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    President Barack Obama speaks with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following the President's talk with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office, May 28, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    1. shepherd.johnson 70 months ago

      Apparently Yahoo and the Obama Administration Don't Believe in Free Speech
      Submitted by davidswanson on Sat, 2009-06-06 05:49. Media
      [Editor's note: Photos of torture and war crimes can always be found here, so there's really no need to get corporate sites to host them, although posting them on a White House site could be useful.]

      By Shepherd Johnson

      I was on flickr, a service of Yahoo.com, making comments on several
      photos of the Official Whitehouse Photostream with the following text and image:

      "The Obama White House is supporting a new bill (sponsored by Sens.
      Lindsey Graham & Joe Lieberman) whose sole purpose is allowing the government to suppress any 'photograph taken between September 11, 2001 and January 22, 2009' relating to the treatment of detainees in the 'War on Terror.' In other words, Obama wants Congress to change the FOIA so that the courts can't compel release of any more torture photos."


      Here is the same photo from another website:

      I had posted it on several of the "official Whitehouse photos" in the comments section. At about 11:00pm on June 05, 2009 my flickr account was terminated. No explanation or anything. One second I was on and then I could not access my account. When I got back onto flickr using another account I went back to the Whitehouse site and all of my postings had been scrubbed. They were gone. I had about a years worth of work on that account and they just terminated my account with no warning. Some of the photos I had on the account had no back ups so they are now gone forever.


      Apparently, flickr is OK with censorship and apparently so is the
      Whitehouse staff and the Obama administration. I find it rather ironic that I was making a comment on the Obama administration's support for a censorship bill when I find myself being censored by both Yahoo and the Obama administration. It is also apparent that the Obama administration wishes to hide the criminal acts of the Bush administration by supporting the Graham/Lieberman bill.

      This is unfortunate, so many people voted for Barack Obama because of his platform of Hope & Change, however many are now waking up to the fact that words like "hope" and "change" are really nothing more than campaign rhetoric used to solicit votes from an ill-informed and lazy populace. Where is the change? Barack Obama is looking more and more like George Bush every day.

    2. jdog1063 70 months ago

      Al Gore???
      But you promised that I was going to handle problems with North Korea!

    3. Ottocentoiso [deleted] 70 months ago

      president who chooses the ties of its employees?

    4. dalami81 70 months ago

      Hillz: This is srs Mr. Prsdnt.
      Obama: Orly Hillz?
      Biden: Huh, what?

      Not a flattering picture of Mrs. Clinton. Love her, but not a cute picture.

    5. LadyDee's 70 months ago

      It's so great to see them both united...

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