September 22nd, 2022 IRC Meeting
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Party Conference & Elections
- October 8th. noon-4pm tentative
- Registration: https://masspirates.org/crew/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=77
- Speaker sign up: https://masspirates.org/crew/forms/speak-our-2022-party-conference
- Possible Speakers:
- Micky signed up
- USPP folks signed up
- JamesO will reach out to Ranked choice voting/XR Boston advocates
- Elections set for Nov. after election day
Planning for 2023 Local Elections
- Pirate news recording scheduled for Sundays, 7pm with go-live at 7:30pm. Unless changed
Other To Do
- Application to PPI
- XR Boston Week of Rebellion, September 17-25th.
- Speaker registration due, Friday, September 23rd
- XR Boston Stop Burning Down the House protest, Saturday, September 24, 2PM, Boston Public Garden
- Party Conference, October 8th. Conference Registration
- Boston Anarchist Bookfair, October 22-23. Apply to Present by Sept. 22
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
Party Conference & Elections
- jokeefe reached out to XR Boston and Voter Choice Mass. Waiting to hear back. Will also reach out on right to repair.
- Joe interested in doing a piece on surviving a nuclear attack
- jokeefe and srevilak will be able to attend
- joe suggests brining a camcorder and doing interviews.
- Usual time on Sunday.
- Maybe do something in the warmer months.
21:08 <~jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/September_22nd,_2022_IRC_Meeting 21:09 <~jokeefe> ids 21:09 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:09 <~jokeefe> Anything to add? 21:09 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:09 <~jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:11 < Joe> Red Umbrellas, other to-dos 21:12 < Joe> Also, slightly fantastic news. 21:12 < Joe> It is with great pleasure that I announce that my main is up and running. 21:12 <~jokeefe> cool! 21:13 < Joe> The only problem is that it is in my son's room. 21:13 < Joe> As my office area is still not gotten the ok from the city yet to occupy. 21:14 <~jokeefe> Progress 21:14 <~jokeefe> Party Conference & Elections 21:14 < Joe> Well, it works. So after a lot of updates I should be back to recording and editing. 21:15 < Joe> Sry, that is all. 21:15 <~jokeefe> I reached out to XRBoston and Voter Choice Mass, but haven’t heard back yet. 21:16 < Joe> Xrboston made the news today. 21:16 <~jokeefe> they certainly did 21:17 <~jokeefe> I will email someone about right to repair 21:18 <~jokeefe> What discussion or training sessions should we have? 21:19 < Joe> I always prefer a pulse check. I would also like to include a bit on cyber security as well. 21:21 < Joe> Modern updates perhaps? 21:22 <~jokeefe> Sounds good 21:23 < Joe> There is a lot going on in international news with Russia declaring mobilization and China publicly stating to put it's army on high alert. 21:24 < Joe> I would like to do a piece on what to do in case of a nuclear attack. How to locate fallout shelters or prepare your place just incase. 21:24 < Joe> This is not something America has had to think about since the 70's 21:25 < srevilak> Are fallout shelters practical? Uranium has a pretty long half-life 21:25 < Joe> Shouldn't be more than 5-10 minutes 21:26 < Joe> Actually, you're probably not going to get to one. 21:26 < Joe> And most of them have not been maintained. 21:26 < Joe> Your best bet is to shelter in place. 21:26 < Joe> I have looked into this the last few days and what I have found is actually pretty frightening. 21:27 <~jokeefe> Who thought we would have to worry about nuclear war after the cold war ended 21:28 < Joe> If I have permission, I will do a quick piece on it. It's not a prepper type talk but there are a few things people should know to better understand to increase the chances of survival. 21:29 < Joe> Unless you are in the main blast radius, you only need to stay put for about 2 weeks. 