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    Posted 11 years ago
    Tue Feb 26 2008 22:10:26
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    We're in a tough situation, right?

    But I'm not sure that enough people are interested and/or willing to engage on another level.

    I have no experience in this but it seems to me that a first step is to figure out who wants to help, in some way I really have no clue about yet but hope we can figure it out together.

    So, just to determine if there is interest at this point, I created a poll and would really appreciate if you have time to respond:

    http://www.twiigs.com/poll/Local/New_York/New_York/9027

    Sorry for the clumsy questions; if you have suggestions, please, I'm sure we all want to hear them.

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    Posted 11 years ago
    Tue Feb 26 2008 22:34:10
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    Nomo,
    Great, I'm there : rally,march,organized sit in(maybe once spring is here)! I agree,we can and should do more to make the point that we're not taking the current lack of action anymore.As the numbers of sufferers grow so should our clout to get something done.

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    Posted 11 years ago
    Tue Feb 26 2008 22:52:04
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    Great idea!

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 11 years ago
    Tue Feb 26 2008 23:05:09
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    Yes, Brilliant Plan!

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    I'm not in NY, but I would be onboard for anything that would make this issue more visible politically. (I guess I could fly to NYC and stay with some of my friends who still don't have bugs - yet.)

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    Posted 11 years ago
    Wed Feb 27 2008 17:45:36
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    Hey, would someone who is a member of the yahoo group post a link to the poll there as a favor?

    Thanks!

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    Posted 11 years ago
    Wed Feb 27 2008 22:12:21
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    I'm on board. It really is out of hand. I was out to lunch in a random restaurant this weekend in nyc, and I swear, I saw a bedbug crawling up a wooden table near me. TERRIFYING!!

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    I'm extremely, excitedly and eagerly on board. You're survey thing only allowed me to choose one!

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    i justs voted nomo. how did you do that. i am so unsavvy

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    Dunno, nightshirt, the internet is full of goodies. I usually just ask google and it treats me right.

    I should have clarified what my thinking was behind the choices.

    I figure a petition is the most public thing, you know, name and address. An email or letter, written by you alone--although the text can be written as a group and provided to everyone along with the addresses so that people don't have to worry about what to say if they like--takes into account everyone's presumed interest in privacy and anonymity.

    There are online tools for email campaigns that may be good to look into, such as citizenspeak.org, but my guess is there have to be enough people who are even interested in the first place to discuss what the message should be.

    I'm kinda hoping some good person out there will step forward and lead, show us how this is done. Or some good person who wants to lead even if we all learn together about what it takes.

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    I think a well formulated program with a specific real world agenda could improve the situation for many.

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    Bumpersticker.

    With Nobugs' indulgence I'm going to bump this up from time to time in the next couple of weeks to see if anyone else votes.

    Sorry to be annoying. Thanks!

    Also, if you want to receive news on this topic, if anything gets off the ground, please let me know at this gmail address: newyorkersagainstbedbugs. I won't write to you unless I have something good to say.

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    Bumper cars!

    The last one.

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    Glad you bumped this up! I am all for getting organized! This is a community concern. If someone has bed bugs and doesn't get rid of them, sooner or later they'll spread. It takes SO much money that the city should do something to regulate the pest control industry or those who don't have the money to afford treatments etc. will keep the bugs and they will spread. Thank you for starting the process, 'nomo. It's been on my mind for a while.

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    Posted 11 years ago
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    People are giving up and saying like other countries we just have to learn to live with them. I say... NOT in America!
    We have the right to not live with bb's and find a solution....I am all of a sudden on a mission. i almost want to post
    flyers on subway stations to get people in a panic and stop living in denial in NYC.


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