February 1st, 2022 IRC Meeting
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Endorse Assange Letter to US AG/Congress
State Party Sponsorship
Starting monthly meetings. Next one will be Saturday, January 22nd at noon.
- Pirate news recording scheduled for Sundays, 7pm with go-live at 7:30pm. Unless changed
Other To Do
- Application to PPI
- Democracy Meeting, Sat., Feb. 12th, 11am-1pm
- Pirate Moot, Sat., Feb. 26th, noon
- Free the Vaccine Protest, April
- jokeefe (James O’Keefe, Somerville)
- srevilak (Steve Revilak, Arlington)
- Joe (Joseph Onoroski, Lowell)
- Malt (sam capradae, worcester)
- Endorse Assange Letter to US AG/Congress. Text sent via email. Motion to endorse passes.
- State Party Sponsorship. There are new statewide pirate parties forming (Kentucky, for example). Discussion of how to help them get set up (organize, find a treasurer, etc). Motion to assist passes.
- Platform. We were working on a diversity plank.
21:03 <~jokeefe> ahoy 21:03 < srevilak> hi jokeefe 21:04 < srevilak> Was reading this earlier. Bit of good news, I think: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/01/business/mass-lawmakers-advance-digital-privacy-bill/ 21:04 <~jokeefe> thanks 21:05 <~jokeefe> Agenda: https://masspirates.org/wiki/February_1st,_2022_IRC_Meeting 21:05 <~jokeefe> ids 21:05 <~jokeefe> James O’Keefe, Somerville 21:05 < srevilak> Steve Revilak, Arlington 21:05 < Joe> Joseph Onoroski, Lowell 21:05 <~jokeefe> Anything to add? 21:06 < Joe> Please add sponsorship under decisions 21:06 <~jokeefe> Sponsorship of what? 21:07 < Joe> Another state in getting set up/joining the uspp with our guidance. 21:08 <~jokeefe> great 21:08 <~jokeefe> Decisions/Endorsements 21:08 <~jokeefe> Endorse Assange Letter to US AG/Congress 21:08 <~jokeefe> Text is in email 21:09 <~jokeefe> Comments? 21:11 < Joe> Sorry, I didn't see the email. 21:11 <~jokeefe> Just the email about tonight’s meeting 21:11 < srevilak> Joe: subject line is "IRC Meeting tonight 9pm" (letter is at the end) 21:12 < srevilak> who wrote the text of the letter? 21:13 <~jokeefe> Boston Area Assange Defense 21:14 < srevilak> Just curious. It's a good letter 21:15 < Joe> I support it. Less concerned with Assange himself and more concerned about the legal ramifications but..... 21:16 < Joe> We should treat each of us with dignity and respect, especially in high profile cases. 21:17 <~jokeefe> The US Congress letter is somewhat different. I forwarded that to the list. 21:18 < srevilak> Motion to endorse the letter 21:18 <~jokeefe> 2nd 21:18 <~jokeefe> all in favor? 21:18 < srevilak> aye 21:19 <~jokeefe> aye 21:19 < Joe> Aye 21:20 <~jokeefe> any opposed? 21:20 < Malt> sam capradae, worcester 21:20 < Malt> sorry i'm late 21:20 <~jokeefe> ahoy Malt 21:20 <~jokeefe> just voting on the Assange letter 21:20 < Malt> hi everyone 21:20 <~jokeefe> emailed to the list 21:23 <~jokeefe> Malt do you approve endorsing the letter or do you want to abstain or oppose? 21:23 < Malt> i approve 21:25 <~jokeefe> Motion passes. I will email them. 21:25 <~jokeefe> State Party Sponsorship 21:25 <~jokeefe> Joe? 21:26 <~jokeefe> What are you thinking? 21:26 < Joe> Sorry, tired so I am a bit slow tonight 21:27 < Joe> We are getting new members in terms of new states starting us under the pirate banner. 21:27 < srevilak> Which states? 21:28 < Joe> I hope we can help support them and be a contact for newcomers so that itwill get us where we want to be asa party 21:29 < Joe> There are a few but the one in question is Kentucky I believe. 21:29 < Joe> Ethan has come forward as a potential Captain. 21:30 < Joe> I would be honored to help or have one of us go help them through the process. 21:30 <~jokeefe> How would you like us to help? 21:31 < Joe> Motion to sponsor a new state pirate party and take them under our wing. 21:31 < Malt> what does that mean, more specifically? 21:31 < Joe> Guidance and education, step by step if necessary but Ethan seemed to have a good idea of what to do. 21:32 < Malt> we've got the wiki with advice on running 21:32 < Joe> Mentoring essentially. 21:33 < Joe> More in terms of setting up offical party like what Jamie has done and help organize. 21:34 < Joe> Set up a treasurer, basic by-laws and whatnot. 21:34 <~jokeefe> I am happy to talk with people and give advice, but I am too stretched time-wise to be proactive in mentoring a new party. 21:35 < Joe> Does not seem like a lot since things are already done here in MA but it is. 21:36 < Joe> I said I would be happy to assist and I stand by it. Though I prefer to have our collective ok on it. 21:36 <~jokeefe> I am fine with you being point of contact. 21:37 < Malt> yeah, go hog wild bro 21:37 < Joe> Lol, prefer not the wild hog when a tame one will do just fine. 21:38 < Joe> Motion? 21:38 < Malt> 2nd 21:38 <~jokeefe> all in favor? 21:38 < Joe> Abstain 21:38 < srevilak> aye 21:38 < Malt> aye 21:39 <~jokeefe> aye 21:39 <~jokeefe> Any opposed? 21:40 <~jokeefe> Motion passes 21:41 <~jokeefe> Platform - We were working on https://etherpad.pp-international.net/p/MAPPForMoreDiversity 21:41 < Joe> Thank you for your confidence in this matter, I will be sure to do us proud with my shameless copying. 21:41 <~jokeefe> Life is a remix 21:45 <~jokeefe> Sunday good for recording? 21:46 < srevilak> Yes, Sunday is good 21:46 < Malt> yup! 21:46 < Malt> finals are saturday 21:47 < Joe> Aye 21:47 <~jokeefe> go Malt! 21:47 < srevilak> Malt: are you taking finals, or giving and grading them? 21:47 < Malt> oh i'm performing in the finals of a standup contest 21:48 < srevilak> Oh, standup final. Doh - got it! 21:48 < Malt> :) 21:49 < srevilak> Question: in the plank, I'm puzzled by the reference to NATO 21:50 <~jokeefe> NATO? I don’t see that srevilak 21:50 <~jokeefe> now i do 21:50 < Joe> This was converted from Germany if I am correct but we are still a NATO member. 21:50 <~jokeefe> yes. removed 21:51 < Joe> Aren't we part of nato though? Still think it applies. 21:52 <~jokeefe> we are, but this is a diversity plank not a foreign policy plank 21:52 < Joe> Ahh, fair point. 21:53 < srevilak> I was confused about what the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was doing to promote diversity. Kind of though there were other orgs we might model ourselves after 21:53 < srevilak> Or look to for inspiration 21:55 <~jokeefe> that is all I have. 21:56 < Joe> Motion to adjourn? 21:56 <~jokeefe> 2nd 21:56 <~jokeefe> all in favor? 21:56 < Malt> aye 21:56 < Joe> Aye 21:56 <~jokeefe> aye 21:56 < srevilak> aye 21:56 < srevilak> will post transcript