Some folks asked for the chat log of the Obama in-world "appearance" today. So here it is, with some of the extraneous "lol" and side comments not included. I hope it’s helpful to someone.
Chat History of Barack Obama In-world Event (Slightly edited)
Andrea Humphrey: Welcome to SoHo everyone – we should be starting in the next 15 minutes or so. Please make yourselves comfortable and let MB Darrow or me know if you have any questions.
Zac Bunderfeld: Is there some kind of rally later or something?
Kaimi Kyomoon: As I understand it an Obama avitar will deliver a pre-recorded speech?
Rik Riel:yes, at capitol hill
Andrea Humphrey: It is not pre-recorded
Andrea Humphrey: Ohhhh at the rally
Kaimi Kyomoon: No?
Andrea Humphrey: Sorry
Andrea Humphrey: I don’t know what Cubs has planned for the rally really
Andrea Humphrey: lol
There is no suitable surface to sit on, try another spot.
Andrea Humphrey: Im speaking out of turn
Kaimi Kyomoon: What are we going to see and Hear Andrea?
Emster Ewing: Is anyone elese having trouble not being able to play the audio stream?
Tulip Cascabel: how are you Dheu? where are you from?
Andrea Humphrey: ROCKY!!!!! Hey you!
Kaimi Kyomoon: I think the audio stream hasn’t atarted?
Dheu Vanmoer: I’m from Northern British Colombia, Canada
Mint Powers: i dont hear anythg yet but soon i hope
Andrea Humphrey: It begins at 1 PM SLT
Dheu Vanmoer: how bout you tulip
Andrea Humphrey: We appreciate your patience
Mint Powers: they should do a sound check!
Emster Ewing: wow the SO HO mayor is here
Emster Ewing: how exciting!
Andrea Humphrey: Yes – both of us LOL
Pixeleen Mistral: can we expect any goons or griefers?
Pixeleen Mistral: so it is interesting?
Rik Riel:this is historic
Kaimi Kyomoon: This is historic
LailaLei Mathilde: hey, can anyone yell out abt how many avs they see?
Crap Mariner gives a lot of people grief, but is not a griefer
LailaLei Mathilde: my camera is frozen
Pixeleen Mistral: I’ll take interesting over historic anyday
Rik Riel:altho mark warner kind of beat him to the punch
Rik Riel:I count 31 avatars
Emster Ewing: is anyone here not from the US?
hasdrubal Celt: me
brian Miles: me
Dheu Vanmoer: me
Rik Riel:I’m from New York. LOL
Emster Ewing: where ru guys from?
Tulip Cascabel: probably because of the downloads… I had that problem Dheu
hasdrubal Celt: hi brian
Emster Ewing: lol
brian Miles: germany
hasdrubal Celt: germany
Cubsfan Pugilist: The only I get is AVI–then I save it and nothing happens
Dheu Vanmoer: Canada
hKhadijah Shan: hi all
hasdrubal Celt: jaja, da hinsetzen ist nicht ganz einfach.
Kaimi Kyomoon: Have you tried looking for the avi file on your hard drive and playing it?
Pollywog Gardenvale: is there an audio stream?
Rik Riel:not yet apparenty
Pollywog Gardenvale: ok, thanks
hRik Riel:we expecting this to begin on the dot?
Noelle McMahon: Where did you guys get the Obama tee-shirts?
Khadijah Shan: I got one from Obama headquarters
Khadijah Shan: and hello all
diminish7 Miasma: me too
brian Miles: hy
Rik Riel:cubsfan, can you give them out?
hasdrubal Celt: hi
990tony Paravane: I made mine
Noelle McMahon: I will have to go and get one!
990tony Paravane: did you want one Noelle?
Pixeleen Mistral: Obama is a bit blurry
Strange Ranger: Stream is up
Zac Bunderfeld: Oh crap, has the speech started?
Noelle McMahon: Yes
Andrea Humphrey: Thank you all for comingto SoHo today for this amazing event.
Rik Riel:looks odd him sitting by himself?
