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Call to action: Possible Action Items for Regional FReeper Conventions
Feb 18, 2009 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 02/18/2009 12:01:18 PM PST by Jim Robinson

Just throwing out a handful of ideas for discussion:



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KEYWORDS: convention; conventions; fr; frconvention; frconventions; freeperconvention; freepmeet; meetup; region; regional; regionalconvention; tristatechapter
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1 posted on 02/18/2009 12:01:19 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

This is an excellent idea. I am SW Virginia and I have made contact with a number of Freepers in this area. I am planning to contact them with this idea.


2 posted on 02/18/2009 12:03:11 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Jim Robinson

As for me, a political neophyte, hope somebody will define a PAC and a 527 to let us all know what they are and what they do.

And that’s the point, is to draw in people who have never been involved in politics before.

Also, if there is a Texas ping list please add me.


3 posted on 02/18/2009 12:03:38 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: Jim Robinson

Great idea. I think knowing other local FReepers would give us more leverage on the local level.

Plus, if (when) it hits the fan, we would have a support system to get thru it.

I am in Long Beach, CA.


4 posted on 02/18/2009 12:05:01 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Jim Robinson; Dr. Sivana

ping for later


5 posted on 02/18/2009 12:05:44 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline of the Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club)
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To: Jim Robinson

bfltr


6 posted on 02/18/2009 12:05:49 PM PST by mnehring
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To: squarebarb

Click on the account tab and then click on the my locale link. Everyone there should be a Texan if you set your location as Texas.

I am a Native Texan living in Virginia.


7 posted on 02/18/2009 12:06:12 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: Jim Robinson

Not enough FReepers in northern Wisconsin.


8 posted on 02/18/2009 12:06:45 PM PST by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good idea.


9 posted on 02/18/2009 12:06:48 PM PST by Nachum (Obama theme song: Ball of Confusion by the Temptations)
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To: Jim Robinson

There’s always HAM radio


10 posted on 02/18/2009 12:07:04 PM PST by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: Jim Robinson

Please include me on your ping list for this. I’m trying to get into law school right now and maybe in time I might be able to help in useful ways.


11 posted on 02/18/2009 12:07:28 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: Jim Robinson
We need this now more than ever. The Liberals in office are hoping we will become disheartened and demoralized by their full fledged assault on what our Country stands for. I'd love to see us organize the way groups such as Eagles Up. I'll pass the word.
12 posted on 02/18/2009 12:07:42 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: squarebarb; Arrowhead1952

This FReeper would like to be added to the Texas ping list!


13 posted on 02/18/2009 12:07:47 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Jim Robinson

I VERY much like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 02/18/2009 12:08:50 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: Retired Greyhound

“Plus, if (when) it hits the fan, we would have a support system to get thru it.”

Excellent point! ;=)


15 posted on 02/18/2009 12:09:51 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: Jim Robinson

ping for later


16 posted on 02/18/2009 12:10:01 PM PST by SueRae
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To: sneakers; prisoner6; PennsylvaniaMom

Is anyone interested in trying to form a Western PA chapter?


17 posted on 02/18/2009 12:11:12 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Where do I sign up for jewelry stamps?)
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To: Jim Robinson

We may have to go to off shore servers.

I used to listen to shortwave when I was a kid. I guess I’ll dust it off soon.


18 posted on 02/18/2009 12:12:11 PM PST by WakeUpAndVote (INGSOC starts 1.20.09)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Anyone in the Bangor Maine Area interested?


19 posted on 02/18/2009 12:12:20 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Jim Robinson; ct_libertarian; kidd; RaceBannon; nutmeg; Andonius_99; Man50D; KosmicKitty; SoKatt
Good ideas! Also need to coordinate chapters/leaders back to Fresno HQ.

Is Kristinn going to be on FNC anytime soon, to speak about recent developments and the reaction of "outside the Beltway" Conservatives?

20 posted on 02/18/2009 12:12:25 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bookmark for later.


21 posted on 02/18/2009 12:13:43 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim

You are not the only one thinking through these things. Our way of life is being tested, rather it’s being usurped.

Even if the 5% of the people on this board are motivated, that will be enough to start what needs to be started in terms of communication networks. Communication is No.1, PERIOD! Without it, we are blind, deaf, and dumb.


22 posted on 02/18/2009 12:14:01 PM PST by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: Tribune7

Ping to #17


23 posted on 02/18/2009 12:14:53 PM PST by WakeUpAndVote (INGSOC starts 1.20.09)
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To: squarebarb
"As for me, a political neophyte, hope somebody will define a PAC and a 527"

Here you go, squarebarb.

http://www.letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=pac+527
24 posted on 02/18/2009 12:15:40 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Jim Robinson; Taxman; Principled; EternalVigilance; phil_will1; kevkrom; Bigun; PeteB570; FBD; ...

Ping to Fair Tax members!


25 posted on 02/18/2009 12:15:43 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: fightinbluhen51; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Freak State Ping for action!


26 posted on 02/18/2009 12:17:07 PM PST by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: netmilsmom; squarebarb; MeekOneGOP; Jim Robinson

squarebarb, MeekOneGOP has the larger Texas ping list.


UPDATED MASTER List of FReeper PING LISTS; Vol. VIII - SPRING Edition (Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 10:57:08 AM by cgk)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1811878/posts

Here @ #306 is the latest update on that thread.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1811878/posts?page=306#306

Jim, is there a way to add the latest (above thread) to the main page for quick reference for all FReepers? Thanks.


27 posted on 02/18/2009 12:20:15 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Each "Yea" vote for porkulus is equivalent to $3,267,973,850. (D) = corruption)
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To: Jim Robinson; MplsSteve

Excellent.

We need a group that can meet in the Mpls/St. Paul Mn area! I can be a part of it for sure.


28 posted on 02/18/2009 12:21:33 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Keep plenty of food and batteries on hand.)
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To: kristinn; LS; Trueblackman

Got a question for you on #20 since you guys have media “access” so to speak.


29 posted on 02/18/2009 12:21:46 PM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: squarebarb

I have opened PACs and do reporting for them for my job so I have some experience I would be glad to volunteer. I am in CA, bay area.


30 posted on 02/18/2009 12:22:07 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: SumProVita

My brother in law and I have a survival pact. We will pool resources. Oddly, he is a looney lefty, and I do mean LOONEY. Air America and the whole bit. But he is a Marine Iraq vet, and does have sidearms and rations. Paranoia can be good.

I think pooling resources on a wider scale would be very beneficial.


31 posted on 02/18/2009 12:31:03 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Jim Robinson

Good idea. Sign me up. I belong to several grassroots organizations and am active in local Republican party politics. Conservatives need to band together and start working on our agenda at the local level and build from there.


32 posted on 02/18/2009 12:31:14 PM PST by kabar
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To: Rusty0604

Florida FReeper reporting for duty, sir. I have admin/management experience, and a passion for politics. Ping me to any Florida Freeper list, and this one as well. We can be no less willing than heros like Todd Beamer and his band of patroits over that field in PA in answering this call, as the circumstance is no less dire. Lets Roll.......


33 posted on 02/18/2009 12:36:59 PM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sign me up. I need to get involved in the worst sort of way, before my head explodes.


34 posted on 02/18/2009 12:37:05 PM PST by cblue55 (I miss Tony Snow)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oregon - some of us are starting to do this....”organize”....but, need help....and will help.


35 posted on 02/18/2009 12:43:24 PM PST by goodnesswins (Conservative and fighting for freedom and liberty....whether you like it or not.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m in southwest WA....sounds like a great idea to me!


36 posted on 02/18/2009 12:53:14 PM PST by mockingbyrd
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To: Jim Robinson

A FR PAC or 527 would be an excellent thing to start and a logical next step for FR. Forming local chapters with boots on the ground is a must for future protests and the like.


37 posted on 02/18/2009 12:55:20 PM PST by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim - this is what we need. We need to start turning words into actions.


38 posted on 02/18/2009 12:55:22 PM PST by sasafras (TIME FOR A RESURGENCE - FREEDOM IS NOT FREE - NO MORE COMPLAINING - LET'S GET BUSY!)
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To: Jim Robinson
The "FEAR" word (you know, the tactic Obummer uses) is called: MILITIA use it often, use it strong, use it loud. Guess what, Militia's are also legal! Leave the enemy with this image......... Image and video hosting by TinyPic FORM A LOCAL MILITIA, NOW!
39 posted on 02/18/2009 12:55:30 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: DTogo

I’m on every week on “Fox and Friends,” but the subject is textbook bias, so I can’t usurp the format for a rant.


40 posted on 02/18/2009 1:01:24 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Jim Robinson

“Would a FReeper PAC be feasible? Practical? Effective?”

FreePAC... I like it!

Speaking of PACs, has anyone attended a CPAC event in recent years? If so, is there good information presented to become active, or is it primarily a forum for the celebrity-type conservatives to hawk books, etc.?


41 posted on 02/18/2009 1:01:33 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

FreePac....has a good ring to it!!
I say go for it!!!!!


42 posted on 02/18/2009 1:10:50 PM PST by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Jim Robinson

When is it?Where is it?Do you have to pay to attend?Can there be several in a number of states?


43 posted on 02/18/2009 1:17:06 PM PST by nomad
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To: Jim Robinson

Steubenville, Ohio, anyone?


44 posted on 02/18/2009 1:24:07 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Very timely and much needed, Jim. Please add me to ping list.
At some point we’re going to have to include a longer range perspective. As a starter, those interested might review the communist’s objectives (particularly #15 and above), as read into the congressional record in 1963. With only a few additions and minor changes this list could equally well have been drawn up by Islamists. The left has been been enormously successful in achieving these objectives and it will take long range planning and action to undo them. The list can be seen at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/962461/posts


45 posted on 02/18/2009 1:24:46 PM PST by NECAWA
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To: Jim Robinson
Great list. I for one do not know what a PAC is or a 527. Need to brush up on those terms prior to discussing. Also fighting the Fascist (UN)Fairnesss Doctrine for me is one of the most pressing (there are a lot of pressing issues right now including insuring there are no new forthcoming laws, but the FD feels like it is something very tangible RIGHT NOW.)

I just moved to Santa Barbara and am not involved in the local GOP as of yet, but I do know they have the Young Peoples' conservative group here tied to the Reagan Ranch as well as a Lincoln club (in addition to the regular GOP), and a women's Republican group. I am wondering if there is a way to build off of some of these groups or in spite of them--meaning shall we build from the ground up or to use existing resources in which to build or both?

Maybe we need to put together a mission statement first so as to 'recruit' or be able to present a mission statement and then clearly defined objectives that tie in. You have already outline some good ones Jim such as the stopping the FD (I include in ANY of its forms) as well as planning ahead to side step any anticipated shutting down of speech.

46 posted on 02/18/2009 1:31:03 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: GOP Poet

I meant to say no new forthcoming GUN and AMMO ban laws or restrictions


47 posted on 02/18/2009 1:32:34 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: CH3CN; BUCKWHEAT

Ping. What do you think?


48 posted on 02/18/2009 1:34:55 PM PST by Prov3456
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To: All; CAluvdubya

Let Caluvdubya know if you want on the

San Diego Ping List


49 posted on 02/18/2009 1:35:50 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson
Great idea, Jim. But, respectfully -- I think the first concern is to find out how to get the fence-riders off the fence. There are too many people, even the ones who will be greatly affected by Obama's and Pelosi's doings, who are not willing to lift a finger or raise a voice -- not until Obama's goons are literally kicking down their doors in the middle of the night. (At which time, they get all goggle-eyed in perplexed amazement, saying to themselves "How could this have happened?")

Putting it out there to see if any of the FReepers have any ideas how to motivate these types of people.

50 posted on 02/18/2009 1:38:22 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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