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To Michael Nystrom -

I have been frequenting this site for over two years now. I will admit I’m not a paying member. I will admit that I have absolutely no extra money to become one. At times I find myself feeling guilty for being allowed to use your private site to express my own thoughts. I appreciate your candor and hope that you have learned to appreciate mine. At times I may come off as stern and stubborn, but I have always held the best of intentions by the ideas and writings I share. Your site has given me a space to release and harness what it is I’ve been compelled to share my whole life. I am a writer at heart! And I genuinely want to thank you for giving me a chance seldom offered to most people: a chance to grow in the art that one finds solace and comfort within and by doing.

Your patience and diligence in maintaining this site has given a great many of us the chance to express and communicate in ways that may have otherwise been impossible. I feel a genuine sense of community here and I have come to understand that we are not a fringe, conspiratorial group. In fact, much of the information shared on this site is ahead and forefront in dissemination and scope. Peace to you Michael and know that I contribute in order to enlighten, grow, share and form a positive camaraderie.

Peace and Love to all.

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wolfe's picture

Well said.

I feel I owe as many people an apology around here as I do thanks. I sometimes come across "mean/logical" in my written word, though I usually have a smile on my face while typing and am doing so in good faith.

I have learned a lot around here, about myself and others. And I hope, on occasion that I have gotten people to think.

One of the most important lessons that I have learned around here is that, right or wrong, doesn't matter as long as we are all learning.

I miss a lot of the old folks around here, Republicae, JoshAZ, Conza, OctoBox, limelemon, Jive Dadson, and a million others. Some of you may still be around under different names (I hated that feature when it was added, lol).

It is a new day. Most of us have abandoned politics again but haven't abandoned learning. I am trying to follow Michael's request and simply be more positive with sharing instead of non-stop debate.

Though, every once in a while, a nice, no holds barred debate is nice too. ;)

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Chill

A lot of fear here. Folks take it easy. The Daily Paul is a wonderful medium to express. The constant bickering is foolish. I love the Daily Paul. It has brought a lot of inspiration into my life. I hope in the future people would be more positive in there comments. This site has taught me a lot about our government. Long live the Daily Paul.

Love and light to you

Naked truth is beautiful

As are those brave souls who share it.

much of the information shared on this site is ahead and forefront in dissemination and scope

From now on I will make sure I..

use that amazon link to help the site.

Nice letter BTW.

I myself have vented some negative energy at people, but I am getting a lot better. Debating with the brain trust around here has really helped me to expand my understanding on a lot of things. I am humble enough to admit I have walked away from more than one debate realizing my position was not the right one, which has helped my personal growth.

I haven't walked away feeling wrong when in debates with the atheists here though, but I do tolerate those filthy heathens :-P

Michael Nystrom's picture

What a wonderful letter, The Pen!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for those kind words! I am so happy to be able to provide this space for people to share with one another and help each other grow.

You've got a good heart, and above all that is what matters most to me about the people on this forum. Thank you for your contributions, for sharing your life with us here in the name of community, education and spiritual growth.

Your words mean a lot, and I'm very happy to have you here.

Peace and Love always.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Thank you "The Pen"

Thank you "The Pen" for your positive post to Michael.
What's the world coming to?
Can't even post a Thank You without some idiots making negative comments. Wow!
Looks like your parents did a good job teaching you some respect, and I wish you a long, happy life.
Honor your parents today, if not in deeds, in memory.
Spaceeba !

What you should do is

What you should do is purchase stuff through Amazon. I have been buying a lot of stuff that I would normally buy anyway plus stuff I can't find in my local stores. It's a win win situation. You buy something you need anyway while supporting your favorate website. Most of the stuff I buy has free shipping and if it doesn't...I would have had to spend more on gas to get it.

Be sure to use the link on the top right. The blue one that says Amazon.

Too many drama queens

too many drama queens on this site... go get a free word press blog... community? it is a website... whoopideedoo

Douche.

Douche.

Youuuu again.

Youuuu again.

For myself, also Dear Michael Noystrom

Not only do I not pay but I defy the published rules for DP Originals almost constantly with regard to "time and thought". Almost everything I do is this one-off burst of inspiration that is either immediately written or simply trashed.

