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Wouldn't put any hopes in Vince Cable, nice and sincere as he may be. Ultimately, it's what we the people decide and what we the people take action on that counts.

 

My tongue was firmly in my cheek with the expectations of Vince Cable;-)

 

The power truly resides with us, if only we really understood it and set about using it in a persistent determined way.

 

The power is with the establishment and will remain so until as you say we really understand how to wrest it from them in a legal and proper fashion and use it in a united and concerted way.

 

The main obstacle to that is that 'they' have had hundreds of years to organise themselves and we are still only a few years in.

 

The secondary obstacle is that they also have the money and money will always be power.

 

All we can do is to continue to nibble away at the establishment with individual victories which will eventually make a minor inroad into the unfairness of their oppressive dominance but individual nibbling will never hurt them enough to occasion change.

 

It will take a united effort to effect any significant change and uniting the aggrieved public is an enormous undertaking.

 

There are a couple of threads running at the moment on CAG attempting to drum up funds both for the survival of CAG and others to fund against Bank charges.

 

One by Bankfodder has received 7 posts in 2 months and this one

 

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/oft-test-case-updates/268024-bank-charges-donation-fund.html

 

has received 11 posts in the past 4 days which illustrates the difficulties in getting everyone to pull together for the greater good.

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money is not the answer... people power is more important and the power of the internet is extremely powerful.... just post a party on facebook and see what happens... if you can get 500 turning up for party by posting on facebook how many could you get for a protest against banks..Jesus even raoul moat got support using facebook. the problem is co-ordination and energy....there are many smart people on here and many skills available bringing them together is what is required...

 

decide on desired outcome, choose course of action , gather support for each required action and plan...Look at radio 6, ghurkas, etc etc...

 

when due to empathy we leave it to just a few people such as scottish case nothing will be achieved..Unless supported by major celebrity with a passion.we all hope they win so we can follow like sheep.... however the fighters lose hope, will and eventually cave in.... with a much more concerted effort by the masses more will be achieved.... send an email to everyone in your inbox with a joke and see how long it takes to get back to you... and how many people it has passed through before it gets there.... we have all the tools and lots of skills it just takes a few to spend some time and energy to co-ordinate???????? hands please


Only direct action by the masses will work....

 

Look at all successes they have never come from negotiation!!!

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middenmass, you might be right... money is power... but if people felt better about the motives and chances of a particular effort then they would support... 1 person giving £10,000 or 200,000 giving £1. I know which I would rather have..... if we have a good plan people will support....


Only direct action by the masses will work....

 

Look at all successes they have never come from negotiation!!!

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fighting fund ring fenced by CAG is not the answer.... ask solicitor/barrister to set up private account to fight banks .... start donations into it... when it hits certain targets they do the work... use some money to gain support, facebook for more donations, media to promote, dam even vince cable might donate and advertise.... if we believe we can win the fight then this is way to go.... if we feel there is another way such as creating a run on a particular bank to force their hand then that would be better and get more media interest.... it has to be sustained and every Cagger has to support and talk 5 or more into supporting.... the front page of CAG and all moderators needs to show support...


Only direct action by the masses will work....

 

Look at all successes they have never come from negotiation!!!

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We musn't forget this is a site , basically administered by BF and the Site Team members .... we need input from them on these proposals ...... so c'mon ST members .... we need a lead ........ please ?:)


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if people felt better about the motives and chances of a particular effort then they would support......if we have a good plan people will support

 

CAG is a fantastic cause and could be considered the root and trunk from which the branches of standing up to the banks emanates but consider how much pleading and virtual begging that the site team and others have to do to get the £1100 each month to enable this site to continue in its basic form.

 

This site has helped many thousands of people all of whom should feel ecstatic about the motives and chances of CAG but only a few donate according to Bankfodder.

 

What is possibly needed to galvanise the troops and defeat the present empathy is a more aggressive approach to fund raising--even a 75p registration fee would bring in around £125,00 [after Paypal fees] if all those presently registered on CAG would stand up and be counted.

 

CAG could remain free to view as a Guest but to post and participate would require registration at an affordable? 75p.

 

Would a dedicated fund raiser enable the funds to be found for both CAG and the fight against the Banks or would the cost of this be to much assuming that no-one would take on the position for free?

 

A bank hating millionaire on board would be nice:-D

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I have no arguments with CAG. I would happily do some work for free. I just want to be sure it is for right reasons and is worthwhile... sometimes the time spent helping people to help themselves is time consuming and gets convoluted and often missed by others... the front page of cag is seen by all and advertising or asking people to pay for advice or letters may be an idea..I personally would be happy to pay for those in the know to prepare POc's etc for me maybe CAG could make some money using the skills of volunteers rather than asking for donations which is easy to forget when you get your money???


