Proposal “DASHBUSAMBASSADOREXPANSIONTOUR-SanDiegot“ (Active)Back

Title:DASH BUS AMBASSADOR EXPANSION TOUR- San Diego to San Francisco
Owner:bchamz
One-time payment: 75 DASH (17514 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2017-08-18 / 2017-09-16 (added on 2017-08-02)
Final voting deadline: in 13 days
Votes: 201 Yes / 170 No / 112 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 426 Yes votes to become funded.
External information: www.dashtreasury.org/p-2985.prop
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Proposal description

Excuse my shirt collar in this video I just uploaded
MY FIRST DASH TREASURY PAYOUT AND FUTURE PLANS




Financial Breakdown for what I am asking-

5 Dash back for submitting proposal fee
15 Dash to offer potential Dash Ambassadors for proposal submission fees (If they decline I suppose I give it back or let community decide but I like to plan for success)
25 Dash for gas and travel (keep in mind I am a rolling advertisement that has flyers and investment speech prepared)
15 Dash for setting up wallets and promotional stuff with Dash Ambassadors

20 DASH to keep for myself for this proposal and the Austin one I am currently doing-which I am going to use all of my funds on... At the end of the day this is what I want people to see-that for the two proposals I will keep 20 DASH.


This is a rough outline-I can go back and put more thought into the details soon...




The goal here is to continue doing what I am doing in Austin, Tx- the proposal I am currently working on-up the West Coast from San Diego to San Francisco. Each city up the coast I will be corresponding with people before hand to establish potential DASH AMBASADORS. Once entering the city we will meet and set goals for meetups, potential merchants to accept DASH, flyers and proposal education. The idea behind this DASH BUS AMBASSADOR EXPANSION TOUR is that the real world can be an intimidating place-and having someone help you and support your ideas is crucial for success.

The Treasury is only of value in my mind if it is used AND if it remains decentralized. I am all for BIG PROJECTS asking for 200+ DASH and I truly am thinking BIG for DASH... but I also want everyone who supports DASH to know that they can go through this process and have a shot at getting funded. For return of investment analysis on what I am asking I often look at it this way-imagine 100 Andreas Antonopolous stationed across the country- we can accomplish this with DASH. Am I ready for a superbowl commercial-absolutely-but in the meantime....lets build what we can.   

I am posting this at the beginning of this cycle on purpose-if it turns out people aren't satisfied with what I do in Austin this will obviously not get funded. However, I feel I am already on a good track in Austin-as seeds have been planted, and I have only been officially funded for like 24 hours. (payment coming in a few days right?)

So please remember all the current work I have done in Austin until yesterday was done on faith that I might get funded. I am just now starting in Austin, Tx with the knowledge that I have been funded. I can break down the finances of what I have currently done. When my payment comes through in a few days-I will be using all of that money to continue setting up wallets and creating events around Austin. So far I've spent DASH as follows-

10 DASH reimbursed back to person who funded me when first funding didn't go through ( I gave him 5 Dash plus 5 Dash yesterday in Dash Nation slack because I promised I would. They deserved it)
$750 spent on 85 Dash Shirts
DASH Banner 4ftx8ft  $175
2 Dash spent at Austin's First DASH Digital Cash meetup (1 dash for wallet setups and drinks and 1 dash for co-host of event because he did such a damn good job)
DASH BUS PAINT JOB not included and it constantly lets me give people DASH flyers BECAUSE THEY ASKED!

And I am just getting started in Austin!

Ok-that's the past-what about the future!


San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco- each city I will find a Dash supporter and sponsor them to be a DASH AMBASSADOR and start a meetup and help them EXECUTE it. Beyond just the meetup I will work with them on all aspects of getting DASH out to their respective city. This means finding potential merchant acceptance, supporting proposal fee for their city, keeping support up....  If you think these projects are small minded and a waste of time then this proposal is obviously not for you and I can accept that. But I say this: the proposal process is not something people are just going to flock to and blindly trust and go through because they saw a youtube video showing them how to do it. Those are helpful-particlulary ABJ's, but to execute out the ideas and be out in the real world doing this takes a certain tenacity. Trust me.

