Articles Mission

Introduction Video (January 2021)

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Summary

Articles is a political organization and platform, working to make America a better place for the people through avenues of transparency, clothing, news and politics.

About

Today we have many leaders aligned with political parties occupying Americas executive branch that care more about their party then the fundamentals behind the laws in which they are trying to pass. We have a terrifying amount of partisan issues that no side wishes to budge on and little has been done to provide compromise to these issues. How do the two political parties in power that speak of the American Dream and fairness for all, allow issues such as school lunch debt, abuse of second amendment rights, sweatshops, offshore accounts, flawed welfare systems and many more to plague this nation?

Mission

The American Dream

“The ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved.”

Transparency

At Articles, everything is transparent from day one. Donations, sales, ad-revenue, payroll, cost of operations, you name it, all available live over at our Reports page.

Money corrupts many organizations and leaders so we want to make sure the same does not happen to us, transparency is also one of the most ethical things a company involved in politics can do if done right. Many other companies do this yes, but to acquire this data proves very challenging and can be hard. That data is also sometimes missing bits and pieces as well as delayed to onlookers.

Every transaction we process will appear live, just bought a shirt from us? Head over to the reports page and there you will see that purchase as well as the amount of money sitting in our accounts. Whenever we need to take money from that account say for events, resupplying products, or anything really, those transactions show up there too. Each expense of ours includes a Why report on why we spent that money along with a system for supporters to ask more questions about the transaction and flag it if they do not agree with it.

Reports

To expand on the Reports page a little more we have broken down everything into Revenue and Expenses along with hot-links into popular sub pages. In real time you can look at our bank balance and everything that includes. Supporters that have signed up with Articles can see this data live and at times of increase traffic people who are not supporters (users who signed up) may receive delayed results. In the event of severe increased traffic or DDOS attacks this data may be delayed for all users but we will do our best to mitigate these issues.

Charts

Payroll

At this time no one at Articles is receiving any sort of pay until things pick up a little bit. This will not always be the case and we want people to know that from day one. All information on how much is being given to employees and statistics on that can be found at the Reports Page and the .

Clothing

Store

In figuring out how we are going to do all of this, questions had to be asked, how will we raise money? Money again, is one of the things required to run this operation. So what is something that we all have in common that we need? Well that answer was wearing clothes. Many times throughout history and even today clothing is used as a means of expression. Movements like the Flappers and Flower Children used clothing as a way of expression and we plan to do the same. While all of our clothing will not be politically woke, everything we sell will help the platform to a degree. In our store we will be selling four types of products as we develop and grow.

Submissions

As you can see above, one type of product that appears on our store is a submission product. On the Submissions page users can submit shirt designs to be voted on by the community. At the end of every month we will take the design with the most votes and put it up on the store for people to buy. Every submission is subject to our approval and must meet the guidelines laid out on the submissions page.

News

A huge majority of American publishing is owned by just 6 companies, all of which give political donations to our government. Take a look at the image below

With current news providers falling out of touch with the average American and providing content not in the interest of the American people, it is time for something to be done. We are developing interactive articles that make news easier to navigate. Source based and trackable issues are a great focus and a huge part of Articles.

Online news platforms are so dry with content and littered with ads today. With the help of clothing sales, we will build and maintain a new kind of news platform. A platform that is not biased and does not have to cater to corporations.

Stories

Stories is the place where we put our more general news and current events. Stories are not subscribable but you can choose to be alerted when edits and updates to one are made.

Issues

Issues are news you can subscribe to directly. Issues are for events that receive updates to them that need attention. Think about ongoing issues like the Keystone XL Pipeline and Global Warming which are both issues you can subscribe to today!

Myths

Myths are where users can go to clear up confusion on common misconceptions. This area is home to questions like "Do electric car batteries pollute more than gasoline cars?" and "Do windmills actually cause cancer?". We provide sources and data on all the topics we cover here so users can leave educated and confident, not being fooled by rumors that travel the nations web.

Resources

For common resources and educational information in general that is hosted by us.

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Privacy

Privacy for us will always be a fundamental part of our business. The right for people to have access over the information they share online should be treated in the same respect as data we choose to share in person.

Failure

Can Articles succeed? We have political, social and religious hurdles that we must overcome or we are doomed to fail.

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Intro

TLDR?

Articles is a political organization and platform, working to make America a better place for the people through avenues of transparency, clothing, news and politics.

At Articles we align with no political party and actively try to promote independent thought through all of our ventures.
About

To expand on what's above, we first need to explain a little more about who we are. Articles at the end of the day is a political organization that’s aim is to advocate and promote laws that enable individuals to better live the American Dream.

What is the American Dream?

“The ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved.”

Today we have many leaders aligned with political parties occupying Americas executive branch that care more about their party then the fundamentals behind the laws in which they are trying to pass. We have a terrifying amount of partisan issues that no side wishes to budge on and little has been done to provide compromise to these issues. How do the two political parties in power that speak of the American Dream and fairness for all, allow issues such as school lunch debt, abuse of second amendment rights, sweatshops, offshore accounts, flawed welfare systems and many more to plague this nation?