LailaLei Mathilde: this is sooo cool, but he needs some company…
Pixeleen Mistral: maybe he needs a friend?
Rik Riel:great looking avatar tho
Cubsfan Pugilist: from this distance..
Dheu Vanmoer: where are they located?should we move up?
Freedom Rush: why do they build stages with the audience so far away anyhoo?
LailaLei Mathilde: use your focus to zoom in
Rocky Torok: Tried to ad him as a friend.. the Secret Service is ponding on my door
Pixeleen Mistral: he is my friend
Andrea Humphrey shouts: You’re welcome to move up if you would like
Rik Riel:go OBAMA! GO!
Andrea Humphrey shouts: We just request that you stay off the living room set
Pixeleen Mistral: hey we might start on time!
LailaLei Mathilde: great likeness
LailaLei Mathilde: house parties? sounds like the John Edwards term…
Andrea Humphrey shouts: /please bear with us – the campaign stream is experiencing a few short glitches
Pixeleen Mistral: no kidding
LailaLei Mathilde: so obama is not actually in a living room?
Pixeleen Mistral: I’m getting maybe 40% of the audio stream
Rik Riel:I’m gettin lag in the audio
Khadijah Shan: me too
Pixeleen Mistral: I’m getting 60% drop outs in the audio
Andrea Humphrey shouts: /We appreciate your patience…this is unfortunately on the Iowa side. We’re tryin to work through it.
LailaLei Mathilde: same here
Khadijah Shan: thinking of dumping out and trying to find him on line
brian Miles: me too
brian Miles: many people here
Roy Smashcan: /I’ll leave you Americans to it. Looks like you need the bandwidth 🙂
Katat0nik Pidgeon: lol
Annie Octavia: /applause
Katat0nik Pidgeon: Have a good night Roy 😀
Noelle McMahon: Probably!
Noelle McMahon: I tend to do that
Freedom Rush: thanks for the web addy Rik
Kaeryn Shaw: thanks Rik 🙂
hasdrubal Celt: andrea, is it possible to communicate?
Rik Riel:/with obama? ain’t gonna happen
Andrea Humphrey shouts: /this is a glitch on the Iowa side – we are working to correct it right now. Thank you for your patience.
Freedom Rush: /prolly doesnt know we are even here 🙂
Pixeleen Mistral: but the av is ALREADY sitting
hasdrubal Celt: hope it will work andrea. good luck
990tony Paravane: good time
Pixeleen Mistral: how will Obama hear from us?
Rik Riel:/he wont
LailaLei Mathilde: /he wont
Pixeleen Mistral: yeah that is the point
Pixeleen Mistral: he won’t here from us
bRik Riel:/that’s a brave tie for a candidate
brian Miles shouts: noch auf der trebüne has!
Hacker Kyong: STOP WAR MAKE LOVE !!!!
brian Miles: PEACE
Pixeleen Mistral: ok – this is officially hopeless – there are too too many drop outs
Pixeleen Mistral: and he is not really here
LailaLei Mathilde: /what do you mean, pixeleen?
Pixeleen Mistral: and cannot here us
Rik Riel:/I’m getting most of the stream
Shirley Marquez: this is just a broadcast of a town meeting, not an actual town meeting in SL
Andrea Humphrey shouts: /I apologize for the drop outs – this is on the remote Iowa stream and we’re communicating to try and get this resolved ASAP
Hacker Kyong: where is the sniper?
Khadijah Shan: ?me wonders if this entire SL site was created by repubs
Shirley Marquez: I’d love to see Obama do an actual meeting here
LailaLei Mathilde: /mB or andrea, if we drop notecards on obama with our questions can you get them to him in RL?
LailaLei Mathilde: /questions or comments, i should say, messages of
Freedom Rush: /if you use the web addy rik gave out, you can hear a bit better and see him as well. you can also make the window smaller and see both SL and Obama if you want to 🙂
Pixeleen Mistral: who is paying for this stuff in SL?
Pixeleen Mistral: the Obama campaign or SL residents or what?
