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The Ark Door is Closed

And we've set sail.



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We're all in this together!


http://youtu.be/gbrbUfYSt0E

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

The Ark door was closed 4400

The Ark door was closed 4400 years ago and God promised not to flood the world with water again. If you wanna consider yourself on the current preverbal Ark you need to give your life to Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins and salvation. He is the only way to God.

John 14:6

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Michael Nystrom's picture

I'm afraid you're on the wrong ship

This is a non-denominational vessel.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
deacon's picture

Really

booted for that comment?
Now there is only 3999 of US left

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Michael Nystrom's picture

Yup

That is what alerted me to his posting history.

http://www.dailypaul.com/user/50923

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts
TwelveOhOne's picture

FYI, that link is now a 403

Just wanted to let you know, nobody can "pierce that veil" to see what you meant. (Not that I need to: this is your place, and your decisions are yours and yours alone. My apologies for my behavior during my concussion-healing last summer, regarding being unhappy at specific bans. I have another comment to leave in this thread, in which I'll refer only to positive things.)

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Brilliant.

"A website where people matter"

Somehow you managed to cage a rare species of bird, one that is known for strongly disliking arks and also known for flying away at the first sign of turmoil.

Friends of this particular species remain in awe that the bird was captured to begin with.

However that bird might see this move as simply brilliant.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Cage?

You think that's air you're breathing?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Lmao

This is am awesome thread going on.

Be careful with that light saber Michael

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

The Cage

"Too Cerebral"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cage_(Star_Trek:_The_Original_Series)


http://youtu.be/QBzybXZvAU4

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

whoa

things just got interesting. i call top bunk!

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It's a Big Wide Ship But Where's the Head?

I really gotta go, bad. Could somebody please move these animals out of the way so I can find it? I get self-conscious when I have to pee in public. Maybe no one will notice if I do it behind that big grey elephant over in the far aft corner. Yeah, that should do it. I'll mosey on over that-a-way.

This boat is starting to heave a lot, must be in rough seas. I feel a little queasy with all the pitching up and down and up and down. The birds are starting to squawk and fly around in circles trying to find a stable perch. Oh, Oh, gotta watch out for those pigeons!

Well I finally made it and in the nick of time because my bladder is about to explode. Boy this elephant's ass is really, really big. I'm sure it won't mind, me being all small and such. Now I just have to pull my zipper down and ... Damn, my shirttail is caught in the nylon teeth and it won't move any further. Now what do I do?

I'll have to unbuckle my pants. I'll aim for that pile of straw next to the elephant's left hind quarter. I don't want it to think I'm being inconsiderate and wet on it's leg. Here goes. Ooh, ooh, that feels soooo good. Man, what a stream.

Uh, gotta a little problem here. It seems the straw can't hold all the water. A puddle is leaking and headed for the elephant's foot! The beast is lifting up his leg. He's moved backward and pinned me up against the bulkhead. Oh God, I'm trapped. I can't move and I'm still peeing, everywhere.

What's it doing now? The tail is raising up. This is unbelievable! He going to take a dump on me! Help! Help! This is what I get for listening to Noah. He didn't realize that what separates man from the animals is a toilet.

The moral of this fable is that it's okay to be kind to animals but being their personal potty is going to far. Now the elephant follows me around the ship and won't leave me alone. It's probably never seen a walking potty before. God, I hate this boat.

We're sailing with a cargo of love and devotion


http://youtu.be/XAHKGLS12Ro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAHKGLS12Ro

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Interesting idea. Let's find

Interesting idea. Let's find out where the rabbit hole goes, eh?

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May your anticipations be met by a market who finds value in your efforts.

And if there is no value, let us all be liquidated to another more profitable purpose; one that better serves the needs of society.

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I am so clueless as to what this means or what you are

planning... guess I'll wait n see. How many fellow travelers are on board?

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Wow, Michael

That's a very interesting move there. I was unaware of anything, so I'm surprised by it. I must say, on first hearing it, Ilike it. This is now an exclusive club of collaborators that have proven themselves capable of bringing even the most hidden, obscure stories to light. Perhaps one of the most well connected, objective journalism wires in the world. Nothing on here is to be trusted, and nothing on here to be dismissed. Just filtered by a population that desires truth.

Good luck guys! Glad to be on board with everyone.

"Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito."

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Bingo!

Greshem's law, as it applies to money can be summarized as: Bad money chases out good.

