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    Northern Virginina "Porcupine 411" 571-482-1411

    You can use Porcupine 411 to participate in our growing 2nd Amendment movement. Some things which Porcupine 411 can be used for include:
    AMBER ALERT Sightings/Information
    Locations of speed traps and sobriety checkpoints
    http://porcupine411.com/signup/
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    Start Your Own Porcupine 411
    Bringing people together.
    Whether itís to document police misconduct, rescue a stranded traveler, or simply to get together for dinner, Porcupine 411 has proved itself indispensable in helping people connect and improve their activism. Now you can bring Porcupine 411 to your local organization, activist group, or geographic area.
    We handle all of the technical aspects of Porcupine 411 for you, letting you focus on your activism.
    Set up your Porcupine 411 now!
    Hereís how it works:
    First, we will do an exhaustive search of your local area for an appropriate phone number. For obvious reasons, we prefer numbers ending in 411, but if none are available, we will search for the most memorable and appropriate phone number we can find in your area.
    Second, we set up a mailing list and a section of the porcupine411.com web site just for you. Your phone number, mailing list and web site are totally integrated, providing you with instant delivery and publication of audio messages, including your own blog and a podcast of the Porcupine 411 messages.
    Third, we send you your usernames, passwords and login information. You give the phone number and subscription information to your local activists, and you have Porcupine 411!
    Based on tested, mature open source technology, Porcupine 411 has revolutionized New Hampshire liberty activism since 2006. Now it can revolutionize yours.
    Get started now!
    Our forward-facing platforms are ones youíll almost certainly recognize:
    WordPress MU, which also serves high profile blogs for wordpress.com, the New York Times, Wired, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and more.
    GNU Mailman serves our mailing lists. Mailman serves a wide variety of mailing lists all over the Internet.
    Asterisk is our telephony software. It answers the phones, records the calls, and passes them off to the rest of the system. Asterisk is capable of serving VoIP as well as landlines.
    After you sign up, we will contact you to request information about the geographic area which you want your phone number to serve. Then we will search for your phone number, set up your Porcupine 411 site, and email you all of the information you need to get started.
    Over the years that Iíve run Porcupine 411, the absolute most frequently asked question has been, ďHow can I get a number for my area?Ē Now you can. And Iím taking care of all the technical stuff so you donít have to.
    For just $20 per month you and your local activists will have everything you need to stay connected: Porcupine 411 records callersí messages and immediately forwards the audio recording to every subscriberís email address, mobile phones, podcast, and also posts it to your new blog.
    If you act fast, you can forget $20. The first 20 activists who sign up will receive their own Porcupine 411 service for just $15 per month, for as long as you keep the service. (14 remaining)
    You can use it as an ongoing service, like the original Porcupine 411, or set up a new line for special events, such as presidential campaigns and large one-time protests.
    But you need to act quickly if you want the ongoing discount of just $15 per month. Once the first 20 activists have set up their Porcupine 411, it will go back to the full $20 per month price!
    Start the Porcupine 411 signup process now Ľ
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    Reporting unusual or improper police activity (Live Negative Encounters /Copwatch)
    Distress calls in case of roadside detention or imminent arrest
    Upcoming 2A social events, 2a activities or almost anything else of immediate interest to the Open Carry Community

    Hereís how it works:
    To notify people of something, call 1-XXX-XXX-X411 and leave a message after the beep. Porcupine 411 will then distribute an audio file containing your message to everyone who is subscribed to the list.
    To receive the audio notifications when someone leaves a message, subscribe to the mailing list using the form below.
    In addition to email, you can receive messages via podcast or iTunes).

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    I don't think it would be a bad idea. I'm sure it's a valuable tool for the "Free State Project" folks. If more states get this type of thing, it could help to rein in over zealous LE types and rent-a-cops who think they are sworn cops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrt6812 View Post
    I don't think it would be a bad idea. I'm sure it's a valuable tool for the "Free State Project" folks. If more states get this type of thing, it could help to rein in over zealous LE types and rent-a-cops who think they are sworn cops.
    I think the cost would limit participation a lot. This would only be beneficial if there were a lot of recipients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I think the cost would limit participation a lot. This would only be beneficial if there were a lot of recipients.
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    is it 15.00 per monthto set it up and run or 15.00 per month PER PERSON?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
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    is it 15.00 per monthto set it up and run or 15.00 per month PER PERSON?
    It looked like 15.00 per person to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    It looked like 15.00 per person to me.
    I just checked.. it is NOT per person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I just checked.. it is NOT per person.
    In that case, it's an excellent idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    In that case, it's an excellent idea.
    I might try it out in NOVA.. if it works.. maybe a Richmond one will form too.

