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Brits banned from US after Tweeting that they were going to 'destroy' the place with partying

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hiraethified
We're gonna need a bigger facepalm:

Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'.

Leigh Van Bryan, 26, was handcuffed and kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting.

The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which read: 'Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?'
Read more:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2093796/British-tourists-arrested-America-terror-charges-Twitter-jokes.html#ixzz1kyzjjPVh​
 

editor

hiraethified
Apologies if I offended you, but you did seem to have gone out of your way to have a rather pointless dig, while ignoring the actual story.
 

xes

F.O.A.D
read this yesterday, how daft are the US?

Fucking daft, that's how daft.

I'm going to send my mind to go and fiddle with Obamas underpants on his next public speach. Come get me American goverment, you fucktards. :rolleyes:
 

Miss Caphat

I want it that way
What does "referred for being a match to a one day look out" mean?
probably just what it sounds like. They put out an announcement at a particular airport(s) to "look out" for this person on the day his flight was scheduled, and finally he was spotted and reported to customs.

anyway, major facepalm moment. I'm sorry we're so dumb :(
 

Ted Striker

Foot's on the other hand
I assumed it read that they had prior reason to suspect him enough to do a thorough (or just google) search on him (and hence the tweet came up)
 

LiamO

Well-Known Member
But it's a different spelling innit? (Craic)
Yeah I know. But how many people (young people especially) spell correctly in textspeak? Actually it is far more likely to be british people (who would often use the incorrect spelling) who are most likely to get pulled.
 

krtek a houby

Share knowledge, don't weaponize it
But it's a different spelling innit? (Craic)
It's most probably an urban myth but I do recall a story from around 20 years back about a group of partyseeking lads out in the big apple asking people in bars "Where's the craic, so?" and ending up getting arrested...
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
It's most probably an urban myth but I do recall a story from around 20 years back about a group of partyseeking lads out in the big apple asking people in bars "Where's the craic, so?" and ending up getting arrested...
Considering half of Amerians claim to have Irish ancestry, unbelieveable that they'd never heard the word craic :hmm:
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
Yeah I know. But how many people (young people especially) spell correctly in textspeak? Actually it is far more likely to be british people (who would often use the incorrect spelling) who are most likely to get pulled.
Textspeak :mad::mad:
 

Minnie_the_Minx

someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox
The words deemed as being sensitive by the DHS include:

  • Illegal immigrant
  • Outbreak
  • Drill
  • Strain
  • Virus
  • Recovery
  • Deaths
  • Collapse
  • Human to animal
  • Trojan

I think everyone on Twatter should use one of the above in every single tweet and keep that lost busy for a while :D
 
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