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« on: February 11, 2013, 01:35:06 PM »

Even in retirement some of his supporters aren't doing him any favors. 

Ron Paul turns to UN agency for help in fight over namesake website
Published February 11, 2013
FoxNews.com

Libertarian folk hero and retired Rep. Ron Paul is fighting to take the domain name RonPaul.com from a legion of loyal supporters. And he's turning to an unlikely source for help, filing a complaint with an agency of the United Nations -- a body he's criticized for years.

The site owners’ response: “That’s not cool! We want our old pre-retirement Ron Paul back!”

The Texas Republican and three-time presidential candidate filed the complaint Friday with the U.N.'s World Intellectual Property Organization. He argues at length in his complaint that he should have the domain name -- as well as one for RonPaul.org -- for free because he already has a common law trademark on his name.

Beyond his 14 years in national politics, Paul argues, his trademark is further burnished by his many books, being “widely quoted by scholars” and having the reputation as a “premier advocate for liberty in American politics.”

The owners of the domain names say they are disappointed by the complaint, considering how many of them -- particularly the young, energetic supporters -- kept Paul’s 2012 run energized through grassroots campaigning and fundraising.

“Like thousands of fellow Ron Paul supporters, we put our lives on hold and invested five years of hard work into Ron Paul, RonPaul.com and Ron Paul 2012,” the owners, who are getting a lawyer and have 20 days to prepare a complaint response, said on their site.

The owners also are bristling over Paul filing the complaint with a U.N. agency, which many libertarians mistrust. Plus they dispute Paul's argument that they tried to sell him the website for $848,000.

The owners say they offered up RonPaul.org for free after hearing Paul say last month he regretted that he did not own the site.

However, they said they would sell Paul the RonPaul.com site and their mailing list of 170,000 people for the price of $250,000.

“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,” the owners said. “What in the world is going on?”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/11/ron-paul-files-suit-for-domain-name-leaving-supporters-bummed-but-fighting/
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 01:38:50 PM »

RP would have done a lot better in that 2012 election than Shit Romney.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 01:54:25 PM »

RP would have done a lot better in that 2012 election than Shit Romney.


Regardless, you wouldn't have voted for him.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 02:04:32 PM »

Regardless, you wouldn't have voted for him.

sheeit, I would have tatttooed his name on my ass
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 02:14:38 PM »

RP would have done a lot better in that 2012 election than Shit Romney.

No he wouldn't...realistically he was never more than high single digits.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 02:18:05 PM »

No he wouldn't...realistically he was never more than high single digits.

probably cause FOX did nothing but shit on him.

We all know the repub would have had 45% of the vote automatically, just as the dem always does.

Would RP have eaten into the Obama vote?  I bet there are many getbiggers who choce OB who would have voted RP in a heartbeat.  speak on it!
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 02:28:55 PM »

No he wouldn't...realistically he was never more than high single digits.

Correct.  He couldn't make it out of the primary and was never a threat to do so.  He didn't have the votes. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 02:54:15 PM »

sheeit, I would have tatttooed his name on my ass

Yeah, man, that's believable. What with you not bothering to vote for him in your state's primary and all.  Roll Eyes


I really don't understand why you lie through your teeth to people on an internet forum.
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 06:52:25 AM »

Even in retirement some of his supporters aren't doing him any favors. 

Ron Paul turns to UN agency for help in fight over namesake website
Published February 11, 2013
FoxNews.com

Libertarian folk hero and retired Rep. Ron Paul is fighting to take the domain name RonPaul.com from a legion of loyal supporters. And he's turning to an unlikely source for help, filing a complaint with an agency of the United Nations -- a body he's criticized for years.

The site owners’ response: “That’s not cool! We want our old pre-retirement Ron Paul back!”

The Texas Republican and three-time presidential candidate filed the complaint Friday with the U.N.'s World Intellectual Property Organization. He argues at length in his complaint that he should have the domain name -- as well as one for RonPaul.org -- for free because he already has a common law trademark on his name.

Beyond his 14 years in national politics, Paul argues, his trademark is further burnished by his many books, being “widely quoted by scholars” and having the reputation as a “premier advocate for liberty in American politics.”

The owners of the domain names say they are disappointed by the complaint, considering how many of them -- particularly the young, energetic supporters -- kept Paul’s 2012 run energized through grassroots campaigning and fundraising.

“Like thousands of fellow Ron Paul supporters, we put our lives on hold and invested five years of hard work into Ron Paul, RonPaul.com and Ron Paul 2012,” the owners, who are getting a lawyer and have 20 days to prepare a complaint response, said on their site.

The owners also are bristling over Paul filing the complaint with a U.N. agency, which many libertarians mistrust. Plus they dispute Paul's argument that they tried to sell him the website for $848,000.

The owners say they offered up RonPaul.org for free after hearing Paul say last month he regretted that he did not own the site.

However, they said they would sell Paul the RonPaul.com site and their mailing list of 170,000 people for the price of $250,000.

“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,” the owners said. “What in the world is going on?”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/11/ron-paul-files-suit-for-domain-name-leaving-supporters-bummed-but-fighting/



Ron's been more than nice for letting them profit off of his name selling those T-Shirts.  They should shut the fuck up and be lucky that he isn't suing them for it
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 07:51:21 AM »

No he wouldn't...realistically he was never more than high single digits.
in the primary.  In the general he would have been higher than single digits.  Paul would have had all of the, ABO votes but BB is right, neocons would take Obama over Paul in a heartbeat. Roll Eyes  They're a bad infestation that just won't go away.
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2013, 08:05:50 AM »

in the primary.  In the general he would have been higher than single digits.  Paul would have had all of the, ABO votes but BB is right, neocons would take Obama over Paul in a heartbeat. Roll Eyes  They're a bad infestation that just won't go away.

The Bush mafia still controls the GOP 
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2013, 02:08:12 PM »

The Bush mafia still controls the GOP 

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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2013, 08:33:23 PM »

Yeah, man, that's believable. What with you not bothering to vote for him in your state's primary and all.  Roll Eyes


I really don't understand why you lie through your teeth to people on an internet forum.

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