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What I would like to see more of here on the DP

Sometimes I look at the Top Forum Topics on the DP and it reads like people said, "Oh, here's some bad news - I'll go post it on the Daily Paul!"

What I would like to see more of is:

News about what you're doing - in your garden, on your farm, at your GOP / Libertarian / Democratic Party meeting, what your kids are learning, what you're learning, what you heard at the grocery store, what you observed in your neighborhood. Not just bad stuff - good stuff too!

What I'd like to see less of is:

Regurgitation of MSM propaganda. I know - I'm guilty of it too. It seems to be the rage of the blogs these days - regurgitate MSM and make some pithy comments.

Funck that. Listen to Terrance McKenna, and take what he says to heart.

This is one of my favorite YouTubes. Indulge in the "felt presence of direct experience." In other words, stop consuming culture and start creating it. Be the change. Create the world you want to live in. Create it not for us, but create it for yourself. Feel free to share it with us.


http://youtu.be/8ri5G9zTu1g

Thank you and Love. Love to you all.

The best is yet to come, and you are going to create it.

If not you, then who?




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Me TOO!!!

More room for the POSITIVE!!! I thought you would like this essay - it got only a couple of comments. Yet it is one of the most inspiring things I have ever read - it's by Chris Floyd about the nature of goodness:
http://www.dailypaul.com/283378/goodnessthis-is-not-the-age-...

Skamania is for Ron Paul 52 percent's picture

Positive News in Washington State

Fueled with daily inspiration here at the DP, Liberty is rising in the northwest. I attended my first COS meeting in Kennewick - great people doing great work - also attended our founding state convention of the Washington State Liberty Caucus. Meanwhile Local big R Lincoln dinners have had Salsa poured over their usual bland menus - Clark County packed the house with Sheriff Mack, Skamania and Klickitat's blue hairs got schooled on agenda 21 by Clint Didier, and Klickitat held a 2nd ammendment rally in a 1 horse town called Centerville that drew 300 people, most of whom are allergic to politics and don't use the internet (yes, it's scary, but they exist). Liberty is rising, my friends, and thanks to Ron Paul and great people like steadfast Michael Nystrom, weak, lazy, and tired patriots keep hearing the trumpet, so we get back up and charge again. Thank you so much for all this site has done for ME and the slowly waking giant that is LIBERTY!

No law can give power to private persons; every law transfers power from private persons to government.
-Isabel Paterson

It's been one thing after the next

April has not been an easy month, and normally, I would be all over a few issues, but I haven't been able to think them through, having to think through recent events (brother's death/dealing with family, friend's attempted suicide/ he's worse off for it, missing a test for a certificate I need /next test is in August, so this threw my calendar year... on and on.. and then I get this email from a high profile Republican in CA, Ron Nerhing. You bet I want to do something, however, it's going to take a full deck right now, I'm a few cards short.

Ron Nerhing wants the GOP to fight the Soros group for medical marijuana.
Article about Ron Nerhing in Huffpo http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ron-nehring/medical-marijuana-...

To me, this should make Nerhing irrelevant, but instead, I see a big battled being prepared to be waged in the CAGOP as they use their police state against RP Republicans. I guess that's why I'm happy I took RP's affer to get in the GOP, this is a better battle ground than sign waving.. So, as the gears spin in my head about how best to approach this issue and CA GOP leader... maybe DP can help.. make it a DP project?

(((((((Granger)))))))

Here is a followup to something I previously mentioned concerning which you wanted me to keep you posted: A Baby Step Toward Liberty

God bless, dear sister.

A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand

Culture

The directive to create rather than consume culture is totally on the mark. The Amish don't sit around all day complaining about all of the possible threats to Amish culture. Instead, they simply practice Amish culture each day and so it continues.

I drank two gallons of raw

I drank two gallons of raw milk in a week, does that count?

Southern Agrarian

I just drank my first glass

I just drank my first glass of raw milk. It was ice cold and DELICIOUS. The kicker is I couldn't convince another person around me to try it. I was shocked at the state of proud ignorance that even refuses to acknowledge or support my right to drink it and the farmer's right to sell it to me.

I'd like to add to that I

I'd like to add to that I didn't gain any weight by drinking the villainous 'whole' raw milk either and I've noticed it actually increases my appetite. Nor did I drop dead from 'ecoli risk'.

