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October 07, 2011, 06:14:46 PM
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we need a short announcement about bitcoin in the context of #operationbitcoin and #occupywallstreet so it can be presented at the general assembly mic check as soon as possible.

info: According to Yifu there's no Mic at wall street, all talks and announcements are repeated in segments by the people who are around forming a human mic, take this into consideration; in addition it can not be too long, I feel under 5 sentences is pretty good.

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there's no mic because cops took it and they aren't allowing the use of a sound amplifying device, so don't bother suggesting.
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October 07, 2011, 06:36:16 PM
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Can you provide a bit more context? Is this supposed to be a quick "elevator pitch" to commoners there, or a specific announcement of something specific?  I'm happy to prepare something but need more details on the purpose, intended target, and any relevant background info.
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October 07, 2011, 06:37:49 PM
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Somebody make a filthy Bitcoin dirty joke and use the time allowed to just tell that dirty joke, maybe work Bitcoin in an Aristocrats joke

Bitcoin will forever be remembered.

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October 07, 2011, 07:18:02 PM
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Can you provide a bit more context? Is this supposed to be a quick "elevator pitch" to commoners there, or a specific announcement of something specific?  I'm happy to prepare something but need more details on the purpose, intended target, and any relevant background info.

I think it can be both, It is open mic to the general commoners so a "elevator pitch" type isn't exactly off, but I feel we should still make a general announcement about how bitcoin's role is in #occupywallstreet since they have similar goals.


draft notes Yifu gave me is something like.

"Good news everybody, I have free Bitcoins for you!" - attention grabber
"Bitcoin is ... decentralized, peer to peer crypto-currency" - what bitcoin is
... - why bitcoin is awesome
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"There's already 3 locations in NYC that accepts bitcoin as a form of payment"
"30+ location world wide."
"Already can trade across 17 different other currencies"
"person to person transfer, low fees"
"Bitcoin is the medium, and medium is the revolution, bitcoin is the revolution"
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October 07, 2011, 08:45:38 PM
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Needs more bite... try this:

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To those currently occupying Wall St. - Please Listen Up

You're upset with the banks, yet you continue to bank with them.

You're upset with the Federal Reserve, yet you continue to use its fiat money.

You're upset with Wall St., yet you subsidize and support them every day.

The slave who merely grumbles while he endures his enslavement does not advance his own freedom. The banks may have built the cage, but you have locked yourself inside.

There is an alternative to this fraudulent scheme that imprisons you - it's called Bitcoin

It's a decentralized monetary system - no person, corporation, nor government can control it. It is without borders, agenda, or undue influence.

If you care to end the lecherous system that has grown fat off the toils of society, we invite you to come over and discuss.

We're giving away some free donations of this new currency - and we'll teach you how to use it.

Bitcoin will end the banks, if you care to try it.

Message finished.
***********
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October 07, 2011, 08:46:48 PM
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The Catholic Church used to dominate everything.  The Church was controlled by bankers and controlled the kings and other governments, just like Wall Street bankers control everything now.  Then an invention came along: the printing press.  The printing press freed speech.  That was the turning point.  Once speech was freed the old order was swept away and the power of the elite greatly reduced.  The elite was never completely eliminated and sought to get their power back.  They have it back.  However we have a new invention: Bitcoin.  Bitcoin is free money, not free as in "free beer!" but free as in free speech.  Money is speech, it is the way that we ask strangers to give us stuff or do stuff for us.  Right now the money is controlled by the elite and so they control the dialog, they control what happens.  With free money we control the dialog.  People use bitcoin to support wikileaks and occupy NYC.  With free money we can support causes without being censored.  We can buy things that we want to buy, whether it is contraception in Saudi Arabia, a banned book in China, a dildo in Texas, or a joint in NYC.

Want to buy a 2004 Ford Taurus with bitcoin?  I live in Maryland.  Send me a private message if interested.
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October 07, 2011, 08:49:06 PM
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October 07, 2011, 08:53:01 PM
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Needs more bite... try this:

**********
To those currently occupying Wall St. - Please Listen Up

You're upset with the banks, yet you continue to bank with them.

You're upset with the Federal Reserve, yet you continue to use its fiat money.

You're upset with Wall St., yet you subsidize and support them every day.

The slave who merely grumbles while he endures his enslavement does not advance his own freedom. The banks may have built the cage, but you have locked yourself inside.

