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Tue Sep 11, 2012, 02:30 PM

WOULD YOU HELP ME (and Wishadoo!), PLEASE?

"We, the people recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which asks only, what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It's about what can be done BY us, together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. That's what we believe." -- President Obama, Charlotte 2012






I've been working on a project for years, one which some of you were perhaps just introduced to yesterday in this thread.

I started working on this project called Wishadoo! even before President Obama was elected. In truth, I've been working towards this my entire life. (read more HERE)

When I hear him speak, it always serves to reinforce that I'm on the right track. (I also remind myself that I must be on the right track if Glenn Beck dissed Wishadoo! on his now-defunct Fox show.) I do wonder sometimes though, as it's been a long, hard road and I'm barely making it myself (many of us share that struggle); keeping the site going and trying to promote it on my own has been extremely difficult.

I've posted about it before, inviting people to make use of the various tools there. I haven't done so in a while, so I hope you'll allow me to share Wishadoo! with you again.

There is a LOT involved with Wishadoo!, and there are many spin-off projects waiting to be birthed (such as a one-stop national resource directory for assistance, something that, amazingly, doesn't exist, and various co-op ideas).

The puzzle pieces are in place but, just as President Obama tells us, it's not a one-person job. Creating more compassionate, cooperative communities is a joint effort. I've done my best to create the space, with tools, where this can begin to take shape with all aspects of communities working together: businesses, organizations, neighborhoods, schools, and anyone who resonates with the idea.

But I need help. Your help. I'm sharing the infographic below to try to give you a mere glimpse into Wishadoo! and what currently exists and is waiting to be put to use and developed further.

Would you kindly share Wishadoo! with your networks, *like* the Facebook page, follow on twitter, and sign up to be a member? I would GREATLY appreciate it.

If you'll indulge me, rather than overwhelm with tons of information and ideas here, I may post replies to this OP with very specific tasks we can do together NOW to move toward this vision President Obama speaks of and with which most progressives resonate:

A vision where The Common Good is a priority, where we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, where personal and collective responsibility toward the world we are creating is embraced, with compassion and integrity.


Thanks for reading!

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Reply WOULD YOU HELP ME (and Wishadoo!), PLEASE? (Original post)
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 OP
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #1
LeftofObama Sep 2012 #2
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #4
Kookaburra Sep 2012 #3
porphyrian Sep 2012 #5
magical thyme Sep 2012 #6
japple Sep 2012 #7
Ricochet21 Sep 2012 #8
Kookaburra Sep 2012 #9
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #10
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #25
Melinda Sep 2012 #11
Sienna86 Sep 2012 #12
Mojorabbit Sep 2012 #13
Melissa G Sep 2012 #14
roguevalley Sep 2012 #15
MagickMuffin Sep 2012 #16
rosesaylavee Sep 2012 #17
one_voice Sep 2012 #18
renate Sep 2012 #19
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #38
jsmirman Sep 2012 #20
Silver Gaia Sep 2012 #21
Melinda Sep 2012 #22
Howler Sep 2012 #23
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #24
Care Acutely Sep 2012 #32
OneGrassRoot Sep 2012 #34
Royal Sloan 09 Sep 2012 #26
Fire Walk With Me Sep 2012 #27
idwiyo Sep 2012 #28
Digit Sep 2012 #29
southerncrone Sep 2012 #30
Cleita Sep 2012 #31
davsand Sep 2012 #33
mmonk Sep 2012 #35
Howler Sep 2012 #36
coalition_unwilling Sep 2012 #37
Ricochet21 Sep 2012 #39
arikara Sep 2012 #40
mntleo2 Sep 2012 #41
Fire Walk With Me Sep 2012 #42
burrowowl Sep 2012 #43
Mnemosyne Sep 2012 #44

Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 03:20 PM

1. humble kick n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. Absolutely phenomenal website!

