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Hi RP Fans...

Hi guys, I hatched the idea of a Contest 8/21 late one night, announcing Oct 6th as the deadline. However within 7 days Nystrom chimed in about my wording and what troubled him and expressed his doubts. No one else submitted videos after that. Nystrom never responded to my response, never called me, despite my requests. So it ended a fast death. Oh well, this is his website.

Now it is the end of the month and I called and talked to 5 people and emailed others who had submitted something during those short lived 6 days. I LISTENED to their ideas and SUGGESTIONS to improve the Contest idea and how to assure me that it is a NEW video for the contest, Not something recycled. They recommended that I take the Contest idea to YouTube so here is the extended or revised YouTube Contest here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsSiv1neBzw

We have extended the contest date so those interested can have plenty of time. Three people wanted to know what "kind" of video was I looking for. I replied that "it can be anything....short, long, funny, scary, scholarly, but hopefully it is very "viral" in that it is so clever your friends sent it to their friends and so one." But they still wanted to "get a better idea" ... So here is a few ideas of my own below.

I am sure that there are many people on this website who can outline even more ideas...so feel free to ADD to the list of ideas here below.

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1) How about ….a dozen hot bikini clad 20 somethings (only volunteers of course) all sitting around a hot tube in their bikinis screaming….
"We joined the Revolution!"

2) A Camera watches an very large empty parking lot high from above……then time lapse in fast motion shows hundreds & hundreds of cars file in and quickly spell out …"Join the Ron Paul REVOLUTION"………

3) How about ……a dozen sexy Hispanic woman and Men all standing shoulder to shoulder in a long line wearing nothing but Blue Jeans & Cowboy boots and holding a sign up across (and covering) their bare chest that reads … "Hot Hispanics love America and love the Revolution!"

4) MSM quotes saying Ron Paul is a fringe Candidate, low in the polls …. Vs …..dozens of fast past interviews with people who love his speeches and screaming crowds….

5) 60's Song: "Signs, sings, every where a sign…. Don't do this" …… and then show thousands of Revolution signs and VS a few lonely and sorry Giuliani, Thompson McCain signs…. (it would be cool even to show paid workers hired to put up THEIR signs, while we in the grassroots put up our own)

6) Scary movie music…. Deep voice narration….What will you do when the economy goes under? What will you do? Who will be your leader? Someone who voted for the War in Iraq (Hillary), someone who keeps us there (Hillary), someone who as is guilty as Bush for spending Billions and Billions of dollars and causing an economic meltdown?..... Sweet heroic music…"Or someone with the wisdom to see the big picture, someone who had the issues right all along? (Ron Paul speaking before congress…) Someone who is truly, the Thomas Jefferson of our Day. (Then an out of work auto worker…."Hillary versus Thomas Jefferson? Come on! This Ron Paul will get us out of Iraq, defend this country right here, and he will end the income tax. If anything close to that happens in this country, (smiles) I can just see it now, …all those American companies who fled this nation in the 70's, 80's and 90's, all returning to build here again. [smile on his face] "made in America", has a nice ring to it. Ron Paul, he has my vote.")

7) "Volunteers can't keep up with him"…"He walks two miles each morning"….. "he has a 30 inch waistline"…."he drinks 15 bottles of water a day", ….(Mother on sofa) "He was my doctor" ….(Husband and child joins in)…"And with your help, he will be our next President"…..(Child with Ron Pauls book in hand) .."He's the Thomas Jeffeson of our Day….. then a sky shot from above looking down on a football field Jammed Full of thousands of Ron Paul Supporters who then hold up their individual signs spelling out RON PAUL. (This can be done in any empty football field.)

8) How about …..a dozens of sexy latin woman in bikinis all screaming…."We've Joined the Revolution!" and holding up a sign that reads, "Legal Latinas for Ron Paul"

9) One very tight close upon a Face ….saying in, "I support Ron Paul" …then a close up on another face saying the same thing, again, then again, and again, faster and faster…..and the video goes from 1 person to 50 people in seconds all saying the same thing….all kinds of faces black, white, brown, Asian, Indian…and then these words appear…."millions love him…Millions want you to know him. Join the Revolution. Make a Change, Join the Revolution, dare to be different".

10) How about ….a dozen young twenty something's in their swim suits (Guys & Girl RP volunteers of course) all sitting around a hot tub with a Revolution banner across the bottom of the hot tub cheering….
"Ron Paul ....He's our Thomas Jefferson!"