Rik Riel:/this is part of the official campaign
Freedom Rush: /Rik Riel: http://origin.barackobama.com/live/
Kaimi Kyomoon: /thanks freedom
Tulip Cascabel: I think it is very exciting that a presidential candidate is in SL
LailaLei Mathilde: /forefront media owned by MB
Pixeleen Mistral: /how much is this costing?
Rik Riel:/the demo at 2:30 is done by SL residents
Andrea Humphrey: /I can answer any questions regarding Forefront media if you IM me. Thank you.
LailaLei Mathilde: /forefront media has an RL connection to Obama campaign in
Andrea Humphrey shouts: /Thank you for your patience while we continue to work with the folks in Iowa to regulate the stream.
Freedom Rush: /it would have been lovely to have the video portion streamed in as well. maybe next time 🙂
Kaimi Kyomoon: /this is a historic first event. It’s going really well for the first time
Alan Innis: Hi Rik. Sorry about the tech problems.
Smittyguy Torok: let’s all rush the stage and see if the Secret Service can get through the lag….
Alan Innis: lol
Bryon Curtis: /the Video link is still buffering for me, will be tough to get it direct to SL
Tulip Cascabel: YOu are absolutely right – un real… we can deal with the tech issues… the fact that it is happening is powerful
Christie Swindlehurst: he he
Andrea Humphrey: /please stay off the set smitty LMAO
Crap Mariner shakes head… those crazy Smiths…
Rocky Torok: thats what they said back at the institution
Scale Oppewall: /switched back to SL…better audio than webcast!
Baiji Daniels: So, where’s our honcho?
Tulip Cascabel: Obama has on Gucci shoes
Justin Mikazuki: why is he wearing a tie?
Justin Mikazuki: everyone knows Obama doesn’t wear a tie
Mint Powers: ties comes w/ outfit! lol
Justin Mikazuki: aaaah
Tulip Cascabel: and, he is being presidential
Mint Powers: his shoes r cut tho…
Mint Powers: quite presdential indeed!
Mint Powers: he’s by far the smrtest one i the race
Tulip Cascabel: too cute!!
Marlo Kline: /isn’t it less what he wears an more about his message? 😛
Mint Powers: he is by far the smartest one in the race
Mint Powers: knows and states the facts
Mint Powers: and
hasdrubal Celt: congratulation andrea, its a good stream now.
Tulip Cascabel: NO Question = too bad he can’t be president NOW!!!
Mint Powers: he understands them too
Rik Riel:/he’s spot on about broadband
Serenity Deluca: msg is grey suits are good to give a speech in
Mint Powers: who said he can’t be president now??
Andrea Humphrey: /thank you – we are working hard to make this the best experience possible
Alan Innis: I don’t hear anything – at least no Obama voices. Are others?
Rik Riel:/its a bloody travesty
Mint Powers: we can impeach bush and demand he is in now…
Kaimi Kyomoon: /this is excellent Anrea
Scale Oppewall: /yeah rik…though the s. korea comparison is unfair…they’re tiny (geographically)
hasdrubal Celt: yes, very good
Kaimi Kyomoon: /clp
Rocky Torok: Crap for VP!
Mint Powers: we can impeach bush and demand obama oh now
Rik Riel:/Kaimi, we’re like 40th in the world on broadband access
Tulip Cascabel: South Korea may be tiny – but, so are cities – so, from the perspective of one city at a time – the broadband concept is doable
Kaimi Kyomoon: /I agree Rik, this guy is right on
Mint Powers: don’t get me started on broadband issues = yikes
Crap Mariner: Rik – Yes, but do we REALLY want all the noobs to have something other than AOL to tie things up with? 😉
Serenity Deluca: is this speech pre-recorded or going on live now?
Bryon Curtis: /most countries ar enot as large as our average sized stat though
Rik Riel:/this is live
LailaLei Mathilde: /live
Kaimi Kyomoon: / I am hearing it fine off the ebcast
Freedom Rush: Rik Riel: http://origin.barackobama.com/live/
Serenity Deluca: where is Obama speaking?
