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Where is Participatory? Where is Collaboration?

Who decided that this website was a proper exercise of Obama's memo? It isn't. Like it or not, demanding accountability from government is a proper use of a public forum. The fault lies with NAPA, not those who demand the birth certificate. (I am not one of those) The most minimal effort in design of this website could have saved it. There was no genuine support for the idea behind Obama's memo. The discussion... more »

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Chilling Open Government -- Method One

The OSTP Blog demands full names on the internet. This is a known security risk, and an improper request. The public is not sitting behind federal security guards. Politics is a volatile issue, it is simply unwise to put a genuine name out there. Yes, we could lie, but it weakens our credibility to demand open and honest government when we are compelled to begin with a lie. That is a setup. It isn't an accidental... more »

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Chilling Open Government -- Method Two

Rather than permitting discussion of what was presented in stage one, limit the conversation in stage two. Obama offer three concepts. Transparency, participation, collaboration. There is no proper foundation for ignoring the dominant issues presented by the people. Do not permit them to sabotage this process. It is our government. Continue to notify the White house that we await a truly open discussion, and an... more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

Kelo was an abomination - White house should support legislative correction

The judicial system tried to escape their obligation by tasking congress with failure for defining eminent domain. That was a judicial failure.

 

Now, congress fails to correct. That is a congressional failure.

 

The executive branch should support Kelo reform by use of a public posting of use:

 

Who initiated eminent domain

When

Why

Succeed Fail

What public use was made of the property.

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New Whitehouse Request for Input

Memo dated today, from Robynn Sturm, invites the public: Non-profits Companies Journalists Teachers Mothers Interested Citizens -----***IN THAT ORDER***----- ...to weigh in again. Doesn't say where, limits it to 3 ideas, apparently on how our government can explain to us how it controls our lives, for what purposes, how much it costs, etc., so on and so forth--the whole transparency sham. Obama, You need... more »

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OSTP is Funny

They have that vote up thing going on. So, here's how it works.

 

If it is popular speech, it will rise to the top like cream.

 

If it is unpopular speech, it will sink to the bottom like the disenfranchised behind it.

 

LOL

 

This is Open Government and Free Speech in the Good Ol' USA.

 

On a government site no less.

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If God is content with 10%, why should the Federal Government need more?

LOL. Repeal the 16th. Add amendment: Federal Government shall be content with a 10% sales tax, and shall apply no other taxes. Federal Government shall confine itself to its means and stay within its budget. Federal Government shall be free to petition God for extra money if they make budgeting mistakes. All, and I mean ALL excise taxes are prohibited. Obama, give back the SCHIP taxes. That was wrong, and bad.... more »

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Ten Percent to Federal Government, State, Church. No income Tax--Only Sales Tax

That adds up to 30%. That's a pretty hefty bite. If God is happy with 10%, who is the Federal Government to demand more? So: Repeal 16th Amendment: Taxing income is bad business, permits deductive manipulation for those who can afford it, demands excessive record keeping, created the demon institution known as I.R.S., and provides avenues for cheaters. Move to Sales Tax. New Amendment: Federal Government may apply... more »

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Lack of Administrative Unity on Open Government--Vigilance is Necessary

From Air Force One press briefing, June 11. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 11, 2009 PRESS GAGGLE BY DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY BILL BURTON Aboard Air Force One En route Green Bay, Wisconsin 11:10 A.M. CDT MR. BURTON: When we land the President will be greeted on arrival by Governor Doyle, Congressman... more »

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The Robust Debate is here, Obama. Not in Iran. Listen to Us. Us. Here. Now.

See Drudge.

 

Obama is excited about the robust debate in Iran. Mistake.

 

He's breaking promises faster than he made them, and this exercise in open government will be a major insult if nothing genuine comes of it.

 

A few new websites with pages for comment isn't going to get it.

 

He must answer. Or he stirs the pot and walks away. I don't think it will settle well so long as the heat is on.

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Obama Ramps up Tyranny on Smokers--Gives FDA Parental Authority

Kindly do not tread on me. Actually, delete that Kindly, how about--Do not tread on me because it is the heart of our nation. I repeat, because it is required. U.S. Citizens are not children. They are adults. Congress, the Administration, and the Judicial branch are not parents. They are employees of the U.S. Citizens. No sin taxes No prohibition Yes to the 9th Amendment which our Government ignores. And apologize... more »

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