Raising Money--Pretty Good. Gathering Signatures? Not So Much.
Gotta love the clowns at the High Rise Safety Initiative (aka investigoogle Building 7). They actually succeeded in getting the Truther Kooks to donate $135,000 to hire petition gatherers to get their cranky crap on the ballot. How's it going?
Our petition drive kicked off on May 1st thanks to the generosity of more than 1,000 supporters who together contributed over $135,000. Through Sunday we've gathered over 1,000 signatures.Wow, in four days, they managed to get 1,000 signatures! That's 250 per day! An impressive achievement, until you look at what they have to do:
$135,000 will fund our petition teams through the first week of June, but to complete the first round of petitioning and submit 70,000+ signatures on July 3rd we must reach $185,000 by June 1st.To submit 70,0000 signatures on July 3, starting on May 1, they have to average over 1,000 signatures a day. Oh, and by the way, that's valid signatures, with valid home addresses, from registered voters, etc. D. Duck and M. Mouse are probably going to get thrown out. The Troofers ran into that problem in 2009, but the city decided to say, okay, even if your signatures were valid, the referendum was illegal anyway.
But even if they get the signatures and get the measure on the ballot and get the investigation of Building 7 they claim to want, you know what is going to happen, right? Just another report that will validate NIST's conclusions. Remember, the working definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.