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The Ron Paul picture is gone...

I know that the Daily Paul is moving past focusing on Ron Paul's 2012 campaign, but did the Ron Paul picture on the right of the DP really have to get taken down? After all, our movement and this website IS still inspired by the good doctor even if it's no longer mainly about getting him elected. And that's all the picture said: "The Daily Paul is inspired by Ron Paul". Now there is nothing about him, not even a smaller picture. Does anyone else feel the same way?

Nystrom Update: Please see my response in this comment, below. Thank you.



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I think someone should

I think someone should photoshop RP onto a cross and put that picture up there!

Jeez, you guys need to quit with the ridiculous hero worship.

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.”

You guys

do really well at missing the entire point about what everyone here is talking about.

Sheesh, Piss off.

Its called Symbolism

I can't beleive that

they even believe themselves when they say that.

BUMP THIS!!!

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Getting seriously tired of this..

The mods are refusing to even respond about it. I'm about to make my own website and go there and actually give RP the respect he deserves.

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Formerly Tebowtime195
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NEWEST BLOG POST: 'The Daily Paul is Inspired by Ron Paul (September 10th, 2012)' - My thoughts on the whole deal with the 'Inspired by Ron Paul' picture being removed from the Daily Pa

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powerful words

"I'm about to make my own website and go there and actually give RP the respect he deserves." Ty_bow95

Something that

I am definitely more than willing to follow through with.

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Formerly Tebowtime195
My blog: http://tebowtime95.wordpress.com
NEWEST BLOG POST: 'The Daily Paul is Inspired by Ron Paul (September 10th, 2012)' - My thoughts on the whole deal with the 'Inspired by Ron Paul' picture being removed from the Daily Pa

Please oh please bring it back.

[on my knees, kissing mods feet]

Ron Paul's adorable little face is the iconic symbol of liberty for us. Please bring back the old photo before it was somehow faded.

If it is not coming back could we get an update on the future plans for DP?

Thank you your Highness.

[bow, curtsey, back out of chamber]

According to a mod on the DP chat,

They are "not going to tolerate flooding the site over it" - it meaning other posts about the removal of the good doctor's picture. Several posts other than this one have been deleted by mods. But OBVIOUSLY it was okay to "tolerate flooding the site" with Gary Johnson posts BEFORE the RNC when Dr. Paul was still running...

What's more unappealing to newcomers, a picture of Ron Paul or censoring posts about him on a "liberty" website? Hmmm?

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

that's why

it's getting to be about time to dump this site. If they can't even respect the free flow of what we the active participants of the website care about then the website loses all credibility. Mods need to wake up and smell the liberty. "Tolerate flooding"?, are they kidding themselves? How can we who've been taught to fight the battles for free expression tolerate their censorship???

-vapaulsupporter

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People donated to a Ron Paul site. People contributed to a Ron Paul site. They were "proud" of Ron Paul when his image helped build this site.

" The Master" ......The best comment

Submitted by photoshopwiz on Sat, 09/08/2012 - 01:05

This is Michael's site. However, I also deeply desire for the picture to be brought back. I do think of Dr. Paul as our Sensei, the guiding light and Grand Master that lead most of us out of the storm, into this shelter. This is my 5th year.

Respect ≈)

Photo of the Master

The Master's photo will be hung farthest from the front door, or on the front wall of the dojo. If there are more than two photos, the Master's photo will be at the center, and a few inches above all the others.

http://www.dailypaul.com/253522/the-ron-paul-picture-is-gone...

BUMP!

Seriously Nystrom. Put it back.

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Formerly Tebowtime195
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NEWEST BLOG POST: 'The Daily Paul is Inspired by Ron Paul (September 10th, 2012)' - My thoughts on the whole deal with the 'Inspired by Ron Paul' picture being removed from the Daily Pa

I keep checking

to see if he's back.

Let's Fight the Good Fight

Seriously guys, bring back

Seriously guys, bring back the picture. That's all we're asking for

well...

I came to this board and paid my support for this board seeking out Ron Paul and the spirit of Liberty in the name of my Forefathers. To me, the picture of DR Paul was like a ship's figurehead cutting through the waves.. showing me the way. Now I know the figurehead wasn't the ship or the people on the ship it was more the idea of the ship and I liked that. I was here to learn and that face told me I was at the right place. Would you remove one of the men from the face of Mt Rushmore because of relevance? Now if this board is truly no longer Dr Paul's board you should just come out and call it something else so everyone know's what's what. and while I'm on that subject... what is everyone's personal favorite "alternative" website?

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

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dutch of course

“Would you remove one of the men from the face of Mt Rushmore because of relevance?” This is a great question – I was thinking the same exact thing – That removing the jpeg (or was it a gif) from the html was like dynamiting the face off Mt. Rushmore. We think alike; you, me. Do lunch?

lunch eh

You in california? I am always curious about meeting like minded strangerrs ;)

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

Since you asked,

you will find some DPers (and former DPers) here: http://www.hiddenplaces.org/main/ I will be there soon, too.

Check it out. You'll like what you see. There's even a link for alternative (real) news sites, as well as great articles on many topics of interest to RP supporters.

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

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I put my info in but haven't ch'ked to see if I've been approved yet. One of these days when I'm feeling wild and woolly I'm gonna apply for Daughters of the Republic of Texas too 'cause I'm thinking about moving back anyway. California is making me nervous even tho I grew up here and my mom always said you can take the girl out of Texas but you cant take Texas out of the girl~ yee haw!

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

The solution to this is obvious...

Make the reappearance of the "Inspired by" photo a subscriber-only option. That way, everyone who wants it can pay for the ad space it replaces and opt for it. Having paid the freight for their quasi-religious rite, DPers who wish to can once again commune with with their icon whenever they visit DP, and the owner of the site (and others) are free to decline such communion.

This solution is consistent with the principles of libertarianism, is it not?

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hallowed be thy name

"DPers who wish to can once again commune with with their icon whenever they visit DP" dude, that's funny

I think that's a cop out. You

I think that's a cop out. You either stand for something or you don't.

Very true.

And the question at the heart of this spat is whether Ron Paul still stands for what we thought he did in the way we hoped he would. Say what you want about Gary Johnson, but when the GOP and establishment media moved to squash his candidacy, he did not seek to appease them and/or ingratiate his campaign staff to them, he drew a bright line, separated himself from the bastards and kept on fighting. I wish Ron and Rand Paul would have done the same.

Ahhhhhhhhhh. I get it now.

Ahhhhhhhhhh. I get it now. This is all about you being mad at Ron Paul for being himself and not resorting to a fistfight with the RNC cesspool.

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Would either Mayor Nystrom or Jon kindly address this,

so that we can move on?

1. Who's idea was it, and why?

2. Why does the notion of 'moving forth with the R3VOLution/Liberty Movement/Freedom Movement, beyond, and post-RP2012,' necessarily entail removing "inspired by Dr. Paul"-picture?

3. Was it that crucial that the 'real estate' taken up by that picture, immediately be used for something else?

4. Was the removal a purely positive symbolic gesture? If so, then what did the proprietor of this fine site and mods have in mind, to that effect?

'Tis all we're asking.

Please address this, whenever you can.

Thank you.

Predictions in due Time...
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"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Exactly!

Exactly!

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Communication is needed for major

changes. Did the administrators really think through the consequences of removing a unifying, positive, inspirational symbol with NOTHING? A vacuum instead of a concept? Sorry but the new logo does not inspire. Just words that have lost meaning in modern culture. No wonder we're being overrun by non-libertarians at the DP. We used to have a reference point. Now, no guiding light for community unity.

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