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Author Topic: A Bitcoin Lobbyist Firm to Represent Our Interests [Bounty: 4 BTC and growing]  (Read 3839 times)
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June 07, 2011, 12:21:57 AM
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As Bitcoin continues to grow and challenge the status-quo, a growing threat looms over the horizon; corporatists and the state at large will want Bitcoin's growth to be retarded through any means necessary, whether it be legal prohibition or the further dissolution of our civil liberties. It is time for our interests to be represented in this legal game. It is time for Bitcoin to have a slice of the legal pie whether it be in the US
Congress or the Senate. The men who are instilled by our supposed democracy shall be held accountable to our individual interests, which include the legal preservation of crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin. The people shall be able trade with Bitcoin with ease and convenience -- but this will only be assured if their interests are heard.

That's why I must demand we start a Bitcoin lobbying firm. All money donated to this thread will go towards a valid entity that wishes to start the requested venture. I swear on my integrity and life that this money will be used only towards said cause.

Here's the address: 1JiXHdnA4uRKoRsWe2M5oCVUSjHwgVtBTM

The money will be stored on my computer and will be backed up consistently with every donation.

Godspeed and thank you for your consideration.

I will start the bounty off with 2 Bitcoins. If you donate, please state your pledge below.
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June 07, 2011, 12:27:14 AM
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Donors:

AtlasLGo: 2 BTC
PlasticLiving: 1 BTC
gwfds123: 1 BTC
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June 07, 2011, 12:33:13 AM
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June 07, 2011, 01:01:03 AM
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A excellent idea!

Donated 1BTC.
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June 07, 2011, 01:05:06 AM
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perhaps you should set up a Tor hidden service to coordinate this effort and to drive the statists crazy.

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June 07, 2011, 01:08:58 AM
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perhaps you should set up a Tor hidden service to coordinate this effort and to drive the statists crazy.

If anyone is willing to help me with such a thing, PM me.
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June 07, 2011, 01:12:06 AM
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Politics is a total waste of time and resources. We'll never beat the banksters through lobbying. I'm not telling you what to do, just telling you what will happen.

But even if it were possible I wouldn't want to get my hands dirty with the bribes we'd need to pay.

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June 07, 2011, 01:30:17 AM
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Politics is a total waste of time and resources. We'll never beat the banksters through lobbying. I'm not telling you what to do, just telling you what will happen.

But even if it were possible I wouldn't want to get my hands dirty with the bribes we'd need to pay.
We'll have to rise through this endeavor or die trying. I think we can hit sympathies and the public through this venture.
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June 07, 2011, 02:00:58 AM
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2 people have donated thus far.
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June 07, 2011, 02:04:24 AM
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We the people all have a  vested interest. I doubt a lobbyist firm can achieve much more than we can individually unless you have access to insane levels of BTC...
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June 07, 2011, 02:06:33 AM
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I doubt a lobbyist firm can achieve much more than we can individually unless you have access to insane levels of BTC...
We're working on that as we speak.
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June 07, 2011, 02:29:13 AM
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Do you have a web site? Any papers filed for tax-exempt status? Do we even know your real name? It's nice that you're willing to swear on your "integrity and life," but that doesn't mean much to me. You will need to do some legwork for me (and, I suspect, others) to find you credible and trustworthy.

EDIT: I don't mean for this to sound rude, it's just all very suspect. If you're serious about this you should work on giving people reasons to trust you.
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June 07, 2011, 02:31:35 AM
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Do you have a web site? Any papers filed for tax-exempt status? Do we even know your real name? It's nice that you're willing to swear on your "integrity and life," but that doesn't mean much to me. You will need to do some legwork for me (and, I suspect, others) to find you credible and trustworthy.

atlas has a reputation around here so you are kind of off base.

I do though, think it's a good idea to pgp-sign your posts when collecting money like this.
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June 07, 2011, 02:32:25 AM
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Now.
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June 07, 2011, 02:34:09 AM
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Do you have a web site? Any papers filed for tax-exempt status? Do we even know your real name? It's nice that you're willing to swear on your "integrity and life," but that doesn't mean much to me. You will need to do some legwork for me (and, I suspect, others) to find you credible and trustworthy.

atlas has a reputation around here so you are kind of off base.

I do though, think it's a good idea to pgp-sign your posts when collecting money like this.
I will have to retrieve my PGP signature from storage. I should mention that I have borrowed over 200 BTC for a month and paid it back in full. Said credit is on my PGP key on the Bitcoin OTC and BiddingPond.com
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June 07, 2011, 02:34:41 AM
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Last I checked, Bitcoins don't need tax-exempt papers for donation endeavors.
You expect to operate a lobbying organization and never once deal with US currency? How do you see that working?
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June 07, 2011, 02:36:04 AM
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In addition, my name is Immanuel Ortego.
I have verified this by comparing it to my trading records with him.

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June 07, 2011, 02:37:05 AM
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Last I checked, Bitcoins don't need tax-exempt papers for donation endeavors.
You expect to operate a lobbying organization and never once deal with US currency? How do you see that working?
Well, I only wish to retain vision. The actual operation may or may not be ran by me. It will depend on my commitments in the future. All I am currently commited to is building the incentive for such an organization. The conversion of BTC to USD currency will be necessary but will not necessarily be done on my part. When viable funding is collected, said conversion will take place with valid methods. A legal consultant will most certainly be contracted.
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June 07, 2011, 02:55:45 AM
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Have you talked to anyone at the EFF? They're not exactly lobbyists, but they're in a similar class (it's a 501(c)(3) org) and have similar goals. Their advice would probably be useful. Their methods (i.e., fighting unjust laws and regulations in the courts) might be a more effective way to protect rights relating to Bitcoin.
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June 07, 2011, 02:58:24 AM
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Have you talked to anyone at the EFF? They're not exactly lobbyists, but they're in a similar class (it's a 501(c)(3) org) and have similar goals. Their advice would probably be useful. Their methods (i.e., fighting unjust laws and regulations in the courts) might be a more effective way to protect rights relating to Bitcoin.
Since witnessing their abandonment of Bitcoin donations and practically stating that using 'legal tender' is the best way to defend online liberty, I believe we are in a league of our own in philosophy and what we specifically wish to defend.
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