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The Democratic field has some messaging problems and that includes Mayor Bloomberg who just entered the race.

You would think they would have hired better PR people who understood the basics of influence and persuasion.  The good news is, you’ll understand it after today’s show.

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  • Seems to be mostly a discussion of branding, but there’s a push by one group to have Ƀ be the symbol to denote bitcoin, while another group would like to keep B⃦. The problem, as explained in an article at Coindesk, is this: Bitcoin has long been denoted as B⃦, however it is not recognized as a Unicode symbol by the Unicode Consortium, which develops such standards. Having a symbol in Unicode form means it would work in different fonts and formats and would help to better convey the cryptocurrency to the masses in various forms of media. The Unicode Ƀ symbol is already recognized as a Unicode symbol by the Unicode Consortium, and therefor is accessible pretty widely. Curious if anyone here is married, as it were, to one or the other symbol. Me? I’ve been using “BTC” to denote bitcoin. 😛 Cheers!

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  • Hey Everyone, I’m new to Liberty.me but not to the Liberty Movement. I was paying attention to it in 2008 and finally drank the kool-aid in 2012. I’m posting here because I’ve been bootstrapping the development of a legislation alert app and I am hoping that it helps grassroots movements in shutting down bad legislation and getting good candidates elected. The basic idea is to connect our nation’s outspoken political activists (10% of the population roughly) with the remaining interested bystanders (about 49% of the population, representing people who care but prefer to remain anonymous) so that their combined leverage can shut down bad legislation or help get good legislation passed. Opinion data on pending bills is filterable by district and can be used to hold representatives accountable to the will of their constituency. Come election time, users can also easily compare their private voting history with a representative’s public voting record in order to make a much more informed vote than normal. There are two types of accounts: Mobilizers: These are public accounts that can be followed by other users and can post alerts on pending State and Federal legislation. This account type logs in via web browser and requires an invite code currently. Apptivists: These are private accounts that follow public accounts and vote on the bills they are alerted to by the Mobilizers. This account type logs in via a simple phone app and is open to anyone with an iOS device (Android coming soon!). Much more detailed info on the project can be found by scrolling down the homepage of our website: http://www.apptivism.us We’ve recently launched our MVP of the application and I’ve set up an invite code that can be used by people from Liberty.me if anyone here would like to register as a Public Mobilizer account. As this is my attempt to help promote liberty in our country, we have decided to make Apptivism free to use for both account types. Also, this app is meant to work together with other social media services like FB and Twitter. It’s not a replacement. That’s what Liberty.me is for. 😉 If anyone here has any questions, I’d love to answer them and I’d love to get feedback on the whether this type of system is something that could be useful to the liberty community. Thanks in advance! Cheers! seth PS: Here’s a brief video explaining the system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah4bJG5NNks

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  • Hi everyone, My partners and I recently opened an online store with liberty-oriented Tees and stickers — www.WryGuys.com — and we’re now exploring our options for marketing and promotion. To date, we’ve started Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts, we’ve done some SEO work, and we’ve also run a handful of banner ads on Antiwar.com and the Libertarian Reddit. (We’re donating a portion of the profits to AW.com and the Future of Freedom Foundation.) My partners and I are exceedingly busy with other responsibilities — i.e., full-time jobs, grad school, families, etc. — so this venture is simply a fun side business for which we have limited time. However, we’re intent on success, and we hope to build a venture that 1) consistently covers its monthly expenses, and 2) provides a source of reliable funding for AW.com and the FFF. The Internet’s awash in opinions about marketing methods and techniques, and we’re newcomers in a notoriously competitive market segment (i.e., Tees and stickers). We want to ensure we’re making wise use of our limited time, so we’re looking for a knowledgeable, liberty-minded marketer with experience appealing to libertarians, AnCaps, Constitutionalists, and Voluntaryists. For now, we’re simply looking for an initial, strategic consultation, but if we find the right person, it could certainly develop into something more. QUESTION: Do you know of someone who fits the bill? If so, please post below, or drop me a line at info AT wryguys.com. Thanks, Scott …

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  • Over the past five months or so, I admit I’ve been intrigued—indeed, perhaps obsessed—with the American elections. More specifically, I’ve been fascinated by the Trump phenomenon and by the stunning hordes of people that either support him and hate him. The time I’ve spent learning about American Democracy has made me realize that my previous opposition to statism as a whole, as well as my rejection of voting on principle, was founded on abstract and philosophical discussion alone. I had an utter lack of experience and interest in politics. Throughout my whole life, the political process has seemed hopelessly corrupt and out of reach. It was easy for me to conclude that voting was hopelessly pointless and probably immoral. Today my views have changed, not much, but enough that I feel compelled to talk about my thoughts and not just keep them to myself. This is an exploration of a self-defense case for voting that is consistent with Voluntaryist principles, as well as a discussion on the potential merits of voting for Donald Trump to advance the cause of liberty. Before I make that case however, let me lay down two essential facts that have propelled me to this point. The Voluntaryst Self Defense Case for Voting Trump

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  • Hey All: This is a coin to take seriously! We went public on the cryptsy exchange on Monday the 2nd of March. We were positioned at 112. This morning we are #1 on the exchange!!!!! What the Global Coin Reserve company is doing to build the ecosystem around the GCR is huge! This is the corporate call from yesterday which we have every week to keep us informed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtXclFcTbsE&index=34&list=PLGqEb1G6C_6Xdmx8HyheAizKuWcXOc5Gq If you need more information let me know. Otherwise, go ahead and get positioned. That is a must to start accumulating as much coin as possible as early as possible. We are in that time now. Then, you can learn and train as we go. Get started here – http://www.wealthwinning.globalcoinreserve.com This is a real company that offers you a cloud mining service with an altcoin that is separating itself from the rest. In addition, if you want to make addition income in BTC and GCR or cash you can position yourself in the marketing aspect, as well! It is optional. Largest Transfer of Wealth! — Kelly 919-353-7227 Skype – KellyBE7

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