If you see my vision- let's do this! If you don't I can respect that.


DASH BUS AMBASSADOR EXPANSION TOUR-I'll update any ideas that come from me or people that I talk DASH with!

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0 points,6 days ago
So interesting lately the response-if it's a youth I got a shot of about 80%.... if its anyone over 30 I got like a 15% shot... and the crazy thing is I am giving them one of the hottest investments! So crazy, just got out of the Information Systems department of a hospital... not one person would bite! Crazy, anyway, gave a good speech, only person I signed up there was a barista in the coffee shop that was into silver gold. Strange days when you can't give away a currency that is rapidly growing in value- the resistance I come across!

But good conversations too-going to try to get these two people I met on film. I think it could come out good.
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0 points,7 days ago
For the record I stopped by an Edward Jones today. I mentioned that below in half jest but thought why not go in. I left them literature-secretary seemed super uneasy when I said my meeting was in regards to digital currency. They ended up telling me "DASH AND BITCOIN STOCKS we currently can't buy." I left them with articles and got an email. Hey, why not?
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0 points,7 days ago
I am somewhat discretionary on hand outs of Dash-and bar is having bands for a back to school blowout party and I was approached with idea of Dash sponsoring it. Too much they were asking-my best bets are set-ups at small stores or coffee shops where people are perusing.

This is where I feel most natural approacing. Want to take my DASH BANNER down to Barton Springs and lay it out like towel. The hill is angled in such a way that many eyes will see.
Bus timing is bugging me, going to adjust that, only downside to the VW-adjusting valves and ignition timing. Easy fix though.

I understand if this one doesn't pass-perhaps I got over excited. It's all good.
I'm happy just to create dialogue and be a part. Still grateful one of mine passed and I'm spreading Dash.
-Blake Chamness-
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0 points,7 days ago
Headed back up to the antique/gun/jewelry store to follow up-got "How Money Got Free" with me to give to the skeptical and intelligent store owner. He was interested in the mining aspect and how it works- I think there is a section in that book that does a fantastic job of breaking that down.

Great book for Newbies! "How Money Got Free" by Brian Patrick Eha- everyone should have a copy to give to a friend that refuses to understand or see the way this all works and still after years of us talking about it still sees it as magic internet money.
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0 points,8 days ago
The strange thing is, a lot of friends are watching this process and starting to see the brilliance of Dash. Very cool. Good photos coming,,I'll eventually link them here in a collection. Show how many wallets I've setup.
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0 points,8 days ago
Two wallet setups to day-and a friend who can edit videos well says he's down to help make better content.
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2 points,8 days ago
If u see dash as your mission (I certainly do) then don't let anyone's feedback put you off. Dash is great, and you KNOW you are doing the right thing. Don't even worry if u don't get further funding, your place in Dash's history is now secure, even if it's only a footnote, it is there. Continue to be true to yourself, wherever the path takes you. Best of luck my friend. You've already achieved great things... the worlds first Blockchain funded promotional bus. Be happy.
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0 points,8 days ago
How great to read this. I appreciate it. It's very strange the reactions I get sometimes when promoting Dash-and some positive feedback feels good. I feel this time what I wanted to show was that this is not a presentation thing-that I'm not here to pander to votes to get rich. Au contrare! I'm here-quite honestly-to give Dash away to people.
I've had people say to that "give me $50 then."-and so I do. Rarely do I turn someone down.When I am selective in who I engage with I feel it hurts more than helps our cause. I really want to go into an Edward Jones office and speak with them. I think we should all visit an Edward Jones office. Be slightly condescending when speaking and ask several times
" So who exactly is above you...?" Leave articles from reputable sources when leaving with 20's bookmarking key pages..
I also want to tell everyone reading this an idea my sister came up with that's GREAT. There is a website in your state for unclaimed property-in Texas-
https://mycpa.cpa.state.tx.us/up/Search.jsp -look up friends and family. Use the money they didn't know they had to invest in Cryptocurency. An easy way to get someone into Dash! My sister has got several people in this way. So smart-her idea sets people on a 3 yr cash out plan. How funny! And she has got a lot of people now!
Digital currency should be a fun topic, money should be fun. Please join me today in visiting your local Edward Jones office and disrupting their whole thought process.
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1 point,8 days ago
Well done bchamz. Keep on truckin' (literally.)
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2 points,9 days ago
I shouldn't have gotten mad at Mizzymax. I'm sorry Mizzymax and Dash community.
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1 point,9 days ago
Day ended with 4 new wallet sign ups-making over 10 in person over last few days- posting them on facebook and twitter
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1 point,9 days ago
Just got out of an antique/gun/jewelry store. 45 minute conversation, gave the flyer, so close to getting a wallet setup-but at the end-a resistance.The man had heard of bitcoin, in his 60's, and was interested. He got educated on Dash though and I showed him a Poloniex spreadsheet of last month of mine. I'm not giving up. I'll stick to my word.

