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3 votes

Inside the Great Pyramid at Giza

Back when I went a little bit crazy, I flew into Cairo, where I stayed in a hostel for about a week. From there, I took a cab to Giza to see the Pyramids up close. Of course I'd seen pictures of them, and I'd read all kinds of crazy things about them, but I wanted to go there to see if I felt anything.

There had been a massacre of tourists in Luxor about six months before I arrived, and as a result Giza was completely deserted. It should have been a blessing, but I could not go more than a minute without encountering a tout who wanted to sell me: Water, Fanta, Coca-Cola, pictures of hieroglyphics on fake papyrus, a ride on a camel (which I eventually did take), even - I kid you not - a Barbie doll.

The only place I could get any peace and quiet was inside the pyramid itself, where I took this selfie on an analog SLR with 35mm film. I promised in another thread that I'd post it, so here it is!

Those were the days. Young and wild and free!

2 votes

Navy Cook

Navy Cook

An admiral visits one of the ships under his command. While eating breakfast with the crew he was impressed to see the naval insignia stamped on every biscuit.

He went to the cook to ask how this feat was done, so it could be used on other ships under his command.

The cook replied, "well Admiral, after each one is cut out I just slap it here against my belt buckle which bears the insignia."

Horrified the Admiral exclaims "well that's very unhygenic!"

The cook shrugs and replies "well if you feel that way sir, I suggest you steer well clear of the donuts."

16 votes

I'm back, and my mind is right.

I feel like I've been gone for a year or more, but it has only been a few months. I've rested, found a new job, and found some new hobbies. With all that said, I've missed the Daily Paul and I could never escape thinking about it, especially with everything going on in the world. This is my extended family, and I am grateful to be a member. I just hope I haven't lost my groove here. ;) thanks again Michael for giving me a home here and thank you all for being so kind to me. :)

11 votes

Where is Nystrom going?

There has been plenty of debate of the future of our movement. Nystrom dislikes playing whack-a-mole.

So what is the future? Does anyone know? Is there a moment that will cause Nystrom to rethink his strategy?

I dont know.

What I do know is that this community shaped popular policy. We have been a beacon to those like Amash that desperately needed our help through challenges. We have stood in defense of rights and melted phone lines when bad legislation comes up for votes.

This may not be the DailyRand but it is sure as hell the DailyPaul.

13 votes

Business Concept: Buggin Bags!

As preppers and adherents to the philosophy of self-reliance, we pride ourselves on not only being able to help ourselves in extreme circumstances but even to help others. We endlessly review different scenarios: natural disaster, collapse of financial systems, EMP weapons, direct assault and many others.

We all, I trust, have at least two weeks of food, water and the ability to purify same, weapons we are trained to use, precious metals we can leverage, we have our backup plans, our rally points and our bugout bags ready to jam at a moment's notice.

5 votes

Is Rand Paul the only Republican who can save his party?

Hey Daily Paul peeps this interview is with Edward Hudgins director of advocacy at Atlas Society. We talk about the civil war within the Republican party. He makes interesting points about immigration. We also cover Rand Paul's strategy in his outreach on issues like mandatory minimum sentencing for drug felons and his outreach to silicon valley liberals. I was very impressed by Edward Hudgins and hope you are too. Please let me know what you think?

7 votes

"Open registration" I didn't realize

registration had been closed. I have been an actual member for almost 3 years and was a lurker for minimum year and a half before I decided to make an account. At first I thought this was one of the many Ron Paul sites out there that was sharing videos. As time went on, I began to find myself here more and more not by choice but because of the relevant content that was constantly available. Since content is created by the people here I figure this is where people of my philosophical affinity gather.

46 votes

Back for one day only! DP Registration - this week!

I so much appreciate you being here, Daily Paul!

Registration has been off for a while. I closed the ark door back in January of this year. Shortly thereafter, I saw "Noah." There's a scene in that where the rains have started and his ark was buttoned up and he's floating away with his family, but outside you could still hear the wailing and screaming and terror-filled crying of the doomed outside, begging to be let on board.

24 votes

How come the Rand Paul subreddit has hardly any posters?

How come the Rand Paul sub reddit has hardly any posters? That's what he said:

[–]Pavulox 8 points 1 day ago
Huge Rand supporter. But why does this sub seem so unpopular. There are virtually no comments on any posts.

I've wondered that, too. Hey Rand Paul supporters, that is probably a place to go invade if you want to make a show of force, and influence things. Reddit is news in and of itself.

9 votes

On the "Lost" Weapons

I just wanted to share my first impression on the video posted in the Report: U.S.-Provided Weapons To Afghans Have Gone Missing thread. In the video, Lt. Colonel Cowen says about the missing weapons:

12 votes

Mark of the Beast, According to Garp

After commenting on the topic "Mark of the Beast" - From the Book of Revelation, I was asked to entertain the OP with my thoughts, even if it was "just for funsies". http://www.dailypaul.com/323211/the-mark-of-the-beast-from-t... Rather than clutter up what they have going on, I decided to put my thoughts in a clear manner. These are, MY THOUGHTS and you have every right to not read them, so please choose wisely.

8 votes

"The Mark of the Beast" - From The Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation discusses that "people will be forced to have a mark on their forehead or right hand."


I am an atheist. I was speaking with some Christians and discussing "prophecy." Now I don't believe in prophecy. I consider "prophecy" to be bogus as a valid phenomenon. The same as I consider "mind reading, telekinesis, powers, and speaking to dead people" to be bogus phenomenon.

8 votes

Chicago Police Sgt.- Let's harass Red Light Camera protesters

A local friend of mine here in Chicago, Scott Davis (the guy that got me introduced to activism through Campaign for Liberty) has been holding red light camera protests here in Chicago to try and ban the cams. For those that don't know, Chicago has had a bit of a scandal relative to the cameras due to them being installed under a bribe (which in theory would lawfully invalidate their existence).

Side note: Scott is running for Alderman here in the city, so you may want to visit his Facebook page and send him your good vibes:

0 votes

The All Powerful State !

So my boys and I decided to enjoy some tent camping this weekend at Greenbrier State Park in Western Murrland. (MD) This particular park has a large beach area on the lake for swimmers and sun worshipers. Upon arriving at the beach site with boys, surprised by the demographics on the beach goers. Approx. 60% Hispanic, 25% African-American, 15% Caucasian (but I digress) Every 15 minutes or so , a pre-recorded message was played over the PA system advising the park patrons of issues and situations at the park. The PA system had to be turned up to ELEVEN !

7 votes

A question to ponder for fellow anarchists

This question has now come to my attention on more than one occasion, and so, I suppose it deserves someone to formally address it. How can property rights be enforced in a voluntary society without the use of force?

Now, hold on for a minute before you hastily click on the reply button. On one account this question is very easy to address. That is, if someone is, for instance, physically stealing your property, the NAP allows for defensive use of force. Case closed.

However, what if you establish a contract (verbal or otherwise) with another party, for example a loan contract, and the other party doesn't live up to their end? Can you drive over to their house and beat them or kill them? Does that fall within the NAP?

These two cases, while both infringements on property rights, are fundamentally different in one regard. In the case where the thief is physically stealing your property, the interaction, on your part, is completely involuntary - whereas, in the case where you contracted, you voluntarily entered into an agreement with another. Why is that important?

In the first case, you were a victim. In the second case, you made a poor business decision.

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