Southern Agrarian

Fostering Culture Of Liberty

One of my favorite novelists, Mario Vargas Llosa, a truly fascinating character in his own right, has had a lot to say on this subject:

http://www.stjohnpa.info/2013/02/02/its-the-stupid-culture/

"The free market is the best mechanism in existence for producing riches and, if well complemented with other institutions and uses of democratic culture, launches the material progress of a nation to the spectacular heights with which we are familiar.…

Thus, the liberal I aspire to be considers freedom a core value. Thanks to this freedom, humanity has been able to journey from the primitive cave to the stars and the information revolution, to progress from forms of collectivist and despotic association to representative democracy. The foundations of liberty are private property and the rule of law; this system guarantees the fewest possible forms of injustice, produces the greatest material and cultural progress, most effectively stems violence and provides the greatest respect for human rights. According to this concept of liberalism, freedom is a single, unified concept. Political and economic liberties are as inseparable as the two sides of a medal.…

We dream, as novelists tend to do: a world stripped of fanatics, terrorists and dictators, a world of different cultures, races, creeds and traditions, co-existing in peace thanks to the culture of freedom, in which borders have become bridges that men and women can cross in pursuit of their goals with no other obstacle than their supreme free will.

Then it will not be necessary to talk about freedom because it will be the air that we breathe and because we will all truly be free. Ludwig von Mises’ ideal of a universal culture infused with respect for the law and human rights will have become a reality."

For further discussion of this Nobel Laureate's views, see:

http://www.cato.org/blog/politics-mario-vargas-llosa

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/jod/summary/v002/2.4vargas_llos...

http://blog.independent.org/2011/11/14/mario-vargas-llosa-an...

I personally regard this topic of utmost importance:

http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2938578

I know I'm slow...

but I'm hoping to have my next video up by the time you get home. I think you'll find it to your liking...
So I have a story about Terrance McKenna -something that of course, never happened.
A nice but rather ditzy woman turned me on to the McKenna videos. I'd read a book years ago, never thought to look for him on youtube. For months, whenever she would visit she would pull up more videos and say how much she wanted to test his theories. One day, she came over, very excited... her chance had come.... And with that unique opportunity to explore all those realms that had been discussed... when it was time to just BE.... she turned on McKenna videos and watched them. You can lead a horse to water, and you can lead a ditz to the well of enlightenment...

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

I wrote a novel awhile back

Does anyone want to read the first chapter? I can post it if there's interest. While writing it I took a course at The School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa and had a teacher critique one of the chapters. The few people I let read it thought it was pretty good.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

I Would Love To

tell you about my place but not sure it's smart to share too much personal stuff on the web. I don't use facebook, twitter or myspace and think it's stupid the way so many people share all their info there. I was FORCED to close my youtube account due to google wanting personal info too! I will try to share less negative stuff though. I am really into cob housing, gardening, raising chickens etc but so much bad stuff keeps happening it's hard for me to stay optimistic. I am a full time caregiver for a helpless person and that wears me down too.

skippy

Boy! Did you ever strike a chord in me, skippy d!

"I am a full time caregiver for a helpless person and that wears me down too."

Wow! Me, too!!! My hubby isn't totally "helpless" and he seems to be getting stronger but, he absolutely needs full time care and lots of attention.... even at night when he's sleeping.

Maybe a post about being a full time caregiver, with tips we've learned along the way, would be something others might benefit from, too. Other's here have been in that position and could help us all out with advice, too. IMO, that's something positive and worthwhile to discuss that would be in accordance to Michael's post.

I have been on the receiving end of my husband's care

2 times. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated knowing he was there for me thru thick and thin. Nonna, I will remember you and Skippy as I pray. May you both be blessed with strength, courage, and patience.

Just once for me.

How many years it lasted I won't go back and count. What the man went through to keep me alive... I don't want to waste one more minute looking back at what was lost.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

Tell him thank you for me, I am glad to know you -little as I do

But don't look back :)

Sounds Like A Good Idea

There are times I need to vent but I just go for a walk or mess around in the garden instead. The garden is a savior but it's been too cold and wet to go out much.

skippy

The need to vent gets overwhelming sometimes.

I have to be extra careful to not take it out on my husband, poor guy. He feels so helpless at times and I don't want him to feel worse about being so ill. Unless the sun is out and the temp is warm enough to take him out for a walk or a short drive somewhere, I just release tension by stepping outside for a few minutes and having a smoke or pulling some weeds from the lawn and praying to God to calm me down and give me strength.

So, skippy d, I wonder how many others here know what it's like. Do you want to write up a post or would you rather I do it?

deacon's picture

here we go again

reading things that cut to the quick
i have said long ago that i think we are all in the same boat
here is more proof of that fact
i tend to read a lot more and just build simple projects to keep my mind off of things that hurt
then it comes home to roost,and with it all them feelings and pains that go along with it
i read the words posted and it sounds like someone tapped into my mind
and put them here
nonna,bear and skippy, i have a new found respect for you all' and i didn't want to even read these comments,but i did anyways
love to you all,and blessings
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

Thanks deacon, for reading and saying!