11) Oh, how about someone showing a collection of clips of two ladies Mrs Hillary & Mrs Giuliania -two New York Liberals pretending to be Conservatives, agreeing again and again on the same points such as the war, guns, abortion, etc....then show Ron Pauls plan for small government & real National Defense. Show hot pics of woman packin heat holding up a the Constitution and saying, "I will defend it with my Life".

12) If you are not going to make a video on your own (how sad) then Please join us by adding your video suggestion here as # 11, #12, #13, #14 ....etc Who knows which RP/Revolution video idea is so very catchy that it travels around the globe and finds its way into everyone's computer.

We have extended the contest date so those interested can have plenty of time.

Please feel free to join us at YouTube as we try this again.

Go Ron Paul !
Treg

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My Apologies

Dear Treg -

My apologies from before if I hurt your feelings about the original post and the idea. It was certainly nothing personal - I was simply pointing out my own observations and reminding people that in the free market, people must beware. No one is looking out for anyone else. I did not intend to offend you.

I think the idea of a video contest is a great idea. I welcome it. Best of luck!!! It is a great idea.

I'm sorry I never called or got in contact with you - I never saw the need, nor did I ever see your follow-up post until now. Please understand that I do not - cannot - keep track of every single post that goes on to this website. This web site is something that I do in my spare time to support Dr. Paul's campaign for president. I don't call everyone up who has an idea - especially considering the way the posting was worded in the the first place.

Because this site has become very popular, I've been deluged with mail and requests to help out with other projects - not just your video project, but scores of others - websites, pamphlets, posters, etc. At this point, I don't have room for anything else on my plate. I welcome your idea, and all ideas for supporting Dr. Paul and the campaign and encourage you to go for it however you see fit.

At this point, my best contribution to the campaign is running this website, which is nearly a full time job in itself!. I don't have the expertise or time to build a site that people can upload videos onto and vote, or most of the other projects that people want me to get involved in.

The best contribution that I can make with my limited time is to facilitate communication between other supporters and from the Campaign to supporters. To that end, feel free to make notice of your project here on the site. Also, as I mentioned elsewhere, any member can contact any other member by clicking on their user name and using the contact form provided.

Best regards and best of luck with the video project.

Michael Nystrom
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NEW RP video contest

I'm with Reynolds. I spoke to Treg today and he is a well intentioned RP supporter that isn't out to "get" anybody (except getting RP into the white house). His intent is just to get a "surge" of new videos, if you will, and that's something I think we can all agree is a good thing.
After our conversation, it was decided that he would restart the contest and hold it on YouTube. We talked at length and I think we came up with fair rules and a way to execute them fairly. As I helped in making the promo vid for the contest, I will of course excuse myself from it, but I encourage everyone else to enter.

Here's the new version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsSiv1neBzw

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Whoa there, a happy medium is easy...

I talked to Treg today, and he seemed most reasonable in discussing with me the overall hubbub and dilemma involved here.. My 2 cents:

1. Treg's reason for putting up the cash seemed to be well intentioned. There are those with decent video skills but are living hectic lives trying to catch up with all the taxes RP would likely rid us of. The idea, it would seem, is to add some incentive to the fence sitters who might otherwise not have authored a video, not to suggest that the RP supporters need to be paid to do their magic. I did my Ron Paul Truck videos before i even knew of this contest.

2. It would therefore follow that the videos authored for this contest, that otherwise might not have been made, or have been made much later in the campaign process, be the ones rewarded with prizes.

I gave Treg a "for instance" on the phone, where one might author a video for the contest, post it, then let Treg know within some reasonable amount of time that it had been freshly done. He seemed to think that was reasonable.

I also liked the idea about a special tag of some sort in the video, but for that it would annoy others who have entered already with stuff they made for the contest. And no, I didn't specifically do up my videos for this contest, so I wouldn't think mine would be eligible, and that's fine with me.

However, I have another video in mind, and would be happy to submit it to Treg shortly after posting it to YouTube. Without a free hosting method, posting of videos becomes potentially expensive, so a heads up to Treg shortly after posting seems a good middle ground.

So let's get back to the spirit of things, this should be fun, not political. It serves nobody, and certainly not the RP campaign, to bicker about the rules. If anything, perhaps the initial rules should have been thought out a little more so as to be a bit more logistically sound. That's it, no conspiracy.