Bryon Curtis: /iowa
Justin Mikazuki: somewhere in iowa
Mint Powers: lol – noobs
Justin Mikazuki: sorry barbara
Serenity Deluca: important speech then!
Crap Mariner: (Buffet’s more than welcome to send more… IRS doesn’t mind when you overpay, but that’s a very minor sticking point.)
Tulip Cascabel: hey Justin
Serenity Deluca: gotta get Iowa
Rik Riel:/please use the "/" key before your post to keep out the typing sound
Justin Mikazuki: the room where he is speaking is supposed to look like this one
Serenity Deluca: or type /0 dpes same thing
Serenity Deluca: does*
Justin Mikazuki: thats good to know
Justin Mikazuki: i really want to go stand next to him
Scale Oppewall: /not a great facsimile – the real room looks like a library
Justin Mikazuki: will SL secret service get me?
Justin Mikazuki: i need a photo
Tulip Cascabel: Justin are you with the campaign
Justin Mikazuki: no im not Tulip
Serenity Deluca: and he wants to stand next to you – love connection
Justin Mikazuki: Serenity 🙂
Tulip Cascabel: Justin, ask him to join you in friendship
Justin Mikazuki: and im accepted!!
Justin Mikazuki: wooo hooO!!
Serenity Deluca: thats going to disrupt his speech – he will have to stop and click accept
Justin Mikazuki: lol pretty sure he’s not controlling his AV
Serenity Deluca: All of a sudden Obama says hold on Ive got a incoming friendship
Bryon Curtis: /heh, gimme a sec, i’m takin too many IM’s
Bryon Curtis: /lol
Scale Oppewall: /sorry Iowa…a little griefing in SL…i’m surrounded by free sex poseballs!
Serenity Deluca holds up lighter and yells "Free Bird Free Bird!"
Scale Oppewall: /I believe Serenity might be more interested in teh candidate from Arkansas, er, New York
Serenity Deluca: actually I am truely undecided between the two atm
Scale Oppewall: /that’s probably wise at this point…
Justin Mikazuki: He moves!!
Serenity Deluca Obama is on point with my thinking of the current state the country is in atm
Rocky Torok: / hegoing to talk about the series of tubes whichi is the Internet?
Rik Riel:/he already did
Rik Riel:/he talked about the poor state of broadband in america
Serenity Deluca: verizon is on the ball with their new fios – 25mb/s!
Mint Powers: you go obama oh = yes the public is the decider
Serenity Deluca: 49 bucks a month though
Scale Oppewall: /lol and there it is…ethanol
Tulip Cascabel: they have had an ethanol plant in South Bend Indiana for years
Serenity Deluca: cracks open a bud
LailaLei Mathilde shouts: /andrea, if we drop notecards with messages on them onto obama oh, will RL obama get them?
Rik Riel:/fyi I have a short video of this online
Rik Riel:/ http://www.rikomatic.com/2007/03/video_of_obama_.html
Rik Riel:/lailaLei he isn’t going to answer questions from SL
Mint Powers: good question about the notecards
Baiji Daniels: And ethanol is not environmentally friendly, if it means cutting down forests or depriving the poor of cheap corn food.
Serenity Deluca: more ethanol = more drunkeness! yay!
Mint Powers: we r not only inefficient w/ the ethanol
Mint Powers: we do not produce enuf to make it viable
Crap Mariner: switchgrass is much more efficient a source of biofuels.
Mint Powers: we have been slo and stubborn in this effort
Mint Powers: also dumb about it!
LailaLei Mathilde: /i know hes not answering questions, but can the organizers get them to him in a few days or whatever
Bryon Curtis: /and there is still a great cost in producing it
Baiji Daniels: And, if you use it in a Prius, even 10%, you mileage crashes, lol
Kaimi Kyomoon: /ethanol does seem like it might be pork for Iowa farmers
Justin Mikazuki: Go ILLINOIS!
Serenity Deluca: you just cant beat mice and wheels for energy production
Rik Riel:/lailalei, you should jusst post to his blog
Mint Powers: true = costs
Baiji Daniels: Perhaps Illinois too?
