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We take Michael Nystrom for granted.

We see ads on this site for Donald Trump?

Donald Trump? are you freaking kidding me?

Why would the premier liberty site, be hosting ads for The Dumb Arse Donald?

The answer is SIMPLE.

Because we ourselves, have not given our own money to host this site.


Mr. Nystrom has dedicated long hours and lots of money, to keep this site up and running, not for personal gain, but for Dr. Paul's message.


Few of us are wealthy, but I would venture to guess that all of us could afford five dollars a month to keep this site going.

Enough people at five dollars a month, could let Michael dedicate all his time to promoting liberty.

Enough people at five dollars a month, could keep the site absolutely pure of outside influences.

Are we all talk, and no action?

Will we put our money where our mouth is?

Common Sense people.

Freedom isn't free! period.


Let's have a Moneybomb, for the last site on Planet Earth, that will keep Dr. Paul's message alive.

Five dollars a month, is chump change, but added together, it could let Mr. Nystrom devote more time to spreading the message.


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What better place than here?

What better time than now?

I would definitely endorse ...

an annual christmas/holiday/end of year bonus Money Bomb for Mr. Nystrom and I would throw a few dollars at that, but beyond that, I don't even think Dr. Paul would do such a thing. A holiday bonus would not be endorsing the site but rather celebrating with friends.

There is a great deal here that I am still not completely happy about and I feel like a donation is a donation for the status quo.

The site needs to be a labor of love and stand on its own without handouts.

If you are 100% in lock step with DP then donate your entire wealth and fly off to South America and drink the cool aid.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Labor of love, lol

with people like you around here, killing the love.

Yeah, I'm tired of you too, Rhino.

He's the man.

It's not a knock against you.

It's a knock against some of the content.

It is my 2 cents.

Take it for what it is worth.

P.S. Thanks for not threatening to kill me.

Michael Nystrom's picture

I thought about this last night

And I'm willing to take it for what its worth. I'll take it as part of my Zen practice.

One of the things you said is that:

The site needs to be a labor of love and stand on its own without handouts.

It has been a labor of love for the past 4 years or so, but I've got to be realistic about how long one can keep something like this up on "love" for that long. Would Dr. Paul do what he's doing if he couldn't support his family doing it? If he didn't get donations.

But you do bring up a valid point. For all the traffic this site generates, I should be able to generate enough not only to support myself and my family, but to be able to reinvest in the site to make it better. That I cannot does seem to be a failure on my part. I must try harder.

But I'd like you to elaborate on the "its a knock against some of the content."

What I find amusing is that nearly everyone has an idea of what the "content" of the Daily Paul should be. The irony is that the content is generated by users, such as yourself.

Some of the loudest complaints I've gotten have been against your "content." And what of the days of the epic fights between Rhino v. Oruval?

So to say that there is a problem with the content on the "Daily Paul" is to collectivize the idea of the individuals on the site. The content is not of the Daily Paul - because there is no such thing as the Daily Paul - just a collection of opinions of the people here.

So in other words, what you're saying is that you want me to censor certain people, and not others.

And I know you're mad that I banned a certain member, from your passive-aggressive, underhanded comments about it.

And at the same time you expect everything to be free. You expect to be able to come here, spout off, get into pissing matches, rag on people, state your opinions - and not pay a dime for the privilege. While at the same time complaining about the 'content' on "the Daily Paul."

You can't see your own hypocrisy, can you?

YOUR content is the content that other people complain about on the Daily Paul. Do you get that, Rhino?


He's the man.

It's not the content on the right hand side that ...

I am concerned about.

It is the content that is big and bold and on the left hand side that I object to sometimes.

That is an editorial decision.

And some of it is wrongly chosen in my opinion.

And it seems to be the same mistakes over and over.

I have been one of the first here to suggest a premium option for dailypaul.

And I would probably join it, if you dangle enough incentives.

I have donated to the site in the past. I have bought stuff from the store. I just choose to withold sometimes because of some of the editorial decisions.

I have never suggested ever that anyone should be banned. Sentinal, Thomas, Oruval. Any of them.

I have been pretty darn good since you invited me back.

I would say my only weakness is spelling.

Passive/agressive, control freak, underhanded comments. These are all words that I have herd here before. All from passive/agressive, control freaks that like to post underhanded comments.

SirFelix posted something and it inspired me to write a reply. It is what it is and I do not regret it.

Am I hypocritical? Probably sometimes. Aren't we all?

I have no doubt that you could do a regular spot on the Judge's show. I have no doubt that you could create more revenue from the DP, you choose not to. That is fine. But remember who's choice that is.

"Take it for what it is worth."


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1.any small carnivore of the genus Mustela, of the family Mustelidae, having a long, slender body and feeding chiefly on small rodents.
2.any of various similar animals of the family Mustelidae.
3. a cunning, sneaky person.
4.a tracked vehicle resembling a tractor, used in snow.
5.Slang . an informer; stool pigeon.
–verb (used without object)
6. to evade an obligation, duty, or the like; renege (often followed by out ): That's one invitation I'd like to weasel out of.
7.to use weasel words; be ambiguous; mislead: Upon cross-examination the witness began to weasel.