Jeez..

--Reynolds Kosloskey

Video Contest

Treg,

After seeing your rules change and the way the contest is set up, I can see where Mr.Nystrom is questioning its' validity. The idea isn't bad, but the rules are not reasonable. If anything, have a winner per week for a month or something so people can verify they are getting the prize for their efforts. They don't do it for the money, but it's a nice bonus and maybe they will donate part or all of it to the campaign.

Entrants should not have to wait a month to hear as the videos to help Ron Paul should be posted as quickly as possible or is a detriment to the campaign. They should definitely not have to email them to you first but simply notify the name of the video to you and await your confirmation that it will be entered, and then post to Youtube themselves at that point. There is no reason that it should go to you first....period.

Please adjust your rules and show good faith in the name of reasonableness as is what the campaign is all about. If not, perhaps you should just withdraw your offer.

Bob W., Naples, FL

Bob W., Naples, FL

Thanks Bob W

Bob, thanks for your wonderful posts in the past. Now on to rule changes, what rule change bothered you? From where I sit, nothing changed, I clarified more, but if some rule bothers you speak up. SOME people sent links to previously made videos... not new stuff and did not contact me. Even doing as you suggest, above "not have to email me first but simply notify the name of the video to you and await your confirmation that it will be entered" ...how does that let me know its a new one? Anyway, its all silly. A simply friendly call to me on the phone could work it all out. I even gave out my real email, not just some yahoo address so anyone could look me up and call me. Did Nystrom do that, no way? He instead slander my real estate industry, as if guilt by association or something... whats up with that? And why does he have a problem with the YouTube video contest, could he not assist me rather than cast doubts on me?

As far as a winner per week, well nice idea, but I have only one person who actually sent me an email and their name and number. We talked on the phone, and all is good. But then Nystrom's essay of doubt killed it. At this point I will have to withdraw as you suggest, if for no other reason than having just one entrant. Thanks to Nystrom ...no one has bothered with the You Tube Contest. It all does not make one bit of sense to me. He even has not called or replied here. Why can't he help its "validity" as you called it?

Well I have been now busy with my Tempe Meet up and my freeway signs and my Post Card Campaign to the 5 early primary states.... Oh well..now i am hopeful to find someone in the campaign or out of the campaign who has a registared voter list of names and addresses. I think it would be a better use of my time and energy and funds to work on a Post Card Campaign of direct mail to registared voters. Don't you?

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Common Sense Advice - Buyer Beware

Common sense advice -

The DailyPaul is not endorsing this video contest. I don't know anything about its validity nor anything about the poster. However, the language of the post tells me that something is fishy, and not in the spirit of the Ron Paul community.

In the free market, no one is looking out for you but you. As an exercise in critical thinking, let me walk you through the red flags that I see which lead me to be skeptical of this posting and the validity of this contest:

1. ""money talks, and bullsh*t walks"." - Not in the Ron Paul spirit. Does Dr. Paul speak this way?

2. "Anyone up for some money?" - Sounds like a bad (actually terrible) pickup line. In my experience, the Ron Paul community is not motivated primarily by money.

3. "Step 1, email me to registar" - Registar? Major typo. The sponsor intends to give away $4,000 and but did not take the time to spell check his work for accuracy.

4. "treg@landtobuy.com" - Check out the website - www.landtobuy.com. It is a real estate development company. Has anyone heard what is going on with the real estate market recently?

5. "Step 2, do not post new entries up on YouTube, cannot be posted up or shown before....Step 3, ...New material should only be seen by me, and when the winners are announced Oct 6th, we post them up to YouTube at that time." -- New material should only be seen by me? BIG RED FLAG!

I could go on - but you get the picture.

To reiterate:

1) I'm not saying this contest is a fraud or not. I don't know, and neither do you. Give the guy a call if you want to check it out further. His number is on his site. If you do call, please share what you found out.

2) In the free market, you have to look out for yourself. The free market includes critical analysis, will weed out frauds, and reward honest dealers.

3) God gave you a brain; use it.

Michael Nystrom
Editor
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Are we herding cats around here?

