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Today is my 7 year anniversary on the Daily Paul!

I have thought a lot about what I want to say for my anniversary. So here it is. It may fare well, or it may fade away into the pages of the PAUL. But I believe that it may be an idea whose time has come.

I've read several nice posts and comments lately about how much @XYZ loves the folks on the Daily Paul. And, comments by #$^%& about how they would love to get together with other Daily Paulers if "Micheal would just call for a reunion" (sigh)

I've never met a better bunch of like minded folks as y'all. Before Ron Paul, I thought that I was weird and that I was the only person who thought as I do, now I have found a whole Ark full of those people :) BUT, you haven't taken the first step towards getting to know someone.

Let me introduce myself. I am, really, Linda Cross, and I live in Jacksonville Florida. I came out on my sixth anniversary. The NSA didn't come to my door, I didn't find a red dot on my mailbox, I was able to fly out of the country and return uneventfully, and my computer didn't crash more times than usual.

You see, I got to thinking, the only people we are hiding from by using these "usernames" is each other. The NSA, the Government, the Puppet-masters, any evil people lurking in Cyberspace, they all KNOW who you are, they know where you are, who your friends, family, and distant acquaintances are. The all powerful "THEY" know what you think, and what you write on the Daily Paul.

I also thought, "What if someone on the Daily Paul is on my Ballot this election? What if a Daily Pauler lives nearby, what if I see a Daily Pauler on the news, what if that person needs my help. What if that person was named "doubleU" on the PAUL and I never knew it was really you?

So, the first baby step towards getting to know each other, towards getting together someday, somewhere. Is to come out and play in the sunshine. What's your name? Where are you from? Change your User ID. Put "formerly "@XYZ" in your tag line, and introduce yourself in the comments section.
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EDIT: My sincere thanks to everyone for being so wonderful and loving and funny and honest and well just turning this tread into a real good time. Say Hello and give that person next to you a cyberhug. The only bad thing about the Daily Paul is that you can't stay here ALL the time. (once in a while you have to go to the john)



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Hey Linda

I'm Maria, but all my friends call me Betty. I'm a biker in Kalifornia and ride with an awesome club, the Bad Mothers. I'd love to meet folks from the DP; I feel so alone in Suckramento, awash in a sea of Priususes with 'I'm Ready for Hillary' stickers. LOL.

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

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High Maria!

My hubby loves Hilary, that's ok, cause I love Paul :) I rode a Suzuki 125 all over the Dominican Republic. It was my family's only transportation for a while. I'd love to join you, but my bike riding days were back in the 80's. The coast of CA is beautiful, sigh...

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Happy anniversary! My name is

Happy anniversary! My name is Glen from East Texas I've been hanging around DP for 7 years 1 month 14 days.
Dr. Paul told us to become Precinct chairs, so I ran in '08. My daughter voted 15 minutes before the polls closed and I won by ONE vote. Won this year by 256 votes. (-:
Went to the Rally for the Republic in Minneapolis in 08, went to the Convention (rip off) and Liberty Rally in Tampa in '12. Were you there?
Hope we all can get together some day and meet. Would be a blast.
Peace and Love.
Netzorro

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

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...have a good day in the rEVOLution my friend.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Welcome to the DailyPaul... Noob...

:-)

Just kidding you. Happy Anniversary!

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Ever hear of Akers Ferry?

My families' homestead in the Ozarks, fellow hillbilly.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful

Happy Anniversary Linda! I'm sure the NSA has a huge file on me so they already know my name is Ron. I am from Ames, Iowa but now I post from under a palm tree here in Tampa Bay. We are exactly the same age.

I'm a huge Jimmy Buffett fan and so is my wife and children. Jimmy gives free concerts to help the Socialists but my son said, "I can go to the free concert and then vote for who I want."

I am a registered Republican but I can't vote for that crook Rick Scott. I know you can't either because polls indicate no women are going to vote for Rick Scott. I don't know why but women just hate him.

