Disclosure of Personal info for LDRS 28

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madsen

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As I waondered thru the LDRS 28 website--I was shocked to see all of the personal info available on the participants. Not only do they list the participants--they give their home state and club affiliation. That should be enough to let any bad guy figure out your home address. I am not attending LDRS 28--but if I was--I would cancel--and demand a refund. If I was a bad guy--I would visit your house while you were away, kidnap your kids--and make your wife learn how to play the violin. I love computers, I love the internet--but for some reason--people have a need to post an excessive amount of information that is not necessary. I see no benefit to posting this information--but I see lots of potential problems. Let us say that bad guy "A" goes to the website-learns that you will be out of town--goes to your house--kills your family--guess who gets a lawsuit.

Just remember: Just because you are paranoid--that does not mean that they are not out to get you. In view of the information that has been released in the past 48 hours regarding Jano and the DHS--I am ready to take off. I am a vet, I do not care too much for abortion, I am against illegal immegration--and I believe in the second admendment. I guess that means that I am a right wing nut. If they ever find out that I am into rocketry--I am done.
 
On the special projects page all of that information was volunteered. IIRC you have to fill out a form with full knowledge that all of that info will be posted on the web site. My point is that I seriously doubt someone anyone would successfully be able to pull off a lawsuit against the TRA or the clubs hosting LDRS over something like you mentioned.

-Dave
 
Thank you for that information. I was unaware of that. Based on what you have said--my fears were unfounded. (wrong again!)
 
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oh come on, you really are kidding me. You really think a crook is watching the net to find out when you are going to LDRS? More than likely he is already watching you and your house, he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you are away at work......kinda like Santa Clause.
I really don't think that posting your home city and club is really that big of a deal. If it posted your address and phone #, then yes.
 
oh come on, you really are kidding me. You really think a crook is watching the net to find out when you are going to LDRS?

Yes. I do. I told you I was paranoid. Every time I attend a secret meeting to overthrow the government of the United States--I get concerned. I look to see if anyone is following me. Do not forget--as a veteran--I am number one on the DHS hit list.
 
Yes. I do. I told you I was paranoid. Every time I attend a secret meeting to overthrow the government of the United States--I get concerned. I look to see if anyone is following me. Do not forget--as a veteran--I am number one on the DHS hit list.

Wow I assume you all have the secret decoder ring and tin foil hat to protect yourself against the alien death rays as well :):p
 
Wow I assume you all have the secret decoder ring and tin foil hat to protect yourself against the alien death rays as well :):p

I do have my secret decoder ring (Sugar Smacks)--but we in the "movement" have decided that the tin foil hats do not work. The "dangerous" religious folks in Waco were wearing their tin foil hats when they were roasted alive. I guess a tin foil hat will not protect you from a tank--but they sure look cool. (When I was a kid--I had a WWI army helmet--steel with a big brim. In recent years, I have had a number of rockets--some 7 and 8 feet tall--that had ejection failure--and come in hot and heavy, miss me by a few feet. If it did not make me look like such a dork or at least dorkier than normal--I would go to a army-navy surplus store--and buiy one)
 
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Yes. I do. I told you I was paranoid. Every time I attend a secret meeting to overthrow the government of the United States--I get concerned. I look to see if anyone is following me. Do not forget--as a veteran--I am number one on the DHS hit list.

You are so 1970's!! They don't follow you any more, they have satellites that does the dirty work, and drone aircraft armed with missles ready to take you out when the "boss" says so. :p
 
There was a myth going around a while back saying that crooks were scouting the carousels at airports reading luggage tags to get addresses of unoccupied homes. I even heard a local TV station repeat the story and warn you not to put tags on your luggage.

If you think about, however, you'll see a lot of problems with that idea. First of all, wouldn't it be easier for a crook to just drive around and look for empty houses? Also, just because your address is on luggage at the airport doesn't mean your home is unoccupied.

The same things apply to addresses posted on the LDRS web site.

-- Roger
 
There was a myth going around a while back saying that crooks were scouting the carousels at airports reading luggage tags to get addresses of unoccupied homes.

Wow--that is a good one. I will try that. Thanks for the tip.

To be slightly more serious--in my life, there have times that I did extensive traveling for my employer--and my wife would be home alone with small kids. I would not have felt comfortable if my travel schedule and home address were accessable to anyone on the internet. To me, that is just common sense--why look for trouble. For many years our club posted the name and address of all club members on the club website. That policy was discontinued a few years ago when security issues were raised. I was told some homes were broken into--but who knows?
 
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