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AP discovers the 'Ron Paul Revolution;' campaign's Meetup deadline nears

Paul_sign While the Associated Press this morning takes a look at all the ways passion for Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul is "unmatched among presidential candidates" even though " he measures no more than 2% in most national opinion polls," the campaign itself is winding up a contest where the prize is a "visit from Dr. Paul" (the Texas congressman is a physician).

Go here to see what the Paul campaign's "Meetup competition" is all about (hint: raise money for his effort and you might win). Don't hesitate if you're a fan: The deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. ET tonight.

(Photo: Ron Paul supporter Avery Knapp poses on the rooftop of a building in the East Village neighborhood of New York. A sign painted there reads "Google Ron Paul" and can be read by passengers aboard planes taking off from LaGuardia International Airport. Photo by Tina Fineberg of the AP.)

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                                zenpiper wrote:                 1h 44m ago             
            
The AP and other news-gathering organizations choose to limit their evaluations of Ron Paul by archaic methods: land-line phone polls only. So. Do the straw polls count? Apparently not. Does the Who Would the World Vote For poll count? No. Do the hundreds of meet-up groups matter? Not to AP. No, just land-line telephones; not to college kids, not to cel phones. Does it matter that Dr. Paul has won every post-debate poll on FOX, CNN and MSNBC. AP doesn't know. And, like ABC News (and others) AP keeps its head firmly in the sand. What is most remarkable is that this 3% figure is from a "news-gathering" organization. Their view of the political world is that which can be seen between the ears of a mule. Thankfully, most Americans with brains know what's going on. I used to be bothered by this drastic under-reporting. Now it's glaringly apparent, they're all under marching orders to skew the truth. Welcome to Berlin, 1938.
            
       
       
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                                dabeers wrote:                 3h 43m ago             
            
I find it amazing on how the mainstream media is supposedly anti-war ???????
Funny how the only republican candidate, Dr. Ron Paul who was against the war right from the beginning and never flip-flopped, wavered, and excused away his position for political expediency, never received any mainstream media attention until they had to in order to save face!

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GoneResistance wrote:                 4h 35m ago             
I would just like to weigh in and say that I agreed to take a poll at the mall in Charlotte, NC this summer, and they did not list Ron Paul as a candidate in their survey either, even though they listed everyone else invited to the Republican debates. I only found out about Ron Paul on May 15. Why didn't ANY paper, including USA Today, talk about his war opposition in 2002?
            
       
       
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                                catchilupi wrote:                 5h 56m ago             
            
The only true difference I see between Democrats (liberals) and Republicans (neo-cons) is:

1)  What to spend the taxpayers money on , and
2)  When to pay for it.

The Republicans swept into power in 1994 on the promise of small government and were swept out in 2006 because of big government growth. Scandals, lies, croonism, and corruption are all typical feature of large government.

The answer to all the key issues to the Presidential Debate (Iraq, Immigration, Civil Liberties, Healthcare, Economy) are answer by one single solution - SMALL, LIMITED GOVERNMENT.

Of 20 candidates in 2 parties, only Ron Paul stands for this principle.  He has my vote.
            
       
       
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                Mark Memmott wrote:                 7h 12m ago             
            
About Bellinghammer's comment that the "national polls" don't include Rep. Paul when they ask about Republican candidates.

Gallup, which USA TODAY uses for its polling, does include Rep. Paul in the list of Republicans voters are asked about.

The question Gallup asks: "Next, I'm going to read a list of people who may be running in the Republican primary for president in the next election. After I read all the names, please tell me which of those candidates you would be most likely to support for the Republican nomination for President in the year 2008, or if you would support someone else."

Then this list is read (the names are rotated throughout the survey so that candidate gets an unfair advantage from always being first or among the first):

"Kansas Senator, Sam Brownback; Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich; Former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani; Nebraska Senator, Chuck Hagel; Former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee; California Congressman, Duncan Hunter; Arizona Senator, John McCain; Former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney; Colorado Congressman, Tom Tancredo; Former Tennessee Senator, Fred Thompson; Texas Congressman, Ron Paul."