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    Cool NOVA Porcupine 411 is now LIVE :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I might try it out in NOVA.. if it works.. maybe a Richmond one will form too.
    http://nova.porcupine411.com/

    Porcupine 411 is a rapid message distribution network.
    You can use Nova Porcupine 411 to participate in our 2A and Open Carry movement. Some additional things which Porcupine 411 can be used for include:
    • Locations of speed traps and sobriety checkpoints
    • Reporting unusual or improper police activity (Copwatch)
    • Distress calls in case of roadside detention or imminent arrest
    • Upcoming social events, activities or almost anything else of immediate interest to NOVA gun activists.
    Hereís how it works:
    1. To notify people of something, call 1-571-482-1411 and leave a message after the beep. Porcupine 411 will then distribute an audio file containing your message to everyone who is subscribed to the list.
    2. To receive the audio notifications when someone leaves a message, subscribe to the mailing list using the form below.
    In addition to email, you can receive messages via podcast or iTunes.

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    OK anyone between richmond and NC interested?

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    Tidewater definitely needs one.

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    a small work of caution.. while they set it up for you.. it "helps" if you understand and can use word press and understand mailing lists, etc. too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    a small work of caution.. while they set it up for you.. it "helps" if you understand and can use word press and understand mailing lists, etc. too.
    http://news.oldva.org/

    I see Wordpress in my sleep

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    http://news.oldva.org/

    I see Wordpress in my sleep
    It was not directed at YOU :-P

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    Is the monthly fee for the group or for the individual?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I just checked.. it is NOT per person.
    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    Is the monthly fee for the group or for the individual?

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    Seems like a good thing to me. We'd need to define the specific information we want to have relayed, though, and some ground rules about actually showing up at the scene of a detention. Don't need to get anyone arrested for obstruction of justice etc. So many people have GPS units, I wonder, for those of you familiar with such things, is there a convenient way to specify a location in terms of GPS? If the person in trouble could state his location conveniently, then someone else having such a device might be able to translate and broadcast a more coherent statement of where the person is, possibly with directions, since he'd presumably have more time to do so. How's that for a run-on sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    Seems like a good thing to me. We'd need to define the specific information we want to have relayed, though, and some ground rules about actually showing up at the scene of a detention. Don't need to get anyone arrested for obstruction of justice etc. So many people have GPS units, I wonder, for those of you familiar with such things, is there a convenient way to specify a location in terms of GPS? If the person in trouble could state his location conveniently, then someone else having such a device might be able to translate and broadcast a more coherent statement of where the person is, possibly with directions, since he'd presumably have more time to do so. How's that for a run-on sentence?
    The instructions are on this page: http://nova.porcupine411.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    some ground rules about actually showing up at the scene of a detention.
    Especially with a GUN! Know any good lawyers that could write up some "suggested" rules?

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    Anyone (besides me) in the Nova Porcupine 411 and got the September 1st test message?

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    My state(MI) has this,thankfully it has not been needed yet,but its a great thing to have!

    the price is NOT per person,all i had to do was go to the website and sign up,no charges.


    OT....hi again Virginia folk! we will have to get together again when im back in Virginia Beach,yall are nicer than many of the OC'ers up here(i think its the cold to blame)
    Last edited by lil_freak_66; 09-02-2010 at 02:04 AM.
    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    Anyone (besides me) in the Nova Porcupine 411 and got the September 1st test message?
    I got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect View Post
    I got it.
    ^

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    so do you register with yerphonenumber@yercarrier.net?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelson_Muntz View Post
    so do you register with yerphonenumber@yercarrier.net?
    If you can get wam/mp3 on yer phone you can register your phones mms email address and/or your email address. Or if you have PUSH (exchange) or google main, just register your regular email that pushes to your phone

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