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Announcing: Freeper Activism Skills Exchange Thread

Posted on 07/09/2005 9:12:04 AM PDT by Maceman

Yesterday I posted a thread about an political activism project I'm working on, and asked Freepers with particular skills or expertise to contact me if they think they might like to help.

We have a LOT of talented people with numerous specialized skill sets on FR, and I believe that it is in keeping with the spirit of the website to establish some type of formalized Skills Exchange area.

If you have a political activism project that needs special skills, or if you have skills and are willing to donate a little time to the right project, then this is the place to let everyone know.

I hope the moderators agree that this is a worthwhile function here on FR, and I hope to make this a regular, if not a daily thread.

In the meantime, we are still looking for skilled people to help with our project here in Massachusetts. But you don't necessarily have to live here to help.

Here is what I posted yesterday:

I and a colleague are in the process of setting up a non-profit political action/advocacy group in Massachusetts.

We have a specific focus which I will not go into here at the moment, but the project timeline is tied to the next 15 months between now and the '06 elections.

I would like to know what Freeper talents might be available out there to help us in our efforts.

I am hoping that if you get juiced about this project, which I think a number of you will, you might be willing to help us by providing information and helpful suggestions, and by donating a little time using your particular skill sets to advance the mission.

At the moment we are looking for the specific types of skills listed below, but would love to build a database of anyone who might now or in the future be willing to give some time and expertise to help us in any area.

Right now we have little or no money to spend, although I expect that to change as we developing our funding sources and methods.

In the meantime, here is what we need right now:

1) Massachesetts videographer. We have an idea for a video commercial, and need a videographer to make it happen.

2) People experienced with the mechanics and procedures of setting up PACs, Foundations, non-profits, etc. Lawyers especially appreciated.

3) Graphic designers

4) Web designers

If you don't have the time or skills to help us, we will appreciate a referral or a ping to anyone you know who might.

We have very ambitious aspirations and not a lot of time, so we need all the talents and support we can muster.

I will explain the project to anyone who Freepmails me.

As always, thanks to my fellow Freepers.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters
KEYWORDS: activism; fr; skills
I hope I'm not the only one who sees value in this type of thread.
1 posted on 07/09/2005 9:12:05 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman

interesting


2 posted on 07/09/2005 9:23:07 AM PDT by since1868
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To: Maceman

I think your idea about building some sort of political activism resource for FReepers to draw on is an excellent one, though I also think that it might work better as a separate board rather than a daily thread. Regardless, I will be watching with interest.

However, as to drumming up helpers with your current project, I think you might get more takers if you explain up front just what it is about, rather than being coy and saying "mail me for info." FReepers have their pet projects just like everyone else, and some people might be willing to help with, oh, say, an eminent domain issue, who would not be willing to spend time on a prolife issue. Or vice versa.


3 posted on 07/09/2005 9:26:03 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (Kelo must GO!! ..... http://sonoma-moderate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Maceman

my special skill is I just do it and enjoy confronting the libs head on....

numerous one man Freeps against Moveon, Hillary as well as other operations with Freepers and Protest Warriors against the Today Show, against the rats and libs at the RNC in NYC last August and countetprotesting ANSWER in Central Park this past March.....so if you need someone in the area who will show up and protest send me a PM!


4 posted on 07/09/2005 9:27:55 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
I think your idea about building some sort of political activism resource for FReepers to draw on is an excellent one, though I also think that it might work better as a separate board rather than a daily thread. Regardless, I will be watching with interest.

I've made that suggestion several times only to have posts or threads removed for "solicitation"...there is a dedicated arm of this site in which people want to get involved and just need to know how...
5 posted on 07/09/2005 9:29:30 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert
I agree with your idea about a separate link, maybe from the homepage. Locality, skills and abilities could be located. FReepers could stop in and do another "about" page for what they could offer. I don't know if it would turn into a classified ad section or what but the idea is a viable one.
6 posted on 07/09/2005 9:30:30 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Forget about Terrorism Fool! My pug has the master plan!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Your point is well taken. We are not quite ready yet to publicly describe our project, but I expect that to change soon.

We need to get a few more ducks lined up before going public. When we do, we intend to launch the public face of our project in an organized and well-planned fashion.

But right now we think it makes more sense to first get our organization legally established and have at least a rudimentary website set up before announcing our launch.


7 posted on 07/09/2005 9:32:37 AM PDT by Maceman (The Qur'an is Qu'rap)
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To: God luvs America

Thank you. We will definitely have a need for street warriors, but not just yet.


8 posted on 07/09/2005 9:33:26 AM PDT by Maceman (The Qur'an is Qu'rap)
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To: Maceman

Interesting. Not sure what you are doing but it sounds like it has a lot of potential.


9 posted on 07/09/2005 9:36:55 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom

Freepmail me and I'll tell you.


10 posted on 07/09/2005 9:48:01 AM PDT by Maceman (The Qur'an is Qu'rap)
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To: Maceman

I'm a draftee REMF from a Blue (with no help from me) state. Is it all right for me to be part of this discussion?
Maceman, I wish there was a way I could help. I'm from NH (the only state to go from Red to Blue in the last election) and we have troubles enough of our own. Most of those troubles are not caused by the Dimlycrats but by our own home-grown RINOs who think the answer to everything is more taxing and spending and the more abortions the better :(


11 posted on 07/09/2005 10:04:22 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes
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To: Maceman

Not too clear about what you are doing, and I am pretty sure my idea won't fit, but here goes anyway: I would like to see a 'site' or 'place' that is dedicated to Christians praying daily for the conversion of Muslims to Christianity. I believe in the power of prayer and that one of the most effective 'weapons' against terrorism would be a massive commitment by Christians (actually any and all non-Muslims) to pray for the conversion of Muslims. This post may end up being pulled, and that's OK. Just passing along an idea of one 'ole goat' who likes FR. Thanks.


12 posted on 07/09/2005 10:17:50 AM PDT by hardworking (Which reflects YOUR image of America's families? George & Laura, or Billy & Hillary?)
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To: Past Your Eyes; eyespysomething

What's an REMF? Who drafted you?


13 posted on 07/09/2005 10:18:25 AM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: SittinYonder

Read Echelon M----- F-----
I was drafted by Richard M. Nixon.


14 posted on 07/09/2005 10:23:43 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes
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bump


15 posted on 07/09/2005 10:26:59 AM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: Maceman

I had set of a form called the "Eagle Works" on Free Republic Network web site at http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/index.html to do similar to what you propose. But there wasn't much interest in it a few years back. I hope you have better luck.


16 posted on 07/09/2005 1:49:59 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: Maceman; doug from upland; Lazamataz

I nominate Doug from Upland as Lyricist and Lazamataz as advice columnist to the lovelorn.


17 posted on 07/09/2005 1:54:02 PM PDT by investigateworld ( God bless Poland for giving the world JP II & a Protestant bump for his Sainthood!)
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To: God luvs America

I think you might enjoy this very much if you haven't already been there. I think the libs have totally taken it over... and they TRY so hard! : )
http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?jkerry


18 posted on 07/09/2005 2:12:54 PM PDT by blkmtn50
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To: God luvs America

I need the help of some New York FReepers to find someone who will go on record from the Hassidic Jewish community that gave virtually 100% of its votes to Hillary after members were pardoned for fraud.


19 posted on 07/09/2005 2:41:12 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: Maceman
4) Web designers

I'm a .NET analyst skilled with web-based programming and deployments.

20 posted on 07/09/2005 2:46:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Looks like the Supreme Court wants to play Cowboys and Homeowners.)
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To: Maceman

Right now I'm messing with something called remoting, but that requires that the incoming (client) computer have a .NET framework installed. No guarentee there. ASP.NET is probably the best customer-facing solution.


21 posted on 07/09/2005 2:47:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Looks like the Supreme Court wants to play Cowboys and Homeowners.)
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To: Lazamataz

I kin make fartin' sounds usin' muh armpit.


22 posted on 07/09/2005 2:50:49 PM PDT by Reform4Bush
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To: Maceman

I'm a professional graphic artist with very little time but I'd be happy to help in some small way.


23 posted on 07/09/2005 5:17:51 PM PDT by visualops (www.visualops.com)
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To: Reform4Bush

24 posted on 07/09/2005 5:24:43 PM PDT by visualops (www.visualops.com)
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To: doug from upland

well...I'm a practicing Catholic but there is a huge Hassidic community right down the road from me (I am in Mt Kisco, NY...ironically three miles from sir hillary and bobo)...if I can help let me know.


25 posted on 07/09/2005 5:35:57 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: blkmtn50

gotta love it...I will surely pass this around.