Who could vote for the guy that lead his company to the largest Medicare Fraud Fine of all time?? I know former Governor Jeb Bush said, "Rick Scott has demonstrated leadership," and is backing Scott. Rick Scott didn't go to prison but his company paid $1.7 billion in Medicare Fraud Fines. Scott got $300 million in stock instead of going to prison. Where is the long arm of the law when you need it?

I hope we can meet someday. If you go to the Rand party in Ames next August you can camp at my little brother's place.

This November I'm voting for sanity. I'm voting Wyllie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4ZaGbZUDdk

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Ages Iowa. As you vote so goth the nation

So be careful in your choice and protect the integrity of the vote. Nice name, Ron. I know for sure that I must vote against Charlie Crist, and for amendment 2. Haven't figured out the rest of it yet. Thanks for the greeting.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Happy Anniversary!

I was just thinking this earlier... I'm already all over the internet. At least if people look me up on here, they might learn something valuable in the process!

My name is Lisa, and I currently live in Vegas.

Oh... and by the way... thanks to the amazing phone technology these days, I do take the DP to the john with me. Y'all are welcome. ;)

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lol!

Tinfoilshoes, that's cute, Lisa! I have a hat to match, and a blue leather purse, signed by Carol Paul. Thanks for the greeting♡.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

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Hi, Linda and Happy 7th

Hi, Linda and Happy 7th Anniversary! My ID almost is my name... it's Cynthia Ann Warren but everyone calls me Cindy. I actually live in Bella Vista, AR but spend the majority of my time in west Texas with my, soon to be, husband Stephen who I've known all my life :) We could actually go home more if he wasn't so short handed out here. That reminds of another comment I need to make but if there are any mechanics here that are interested in learning, and working on, natural gas compressors please contact me. The work is hard and there's often crazy hours because they get called out whenever the unit goes down even if it's 2am. On the flip side they pay great, good benefits and no one is looking over your shoulder.
p.s. I lived in Springfield 20 years ago and still have quite a bit of family up there.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

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Hi Cindy! Do they write tickets

for cruising the Internet while drinking? Good luck finding the help you need. Sounds like a great opportunity for a young person. Good idea posting the job on the PAUL. You are sure to find honest hard workers here. As for me and my husband, we went on strike in 2008, closed down our business, and have tried to not work so hard since. Thanks for the well wishes. I will be looking for your posts.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Happy Anniversary

You actually made me log on to see how long I have been involved with Daily Paul... 6 yrs 10 months. Guess who has an anniversary coming up?

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Oh person of few words....

Thanks for the well wishes. I look forward to reading your post when you turn 7. Happy Anniversary in advance! We're the folks who came on board about the time of the Aimes straw poll in 2008, Just a bunch of computer nerds living in our parent's basement...except that I'm 60...

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Happy Anniversary Linda:

I will have a 7 yr sometime too.
I live here. Don't post much, but read and study everything.
It has been an amazing place. (Thanks to everyone)
I have been this way all of my life as long as I can remember and it always seemed as if people thought I was a nut case.
Imagine finding so many people that share the same mindset.
My Name is actually Wayne, (and I don't care who knows it) I am 55 going on 100, and the reason I didn't use my real name is because half of the people in my life know me as Tramp.
In fact, some people I have known closely for decades don't even know my real name.
I sure do love it here.

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I love my country
I am appalled by my government

I am Tim

I live in Berea, Ohio, probably a slight alcoholic, but trying not to get too bad with it. I own a hydroponic store, I am probably on every list available. I pay my taxes, my car breaks down almost monthly, its old. I still have a house payment, and my store barely pays for itself. I would stand for anyone who is honest, but unfortunately there are not many left on the earth, hope that is not the case here, but yet I haven't done business with any of you that involves money. I am pro life, pro God and fight for liberty thinking that liberty is not what we will get but I think we have a purpose on exposing the government which will in turn usher in the second coming of the Lord. God is my anchor, my family is second, keep your heads held high, it is gonna get worse. Great post, love you all.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Liked your post.

I grew up in Ohio.

Hi Wayne

My name is Brad.
I'm 42 going on 22. But oddly enough, most of the people I get along with the best are 25+ years my senior.
I've been here about 3 years I guess. I tuned in when a guy in the locker room used to pull me aside and spoon feed me Ron Paul.
It truly is "an amazing place".
Thanks to all.
Peace.

What a wonderful and

What a wonderful and up-to-date-post-modern post. And: Happy anniversary!

I'm Jeppe, for real. And when you will try to pronounce it, you are safe to go: J.P

Its the 137th most used boys name in Denmark (though it has been trending a lot higher in recent years, I take no credit).

So if you ever meet a guy called Jeppe, wearing his "liberty Is Rising - Truth in Media t-shirt" you will know you have found the one and only me.

NSA, I gave up worrying: Cut my paid online storage at google, and feel good knowing that all my documents and pictures are safe somewhere on a server in the US, with or without my paid service at google.

Looking forward to the day I need the backup, who will i write? Myself? nsa@gov.org? Would it be enough with a draft in my gmail: dear NSA, could you please at earliest possible convenience see if you could find those picture from my visits to Scotland 2002, and put it into the folder i created on my desktop: titled NSA?

Good to meet you Linda, and again happy anniversary!

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Nice to meet you too, Jeppe!

Your comment about the folder reminded me of a real text I sent long time ago... Verizon sent me my usual monthly text saying "your bill is ready" I hit reply and said "Send it to the NSA!" After all, they are paid by the NSA to collect and turn over information we generate for them.
I've been thinking SNOWDEN 2016 wouldn't that be nice? See you around the PAUL. ;)

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Snowden 2016

Sorry, but no. My calendar is booked for the next few elections:

2016 RP
2020 RP

Maybe 2024?

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I wish I could...

I even posted a video of me performing on stage with my real name once (and took it down a few days later)....

Anyone who has personally sent me a PM has gotten my real email, and my real name.

The problem for me, is that I have openly admitted to "criminal" (but not in violation of the NAP) activity, personal issues, and supported others in the same. And the way that I get work, many clients first stop is google to find out more about me. If I came out of the political closet it would hinder picking up new clients, though would likely not shock existing clients.

For me, anyway, it's not about hiding from the people here, it is about protecting my online reputation among the Pinks.

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

And Happy Anniversary.

Btw, until a week ago I was based in West Palm Beach and have a few friends working in Jax. And from the sound of it, there are a lot of Florida folks. I am now in the midwest spending as much time with my mom as I can.

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

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Thank you Wolfe

You may have guessed, my second paragraph was referring to your post "I love everyone here" and the comments, but there have been others. I really like your posts and comments. And look forward to reading more.
You are in that place in life where none of us wish to go. You will never get over it, but you will learn to live with it. Sorry friend, been there.
I was originally from Missouri. Moved here from Springfield almost 25 years ago.
Your reasoning for hiding makes sence I have deleted many comments because I decided I had said too much. It is getting like that in the "real world" too. Ever sit in an airport and notice how strangely quiet some airports are? People are becoming afraid to talk.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Happy Anniversary Linda Cross

...and many more to come!

Didn't anyone tell you about the "secret-Daily-Paul-handshake"?

Or the "code-words" in everyday conversation?

All kidding aside...I kinda like your idea.
BTW:
Since you've been here longer than me............
...is "Nystrom" his "real" name? (LOL)

Happy Anniversary!

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

I don't want to be me ;-)

I don't like my name. My favorite name(s) are those by Chris Changeinski.(amazingly creative) He makes being on the ark worth the smiles. :D (Thanks, Chris!)

Happy Anniversary! Nice post.

Who wants cake and ice-cream? :)

Michael Swann (j/k) ;)

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Tx Michael! I luv Chris too...

Chris is a good writer, and would be the first to say so....

I didn't like my name when I was young, you'll get over it.

Had some cake at the Birthday party and pretended it was for the Anniversary :)

but then you could have a name like Cudnoski.....

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Happy Anniversary Linda from Florida!

Damn glad to meet you!

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

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Oh my (((;o))) where in FLORIDA?

Were you in my Ron Paul 2008 meet up group?

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Im in Virginia!

Coastal area. I love the ocean. I'm originally from the mountains of Virginia. I love the mountains too!

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Hey!

You look like Ron Paul, lol!

:D