8.Slang . to inform.

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"Eagle's may soar, but weasel's don't get sucked into jet engines." - John Benfield

Don't mean anything by it, just whenever I hear the word weasel I think of this quote.

And here comes the adhominem dog pile.

Too clever.

I wish I had the imagination to be able to come up with that.


didn't take much imagination. The word just came to me as I read your excuses for not chipping in. The video was just a bonus.
I "wish" I had the discipline to just calmly point out your hypocrisy like MN just did.

There are subjects, and things certain people do (including myself) that I don't care much for. But there is also a lot I have walked away with, that I greatly appreciate.

I have learned a great deal from many people here, and I have also gained a few friendships outside of the DP, that are truly priceless. People outside of my original network, that I can actually say I could depend on in a crisis.

For instance, I spent last weekend being fed gourmet meals out of the garden, and treated like royalty from some people I would have never met, if it weren't for the DP. These aren't your average people. These are people that see the road ahead, have prepared accordingly, and are living their lives in a way that I admire greatly. I was literally blown away by their faith, their ingenuity ,their courage, and hospitality.

Hell, just last weekend in itself was worth a donation to MN.

The point is that you take the good with the bad. You do your best to appreciate the good, and try and ignore the rest. It's not always easy, even for me.
All you see is the bad, and hold it up as an excuse for not chipping in. It's pathetic frankly. Especially from someone who claims to be some financial wiz, and makes themselves out to be well off.

I was actually going to commend you the other day, for making an effort to not be such an ass, but then you had to thumb your nose at Thomas who has been banned, while you self bumped your own post.

You're just smarmy, and I couldn't ignore it any longer. It wasn't meant as a "pile on", but just another loss of patience with you.

Keep your measly donation. I'll take up your slack.
It's probably better you DON'T donate anything, because I could see you thinking you had part ownership, and constantly lobbying to "muffle the bigots and truthers" as you say your "role" is.

Carry on... WAHOR, and all that..

Michael Nystrom's picture


That is an awesome story about being fed gourmet meals from the garden and being treated like royalty. I really love that.

Comments like that really make it worthwhile. As I know you know, I value your contributions to the site, monetary and otherwise, but most of all your friendship.

He's the man.

Thanks Michael...

I know that I can be a PITA sometimes too. Nobody's perfect....

I appreciate your patience with me, but mostly your friendship as well.

Having the DP there, has helped me get through some tough times, and continues to do so. I hope you know how much I appreciate you, and the folks who volunteer their time here to keep things running smoothly.

I wish that I could describe in detail more publicly about the people I spent time with last weekend, but they choose to remain anonymous. All I can say is that they are true role models of how to live life in this day and age. I was left very inspired, impressed, and thankful for the DP as a vehicle to have met them.

Nui and C., have also been a pleasure to get to know. They are of similar caliber as well.

The DP has been so much more than "just a blog" for me. I am truly grateful.

now that was funny!

ok, this is Rhino.


and yes, I do have a crush on D4L and lacandy.

Ron Paul babes are hot!

Somebody didn't get their nap today.

Take a time out Rhino.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

I am not the one making death threats.

But your right.

I may need a time out.

God Bless.


as a 3 dollar bill.

The Oligarchy and apparently Rhino, doesn't want to see the DailyPaul succede.

What say you all?

Will you help keep this site alive?

"lock step with the DP"

LMAO! now that's a hoot!

poor Michael already has to make his own soap.

and put up with us!

I ask any long term members,

Can there now be any doubt, as to Rhino's purpose on the DailyPaul?

And a special message to Rhino, if I ever meet you in person, my face will be the last thing you see.

Is that a threat?

Because I laugh at threats.

That is actually really cool.

Was that real?

yes, that was Michael Nystrom.

and he is twice the man you will ever be.

do you have an area of expertise? I do, and I try to share it. mebbe you should do the same.

That's a damn promise,

you piece of useless blubber.

You won't donate to the number 1 site for freedom?

You drove many members out with ridicule, but your not going to drive me out.

Your name used to be rhino, as in republican ho in name only.

But now your name is Mr. Scott Ryan,

Look up the posts and comments by rhino, make your own decisions.

Why post here, if you don't contribute?

Waste of skin in my opinion.

Another leach, with his damn hand out.

For the record ...

I may or may not have donated here as per a specific request from Mr. Nystrom.

I may or may not have purchased items from this site.

That has nothing to do with what I said above.

I made my point.

You made yours.

I am Rhino.

And you can track me.

You might want to do a little tracking research regarding a survival resource auction that happend here.

You have such passion.

If only it can be focused.

"You drove many members out with ridicule, but your not going to drive me out."

How did I do that?

P.S. I also laugh at promises that cannot be kept.

Two Thumbs Down!


Wow, what a great idea

I think I will pay up for the year before the price of gas goes up again.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Who is we?




Free includes debt-free!