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Happy New Year Everyone! Predictions 2009

Good riddance to 2008, we'll remember you well. And a big, happy welcome to 2009!

What are your plans for the evening and the year ahead? This year the Daily Paul turns two years old. Any predictions for the year ahead?

Have a safe and happy holiday everyone, and thank you for making this so much fun.

Michael



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All I see

is war. And not the simple and straightforward neocon war over oil, a more subtle world war over the resources of the entire planet. And not the U.S. vs. everyone else, the U.S. working behind the scenes to pit countries against Russia and China. 2009 will lay the foundation for the long predicted WW3.

Obama is unique in that he's going into office with the most expanded powers given a president courtesy of the Bush administration as well, so I also see major restrictions on our civil liberties at home, made more palatable by the Messiah's urging we sacrifice for the good of our nation and those abroad.

But there's a bright spot. All in all, a rough year, but also a year of opportunity as those who have been functioning as zombies their entire lives finally start using their senses and become aware of what's really going on.

Happy 2009!

Just remember one thing, no matter what the "big predictions" are, it all boils down to the struggle within oneself to choose love instead of fear.

2009 is definitely going to be a challenging year, but embrace it with courage, work your ass off and share your blessings with those whom you trust and admire.

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There is an excellent 2009 predictions article from Karl Schwarz on www.rense.com Things are going to get real interesting after the holidays with the changeover coming up between Bush and Obama.

everyone...

Happy new year to all my fellow DPers! Hope you all have success with your resolutions, regardless of what they are. Stick to it, no matter what. Godspeed!

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to all!! 2008 has been a year I will never forget. I am very thankfull to all here on the daily paul, I have learned so, so, much. No fireworks this year, My husband stepped outside and shot one of our muzzleloaders, If you'v never heard one of those being shot you'd think some one had just shot a cannon. My ears are still ringing :o)

Is that what I heard? Wow!

*****

Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it. John Adams

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

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Yes!!! That was the shot, heard round the world :o)

Very nice, henri!

*****

Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it. John Adams

Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

My Wish is....

that the GOP finally recommit's itself to fighting for limited government and liberty...and FIGHTS Obama tooth and nail...

Ron Paul'08

Good Riddance? Hell No Halleluja 2008!

2008 was the year Ron Paul ran! The year C4l started! The year (most significantly) our Evil Empire fractured under the stress of its excess and evil!

When you drink to much, it does some good to puke your guts out!

Predictions for 2009

betty

While I want to encourage everyone to check out Gerald Celente's predictions (his site is: trendsresearch.com) He has made them clear in his interviews with Alex Jones and, while I wish they could be more uplifting, I'd rather know the reality and try to deal with it the best I can. The one thing I would like to do for 2009 is to make efforts in the area surrounding the fully informed juries. I think this is a key area to make lasting contributions that are peaceful and proactive. My New Year's Wish is that all of you will get involved with this very important educational process that I feel will save our great country! Until then, Have a Wonderous and very Happy New Year! And May All of Your Wishes Come True for 2009!

betty

Right back to you!

Thanks.

I predict...

I predict that the remnant of the liberty movement will grow as more and more people learn that the government is not the savior nor the solution to our problems, but is instead the source of them.

We will mature our knowledge and ability to share our philosophy and attract more people to the ideal of liberty, taking example from Dr. Paul in the ways of being humble and polite, and never confrontational.

Our views will gain more ground in the political parties and mainstream news and media. We will be removed from 'fringe' and become known publicly as a legitimate source of ideas and solutions for the betterment of America.

...

"Talk all you can about all you know all of the time."

As my family requests being

added to my facebook, boy are they going to be surprised! I've been using it more or less to post interesting articles, many from the DP. So yes, the movement will be growing in 2009 as we feel more comfortable discussing the issues.

RP R3VOLution

Your middle paragraph is

especially nice. But, do you think it would be OK to throw snowballs at the bad guys? After all it is kind of a tradition, what with the colonial boys in Boston pitching at the Brits, and all.

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I predict...

I have a hangover tomorrow and still support Ron Paul.

