FBI Issues Alert Against Almanac Carriers

Thucydides

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By TED BRIDIS, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The FBI is warning police nationwide to be alert for people carrying almanacs, cautioning that the popular reference books covering everything from abbreviations to weather trends could be used for terrorist planning.

In a bulletin sent Christmas Eve to about 18,000 police organizations, the FBI said terrorists may use almanacs "to assist with target selection and pre-operational planning."

It urged officers to watch during searches, traffic stops and other investigations for anyone carrying almanacs, especially if the books are annotated in suspicious ways.

"The practice of researching potential targets is consistent with known methods of al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations that seek to maximize the likelihood of operational success through careful planning," the FBI wrote.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the bulletin this week and verified its authenticity.
 

bigbutnottoo

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This makes me want to go out on the town with my almanac.
 

Thucydides

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Just the one? :)
 

PirateSteve

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I'm going to go out and buy a bunch. Then they can have the fun of tracking my purchases, and stopping me for carrying - Possession of a Terrorist Manifesto. Oh, I'll take one out from the Library too. And I am going to write Almanac here, so they can enjoy intercepting and reading my post (hi!) And since I have a beard, I fit the profile too. Think of the joy I can bring to our nations hard working jack booted thugs this holiday season!

I can't believe my country has come to this. We are now officially the laughingstock of the world. Idiots R US.

Oh look AcHydromaxed - it says here that this is optimal corn planting season. Osama said this would be the opportune time to unleash our biological weapons of mass destruction and destroy the infidels popcorn crop...
 

Godsize

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Good!

Hopefully soon we can start burning those damned almanacs... along with all those other wretched books too!

You smell that book-smoke? Ahh...it smells like freedom!
 

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Originally posted by Godsize
Good!

Hopefully soon we can start burning those damned almanacs... along with all those other wretched books too!

You smell that book-smoke? Ahh...it smells like freedom!

BLahahaahahah
LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO LMAO
 

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Our country is going to hell in a handbasket...I would much rather they use a picnic basket though. At least then we could get some free food out this whole ordeal.
 

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