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Uncle Sam admits monitoring you for these 377 words

One of the breakout standup routines from the late, great George Carlin was his 1972 monologue “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” In the presence of polite company, I shall not repeat them… but rest assured, the routine is still hilarious to this day.

I wish I could say the same about the Department of Homeland Security… I wish I could say this is all a big joke… that the government’s “377 words you can never use online” is just some stupid comedy routine.

But it’s not. And you just can’t make this stuff up.

After vigorous resistance, the Department of Homeland Security was finally forced into releasing it’s 2011 Analyst’s Desktop Binder. It’s a manual of sorts, teaching all the storm troopers who monitor our Internet activity all day which key words to look for.

Facebook, a.k.a. the US government’s domestic intelligence center, is the primary target for this monitoring… though it’s become clear so many times before that various departments, including the NSA and FBI, are monitoring online activity ranging from search terms to emails.

Domestic spying is typically denied in public and swept under the rug. After all, it’s legality has always been questionable… if not entirely Unconstitutional.

Yet it seems that month after month there is new legislation introduced to deprive Internet users of their privacy and make the open collection of data a natural part of the online landscape.

Homeland Security’s key word ‘hotlist’ is really no surprise… they’re just the ones to get caught.

So now we know, at least, what these goons are looking for. Sort of.

According to the manual, DHS breaks down its monitoring into a whopping 14 categories ranging from Health to Fire to Terrorism. It’s a testament to how bloated the department’s scope has become.

Afterwards there is a list of 377 of key terms to monitor, most of which are completely innocuous. Exercise. Cloud. Leak. Sick. Organization. Pork. Bridge. Smart. Tucson. Target. China. Social media.

Curiously, in its ‘Critical Information Requirements’, the manual decrees that analysts should also catalog items which may “reflect adversely on DHS and response activities.”

Absolutely unreal. Big Brother is not just watching. He’s digging, searching, reading, monitoring, archiving, and judging too.

Have you hit your breaking point yet?

For the complete list of these words, Click Here.

Below, we have selected a few of the fun ones.

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The Complete List of DHS Flagged Words

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Coast Guard (USCG)
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Border Patrol
Secret Service (USSS)
National Operations Center (NOC)
Homeland Defense
Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Agent
Task Force
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Fusion Center
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
Secure Border Initiative (SBI)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Air Marshal
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
National Guard
Red Cross
United Nations (UN)
Assassination
Attack
Domestic security
Drill
Exercise
Cops
Law enforcement
Authorities
Disaster assistance
Disaster management
DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office)
National preparedness
Mitigation
Prevention
Response
Recovery
Dirty bomb
Domestic nuclear detection
Emergency management
Emergency response
First responder
Homeland security
Maritime domain awareness (MDA)
National preparedness initiative
Militia Shooting
Shots fired
Evacuation
Deaths
Hostage
Explosion (explosive)
Police
Disaster medical assistance team (DMAT)
Organized crime
Gangs
National security
State of emergency
Security
Breach
Threat
Standoff
SWAT
Screening
Lockdown
Bomb (squad or threat)
Crash
Looting
Riot
Emergency
Landing
Pipe bomb
Incident
Facility
Hazmat
Nuclear
Chemical spill
Suspicious package/device
Toxic
National laboratory
Nuclear facility
Nuclear threat
Cloud
Plume
Radiation
Radioactive
Leak
Biological infection (or event)
Chemical
Chemical burn
Biological
Epidemic
Hazardous
Hazardous material incident
Industrial spill
Infection
Powder (white)
Gas
Spillover
Anthrax
Blister agent
Chemical agent
Exposure
Burn
Nerve agent
Ricin
Sarin
North Korea
Outbreak
Contamination
Exposure
Virus
Evacuation
Bacteria
Recall
Ebola
Food Poisoning
Foot and Mouth (FMD)
H5N1
Avian
Flu
Salmonella
Small Pox
Plague
Human to human
Human to Animal
Influenza
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Drug Administration (FDA)
Public Health
Toxic Agro
Terror Tuberculosis (TB)
Agriculture
Listeria
Symptoms
Mutation
Resistant
Antiviral
Wave
Pandemic
Infection
Water/air borne
Sick
Swine
Pork
Strain
Quarantine
H1N1
Vaccine
Tamiflu
Norvo Virus
Epidemic
World Health Organization (WHO) (and components)
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
E. Coli
Infrastructure security
Airport
CIKR (Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources)
AMTRAK
Collapse
Computer infrastructure
Communications infrastructure
Telecommunications
Critical infrastructure
National infrastructure
Metro
WMATA
Airplane (and derivatives)
Chemical fire
Subway
BART
MARTA
Port Authority
NBIC (National Biosurveillance Integration Center)
Transportation security
Grid
Power
Smart
Body scanner
Electric
Failure or outage
Black out
Brown out
Port
Dock
Bridge
Cancelled
Delays
Service disruption
Power lines
Drug cartel
Violence
Gang
Drug
Narcotics
Cocaine
Marijuana
Heroin
Border
Mexico
Cartel
Southwest
Juarez
Sinaloa
Tijuana
Torreon
Yuma
Tucson
Decapitated
U.S. Consulate
Consular
El Paso
Fort Hancock
San Diego
Ciudad Juarez
Nogales
Sonora
Colombia
Mara salvatrucha
MS13 or MS-13
Drug war
Mexican army
Methamphetamine
Cartel de Golfo
Gulf Cartel
La Familia
Reynosa
Nuevo Leon
Narcos
Narco banners (Spanish equivalents)
Los Zetas
Shootout
Execution
Gunfight
Trafficking
Kidnap
Calderon
Reyosa
Bust
Tamaulipas
Meth Lab
Drug trade
Illegal immigrants
Smuggling (smugglers)
Matamoros
Michoacana
Guzman
Arellano-Felix
Beltran-Leyva
Barrio Azteca
Artistic Assassins
Mexicles
New Federation
Terrorism
Al Qaeda (all spellings)
Terror
Attack
Iraq
Afghanistan
Iran
Pakistan
Agro
Environmental terrorist
Eco terrorism
Conventional weapon
Target
Weapons grade
Dirty bomb
Enriched
Nuclear
Chemical weapon
Biological weapon
Ammonium nitrate
Improvised explosive device
IED (Improvised Explosive Device)
Abu Sayyaf
Hamas
FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces Colombia)
IRA (Irish Republican Army)
ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna)
Basque Separatists
Hezbollah
Tamil Tigers
PLF (Palestine Liberation Front)
PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization
Car bomb
Jihad
Taliban
Weapons cache
Suicide bomber
Suicide attack
Suspicious substance
AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian Peninsula)
AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb)
TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan)
Yemen
Pirates
Extremism
Somalia
Nigeria
Radicals
Al-Shabaab
Home grown
Plot
Nationalist
Recruitment
Fundamentalism
Islamist
Emergency
Hurricane
Tornado
Twister
Tsunami
Earthquake
Tremor
Flood
Storm
Crest
Temblor
Extreme weather
Forest fire
Brush fire
Ice
Stranded/Stuck
Help
Hail
Wildfire
Tsunami Warning Center
Magnitude
Avalanche
Typhoon
Shelter-in-place
Disaster
Snow
Blizzard
Sleet
Mud slide or Mudslide
Erosion
Power outage
Brown out
Warning
Watch
Lightening
Aid
Relief
Closure
Interstate
Burst
Emergency Broadcast System
Cyber security
Botnet
DDOS (dedicated denial of service)
Denial of service
Malware
Virus
Trojan
Keylogger
Cyber Command
2600
Spammer
Phishing
Rootkit
Phreaking
Cain and abel
Brute forcing
Mysql injection
Cyber attack
Cyber terror
Hacker
China
Conficker
Worm
Scammers
Social media

