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Heads Up: Will They Try to Take Away Ron Paul Signs at Convention? Plan Well.

Had a conversation with an indie reporter last night who was at the 2004 Democratic Convention, reporting the kinds of things that don't make it onto TV. He said in order to preserve an appearance of monolithic unity the Kerry people were taking away other primary candidates' signs even before Kerry was officially nominated, so they wouldn't be caught by the television cameras.

They didn't want the cameras to catch a whiff of the fact that there was or had been anyone else in the race.

Therefore we need to have our signs in a number of formats, including roll-up which will fit into a pants leg or tucked under your shirt.

Prepare for them to play dirty. We have every right to display Paul signs before the final nomination vote is over and there is an OFFICIAL nominee, not the railroad train they are trying to assume.

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T-Shirt Under Your Regular Shirt

Hey guys, I am betting these slimy f$#@s are gonna be snagging Ron Paul gear, so EVERYONE prepare in advance. We can't let them quiet us, NOT EVEN A LITTLE.

Wear a Ron Paul shirt UNDER your other shirt. Then you can reveal your shirt after the party is started.

The signs, either.

1. Bring blank poster board and a marker.

2. Mock up a Romney sign. On poster board, glue on 2 pieces of printed paper. One that says "Romney," and the other says "for president." Bring some scotch tape, and a folded or rolled Ron Paul printout to put over your mock sign.

3. If there are a few of you, put one or two letters on your shirt. Then stand next to each other after things get started to spell out "Ron Paul." You can hide this shirt under another.

I can't recommend to "go get a Romney sign," as I don't see myself or others here honestly spending their time looking for Romney gear!

Be ready for them guys. Our efforts must not be extinguished.

Travelers Checks

I ran into a friend this morning while I was out shopping. Her granddaughter is engaged to a guy in the National Guard here in NC.
The story goes like this: A few from the NC, SC, Ga., National Guard will be going to Fla. to ''help out''. Most will be in plain cloths. Some have orders to start something..(what unknown) and Paul supporters will be blamed. There was talk of riots, guns, taking money off people if they carry more than 20.00 and saying its drug money. Thats why I said travelers checks..you might want to carry those if your taking cash with you.
Also cell phones. Hide yours if you can. Just be extra careful please. You might get it taken from you.
Depending on how orders come down..worse case..people will get hurt..taken to jail..property taken and not given back..or given back after its searched.
Anyone doing any media reports for YouTube..or whatever..make sure your spread out and a couple in the middle to catch it all. (it would be a hoot to interview a reporter on why they wont cover Ron Paul...ahh that was my idea)
Just PLEASE be careful in Tampa..and on the way home..as your tag numbers will be taken..you might get a bit of police harassment on the way home.

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

Sorry Misfit but I do not buy it

I just do not believe that.
This comment sounds like scare tactics to me.
Way overblown in my opinion and all based on "talk" and very little credibility if any.

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Let us hope these soldiers will step forward at the right time

and name the officers who gave them these orders (all on video of course.)

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

I hope the National Guardsmen

going to Tampa remember the oath that they took to uphold the constitution. It makes me sick that our soldiers are being used like this.

If have Romney/Paul sign:Cut/Tear/Fold Paul part and show PAUL.

Possibly bring in a ROMNEY/RYAN PAUL sign that is pre-perferated, and ready to tear to just PAUL. If you can find such. Or have one pre-printed with Paul Ryan's whole name. I like the idea of 7 shirts , each with different letter of Ron Paul's name.

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RP masks

Now that would be cool, a "v

Now that would be cool, a "v for vendetta" type of thing...

If the

goal is to make our own youtube clips and get very excited viewing them among the faithful, then I think we can achieve that.

If you want to reach broader audience on TV, then that would be hard unless we have a sympathetic camera feed manager whose responsibility is to assemble the single output from many separate cameras inputs. I think those people have CIA clearance as the media top editors do.

Even if RP gets prime time speech, after few minutes, the feed would move to a commercial, then to a studio room to discuss Paul Ryan and compare him to Palin, then back to commercial.

But we have nothing to lose, we should try our best. You never know what the truth can accomplish.

record everything

and consider using actual video camera if you can, because they may have a technology to automatically turn off recording on your phones. Is there a way to record live to the internet so that if they confiscate your phone, it can be saved online?

I am Ron Paul.

you can stream live from an iPhone



Other people out in TV land can record it for a permanent record.

There must be a similar app. for android.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

There is.

"There must be a similar app. for android"

It is called UStream.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

go here for android


click get it now

My computer knew what kind of phone I had and there was an install button. I granted the permissions and it sent it to my phone and installed it automatically.

Opened app, realized I needed a Ustream account. CAPTCHA wouldn't show on the phone, so I went online to open the account (free). But, they wanted more info online, so tried the phone again and it worked the second time without having to put so much personal information.

