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A British teenager who sent an email to the White House calling President Obama an obscenity was banned from America for life, The Sun reported Monday.

The FBI asked local cops to tell college student Luke Angel, 17, his drunken insult was "unacceptable."

Angel said he fired off a single email criticizing the U.S. government after seeing a TV program about the 9/11 attacks.

He said, "I don't remember exactly what I wrote as I was drunk. But I think I called Barack Obama a p***k. It was silly -- the sort of thing you do when you're a teenager and have had a few."

Angel, of Bedford, in central England, said it was "a bit extreme" for the FBI to act. "The police came and took my picture and told me I was banned from America forever. I don't really care but my parents aren't very happy."

A Bedford Police spokesman confirmed they had spoken to Angel about the email. Officers will take no criminal action.

Joanne Ferreira, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said there are about 60 reasons a person can be barred from visiting America.

She said, "We are prohibited from discussing specific cases."
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obama sure has a thin skin banning a kid for life for calling him a prick! GIVE ME A FRIGGIN BREAK! I wonder what would happen to the people who live in this country that call him names everyday...........
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I think he called Obama a "prank"...
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This just proves his point. Obama IS a thin-skinned, narcissistic prick who thinks he knows better than those around him. The sooner he is out of office, the better.
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This just proves his point. Obama IS a thin-skinned, narcissistic prick who thinks he knows better than those around him. The sooner he is out of office, the better.
Probably has nothing to do with Obama. The FBI has to take threats to the president seriously. That's standard procedure.

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A Beds Police spokesman said: "The individual sent an email to the White House full of abusive and threatening language. We were informed by the Metropolitan Police and went to see him. He said, 'Oh dear, it was me'."

Ironically this sort of reminds me of the Marcia Powell thread where people kept saying - lets wait for the facts to come in before rushing to judgement.

Funny that.
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Teenager, drinking. Sends hot and nasty email to President of country not his own.

Alphabet soup agencies permenantly ban teenager from entering country.

Teenager = stupid
Agencies = stupid and then some.

Answer: You can't fix stupid.
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Probably has nothing to do with Obama. The FBI has to take threats to the president seriously. That's standard procedure.


Calling a prick a prick, is not a threat. It is an opinion. I would think that burning effigies of a president would be more of a threat.

Besides, if they questioned or arrested every person who said they didn't like Obama or thought he was a piece of shiite, then they would have to detain more than 1/2 of this country.
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Calling a prick a prick, is not a threat. It is an opinion. I would think that burning effigies of a president would be more of a threat.

Besides, if they questioned or arrested every person who said they didn't like Obama or thought he was a piece of shiite, then they would have to detain more than 1/2 of this country.
The article is limited in what it says but it indicates threatening language was used. That's not just calling a person a "prick".

What ever happened to waiting til the facts are in?
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The article is limited in what it says but it indicates threatening language was used. That's not just calling a person a "prick".

What ever happened to waiting til the facts are in?
I was responding to your comment that the teen made a threat, so yes, maybe you should wait until the facts are in.
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I was responding to your comment that the teen made a threat, so yes, maybe you should wait until the facts are in.
Maybe when you can present the full text of the e-mail? The only info you provide is that he called Obama a prick, which is by the account of the teenager who claims he can't even remember what he wrote (aside of the aforementioned insult). Without the full contents of the e-mail, there is no way to determine if it was threatening or not, or that he was banned simply for insulting Obama.

I think that's what Coyote was trying to convey, but I think you had some difficulties understanding him,
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Probably has nothing to do with Obama. The FBI has to take threats to the president seriously. That's standard procedure.




Ironically this sort of reminds me of the Marcia Powell thread where people kept saying - lets wait for the facts to come in before rushing to judgement.

Funny that.
I'd have to see the email to be sure, but from the kids testimony, it sounds like it was an insult, not a threat.
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