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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 you are taking this "not about ron paul" meme waytoo far

nobody here is trying to argue that the movement is only about one man. we know it's not just about one person.

but with that said, it's certainly not "not about ron paul" either.

do you understand the difference?

bring the picture back.

Right on

wow you would think by this thread that this was a hard thing to ask. Putting a picture of Ron Paul back up on a site that he inspired would seem to be the least contentious request on this site.

who would have thought this simple request is unpalatable to some...curious.

As the Up Votes show DPers

As the Up Votes show DPers want the Ron Paul picture back.

Maybe now that the Campaign is over the photo could link to some great Ron Paul Youtube video, or to his Facebook page or something else about RP.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--


You really started something haven't you lol.

183 upvotes and counting. I think the pulse is clear.

Guess all of us are just stuck in the past losers who worship some elderly gentleman who has done absolutely nothing in his entire life.

When it becomes convenient we just throw the symbol of what inspired this forum in the first place in the fire and transform Paul into a corny acronym. Marketing genius I say!!

If LegalizeLiberty is now running the show around here, I am done.

Rand's new book never made it front page on the DP, yet it sold out at the official Ron Paul rally. If the DP was to be a gauge of awareness of Rand's book, people there should of said, "you wrote a new book?"

I think all the real guys left to prepare for 2016. I might join them shortly in the pantheon of heroes. Those who have stuck around are the remanent.

There are those who have unregister bombs for the GOP or the 'Ron Paul exodus to Gary Johnson' (I think somewhere I saw that picture photoshopped with sheep but I digress). What if the grassroots has a giant exodus from the Official Grassroots?

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May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
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Good work Anna!

Yeah Burning, Im getting the exact same feeling.

And I agree with you about LL.

Ron Paul for freedom!

It does seem like

the DP does not reflect the pulse of the movement. It seems like most of the people left here are big L purists who don't want the pesky Ron Paul supporters around, but do want to capitalize on their success.

I warned about the LP vultures

Don't people remember THEY kicked the Austrians out!? Remember Bob Wenzel's interview with Gary when he has a hissy fit about being grilled about what Austrian Economists he has read (and he admits he has read none).

People do not remember yet we are supposed to accept him, love him and adore him. Oh and Federal marriage laws (which will lead to eugenics) and federal protections on abortion are just so loving and great. The man is practically god on Earth.

May the LORD bless you and keep you
May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you
May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace
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Ron Paul

Ron Paul made me a Friend of Liberty.

Ron Paul my Friend in Liberty.

Ron Paul...the lobbyists don't even stop by his office.

Ron Paul...an example to follow.

Ron Paul's picture...a reminder of an example to follow.

The Daily Paul without Ron Paul... IMO will be obsolete.

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Thank you again, for everything, Ron.


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Biggest thing that stinks

about the picture being gone is when you post a link on Facebook - the image choices are just ads.
How about a rotating picture of Tom Woods, Ron Paul and Jesse Benton...

(O, I'm just joking all you Benton haters!)

But seriously, posts on Facebook don't have a good option now.

Check out http://iroots.org/
"If you’re into political activism, at least for Ron Paul if not for anyone else, I strongly recommend spending some time with iroots.org." - Tom Woods

Cyril's picture

I'd like to see Dr. Ron Paul's picture be back, too.

I'd like to see Dr. Ron Paul's picture be back, too.


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius


This is very sad.

I have seen many videos with Manystrom in them and I believe in my heart that he is a good and decent human being and him making this site and putting up with all the BS that goes along with it reinforces my belief of that....
That being said..my heart breaks for the "picture". It's like taking Jesus off the mountain in Brazil..or taking the Quaker off the Quaker Oats jar...the eagle off of damn near everything American...former Presidents off money...

Some things need to stay. Because symbolism tugs at the subconscious..it forces you to think of things without you "thinking" about them. It keeps you grounded, comforted, and on track in times of confusion.

Dr. Paul is what brought most of us here...and to many of us his likeness keeps us mentally on task. Reinforces our will to stay strong and true.

If you are truly afraid that seeing his likeness would turn off newcomers...how about a compromise? Why not take an image of Dr. Paul that is recognizable to most of us but not instantly recognizable to others and silhouette it out. Perhaps the image of Dr. Paul standing with his hand in the peace sign (the "just come home" pose) That way those of us that would be comforted by his likeness will be and those that are new won't realize the significance of a interesting silhouette?

I know it is Manystrom's site to do with as he pleases...however this is a deeply heartfelt request.

Much Luv and Respect =)


The Daily Paul or if you would like the Daily RON PAUL, so put the picture of the site's main point back on.

It makes absolutely no sense, even if you want to move forward there is no resason to change the name of the site or take the picture down because RON PAUL is the example of integrity and liberty that we all unite behind.

Just canceled my premium membership

Ron Paul's picture is not back so I just canceled my premium membership which will expire on the 26th. We need a new site to go to. Anyone want to make one? If not I will, I do have the know how. I will NEVER give another dime to this site again!

Update: When I canceled it deleted my premium account that was paid up until the 26th. I better get that paid back! This site is just about money anyhow, Nystrom is making a killing off this site. We need a site that is not run by a dictator!

