White House Official FIRED for tellin...

White House Official FIRED for telling the TRUTH

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LIbEralS

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Oct 23, 2013
FUNNY how this has been going on for so long without any mention of it in the news...

White House Official Fired for Anonymous Twitter Account He Used to Criticize Govít Over Issues Like Benghazi.

A member of the White Houseís National Security Council was fired last week when it was revealed he operated an anonymous Twitter account on which he criticized the very administration for which he worked.


Jofi Joseph (Image source: LinkedIn)

The Daily Beast was first to report Jofi Joseph Ė who worked as the director of nonproliferation for the National Security Council, specifically working with Iranís negotiations ó was terminated from his position with White House staff due to the trolling nature of his Twitter account.

Joseph had also previously worked for the State Department and for Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10...

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#2 Oct 23, 2013
When you go to work at the Obama White House, Freedom of Speech must not be a right any more.

The Thought Police will get you.
Stabbings dont make news

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Oct 23, 2013
Illegally target political enemies via the IRS, and nobody gets fired.

Lie about a youtube video as the cause of 4 dead Americans, and nobody gets fired.

Illegally swear that Rosen is a spy, in order to get illegal wire taps, and nobody gets fired.

Illegally give hundreds of automatic rifles to Mexican Drug Lords, and nobody gets fired.

SCREW UP the exchange web site, and nobody gets fired.

...

But privately tweet away from the office, and you get fired. Nice to see Obam priorities at work.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#4 Oct 23, 2013
IrishMN wrote:
When you go to work at the Obama White House, Freedom of Speech must not be a right any more.
The Thought Police will get you.
This kind of Orwellian, Huxley-esque mentality is spilling out all over this nation. Between the government and corporate America, there is no privacy any more. Free speech, free assembly, the whole Bill of Rights are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Unless you are an illegal alien and file a harassment complaint at work. Then your rights will be protected.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#5 Oct 23, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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This kind of Orwellian, Huxley-esque mentality is spilling out all over this nation. Between the government and corporate America, there is no privacy any more. Free speech, free assembly, the whole Bill of Rights are quickly becoming a thing of the past.
Unless you are an illegal alien and file a harassment complaint at work. Then your rights will be protected.
You are absolutely right with everything you say. There is a real problem with respect to privacy in any and all areas of government and business any more. I said it before, when we interview a candidate for a job, we typically know more about that person than they know about themselves.

That bothers me because I also know that the same (or more thorough) research tools are used on me daily.

How do you combat this phenomenon? Enact more laws? The last thing I want is more government intrusions into anyone's life. Beyond that, I really don't have an answer.

And your closing statement about the illegal alien being the only one really protected is also true. Sad, but true.

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An example of the intrusions by private companies that I was speaking about above:

Like many companies, we utilize the internet to enhance and magnify our presence in the marketplace. A part of what we do is to monitor every click that is made on our web site. An outside company tracks who, in general terms for actual identity (but very specific terms in internet habits) looks at our web site. We are told where the person was before they clicked on our page, what part of our site they looked at, how long they stayed on the page, and whether they looked at a competitor's pages in addition to a number of other elements of the person's internet habits.

Another tool we use is to send e-mails to clients and prospective clients. A part of every e-mail is to invite them to learn more about specific products, and services we offer. Embedded in each e-mail is a tracking tool that will tell us when it was opened, who opened it, how many times they opened it, whether they saved the e-mail, who they forwarded the e-mail on to, and what (if any) links they clicked on. This allows us to personalize according to their exact interests any approaches we make to the individual or their co-workers.

We are a small company. Yet we have all of this information at our fingertips 24/7.

Just think of what a large business has at its disposal (e.g., Citi Bank, Wells Fargo, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Nielsen, or any number of others that are interested in your habits).

And worse yet, just think what the government has at its disposal to find out about you.

I don't care if there are laws against spying on individuals or not. Those laws will be broken and your privacy destroyed as demonstrated by the dedicated and hard working employees of the State of Minnesota this past year. Or the NSA, and their partners at Google.

