Obama Encourages Citizens to "Civic Hack"
January 23, 2013 1:24 PM
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We're guessing they're not advocating LulzSec 2.0, but the premise is nice
While the Obama administration has not always been on good terms with hackers, clashing with
groups like Anonymous and LulzSec
, it has maintained a strong verbal
push to promote technology and innovation
in the U.S. And while some would contend
are in fact
, the White House is having none of that, announcing its June 1-2, 2013 initiative dubbed the "
National Day of Civic Hacking
The White House
on its blog:
National Day of Civic Hacking is a call to action for anyone who wants to make a positive impact on their town, city, and country. A coalition of leading organizations, companies, and government agencies have banded together to issue this challenge with the goal of promoting transparency, participation, and collaboration among governments, startups, and citizens. These partners will support Civic Hacking Day by hosting activities across the country that invite anyone to become part of the civic hacker community—whether you’re a newbie or an expert—and by connecting people in person or online during the weekend celebration.
The event is taking place in conjunction with
Random Hacks of Kindness
Code for America's
Brigade meetings and is being modeled after the
Super Happy Block Party. A number of Federal agencies, including NASA, the Census Bureau, and the Department of Labor, are participating by offering specific challenges for hackers to work during the event.
This is an opportunity for citizens in every town and city across the Nation to roll up their sleeves, get involved, and work together to improve our society by cultivating an ecosystem for innovation and change. Activities are already being planned in Augusta, GA; Alexandria, VA; Asheville, NC; Austin, TX; Bend, OR; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Grand Rapids, MI; Honolulu, HI; Lexington, KY; Oakland, CA; Palo Alto, CA; Portland, ME; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and Tucson, AZ.
Now remember, this is the same administration that approved questionable charges to
send a security researcher to prison for five years
for exposing a gaping hole, which essentially left an open door to AT&T, Inc. (
iPad customers' records
. Such punishments don't necessarily jive with the White House's assertion that hackers have "long worked to improve our country and the world."
However, it's nice to see the White House recognizing the value of the hacking community. It should be interesting to see what kind of events get cooked up for June 1.
Events are occurring across the county. [Image Source: Hack for Change]
Just remember, "civic hacking" may earn you praise, but disclosure-type hacking often earns you condemnation. Even the
most responsible private-disclosures
often lead to repercussions. As the saying goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Of course such hacking has done a great job of helping protect everyone's security online by exposing and forcing companies to fix flaws that otherwise could have led to dangerous leaks of personal information. But to our hacker readers: tread softly and carry a big proxy.
To sign up for an event or volunteer to host one, visit
The White House
Hack For Change
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1/26/2013 3:44:31 AM
CANADIAN GOV ARE YOU PART OF THEIR TRAPPING US?
WHICH OTHER GOVERNMENT RULER IS COOPERATING TO ENSLAVE US. WORLD, THERE IS WORK TO DO BUT AS LONG AS WE REALIZE THEY ARE DRUGGING US AND INCREASED THE DOSAGE, WE CAN FIND THEM AND PUT THE DRUGS IN THEM AND SEE HOW THEY REACT. WE MUST TAKE BACK OUR WATER SUPPLY, ELECTRICITY THAT THEY CAN SHUT AT WILL AND ALL OUR WORLD. OUR FOOD. THE TEACHING OF OUR CHILDREN AND TOGETHER UNITE TO PUT THE DEVIL WHERE HE DESERVES TO BE.
CONGRESS, WE THANK YOU FOR MISLEADING US. YOU DO NOT STAND FOR JUSTICE. YOU CANNOT JAIL THEM AS YOU WOULD BE PUTTING YOURSELF IN JAIL. YOU WILL NOT BECAUSE YOU ARE THEM, ALL ONE CONTROLLED BY THE BANKS AND YOUR GAMES ARE DISGUSTING AND ROTTEN FOR YOUR AIM IS TO CONTROL US ALL AND DESTROY US.
THANK GOD WE HAVE GOD WITH US.
IN HIS STRENGHT WE WILL FIGHT DARKNESS THAT WANTS WICKEDNESS FOR THE NATIONS.
OBAMA YOU CAN TRICK THE ONES HEADED TO THE SAME PIT YOU WILL END UP IN BUT PEOPLE SEE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON.
BY EVIL GAINS THESE PEOPLE HAVE HUGE MONEY, HUGE COMPANIES, PROJECTS, ACQUIRED REAL ESTATE AND SO MUCH IS GOING ON WHILE SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THOSE COMMISSIONS ARE BEING THROWN ON THE STREET WITH THEIR FAMILIES. WICKEDNESS IN THE HIGHEST LEVEL.
OBAMA WAS NOT ALONE IN THE ROBBERIES, ANONYMOUS,THE FEDS AND ALL THE ONES I NAMED AND ALL THAT ARE WITH THEM HAVE COMMITTED TREASON AGAINST THE NATIONS, AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD. WILL YOU ALLOW IT TO CONTINUE?
"The Federal Reserve is the synagogue of Satan, the Rockefellers, the DuPonts, the House of Rothschild, these are the people that have corrupted the entire world."
“Who’s Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America? See, they were all a part of a scheme but this scheme is the work of the devil. No, I’m sorry. It’s the work of Satan. Dumb devils.
Ever since 1914 there has been an effort by certain groups, the trilateral commission, the Bilderberg, the Council on Foreign Relations, and these are forces along with the Freemasons that are secret societies that are desirous of producing a world government that’s run by an elite that controls the resources of every nation on the Earth, so the unraveling of this world in the mind of Satan was to set up a one-world government where he would be in charge.”
I AM APPALLED AT THE PILLAGE UPON THE WORKERS, UPON THE NATIONS. IT S A SHAME. JUST LIKE WALL STREET AND ALL THE LAUNDERING IN THE BANKS AND THEIR CONTROL OF THE MONETARY SYSTEM. REMOVING BIBLES FROM SCHOOLS, ENTICING GORY COMPUTER GAMES ON OUR CHILDREN, WITH BLOOD AND GUNS. THEY TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO BE HOMOSEXUALS AND THAT FREE FOR ALL SEX IS NORMAL
THEY PLANNED IT ALL.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." Proverbs 29:2.
THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE FULL OF THE DEVIL, THEY ARE BLINDED BY MAMON, THE god OF MONEY.
THEIR god, THE DEVIL.
Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.The people of the land practice extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and mistreat the alien, denying them justice.
PEOPLE LISTEN, THEY ARE WICKEDNESS ITSELF. THE MEDIA IS WITH THEM, THEY WITH STOLEN FUNDS THEY BOUGHT IT.
NO THEY ENGULPH EVERY THING IN THEIR HIDDEN ACCOUNTS AND WANT US TO STARVE, DEPRIVING US OF ALL WE NEED TO SURVIVE SO TO ENTER THEIR CAMPS AND AS IN THE TIME OF HITLER, IN THE TIME OF PHARAOH, ENSLAVE US.
THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT FROM HELL. THEY ARE SATAN WORKING TO ENSLAVE US, TO DESTROY US AND OUR CHILDREN.
Call if you want, but God's Word informs us: "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." Proverbs 29:2.Even if you call your Congressmen, even if you plead with your Senators, even if you sign your petitions and they are delivered by the truckloads to the politicians' doorsteps, if they're wicked, you're still going to mourn! You'll mourn when they dig the Ten Commandments monuments out of our courthouses. You'll mourn when they kill babies with taxpayers' money. You'll mourn when they give your children condoms at school and then take them to get abortions without your consent when the condoms fail. You'll mourn when they hand you gay marriage. You'll mourn when they fine you for "hate speech." You'll mourn when they fire you like they fired Roy Moore for daring to publicly reject the tenets of the new state religion and defy the unlawful orders of their pagan priests.
Be the wind? No. Cal's right: "Oust 'em!" When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked rule, the people will mourn -
Fight a battle that if won will actually result in victory. Wicked men are not going to govern righteously, short of their repentance and faith in Christ. The remedy for our godless government is a godly remnant who will put godly leaders into office; short of this, we will mourn. We must put men in office who will not need our phone calls in order to do right. We must put men in office who will take their vow to uphold the Constitution seriously. Put men in office who will not kill any babies or appoint anyone who will. Put men in office who will respond to the question of gay marriage by boldly and unapologetically proclaiming, "Thus saith the Lord!" Put men in office who would rather secede from the Union and risk civil war or impeachment than allow one innocent baby to be killed by the Federal government within his state's borders. Put men in office whose feet stand firm on the solid rock of Jesus Christ, whose fingers are in the Bible and not in the air, and who won't be moved by the wind.
Before we ever have godly leaders, we must be worthy of them: the salt must have its savor and be godly. Short of this, we will be trodden under the foot of wicked men (Matthew 5:13), our candlestick will be removed (Revelation 2 and 3), and we will mourn. The church of America must repent of its compromise and hypocrisy, for its endorsement of abortion-justifiers and sodomite-appointers for office, even if those Republicans are "the lesser of two evils". If we stand upon God's Word and do right, fearing God more than defeat and loving truth more than power, then we will slay our Goliaths and God will restore the Republic and advance His Kingdom in our nation.
IF THEY WANT BONDAGE ON US, WE WILL PUT THE BONDAGE ON THEM. THEY WANT TO KILL, JAIL THE ONES THAT SPEAK THE TRUTH. LET THEM BE THE ONES ROTTING IN THE JAILS FOR THE FRAUD, EXTORTIONS, MONEY LAUNDERING, MURDERS AND MORE
JUST FOR WHAT THEY DID TO ME AND THE BROKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, ILLEGALY SIPHONED OUR TRANSATIONS BY HACKING INTO US.
“Then they pop up and say ‘Hello, surprise! Give us your money or we will shut you down!' Screw them. Seriously, screw them. You can quote me on that.” -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng referencing patent trolls
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