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I love everyone here.

I am not overly mushy or emotional as most of you know. But I wanted to say something.

I love you all.

When you call me an idiot. I still think you are awesome.

When you support things that I cannot support. I still think you are the most intelligent people I know.

I have shared almost 7 years with you.

The DP has been my diary.

The DP has been my sounding board.

The DP has helped me decide what I do and don't like about myself.

I enjoy my time with you all. Still not going anywhere. I don't think I could leave if I tried.

What I --really-- want is for Michael to say, at X Time, on Y Day, we are meeting at the Z pub in some town. Any town.

If he does. I will be there, no question or hesitation, and I will buy the first round for anyone who comes.



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Hey, wolfe,

Anadrome is that addictive scrabble-type word game that jon created that a bunch of us Daily Paul people now play. http://www.dailypaul.com/322299/anadrome-encouraging-lexical...

Anyway, people can make their own boards if they want, and I could be wrong, but it looks to me like your post here inspired this one! :)
I LOVE EVERYBODY X O
http://anadro.me/newgame#board:163

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

We Are Friends

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud."

_-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

sounding board

What you say about the DP community reminds me of a time I was kinda down in my basement trying to figure things out. I wasn't really getting anywhere until a friend sorta magically appeared on the scene lifting the spirit a bit and helping to resolve my issues...
http://spiderjohn.com/70s/trashbin/ibmirr00.wma <3

Here Here !!!

We'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

And that is why this place is so special.

A bunch of people who've never met come together here and share not only ideas and values but, they actually, genuinely, deeply, care for each other. We rejoice together when one of us gets all excited about some good event in his or her life. Our hearts ache for each other when one of us is going through some kind of tremendous personal sorrow. We prop each other up with kindness, advice, and even at times, a reprimand, to get the person back on the right path.

For so many of us, this is "home", in the best sense of the word. A family of different personalities who sometimes argue heatedly, yet still care on a personal level about the person we so strongly disagree with.

Some fights are about religion, the "holy wars" on DP. Yet, all any one of us, of any or no particular faith, has to do is ask for prayers and we all pray for that person in whatever fashion suits us. I find that to be one of the most beautiful things about this community.

Wolfe, Michael and Samantha, you have blessed us by being here and we, in turn, bless you and keep you in prayers during this heart wrenching time for you and your families. Always remember, true love never dies. It lives on past this material sphere of existence. That is something I learned recently and now know to be true.

Love to and for all here from your Nonna!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

wolfe's picture

I wanted to respond to everyone individually...

And I will as soon as I can. I have been dealing with a lot of things this past week or so. My mom is probably dying, away on business on the other coast, etc.

My mom, being in poor health is a big part of why I wanted to say this to you all. Sometimes, I come across as "harsh", but wanted everyone here to know what I truly thought about them.

And I am very grateful for your response and kind words below.

As far as this making it to the front page. I had no idea. I have posted many, far more intellectual articles and news that never made it, and some never even got noticed. In fact, in that 7 years, I don't think I ever had anything show up on the front page.

But if I had to choose what would make it to the front page, I am glad this is the one that did. How people treat each other is far important than what some ruler did to some other rulers country in the name of whatever cause he claimed.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

Best Wishes for You and Your Mom

I hope and pray that the coming year will bring health and happiness to you both.

Edward Moran

Michael Nystrom's picture

My heart is with you

I'm going through a lot on this end as well. It hasn't been an easy week for me, either.

Samantha's sister is not doing well, either, and she is so far away. When death is near, it makes life so much more precious and real, and brings into sharp relief what is important and what is not.

I could not have said this better than you, so I'll just repeat it here: How people treat each other is far important than what some ruler did to some other rulers country in the name of whatever cause he claimed.

My love and prayers are with you.

He's the man.
wolfe's picture

Thank you...

And my love and thoughts are with you as well. I had no idea and I am so sorry.

Distance does make it so much worse. My mom just got the official word from the doctor that she has 2 months, maybe 6 with treatment, but no more. She is opting not to take the treatment and so I am literally getting rid of everything this weekend and relocating close to her so that I can spend as much time with her as I can.

I can get new stuff and a new job... But I will never get these 2 months back.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

With front page space so limited

Why is this front page? There are so many important articles that don't make it, and yet this does?

Michael Nystrom's picture

Because love for one another is the most important

thing in the world. Maybe one day you'll understand that.

He's the man.

Boom!

That is all.

What the world needs now...


http://youtu.be/QfeKffUpgN8

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

sharkhearted's picture

Awwwe. That's a very nice thing to say. And great post!

I really REALLY appreciate what you have said in your post. If more people thought like that...the world would be a better place.

And the good thing is...more people are starting to think like that. Thanks to individuals like you and--I wholeheartedly agree--The Daily Paul and Michael Nystrom.

To see that you are not alone in your thoughts (on loving everyone)...note this dramatic mobile phone video and audio capture of the devastating and extremely violent EF-5 tornado that literally removed from the face of the earth parts of Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011.

In this video you will see total strangers huddled in a convenience store as this mile-wide monster tornado with 200+ MPH winds approaches, shaking the very ground, and blotting out the sun into almost complete darkness.

When the storefronts blow out and the building begins to be destroyed...they instinctively rush to the beer cooler (smart) which at least affords some protection.

They pile on there and you have kids screaming and an older woman praying in her southern drawl. All amidst the horrific sounds of total destruction around them and the very palpable sound of the multi-vortex cyclone that is tearing their world apart.

Then you hear this young guy say: "I LOVE EVERYONE."

Just thought you would appreciate that...as you just basically said the same thing. :-)

Watch the video here (with headphones) and you will hear the "I LOVE EVERYONE" comment at the 3:37 minute mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQnvxJZucds

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

I needed to know what happened to those people.

