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Bowie
11-29-2007, 08:35 AM
This is just an idea, and it's my first post... so don't be hatin'... but .. I REALLY want to donate $100 tomorrow, alas I'm an Aussie.

Therefore I need to find 50 people who will be happy to donate an extra $2 more than they originally intended. I don't know exactly what to say to encourage you to do this, but this comes to mind:

Up until this year I pretty much hated everything that America stood for. Well... Ron Paul makes me want to be American.

Up to you :)

jrich4rpaul
11-29-2007, 08:39 AM
No problem :)

Bowie
11-29-2007, 08:48 AM
I know an extra $100 might seem totally insignificant, but I just thought it would be a great symbolic gesture of "team spirit," showing that the reason Ron Paul is going to win is because his supporters are simply willing to make that small extra sacrifice for a much greater good.

And hell, it's not like I'm getting any money out of it! I'm doing this for you guys through Ron Paul.

KewlRonduderules
11-29-2007, 09:40 AM
It is illegal for foreigners to donate but I hear you. I'll add 2 dollars to my donation just for you.

;)

Bowie
11-29-2007, 09:48 AM
No problem :)


I'll add 2 dollars to my donation just for you. ;)
Thanks guys! 2 down, 48 to go :D

"If not you, then whom?"

microchip
11-29-2007, 11:59 AM
2 more from me

manny229
11-29-2007, 12:07 PM
2 more from me in NY

raiha
11-29-2007, 12:52 PM
But we can admire for nothing can we not? Hey Bowie, I'm a kiwi, I hated America and everyhing it stood for also especially all its state sponsored terrorism.

But now I am a confirmed Paul-ite!! Perhaps we can plot secretly to see what international people can do to help...legally. One thing we can do is to get international countries to give some coverage on Paul. If international press starts acknowledging him, well so will CNN et al.
Congrats on Rudd BTW...he looks like he's enjoying himself.

BTW is Huckabee a fundamentalist Christian? We kind of get a bit quivery in the knees when fundamentalists start talking about armageddon if you get my drift!Specially with YOUR nuclear arsenal.
I didn't know there could be so many intelligent Americans assembled in one place. Its a wonderful feeling to be here.

Kingfisher
11-29-2007, 01:49 PM
But we can admire for nothing can we not? Hey Bowie, I'm a kiwi, I hated America and everyhing it stood for also especially all its state sponsored terrorism.

But now I am a confirmed Paul-ite!! Perhaps we can plot secretly to see what international people can do to help...legally. One thing we can do is to get international countries to give some coverage on Paul. If international press starts acknowledging him, well so will CNN et al.
Congrats on Rudd BTW...he looks like he's enjoying himself.

BTW is Huckabee a fundamentalist Christian? We kind of get a bit quivery in the knees when fundamentalists start talking about armageddon if you get my drift!Specially with YOUR nuclear arsenal.
I didn't know there could be so many intelligent Americans assembled in one place. Its a wonderful feeling to be here.

I am what would be considered a fundamentalist Christian, and I am absolutely astounded and baffled how other Christians can approve George Bushes policies. Many of us Christians abhor what our government does in the Middle East and around the World. Guess we dont make enough noise. " War Is A Racket"

jpinkerton
11-29-2007, 01:53 PM
I'll throw in $2 extra!

Kingfisher
11-29-2007, 02:13 PM
O.K. Matey............$4 extra.

archemeedees
11-29-2007, 02:17 PM
Sure Bowie! $2 here.

Kingfisher
11-29-2007, 04:02 PM
bump

Paulitical Correctness
11-29-2007, 09:53 PM
I wasn't really planning on donating tomorrow at all.

Just for you I'll pitch in at least $20. Whatever I decide to donate - 20, 30, 40, 50, I'll also add the extra $2 you requested. Then, because your name is Bowie and I happen to be a David Bowie fan, I'll add another $8.

