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White House creating website for online petitions
ABC Local ^ | 9/1/11 | AP

Posted on 09/01/2011 6:57:03 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight

Edited on 09/01/2011 6:59:14 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON -- The White House is making it easier for people to press the federal government to act.

It is bringing that age-old constitutional right to petition one's government into the digital age with a new webpage, "We the People," where members of the public will be able to create and sign petitions seeking the government's action on a range of issues.


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Time to search Free Republic for any petition that has been addressed here and post it on their website.
1 posted on 09/01/2011 6:57:08 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Overwhelm the system.

That's the only plan.

2 posted on 09/01/2011 6:59:06 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Might wanna get a throwaway email and IP address first.


3 posted on 09/01/2011 7:00:55 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Oh, great...now the paid union and MoveOn.org thugs can overwhelm Obie's pet petitions with their fake signatures and get "action" on his agenda items.

Pathetic.

GOP....paging GOP!! Isn't this what our elected representatives are for????

4 posted on 09/01/2011 7:01:54 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

The White House phishing for the names and addresses of potential ‘RAT “voters”. Sign one of these petitions and Barry’s union thugs will be pounding on your door “within 30 days”.


5 posted on 09/01/2011 7:03:12 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: Larry Lucido

“Might wanna get a throwaway email and IP address first.”

Good plan. I seem to remember reading here a while ago that any communication with the WH is tracked and kept. I imagine that it will be one way Hussein will know who to come for first.


6 posted on 09/01/2011 7:03:33 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

And what are they going to do to the names and/or computers of the people who sign a petition? Is this just a Janet Napolitano attempt to get “terrorist” small-government people to turn themselves in to her office so we can be monitored and harassed?

My petitions:

Fire Eric Holder and have him investigated and tried for treason.

Fire Sotomayor and Kagan and have them both investigated and tried for treason. These gals both know Obama is an enemy combatant who got into the White House through forgery and perjury. They’ve been covering his behind in SCOTUS, which is treason - giving aid and comfort to a known enemy of the USA.


7 posted on 09/01/2011 7:05:34 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

(AP) BREAKING NEWS: The White House has announced the creation of two new jobs today and reaffirms its belief in the job market recovery. :-)


8 posted on 09/01/2011 7:06:13 AM PDT by theyreallthesame
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Does this mean we can finally petition Ubama to release his records to the public?


9 posted on 09/01/2011 7:06:51 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Overwhelm the system.

Damn straight! We’re taking this one down faster than we trashed flag@whitehouse.gov


10 posted on 09/01/2011 7:08:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
An official response is guaranteed for any petition that draws enough signatures -- 5,000 names within 30 days -- after it is reviewed by staff and the appropriate policy experts within the administration, according to White House officials who previewed the details for The Associated Press.

So, I guess a 5000 signature Freeper petition for Obama's resignation wont make the cut.

11 posted on 09/01/2011 7:10:55 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Larry Lucido

Yep. And post from a Library or somewhere else. This is more like a “Post your conservative petition or grievance and get a free IRS audit” website..


12 posted on 09/01/2011 7:12:49 AM PDT by Ribeye (Protective headwear courtesy of Reynolds Aluminum Products- Extra-cranial RF Suppression Division)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Hey, Professor You Lie! Yeah, you!

On behalf of my grandchildren’s finantial future, I petition you to resign, effective upon reading this.

Signed,
Graewoulf.


13 posted on 09/01/2011 7:14:19 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Larry Lucido

Might wanna get a throwaway email and IP address first.

I understand a throwaway email address but what is an IP address? And, after you are finished or want to get rid of your throwaway stuff, how do you do it? I’m not 100% computer savy:-(


14 posted on 09/01/2011 7:14:41 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Would 5000 Freepers sign a petition asking The Barry to step down?


15 posted on 09/01/2011 7:21:15 AM PDT by moovova
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Can we petition him to resign.....


16 posted on 09/01/2011 7:21:18 AM PDT by ken5050 (Should Christie RUN in 2012? NO!!! But he should WALK three miles every day!)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
It's just a ploy to collect the names of Bitter Clingers and other dissenters so they can be dealt with later.


17 posted on 09/01/2011 7:22:19 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

We’ve had this system of e-petitions here in the UK for a few years now. The previous new Labour socialists introduced it to try to make themselves look democratic but then ignored every petition. The new coalition have changed the rules so any petition exceeding 100,000 signatures has to be passed to the parliamentary committee for debate in the House of Commons.

