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(Reposting with corrected link) What EVERY US citizen should know about the Cash for Clunkers and Obamacare Progs...

Original post made by Paul, Downtown, on Aug 13, 2009

Most US citizens DO NOT KNOW what else they are signing up for when they turn in their Clunker. Thiis is VERY SCARY! Watch this short videoclip below to learn more. The mainstream media will not tell you about this.

After you've seen this videoclip, just keep in mind that the same situation applies with Obamacare...except this is mandatory, where the "Clunkers" program is voluntary (for now).

I wouldn't be surprised if in the future that Obama will make the Clunkers program mandatory for everyone.

Web Link


If and when the two above, as well as Cap & Trade are mandatory, you can and I can kiss your freedom and your childrens' freedom goodbye.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 13, 2009 at 10:57 am

Give it up, you lost the election...it's time to moveon.com!

hahahahahahahaahahahahahaha.....I'm not even escair of what you post!!!

ta-ta


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Posted by JJ
a resident of West of Foothill
on Aug 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Glenn Beck is a fear-mongering idiot. He has no credibility. Fox News is No News.


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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm

SteveP is a registered user.

Glad to see you are so open-minded JJ. If it wasn't on PMSNBC, it must not be news Obama approved for broadcast.


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Posted by Fact Check
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2009 at 5:43 pm

From the Gov Cash For Cars Site:

NOTE: The privacy Statement Glen beck and others refer to is for DEALERS ONLY submitting request fro authorization and reimbursement. Much like a SMOG shop, this is a GOVERNMENT program and I would HOPE that the Dealers are subject to total audit and scrutinized application for reimbursement. Has any one been in a business position doing Government contracted work? WHY must these people continue to lie to their base and creat fear, anger and panic?

This is the Privacy Statement for CONSUMERS:

Your Rights Under the Privacy Act of 1974
The Privacy Act of 1974 protects the personal information the federal government keeps on you in systems of records (SOR) (information an agency controls recovered by name or other personal identifier). The Privacy Act regulates how the government can disclose, share, provide access to, and keep the personal information that it collects. The Privacy Act does not cover all information collected online.

The Act's major terms require agencies to:

•Publish a Privacy Act Notice in the Federal Register explaining the existence, character, and uses of a new or revised SOR
•Keep information about you accurate, relevant, timely, and complete to assure fairness in dealing with you
•Allow you to, on request, access and review your information held in an SOR and request amendment of the information if you disagree with it.
When the DOT collects information from you online that is subject to the Privacy Act (information kept in an SOR), we will provide a Privacy Act Statement specific to that collected information. This Privacy Act Statement tells you:

•The authority for and the purpose and use of the information collected subject to the Privacy Act
•Whether providing the information is voluntary or mandatory
•The effects on you if you do not provide any or all requested information.


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Aug 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm

DOT PRIVACY POLICY
Content updated on August 8, 2006



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We respect your right to privacy and will protect it when you visit our website.

This Privacy Policy explains our online information practices only, including how we collect and use your personal information. It does not apply to third-party websites that you are able to reach from this website, nor does it cover practices of other areas within the Department of Transportation. We encourage you to read those privacy policies to learn how they collect and use your information.

What We Automatically Collect Online
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When you visit our website, we may request and collect the following categories of personal information from you:

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We will only use your information for the purposes you intended, to address security or virus threats, or for the purposes required under the law. See "Choices on How We Use the Information You Provide" to learn more.

We collect information to:

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We may share personally identifiable information you provide to us online with representatives within the Department of Transportation's Operating Administrations and related entities, other federal government agencies, or other named representatives as needed to speed your request or transaction. In a government-wide effort to combat security and virus threats, we may share some information we collect automatically, such as IP address, with other federal government agencies.

Also, the law may require us to share collected information with authorized law enforcement, homeland security, and national security activities. See the Privacy Act of 1974 below.

