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White House Offers ‘Civic Hacking’ Award As Hackers, Whistle-Blowers Continue To Be Skewered

June 28, 2013 by  

In honor of the National Day of Civic Hacking earlier this month, 22 government organizations, including the White House, NASA and the Peace Corps, provided data to a group of tech-savvy hackers with the goal of finding novel uses for the data sets. Now, Federal officials are calling on the public to nominate hackers throughout the Nation to be considered for a White House Champion of Change for Civic Hacking award if their work was done for the greater good of the public.

A statement from the White House Office of Science and Technology policy:

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Here are a few suggestions: Pfc. Bradley Manning, Andrew “Weev” Aurenheimer, Aaron Schwartz and, of course, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

These individuals, and many others, may have not all been involved in “hacking” in the traditional sense; but all of them have used technology to provide Americans with valuable information and, more importantly, affirmation that new technologies give individuals the power to challenge even the most powerful institutions.

Perhaps if the government ever stops prosecuting whistle-blowers and information leakers, it will begin giving them awards.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • http://omanuel.wordpress.com omanuel

    Hackers had no idea that an Orwellian one-world government had arrived on schedule in 1984 until surriptiously released emails and documents exposed fraudulent global temperature data used by Al Gore an the UN IPCC in Nov 2009.

    When I return from vacation next week, I hope to finish and submit a manuscript showing that:

    Well-intentioned but foolish international agreements to save mankind from the threat of nuclear annihilation – by obscuring the energy (E) stored as mass (m) in cores of atoms, planets, stars and galaxies – instead destroyed credibility in post-1945 world governments, the integrity of science and the inalienable right of mankind to self-govern.

    Recent government spying on citizens is as desperate as the actions of a drowning person. They will only hasten the end of this tragic drama.

    Grants and awards inflated the egos of post-WWII scientists, as invisible new clothes fooled the emperor in a classic fairy tale.  Ego deflation by acceptance of reality will restore sanity to society and destroy man’s dangerous illusion of control over Nature.

    I regret being so slow to decipher this post-1945 web of well-intentioned deceit.

    With deep regrets,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

    PS - These post-1945 discoveries will likely be confirmed:

    1. Two forms of one fundamental particle – the neutron and its expanded form, the hydrogen atom – comprise the whole universe. It can be understood by all.  This reality has been obscured by imaginary a.) Subdivisions of fundamental particles (quarks, gluons, God particles, etc.) and elements (Ne-A, Ne-B, Ne-C, etc.) and b.) Processes (superheavy element fission and interstellar grains in meteorites). 

    2. The Sun made our elements and then exploded five billion years ago to birth the solar system.

    3.  Light elements existed only in the outer layer of the stellar debris that formed the outer planets.  Heavy elements of different isotopic composition in different stellar layers are “normal” in inner planets and “strange” in outer planets. 

    4. The Sun’s core is a pulsar, energized by neutron repulsion. 

    5. Self-sustaining nuclear reactors operated on the early Earth.

    6. Nuclear reactors still operate in cores of some planets.

    7. “Cold” fusion is a viable energy source.

    These seven consensus models of reality will likely be falsified:

    1. The Standard Solar Model of Hydrogen-filled stars.

    2. Yukawa’s model of all attractive nuclear forces.

    3. Models of pulsars as dead embers of ordinary stars.

    4. Theoretical models of black holes.

    5. Sub-particles of neutrons & protons: quarks, gluons, etc.

    6. Oscillating solar neutrinos, and

    7. AGW/AGC models of global warming & cooling induced by humans.

    Oliver K. Manuel
    28 June 2013

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