested every week because they are making bomb threats or other threats, thinking that Yik Yak is anonymous.

I left the State Patrol before cell phones were rampant. Now everyone seems to have a smart phone and to me, using a smart phone while driving is worse than, and more rampant than the average 10-55.

And these drivers today seem to be always "tweeting" and posting on Facebook.

I agree with Dr. Keith Ablow's argument that these social media sites make for narcissists and I would agree that Yik Yak is a dangerous application.

And so when I started researching this, I found these articles, and thought that others would be interested.

And then when Ariel got arrested, there was nothing last night on the Athens Banner, so I thought that I would post links to his arrest.

And then when I found Ariel's picture on the Internet, reposting that Yik Yak gets him through his classes, I had to post Ariel's picture.

Furthermore, there are still ways to remain anonymous on the Internet, but using a traceable cell phone is not one of them, and I would argue that Yik Yak is not anonymous.

As for Ariel's arrest, I do not think that he should have spoken.

Other teenagers need to learn from this and realize that there is little anonymity on the Internet unless well versed in TOR.

https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/bustcard_eng_20100630.pdf

"If the police come to your home, you do not have to let them in unless they have certain kinds of warrants. Ask the officer to slip the warrant under the door or hold it up to the window so you can inspect it. A search warrant allows police to enter the address listed on the warrant, but officers can only search the areas and for the items listed. An arrest warrant allows police to enter the home of the person listed on the warrant if they believe the person is inside."

"Do not resist arrest, even if you believe the arrest is unfair.
Say you wish to remain silent and ask for a lawyer immediately. Don't give any explanations or excuses. If you can't pay for a lawyer, you have the right to a free one. Don't say anything, sign anything or make any decisions without a lawyer. You have the right to make a local phone call. The police cannot listen if you call a lawyer. Prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested. Memorize the phone numbers of your family and your lawyer. Make emergency plans if you have children or take medication."
--ACLU

Traffic Stop
http://www.flexyourrights.org/faqs/category/traffic-stop/

BUSTED: The Citizen's Guide to Surviving Police Encounters

10 Rules for Dealing with Police (Full-Length)

Dont Talk to Police

How handle police in encounters in A POLICE STATE Video

How to Act If You're Stopped by the Police

Never Get Busted Again - Part 1 - Traffic Stops

So yeah mpd0.59, I guess you're right that I'm getting off on the story. It's interesting on so many levels.

posted @ Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 12:16

UGA police arrest student in connection with threats at MLC

Now, will Ariel get prison time, or what?

He might wanna read this...

How Gangs Took Over Prisons
Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.
http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/09/how-gangs-took-over-...

"The gay-and-transgender unit is safe and gang-free."

F I S H: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison
http://www.amazon.com/Fish-Memoir-Boy-Mans-Prison/dp/0786720379

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 21:20

UGA police arrest student in connection with threats at MLC

https://twitter.com/aoarias17/status/244500386390614016

https://twitter.com/aoarias17

Yik Yak gets me through my classes

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 21:10

UGA police investigating social media threat that prompted Miller evacuation

UGA police investigating social media threat that prompted Miller evacuation

http://www.uga.edu/cgi-bin/ldap

http://uga.dirxion.com/guide/University_of_Georgia/Student_Listings/8.asp#

Area code 305 is the area code for all of Miami, Florida, Miami-Dade County, and the part of Monroe County in the Florida Keys.

ariel omar arias

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 20:52

UGA police investigating social media threat that prompted Miller evacuation

University of Georgia Police Department

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

September 19, 2014

Contact:

Lt. Eric Dellinger

Chief Jimmy Williamson - University of Georgia Police Department

As everyone is aware, the University of Georgia Police Department received several reports related to a threat of violence directed towards the area of the Miller Learning Center on the University of Georgia Campus earlier this afternoon. From the time of the initial report, University of Georgia Police investigators have been working diligently to identify the individual responsible. Through the investigation of a number of leads and with the cooperation and assistance of personnel associated with the social media outlet involved and cellular service providers, the individual responsible for disseminating the threat has been identified as 19 year old University of Georgia student Ariel Omar Arias. In an interview with investigators, Arias admitted to disseminating the post in question and indicated that the incident was the result of an immature prank and that he had no motive to follow through with any acts of violence. Arrest warrants charging Arias with two felony counts of Terroristic Threats have been obtained and he has been transported to the Clarke County Jail. In addition to the criminal charges, Arias has also received an interim suspension from the University of Georgia.

The University of Georgia Police Department would again like to thank those individuals who promptly reported this incident as well as those in the community that assisted as the situation developed and the investigation progressed this afternoon. Their actions were extremely helpful and certainly played a large part in bringing this investigation to a successful conclusion.

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 20:45

UGA police investigating social media threat that prompted Miller evacuation

http://www.telapost.com/yik-yak-arrests/

http://www.telapost.com/yak-anonymous/

https://github.com/SuperSpyTX/Hack-Yak

"...people continue to do stupid things, which they will continue to be arrested for. Don’t feel safe behind your Yik Yak app. If you are posting threatening messages you should just do it on Facebook using your real name and save everyone some time."--Telapost

"Yik Yak, a geographic based chatting application that allows users to anonymously (not really, all geolocation coordinates are available) post anything for their area."--github.com

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 17:42

UGA police investigating social media threat that prompted Miller evacuation

"A teenager and the illusion of Internet anonymity were a troublesome combination once again on Yik Yak, a social media app most adults and parents haven't heard of yet...The app's posts can only be viewed by other users within a 1 ½-mile radius, police said. But police used GPS tracking associated with the smartphone app to zero in on the boy's home. Yik Yak assisted with the investigation."--Thane Grauel, September 17, 2014

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 17:33

UGA police investigating social media threat that prompted Miller evacuation

Yik Yak postings lead to student's arrest in threats against Mount Sinai High School, police say
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/after-threats-against-mount-s...

Yik Yak creators aid Mobile Police in tracking down threat-making suspect
http://blog.al.com/live/2014/02/yik_yak_creators_aid_mobile_po.html

Yorktown police: Teen threatened to blow up school on "Yik Yak"
http://westchester.news12.com/news/yorktown-police-teen-threatened-to-bl...

Yik Yak, don't come back: Yorktown teen arrested after social media threat
http://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2014/09/17/yorktown-teen-arrested-...

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 17:24

UGA police investigating social media threat that prompted Miller evacuation

“Swatting” is the act of calling in a hoax 9-1-1 call or emergency call, in order to cause a response from emergency services, such as SWAT teams and other law enforcement groups...calls are made to seem as if they are coming from the victim’s phone, causing an otherwise harmless prank to become, usually, a large scale response from law enforcement agencies that are required by protocol to talk the calls of this nature very seriously.--By Caitlin Brown

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/westfield-high-bomb-threat...

http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/2014/08/27/bomb-threat-loudoun-county-hi...

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/UConn-Bomb-Threat-Suspect-Facin...

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 16:33

UGA police investigating social media threat that prompted Miller evacuation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yik_Yak

"At my University, the Yik-Yak app literally surrounds you with idiots."

Yik Yak chat app stirring up trouble in high schools
http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/07/tech/yik-yak-app-high-school-problems/inde...

"Last week, I received a robocall from the principal at my daughter's high school telling me something that no parent ever wants to hear: "[T]he school has been placed on lockdown due to a bomb threat.""--Diana Graber, M.A. Media Psychology. Co-founder, CyberWise.org: No Grownup Left Behind!

"Swatting" is also rampant.

An arrested 'swatting' prankster reveals details of an international ring of Xbox gamers responsible for multiple bomb and death threats
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2753862/An-arrested-swatting-pra...

A Connecticut man, 21, has been arrested and federally charged for his involvement in a "swatting" ring that affected Monmouth Co. schools.
http://patch.com/new-jersey/middletown-nj/bomb-threats-sjv-holmdel-other...

Anonymous Message App Yik Yak Faces Backlash From An Entire City
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/10/yik-yak-app_n_4921365.html

3 Things Kids Need to Know About Yik Yak
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diana-graber/3-things-kids-need-yik-yak_b_...

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 16:18

UGA police investigating social media threat that prompted Miller evacuation

"As a psychiatrist I can tell you that Facebook contributes to narcissism, depression and impaired interpersonal relationships. This likely happens because users craft appealing profiles of themselves, twisting their stories along the way, fooling themselves into thinking they have hundreds or thousands of “friends” and finally using a keystroke to block unwanted feedback."

"But the new Yik Yak app, originally designed for college campuses, is the most dangerous form of social media I’ve ever seen."-- Dr. Keith Ablow

Psychiatrist's view: Yik Yak is most dangerous app I've ever seen
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/05/09/psychiatrist-view-yik-yak-is-m...

Indiana State University issues campus alerts after social post about shooting
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indiana-state-university-i...

http://www.yikyakapp.com/

Yik Yak spells trouble for Elon students
http://www.elonpendulum.com/2014/09/yik-yak-spells-trouble-elon-students/

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 16:08

Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence

Scottish independence referendum live - The reunited kingdom: Scotland gives a clear 'No' to independence in historic referendum
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/

http://www.rte.ie/news/2014/0919/644818-scotland-vote/

http://time.com/3399875/first-results-scotland-independence-referendum-uk/

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/19/world/europe/scotland-independence-vot...

It's No go: Scotland rejects independence
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news

posted @ Friday, September 19, 2014 - 01:13

Mexican Independence Day celebration to be held today in Athens

"Well, boys, I reckon this is it - nuclear combat toe to toe with the Roosskies. Now look, boys, I ain't much of a hand at makin' speeches, but I got a pretty fair idea that something doggone important is goin' on back there. And I got a fair idea the kinda personal emotions that some of you fellas may be thinkin'. Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human bein's if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelin's about nuclear combat. I want you to remember one thing, the folks back home is a-countin' on you and by golly, we ain't about to let 'em down. I tell you something else, if this thing turns out to be half as important as I figure it just might be, I'd say that you're all in line for some important promotions and personal citations when this thing's over with. That goes for ever' last one of you regardless of your race, color or your creed. Now let's get this thing on the hump - we got some flyin' to do."--Major T. J. "King" Kong

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 00:55

Police seek duo who stole elderly Athens woman's credit cards, charged $10k

[quote][b]1hutch[/b] - Lets save some money,When they get caught lets trade them,for good americans to ISIS.............. [/quote]

ISIS...hahahaa!

US Created ISIS To Grab Iraqi Oil
http://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2014/09/11/press-tv-interview-us-...

CIA-made ISIL monster spawns terrorism: Ex-US Marine
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/09/14/378702/ciamade-isil-monster-spaw...

posted @ Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 00:43

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

[quote][b]grove600[/b] - The world has problems, and we're supposed to be worried about this?
[/quote]

I agree.

As for food, have some oatmeal:

posted @ Monday, September 15, 2014 - 14:09

Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria for first time

That day no aspect of the National Security State worked. Everything failed.

The US Air Force for the first time in its history could not get intercepter jet fighters into the air.

The National Security Council failed.

All sixteen US intelligence agencies failed as did those of America’s NATO and Israeli allies.

Air Traffic Control failed.

Airport Security failed four times at the same moment on the same day. The probability of such a failure is zero.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 22:26

Local events will commemorate 9/11 anniversary today and during weekend

That day no aspect of the National Security State worked. Everything failed.

The US Air Force for the first time in its history could not get intercepter jet fighters into the air.

The National Security Council failed.

All sixteen US intelligence agencies failed as did those of America’s NATO and Israeli allies.

Air Traffic Control failed.

Airport Security failed four times at the same moment on the same day. The probability of such a failure is zero.

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 22:26

Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria for first time

9/11 After 13 years Paul Craig Roberts
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/09/10/911-13-years-paul-craig-roberts/

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

http://www.amazon.com/Failure-Laissez-Capitalism-Economic-Dissolution-eb...

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/09/10/911-13-years-paul-craig-roberts/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Craig_Roberts

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 22:24

Local events will commemorate 9/11 anniversary today and during weekend

9/11 After 13 years Paul Craig Roberts
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/09/10/911-13-years-paul-craig-roberts/

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

http://www.amazon.com/Failure-Laissez-Capitalism-Economic-Dissolution-eb...

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/09/10/911-13-years-paul-craig-roberts/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Craig_Roberts

posted @ Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 22:24

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