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Thank You! Daily Paul Summer 2014 Fundraiser Day 14 - 100% Complete!


Update: Dear Friends,

Thank you for your overwhelming support. In just two weeks, you helped raise $15,000 to keep the DP afloat until the end of the year. I will have a full update tomorrow on the number of contributors who made this possible.


Normally I send out thank you postcards, but this time I'm sending out the very first issue of the PEACE GOLD LOVE Letter with an update on the state of DP exclusively for members who donated. Watch your mailboxes in the latter half of September.


If you did not contribute, but would like to receive the first issue, there is still time. Make your contribution by September 1st and include an address and you'll receive a copy via US Post.


Thank you again for your contributions, and for making the DP such a special place.


- - -

We opened up registration for the first time in a long time, and that revealed some bugs in the site that are in need of fixing. The DP is like a big old drafty house, in need of some maintenance and repair, and for that I need your help.

I went to set up a donation widget at that great free site chipin.com, and its gone! That internet institution, ChipIn is no more. That's what happens to free resources on the internet. Eventually, they disappear.

Please don't let that happen to the Daily Paul. You can make a one time or recurring contribution to the DP with your PayPal account or your credit or debit card.


PayPal address: bull@bullnotbull.com


Bitcoin is also gladly accepted at the Daily Paul's official bitcoin address:

16oZXSGAcDrSbZeBnSu84w5UWwbLtZsBms


Since ChipIn is no more, and there are no other free substitutes that I can find, I will be updating the thermometer manually.


The address for physical payments (silver, gold, cash, check and love letters) is:


Michael Nystrom
The Daily Paul
P.O. Box 271
Somerville, MA 02143

(Please make checks payable to the Daily Paul)

When making a donation, please be sure that your address is current, as I'll have something to send back to you as well.

Thank you all for your continuing and ongoing support! If you make regular purchases at Amazon.com, please remember to use the DP's Amazon affiliate link, which yields the site a commission of 4 - 8% of your purchase, at no cost to you.

Yours in Peace, Gold and Liberty,

Michael Nystrom
Captain
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Great News

Liberty Peace and Prosperity Amen

metalhed19's picture

Great job DP Team! Glad to be

Great job DP Team! Glad to be a part of it :)

*Wisconsin Constitution* Article I, Section 25 "The people have the right to keep and bear arms for security,defense,hunting,recreation or any other law-abiding purpose"

Michael Nystrom's picture

Final Tally

299 contributions via paypal, 37 contributions via snail mail, 2.917 BTC. A few very nice silver rounds, and some fractions of ounces of gold, and lots and lots of warm words of encouragement and love.

I cannot tell you how encouraging this has been.

He's the man.

Captain Michael....

Are you safe 'n sound in your new home with no mishap?

Please let us know you're both ok/good/great! ;)

Thank you!

Congrats! Warm new home-warming wishes and all that good stuff! :)

Hope you get to rest, relax and de-stress.

Well-wishes!!! And Joy!!!

:)

:)

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Just thinkin'..... DP Mail Change-of-Address?
With post office? DP.com? This thread?
(for donations, love-letters, etc?)

Could you put a link to the Amazon store in the general

'Support DP' tab? About to buy a bunch of stuff, thought I'd find it there.

Thanks!

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

It took this long to buy 8

Things.

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

There's the $20 I promised.

Spend it wistfully.

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

gaylbaby's picture

So glad to see this update!

And very happy that we reached the goal. Looking forward to our letter in September! Bless you, MAN!

I feel a stirring in my heart

knowing that we've made this fantastic feat.

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

Mr. Nystrom, can we still donate?

Even though the 100% is reached.

Yes, you can always donate even if you missed this one...

...summer donation drive.

Just click on the "Suppoer DP" Button up on top.

"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

Please see Captain Update up top...

...in OP (original post)

Yes, of course you can still donate! Any time is always appreciated. :)

Donate by Sept. 1 and get a DP Love Letter. ;) (see up top)

Thank you. :)

I will not make it by September 1, BUT...

I am still looking forward to sending some $ your way as soon as I can

"A little bit goes a long way"

"Every little bit counts"

Well, if you count my bit, it was a little bit.
20 FRNs. I'm sure it counts!

And, my little bit did go a long way.
From Florida to Massachusetts!

Have a safe and adventuresome trip to your new home Michael and Samantha!



Liberty!


America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad

What about the bitcoin donaters

since its semi anonymous, can we still grab the newsletter?

meow

Michael Nystrom's picture

Send an email via the contact form on the site

thankyou at dailypaul dot com

Thanks!

