You Want to Make the Daily Paul a "Better" More Influential Site? Create More Valuable Content!Submitted by RobHino on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 23:40
A lot of people find things to complain about.
Others find a lot of things to post about.
Without setting up a false dichotomy nor encouraging excessive posting, we should be closer aligned with the latter.
If you're one of those people who complain about the direction of, or content on, the Daily Paul, change it. Put your creative hat on, and create better content.
I'm always on the hunt for juicy or informative nuggets of truth or humor or entrepreneurial knowledge to consume and then redistribute to my friends, family, and especially the Daily Paul community.
Sometimes I spend hours thinking and brainstorming of content I could produce for everyone's consumption; my motivations being to expand my understandings of liberty, to help foster real change, to share and help others grow intellectually and entrepreneurially, to attempt to monetize blogging and web content through relevant product placement and social media marketing, to drive high-quality traffic to my liberty business's website, to network with like minded individuals, etc.
Take for instance yesterday. I was trying to think of something valuable to post, and I saw on Facebook that one of my friends was testifying in Austin! So I wrote about it and Photoshopped up a few graphics:
That opened the door to a whole wealth of other potential post topics to make the Daily Paul a "better" place, as some like to continuously harp on.
For example, did you know that in the Texas Legislature, due to a lot of grassroots lobbying we have:
bills in favor of removing taxes on precious metal transactions and creating a state gold depository;
bills in favor of open carry and campus carry of handguns;
bills to remove the property tax and curtail use and abuse of eminent domain;
bills in favor of a paper trail for electronic voting and other election reform;
bills in support of jury nullification;
bills in support of the state of Texas standing against the federal government's overreach with the TSA, NDAA, ACA/Obamacare, warrantless use of drones, and more and more infringement on our gun rights;
bills in support of food and farm freedom;
bills reining in abuse of police power; etc.
With only a few exceptions there are bills filed on all of our priority issues.
I'll post links and info below to all those referenced bills trickling through the Texas Legislature which REQUIRE YOUR ACTIVE, VOCAL, AND POLITICAL SUPPORT, but what will you do with the information? Will you call your state representative and your state senator? Will you run for office?
Or even better, will you work in the counter-economy that side-steps government bureaucracy? Will you be the next Cody Wilson? Why not?
The point of this post is that the direction of the Daily Paul is in our hands. It is what we make it:
http://youtu.be/ao_kdzLhpgE?t=1m15s (go to 1:15 if auto-direct doesn't work)
PROMISED LINKS for your bookmarking, Facebook-sharing, noise-making, hell-raising, politicking pleasure:
Hearings scheduled the week of March 11, 2013, for certain bills of interest.
NOTE: Hearings are sometimes canceled and/or rescheduled. Do not assume any hearing will be scheduled or rescheduled with significant notice. This is politics.
Monday, March 11:
Ways & Means, 2:00pm, E2.014
HB 78, Simpson, "Relating to the exemption from the sales and use tax for
certain coins and precious metals."
Tuesday, March 12:
Criminal Jurisprudence, 10:30am, E2.016
HB 184, Dutton, "Relating to the penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marihuana or a synthetic cannabinoid."
Wednesday, March 13:
Urban Affairs, 10:30am, E2.016
HB 1299, Stickland, "Relating to municipal regulation of electric stun guns, knives, and personal defense sprays."
State Affairs, 1:00pm, JHR 140
HB 649, Stickland, "Relating to tax reimbursement for businesses that refuse to comply with certain federal health care coverage requirements based solely on the religious convictions of the owners of the businesses; authorizing tax refunds and credits."
Federalism & Fiscal Responsibility, Select, 2:00pm, E2.036
HB 553, Otto, "Relating to firearms and the preservation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution; providing penalties."
HB 627, Krause, "Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation."
HB 872, Laubenberg, "Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation."
HB 928, Krause, "Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas."
HB 1049, Laubenberg, "Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas."
HB 1076, Toth, "Relating to certain firearms, firearm accessories and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; providing an exemption from federal regulation and providing penalties."
HB 1314, Creighton, "Relating to the unlawful seizure of a firearm by a governmental officer or employee; providing penalties."
Thursday, March 14:
Homeland Security & Public Safety, 8:00am, E2.010
HB 434, Riddle, "Relating to the persons authorized to take a blood specimen from a vehicle operator to test for alcohol concentration or other intoxicating substances."
HB 435, Turner, "Relating to the authority of a peace officer to take a blood specimen from the operator of a motor vehicle or watercraft to test for alcohol concentration or the presence of other intoxicating substances."
HB 1658, King, "Relating to requiring the arrest and collection of a breath or blood specimen of persons operating a motor vehicle or watercraft while intoxicated under certain circumstances."
HB 1038, Eiland, "Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system."
HB 972, Fletcher, "Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education."
HB 1313, Creighton, "Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education."
HB 1078, Kleinschmidt, "Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with institutions of higher education."
HB 706, Capriglione, "Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on certain premises of or locations associated with schools or institutions of higher education."
HB 1009, Villalba, "Relating to the creation of a new category of law enforcement officer who shall be designated a school marshal, the training and appointment of certain employees of a school district or open-enrollment charter school as school marshals, and the rights, restrictions, limitations, and responsibilities of school marshals; authorizing the imposition of a fee."
HB 1298, Stickland, "Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns by certain license holders on certain locations associated with a public or private school or educational institution."
HB 1896, King, "Relating to firearm training and the authority of certain employees of a school district or open-enrollment charter school to carry or possess a handgun on certain school premises; authorizing a fee."
HB 700, Lavender, "Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties."
HB 1194, Paddie, "Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry the handgun; providing penalties."
Whether the bird flies, or whether it dies...well, that is up to you.
I also advocate working outside the system, and prefer it actually, but these bills are important and need as much support as possible.
I don't mean to imply all posts need to be about politics. Humor, tech, science, videos, etc. are all necessary and entertaining too. We're kind of like a family here. I just mean post more stuff that you like if you're not happy with what's here! Get creative!
Thanks for your consideration!