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Facebook doesn't feel that blatant death threats to Pres. Obama violate their "Community Standards"

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are you kidding me

Yesterday I wrote this up: Please report this Facebook page: "We now have authority to shoot Obama, i.e., to kill him." Here are a few excerpts from that page:

We now have authority to shoot Obama, i.e., to kill him.

The authority to kill Obama comes from the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution.

I would be very surprised, if Obama does not leave Washington DC today (Nov. 19th) ...never to return, if he is not dead within the month.

Open Group   3,755 members

U.P.R.O.A.R. (United Patriots to Restore Our American Republic) is dedicated to empowering our members to TAKE ACTION to RESTORE America to a Constitutional Republic as intended by the ORIGINAL INTENT of the Constitution of the United States of America. The Declaration Of Independence enlightens us to the TRUTH that it is the DUTY of EVERY CITIZEN to throw off the bonds of tyranny and to institute a government that will protect our rights. Inherent in that duty is the responsibility to be EDUCATED citizens that know our rights and understand that in order to ensure the continuation of Liberty Patriots WILL be called on from time to time to do UGLY things to SECURE those rights to the people, where they belong.

Please go to that page and report it, because, despite Facebook's apparent apathy, if enough people show them we're paying attention, maybe that message will eventually get through their thick, corporate, who cares what you guys think skulls.

Here is the response many of us got from Team FacePalmBook today:

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Here you'll find the status of content you've reported, inquiries or requests you've made, or your content that someone else reported.

We'll let you know if we need any information from you or when we've made a decision.

History:

You reported United Patriots to Restore Our American Republic (UPROAR) for containing credible threat of violence.

Status This group wasn't removed
Details Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the group you reported for containing credible threat of violence and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards.Note: If you have an issue with something in the group, be sure to report the content (ex: a photo), not the entire group. That way, your report will be more accurately reviewed.We understand you still may not want to see this group. Here are a few things you can do:
Report Date Yesterday
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Reason Credible Threat of Violence

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Needless to say, I gave them feedback. I reminded them that credible threats to the President of the United States should be taken seriously, and that their security standards are exceedingly low.

I also informed them that in the past 24 hours since I tweeted about this vile site, a huge number of people felt it violated Facebook's (and America's) "Community Standards" so severely that they contacted the Secret Service and the FBI.

This is but one more reason why I detest Facebook and only use it when I must.

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Please report this Facebook page: "We now have authority to shoot Obama, i.e., to kill him."

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stfu plz

fb obama threat page UPROAR

UPDATE: Facebook doesn't feel that blatant death threats to Pres. Obama violate their "Community Standards"

Below is a screen grab of what some wretched extremist of questionable sanity named Everest Wilhelmsen posted on a reprehensible Facebook page (screen grab above) that goes by the name "United Patriots to Restore Our American Republic (UPROAR)":

FB page kill Obama

Excuse me?!

We now have authority to shoot Obama, i.e., to kill him.

The authority to kill Obama comes from the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution.

I would be very surprised, if Obama does not leave Washington DC today (Nov. 19th) ...never to return, if he is not dead within the month.

Looks like a threat to me.

But hey, that's okay with Facebook, but when I included this photo to illustrate one of my posts, I was suspended:

pregnant woman

Way to go, Facebook. As for "UPROAR," here is their "About" description (bolding mine):

U.P.R.O.A.R. (United Patriots to Restore Our American Republic) is dedicated to empowering our members to TAKE ACTION to RESTORE America to a Constitutional Republic as intended by the ORIGINAL INTENT of the Constitution of the United States of America. The Declaration Of Independence enlightens us to the TRUTH that it is the DUTY of EVERY CITIZEN to throw off the bonds of tyranny and to institute a government that will protect our rights. Inherent in that duty is the responsibility to be EDUCATED citizens that know our rights and understand that in order to ensure the continuation of Liberty Patriots WILL be called on from time to time to do UGLY things to SECURE those rights to the people, where they belong.

3,755 members, who apparently believe that they're "EDUCATED." In all CAPS! And who need to get ready, because they may be "called on" to do "UGLY" things, in all CAPS! Because, freedom!

I strongly suggest going to that page and reporting them to Facebook. I've done that.

And it wouldn't be a bad idea to report their content to the Secret Service while you're at it. I've done that in the past, and they've responded immediately and even expressed their gratitude.

This is just one more horrific example of the rampant hate speech and incitement to violence that have crescendo'd since Barack Hussein Obama, our first African American president, ran and then won... twice. It's vile, it's despicable, it's dangerous, and it continues.