Just so you know, we are incredibly thankful for our overseas support!

polexi
11-29-2007, 10:18 PM
No problem with me. I'll put in an extra $2. :)

bbachtung
11-29-2007, 10:22 PM
This is like one of those sponsor a child for pennies a day pledge things. Inspired idea, Bowie. Plan to be in Washington, D.C. in January 2009 for the Ron Paul inauguration, you can buy everyone who gives $2 extra a pint of Foster's.

Cimbri
11-29-2007, 10:23 PM
Can he donate to the blimp and other private fund raising ideas?

noztnac
11-29-2007, 10:31 PM
I'll throw in $4 extra because I think Koalas are cute. $2 for you. $2 for an unspecified Koala bear.

rrroae
11-29-2007, 10:31 PM
Hey bud, you get $2 from me too.

Many of us over here are greatly dissapointed in what our country has become of late. Don't give up hope on us just yet.

Thanks for the support.
Rex

ksuguy
11-29-2007, 10:36 PM
Ok I'm in. I'll even make it $5.

MadTheologian
11-29-2007, 10:38 PM
Why not...I could throw in 2 more for you! :)

Bowie
11-29-2007, 10:39 PM
Hey guys! I just woke up and I'm so happy to see the support accumulated overnight XD. It's already November 30th here in Australia so time's definitely running out! Thanks so much to the following people who have made a special effort to lend a hand to someone they don't know, so I can lend a hand to Ron Paul lend a hand to billions of people he doesn't know...

jrich4rpaul - extra $2
KewlRonduderules - extra $2
microchip - extra $2
jpinkerton - extra $2
Kingfisher - extra $4!
archemeedees - extra $2
Paulitical Correctness - a very generous $20! + extra $2 + extra $8 for David Bowie's music XD!!
Noztnac - extra $2 + extra $2 for cute Koalas
rrroae - extra $2
Ksuguy - a generous $5 extra
MadTheologian - extra $2

UPDATE: $57 so far! Keep it coming people! Thanks so much!

mstrmac1
11-29-2007, 10:42 PM
5 bucks from me..spread the good word though.

split_lipz
11-29-2007, 10:44 PM
This is just an idea, and it's my first post... so don't be hatin'... but .. I REALLY want to donate $100 tomorrow, alas I'm an Aussie.

Therefore I need to find 50 people who will be happy to donate an extra $2 more than they originally intended. I don't know exactly what to say to encourage you to do this, but this comes to mind:

Up until this year I pretty much hated everything that America stood for. Well... Ron Paul makes me want to be American.

Up to you :)

Appreciate your support, but you cannot donate. If you have family or friends in America, ask them to donate.

nospinradio
11-29-2007, 10:45 PM
I will donate $2 for my mate!

mstrmac1
11-29-2007, 10:45 PM
You should post this over in grass roots. Alot more people will see it.

jt8025
11-29-2007, 10:45 PM
I've got $2 for Bowie and $2 for the unspecified Koala also :)

Bowie
11-29-2007, 10:52 PM
5 bucks from me..spread the good word though.
Of course! How could I not? I mean... once you hear Ron Paul's message and investigate how true and sincere it is ... you no longer have any spare time!


Appreciate your support, but you cannot donate. If you have family or friends in America, ask them to donate.
That's exactly what I'm doing. :D ... I have lots of friends now! Aiming for $100 worth haha.


You should post this over in grass roots. Alot more people will see it.
I might have to try this again if it's a success! :D Thanks for the tip.


