open government: open for questions

open government: open for questions

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The Obama team is trying new ways to get really good ideas from the American people, and to see what people really want and need.

change.gov is the platform for these experiments. (Looks like it's the
testbed for maybe something like WhiteHouse.gov?)

A new tool is "open government: open for questions at
http://change.gov/page/content/openforquestions

People post questions they want answers for from the Obama team, and vote
on their priority, like:

"What will you do as President to restore the Constitutional protections
that have been subverted by the Bush Administration and how will you
ensure that our system of checks and balances is renewed?"

This looks like a really good idea for people in the highest of offices
to hear what's really going on, with minimal filtering. Normally, CEOS
and Presidents lose touch with what's real. "open for questions" starts
to address that; let's see how it works.

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twodogkd

Well, a day late and dollar short.
I wanted to add a question, but was too late, so I submitted a feedback comment that provided some useful links and ideas related to energy, environment and more.
Also to an interesting film "Power Paths" about changing to wind and solar energy, and negative effects of coal and sucking up all the water under the Navaho/Hopi reservations is doing to those folks.
Here are a couple of links regarding that film, that I watched recently at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco:
http://www.southdakotafilmfest.org/films/47/
http://www.powerpaths.tv/show.asp?content_id=11694
I highly recommend folks watching this film. Lots of Native American Indian content, but it also shows use of Solar/Wind energy in Europe. Great film.

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