I suppose if you are a professional who is creating a video to win the prize then this is good advice. If you are making a video to raise awareness for Ron Paul then the money shouldn't matter either way. I have corresponded via email with treg (unfortunately my job doesn't put a phone in my hand too often) and he never tried to sell me anything or asked me to wire him money to receive my prize or anything like that. The point of the contest is to generate NEW videos (which have been coming in at a slower rate as of late) so he wants a heads up to know it is coming out and you want it considered. Not that crazy of a concept.

There is a fine line between suspicion and looking a gift horse in the mouth. I make videos to help get Ron Paul elected. If I get a prize, I'll donate it. If I don't, I still hope people like my videos and they convert a few people. Either way I think Treg might have shown the patience of Job already and I certainly don't think the suspicion is warranted or necessary. I wouldn't blame him for calling the whole thing off and appreciate that he has taken this all in stride. Either way he is causing more videos to be made which helps the cause, which is more than I can say for accusations about his motives,

Just my 2 cents worth

A thought...

Maybe Michael and dailypaul can assist me with a separate section within DailyPaul. One that makes it easy for someone to register, provide name and so forth, and provide a place space to view new videos ---NEW--- and this would resolves some problems of vetting old videos that have been posted up somewhere else. I bank with Chase, monies could be escrowed there in a special account... anyway, Just a thought. Love to hear yours. Treg

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a thought

how about a phrase placed at the end of the video. Any old catch phrase will do. I wouldn't even be opposed to just having a 1 second frame that said "treg" at the end of the video. Or using a very specific picture of Dr Paul like the "I support Ron Paul" picture from here.

The easiest thing to do would probably be to use the word treg as on of your keywords in the video. Then you could search for them easier.

Ouch ! That hurts...

Ouch ouch ouch.... Thanks a lot Michael Nystrom. Sorry for the typo, sorry for suspicious phrases you don't like, but I am for real. Furthermore, you are correct, I am into real estate, land in particular, its better than buying gold in my humble opinion, but that is beside the point.

The point is I want to help the RP campain more, so I came up with the contest. I have watched nearly every YouTube video. I love them all. I send them to my friends. And I would love to see many more. I do not know how to do them myself, but I wanted to inspire more being done... hence the contest.

Yes you have my phone #. A friendly phone call would have been nice or even USING my email given would be great. Ask away. I want to speak with every entrant PRIOR to his video submission, get his info and hear what it will be about. I need to be sure its all new stuff and who it is that has entered.

So Michael and fellow Paulies, if you have a suggestion(s) on how and where to do this contest better, I am all ears. Its only because of RP have I joined your site here, MySpace and Meet-up, but really I guess I am still "old school" ---we still think the phone is still a thousand times better at connecting with people. No, I am not all into the internet thing, but I do like watching new videos of Ron Paul and wish to help that cause. Why that would be a "big red flag" I have not a clue.

Hey Michael, for some of us 50 +, we are not shy about calling someone and introducing ourselves, it shows self esteem. It seems friendlier, honest, and could build something long term. Sure an email is nice, so is a profile in My Space or Facebook, but a personal call always makes the difference. I also believe that will be true for the RP campaign. Personal calls, personal knocks on the door, that will be the key. This is one reason why I am searching to find a list of all those voters who contributed $200 or more in the 2006 election. My Tempe/AZ meet-up could use that list.

If as you say, Paulies who know how to make YouTube videos are not motivated by money, then I am at a total loss as to how I can help inspire more.

So far the "contest" its not going well--people are not entering, then posting up new stuff. So sorry for the typos or the "suspicious language" Michael.... anyway, my generation still thinks the phone is far better than an email. So Call me Michael, I am all ears and I would love to meet you one day...all is forgiven. Treg

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Ok, I have a suggestion which could help your contest

And your credibility with the site's owner. :) Escrow the money with Mr. Nystrom or someone else who is well known on the site. You'd still get final word on who he pays when they win, but that would tell everyone for sure that the money's there. Once people are sure of that, the marketplace will drive them to your door.

(The one possible liability is that this art-contest idea might be & therefore probably is against some interpretation of some obscure election law or other, in spite of the First Amendment, but hopefully that can be ignored for now unless someone knows for sure it's illegal!)
JMR

PS People with video talent, please, harness HUMOR in your Ron Paul videos or they'll die anyway!!!

Escrow the Money

Escrow the money is a fine idea.

But tell me, the submission process, how better to do that?

Treg

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If I were you...

I'd force them to host (and continue to host -- snif! I miss Rachel's videos! Waaah!) all video entries on YouTube or another single video hosting service if you think YouTube's too evil (they might be!). That way it would be easier for you and others to view all the entries. I'd tell them to announce entries with URL on this thread (or make a new thread, if you like). I'd make them give you at least email contact info, if not phone#. I don't think the submission process is as much your problem at this point as trust, though. But again, good luck!!
JMR

Example

Here is an example of what not to do. Below is Brian who says, here is my submission. Then provides a link. Someone else provided me with his entry via a link, and it did not come up for me.

Now, what am I to do? Who is brian, where does he live, whats his number, is this NEW or just something posted up prior to the contest. I don't know. We have never talked.

Next, if Michael is right that Paulie's are not money motivated (the first such human beings on the planet), then why worry or have concerns about it? Why worry its a scam or say "hey its a free market, buyer beware"? Why worry that someone will not pay the winner or some how (I have not a clue how) steal your video? What would someone do with your stolen video? Make money with it? A video that promotes RP? Well if you were not money motivated why care? It all does not matter, I have another full time career and not about to become a publisher of stolen RP videos. Get real people.

So Come on Paulies, pick up the phone.. or email me your number and I shall call you.

I loved the one showing Faux news 2004 / 2007. Wish that entered the contest. There are so many good ones on this website FreeTV. Lets make more. I would love to see something similar to the concept. Here is an idea....one that is a series of short interview clips of dozens and dozens of Obama & Hillary supporters, asking them all what Obama or Hillary will do on Iraq......then a series of short clips of RP supporters asking the same question...... Then the last part Ending in the phrase.... "some democrats are going to be deeply disappointed" or something to that effect.

Bye guys!
Treg

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And here's ANOTHER suggestion!

If you see a video you like on YouTube, at least, it's usually possible if logged-in to contact the author. I'm sure most would welcome a "hi, I would like to enter your video in my contest, in which it might win you some money!" message. And since you're the judge, let me stress again the importance of limited geekliness and maximum humor for political ads. Go look at Wellstone's ads for a humor-winner, and then think "we can do even-better!" :) Because "we" (well, not me, I have 0 video editing/making talent) CAN do even-better. The funniest people in the world are libertarians, and we have NO excuse having un-funny political commercials, IMO. Good luck with your contest!
JMR

New videos...

Yet the idea is to reward people who contact me, then go out and make new videos created from today to Oct 6th.

How best to insure they are new?

Treg PS.... you can use my email provided above.

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I respect you for this word of caution

I appreciate OPEN and HONEST leadership. THANK YOU

Silly question....

If my memory serves at all, this post has been edited. Has it? I don't recall those rules of not posting to YouTube and such. Does that invalidate previous entries?
I seem to remember the original rules being: post a link and your email address
Not a big deal really, just curious if it's my memory at fault or even the possibility that I'm just plain crazy. :)

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Something Fishy

There is something fishy about this post, and I'm debating deleting it. It just doesn't seem right.

Alan.nyc, you are correct. The post has been edited. Mail this guy your video? Who is this guy? Why should you trust him? How do we know he has this money? What will he do with your video?

Just some common sense questions that you might want to answer.

Remember in the free market, no one is looking out for you but you. Buyer beware.

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Suggestion

Manystorm, my suggestion is that, if you are willing to help out, to have Treg send you the $4,000 first so it will be assured to go out to the winners. That should eliminate any concerns of fishiness.

Thanks for pointing this out.

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Not getting involved!

Bryan, thanks for your suggestion. However, I decline for the following reasons:

For me to get involved would be a huge time commitment that I simply don't have. Furthermore, there is no need for me to get involved to "supervise" the project. We are all responsible for ourselves - this is one of the primary messages of the campaign. I don't want to be responsible for someone I don't even know, and who seems fishy to begin with! That is simply asking for trouble.

If this person wants to be responsible for himself, he will act responsibly within the implicit rules of the community. As I pointed out in another post, he is not doing that and so has failed to establish his credibility. Because he has failed to establish credibility, he is unlikely to be trusted. As a result, few are likely to participate.

As I said before - I don't know anything about him or his contest - I just advised that people be aware.

My getting involved would add nothing but another layer of supervision, or "government." But that is exactly what we're trying to get away from!

The Ron Paul community is self organizing, and we are free with helping others out. Look at how the newspaper ad in Ames was self developed without a hitch. People sent their money without question, because we knew, or at least sensed, that it was a real, honest effort. The same goes for the Adopt-an-Iowan, and the radio ads, and any number of other projects. No one had to supervise those projects to ensure that they were on the up-&-up.

If this video project requires outside supervision by a policeman, then frankly it is not worth it. Forget it and move on. Don't be enticed by the "money" because likely there is none. Remember the aim and the goal of the campaign, which is to spread Dr. Paul's message and get him elected.

Think about the whole thing some more: If our mission is to spread the word as far and wide as possible, why would anyone want to make and send a video to one person so he can privately view it? Why shouldn't everyone be able to view the videos online?

The reason that Ron Paul has the best independent videos out there is precisely because people are not being paid. This is not a job, it is a movement.

Anyway, just my opinion.

Michael Nystrom

p.s. I just put the dramatic headline up there so that more people might see this and read it ;-)

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Your Comments make you Involved Michael

Your position owning the dailypaul and now your negative unsupportive comments have MADE you INVOLVED weather you see it or not, whether you desired to be or not-- you are involved.

Well Michael, to answer one of your questions above, yes of course I want the public to see the all the videos after the contest is over. I would love to have the winners announced.

You know, all these back n forth entries is enough paragraphs to make a book... What a waist of everyones time..... would not an email to me or a phone call cleared up all your concerns in the first place?

Why stop at looking over my company web page, why not email or call with your concerns? Why loudly express your "concerns" and loudly proclaim that you'll have nothing to do with it?

Michael, I agree with you ...it is all grassroots, from the bottom up, and we must therefore JOIN hands, assist were we can. This Contest could be my way to help them with the time and cost and inspire more videos to be made.

Your name and comments carry much weight, i think you owed it to anyone with such a proposal to call before writing a warning and then headline like that. Learn to give the benefit of the doubt, check the source out personally,... or simply be quiet.

Some of us have contributed the max $2300 and there appears to be no PAC outlet for more RP contributions....at least none that I know of. What are companies such as my own to do? The Contest seemed reasonable to me at the time.

Michael you must stop and realize that your negativity is killing my enthusiasm, and I suspect many others....THANKS Michael for the DRAMATIC headline that you are not getting involved. If you don't phone call and/or if I read another negative warning or "wash my hands" type remark from you I will simply withdraw the Contest offer.... after all it is your site. You can breathe freely that your "hands are clean" from "having anything to do with" this nice idea of a RP YouTube Video Contest. I have plenty other things to do with my RP Meet up and my Post Card and Knock Knock door campaign.

Treg

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Read the Rules Again

Hi, thanks but read the rules again. Thanks

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Google cache shows you changed the rules

I did read the rules, and just checked the google cache and you changed them to disqualify me. Here is the cache:

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:hXTnktba1t8J:www.dailyp...

Here is your original post that I submitted my video to: "As the saying goes, "money talks, and bullsh*t walks".

Lets have a friendly RP video Contest. Anyone up for some money?

Prizes will go out to the best newly created original RP You Tube videos (not posted up or ever shown before) and submitted to me by Sunday, October 6th, 2007. The goal is to be very persuasive & get warm bodies voting for RP in the Primaries.

$1,000 1st Place

$900 2nd Place

$800 3rd Place

$700 4th Place

$600 5th Place

A Ron Paul Bumper sticker...for last place.

If you wish to enter the Contest, post up your email and I shall contact you ASAP....Treg

* Its my cash, so I will be the judge. If you need ideas, just ask. No, I do not work for the RP campaign, (does anyone?). I am just a private citizen who loves seeing lots of RP Youtube videos and sending them virally to my friends. I have no idea of the legality of doing this, so if someone is an election attorney, feel free to advise...but were there is a will, there may be a way..."

Added, Clarified, expanded.

yes, I added, clarified, but did not change anything. In the first draft nobody email or called me to let me know about their NEW video.

Instead I got old videos already made and posted up on YouTube.... as an entry into the contest. Thats not the point.

Treg

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New Video

Well, I finally finished my video. I really appreciate what Treg is doing and I want to say all the new videos I have seen are great! Let me know what you all think...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DqY8iIxe2c

Can't see it...

I clicked on your link provided.... I got this message. The url contained a malformed video id. I tried again...same thing.

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Nice

I wasn't familiar with Evanescense before your video, but their song fits pretty well with the message. Very nice job on the editing. Powerful stuff.