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Billionaire Investor Bets On Paul

May 19, 2012 | NPR

In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, only one candidate remains to challenge presumptive nominee Mitt Romney: Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

Even Paul has said he will no longer campaign in states that have yet to hold their primaries. And Paul has always been considered a long shot to win. But that hasn't deterred many of his hard-core supporters, including the Silicon Valley billionaire who has bankrolled the superPAC backing Paul.

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I'm as conspiracy oriented as anybody.
Donating money to Ron Paul is not a bad thing.

Now, if the money flow from Bilderbergers, etc, becomes enough that the whole movement begins to depend on it, and the money starts having strings attached, then it IS a problem.
The money-changers like to take control that way.

But at this time, that's not happening, and as long as we remain aware about how large amounts of money can be used to make us dependent and control us, we can make our own decisions and be okay.

Bilderbergers are real, not some cosmic evil cartoon

Conspiracy nuts misunderstand the nature of the Bilderbergers. It is a private group of the powerful no doubt, but it is not a scripted conspiracy against God and Man. That most members are bad guys in our eyes does not mean all are or become evil by accepting an invitation to membership.

If Thiel is backing Paul, he supports Paul. There is no other reason he would be doing it.

Its Official!

Ron Paul has ties to Bilderberg! At this moment Adam Kokesh, Alex Jones, and other conspiracy theorists are crying their hearts out!

Joel Skousen commented on this Thiel/Bilderberg Connection

This is from February of this year and is taken from Joel's "World Affairs Brief" at (www.worldaffairsbrief.com). He uses PTB as short for "Powers that Be":


...Each candidate has their sugar daddy: “megadonors
like Sheldon Adelson (for Gingrich),
Foster Freiss (Santorum), Peter Theil (Paul) and
Harold Simmons (Romney) are using cash
infusions and major ad buys to manipulate the
duration and outcome of the GOP nomination
What I think is happening is that the PTB are
convinced none of Romney’s challengers are
going to beat him outright, so they are boosting
all 3 competitors (even Ron Paul a bit) to make
sure Romney has to make a deal with the
establishment in order to gain a majority of
delegates. That’s the only reason an outright
globalist like Thiel would boost Ron Paul who
stands against the FED and everything the
globalist conspiracy stands for....


It's hard to know what goes behind the scenes. Joel is correct a lot more than he is wrong. It's quite possible this kind of deal has already been entered into. Certainly you have now heard the rumors about the Bilderberg hand-picking Marco Rubio as a possible Romney VP running Mate. Bilderberg will be meeting at the end of this month in The Westfields Marriott in Chantily Virginia at the end of this month. You can follow that by Google searching "Bilderberg" WITHIN the infowars.com domain in Google's advanced search function.


I started to do some research on Thiel

and he has an interesting and impressive resume. However apparently Thiel is listed as a member of the Steering Committee of The Bilderberg Group, a controversial group of influential business and government leaders who meet annually behind closed doors under a media blackout to discuss world issues.

I'm not sure how a connection like that fits with our movement. What do we really know about this guy?

HopeRenewed - 6/13/2011
Neither should we sacrifice Liberty for Safety nor Integrity for Concessions. True Liberty can not exist in the absence of integrity. Liberty gained through compromise is but a temporary illusion.

There should be a rule that

There should be a rule that if it's old news, even if its reported late, to be labeled "old news" or, rather than "billionaire investor", actually put the person's name.

Sames everybody time to read, and the site some bandwidth.

Caution - Troll Crossing in the comments!


~Your perception becomes your reality~

world economy is tanking and the system may collapse-- and in

the worst scenario, it may bring an end to dollar hegemony as well if a financial event increases tensions between nations and steer them into protectionism and trade war--but no, people are schit arguing about some conspiracy guy giving his paper money who might be useless soon anyway

always astounding how many dumbasses there are hanging around on dp like flies circling that won't leave

im surprise you didn't join the media bash on ron paul when white nationalists donated 500 bucks to ron paul and he decided to keep it, saying 'well, they endorse me but it doesn't mean i endorse them, and it only means money is now in the hands of those who will make better use of it'

As already said, those

As already said, those conspiracies have become mainstream. There are so many people who know all this stuff, but haven't a clue what is the solution to the problems we face. They know nothing about liberty and the principles behind it and never heard of Ron Paul.

It makes one a bit sad to see educated Ron Paul supporters running after those theories without questioning them in the same manner they question the news on TV.
If something becomes mainstream there is usually something weird about it.
I hope our movement can be a rare exception in this regard and become mainstream as quick as possible.


I find the negative comments here astounding. This person could have donated nothing. Do you think he has anything personally and immediately to gain from supporting Paul? Do either yourselves or Thiel believe that Dr. Paul (if he wins) would bestow gifts or cabinet positions on Thiel? of course not! When anybody on this forum makes a billion dollars and donates more than Thiel, then they can be negative all they want and chide him for not doing "more"

Instead of worrying about what Thiel is doing or not doing for the campaign, trying worrying about what YOU are doing. It is much more effective.

Did we hit a nerve?

Yes Peter Thiel and other internet billionaires may absolutely have something to lose or gain in failing to support or supporting Ron Paul and the ideas that are brewing in this dark hour.

American billionaires as well as billionaires around the world who have a decent bone in ther body, should have a clue about what is at stake in this election and donate BIG time -enough to make Ron Paul WIN.

Again, has Facebook donated money or time to the Ron Paul campaign as I understand they did for Obama?

It's past time for all good men, especially public figures and men of wealth to make known whose side they are on and to be willing to sacrifice that others might live free - the way Paulites, some who have no wealth are doing and have been doing for years...

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.


yeah, money helps but we should keep this guy under watch


so what. still just a group of rich people meeting together. when i worked in wireless i was part of a group called a BNI. You trade clients, you keep each other successful. So what. It's not their fault that they are willing to do what it takes to win and others are not.

libertarianism has nothing to do with The Tea Party, it is simply one of our vehicles to liberty, and if that vehicle breaks down, we have the money to purchase another vehicle. That "money" comes in the form of truth, and spite for misplaced authority.


Bilderberg is 'just a group of rich people meeting together'


lets look at it from your point of view Mr "i've been here for 20 weeks." Lets say Bilderburg runs the world like you seem to think they do. (It is unlikely but I digress.) Why would they want Ron Paul to give Romney a bad time? Maybe there is an even deeper conspiracy man, and like, they are gonna send the Reptilians to rejoin Obama in their quest to create the Amero and uh... yeah whatever man. You'll lose you're mind trying to figure that crap out. Just be glad we got the money and happy to know we have the one guy who we can say got that money without having to be bought with it.

libertarianism has nothing to do with The Tea Party, it is simply one of our vehicles to liberty, and if that vehicle breaks down, we have the money to purchase another vehicle. That "money" comes in the form of truth, and spite for misplaced authority.

well indeed!

I am glad we got the money. However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep an eye on the guy given his affiliations.

Just common sense and logic, dude. No need to use fallacies like 'ridicule' or 'appeal to seniority'.

Could it be that those

Could it be that those Bilderberg members and the Fed etc. only do the bailouts because they fear the reaction of the uneducated masses to the total collapse of the fiat money system?
I mean especially some of those Occupiers or Michael Moore followers.

I don't say this is the case, but I think it is never wrong to look at things from many different perspectives.

And if you look closely, there are really some hints. For example despite the blackout of Ron Paul, there is some kind of an "information campaign" going on about the Fed and sound money in the media for some years now, isn't it?

Sometimes, I don't understand what their motives really are, because it just doesn't make any sense.

However, one thing I know for sure. You know, I live in Germany and I definetely fear the reaction of the masses when the fiat money collapses. I think in Europe, the communists break through after that.
But I also know another thing for sure. Your path in the United States after the collapse has already been determined. Liberty will prevail! Let us hope and pray that our good Dr. Paul will be there in those times to fix the mess.

And don't give up hope, he can and will win this election!

Some people have theories

Some people have theories about Alan Greenspan attempting to return to gold through so called "creative destruction". I don't know that there is any basis in truth to such ideas, or if there is really anyone powerful attempting to do so, or for what purpose. You can really fall down a rabbit hole thinking about. But it does seem to me as if this whole massive build up of debt is deliberate, the powers that be cannot be that dumb or oblivious. It is probably on purpose. But for what end, I don't know.

