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How did you choose your Daily Paul "handle"?

DP classic unleashed, originally published Apr 30, 2008.
Your thoughts, please ...

I was just curious, looking over the list of "Who's Online" earlier today, about some of the very interesting and sometimes bizarre log-in names that people use here on the Daily Paul. I thought it might be fun to share how those of you with some of the more strange names (Martfuncher, HolyNinja, Mashthegas, etc.) arrived at them, if you don't mind telling.

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I write with The Pen...and I speak for myself in order to inspire others to do the same.

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Amongst many..this was one of my biggest pet peeves...

having previously been a career military guy and Vietnam vet who didn't know what was up...until I met Ron.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey referring to ISIS

Had this since I had my first internet account

It was originally soulsaber but they instituted, for whatever reason, a user name length max of 8 characters so I dropped the e and have been soulsabr ever since. This was back in the early 90s.


I was on this site from beginning and I never considered myself a democrat or republican ,so Ronpublican seemed to fit .


Tom Rankin is my name and it

Tom Rankin is my name and it is easy to remember.

Live in Liberty
Tom Rankin

random accident

I just used what was saved in my browser from some online trader training websites I once subscribed to.

I didn't realize it at the time but I attended those live sessions to learn how people lose money in the markets.
I wish someone told me that's what they were teaching.
I just wasn't any hero in my wife's eyes, losing about $100k to 'learn'.
But it all worked out.
I guess I kind of grew into the name.

I always thought it would be a perfect license plate number

someone trying to say what it was might get confused if it started with a 1, L or I. Why I thought this was a great idea is beyond more or my reason for needing or wanting it lol.

http://shelfsufficient.com - My site on getting my little family prepped for whatever might come our way.

http://growing-elite-marijuana.com - My site on growing marijuana

ok - then I like it.


Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

Brian Regan is one of my favorite comedians

I never heard this bit from him but it explains my idea perfectly LOL

great find

http://shelfsufficient.com - My site on getting my little family prepped for whatever might come our way.

http://growing-elite-marijuana.com - My site on growing marijuana

My name is Mike and I am

My name is Mike and I am free. I will always be free. If the gov comes for my guns I will die free. No matter what laws are enacted, no matter what some elected traitor says or what some traitor in a black dress sitting behind a bench says, I will always be free. My freedom is unalienable.

the best most accurate

the best most accurate reloading bullets in the world.

As a moron I worked for back in the day said...

"It's Self-Exclamatory". So you don't have to do what I did, and ask for further "exclamation".

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

So "they" don't know who I

So "they" don't know who I am...I remain Unknownuser.

I inherited

80 ounces from my mother.
Mostly 90% and 45% dimes, quarters, half-dollars and dollars saved from tips she earning waiting tables in the 1970s.

With a tip of the hat to William Jennings Bryan as well.

My first name, last name initial

Truxton C.

My late grandpa had your

My late grandpa had your first name and my fathers middle, never heard it before other than them, always liked it even though they didn't

Russell was taken


1988vote is not at all unusual--

but it's what both of us did; we voted for Ron Paul in 1988.

One of us is a man; the other is a woman, so we couldn't have a gender-specific name. We had completely different majors in college. Our areas of strength are totally different. We have no ethnic backgrounds in common. We only have a few 'hobbies'/interests in common, and we capitalize on those.

one of us is very athletic; the other is very sedentary (though improving)--

we do both believe in being independent and self-sustaining. One of us is socially outgoing; the other prefers being with family.

1988vote was the only thing that really fit us--

I suppose we could have used "tippy canoe and Ron Paul, too, in 1988", since we would rather be in a canoe than almost anywhere. But that is too corny.

It's not fear that caused us to use this pseudonym, either. Not really.

One of us is the only person in the U.S. with our name. Seriously. Searched and searched and can't find another; too easy to locate; it's hard to find privacy, to be honest. Very unusual name.

The other is one of two people in the U.S. with the name, and the other person does NOT share any kind of common political beliefs. We are in somewhat regular communication with that person, and it would be really offensive if he/she had found out *we* had used the common name.

It's odd, but truth is stranger than fiction.

Just try having a name that, no matter how many privacy blocks you put on, shows up with all your locational information whenever you put it into "google" (or any other engine), and we both refuse to have FB--

or any other social media account.

Do NOT give your children unusual names!!!

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

I can relate

I am one of a kind!