Andrea Humphrey: /you are welcome to contact the campaign directly by going to www.burackobama.com
Scale Oppewall: /bicycles!
Tulip Cascabel: Indiana is a big corn state…. however, they are looking at new ways to control the growth of corn and other communities as well… at least its clean
Mint Powers: well some of us r not able to bycycle
Bryon Curtis: /i just TP everywhere, it saves tons of fuel
iels: /alternative fuel — like solar, etc.
Andrea Humphrey: sorry – misspell – www.barackobama.com
Mint Powers: yes alt fuels!
Crap Mariner runs on wind-up power
Tulip Cascabel: big issue is affordable education for all
Serenity Deluca: im in favor of putting W on a treadmill to produce energy
Scale Oppewall: /senator obama: "do you support teleporting as an alterntive to fossil fuel use?" lol
Mint Powers: yes w needs the exercise!
Mint Powers: now to education
Mint Powers: talk about LAG!!!
Scale Oppewall: /he doesn’t actually…but he’d be good at something finally!
Mint Powers: would enhance w’s self esteem = lol
Serenity Deluca: Read my lips "No More Lag!"
Betty Bosch: yahooo
Justin Mikazuki: WHOOO HOOO!!!
LailaLei Mathilde: /i think my question is if there will be a direct link for sl residents to this event, i think i have my answer, thx
Baiji Daniels: Well, it seems that it dod not work.
LailaLei Mathilde: /by link i mean interaction
Tulip Cascabel: Trillions of dollars!!!$$$$$$
Baiji Daniels: /However, I expect that it will be at the SL Obsama HQ before too long
Serenity Deluca: Who does he think will win American Idol?
Mint Powers: yes he does assess!!
Mint Powers: smartly too
Scale Oppewall: /don’t think so tulip
Serenity Deluca: I say put Cheney and Bush in as a crack combat team to clean up Iraq and pull our boys back home.
Anniemay1 Allen: YES !!!!
Tulip Cascabel: Trillions the cost of the war!!!
Anniemay1 Allen: I AGREE
Kaimi Kyomoon: /not to mention US and Iraqi civilians
Mint Powers: if its not trillions it sure feels like it
Tulip Cascabel: Yeah Cheney could use his duck hunting rifle
Serenity Deluca: Indeed
Scale Oppewall: /evidence please tulip
Anniemay1 Allen: ITS BLOOD ON HIS HANDS
Scale Oppewall: /i seriously doubt we’re at A trillion yet
Serenity Deluca: 10% of the money going towards the Iraq war could rebuild my Nawlins
Mint Powers: if it is not trillions it sure FEELS like trillions
Scale Oppewall: /let alone 2+
Tulip Cascabel: Go anywhere on line – it is costing billions weekly….
Anniemay1 Allen: EXCATLI
Scale Oppewall: /does not = trillions
Tulip Cascabel: check with the New York Times
Anniemay1 Allen: ITS SHAMEFUL THAT SHE HAS DONE THINGS
Mint Powers: yes the times has good metrics
Tulip Cascabel: Scale – check it out!
Crap Mariner is not so certain he’d trust the same institution that considered Martha Burke’s hissy-fit at Augusta to be front-page worthy for weeks.
Mint Powers: cheyney should have been first in
Mint Powers: he would have eliminated many enimies by now!
Alan Innis: Current cost of war: $414 billion + (costofwar.com>
Scale Oppewall: /sorry, but it bothers me when we harm our credibility with hyperbole
Scale Oppewall: /sounds about right Alan
Mint Powers: drugs keep the population quiet and
Scale Oppewall: /thanks
Mint Powers: happy
Mint Powers: tho falsley
Mint Powers: it gives us the illusion of contentment
Mint Powers: its keeps us from voting and exercising good judgement
Knilly Wikinger: /wait, im not getting enough
Mint Powers: it feels sooo good
Justin Mikazuki: lol
Scale Oppewall: /sort of like SL Mint! lol, j/k, and ducking!
