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The Daily Paul Needs Your Help. Fundraiser 64% Complete

The Daily Paul turns six years old on January 19th. I registered the domain on on that date, 2007, and the first post went up two days later. After two presidential elections, the DP remains an important online center of the Liberty movement. I loathe asking for money, but it has become critical.

Only shortly after the site became fun again (it wasn't much fun for me during the election season), things have started to break down. Ghosts are haunting the machine. People are having problems voting on posts and comments, and returning comments to certain users. The errors are random and hard to reproduce. Yesterday we were hit again with an erroneous malware alert from Google that suspended traffic and caused ad revenue to plummet. Big Mike said it's like the site has leprosy - everything is falling apart!

Like a car or a house, the website needs maintenance and repair, and I'm asking for your help to do that.

How you can help:

I'd appreicate it if you'd include your username, but that is up to you.

  • Bitcoin:
    Frankly, I don't know how to use Bitcoin very well, but thanks to haze and rpcongress, I'm learning a lot fast. Here is an address you can use to send some bits:
  • 16oZXSGAcDrSbZeBnSu84w5UWwbLtZsBms

    If anything shows up in that wallet, It'll help me in my education. If someone can educate me on how better to receive bits, please post it in the comments below, or use the contact form.

    It is impossible to know what the future holds, but I have a feeling that 2013 is going to be a big year for us, and the 2014 elections are just around the corner.

    Thank you all for your love support of this community. Here is to another 6 years going forward.

    In deepest gratitude and love,

    Michael



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    wrong subject post o.O

    Garnet
    Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

    photoshopwiz's picture

    +

      "If you agree, then please
      don't let the Daily Paul perish from this earth."
      <---

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    Big push for getting this over the halfway mark ...

    fi-finally … WELL-deserved, fi-fifty FRN in the mail today (!) ~ /w

    Jefferson's picture

    Bump

    Hey wiz. Going to try and call this evening if you're around.

    Amazon

    I ordered through your Amazon link, but when I checkout I see nothing indicating that you are getting credit.
    Are you suppose to see DailyPaul in the order invoice?

    Michael Nystrom's picture

    No - you won't see any indication on your invoice

    .

    He's the man.
    ytc's picture

    Only 40% of the semi-annual budget covered with 13(chip-in) days

    to go!

    Knowing that a conscientious libertarian won't run a project on debt, I'm afraid Michael N will have no choice but to cut back the DP by 60% at this rate of "support".

    Gosh, how warmongering neocons and MIC-controlled R/D party elites would like THAT to happen ;-(

    Maybe they will chip in, too...

    just to keep up with what they have to do to keep us under their thumbs.

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

    I hate to argue about tiny details but Big Mike is wrong

    Leprosy doesn't make body parts fall off. That's gross.

    What actually happens is that the nerves die and rats come in the middle of the night and chew off fingers and toes without the person feeling it.

    Anyhoo, have a nice day!

    Defeat the panda-industrial complex

    I am dusk icon. anagram me.

    Michael Nystrom's picture

    Thanks for the clarification

    Yeah, that'll happen to the Daily Paul, too, if there is no one here to watch over it.

    He's the man.

    $25 coming you way! Wish it

    $25 coming you way! Wish it could be more.

    Thanks Daily Paul for all you do!

    Thank you Daily Paul!

    Donated $20. Not much but all I can do at the moment. I appreciate all of your efforts!

    Joe in MD

    :-)

    Donated

    Donated.

    $10.00 in FRN's.

    Sorry it's not hard currency.

    Blah.

    Bump

    Bump!

    Donated!!

    Keep up the great work!! :)

    40 Federal Reserve Notes on

    40 Federal Reserve Notes on it's way to the Liberty Machine.

    There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

    "Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

    Cyril's picture

    +1 !

    :)

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

    http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

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

    New subscriber

    I never thought I would pay for a website, but after the last year plus that I have been on the Daily Paul, I am sure that the money is well worth it. If the Daily Paul was shut down it would certainly have a negative effect on the liberty movement. So I feel as though it is my responsibility to voluntarily contribute to a place that benefits myself as well as the country in general.

    Amen, jw.

    Amen.

    You summed up the way I felt about it very nicely. Just hope others feel the same way and do what ever they can. Every little bit helps towards reaching Michael's goal.

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

    Cyril's picture

    BUMP.

    BUMP.

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

    http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

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

    the stranger's picture

    $25 DP Donation?

