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Listen to FBI Whistle Blower Coleen Rowley and CIA analyst Ray McGovern discussing Obama's signing statement that appears to oppose increasing protection for Whistleblowers.


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Here's the story we'll be discussing:

Whistleblowers Could be Casualties of Obama's Signing Statement

By David Nather

One of the clauses in President Obama's first signing statement suggests he might resist lawmakers on a provision aimed at protecting whistleblowers -- a suggestion that is drawing fire from a top Senate Republican and prompting a closer look by a leading whistleblower defense group.

If Obama's statement really is an indication that the administration might not comply with the whistleblower language in the omnibus appropriations bill, it would add a new level of irony to the signing statement he issued Wednesday. Not only did Obama criticize President George W. Bush for issuing such signing statements in the first place, but watchdog groups specifically criticized Bush for allegedly trying to kill other efforts to protect federal whistleblowers from retaliation.

And here's some more

After all, Obama not only promised during the campaign to protect federal whistleblowers, he also included a directive to that effect in a memorandum to federal departments and agencies earlier this week aimed at preventing political interference in science. Obama told the departments to design procedures, "including any appropriate whistleblower protections," to avoid the kind of interference that reportedly took place during the Bush administration.

So does Obama not really want whistleblowers to talk to Congress? Or was this just a case of the administration's left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing? Either way, this could become a headache Obama doesn't need right now -- a high price to pay for presidential perogatives.

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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