Mint Powers: precisely scale!
Tulip Cascabel: thanks Alan – that’s 414 billion that could have been spent on the poor people in New Orleans/Katrina/Rita
Mint Powers: but at least in sl you have to have some wits to get around the world
Alan Innis: even reduce taxes for the lower/middle classes!
Knilly Wikinger: /a working class hero is something to be
Scale Oppewall: /nod, but not even half a trillion tulip
Mint Powers: how long does it take to count to 400 billion?
Scale Oppewall: /how many soldiers’ ghosts are doing the counting?
Crap Mariner thinks that SL Voice is going to be a very, very long beta…
Tulip Cascabel: sad – way too many
Scale Oppewall: /amen
Tulip Cascabel: This war is unnecessary and the way the USA treats our troops is horrific
Scale Oppewall: /it’s almost immoral to argue about the money. we can afford it, in theory. the point isn’t that it’s expensive (though that’s annoying) the point is that it’s wrong, and it’s taking priceless lives
990tony Paravane: /not to mention how treat the iraqis
Scale Oppewall: /better than iraqis are treating each other, i’m afraid
Tulip Cascabel: Unreal – I can not begin to imagine how it is to live there! This is out of control.
Crap Mariner: Tulip – It’s actually much, much safer in the Kurdish regions. But, sadly, Turkey is vehemently opposed to separation of that distinct cultural region for fear their own Kurdish population demand respect and independence as well.
Justin Mikazuki: our information isnt safe anymore
Alan Innis: agreed!
Justin Mikazuki: its scary because of the Lobbyists control on government
Mint Powers: info is really at risk
TheDiva Rockin: /hey
Tulip Cascabel: Thanks – There are so many levels and sects of people – this creates such divisiveness
Justin Mikazuki: if companys didnt have such a pull on our government it wouldnt be so scary but data mining is big bucks
Crap Mariner: Diva – Obama worked very hard to dress for the occasion. No need for enforcement of fashion law here. 😉
Justin Mikazuki: i was really hoping Obama wouldnt be wearing a tie
TheDiva Rockin: /he looks great
Justin Mikazuki: he does look goo though
Tulip Cascabel: Justin the Tie is cool….
Justin Mikazuki: good even
Mint Powers: yes he’s cute!
Scale Oppewall: /justin – i think he’s not in RL…but i had a crappy video feed
Tulip Cascabel: I want my "president" to look "sharp
Justin Mikazuki: Tulip the tie is good….just not his thing
Kaimi Kyomoon: tie in rl
Mint Powers: as i mentionedn the tie prob comes withthe outfit
Justin Mikazuki: Tulip: LOL
Kaimi Kyomoon: / I mean no tie in rl
Justin Mikazuki: Mint he looks fantastic
Tulip Cascabel: Look as fine and SMART as he is – he can wear a tie – or "whatever"
Crap Mariner: Conservatives are going to ding him for that comment… he’s probably in a location with plenty of land lines. "Nobody uses them anymore" will be branded as "out of touch" simular to Bush-41 grocery scanner gaffe.
Justin Mikazuki: even without clothes he would look like Obama
Mint Powers: yes tho i would love to take a crack at designing some clothes for him
Mint Powers: hoe can u know?? lol
Justin Mikazuki: Mint I can give you the address to get the templates
Justin Mikazuki: Mint do you have photoshop?
Mint Powers: please!
Mint Powers: yes photoshop
Scale Oppewall: /i think the meaning was clear…landlines are losing market share (so t speak) and probably particularly among crimiinals
Tulip Cascabel: He can’t possibly be seen as out of touch – he’s here in SL – this speaks volumes
Alan Innis: /An avatar of someone and a feed is here – but Obama is not here. Not yet.
Mint Powers: yes i do
Rik Riel:/being in SL could be a liability to his campaign
Rocky Torok: I wonder if he is even aware of that. has he mentioned sl?
