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  •  Just launched; enough content to be interesting... (0+ / 0-)

    ...but broader traction remains to be seen. The 99% is a general concept, broader than OWS. Simply as a website to propose, discuss, and vote on policy ideas, I think it should have broad appeal.

    Join and spread the word. Why not? It's an interesting site.

    •  I think you need to retain the 99% in the title. (0+ / 0-)

      It can hardly be more inclusive.  (Unless it were the 100%).

      I joined and will see how it will go.  Also passed on to some NYC activists (who you may or may not know).

      Can you add "Environment" to your dropdown of topics?

      You need to pull in "Greens".

      You might also look at "other98.com" which tried to do this about 2 years ago.  The analysis in this diary is useful anyone trying to create a community of discussion outside the two party system.

      The Muslim said "I wished I had met Christ before I met the Christians" - Rev. Marvin Winins

      by captainlaser on Sun May 20, 2012 at 07:57:13 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, that's the idea of the name (0+ / 0-)

        Everybody. Thanks for joining & sharing!

        Environment is a category, there just haven't been any ideas submitted for it yet. On the submit idea page, you'll see Environment, and it will show up in the content filter once there's an idea for it.

        Let me know if you have any other questions or comments. You can message me on site or here.

        •  The 99% was brilliant framing period (0+ / 0-)

          by OWS which I hope those who fight for social justice retain forever or at least until the numbers reflect a more reasonable and fair reality.

          "99%" speaks to the fact that WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT, you are being oppressed by the 1% who hold almost all the cards in the game.

          Most members of the 99% aren't aware they are members. They are manipulated to vote in politicians who would like to export all their jobs, reduce their wages even lower if they could, dismantle even the crap healthcare reform that we got, reduce even our pathetic  pretense of regulation, and ride the express train back to Dickensian England.

          The people who are mad enough to label themselves as the 99% are the ones with self awareness of our common plight and the underlying causes. They're the lemmings holding signs saying "No cliffs!" while the rest of the herd surges past them.

          “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

          by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Sun May 20, 2012 at 10:28:25 AM PDT

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