An interesting memory-hole - a TSA Petition

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Transparent Government -- yeah riiight... From the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC):
White House Pulls Down TSA Petition
At approximately 11:30 am EDT, the White House removed a petition about the TSA airport screening procedures from the White House "We the People" website. About 22,500 of the 25,000 signatures necessary for a response from the Administration were obtained when the White House unexpectedly cut short the time period for the petition. The site also went down for "maintenance" following an article in Wired that sought support for the campaign.
Simply vanished off the face of this earth. The Wayback Machine doesn't have anything either which is really strange. Security expert Bruce Schneier was involved in the initial petition:
August 2, 2012 -- Court Orders TSA to Answer EPIC
Year ago, EPIC sued the TSA over full body scanners (I was one of the plantiffs), demanding that they follow their own rules and ask for public comment. The court agreed, and ordered the TSA to do that. In response, the TSA has done nothing. Now, a year later, the court has again ordered the TSA to answer EPIC's position.

This is an excellent time to add your name to the petition the TSA to do what they're supposed to do, and what the court ordered them to do: take public comments on full body scanners. The petition has almost 17,000 signatures. If we get 25,000 by August 9th, the government will respond. I doubt they'll capitulate, but it will be a press event that will put even more pressure on the TSA. So please sign the petition. (Here is my first post about it.)
Why do people expect fairness from this administration? Hope? Change? It's just more of the same but with a Marxist slant...

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