Many Americans have great ideas on how this can be done but not a lot of people wish to listen, here at Articles we are building out a platform to encourage more people to become involved in news and politics in a more modern and refreshing way, as well as raise awareness for the issues that bog down our country. America is becoming sick and outlined below is just a start on how we plan to go about making it better. We ask that you spend 10 minutes reading what we have below and whether you agree or not share your feedback with us. This is not something we can do alone. Articles is built by the people, for the people and that includes you.

Corporate America need not apply...

Mission

Our mission is simple one, yet very complex. Like every other group that tries to help the USA in the name of profit we also say that we want to make this country a better place 🤮 but we heard that one before, so let us explain.

So what we really want to focus on is laws that promote the American dream, transparency and fairness. Making everyone's life better for the time that we are here. Two things are required for this.

  • A Trustworthy Platform
  • Money

In this document we will explain many of the ways we are working to build the platform out. The brutal truth is though we will need a lot of money to do this and that is where the clothing and news plays a part to our mission. We will be selling clothing as well as providing news to Americans to cover the cost of operations so we have no reason to rely on funding from corporations that have political motivation. Due to the nature of our work and the fact that we rely on the people we want to start off with transparency, something deeply ingrained in every aspect of what we do.

Transparency

At Articles, everything is transparent from day one. Donations, sales, ad-revenue, payroll, cost of operations, you name it, all available live over at our Reports page.

Money corrupts many organizations and leaders so we want to make sure the same does not happen to us, transparency is also one of the most ethical things a company involved in politics can do if done right. Many other companies do this yes, but to acquire this data proves very challenging and can be hard. That data is also sometimes missing bits and pieces as well as delayed to onlookers.

Every transaction we process will appear live, just bought a shirt from us? Head over to the reports page and there you will see that purchase as well as the amount of money sitting in our accounts. Whenever we need to take money from that account say for events, resupplying products, or anything really, those transactions show up there too. Each expense of ours includes a Why report on why we spent that money along with a system for supporters to ask more questions about the transaction and flag it if they do not agree with it.

Perspective

Could you imagine the outrage if one of us at Articles spent $3,000 on some dinner and a few drinks? Politicians can’t because they are still doing it, and we can’t do much about that. This is why open, attainable records must be a priority for any political affiliations.

Providing this data to everyone can serve more than just winning the public over with morals. Though we are not at the point of paying people yet, once we are, fellow employees can see what others in their department are making, and see if they are making what they deserve, opening conversation and putting an end to issues like gender pay gaps. If you have an extra four minutes and twelve seconds there is a good video on this from the show Adam Ruins Everything that is a good watch. Although a solution like this may not be viable for every field it certainly will be for us, one thing we need to note on this is privacy. Knowing what your counterparts make serves well for many reasons and due to our public nature it all makes sense but at Articles we also respect privacy. In the future we will allow employees to hide their name in the payroll/employee directory but we publicly show their pay and what department they belong to.

Reports

To expand on the Reports page a little more we have broken down everything into Revenue and Expenses along with hot-links into popular sub pages. In real time you can look at our bank balance and everything that includes. Supporters that have signed up with Articles can see this data live and at times of increase traffic people who are not supporters (users who signed up) may receive delayed results. In the event of severe increased traffic or DDOS attacks this data may be delayed for all users but we will do our best to mitigate these issues.

Clothing

Store

In figuring out how we are going to do all of this, questions had to be asked, how will we raise money? Money again, is one of the things required to run this operation. So what is something that we all have in common that we need? Well that answer was wearing clothes. Many times throughout history and even today clothing is used as a means of expression. Movements like the Flappers and Flower Children used clothing as a way of expression and we plan to do the same. While all of our clothing will not be politically woke, everything we sell will help the platform to a degree. In our store we will be selling four types of products as we develop and grow.

We all share something in common, we are all American yes but thats not all, we all wear clothes. Many times in recent history clothing has served as a form of expression. Movements like the Flappers and modern streetwear stand for more then just the look it gives at face value. Using clothing we hope to spread the Articles mission while raising funds to continue development of the site and reinvesting in ourself. At our online marketplace people can support us, our partners and some of the charities we sponsor. We have three tiers of products. Clothing has evolved so much in the past century. From pushes in equality via movements like the Flappers to quite literally the words and images we can now print on out shirts, clothing has always been a very expressive form. We see brands like Supreme and other popular streetwear brands take off and grow large followings. We also see fans buying an artist’s or creator’s clothing to show support. If we could create a brand and movement to get people to show us that same support, then we would have a very good stream of income off that while creating awareness from people advertising our mission. With this we can push on to pursue achievement of our goals. Many brands have untraditional created names for themselves in the industry, some examples would be Supreme, Mr. Beast, Yes Theory and more. These companies sell thousands of items to fund themselves and their platforms. Using this approach, we can sell clothing that encourages thought to get people thinking about the system we live in and the inequalities and hardships others face. Through advertising and creating videos while partnering with brands and creators Articles will sell products that people feel proud to wear.

Below we have the four types of items available on our store.

Originals100% Net Profit
Items available on the store made and sold by us. We receive all of the net profits from these items.
Partnerships20% - 80% Net Profit
Items available on the store that we sell in partnership with a brand or creator. Net profits of these items are split a percentage to benefit both parties. We plan to raise awareness and work with others to grow our platform with these items.
Sponsored0% - 5% Net Profit
Using our platform we plan to help smaller charities and organizations by providing a platform for them to sell on. Online sales and hosting can get tricky so we hope to help others focus on their mission for a small fee per sale.
Submission50% Net Profit
Using our Submissions page users can submit clothing mock-ups once signed up for our site for others to vote on. More details provided in the next part of the Clothing section.
Submissions

As you can see above, one type of product that appears on our store is a submission product. On the Submissions page users can submit shirt designs to be voted on by the community. At the end of every month we will take the design with the most votes and put it up on the store for people to buy. Every submission is subject to our approval and must meet the guidelines laid out on the submissions page.

News

Synopsis

A huge majority of American publishing is owned by just 6 companies, all of which give political donations to our government. Take a look at the image below

With current news providers falling out of touch with the average American and providing content not in the interest of the American people, it is time for something to be done. We are developing interactive source-based articles that make news less bias. Source based and trackable stories/issues are a great focus and a huge part of Articles.

Online news platforms are so dry with content and littered with ads today. With the help of clothing sales, we will build and maintain a new kind of news platform. A platform that is not biased and corporate focused. Timeline based news threads that users can subscribe to if they are interested and get notified on developments. New gun law bills, or Flint Michigan water progress? Many of these stories lose focus in the spotlight but users can keep the things they care most close to them.

TODO/REMOVE B4 LAUNCH: This is by far my least favorite section to read and needs to be the most powerful section to read by launch, more info on whats wrong with the current news system and sources to go along with it.

  • Lack of Edward Snowden Information and the disrespect shown by media towards him
  • Lack of Hong Kong coverage and how China threatens our way of life
  • Examples of the press running to the government and all of a sudden not running stories
  • Lack of coverage about things like the Panama Papers, Jeffrey Epstein and literally every problem that exist, yet lets talk about sports and weather?
  • Lack of Hong Kong coverage and how China threatens our way of life
  • Lack of partnerships with growing creators way more talented then schmucks held up in a fancy NYC office writhing dumb fucking news stories
  • Lack of pressure on government yet you pay the government for your interest?
Stories

Stories is the place where we put our more general news and current events. Stories are not subscribable but the tags associated with them are. You can bookmark a story for future reading but most stories that develop get switched to an issue.

Issues

Issues are like stories except they can be subscribed to directly. Although Issues still have tags to be searched by, Issues are for events that receive updates to them. Think about ongoing issues like the Mueller Report and Flint Michigan Water Status which are both issues you can subscribe to today!

Myths

Lastly, our final type of news content, Myths. Myths are where users can go to clear up confusion on common misconceptions. This area is home to questions like "Do electric car batteries pollute more than gasoline cars?" and "Do windmills actually cause cancer?". We provide sources and data on all the topics we cover here so users can leave educated and confident, not being fooled by rumors that travel the nation.

Party

Reforms
Articles has a strong underlying political aspect to it and we want that to be known. We want to keep our opinions clear as day throughout the news portions of our platform. The Reforms section is a place we talk about some of the changes we feel should happen in the political landscape of the country and the facts and details behind our conclusions. All are welcome to contribute and voice their thoughts on the Reforms so we can shape it into what this country needs. We plan on sharing what parties, members of congress, senator's and political candidate's have said on the matter and their stance here, as well as providing history to the issues at hand. Although we don't have a reform page for every issue page, think of reforms as our answer to the issues we have on the site.
Town Hall

The Town Hall page is still a work in progress and if you took the time to read this far, thank you. We could use everyone's help here, we want Articles to be by the people, for the people, so we are building out a section where users can voice their concerns, provide input to the platform, vote on features, talk with others in their community and with everyone at large. More details will come with time but we really wanted to get this idea out there and start taking suggestions. More details of this will be placed in the next version of our mission page in 2020.


Joey here, Feel free to message me from the here with suggestions.

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Articles is a for-profit political organization working to make America a better place for the people through avenues of clothing, news, politics and transparency.

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Privacy

Privacy is a big concern for us, and despite what other companies say your data is very valuable. We use your data to dictate the future of what stories we should write and the direction to take the platform. One thing we will never do at Articles is sell any of your data to another company or provide any information unless you specifically agree to it on a per piece basis. To see a full breakdown on all the data we have on you at any time and how it is used head to the Account page.

Failure

Let's be honest, if everything fails there will be a lot of questions, instead of figuring that out then, we are trying to figure that out now. In the event of failure or lack of support and we have to pull the plug on everything all money left will be donated to a cause of our users choice. Start placing suggestions here. More info on this will come in the future.

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Articles is a for-profit political organization working to make America a better place for the people through avenues of clothing, news, politics and transparency.