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New here, a bit intimidated

Hi all, wanted to introduce myself (do people do that on this site?) I'm a new member of the DP though I've been following the site for quite some time. I'm a young mother and wife and I live in the last frontier of Wyoming! Like I said I have been reading the DP religiously for probably over a year so it's about time I supported Michael and the cause. I say I'm intimidated because I am new to the movement and I look up to you all, but I am happy to finally get in on the conversation. Cheers!

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Wait a minute...are you Granger?

"I need a new dust filter for my Hoover Max Extract pressure pro muscle 60.
Can someone help me with that?"

LOL

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

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Dude, stop being paranoid.

Dude, stop being paranoid.

C'mon.

;P

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

LOL

A new conspiracy theory

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

Just watch whom you assicoate with

Bill3, POL POT and that idiot Smudge Pot are NOT whom you want to invite to parties.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

I've always wondered

what is a smudge pot? does it mean anything or you just like it? its very memorable

It is a Native American ceremonial vessel

A Smudge Pot is a pottery vessel used to hold smoking Sage to "smudge" a dwelling (carry around the inside perimeter) to rid it of bad spirits.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

That's pretty much it

The act of "smudging" is a cleansing ritual where we "wash" ourselves with smoke. Usually from sage or cedar or tobacco. A smudge pot can also be a bucket of pitch or used motor oil and these get put under tarps over stuff like orange trees or tomatoes if there's gonna be a frost and you don't wanna lose your crop.

There must be some other usage of the the term. But a big part of it for me is a smudge pot is dirty, smelly, icky and unattractive and though a warrior-priest (supposed to be humble) I have these massive aspects to my ego.

Plus it helps make me seem non-intimidating. Priests are supposed to be accessible.

Plus it's cover for my experimentalism. Stuff I write here is often simply experimental, like what happens if i drop you into the middle of a story and then kinda retrofit the beginning and ending? Well if the author is called Smudge Pot you are less likely to be offended by my off-handed treatment of you. After all, whom can a smudge pot offend?

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Do you write elsewhere?

Because of your wit, I would like to read some of your final publications if you do indeed write elsewhere my friend. I followed a "Smudge Pot" on Twitter, would that be you?

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

A smudge pot

is the one that leaves the Cheetos stains on the communal joint.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

no cheetos while smoking

that goes for doritos too

Good points,

that's why we stick to funyons! (sp?)

Funyuns! What movie was that

Funyuns!

What movie was that from?

Half Baked...

You need to check it out again. :)

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Lol

Lol

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

welcome

when interacting with people just remember to ignore the emotion and focus on the logic and reason.

good people on the dp don't mean to offend, so don't be offended.

trolls on the dp are trying to offend, so don't be offended by a troll.

focus on reason and logic, what makes sense, be wary of emotion driven comments.

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Bienvenue a bord !

Bienvenue a bord !

Welcome aboard !

:)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Welcome here, my advice to

Welcome here, my advice to you is to have thick skin. There are a lot of ignorant comments on a daily basis by some that only wish to promote their own agenda. My advice is to ignore most of the negative and focus on why you came here, it will make your stay here much more enjoyable. Just keep in mind, just because someone in on the daily paul doesn't mean they are really a friend to the liberty movement.

Now you have a dilemma on your hands

As you sit there looking at all the folks that welcomed you and you want to thank each one individually. But you would risk being accused of violating the rule of over bumping your own thread.lol How are you going to deal with this dilemma?

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I do what I damn well please

I do what I damn well please :-)

LOL! I like you already

Welcome aboard.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

ha-ha!! Aleady...

...the "intimidated" in the title of your post is OBSOLETE ;-)

welcome!!

Sounds like you will fit in just fine :)

Yes, most do as you have done when joining. Here is mine from a much more hostile time here at the DP, lol:

http://www.dailypaul.com/118628/im-new-permission-to-enter-camp

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Welcome newbee .

This is a great place for news you won`t find elsewhere and some serious comedy with the bickering between commenters.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

Hello

Wyoming is a great state. Good place to be when people figure out that a politician or politicians are not going to get us back to the government following the Constitution or rule of law.

I could settle down in Lander, Wyoming.
Welcome to the site!

Plantin the seeds for our Savior. In the End Jesus wins!

H3ERE HERE HERE

welcome:) I soon hope you will grow to the point you do not come here. What I mean by that is to get to the point that you opt out of the game and just buy guns and live a free life. Took awhile to get there for myself. This site will help you become brave enough to not have your labor stolen from you or your time. Just remember to stop playing the game sooner then later:)

Freedom is grand!!!

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Sabamiki

But...

You are here... ?

Yep been here for years mult

Yep been here for years mult times a day. Working slowly to get others to opt out:) Also kind of fun to see others believe they can change it as I once did. After a while you wake up even more and find opting out is the ONLY way.

Life is great with Isagenix
www.memefor.isagenix.com
scdistributionmn@gmail.com
Sabamiki

Sooo

You come to tell other people to do what you don't do?? There's a word for this.

Intimidated? No need to be that, and theres a good reason why.

People are people. People forget this. Just because its the internet doesnt make it any more or less true. To some extent, you deal with people the same way anywhere.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.