In Gallup's most recent poll of Republicans, Paul's support was 3%.

Go here ( http://www.galluppoll.com/content/default.aspx?ci=17785&pg=1 ) if you want to read all of Gallup's questions.

Many other polling firms also make their methodology and questions available at their websites.
            
       
       
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                                TechsArcana wrote:                 7h 30m ago             
            
I meant Fred Thompson and Giuliani are tied for second...

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                                GR4RonPaul wrote:                 7h 32m ago             
            
Accuse, you won't be able to go back to being a Republican, because the party is "locking the doors" this election, to keep true conservatives from picking the candidate.
            
       
       
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                                TechsArcana wrote:                 7h 38m ago             
            
Also, the polling companies are only calling very predicable lists of  "likely Republican primary voters".

Dr. Paul's message appeals to a cross-spectrum array of Independents, Goldwater Republicans, Libertarians, Reagan Democrats and young people that have not recently voted in a Republican primary. The landline telephone polls are making a mistake equal to "Dewey beats Truman."

They certainly failed to predict Mike Huckabee's 2nd place win in the IA straw poll or McCain's last place showing. Even today, the various polling companies are telling us that Giuliani is tied for 2nd place in IA, even though both got less real votes than Tommy Thompson.

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                                GR4RonPaul wrote:                 7h 40m ago             
            
Further, a pollster company answered some questions explaining who the phone polling data is calculated and got a surprising answer. They use "amplifiers" based on previous trends, etc.. to smooth out spikes and make it more accurate for the entire population. So, if Giuliani is "expected" to lead, he gets a positive amplifier. If Ron Paul is expected to lose, he is given a negative amplifier.

Perhaps this explains why the "top tier" always remain the top tier, while everyone else just pretty much stays the same and never really gains.
            
       
       
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                                Accuse wrote:                 7h 43m ago             
            
Ron Paul is the only republican I would vote for. He is the Mike Gravel fo the democratic party. I used to be a republican until the Bushes came to be. Nor father nor son deserved to be presidents. Bush, the war dodger, AWOL, coward in chief forced me to vote for John Kerrey and it seems that I can not go back to being republican. A party that allows such a character become, steal the presidency, massacre a million of innocent Iraqi civilians doesn't deserve my vote ever again. Civility, humanity should not be sold for oil, greed, corruption. That is not democracy, that is tyranny.
            
       
       
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                                GR4RonPaul wrote:                 7h 44m ago             
            
I can concur about the polling.

I actually had a pollster call my house a couple of weeks ago. They were asking for me, but I wasn't home. My sister-in-law answered the phone and they took the survey from her.

They asked her what party she was affiliated with. She told them Republican. Then they listed candidates she would vote for if the elections were held today. They name EVERYONE (even John Cox, Newt Gingrich, and Fred Thompson) EXCEPT Ron Paul. She said other. So they asked her what candidate. She told them she preferred Ron Paul. She then asked the lady why Ron Paul's name was not on the list. They told her that the list was compiled by who the media considered to be a credible candidate.

So, when you see "other" in the phone poll results, that is Ron Paul. And "other" is winning in most polls.
            
       
       
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                                freedomfest wrote:                 7h 44m ago             
            
Press Release – The FED Is To Blame For Housing & Stock Market Crisis!

The Federal Reserve is to blame for much of the financial panic sweeping the world. The online “Abolish the Federal Reserve Petition” is rapidly gaining signatures during economic turmoil today.

Today the world financial system and investment markets, real estate and the availability of credit are all under direct assault due to past actions of the Federal Reserve in the United States.

Read and sign the Ron Paul Is Right – Abolish the Federal Reserve Petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/fed/petition.html 

Please link to the petition and forward this message to your friends and help the general public wake up during the current financial panic conditions to the problems we face from the Federal Reserve. You can also read comments from hundreds of signers who aren't shy in saying what they think of the FED.
            
