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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:

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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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I must admit...

I didn't contribute and I never have...other than with sharing and language...this site is ONE-OF-A-KIND! You do not get this opportunity elsewhere - thank you Michael for ALL you do.

I believe in free markets so much that my words are worth your time...and this is how we forge the future.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thank you, the Pen

For all of your contributions to the site.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

no...

thank you for allowing it.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

You never thank us ...

we should be thanking you ... for keeping the ark afloat,keep us on course and holding onto that rudder we call Ron Paul to guide us to the shores of the land of LIBERTY.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

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I thank the Daily Paul every day

for the wealth of information, learning and love the site and everyone here has provided to me.

Even when I got sued, which was horrible at the time. For a couple of months I lived in fear of getting served. I'd drive by my own house, looking to see if the process server was hiding in the bushes. One morning he came to the door and rang the bell. I didn't answer. I peered out the bedroom window, and looked at him pacing back and forth in front of the house like a wild cat, looking up straight at me. Could he see me peeking out at him through the crack in the blind?

A friend told me that when she was served, the server ran around the house, banging on the sides of the walls screaming, "I KNOW YOU'RE IN THERE! I KNOW YOU'RE IN THERE!"

Eventually this guy just got back into his car and disappeared into the grey morning light.

But, I talked to a lawyer. I incorporated. Prior to that there was no separation - legal, financial, or emotional - between the site and myself. The circumstances of being sued forced me to learn and grow beyond my comfort zone. Still I have emotional boundary issues. I cannot take on as much as I did before. I cannot leave the door wide open to users who sign up for two, three, four accounts to badger and harass me. I cannot let my energy be drained by anonymous screen names who pay nothing for the privilege of being here, but who think they are entitled to everything.

As I told USA 2012 below, I was ready to throw in the towel. Opening up new registrations showed the brokenness of the site; Chat went crazy: "Now's the time to get your spare account in case you get banned!" The call went out to the crazymakers of old: Registration is open! A flood of new and old sh!t heads washed over the bow of the Ark.

But at the same time, we gained some wonderful new members, who have made wonderful, even life changing contributions to me and to the site. What this episode has shown me is that there are people who care, who care about the site, who care about and understand Liberty. And this is where my focus should squarely be placed. I'm getting too old for the three ring circus.

Once again, the Daily Paul comes through ever being my strict, stern and loving teacher.

Thank you Daily Paul.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

I hope enough FRN's have been raised...

I've been dying to see a new update... are we golden? I finally had an opportunity to make a small contribution of my own... hope it's enough to push us over the top.

I've never felt a need to contribute money to anything before (other than needy individuals and charities) but if there's ever been anything worth contributing toward, it's the opportunity for spreading the message of liberty this board provides.

At their inceptions, the #Liberty, #OccupyWallStreet and #TeaParty movements all had the same basic goal... What happened?

Thanks

For making my eyes watery!

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

Got a quick question

Can anyone answer it?

I have a paypal account but don't they keep a certain % of what you send?

Would it be better if I just sent a donation from my checking account Master Charge that comes directly out of my account? I don't have much $ so what ever I send I want as much to go directly to DP.

Free send no fee

go to paypal.com

click send at top

add email and $ amount then continue

send to friends or family from bank or paypal acct for free

make sure shows $0 fees and correct total to send

thanks for asking and donating

DP PayPal address: bull@bullnotbull.com

The Votey Pokey

LOL! It's so quiet here! :)
Shall we have a song? ;)

We need a votey here, we need a votey there, we need a votey here and a bump-a-lumpy, too...share the dp news as we sail around the world...that's what we need to do! ;)

Please don't forget we still need vote-ups. (Surprise Michael with 500?) ;)

Thank you! :)

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Original Hokey Pokey

http://youtu.be/s_P9PU5FcMQ

LOL! Check this out!

http://youtu.be/DkDff87CR9A

ROFL! The Ark? Were alcoholic beverages served? Or sugar? ;)
(check out the end...over 27 million views by babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers? maybe we need liberty videos from birth?)

http://youtu.be/Dw45CQewCLY

Hope my snail mail

makes it in there just in time to hit 100%

Update

Total needed $467 (Ticker should read $14,533 Total)
http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3474504

Deadline is midnight 8/29/14 ET

Captain would like to finish this weekend, however...

some are waiting for paychecks on Friday, and ask that fundraiser not end early.