More people should really know about this!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 03:57 PM

4. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

You just warmed my heart.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 03:44 PM

3. Kicking

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 03:59 PM

5. Now that's American. n/t

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 05:06 PM

6. K&R nt

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 06:20 PM

7. Kicking & recommending with enthusiasm!!!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 06:43 PM

8. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 06:43 PM

9. Glenn Beck hates Wishadoo

That in and of itself is reason enough to keep this thread kicked to the #1 spot.

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Response to Kookaburra (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 06:54 PM

10. Word!



Thanks, Kookaburra!



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Response to Kookaburra (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 12:07 PM

25. Please see my post #24. It's happening again...

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 08:07 PM

11. You selflessly do so much for others...

the least I can do is this thread. OGR

On edit: 'cause : kick : and : donkey : are not synonymous!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 09:51 PM

12. Great work for catbyte

Looks like a wonderful way to help others.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:02 PM

13. You do amazing work.

I love that we can help people this way. When so many give a bit it really adds up.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:30 PM

14. Kick and good wishes for wishadoo

and OGR!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:39 PM

15. I suck at social media, darling but I will try

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:51 PM

16. I LOVE Wishadoo



The Wishadoo community is one of the best out there. OGR has done an amazing and incredible job creating this online social community. She Walks the Walk and Talks the Talk. She is the BEST!



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 10:59 PM

17. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:24 PM

18. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:34 PM

19. it is an honor to know you even if it's only via electrons



You really are a gift.

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Response to renate (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 01:50 PM

38. You're very, very kind...

and I appreciate it.



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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 11:43 PM

20. Kick!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 05:37 AM

21. K & R!

Happily, and with gratitude.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:07 AM

22. Morning Kick!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:52 AM

23. Kick and R

K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:53 AM

24. You know the "I vote for" graphic at the top of my OP?

Even though it wasn't remotely my intention, it's triggered something with extreme right-wing conservatives, taking me back to when Glenn Beck's followers attacked me for weeks via email, phone calls, Facebook, etc.

I'm very aware every time I post about Wishadoo! here on DU that conservative websites pounce upon it (and me).

In the last 24 hours I've gotten emails and FB posts/messages reminiscent of my Beck incident.

"We're WATCHING YOU." (I get that a lot; creeps me out)

"Why don't you include God and Country in your Wishadoo-doo stuff, you liberal, commie godless heathen!!!"



If you have a worldview that is more in alignment with Wishadoo and not Glenn Beck, I'll ask yet again to please K&R this post, please *like* Wishadoo on FB, follow on twitter, and join us!!!

Thanks, and thanks so much to everyone for their support, the K&Rs above, and kind comments!









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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #24)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:47 PM

32. Gosh, I thought God was supposed to be compassionate

You know, the beatitudes and all that?

Why do conservatives hate Jesus?

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Response to Care Acutely (Reply #32)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:01 AM

34. That is a good question. I posted a "peace" graphic...

I posted a peace graphic on Wishadoo!'s Facebook page yesterday and the one Beckhead comment I could leave was "What did peace do for the ambassador to Libia and the three others?"

(Yes, Libya was spelled incorrectly, which I certainly pointed out. )



Unreal.




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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 12:22 PM

26. R n K,

Great organization, helping those who are down on their luck and have fallen behind in these bad times! Lots of People are needing help and support, it is the way to help, get people back up and going again. Thanks for putting this type of website and service together!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 12:54 PM

27. Kick.

 

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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 01:10 PM

28. K&R

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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 01:43 PM

29. Kicking, a very worthy cause!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:37 PM

30. The beginning of another evolutionary leap!

You are the Future, OGR!!!

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Wed Sep 12, 2012, 11:39 PM

31. K&R

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Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:31 AM

33. Just a quick bounce back to the top!

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 07:08 AM

35. Kickaroo.

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:20 PM

36. K&R

K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 12:26 PM

37. Liked it on my FB page just now and will dive in later today. - n/t

 

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2012, 06:49 PM

39. K&R

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Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:30 AM

40. K&R

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Sat Sep 15, 2012, 01:50 PM

41. Kick! Kick Again

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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:27 PM

42. Kick

 

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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 07:31 PM

43. K&R

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 09:17 PM

44. K&R!

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