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September 17, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: W.H. collects Web users’ data without notice
Social-media messages go into archives

Article: Washington Times

The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama’s promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.

Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said the White House signaled that it would insist on open dealings with Internet users and, in fact, should feel obliged to disclose that it is collecting such information.

The White House has not been adequately transparent, particularly on how it makes use of new social media techniques, such as this example,” he said.

Defenders of the White House actions said the Presidential Records Act requires that the administration gather the information and that it was justified in taking the additional step of asking a private contractor to “crawl and archive” all such material. Nicholas Shapiro, a White House spokesman, declined to say when the practice began or how much the new contract would cost.

Susan Cooper, a spokeswoman for National Archives and Records Administration, said the presidential records law applies to “social media” and to public comments “received by the president or immediate staff.”

Mr. Obama signed a memo in January stating that his efforts to maintain an open government would be “unprecedented” and ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation and collaboration.”

‘Scuse me while I stand up and point out, Mr. Obama that “YOU LIE”. I’m with Joe.

An Obama campaign document on technology pledged that, as president, Mr. Obama “will strengthen privacy protections for the digital age and will harness the power of technology to hold government and business accountable for violations of personal privacy.”

In a June 5, 2008, article in PC Magazine, Mr. Obama said, “The open information platforms of the 21st century can also tempt institutions to violate the privacy of citizens. We need sensible safeguards that protect privacy in this dynamic new world.”

Oh, no, no, no, no, no. You can’t FILM ACORN without THEIR permission – while catching them providing aid and supporting underage prostitution and murder. That’s illegal! Pimping out tweens is alright with this administration, just as long as you don’t bust the nuts of those twisted “organizations” who use taxpayer money to PAY for these disgusting “programs”. The whole thing REEKS corruption. And it smells a LOT like BO. However, it’s okay for “Big Br”O”ther to collect comments, statements, and other web users’ data without their permission.

Read the “ACORN wants to SUE” bullshit here: ACORN mulls suit against Fox News: Politico

The National Legal and Policy Center, a government ethics watchdog, said archiving the sites would have a “chilling effect” on Web site users who might wish to leave comments critical of the administration.

Ken Boehm, a lawyer and chairman of the center, also disputed that the presidential records law applies, because the comments are pasted onto a third-party Web page and not official correspondence with the president.

“If the White House has nothing to hide, why is this cloaked in secrecy? Why won’t they make the dollar amount this is going to cost public?” Mr. Boehm asked. “I don’t think there is an expectation that this is being captured by the government and saved.”

Well here you go, BarryO. You can start RIGHT HERE. Sift through and collect my various posts that point out the fraud and lies you spread throughout the world. I don’t care and I’m not scared of you. In fact, you’re nothing but a weak little shit. Also, Mr. Boehm makes a very valid point. If there’s nothing to hide, why cloak it in secrecy? WHERE’S THE GOD DAMNED BIRTH CERTIFICATE YOU UNWANTED BASTARD CHILD?

But Patrice McDermott, director of OpenTheGovernment.org, called the proposal “a positive development because it demonstrates a commitment from the Obama administration to meet its obligations under the Presidential Records Act.”

“Additionally, I am encouraged to see the administration recognizing that it must find a way to handle the ever-expanding amount of data generated electronically. I hope the rest of the executive branch will learn from the president’s leadership on this issue,” Ms. McDermott said.

Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, called for congressional oversight of the practice of collecting data.

“Given the administration’s disappointing secrecy in other contexts, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee encourages Congress to conduct oversight to ensure compliance with the law, maximize transparency and protect individual privacy, Mr. Buttar said.

According to the law, the term “presidential records” means documentary materials “created or received by the president, his immediate staff or a unit or individual of the Executive Office of the President whose function is to advise and assist the president, in the course of conducting activities which relate to or have an effect upon the carrying out of the constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President.”

“It includes any documentary materials relating to the political activities of the president or members of his staff, but only if such activities relate to or have a direct effect upon the carrying out of constitutional, statutory, or other official or ceremonial duties of the President, the law says.

David Almacy, who served as President George W. Bush’s Internet director, said the Bush administration did not use the then-fledgling social-networking sites in the same manner as the Obama White House, except to upload presidential speeches onto iTunes. The White House, however, did archive comments posted to its official Web site.

