Hello Military, Veterans, families and friends of them,I'm the "owner" of this group. Actually, I have always considered you, the members, to be the owners, but since I started this group, MSNBC stuck my name on it and called me "the owner."Not too long ago, the FBI suggested hiding your profiles on social Media, because terror groups had made threats against military, veterans and their families (see link below).Until this came up, this group had been very open to anyone. They asked and I let them in. Now, this issue brings up several questions that I would like the members to discuss and help determine what we should do:
- What is the best way to determine who gets in?
- - Until this issue, anyone who was interested in Military or Veterans issues were let in. I only checked their comments to insure they were not trolls looking to cause trouble - I did not, nor do I, care if they lean left or right or are stuck in the middle. Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, independents, Torys, Labor Party (can't forget the UK or other NATO countries - even though I have no clue what their parties maybe beyond those two), etc. were all welcome. After all, those of us in the USA took an oath to protect the freedoms of individuals and Freedom of Speech, the press, etc. are all covered.
- - This had as much to do with helping the group grow as anything, but now........
- - This issue had not even crossed my mind until someone with an Islamic name asked to become a member
- - Not being racist here, just overly cautious - better safe then sorry
- - I will also bring this up to the Newsvine crew
2. Is there anyone willing to help act as an assistant admin
- - I have not been active on newsvine for some time. I still get the request for membership and on occasion I will check to see how the group is going. An Assistant would simply get notices if I'm not here (do not respond timely).
Drop your comments below and let's see if we can come up with a solution that is acceptable to the majority, while helping maintain a safe environment!Thanks! USAFVEThttp://abcnews.go.com/International/isis-threat-home-fbi-warns-us-military-social/story?id=27270662