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The White House Is Ignoring a Bunch of Petitions, and This Site Tracks Them

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There's a new single-serving site that lets you know which We The People online petitions the White House is ignoring.

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Christeen A (371)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 4:21 am
I'm sure there are many, many important things being ignored. Just look at this country. Sad.

Cathe romano (52)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:26 am
Thanks Cal, it's good to know.

Frances Darcy (133)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 7:39 am

. (0)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 8:11 am
I loved the last petition topic:"Declare The Brotherhood a Terrorist Group". How can Obama ever respond favorably to this one?

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 8:51 am
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I didn't know about this site tracking these petitions. I've saved this.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 11:12 am
At least they could send 2 cents to the owner thanking them.

Dawn Barler (5)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 11:51 am
LMMFAO have we forgotten that the We The People site was created by President Obama and that no other president gave us a place to even communicate with them. I am a member of that site and there are literally tons of petitions that need to be ignored.

Peggy A (0)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 11:59 am

Betty Kelly (4)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 1:48 pm
The White House is also responding to a bunch of very important issues including many that have been petitioned.

Hugo L (255)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 2:18 pm
Noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 2:33 pm
"In that time, the White House has officially responded to 202 of them (87%)"

That isn't too bad considering how many issues are out there right now.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 2:53 pm
Noted with thanks - already member, but hadn't had much time to explore - only used it for petitions to sign. Had to smile a bit at the one to stop White Genocide...didn't realize that old line about Asia for Asians, etc was still being thrown around.

Roger Skinner (14)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 3:07 pm
Hmm. Not all petitions deserve a response. For instance, the petition that, "We ask American Congress to make The Act of Alexander Dolmatov to punish all Dutch officials responsible for his death

"On the 17th of january, russian political activist Alexander Dolmatov has died in the Dutch prison. He came to Netherlands to get the freedom but found his death. We ask American Congress to make The Act of Alexander Dolmatov which will include źDolmatov list╗ to punish all Dutch officials responsible for the death of Dolmatov."

It appears that Dolmatov committed suicide and that many of the people who signed this petition were not American citizens. While America could deplore Dolmatov's death, they have no reason to call for the punishment of any Dutch official.

Or the petition about Jasmine Sun, "Invest and deport Jasmine Sun who was the main suspect of a famous Thallium poison murder case (victim:Zhu Lin) in China

"In 1995, Zhu Ling as a Tsinghua university student was found out to be purposely poisoned twice by lethal chemical: Thallium, which leads to her permanent paralysis. It was indicated that Sun, her roommate, had the motive, and access to the deadly chemical. Jasmine Sun was investigated by police as suspect in 1997. But resources show that the case was mystically closed due to her family's powerful political connections. Resources also show that she changed her name and entered USA by marriage fraud."

Again, there are a lot of non-American signers and no evidence that Jasmine Sun is actually in the USA, not to mention why we should get involved in a Chinese criminal case.

The other petitions mentioned aren't much better:
"Democracy crisis in Malaysia: foreign workers were employed for fraud voting in Malaysian General Election."
While the USA might deplore this, there is really nothing we can do about it.

"Provide necessary assistance to prevent Taiwanese people from being murdered by Philippines and rebuild friendship."
Say what? Is this really a problem we need to address? Seems to be something the Philippines and TaIwan need to work out between themselves.

"Allow Tesla Motors to sell directly to consumers in all 50 states."
Okay, that seems like a good idea, except this is more about state laws and not anything the Federal government can fix.

"Pardon Edward Snowden."
Not going to happen.

"Declare Muslim Brotherhood organization as a terrorist group."
And then what?

Vicky P (476)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 4:59 pm
figures, they aren't answering those on purpose, they don't care what Americans think

Lindsey O (19)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 5:29 pm
From what I've seen, a great many online petitions deserve to be ignored. Too many people sign them indiscriminately and so often they're poorly written and not designed to really do anything productive (often not even being addressed to anyone who actually has the authority to do anything about the problem under discussion). A few actually have merit and do some good (the Care2 petition to try and save/get Pup Ratchet back to the U.S. was a notable success) - but I think those are the exceptions.

Shawna S (45)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 9:25 pm
It's not surprising that petitions get ignored, although avoidance is more likely the reason.
It's good to know someone is tracking this. I mean some scientists get paid to track snail slime, why not have petitions tracked?

Thanks Cal for the article :")

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday August 15, 2013, 10:41 pm
Thank You

Ben O (156)
Friday August 16, 2013, 3:54 am
"The White House has officially responded to 87% of the petitions..."
I am surprised, I thought that they read maybe one out of a thousand...
No wonder BTW, many petitions are nothing but ridiculous crap!

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