       
       
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                                Derek Johnson wrote:                 7h 53m ago             
            
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln__gYtmKfs

I hope to see some of y'all downtown 'Cowtown' Saturday morning at the straw poll. You'll have to be a corpse to not notice the RP supporters. Get out there, and get the Ron Paul name out there!

God's blessings!
            
       
       
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                                Derek Johnson wrote:                 7h 54m ago             
            
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln__gYtmKfs

I hope to see some of y'all downtown 'Cowtown' Saturday morning at the straw poll. You'll have to be a corpse to not notice the RP supporters. Get out there, and get the Ron Paul name out there!

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                                Bellinghammer wrote:                 8h 7m ago             
            
If you look at the raw Polling data of the national polls you'll notice that when asking the caller who they support as the republican presidential candidate Ron Paul isn't presented as an option. So if the caller supports Ron Paul they must give his name even without hearing it read in the list. That kind of opinion poll is completely biased and certainly not "scientific" in any way.
            
       
       
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New Blog Post from Ed & Elaine on August 30, 2007 6:59AM PST / Feds try to arrange sneak attack on Browns

August 30, 2007 - Thursday

 

9:42 AM - Feds try to buy their way in to Brown’s

This morning we received a head's up call from a friend, letting us know about the feds' latest games:

Last week we ordered a few loads of fill for our yard.  The driver brought up 3 loads, but never came back to deliver the last 2;  we heard no word from him.  Today we learned why.

Apparently the feds stopped him and wanted him to allow them to hide inside his truck when he came here, and they would then jump out and tazer Ed when he went over to the truck to pay the man.  The driver refused to do this.  The feds then proceeded to go to his house several times, trying to get him to agree.  They asked him how much money it would take for him to agree.  God bless this man - he refused to have any part in this deception.  It's good to know there are still many good and brave patriots.

These are the extremes the unlawful 'federal' agents will go to achieve their ends.  By agreeing to participate in this action, this man would be drawn into an unlawful act, and would have been part to a conspiracy.

Yahweh intends for us to remain here for awhile yet, while conferring upon us His protection.  He has a plan, in which we each have a part.  The plan has not yet been revealed to us, but He will not allow evil to prevail.

Yahweh continues bless and protect us.

Edward Lewis and Elaine Alice

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Vincent

That's beautiful to hear - but don't be surprised by his actions. The word is getting out, and some individuals refuse to have this country compromised any more than it has. I want to include a quote from a completely-compromised piece of crap by the name of Patrick Thomas (he was the person responsible for the loss of my former source of income for over five years) - here's what he said to a former colleague of mine: "Principles will get you nowhere in life."

Understand - if the driver had the same "morals" as this sub-human, you'd both be in custody, and probably in terrible pain from the tasering. You should keep an eye out for your driver - I imagine he's going to be put through the ringer for refusing to perform scumbaggery.

I am pleased to hear that you escaped another of the illegal maneuvers of the corrupted federal agents harassing you. I will be watching every day, and I try to inform someone of your current predicament every day. My best to you both.

Posted by Vincent on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 10:24 AM
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America Has Been Hijacked

How do these scumbags sleep at night and face themselves in the mirror? They have no honnor. Wake up sh*t bags, get on the right side of history.

Thank You Mr Truck Driver
& Thanks again Ed & Elaine <3

Posted by America Has Been Hijacked on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 10:52 AM
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GOD, PLEASE HELP ME I'M SURROUNDED BY SHEEPLE!

It just goes to show you need to be ready for anything. Ed and Elaine should be protected at all times. Get someone else to do that stuff:) We all know who they are after. You guys keep up the good work and keep protecting our heros.