Therefore, I will hold off on money match challenge until then rather than now. May need 90 people to donate another $5 at last minute. Hope we have them! :)

Thank you all! :)

I am sure its probably

I am sure its probably already reached the amount needed as he probably has yet to get everything sent in by mail.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Did we ever find out what was

Did we ever find out what was in the Lake Jackson, TX envelope? :)

If you walk blindly through life, you will run into a lot of walls.

Thank you Michael and the DP

For being a beacon of light and hope in the midst of many storms. For the past 2.8 years I have relied on this site for news, insight an wisdom. I am truly blessed to be a part of such and amazing group of free-thinking, liberty minded spirits.

Most Sincerely,
Bill

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

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617 to go

Boston's area code.

617

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Lake Jackson, TX area code is 979.....

Just sayin

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

ChristianAnarchist's picture

Why the area code fetish?

Why the area code fetish?

Beware the cult of "government"...

Michael Nystrom's picture

That's just how much was left, randomly

To fill the fundraiser. I thought it was funny.

$150 came in, so it is down to $467 now.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

15K is a "bad"number

100K better one.

Folks here donated many millions to RP.

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

Thank You!

We got Justin Amash over $102k in less than 3 days in 12/2013.
http://www.dailypaul.com/307946/justin-amash-re-election-mon...

Just sayin'. ;) (mod-j and others)

.

Re: RP - That's why I commented about the goldmine. ;)
http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3474087

"MAN! :) I'm dying in anticipation about Lake Jackson! ;)

Hmmm, 1% of ;) ... if you're gifted a gold mine, please don't forget to leave us notice when you leave, and when you're back to visit! ;)"

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I went and got the mail

And had a nice cry while I read it. Thistle sent 10 Josie the Outlaw Posters. A member here wrote this:

Michael, whatever you choose to do with the DP I want you to know that you have my support. I'm sending this donation not for the DP, but for you. I love you like a brother, Michael. You've enhanced my life immensely over the past few years. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

Another letter, addressed to me and Samantha reads:

I hope if you are able that you will continue the DP. I am addicted even though sometimes I want to smash it with a 'TV Brick' ... I know you know what I mean. :) I appreciate all the time and money you have inveted in giving 'us' a place to assemble -- it has proven invaluable to me on my 'Liberty Walk' I would hate to lose it! Love y'all.

This has been a great reminder to me in so many ways, and I'm so grateful. I thought I'd have the fundraiser, no one would show up. Maybe I'd get like fifty bucks, and that would give me the excuse to close up shop. "See? Nobody cares." And then I'd refund that fifty-spot to whoever sent it.

Instead I've been overwhelmed by the power of love. It has given me such a new perspective on the Daily Paul and what it means. I have learned so much, and continue to learn every day, and for that I have the DP to thank.

Thank you.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Don't end the fund raiser before Friday. You promised it would

Go to Friday. That's when I get paid and can donate another 20.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

You brought tears to my eyes...

After 8 years...how could you think that? :(...

I support whatever you think is best for you and Samantha.
I'm here for you either way. Please don't refund 'my' money.
I hope I can help you with whatever you decide to do.
I 'would' like to see if DP can be made worthy, tho'.

I'm sorry you didn't know the love and appreciation throughout.
Perhaps you are as exhausted as many of us.

Please consider a break and lightened load before you retire ownership. (I do not know if I will stay without you.)

Love and Best Wishes to You and Samantha Always! (missing red ink, here) ;)

Thank you for....everything!

.

(You have been a major influence in this world...as easily seen by the connected dots.)

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Thank you

.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

About those posters, Michael, have you given any thought

to the idea of a DP gift shop? The suggestion did get some positive feedback. http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3470882

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

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Nonna

Yes I saw your post a while back. I like the idea, very much. At the moment my life is in a bit of chaos; in the midst of a cross country move. When I land there will be unpacking to do, so it might take a bit.

Hey! Just in time for Christmas, maybe. Don't forget to remind me! I like the idea.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

That's great! Thank you!

Like you, I have a few projects to finish, as well. After that, I will get my hands busy and make a few things in time to donate when you give the go ahead.

What are your and Samantha's favorite colors?

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

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$345 in overnight via paypal

Bringing the total to $14,203, or 95%.

I have the seven letters from yesterday still unopened, and I'm on my way to the Post Office now. I'll have another update later this afternoon.

Thank you Daily Paul.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
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$180 in the mail

Detailed update above.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts