The President of the United States Of America, Barrack Obama is reported to have met the Apple CEO, Steve Jobs in a one to one meeting when he flew to California. While meeting Steve Jobs wasn’t really the major agenda of President Barrack Obama’s visit, as the president is visiting the West Coast for bigger reasons. The mid term election campaign, as has been confirmed by Robert Gibbs, the press secretary of the President.
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I recall a post I did earlier about an Israeli soldier whose update on a mission against militants led to his court marshal and the mission being called off. Back then I stated that there should be a serious thought over allowing military personals to use social networking sites. Especially when they are on a mission or on duty. Today a similar report pops about a soldier on service whose post sparked some argument on President Obama’s policies.
Sgt. Gary Stein, the man in question, seeing the trouble rising had no option but to pull down the page from Facebook to end the dilemma. So much for freedom of speech, eh? I am sure he hadn’t stated any state secrets or top secret mission information, the man was simply voicing his concerns much like any other citizen over Obama’s health policy. There was no statement that was intended to spark a political debate in any manner whatsoever and yet he had been asked to take such an action for it would have made the authorities think that his statement was representing the entire division and that he had full support from them. Given how things shape up when it comes to armed forces and governments, that concern was pretty justified.
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