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Properly securing the information we collect online is a primary commitment. To help us do this, we take the following steps to:

•Employ internal access controls to ensure the only people who see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties
•Train relevant personnel on our privacy and security measures to know requirements for compliance
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•Perform regular backups of the information we collect online to insure against loss
•Use technical controls to secure the information we collect online including but not limited to:
◦Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
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•We periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance
•We employ external access safeguards to identify and prevent unauthorized tries of outsiders to hack into, or cause harm to, the information in our systems
Tampering with DOT's website is against the law. Depending on the offense, it is punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Your Rights Under the Privacy Act of 1974
The Privacy Act of 1974 protects the personal information the federal government keeps on you in systems of records (SOR) (information an agency controls recovered by name or other personal identifier). The Privacy Act regulates how the government can disclose, share, provide access to, and keep the personal information that it collects. The Privacy Act does not cover all information collected online.

The Act's major terms require agencies to:

•Publish a Privacy Act Notice in the Federal Register explaining the existence, character, and uses of a new or revised SOR
•Keep information about you accurate, relevant, timely, and complete to assure fairness in dealing with you
•Allow you to, on request, access and review your information held in an SOR and request amendment of the information if you disagree with it.
When the DOT collects information from you online that is subject to the Privacy Act (information kept in an SOR), we will provide a Privacy Act Statement specific to that collected information. This Privacy Act Statement tells you:

•The authority for and the purpose and use of the information collected subject to the Privacy Act
•Whether providing the information is voluntary or mandatory
•The effects on you if you do not provide any or all requested information
View our Privacy Act Notices

Our Privacy Practices
For more information or for comments and concerns on our privacy practices, please contact our Departmental Privacy Officer at privacy@dot.gov.

DOT has conducted Privacy Impact Assessments on applicable systems.


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Aug 13, 2009 at 5:48 pm

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Posted by Jon
a resident of Danbury Park
on Aug 13, 2009 at 5:51 pm

General Routine Uses Under the Privacy Act of 1974
The following routine uses apply, except where otherwise noted or where obviously not appropriate, to each system of records maintained by the Department of Transportation, DOT.

•In the event that a system of records maintained by DOT to carry out its functions indicates a violation or potential violation of law, whether civil, criminal or regulatory in nature, and whether arising by general statute or particular program pursuant thereto, the relevant records in the system of records may be referred, as a routine use, to the appropriate agency, whether Federal, State, local or foreign, charged with the responsibility of investigating or prosecuting such violation or charged with enforcing or implementing the statute, or rule, regulation, or order issued pursuant thereto.

•A record from this system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to a Federal, State, or local agency maintaining civil, criminal, or other relevant enforcement information or other pertinent information, such as current licenses, if necessary to obtain information relevant to a DOT decision concerning the hiring or retention of an employee, the issuance of a security clearance, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, grant or other benefit.

•A record from this system of records may be disclosed, as a routine use, to a federal agency, in response to its request, in connection with the hiring or retention of an employee, the issuance of a security clearance, the reporting of an investigation of an employee, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, grant, or other benefit by the requesting agency, to the extent that the information is relevant and necessary to the requesting agency's decision on the matter.

•Routine Use for Disclosure for Use in Litigation. It shall be a routine use of the records in this system of records to disclose them to the Department of Justice or other Federal agency conducting litigation when

◦(a) DOT, or any agency thereof, or (b) Any employee of DOT or any agency thereof (including a member of the Coast Guard), in his/her official capacity, or (c) Any employee of DOT or any agency thereof (including a member of the Coast Guard), in his/her individual capacity where the Department of Justice has agreed to represent the employee, or (d) The United States or any agency thereof, where DOT determines that litigation is likely to affect the United States, is a party to litigation or has an interest in such litigation, and the use of such records by the Department of Justice or other Federal agency conducting the litigation is deemed by DOT to be relevant and necessary in the litigation, provided, however, that in each case, DOT determines that disclosure of the records in the litigation is a use of the information contained in the records that is compatible with the purpose for which the records were collected. 4b. Routine Use for Agency Disclosure in Other Proceedings. It shall be a routine use of records in this system to disclose them in proceedings before any court or adjudicative or administrative body before which DOT or any agency thereof, appears, when (a) DOT, or any agency thereof, or (b) Any employee of DOT or any agency thereof (including a member of the Coast Guard) in his/her official capacity, or (c) Any employee of DOT or any agency thereof (including a member of the Coast Guard) in his/her individual capacity where DOT has agreed to represent the employee, or (d) The United States or any agency thereof, where DOT determines that the proceeding is likely to affect the United States, is a party to the proceeding or has an interest in such proceeding, and DOT determines that use of such records is relevant and necessary in the proceeding, provided, however, that in each case, DOT determines that disclosure of the records in the proceeding is a use of the information contained in the records that is compatible with the purpose for which the records were collected.

