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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:18 PM
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OK, I am moving to set up bluehammer.org - A call for volunteers
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 10:19 PM by plan9_pub
The recent incident with John Cosgrove in Virginia getting his head handed to him over his asinine miscarriage bill:

http://www.thoughtcrimes.org/mt/archives/001866.html

The incident proved to me that this is the way to go, ESPECIALLY when dealing with state legislators. An a single email campaign sent this little neo-con nut job running for his mommy. Cosgrove withdrew his bill and crawled back under his rock. This guys was shut down in about FOUR days.

So, I have started setting up the web site and I will need volunteers who can help with the following:

- Xoop content manager software setup and admin
- Database programmer(s) (MySQL, PHP or CGI)
- Programmer(s) to set up voting and ranking software
- Art design for site, banner ads and alert banners
- Help with a promo campaign
- Moderators
- Members (once we are up)

Please PM me or send email to david@thoughtcrimes.org

BlueHammer.org will be a rallying site to help focus activist on one issue at a time, rather than trying to handle multiple issues at the same time.

For a full explanation, please see this post:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

This site will be driven by the membership. I am not interested in setting myself up as leader of anything.

Please keep kicked!

David Allen
www.thoughtcrimes.org

The taste of Republican butt does not improve with age.

"The NeoCons can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They do not feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:24 PM
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1. Sounds like a great idea!
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Alisa Donating Member (169 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:26 PM
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2. Great name and great idea!
I'll join when it's ready. :thumbsup:
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jbm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:26 PM
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3. I'm in!!
Thanks for setting this up!
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:33 PM
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4. I'm there
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jdots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:34 PM
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5. Now you're talking One Issue At A Time
thankyou this is the way the dickweeds have popped in thier stealth candidates from school board to president.......we need dozens of sites like yours because they do the real work.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:42 PM
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9. Every success we have had with
blogging and activist sites has been because everyone swung into action on one issue.

The Cosgrove situation taught me a valuable point. Bringing local and state politicians into our sights can be VERY effective.

I was thinking that Ohio needs a law on the books that forbids public officials involved in overseeing elections from endorsing or raising money for candidates that will be on ballots they supervise.

David Allen
www.thoughtcrimes.org

The taste of Republican butt does not improve with age.

"The NeoCons can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They do not feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:36 PM
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6. I love this idea and I think it will really help to keep focus
on the issues. I will definitely be a member. Thanks!
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:37 PM
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7. Kicking the door down...
to become a member. Good spear carrier, here. :)

I like real lawn (bluegrass) and this program sounds like a real grassroots antidote to astroturf. Count me in.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:11 AM
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10. Exactly
This site will be set up so members can log outbound emails so we can measure the pressure being brought to bear.

David Allen
www.thoughtcrimes.org
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:38 PM
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8. Kick
:kick:
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 07:42 AM
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11. kick for the day shift
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 09:00 AM
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12. Kick for the late risers
:kick:
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 11:59 AM
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13. Another kick
:kick:
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:25 PM
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14. Damn, David, we are not getting much action here
But I promise to keep an eye on your latest project. Sounds like a really great idea. Sadly, I am not computer savy enough to be of any use to you for the site.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 02:00 PM
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18. That's OK
You can certainly contribute as a member or helping get the word out.

I have to get the software geeks in because I am a hardware geek. <g>

David Allen
www.thoughtcrimes.org

The taste of Republican butt does not improve with age.

"The NeoCons can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They do not feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 12:26 PM
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15. Somethings we will be trying to do with the site
Ideas to ponder about the structure of the site.

To give you a basic outline of what I wish to accomplish, I would like to be able to set up a site that allows:

- An alert system that when activated will email members and update "alert" banners on other web sites.

- Code for alert banners which will run on participating sites. As time progresses on an issue, we will increase the pressure on folks by increasing the number of people contacting them. The banner would have a percentage value showing how much of our goal has been accomplished that day.

- A system allowing us to track action by members. When a member takes particular actions, he logs in and checks off what he has done that day (emailed, FAX'ed, phoned, vistited, demonstrated. etc. We can then show current actions on a status board on the front page (which also changes the % value on our alert banners).

- Code for rating proposals of members. When issues reach a certain rating, they are then moved to the voting queue where they can be voted on Action will be taken on the highest vote getter.

- Once proposals are rated for voting, we need an area where the proposal sponsors can put together their action plan, an outline of information, intelligence, and proposed actions (which would include contact info, addresses, etc). These would then be voted on for action. Other members will be able to "sign on" to the project, offering to handle specific tasks.

- To protect against freeper disruption, I would love to hear people suggestions about vetting memebers. Aside from requiring real contact info, I also would be interested in asking for references from established activists. I know this is not fool proof, but it would certainly help cut down on problems.

David Allen
www.thoughtcrimes.org

The taste of Republican butt does not improve with age.

"The NeoCons can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They do not feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:39 PM
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16. I already messaged you
but for the record, I'm officially volunteering, as a moderator and/or talking points writer.

I could do some banner and promo graphics, too.

The easiest way to vet some people is an internet search if you have an actual name, but I don't know if everyone who volunteers would be googlable in a meaningful way. (That's a word, right?)

Vetting all members will be interesting - the site will be visible to everyone, right? So I'm guessing you mean the voting members need to be vetted, so we don't get freepers listing wedge issues as our top priority day after day. Or are you thinking members need to be vetted to log that they sent an email, also?
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:57 PM
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17. All good questions
I don't think infiltration could be done in quantities that would affect votes, however I would like members vetted if we can come up with a workable method. I think we might be able to do pretty good with just having real contact info and checking references.

David Allen
www.thoughtcrimes.org

The taste of Republican butt does not improve with age.

"The NeoCons can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They do not feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
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