Take Back Our Democracy Mayday v2 begins now

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Take Back Our Democracy Mayday v2 begins now

Not to be confused with Mayday an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications. Used to signal a life-threatening emergency primarily by mariners and aviators, but in some countries local organizations such as police forces, firefighters, and transportation organizations also use the term. The call is always given three times in a row (“Mayday Mayday Mayday”) to prevent mistaking it for some similar-sounding phrase under noisy conditions, and to distinguish an actual Mayday call from a message about a Mayday call.

Today I would like to introduce you to a group fighting for US political campaign reform and to some extend this could be considered an emergency of sorts.         In 2014, Mayday PAC (MAYDAY.US) rallied more than 50,000 Americans to support a fight for fundamental reform in the way campaigns are funded — to reduce the influence of money in politics, by increasing the influence of people in politics.

But in the campaigns, we didn’t move the ball far enough.

So in 2015, we’re doing something different. To prove that reform is possible, we need to close the gap on a majority in Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — committed to reforming the system of corruption in Washington, D.C., by changing the way campaigns are funded.

About Mayday

Mayday PAC (MAYDAY.US) is a movement of citizens dedicated to ending the system of corruption in Washington, D.C. by changing the way campaigns are funded.

In 2014, Mayday launched as the “super PAC to end all super PACs.” We crowdfunded over $11,000,000 from over 68,000 individual contributions. In eight races across the country, we used these donations from thousands of ordinary Americans to support reformers in an effort to overcome the influence of special interests. This experience taught us important lessons about the most effective ways to rally members of Congress. We are bringing that same experimental, data-driven spirit to our new campaign.

With our new plan to activate voters directly, the potential to inspire leaders is even greater. Mayday will leverage the skills, ideas, and power of our community to win this fight. We are counting on your energy and ideas to make this campaign a success, so please get involved and take action to pass reform.

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In 1995 At Maui High Performance Computing Center The Maui Scientific Analysis & Visualization of the Environment Program was first incubated. I was the principal investigator of this independant research project which was a joint development between MHPCC, Silicon Graphics Computers (SGI) & NKO.ORG. Using SGI Cosmo Worlds software, we pioneered the development of Internet based 3D virtual reality GIS based interactive worlds. In 1996 with a network of seven high performance SGI workstations we pioneered development of live streaming MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Real Video and QuickTime Streaming Server utilizing Kassenna MediaBase software. In Maui 2002 we pioneered and tested the first wireless live streaming video using laptop computers and Maui Sky Fiber's portable 3G wireless device. In Maui we pioneered live streaming video using usb modems from AT&T , Verizon as well as live streaming from iPhone 3 over 3G wireless networks. Today The Maui S.A.V.E. Program has diversified into storm tracking including visualization and analysis of large, memory-intensive gridded data sets such as the National Hurricane Center's wind speed probabilities. I volunteer my services to numerous Disaster Services Organizations. In June 2013 I returned from Hurricane Sandy deployment as a computer operations service associate with the Disaster Services Technology Group assisting as The American Red Cross migrated from a Disaster Response Operation to Long Term Recovery Operations. Pioneering the production/editing and Internet distribution of HD video to sites like Youtube.com and Vimeo.com we are shining the light towards environmental and peace efforts of humans across the globe. Since 1992 I have held the vision of establishing Maui, Hawaii as the environmental sciences center of the world. After His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet came to Maui This vision has expanded to establishing Maui as the environmental & peace center of the world.