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Re: Theos-World TS - Live streaming on Internet

Jan 19, 2009 02:42 PM
by Drpsionic

I think by the time the internet stuff was through the GC could have used  
some of the 50,000 porta potties they have set up for the Inauguration, a more  
appropriate gesture about political celebrations one cannot imagine.
Chuck the Heretic
In a message dated 1/19/2009 4:12:30 P.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

Internet Live streaming of the presidential inauguration is planned  by
several news outfits both national and international. This allows  anyone
anywhere in the world with (fast) Internet Connection to watch  the
inauguration and associated functions live, for the first time in  history.
Internet is getting closely integrated with day to day activities  and
events around the world.

I think TS can learn some valuable  lessons from the live coverage. We can
have all important lectures around  the world, broadcast live and also all
meetings covered live. All this can  be done with minimal equipment and of
course an Internet connection. Some  sections such as the USA, already has
the necessary equipment.

In  the business and organizational side of TS, it was operating with  little
transparency and members were taken for granted and nothing of the  important
(business) meetings (especially the GC meetings) were told to  the
membership. Members were patient and silent and did not care to ask  their
leaders. And of course, Internet changed all of it.

The  pitfalls of such non-transparent operation became apparent with  the
electioneering which surprised and shocked many members. The real  bombshell
subsequently came with the secret attempt to quickly  disenfranchise members
and concentrate the power of nomination and  selection/election of the
president in the hands of a handful of GC  members.

Discovery of this and dissemination of the information on  Internet and
following discussions on it, activated membership interest on  these issues
and now members are keenly waiting to hear from their leaders  details of
what issues were discussed and what decisions were taken, along  with some
background information. Responses from the GC members is  trickling in. All
we have heard are two reports and members are waiting for  the rest.


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