I'll say this-carry documents. The Economist, Wall Street Journal articles....thats what im printing more of to LEAVE with people...the older generation wants that....everyone does.

What I liked about today-the guy was asking questions.

To the older generation-when there ready to dismiss me off as a lunatic-I say "Do you think these kids today are going to be the ones who solve the debt problem...that there strong work ethic and discipline will push us out of this trillion dollar situation."

To me the sell is not a POS sale or about merchant adoption YET, it's a philosophical one. It's about erasing years upon years of brainwashing and saying "But now there is another way"

Just my thoughts....typing this from phone excuse typos.
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0 points,10 days ago
I think your Satan Mizxymax, and I quit. I'll give my 30 Dash back to wherever it needs to go. I honestly am not even excited about Dash anymore, I just think of a large group of voices following me around at all times going, "Did you write that down." "Is that part of your plan." "You gave them $50 in Dash and them $20, why?" So I quit. You win dude.
And I don't believe you have good intentions for one second. I hate your posts, your negative thinking, and you have made my experience here one of bitterness.. I hate your attitude, I hate checking my own proposal...you've taken a fun thing and made it HELL.
So wherever I need to send the 30 Dash back I'll do it.
I'll sell the bus and move to something different.
Seriously man, plain and simple I don't waste time with people like you and if your apart of DASH THEN I DONT WANT TO BE ANYWHERE NEAR HERE. Your that negative.
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-1 point,9 days ago
Well here is cores address XsZiPVfbxzyWMpsX1dZc7rmsqX2KMYMZ1S
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0 points,9 days ago
Is this Paul Bedell from the Wireless Crash Course series....
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1 point,10 days ago
Sorry, as long as Dash has not released Evolution and dealer software to accept payment in Dash I see no reason to start meetups and visit dealers now. You can convice these people next year. In comparison to the cost I can only find a low benefit for the community at the moment. Lets safe money to start a big marketing plan in the mid 2018! One year too early!! Next year, when we habve solutions you´ll get my yes.
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0 points,7 days ago
Your point is well taken that everything gets easier after the Evolution roll out with a functional paypal-like User Interface. But ask yourself this question, would you want your brother or mom or co-worker to invest in Dash now, or after Evolution blows the top off the price?
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0 points,5 days ago
Hey oh! Every person we can get on board is a big win. Every person hooked up with a wallet and some Dash is now a DASH AMBASSADOR!
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0 points,10 days ago
Ok-mid 2018! At least I'm getting honest feedback. So in the meantime, mums the word? I get what your saying but...Do you not want me setting up people with Dash wallets complete with instant send and super low transaction fees? I'm disappointed, I have to admit, in the dichotomy involved here with the way were holding off funding "substantial" amounts of money. I made this proposal to find out where we all stood-and honestly have to admit it's a bit disappointing. If your not funding my project I understand but use up every dollar you can marketing with a "professional staff" or whatever. The wallets work, Dash is a superior product. As for mid 2018-my God...I guess I can wait.

