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February 10, 2013
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Ron Paul calling in the UN waaaaaahmbulance

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defaultking Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Earlier today, Ron Paul filed an international UDRP complaint against RonPaul.com and RonPaul.org with WIPO, a global governing body that is an agency of the United Nations. The complaint calls on the agency to expropriate the two domain names from his supporters without compensation and hand them over to Ron Paul.

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Last month, after Ron Paul expressed regret on the Alex Jones show over not owning RonPaul.com (in an interview titled “Ron Paul: The Internet Is Our Last Chance to Awaken America“), dozens of supporters urged us to contact Ron Paul to work out a deal.

We sent Ron Paul the following respectful offer, explaining that we’d prefer to keep RonPaul.com due to reasons explained in our letter. At the same time we offered him RonPaul.org as a free gift so we could keep using RonPaul.com and he wouldn’t have to use something like RonPaulsHomePage.com.

Incredibly, Ron Paul’s lawyers are trying to use our FREE offer of RonPaul.org against us in an attempt to demonstrate “bad faith” on our part! Our offer went on to explain that in case Ron Paul insisted on obtaining RonPaul.com, we would prepare a complete liberty package consisting of RonPaul.com and our 170k mailing list.

The value we put on the deal was $250k; we are getting our mailing list appraised right now but we are confident it is easily worth more than $250k all by itself. Claims that we tried to sell Ron Paul “his name” for $250k or even $800k are completely untrue, and there is little doubt that our mailing list would have enabled Ron Paul to raise several million dollars for the liberty movement this year. It would have been a win/win/win situation for everyone involved.

Instead of responding to our offer, making a counter offer, or even accepting our FREE gift of RonPaul.org, Ron Paul went to the United Nations and is trying to use its legal process related to domain name disputes to actively deport us from our domain names without compensation."

And now for the really funny part:

"Back in 2007 we put our lives on hold for you, Ron, and we invested close to 10,000 hours of tears, sweat and hard work into this site at great personal sacrifice. We helped raise millions of dollars for you, we spread your message of liberty as far and wide as we possibly could, and we went out of our way to defend you against the unjustified attacks by your opponents. Now that your campaigns are over and you no longer need us, you want to take it all away – and send us off to a UN tribunal?"

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Basically, Ron Paul is opposed to the UN (and any kind of governmental body larger than a bread box because it "infringes on our sovereignty") until the day comes when he needs them to do something for him. You know, something like throwing a portion of his fan base under the bus.

Seems legit.
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devine-consciousness Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
i love rannn paul
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defaultking Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He rannnn for president so many times that I think he confused himself.
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devine-consciousness Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
ehh i think he just would never be allowed to be president because he's the only one who is honest and tells the truth.
All that president crap is iffy and i don't believe a second of it. All i know is that ron paul is the only genuine honest guy i've seen up on the stage in my life time.
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defaultking Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lawlz.
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bohobella Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's hilarious. Although why does RonPaul.com want to keep the .com so much? I guess it says a lot about me, but if I ran someone's fanclub and they said they wished they had that name, I'd give it to them. Not that his actions are in any way justified over a web domain.
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defaultking Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The free market principles which he makes lip service to demand that he buy the domain as intellectual property, not to mention the sizable mailing list. The fact that he'd rather have the UN confiscate it should tell us a lot about his true philosophy as opposed to the one his followers have ate up.
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Sheepy94 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Please wait one moment while I go laugh my ass off in the corner.
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defaultking Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is permitted.
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TBSchemer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
How about this: I'll register defaultking.com, start posting some of these items [link] there, ask for donations on the site, and then offer to sell you the domain for $250,000.

Does that seem legit?
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Then you would be guilty of copyright infringement and could possibly have to pay thousands of dollars per infringement. Plus whatever profits you made.
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