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Obama meets with privacy watchdog panel in private
Washington Times ^ | 6/21/13 | Ben Wolfgang

Posted on 06/21/2013 3:37:43 PM PDT by Nachum

President Obama’s Friday meeting with a newly reformed privacy watchdog panel will take place behind the closed doors of the White House Situation Room, according to administration officials.

It’s the president’s first sit-down with the recently constituted and little-known Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, created nearly a decade ago but dormant for the entirety of the Obama presidency.

The White House released few details on the meeting agenda other than to say it will be held at 3 p.m. and will include the discussion of classified information such as the National Security Agency’s data and telephone record collection efforts, recently revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, former NSA employee.

White House spokesman Jay Carney on Friday reiterated that the president believes it’s vital to have a public debate about how to balance the respect for privacy rights with national security, and said the rebirth of the privacy board will play an important role as that conversation unfolds.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; panel; pclob; privacy; situationroom; watchdog

1 posted on 06/21/2013 3:37:44 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Probably just supplying pureed Alpo for the old toothless watchers.

2 posted on 06/21/2013 3:38:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum
First two question that need to be addressed by this board:

1. What privacy?

2. What civil liberties?

White House spokesman Jay Carney on Friday reiterated that the president believes it’s vital to have a public debate...

So that's why they are meeting in private?

3 posted on 06/21/2013 3:49:43 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Nachum

Another example of Obama transparency, I see (said the blind man).

Apparently everyone in Obama’s administration is walking around with a seeing-eye dog due to this transparency.

Watch where you walk and what you step in.

4 posted on 06/21/2013 3:54:44 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum

Any panels on the IRS targeting, DOJ spying on the press, or the abandonment of Americans to die in Benghazi then lying about it?

5 posted on 06/21/2013 3:55:36 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: upchuck; Nachum

Opening words: “Keep yer mouth shut....How much “stimulus” do you require?”

6 posted on 06/21/2013 4:10:51 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Nachum

And the discussion was “off the record”?

7 posted on 06/21/2013 4:10:56 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Nachum

Are they still having transparency meetings behind closed doors, locking out the Republicans?

8 posted on 06/21/2013 4:24:36 PM PDT by MaxMax (I'f you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Nachum

Recent events here have caused me to become more than a little interested in the history of Nazi Germany.

That interest has drawn me to some of the films made of that sad period. “Schilndler’s List”, “Surviving Hitler”, “Sophie Scholl”, “Downfall”, “Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State” and others.

But the film that jelled my alleged mind and brought me to this attempt to relate those events with what is happening here was “Der Letzte Zug” (“The Last Train”) depicting in excruciating detail the nearly week-long trip to Auschwitz of the last Jews forced from Berlin. Confined in sealed cattle cars with no food and water, they plotted largely futile escape attempts as, one-by-one, the weakest among them died.

As I watched, I sought to understand the common thread(s) that set them on a course to their premature graves at the hands of Hitler and his minions.

There were many.

One was the economic destruction of post WWI Germany by the Treaty of Versailles. Its punitive reparations made conditions ripe for the rise of the Nazi and their promises. In fact, some historians believe that Versailles was intentionally designed by those who profit from such activities to sow the seeds for Hitler and WWII. That is, however, a topic for another day.

Another element necessary for the Holocaust was Hitler’s disarmament of the civilian population. Though the compliant Germans allowed that disarmament to begin in 1919 and intensify in 1928, it became draconian when the Nazis took total control.

And, of course, the Antisemitism present then and now in Europe played a large role as most of their non-Jewish neighbors ignored the growing persecution that began in early 1933.

The historical Prussian mindset – of Jews and non-Jews alike – was to trust and obey those in charge of the state apparatus. It goes without saying that that is a more or less universal characteristic of populations living under “elected” governments. After the chaos of the Wiemar Republic, many of them saw Hitler as a savior, exacerbating the problem.

This brings me to THE element that I believe caused so many Jews to meekly submit to the homicidal madness: Their notion that, despite the rumors, whispers and, ultimately, the outright verbalization of that madness by their elected leaders, “THAT could never happen here”.

“THAT could never happen here” is perhaps the most dangerous phrase in ANY language – especially for us here in America at this time.

If you have been paying attention, you must see numerous parallels between Hitler’s Germany and Obama’s Amerika. (Misspelling intentional.)

Admit it or not, Obama, his minions and handlers are doing all they can to drive the unemployment rate higher, causing increasingly desperate men and woman to further swell government payrolls. Hitler put many desperate Germans into his Brown Shirts, SS, regular military, etc.

Though some of Obama’s supporters – the small numbers with functioning brains – are losing faith in him, a frightening number of them still “worship” him and would unquestioningly support just about anything he proposed if the “free” goodies keep coming their way and he assured them that only his – and their – enemies were to be “reeducated” or eliminated.

What these pseudo-intellectuals fail or refuse to grasp is that history teaches that even if THEY are one of those who gets a seat near the throne of their new “leader”, they, too, are in peril. Once firmly in power, said “leader” has a distressing tendency to not only purge the population of his opponents but eventually gets around to any among those who helped him to that power he perceives to be less than sufficiently worshipful and/or possesses sufficient intellectual firepower to challenge him. Think Stalin, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot and, of course, Hitler.

Fortunately for freedom here, Obama’s efforts to DISARM us have stalled – FOR NOW! All that is keeping him in check is his understanding that to make his final play before doing so would be to put his life and the lives of his inner circle and handlers at serious risk.

If you are STILL not convinced that this fellow has sinister plans for those who dare to oppose him, please view the short video at the link below. (For those with short memories, Bill Ayers is – despite Ayers’ comments about drones – STILL one of Obama’s closest associates and is believed to have authored Obama’s book). Ayers founded the Weather Underground mentioned in the video.

As you watch it, remember that when that meeting occurred, our population was approximately 250 million. 25 million would have represented 10%. Come forward to our current population of approximately 315 million and that 10% would equal 31.5 million of us.
That COULD explain the billions of hollow point bullets now being delivered to Big Sis and her cohorts at Faterlandt Security.

There people are as SERIOUS AS A HEART ATTACK!

But THAT could never happen here, right?

“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and the Republic
for which it stands.  Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened
once in 6,000 years, may not happen again.
Hold on to the
Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail,
there will be anarchy throughout the world.”
Daniel Webster

9 posted on 06/21/2013 4:42:49 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (There's room under my bus for BOTH Holder and obozo!)
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