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(SacBee)   Obama administration rushing to implement 'insider threat program' which makes anybody talking to news outlets guilty of espiona...BRB, somebody's at the window   (sacbee.com ) divider line
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2013-06-21 09:46:33 AM  
"As part of the initiative, Obama ordered greater protection for whistle-blowers who use the proper internal channels to report official waste, fraud and abuse[...]"

AhahahahahahahahahahahHhHhHhahahahahahahahahahahahHahahahahHah.

Hah.
 
2013-06-21 10:00:04 AM  
So, if you leak to the press that your boss at a mid-level branch of the Department of Agriculture is using Federal dollars to buy himself shiny new toys, you could go to jail?

Is that what they're saying here?
 
2013-06-21 10:21:27 AM  
What happens in the government stays in the government.  It's not like they have to be accountable to ordinary citizens or anything.
 
2013-06-21 10:37:46 AM  
www.voraciousrationalist.com

Why didn't I think of that
 
2013-06-21 10:39:03 AM  
Obvious tag trumps Scary tag.  Wonderful.
 
2013-06-21 10:39:44 AM  
"Leaks related to national security can put people at risk," Obama said on May 16 in defending criminal investigations into leaks. "They can put men and women in uniform that I've sent into the battlefield at risk. They can put some of our intelligence officers, who are in various, dangerous situations that are easily compromised, at risk. . . . So I make no apologies, and I don't think the American people would expect me as commander in chief not to be concerned about information that might compromise their missions or might get them killed."

then the onus should be on the government to draw a clear and direct line from the information that was leaked and american soldiers at risk of being killed.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/20/5512354/obamas-crackdown-views-leaks - as.html#storylink=cpy
 
2013-06-21 10:41:11 AM  
lonelyconservative.com
 
2013-06-21 10:42:17 AM  
I see someone hasn't brushed up on the definition of "transparent" lately.
 
2013-06-21 10:42:32 AM  

xanadian: So, if you leak to the press that your boss at a mid-level branch of the Department of Agriculture is using Federal dollars to buy himself shiny new toys, you could go to jail?

Is that what they're saying here?


that is what they are saying here.
We don't want to look like russia.
With all the KNOWN bribery
 
2013-06-21 10:46:56 AM  

vudukungfu: xanadian: So, if you leak to the press that your boss at a mid-level branch of the Department of Agriculture is using Federal dollars to buy himself shiny new toys, you could go to jail?

Is that what they're saying here?

that is what they are saying here.
We don't want to look like russia.
With all the KNOWN bribery


No, of course not, we want to be China.
 
2013-06-21 10:48:18 AM  

Begoggle: [lonelyconservative.com image 576x433]


How could I? Your legacy lives on.
 
2013-06-21 10:48:38 AM  
I really like this administration and everything they are doing.
They are truly the best.
 
2013-06-21 10:57:12 AM  
Anyway, Obama is totally wrong. Anyone anywhere should be able to publish anything anytime anywhere no matter the consequences. That would be better. Troop locations, attacks on bin Laden,blueprints for our most advanced weapons, keys to the nuclear silos,  everything ought to be constantly updated on twitter. Passwords are stupid too.

Grow up.
 
2013-06-21 11:00:46 AM  

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Anyway, Obama is totally wrong. Anyone anywhere should be able to publish anything anytime anywhere no matter the consequences. That would be better. Troop locations, attacks on bin Laden,blueprints for our most advanced weapons, keys to the nuclear silos,  everything ought to be constantly updated on twitter. Passwords are stupid too.

Grow up.


oh man, reductio ad absurdum is totally the best way to approach a complicated ethical dilemma! now that' i've grown up, you and i should team up and turn your post into a late 2000's south park script!
 
2013-06-21 11:05:03 AM  

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Anyway, Obama is totally wrong. Anyone anywhere should be able to publish anything anytime anywhere no matter the consequences. That would be better. Troop locations, attacks on bin Laden,blueprints for our most advanced weapons, keys to the nuclear silos,  everything ought to be constantly updated on twitter. Passwords are stupid too.

Grow up.


Wow did it take you long to collect up all that straw?
 
2013-06-21 11:16:14 AM  
img.fark.net

Gracias, People's Cube.
 
