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From: James W.
Sent on: Thursday, December 5, 2013 4:50 AM
Reminder for the meeting tonight:

  • Be calm.
  • Do not predict the destruction of the dollar.
  • Respond that bitcoin is NOT volatile but has sustained steady monthly growth for over 4 years now with less downturns than Gold or the dollar or Facebook stock.
  • Say more vendors accept bitcoin every day and often give bitcoin buyers discounts.
  • Bitcoin is not complicated like gold subsurface mining or wall street currency derivatives. Bitcoin can be a free app on your phone.
  • You can ow buy Lamborghini's and pizza and houses and plane flights and even trips to space on Virgin Galactic with bitcoin. A police chief is now getting paid in Bitcoins.[masked]-Chief-asks-to-be-paid-in-Bitcoin-city-approves/
  • They WILL SAY They are "volatile or "risky". Respond above.
  • They WILL say they are complicated. Say they are less complicated than your bank statement.
  • They WILL try to paint you as a nut. . Say "i wish I had a tinfoil hat that could catch bitcoins!". Unfortunately they are too valuable!
  • They WILL SAY they have "no intrinsic value like gold or money" Say "i can buy an ounce of gold with one bitcoin but how could I pay for a pizza that was $7.99 with gold and get change?"
  • Be calm. Don't be too excited. Wear very conservative clothes.
  • They will run the clip where you look goofy or make a mistake so give them as few chances as possible.
  • They will also HAVE THE CAMERA RUNNING ALL THE TIME before you sit down or whatever. Anything goofy you say or any nervous laughter between you that they capture they will edit in and make you look nervous about bitcoin.
  • Keep answers short. Smile always.
  • Remember it is the local news editors dream to edit a price that has some humor or looks forbidding. They will fake and scramble footage to make this happen when it didn't.
  • Demand permission before allowing full netwrok national usage. Pre authorize ONLY LOCAL USE UNTIL YOU CAN SEE THE STORY IN FINAL EDIT. They might edit it right In The news van which is typical so look at it there.
  • Oh yeah. They WILL SAY "it has risen so fast . It must be a bubble". Say well I keep waiting for the fast adopters of email and cellphones to stop using them too because their adoption curve was faster but people seem to still find email and cellphones useful and will find bitcoin useful in 10 more years too.
  • They will say "the illegal operation silk road used them for drugs and stuff!!! Have you used them for drugs? Be prepared. Don't hesitate. Have your answer ready..say something like the police seize millions of cash dollars every week with drugs but that doesn't mean the George Washingtons in your pocket don't buy more movie tickets and popcorn and gifts for grandkids than bad things. .also the police chief is getting paid in them in Gucci Kentucky at his request.[masked]-Chief-asks-to-be-paid-in-Bitcoin-city-approves/
  • Show a live demo of it working, preferably by people who don't look like they are techies.

James Wilson

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 10:22 PM, Will Pangman <[address removed]> wrote:

I mentioned in the facebook event announcement that the next few meetups are not to be missed as there are some pretty neat surprises in store... So, surprise No. 1 (drumroll please)

Who wants to be on TV?

FOX 11 from Green Bay will be at our meeting tomorrow night Dec 5th to do a story on bitcoin, our group, and what we're up to in Milwaukee.  They're going to film some of our meeting as well as interview some members.  Now, I know none of you are shy, especially when it comes to bitcoin.  Let's show them how special this magic internet money is, and pack the joint tomorrow night.  If you've yet to make it to any of our meetings or if you just haven't come to one in a long time, tomorrow night is the time for your (re)emergence :)

There are more surprises where that came from, so stay tuned and see you at Bad Genie!



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