Rik Riel:/could make him look foolish
Mint Powers: he is online
Rik Riel:/like dukakis in the tank
Alan Innis: /his sl hq folks are in touch with the real campaign – but this is all unofficial
Mint Powers: it shows up in myfirends
Mint Powers: friends
Mint Powers: click obamamoh for friendship
Tulip Cascabel: Being in SL is a plus – it clearly demonstrates that he is going where the "people" are… out of the usual campain comfort zone
Alan Innis: /Obama’s my friend!
Mint Powers: yes and many of our leaders cant even run a pc!!
Scale Oppewall: /sure…bush has used "the google"
Mint Powers: they legislate about the internet and do notknow it really
Mint Powers: their paes type their briefs
Tulip Cascabel: Can Bush Spell GOOGLE
Mint Powers: lol, lol
Pat Yoshiyuki: rofl
Rik Riel:/"What is this ‘Goggle’ thing?"
Elvis Faust: the internets
Pat Yoshiyuki: can bush spell anything?
Scale Oppewall: /yes: w.
Pat Yoshiyuki: lol
Kaimi Kyomoon: /but he pronounces it wrong
SmittyGal Torok: /nCLB is the devil
Mint Powers: lol roflol scale!!
Scale Oppewall: /lol
Tulip Cascabel: Most Urban & Rural communities do no have access to broadband – electronic redlining – people need the land lines for the internet
Elvis Faust: so hey folks – what exactly is going on here?
Rik Riel:/we’re listening to a live web event with Obama
Crap Mariner: Elvis- a stream of one of your competition, Sir.
Mint Powers: got it TY!!
Elvis Faust: always good to know the field
SmittyGal Torok: /woot he has MY VOTE
LailaLei Mathilde: /thx, liam!
Scale Oppewall: /tx liam
Knilly Wikinger: most urban areas have dsl at a reasonable price, rural areas do not
Tulip Cascabel: Thank you LIam!
Tulip Cascabel: most urban cities do not have dsl available in underserved areas!
SmittyGal Torok: /paRENTSACCOUNT? WHAT A NOVEL IDEA!!
Justin Mikazuki: yay! i love it when he moves
LailaLei Mathilde: /cable is more readily available, i think
Andrea Humphrey: oops sorry diva
Mint Powers: we treat teachers like 3rd class citizens
Rik Riel:/anyone get the video steam to work on the mac?
Tulip Cascabel: however, the ability to use the cable intenet is not in many urban areas… big issue in Urban cities
Mint Powers: not like people who spend the majority of their time w/ our kids
Scale Oppewall: /rik…worked for me – might have been flip4mac though – free…google it
LailaLei Mathilde: /tulip, why is that? many urban areas are wired for cable, many ppl have cable in their homes
Crap Mariner: Mint – Especially by making them teach non-citizens without additional funding or the courage to say "Thank you for sending your children to learn here, Mexico. We’re flattered by your faith in our educational system. Oh, and here’s the bill."
Tulip Cascabel: teachers need to be paid a decent salaray and need professional development training and resources
Mint Powers: right!!
Knilly Wikinger: /cable is expensive, i cnt afford it, my dsl is less then $20 per month
Tulip Cascabel: electronic redlining…
Mint Powers: we cant even get folks 2 enter the field!!
Marlo Kline: /at leasyt not good ones
Mint Powers: parents s/b demanding that this be changed immediately
LailaLei Mathilde: /via cable line? i know redlining exists, but im pretty sure cable is pervasive at this point
Tulip Cascabel: the city of new york has a committee under the city council – Gail Brewer – addressing this issue
Mint Powers: i amnot a parent but i would shoe up for this every time!
Tulip Cascabel: trust me not happening –
Crap Mariner: Donald Trump, a man who pondered running in 2004, is now in a wrestling bet to shave his head. This was the best our country could come up with?
Mint Powers: its those knuckleheads that will end up robbing us in the future
Mint Powers: also they will be takin care of us in our old age = YIKES!
Alan Innis: /about 70% of connected Americans use broadband at this time.
Mint Powers: i apy $169 per month in cable with broadband
Kaimi Kyomoon: /and rmpant cronyism and sinecures
Mint Powers: and i can’t dirve that!
