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(Please Help) Writing Essays/ Articles and Making Videos :)

I just read Michael Nystrom's post: DP Originals - Here's the Plan Guys.

I have been on the fence about this for quite some time. I would certainly love to start a blog (or vlog) online, so I can at least get information out to family. The problem is that I have no idea where to start. I've made videos before, but I wasn't too good at it. (I tend to have A.D.D. Moments).

This is something I would really like to "try". Does anyone here have tips or resources that can help me get started?

I'm still relatively new to the Liberty Movement, so I have mostly been working on my articulation of the issues before taking the next step of source production.

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I'm asking a lot these days.

"At the fork in the road where both choices lead to the same choice, perhaps the path of least resistance is better? “Lest we offend them.” I don’t know I am tossing this out there for your thoughts. Also wanting to know, should I go back to the LaRouche post? I seem to have burried it, but will access it because I am thinking you want to have discussion there. You had something in mind that may lead to a 2nd book."

I think that The Word works very well when human beings deal with human beings. I think that The Word does not work so well when dealing with living beings that are evil incarnate like a mad dog (Cujo).

So...people who are "just following (evil) orders", going about collecting an extortion fee, so as to keep the targeted victims powerless to the point of only being able to produce enough to be worthy of the time and effort to steal from them, but not produce enough to be able to defend against a mad dog running amok in the neighborhood, in human form, then, in that case, it is much better to "heap coals upon the head" of the person who is just following orders.

I may be learning from the teacher here, which is you, and so I'm going to see if I understand two versus, not just one.

Or how about three:

1.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+12%3A17&ver...

2.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+25%3A22...
3.
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mathew%2017:27&v...

The LaRouche angle has to do with exploring further the concepts of capitalism (voluntary) and socialism (voluntary) as opposed to capitalism (false or involuntary) and socialism (false) wherein the proof can be measured as to which ways work better for making power abundant and which ways don't and LaRouche also touches upon the concept of moving from one planet to another (which requires a lot of power) just in case God isn't going to destroy everything on Earth and start over fresh any time soon.

The current book is undergoing my third reading and I am beginning to ask if it would be a good idea to add a chapter on The Liberty Day Challenge or if that ought to be left out for a follow up (to be continued...) book, so I'm asking you now.

I hope to be done with 5 readings of the Joe Quotes effort by Friday.

"And you did not answer my question about whether I should save Joe quotes that strike me."

I may be asking too much, but please consider the possibility that your method works to publish books, and we won't know until the current effort plays out, and meanwhile your current method could be like putting money in the bank (so to speak) so... yes, save quotes, and this time consider being more liberal with your own voice in the conversation, so as to balance the point/counterpoint concept - or not - the book form as it is so far written plays out well, in my opinion, but there may be much in the way of finding room for improvement. Meanwhile I had this idea about video youtube messages that point to this forum and The Liberty Day Challenge.
Here:

http://www.dailypaul.com/272723/writing-essays-articles-and-...

"Jesus did not die for not paying taxes. Jesus died to reconcile us to God."

One of the most valuable messages you offer, in my opinion, concerns the concept of knowledge concerning just exactly how much we, mere humans, don't know relative to The Power of Creation, or God, and there should be little to choose, but we are stuck with what God gave us.

Joe

I have to get work done.

I have to get work done. This weekend was a blur and so is the house.

I have started a new Joe Quotes for 2013 here: http://www.power-independence.com/forum/view_topic.php?id=82...
I have included the comment link this time around so hopefully the URL will not get shuffled at the DP.

I think if you have words forming for Liberty Day Challenge to add to the book you should write them down. After all, the Liberty Day Challenge is the competitive answer to the problems documented in the book. Why talk about Legal Criminals if a solution is not provided? I think it is a good call!

So I looked at your comment on the getting paid link. It has to do with making “commercials” for Liberty Day Challenge? I watched the Celente clip there too. I had watched the original Fat Boy clip but never talked about it. I think Celente is funny, I don’t like to listen to profanity though and so it makes me not want to celebrate or promote his words. But I do think he has a point. The British are here and the American public is too stupid to recognize that the words spoken on the tube are the arms being used to remove Liberty…disarming thru words without firing a shot.

I looked at your comment on the getting paid post. So are you saying make commercials for Liberty Day Challenge? I wonder if you could somehow use a “get paid link” to receive the commercials with the idea of a “reward” for the best commercial? It could fund itself and perhaps be a fund raiser as well?

On the LaRouche post. I am thinking this quote that I saved today:

"Distrust of vast stores of power employed by few people is necessary for survival of the species - in my opinion - so why allow all that power to be so readily available to those few people in any case where the power flows by way of deceit, threats of violence, and violence (crime)?"

Is what you are talking about when you say

“The LaRouche angle has to do with exploring further the concepts of capitalism (voluntary) and socialism (voluntary) as opposed to capitalism (false or involuntary) and socialism (false) wherein the proof can be measured as to which ways work better for making power abundant and which ways don't and LaRouche also touches upon the concept of moving from one planet to another (which requires a lot of power) just in case God isn't going to destroy everything on Earth and start over fresh any time soon.”

So, you want to talk about capitalism and socialism. I cannot even agree with you on the definition of socialism and we have been around that block many a time! It should be fun. I will see you over there...after I get work done :)
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Mark 12:17
King James Version (KJV)
17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

What is Caesar’s? Is it not the money with his picture on it?

What is God’s? Is it not the man who was made in His Image?

• Genesis 1:26 KJV
And God said , Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Not only are you made in the image of God, you were also purchased from death by God?

