NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) allows authorities to indefinitely detain and torture anybody suspected of terrorist activities. Since you are probably not a fan of water boarding, you need to know what activities could land you in trouble and place you on the "suspects" list.Shopping mall trouble
- Taking pictures or video of your family while in the shopping mall makes you a suspected terrorist. If you must, use your camera only at home.
- Wearing coat out of season. Dress according to the season or your bulky attire will make you a target for indefinite detention.
- If you do not know where the toilet is, cross your legs and suffer. Unknowingly stumbling into restricted area is a water boarding offense.
- Do not stand too long in front of fur or pet stores. "Loitering" in front of them is suspicious activity.Source
: http://www.nh.gov/readynh/resources/docu...Internet Café problems
- Do not try to hide whatever it is on your screen when somebody looks over your shoulder. Worrying about your privacy is what only terrorists do.
- Do not pay with cash. Credit cards are much less suspicious.
- Do not act nervous. If you are nervous, it can only be because you are no good. It is impossible for law abiding Americans to be nervous.
- Never use more than one mobile phone. Even if you have one private and one business phone, switch one of them off and hide it, whenever in public. Having more than one phone or SIM card is too suspicious.
- Do not use VOIP or in-game communication system to talk with your friends. It is suspicious if you want to avoid standard charges.
- Do not sign on to your private account (Comcast, AOL…) from internet café. For some reason, only terrorists do so.Source
: http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/coad/documen...Hobby shop no-no's
- Never inquire about remote-controlled aircraft. Even if your son begs you to buy him one, it is better that he has a parent out of jail.
- Show interest in your hobbies. If you are interested in educating yourself, you will not seem genuine enough. You must know what are you doing and be an expert if you want to shop in Hobby stores.
- Never pay with cash. Shopping with credit cards is what Americans do. Source
: http://www.nh.gov/readynh/resources/docu...Farm supply store forbidden activities
- If you are new to the area, ask somebody local to accompany you. Being from out of town means that you are suspicious.
- Under any circumstances, do not be impatient or nervous. Even if you have to wait for two hours, keep your cool or you might end up with your head under water.
- Never inquire about farm equipment and ask questions about such suspicious details like tank sizes or spray range.
- Do not even think about inquiring about crop dusters or fuel tankers. Only terrorists buy those.
- Do not pay with cash. You know that credit card is your friend.Source
: http://agr.wa.gov/FoodSecurity/docs/Comm...Military surplus stores dead giveaways
- Do not pay with cash. Credit cards are so easier to trace.
- Keep the same style. If you first visit the store wearing jumpsuit, be sure to always wear the same jumpsuit in the future. Changing clothing is suspicious.
- If you have a missing finger or a burn mark, ask somebody else to shop for you. Missing arm or finger are terrorist recognition signs.
- Do not buy "ready to eat" meals. If you are going camping, figure something else to eat.
- Do not buy bi-pods or tri-pods for your firearms. Buying firearms is fine, as long as you do not consider buying a support for them.Source
So, there you are. I guess that it is safe to assume that some 92% of Americans can be considered guilty of at least one of these suspicious activities.
Welcome to the Brave New US. A quote from Aldous Huxley's book about dangers of strange behavior seems so fitting:
"The greater a man's talents, the greater his power to lead astray. It is better that one should suffer than that many should be corrupted. Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offense is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behavior. Murder kills only the individual-and, after all, what is an individual?
- Aldous Huxley
, Brave New World