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Take A Deep Breath Yall

I can sense the growing chaos and energy about to hit max level. This is a really pivotal time and we need to take a deep breath...step back and get our heads. Let's not fall for as many tricks as possible and stay connected. There's gonna be all kinds of enemy activity and attacks. So to all the REAL Ron Paul supporters I say: Stay calm and focused and use your best judgement on what the consequences of your actions will be.

You know what I'm saying. MAY THE FORCE BE WITH US.

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Another piece of advice

Remember what the song says about "smiling faces".

Barbara Tranquillo

Oklahoma: Lesson Learned...

The Temporary Oklahoma Convention Chairman, never called for nominations from the floor for a permanent chair...

I thought that was one of the first orders of business after the credentials report has been given, should be the nomination and election of a Permanent Chair...This temporary chairman was clearly hostile to Dr. Paul and his supporters...Don't let this happen again...

This temporary chair said that you can vote to have me removed...

No, delegates should have nominated and then elected a permanent chair...Or am I missing something?

Let's have a professional Parliamentarian go with us next time!!

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Thanks for posting this--

I was wondering how to find a Parliamentarian!

you can thank me by getting

you can thank me by getting one to your convention ;)

in the end, one man can't

in the end, one man can't free us. we have to all do our part. if enough of us stand together and fight for freedom, we will win. keep up the fight. god is with us.

f___ all forms of govt.

when in doubt ask yourself

What would Ron Paul do?


Just my 2 cents...

Alright, what can we take away from what happened last night? Well first and foremost, from here on out at state conventions, we need to do 2 things.

1. Make sure we do have live streams of the convention, possibly 2 or more sources, and have communication with those on the ground so encase something happens, or some information needs relaying, people on the ground will know what's up.

2. We need to make sure that there are at least 2 people there fully aware of the rules and info they need and will have no problem standing up for what's right when they being intimidated with lies/police. Because we all know the establishment will pull this stuff from here on out, it's very important to be prepared and know the ground you stand on. In Arizona, the police had NO RIGHT to drive supporters away, and unfortunately there was no one there who knew the process well enough to have a second Oklahoma type scenario.

Now that i got that out of the way, keep in mind you win some and you lose some... But what happened in Arizona doesn't change a thing, it only provides us with motivation to correct the mistakes made, and not let it happen again.

We can do this, do not back down. We are so close to victory i can practically reach out and grab it. Stay free my friends!

Also Just As A Practical Matter Of Being Able To Conduct

Business In For Example The Parking Lot - these are things that also might help to have on hand which could make things more comfortable for everyone... Not sure if 1 or 2 meant this but PARLIAMENTARIANS would be essential to be sure business conducted is according and within RNC rules so they can't discredit the parking lot proceedings...

3. A pedestal type Podium that sets a foot or two off or above the ground so the RP chair or others can stand on above the crowd and so everyone can see those who are trying to speak to the crowd.

4. A wireless bullhorn or speaker system so the RP chair doesn't have to lose their voice yelling for everyone to hear.

5. Must have everyone on mass text message communications opt-in so that the State RP Campaign Chair can be sure to communicate with everyone for different things... This basically just allows the RP Campaign chair to send out mass text messages to everyone with critical instructions during time of confusion or just regularly to help everyone stay organized and informed such as Voting suggestions by the campaign and other critical instructions to be sure everyone is immediately aware of events as they develop up to the second... I was poking around and found the website optit.com ... Not sure which service Carl Bunce or the Arizona RP campaign chair used(other state chairs should call these folks and ask since I'm sure they shopped around for the best deal), but I think something of this sort is probably the single most important tool to be sure everyone is informed up to the second no matter what happens.

6. Everyone (BYOS) Bring Your Own Stool Or make sure the campaign has A bunch of stools available for people to sit on...

7. Water - either bottled or a 5-gallon mobile type set-up with cups.

8. Be prepared to order food for everyone if needed.

9. Mothers with children should bring everything they would need as if they were taking their children outside to the park for the day in the case there would need to be a make-shift daycare-play area for the kids when there is no daycare available inside the convention.

10. Possibly our own on call security prepared to arrive if needed??? This is just in case they have their own hired security to try to bully Ron Paul People off the Premises??? Or have contacts within the local police to make sure there are Oathkeepers who will be available to be sure police don't treat us unfairly??? Maybe get more guidance from the campaign on this decision but I think we need to start planning for the Old Guard to start trying to use more strong arm tactics to keep Ron Paul people from conducting business after they shut the lights out and lock the doors.

If anyone can think of anything else, that would be helpful...

-LibertyG ... 2 Corinthians 2:16-17 "To some we are a scent of death leading to death, but to others, a scent of life leading to life. And who is competent for this? For we are not like the many who make a trade(for profit) but as those with sincerity...

Great post!!


11. Lawyer

12. People must force the election of a permanent Chair FIRST, and not allow the temporary Chair to conduct ANY business until this is done.

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

Live Web Broadcasting

I'm probably the hundredth person to say it, but in my opinion the live web broadcasting needs to start increasing. If everything that happens in these conventions is beaming into homes around the world, cheaters will think twice when they try their dirty tricks. I doubt people will be so daring if they're wondering in the back of their mind whether they're about to become a viral internet villain for what they're about to do.

Be the guy that shoves a camera phone in the face of someone acting suspicious. Be the girl that follows the cheater around the convention and shames them!

And guys, don't give up. If you're getting tired or demoralised from all the obstacles, remember - THE WORLD IS BEHIND YOU.

Next Convention...

This is just my opinion but I would strongly suggest having more delegates plugged into or have access to the live stream via cell phone at the next convention to be able to field advice from the dedicated viewers. Some people giving advice during the AZ convention actually knew what they were talking about and if our people on the floor could see the feed or hear them it very well could have made all the difference in the world. Delegates for the upcoming conventions need to review what took place and learn as much as possible just in case the "establishment" doesn't allow recording devices. The rest of us need to be better prepared than the folks in AZ and not back down until the cops start cuffing innocent citizens in front of a camera during a live stream

Advantages in Perspective

Participants in the Live Stream have a huge advantage in that their perspective is disconnected from the physical effects of the event on cognitive process, they aren't thinking under fire from the various strong stimulations and distractions at the convention.

The Live Stream participants also have google and a searchable PDF of Robert Rules of Order at their fingertips. Some of us even build a spreadsheet on the fly to keep notes of the convention and outline strategies on the fly. ;-)

If one, single delegate in each district or county delegate body has access to the Live Stream, this could be a historic use of 1st amendment rights.

Just think of the implications of this technology in TAMPA ... whew!

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Sounds like you yourself should be one of the guys on the end of the line! For folks at either the upcoming Michigan, Mississippi, Minnesota or Georgia conventions - next up, this coming weekend!!

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

I will be there.

Pizza Bombs and spreadsheets flying.

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Recording Devices

I'm not sure if any of the states GOP have rules in place for recording devices but if there are, can't there be a motion on the floor to allow them?

OK rules, speculate

I was reading the original rules of the OK convention.

Pursuant to State Party Rules, a quorum shall be a majority of all delegates on the Permanent Roll of this Convention.

So, did too many people leave such that there was no longer a quorum? I was reading that this is basically how we lost nevada in 08.


Permanent Roll

Because the position of the Chair of the credentialing committee was so thoroughly impeached by their inability to properly and in a timely manner credential the delegates and because basically, there was NO credentialed body of delegates on the floor in good standing ... there was no ROLL.

The ONLY true roll was produced in the Parking Lot, and so there was 100% attendance of the Permanent Roll at the rump convention in the Parking Lot.

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did a roll call of every single county and determined there was a quorum. Everything done after the establishment broke the rules and abandoned the convention was legitimate. I think the GOP would have a very hard time legally discounting the parking lot convention.

Tweets going out last night

were saying that they did indeed have a quorum.

That's a releif.

That's a releif.

so it begins...

Ive noticed a few posts going around with alot of OPINIONS and INTERPRETATIONS on a certain article that seam to be starting decent before anything is even understood. all you people that have become psychic and think you know exactly whats going on...REMEMBER all the things RON PAUL has done to HURT the system.I have total faith that all the hard work ive been apart of and seen with my own to eyes ARE NOT just a fake. Theres no betrayel in this and this is just an example of how things can get out of hand like a brush fire. The campain has done things we cant understand and have got us this far. dont be so easily defeated now by some tactic that MIGHT just help us out in the end.

Whoa!! That is wise thinking

Whoa!! That is wise thinking =D

Things are heating up

I have to agree. Things are getting really intense! I don't look for them to ease up anytime soon. Ron Paul supporters, aka AMERICANS, are fed up. Fed up with the Fed, the privacy invasion, the freedom vaccuum! Not to mention the dirty tricks and manipulation from other GOP candidates campaigns and what not!That bag is full...we have come to life like a sleeping giant. My dad made an awesome point to me yesterday how it is up to us to literally change the world! We can't let this opportunity pass. In twenty years we will be teaching our children about how we saved the world...in real terms! Just like our man says...nothing can stop an idea whose time has come. That time is here, and moving like a freight train! Ron Paul!



a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat


I watched the ustream of the OK and AZ conventions yesterday and learned a lot. First thank you so much Suriyahfish a wonderful young activist that streamed the video in OK all day yesterday and into the night out in the parking lot of the Embassy Suites in Norman OK right outside where the convention was held.Also thank you to the ustreamer from Arizona. And of course thank you to the Nevada swiffer cameraman for his impressive and historic capturing of the republic in action. I saw in OK that the convention was being hijacked by the GOP neocons and they continued to ignore calls from the floor and calls of division. Then they forced everyone outside because the area was rented only until 5PM. The neocons where hoping everyone would leave and allow them to finish "party business" without the influence of the RP'ers. There were at least 800 delegates that met outside the convention on the premises of where the convention took place and help a RUMP convention. They had a great parliamentarian and all of the rules of the State GOP where adhered to. The RUMP convention in the parking lot lasted about 4 hours and ended around 10pm after dark. As I watched the ustream along with over 1800 other viewers from around the world I realized those people with little kids and others may be getting hungry. I suggested a pizza bomb and I called the Norman OK Dominoes pizza and told them they would be getting more calls soon for a large order of pizzas. I gave the manager my Credit card info and they all had pizza.This was truly a historical event taking place in the parking lot and i was so proud to be an American. The smiles on the peoples faces said it all, it made me cry with joy. I love you all for standing up against Tyranny and defending our constitution and our Republic. Til next battle.

Freedom is not free.


I sent a pizza and I agree with having at least one parliamentarian and leaders at all conventions from here on out. I wager this convention will be typical of all of them in the days going forward. Big shout out and THANKS to Suri for providing the video! You all did a great job and frankly in my opinion, this is how government is supposed to work. It was by the rules, for the people, and frankly professional and efficient.

Stop calling it rump.

Stop calling it rump.

My understanding

is that it was a legitimate convention. But, obviously, the delegates on both the outside convention and the inside convention will be challenged by the opposite side. That's how it works.

What does "RUMP" mean anyway?

What does "RUMP" even mean? I wish people wouldn't use acronyms or abbreviations without defining them first. As the Self-Appointed Chief of the Internet Grammar Police, I'm really irritated by that sort of thing!

(By the way, I know what "rump" means - it's the most tender cut of meat from most quadrupedal food animals, and/or the derriere of most bipedal mammals.)

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