• 1 Corinthians 6:20 KJV
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Think of a slave back in the day on a slave block being sold after being brought from Africa by ship. Could he buy himself and set himself free? No, he had nothing, not even clothes on his back. Could someone buy him and set him free? Yes.

Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

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Great

I will work through my 3rd reading of the book 1 and add a chapter on The Liberty Day Challenge.

Fat Boy was a part of my thinking on The Alex Jones Challenge (reward of 100,000.00 Federal Reserve Fraud Numbers) combined with The Liberty Day Challenge, combined with the challenge to keep Ron Paul's example spreading here on this forum.

I don't know what the deadline is to submit a Paul Revere type message to Alex Jones for a contest entry, but I can start work on at least one sound bite. I know how to make videos for Youtube, there are plenty of freeware programs that allow the user to splice many videos into one.

I can have me saying "Liberty Day Challenge"

Immediately after someone else says "Look it up."

Someone else says "The British are here."

I can clip in Fat Boy by Celente with the picture of Fat Boy too.

These are just ideas at this point. I have to get work done too, plus the ball is in my court so I have more reading and editing work.

Fund raising is amazingly competitive today, as shown in that link by one of this forums members.

I'll find it.

http://www.dailypaul.com/272784/gumroad-get-paid-for-anythin...

Amazing opportunities.

"So, you want to talk about capitalism and socialism. I cannot even agree with you on the definition of socialism and we have been around that block many a time! It should be fun. I will see you over there...after I get work done :)"

Yes, that is necessary, in my opinion, and there is another forum post on that theme already here:

http://www.dailypaul.com/273179/counter-discourse-eastern-fr...

Why punish everyone for the actions of 1 person?

It is a numbers game?

"even the forgiveness of sins"

Forgiveness is great, it is so powerful, more than a mere mortal can even know, I get that, but while these Mad Dogs running false government (false gods) are amok, we aught to defend ourselves somehow.

Joe

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Starting a blog is easy

Getting readers is hard!

Start a free blog at: www.blogger.com or www.wordpress.com. You can have a blog set up in about 10 minutes, set up for free, right there on the internet, for all to see.

How to cut through the noise though? That is the hard part. From the standpoint of ideas, you need to know what you want to say and keep it focused. From the perspective of craft, you need to check your spelling, know your grammar and punctuation. And write.

As far as videos go, I can only give advice from the perspective of a consumer. I've made a few videos, but they are time consuming. If you want a chance at a video going viral it should be:

- short (3 minutes max, I'd say)
- focused
- entertaining

It doesn't have to be about "liberty" - 3 minutes is too short. But you need to slip the message in there. And if you're producing consistently, over time, your body of work will reveal what your message is. Don't worry about working it all into one 3 minute video.

You have to keep chipping away. As for where to start - that is difficult. I have the same problem. There are so many issues to tackle. My best advice on that is: Start where you are. Of all the issues, pick the one that really just sticks under your craw, the one that pisses you off the most. That is the issue with the most fuel that will propel you to finish what you've started.

Hope that helps.

:-)

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Read books. Apply concepts

Read books. Apply concepts from them to current events. Post thoughts on video. .... Profit.

Southern Agrarian

I've not read the thread yet

But... Here are the things I have been doing over the past few years.
Youtube. Get a channel, and you can upload your videos there and edit them. I am not very good at it, but even I can get a video edited to the point where I feel like I am getting my point across. Put down your thoughts in writing and submit articles, but if you really want people to hear your message, you have to make videos. People have about a ten minute attention span, tops. If you can get your thoughts into 3 minutes, you have a better chance at having people watch the whole video. If it is instructional, people will pay attention longer.
If you join beforeitsnews.com as a contributor, you will be issued a press pass. I don't know if you are going to try something like "We Are Change" is doing or not, but if so, you will want those credentials.
Keep your camera on you ALWAYS. You just don't know what you may see.
More threads. I checked your history, you are WAY too quiet - lol! Get on here every day and post a thread. Some will die off without anyone looking at them... OK. Be a little selfish - this is about YOU getting your thoughts on paper, and seeing what people are interested in.
GOOD LUCK. Citizen journalism is the ONLY media bringing the truth to the masses.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Do you ever sleep

or eat or anything? lol. You're always here and I always enjoy it.

I get up at 3 AM to get my husband off to work.

These wee hours of the morning I hang out here, and surf other sites. Then I leave the computer on all day, and check back often.
Consider this a very long winded "last post" - lol! The weather is already breaking, and I will be spending more and more time at the farm, moving out there as soon as we can, and at least spending the summer there again. Once I get there full time, I'll be too busy to play on the tubes. I sort of feel like I am trying to get everything off my mind... I'll shut up pretty soon, I promise - lol!

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

Hey Thanks!

You;re comment was very informative, thanks a lot. I'm not planning on doing any WRC type stuff, lol. Just some short informative clips. I know that I can get my family to watch them. The thing I am struggling with right now is where to start! History? Current events? Liberty 101? NAP? Lol, I have too many things I want to talk about. I should just calm down and take it a step at a time. :)

Thanks again fishy!

P.S. I'm awake because this is when I work... *sigh*. But I get a lot of Daily Paul time in. That's a plus.

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Garan's picture

You can use a free bootable dvd/usbDrive for editing video.

I use Kdenlive for video editing.

You can download a completely free bootable Dvd image (BandShed.net/AvLinux.html) to try it out before installing.

..and you might as well start writing whatever content comes to mind.