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In 2008 there was a Ron Paul Blimp, in 2012 there can be a Ron Paul Ship sailing around Tampa Convention

http://www.photosails.com/images/ron_paul_miami.jpg

For 1/10th the cost (50k) of a blimp, or about $5-20 each, the Ron Paul Ship can sail around the glass convention center for all the delegates to see.

Billboards are not allowed in Tampa, so it would be an exclusive sailing Ron Paul billboard undoubtedly sparking conversation between delegates.

"What would inspire supporters to make a boat for their candidate?"

"Let me tell you..."

http://www.ronpaulboat.com




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read somewhere Feds were considering shutting down the waterways

For the convention. Is this no longer being pursued?

Last minute possibilities....

Sadly, yes, the main canal will be "off limits," but that doesn't mean we cant brand the Sunshine Causeway or the beaches or other places close to downtown. It will still be the talk of the town and delegates will see it.

Sure, it's grasping at straws, but that is EXACTLY what I want to do with MY money. I'M IN with all my savings, BUT, that is not enough unless other Ron Paul supporters share my vision and help fund this.

I'm in communication with Photosails. The sailboat and people are in place to make this happen, but it is now too late for the best of fancy graphics yet WE CAN get rushed lessor graphics (lower cost, too) to present a message to the public.

I'm picturing large block letters, but no time left and I haven't consulted with Photosails on the specifics of what can be rushed -- just that they have a group of professionals in place to work fast and get the job done as they are highly motivated being Ron Paul supporters themselves!

EXCEPT they can't do it without the funds and it really is the last minute. It's up to you reading this now to make your personal decision. IF I had the money and even if it took all I had, I would fully fund this myself. If you can make this happen or be part of a group of us who can together make this happen, please post or email me and we will talk with Photosails and arrange your choice of what is still possible.

Let's grasp at straws and be seen with our statement. If you fund it, you are the decision maker on that. I invite conversation here on what you would do with your money on this project. What Ron Paul quote would you feature? What statement would you make? What is your message to the world? To the rest of fine Ron Paul supporters who participate in conversation, yet are not funding this, I ask you to please be supportive of what others choose to do with their money and make your contribution to this project your good ideas on what will be the most effective message for the contributors to consider yet in recognition that it is fully the choice of the contributors.

My comment on motivation and possibilities:

My work is industrial automation. I work with highly talented people. It's amazing how much we can do and how fast it can be done to meet real world factory production imperatives in an emergency. The people here really care and have worked all hours to make things happen to prevent production shutdowns for major factories and have them meet their production commitments.

Similarly, from my communications with Photosails, I see this in them and they are a team of skilled specialists in what they do and they will do what it takes to get their jobs done well for us and produce an excellent presentation to the public. But, it will need to be funded immediately.

Let's pick up phones and make things happen. I'm in, if you are. I just can't fund the whole project myself. If I could, I would.

Ronald H Levine
RonaldHLevine4548@yahoo.com

Promote: RonPaulBoat.com

Think big: http://www.RonPaulBoat.com.

Ronald H Levine :)

Promote: RonPaulBoat.com by using this picture URL:

http://www.photosails.com/images/ron_paul_Miami.jpg

1000's

of ships

I LOVE it!!

Great idea! Don't see how they cd stop it, either, as there is a freedom for sailing!!

Tampa bay full of ships

...marked the beginning of the Ron Paul R3volution new stage - the private grassroot event dwarfed the traditional Venice regatta when 1000s of private yachts, ships, boats and cockleshells in motley colours filled the Tampa Bay with party on board. This added to Ron Paul "land" festival and one can estimate there were 100 times more Ron Paul supporters around Tampa than the Romneys at some periods of time and it sometimes looked like the Tampa bay battle II will take place. But no major incidents have been recorded except of the unfortunate sinking of one of the gunships after accidental collision with a trawler. The wet and shocked policemen were rescued by one of the Ron Paul flagships and transported to safety. Tampa recorded the highest single day incomes in history. :)

I started this ...

I started this Ron Paul Boat project of individual initiative in plenty of time for the primaries and caucuses with thinking that the sails would be used for the convention as being discussed now with a renewed posting here. I realize this is beyond last minute and will require miracles for it to happen. It sure would be nice for me to offer perfection that will work like magic without anything that can go wrong and change everything and Ron Paul is nominated. But, I only have reality to offer and it is a long shot. The reality is this is now like the Mars landing with a million things that can go wrong plus we have to overcome being past the deadline to make the sails. I also see valid concerns that the navigable waterways where it can be seen by the delegates will be blocked. This was addressed early on by Photosails and perhaps something changed and we can find out, but as of now I believe we can sail the waterways among the high security of the area. The professional captain of Hunter Sailboats will be engaged in commerce as hired and denial of passage might just be a bigger story than success or maybe not with the news media covering up of abuses.

This is crazy and impossible! Which is exactly how it can work. It will be the talk of the convention that those Ron Paul supporters are so passionate that they just don't give up and will go to extreme lengths against all odds for Ron Paul to get the Republican nomination.

I was inside of the Republican nominating convention four years ago campaigning to delegates to nominate Ron Paul. It takes a miracle to get in. It happened. Don't count on it again. My vision is delegates staring out the walls of glass of at convention and seeing the Ron Paul Boat and asking what drives those Ron Paul supporters to do this?

We will have some Ron Paul delegates there to answer that. Ron Paul is a candidate for nomination.

Presume what you like as inspired by main stream media "presumptive candidate".jargon. Delegates CAN NOMINATE RON PAUL!

