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PayPal Co-Founder Funding 'Endorse Liberty' Ron Paul Super PAC

Interesting, I didn't realize...

(Reuters) - Co-founders of online U.S. payment service PayPal, now owned by eBay Inc, donated to the Super PAC funding group supporting Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, the group Endorse Liberty disclosed on Tuesday.

PayPal co-founders Peter Thiel and Luke Nosek and Scott Banister, an early adviser and board member, put their support behind the Endorse Liberty Super PAC, alongside Internet advertising veteran Stephen Oskoui and entrepreneur Jeffrey Harmon, who founded Endorse Liberty in November.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/31/us-usa-campaign-sp...

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Just saw this today

This guy has put his money on stuff and 'won' many times - e-bay, paypal, and facebook. And now he puts it on Ron Paul. Awesome!

Contacted regarding error

I sent Reuters a message to politely inform them of a mistake in the article:

The article posted 1/31/12 by Alina Selyukh, titled "PayPal co-founders fund pro-Paul Super PAC" has an error in it. The author describes Ron Paul as "advocating an isolationist brand of foreign policy", which is incorrect according to the definition of isolationism (wikipedia it). If you would like to study what isolationism is, look at Japan in the 17-19th centuries or North Korea in the past few decades. Ron Paul is not advocating this; he wants free trade with all countries. His stance would be better characterized as 'non-interventionism' or 'free trade'. It would be expected that since his foreign policy has been discussed so often, that this type of error wouldn't occur this late in the primary season.
Article link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/31/us-usa-campaign-sp...

"Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows" -MLK Jr.

I am a PayPal user, too!

And, I really appreciate what you guys are doing & all your own personal money that you are using to promote Dr. Paul. I just wish we could do an ANTI-MEDIA TV AD to wake up the masses to the brainwashing tactics the tv Media is using, like the fact "talking points" prove that they come from ONE source.

If we can crack open the MEDIA brainwashing tactics, and show the public this, they will be insulted and say to themselves~~"I'm not brainwashed~~~am I???" It will make them start to "think".

Then, a follow-up ad might be to show them somehow NOT to trust ANYTHING the Media says, let alone ANY POLITICIAN who massively supports the BIG BANKING CRONY SYSTEM.

Anyway, just thought I'd make a suggestion. Don't know if you like it, but I'm happy you guys are here with us! I also loved your military ad that you did. It was awesome.

Now

It's getting serious!

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."
- Thomas Jefferson

Didnt

They have a connection to romney. I remember that from 4 years ago. The woman ceo was buddys with mitt romney

If I remember correctly,

last election there was a woman who was CEO of Paypal(I think) who used to work for Romney. The Granny Warriors had trouble getting access to money from paypal donations while they were on the road. I'm not sure if it was on purpose or if it was just a problem with their computer system.

We need the support

Thank you gentlemen for standing with liberty and Dr. Paul.

dave anderson

The same PayPal that froze Sheriff Mack's account.

How nice for us.

πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

They Founded It, They Don't Own It

These guys have money because they sold PayPal to eBay.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

appreciate the clarification

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πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

Curious about Super Pacs and Their Guiding Light...

This is just a question... what's to keep a group of bankers with an adgenda from starting up a candidates super pac and putting out sub par advertisements ? Maybe even deceptive ads ?

Ramblin Randy

can be done but it would be illegal

It would violate the law.

While it can be done, if someone was pushing some alternate "agenda", it hardly makes sense to do so in such a prominent fashion, inviting investigation.

Moreover, there's no evidence that such is the case with these people.

Mr. Thiel is about as prominent as it gets, has a longtime commitment to libertarian principles and has put his money where his mouth is.

He's done this for many years, since long before there was a Ron Paul Revolution.

Welcoming our new friends with their very deep pockets is a no-brainer.

I'm familiar with the Banisters

Scott and Cyan are 100% of the movement ~ and they listen - if there are better ads to run in place of what they have, let me know what you'd replace them with.

zakrevolution@yahoo.com

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I had the same thought. And

I had the same thought. And apparently the candidates can't tell them to stop sitting it, so i don't know. That said, Peter Thiel is legit.

"PayPal, now owned by eBay

"PayPal, now owned by eBay Inc"

This is great, BUT - they are

This is great, BUT - they are putting their ad dollars in the wrong place. The ads need to be on TV, major networks, not google ads and you tube channels. That makes no sense. Those who use the internet regularly for news and information largely support Ron Paul.
It is the majority who get news from the tube who need to be informed. It's a waste to ignore this. Makes no sense.

RON PAUL 2012 * Restore America * Bring The Troops Home
http://www.texasuncensored.blogspot.com

I can get a message to someone

There that will listen, I think they've already made the shift though - these are people that analyze everything to measure effectiveness.

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I am a happy PayPal user!

I accept it on my etsy site. If you're interested in seeing my site, google marie's gems + etsy. I donate 10% of my sales to St. Jude Children's Hospital. But if you buy something and mention dailypaul in the comments, I'll send that 10% to Ron Paul's campaign.

Enough of the shameless self promotion. I suppose want to keep the internet free because they want to keep the internet alive. As soon as they start to tax it, they'll kill it.

I'm emoting.

Pay Pal???

I trust PayPal. (which is it, 'PayPal' or 'Pay Pal?')
I also trust Rep. Dr. Ron Paul.

I wish there were some way to spread the word that the write-in vote is still valid (unless the establishment somehow bans it or suspends the election entirely) and at least you'll know that you have done the right thing. Remember, the lesser of two evils is still evil.

Freedom is my Worship Word!

That's so great. "A good

That's so great.

"A good place to start is voting for Ron Paul." Very good statement and to the point by Thiel.

I'm glad I've used paypal!

If someone from Las Vegas could get those casino owners to join then they could drop another $5 or $10 million in. If you have their ear, please try to talk to them. That would add up to at least a day or two of our own fund raising.

Lets hope Facebook IPO does

Lets hope Facebook IPO does well so he can donate more money

Wow.. our very own Sheldon

Wow.. our very own Sheldon Adelson. Thank you Endorse Liberty!!

Keep it coming!!

awaken leaders of your fields and serve the cause of liberty

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

Wow this is awesome, if he

Wow this is awesome, if he reads this I want to say Thank you!

I knew there was a good reason...

I've been selling on ebay for the last 8 years and I always take paypal!!!

Fantastic!!!!

redduck

and this is why I'm glad

Thiel's gone to Bilderberg etc. We need influential people like there out there fighting for the other side of the debate vs. collectivism. libertarian globalization.

Check out http://ronpaulforums.com for activism and news.

Joe Perry Obama hasn't done

Joe Perry
Obama hasn't done anything close to what he promised he'd do.didn't get my vote and I got lotta grief. Well,my votes for Ron Paul.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1015046477...

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Anybody have Peter's email address?

Patriot Cell #345,168
I don't respond to emails or pm's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=qo8CmO...
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

And all this time

I thought it was just the super awesome Banisters behind endorse liberty - Scott and Cyan...hhmm..if this isn't their solo project there is more to come I think!

the Banister's alone make Mittens look like an intellectual featherweight - this is one amazing team!

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Hmmmmm. . . .

I may have to reconsider my refusal to use PayPal after having problems with them several years ago. This is great news of their support for Ron Paul, and yes, I agree it is off the Richter scale in importance.

"Nothing is as it appears; everything is smoke and mirrors"