    Twenty-five Dollars
    - for the string and the wax

    Twenty-five dollars buys the string and the wax
    Twenty-five candles shine a light on the tracks
    Twenty-five shadows, they be dripping with facts
    Twenty-five bucks for the string and the wax
    Yeah twenty-five dollars buys the string and the wax

    Twenty-five channels of pretense and suspense
    Twenty-five viewpoints aired to incense
    Twenty-five stories but no commonsense
    Twenty-five pundits, it’s a business expense
    But twenty-five dollars buys the string and the wax

    Twenty-five banks closing their doors
    Twenty-five banks and maybe one of them yours
    Twenty-five banks everyone on the floor
    Twenty-five banksters making a score
    And twenty-five dollars buys the string and the wax

    Twenty-five glasses of cruel-aid for drinking
    Twenty-five prayers for the souls that are sinking
    Twenty-five more bullets sent without thinking
    Twenty-five more lives lost without blinking
    Yet twenty-five dollars buys the string and the wax

    Twenty-five dollars buys the string and the wax
    Twenty-five dollars buys the string and the wax
    Light up a candle, the darkness is growing
    Keep the flame lit, keep the light glowing
    Yeah twenty-five dollars buys the string and the wax

    that's my number!

    Just did it. Good luck Michael and everyone. I love the DP!

    Chip in worked for me!

    And I did it with Chip in. It took me to my Paypal and there you go, $25 smackeroos. Hope it helps!

    NICE!!

    Love it!

    FREEDOM and LIBERTY

    I'm literally poor as the proverbial church mouse but I'm doing $20~ wish it could be more and in better days it will be.

    Garnet
    Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

    tossed you a little, and

    tossed you a little, and became a premium member too!

    Michael Nystrom's picture

    Another $180 via the US Mail today

    Chipin is back up. Reduced the overall goal to $18,600; We're 35% of the way there. Thanks all.

    He's the man.

    CHIPIN widget

    It is now the morning of 01/26/13. Not only is CHIPIN widget and CHIPIN site down since the morning of 01/25/13, they can not be reached, they have no customer or technical support.

    After doing an Internet search for information on the CHIPIN widget operation it appears to be run by an individual out of Honolulu, HI. There is no activity for the last year or two per normal business activity (updates on their site or blog).

    This concerns me that the site / offer of service was in "auto mode" and not really maintained by a "live" staff.

    After investigating today the site, it concerns me that the service of clearing "transactions" for others may just be a "data mine" operation used by the individual offering the CHIPIN widget, collecting information on users and contributors.

    When a site crashes due to technical difficulties, usually the site is back up in 2 to 3 hours. Here it is going on over 24 hours. Legal issues or simple abandonment of a site, the "red flag" time period there would be over 24-hours.

    If the site is still down after 48-hours I will delete the "now invisible" CHIPIN widget from my site and never use again due to the red flags I have seen after investigation of the person who runs the CHIPIN widget today.

    ** No real business office - No real contact information - No activity of updates on the CHIPIN website for the last several years - and now for the last 24-hours No functionality of the CHIPIN widget.

    A service that offers the clearing of financial transactions, the key there is reliability.

    How many tens of thousands of dollars did not come in for those that were relying on the functionality of the CHIPIN widget / service???

    In my case I have not used the widget in four-years but for the first time in four-years I put the widget up late in the evening of 01/24/13 with a campaign to raise $40,000 by 02/15/2013, sent out notice to over 10,000 supporters, and then the CHIPIN widget goes down. Usually on the first day of a campaign launch, the best results come in. I probably missed $1,500 to $2,000 on the 25th.

    As of a few hours ago I put the following under where the CHIPIN widget was supposed to appear: "If the CHIPIN widget does not display above, please use the following" and put a normal PayPal icon link under that line.. Since doing so $400 came in through the normal PayPal link as of the time of this writing.

    How many contributions were missed on the 25th? I and the other users of the CHIPIN widget will never know...

    Walter Burien - http://CAFR1.com

    Walter Burien - CAFR1
    P. O. Box 2112
    Saint Johns, AZ 85936

    Tel. 928-458-5854

    I'm a premium member already,

    i hope to see more pretty pictures on people's posts.

    https://twitter.com/#!/Agonzo1

    You won't see mine

    reminds me too much of the ubra liberal "me too me too" collective mentality. (I donated $100 in Nov and $76.00 last week) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUoXtddNPAM

    Premium member as of today!

    Proud to be associated with this site, and happy to do what I can to keep it running. (honestly I would have alot of time to fill if this site went offline) I used to say to my wife, "Im going on the internet." Now I say, "Got to check the Daily PAUL." lol

    "What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
    -Robert Green Ingersoll