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Why is Google used as a search engine on this site? Does only

Google do what the search function on this site does?

For some reason, we're expected to know every law that exists in America & in our state so we don't break it. We're supposed to know this when we're 18. There's no litmus test for them, as in the 10 commandments or rhyme or reason. C.U.R.E.

I'd like to be able to put the subject in purple at times

when I'm really in a snarky mood....

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Joη's picture

that will never be possible.


"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

I changed VPNs and the new one I'm using you don'r allow

I'm using proXPN now. My HotspotShield stopped working with my antivirus.

Is there a way you can allow it?

Understand why you unpublished my post

But it wasn't meant to take on the rand haters. I actually agree with most of their objections towards him. I thought that was clear in my post. I am sorry though. I don't mean to be offensive. I am actually kinda embarrassed. Sorry again.

P.S.- I really do hope you read it and fully understood it before you took it down. Not because I think you are wrong, I just don't want you to think I was trying to be an ass. I can see how it might look that way to someone who didn't read the whole post.


Michael Nystrom's picture

I understand where you're coming from

And I believe you when you say that you're not trying to be an ass. But (or and) with a post like that, with a headline like this:

Attention Rand-haters. He doesn't need you. He doesn't need any of us.

most people don't bother to read the whole post before they go directly to the flaming. That is not your fault, but it is the way most people, including me, tend to use the site: Scanning, not reading, going with first impressions, etc.

To be honest, I didn't read the whole thing. I didn't get past the headline, or the first sentence,

For all those who like to kick and scream about Rand Paul isn't spewing the rhetoric that you normally hear from the Scott Horton Show, or Tom Woods Radio:

before I unpublished it. The reason I stopped there was because:

1) Collectivizing "Rand Haters."
2) Angry characterization of "spewing rhetoric" from Scott Horton or Tom Woods. What do those guys have to do with anything? This looks like it is just trying to start a brawl. A food fight.

So that is where I stopped and unpublished it. Please also realize, I have other work as well, some of it time sensitive. So I'll do a scan of the site before getting to my other work, and if I see something potentially problematic, I'll whack it and get back to it later when I have more time (or not), especially if someone complains. So I'm taking the time to read the rest now...

Next sentence.

Newsflash: He doesn't care about you, and he doesn't need you either. He doesn't need any of us. THE SHEEPLE ARE GOING TO ELECT HIM, NOT US!

And really, it just becomes difficult for me to go on.

I mean really, can we get beyond this idea of classifying people as "Sheeple?" It is just so juvenile.

Do you think you've never been a "sheeple?" You never ate at McDonald's or drank a Starbucks? You didn't watch Seinfeld or Friends?

This whole thing, as written, is just divisive. It will just start a food fight, and I'm tired of the food fights. So I stand by what I said when I unpublished it:

* * * * * * *

Take the hating on the haters someone else please. I don't need more divisiveness on top of the divisiveness.

This is not worthy of the Daily Paul.

* * * * * * *

Still, I understand the sentiment: Rand doesn't need us to win.

Anyway, I hope you understand where I'm coming from.

I do, and it means alot to me that you responded.

I was intentionally stirring the pot. It wasn't to start a fight, it was to get people to think about the whole thing from a different perspective.

The idea of the post was to try and separate Rand Paul from the liberty movement and his fathers legacy, and instead look at him the way we look at any other politician. Ron Widen, Mike Lee, Alan Grayson, and Thomas Massie. Is he good for liberty? Maybe not from our perspective, maybe yes. But what we think doesn't matter. Because there are 300 million other Americans who think differently than we do.

Should we be angry at them for picking him over a worse alternative? Should we be angry at him for being their man?

That was what I was getting at. Thanks again for the reply. Like I said it means alot to me.

P.S.- I picked Tom woods and Scott Horton because they are my absolute favorite radio/podcast personalities.


Jon Request

Hi Jon,

Is there any way of adding 300 per page/tab of comments/posts to our profile page, please?

And to the mod box, please? (or 500?)

It's more enjoyable to read without having to keep waiting for next page to load, and less time consuming to get thru posts.

Thanks. :)

About Liberty Candidates

It should not be that anyone's name can be put up here. There should be solid, verifiable qualifications/ characteristics of liberty candidates, even if they don't have a track record. Before they are promoted as a liberty candidate, there should be some verification that they are indeed a liberty candidate. How this can happen is another story. Not having a track record is ok, no history of raising taxes, of violating civil liberties.

Donors should be aware that there are limits on contributions, not just 2,500 per candidate/ but ceiling limits. This should be known before a decision is made as to who to donate to, it may be limited to 10 candidates. Potential donors should be reminded of this on a regular basis.

For some reason, we're expected to know every law that exists in America & in our state so we don't break it. We're supposed to know this when we're 18. There's no litmus test for them, as in the 10 commandments or rhyme or reason. C.U.R.E.


I'm having a purple day (seems my posts should be in purple) and I remember there was some feature that one could make the font purple, but I don't know how to do that trick.

So I thought, what color are my days? Dumb thought maybe, but I thought again, "Why not mood paper".. faded smiley face icon stationary, or puppies, or cannabis leaf, or ron paul blimp.. ??

Just an idea.. but I thought, if a user had the option of a stationary that could be cool.

Purple Days

Hi Granger,

I don't know what color day purple that like 'blue'? Or 'sunny' like yellow? I think it's pretty.

Jon says it's sarcastic: ;)

Hope your days are beautiful and bright!


[Mood/stationary may be hard to read. Your purple background is beauutiifull! ;)]

Tech Issue for 2 days

Dear Mods,

None of the page number or next/last buttons have been working for me today and yesterday. :(

next ›
last » (most viewed posts)

When I click...I see a blue clock next to the number/next sweep once and then the page changes and I get this (for every link):

8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance
Rand Paul's views on Russian sanctions should be cause for alarm.
Google Sued For Data-Mining: California Students Claim Violation Of Educational Privacy
About dwalters
Full Video: Rand Paul at Berkeley
Puma for Life

Any idea what's going on? Can you help me fix, please?

Thank you. (Firefox browser)

Joη's picture

o, good catch!

thank you. Should be fixed now. Refresh & try again.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Messages for Jon and Michael


Thanks, Jon! Seems to be working now. :)

The clock was pretty. What was going on? Really curious...was bizarre.

I've been wanting to communicate privately with you for a long time.
Could you please email me your email and phone number?

And...Thanks for all your maintenance work the other night when Michael went to sleep. [:)] I tried to thank you right after but I think Michael's post was removed. :( Thanks for all your hard work and creative genius! :) Much appreciated!



Hope you had 'sweet dreams' while you sent poor Jon down....where? :)
(forgot what you said)

Please check your email. I'm trying to communicate with you about important stuff. (have add'l now)

Could you please email me your phone number and more direct email?

Thank you! FOR EVERYTHING! Things wouldn't be the same without you!


[Thanks to Mike, too. :)]

Bernanke needs to be replaced with Yellen on 404


my post says "unpublished"

FAQ said to check with the mods. Did y'all unpublish me? If so why? If not please fix it. here is the link.

Joη's picture

an explanation was given atop the post


"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

I see it.

That's all I needed to know.

DJP333's picture

What are your thoughts

on putting the Precious Metals thread on the front page of DP below where you have the buttons for "Daily Paul Radio" and "What DP-ers are eating" for easy access? And/or the Nightly Jam Session thread? Thanks.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thanks for the idea.

This is being debated now in the Situation Room. Good idea.

Could you please do me a little favor?

Hi! I was working for a candidate for US House, under the assumption that he was a libertarian, but I left the campaign when I realized he was being dishonest about his political beliefs. He is a believer of big government, when it fits his beliefs. For example, he believes in mandatory military service for all 18-year-olds. As soon as I realized he was NOT a libertarian, I left his campaign. Unfortunately, I had already said nice things about him on the Daily Paul and solicited users for donations to his campaign. This was a mistake and I apologize. I edited all the old articles to warn Daily Paul users that he is a Benedict Arnold. Although, now that the articles have been marked as spam, the one that is on the front page of Google now links to the unpublished post.
Could you please change the working link: with the now unpublished link that is on the front page of Google when you search his name? Located here:
I would really appreciate helping to get the message out there. I feel awful about the Daily Paul users who donated to this clown. And I feel awful about helping him launch his campaign. I would really appreciate it!

P.S. Keep up the great work! I LOVE THE DAILY PAUL!!!!!!!!

fireant's picture

Any way page numbers can be listed at the top of a thread?

It's a small thing I know, but would be handy when going back several pages, instead of having to scroll down to the bottom in order to go to a previous page.
But please don't think I'm being picky. I think you guys do a fantastic job. My hat's off to ya'!

Undo what Wilson did

Please Explain

Hello Mods,

Quick question, Why was My post "Obama's Security Compromised" flagged and unpublished? It was a legitimate post. Our secret service allowed a schizo suffering from hallucinations to be within arms reach of our president.

Why unpublish this?


"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul

Michael Nystrom's picture

I didn't understand it

There was no context. A picture and:

Ya know, it really bothered me that the Secret Service let someone so deranged get so close to our Commander in Chief.

Now don't get me wrong,I hate Obama just as much as the next guy, but this is unacceptable.

Secret Service Fail.

Didn't much care for this part, either:

I hate Obama just as much as the next guy,

That's a pretty sad statement that I don't really want here on the DP.

I guess I should have used the sarcasm brackets

Also I should have given some background about who it was that got so close to our president.

"I'm Ron Paul." - Ron Paul

Envolve chat has been broke for almost everyone for 2 days now


Edit: temporary chat here until its fixed for anyone looking to chat.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

DJP333's picture

This page is totally freezing on me

I tried to embed the chart in the article in my comment, and now the page freezes when I try to open or edit my comment. Its also frozen the comments section in my account.

Thanks for all you guys do!

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

Michael Nystrom's picture

I'm sorry I had to do an amputation

I wasn't able to get the page to load either, or see the comment.

I was able to delete the comment, so the page will load now at least. Sorry! But the thread is working now.