There is an alternative to this fraudulent scheme that imprisons you - it's called Bitcoin

It's a decentralized monetary system - no person, corporation, nor government can control it. It is without borders, agenda, or undue influence.

If you care to end the lecherous system that has grown fat off the toils of society, we invite you to come over and discuss.

We're giving away some free donations of this new currency - and we'll teach you how to use it.

Bitcoin will end the banks, if you care to try it.

Message finished.
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October 07, 2011, 09:00:23 PM
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I recommend taking the advice on this page into account.

I like evoorhees' bit, but it may not work very well in the format.

Why not just announce that Bitcoin is a money not controlled by large financial and government interests, and anyone who wishes to learn more about it should meet at X place and Y time?
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October 07, 2011, 09:05:07 PM
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I recommend taking the advice on this page into account.

I like evoorhees' bit, but it may not work very well in the format.

Why not just announce that Bitcoin is a money not controlled by large financial and government interests, and anyone who wishes to learn more about it should meet at X place and Y time?

Lesson #1 of PR: know your audience.

The protesters are in the mood for high rhetoric and impact - the statement to them needs to be such. Given the demographic and tenor of the audience, I tried to imagine what Che Guevara would say, if he knew what he was talking about.

The wiki page is great general advice for a general audience, but this is not a general audience.
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October 07, 2011, 09:22:51 PM
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I recommend taking the advice on this page into account.

I like evoorhees' bit, but it may not work very well in the format.

Why not just announce that Bitcoin is a money not controlled by large financial and government interests, and anyone who wishes to learn more about it should meet at X place and Y time?

Lesson #1 of PR: know your audience.

The protesters are in the mood for high rhetoric and impact - the statement to them needs to be such. Given the demographic and tenor of the audience, I tried to imagine what Che Guevara would say, if he knew what he was talking about.

The wiki page is great general advice for a general audience, but this is not a general audience.

I don't agree with Michael Moore all the time but go find him and convince him to use bitcoins.  Use his celebrity power so people will listen.

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October 07, 2011, 09:27:02 PM
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I don't agree with Michael Moore all the time but go find him and convince him to use bitcoins.  Use his celebrity power so people will listen.

Take this old idea https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=25502.0 and run with it!  Make it work.  I no longer have the patience Sad      I swear to all things holy that someone like Penn is going to be talking about Bitcoin five years down the road when he could easily be talking about it next week.

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October 10, 2011, 03:30:22 PM
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Needs more bite... try this:

**********
To those currently occupying Wall St. - Please Listen Up

You're upset with the banks, yet you continue to bank with them.

You're upset with the Federal Reserve, yet you continue to use its fiat money.

You're upset with Wall St., yet you subsidize and support them every day.

The slave who merely grumbles while he endures his enslavement does not advance his own freedom. The banks may have built the cage, but you have locked yourself inside.

There is an alternative to this fraudulent scheme that imprisons you - it's called Bitcoin

It's a decentralized monetary system - no person, corporation, nor government can control it. It is without borders, agenda, or undue influence.

If you care to end the lecherous system that has grown fat off the toils of society, we invite you to come over and discuss.

We're giving away some free donations of this new currency - and we'll teach you how to use it.

Bitcoin will end the banks, if you care to try it.

Message finished.
***********


Wow this is absolutely excellent. Imma translate this and put it on flyers for the 15th demo in my country
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October 10, 2011, 10:09:22 PM
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Needs more bite... try this:

**********
To those currently occupying Wall St. - Please Listen Up

You're upset with the banks, yet you continue to bank with them.

You're upset with the Federal Reserve, yet you continue to use its fiat money.

You're upset with Wall St., yet you subsidize and support them every day.

The slave who merely grumbles while he endures his enslavement does not advance his own freedom. The banks may have built the cage, but you have locked yourself inside.

There is an alternative to this fraudulent scheme that imprisons you - it's called Bitcoin

It's a decentralized monetary system - no person, corporation, nor government can control it. It is without borders, agenda, or undue influence.

If you care to end the lecherous system that has grown fat off the toils of society, we invite you to come over and discuss.

We're giving away some free donations of this new currency - and we'll teach you how to use it.

Bitcoin will end the banks, if you care to try it.

Message finished.
***********


+1  +1   +1 (and 3 cheers)
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October 10, 2011, 11:24:35 PM
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Needs more bite... try this:

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To those currently occupying Wall St. - Please Listen Up

You're upset with the banks, yet you continue to bank with them.

You're upset with the Federal Reserve, yet you continue to use its fiat money.

