A little secret about Obama's transparency

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posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 09:30 PM
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A little secret about Obama's transparency


www.latimes.com

The current administration, challenged by the president to be the most open, is now denying more Freedom of Information Act requests than Bush did.

One of the exemptions allowed to deny Freedom of Information requests has been used by the Obama administration 70,779 times in its first year; the same exemption was used 47,395 times in Bush's final budget year.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 09:30 PM
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Transparency and openness were so important to the new president that on his first full day in office, he dispatched a much-publicized memo saying: "All agencies should adopt a presumption in favor of disclosure, in order to renew their commitment to the principles embodied in FOIA, and to usher in a new era of open government. The presumption of disclosure should be applied to all decisions involving FOIA."

Yet now were flashing back to the cold war era...
Makes me wonder what there hiding now?

www.latimes.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 09:37 PM
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Why am i not surprised?

Obama is just another sham in a long line of shams.



posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 09:39 PM
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Well to be honest when he was campaigning and even the first couple of months in office, I would always laugh when he started on this rigamaroll of unprecedented transparency, and favoring the FOIA requests. When he stepped into office, he was told about his "transparency" and briefed on things that his predescessors were. It is one thing to be a freshman senator with all the high hopes of opening up a fairly secretive gov't, it is a whole other can of worms to get to the highest elected position in the land and make good on that. Between the established MIC and his own policy advisors he can't release anything but mundane data. MIC isn't gonna allow thier secrets out and his advisors "plans" aren't going to be brought into the light so there you have his "transparency".



posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 09:43 PM
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Yep its this kind of stuff that makes me feel.more and more that I was duped into voting for Obama. Outside a few tax breaks for kids and first time homebuyers he has continued the bush policies. Big handouts to big business, executive kill orders with drones, and not trying terrorists. For some reason I expected him to do the right thing no matter what like JFK sadly I was mistaken and he is a puppet.


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posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 10:12 PM
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This should be interesting. It was sent to me and though the first part was familiar, the second one really caught my attention!

How many zeros in a billion?

This is too true to be funny.

The next time you hear a politician use the
word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about
whether you want the 'politicians' spending
YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
but one advertising agency did a good job of
putting that figure into some perspective in
one of it's releases.

A.
A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age..

D.
A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E.
A billion dollars ago was only
8 hours and 20 minutes,
at the rate our government
is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain...
let's take a look at New Orleans ..
It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division.

Louisiana Senator,
Mary Landrieu (D)
is presently askingCongress for
250 BILLION DOLLARS
to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...
what does it mean?
A.
Well... if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman, and child)
you each get$516,528.

B.
Or... if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.

C.
Or... if you are a family of four...
your family gets$2,066,012.

Washington , D. C

HELLO!
Are all your calculators broken??

Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax (Fed)
Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration T ax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
(And to think, we left British Rule to avoid so many taxes)

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...
and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt...
We had the largest middle class in the world...
and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened?
Can you spell 'politicians!'

And I still have to
press '1'
for English.

I hope this goes around the
U S A
at least a BILLION times!


This is the way I View this President. He must have had a really bad head trip, because he is now the first {Not only African-American} president, Commader and Chief to totally disrupt every simple thing of importance to our stability. Even after 9/11 he has managed to really get the under wear in a bunch "So-To-Speak".
I weep for our Nation, now divided by nothing short of the very thing that was suppose to keep us from such thing's as tyranny and big government leaning towards Marxs and Mao ideologies.
Call me "DUMMIE" if you want, but it is too late all ready.



posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 10:18 PM
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Obama says he will veto intelligence bill if too transparent March 18, 2010



President Obama warned House Democrats this week that he will veto the intelligence authorization bill if it includes provisions intended to increase transparency within the CIA, The Hill reported. It is the second time the White House has told the House Intelligence Committee that it will not support a version of the legislation that increases Congressional oversight of intelligence activities. The current draft of the bill would give the Government Accountability Office greater authority to review intelligence operations, require the executive branch to provide information about intelligence activities to the full House and Senate Intelligence committees and lay the groundwork for videotaping the interrogation of detainees in CIA custody.


www.rcfp.org...

