Thursday, November 10, 2011
iReport roundtable: Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET

Please join us here at 2:30 p.m. ET for a roundtable discussion.

 

It's a chance to get to know other iReporters and talk about what's going on in the community. iReport producers will be here to answer any questions you have.

 

We'll open comments at 2:30 p.m. and will look forward to talking with you then.

56 Comments
November 10, 2011
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Hi everyone,

I hope you are all doing well. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them here in the comments.

November 10, 2011
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Hi all!

November 10, 2011
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Hi David!

 

Where is everyone?

November 10, 2011
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I've got a little bit of housekeeping to take care of while we're getting started.

 

We are going to have two specially-scheduled roundtables on Monday, so mark your calendars now.

 

The first one will be at 12 p.m. ET

The second will be at 6 p.m. ET, so we can catch folks who can't get on their computers during the day.

 

We hope you can join us then.

November 10, 2011
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Hi Ivan and Dan,

I'm sure folks will trickle in. We have gotten out of the habit of holding regular roundtables, so I think it's harder for folks to schedule.

November 10, 2011
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I have a question, maybe you can answer me. What is with Boot Camp stories? Are you going to publish more of them?

November 10, 2011
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Hello

 

November 10, 2011
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So have you guys checked out each others' work? Ivan's from Croatia and sends a lot of really interesting slice-of-life stories.

Dan covers a lot of automotive stories, so if you're into cars, his last iReport will make your heart pick up a beat or two.

November 10, 2011
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When we are ready, my question will be on the iReport format.

 

November 10, 2011
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Welcome respier.

I don't think we've met. Your photos from OWS are really impressive.

 

November 10, 2011
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I'll make sure I check Dan's iReport profile, I'm a big fan of automotive society.

November 10, 2011
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Feel free to ask away.

November 10, 2011
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Is my Safari 4.1.3 slow or is the Blog slow lol.

 

November 10, 2011
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Transportation's my beat, for better or for worse. :)

November 10, 2011
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It's probably the blog. This isn't the prettiest way to have a conversation, but it works okay.

November 10, 2011
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Hey everyone!

November 10, 2011
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HeyDavid. Thanks! Yea, Im new at all of this, though Im a photog of 50 years. Imagine, thats the chunk of my 68 years. Phew!

 

November 10, 2011
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Hi Carly!

November 10, 2011
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Hello, everyone!

November 10, 2011
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Feel free to jump in with questions. We'll answer as quickly as we can. It's not formal.

November 10, 2011
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My concern is what's going to be done for all the returning soldiers' coming home?Jobs,mental health concerns,please don't allow them to become homeless.After all they've done for America.Also the massive poverty that still remains rampant in this society.When are the leaders' seriously going to address this epidemic?

November 10, 2011
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I asked a question about Boot Camp, hope you can answer me, quote: "What is with Boot Camp stories? Are you going to publish more of them?" Thank you!

November 10, 2011
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Welcome bigbrostyx -- That is a really good question. I would encourage you to post it as an iReport. You can upload it to this assignment and we will pass it along to our political folks: http://ireport.cnn.com/topics/7233

 

November 10, 2011
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Sorry Ivan, I didn't see your question the first time.. Carly's jumping in with your answer.

November 10, 2011
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Hey Ivan, we are hoping to feature a few more in the upcoming weeks. Did you see Charity's on the photoblog? http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/31/one-acre-400-people/

November 10, 2011
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Iv been working with CNN Tech (Zach) to see if we can set up a Table of Contents for the various themes an iReporter may want to post.  So far, they have not been able to do this. However, I told them that when I first Posted a different theme (Lower Manhattan Redevelopment) and checked to see the Post, I was very pleased to see that my Intro page had a Table of Content with a button for each of my two themes.  Then that was it. It disappeared.  Id like to get that back. I dont want to mix themes.

November 10, 2011
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HeyMARKPEL!

November 10, 2011
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David, it's not a problem :)

Carly I saw it, looks great!

November 10, 2011
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Are you talking about the assignments respier? Like this: http://ireport.cnn.com/community/assignment

 

If that's the case, sometimes we do move stories from one topic to another that we think is more on topic.

 

I can loop back with Zach and see if we can get you an answer though.

November 10, 2011
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Hi, Respier!

November 10, 2011
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Is anybody working on anything interesting they want to share with us?

November 10, 2011
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SPK

So what are we discussing this time around?

November 10, 2011
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Ahhh.  That might be it. Maybe I accessed my iReport via the Assignment Desk. Be that as it may, thanks for getting over to Zach to set this up. OWS is my focus now, but I have many themes Id like to Post.

November 10, 2011
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I'm doing on two stories. First is Interliber, book fair that helds these days in Zagreb (Croatia), and INOVA festival - traditional nacional fair of inovations. I plan to take photos tomorrow and I'll share stories on iReport.

November 10, 2011
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The assignment desk is sort of a quick guide to what we're looking for for various projects we're working on -- it could be breaking news, or weather, a holiday like Veterans' Day.

Those are just suggestions though. If you've got an idea that doesn't fit any category just send it in as none.

We're always looking for cool stories.

