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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:20 PM

Ron Paul Is Feuding with His Fans

Ron Paul is feuding with his rabid fan own rabid fan base over the ownership of RonPaul.com. Paul wants it, but his fans own it. They're willing to sell it to him... for a price Paul doesn't agree with. So now he's taken the dispute all the way to the United Nations.

Paul was interviewed by Conservative radio show host Alex Jones at the beginning of January and said he wished he had control of RonPaul.com. It's not an uncommon wish. Everyone wants to own theirname.com. The site was registered by his fans years ago, though it's unclear who exactly owns the domain. Ownership have protected their identity from public searches. Regardless, Paul supporters have used the site as an organizational tool to help the popular libertarian since.

The proprietors of RonPaul.com say they reached out to the retired politicain and offered him RonPaul.org as a free gift, but if he "insisted" on owning RonPaul.com then they would sell it to him. There was a catch, though. It would be part of a "liberty package" with the site's 170,000 person mailing list for... wait for it... $250,000. They think the price is totally worth it:

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/02/ron-paul-feuding-his-fans/61970/


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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:23 PM

1. I guess Ron doesn't think Ron Paul is worth that amount

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:28 PM

2. How delicious. Paul who wanted to renounce the UN turns to the UN for resolution.

Wait, it gets better. He goes on Alex Jones show to announce this. Jones, who likens the UN to a Nazi movement and says the UN is hopelessly corrupt.

You can't make this stuff up!

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:59 PM

6. This means that Grandpa was gonna sell 'em out all along! LOL!

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:35 AM

11. Paul-"The choice is very clear: we either follow the Constitution or submit to UN global governance.

American national sovereignty cannot survive if we allow our domestic laws to be crafted by an international body. This needs to be stated publicly more often. If we continue down the UN path, America as we know it will cease to exist."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/09/1185873/-Ron-Paul-Joins-the-UN-Conspiracy

Of course, it the UN can be of use to me - well, that is a whole different matter. Perhaps it is not such a threat to 'American national sovereignty' after all.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:57 PM

3. The Free Market is not free, Ron.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:58 PM

4. LOL, 170,000 Rubes ready to be fleeced?

Paul doesn't like the grift because it will cost him some $$$. He prefers that someone else hold the bag.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:04 PM

7. These are the guys freaking about the TSA touching their junk! Now their names will go to the UN.

TEH DRONZ IZ BUZZIN OVAR THEIR HOUZ RITE NAO - RUN 4 UR LIVEZ!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:54 AM

9. ROFL

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:04 PM

5. Fuck Ron Paul

And his fans...

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:05 PM

8. 170,000 heads exploding as they realize they've been conned but good...

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 01:01 AM

10. Come on Mr. Paul, this is the market that you worship as a God. It cannot be wrong, can it?

Pay or don't get the domain. This is the market at work. You can't be upset that the thing you think is so wonderful and perfect is suddenly not working for you, right?

Libertarians. They all learn sooner or later.

Like when Ayn Rand signed up to receive Social Security.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:47 AM

12. Seems ol Ron Paul has been having a rough go at it lately.

He sent out a pretty knuckle headed tweet last week over the death of that sniper who was murdered at the shooting range. He got a pretty big backlash over that. Lost a lot of his fan base.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:52 AM

13. It's All About The Moneybombs...

I'm kinda surprised the number of "subscribers" is only 170,000 considering how many Paulbots it appears are walking around. IRC they raised a lot of bucks for daddy with that list...well in excess of $250k. If Randy wants to sate his egotistical dreams of running for President he's gonna need to fleece these people like daddy did. Not a smart move...

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