 

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40 comments

  1. This website is very hard to read. Please remove the pinned distraction of all the social media links. You of all people should not be promoting these sites since we know who monitors them. I refuse to participate on any of them and actively encourage others to do the same. This all appears to be conflicting in your purpose. If you must, place static links at the bottom of the page so they’re not a constant “in your face” annoyance. Thanks.

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    • I concur! Adamantlly,

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    • I disagree with you John.If the list were not made available that would be a horse of a different color. I’d much rather know what sets off these killer bees in attack mode than wonder into their territory than have my home invaded, taken to an undisclosed location and play 100 questions. The more credabile information we have now the better off down the road.

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      • I think John was refering to the share link that follows along, not the content of the article, and I also agree, that thing is annoying as hell, Also why is the list not done alphabeticly(Sp?)!

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    • ditto

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  2. We might have a window of freedom left and it is disappointing to see you pushing it closed through your petty fault finding. Regardless of party affiliation, color of shirt, style of hair cut, and poise of body language we have for the first time in decades a presidential candidate who has integrity. He has never been divorced nor has he needed a forgiving wife to cover for his transgressions. He faithfully donates to his church knowing that it could be held against him by those who have a “better idea” for why they shouldn’t donate to anything and have the government take responsibility for all compassionate acts. He has not made his living by living off of political payouts and takes it in the chin for supporting his family through his own ingenuity. He even made his boys cut the lawn, in fact he had to cut the lawn as a boy. If there could only be one opportunity to have our country leader have true integrity let it be now and may we know that we have been blessed!

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  3. Hear, hear! What a giant PAIN IN THE NECK these things are! PLEASE REMOVE THEM! If you continue to make it burdensome, we just won’t bother with this site any longer. Thank you in advance for your prompt attention to this grievance.

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  4. Who’s the Einstein that thought the floating Social links is a good idea?
    Gee –
    I guess I need to use one or several of the monitored words
    Hmm is “dumb ass” on the list?

    Be part of the solution not the problem that you profess to abhor
    Uh Oh . . .got to go
    There is a knock on my door

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  5. I checked in the dictionary and they left out 3 english language words but I’m not saying what they are because I plan to create a system of communication using numbers and those three words. I’ll check back in later when I’m finished. I don’t know about you but I already feel safer.

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  6. I don’t tweet, nor use facebook nor do I like some stupid pop up on this page.

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  7. TAKE THE STUPID SOCIAL LINKS POPUPS OFF THIS SITE!!!! Please stop pushing what you profess to abhor….. you leave your integrity open to question.

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  8. how annoying.

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  9. The next time I come on this site, if those stupid social links are still on here, I am blacklisting the site and putting Absoluterights on my Spam list. Is what the social sites are paying you worth losing subscribers?

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  10. So, what are they going to do with the list? I’m on their list due to the nomenclature of my occupation and interests. It is an invasion of privicy! What can be done about it? Maybe recomend some more words be added – like voter fraud, lobbiest, kick back, extended vacation, sticking it to taxpayers, ….

    Here we go again!!! I’m probably on another list for this comment.

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    • please add politician, kickback, hippa violations, breach of confidentiality, setup, blackmailing, welfare, freedon, anyone think of some more?????

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  11. There is a way to throw the DHS surveillance inviting word list in their face. Do it with a ‘denial of service’ response, using the same principle as a denial of service virus.

    Just copy the complete list of words and send it to everybody in your email address book with an explanation to forward the message to everybody in their address book. Saturate the digisphere with their suspect words. Let them choke on them. Or you can just wait for them to come and herd you into the concentration camps.

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    • muslims are Pigs

      WD,… in your last sentence you state; Or you can just wait for them to come and herd you into the concentration camps.

      The only thing that will be herded, is a lot of lead towards them, if the try that with me! Lead and brass the other precious metal … !

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    • I was thinking the same thing.

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    • I have a feeling Im near the top of the “residence” list.

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    • lol good idea!!!! keep them busy and make them spend more trillions of our dollars huh? what do you think? should we do that???

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  12. Use the “TOR” Browser AND a program called DNT(Do Not Track) That’ll throw a “kink” in their ass!

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  13. I never use one of the floating links, and I don’t even recognize any of the others.

    They are an annoying distraction.

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  14. Can you imagine what kind of list I’m on for publishing that article?

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  15. The floating links to various social media is EXTREMELY distracting and block the ability to read words on the left side of the page.
    Sometimes I think the geeks do something because they can and don’t consider what an unpleasant user experience it is.
    PLEASE consider placing these in a static location on one of the page edges.

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  16. +1 on the floaters. I say give em cement shoes.
    The list has lot of ?prepping? words. i.e. red cross, disasters, earthquakes, small pox, Quarantine, E. Coli, Infrastructure, power outage, etc. But, More importantly, is the complete lack of other words: such as: coup, overthrow, political figures, variations on names of certain public figures. Also missing are: Allah, quoran, muslim, caliphate, sharia. (I have to acknowledge that it does have: Hezbollah Tamil Tigers PLF (Palestine Liberation Front) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization Car bomb Jihad Taliban Weapons cache Suicide bomber Suicide attack Suspicious substance AQAP (AL Qaeda) Now you know who they think are real terrorists.

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  17. i use many of those words as i am educated and converse about the state of affairs in the world . i also know too much about too much. oh well. but a good hollow point will really screw them up when i use it on myself if they come to fetch me. i used to think i have freedom. now i see the end of the world as we knew it. and the agenda 2 1 right here in my home state, improving and re constructing the in fra struct ure. amazing what is going on. and the companies affirm when i ask it is part of a g en da 2 1……
    i am glad i am old now and living in what i saw coming when i was just a little child of 6. and here it is. patethetic sorry s t a t e of aff airs.

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  18. Why would you post these words? Many of these are general terms people write… not a big deal. Besides… by posting this complete set… you are sharing intel with the enemy… afterall, this is the world-wide web. I am thankful that our country has a system to send up red flags for our protection, however, by posting this, you may have just ruined its purpose. It all boils down to our government protecting us.

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  19. one more word: Janet!

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  20. After reviewing this list, I counted at least 103 words I have used in my common emails, sometimes regularly. I’m a marked woman! I already knew that when unknowns tagged my phone and delayed my mail (sometimes weeks) at the post office. My late husband attorney had his official mail delayed too so I had to close his office when I could no longer protect his clients case data from government snoops. As such, I will continue my critical comments of the government agencies and their spawn that care less for the Constitution or the harm they do to America. Like the German SS and the Nazi party of the 1920s – 1945, the current people in “our” government is playing by the same game-plan to subdue Americans and our freedom.

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  21. You think this site runs for free? Go get some cheese for that wine and put up with the floating links. For Pete’s sake… you’d think you were being charged to read this information and begging for no commercials.

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    • As for the word list, thanks for sharing. Because it had already been made public via the 2011 Analyst Desktop Binder, I don’t feel that you’ve posed any security risk by alerting the enemy (per the Anonymous post a few paragraphs). Plus, there is no need for Joe Citizen senselessly grabbing attention because he’s sharing a Perfect Health Recipe that includes key words like ‘exersise’ or ‘prevention’ … because we all need to exercise as prevention to obesity, which has become an ‘epidemic’ in our country. Oop, look at that; our health nuts are all suspect #1 by now.

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