 

 

November 10, 2011
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Is CNN interested in themes that are not topics du jour.

 

November 10, 2011
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Nuclear Iran; new assignment?

November 10, 2011
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We want you to cover the stories you care about respier. We work with all of CNN's shows as well as the various sections of the website, so if you want to do a story about food, showbiz, a health issue, or a cool community event, then that is awesome.

November 10, 2011
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I'm not sure if we would create an assignment about nuclear Iran right now, but if you want to do a story about it, or to share your opinion, that would be cool.

If we start getting a lot, then we might create an assignment.

November 10, 2011
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I was thinking about taking a drive up to New Hampshire to interview Gov. Gary Johnson. It might be a cool thing to do, considering that TPTB don't see to want him in any of the GOP Presidential Debates. Heaven forbid that America learn that we actually have a choice. :)

November 10, 2011
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That would be an interesting interview mpgomatic and I'm guessing it would be a beautiful drive too.

 

November 10, 2011
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Ok. Great! THen I will definitely need that Table of Contents.

 

Well, David, its been great. Thanks. Gotta go!

November 10, 2011
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OK, davidw, maybe in the near future it is more actual.

November 10, 2011
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Davidw and Ccostello3 and fellow iReporters, have a great weekend!

November 10, 2011
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Thx, David! It could be a fun change of pace. I have a string of 40 MPG cars coming up in the schedule, so the gasoline bill might not be too painful.

 

I will check in with his campaign to see what might be possible.

November 10, 2011
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There are going to be elections for Croatian government soon. I also plan to do a story about it, especially considering Croatian ex prime ministar is in jail and waiting for trial.

November 10, 2011
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Sounds great.

I've got to run. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

 

We will be back here on Monday at 12 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET, so I hope to talk to y'all then.

 

November 10, 2011
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Markpel you too, have a nice weekend!

November 10, 2011
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Goodbye to all, have a nice weekend and hope to hear from you soon.

November 10, 2011
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Bye, all!

November 10, 2011
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Sorry I missed this one. Will try to join on Monday.

November 10, 2011
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he knew all along what was going on and he is just as guilty so if the parents is mad at him being fired then that says they do not care the he allowed those boys to be molested but if it was their sons they would be out for blood,so what is more important football or a childs life. apparently in penn. its football, they could care less if a child is molested so this tells me that all child molesters should move to penn they can moleste children and no one would care.

November 10, 2011
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I will begin working automatically as soon as it has been transferred correctly. To transfer report to work with CNN , I needs to be configured to use our camera . This isn't difficult as it sounds. Most important . 

November 10, 2011
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sorry next time join

November 10, 2011
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November 11, 2011
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Hello,

      I'm writing you this morning to plead to you for help. Let's talk about the most urgent matters first. My name is David Slaughter and I'm 49 years old thank you! I know! A black man normally does not live that long! I see you help people? Can you help me and my family? As I write this I am watching my little great-nephew eat breakfast as twists around and try get back to playing with toys and watching cartoons and not finish all of his breakfast. One day, a year ago and four months ago in May marry, merry month of May. My nephew and I were on our way to the park with some neighbors and we get there and his parents show up. I will give you a little background first. My great-nephew stay with me and my nephew used to stay with me. He's a drug addict to his girlfriend is a drug addict they had relinquished custody then we have worked with the city police department and social services. They had been to my house looking in the rooms and they even look  in the cabinets and refrigerator. This was a good place for kid why shouldn't it be I raised four boys including his daddy before.

 

Like I said we were on our way to the park and they show up to take the kid so I call the police for help. They got their fast so instead of going after the kidnappers they beat me down and take me to jail and I believe it was racially motivated. Inside of a jail they beat me up and bent my fingers and legs back . Because in my fathers world we are supposed to care for the children . I am on trial for this right now!!! I have experienced racism, rudeness and unprofessional also downright contempt for my kind. I Feel like I'm living in the 1950's go home T_gger is the feeling implyed. Please could you give this a some attention to this matter. Racial profiling in the medical community as well as the law-enforcement community cannot be tolerated. And my family has been through both of them.

 

We just gave Dr. King a monument on 28 August I was born of 29 August and I weighed only 2 1/2 pounds with numerous childhood/physical problems at birth with alcohol in my system. I've had many, many deaths in the immediate family. My sister had two strokes and is being held away from me somewhere in Nashville, Tennessee. I had numerous problems including cancer "Lance Armstrong's type of cancer" and two heart attacks, peripheral artery disease or P.A.D, sleep apnea disorders ,high blood pressure, high cholesterol ,eye problems, throat surgery , nose surgery and various other medical problems. I moved here to give my kids a better chance at life. I am a real father like my father before me he was my hero. Please help stop this injustice! we have so many other important things to worry about in this state. Please don't get me wrong this is important to the rights of every citizen in the United States.  I truly believe that the Constitution is something of meaning and I feel that my families constitutional rights have been extremely violated. This means something to my children if you could please help us!

 

file number cr-10-406...  Nov. 9th and 10th for Court.

 

Liberty and justice for all,

David Slaughter Jr.

Chaska, Mn

ceepop2000@yahoo.com

 

 

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