Obama opens Office of Public Engagement (3 stars)

A new Office of Public Engagement . From the OPE website: “the embodiment of the President’s goal of making government inclusive, transparent, accountable and responsible. We create and coordinate opportunities for direct dialogue between the Obama Administration and the American public, while bringing new voices to the table and ensuring that everyone can participate and inform the work of the President.”

Congratulations, once again, to the Obama team for getting it right!  Or, left,  if you take a look at the staff bios. Perhaps this office should be called The Office of Public Engagement and Patronage Jobs?

(Did I say that?)

  • Phunny. I’ll be interested to see how they handle/filter/respond to ideas that don’t coincide with the Administration’s.

    /b

  • Phunny. I’ll be interested to see how they handle/filter/respond to ideas that don’t coincide with the Administration’s.

    /b

  • How come not a single one of the Leaders themselves (or their staff) are scientists? If inclusion of science as a key point of his administration, why isn’t the President including more scientists in the mix? Hmmm…

    I would like to see the President put some bodies behind his rhetoric!

  • How come not a single one of the Leaders themselves (or their staff) are scientists? If inclusion of science as a key point of his administration, why isn’t the President including more scientists in the mix? Hmmm…

    I would like to see the President put some bodies behind his rhetoric!

  • OPE? Does that make anyone else think of Dr. Strangelove?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_Strangelove

  • OPE? Does that make anyone else think of Dr. Strangelove?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr_Strangelove

  • Congratulations and good wishes to President Barack Obama for being the change that is needed in the world today.

    The family of humanity appears to be in clear & present danger because the Masters of the Universe among us are willfully denying one of God’s greatest gifts: humankind’s carefully and skillfully developed science on human-induced climate change.

    Faulty reasoning, contrived logic, ideological idiocy, arrogance, material obsessiveness, greed, linear thinking and a mechanistic world view, all of which we see pervading the predominant culture in our time, could result in the children following their misguided elders down a patently unsustainable “primrose path” only to be confronted by a colossal ecologic and/or economic wreckage, the likes of which only Ozymandias has seen.

    Can it be that acceptable standards for determining what is real and true in our culture today have not much to do with science? Consider that whatsoever the Masters of the Universe instruct their minions to proclaim vociferously, share widely, consensually validate and judge to be economically expedient, politically convenient, socially agreeable and religiously tolerated is true and real…. scientific evidence of the biophysical conditions of the natural world we inhabit notwithstanding.

    At least to me, it seems that God’s science is censored, gag rules imposed and countless distractions presented whenever reasonable and sensible evidence comes into conflict with what the economic powerbrokers and their bought-and-paid-for politicians prescribe to be real and true. Perhaps science does present the leaders of the predominant culture on Earth with evidence of inconvenient truths.

    Steven Earl Salmony
    AWAREness Campaign on The Human Population,
    established 2001
    http://sustainabilityscience.org/content.html?contentid=1176

  • Congratulations and good wishes to President Barack Obama for being the change that is needed in the world today.

    The family of humanity appears to be in clear & present danger because the Masters of the Universe among us are willfully denying one of God’s greatest gifts: humankind’s carefully and skillfully developed science on human-induced climate change.

    Faulty reasoning, contrived logic, ideological idiocy, arrogance, material obsessiveness, greed, linear thinking and a mechanistic world view, all of which we see pervading the predominant culture in our time, could result in the children following their misguided elders down a patently unsustainable “primrose path” only to be confronted by a colossal ecologic and/or economic wreckage, the likes of which only Ozymandias has seen.

    Can it be that acceptable standards for determining what is real and true in our culture today have not much to do with science? Consider that whatsoever the Masters of the Universe instruct their minions to proclaim vociferously, share widely, consensually validate and judge to be economically expedient, politically convenient, socially agreeable and religiously tolerated is true and real…. scientific evidence of the biophysical conditions of the natural world we inhabit notwithstanding.

    At least to me, it seems that God’s science is censored, gag rules imposed and countless distractions presented whenever reasonable and sensible evidence comes into conflict with what the economic powerbrokers and their bought-and-paid-for politicians prescribe to be real and true. Perhaps science does present the leaders of the predominant culture on Earth with evidence of inconvenient truths.

    Steven Earl Salmony
    AWAREness Campaign on The Human Population,
    established 2001
    http://sustainabilityscience.org/content.html?contentid=1176