If the US system doesn’t have this last bit included, it’ll be about as much use as a chocolate teapot.


18 posted on 09/01/2011 7:24:08 AM PDT by Caulkhead
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Its just more of the same old Obama. He’s already done this sort of thing in other forms with zero results. (aside for fooling a handful of morons into thinking he really cares what they think)


19 posted on 09/01/2011 7:26:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The GOP has been "moderated" into a coma.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

A simple two word petition for redress of grievances...”Shrink Thyself”

But no way in hell I’d post is on a government run “suggestion box.”


20 posted on 09/01/2011 7:27:16 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

We the People hereby petition the Congress of the United States to appoint an independent Special Prosecutor, with full investigative powers and complete immunity from coercion, to investigate the involvement of the Federal and state governments at all levels in regards to the Fast and Furious gun running scandal, and all related activity to fascilitate transfer of weapons to, or allow illegal importation and distribution of controlled substances and other contraband from foreign nations across our southern border, or through other points of entry.


21 posted on 09/01/2011 8:23:35 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Mao Tse Tung did this via newspapers. Then he rounded up the writers and had them executed.


22 posted on 09/01/2011 8:27:15 AM PDT by Justa
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
...where members of the public will be able to create and sign petitions seeking the government's action on a range of issues.

Folk, folks, calm down. The White House is going to pick the "range of issues", I can guarantee you that.

23 posted on 09/01/2011 8:28:47 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Community organizing is the only thing he knows. This is the Federal Bureau of Community Organizing. There must be a czar in this story somewhere.


24 posted on 09/01/2011 8:31:54 AM PDT by DManA
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Our current White House is a JOKE and I really hate it.....


25 posted on 09/01/2011 8:42:26 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: Right Brother
So, I guess a 5000 signature Freeper petition for Obama's resignation wont make the cut.

Nope! Just like everything else this administration does, the guarantee comes with STIPULATIONS!!
26 posted on 09/01/2011 8:48:00 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: Iron Munro

posting that pic to FB!!!


27 posted on 09/01/2011 8:49:18 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: cripplecreek
Its just more of the same old Obama. He’s already done this sort of thing in other forms with zero results. (aside for fooling a handful of morons into thinking he really cares what they think)

This sounds a whole lot like:

- Most Ethical Congress Eva! (Pelosi)
- All Bills will be posted for 72 hours prior to vote (Pelosi)
- Will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days (Obama) - Oh, and if you actually want to get to www.barackobama.com/issues/ethics, you are taken to an ONLINE AD to get involved with his 2012 campaign!!! BWAWAWAAAA!
28 posted on 09/01/2011 9:00:39 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
My prediction for the first approved petition...5,000 union members submit a petition to do away with presidential term limits.

I think this is scary as hell, people.

29 posted on 09/01/2011 9:07:34 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama has made it official now..a white is only 3/5s a person in the US. Diversity wins.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
To emphasize word-of-mouth organizing, a petition's Web address initially will only be known by the person who created it. The address is not supposed to show up anywhere else on the White House website until 150 signatures have been collected, the officials said.

Sounds to me like it's going to be little more than a "malcontent listing".

30 posted on 09/01/2011 9:16:56 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


31 posted on 09/01/2011 9:17:47 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
uh-huh...I can just see those honest democrats saying "See, the PEOPLE have petitioned for *this.."

*this ='s any damn pet marxist project the dem's are seeking to rob more from the producers in the country.

32 posted on 09/01/2011 9:35:41 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Fine. I want to inaugurate it with a petition calling for Øbumbler to resign. I think I’ll create it from down at the library...;-)


33 posted on 09/01/2011 9:43:53 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Ribeye
This is more like a “Post your conservative petition or grievance and get a free IRS audit” website.. Well said.
34 posted on 09/01/2011 9:48:27 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Obama has made it official now..a white is only 3/5s a person in the US. Diversity wins.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

There are a bunch of PRIVATE outfits that already do exactly that. This is (1) a waste (2) who authorized? (3) likely a payoff to some crony.


35 posted on 09/01/2011 9:51:37 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Larry Lucido

Just sign it, W.F. Poo
- Who Flung Poo-


36 posted on 09/01/2011 10:13:37 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal In Sarah.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Good we can go there and petition that Obama and Holder answer to Fast and Furious and Holder resign and Obama get articles of impeachment.

And a petition that Obama resign.

And a petition that he no longer teleprompt.