Start app, tap "Go Live", tap record button. When done, click on stop and then name and save the video. It streams online live, but apparently it doesn't save it until you tell it to. It only takes a second to publish it because the video is already stored online, but apparently it won't save it for later viewing unless you tell it to save. I noticed the video was kind of crappy: pixleated and stopped frequently. Sound appears to record fine without interruption, but video is sketchy. It might work better with better reception, but have not tested.

Be sure to test this a few times. I noticed you had to change the name of each video. If you need to stop and save quickly, you can add a letter to the name and publish in maybe 5 seconds or so, if you practice.

I was also able to take regular video with my phone and upload to youtube, which worked much better, but took several to many minutes to upload and it probably could have been cancelled. If you have more time, do this option because the quality of the video was much better. Also, change the resolution on the video as low as it will go. It should still show what you want, but will upload much more quickly in a pinch.

I will try to test the two different methods again in the daylight and see how it goes.

Overall it was pretty easy to figure out how to do both, but I am kinda techi. I recommend practice.

I am Ron Paul.

Livestream from Tampa RNC

www.ustream.tv always asks if you want to save a video when you stop recording. Anyone who is going to broadcast, please let me know your link/address and I will have it added here:



The goal is to make 1 web page to serve as a directory to all livestreaming broadcasts. This will make it easy for viewers to see the whole convention, inside and out. Broadcasts will probably begin Friday at Paulfest.

What do you think of this? www.theonlinemarket.org

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Double-Sided T-Shirts

Perhaps t-shirts could be made with the outside supporting Romney (or say nothing). The print on the inside of the t-shirt would support Ron Paul. Once on the floor, the delegates can turn their shirts inside out; women can wear tank-tops underneath for easy changing.

I wouldn't recomment t-shirts INSIDE the

convention, if our delegates want to be taken seriously.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Seven people could wear t-shirts with one letter each.


And plain shirts over RP tee-shirts

Also 4 people side-by-side could raise 8 hands towards any tv cameras focused their way - each inked with a letter of RON PAUL.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Absolutely. During the 2008

Absolutely. During the 2008 convention they basically had a stop & frisk policy. ALL Ron Paul related materials including signs, brochures, books and even liberty cards were CONFISCATED. And, after treating RP supporters like that, when it comes time to vote they'll want us to believe that we're all on the same team...


that can't do that!

but if they try, record it, and ustream it. don't know if it will make a difference, but it would be nice to have a record of it.

I am Ron Paul.

Now that I'm thinking of

Now that I'm thinking of it...

Anyone who is so inclined might want to consider bringing blank poster paper and some markers. This way when you're stopped there won't be any RP material to confiscate. Make it just before using it. Oh, and maybe wear a Romney pin on your jacket to throw them off a bit...


I have filled out the application

To be able to hold signs along the "designated parade route"during the RNC legally. So far I haven't heard back.

Ron Paul convert from the Heart of Dixie


You have to fill out an application to be able to legally hold a sign?!

And I Have some Signs

Along with the towels, I have some RP2012 Signs that are pre-dilled to fit onto lathe, or furring strips (wood)..the towel-guy "GAVE" them to me....yes, GAVE!
I will also be bringing some other assorted signs to "share".
Got you a towel AngieD (or two)and will be there to join in.

Thank the towel-guy by contacting him @:
He will be selling some more in Tampa.
Thanks to all in advance.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

They took away EVERYTHING in 2008!

RNC convention - our delegates reported it was like being in a horror film! They took RP books, signs, banners, brochures, buttons and were WATCHED day and night! They called their guards 'black hats'...

Leave their seat at convention and would not be allowed to return.

Intimidated and pressured to support McLame

When they tried to interrupt McLame's speech with a 'shout' the rest of the delegates shouted USA USA USA - remember hearing that in 2008?

Each state had 90 sec (open microphone) to submit their votes, and used EVERY second of that time so RP delegates could not register their votes and/or when they did, they ignored by the 'counters'.

Believe me, if this year's delegates are not fully prepared, we will have a repeat of last convention.




we should have dedicated online channel with a steady stream

of videos from cellphone cameras showing one trick after another, "minders" following you, etc. This should become an international hit. This convention will be truly broadcast over the Internet.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Online broadcast channel

We now have a webpage which will list all broadcast links! If you will be broadcasting, send me your link and I will have it added. Check these out...



What do you think of this? www.theonlinemarket.org


Carry signs with Romney/Ryan on it, but have it on layer of paper that is covering the actual Ron Paul sign under it. Here is how you do it. Get your Ron Paul sign all done and ready, then get a thin piece of card board or piece of paper that is exactly the same size as the Ron Paul sign, and write a (believable) Romney/Ryan 2012 sign on that, then gently, but securely put that over your Ron Paul sign. When it is safe, an the cameras are rolling, rip off the romney sign, revealing your Dr Paul sign. :)