•The information contained in this system of records will be disclosed to the Office of Management and Budget, OMB in connection with the review of private relief legislation as set forth in OMB Circular No. A-19 at any stage of the legislative coordination and clearance process as set forth in that Circular.

•Disclosure may be made to a Congressional office from the record of an individual in response to an inquiry from the Congressional office made at the request of that individual. In such cases, however, the Congressional office does not have greater rights to records than the individual. Thus, the disclosure may be withheld from delivery to the individual where the file contains investigative or actual information or other materials which are being used, or are expected to be used, to support prosecution or fines against the individual for violations of a statute, or of regulations of the Department based on statutory authority. No such limitations apply to records requested for Congressional oversight or legislative purposes; release is authorized under 49 CFR 10.35(9).

•One or more records from a system of records may be disclosed routinely to the National Archives and Records Administration in records management inspections being conducted under the authority of 44 USC 2904 and 2906.

•Routine Use for disclosure to Coast guard and to Transportation Security Administration. A record from this system of records may be disclosed as a routine use, to the Coast guard and to the Transportation Security Administration if information from this system was shared with either agency when that agency was a component of the Department of Transportation before its transfer to the Department of Homeland Security and such disclosure is necessary to accomplish a DOT, TSA or Coast Guard function related to this system of records.

•DOT may make available to another agency or instrumentality of any government jurisdiction, including State and local governments, listings of names from any system of records in DOT for use in law enforcement activities, either civil or criminal, or to expose fraudulent claims, regardless of the stated purpose for the collection of the information in the system of records. These enforcement activities are generally referred to as matching programs because two lists of names are checked for match using automated assistance. This routine use is advisory in nature and does not offer unrestricted access to systems of records for such law enforcement and related antifraud activities. Each request will be considered on the basis of its purpose, merits, cost effectiveness and alternatives using Instructions on reporting computer matching programs to the Office of Management and Budget, OMB, Congress and the public, published by the Director, OMB, dated September 20, 1989.

•It shall be a routine use of the information in any DOT system of records to provide to the Attorney General of the United States, or his/her designee, information indicating that a person meets any of the disqualifications for receipt, possession, shipment, or transport of a firearm under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. In case of a dispute concerning the validity of the information provided by DOT to the Attorney General, or his/her designee, it shall be a routine use of the information in any DOT system of records to make any disclosures of such information to the National Background Information Check System, established by the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, as may be necessary to resolve such dispute.


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Posted by Amy
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 13, 2009 at 5:53 pm

"We only use "session" cookies on our website. This means we store the cookie on your computer only during your visit to our website. After you turn off your computer or stop using the Internet, the cookie disappears with your personal information"


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Posted by Geez!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Where is the mention of disclosure to "foreign Governments" as Glenn Beck RANTED today?

As a truck driver, I can tell you that nothing has changed in years as per the DOT Privacy Policy and it is required by Law. Ever read you Bank or Doctor Privacy Policy?

DUH!

Geez!

Henny Penny says: "The sky is falling"!


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Posted by the sky is falling!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 14, 2009 at 1:19 am

The sky is falling. No, really it is. Fox news said so.
Right between the stories about the democratic party being recently discovered as a gigantic muslim terror cell, and the story about Obama the new hitler. Oddly the entire thing was by sponsored by the makers of Prozac... go figure.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 14, 2009 at 7:22 pm

SteveP + JoeB = lovey dovey!


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