Mass of questions should be asked through the people's microphone @ the GA -- he MUST come to Liberty.
IMNO of course
On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 4:52 PM, <email@example.com>
I'm a middle aged white dude capitalist with socialist leanings, but I have a degree in math and economics, a masters in political science, decades of studying how the system works and doesn't work, and an ability to break it down into terms a capitalist can wrap their mind around. You guys can decide whether I would be helpful. If you want I could send you some ideas.
On 10/16/11, gail zawacki<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Let's ask Matt Taibbi to help with questions! We could also ask Dave Cohen, from DOTE. Any other suggestions? I'll do the video, I have a pretty good camera (interview and march yesterday: http://witsendnj.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-are-all-lost-generation.html
I'm sorry I don't know who you all are! jemch wants to go - are you male/famale/any other distinctions? Do we want to have a "balanced" team?
On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 4:22 PM, gail zawacki <email@example.com>
On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Sebastian Fernandez Giraldo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I agree with Jem. I think it would be better to create a document of questions to ask him about that anyone can contribute to. Maybe limit it to 10-15 questions and have people upvote the ones they'd most like to see asked. After a week take the results and have someone who is knowledgeable of the issues go and ask him the questions (with a camera there of course). If he tries to dodge out of it then you can try other tactics.
On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 3:52 PM, <email@example.com>
I don't like to ambush someone without giving them a chance to make good on their offer.
A friend made this suggestion about how to handle this in an ingenious way:
. Set-up a press ambush (my preference) - send out press release with invite to come at a specific time (GA?) to Liberty Park - show that you've emailed and called a bunch of times (video these actions for the narrative) - arrange everyone with a makeshift stage and an empty chair with his name on a card - when he doesn't show, just say it's part of the broken trust between Wall St and America that bankers won't keep their word and talk to the 99%. If he does accept, have a line of testimonials from foreclosed folks to tell their story and lecture him about current injustices they're suffering (don't give him a mic - they are prohibited after all) - think "public verbal flogging" - alternatively, have the Patriotic Millionaires join him for a press conference at Liberty and call on the President to raise taxes on the rich - if he does this, there is no end to the berating he will get from other financial sector people, who think like this: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/15/business/in-private-conversation-wall-street-is-more-critical-of-protesters.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
On Oct 16, 2011, at 2:32 PM, Charles wrote:
I would be willing to talk to him. Obviously, I would not be
representing anyone but myself. I know some extremely knowledgeable
people who might be interested in helping.
Also, anyone on here who has a detailed knowledge of financial
services, perhaps we could collaborate.
On Oct 16, 1:04 pm, gail zawacki <witsen...@gmail.com
Citigroup’s chief executive, Vikram S. Pandit, even said he would be happy
to talk with the protesters any time they wanted to drop by. Mr. Pandit,
onstage Wednesday at a Fortune magazine conference, said that the
protesters’ “sentiments were completely understandable.”
“I would also corroborate that trust has been broken between financial
institutions and the citizens of the U.S., and that it’s Wall Street’s job
to reach out to Main Street and rebuild that trust,” Mr. Pandit said. The
protesters should hold Citi and others “accountable for practicing
responsible finance,” he said, “and keep asking us about how we’re doing.”