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Ron Paul @ Manning Networking Conference , Ottawa, Ontario Canada

First let me say this was AMAZING. I'm a dual citizen living in Canada, and was kicking myself for not making the drive down somewhere close and seeing a Ron Paul speech during the primaries. Then this opportunity came up and it was a no brainer, despite the hefty price tag - $100 for students (I recently graduated, so I got in on this), and $400 for normal attendees.

The Manning Networking Conference (www.mnc2013.ca) is a Canadian Conservative Conference, it happens every year and I never go. I usually have no interest in chattering with so called Canadian conservatives who run up deficits and expand the welfare state, all while crying foul when the Liberal Party does the same.The 2013 edition of the MNC would be my first, and as a libertarian, I was only interested in seeing RP's speech today, and Nigel Farage tomorrow.

After rubbing elbows with other libertarians from my university on Thursday night and eating my fair share of the food, I went home and got a full nights sleep, set two alarms and was up the next morning bright and early.

I cannot remember being this excited, nervous or anxious in a long time. I drove down, found parking and indulged heavily in the buffet breakfast that was included in my ticket, and met some new people.

I was pretty surprised to find that quite a few other people had the same level of excitement as me, and were totally stoked to see that he was going to be talking.

Got a seat front row dead centre and Dr. Paul came out to thunderous applause (and Star Wars theme music for some reason). He gave an awesome speech, received generous applause before having a brief sit down dialogue with Preston Manning, a well known Canadian Conservative politician, and scurrying off.

Afterwards myself and about 30 students waited outside the special VIP room where he was speaking with other guests hoping to get a picture with the man himself. After about 40 minutes, he came out, took pictures and signed books, bills, and t shirts before heading out to chants of "End the fed!" and "2016!!".

The speech http://video.thewhig.com/video/featured/latest/1569514787001...

His discussion with Preston Manning http://video.thewhig.com/video/featured/latest/1569514787001...

**I spoke to people at this conference who flew in from the West Coast JUST TO SEE RON PAUL. I met multiple people who drove 5-8 hours, paying $400 a ticket, plus lodging expenses, just to see this day of the conference and his speech specifically, and who, like me, have no interest in fake Canadian Conservatives.

Hope this shows you guys how much Dr. Paul is loved abroad!

EDIT -> Here are my videos from the event if anyone is interested

http://youtu.be/-gFX6HUyazQ
http://youtu.be/sOz-l5cb9Rg

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thank you!

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Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Full Video

I have Ron Pauls entire speech on video. Unfortunately I had to record with a GoPro so the sound isn't best quality, trying to work on that now and get it uploaded.
My wife and I also snuck into the press conference and recorded most of that.
I'm a busy guy but will try to edit and get the vids up asap. Some are long and I can't load long videos on youtube if anyone knows an easier way for me to upload the full length let me know.

Sorry I may have posted this twice.

Press Conference Video

Just uploaded video we got from the press conference after Ron Paul's speech.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cO_HsHDB7k4&feature=plcp
The audio gets much better at the 4:30 mark.

thank you!

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(I posted in the wrong place!)

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

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Good to see Dr Paul letting loose a little.

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For... Liberty!

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Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Thanks

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LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

bump for Sunday viewing!

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Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Thank you for the on site details!

I posted a link to this at RPF.

Wish I could have been there!

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

Wish I was there

Toronto boy here.

Thank you for your report.
This fluoride free German beer is to you!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

updated the links

in my previous thread.

hopefully one of the mods would merge the two and put it on the front page!

hope you took your own vids and uploaded them on YouTube, would love to see what kind of questions you asked him, if had a chance to, and I'm frankly curious as to the types of questions Canadian libertarians and conservative would ask the Doc, what is on their minds, what drives them, and what drove them to the philosophy.

then again, it probably won't surprise me, after having watched a few Mises Canada youtube vids, many populated by Stefan Molyneux, the chrome dome of voluntaryism.o)

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"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

I was right in the front, you

I was right in the front, you can actually see me in the Sun News feed. He didn't take any questions publicly unfortunately. In fact when I was trying to get my US currency signed by him and our (state run) media CBC ran up and tried to jump him, I was glad to see his handlers shove them off.

hey Zac,

do you have a full length video of the event?

Even the Toronto Sun's vid cuts off midway.o(

Also, why isn't this on the Frontpage, gosh darn tootin' dang it!

I care not whether it's yours, mine, or Eduardo89RP's thread on this, come now Mods, purrty please?

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"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

Full Length Video

I have Ron Pauls entire speech on video. Unfortunately I had to record with a GoPro so the sound isn't best quality, trying to work on that now and get it uploaded.
My wife and I also snuck into the press conference and recorded most of that.
I'm a busy guy but will try to edit and get the vids up asap. Some are long and I can't load long videos on youtube if anyone knows an easier way for me to upload the full length let me know.

thanks!

look forward to it!

can never get enough of that Ron Paul speech candy, dang it!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"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

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Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

nice!

dig that his people shoved CBC outta your way!

shows no doubt as to whom he values more.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"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

AWESOME! was wondering when our Canadian R3VOL

would report from the scene.)

Got Eduardo's copy of Toronto Sun video feed, check it out!

http://www.dailypaul.com/277523/video-ron-paul-invades-kindl...

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"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

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Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul