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█​█​█​ █​█​█​█​, HE who shall NOT be named

Member "antiwardoc", just drug up a GREAT IDEA. (I think)

He found a comment in an article, where the person was talking positively about Ron Paul, but blacking out his name.
Here's the comment he found:
"███ ████ continues to gain in a steady, methodical fashion. I can't wait to vote for ███ ████ in the republican primary. ███ ████ will beat Romney. ███ ████ will beat (Mc)Cain. Then ███ ████ will beat Obama in the most lopsided election ever.
███ ████ is our last hope. Peace, Prosperity, and Sound Money."

I thought this great idea deserved its own thread.

What do you think?

███ ████ got more donations from the military than ALL of the other candidates COMBINED. Even more than Ohmamma.

███ ████ is the UNDISPUTED Champion of the Constitution for over 25 years. Faithful to the oath he swore.

███ ████ has more support of Independents and recovering Democrats, than any other candidate.

███ ████ is the ONLY one who will bring the troops home and form a perimeter defense around THIS nation and OUR borders.

███ ████ is willing to cut TRILLIONS of DOLLARS in wasteful spending and 5 unnecessary Govt. departments, BALANCING THE BUDGET, while reducing his own salary to less than 40,000 dollars.

Lesser men have broken their own jaws, on the sheer gravity of trying to repeat the words of ███ ████.

███ ████ once had an argument, just to see if he could lose........8)

I think this could maybe turn into something.

People could stack this thread with the positives on ███ ████, and then copy from here and paste them all over the internet.
Waste of time, or clever idea?

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Tag It

If you speak about ███ ████, tag it with
#BlackThisOut
so people can find out from Google.

-The Hippo

"He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill
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Thanks for this, Jefferson

I just used it, here, in the comments of "Katie Pavlich - DeMint to Endorse Mitt Romney For President?": https://www.facebook.com/TownhallStrawPoll

"He did not come into the world to condemn it, but to save it." - John 3:17

"Well, you know it's like I always say 'it ain't government work if you don't have to do it twice.'" - Jerry Gergich

Shouldn't Ron Paul be blacked out everywhere except here?

Here, everything should be clear and uncensored. The answers should be found here, not the media's own blackout campaign.

Just a thought.

Google it

I just tried a google search as if I didn't know who or what was being blacked out. If I searched " . . . blacked out . . . " the first explanation was the 10th site on the list. Any other search did not produce anything.

I don't know how to change that, but thought I would point it out.

"it's hard to be free, but when it works it sure is worth it." ~Janis Joplin

Yep

While "Black this out" is first on the list. Maybe we should start tagging both.

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

Need help.

Lets pepper HuffPo reads on the legalize Marijuana debate ( http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/16/californias-doctors... ) with ███ ████ and educate them on the role of federal government and the insidious nature of Corporatism.

Perhaps Ron Paul supporters will become

'Those we do not speak of' - like in the movie The Village -which is an interesting look at attempting to isolate a sociey from worldly influences.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Black out campaign panders to already converted

thus a waste of time in terms of winning the campaign.

The struggle is to get Ron Paul to be the President...not holding the media accountable for their actions.

Sure, managing the media is a means to Ron Paul winning, but it is not an end.

Frankly, all this black out stuff is cute and all, but it may indicate that people have giving up on the real goal.

You have a point,

but it also has some potential to attract inquisitive people who are wondering what these black boxes mean, and start looking into it.
It's a lure, and it has some meanings when it's looked-into.

Maybe it won't work, or maybe it will.
If it attracts attention, then it is having effect.

I don't think it's "managing the media". I think it is a means to make people notice that the media is managing them.
And that is the key to it.

I hope it works.

:-)

It also shows that we have a sense of humor to balance out the Intense side of Paul supporters.

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

I think I'm blushing.

Guess which Hippo posted that comment... go ahead, guess?
I thought it was a good idea and it's had some impact on Twitter and FaceBook, but I'm shocked to see it in a thread on The Daily ████.
All credit goes to #BlackThisOut and The Daily ████.

I personally plan to keep this blackout campaign going past the #BlackThisOut on Oct 19th. ███ ████ will continued to be ignored in the media. #BlackThisOut is a great campaign that targets everything I've been feeling while watching these debates and the media coverage. It's worthy of a #BlackThisOut2 event scheduled sometime closer to the primaries.

Let this one grow, keep feeding the tree of Liberty, Nominate ███ ████ for President!!!