One might futher suppose that between me, Bill3 and a couple other usual suspects that it's an utter race for the bottom. And far from appreciating this tolerance, we turn around and mock us to our very faces in manners so blatant as to be called extravagent or even baroque. Which they seldom are. More terse words are often deployed.

None of this is to say your sufferance is not noted and deeply appreciated. On behalf of leadership and staff at SPN, Smudge Pot news,

Our continuing grattitude.

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

Michael Nystrom's picture

Much gratitude, Smudge Pot

to you and the rest of the Merry Pranksters of the Daily Paul.

Mitakuye Oyasin.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

I used to like this site

I used to like this site until I was banned from posting topics. I've taken my business elsewhere for the most part.

deacon's picture

Please,be honest

MN,told you until you learn what "original" means,you couldn't post.
How many times did he tell Jawa86,this is not a DP original,and removed it from the original topic tab?
How many times did he post a link to the "originals" in the DP guidelines?
Sorry,but if you are going to complain,then present ALL the facts,and not just one side of it.
D

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

From my knowledge

From my knowledge - he only informed me once and at the same time I was banned.

Never saw those, I wish

Never saw those, I wish Noystrom would of just emailed me directly and informed me about it. And I still don't get why I'm being punished for my efforts to add great content to the site?

Michael Nystrom's picture

You wish I would email you?

Why should I? Why don't you just follow the rules like everyone else, you entitled little twit.

:)

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Oh I forgot you are a

Oh I forgot you are a northerner, we dont act like that in the south we have manners ad hospitality.

yeah

it really shows

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LittleWing's picture

There are copyright issues

in claiming anothers work as 'original' posted under DP Originals and then using others material in the post. Sorry you didn't see the previous warnings so MN probably thought you were purposely ignoring them. Take heed and move on. That is all.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

nah you are way wrong,

nah you are way wrong, commenting on others videos is still original even if you have the link in the piece.

Moving on is not my style. I guess I will start a new account and pay the high fee if that was his intentions in the first place. A lot of people in the chat rooms are really done with this place as a result of his unfair actions. Yeah down vote cause the truth hurts.

LittleWing's picture

I was only trying to help you

I don't know the exact infraction rules but the point was there were warnings that maybe you did not see and no I am not down voting your comment.

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

well

You can still post comments and it looks like those are original (-; even if it is about how you were banned for your ONE mistake.

Maybe this is the universe telling you to do something else in your current situation? Maybe you will sit down and write something amazing and awe inspiring to share with the world?

Take a step back and see how the view looks and see where it leads you.

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Good. Rinse and

repeat that process until you are no longer posting anything on the DP.

Truly baffles me why people complain before they leave. Almost like Jerry McGuire's rant:

"WHO'S COMIN' WITH ME?!"

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

really, you think people

really, you think people should be banned because I put a youtube link in an "original" post? Is that really grounds for getting banned? You're an ass.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Banned?

If you're banned, how is it that you're still here calling people asses?

Interesting? Is there a glitch in the system? Or perhaps like you don't understand the meaning of the word "Original" you don't understand the word "banned" as well?

Just a working theory, mind you. I'm still trying to figure out your deal.

:)

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

"I've taken my business elsewhere

for the most part."

Why for only the most part? Why not take your business elsewhere completely?

Because you're trying to get others to feel the same way, even though the same events that happened to you didn't happen to them.

What's the point in complaining if you know a majority of people here won't side with you?

I just don't get it.

"You're an ass."

I'm not trying to be, I just want to get to the bottom of why you say the things you do.

Don't worry, Jawa: be happy you're not Granger.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

I think people could be banned for whatever reason

The owner of the site chooses. Is this some equal opportunity site where everyone needs to be treated exactly the same?

I have made mistakes with my posts or comments at times but why would you think a youtube link is original in any way?

The good thing though, you know what original means now and hopefully you can get unbanned from posting new topics and show us some really cool original content.

I do think people focus too much on websites though, like facebook for example. People FREAK OUT if they get unfriended or can't log in for 5 minutes. Talk about dependence issues through and through.

It just bums me out to see people who get banned here or are thinking of leaving going around and posting their rants through all of their comments. It's just a site and you can still read the content that is posted and that is where the real content comes from, original thought and news/event updates that everyone locates online and writes and links about.

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http://growing-elite-marijuana.com - My site on growing marijuana