Yes, I know those theories,

Yes, I know those theories, but I think it is far more complex than one group building up the debt on purpose. If there are bad guys there are surely powerful good guys, too.

I think on the internet is not less propaganda than on TV. It would be naive to believe that those powers trying to manipulate the people on TV are not trying to do so on the internet, not by blacking something out, but by spreading their disinformation.

The first time I discovered this Illuminati theory, it was the most anti american, founders bashing theory I ever saw. They related the founders with the Illuminati and said they would have created the United States only to advance their enslaving agenda.
Here I knew immediately, something is really weird about this stuff.

Only later, I discovered the other theory, which is the same in core, but pro liberty and pro founders instead.

I think somebody has turned the theory around and published it with a different message, so the readers become more educated in the case of liberty.

What is it with all this stuff? Those Illuminati symbols are really everywhere. It becomes harder everyday not to detect them. But what do they really mean?
The deeper I dive into this subject the more evidence I see, that the real Illuminati (not the people who actually hold the power in the government) could be on our side, but are victims of a big disinformation campaign.

I've noticed that too. There

I've noticed that too. There are even two different versions of the new world order, and two popular opposing theories being propagandized on the internet, one pro liberty/founders, and another anti-American and discrediting the founders (and including Ron Paul). I don't know what it means. But I think likely there is competing propaganda being promoted online, especially now that there are a lot of people turning away from TV and seeking this sort of information out.

...and be very careful what

...and be very careful what we say about him

Ebay is true Free Market

I know ebay and paypal are separate companies, but I'm not surprised Peter Thiel is a Ron Paul supporter. RP even mentions Paypal in one of his books as a real banking/market model. Of course now I think the costs are kind of high on ebay and paypal, but that could change in a healthy economy. Anyway, I'm a big fan of ebay. I've always wondered what type of pressure they've gotten for taking the benefits directly to the seller and buyer and allowing real competition.

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Wow! This guy is on our side!

Can't wait to see the rest of the interview. Even in these few sentences it is plane that the only return on his investment he expects is what Dr. Paul offers all of us.

I'm reminded of this donation story...

People are donating to the temple to God...

"Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents."

"Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on." (Mark 12:41-44)

Thiel's contributions are great. I too wish he would do more. But it's those of you that scrape and scratch to be able to donate that last $20 that are the inspiration for us all.

That was really great...

interesting how people are essentially the same since the time of Jesus.

just think, the Romans were chock full of Newts and Hannitys!

a very Humbling and Appropriate story

This is such an appropriate story for many of these humble supporters.
Thank you for sharing it here!

The rich man does not need to be involved, but the fact that he is, really is the whole point here.

Times are tough....those that are able to, donate the little that they have, because they believe WE WILL WIN!


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead

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Was the interview with Thiel on 60 Minutes last night

or is it scheduled to air next week?

My most pressing present concern is as follows:

Peter Thiel and his Liberty Super PAC has been a wonderful Super PAC for Dr. Paul, however, If I'm not mistaken, he has not made a donation that I'm aware of in the last several months since his last contribution of $2.5 MIllion Dollars. I'm aware of his Billionaire status, however, I'm not absolutely sure of his actual net worth but I'm pretty sure that several million dollars is a drop in the bucket for this young man. And I can only ask of Peter if able, could you please condider another significant contribution per your Super PAC (much of the Money is in fact contributed by average individuals globally) and a percentage of it comes from him as well I can only surmise. If able Peter, your financial assistance through your wonderful Super PAC would be an indescribable gesture on the part of not just your Super Pac but of yourself and your humanitarian approach. And this wonderful endeavor will not be forgotten by neither Dr. Paul and his staff but from we his avid supporters. You Peter are truly the light which has that tendency to shine through our world in those times of darkness when it appears hopless for many. May God Bless You in these continued difficult times for so many and allow for your good and courageous work to continue

UGGH There is no "betting".


There is no "betting". It's simply giving money to a cause you believe in.