-The Hippo

"He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill
http://fearthehippo.com
http://twitter.com/fearthehippo

Confirmed on Facebook

Me: ███ ████ is my personal hero.
Friend: who is?
Me: Dr. ███ ████. The man is 100% genuine.
Friend: But why is all blacked out? I don't get it....
Me: There is a media censorship of him. They are scared and I can't blame them.
Friend: That's insane!!! They need to embrace the change if they're that scared. Must mean he's got a ton of good ideas then!

...and so it goes.

Hey, that was

an excellent exchange..thanks fo posting...my facebook days were NEVER that productive...hence, my cancelling facebook.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Who is Ron Paul?

I think this would do more to attract attention. A "Who Is Ron Pau?l" campaign would appeal to a lot of the tea party due to the atlas shrugged book, also to people familiar with jeopardy. The blacklist is cool for bloggs and articles, but hard to write on your back window with white marker.
I plan on using the "Who Is Ron Paul" in that fashion, with a different answer each day. First will be "defender of the constitution".
I wish someone would put up a kiosk in the mall for RP. I think it could be a phenomenal success. Imagine having laptops, with headphones, with all of the RP great from YouTube on it. Sell tshirts, bumper stickers, collect donations, etc.
Regards,
Born Again Patriot

God Bless America land of the free!
Born Again Patriot

Billboard

How about a bill board along the highway that says:

Black this out...
███ ████ has never voted to increase taxes

███ ████ voted against TARP

███ ████ etc.

And then, a month later, put up an identical billboard, but exposing who it is why super imposing white letters of his name over top of the black areas. That way you create the suspense, and provide the answer a month later...

How will they find out what it means?

Let's end each post with "blackthisout" or something that when they research it, they can find out who it is, and at the same time find out why we are doing it.

A lot of people still don't know who he is or what he's about.

Clever idea. It takes minimal

Clever idea. It takes minimal effort and costs nothing.

We need to get chain emails going though, to get to the baby boomers who don't necessarily use the internet except to email.

Latest South Carolina Black Out?

55% + 14.5% + 8% + 3% + 2% + 1% = 83.5%

100% – 83.5% = 16.5% of votes are unaccounted for.

As expected, Ron Paul is not mentioned in this article. Is it possible that Paul came in second to Cain, beating every remaining GOP candidate in the field?

URL: http://worldviewtonight.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/another-str...

Paul ante portas.

Ok, You Had Your Fun Jefferson, Now Lets Get Real..

Lets get real, you had your fun..

HEY! I know I'm slow but....

how are you guys doing that? I like it...it naturally brings out the curious cat in anybody... How do I do that on the blogs?

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

How to:

Simply copy the black fields here:

███ ████

...and paste them anytime you say ███ ████!

Duhhhh

Thanks :-o

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

Spamming in a nice way

I've been going on Bachmans, Mitts, Cains, and Perry's facebook page everyday and just adding a little comment about RP here and there. You don't have to like their page to post comments which I think is great. But I've been using ███ ████ with little factoids and then just linking to www.blackthisout.com and removing the preview. I hope I can get a few clicks and actually get some of those supporters as converts.

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    Should we keep doing this

    Should we keep doing this after the Black This Out
    money bomb? Or do you suggest we stop blacking out
    ███ ████'s name after October 19?

    Video

    Might this be something we could incorporate in a comical video to go viral? You know how Michael challenged us to do a viral video?
    In the video, black out RP's face, bleep any mention of his name, and black out any printing of RP, and then, because the curiosity has risen, at the end... Brought to you by the Ron Paul Grass Roots Revolution...
    Or how about a two part video... The first one to be released, leaving everyone hanging... followed by an answer video a week or two later?

    "Candidate Protection Agency"

    That's a great idea!

    Narrator: "This candidate is so dangerous to the establishment, we can't show you his face or let you hear his real voice"

    Show clips from debates of one candidate followed by ███ ████ with his face blurred and the voice masker they use to protect people's identity.

    "I'm ███ ████, and I approved this message."

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    Is there any way to make it

    Is there any way to make it so when you hover over with a mouse or highlight the blacked out text it will show Ron Paul?
    For example:
    ███ ████
    and if you hover over or highlight it it shows
    Ron Paul
    ?

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    Like the Daily Paul Banner?

    Like the Daily Paul banner right now?

    I don't know if this is an improvement on this black out idea

    or not, but I have been trying to mess with it on a drawing program online to see if I could copy and paste it here and failed. What if we were able to have Ron Paul's name blacked out enough so that we could still see the tops and bottoms of the letters of his name so you could still tell what it says. Like RON PAUL with it just blacked out in the middle? I don't know, just a slow Sunday for me.

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