It is getting to the point where you will not be able to hide anything from a nefarious person who wants your information and/or your money.

This should be a concern to every American citizen.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#8 Oct 23, 2013
IrishMN wrote:
<quoted text>
You are absolutely right with everything you say. There is a real problem with respect to privacy in any and all areas of government and business any more. I said it before, when we interview a candidate for a job, we typically know more about that person than they know about themselves.
That bothers me because I also know that the same (or more thorough) research tools are used on me daily.
How do you combat this phenomenon? Enact more laws? The last thing I want is more government intrusions into anyone's life. Beyond that, I really don't have an answer.
And your closing statement about the illegal alien being the only one really protected is also true. Sad, but true.
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An example of the intrusions by private companies that I was speaking about above:
Like many companies, we utilize the internet to enhance and magnify our presence in the marketplace. A part of what we do is to monitor every click that is made on our web site. An outside company tracks who, in general terms for actual identity (but very specific terms in internet habits) looks at our web site. We are told where the person was before they clicked on our page, what part of our site they looked at, how long they stayed on the page, and whether they looked at a competitor's pages in addition to a number of other elements of the person's internet habits.
Another tool we use is to send e-mails to clients and prospective clients. A part of every e-mail is to invite them to learn more about specific products, and services we offer. Embedded in each e-mail is a tracking tool that will tell us when it was opened, who opened it, how many times they opened it, whether they saved the e-mail, who they forwarded the e-mail on to, and what (if any) links they clicked on. This allows us to personalize according to their exact interests any approaches we make to the individual or their co-workers.
We are a small company. Yet we have all of this information at our fingertips 24/7.
Just think of what a large business has at its disposal (e.g., Citi Bank, Wells Fargo, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Nielsen, or any number of others that are interested in your habits).
And worse yet, just think what the government has at its disposal to find out about you.
I don't care if there are laws against spying on individuals or not. Those laws will be broken and your privacy destroyed as demonstrated by the dedicated and hard working employees of the State of Minnesota this past year. Or the NSA, and their partners at Google.
It is getting to the point where you will not be able to hide anything from a nefarious person who wants your information and/or your money.
This should be a concern to every American citizen.
What laws exist always favor companies like Citibank, Amazon, Microsoft, as well as the ones you mentioned. They are mostly designed so that those companies don't get sued. While the NSA, CIA, and other law enforcement agencies pretty much do what they want and don't worry about the consequences until someone like Snowden outs them. Even then the ones responsible are immune from prosecution for violating the constitution. And if you disagree with their motives and actions, you are branded a racist anti american who needs to be watched that much more carefully.

“We have 545 traitors.”

Since: May 11

Parts Unknown

#10 Oct 23, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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What laws exist always favor companies like Citibank, Amazon, Microsoft, as well as the ones you mentioned. They are mostly designed so that those companies don't get sued. While the NSA, CIA, and other law enforcement agencies pretty much do what they want and don't worry about the consequences until someone like Snowden outs them. Even then the ones responsible are immune from prosecution for violating the constitution. And if you disagree with their motives and actions, you are branded a racist anti american who needs to be watched that much more carefully.
The problem is that we agree to it and allow it. Remember that user agreement nobody really reads before they install software or engage an email or website? Its all right there. We want to use the service so bad we give up our right to privacy to get it. From Windows to Apple to Google to Topix, we give up our own privacy to use the web. You want email? Well we have to track everything you do on your computer to give you that. You want information? You have to suffer incessant advertising for that. You don't want that? Sorry, no internet.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#11 Oct 24, 2013
Blern wrote:
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The problem is that we agree to it and allow it. Remember that user agreement nobody really reads before they install software or engage an email or website? Its all right there. We want to use the service so bad we give up our right to privacy to get it. From Windows to Apple to Google to Topix, we give up our own privacy to use the web. You want email? Well we have to track everything you do on your computer to give you that. You want information? You have to suffer incessant advertising for that. You don't want that? Sorry, no internet.
You are quite correct. We also submit to this by the voting choices we make when we elect people who are more concerned with their own ambitions than protecting our constitutional rights.

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