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  4. Sixpercent on Twitter

    For all out twitter followers and other Comintern we must have an extended conversation to strategize. Pleas register here st the website. Although still under construction forums work as they should. Soonyou will be able to use your twitter ids but for now, register and use your twitter handle as username to avoid confusion. 1. Identify what major organizations have branches in your area #GLAAD #CAIR #BLM #DSA #DNC #Rainbow/PUSH #NCAI #NOW #LULAC #NAACP and #resist #beenieforever and #stillwithher and similar movements 2. Find out what elections affect your are (we have clickable map on our home page sixpercent.org to help you identify candidates in your area. 3. Contacts all groups you can and identify candidate most fitting for a general "human rights platform" and make sure they are supporting that candidate. IT IS IMPORTANT to understand each Jr these groups are looking for a candidate that fits their specific issues, for example Rainbow may be looking for a gender rights candidate where as BLM may be looking for an African American candidate are on who is willing to commit to the mantra "black lives matter." The conservative movement is very aware of these sublties and exploits them to keep us divided. It is our goal to convince leadership of groups to agree in principle that the one thing we all want is human rights and to win elections and if we are divided over four or five candidates we will not win contested seats. 4. You can work outside your district. The same message is important in all districts. Plus leadership is murky and gettingntje word out can be a challenge. 5. The bottom line is for every group to know they can keep their identity and that Six Percent just means they are united with other groups for the cause of human rights. Trend sixpercent, and we make a difference. We don't want money. Their undying loyalty, or fame. We just want to win elections. 6. We will keep you apprised of all town halls, protests, and marches between now and 2020 elections. Attending as a representative of six Percent will bring needed attention and garner credibility. 7. We have to sell t shirts, caps, and signs. Branding is important. So that people don't have to worry we are trying to make a profit, there is a drop down menu when they buy merchandise to designate the charity they want us to fund with their purchase. I'm not trying to get rich or famous. I only want to win elections. Six Percent is enough to sway who wins or loses in most major elections. In other words, six Percent is the deciders. So it's not so overwhelming. We only need six Percent of electorate, and we can hold offices for a generation. Long enough that all above groups platforms can be addressed and made into law. There is no leader. No one has stepped up. The right isn't even showing interest in elections because they only have to keep us divided. So, it's down to is. No Kennedy, no celebrity, no civil rights icons, just we, the people. We can do this. You can do this. Pleas pass to discussion. Let's strategize, exchange ideas, help one another. A leader will arise. When they do, we will be ready and it's our vote, who will decide whom wins an election. Not billionaires, not secret super PAC. From this day forward, the will of the people, is the super PAC.
  5. Hello

    The magic of the old pirate. Twitter is great but sometimes you need 142 characters and a place to do it. Facebook is fine but you may not want to argue with your family, at least, every time. Someone has to pick up the slack. Plus a little seo and help from a few of you to keep a few topics active if for no other reason, than curiosity.
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    How is this influx of participation gonna happen?
  7. Hello