Now, before you libtards get your panties in a bunch, let me clarify for you – because I know words can be confusing. I’ll make it as simple as I can so you can understand, mkay? Now follow me here; The BUSH administration DID archive comments that were posted to it’s official web site. That’s not a THIRD party site, and that’s NOT the same as collecting private data. President Bush did NOT go against The Presidential Records Act. Still following me? Personal data wasn’t stored and collected by the Bush administration.

BHussein Obama on the other hand just CAN’T stand the thought that there are MILLIONS of us, and the numbers are constantly growing, that do NOT support this shitstain. He wants to OUT the enemy. At the end of this article, I’ll post Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals”.

The proposal issued Aug. 21 calls for a contractor to “crawl and archive” social-networking Web sites where the White House maintains an official presence on seven networks: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo and Slideshare.

The collection will include the comments, tags, graphics, audio and video posted by users who don’t work for the White House.

The White House has more than 333,000 fans on Facebook, and posts updates several times a day that draw hundreds of thousands of comments, both positive and negative. The White House has more than 1 million followers on Twitter and more than 87,000 subscribers on YouTube, where more than 400 videos of the president and White House briefings are posted.

Yes, it’s fucking scary. Bush got all sorts of bullshit for “wiretapping” – but the media, and the mindless libtard drones failed to acknowledge the fact that Bush’s wiretapping was only performed on those who were suspected to have ties to radical terrorists. You know, in order to potentially SAVE AMERICAN LIVES. BHussein Obama on the other hand just wants control.

Now, for those who aren’t aware of what Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals” are – I’ll show you:

Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have. Power has always derived from two main sources, people and money. Lacking money, the Have-Nots must always build power from their own flesh and blood. A mass movement expresses itself with mass tactics. Against the finesse and sophistication of the status quo, the Have-Nots have always had to club their way.

Rule 2: Never go outside the expertise of your people. It results in confusion, fear and retreat. It also leads to a collapse in communications.

Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Here you want to cause, fear, confusion, and retreat.

Rule 4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian Church can live up to Christianity.

Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. It also infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage.

Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. If your people are not having a ball doing it, then there is something very wrong with the tactic.

Rule 7: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time, after that it becomes a ritualistic commitment, like going to church on Sunday mornings.

Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Never let up, with different tactics and actions.

Rule 9: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.

Rule 10: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.

Rule 11: If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.

Rule 12: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. You can not risk being trapped by the enemy by his sudden agreement with your demand and saying “You’re right, we don’t know what to do about this issue, now you tell us.”

Rule 13: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. As soon as you zero in and freeze your target and carry out your attack, all of the “others” come out of the woodwork very soon. They become visible by their support of the target.

You can see ALL of these “Rules” in play EVERY TIME BHussein Obama opens his cockPIEhole.

That’s right, I said it.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mountain Republic permalink
    September 17, 2009 1:45 pm

    I heard some of the audio clips of ACORN workers discussing how to go about their pimp/child prostituting activities.

    One guy was being told how he could completely finance his political campaign with money from pimping these underage girls.

    “You know, you can get a lot more money if you let them get rough(with the girls)” one scumbag said. “However you want to set it up, it’s your choice ” replied the other.

    These people are f**king sick and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    A new low has been reached in American politics, if that’s even possible.

    • September 17, 2009 2:15 pm

      I KNOW. And THESE are the people BHussein has associated himself with majority of his adult life. They’re the ones responsible for MAJORITY of his campaign – financing, “organizing”, rallying, registering, and driving voters to the polls.

      This whole thing is disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. What’s SCARY is how the media tried to ignore this – until the “ungerground” media basically FORCED them into reporting it.

  2. steve permalink
    September 17, 2009 2:33 pm

    We all know that this is a ‘transparent’ administration DangerB.
    I’m with you…I’m about as disgusted as can be with these thugs.

    • September 17, 2009 3:14 pm

      He’s just a pathological liar – and the media and his “supporters” are so blinded by the fact that he’s half black that they either DON’T give a shit or they’re too stupid to understand the severity of what we’re dealing with.

      • steve permalink
        September 17, 2009 3:26 pm

        It’s both! They don’t give a shit and they’re too stupid to realize that they’re in his sights too.

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