I've got $2 for Bowie and $2 for the unspecified Koala also :)
Let's call him Puala ;)

UPDATE: $68!

jrich4rpaul - extra $2
KewlRonduderules - extra $2
microchip - extra $2
jpinkerton - extra $2
Kingfisher - extra $4!
archemeedees - extra $2
Paulitical Correctness - a very generous $20! + extra $2 + extra $8 for David Bowie's music XD!!
Noztnac - extra $2 + extra $2 for a cute Koala named Puala
rrroae - extra $2
Ksuguy - a generous $5 extra
MadTheologian - extra $2
mstrmac1 - extra $5
nospinradio - extra $2
jt8025 - extra $2 + extra $2 for Puala the Ron Paul Koala

d991
11-29-2007, 10:58 PM
Hey, add an extra $2 in for this Canadian Ron Paul supporter! eh?

mstrmac1
11-29-2007, 10:59 PM
I wonder if there is a way we could start a e commerce store for folks living outside the US that want to donate... and sell them goods like... i dont know whatever. then turn around and use the money in the grassroots effort... This way outside people feel apart of this and we get more support.????

RevolutionSD
11-29-2007, 11:02 PM
You got it! I'm at $52 right now. I may go higher, depending on how things are going by 9:30 tonight!!

Paulitical Correctness
11-29-2007, 11:06 PM
Here's an idea..

Since the store purchases count toward donations, if he's comfortable with it - someone could buy him one of those limited buttons, or a shirt, or something, and ship it to him.

?

Bergie Bergeron
11-29-2007, 11:19 PM
PayPal the money to someone who has a lot of posts here?

mstrmac1
11-29-2007, 11:22 PM
PayPal the money to someone who has a lot of posts here?

Now where on to something!

RonPaulRocksMyWorld
11-29-2007, 11:24 PM
Be careful guys....don't leave a paper trial. I am saying that it is Illegal for him to give money to any of us to donate to RP, BUT he can legally give us a "gift" it will probably end up in the right place ;)

mstrmac1
11-29-2007, 11:33 PM
Be careful guys....don't leave a paper trial. I am saying that it is Illegal for him to give money to any of us to donate to RP, BUT he can legally give us a "gift" it will probably end up in the right place ;)

What if we started a ebay store and they bought products. That money is now our money. Which would go towards the grassroots.

kutibah
11-29-2007, 11:37 PM
We could do that too I suppose.

francisco
11-29-2007, 11:54 PM
...I'm a kiwi, ...

Raiha,

Didn't you folks in New Zealand have your own quasi-libertarian revolution yourselves back in the '80's? If you ever have time to describe what happened, there might be some useful lessons for us in the USA. Thanks!

promagma
11-29-2007, 11:57 PM
Extra $2 from me!

Nyte
11-30-2007, 12:12 AM
Count me in for $5 for you for RP for us :D

CelestialRender
11-30-2007, 12:17 AM
I'll give $10 for ya, when I donate again later.

Razmear
11-30-2007, 12:36 AM
My other long term project is a Free Recycling website called
http://FreeSharing.org
There is a paypal link at the bottom that has been used in the past to collect funds for the Spam Spartanburg event.

Any money raised thru donations at that site have been routinely passed on to the Ron Paul campaign as all the operating expenses have been paid for the year.

Thats probably all I can say.

eb

Paulinista4TW
11-30-2007, 01:26 AM
Dear Richard XXXXXXX,

Thank you very much for your donation of $102.00 to the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Your donation will allow us to expand and grow our campaign.

We depend on donors like you to help us spread the message of freedom, peace and prosperity through Ron Paulís candidacy.

Thanks for being a part of the campaign!

Your confirmation number:
141959-0J9113598B242813P

Bowie
11-30-2007, 03:16 AM
UPDATE: $89

jrich4rpaul - extra $2
KewlRonduderules - extra $2
microchip - extra $2
jpinkerton - extra $2
Kingfisher - extra $4!
archemeedees - extra $2
Paulitical Correctness - a very generous $20! + extra $2 + extra $8 for David Bowie's music XD!!
Noztnac - extra $2 + extra $2 for a cute Koala named Puala
rrroae - extra $2
Ksuguy - a generous $5 extra
MadTheologian - extra $2
mstrmac1 - extra $5
nospinradio - extra $2
jt8025 - extra $2 + extra $2 for Puala the Ron Paul Koala
RevolutionSD - extra $2 (maybe more ;))
promagma - extra $2
Nyte - extra $5!
CelestialRender - extra $10! Just lovely!
Paulinista4TW - a proven extra $2 :)

I'll let you guys know what I plan to do re: buying stuff/paypal transfers, but I assure you I don't intend to do anything illegal! :p

Meanwhile... I'm only $11 short!

tsetsefly
11-30-2007, 03:22 AM
this is great, btw does anyone know if a foreigner can help donate for an ad or the blimp etc?

