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August 24, 2010, 08:36:19 PM
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Yes.
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August 24, 2010, 08:48:15 PM
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I say it's time to ship the final draft.

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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August 24, 2010, 10:46:13 PM
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Is the letter ready to send to EFF?

What does it look like?  I cannot tell if it's ready or not if I can't see latest changes.
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Is this final draft?  http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=804.msg9021#msg9021
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August 25, 2010, 05:17:50 AM
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I propose the following.  It's based on everyone's suggestions, with a few tweaks.

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Dear Electronic Frontier Foundation,

The Bitcoin community appreciates your efforts protecting Internet freedom, and keeping the Internet free of unnecessary regulatory intervention.

The community using Bitcoin <https://bitcoin.org> -- a new open-source P2P cryptocurrency system published under the MIT license -- already comprises several hundred enterprises and individuals.

Several members of our community have offered to donate to your foundation, with 700 Bitcoins pledged so far.  In order to accept pledged and future donations, EFF would need to create and publish a Bitcoin address using a local client, or use an online service such as MyBitcoin.

Warmest regards,

Bitcoin community
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August 25, 2010, 05:40:52 AM
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If classic letter, perhaps it would be interesting if Satoshi were to personally prepare the letter himself and to fancy it with Bitcoin-related art/imagery/symbolism and perhaps even have a Bitcoin sticker to seal the envelope. ^_^  That would be AMAZING! ... and definitely garnish some incentive, motivation and interest for the EFF to consider Bitcoin as a healthy establishment.

How should the letter be sent?
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August 25, 2010, 05:44:17 AM
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Nice letter. It brought to mind the story of James Smithson donating a bunch of gold sovereigns to the unexpecting. :-)
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August 25, 2010, 05:50:03 AM
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How should the letter be sent?
One of us could email it.  I nominate kiba  Wink
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August 25, 2010, 05:51:22 AM
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How should the letter be sent?
One of us could email it.  I nominate kiba  Wink

Seconded!

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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August 25, 2010, 04:54:51 PM
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Big-worded committee bloat is slipping in. Not knocking anyone's efforts!

Improvements should consist of removing and simplifying. I'm supposed to be working, but couldn't control myself:

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Dear Electronic Frontier Foundation,

The Bitcoin community appreciates your efforts to protect freedom and to keep the Internet free of unnecessary regulatory intervention.

Bitcoin <https://bitcoin.org> is a new open-source P2P cryptocurrency system, published under the MIT license.

There are several hundred enterprises and individuals in the Bitcoin community. Many have expressed their desire to donate to your foundation, with 700 Bitcoins pledged to date. We are certain that you will receive many more in individual donations if you will set up your own EFF Bitcoin node.

Warmest regards,

The Bitcoin community

They will look at the site, and get back to us if they have any questions about how to receive Bitcoins. I doubt they'll have any trouble.

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August 25, 2010, 10:00:24 PM
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You rock  Smiley
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August 25, 2010, 11:16:32 PM
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You rock  Smiley
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August 27, 2010, 03:35:33 PM
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So....where do I send the letter to?

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August 27, 2010, 04:37:40 PM
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Unless one of us has a better address ...

membership@eff.org

"For membership, donation, corporate giving or matching gifts information"
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August 28, 2010, 04:15:06 PM
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Dear Electronic Frontier Foundation,

The Bitcoin community appreciates your efforts to protect freedom and to keep the Internet free of unnecessary regulatory intervention.

 Bitcoin <https://bitcoin.org> is a new open-source P2P cryptocurrency system, published under the MIT license.

There are several enterprises and individuals in the Bitcoin community. Many have expressed their desire to donate to your foundation, with 800 Bitcoins pledged to date.

We are certain that you will receive many more in individual donations if you will set up your own EFF Bitcoin node.

Warmest regards,
The Bitcoin community

I sent this letter with "several" not "several hundred" to the EFF. I don't like to exaggerate.

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August 28, 2010, 09:59:45 PM
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Several = ca. seven  Wink
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August 29, 2010, 03:45:51 AM
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Dear Electronic Frontier Foundation,

The Bitcoin community appreciates your efforts to protect freedom and to keep the Internet free of unnecessary regulatory intervention.

 Bitcoin <https://bitcoin.org> is a new open-source P2P cryptocurrency system, published under the MIT license.

There are several enterprises and individuals in the Bitcoin community. Many have expressed their desire to donate to your foundation with 800 Bitcoins pledged to date.

We are certain that you will receive many more in individual donations if you will set up your own EFF Bitcoin node.

Warmest regards,
The Bitcoin community

late grammar nazi:
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before: Many have expressed their desire to donate to your foundation, with 800 Bitcoins pledged to date.
after:  Many have expressed their desire to donate to your foundation with 800 Bitcoins pledged to date.
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August 31, 2010, 01:45:23 AM
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At this time, I still do not have anything from the EFF.

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August 31, 2010, 04:20:10 AM
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Give them some time.... it's not like that the only thing they do is checking their email for donations. Wink
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August 31, 2010, 02:28:29 PM
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At this time, I still do not have anything from the EFF.

The EFF uses lots of college interns for donations and maintenance projects. As the school year is just about to start I would expect more attention after the new crop of recruits comes in.
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September 04, 2010, 08:38:22 PM
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Nothingness and Nothingness.  Undecided

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