H/t: @shnarkles

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Secret Service pays visit to Maine town official because of racist Facebook post calling for Obama to be shot

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FB racist Obama hater Marsters

Meet David Marsters, via the Portland Press Herald:

David Marsters, 68, who is running for selectman, says he told Secret Service agents who questioned him Tuesday that he was not threatening the president when he posted the message at 8:17 p.m. Friday. It appeared above a picture of Obama and a link to a story about how some Republican lawmakers think the president deserves to be impeached.

The message said, "Shoot the ..." and included a racial slur.

Of course Marsters is denying it was a threat, saying, "I might have used the wrong words. ... I didn't say I was going to do it."

No, you didn't say YOU were going to do it, just that somebody, anybody, should. I'd say that + racist language = more than "wrong words." Then again, your conservative "family values" appear to be different than mine.

Here's what else he said:

"What I really meant to say is, 'When are we going to get rid of this (expletive),'" he said. "I should have said, 'I hope the bastard dies.'"

MUCH better! Who would ever find that offensive?

Local police officers, the Secret Service and CIA agents all paid him a visit. They wrote up a report, but Marsters wasn't arrested. Yet. Being the patriotic paragon of law enforcement, America, and apple pie he is, I hope he served them cookies and lemonade!

Did I mention Marsters is a retired police officer?

That would make him someone who people turn to for help. Methinks the guy who incites violence, calls for the assassination of the President of the United States, and posts despicable, hate-filled words is the one who needs a whole lot of help.

Steve Wessler, a former civil rights prosecutor for the Maine Attorney General who helps investigate hate crimes:

"Just think about how a 14-year-old black boy or girl reacts to hearing there are people not only referring to the president by that word, but talking about 'We want to shoot him.' That's extraordinarily degrading."

But hey, Marsters justified his actions, so we're good:

"I'm not prejudiced," he said. "There's a lot of people in the white community I don't like either."

See? He's an equal opportunity hater! What's the big deal?

face palm oy frustrated smaller

In other Facebook posts, he expressed more disdain for President Obama and links to a bunch of right-wing websites. Here's an example of one of those posts:

"Everyone says he has to go, but guess what. ... (he) will be voted in again. So sad that people can be buffaloed by him. Maybe Seal Team 6 should look him up."

That would be the same Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden.

So why does he hate the president so much? He says it's because Obama uses a Teleprompter, needed more experience, plus Marsters is not a fan of the president's policies like-- wait for it-- immigration and food stamps.

And when a Facebook commenter reminded Mr. Police Officer that the First Amendment doesn't allow people to shoot the president or encourage anyone else to commit such a crime, his response was, "He is not a legal president."

Did I mention that he wants every county resident to own a gun?

I'll end with these screen grabs from his Facebook page:

FB racist Obama hater Marsters 2

FB racist Obama hater Marsters 3(Note the misspelling. Yet another illiterate racist.)

FB racist Obama hater Marsters 4

H/t: My pal @Anomaly100 at FreakOutNation

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Head of gun organization, former NRA lobbyist: "The next election is the time to hunt Democrats.”

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obsessed obsolete

Remember that graphic, Sarah Palin's "hit list" from 2010, back when she was targeting House Democrats and used gun sight icons to make the point? That was pretty appalling and she got a lot of blowback for it. You might even say she was caught in the cross hairs:

palin hit list

So should former NRA lobbyist and founder of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Dudley Brown be for his remarks. Think Progress is reporting on his interview with NPR, during which he said this:

Brown complains universal background checks are just a step towards identifying gun owners so the government can seize their weapons, and he calls the 15-bullet limit on ammunition clips arbitrary. He’s promising political payback in next year’s election that could cost Colorado Democrats their majorities.

“I liken it to the proverbial hunting season,” Brown says. “We tell gun owners, there’s a time to hunt deer. And the next election is the time to hunt Democrats.”

Not the best time to put that out there, Dudley, considering Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) was threatened after introducing gun legislation: “They said they were going to kill me.”

Between the continuing Republican references to "hunting Democrats" and their bizarre obsession with "illegitimate and legitimate" rape-- a crime of violence-- one might conclude that many of those on the right are becoming even more unhinged.

And just as they're making all that noise about their "new and improved" party image.

extreme makeover my ass

Timing is everything.

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Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) threatened after introducing gun legislation: "They said they were going to kill me."

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gun nut inside

This is what happens if you dare, DARE, to introduce legislation that would require gun owners to have liability insurance.

The Hill:

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) says she received death threats about gun legislation introduced last week.

 "They said they were going to kill me," Maloney said, according to the New York Daily News.

She is still moving forward with the bill.

So the "good guys with guns" are defending their oh-so-important Second Amendment rights by threatening the life of a lawmaker who thinks insuring gun owners would be a good idea. And they think she's the one intruding on their rights? What about her right to live, to feel secure, to not have to look over her shoulder every time she sets foot outside?

[S]he skipped a dinner event that night.

"I couldn't go," Maloney said. "Who knows what could happen?"

Wow, she sounds really scary. The obvious solution is to kill her. Check.

But calling these loons "gun nuts" offends them. Seriously?

#protectingthefamily

#responsible

#youdontunderstand

#SecondAmendmentRights

#AmericanTradition

#selfprotection

#wegrewuparoundguns

Irony and hypocrisy are alive and well in gun nut land.

 gun nut cartoon

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Two fifth-graders conspired to murder a "really annoying" girl; a knife, semiautomatic gun found in backpack

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what is happening

Honestly, it's getting harder and harder to know if these horrifying stories are new or updates of recent ones. There are so many, it's as if a mushroom cloud-sized explosion of gun scares and/or massacres has occurred, or maybe we're just seeing more reported. Either way, it's scary as hell, and insanely unhealthy both mentally and of course, physically.

My jaw is dislocated from all the dropping. I'm in tears. I'm enraged. I'm appalled. I feel helpless. I'm confused. I'm determined. I'm re-energized. Why do gun zealots not see what most of America sees? Why is common sense gun safety legislation such a threat? (rhetorical)

A slippery slope, the gun huggers call it, because next thing you know, Big Guvmint will take ALL their guns! What about the slippery slope we are now experiencing, right now, right this minute? The one that leads to more mass murders, more senseless deaths, more children dying. What about that slippery slope?

The latest incident occurred in the state of Washington where two fifth graders may face charges after school authorities found a knife and a gun in a student's backpack.

The student who owned the backpack is ten years old.

Ten years old.

L.A. Times:

School authorities said two fifth-grade boys planned to use the weapons to lure another student outside the school and kill her "because she was really annoying."

That's right, two boys (the other was eleven years old) wanted to murder a classmate because she was, in their opinion, annoying. They also targeted six others.

And to make matters even worse, they promised to pay $80 to a student if he promised not to tell anyone about their plot.

Had a fourth-grader not told a teacher he had seen the 11-year-old with a knife, who knows what might have happened?

Here's what was found in the backpack: The knife, which had a 3¼-inch blade, a .45-caliber Remington 1911 semiautomatic handgun, and an ammunition clip.

A semiautomatic handgun.

Here's what the 11-year-old had to say:

"I was going to kill her with the knife and [the other boy] was supposed to use the gun to keep anyone from trying to stop me or mess up our plan."

What were their parents teaching these kids? Why were weapons like these even accessible to them? Why did they think murdering someone was the answer? Why weren't they taught that words should be used to solve personal problems, not violence?

The older boy said he had been friends with the girl for several months "but that he hated her now." He said the girl "had recently become rude and would pick on him."

The obvious solution: End her young life.

Thankfully, the school had been promoting a program that encouraged students to report anything suspicious, which is exactly what happened. Thankfully, a child made the decision to step forward and report the suspicious thing.

And thankfully, School Supt. Mike Cashion said this when asked about arming teachers:

"I told them [the legislature] I can't imagine a teacher taking a gun out, leveling it at a fifth-grader and killing them," he said. "It's the antithesis of what we are."

If only murder and gun adoration were the antithesis of what way too many of us are.

More details at the link.

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Man building homemade bombs arrested in alleged plot to kill CA Dem. lawmaker who pushed anti-assault weapon laws

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gun nut inside

So there's a guy who makes bombs who allegedly wanted to kill a San Francisco Democratic senator (Leland Yee) who doesn't like military-style weapons falling into the hands of guys who make bombs. Yes, here we go again, this time involving some Bay Area loon who was threatening to kill Yee if he kept pushing legislation to restrict assault weapons.

And firearms "enthusiasts" still insist on giving three patriotic cheers for these homicidal gun nuts' rights?

Via the L.A. Times:

A Bay Area man who authorities say was building homemade bombs has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill a state lawmaker.

Everett Basham, 45, was booked Tuesday on multiple charges, including possession of a manufactured explosive and illegal possession of chemicals used to make explosives.

A loaded handgun was found in the suspect's car, per a CHP spokesman. When they went to his house, they discovered “precursors to homemade explosives.”

So remember, kiddies, if you don't like laws that prevent you doing things your own way, or that stop you from having the weapons you want, shoot the person who makes the laws.

Of course, you first need to make sure that person you want to murder doesn't pack heat or drive a tank or control a drone himself, because the Dorner case dispels the “nutty notion that a citizen can be heavily enough armed to fight off the government”

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