Almost not to be believed, here is a video by the same guy (izelsg): "Aftermath of First person Joplin Tornado."

Yes, in the original video, you can clearly hear it, "I LOVE EVERYONE." Just goes to show what a POWERFUL FORCE ...L..O..V..E... is!!!

[Edit: Oops. Forgot link.] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-P4P68YyNM

Thanks, sharkhearted. You made my day. And thanks for the post, wolfe. P.S. Yeah, I'm waiting for the same thing from MN. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

sharkhearted's picture

Thank you for your response.

Agreed 100%

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

I was looling through notebooks from 2004

250 pages of handwritten text, in one of dozens. For nearly six years I've bent typing onto DP. Notebooks are now full of pictorial designs of mechanisms, code flowcharts and maths.

Friends leaving friends free. Foolish and popular.

But, we have a virtual picnic here everyday, where people care.

Love The One You're With for the rest of the time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLTdRqYwzXQ

Thank Wolfe. Love you, too.

Free includes debt-free!

TwelveOhOne's picture

I love you, I'm sorry, please forgive me, thank you.

I love to love. I apologize for my outbursts. I'm still healing. This is my favorite place in the universe.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
http://fija.org - Fully Informed Jury Association
http://jsjinc.net - Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy healing)

Everybody I love you


http://youtu.be/WnYIOpFHRgY

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I've Probably Driven Right By Your Home....

....on my way to that "musical-cafe" down the street, of which I won't mention here, to ensure your privacy.
Are you still there? Even after the floods, storms and catastrophe that visited us both?
I traveled to Tampa, missed the "cocktail party" at some pub down there where the "delegates" were all planning to gather, but spoke to Nonna on the phone that night...while the rain was pouring down, and a power transformer blew..right in the middle of our conversation.
That was followed by my journey to USF, and Dr Paul's speech, AND venturing to "Paul-Fest" and handing out some towels to a group of motorcyclists, who'd been caught in the rain earlier.
Yes.. they were given the "Ron Paul Beach Towels", I'd purchased from "The Towel-Guy" and his wife...a meeting "brokered" by Nonna, before I left for Tampa.
It must have garnered a level of trust in her, because I eventually met her and her late husband...wonderful people, but...alas, complications in my life have kept me at arms length, only to touch base here, at the Daily Paul, from time to time.
I even offered to buy "The Granger" (remember her?) a drink if she made it to Tampa...but that never happened.
I met a Maine delegate in the USF parking lot, and gave him an umbrella...I still have his "Thank You Message" on my answering machine at home....was he a DPer?..I guess so...hope so.
And I hope we can all get together soon....the clock is ticking:
"The clock ain't ticking backwards,
The sands blow at my feet,
If you ever hear from "The-Man-Upstairs",
I'd like to hear him speak,
'Cause I'm cashin' all my chips in,
To dumb to play the game,
I used to plan an hour ahead...up until:
EVERYTHING CHANGED............" (Eric Andersen/ Beat Avenue)
Hope to meet you ALL some day....there's more to this than I can fit here, but thanks for taking the time to read this.

http://youtu.be/Bw_ZG4b-fO0

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

Ditto for all of your post - except on occasion I haven't loved

...everything everyone has posted here. There are a few trolls and not truly liberty-lovers at times.

But I've done my best to teach or counter any such views.

The Daily Paul - like you said - is truly my sounding board.

And my favorite place for truth in media.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Cyril's picture

I love anyone who despises, rejects, fights socialism.

I love anyone who despises, rejects, fights socialism. In any form.

ENOUGH with the Supermen:

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html#SECTION_G063

I've had my dose of it. DOUBLE DOSE.

Damn it.

Yup. That's THAT simple with me!

;)

LIBERTY BE BACK.

"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

I love you too, life is too short not too.

I agree, it would be nice to meet everybody in one place, ..even if for one time. There are some really awesome people who gather here.

www.SpiderWebbs.com (Take Your Bookmarks Wherever You Go!)

Have you seen..

..an endocrinologist lately?

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

wolfe's picture

Yes.

After the blood test, he had determined the primary cause of my condition.

Apparently, I maintain a BAC of legally dead. He suggested I cut back. So I am now drinking Vodka instead of Scotch since it is cheaper after all.

:)

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

Maybe You Were Drinking the Wrong Brand

...or "Blend".
Was it;
Single Malt?
And the vodka;
Grey Goose or Belvedere? (Heavens! The Hangovers!)

"Lately I've been thinkin',
Just might quit drinkin'
Then I don't know, all-in-all,
Just might get drunk,
Stay home all alone,
And punch a few holes in the wall..."
(Jerry Jeff Walker)

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

wolfe's picture

lol...

I prefer single malt scotch/whiskey (Glenlivit, Maccallan's, etc) but have more recently started drinking New Amsterdam vodka because there is no hangover, and it is dirt cheap.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/

And we love you too...

I share your sentiment.

Camping trip would be even better

but the thing is that it would have to be regional. Regional sections on this site would be nice. That way these kind of events could be had. I'm thinking of going on a camping trip soon anyhow. It's a canoeing camping trip at a KOA that is on a river whereby you can walk you cooler to the canoe outpost, they take you several miles upriver on a bus, drop you in the water with your rented canoe, spend about 5 hours canoeing down a clean fresh water river w/ sandy bottom, end up back at the canoe outpost, stumble back to the campground, and enjoy the evening cooking and socializing sharing the food.
I'm in FL BTW.

wolfe's picture

That is a great idea....

I am in Florida as well, at least for now. I am trying to relocate to the midwest to be close to my family since my mother is in really poor health.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -
http://www.thephilosophyofliberty.com/