The_Ruffneck
11-30-2007, 03:37 AM
get a store up by 16th december and ill buy $50 worth of 'goods'

jlink7
11-30-2007, 03:57 AM
I put in $102, $2 for you. :)

Aus4RP
11-30-2007, 04:08 AM
This is just an idea, and it's my first post... so don't be hatin'... but .. I REALLY want to donate $100 tomorrow, alas I'm an Aussie.

Therefore I need to find 50 people who will be happy to donate an extra $2 more than they originally intended. I don't know exactly what to say to encourage you to do this, but this comes to mind:

Up until this year I pretty much hated everything that America stood for. Well... Ron Paul makes me want to be American.

Up to you :)


Nice idea Bowie! And good to see fellow Aussies on here. :D


It is illegal for foreigners to donate but I hear you.

True but there are [Admin - remove FEC violation technique ]

raiha
11-30-2007, 04:14 AM
"Didn't you folks in New Zealand have your own quasi-libertarian revolution yourselves back in the '80's? If you ever have time to describe what happened, there might be some useful lessons for us in the USA. Thanks!"

Yes and there is no revolutionary like an old revolutionary.

Indeed we had a strong experience of “people power” in the eighties, precipitated by the election of an witty and highly intelligent prime minister (David Lange) who did not like being told what to do by the U.S Government of the time. We have always had a reputation as being staunchly anti-nuclear because many tests the Americans and the French conducted were in the Pacific and we are a Pacific nation. Indeed the people of Rongelap, a tiny Micronesian island, had to be evacuated (by Greenpeace in the end because no one else would take responsibility) because of the radiation poisoning in their food-chain and the birth defects and cancers in the population dating from the tests (atmospheric as well as underground.)

So David Lange took a very strong stance against nuclear weapons and along with the grass-roots movement that exploded (as your movement is exploding) he refused to allow nuclear-armed or powered ships into New Zealand waters, a policy that New Zealand continues to this day.
But the people did it! Whenever the ships arrived we'd take to the seas in our flotilla of little boats...it even got a bit like Dunkirk at time with all this riff raff floating about these big aircraft carriers/submarines. Mind you we all ended up in the pub chewing the fat with the guys off the boats in the end...all friendly enough.
We all just declared our houses, our towns, our counties, nuclear free with Nuclear Free stickers and posters everywhere. Mayors of towns and cities declared their towns nuclear free. You would drive down the road and every second town had a billboard saying “Tokoroa is a Nuclear Free Zone” Paid for out of the rates! It mushroomed.(Ha ha) The People prevailed!
Lange simply enshrined in legislation (1985) what was happening on the streets.

The policy had the effect of prohibiting U.S. and British naval ships from visiting New Zealand. This displeased the U.S.A. and Australia. They regarded the policy as a breach of ANZUS and as an abrogation of responsibility in the context of the cold war against the Soviet Union. Naturally the inevitable accusations that we were all commies flew about but we were and are still unrepentant. The US suspended its treaty obligations to New Zealand until the re-admission of U.S. Navy ships to New Zealand. The perceived "crisis" made front-page headlines for weeks in many American newspapers, and media quoted U.S. cabinet members as expressing a deep sense of "betrayal".
David Lange was invited to the Oxford Union Debate to argue the morality of nuclear weapons with Jerry Falwell. He won and got a standing ovation. We were ecstatic and some of us were at the airport to greet him when he arrived back.
What we had was a very supportive mainstream media. Cartoonists portrayed David as David and U.S. as Goliath. When we had marches and rallies, the police were always fantastic and did all they could to open up the streets for us. We only had a population of three million then and it was so easy to have an effect for the good in that regard for that reason.
That is why I feel so optimistic about what you people are doing.
We had a small population. You have the Internet! Kia Kaha or as they would say in “Galaxy Quest”:
“Never Surrender, Never Give Up”.