Mentioned a few time in passing, but never here

Promisekept, is an odd name, even to me; except that I remember when I received it, so here's my best try at explaining it:

We've often heard, and made, promises of future expectations that failed to transpire, from both internal and external blockages. When I learned of a Promise Maker and Keeper, Who knew and loved me better than I knew myself, I figured knowing that loving Presence better was worth being kept by, and keeping after.

When I've written from this perspective, I found that folks who love Liberty don't mind if I might differ respectfully, and hopefully, persuasively.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Good Topic

I was a police officer up until a few months ago for almost 20 years. (didn't retire, didn't get fired, just turned over a new leaf) Once I found out about Dr. Paul, I had finally found a politician that mirrored so many of my political and philosophical beliefs. Once I was hooked, I voted for him in 2008 and eventually found this website which has been my homepage since I joined it.
I do believe that a police officer can and should be a contributory factor in the defense of liberty, assuming ones idea of the necessity of any government. There are currently, legitimately bad people out there preying upon others and without a doubt, government is no better but things aren't going to change overnight. I am blistering mad when I see the criminal mistreatment by police, more often caught on camera than ever before. I do however, hope to God that law enforcement soon concludes that they need society more than they will ever need their government.
As for my handle, I was a cop who overtly and proudly supported Dr. Ron Paul and this website, despite the hatred I have occasionally experienced. But hey, who doesn't feel hated once in a while? Peace.

I was born to post on the DP

Thus, my real name.

Considering the state of affairs

It just seemed like a fitting moniker for someone that wants to remain anonymous. Obviously it came from The Matrix (that should go without saying).


I'll have to think about that one..... 8)

If you can read this thank a teacher. Because it's in English thank a soldier!

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
- Alexis de Tocqueville

laziness. pure laziness. I spelled it wrong and figured: F it,

I don't have time to fix it. That's not my job...

Chris Indeedski!

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

consolidation and sanity

Years ago when blogging and such was young I embraced the new thrill of online anonymity. I also quite enjoyed the creativity of developing fun handles. A few years later I was going crazy trying to keep track of what handles I used at various websites. The thrill of anonymity eventually waned as I was simultaneously attempting to regain sanity by consolidating handles down to using just one. I also contemplated the potential benefit of having just one handle across multiple websites in being recognizable to others that also may commonly share participation at multiple common websites with me. [On an ambivalent side note I did quite enjoy the prolonged discovery process in realizing that I knew fishyculture by a different handle at another website.] I don't quite recall for sure, but I think it was here at the DP and seeing Michael Nystrom using his real name that pushed me over the edge and slapped me in the forehead with, "Duh! I can simply use the name my parents gave me!" Now anyone that's known me anywhere at anytime can recognize me when they see any of my online posts. FaceBook isn't the only website where old friends have rediscovered me.

Another interesting result came to pass. A while back I was heavily engaged in discussion regarding Austrian School economics over at Max Keiser dotcom. About a week later I was reading an article about bitcoins at Forbes. I was about halfway through the article and BOOM! Lo and behold there was a quote right before my eyes attributed to "John Robb"! Yep, those were my words all right! I was flabbergasted. Never saw it coming. Total surprise! It turned out that the bitcoin guru at Forbes had read my comment at Keiser and lifted it for his article. It eventually occurred to me that I was quite glad that it had read "John Robb" and not "LibertySlut" or "JumpinLakes" or some such random handle that I'd hastily dreamed up. My real name came in gratefully handy when my Forbes-junkie brother called me on the phone to tell me of his excitement at seeing my quote.

Online participation has gone on long enough that the occurrence of my meeting people in the flesh that I've known online is increasing. I'm glad I switched to my real name when I did. I'd end up in an asylum if I'd have unwittingly painted myself into a world in which these people over here call me "Slut-boy", those over there call me "Jumpin", these folks here call me "Freeker", those folks over there...

From reading Liberty Defined

when Ron wrote about being an agitator.

Skamania is for Ron Paul 52 percent's picture

my handle brags about my tiny County's 2012 R caucus results.

183 total straw votes
37 Romney
29 Santorum
17 Gingrich
4 Undecided

From that bit of voting and after a similar county convention, the party sent its 6 delegates to state:

3 elected delegates to state convention (for PAUL) and
3 automatics (chairman, state committeeman and committee woman (for Romney)

the wheels of progress turn much too slowly, but they're still turning....

No law can give power to private persons; every law transfers power from private persons to government.
-Isabel Paterson

Pretty Self Explanatory :)

Pretty Self Explanatory :)