37 posted on 09/01/2011 10:28:13 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (If Palin runs, she will; why bash everyone else until then, what good does that do?)
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To: Iron Munro

Exactly my first thought. They want your names and addresses for his campaign. The lib petitions will win out because conservatives won’t fill out their information to sign any conservative petition and they know it.


38 posted on 09/01/2011 10:38:27 AM PDT by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

they will have your ip address.

remember flag@whitehouse.gov? they wanted people to report anyone that wasn’t on board with their tax plans.

this would be similar


39 posted on 09/01/2011 10:46:32 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Bitsy

Go to this LINK and it will give you YOUR IP ADDRESS.

Basically, is it a number that the INTERNET uses like a HOME ADDRESS FOR The MAILMAN.

http://www.ipaddressreport.com/

Everything connected to the internet has to have an ADDRESS so data that travels back and forth knows WHERE to GO.


40 posted on 09/01/2011 10:46:51 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Bitsy

P.S.

For example, when you try to connect to FREE REPUBLIC you probably pick it from your FAVORITES or BOOKMARKS (same thing, IE calls them favorites, Firefox calls them bookmarks).

That bookmark has a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) listed for the site FREE REPUBLIC that is actually “WWW.http://www.freerepublic.com/perl";.

BUT, to find Free Republic, out on the internet there is a bunch of large URL/IP libraries which take the URL and give back the NUMERIC ADDRESS (IP) which is what the internet uses to weave it’s way from your computer to FREE REPUBLIC’S Computer System(website).

IP’s look like this: 71.246.54.110

I.E. a DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM for computers. Instead of card catalogs and shelves, you have home computers, and websites.

Make Sense?


41 posted on 09/01/2011 10:54:13 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

YES!!

And HELL NO am I going to hide my IP or my email address!!!

SCREW THEM. THIS IS STILL AMERICA, I AM STILL A CITIZEN AND I AM NOT GOING TO HIDE FROM THESE A-HOLES.

Plus, I reported myself to flag@whitehouse.gov 4 or 5 times for having “impure thoughts about Obamacare” LOL using my REAL name, REAL address, REAL email and REAL telephone number so I’m sure I’m on a list somewhere already. AND THAT’S FINE.

Come and get me, you fedgov pinheads....

LQ


42 posted on 09/01/2011 11:11:24 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

>The White House phishing for the names and addresses of potential ‘RAT “voters”. Sign one of these petitions and Barry’s union thugs will be pounding on your door “within 30 days”.<

I would invite them in ...


43 posted on 09/01/2011 11:56:14 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Right Brother

>So, I guess a 5000 signature Freeper petition for Obama’s resignation wont make the cut.<

+1


44 posted on 09/01/2011 11:58:48 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Overwhelm the system.

Oh you mean like the RAT's plan based on Cloward and Piven? Yesssss......
45 posted on 09/01/2011 11:59:00 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: UCANSEE2

Make Sense?

It does. Thank you, but I don’t think I can figure out how to do it. So, if I have remarks to say they will just have to come and get me. But, thanks for taking the time to explain.


46 posted on 09/01/2011 12:40:01 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: Graewoulf

Was he ever a professor? I don’t think so...I believe he was “instructor” status when he taught college classes.


47 posted on 09/02/2011 2:55:55 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: bushwon

Yes that’s correct. Often incorrectly called a prof by the MSM and various Baraqqi partisans. Another reason to infer that Baraq didn’t exactly rip the LSAT and become a curve breaker at Harvard Law.


48 posted on 09/02/2011 2:59:05 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: bushwon

He was as much a Professor as he was a US Citizen! Both were honorary, I’m sure!

After all, The L.I.E. Media would have reported the truth to us as they always do about politicians that THEY like!


49 posted on 09/02/2011 3:19:16 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Bitsy
Thank you, but I don’t think I can figure out how to do it.

You are welcome, but I don't really think there is much for you to 'figure out' or 'do' about it.

You can 'hide' your IP ADDRESS by using a PROXY (route your internet traffic to a website that ACTS like it is the final destination, but really passes it on to you.

Doing so is pretty much a waste of time, though, as they can still figure out where the data ends up. There is NO ABSOLUTELY SAFE method to hide your IP ADDRESS. It is a matter of RECORD to begin with.

Because you get WINDOWS updates from the internet (automatically), MICROSOFT has a record of your computer's SERIAL NUMBER, which it uses to FIND your computer. That SERNO is linked with the IP ADDRESS. Your Internet Provider (that's what IP stands for) has your name, address, phone number, and probably your Bank Account info.

Total 'invisibility' on the internet is really a myth.

50 posted on 09/05/2011 10:13:55 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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