I feel like returning my 30 Dash back to the Dash Treasury. Honestly.
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0 points,10 days ago
Seeing as this page is just too damn depressing for me to check into these days I am taking a break from DASH. Want to say something to Mizzymax-when I described you to my neighbor one night with fury in my eyes thinking about your constantly negative posts all over the place he said something that I think is fitting, "Sounds like the guy doesn't have a proposal of his own." Well put. And that goes for all the other negative people on here-what me and my former realtor called DREAM KILLERS.

All I can say is either fund the hell out of projects like this or get some former CEO of Blockbuster or Bed, Bath and Beyond to hire a team of 100 DASH Representatives.

Whatever you do-call out the negative glass half-empty people on here every chance you get and welcome and support every pre-proposal idea you see and get to know their vision. If you find a trustworthy individual on here that has good intentions-give them a chance.

I believe even if EVOLUTION were to have a built in GOLD CREATOR button that popped out little nuggets of gold from the screen that we would still have a heavy resistance and need people holding the general public hands through it.

You keyboard warriors would be surprised at the resistance out there I believe. But you'll learn.

Anyways, extremely frustrating process here. To all the naysayers-why don't you pose a solution?

Later.
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2 points,10 days ago
A proposal of my own? Hmm would you look at that https://www.dashcentral.org/p/Development_Team

I tried, and failed, what can I say, I accepted it. I didn't cry about it.

All my comments were meant to help you think to solve Problems within your proposal. You had no itemized list of where money was going at all. When I mentioned it to you , you respond saying 100% is going towards "creative giveaways". That Is the most general answer you can ever get. The answer I was hoping for was something like:
5 Dash to giveaway
10 Dash in promotial items such as t-shirts and magnets etc.
5 Dash in food for meetups
10 Dash for online giveaways
So you said 100% is going towards "creative giveaways" and after you receive funding you make a personal decision to give 20% to the person who funded you? When you already promised this and knew you needed to have 10 Dash proposal fee reimbursement instead of 5 but left it out. It only proves that I was right in my accusations and that you should have itemized more clearly. If you would have mentioned it beforehand I wouldn't have said anything about it. You had an opportunity to fix it, and declined to.
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0 points,10 days ago
Please more comments! I want to know what people think.
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0 points,10 days ago
@bchamz if the incentive is there for merchants to except dash, then people would become used to seeing it as a method of payment and then be curious to find out more, especially if the merchant can pass on some of the incentive to the buyer when using dash
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0 points,10 days ago
I completely agree-if even one store in your area accepts Dash-you have a supporter and use case. I think the idea of meetups choosing a local coffee shop, getting a group of 5-10 people meeting there monthly-and paying in Dash would be a major win. Until we have commercials on TV and the internet the only way I know to get people downloading Dash wallets is real time discussion. Thanks so much for replying on here! Starts my day great. My idea may seem cliche and small-but if I even had ONE more person in my area backing me up....the difference that would make! I'm spreading my Dash and trying to remember two things- be selective but also don't be a snob. Every person counts. This isn't just about suit and ties. The Dash Treasury allows ANYONE to put up a proposal!
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0 points,10 days ago
The problem I have found with that (merchant adoption meetups) is that it can actually have the opposite effect and turn off merchants if accepting Dash and cashing out is a PITA, and right now it is a PITA.
Solutions are on the way but it will be a few months to get everything running smoothly. So for now I am putting the Dash Force merchant adoption meetup program and my new non-meetup merchant adoption program on hold. After these solutions are ready we will put together written how to guides and videos to make it easier for the merchants to get going with POS software.
Solutions for Easily cashing out into fiat so merchants can pay their bills will take even longer. When that time comes we will put together those guides too, that will make it easier for people like yourself to on board new merchants.
In the meantime I will focus on online businesses where we do have working solutions for merchants but theses too need work.
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0 points,10 days ago
That's smart. Your right. I'm sick of talking about it in the real world. Like the guy above said,"wait til mid 2018'

Maybe things will be different.
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0 points,9 days ago
It should not be that long (mid 2018) but as i found out the hard way we are just not ready to start on-boarding brick and mortar merchants right now. It can work but only for people who are already sold on crypto currency and understand it on a deeper level. Trying to on-board crypto noobs can work but i'm personally going to wait and not encourage it as i don't feel we are ready. I don't want merchants to have a bad experience and get discouraged. Don't let me stop you though as it can be done but it will just take more time to explain and get them as comfortable as i would like. If you are willing to put in the time and keep in touch and hold their hand then go for it. I plan to just wait a few months until we have better solutions and video tutorials etc etc etc.
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0 points,9 days ago
I appreciate reading your comment this morning. It is very hard to walk people through it- I agree.
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-1 point,11 days ago
What do you guys think is keeping your average person from getting a DASH WALLET? How do you think we will solve this?
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0 points,12 days ago
Sounds interesting. I'm in San Diego, and have been reping Dash since it was Darkcoin / x11 back in 2014. Got a lot of people into it over here. Helped Evan beta test long time ago, and hosted their "new" website when it was in beta. Known as mattmct / ma2t on most forums. Happy to help out in SD!
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-1 point,12 days ago
Excellent! Good to hear! Lets see if this goes through- writing down your name now and will look for you on the forums. If it goes through lets connect!! Get some stuff going on!
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-1 point,12 days ago
So far we got possible contacts in Santa Cruz and San Diego!
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-1 point,12 days ago
Video posted-excuse the shirt collar
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-1 point,12 days ago
Uploading video now on youtube-shot the video of my feelings of opening up my wallet last night and receiving my first payout! Much gratitude! Very cool process! Also talking a little bit about accountability and what a DASH AMBASSADOR can do for DASH.

As for accountability I have thought maybe at some point I could share my wallet transactions with a trusted member of the community and show my notes if it comes down to it-perhaps with DASH FORCE NEWS people or someone-but I plan to have quite a few photos and videos put up this next week.

Anway, it's downloading slowly to youtube-have a great Saturday!
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0 points,13 days ago
I'm going to post a video about The Power of the Treasury, the feelings opening my first payment from the Dash Treasury and what you can expect from the upcoming proposals and how I'm keeping tabs of money spent.
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2 points,14 days ago
Sorry to much for this poject
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0 points,14 days ago
I understand why some would feel that way. No hurt feelings here. I suspected some would feel this way. I am currently trying to keep motivated on the Austin thing and have realized Austin may be my only little contribution to make. But I can still feel good about that. I'll just sell the bus after this go round in Austin if this doesn't pass and be happy to say I participated and verified that the DASH TREASURY does indeed work.
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3 points,12 days ago
this proposal should be max 25 DASH for San Diego to San Francisco. This is not worth 75DASH is my problem with it that. i dont see any worth of $ 14k in this. but its only my point of view in this. GL with it
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-1 point,12 days ago
Question, a serious question for all-what do you think is keeping people from jumping ship to a decentralized, deflationary, currency?
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4 points,15 days ago
I read the prop at Dash treasury but did not see a plan on how the 75 Dash would be spent.
Can you make an itemized list of how funds will be spent.
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0 points,15 days ago
Same problem was in the previous proposal but was neglected/overlooked by everyone. No idea how anything will be spent. Just like no one ever knew 10 Dash was going to be used to pay the person who funded his proposal. Last I saw he noted he only needed a 5 Dash proposal fee back.
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0 points,14 days ago
To get an idea of how big that decision is. That's 20% of the proposal funding.
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0 points,14 days ago
Mizzymax....wait, no.
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-1 point,14 days ago
"10 Dash reimbursement to the person who funded me"
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0 points,14 days ago
If it's the math you're confused about....
30 Dash proposal
-5 Dash proposal fee
25 Dash total
5/25 Dash "reimbursement to whoever funded you"
5 /25 = 20%
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0 points,14 days ago
Nice work Mizzymax. You've got a firm grasp on mathematics. Anything else?
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0 points,13 days ago
If you don't remember your exact words were "All DASH will go 100% into
promotional materials and to new users."