I appreciate your love and blessings :)

deacon's picture

bear

you are very welcome
I do have a novel i wrote from my experiences with doctors
starting back in 2001-2008
it doesn't paint a very good picture then,what will it be like with
obamacare?
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

Hi deacon,

I have had good doctors and bad doctors. It concerns me that under obamacare I would not have had the blessing of good doctors. I can say I ended up with a surgical clamp burn that no one would take responsibility for and which was also lied about in the medical records. That was probably the worst doctor. A simple I am sorry would have sufficed. But for some reason she could not admit any wrong...I went from doctor to doctor for a year trying to find out what was wrong with me before I discovered my own mass in my abdomen...but that somewhat was my doing because my GP didn't order a pelvic ultrasound because I was going to see my ob-gyn...so I fell thru the cracks, My OB-Gyn is an excellent doctor, but did not diagnose me. I should have written a book, but now with chemo brain and time, I cannot remember details, but I could go on, but will not...as I have just thought of another worse doctor. Those bad doctors do make the good ones stand out!

I have a friend who told her husband to get her out of the hospital before they killed her, literally.

What is the name of your book?

...

deacon's picture

not a literal book

just what i have experienced form GP's,pain specialists,neurosurgeons,
including ones who did spinal taps
the problems i have,that i will talk about is my back
one DR told me i had carpal tunnel!!,I said,isn't that in the wrist
she responds OH YEAH,NEVER MIND
i was put on oxy,morphine and Vicodin, i dropped down to 114 lbs,lost all my muscle tone, a pain specialist out me on patches,now the directions said no one should take these if under 120lb,under this DR's direction,only to later get violently ill,called the DR,was told just to wear it LOWER !!...now i know it might take a bit longer to travel and i would end up the same way,the DR agreed,but only after i pointed out yet another fact
i went in for a spinal,the (DR) who performed this this never informed me i had to lie flat or i would headaches,this so called DR gave me a paper with his name,picture and info on it,after getting home
i was getting bad headaches,so i called the DR on that paper
the woman informed me there was no DR on staff by that name
so after looking online,i spent a week on my back to fix their mistake
while on them pain meds a week out of every month i would go through
what felt like the flu,but my body was sweating out what felt like hand lotion ( i was being poisoned)this went on for yrs.
i finally weaned myself off them and to this day just deal with the pain
i went in for a back operation,while in a halo it fell off the holding bracket,my wife heard them call over the loud speaker
code blue or whatever they say when one dies on the table,she knew it was me
when i wake up from the op,my head is stuck to the pillow,i had bled from around the staple they put in from the halo falling and had dried to it.
my face was bruised and scratched,a fat lip and 5 staples in the back of my head
the DR did the wrong bone in my neck,and causing more damage besides what i already had
i went in for a nerve induction test,when the DR got to spot in my spine,he kept redoing over and over,he looked at the one recording the results and said change to room temp on the sheet there (this was done,i believe,as cooler temps have different resistance,so i passed that test twice
and to this day since feb 2001,not one DR has looked or even checked my complaints,which start in my neck and travel into my right arm,my right shoulder grinds and cracks,and if i move too much
just goes numb,now i cannot pick up a gallon of milk,and i used to be
able to pick up automatic transmissions !!
this is just a sample of what i have put to print
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

Oh deacon, that is awful,

It just makes me angry, sick and sad to read it...and you and your loved ones have had to live it. I wish I could heal you. I would.

I have not near the experiences that you have. And I am fortunate in that I have regained most of my health and I do not live in pain. It is horrible to be in pain. I am sorry that you are just having to live with it and that at least one doctor has not done the right thing to care for you and help you.

There are so many words I want to say, but they all sound so trite.

Bless you both.

In a society where we are conditioned to see loved ones as quite disposable, and if they are inconvenient in any way there is an array of lovely boxes for you to store them in so that you may view them when it suits you and ONLY when it suits you...
People who take the time to love their loved ones in a society where it is totally acceptable to turn their backs... You are special candles in this dark world. Thanks for shining.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

Amen

Let that light shine!

"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

fishy, those were beautifully written words well spoken and

so true.

Thanks

I can't bring myself to do any other thing with a family member. My brother has no qualms about dumping him off at a nursing home.

skippy

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

I guess my Catholic faith just instilled those values in me a long time ago. I don't believe I am "special" but, thank you for thinking so, fishy.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace... http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/pray0027.htm

For You, Nonna!


http://youtu.be/0VSyuar6oF8

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul