Extending the Scope of Operations
"Since you have become the rallying point for fighting against this crime against Kevin Driscoll, I suggest you create an email account . . . that all of us can CC to when we email various officials, media and the awful employers that sacked him."Whether this blog is "the" rallying point for mobilizing on behalf of Kevin Driscoll is, I suppose, a point open for discussion. I should remark, however, that visitor and hit counts for the past few days have shot through the roof to fantastic heights. That is not an effect which I set about to create; there was no premeditation involved. It just happened, and I leave it to wiser heads to "go figure".
At any rate, I have taken my commenter's advice by creating an e-mail account reserved expressly for "matters Kevin". It is as follows:
As the commenter recommends, I would invite you to CC to me whatever you mail to Shefong, media outlets, various public officials, or other entities of significance. This stream of information will allow me to measure the temperature of the water and gauge the direction of the wind. So to speak.
I am particularly interested to hear from those who live in the vicinity of Deschutes County, Oregon—which is ground zero, after all! Not only am I keen to see what you have mailed to various targets, but I am also happy to get local anecdotes and "reports from the trenches"—whatever might convey some sense of the vox populi or give an idea of how effectively the word is spreading in the community. Whatever is of interest, send it along!
I would of course remind you of the timeworn caveat concerning e-mails of any kind: don't write anything that you wouldn't want the whole world to hear! That said, let me add that I will respect the confidentiality of sources at all times, and treat your privacy as a sacred trust. Names, addresses, or any form of identifying information will NOT be posted on this blog or otherwise disclosed to third parties. EVER.
You will find that I am a man of my word.
In the near future (but probably not tonight) I will post the new mail link in the upper right sidebar. You might have noticed that my usual "earthling" mail link has gone missing. I removed it for discretionary, paranoid reasons, for the duration of this particular campaign. Humor me. Regular correspondents who have me in their address books can reach me as always. And if you have non-Kevin stuff to talk about, you can send it to the gmx.com address—I'm cool with that. (But how if you say "non-kevin stuff" in the subject line? That would help.)
In conclusion, here is a video clip which Bend Observer recently posted on YouTube: