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    1,000,000 signatures for spinal cord injury

    Since Bush is gonna be going soon and since Obama is going to need to invest wisely for the future of America, then why not gather 1 million signatures and ask Obama to fund sci research. Is it possible to eliminate paralysis in 10 years, much like JFK set into motion the space program, which was done in a decade.

    We probably don't even need that many but it would send a loud message. And it can be global signatures too, not just American. Time to move mountains is getting close. Are you going to be ready?


    Petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/sig...cord-research/
    Last edited by Jim; 12 Apr 2012, 10:17 AM. Reason: added link to petition

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    #2
    Time to move mountains is getting close. Are you going to be ready?
    Bring it on!
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      #3
      add 3,000,000 fake ones and we good to go

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        #4
        Originally posted by Malibu View Post
        Since Bush is gonna be going soon and since Obama is going to need to invest wisely for the future of America, then why not gather 1 million signatures and ask Obama to fund sci research. Is it possible to eliminate paralysis in 10 years, much like JFK set into motion the space program, which was done in a decade.

        We probably don't even need that many but it would send a loud message. And it can be global signatures too, not just American. Time to move mountains is getting close. Are you going to be ready?
        I like this idea...

        I would like to hear the opinion of a political/advocacy expert of this forum on that.

        Paolo
        In God we trust; all others bring data. - Edwards Deming

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          #5
          That's a great idea Malibu ! I'm in . I think it would be great if the world could pull together and accomplish something great . When you think about how technology has snowballed it makes me wonder why there has not even been a cure for any disease since polio in the 1950's. The money needs to flow in the right directions. It would be nice if our generation would be remembered for something productive , not destructive !

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            #6
            Great idea!
            Best way to do it I suppose is to set up a website for it - or do something on facebook?? both could work globally.

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              #7
              I'm in. Where and how? This thing is so close. Let's get it done.

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                #8
                i would aim it at Tom Daschle the new HHS Sec. he'll have the N.I.H under him

                i believe he co-sponsored the CDRPA when he was in,

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                "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

                .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."

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                  #9
                  where do i put my name?

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                    #10
                    Carbar, I was thinking using the internet would be a easier way but Facebook and Myspace type web sites are just something I don't know much about. I am not sure how they work. I was thinking maybe a web site where you could add your name to a list and it would enter it some how. I'm not sure how to get a text box to do this with a cgi script yet. Maybe a crash course in database would help, lol.


                    Seriously, for the time being, maybe we all could ask family and friends to sign a sheet of paper and we could send them all on a certain day when all the lists are done. This is one idea on how to do it. I am open to suggestions, of course, but the web site with a millon names on it may be the only way to get this many. It's just .017 percent of the world population.

                    ` Signatures for Spinal Cord Research

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                      #11
                      I think facebook could be a possibility because it seems to be a great way to multiply connections and spread a petition like this. The advantage is that the network is already there to exploit.
                      I'm not sure how to set up a special petition-style website either but will look into it.

                      I don't doubt for a minute though that this is a great idea that is capable of being pulled off.

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                        #12
                        I agree. Facebook is already set up and has that "cause" feature. I can't imagine that it would be too complicated to set up.
                        stellar idea!

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                          #13
                          It is time for me to learn face book and all the new communication venues. With the new administration it is imperative to gain access. The way the US work is through a PAC, that’s right we need to be able to lobby congress and the administration. Believe it or not it would start right here. If we cannot get people in our own community to agree, the whole ides will become mute.

                          I have time and experience and would enjoy the challenge. We need a leader so in order to get the ball rolling I think this is the first objective. Count me in and ready to help in any way needed.
                          T6 complete

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                            #14
                            http://www.ipetitions.com/start-petition/

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Jesse's Mom View Post
                              That looks very interesting and easy enough to start up. I do think though that Facebook might in some ways be better because it has a viral quality to it where word can spread without much effort required by the few individuals that start it. Initial promotion of the cause can mushroom through others passing the cause on. Getting word out through a separate petition webpage would require more administration I think, and much more prolonged active promotion.

                              Malibu, it's your idea, but I'd be willing to set it up on Facebook if you like; if you are on Facebook though it is not complicated to do it - it just needs a cause name, a short text about it and outlined goals and then an email contact address so that someone can administer the page. It could be up and running in no time.
                              The only disadvantage to Facebook is that not everybody wants to be on it or even knows about it or how to use it - primarily I think it is used by the younger generations.
                              A separate site only requires that someone has internet access, without the need to join the facebook network as well.

                              A great advantage of a global list of signatures like this is that the total number (not the names) can be used in advocacy for cure research by anyone anywhere.
                              Last edited by carbar; 1 Dec 2008, 3:32 PM.

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