Posted by GOD, PLEASE HELP ME I'M SURROUNDED BY SHEEPLE! on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 11:11 AM
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FairiesWearboots

I wouldnt be so surprised not everyone can be bought , he is a good man for that , Still sending my love and prayers to you

Posted by FairiesWearboots on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 11:17 AM
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DAMN VANMETER WANTS THE DAMN TRUTH

sounds like a good man, i dont know about YHWH, but there is someone up above looking out for you, and of course your fellow american patriots and freedom fighters. please take heed in whom you guys are doing business with cause not everybody will be as honest as this good man whom refused to stab you in the back for any cost, there are many others whom come with price tags.
take care
keep up the good fight!
and watch out for snakes!
   vanmeter

Posted by DAMN VANMETER WANTS THE DAMN TRUTH on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 11:31 AM
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Adam

Is there anything these scum sucking piles of crap won't do? That's just sick.

Posted by Adam on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 11:35 AM
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Liberty or Death - Don't Tread On Me!

God Bless this truck driver. I don't understand though why he would be asked "how much money it would take for him to agree". I guess he understands that Federal Reserve Notes have as much value as Monopoly Money.

Posted by Liberty or Death - Don't Tread On Me! on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 11:53 AM
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Zephram Stark

The Freemasons are with you too. We started this country so that all philosophies could flourish. Most Jews and Freemasons want you to succeed. Granted, there are extremist elements in both groups that want you to fail, but the NeoCons are not indicative of Freemasons any more than the Zionists are indicative of Judaism.

By working together with all freedom loving groups to create a country where no belief system is suppressed, we can stand up to the extremist elements who have hijacked our government. May the architect of the heavens and Earth continue to guide your path and keep you safe. You have my love and admiration, Zephram.

Posted by Zephram Stark on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 12:14 PM
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Legalize Freedom

I so wish that I didn't have the financial obligations that I do. I would just sit up there and provide the security detail that the Brown's need. Explaining to the people that the Brown's do business with that it isn't that Ed doesn't trust people, it is that the FED are willing to do any and every underhanded and shady action to attempt to violate their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Also of note is their desire to ignore the Brown's right to property, privacy, due process... I think everyone gets the idea.

Death to tyrants and their conspirators, since they are traitors to the Constitution and the people.

Posted by Legalize Freedom on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 12:23 PM
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Nicotine (Ready)

I'm glad to hear that nothing came of this.

I'll be honest, I have been a little bit concerned about how easily (it seems from your and others post anyways) it is for supporters to come and go. I fear that feds may infiltrate as supporters and "Secure" the browns from within.

May I suggest that Ed & Elaine don't allow themselves to come into contact with any newcommers, let alone outsiders who are delivering or otherwise servicing the property.

Posted by Nicotine (Ready) on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 1:40 PM
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OLD BUCK

Ed and Elaine Hang in there. while I cannot be there at this time, my days do not pass without thoughts of you both. Time will set you Free. May the Best day of the drivers Past be the worst day of his future. A truer american there is not.

Posted by OLD BUCK on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 2:07 PM
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Sovereign American Radio Network

I'm very surprised the driver didn't pull out his guns and shoot these Bushnazi Federal Terrorists ten times in the head. That's what's around the corner for ANY feds involved in this operation. They are going to die by the sword.

Posted by Sovereign American Radio Network on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 2:49 PM
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Zephram Stark

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Posted by Zephram Stark on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 3:20 PM
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Citizen Jane

I support you Ed & Elaine.  Thank you for making this crucial stand in our time.

Posted by Citizen Jane on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 3:20 PM
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Kenny Benwau

The old Trojan Horse trick.  Welcome to TROYfield New Hampshire Ed & Elaine. 
Stay Vigil and infinite blessings to you both,             KB

Posted by Kenny Benwau on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 9:26 PM
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gpandtedsmom

sad the depths the feds will sink to,
stay strong, stay alert,
and someone, please buy the truck driver a beer !!!!

;)

Posted by gpandtedsmom on August 30, 2007 - Thursday at 9:34 PM
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