November 21st, 2011 IRC Meeting

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1. Status Reports

   a. Teach-ins on How 2 Run 4 Office
   b. Finding a new treasurer

2. March/Rally to stopping E-PARASITE/SOPA/PROTECT-IP bills

3. Switching to PirateIRC

4. Anything else others want to bring up

Quick Notes / Summaries Re Proposed Bills to be Discussed:

We will explore holding a rally and march against the E-PARASITE/SOPA/PROTECT-IP bills in the 2nd week in December. Likely will start at Occupy Boston, march to Govt. Center finally urge people to go visit their Congress people. Outreach/publicity is key. Will need to talk with ACLU/Demand Progress/Tea Party/etc. groups to see if they want to participate. Will mention it to other state parties in case they want to have rallies/marches in their states.


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Meeting Minutes


[21:27] <jokeefe> good evening [21:27] <SplendidSpoon> Hi [21:33] <jokeefe> how goes work, SplendidSpoon? [21:34] <SplendidSpoon> Pretty good [21:34] <SplendidSpoon> Can't complain, have a cushy enough job :) [21:34] <jokeefe> nice if you can get it [21:36] <jokeefe> I was thinking we might do a monthly Pirate lunch in the greater Cambridge area, interested? [21:37] <SplendidSpoon> Yup [21:37] <jokeefe> cool [21:41] <jokeefe> I was hoping for a larger turn out tonight. Talked with Henry about the anti-SOPA rally idea. He was supportive and would bring some folks to it. [21:43] <SplendidSpoon> Cool [21:43] <SplendidSpoon> Yea people are probably watching the pats game [21:44] <jokeefe> However, besides his response and the ones from last meeting, I haven't gotten many. [21:44] <jokeefe> Have you been to any GAs? [21:45] <SplendidSpoon> Not lately [21:46] <jokeefe> Shidash, yt? [21:49] <SplendidSpoon> Guess not [21:49] <SplendidSpoon> Patriots win [21:49] <SplendidSpoon> lol [21:50] <jokeefe> good for them. haven't followed the game. [21:50] <jokeefe> by a lot or a little? [21:52] <SplendidSpoon> No no I mean they win at getting everyones attention [21:53] <SplendidSpoon> Games on right now [21:53] <SplendidSpoon> Winning though [21:54] <jokeefe> :-) [21:55] <jokeefe> Any suggestions on the tasks I outlined for a rally if it happens? [21:57] <SplendidSpoon> Would we be going to one of the senators offices? [21:57] <SplendidSpoon> and which one of them is undecided or supportive of SOPA? If we go somewhere it should be there. [21:59] <jokeefe> Kerry hasn't given a response, and Brown is on the fence but seems supportive of PROTECT IP. [22:00] <jokeefe> Got an email from Brown that he is in favor of detaining us citizens w/o trial. [22:00] <SplendidSpoon> Oh geez [22:00] <SplendidSpoon> We should probably target him them [22:00] <SplendidSpoon> then* [22:02] <jokeefe> We would get more press that way, but then we get framed in the Brown/Warren race which may not be where we want to be. [22:03] <SplendidSpoon> Oh I see [22:04] <jokeefe> Still press is press. [22:05] <SplendidSpoon> Yea [22:05] <SplendidSpoon> Doesnt matter I'll go anywhere [22:05] <SplendidSpoon> <=== body for cause [22:05] <jokeefe> Great. [22:06] <jokeefe> Will you be able to make the in-person meeting on Sunday? [22:06] <SplendidSpoon> Yup [22:08] <jokeefe> wonderful. I'll call folks see who can make it. If I send some #s your way would you be able to call them? [22:10] <SplendidSpoon> Yup [22:11] <jokeefe> thanks [22:11] <SplendidSpoon> When do you want me to call them [22:12] <jokeefe> Does Friday work? After Thanksgiving, but before the weekend gets here in full. [22:13] <SplendidSpoon> Yup [22:13] <SplendidSpoon> Send me an email with the #s to call and maybe details I need to mention [22:13] <jokeefe> Henry & JP should be able to make it. [22:13] <jokeefe> will do [22:13] <jokeefe> Prbly tomorrow morning [22:14] <SplendidSpoon> ok sounds good [22:14] <jokeefe> thanks [22:14] <jokeefe> anything interesting on the OccupyBoston IRC discussions? [22:14] <SplendidSpoon> The usual [22:15] <SplendidSpoon> I have been busy today so I haven't been paying much attention [22:15] <SplendidSpoon> I was thinking it'd be cool to maybe make an "Op" or something where we expose businesses engaging in corporate greed in the boston area and embarress them somehow [22:16] <SplendidSpoon> Like, sometimes people come into the chat room complaining about companies they work at and wishing Occupy Boston would target them somehow [22:16] <SplendidSpoon> Like State Street Group, they got TARP money and continue to lay off and outsource workers [22:16] <SplendidSpoon> But it's a lot of time to set up a real operation and I have a full time job [22:16] <SplendidSpoon> So we'll see [22:16] <jokeefe> LOL [22:16] <jokeefe> love it [22:17] <jokeefe> State Street is also very much in favor of Social Security privatization, IIRC [22:17] <SplendidSpoon> Yes [22:17] <SplendidSpoon> I've done a bit of research [22:17] <SplendidSpoon> but like I said, having a job sucks out my time and energy for this [22:17] <SplendidSpoon> I can only take on so much [22:19] <jokeefe> tell me about it. ;-) add kids [22:19] <SplendidSpoon> lol [22:19] <SplendidSpoon> Also, the guy who's writing a book with Gregg is coming to Boston tomorrow [22:20] <SplendidSpoon> Gregg doesn't party enough for him so I guess I'll be keeping him entertained, but maybe I can enlist his knowledge as an anon to help [22:20] <SplendidSpoon> So we will see [22:20] <jokeefe> cool. [22:21] <jokeefe> book is a history of anon [22:21] <jokeefe> ? [22:21] <SplendidSpoon> Yes [22:22] <SplendidSpoon> "The Accidental Cyberwar" [22:22] <SplendidSpoon> I guess Gregg does the storytelling, Barrett does the writing [22:23] <SplendidSpoon> But he's got his own project keeping tabs on intelligence contractors and stuff at [22:23] <jokeefe> that is quite an undertaking [22:24] <SplendidSpoon> Yea [22:24] <SplendidSpoon> He made enemies too [22:24] <jokeefe> hard not to [22:24] <jokeefe> hope it goes well for them. [22:25] <SplendidSpoon> Yup [22:26] <SplendidSpoon> Im cheering for them [22:26] <jokeefe> do they have a publisher? [22:26] <SplendidSpoon> Yes [22:27] <SplendidSpoon> Amazon gave them a good deal I guess [22:27] <SplendidSpoon> Even movie studios are calling about options [22:27] <SplendidSpoon> Before the books even done they are talking movie! [22:28] <jokeefe> wow [22:30] <jokeefe> Well, I have to head out so I can get some sleep. I'll email you the list tomorrow. Happy turkey day! [22:31] <SplendidSpoon> ok [22:31] <SplendidSpoon> U too have a good one