RAV: Dennis P. McCann

Dennis P. McCann

The Newsvine Team would like to recognize the recent work of veteran 'Viner Dennis P. McCann, by awarding him the RAV. Putting forth a true Random Act of Vineness, Dennis recently published an article calling for tolerance among Newsvine users (and the public in general) toward Muslims. The Newsvine Team believes it is of the utmost importance to maintain a venue for collaboration and open discussion that is welcoming to people from all walks of life.

From time to time, the pendulum of public opinion in the Western world shifts in ways that result in unfounded assumptions about large groups of people - in the case of recent years, most would agree that members Islam have been unfairly subjected to this type of treatment, on a massive scale. Newsvine Community members such as Dennis do us all credit by reminding us that prejudgments are harmful not only to those who are targeted, but also to those making false assumptions.

Doing his part to combat bigotry and prejudice against Muslims, McCann created and hosts a Newsvine group, Islam Anti-Defamation League, with the stated purpose:

We, the members, will fight intolerance of the Muslim faith. We realize that the vast majority of Muslims are law-abiding, peaceful citizens, and are not to blame for the extremism that they neither support nor engage in, and that it is wrong to judge them by those actions.

Never before have we received so many nominations for a Newsvine member to receive a RAV in such a short time. Please join the Newsvine Team in recognizing Dennis P. McCann's contribution to the Newsvine Community.

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Congrats, Dennis. A pocket of sanity on an upside down day.

  • 27 votes
Reply#1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:58 PM EST

Thanks Brian.

And thanks Calvin and Newsvine staff, and everyone who nominated me.

Wow, I didn't expect this.

Excuse me while I go clip it to everywhere.

  • 30 votes
#1.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:30 PM EST

Congrats Dennis...most deserved! You provide insight on a world that many of us do not know, you disagree with grace and to me you are the epitome of a gentlemen.

Thank you for all you do here on the Vine... Congrats.

Mel

  • 8 votes
#1.2 - Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:16 AM EST

Thank you Melissa.

  • 5 votes
#1.3 - Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:49 AM EST

Congrats! Clipped to my column and Newsviner's Picks. I was already planning on mentioning your new group but now we have this exciting news too.

  • 5 votes
#1.4 - Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:00 PM EST

Thanks, Scott.

  • 5 votes
#1.5 - Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:46 PM EST

It's a drag that my original account couldn't be restored. Left this thread looking like a cluster bomb went off here.

Anyway, for those interested, my column is now here and a reprint of the article for which I was given this award is here.

  • 2 votes
#1.6 - Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:10 AM EDT

Too bad we cannot turn back the clock and give you back your RAV !

  • 2 votes
#1.7 - Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:30 AM EDT

Well, I still have it... I mean, I won it an all. It just doesn't show on my vineacity.

Guess I'll have to win another one... ;-)

  • 2 votes
#1.8 - Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:46 AM EDT

Yeah. Looks like a cluster bomb went off in here. Oh well.

Indeed.

What's killing me, though, is that we can't look at the live-blogging thread. I was thinking about it the other day, too.

  • 1 vote
#1.9 - Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:30 AM EDT

I have that thread saved in my hard drive but there's no way to repost it, since all the reporting was done in the comment thread.

  • 1 vote
#1.10 - Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:32 AM EDT

How do you have it saved?

If it isn't too unwieldy, could you email to it me? It's something I intend to mention in my college interviews in the next couple weeks, and it's something to add to my journalism portfolio.

If it's too much trouble, though, don't bother.

    #1.11 - Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:02 PM EDT

    Kudos!

    • 1 vote
    #1.12 - Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:30 PM EDT

    How do you have it saved?

    In Firefox, if you click File > Save As > Web Page, Complete, it saves the entire page. You get an HTMLl file and a folder containing all the graphics and such. Just make sure all that is in the same folder, click on the HTML file...and it's just like you're looking at Newsvine.

    I'll compress it and send it to you. Shoot me an email from the address where you want it sent.

    Kudos!

    Thanks.

      #1.13 - Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:15 PM EDT
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      Congratulations Dennis, and thank you for the insightful and well-timed article. You set an example for us all to follow.

      • 23 votes
      Reply#2 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:59 PM EST

      Thank you, Calvin.

      • 14 votes
      #2.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:30 PM EST
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      w00t!!!!

      Way to go Dennis!!!! Well deserved and long overdue, and that's three for Chicago!

      • 18 votes
      Reply#3 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:00 PM EST

      I'm counting this one for Turkey ;)

      • 19 votes
      #3.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:02 PM EST

      Hey, you guys can count it for both.

      I know I will.

      • 13 votes
      #3.2 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:31 PM EST
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      Hurrah! You have deserved this for so long, Dennis. I am so happy I could burst. Now, if we could just get those teleporters, so I could bring you a cake.

      • 16 votes
      Reply#4 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:05 PM EST

      You could mail it to him in a paper bag. Just a thought.

      • 14 votes
      #4.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:11 PM EST

      Thanks Celestina

      • 10 votes
      #4.2 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:31 PM EST

      If you've seen the Jimmy Kimmel/Ben Affleck video you would know you can ship a cake via fed-ex (with candles burning no less) without a problem!

      • 2 votes
      #4.3 - Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:24 AM EST

      If they're still burning when they get here, those are some badass candles!

      • 2 votes
      #4.4 - Sat Mar 1, 2008 8:24 AM EST
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      Go Dennis!! This is wonderful and so well deserved!!!

      YAY!!!!!

      • 16 votes
      Reply#5 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:05 PM EST

      Thank you Martin.

      • 11 votes
      #5.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:55 PM EST
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      Many congratulations, Dennis. (It must be all those grandparents from Cork!)

      • 10 votes
      Reply#6 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:06 PM EST

      Well, there were only four. Thanks.

      • 9 votes
      #6.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:55 PM EST

      Well, there were only four.

      You sure? You know what us Corkonians are like.

      In any case, it's quality that counts, Dennis. Not quantity.

        #6.2 - Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:18 PM EST
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        Congratulations, Dennis!

        • 10 votes
        Reply#7 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:06 PM EST

        Thanks, Kyle B.

        • 8 votes
        #7.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:56 PM EST
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        Way to go Dennis! I've been watching these things happening and have been very impressed with how Dennis has been a leveling force. Congratulations, it's well deserved!

        • 11 votes
        Reply#8 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:08 PM EST

        Well, I try.

        Thanks.

        • 10 votes
        #8.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:57 PM EST

        So I guess this wasn't the real Dennis answering me here huh?

        • 6 votes
        #8.2 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:25 PM EST

        Yes it was. Dennis answered all of these comments himself.

        • 7 votes
        #8.3 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:32 PM EST

        Good to know, thanks Viki.

        • 7 votes
        #8.4 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:35 PM EST

        The prank didn't touch this thread. We played this one straight.

        • 10 votes
        #8.5 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:37 PM EST
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        Yay Dennis!

        • 11 votes
        Reply#9 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:09 PM EST

        Thank you Stacy.

        • 8 votes
        #9.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:58 PM EST
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        Way to be Dennis, it was only a matter of time.

        • 10 votes
        Reply#10 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:09 PM EST

        Thank Jon.

        • 8 votes
        #10.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:59 PM EST
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        Good stuff Dennis. It shows that many users feel strongly about the same issues that you do, I think that's pretty telling.

        • 12 votes
        Reply#12 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:16 PM EST

        Thank you, Tom.

        I was really overwhelmed by the response to that article and group.

        There are many wonderful people here on Newsvine.

        • 9 votes
        #12.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:17 PM EST
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        Well done Dennis. Many congrats

        • 9 votes
        Reply#13 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:17 PM EST

        Thank you Dennis.

        • 8 votes
        #13.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:18 PM EST

        Aargh! Two Ronnies flashbacks!

        • 10 votes
        #13.2 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:59 PM EST
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        Congratulations, Dennis - a well deserved honor.

        • 8 votes
        Reply#14 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:18 PM EST

        Thanks, Frank.

        • 9 votes
        #14.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:17 PM EST
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        Well Deserved. Our ambassador to and from Ankara!

        • 9 votes
        Reply#15 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:26 PM EST

        Hey vas, thanks.

        • 8 votes
        #15.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:47 PM EST
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        Kudos

        • 7 votes
        Reply#16 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:29 PM EST

        Congrats, Dennis. Good work.

        • 9 votes
        Reply#17 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:30 PM EST

        Hey, Dennis, congratulations on being fully 'Vined'! Well earned and well deserved.

        • 8 votes
        Reply#18 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:45 PM EST

        Thanks gladbutterfly.

        You too hemphill and Marilyn.

        • 7 votes
        #18.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:48 PM EST
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        Congrats. In my opinion you represent the positives of what Newsvine is about.

        • 8 votes
        Reply#19 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:46 PM EST

        Thanks, chasencash.

        • 8 votes
        #19.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:48 PM EST

        Is that you Dennis?

        • 4 votes
        #19.2 - Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:35 AM EST

        Yep. ;-)

        • 2 votes
        #19.3 - Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:51 AM EST
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        Congratulations to you, Dennis. You're a steadypositive force here and I appreciate you.

        • 8 votes
        Reply#20 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:57 PM EST

        I do my best, Red.

        And I appreciate you too.

        • 7 votes
        #20.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:49 PM EST
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        Congrats, Dennis!

        • 7 votes
        Reply#21 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:03 PM EST

        Thnks, Red Wolf.

        Now do I get to learn the secret handshake?

        • 7 votes
        #21.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:50 PM EST

        After we've made you go through the ordeal (oops) ritual of initiation, we'll get to the secret handshake.

        • 6 votes
        #21.2 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:22 PM EST
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        Way to go Dennis I knew that by posting all those "Typical Muslim" girls that would help out :-) Congratulations on one fantastic job, you always respond to every comment on your articles and this last undertaking was more then a full time job and sure gave me a education which I appreciate greatly.

        • 8 votes
        Reply#22 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:08 PM EST

        Oh yeah. My girls bring me good karma. And great coffee.

        Thanks, Tedd.

        • 8 votes
        #22.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:51 PM EST
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        Congrats, man. :)

        • 5 votes
        Reply#23 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:11 PM EST

        Thanks.

        • 3 votes
        #23.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:03 PM EST
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        Congratulations Dennis. You are an asset to the vine,and the people that use the vine. Thank you

        • 9 votes
        Reply#24 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:17 PM EST

        Thanks, ff.

        • 3 votes
        #24.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:04 PM EST
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        Way to go Dennis! You deserve this entirely! I'm glad to see you honored this way!

        Calvin, send this man a gift card or something!

        • 9 votes
        Reply#25 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:21 PM EST

        Thanks, Mars.

        • 3 votes
        #25.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:04 PM EST
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        No better deserved RAV!

        • 9 votes
        Reply#26 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:22 PM EST

        Thanks, Alice

        • 5 votes
        #26.1 - Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:05 PM EST
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