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Hey Mike! An Open Letter to Our Michael.

Hey Mike,

I've got an idea.

Ever consider perhaps self-publishing a collection of the best writings freely contributed here at DP, like some quarterly published "Daily Paul Liberty Treatise, Vol. ___" ?

You must admit we have an incredibly talented pool of writers here that I am certain would be readily willing to freely release their work for the site, if the proceeds go to help fund your operation, no?

I'm sure in your back of the woods, near Cambridge, the NE brain center of America, there's gotta be a local student to small-business geared printshop, or online ventures, that will be friendly to the idea.

So perhaps you, or we, can raise enough money, initially to micropublish, look around for graphic designers within DP community who would be willing to donate their time for some cover art, as well as some type of mini-graphic novel story relevant to the Doc & the R3VOLution, to political cartoons, etc. as a 'centerfold' type morsel.

That alone can soon become a self-sustaining operation, and maybe even publish it quarterly, when it works out.

Then, have competing contests with our fellow R3VOLutionaries at Ron Paul Forums.)

I am not sure what your vision for DailyPaul is, but some scalability could be had, if that's what you want. Plus, it'll be a regular 'gather around' focal point, not to mention possibly opening up an additional source of funding, to continue to keep Daily Paul a vibrant place.

If there's one certainty in life, people generally always support what and who they like; most of us will be willing to contribute for works that are worth reading, viewing, sharing, and buying.

Hell, in one shape or another, I gotta assume some 20-50% of our browser tabs are always open to Daily Paul.com. If so, in more ways than one, much of our daily lives, has sadly, or awesomely, become a daily Paul, already anyhow!

Along with the quarterly "Daily Paul Liberty Treatise," perhaps you can even hold contests to win tickets, fares, etc. to upcoming liberty events, seminars, rallies, or even liberty-minded musicians' concerts.

Then the Pièce de résistance: an "Annual Paul" event, where some of our fellow 'anonymous' rabble rousers can come out and meet regionally at brick and mortar "Meet-Ups" to exchange ideas, network, promote their own personal endeavors, or businesses. Or, even perhaps a massive national one, inviting liberty speakers, issue focal points, coalesce like-minded businesses, etc.

Call it a Daily Paul "PorcFest" or "RonStock," or what have you.

Plus, holding activities like contests would help focus some energy, and more active participation at Daily Paul, beyond simply posting threads, news & video/YT links, news updates, petitions, etc.

Basically, it'll help spawn additional activity around the DP universe.

The selection process for the writings portion can done via a panel of moderators, current, or some variant of the current one, be they be elected, or selected.

If the operation becomes successful, and there are funds left over after future prints, aside from the general upkeep of the DailyPaul.com, perhaps the rest can be channeled toward some other activity that won't run afoul of FEC legalese crap.

Plus, we can do the same Live Donation, and/or purchase Tracker for the "Daily Paul Liberty Treatise, Vol.___" in our classic MoneyBomb fashion. Get big enough? Can have streamed local fundraiser parties via Skype, etc.

Just throwing it out there: might as well enjoy, and figure out a way to keep this place around, alive and vibrant, for a very long time.

Let us know what you think.

Have a Happy New Year, Brother!

Sincerely,

Bleu!

P.S. I know some of you know me for my verbiage. In case some of you maybe wondering whether I did it to promote my writings, I'm way too private. I'd gladly nominate far more talented writers here, with far more succinctness and elegance.

Plus, have you all seen how many other creative artistic talents we have here? Hell, we can intellectually out-publish the Economist Magazine, if need be.

Some of the links to some of our DP members' artworks have been incredibly promising as well.

The pool of available talent is not in question. Say hello to endless possibilities.o)



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An Astonishment! I completely agree. "Best of DailyPaul"

[Gaslighter Theater Public Address system crackles alive.]

Announcer: Mr BleuCream013! BleuCream013... Please come to the Theater lobby. You have a guest. Says he is a publisher. BleuCream013... Theater lobby please.

[Posted in Theater Lobby]

Help Wanted

Bundling "Best of DailyPaul!"
Winter Edition.
Auditions Posted Now @ DailyPaul.com
Warm up with Liberty for All!
Publish with the best!

Spring Cleaning @ GoldStock!
Liberty Festival coming to a port near you,
Spring, 2011. Embark with Liberty.

'Writers, Musicians, Artists, and/or any other Creative Adventurists in permaculture, tactical goodness, survival skills, aqua/hydroponics, gold/silver vigilantes...

"Creative Adventurists" includes practically all here.
now how about that?' - BleuCream013, 2010

------------------- GASLIGHTER THEATER ---------------

[Old whiskered man stands stage center next to his broom cart. Open curtain. Stoplight stage center.]

[Victrola plays the last stanza of "This Land is Your Land," by Woodie Guthrie. Man faintly hums along till song ends. Queue up "Star Spangled Banner," American National Anthem record.]

Mudcat: [Humming & while pondering his plight.] "Oh say can you see..." Been cleaning up this mess since, "by the dawn's early light." If folks could only see I need more than these brooms to clean this mess. Perhaps someone will send a post over to Dr Ron Paul, US Congressman, Texas. A Steam Shovel Tractor would sure be a big help in cleaning up Congressional messes. Perhaps someone would be so kind as to post, "Help Wanted." You know, we could create jobs helping me clean.

