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[liberationtech] Fwd: UK Jobs And Collaboration: Local Data Lab + Curious Fact About White House Petitions
bram at privacytraining.org
Fri Jan 27 06:22:32 PST 2017
Hi Ceci and all,
Like many, many others (6.829.512 and counting) I saw the video "Let's
make the Netherlands second" and found it hilarious.
I also tried to sign the petition.
Same here... there was only one signature and after signing my signature
did not get registered.
I tried a second time, using a US IP address.
After signing the site clearly stated "You've successfully signed the
petition below. Your signature has been verified and counted."
But still I don't see the counter move from '1 signed' to '2 signed'.
Yes, the petition is jocose but it's also a political statement/reaction.
Let's call all our friends to sign...
As a Belgian it would be great to see the Netherlands be second ;-)
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On 27/01/2017 14:39, Cecilia Tanaka wrote:
> Hi, dear all! :D
> I think it can be interesting for some of us. In this era of
> "alternative facts" (Lieees, cof cof!), the world does need more
> investigative journalism than ever.
> A fool real example. Yesterday, just for fun and to give support to a
> Dutch friend, I signed this jocose petition for the White House using
> their own plataform:
> I was, theoretically, the second person to sign it and I shared the
> petition with the Brazilian Hackerspaces General List, because it was
> a fun bonus in a public message inviting all the hackerspaces to
> celebrate the International Open Hackerspace Day 2017 together.
> My signature is NOT there. My friends' signatures are NOT there. I
> tried to sign the petition 4 (four) times since yesterday night,
> giving some hours between a try and another, and my signature is still
> NOT there.
> It's a White House petition and I already signed some of these
> before. Usually, there is no time lapse and the signature is counted
> immediately. Will they need more than 13 hours to process it now?
> Will my signature be in this petition someday? :-/
> I know, it was a joke among hackerspaces, but first of all, it was a
> public petition and we do have the right of asking to "Netherlands be
> Second" and the White House can NOT censure us this way. They did NOT
> remove the petition until now, so if the petition is there, what is
> the point about obstructing our support to it?
> I do really think Trump is pretty afraid Netherlands becomes First
> (watch the video to understand the reference), but I am afraid they
> try to block signatures in more relevant petitions about important
> subjects, like censure, freedom of expression, privacy and human
> rights in general.
> Tender kisses and hugs. Take care all of you! <3
> Ceci, a Brazilian fan of Netherlands... You know, their walls are
> much better, hahaha!! ;D
> "Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or
> your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on
> and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live." -
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