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Most Transparent Administration Ever Makes Effective Reporting from Gulf a Felony
newsbusters ^ | 7/12/10 | Lachlan Markay

Posted on 07/12/2010 2:56:42 PM PDT by Nachum

Effectively reporting on the Gulf oil spill is now a Class D felony, punishable by a fine of up to $40,000. That's right, the most transparent administration in history has made it a felony, effective July 1, to get within 65 feet of what the Coast Guard determines are essential recovery efforts. According to Anderson Cooper, officials tried to up that number to 300 feet. Cooper, who claimed federal officials prevented CNN on two occasions from taking photographs in the gulf, seemed frustrated when he reported on the new laws the day they went into effect.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: administration; felony; reporting; transparent

1 posted on 07/12/2010 2:56:44 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum; All
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2 posted on 07/12/2010 2:58:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


3 posted on 07/12/2010 2:58:21 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

http://www.nachumlist.com/bp.htm


4 posted on 07/12/2010 2:58:55 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Ol Coop is oinkin from the boinkin!


5 posted on 07/12/2010 3:00:26 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Nachum

....the greatest joke of a so-called presidential administration in US history....


6 posted on 07/12/2010 3:05:38 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Always Independent
Recklessly desperate, yet confident in the abiding collusion that the MSM will provide in covering up the real picture of what's happening in the gulf to the rest of the American public.

If this man stays in control, he will soon not even bother with using some law, regulation or rule as a pretext for preventing whatever. He will just secretly declare it by fiat and have his henchmen (his personal Gestapo) enforce it. Laws and consequences mean nothing to him because he is the law now.

7 posted on 07/12/2010 3:07:24 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: cranked

“....the greatest joke of a so-called presidential administration in US history....”

Yeah...I never thought I would see the “most ethical White House in history” record fall, but there it goes....


8 posted on 07/12/2010 3:07:40 PM PDT by jessduntno (A-Stan: "illiterate peasants in caves, ruled by "warlords" ... not a target for "nation building.")
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To: Nachum

He’s transparent all right. We see right through him. Straight through to his constitution-hating Marxist soul.


9 posted on 07/12/2010 3:08:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Nachum

We’ve always got satellite.


10 posted on 07/12/2010 3:08:47 PM PDT by CodeToad ("Idiocracy" is not just a movie.)
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To: Gaffer

“He will just secretly declare it by fiat and have his henchmen (his personal Gestapo) enforce it.”

Sounds like a facsist to me.


11 posted on 07/12/2010 3:13:35 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Spok

He’s a little bit of all the ‘ists’ rolled up into one mass of hateful Muslim anger. He used (and uses) aspects of all the ‘ists’ to get and maintain power. He will finally decide and realize that he doesn’t need the subterfuge, and he will just out-and-out consolidate (seize) control completely. Then he’s just another IDI Amin or similar.


12 posted on 07/12/2010 3:16:46 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: All

ping for later


13 posted on 07/12/2010 3:17:01 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: Nachum
Modern American Liberals believe in freedom of speech only for liberal ideas.

Like many things, this administration promised everything to everyone, even if they contradicted themselves on the campaign trail. “Transparency” was a popular buzz word at the time, so they threw that around too. When Iraq was uncool he said he would leave. When GITMO was uncool, he said he would close it........... All this guy did to win the highest office of the land was take every theme out there that was popular and say he supports it, and doesn't support anything unpopular. He essentially promised everyone everything from free college, health care, more money for AIDS research, more spending on science, education, all while cutting taxes on the middle class..... bla bla bla. He was for gun rights, and against them, for abortion, but against it, he though people that are religious are great and stupid, he thinks highly and less of small towns and fly over America all at the same time. Promise it all, take the side that 50.01% likes on all issues, and string together every buzz word known to man. Obama is the first regenerative, sustainable, green, organic, gender and orientation diverse, holistic, transparent, peace, love, happiness, hope, change, nuance, secular, religious, post racial, black, patriotic American, supra/international, bipartisan, President. If there was a buzzword, they used it. Of course "transparency" found it's way in there too.

Do you really think they will lower the taxes for the middle class? Reduce our deficit by half within a few years?........... lol Promise ANYTHING! Was it really even remotely possible to close GITMO and cut out from Iraq within a year without causing mayhem? Just throw some crap out there that sounds good and shows you have a plan.