2013-06-21 11:27:10 AM  

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Anyway, Obama is totally wrong. Anyone anywhere should be able to publish anything anytime anywhere no matter the consequences. That would be better. Troop locations, attacks on bin Laden,blueprints for our most advanced weapons, keys to the nuclear silos,  everything ought to be constantly updated on twitter. Passwords are stupid too.

Grow up.


Translation: anything my side does is ok and justifiable. Nothing to see here citizen.
 
2013-06-21 11:40:08 AM  
Subby, make sure when those guys at the window comes in, you do not have a Samurai sword decorated on your wall.
 
2013-06-21 11:40:46 AM  

Begoggle: [lonelyconservative.com image 576x433]


No. quit asking.
 
2013-06-21 12:01:07 PM  
xanadian [TotalFark]


So, if you leak to the press that your boss at a mid-level branch of the Department of Agriculture is using Federal dollars to buy himself shiny new toys, you could go to jail?

Is that what they're saying here?

Only if they're a republican
 
2013-06-21 12:21:27 PM  
So explain the difference between Republicans ans Democrats again?
 
2013-06-21 12:37:17 PM  
AHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAH.. B B B B BUSH!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHA
Elections do have consequenses it would seem.
 
2013-06-21 01:03:46 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-21 01:12:14 PM  
Democrats have been the scummiest of scum for decades now. Unfortunately the populace has now been dumbed down to the point that they support scum.
 
2013-06-21 01:16:28 PM  
If we don't want to be embarrassed by our covert programs; maybe we shouldn't engage in covert programs that would be embarrassing if they were revealed to the world.

/ I know; silly concept
 
2013-06-21 01:26:16 PM  
'Its out bro, monkey's out of the bottle man... Pandora doesn't go back in the box he only comes out...'
 
2013-06-21 01:31:34 PM  
The Republican congress is reported to be now in Gitmo for their constant leaks to the press and domestic terrorism against the U.S.A.

/Once Bush the junior gave himself absolute power, it is really hard to get that power taken away....
//"I Barrack Obama want you, Congress, to take away this power."... Congress:"[crickets]"....
 
2013-06-21 01:53:26 PM  

stuffy: So explain the difference between Republicans ans Democrats again?


I don't know.  It seems that it is just good governance to have safeguards in place to prevent leaks of classified information.  What really is important is, 1. what is classified, and 2. how the safeguards are being used or abused in actual practice.  The only thing that I saw in this article that raised eyebrows is that there is some (unspecified) documentation of these programs being used to prosecute leakers of un-classified documents.  That sounds like an abuse of the program.

Note also that this is just a formalization of programs that have already been in place, via executive order.

The strengthening of protections for official whistleblower paths seems an appropriate action, also, in light of the extra emphasis on preventing unlawful releases.

Mostly, this seems to be the sort of news article that wouldn't normally be of much interest, except in juxtaposition to the Snowden leaks, it easily feeds into the "Obama as police state tyrant" meme.
 
2013-06-21 02:24:24 PM  
sheep snorter

/Once Bush the junior gave himself absolute power, derpity derpity derp...

Which explains why he's still in office, and the Haliburton-Death-Star's destruction of Alderaan.
 
2013-06-21 02:34:22 PM  
Hey subby, I can see your house from here.   Looks like you have company.
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-21 03:16:56 PM  

TheGogmagog: Hey subby, I can see your house from here.   Looks like you have company.
[img.fark.net image 271x180]


LoL

OnlyM3: sheep snorter

/Once Bush the junior gave himself absolute power, derpity derpity derp...
Which explains why he's still in office, and the Haliburton-Death-Star's destruction of Alderaan.


Obama's newly constructed DHS reminds me of the Death Star.

Just sayin...
 
2013-06-21 04:23:03 PM  
It is kind of funny watching all those leftist twist their logic and ignore reality just so they can insist that Obama is such a nice trustworthy guy.
 
2013-06-21 06:00:58 PM  

stuffy: So explain the difference between Republicans ans Democrats again?


Gay marriage.  That's about it.
 
2013-06-21 07:15:19 PM  
More Transparency.
 
2013-06-21 09:39:48 PM  

bobrktb: More Transparency.


It is transparent, we are clearly farked!
 
2013-06-22 12:36:03 AM  
So people going through a divorce or in financial trouble are security risks?  Hire wealthy Saudis who marry for life; problem solved.
 
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