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Happy Birthday and Bon Voyage Michael!

I know it's an hour early but you've probably got to get in bed and get up early too. Just wanted to say I appreciate you and all you have done and been through, especially in the last couple of weeks..
You've taken some hard knocks, but have truly been an example of patience and grace where I would normally fall short.

I hope you and your wife have a memorable and relaxing time. We'll keep an eye on things while you're gone. "Truuuust me!"


No, seriously. Don't give this place a second thought while you're away.

Enjoy making those memories, because no matter what happens, that's something they can never take away.

Be safe.

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Dear Michael

...Just in case you "sign in" again....


Happy, Happy!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

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Nystrom, signing out

There may be internet on the ship, but I'm going to do my best to avoid it. The boat takes 7 days from NYC to England, and I'm going to use the time to read some books I've been wanting to get to, play some poker in the casino, sleep in until whatever time I feel like, detox from coffee, watch movies in bed and enjoy the sun.

Then we're spending 4 days in Oxford, where Samantha went to school almost a decade ago. Wow - how time flies. We're going to laze around among the rolling green hills and she's going to show me all the libraries, bookstores, and the life she lived for two years as a graduate student. She's told me so much about it, I can't wait to see it.

Take care everyone and thank you for the vacation.

My love to you all.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

Back to you!

Yes, by all means! Kick back and forget about the net!



yumm! That looks good! Will you share?

I'll just take the first bite, and that is all! Of course I'll let you blow out the candle first!

Happy Birthday Michael

May your trip be bountiful and the best one EVER!!!!

Happy Birthday, Michael!!!! ...and everything

Jefferson said. Wishing you a great, memorable, trip!

Anchors aweigh!


Have a GREAT TRIP!!!! (And, for all my complaints about Pharma, and the horror stories about scopalomine, they have the right drug in the right dose for seasickness... lol!)

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:

Happy Birthday, Michael !

Thank you so much for keeping DP real over the years. We have greatly appreciated this site. Though my husband doesn't post often, we both appreciate what it means to all of us. (even my children get in and read --with mom's supervision, of course)

"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


Birthday, Michael!!!!

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

gaylbaby's picture

Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday and Happy Trails!

egapele's picture

Happy Birthday!!

My 5-year birthday on the DP was yesterday. Hoo hoo!



Happy Birthday!

With all the recent rumors of 'the end' of DP, I was worried it was going to be something like this :) ...


Thanks for putting up with all us quirky, Liberty 'Shirefolk' thus far. Safe journeys!

Do NOT click on the above video!

I clicked it and it immediately triggered
a power shut off and the computer had to cold start.
No damage... haven't scanned yet...
Dunno whassup with it but suggest mods take it down!!!

It's likely the video codecs and/or drivers

on your computer. Happens to me occasionally; I'll try watching a random video on Youtube, only for my laptop to freeze up for a few seconds while it 'adjusts' itself in the best cases, BSOD at worst.

Downloading and looking at the properties of the videos that caused this for me revealed that the files were all compressed in a way my laptop didn't understand, and I'd wager the same thing is happening to your computer.

A signature used to be here!

I did click...

...on the 'Make video load faster' button that the DP provides, which altered the embed code I had pasted in. Something to do with that??

Joη's picture

doubt it

it just replaces the iframe with an image.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

That's odd...

I am admittedly new with this embed stuff, so hope I didn't do something wrong. :|

Could your PC just happen to be overheating from dust or the like? Mine can randomly shut off when exercising it with video, if I neglect to blow it out with canned air now and then.

I view that as a challange & clicked on it.

Works fine for me.

Dear Michael,

This DailyPaul website and community that you've helped create (that you, yourself initially did create,) has, through the good and bad, been a top favorite place for me during the past year and a half I have been a member. Thank you very much. I hope that you enjoy your vacation, relax, have fun and enjoy yourself. Happy birthday, Michael! Thank you. Sincerely! :)

Have fun at the Bohemian Grove Michael

lol! :-)

Happy Birthday and many moooooore....

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Thanks Jefferson

Your video reminded me of this, which cracked me up the first time I saw it:


Hopefully that doesn't happen to me on this trip!

Ha ha ha.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

Here, I'll handle the luggage.


Make sure your stuff will fit in the yellow one. Nevermind who...er, what is in the other ones.

*disclaimer- Not responsible for DP stowaways

Now that papa is gone, we can

Now that papa is gone, we can invite a bunch of people and party here... YEAH!!

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

That is sooo funny!

Big smile!

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"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Michael Nystrom's picture

"We know what fate befalls mutineers..."

We know the answer to that, do we not?

Mutineers H A N G !

(or at least get demoted so they can't post anymore)

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.


*mass exodus*
mmmmm, i swear that was like that when we got here micheal.......honest

Happy birthday Micheal