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Active duty soldier forgot to log out of his gmail account on a "community" PC at a cigar bar...

So, I'm delivering a few boxes to a Cigar Lounge here in town and was waiting for the manager to come up front to sign the delivery receipt. I wasn't in a hurry since its Saturday and I didn't have many stops on my route today. There's a community PC located in the cigar "bar" lounge that I occasionally use to see whats happening on the DP or to check my email when I have a few extra minutes.

Anyhow...today when I sat down in front of the computer I realized that someone had forgotten to log off their gmail account. They had recently received an airline conformation number via email and a prompt box was open asking if the conformation was to be printed. I clicked no and decided to see if the account had any saved contacts. It had over 250! The contacts were even catagorized into groups such as work, family, friends, etc.

I checked the sent items and determined that the guy was an active duty soldier who had recently returned from the middle east. The inbox had a ton of emails. Most had been read but it appears the guy never deleted anything. There was an email from Senator Grassly having to do with some paperwork that the guy was needing to fill out relating to his transition back home from overseas and there were bunches of emails coming from and going to .mil addresses.

I decided to take the opportunity at hand and send out an email to his entire contact list. Obviously this was unexpected so I didn't know what to send but I decided to send a link to the 14 minute video from Architects & Engineers for 9/11 truth that talks about building 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ONo...

and...I also included a link to http://wanttoknow.info/ If I'm not mistaken wantoknow.info was one of the sites that helped wake me up.

Who knows if the people that receive the email will click on the links but hopefully they will. I did log off the email account after sending the educational information to all of his friends, family, and co-workers.

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I see you filed this under "activism"

This is hardly activism.

Activism was the closest

thing to asshole.

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

Are all you guys ex-military?

What was the crime? What was the damage done?

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Yes, I am ex-military

but that was long before I had the information I do now. My grandfather was a vet, my Dad's a vet and my son is on active duty. And for the life of me I can't understand what that has to do with anything.

Being a dickhead doesn't always have to be a crime. You honestly think you are going to secure your own rights by violating others rights? Good luck with that.

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

Ok then. We agree, no crime committed.


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So if it isn't illegal then its OK?

You may just want to look at the very real possibility that you were out of line.

It is sad that you are trying to defend this invasion of someone's privacy when you claim to be part of this community.

....where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. 2 Corinthians 3:17(b)

***wants are unlimited, means are scarce...***

Since 1913 all US Wars have been bankers wars.

Our military has been duped into fighting for the bankers but were told they were fighting for American values.

I pity the duped, more than a few are in my family.

The bankers and their New World Order depend on these zombies.

Do the soldiers worry about the rights of civilians that they are violating. Are they reaping what they've sown?

Six thousand, seven hundred and two civilians, women and children some as young as two were killed the first night of shock and Awe. What about their rights?

I am willing to reconsider, However I am often struck by the hypocrisy of this community.

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It probably was a crime

Accessing computing resources that you know you aren't authorized to is a crime in most countries now, US included.

Of course, millions of things are now crimes, so just that something is a crime doesn't automatically mean it's immoral.

That said, the poster

1) Read emails that he knew belonged to someone else, a fragrant violation privacy. Do we like other people, including government agents, reading our emails? Hell no!

2) Sent messages as if they came from someone else. Worse, he sent political messages. This is even worse. How would you like it if someone used your email to espouse views you don't agree with?

I'm not ex-military or military, not that it matters. Regardless

Why in blazes would you think it's ok to send mail out impersonating someone else?

Why would you be excited to

Why would you be excited to see over 250 contacts and their categories? No one I know would be excited over that. You sound like someone who snoops for a living.

What you did was wrong.

You should of simply logged off for that person and been on your way.

What would you local FBI agent or Cop have done?

Can you say, double standard?

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As a 20 + yr Peace Officer: LOG OUT

As a human being: LOG OUT

Not that what ANYONE ELSE DOES should give you your sense of right or wrong. How bout doing what you know is right.

How about applying this test; If someone did that to you, would you be pleased with whoever snooped thru your stuff?

....where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. 2 Corinthians 3:17(b)

***wants are unlimited, means are scarce...***

A Congress elected by a minority of eligible voters

A Congress elected by a minority of eligible voters claims it has the authority to overturn the Bill of Rights. They snoop in my drawers, the monitor my banking, they listen to my phone calls and read my email and blog posts.

No one seems to care that just volunteering and serving in Iraq was a gross violation of individual rights.

I re-read Dr. Paul's Ten principles of liberty. Perhaps I missed something.

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You cannot justify your actions by pointing to the wrongs

committed by others.

....where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. 2 Corinthians 3:17(b)

***wants are unlimited, means are scarce...***

You asked if I liked snoops.

I responded that government snoops are the most disgusting creatures on earth.

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So a private citizen is held to a higher standard than officials


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Hold yourself to the right standard

no matter what else or who else is doing something wrong.

....where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. 2 Corinthians 3:17(b)

***wants are unlimited, means are scarce...***

I have an idea

Give everyone here at the DP your email and password, so we can all send whatever we want to everyone you have in your contacts. I know of some websites I can send links of to your co workers about bomb making. You jackass. You should be glad he didn't catch you doing that, you would have gotten your butt kicked. You don't invade people's privacy and then send stuff that they may not agree with to friends and family.

Great Job Idiot

Have you not learned the first thing about rights? They come from property. His e'mail is private property. Holy cow man, that is the first thing. All rights derive from property! Come on


The Bill of Right applies to government officials.

The Federal government gropes passengers at airports, listens to our phone calls, tracks our location with GPS, reads all our email and blog posts, detains, tortures, murders individuals without judicial review and all I hear here is crickets from this crowd. Geez.

No one's property was violated. No harm, no foul.

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Not only

Are you a 9/11 truth fucktard you are a piece of shit. Starting to see you 9/11 asses are as stupid as the global warming sheep. Go find another board that suits your IQ. I tell you, I keep quiet on this board for the most part but I had to weigh in on this being the most mindless post I have seen.

If you can't see 911 for what

If you can't see 911 for what it is you truly are a moron.

This isn't about 9/11.

No need to stereotype. There are those on different sides of the 9/11 fence who do not support this bonehead stunt the OP pulled.


...are a no-go.


I do not see anything wrong

I do not see anything wrong with what he did. In fact, I think it was brave. He went against the "rules". So did the revolutionaries who revolted against the British.

Even if

you want to use this logic to justify the act, the soldier is not the British! The soldier is not our enemy, breaking the rules by injuring an innocent party is not brave. Are you sure you two listened to Dr. Paul's speeches? You didn't accidently listen to Paul Ryan did you?

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson


Well said.

It was a poor and classless move. Learn from it, change your approach and move on.

....where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY. 2 Corinthians 3:17(b)

***wants are unlimited, means are scarce...***

It is not about being brave.

IMO, it was wrong. There is self-respect, and respect for others. Typically, the two go hand in hand.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

By potentially endangering

By potentially endangering someone's life? He literally put fresh raw meat all over this guy who's already in the shark's den and informed all of the sharks it was feeding time.

How about the fourth amendment? We are BORN with the unalienable right against search and seizure of our possessions, property, and person. How can you claim to support a document that you disagree with when it comes to your own personal life? FFS.