(@jasonnichols)

New Strategies and Techniques

Break down the barriers to Open Government positively, collaboratively, and proactively

Open government requires transformation – it must happen. However, the nature of government is to resist transformation. Therefore, the irresistible force of transformation WILL meet the immovable object of bureaucracy and resistance. If this collision is not anticipated and proactively addressed, the benefits of Open Government will be delayed, taxpayer money will be wasted, and high-profile failures will be used ...more »

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(@sobi00)

Do-It-Yourself Government

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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(@sobi00)

Do-It-Yourself Government

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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(@sobi00)

Do-It-Yourself Government

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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(@ray162)

Making Government Operations More Open

Open Letter to the Government

If you also agree with this give a thumbs up...... I am Janet Contreras, a concerned, home-grown American citizen. I am 53, and I have been a registered Democrat all of my adult life. Before the last Presidential election, I registered Republican because I no longer feel the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. I now no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views ...more »

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(@sobi00)

Do-It-Yourself Government

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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(@sobi00)

Do-It-Yourself Government

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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(@sobi00)

Do-It-Yourself Government

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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(@sobi00)

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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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(@sobi54)

Do-It-Yourself Government

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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(@longshot9999)

Public-Private Partnerships

Survey

I guess I misunderstood the purpose of this site so I only have myself to blame for feeling more depressed than excited about my experience. Depression translates into less participation of course. It would be interesting to take a survey to find out how each participant - i.e. did this experience increase or decrease the feeling that they were really participating in a dialogue that would be read by the President. ...more »

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