    Enough for a circle jerk. Y'all don't be so down. There'll be one forum for all the oldies to have non political chats. And if you're in the mood you might jump in a political one here and there if it strikes your fancy. Playing the odds. If we get a thousand new members (which we will) at least 200 will want to have chats like y'all have. 200 talking about camping or best new ice chest, is quite a lot. It's a win win. Do you really care if their gay, or black, or a woman?
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  9. Things That Can And Cannot Be Said - a Novel by John Cusack, Arundhati Roy I find it unlikely the tweets I read are representative of anyone who actually read this book. This is a MUST read book: and here's why.. Were most of you not trolls scouring celebrity accounts for antithetical justification to support your delusional "blame theory" on liberal intellectualism (your miscreant boogeyman feared for exposing your devolved synaptic shortcomings) you would have found an engaging, outright brave attempt to honestly discuss the giant gorilla in the room, (we all grew up with) Armageddon. The much prophesied final battle between Christians (the good guys) and Islam (the "boo, hiss, boo, hiss" bad guys) [and antagonists for our final social destruction.] Watching mankind hand over the keys to White House to wild-eyed zealots - knowing they will be compelled to drive into the nearest (metaphorical) tree of knowledge - destructing all that it is and was - is unnerving and worthy of discussion. Wouldn't you think? It being the possibilities for mankind, and all. After decades of baby-boomers distracted by consuming, intellectualizing concepts such as "whoever dies with the most toys wins", social implosion, evolutive gain (set back by junk science), 1984, Y-2K, Haley's Comet, Halle-Boppe, 2000, and 2012 all before our eyes each day more horrific than the last with time-outs for existential derivatives sculpting our paranoia (in no particular order) such as John Kennedy, Robert F, MLK, Malcolm X, John Glenn, the moonwalk (yeah, add Michael Jackson), Cold War, Viet Nam, Jim Jones, the sport of mass shootings, Cuban Missile Crisis, theological exegesis, thinking Ayn Rand was smart, the great debates with Christopher Hitchens, the 27 Club, John Lennon, modern terror, blue Nile, Green Nile, Zika, John John, Princess Di, and lord could I go on for ever.. Suffice it to say - how could we dismiss... Armageddon. Arundhati Roy and John Cusack offers us a chance to revisit the climatic moments in our life and examine (as I did) the impact then, and now these tragic [and occasional glorious] events had on our mental health and moral ambiguity. Also [of course], our fears metabolized into youthful angst shouted at the stars "What the fuck! Why am I here?" We all have predisposed political alliance (whether you want to admit it or not). We all have predispositions to religion and science. Admitted it not. Our experiences range from the homeless and starving - to the rich and famous. The one common personality glitch we all share, The domination of all rationale's lead to shared reality - this pretty much the end. Right? Some are giving into it. Why not, it's inevitable, right? Luxuriate in "why bother?" Others rationality leads to "a new beginning" - just over the next horizon - optimism is optional. I revisited my own trigger moments in life during this journey, [many diametrically opposed to the Mr Cusacks and Ms Roy's.] But it was their reflection, their reaction and psychosis to generational observations of the devolution before us that triggered my own memories - and no matter how many times I reworked it - we always met at the crossroads of Armageddon and Revelations. Are we the Atomic generation? Apocalypse generation? The me generation? Generation X? Just pick one.. outcome is the same. Read the book, not for what they say, but for what you will say to yourself. I am no writer or reviewer of books. By now, you must be sure of that. So as someone who has heard the phrase "first time in history" and "something this world has never seen before" almost daily my entire life I have become, (in the immortal words of Pink Floyd), comfortably numb. I can't say it's the best book I've ever read - nor do I think that was it's intention. Cusack and Roy succeed, when you lay the book on your lap, reflect, and think more deeply about events you forgot, (or psychologically repressed) because they are horrific- or because they are so damn many, no mere mortal can sort them without a NASA super computer. And to that end, it's a masterpiece. For who among us takes the proper time for reflection of what malignant and benign historic events define us? Take that journey, if you dare. Odds are, you are suppressing now. The book is a 4 star adventure back through the cobwebs of devolving and revolving of the human genome that is trying to break free -and scream with primal efficacy "things that cannot be said."
  10. Hello

    But not open for business yet. It's fixing to be real busy. Just might not be same four or five we had.
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    Counting y'all.. 2.
  12. Hello

    How many members still are active?
  13. Hello

    Wow, I just popped in today for the first time in a while. How ya been?
  14. Hello

    Been a couple years since I've been here. What's new?
  15. Dream Car Drive

    Look up old thread by capt Buddha. Can't remember the name of his rock crawler but great video and pics from events around the country.
  16. Trump is trying to get me killed

    Big changes coming. It's gonna mix y'all up but you'll find your way around.
  17. Dream Car Drive

    Having a Jeep XJ would be enough for me. I would install suspension lift kit and off-road tires and take in on a trail for some action.
  18. Well, it's shark week

    We were. Well, I was.
  19. The mighty dog thread

    Truly unfortunate, inya. Can't bear the thoughts of losing mine as well.
  20. Health

    That is 'on-point'.
  21. The Great Media Divide

    The Great Media Divide Mark Jamison • April 12, 2017, at 1:10 p.m. Examples of the political divide in the U.S. abound. The twists and turns of the Senate over the nomination and eventual confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court are the latest episode in the drama of the country's polarization. Seemingly everyone blames someone else for the division: Democrats and Republicans blame each other, as do the factions within each party. And at least some independents blame both parties. But how the media conducts its business in this country should also be partly blamed for the political rift. I don't mean that we should blame CNN or MSNBC for being too liberal, or blame FOX News for being too conservative. The problem isn't that journalists have opinions, but rather that the standard media business models – daily news for traditional media and talk radio like Rush Limbaugh's and Sean Hannity's programs – drive some media to the left and others to the right, leading large segments of their respective audiences to become caught in media bubbles. Again, my point isn't that journalists, commentators and media bosses choose to be liberal or conservative for nefarious reasons and should be called to task. Rather, it is that the business model for daily news drives its content to the left and the business model for talk radio tends to drive its content to the right. If we are to make serious progress in bridging our political divide, we have to deal with these business models. In numerous surveys over the past 20 years, Pew Research has documented our growing political divide: "In 1994 23% of Republicans were more liberal than the median Democrat; while 17% of Democrats were more conservative than the median Republican. Today, those numbers are just 4% and 5%, respectively." And each side has a different view of reality: According to a Suffolk University poll before the 2016 election, 77 percent of Clinton supporters believed Trump is a racist, while 87 percent of Trump supporters believed he is not. Pew also found that liberals and conservatives tend to migrate to different media outlets: Liberals consume a wide variety of media sources that essentially follow the traditional model of daily news: PBS, The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, etc. Conservative media, with the exception of Fox News, is dominated by talk radio: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, etc. There are numerous explanations for the media divide that corresponds to our political rift. Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple believes that mainstream media leans left because they are headquartered in politically liberal cities, and because activist journalism has been cool since Watergate. Academics Jeffrey Berry and Sarah Sobieraj have written that conservative media attracts its audience by venting outrage, which they presumably correlate with conservatism. My liberal friends echo Berry's and Sobieraj's belief: They believe that liberals are more thoughtful and less emotional than conservatives, so liberals favor written media like The New York Times while conservatives are attracted to the anger of talk radio. What these and other views miss is that the economics of media pushes traditional daily media to the left and talk radio to the right. Each naturally creates its own cultural bubble, contributing to our political divide. Why do traditional media lean left? As historian John Summerville points out in his book "How the News Makes Us Dumb," the daily news business model relies on convincing viewers and readers that they have to consume news every day; that the news is urgent, that today's news is bigger and scarier than yesterday's news and that people who don't watch or read today will suffer as a result. Stories are often couched in terms of groups – mostly race, gender and sexual preference – which accentuates the drama. A media mindset that focuses on urgent problems often concludes that someone in authority, namely the government, should fix them. Why don't these same economic forces press talk radio to the left? Talk radio by its nature puts greater emphasis on the individual, which aligns with the conservative mindset. The program host does much of the talking, but spends a fair amount of time with callers, who provide content and sometimes the direction of the dialogue, such as Limbaugh's "Open Line Friday." Participants in talk radio are more likely to see themselves as part of what is happening than are passive consumers of PBS or CNN, for example. So talk radio favors mindsets of individual responsibility for making one's way in the world and helping others. What about outlets that update constantly, like blog-oriented outlets and news aggregators? At present, these business models don't seem to favor either political view as each political side has its own websites. That the primary economic driver is page views driven by breaking news would seem to lead these outlets to eventually lean left. But as long as the government is large and active in people's lives, and people worry about what the government will do to them next, conservative-oriented sites might continue to flourish. Is there a media business model that helps bridge the divide? It isn't a forgone conclusion that the divide is bad. What is harming us is what appears to be our growing inability to understand how others might hold a view different from our own, except for others being ignorant, unintelligent, or of low morals. What is needed are media businesses that break out of the bubbles, employ contributors, involve consumers of different mindsets and make the consumers, not drama, central to the action.
  22. The big picture

    18 pages. Oughta keep you busy. How'd you find us. We're going through s helluva transition. Seo, page titles, registration, is all turned off. I think today there will be an overhaul of the forums and then we will have evolved into a nat'l org trying to be part of the solution instead of part of the hundreds of millions of voices just screaming in anguish at their TV sets. we'll see how it goes
  23. The big picture

    I'm just new here but this is one interesting thread to follow.
  24. Well, it's shark week

    Are you talking about the TV program?
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