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Forum Post: Mobilize by "Fact Bounty Hunting"

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 31, 2012, 12:06 a.m. EST by ricker (1)
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I have never posted before, but I had an idea today that I thought worthy of tossing out - to see if it would stick. The idea is to get facts out of the murky world of the 1% while trying to give the sense of empowerment to the group so we feel like we can do something. The idea is simple: we put a price on the facts we want to learn that are being hidden or unknown. Each of us can donate an amount that we think the information is worth. So say 300000 people were willing to put down 1 dollar to see the 2009 tax return of a 1%er running for office. That would provide a $300000 dollar incentive to someone (say in the IRS) to leak the information. Of course there would need to be clear rules and a vetting of the data that is clearly laid out, but I think that is a manageable problem an organization could work out. With this you could drive an agenda driven by facts. I believe facts are always useful to make decisions and plans for the future. It could also be used to provide incentive for resourceful and industrious people to find the facts - for example filtering through data that can be obtained in the public domain that nobody had the time to do.

It may also help focus the revolution on what is important to the majority because there could be a number of different facts that are being hunted.... and the ones that are most important would get the most money/incentive.

Anyway that is my beta idea for "Fact Bounty Hunting", probably needs a lot of work....
maybe there is someone out there clever enough to take a bit of the idea and run with it. Basically if Occupy had an app that had a list of different facts I could put a price on by texting to a number I'd install it in my phone. I can afford a dollar or two to support the revolution.

Maybe this has been tried and doesn't work for some reason... don't know. More likely I just ate some bad food like Jerry Maguire and this is my memo.... Nevertheless SHOW ME THE MONEY! Cheers.



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[-] 1 points by ricker (1) 11 years ago

Taxes were just an example. Think incetivised wiki leaks.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

wow. Jumping right to the punchline. You guys are getting sloppy in your new found impatience. You won't find what you're looking for on this forum or in Occupy. But thanks to your persistent harassment, I bet we find what we're looking for. I look forward to seeing it in the news cycle, shortly.

[-] 0 points by ogoj11 (263) 11 years ago

An idea man has emerged! And with a sense of humor! Welcome.

I guarantee you Obama has already had a peek at Romney's returns. The bosses at the IRS are his appointees. If the republicans didn't want to sweep the whole matter under the rug, they'd accuse the dems of misusing info.

Here's my idea. You know how every kitchen has a knife holder, a plain wooden block with slots for different size blades? How boring! Instead, how about an election year rounded head size block with Romney and Obama decals (depending on who you despise more) to fit over the wood, and knife slots in the various facial features? Wildly popular item with the violence prone, just about the entire American public. And sales will be subsidized by the knife industry anxious to profit from this Christmas's favorite gift item.