Only direct action by the masses will work....

 

Look at all successes they have never come from negotiation!!!

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look....... I like many others do not have the modus operandi for transferring funds online...how many times must i say this..I want to donate to this fund but provide a means alternate to online transactions...I am here on this site precisely because of my account!!!!

 

m2ae

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look....... I like many others do not have the modus operandi for transferring funds online...how many times must i say this..I want to donate to this fund but provide a means alternate to online transactions...I am here on this site precisely because of my account!!!!

 

m2ae

 

I had always assumed that as CAG were always requesting donations that they had made it as easy as possible with all available options to donate covered,but clicking around I now realise that they haven't made it that easy at all.

 

How about it site team-what other options can you put in place to enable people to donate?

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I dont mind walking to PO's or banks with cash in slips or whatever...I WILL donate £10

 

m2ae ...lets get on with IT......give us ALL a cut off date so that funds are ALL IN...and it needs reporting or proper overseeing!!!

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When searching for stuff online (especially products) the CAG toolbar or the search boxes on the CAG pages also help bring in a small income. I feel that once CAG is financially secure, then they can discuss financing court cases of their own. It would be foolish to try to fund a court case whilst in a state of financial insecurity!


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Thankyou...it will be by postal order

 

I shall be sending a donation for £10.00 Next Wednesday/Thursday latest and shall insert somewhere discreetly m2ae...I must admit I have been a member since Nov last year and have donated nothing..I feel bad but I am not making a point on any one I know how hard it is to be unemployed and in debt so now I just gonna follow my concious.I will not be able to donate that much every month..BUT there will be a monthly donation now.

 

Rgds all

 

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Could this be put on the CAG front page for all to see?

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how does one become being a site helper????


Only direct action by the masses will work....

 

Look at all successes they have never come from negotiation!!!

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Could this be put on the CAG front page for all to see?
Well, it is at the bottom of every page as it is... :shock:

 

how does one become being a site helper????
Can't remember where the thread is, but there is one where you can apply or nominate someone, after that, it's in the hands of admin. I'll see if I can dig out the link.

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The power is with the establishment and will remain so until as you say we really understand how to wrest it from them in a legal and proper fashion and use it in a united and concerted way.

The power is NOT with the establishment, that's what they spend phenomenal amounts of money, time, spin, education, indoctrination, conditioning, misinformation etc sowing into the peoples, sorry sheeples...of the world.

 

The truth is that the 'establishment' is extremely scared and paranoid that the sheeple will 'wake up' and start asserting themselves and taking positive action.

 

There is NOTHING the establishment can do if people start educating and asserting themselves. 'They' rely on ignorance, misinformation, fear etc to effect their 'control'. They are in 'control' not in power. They've never been in power and never will be because the power is vested in the collective will of the people. At specific points in human history when such people have collectively decided they wanted change and embarked on a determined course of action, there was jack all the establishment could do about it.

 

However, I digress from the specific topic at hand...


The matrix is intrinsically flawed. Within it is the program for it's own destruction. If you are reading this, you are in the matrix and it's days are numbered...so watch out! :eek:

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That is why there must be collective action in relation to funds being donated for cases such as Walls and future others UNTIL that precedent is made...

 

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Can't remember where the thread is, but there is one where you can apply or nominate someone, after that, it's in the hands of admin. I'll see if I can dig out the link.

Sorry, can't find it. You might want to report yours or my post so that someone from team can answer that one.

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Sorry, can't find it.

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Smartass. :razz:

 

Needs updating too. :rolleyes:

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Midenmess

Could this be put on the CAG front page for all to see?

 

 

Bookie

Well, it is at the bottom of every page as it is... :shock:

 

 

I doubt if anyone ever scrolls to the bottom of every page and if they did there is no message there informing people that you can send PO's and cheques to CAG.

 

M2AE couldn't find how to donate by PO or cheque and I suspect neither can many others.

 

If CAG needs funds then they have to make it easy and obvious for people to do so.

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True, but by the same score many can and do use paypal, which I'm sure is the easiest way to receive money, and is the most advertised way. (Just adding that for balance, I'm with you that we need to show as many methods of contributing as possible. My own way of trying to increase knowledge of how to help fund CAG is not only by practicing what I preach (I've made several donations, and my home page is a search that benefits CAG aswell as the toolbar that I have installed on my Firefox) but I also added a lot of this information to my signature (all being well will show after this post :razz:)

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Locutus

I also added a lot of this information to my signaturelink3.gif (all being well will show after this post :razz:)

 

:DNice one!

 

and copied! [i think!]

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Yup, it's there :)


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