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Offline Tuck Fheman

Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« on: March 23, 2016, 07:19:58 pm »
Samaritan Ministries is an organization of devout Christians who eschew traditional health insurance to pool their money and cover each other’s catastrophic medical bills. It’s one of the very last mutual aid societies in the U.S., in which a community of individuals with shared beliefs band together to form a voluntary social-safety net. A century ago, an estimated one-third of American men belonged to mutual aid societies, but most faded away with the expansion of the welfare state.

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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 06:12:56 am »
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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 10:34:31 pm »
Oh well, I thought there was more interest in MAS among this Community.  Apparently I was wrong.  I guess Dan's even lost interest. :-\

Maybe MAS will be more popular on the Ethereum chain. Time to find out!
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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2016, 10:41:48 pm »
I haven't lost interest.  I have been busy laying the foundation for them :)
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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2016, 11:07:26 pm »
I'm sorry tuck, I'm very interested, just haven't had a chance to take a propoer look yet.

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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2016, 11:13:26 pm »
These are excellent potential use cases! Also, if the trend is growing then the timing couldn't be better.  Let's help put the 'community' back into society.

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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2016, 11:38:23 pm »
I've been following this thread for every post with great interest. I just figured that truth stands on its own merit.

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2016, 12:51:25 am »
I've been following this thread for every post with great interest. I just figured that truth stands on its own merit.

Reminded me of a quote I like:

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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2016, 01:42:00 am »
I've been following this thread for every post with great interest. I just figured that truth stands on its own merit.

Reminded me of a quote I like:


Very nice quote.
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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2016, 03:12:15 am »
Cool, I'm glad there is interest!

Keep us updated bytemaster.
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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2016, 05:46:03 pm »
When posting about MAS to the Ethereum community I forgot to include a link to an article stating some big name company was looking into Ethereum and therefore "m00n".

That seems to be the prerequisite to getting everyone's attention over there, so I received exactly no replies in 24 hours.

Which is probably a good thing since this is Dan's baby.

I thought he'd perhaps given up on the idea and now that I know otherwise I will stop pursuing outside interest in the idea, except to bring others here to support Dan's original idea.

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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2016, 08:30:15 pm »
When posting about MAS to the Ethereum community I forgot to include a link to an article stating some big name company was looking into Ethereum and therefore "m00n".

That seems to be the prerequisite to getting everyone's attention over there, so I received exactly no replies in 24 hours.

Which is probably a good thing since this is Dan's baby.

I thought he'd perhaps given up on the idea and now that I know otherwise I will stop pursuing outside interest in the idea, except to bring others here to support Dan's original idea.

That's ironic given that one of the best ways to reach the "m00n" is to connect people with common, life-securing interests! It's going to be MAStastic around here soon!

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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2016, 02:32:26 pm »
Steem is the first step toward MAS. 

MAS needs a platform where people can review claims and validate discussion.  Getting the kinks worked out of Steem will allow us to add the extra layers of complexity required for MAS.
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Re: Mutual Aid Societies in the news
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2016, 08:16:29 pm »
BM, you seem to attract criticism and flak whatever you do and whatever you attempt.  I think that's ok because we all deserve citisism from time to time.  I admit that I don't understand Steem at all yet. But your endorsement of it and your assertion that it is a positive step towards MAS means a great deal to me. I don't mine, but I'll do what I can to support this experiment when I can because I really do trust you, your family, and your development team. Your vision has captivated me from the very beginning. Good intentions matter. Making the attempt matters. The vision really matters. If we continue to set our sights on the stars, there's every chance we'll reach the 'm00n.'  ;)