Were you promoting Dash by giving him 20% of your funds? obviously no.

You can go ahead and try to play it off and make your jokes. There is a lot of other things you could have done with that $1000.
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0 points,13 days ago
The person who gave me five dash to try again-has also now put up this idea.


https://www.dash.org/forum/threads/karma-charity-fund-sponsored-by-dash-treasury.16111/ Nobody's laughing anything off-were getting stuff done.

Don't scare off positivity and expect a good outcome.
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-1 point,13 days ago
I really like this pre-prosal and hope he moves it forward to be voted on.

Good deeds done with digital currency shows liberty breeds lasting progress.
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-1 point,15 days ago
Hey Mastermined, I put in the financial breakdown as I see it- will go into further detail and take suggestions as requested- the main point i want to get across is that for my two proposals I am keeping 20 DASH. That is the Austin Proposal and this one combined I am keeping 20 DASH.
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-1 point,15 days ago
Will do, just put it out so I could possibly commit to the idea-its been driving me crazy. Also my sister just said to add that I lived in California for 5 years and have a crypto network, if that matters.
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0 points,14 days ago
Consider stopping by Santa Cruz on your way to SF...
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-1 point,14 days ago
Hey, I will....I had thought about that area as a great spot to put out some feelers.If uou know any Dash supporters in the area let me know!
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0 points,14 days ago
Big Dash supporter here - happy to buy you a beer (or whatever) if you make it to SC!
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0 points,13 days ago
Are there other Dash supporters in Santa Cruz or are you flying solo at this point of our awesomeness
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0 points,12 days ago
We are legion! Well, maybe not quite yet, but there's more than me, that's for sure...
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0 points,11 days ago
Cool just saw this.... Is there a meetup in your area?Doesn't look like this will pass-which honestly bugs the hell out of me. But then again if it was going through ID be stressed about living up to it. Do you guys have a meetup in Santa Cruz? And have you ever thought about using the Treasury?
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0 points,13 days ago
Will indeed stop in Santa Cruz....!
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1 point,15 days ago
I love this grass roots approach. Would love to do something like this where I am, maybe as you get more experience you can publish a do and don'ts for this approach. Good luck!
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0 points,13 days ago
Where are you at by the way, if you don't mind?
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0 points,15 days ago
Thanks. I'm learning as I go, and taking notes!
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-1 point,15 days ago
Also just corrected typo at end that was in crucial spot-it meant to read,"And if you don't see my vision I can respect that." Which is to say-I understand if you have bigger visions for Dash compared to spending money on proposals like this. We simply see the current state of Dash differently.
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-1 point,15 days ago
I want everyone to know that I have decided-as I put in the proposal- that for both my Austin Proposal and this Ambassador Proposal that what I ask to keep is 20 DASH total.... 20 Dash total for these two projects.

I look forward to putting all the DASH I get from this Austin proposal into whatever I can to get things going and if I get this next proposal I'll keep 20 out of it. I am more than happy with that. This is fun if I have the right attitude about it. Sometimes I get stressed thinking about how to be effective or if I know all the questions people will ask but at the end of the day it's simple-get out there-let people know the simple facts and the power of the 2nd tier system and get DASH wallets out there. If I can get a little merchant acceptance-bravo!

I had a long conversation tonight with my Dad on these matters about what it means to "work" for DASH (which blows his mind all the concepts going on) but the point we ended up resting on is that both parties are caught in a trust situation. I really want to be able to show you guys that every dash I get for this Austin proposal will be spent. I think I can prove that for the most part-which is why I like having someone else at any event to take a photo or film. When it's just me it feels akward going through all the steps and getting a picture. It's much smoother with two. I feel the next step maybe doing videos of events where I leave the camera running and edit it later. Perhaps that would be a good way to prove myself.
Anyway, I'll answer any questions put forth on here! Keeping no DASH from the AUSTIN Proposal and 20 Dash if the AMBASSADOR Proposal goes through. I am more than happy to just do the Austin thing but thought the Ambassador Tour could be fun and make an impact. As it is written, so shall it be done.
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