The story of Brandon J. Raub being picked up by the FBI for posting "patriotic" things on his Facbook page and held involuntarily for a psych evaluation has been circulating the interwebs. Supposedly, some friends were concerned about his postings being rather violent and called authorities.
My immediate reaction when I read something is to start checking out as much of the story as possible with my limited resources. The first thing I noticed when I went to his Facebook page was that the first "friend" listed on the side was a Raub Brandon. Hmmm, what are the odds that he'd have a friend with a name that was the reverse of his?
I went to the Raub Brandon page and checked out his pictures and they were the same pictures that were on the Brandon J. Raub site. Pretty good chance they were the same person. What I read on the Raub Brandon site was pretty alarming. Folks, these were not "patriotic" posts as they have been called. There were direct threats to certain government agencies and many threats of violence in one form or another. Would I think this person was a danger to himself or others? Yes. I didn't take any screen shots and the postings as of this morning have been removed.
If you Google Brandon J. Raub 83,900 possibilities come up. I made it through page 10 and the sites reporting on this were an eyeopener. The first 10 pages of hits were sites that in many cases were less than savory. And not one report mentioned the Raub Brandon Facebook page. Google Raub Brandon and 331,000 hits come up. Not one of those mentioned Branden J. Raub. Well, which is it? Are we dealing with a guy named Brandon J. Raub or Raub Brandon?
Back on the 16th, I read an alarming article over at Northeast Intelligence Network, (link below) run by Douglas J. Hagmann, a private investigator who also posts at Canada Free Press. The article was sitting in my tabs as I wanted to post about it today rather than over the weekend.
In today's Wild Bill video, he will talk about the very article that alarmed me. Unlike the Brandon J. Raub story, Mr. Hagmann did copious research to verify the veracity of the claims. He seems to be satisfied that the story is legitimate.
All states have laws covering involuntary psych evaluations. Can they be used improperly? You bet they can! I witnessed one such case while still a teenager involving a nasty divorce. However, there are way more cases where lives have been saved due to intervention. Is Brandon J. Raub such a case? I'm thinking it is.
What's my message?
Trust, but verify
If you're planning a revolution, best not to post it on Facebook.
Christianity & gun owners in the crosshairs: Chilling tactic exposed
16 August 2012: If you are an outspoken Christian in America, you need to be concerned. If you are an outspoken Christian in America who happens to be a gun owner, you need to be very concerned. And if you are a Christian gun owner who disagrees with the Progressive anti-Christian agenda in America and have a platform to inform others, you better believe that you are under intense scrutiny. Sound like paranoid propaganda? Read on.
It’s one thing to say that there is a war against Christianity and an active agenda to disarm Americans, but it’s another thing altogether to watch it unfold, up close and personal. And yet another to actually document an insidious but effective tactic that is presently being used to silence and disarm Christians right here in America. In this report, I will expose a new tactic being used by the atheistic communist supporters of the Obama regime to silence Christian critics and to disarm them at the same time. read the rest