Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] A Coherent Platform for Demonstrations
From: Antonio Serna
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:19:37 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

Drop 'em in moderation.

here's my solution that I just implemented, let's try it out see if it works.

- Group set to moderate all incoming emails from non-members.

- Admins will review them, sort for urgent internet request to the group.

- Off topic email can be released, like on a sunday or Friday, or the next holiday. I don't think we should delete any of them but just hold them there for a second to review them.

- also holding them for review will allow us to see if we need to reply to group or to member. I've seem people replying on this list to the group but the send isn't getting the response cause they're not members.

best,
antonio

On 10/11/11 5:05 PM, Drew Hornbein 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
<mailto: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
    <mailto:cjs99@cox.net>> wrote:

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        Dear Working Group,____

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        I am semi-retired, a political independent, and worked in
        Washington close to the political process, but as a civil
        servant. ____

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        I am TRULY an Independent and these are my own thoughts &
        observations.____

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        The politicians, corporations and even news media (campaign
        advertising is BIG business) will howl at these suggestion but
        these need to be done. ____

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        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:____

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        __1.__Re-institute the Glass Steagal Act, concerning banking
        regulation.
        <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass%E2%80%93Steagall_Act>____

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        __2.__The FDIC & FED, limit the amount of leverage allowed by
        all banking institutions, including investment banks licensed to
        do business in the US. ____

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        __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.____

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        __4.__The Security & Exchange Commission should set limits on
        the amount of leverage used related to stocks and other
        securities. ____

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        __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. ____

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               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.____

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        __6.__Provide immediate incentives for bringing foreign jobs
        back to the US through tax incentives, not direct money from the
        government.____

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        __7.__Start a major “Buy American” campaign.____

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        __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. ____

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        __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.____

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        __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.____

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        One overriding principal is to get the big money & influence out
        of politics, completely.  It skews and perverts the political
        process. ____

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        Get the power and influence back to the middle class & people,
        it actually would be better for smaller & mid-sized companies in
        the US:____

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        *Pass a Constitutional Amendment where:____*

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        __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. ____

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        __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.____

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        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.____

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        A vibrant middle class is the backbone of our country.____

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        A Fellow Citizen,____

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        C J ____

        Virginia ____

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