He's the man.
jrd3820's picture

100% Pure Love?

Yay!

With plenty of time to spare also. People love this place Michael. I know you have said you have been surprised by the outpouring, but you shouldn't be, no one wants this place to just disappear if it is just financial reasons. If it disappears because you want to retire it, of course that is another issue.

Now don't spend all that 15000 in one place.

It's like the mo' money I come across the mo' problems I see.


http://youtu.be/xZ4tNmnuMgQ

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

Hey jrd

Any enlightenment?

Why do you think thread is getting vote-ups now that it's over and no longer needed? but it was a big issue prior?

thanks for your input

jrd3820's picture

hmmm...good question

And I'm afraid I don't have an answer.

Maybe ppl are happy it is done and are celebrating the ark be afloat for a while still?

Maybe some ppl have just recently logged in. There was a point in time where I only checked this site once every week or so, and sometimes much less. Some ppl might not have even stopped by until today or recently. It does happen. Hell there were times for a while where I went months without even checking this site. Then I might have stopped by randomly one day and upvoted some threads here or there. That might be the case for others also.

Which might be the same reason the money took a bit longer than maybe some thought was necessary.

I want you to know I did see where you were coming from with the idea that the fundraiser should have been finished earlier based on what we are able to raise for candidates. I have made the exact same point before.

It can be frustrtating. However with candidates we are reaching out to numerous communities. Their moneybombs are promoted on numerous sites such as rpf and other such whatnot.

When we are just trying to get money from just the ppl at this community it can be a bit harder. It's not like we can promote a DP moneybomb at Ron Paul Forums.

I was of the mindset this thread and fundraiser did quite well. I would call it more than successful based on the amount of time left and the fact that some donations will still probably roll in via snail mail and whatnot over the next couple days.

Getting back to your original question. I can't guess what makes ppl do the things they do or don't do such as upvoting the thread now. All I can do is celebrate what was accomplished already and be happy that we have more time together on the ark.

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

Suggestions for Captain

Add 'Update' to 'Dear Friends' in OP so people notice you posted new message. Lots of people missing it.

Consider emailing pdf version of your Love Newsletter to those who contributed via paypal/email/ach. Their postal address may have not come through and they were trying to save you fees and time.

Congrats! And, Thank You!

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PS: Postage is very expensive. Many donors may prefer pdf version to save on DP costs to keep it afloat longer. Just an idea. Thanks.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Ok done

Thank you! Done.

Yes, postage is more expensive, but that's because it is better to have something that comes in the mail and that you can hold in your hand and read in your easy chair by the lamp, instead of on the computer.

Thank you for the input, and thank you for your enthusiasm and all your help with the fundraiser.

He's the man.
ChristianAnarchist's picture

Yeaaaaaahhhhh !!!

Yeaaaaaahhhhh !!!

Beware the cult of "government"...

How great is THAT!!! Congratulations Michael.

I hope this helps keep the ark afloat for a while.

And thanks to everyone who contributed because I would go into a deep depression wihout the DailyPaul.

"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

I hate to be a pain in the arse

but I just donated without even reading the post, and my address is definitely wrong. Any way to correct? or even if you don't send me anything I'm okay with that :D

I sent you 11 Josie the Outlaw wanted posters

One for you and 10 for the top ten contributors!
the post office said it would of got there on saturday.
so go check your PO box tomorrow!
thanks Mike
Hope you Like it!

Live Free Or Contemplate Your Death!

Michael Nystrom's picture

I got them, thank you!

I'm moving this week, and they're coming with me, so I'll be sending them out when I land and get settled, probably with the newsletter.

They're great. The ink was fresh and brought back great memories when I opened the envelope.

Thank you Thistle!

He's the man.

awww the smell of vinyl in the morning!

Your welcome! stick one of those bumper stickers on the back of the Ark, for me!
take care, Thanks

Live Free Or Contemplate Your Death!

Okay Now Let Us Know What It Takes To Keep It Beyond This Year

Obviously we don't want to lose this site. I donated this time around and will certainly donate again if it's "Daily Paul life or death". I'm sure many others would too.

Michael - I've read that the founders wanted the president of the country to be chosen. Not necessarily by votes but by overwhelming sentiment (I think the word was "anointed"). I feel like the DP needs to exist and the people have spoken that they want it to exist and we want you as its leader. At the very least, if you have to let it go, make sure to put it in the hands of someone you trust who will carry on the integrity of this site the same way you did.

do this tonight...all of you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI9lo5BRJmg

Peace.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thank you!

100% complete. The DP is good until at least the end of the year.

He's the man.