26 posted on 07/09/2005 5:38:11 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America

I need someone from the community to go on record that the pardon was an exchange for Hillary votes.


27 posted on 07/09/2005 7:47:43 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: Maceman
I'm a pretty fair shot and most of my guns are usually pretty clean.

And I have motorcycles. Anything else on your list?

28 posted on 07/09/2005 7:48:57 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: doug from upland

that's a tough one....what community do you mean?? I know Hassidic but is there a specific Hassidic community in NY you are looking for??


29 posted on 07/09/2005 8:39:13 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America

NEW YORK (UPI) – The U.S. attorney's probe of the pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich has expanded to the four presidential pardons of four Jewish men convicted of stealing $40 million from taxpayers for a fake school.
Mary Jo White, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, is investigating a possible link between the last-minute pardon by former President Bill Clinton of four New Yorkers and votes for Hillary Clinton's Senate election last November.

Kalmen Stern, David Goldstein, Benjamin Berger and Jacob Elbaum were serving prison sentences of up to 6.5 years for bilking $40 million worth of student Pell grants and loans from government sources for a phony school in the Hasidic community of New Square, N.Y.

Sen. Clinton said that although she attended a White House meeting in which the pardon issue was raised, "I never made any view known."

Last month, she refused to talk about the controversial pardons of the four New York Hasidic Jews by her husband. New Square voted 1359-10 for the first lady – although other nearby Hasidic enclaves voted 3480-152 for Clinton's GOP opponent, former Rep. Rick Lazio.


30 posted on 07/09/2005 8:48:14 PM PDT by doug from upland (The Hillary documentary is coming)
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To: doug from upland

I don't know where New Square is...occasionally they walk past my house...very friendly and always wave...I will try and strike up a conversation with them some time.


31 posted on 07/09/2005 8:50:17 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America; ken5050

http://www.city-data.com/city/New-Square-New-York.html


32 posted on 07/09/2005 10:58:06 PM PDT by Do not dub me shapka broham
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To: Maceman

It's a GREAT idea!


33 posted on 07/10/2005 8:03:51 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Off-the-cuff-comments are NOT CLEAR and CONVINCING evidence.)
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To: Maceman

Good topic. We have to find the balance between being too milk toast and being over the top. Milk Toast accomplishes nothing, over the top pleases the choir, but pushes the middle away.


34 posted on 07/11/2005 7:18:33 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: Maceman; All

I am a professional commercial writer with editorial experience. I can't promise I'll work on anybody's project especially pro bono, I'm a homeschooling Dad and only have so much time available. But I do good work and I might be able to make some room. Anyone who's interested, freepmail me.


35 posted on 07/11/2005 5:56:38 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback ("James...Earn this...Earn it.")
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To: Maceman

I'd like to see a conservative based educators group. Given that I teach in the belly of liberal cacademia my skills include using the left's tools to undermine the leftist status quo. For example I show "The Passion" in my film classes, I present conservative arguments in all of my classes, etc.

I would be interested in participating in such an endeavour.


36 posted on 07/14/2005 9:03:16 AM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: God luvs America

I've got nunchuck skills, computer hacking skills...

...one gang tried to get me to join because I'm pretty good with a bowstaff.


37 posted on 07/17/2005 10:59:17 PM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (And now, for something completely different: www.donaldlancow.com)
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To: Maceman; Hank Rearden
I'm a pretty fair shot and most of my guns are usually pretty clean.

You don't want this guy. He's a kool-aid drinking Mac fanatic ;o)

38 posted on 07/17/2005 11:17:06 PM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. Frederick Douglass)
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To: FLAMING DEATH

we could've used those nunchuck skills protesting the libs at the RNC last August :)


39 posted on 07/18/2005 8:12:45 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Maceman

web hosting
php,perl,html
mail programs
what ever you need

I'm a pretty good shot with a squirll rifle too.


40 posted on 07/22/2005 1:58:22 AM PDT by THEUPMAN (#### comment deleted by moderator)
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To: Maceman
3) Graphic designers

For which medium?

4) Web designers

For how large of a web site?

My credentials are here.

I did everything on that site by myself. The design, the art, the parodies (though, to be fully honest, the genesis of many parodies came from outside suggestions), and the CGI programming. And the system it runs on I built from the motherboard up.

41 posted on 07/23/2005 10:25:11 AM PDT by Prime Choice (Thanks to the Leftists, yesterday's deviants are today's "alternate lifestyles.")
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