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Today is Thanksgiving.

My family is in Mumbai India, Kuwait City Kuwait, Portland OR Miami FL, Baraboo WI and the Upper Penninula of MI. The rest of us will celebrate in a suburb of Detroit MI.

But now I am starting to think about what I just said...My family is much larger than just that. My family is here too on the Daily Paul. That means the geographical list is a lot deeper and more widespread than just what mentioned above.

It has been a rough year year for me business wise and is easy to point out the negatives. I am also surrounded by a ton of bad news in the world that is always reinforcing that heavy weight on my shoulders.

So now that I am here with my family I would like to share with you as we do with our immediate family the things I am thankful for...

I am thankful for life! I am alive and well. My perspectives have changed since I met you. I used to cherish and strive for more material satisfactions. I was always looking to improve my status. I have converted my ways since I met you.

I was once a cigar smoker that ate unhealthy got little exercise and had a mountain of debit buying things I could not afford to make myself appear wealthy in the eyes of those I thought were my friends.

It was the education from this site and the Ron Paul movement that changed me. For that ...I am thankful.

It was YOU my family that showed me the value of real money, It was YOU that enlighten me of the dangers in our food. It was YOU that opened my eyes to the wool over my face and helped me pull off the hood of deceit.

From this family I learned the truth of many historical lies I have been taught. You forced me to look deep within and ask the hard questions.

As a result I examined every inch of my life and have made an effort to change my ways. I make more time for my wife and kids, I have become a vegetarian, I gave up all those nasty cigars, I took up running and weight lifting and plan to run my first marathon this April, and I have started to read more and explore more.

I have YOU to thanks for this! You saved my life....

Here is my short list of other things I am thankful for:

I am thankful for Life
I am thankful for my family, wife and kids
I am thankful I have food to eat and clothes to wear and to be able to provide for my family
I am thankful for the ability to learn and the knowledge I have gained.
I am thankful for Ron Paul who cares about us enough to put it all on the line
I am thankful for those of our forefathers that died giving us the foundation in our Constitution for which we fight our battles.
I am thankful to be part of this community for without it I may have lost my way...

as my Pottawatomie friends will say:

" e'jiyawuk "

(That's the way things are)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving....

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Thanks dexteryzed

Same to you, we all on here carry a burden that many Americans don't realize nor appreciate enough, but it is because of the propaganda machine we are up against. These are the times that try men's souls, especially the awakened ones. I saw this in a comment below, can you sticky it to your post? Keep up the great work!!!!!


Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

thank you for the great post

Congratulations on the switch to a healthy lifestyle and good luck on the marathon!




Thanks to you,

for all that you do.

May you and yours live long and prosper.

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Yes, thanks to Ron Paul for bringing us all together. . .

and thanks to Michael N for giving us this space to stay together after that memorable RP 2008 campaign.

dexterszyd, I do enjoy your logical posts with international flavors. Thank YOU!

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Like your tag quote...

by Claire Wolfe

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.



thank you for . . .



Have a great day--

(the part about all the hard things happening in the world adding a burden to the shoulders, yah--)

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Terrific post!

...and I agree with Jefferson, below...that YOU saved yourself. Dex, you and I were both exposed to the truth here on DP...that we have been lied to all of our lives; but, there are hundreds-of-thousands out there that have been shown that our world is more like "The Matrix" that we care to believe...that most everything is a lie or propaganda...yet, THEY choose to stick their head back in the bucket and go on...taking the "blue pill" so-to-speak. YOU chose to have an open mind, explore the possibility that some or all of what we "conspiricy kooks" claim just might actually be right....YOU are the brave one. YOU saved yourself.
Again, great post...gave me a big warm smile!

Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

Today's a good day


For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

God has given us so much....

All of our basic needs are covered.

I have all of you here at DP, and the freedom, at least so far, to continue communicating with you all.

We still have Ron Paul in the House and now have Rand Paul (and to some extent, Tom Coburn), in the Senate.

I have a husband who loves God first, loves me, loves my children, loves his freedom and will stand up for it and for ours.

Most of all, I have a God who is not silent, is just and loving, and was willing to lay down His life to satisfy the just penalty due me for my crimes against Him and to free me from the slavery to sin. He has also ensured the resurrection of those I love who have gone before me by His own.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Love and Peace

to you and your relations! wonderful post, brother. gave me a broad smile and a gushing of love in my soul

"ron paul is not running....ron paul is not running" -bloomberg 'expert' morning after the bloodbath, i mean, debate!

Same here. I am also so

Same here. I am also so grateful that packed within us at our birth were gratitude and appreciation. Dunno what we would do without them. I also ditto quilts post. Hagd, all.

Well said

and thank you for sharing this with us. We are blessed to count YOU among us as well, I always look forward to your threads.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Thank You Q

very kind of you...

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

"I have YOU to thanks for this! You saved my life"

That's a nice thought, but it was YOU who saved your life. You should give yourself a little credit, and those close to you who gave support.
I am thankful for the many things I have learned, and shared here on the DP, but I take responsibility for my own behavior.

The point is, that ideas are NOTHING without action. If you had not taken action in making the changes you needed to, then you would be in the same place you were. Maybe worse.

That old saying? "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink"

One of the hardest things is for people to take responsibility for their own behavior, honestly assess their situation, and most importantly, take action.
I'm glad you made changes for the better. Give yourself a little credit as well.
Happy Thanksgiving...

Appreciate it!

This Horse was lead to water...and was REALLY thirsty!

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

good vibes...

Thank you for posting.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

What a great post!

That's all I have to say about that.