Marlo Kline: /thats a generous stat
Rik Riel:/mint: wow!
Tulip Cascabel: alan – there are issues in rural and urban communities – the issuse is broadband connectivity vs dial-up which provides you with much more services
Mint Powers: my thoughts exactly
Alan Innis: /yikes! I pay $35 CDN/month
Mint Powers: so its not so accessible as folks believe
Crap Mariner: Civil Rights – Not exactly tue. Administration’s gladly accepted CAIR’s leash in that regard. But then, that Al-Saud leash has been there a very long time.
Mint Powers: also i dont have a choice
Rik Riel:/I pay around $125
Alan Innis: /depends where you live – Mint are you in a rural community?
Mint Powers: i cant change companies = monopoly
LailaLei Mathilde: /i pay abt the same as mint for cable, but i get a lot of premium channels in addition to broadband
Mint Powers: i cant get regular TV either
Rik Riel:/internet ISP competition is a joke
Mint Powers: cale blocks the free signals i believe
LailaLei Mathilde: /right mint, here you have to get cable to get broadcast channels like nbc
Tulip Cascabel: in underserved communities it is not affordable or accessible because its not affordable!
TheDiva Rockin: /comfy
Alan Innis: /and the US government allows cable companies to deny content to their subscribers! or slow some down…
Mint Powers: tehy= theyunderedcuatineds that we are raising now
Alan Innis: /I should say US courts have ruled this.
Mint Powers: yes and to be forced onto cable is prob illegal
Alan Innis: /They have also ruled that telephone companies can do the same on their optical lines
Mint Powers: only who can do anything abut that?
Alan Innis: /we the people!
LailaLei Mathilde: /also, when i was little we used to have antennae that could get us those channels and the channels came in clear
Crap Mariner: AOL / Time Warner merger demonstrated the worthlessness of the FCC. All mandates by FCC for opening up competition in IM… ignored. That showed 1996 bill was hollow.
Mint Powers: i hope so and i hop obama oh has access to these IM sessions!!
LailaLei Mathilde: /now, the tvs dont work without cable, something is fishy here
Tulip Cascabel: Alan, the FCC is not managing this process!
Alan Innis: the courts seem to be
Mint Powers: FCC = Fark consumer connectedness
Crap Mariner: Putting Colin Powell’s son as its head was the height of nepotism.. almost as bad as Brown running FEMA.
Baiji Daniels: Obama has access to plenty of input, but how can we get it filtered for him to actually receive the important points?
Kaimi Kyomoon: /the FCC is busy giving control of all our nation’s airways to a very few very rich people
Baiji Daniels: Has anyone saved the entire Chat history here?
Alan Innis: /exactly! corporate welfare!
Mint Powers: if u can save the chat history can u share it pls?
Crap Mariner: Spectrum allocation is Corporate Welfare in the worst possible way.
Rik Riel:I can save and post, if no one else does
Mint Powers: ty
LailaLei Mathilde: /i suppose you could paste it into the blog comments, baiji, but there is at present no feedback mechanism
Andrea Humphrey shouts: /Thank you all so much for coming today! Cubsfan is hosting a supporting event on another sim immediately following this one. We appreciate you all. I am available for questions regarding the Obama simulcast. Thank you again! Cubsfan…would you be so kind to provide these people with the coordinates for the other Obama event?
Rik Riel:/don’t know if much useful content is there tho
Baiji Daniels: /rik — where can we find it?
Alan Innis: /mint – I have a copy – where should I send.
Baiji Daniels: /I was cut off part of the time…
Cubsfan Pugilist: Okay, now I am going to get ready for the Capitol Hill Rally
Kaimi Kyomoon: Thanks Andrea that was a great event
Cubsfan Pugilist: It will be short
Andrea Humphrey: /Thank you all for coming. Thank you Kaimi.
Rik Riel:thanks forefront media and andrea, et al
Rocky Torok: ENCORE!!!
Andrea Humphrey: Thank you
Mint Powers: TY
Mint Powers: TY
Mint Powers: TY