The truth is the globalists have a tiny fraction of one percent of the voters yet they win by tricking the voters with their candidates on both sides. It's ironic that we can easily outvote the globalists yet many here truthfully tell us it is impossible to win. That is the reality. Reality can be changed

In your imagination, go back in time and tell George Washington it is impossible to win against the mighty British Empire and their professional soldiers so well trained and fed and with plenty of supplies. Tell George Washington he can't win with less than five percent public support -- that's it's impossible!.

Not to take away from impossible that it did happen, it was impossible and only happened by many miracles given by our Creator in giving us the gift of our United States of America that we are about to vote away. Judgement of a nation comes from that!

Fund this and it's grasping at straws. Pray for miracles, too. That's how we keep our United States.

Money saved by not funding this attempt to get delegates curious to what drives us so and considering what they learn in their nomination choice becomes a moot point when we lose all that we know and love and yes, I am talking the lives of people. Global governance is evil and destruction beyond imagination.

Win or lose, impossible or not, I work to keep our United States of America. I've funded many of my expensive projects to get Ron Paul elected out of my own pocket when it just cost a few thousand dollars, but this one is beyond my means and I ask for your help. I believe in it so much that I would fund it all myself, if I had the money. I did fund the RonPaulBoat.com website with $500.

I use my real name and with my reputation (I'm known by Ron Paul supporters here in Utah), I make this promise:

The money raised will go to fund this project or it will be refunded.

Ronald H Levine
Sandy, Utah
RonaldHLevine4548@yahoo.com

Promote: RonPaulBoat.com

Think big: http://www.RonPaulBoat.com.

Ronald H Levine :)

Promote: RonPaulBoat.com by using this picture URL:

http://www.photosails.com/images/ron_paul_Miami.jpg

Welcome

It's quite a project you started, it appears it just didn't get marketed well enough. Although, it could easily be funded by even a single Ron Paul supporter that has the vision and money.

I suppose Miracles can happen.

With 2012 candidates on them?

I've never seen one.

And how many votes...

did the blimp get us... Give that money to the delegates so they can SHOW UP!!! for God's sake!

Obviously, there's no way to know

But it sure was original and definitely had an intangible effect. I'm still writing about it today.

2007 Ron Paul mini blimps

There were a few Ron Paul mini blimps, too. We did one right here in Utah. I contributed helium, a few hundred dollars, midnight repairs and rescues from high wind and storms and managing the project. This one was a project of many Ron Paul supporters and contributors in Utah. I flew it mostly over Interstate 15 and some at college events.

People were made curious to what drives Ron Paul supporters to do this. They became open to hearing the answer. Their mainstream candidates didn't have anything like this passion. They need to know why. They seek the answer. Make that happen again. Where? Right where it really counts -- the delegates and the ones with the duty to hear from those they represent and they are the ones to either nominate Ron Paul or essentially vote to end our United States of America.

Promote: RonPaulBoat.com

Think big: http://www.RonPaulBoat.com.

Ronald H Levine :)

Promote: RonPaulBoat.com by using this picture URL:

http://www.photosails.com/images/ron_paul_Miami.jpg

I'm in. Just don't use that

I'm in. Just don't use that picture of dr.paul please, lol.

"Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear." - Benjamin Franklin

That graphic is just for us

That graphic is just for us to picture what can be done and to use our imagination. The sails are opaque and can have one graphic on one side and another on the other. I would like to see (with permissions) the colorful charts and graphics of military contributors for Ron Paul being so much more than the other candidates one one side of the sails. Some famous Ron Paul quotes that came true after being laughed at predictions would be a good choice there, too. A sailboat turns around to show the other side of it's sails. Contributors will need to make some quick decisions on their graphics choices, but only IF this project gets funded quickly.

On that, I just realized: The Chipin I used early on when there was plenty of time might be a delay. Contributors, please be ready. Photosails needs to get the necessary amount quickly. We'll need to find a way to have less that can delay that.

Ronald H Levine
Sandy, Utah
RonaldHLevine4548@yahoo.com

Promote: RonPaulBoat.com

Think big: http://www.RonPaulBoat.com.

Ronald H Levine :)

Promote: RonPaulBoat.com by using this picture URL:

http://www.photosails.com/images/ron_paul_Miami.jpg

Please see comments about the waterways (below)

They will be "off limits "

Laurelai

Alright.

Alright.

"Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear." - Benjamin Franklin

Never miss an opportunity...

To miss an opportunity. You have delegates on here posting that they cannot afford to go to Tampa, and you want to throw money you don't have on this...

Are you kidding me? Where are your priorities, mate?

Financial Assistance from Ron Paul Campaign

http://www.dailypaul.com/249594/financial-assistance-from-ro...

Sometimes it's the unusual things that catch people's attention and wake them up. Do what you want (mate), I'm just posting about it.

So this is only going to cost $5000

we gotta do this like right now. You need to start a chip in like yesterday!!!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

The waterways around the convention are off limits

to boat traffic from what I have read.They actually have gunboats that are going to be patrolling.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

Closed during session, open otherwise:

Though Garrison Channel will close to recreational boaters during the week of the convention, Seddon Channel, which backs the Tampa Convention Center, will be closed to traffic only while the convention is in session, mainly the afternoons and nights of Aug. 27-30. Otherwise, it will be open to boat traffic.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/law-enforcement-pl...

Reading that article and watching that video really looks like the government is mainly trying to intimidate and scare boaters away, even at times when channels are not closed. What does it say when the government has to protect it's 'political' conventions with machine guns?

You are Absolutely Correct

Google: "Waterways around the RNC"
Here is just one of the articles.. Sounded like a winner !Will not work though.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/law-enforcement-pl...

Laurelai

Front page

worthy for sure. I am definitely in if we can get everyone in. Keep it at the top!!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Get on the boatwagon. That

Get on the boatwagon. That doesn't really make sense, but yeah. I like it!

Don't miss the boat.

Ron Paul 2012!