Same here...

Mine was canceled right away as well, however it was a monthly donation I do not believe that meant it was good for so many days. I would not expect a refund if I were you.

Max, I was angry/upset when I canceled as well, however I did not direct my anger at Michael. I signed up to support DP/Liberty not Johnson and the whores pushing his agenda, that is why I canceled.

When and if this site gets back to supporting Liberty candidates, I will reconsider signing up again.

Another Liberty site is in place, Khomar who is a member here started it a couple of years ago. It's a ghost town right now but it is still there. ~Linkage below~



Wow! Thanks, pegarizona!

That site looks exactly like the kind of place I'd feel more at home in now. I'm seriously thinking about joining it, too. It's too bad we didn't know about this before. Maybe now we can finally get information and ideas that are important to us, like we used to be able to get here.

Everyone who feels abandoned by DP should check out Khomar's site and sign up: http://www.hiddenplaces.org/main/

If you're reading this, Komar, don't let it go too soon and please get some speed on that site. Give us time to find you!!!!

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

Sure thing Nonna... : )

Khomar is the owner and site administrator, I know he and his wife Aya were getting ready to move and he has been busy. So I hope registration is set up on auto pilot.

I am one of the Mods over there and can help with most everything else. : )

Have a look around, you will see some very familiar screen names. Some like myself use different names than what we use here on DP, I am Bluemoon.

Like I said the site is a ghost town right now, because I think we all got busy during this election cycle.

HP used to be a very fun place to hang out, kinda like family during the Holidays. lol


I've started to spread the word about that site.

I'm not a "joiner" and DP is the only site on which I signed up. Now, after having had a better look at http://www.hiddenplaces.org/main/ and the wonderful articles posted there, I know my name will be there soon. Have to lurk a bit first. (LOL) Love how there is a link to really great news sites, too! That site may be one of the best things we RP/Liberty supporters have!

Keep spreading the word, pegarizona/Bluemoon!

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


Was that you lurking, when I was trying to remember how to use html code... lol. while I was putting Dr.Pauls & Carols picture on the front page. Yes, I said front page. ; )

I had not done it in forever (code), kinda rusty. I know what you mean, I lurked here forever before I joined DP.

I will always spread the word. See ya around ; )


Guilty, as charged.

Loved the photo and wanted to get a link to post it on DP. Great photo for front page on DP, too!!!

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

Careful now,

We don't know where that money goes exactly.

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

178 upvotes so far!


I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

I miss the picture because...

the Ron Paul picture had a link and explained his positions more clearly. But... it was more than just a link. It was a symbol that reminded me to keep up the fight. The Ron Paul picture with link motivated me to always come to this site because I saw it as a site that rebelled against the status quo, like Ron Paul himself has, is and will do.

Let's Fight the Good Fight

Now that this is the Daily Johnson maybe this is appropriate

All I read here here now is how if you don't vote for Johnson then it's because you can't get over the fact that it's over for Paul. How belittling and nasty some of you are.

I don't know who I'm voting for yet 100%. But I do know that virtually ripping Paul's picture down and shoving in under a bed, in the back of a dusty closet or virtually throwing it in the fireplace while many simultaneously are clambering "get over it, you freakish Ron worshipers!" is simply disrespectful. We would be nowhere without Paul and you know it. And frankly, he aint dead yet so we don't need any morn-full eulogies declaring he's staying behind while we must make this journey alone. I wager Paul will be with us a good long while. I wager he'll be doing interviews and speeches for many years to come. He will always be a symbol of purity in the liberty movement and we are lucky to have him.

So...what? You now want to rip down the picture of a man who is the equivalent of our modern day Thomas Jefferson? Should we rip down the Jefferson Monument as well? After all, we should all just MOVE ON! Obama and Romney would like us to do just that.

Yeah this is just a web site...apparently now the daily Johnson...and Ron Paul's picture was only made up of pixels, but I'm sad and sickened at just how little respect remains here.

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Please put the picture back Michael. Almost every comment on

this thread is asking you to please put it back.


The dance

" You dance with the guy who brought you" or was it..... "You dance whit da guy what brought ya"?
I'm getting the impression the site doesn't want us here. Ron isn't running at present so, on to something else. He owns it, his call. Maybe although he is as large as he is from being a Ron Paul site, feels it's over and time for him and us to move on. I noticed another Ron Paul site and wondered if it is going for the Ron Paul supporters.
The picture was going to be taken down earlier by slowly fading the picture and people asked it be put back to full color. Think that was before the convention.Going to look around and see what's available.
Wish you all the best of luck in your future plans Micheal! Thank you so very much for being here for Ron in the past!


Michale Nystrom should rewatch:

For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty

Thank you Michael for running this site!

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

SteveMT's picture

Idea: Put a little bit more space between Daily and Paul,...

so that Ron Paul's picture fits right in between. There will be no wasted space, and Ron Paul is right at the middle top, right where he has always belonged.

The Daily Paul without Ron Paul is like eating a toll-house cookie without any milk (unpasteurized of course).

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Or without any chocolate chips!!

Not the same! Who took it off?




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