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Old 08-17-2009, 01:49 PM
 
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what a pity, after all the effort the 'bots expended defending it on this forum.

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Following a furor over how the data would be used, the White House has shut down an electronic tip box — flag@whitehouse.gov — that was set up to receive information on “fishy” claims about President Barack Obama’s health plan.
White House disables e-tip box - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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The people have spoken once again.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:55 PM
 
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Another loss for the loser hussein obama. What a fool this guy is!
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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what a pity, after all the effort the 'bots expended defending it on this forum.



White House disables e-tip box - Mike Allen - POLITICO.com
One can only hope that Obama is getting the message that he works FOR the people of the U.S.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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Liberals see absolutely nothing wrong with collecting information on dissent (whether it's misinformation or not is irrelevant); meanwhile, those with conservative principles don't like the ever-prying eyes of government. Now that the website is shut down, it shows the power of the conservative bloc in America. Just because Obama won the election does not mean there is a mandate to creep into the lives of ordinary American's debating hot-button issues. The sad part is that liberals simply can't comprehend this.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Another blow for capitalism. They shut it down after I planned to make millions on my "We Be Bitchin', You Be Snitchin'" rap song.

"White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said at a briefing shortly after the service launched: “We're not collecting names from those e-mails. … All we're asking people to do is if they're confused about what health care reform is going to mean to them, we're happy to help clear that up for you. Nobody is keeping anybody's names.” (From the link of the original poster)

Of course this is a total half truth because the White House is required by law to keep any e-mails received.

The questions snitchers must ask themselves:

1. Do those e-mails belong to the White House or to the current White House occupant? In other words, can a subsequent administration make those snitcher names public?

2. Are you going to get hit up for a contribution to the DNC? The President's Re-election campaign?
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Another blow for capitalism. They shut it down after I planned to make millions on my "We Be Bitchin', You Be Snitchin'" rap song.

"White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said at a briefing shortly after the service launched: “We're not collecting names from those e-mails. … All we're asking people to do is if they're confused about what health care reform is going to mean to them, we're happy to help clear that up for you. Nobody is keeping anybody's names.” (From the link of the original poster)

Of course this is a total half truth because the White House is required by law to keep any e-mails received.

The questions snitchers must ask themselves:

1. Do those e-mails belong to the White House or to the current White House occupant? In other words, can a subsequent administration make those snitcher names public?

2. Are you going to get hit up for a contribution to the DNC? The President's Re-election campaign?
I'll take it a step further: Under the current law, the White House website is not subject to "archiving" - in other words, information/data collected from the "snitch line" is not required to be made available for public consumption (like emails between public servants are made available through information requests). What does that mean? It means that whatever information collected is pretty much a bastion of lawlessness and can be used for whatever purpose deemed necessary. Anyone believing that the snitching could not be used for nefarious reasons is beyond gullible.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Another blow for capitalism. They shut it down after I planned to make millions on my "We Be Bitchin', You Be Snitchin'" rap song.

"White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said at a briefing shortly after the service launched: “We're not collecting names from those e-mails. … All we're asking people to do is if they're confused about what health care reform is going to mean to them, we're happy to help clear that up for you. Nobody is keeping anybody's names.” (From the link of the original poster)

Of course this is a total half truth because the White House is required by law to keep any e-mails received.

The questions snitchers must ask themselves:

1. Do those e-mails belong to the White House or to the current White House occupant? In other words, can a subsequent administration make those snitcher names public?

2. Are you going to get hit up for a contribution to the DNC? The President's Re-election campaign?

We'll probably have to wait until President Palin is sworn in in Jan 2013 to find out who is actually on a list.
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hehe...maybe my idea of inserting p0rn and Nigerian get rich quick links along with legitimate news articles had enough followers and threw off the spam blocker
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Old 08-17-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Liberals see absolutely nothing wrong with collecting information on dissent (whether it's misinformation or not is irrelevant); meanwhile, those with conservative principles don't like the ever-prying eyes of government. Now that the website is shut down, it shows the power of the conservative bloc in America. Just because Obama won the election does not mean there is a mandate to creep into the lives of ordinary American's debating hot-button issues. The sad part is that liberals simply can't comprehend this.
Because it's for our own good. The government just wants to help.
We cannot think for ourselves or do our own research or find the truth.
We need the government to tell us how to live.
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