I predict most of us do

and we follow through with our heartfelt good intents for this country.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

My Resolution

Stop trying to save the world and take care of me.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

66 1/2/09

It's 14 and friggin freezing

here in CT, windchill is at -4. Our son was supposed to stay at Grammie's tonight so we could drink champagne and swing from the chandeliers. Snowstorm, plans gone. But still, we had a lovely dinner of king crab legs and filet mignon. Splurging is okay, we have 3 freezers full of food on the advice I've found here.
Plans for the year are to follow Harry Browne's New Year's Resolution:
1. I resolve to *sell* liberty by appealing to the self-interest of each prospect,
rather than *preaching* to people and expecting them to suddenly adopt my ideas
of right and wrong.

2. I resolve to keep from being drawn into arguments or debates. My purpose is
to inspire people to want liberty -- not to prove that they're wrong.

3. I resolve to *listen* when people tell me of their wants and needs, so I can
help them see how a free society will satisfy those needs.

4. I resolve to identify myself, when appropriate, with the social goals someone
may seek -- a cleaner environment, more help for the poor, a less divisive society
-- and try to show him that those goals can never be achieved by government,
but will be well served in a free society.

5. I resolve to be compassionate and respectful of the beliefs and needs that
lead people to seek government help. I don't have to approve of their subsidies
or policies -- but if I don't acknowledge their needs, I have no hope of helping
them find a better way to solve their problems.

6. No matter what the issue, I resolve to keep returning to the central point:
how much better off the individual will be in a free society.

7. I resolve to acknowledge my good fortune in having been born an American.
Any plan for improvement must begin with a recognition of the good things we
have. To speak only of America's defects will make me a tiresome crank.

8. I resolve to focus on the ways America could be so much better with a very
small government -- not to dwell on all the wrongs that exist today.

9. I resolve to cleanse myself of hate, resentment, and bitterness. Such things
steal time and attention from the work that must be done.

10. I resolve to speak, dress, and act in a respectable manner. I may be the
first libertarian someone has encountered, and it's important that he get a good
first impression. No one will hear the message if the messenger is unattractive.

11. I resolve to remind myself that someone's "stupid" opinion may be an opinion
I once held. If *I* can grow, why can't I help *him* grow?

12. I resolve not to raise my voice in any discussion. In a shouting match, no
one wins, no one changes his mind, and no one will be inspired to join our quest
for a free society.

13. I resolve not to adopt the tactics of Republicans and Democrats. They use
character assassination, evasions, and intimidation because they have no real
benefits to offer Americans. We, on the other hand, are offering to set people
free -- and so we can win simply by focusing on the better life our proposals
will bring.

14. I resolve to be civil to my opponents and treat them with respect. However
anyone chooses to treat me, it's important that I be a better person than my
enemies.

* * *

Harry passed away in March of 2006, and we greatly miss him.

Love to all on DP,
Robyn

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

BIG BUMP and

Best wishes
to all
DP(ers) :)

Never, never, never give up!

Fantastic. Thanks for

Fantastic. Thanks for sharing - Cheers

"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought."
- Dorothy L. Sayers

the resolve of zen buddhism

very thoughtful. thanks for the wonderful insight.

Harry is a legend.

These are all wonderful "rules" to guide a liberty teacher. I do however enjoy a good yell now and then.

That's fourteen resolutions we'd all do well to adopt.

I've copied your post for future reference. Keep up the good work. Thank you :-)

“Education is dangerous - Every educated person is a future enemy”

“Of course people don’t want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?”

-Hermann Goering.

Not just Libertarian

simply good ideas we should all adopt. Regardless of circumstances. Except brutal cops of course. :)

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Goodness,

the only resolution I have is to lose weight!
Happy New Year to all.

Me too, Kay...

I quit smoking a few years ago, now I have weight to lose...it just never ends, girlfriend!
LOL
Happy New Year!

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

I love my vices

I smoke, drink and eat anything I desire. I also exercise, meditate, and love my life. My doctor says I'm in outstanding shape mentally and physically.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut