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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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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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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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What is your President thinking today?

Statement of R. Gil Kerlikowske Director, National Drug Control Policy Remarks at Release of 2009 World Drug Report June 24, 2009 http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/news/speech09/062409_Kerlikowske.pdf “Our new fiscal year 2010 Budget proposes doubling funding for adult, juvenile and family drug court, tripling ….” Also see: where he explains that neither he nor Obama understand... more »

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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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Supreme Court just handed down Opinion on Redding. No punishment for Strip Search.

Strip search your 13 year old children in the public schools.

 

So, another weasel moment by our supreme court.

 

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/08-479.ZS.html

 

Here's what they said.

 

Yes, that was wrong to strip search a 13 year old, make her pull her undergarments away from her body. But, who cares. We hadn't clearly told you not to, so we won't punish you for doing it.

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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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Chilling Open Government -- Method Five

Scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on developers, and watch that discussion.

 

There is a screened data dump available for analysis.

 

Screening is a field listing whether your idea is on-topic. This is not a public field.

 

Read further, and you'll see that they do not want anyone to have a full dataset.

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy. ^^^^^^

 

Every name on a list, every minute under a watchful eye, every email that is recorded, every phone call that is recorded, every dollar that is spent, every plea that is made, every effort that is taxed, none will be adequate to the task of holding down the American spirit when it is deprived of liberty for one minute too long.

 

Sobi ^^^^^

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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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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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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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