Another article of interest in relation to the thread. You mean we can't let the American public know what is really going on? Oh, ok.



posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 10:37 PM
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there is one thing i wonder about obama ... is he just a patsy or hes so smart to try and play elites game to get something on them and untill then he will play a role of bad president...


its a long shoot but it boggles me ... future will show ..



posted on Mar, 20 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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Also on his 1st day in office he signed an executive order that permanantly locked up all records pertaining to him. Those included his birth record, medical records, draft registration information, and college records



posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 12:32 AM
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Yeah it boggles me too. From the start, I've always wonder if he could be the kind of puppet to cut the strings.

The truth is, that he's gonna need more than Intelligence to accomplish half of his goals. You just don't come in a secret click like a novice and expect to change the rules. He ought to know that he is playing with fire with both the puppeteers and the people. There are already those who want to "hang" him regardless, but he doesn't seem to be afraid to piss off his own base either and yet, keep going on like he had some magic tricks up his sleeves.

It's just too strange how he is setting himself up for crucifixion.



posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 12:36 AM
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I am starting to think Obama and his regime are rating their openness factor on past totalitarian regimes, which is what they are definitely working towards by their actions.



posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 12:45 AM
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Not to go off topic, but...
Here's a link that you may have seen before, maybe not.


What a Trillion $$'s looks like.



posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 12:58 AM
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I have voted in six Presidential elections in my life.
With the exception of Reagan ('88) and Paul ('08) I have been burned every single time, and I'm not entirely sure on that Reagan thing.

I am an angry goat.



[edit on 21-3-2010 by Oaktree]

[edit on 21-3-2010 by Oaktree]



posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 01:07 AM
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Well if you think about it, JFK was gonna try and get around the Elite's rule.....I don't think Obama has the backbone. If he does he will get my vote next go round.



posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 06:30 AM
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Originally posted by ventian
reply to post by reassor
 


Well if you think about it, JFK was gonna try and get around the Elite's rule.....I don't think Obama has the backbone. If he does he will get my vote next go round.


Remember too... one of the most popular theories as to why JFK was killed
Is that he was about to disclose something big....

the same fate might befall Obama if he dares

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posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 06:40 AM
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I already figured all this out, its George bush all over again, only, secretly amplified. This is a PERFECT time throughout today, somehow, for otehrs to smear this knida stuff to their senators, congressman, get it out ot as many american tax paying citizens as possible, to help crush the health reform bill..so people will see a liar has arranged this reform at thier expense...



posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 07:26 AM
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Keep in mind I too voted for him
But from day one I had no doubt Obama was well entrenched with the "Good Ole Boys" that control Washington. After all he wouldn’t have been nominated if he wasn’t...

Still I had hoped things would get better, fresh blood and different perspective, new ideas... seems what we got was more of the same...



posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 07:53 AM
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Looks like Obama now knows why Bush couldn't follow up with any of his promises. I would not put the blame on Obama. It is kind of hard making decisions when you constantly get people with big money strong arming you.

You guys should all know by now that presidents can't use their full powers.
Every change made will effect someone in some way. So they choose the easier route and side with powerful people. You could step on many citizens toes and get away with it, but step on one corporate giant and you get your rear end fed to you.

Obama simply chooses not to go against people more powerful than he is. That is what every president is going to do.



posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 07:57 AM
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Originally posted by reassor
there is one thing i wonder about obama ... is he just a patsy or hes so smart to try and play elites game to get something on them and untill then he will play a role of bad president...


its a long shoot but it boggles me ... future will show ..


Yea, it's pretty twisted.



posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 07:58 AM
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Still I had hoped things would get better, fresh blood and different perspective, new ideas... seems what we got was more of the same...



Daddy, he was from Chicago, and did you know who his friends were?





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