As it applies to anonymous posters on a board like this, it manifests as the rude, the loud, the obnoxious, the negative, the superficial, etc. chasing out the positive, the thoughtful, the kind, and the creative.

We've weeded out a lot of the really rude and nasty ones. We may yet throw a few more overboard. In the past they'd just sign right back up again, using a free email address, and a free username provided by the DP.

Eventually, I got tired of chasing them around. That is (one reason) that I shut the door. We still may take latecomers on personal recommendations of members here in good standing.

But now is the time to go deeper. Frankly, I'm disappointed with most of the internet. It is not living up to its full potential. And that includes the Daily Paul.

These days it acts as an MSM repeater. I'd like to go deeper: A website as if people mattered.

There are some great writers and thinkers here.

As an experiment, it might fail. But that is ok. I'm not afraid of failure. What I'm afraid of is being afraid to change and transform when change and transformation is called for.

Anyway, I think it is going to be fun! Like the nation itself, the Daily Paul is just an experiment, that will run as long as it will.

:)

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

It has holes in it

and smells of conservatives and libertarians.

bigmikedude's picture

^ ^ ^

Man Overboard.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Let the dead bury their own dead

Forward!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Lmao

Haha .... It's like the Black Pearl....

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

Do we have two of each?

So all the species may breed and coexist,
Two hardcore anarcho-capitalists,
Two I'm just an individualists,
Two scholarly constitutionalists,
Two everything is a conspiracists,
Two you'll pry my guns from my dead fists,
Two fire-and-brimstone theologists,
Two GOP takeover strategists,
Two LP or third party activists,
Two I'm just a musician or artist,
Two back-to-land, on acorns we shall subsist,
A one-woman army chicken-riding Zionist,
Three Bills to map our moral decline with a twist,
SmudgePot and Cudnoski are on the list?

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Michael Nystrom's picture

I think we're all set

The species and the breeds are fluid. I expect that we'll see them morph into one another after all is said and done.

"You are not your stuff" - Tyler Durden.

You are not your label, either.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

right on, Michael

The map is not the territory. You are not your label. What we mean by this, I think, is that no map or label could possibly capture everything about a territory. I wholeheartedly agree. But a good map encodes the territory. A good label encodes something about its subject. IMHO, maps and labels are not bad in and of themselves. What is bad is when you mistake the property descriptive nature of a label for identity. The English language here is a hindrance, as the word "IS" has an identity function and a property assigning function. But I ramble. I will have more to say about this soon (I hope).

I hope the ark is equipped with landing pads for exploratory one-man vehicles, to take exploratory side-trips into the some of the tucked away corners of the unknown. My little craft is being drawn into the obscure lands of category theory and semiotics. I may bring back some strange artifacts.

"Becoming is superior to being." - not sure who said it first, but I like the sounds of that.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

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"Becoming is superior to being."

I like that too.

I hope the ark is equipped with landing pads for exploratory one-man vehicles, to take exploratory side-trips into the some of the tucked away corners of the unknown. My little craft is being drawn into the obscure lands of category theory and semiotics. I may bring back some strange artifacts.

Absolutely! Bring back word from the outside world.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

“Alice came to a fork in the

“Alice came to a fork in the road. 'Which road do I take?' she asked.
'Where do you want to go?' responded the Cheshire Cat.
'I don't know,' Alice answered.
'Then,' said the Cat, 'it doesn't matter.”

― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

and then....


http://youtu.be/bosvfUoO0DU

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Mid-Life Crisis

I'm intuiting for some reason (probably the tone of Nystorm's recent posts like the self-portrait), and wanting to share a note about mid-life crises.

It all comes down to potential and the regret that so much of it isn't or hasn't been used. The potential to run faster than you have ever run, to climb higher, to take this path or that path, learn this great skill or that great insight, to raise children--or more children, to change the world. Any potential you know you have but haven't used can weigh on you, often in mid-life, but at any time, really.

Wisdom: Potential serves a purpose when you don't use it. If you never get chased by a sabre-tooth tiger, you may never need to run faster than you have ever run before, but it's there, in case.

Potential, to be really useful, has to far exceed the need for it. It can feel like it's wasted, but it's not.

Which isn't to say, don't try to use it all, but, don't be too hard on yourself for all the paths not chosen; work, instead, on moving forward on new paths that make sense to you.

The older one gets, the more missed potential appears in one's rear-view, but it's a mistake to spend the rest of one's life looking back at it. Life would be horrible if we used it all, like some science experiment always taken to the point of failure.

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