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Thursday, June 25, 2009

I Was Right! Now What?

Well, for those of you who thought I was being paranoid about certain government entities visiting my site (not spying, doing it in the open), I'm NOT paranoid, and yes, it turns out that I was right to be worried about their motives. The one I was most concerned about has been back to my blog several times, now I know what they were fishing for. I wonder what the other .gov's and such are looking for?

I received a letter from said agency that has shaken me, it has also infuriated me, I don't know what to do for now, all I can say is this is unacceptable, I have done nothing wrong. It's possible that the multiple recent visits to my blog have nothing to do with the letter I received, but I seriously doubt it.

I'll write more about this in the coming days after I find out a bit more information about this development.

I can understand why some of the other blogs I frequent have shut down, when that big thumb is hovering over your head, it can be scary to stand firm and wait for that giant thumb to come down.

For now, I am not planning on shutting this blog down, I have done NOTHING wrong and I will not run away, so if in the future you come back and find this site gone, I can assure you that it was not my wish to do so.

Now, I'm going to try to scrub off the big target that seems to have been painted on me, it might take more hot water and soap than I have right now, I hope I have some skin left when it's all said and done.

Why in the hell can't the powers that be just leave us alone and let us live our lives in peace?

Before you get too concerned about me, I don't think anything is going to happen to me, AS LONG AS I DO NOTHING and let things go, AND stop doing what I was **LEGALLY** doing, my other option is to contest this, meaning I have to prove a negative, I have to prove that I was not doing something illegal, I don't have the money to get a lawyer to look at this, much less contest it. Believe me, the wording in the letter is ominous and menacing at best. From what I have discerned from different places, even if I contest this and win, they can do this to me again and again, as many times as they wish to.

The bureaucratic websites are a major pain to navigate, and IF you can find what you are looking for, one site says one thing, another site says the complete opposite. One site says I CAN do this, another site says I CAN'T do this, which one do I believe?

Dammit! I didn't want this site to become political, that's not what this site is all about.

To those employed by the formerly stated gov type sites who are looking at my blog on YOUR BREAK or downtime AND are merely personally interested in the info on this blog, please visit my blog on your own time on your own computer at HOME, please stop visiting me on your work computers, I have enough gray hairs on my head, I don't want any more because of this, I have nothing against you personally, I welcome all genuinely interested (in off grid living) visitors, OK?

Are there any lawyers or legal professionals out there who would like to look at this for me and tell me if I even have a fighting chance? Apparently this sort of thing has been going on for many years, this has happened to lots of people, and I haven't found one that fought back, all of them, that I read about on line just gave up without as much as a wimper. I just want to know what the law really says about this and what my rights are.

Be watching for more info about this

to be continued...



Wretha

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22 comments:

  1. I am curious to see what they claim you are doing that is illegal. Hopefully you will be willing to post more information about the situation soon. Good luck!

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  2. So, for the rest of us, who was it and what did they say?
    YeOldFurt

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  3. I am so sorry to hear this. I suppose it was just a matter of time, but it's still disturbing.

    Keep us in the loop. Not that we can be of any help, but it will provide valuable information.

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  4. I may not have been reading your blog long enough to know the circumstances, but what does the letter say you have done?
    Is there any way you can post it (removing private info). That way at least any lawyers reading would have something to judge.

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  5. I surely hope your blog does not go anywhere, I have majorly enjoyed reading it.

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  6. e-mail me at sumpter1861 at yee haa. I can do some digging then maybe I can get one of my bosses to look at it.

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  7. Pickdog, I just sent you an email.

    For the rest of you, thanks for your support and concern, I'm not ready yet to post more info about this on my blog, if you want to email me I'll tell you privately.

    wretha(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. wow...I'm very curious... I actually rant a lot myself, maybe not as much as Mayberry or Bullseye, but I do rant and stand firm in my beliefs but I do notice about 5 - 15 hits per day from Washington DC and Arlington, VA. I wonder if you wouldn't mind emailing a copy of the letter if I keep it confidential...kinda would like to know more about what to watch out for myself. Americanprepper@yahoo.com

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  9. Wretha, I've sounded the alarm far and wide, and posted on KISS as well. Email sent your way....

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  10. Hi Wretha, sorry to hear about this dieturbing development.

    Here is a link to the Electronic Freedom Foundation, Bloggers' Rights.

    http://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers

    This would be good for all bloggers to read as yours is one of the most inoffensive and least subversive that I have read and currently read.

    I wish you well.

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  11. Hmm, seems kinda odd to post such an ominous post without *any* information. If you haven't done anything wrong like trying to incite a riot or a revolution, I wouldn't worry.

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  12. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope that everything works out OK. It's a sad day that the government goes snooping around people's blogs.

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  13. Wretha,
    Know that we are behind you 100%. This nonsense cannot stand. When you are read, I hope you will share with us. Meanwhile, is there anything I can do to help?
    Regards,

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  14. Wretha,
    i am in city government and i know how difficult it can be to get through the red tape that is put in place. I can only imagine if the federal government comes after you. I know by continually going above the person that contacted you is sometimes a good method to get someone to listen. If that doesn't work go to the next level up, til you get the result you desire. Good luck and keep strong.
    Nathan

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  15. Hey Wretha...you know that if you need anything, or if there is anything that I can do...just let me know! You have my e-mail and I'll be more than happy to do whatever I can...

    I hope that you can get something done in a positive way. We are all with you, my friend!

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  16. You have the Delaware prepper site and the Delmarva Survival Training websites and blogs behind you.

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  17. Wretha, make copies of EVERYTHING. Record any phone conversations or messages. Document everything & forward to a trusted agent.

    Snoop-Diggity-DANG-Dawg

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  18. Wretha, I just came over from APN, and I am so sorry. I have been waiting for letters myself, as I see many different agencies visiting my blog as well. I will keep you in my thoughts, and will stand next to you and fight if that's what is needed.

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  19. +1 on hoping to see the letter (with private info removed).

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  20. Take a deep breath and contact the EFF.
    And please go into more detail including routing headers from any e-mail they-whom ever they really are - send you.
    There is a possibility you are being pranked by a sick individual....
    which ever it turns out to be dont worry...If they want a fight I'm ready to rip any of them a new arse...

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  21. Wow- did'nt think this sot of bull s--t would happen to you of all the bloggers that i read! Norman Ridge Newsletter is 100% behind you! Anything I can do to help? Adding your blog now to my blogroll onsite-willyobiker.

    Willyo- MYB Farm/Campground,
    Big Bend, on Norman Ridge, WV
    "willyobiker" willyobiker@yahoo.com
    www.willyobiker.wordpress.com

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