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FBI says paying for coffee with cash a potential terrorist activity, urges coffee shop owners to report cash-paying customers

Purchasing a cup of coffee using cash instead of a credit or debit card, using Google Maps to view photos of sporting event stadiums and large cities, and installing software to protect your internet privacy on your mobile phone — these and many other mundane activities are now considered to be potential terrorist activities by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). And the agency is now distributing a new series of flyers as part of its new “Communities Against Terrorism” (CAT) program that urges shop owners and others to report such “suspicious” activity to authorities.

“The Communities Against Terrorism program is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance through the SLATT Program to provide law enforcement agencies with a tool to engage members of the local community in the fight against terrorism,” writes SLATT.org, the program of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance that is promoting the program, on its website. “To assist law enforcement in the outreach effort, templates of flyers containing potential indicators have been created for distribution to specific industries” (https://www.slatt.org/CAT).

The SLATT program offers both on-site and online training (indoctrination) for coffee shop owners, financial institution employees, tattoo shop artists, and many others into how to spot potential terrorist activities. Included among the many propaganda flyers the FBI is distributing as part of the campaign are ones for how to spot terrorists at local hobby shops and beauty supply stores, for instance, as well as flyers for owners of farm supply and home improvement stores (http://publicintelligence.net).

This little gem warns internet cafe owners to watch out for and report customers that always pay for their coffee with cash, as they could be terrorists (http://info.publicintelligence.net). Another ridiculous flyer intended for owners of boat shops warns them to be on the lookout for people interested in becoming certified scuba divers, as they could be terrorists (http://info.publicintelligence.net).

Be sure to check out the entire set of flyers here:

A few years ago, this type of outlandish fear-mongering and Stasi-style spying on citizens would have been considered a crazy conspiracy theory by many. But today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with its “See Something, Say Something” campaign, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) “First Observer” citizen spying program, and the TSA’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response” (VIPR) internal checkpoint force, together with the new FBI spying program, are making this police state nightmare in America a tangible reality (http://www.naturalnews.com/034867_TSA_Super_Bowl_surveillance.html).

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4 thoughts on “FBI says paying for coffee with cash a potential terrorist activity, urges coffee shop owners to report cash-paying customers

  1. I just want to comment,i hope they keep doing things like this.people are almost at the boiling point with this government.its not long til wer all trying to overthrow this government…

    Posted by nucleararmedhog | February 9, 2012, 5:13 pm
  2. As the money to fund these monstrous government structures start to run out, the government will have to resort to more drastic measures to achieve the same objective ends. Look at it from a Ways-Means-Ends perspective. If government funding is your “means” providing the “ways” to your objective “ends”, and all of sudden you have less “means” (government funding), your “ways” have to change in order to achieve the same “ends”…. that means tactics of oppression like neighborhood spys and drones. Of course the other way out is to return freedom back to the people, but I don’t think they are considering that.

    Posted by Socionomic Strategies | February 9, 2012, 7:21 pm
  3. Interesting, I thought when I read that if one believed in the Gold Standard and thought the U.S. went bankrupt from wildly printing paper was a suspect of domestic terror, that the government was mad, as in insane. Now with this info, I can 100% say that this government has completely gone the ‘paranoia’ way of the former Stasi and one former Austrian leader…It is a unreal situation we are in all over the world.

    Posted by Econometrics Group | February 10, 2012, 2:46 am

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