Most of these people are just...sad, but here's an example of a creep described as a "grifter" who has posed as a Navy SEAL on dating sites and who's now been busted for posing as a Victoria's Secret owner and raping a 15-year old:
Creepy grifter forced teen to have sex after*threatening to post explicit pics of her: feds* - NY Daily News
Personally I think it is wrong, fraudulent and shameful for people to do this.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I don't get it. How is this protected free speech again? We are living in a backwards world. I think the Supreme Court is ?#*&ing with us. They must laugh at us all over drinks after session.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
that differs from fraud. if someone lies about their military service, such that they then realized material benefits because of the lie, then they have engaged in fraud. that fraud remains illegal and subject to criminal prosecution
Your religion is ok, but that one over there doesn't count because it's weird/wrong in my personal opinion.
The 1st amendment doesn't have an asterix.
Last edited by Deuce; 06-29-12 at 02:14 PM.
One of you will end up here next!
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
I believe Congress just needs to do a better job of writing the bill. There has to be some gray area to exploit on this. One such way would be to make medals and the citations associated with them a For Official Use Only protected item. An explanation is below:
UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO- is primarily a Department of Defense phrase/acronym, used for documents or products which contain material which is exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act. It is treated as confidential, which means it cannot be discarded in the open trash, made available to the general public, or posted on an uncontrolled website. It can, however, be shared with individuals with a need to know the content, while still under the control of the individual possessing the document or product
From a military member point of view, this makes it much harder for me to properly wear my uniforms. The reason being that this would require all medals, ribbons, and devices that are associated with any sort of military award or accomplishment be pulled from the PX. Then, it would require a tighter hold on them by an outside agency that has some sort of military liaison (because you know it would get contracted to civilians) that knows how to read FOUO documents. It would also require personnel in isolated locations to jump through hoops to get their uniform items. It would require a new, joint service database with all awards in it so all award/device distribution centers can see if someone rates the medal they are attempting to buy. I'm sure there is a myriad of other issues I'm not thinking of as well. You know what? Thats all good with me if it keeps some dirt bag from posing.
Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger. ― Ron Paul
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