21:30 <~jokeefe> Sounds good. Could generalize it to cover other disasters since staying in place is generally a good idea unless it is flooding 21:30 < Joe> Well, if not for the conference then I can do a solo cannon blast on it. 21:31 < Joe> I can. I plan to also include links to fema and the like. 21:31 < srevilak> Sounds like an interesting talk 21:32 <~jokeefe> got a title? 21:32 < Joe> Old emergency Manuals turned out to be a good read. 21:33 < Joe> A blast from the past: how to survive an unsure future. 21:34 < srevilak> Nice! 21:34 < Joe> I will still need to put together my sources though. 🤔 21:35 <~jokeefe> Suggestion. Take it or leave it. add some topics about helping your community deal with the crisis? 21:35 < Joe> Helping others is a must for any pirate. Good idea. 21:36 <~jokeefe> ++excellent 21:36 < Joe> Or just having enough so that others can shelter with you. 21:36 < Joe> But the point is being able to do this on a budget too. 21:37 <~jokeefe> I am setting up a computer to run the live stream separate from my laptop. would you be able to use your main to handle the livestream as well, Joe? 21:38 < Joe> My main was build for livestreaming. I still need to get a few more parts such as a second monitor and a new cpu aux fan but should not be an issue. 21:39 < Joe> That's short money. 21:39 <~jokeefe> I will check the monitors I picked up off the street and verify they work. You can have one of the working ones. 21:40 <~jokeefe> should be able to do it this weekend 21:40 < Joe> I also have a second pc almost built as well if you want to borrow it. It has a out 32g of ram. 21:40 < Joe> *about 21:40 <~jokeefe> Thanks. I have no where to put it unfortunately 21:42 <~jokeefe> We have the XR Boston protest on Saturday. I plan to be at it. Will check the sign up page. 21:43 < Joe> Can you bring a camcorder? 21:43 < srevilak> I'll be there as well 21:43 < srevilak> I can camcord 21:43 < Joe> Do interviews for our site?!?!?! 21:44 < srevilak> Hmm, I've never done interview before, but I could try 21:44 < srevilak> jokeefe: wdyt? 21:44 < srevilak> I have no video editing chops, though 21:45 <~jokeefe> sounds good. I will bring my camera/microphone as well 21:45 < Joe> Really easy opening. Do you like our current political parties? Wouldn't you like to have a pirate give them the headaches they deserve? 21:46 < Joe> Hate the two party system? Send a pirate to raid the statehouse. 21:46 <~jokeefe> See you there srevilak 21:47 < Joe> Sry I cannot join you. 21:47 < srevilak> I was actually thinking of asking people what policies they'd want to see 21:47 <~jokeefe> good question 21:47 < srevilak> And maybe focus on local government initiatives 21:47 <~jokeefe> Video Newsletter/Podcast - regular time fine? 21:48 < Joe> Well, at this particular protest I think our environmental policies will be on display. 21:48 < srevilak> Or state. One MA agency was hoping to see 100k heat pumps installed last year. There were less than 500 21:48 < Joe> Yes, I will be available for it. 21:48 < srevilak> Usual time on Sunday works for me 21:49 < Joe> It will be at my other home so would you be able to do this recording? 21:50 <~jokeefe> I can record 21:50 <~jokeefe> hopefully will have the other computer setup 21:52 <~jokeefe> shall we adjourn? 21:52 < Joe> Thank you both for all of your patience with me. 21:52 < Joe> 2nd 21:52 < Joe> Wait 21:52 < Joe> Red umbrella movement 21:52 <~jokeefe> ok 21:53 <~jokeefe> Is there a protest scheduled? 21:53 < Joe> It was listed on the national level as one of our key points. Do we want to do something to get it going or table it for now? 21:54 < Joe> I would prefer to do something with it during the warmer months than the colder ones. 21:54 <~jokeefe> I am fine with that 21:55 < srevilak> ditto 21:56 <~jokeefe> anything else? 21:56 < Joe> I was thinking we could do something very simple. Hand out the George Carlin quote while walking around with a red umbrella. 21:56 < Joe> That's all I had in mind. 21:57 <~jokeefe> that could work 21:57 < Joe> May be put it under new business for next week? 21:57 <~jokeefe> discuss in the conference? 21:58 < Joe> If we have enough time for it. 21:58 < srevilak> will post transcript