Okay so as some of you know I have recently been inducted into the FBI's "People of interest" category. It happened like this: I was flying back home from BC, Canada to San Fran. My border crossing was in Seattle Tacoma International Airport. I made it through Immigrations just fine, but when I got to Customs I was met by a glassy eyed customs agent who asked polietly to come with him. I was polite, and kinda always liked this, because it gave me something to do for the next few minutes, as I had a 3.5 hour layover in Seattle. They asked me their standard questions, and then started to ask me about backpack, or what I was doing up in BC. Then they asked me whether or not I was ever in the military. My back pack looks like this: I said honestly that "No, I have never been in the Military" "Are you trying to escape active duty? or go AWOL?" I replied that "Would be quite the trick as I could not go AWOL if I had never signed up" This shut them up about the pack for a little while. Then they asked if they could search my computer. Well this is where I went wrong. I said yes, thinking they were going to screen it for a bomb and toxins like they used to, but no, the agent took my computer and said he would be back in about five to ten minutes. Now 45 minutes later one of the guards came and took me into one of those little rooms and left me there for the next 2 hours. They ignored my questions about why I was being held, and what they wanted with me and my computer. As I am taking my nap (nothing better to do in a room with no windows or natural light) I hear the door open, and in comes a very portly lady, with a even more porky feller behind her, and hiding behind the porker was a smart looking smaller guy who mightt have been the lightest of the 3 at an even 220. My first thought was "Oh &%$^, I am going to gitmo, these are Feddies" and sure enough, they were the local field agents for the FBI "Counter Terrorism Taskforce". They introduced themselves and were VERY friendly and courtious people. They realised that they had just driven an hour and a half through seattles Rush hour traffic to poke some college student who had randome pictures on his computer. I am not going to say what pictures they were, as it would ID me to them (if they dont know who I am already), but needles to say they were rather interseting pictures, but I had honestly never seen them before in my life. Then their interest turned to me and my "Connections" with "Hard leaning survivalist groups, or malitias" I said I had no such connections and that I was only intersted in this as an academic study. Of course they didn't believe me, but they went on anyways. They said that the FBI pays very handsomely for information about possible "Domestic 'Insurgents'" And "Internal Freedom Fighters". They said not to worry as the FBI pays their 'Sources' well and protects them to keep using them. The Sources part they stressed alot, to make sure that I knew I wasn't "Ratting" or "Informing" on my friends, just letting the government know that i think something might be up. Of Course they took my name, number, adress, passport number EVERYTHING IN MY WALLET! and made copies of it all. They also told me that alot of the information on my computer was a "Grey area" and that it would be safer for me to not have that information with me at all. I just shut up at that point, because I either wanted to be charged with something or just go to try and catch my flight and go home. Well in the end they let me go, and told me to be careful. Also to remember that if I hear anything to let them know. That was my fun little run in with the FBI. Now thats a fairly disjointed string of thoughts, I'll probably end up re editing later. Time for sleep.