The sad thing is that it worked, and no one, including the so called watch dog media asked if the positions and speeches of presidential candidate Obama even remotely appeared feasible. What does it say about an electorate if they vote for someone blatantly telling them lies but because they like what they hear, even if far removed from reality, they elect the guy?

The only question I really have is if America is smart enough to smell the rat and get pissed off about the lies they were sold by this used car salesman. The fact that he won't deliver, the fact that things are in a grotesque way getting worse economically, in national security, even socially, will it be reflected in the elections of 2010 and 2012, or will a pretty speech, a cool girl singing a song on Youtube, endorsements by Oprah and race trump all? Let's see.

14 posted on 07/12/2010 3:25:47 PM PDT by Red6 (IMHO)
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To: Red6

“Modern American Liberals believe in freedom of speech only for liberal ideas.”

They ARE consistent buggerers...


15 posted on 07/12/2010 3:43:01 PM PDT by jessduntno (Leftists don't hate guns...they love guns...when they control them...120 million dead. So far...)
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To: jessduntno

They ARE consistent buggerers...

Did I say buggerers? I meant...never mind.


16 posted on 07/12/2010 3:46:51 PM PDT by jessduntno (Leftists don't hate guns, they love them. When they control them. 120,000,000 dead so far!)
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To: Nachum

So how do you dimitted Marxist in the media like Marxism now?


17 posted on 07/12/2010 3:47:12 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: Nachum
I can imagine that it is hard to get much done with all the people who consider themselves part of the media inserting themselves into the recovery efforts in generally unproductive ways.

They do need to have some authority to demand those not directly involved in the recovery effort not get in the way, or all the different activists wanting to make this the issue that puts them on the map may very well significantly hamper the effort.

300 feet does sound a bit far. 65 feet seems more reasonable. A little closer might be better, but it may also make it difficult to move people and resources around if they can't create some buffer.

I guess they will need to set up some tripods and telephoto lenses. 65 feet really isn't all that far for pictures and video. Makes it harder to pick up audio.

18 posted on 07/12/2010 4:01:05 PM PDT by untrained skeptic
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To: Nachum

When you sleep with dogs you get fleas. And, furthermore, when you sleep with a liar you are going to get lies. The media chose to support this abomination of an administration.


19 posted on 07/12/2010 4:05:00 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: musicman

“Never murder your opponent when he is committing suicide.”
~ W. Churchill.


20 posted on 07/12/2010 4:33:44 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Remember, guys, the enemy is to the left and the middle.)
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To: Nachum

21 posted on 07/12/2010 4:57:46 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com (We are done electing disappointing compromisers.)
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To: B4Ranch
Muttley Laugh
22 posted on 07/12/2010 6:31:55 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum; Tax-chick; Anoreth; mizuki san; LibreOuMort; NicknamedBob; Monkey Face
That's right, the most transparent administration in history has made it a felony, effective July 1, to get within 65 feet of what the Coast Guard determines are essential recovery efforts.

Greenpeace take notice, a precedent has been set.

But let's be blunt; 65 feet, 23 yards, isn't much. FELONY? I take complete issue with that, but as a hobby photographer even my little 6MB pocket camera (the one I have pretty with me much all the time) would get all the photos I'd need to antagonize this administration.

Even without its silly little 3x optical zoom.

This issue looks more like a non-interference issue, because it really doesn't restrict photographers. There may be something else involved but I don't know what it is.

Is Al-Qaida planning to attack CG ships?? They might have to deal with Anoreth and in such a battle I'd bet all on Anoreth.

23 posted on 07/12/2010 6:40:09 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Nachum
Must be
24 posted on 07/12/2010 8:45:57 PM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: sionnsar

Think of the photographers pursuing Princess Di, *smash*. 65 feet is across the street to the crazy cat lady’s house, and that’s pretty close to a boat working with heavy equipment. It’s certainly not going to prevent someone with a real camera, as opposed to my pocket Nikon, from taking pictures. It might prevent a collision, injuries, deaths.

Anoreth says they’ve practiced “small boat attack” drill in the Pacific. I would not discount the possibility of enviro-radicals attacking or attempting to disrupt operations in the Gulf of Mexico.


25 posted on 07/13/2010 3:14:21 AM PDT by Tax-chick (We made a proactive decision to postpone the originally scheduled nightlife activities.)
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