Today is my 7 year anniversary on the Daily Paul!Submitted by Linda Cross on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 14:56
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.
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)