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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.

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    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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    Time To Contribute Mich~ael!!...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PAL!!

    BOOM!! $25.00 USD

    Paid to
    The Daily Paul

    Transaction ID for this payment is: 2DE25900KF542890W.

    ...and BTW...I Renewed as Premium Subscriber To The Daily Paul

    Peace . Gold . Liberty - Premium Subscriber - Renewal

    I just Chipped in

    $50 for the DP! Thanks for all you do!

    You announcing $50

    Just stretched another $5 out of me... was going to do $25 and saw your $50 so I figured I'd at least push it to $30.

    Don't be shy people... rosenfeldp just got another $5 out of me.

    I claim the over $3000 mark. How long does that take to update? ohh... there we go (about 3 mins).

    That's great!

    I didn't intend to be crass... just a little motivational!

    My fav site for over 5 yrs.

    Will be donating when I get my check. I come here for REAL news. Thank Michael, you and your website ROCK!

    Debbie's picture

    I agree and will be upping my contribution!

    I always helped when the good doc asked and will do the same for the DP.

    Debbie

    I will send a check via

    I will send a check via regular mail soon.

    erroneous malware alert - False Flag?

    Constructed by Michael as an excuse to ask for money?
    Why not since everything is a false flag these days...

    Michael Nystrom's picture

    Yes, that was me.

    I got Google to declare an Internet-wide malware alert to take down TechCrunch, Cult Of Mac, Mashable, VentureBeat, GigaOM, I Can Has Cheezburger, Gawker, Trevor Lyman's Liberty Crier, and the Daily Paul so that I would have an excuse to have a fundraiser.

    Obviously I had to do that because the simple reason of needing the money to pay the hosting bill, the system administrator, the programmer, the main moderator, the accountant, the administrative assistant isn't enough.

    There must always and at all times be a poorly documented and poorly thought-out conspiracy for everything.

    :/

    He's the man.

    I Appreciate All The Work You And Your Team Do

    come payday I'll "buy" into this conspiracy and send some well deserved cash to the Dailypaul

    Michael Nystrom's picture

    Ha ha - thanks

    I was just ribbing you back. Sometimes it is hard to tell when people are serious on here.

    He's the man.

    I renewed subscription that

    I renewed subscription that expired couple of months ago (and I didn't notice).

    Jefferson's picture

    A

    Its not a lot..

    but here ya go!

    You just made a payment of
    $20.00 USD

    Paid to
    The Daily Paul

    'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

    Michael Nystrom's picture

    It is a lot

    And I appreciate every cent of it. Thank you for that, and for all of your contributions.

    He's the man.

    Ditto

    I can't imagine the amount of work, stress and flat out BS you must go through.. but I appreciate all of it. When the TV blares, when the average folk dont understand where I'm coming from... when the radio gets on my nerves by perpetuating the status quo.

    I get to come to the DailyPaul and feel at home with like minded individuals. I am happy that cannot be taken from me.

    I was raised by liberty minded folks and the DP is like an extended family.. that even puts up with my flame threads when I get pissed at Alex Jones.

    hahahaha

    'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

    Maybe it's not a lot to some people but,

    when you're hurting, it is a whole lot! Thanks for stepping up and doing your part, P!

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

    Thx Nonna...

    Just a FYI... Nonna was what I called my Nana, until of course that proper lady taught me to pronounce it correctly.

    :)

    'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

    Seriously? Only 52 people have contributed?

    Today:
    207 users currently online.
    1,484 users signed in today.
    157,118 guest views today.

    Yesterday was roughly about the same at this time.

    Believe me, I know what it is like to try to make ends meet these days and to think money is tight is a gross understatement. Still... a whole bunch of small contributions from daily readers would go a long way to help keep this site alive and well.

    Many of us have tales of financial problems right now. I am one of them. Just give whatever you can to stay informed and keep the REVOLution alive and well.

    Thank you, Michael, for letting us know you need help.

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

    jrd3820's picture

    It looks like a lot of us mailed a donation

    I do not use online banking, I do not understand bitcoin, but I sent my contribution. Reading the responses, it looks like a lot of other people did also.

    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
    ― Dr. Seuss

    Only about 25% use credit cards or PayPal?

    It just seems odd to see the number of people online here, normally at 200+,, and such a small number actually contributing. Kind of hard to believe that over 70% of the members are sending checks.

    Not saying that people aren't sending checks. Just saying that there seems to be too many too willing to risk losing this site, for whatever reason, even though they are here just about every day.

    Agree with the poster who wrote that this post should be at the top of the front page. Maybe that was the problem?

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

    jrd3820's picture

    Good Point

    It is a bit off, let's try to keep attention on it.

    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
    ― Dr. Seuss

    This post belongs at the top!,

    I didn't find out about this until just now, and I'm here 2x a day.

    Did you count the 37 Bitcoin donations?

    The total of which right now is around $580 worth of bitcoins?

    I'll do what I can to help soon Michael.

    I'm out of work but have some odd jobs coming up and will try to help.

    Sorry to hear things aren't great.

    we MUST keep the DailyPaul up and running.

    It's more important now than ever.

    "We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
    -Ron Paul

    wolfe's picture

    It's about time for me...

    I've been around so damned long, I feel a little guilty it took me so long.

    Just subscribed.

    The Philosophy Of Liberty -
    http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

    Michael, you provide a service and have proven trustworthy

    It's about relationships, DP fosters relationships, that is valuable and important.

    Mises Scholars conference.
    Daniel Lapin explains the history.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVS0vIkTrsw

    I had a hardware business for 10 years. Design, build and repair. FYI.

    I can offer free consulting. You have my contact info.

    Thanks for all you do.

    Free includes debt-free!

    Chipped In

    Actually just donated I don't want a pay-pal right now.This place has been more than a information resource its entertainment for me, its worth it couldn't be more satisfied.

    Shoutouts to JESSE VENTURA 2012!

    Garan's picture

    I'm finally a paid member. Also Chipped in a little.

    I almost forgot that I wasn't. Thanks for the reminder

    Ahh. No ads.

    Where is the thermometer

    that tallies the contributions? It's more fun that way.