You're upset with Wall St., yet you subsidize and support continue to buy their stocks and invest in their financial engineering them every day.

The slave who merely grumbles while he endures his enslavement does not advance his own freedom. The banks may have built the cage, but you have locked yourself inside.

There is an alternative to this fraudulent scheme that imprisons you - it's called Bitcoin

It's a decentralized monetary system - no person, corporation, nor government can control it. It is without borders, agenda, or undue influence.  It is not subject to inflation or deflation.

If you care to end the lecherous corrupt system that has grown fat off toils of society our backs, we invite you to come over and discuss.

We're giving away some free donations of this new currency - and we'll teach you how to use it.

Bitcoin will end the banks, if you care to try it.

Message finished.
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October 10, 2011, 11:42:39 PM
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Remember everything needs to be echoed in short phrases.  Every (pause) will be echoed by the crowd.  Try this

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To those Occupying Wall St (To those Occupying Wall St) Please Listen Up (Please Listen Up)

You're upset with the banks (pause) yet you keep banking with them.

You're upset with the Federal Reserve (pause) yet you keep using its fiat money.

You're upset with Wall St. (pause) yet you keep buying their stocks (pause) and their financial engineering (pause).

The banks may have built this cage (pause) but you have locked yourself inside.

There is an alternative (pause) to this fraudulent scheme (pause) - it's called Bitcoin!

It's a decentralized monetary system (pause) no person controls it (pause) no corporation controls it (pause), and no government can control it.

It is without borders (pause)  It is not subject to inflation (pause) it is not subject to deflation.

If you care to end the corrupt system (pause) that has grown fat off our backs (pause), come learn about Bitcoin!

We're giving away FREE Money (pause) and we'll teach you how to use it.

Bitcoin will end the banking monopoly (pause) if you care to try it.

Thank You.
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you can use Dylan Ratigan's speech as an example of how the echo works

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28PSnCwCMp4


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October 11, 2011, 01:09:14 AM
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you can use Dylan Ratigan's speech as an example of how the echo works

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28PSnCwCMp4



That's all I meant when I said it may not work in this format. +1 for getting it to work
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Remember everything needs to be echoed in short phrases.  Every (pause) will be echoed by the crowd.  Try this

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To those Occupying Wall St (To those Occupying Wall St) Please Listen Up (Please Listen Up)

You're upset with the banks (pause) yet you keep banking with them.

You're upset with the Federal Reserve (pause) yet you keep using its fiat money.

You're upset with Wall St. (pause) yet you keep buying their stocks (pause) and their financial engineering (pause).

The banks may have built this cage (pause) but you have locked yourself inside.

There is an alternative (pause) to this fraudulent scheme (pause) - it's called Bitcoin!

It's a decentralized monetary system (pause) no person controls it (pause) no corporation controls it (pause), and no government can control it.

It is without borders (pause)  It is not subject to inflation (pause) it is not subject to deflation.

If you care to end the corrupt system (pause) that has grown fat off our backs (pause), come learn about Bitcoin!

We're giving away FREE Money (pause) and we'll teach you how to use it.

Bitcoin will end the banking monopoly (pause) if you care to try it.

Thank You.
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I hope this speech actually gets delivered.

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October 11, 2011, 03:19:09 PM
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I made it a little more compact by removing redundant parts, so it gets easier to deliver.

***************

To those Occupying Wall St (To those Occupying Wall St) Please Listen Up (Please Listen Up)

You're upset with the banks (pause) yet you keep banking with them.

You're upset with the Federal Reserve (pause) yet you keep using its fiat money.

You're upset with Wall St. (pause) yet you keep buying their stocks.

The banks may have built this cage (pause) but you have locked yourself inside.

There is an alternative (pause) to this fraudulent scheme (pause) - it's called Bitcoin! (either remove the middle part or have no pause between the beginning and the middle)

It's a decentralized monetary system (pause) no person controls it (pause) no corporation controls it (pause), and no government can control it.

It is without borders (pause)  It is not subject to inflation (pause) ((I don't think the part about it not being subject to deflation is relevant - deflation is almost only used as something to describe product price trends, where bitcoin will actually lead to deflation. How about adding "It is not subject to arbitration" at the end instead.))

If you care to end this corrupt system (pause), come learn about Bitcoin!

We're giving away FREE Money (pause) and we'll teach you how to use it.

Bitcoin will end the banking monopoly (pause)

Thank You.
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