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Merry Christmas Daily Paul!

May Peace reign in your life.


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Prayers needed

I'm not one to ask an online community for prayers but here I go. I found out 3 days ago I am preggos. Was not expecting that at all. My husband and I have mourned the loss of 3 babies. I was diagnosed with MTHFR which puts me at risk for clotting and miscarriages. After 3 losses I was done. Fast forward to last night. Without all the grusome details I was certain I miscarried. Went to the doctor this morning. The ultrasound showed a 6 week baby with a heartbeat. Doctor informed me I was supposed to have twins and miscarried one.

8 votes

Did Manning Help Avert War in Iran?

"So, while we’ll never know if the Amano ploy would have been tried – since Manning’s disclosures made it unfeasible – it surely would not have been unprecedented. The American people experienced similar deceptions during the run-up to war with Iraq when the Bush-43 administration assembled every scrap of suspicion about Iraq’s alleged WMD and fashioned a bogus case for war.

Eventually, Manning was pulled into that war as a young intelligence analyst. He confronted so much evidence of brutality and dishonesty that he felt compelled to do something about it. What he did in leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks and, thus, to other news outlets was to supply “ground truth” about war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

8 votes

Why I think the world should end.

Just popping back on because this was to important not to share.

I love you

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays


34 votes

Thank You Michael and Jon

For fixing the Daily Paul and for everything else you do around here.

7 votes

Ben Swann: On This Christmas, Let Us Consider An “Intervention”

By: Ben Swann Dec 24, 2014

The most difficult part of journalism in our current culture is America’s “truth deficiency”. What is truth deficiency? As I have traveled the country for the past year speaking and sharing with groups about media and truth in our culture, I have reminded listeners that the group most responsible for that deficiency is not “the right wing spin machine” or “left wing progressive talking points”. The biggest problem is US. You and I are the problem with American media.

You see, you and I don’t go to media to be informed. We don’t approach media with an open mind or ready to hear facts or even to get a glimpse of truth. Rather we turn to media for one simple function… to validate the belief system we already hold.

When Fox News reports predictably on a story dealing with police protests or immigration or war, we as viewers are not turning to Fox to be informed. We turn to Fox because we already know what we believe on these subjects and the only purpose of Fox in our mind is to validate those beliefs. It happens with all media… it even happens here at

This Christmas I hope that in your conversations, family gatherings and time with loved ones, you will remember that there are NOT two sides to every story (a belief rooted in the left/right paradigm) but that there are many sides to every story. Those sides are not as simple as points of view, but those sides are usually represented by real people.

14 votes

A thread that is not to be read.

This thread is not to be read (after this explanation, of course).

This thread is to be written. By you --> For you.

When was the last time you did something nice for yourself?

Please see Part I, here, on being a ripple maker.

Unlike most threads on the Daily Paul, this thread is directed at the reader, but at the writer.

19 votes

Can you create a ripple without a cause?

We've all seen a stone thrown into the water create ripples across the entire pond. And the ripples keep on going across the entire universe.

That is what that whole Beatles song was about, Across the Universe. Jai guru deva om (जय गुरुदेव ॐ), which roughly translates to: "Glory to the shining remover of darkness!"

Jai guru deva om. Be that stone. Go out and remove some darkness in the world. Don't wait for it to happen. Go out and do it, even if it is just for one person. Go make a positive ripple in this world.

7 votes

Need to Know Basis: You Only Know What the TV Wants You to Know

That’s not the mind of a paranoid conspiracy theorist as the talking heads in charge might claim. No, that’s called critical thinking, a skill that I like to fantasize was once prized and even encouraged in this society back in some magical day.

(Truthstream Media) For people who consider themselves “awake” to the nonsensical idiocy being parroted in the 24/7 mainstream mind-melting cycle, almost nothing that happens these days seems to fit the definition of “real” or “believable.” Everything needs to be double-checked. Trust but verify.

That’s not the mind of a paranoid conspiracy theorist as the talking heads in charge might claim. No, that’s called critical thinking, a skill that I like to fantasize was once prized and even encouraged in this society back in some magical day.

13 votes

Lead Bricks Painted Gold Found in Ukraine Central Bank Vault

$300,000 in gold missing from Ukraine Central Bank after swapped for lead bricks

Cunning fraudsters have conned the Ukraine Central Bank branch in Odessa into buying $300,000 worth of gold which turned out to be lead daubed with gold paint.

“A criminal case has been opened and we are now carrying out an investigation to identify those involved in the crime,” a spokesman for the Odessa police force is quoted by Vesti.

The news was first reported by Odessa’s State Ministry of Internal Affairs.

21 votes

Democracy And Corruption: Germany Files War Crimes Charges Against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld And Other CIA Officials

"The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has filed a criminal complaint against U.S. torture program architects and members of the Bush Administration. The organization has accused CIA director George Tenet and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of war crimes and they’ve called for a German prosecutor to conduct an immediate investigation."

I realize these men will never be sent to prison, but this ought to make them a little nervous at least.

12 votes

Medical Kidnapping? South Dakota Couple's Children Taken

A South Dakota couple – Molly Bowling and Michael Becker – is preparing for a Christmas without their three children—who are now in the state’s custody. The two took their 2-month-old son Creedance to the ER when he began crying uncontrollably and his tongue appeared to be cut – they had no idea how the injury had occurred. They were told Creedance needed to stay at the hospital overnight. Mike Becker asked for a lawyer and their other two children were taken by Child Protective Services.

6 votes

Make a ripple, give a tree

Just after writing this, I opened a letter I received from a DPer.

It says that a tree is being planted for me in one of our natural forests.

Talk about making a ripple!