Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] A Coherent Platform for Demonstrations
From: Mark Pruce
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:35:34 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

We'll I'll volunteer to do the front end - i.e. the HTML, CSS and JS as far as UI goes. I would need to pair up with someone who can do PHP/whatever other language would allow us to store the ideas plus the votes in a database, etc. Obviously, this would probably need a go ahead from someone working on the site relaunch as I doubt this movement needs another splinter site:

www.myoccupywallstreetwebsiteisbetterthanyours.com

- Mark


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On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Chaz Cheadle <ccheadle@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, as a tool for getting popular opinions, but with disclaimers that they are just that.
chaz


On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Andrew Gwozdziewycz <apgwoz@gmail.com> wrote:
Something like Reddit/Digg? Vote up good ideas?

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Mark Pruce <mpruce@gmail.com> wrote:
> It would be interesting to have a sort of Popular Ideas Soap Box that is
> front-end-media-friendly (what do they want? well, check out the Soap Box..)
> and a 'back end' where people (anyone) gets to vote and as long as an idea
> gets 500 votes or something pretty small - the idea gets up on the board.
> Just an idea, not a priority.
> - M
>
>
> --
> Mark Pruce
> Freelance Designer
> 518.789.4244
> www.markpruce.com
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:11 PM, Chaz Cheadle <ccheadle@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> We definitely want to get ideas heard. I just don't want CJ's ideas to get
>> lost in this forum.
>> Is there a place like Outreach or something that we could forward this to?
>> Will the new website have some way for people to contribute ideas?
>> Just a thought, a ticker on the website with points like this that are
>> contributed/voted on by GA.
>> chaz
>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:05 PM, Drew Hornbein <dhornbein@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Perhaps we can start dropping these in somewhere? Any ideas?
>>> -Drew
>>>
>>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Chaz Cheadle <ccheadle@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Those are some awesome points- and well though out.
>>>> This group is more geared towards the internet technology initiatives
>>>> for OWS.
>>>> I'd hate to see your ideas not get voiced.
>>>> chaz
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 3:01 PM, cjs99 <cjs99@cox.net> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Dear Working Group,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I am semi-retired, a political independent, and worked in Washington
>>>>> close to the political process, but as a civil servant.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I am TRULY an Independent and these are my own thoughts & observations.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> The politicians, corporations and even news media (campaign advertising
>>>>> is BIG business) will howl at these suggestion but these need to be done.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Considering a unified platform that most Americans can support, and
>>>>> will help correct the financial debacle we have seen for the past several
>>>>> years,
>>>>>
>>>>> here are some suggestions:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 1.      Re-institute the Glass Steagal Act, concerning banking
>>>>> regulation.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 2.      The FDIC & FED, limit the amount of leverage allowed by all
>>>>> banking institutions, including investment banks licensed to do business in
>>>>> the US.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 3.      The concentration of the banking sector needs to be addressed,
>>>>> we need to relearn the lessons from The Great Depression.  Concentration of
>>>>> wealth in a few banks is a bad thing.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 4.      The Security & Exchange Commission should set limits on the
>>>>> amount of leverage used related to stocks and other securities.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 5.      Anyone or business or corporation who provides any financial
>>>>> instrument, policy or other guarantee against loss in financial dealings,
>>>>> (Credit Default Swaps), must follow the same regulations as insurance
>>>>> companies and must hold directly 50 % of the risk on each policy and have
>>>>> assets to cover those losses.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>       Another and possibility better thought, is to outlaw CDS’s
>>>>> completely and keep risk in the hands of the direct investors, where it
>>>>> really should be.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 6.      Provide immediate incentives for bringing foreign jobs back to
>>>>> the US through tax incentives, not direct money from the government.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 7.      Start a major “Buy American” campaign.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 8.      Recognize that Lobbying firms may provide educational services,
>>>>> however that should be their sole purpose.  Any trips undertaken by Congress
>>>>> members or staff must be paid for directly by the taxpayer funds and
>>>>> accounted for.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 9.      No businesses or corporations doing business with the Federal
>>>>> Government may be allowed to donate any monies for Federal Office election
>>>>> or re-election campaign funds, or provide any other inducements to Federal
>>>>> Office holders and are prohibited from employing family members of office
>>>>> holders or staff members.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 10.  While corporations may be allowed to advertised during election
>>>>> cycles, they may only present the direct position of their corporation and
>>>>> how the election would influence their corporation in real terms.  They may
>>>>> not, under any circumstance, fund any advertisements in direct endorsement
>>>>> or opposition to specific candidates.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> One overriding principal is to get the big money & influence out of
>>>>> politics, completely.  It skews and perverts the political process.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Get the power and influence back to the middle class & people, it
>>>>> actually would be better for smaller & mid-sized companies in the US:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Pass a Constitutional Amendment where:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 1.      Those running for Federal Office may only accept contributions
>>>>> from individual voting constituents who reside within their Congressional
>>>>> District, or State in the case of Senators or the US and territories for the
>>>>> Office of President.  The size of such contributions shall be limited to
>>>>> $2000.00 per annum, per individual, adjusted for CPI inflation annually.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 2.      That businesses, companies, corporations, lobbying groups,
>>>>> banking or financial institutions are forbidden from making/providing any
>>>>> political contributions or other things of value, directly or indirectly, to
>>>>> anyone holding public office, their employees or their families or others
>>>>> bound by interest or affection.  That no promises or inducements for future
>>>>> remuneration shall be legal.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Recognize businesses & corporations do good and employ people, they are
>>>>> not evil.  However they have followed a short term and near sited quest for
>>>>> profits at any cost, and in effect gutted much of the production
>>>>> capabilities of our country.  That production loss has cost millions of
>>>>> middle class jobs and is compromising the fabric of our country.  It is time
>>>>> that politicians, from both sides, start thinking of the best interests of
>>>>> the 99% of the people (who are 99% of the voters), not those that bankroll
>>>>> their campaigns.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> A vibrant middle class is the backbone of our country.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> A Fellow Citizen,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> C J
>>>>>
>>>>> Virginia
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>
>>
>
>



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