there is far too much miss information spread by web press sites ,it creates anarchy and confuses Americans. currently civil litigation may be taken for false or slanderous postings if applicable .I would like to see false knowingly false intentional publications stopped and punishment imposed .the first amendment did not intend anyone say anything and only when one is in the public eye they can peruse damages .there ...more »
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When this was created under Bush they hired the most mentally unstable people you could ever find. People with an axe to grind. People who hate liberals. What we need is protection from homeland security. I'm not anymore comfortable with this than I was when it was under the Bush regime. We've been abused enough by the CIA all our lives and now you have another method to abuse us further. The question is the same question ...more »
Fusion Centers are intelligence gathering systems that are developed in good faith to share information on threats. The are partnerships between local, state and federal law enforcement. However, the initial goal of these systems may have caused a great deal of scope creep. The ACLU analysis provides a fair critique of some of the worries about these systems: http://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/whats-wrong-fusion-centers-executive-summary ...more »
Votes should be listed in the order received, and not by the number of votes received. Those ideas submitted first, and having votes already, tend to attract far more votes than recent submissions with few votes. USDA is listing ideas in the order received, because they are well aware of the voting distortion using the current approach, on this site, by DHS.
I am a former Military Police Investigator. I served in the US Army from 1976-1981. For obvious reasons I cant divulge some of my assignments, but I can Say that not inly was I on security forces that Guarded Presidents Carter and Reagan during thier respective visits, but other well known foreign Diplomats during that Era. When my country was attacked by terrorists in 2001 and Homeland Security positions became available ...more »
Other than with the TSA at the airport I do not interface with the DHS on a regular basis. That said, I find the talk about increased access and transparency at the DHS amusing and scary. Some things need to remain secret, yes? The CIA and the Navy don't have transparency initiatives at this time do they? As for folks working closely with the DHS, I'm sure they are as difficult to work with as all the other Federal ...more »
I'd like to see the Federal Government have a law like Florida's "Sunshine Law". And part of that law is the Government Meetings law: "The law states that all meetings of any governmental body where official acts will be taken are public meetings."
We will pretend that these people do not exist. When these people
attempt to retrieve there perscriptions at the base pharmacy counter the pharmasist will simply say they cannot do that. Isn't
that a great idea? Somebody who gets paid a lot of money by the government thought of it. The best part of this is it's real and the real people who need the real perscriptions don't get them.
From recent data posted to data.gov, it seems hard to really get any useful information. How will DHS plan to create a better system for citizens to search data, and then provide feedback? Is there a better website to use to get data?
I am an American citizen. I am desperate to bring my wife home to me. The bureaucratic struggle that we are facing is trying to say the least. Our story begins way back in early December 2008. After spending days filling out paperwork we began waiting. Of course the daily phone calls regarding our case brought no reply. I was actually told by a USCIS representative to wait for SIX MONTHS! After much pointless negotiation ...more »
It appears to me after reading so many posts this forum, that it is not having much if any effect on the self serving bureaucrats of dealing with the US Government. The bottom line is the more complicated bureaucratic procedures, the more assure of a continued job, employment and rise in the ranks of bureaucrats and less service to the people they are supposed to serve, citizens and would be citizens.
One problem with trying to share information to the public is that lower level employees may not be actually interfacing with the big picture. Many are given directives that are disconnected with the true day-to-day activites that are taking place in the fields. I was recently asked on an interview what were the core values of my agency. I was familiar with the core value retoric however, I was out of the loop as far ...more »