Kingfisher
11-30-2007, 05:43 AM
Ron Craig,

Thank you very much for your donation of $104.00 to the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign

Ozwest
11-30-2007, 05:51 AM
Aussies love Ron Paul!

pickfair
11-30-2007, 06:21 AM
I wish there was a way for me to donate as well! I'm an American, but I turn 18 in February and when I tried to donate I noticed the part where I had to say I was at least 18. So I'm trying to see if I can at least donate to the blimp project :)

WilliamC
11-30-2007, 06:35 AM
Greetings All,

What about purchase Ron Paul items from a reputable online source not related to the campaign and then not have those items delivered but rather allow them to be freely distributed instead? I don't know the legal details but so long as this has nothing to do with the official campaign... Any lawyers out there?

Either that or maybe buy the pocket sized versions of the US Constitution and have them sent to US elected officials with a note saying "Read this please for both our countries sakes!" or "A prescription for your big-government illness courtesy of Dr. Paul"

I've got to take my car in for repairs today so I have to see what that will cost me before I donate, but I'll add $2.00 to my November 30th contribution for the international goodwill effort :)

William C Colley

Paulitical Correctness
11-30-2007, 04:00 PM
Hey Bowie,

Just donated 40 dollars.

Thanks for your support, mate. <3

USCisCarolina
11-30-2007, 04:44 PM
If you live in another country please get the word on Dr. Paul out. The international media needs to know about Ron Paul and support from overseas would be a big boost. The American war machine is trying to suppress his message and it's very hard for Americans to even hear his message. So many here don't even know about him.

If the international media embraces him and he gets international support I think it would go a long way in convincing the silent majority here in the USA that are sick of living in this big business dictatorship we've woken up to.

Other free countries please help the cause. The world depends on it.

qsecofr
11-30-2007, 05:45 PM
I'll kick in an extra $2 as well.

Tidewise
11-30-2007, 05:50 PM
I got an extra $2.00 for you and $2.00 for Mick Fanning :)

LSUiLike
11-30-2007, 06:08 PM
I'll add $5. Thanks for the interest. By the way, Ron Paul Forums has information for foreign fans of Ron Paul.

Click here...
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=181

archemeedees
11-30-2007, 06:27 PM
Bowie--
$2 extra donated for you. We had to do it under my husband's name, but there it is!



Brandon XXXXXXXX,
Thank you very much for your donation of $27.00 to the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Your donation will allow us to expand and grow our campaign.

We depend on donors like you to help us spread the message of freedom, peace and prosperity through Ron Paulís candidacy.

Thanks for being a part of the campaign!

Your confirmation number:
T147094-104255466

Paulitical Correctness
11-30-2007, 06:46 PM
Bowie,

Another 25 for the hour-long money bomb.

I was honestly going to save for the Tea Party, but you really inspired me to go ahead and donate now - this way when I see those Tea Party donations sky rocket, I'll be inclined to donate again.

Seeing your enthusiasm for Dr. Paul forced me to donate today.

So..

Bowie,

Thank you very much for your donation of $65.00 to the Ron Paul 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Your donation will allow us to expand and grow our campaign.

We depend on donors like you to help us spread the message of freedom, peace and prosperity through Ron Paulís candidacy.

Thanks for being a part of the campaign!

WilliamC
11-30-2007, 08:32 PM
Greetings All,

Just plonked down my $50...plus $2.

Ron Paul for All!

William C Colley