[Victrola fades. Spotlight dims.]

[Machinery rumbles onto darkened stage.]

To be continued...

Sincerely, in "In God we Trust." In "Liberty We Live."

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

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Nice creative idea, but in the meantime. . .

perhaps we want to send (monthly?) donations to Michael to spread the burden of his maintenance cost.

It's a little tricky for our household when we are boycotting paypal, visa & mastercard (besides amazon.com). . . for you-know-what cause. . . but we'll find ways to get ours reach Michael one way or the other :-)

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bump

for a great idea

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this needs another bump

:) Happy New Year!

You know what they say: Your

You know what they say: Your idea, your task. :)

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I really like the idea as well

:) I have no opinion about the contests and prizes, but I love the idea of volumes of writings on liberty from Daily Paulers, perhaps mixed with some of the best forum posts from DP and some of the great debates that ensue.

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BleuCream013

This is a beautiful vision. I think this is a wonderful idea, and I would love to see it happen.

I was the editor of my high school's artistic and literary magazine during my senior year. We collected entries, had a team of judges, typeset them, did the photo work, printed & bound them in the high school print shop. I ran many of the pages on an old AB Dick offset press. (Just the memory of that brings back memories of the wonderful turpentine smell of the print shop). It was a lot of fun, and also a lot of work!

So I don't have any illusions about how much work it would be to pull something like this off.

I spend about 6 hours a day on the DP as it is, and things around here are tight.

What a project like this needs is someone to take it by the horns and make it happen.

I know that we have the talent and the resources to make it happen here. And it sounds like fun!

I'm doing my best to empower people do do more with the DP. I realize that I can't do it all myself. Is this something you'd like to take on and make happen?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Not taking any animal by the horns. May I help in another way?

Nuff said.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

e-Publish!

My suggestion... Publish these thoughts in the form of iPhone/iPad/Android/Kindle downloads first. No cost to publish, other than cost of development. Everyone wins.

Great idea. I agree twice in one forum.

Twain't it odd?

Dr Ron Paul's message.

First, let's concentrate our immediate efforts on selecting & editing down high interest forums that align closely to Dr Ron Paul's message. Quick metric to select high interest would be page loads. Number of comments may be coincidental to indicate the same & help with weeding.

Help Wanted!
Help Your Liberty
  • Dr Ron Paul
      Speeches
    • Writings
    • News
    • Biography
  • Liberty Candidates (ditto)
  • Theater Productions
    • Speakers
    • Writers
    • Directors
    • Producers
    • Sponsors
    • Artists
      • Singers
      • Cartoonists
      • Dancers
      • Choreographers
  • Newsworthy Liberty Messages
  • & their messengers: Smoke signal, carrier pigeon, falcon, Pony Express, et cetera

To wit, our, "Best of DailyPaul" forums & posts. To publish:

  1. DailyPaul
  2. "Best of DailyPaul" - Prominent Home Page Link with enticement
  3. ePublish (MP3, eBook, iPad, et cetera)
  4. CD & DVD (perhaps free promotion with DailyPaul store purchase).
  5. GoldStock (WoodStock to be contiinued...)

    Coming to a Theater or Riverbat Port near you

  6. GoldBack available soon!

    PaperBack novelty wore out with unlimited supply of PaperBack currency).

Apply @ DailyPaul.com

Sincerely, in "In God we Trust." In "Liberty We Live."

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Love it!

The pool of available talent is not in question. Say hello to endless possibilities. <~~Truth!

Perhaps this should be done simply w/ DP blessing

Maybe this should be done as a seperate projects w/ a DP section. It's tempting, but one doesn't want to spread too thin.

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

but of course,

this is just to gauge whether the idea may or may not float.

but, I do believe we've got enough numbers in the community without getting spread too thin, as it were.

of course, ultimately, unless the idea takes off with the rest of the DP community, it's irrelevant. just a thought; it'd be an interesting option to consider, nevertheless, 'tis all.)

BUMP!

I like the idea.

Awesome!

writers, musicians, artists, and/or any other creative adventurists in permaculture, tactical goodness, survival skills, aqua/hydroponics, gold/silver vigilantes, what say you?

hmm... "creative adventurists" includes practically all here.o)

now how about that?

what say ya'll?

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You are right about the number of writers on the DP.

There are several writers who post their original material regularly here. Each writer's work is owned by them and is their property.

You're thinking outside the box BleuCream, which is a good thing. I don't know though how this could be easily done. It would take a lot of agreeing for this to occur. In addition, each of them can already publish whatever they want individually if they so choose.

See what Michael's response is to your idea. There is no doubt that the DP writers are there.

yup, but I'm sure many will be willing to voluntarily release

their work, be it open, or specifically stipulated per project, or per print cycle, etc.

you know who I'd nominate as the Editor! lol.

all you, baby!

I officially nominate our very own SteveMT to be the chief Editor.o)

I would love to see what artists and writers from our DP family can produce. Wouldn't that be a thing of beauty?

I'd be one of the first in line to buy the first edition hardcover!

let's see where it goes.

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I would be willing.

You got the thumbs up from Michael, in the above post.

I'm always here.

You give me something to read, and if it needs 'fixin,' I got it covered!

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