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PRG Update - May 7, 2008

From: Stepehn Bassett <PRG.nul>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 08:34:01 -0400
Archived: Wed, 07 May 2008 19:43:32 -0400
Subject: PRG Update - May 7, 2008


PRG Update - May 7, 2008
Paradigm Shift Newsletter

Open Letter to Senator Hillary Clinton

On April 30 PRG published an Open Letter to Senator Hillary
Clinton regarding the Laurance Rockefeller Initiative. This
letter was published to the websites for PRG, American Chronicle,
OpEd News and the National Ledger. It was also sent out to
approximately 5000 television, radio, internet and print media.

The two pages receiving the most initial hits were:

http://www.paradigmresearchgroup.org/Open_Letter_Clinton-Hillary.htm

These two pages quickly rocketed to the top of the search returns
for both Google and Yahoo using the following search criteria:
open letter to Senator Hillary Clinton, open letter to Senator
Clinton, open letter to Hillary Clinton

At this time all Google links to pages containing a full copy of
the Open Letter, including the PRG and American Chronicle pages,
were stripped (or blocked) from the Google search returns. They
have not returned. Fortunately, this did not happen at Yahoo
where these pages are at or near the top of the listings.

Efforts by PRG to reach Google to determine why this had happened
have been fruitless, and PRG is seeking pro bono legal assistance
from 1st Amendment specialist attorneys in order to open a
dialogue with Google to resolve this matter.

Google is known to block page links (not the same as pornography
filtering), and it is possible these search returns were blocked
on request by someone within the Clinton campaign in connection
to the pending primaries in North Carolina and Indiana.
Hopefully, Google will reveal who did
request these blocks.

As of May 7, 2008 a new webpage with the

http://www.x-ppac.org/Open_letter_hillary_clinton.htm

Open Letter to Senator Hillary Clinton has been posted on the X-
PPAC web site. PRG and X-PPAC will watch carefully the progress
of this web page in search engine results.


X-Conference 2008

The conference went well and was well received. The press
conference at the National Press Club went particularly well.
It lasted 45 minutes and was filmed in full by several groups.
One version is up on the PRG website now. The quality is
poor and other versions will be added soon. This press
conference will be receiving much more attention in the near
future. DVDs of the PC will be mailed out soon to several
hundred key media.

X-Conference 2008 Numbers

Advance booking: 216
Walk-ins: 125
Total paid attendees: 341
Comps (Speakers/spouses, VIPs, VIP guests, staff, exhibitors): 47
Media: 26
Total persons in attendance: 414

Total revenue: $56,656
Conference cost: $61,314
Additional operating costs: $2,000
Loss: $6,658

Two-Conference Financial Outcome

PRG entered the 2007 conference cycle with $50,000 in debt,
much of that owed to past X-Conference speakers.
Due to an infusion of funding PRG entered the 2008 conference
cycle with $20,000 in debt, none of which was owed to
X-Conference speakers.

PRG enters into the 2009 conference cycle with $15,000 in debt,
none of which is owed to speakers or vendors.

Immediate Financial Priorities

1) Finding new additions to the PRG funding support group.
2) Marketing X-Conference 2009.
3) Paying off the outstanding PRG loans.

To all those who attended and/or supported X-Conference 2008:
Thanks so much for helping to keep PRG's advocacy work on track.

___________________________________________________

Paradigm Research Group
4938 Hampden Lane, #161, Bethesda, MD 20814
PRG.nul 202-215-8344
www.paradigmresearchgroup.org



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