14 votes

I haven't lived this life for stars and stripes!

I haven’t lived this life for stars. I haven’t lived it for stripes. The fact is I have lived in ignorance of how they have been molded in order that my subservience to them is legislated and conditional. I was always that kid who found the reciting of the pledge of allegiance quite strange; I was always that kid who felt discomfort in removing my ball cap and placing it over my heart before it being acceptable to sing, “The Star Spangled Banner”; I was always that kid who questioned the procedures and those who told me I had to do something in order to be respectful. Respect is earned, not to be expected due to the position one may hold, i.e. parent, judge, sheriff. You would certainly not expect someone to be respected for the foundational fact that they bore life, especially if that life was beaten in fits of vice and rage.

I do not understand the bloodshed we endure in order to raise flags on plots of land. I do not understand how bloodshed justifies celebration of and honor to them. I do not understand many things, but how we justify death in order to raise cloth over earth and pronounce it the station of humanitarianism is a very mysterious and irrational thing indeed. Who are these people? Who can ascertain peace with centuries of murder and pillage? Who can ascertain peace as restorative when murder is legislated and voted for by inconsistent and unworthy representatives of mankind?

-3 votes

VIDEO: Why The End Is Coming Soon by Roy Masters

VIDEO: Why The End Is Coming Soon by Roy Masters

Video: http://www.fhu.com/8325_special.php

7 votes

Better Than Your Cooler : Meet the Coolest ! ... (Kickstarter)

By The Coolest Cooler, 7/10/2014 :

Darn. The feature list never ends with the Coolest !

I think I'll want one ! :)


5 votes

Tax Filing in 2015!

I have noticed something quite interesting over the past few years, even to a decade back, upon filing taxes. There was a time not so long ago when our, if any, tax return supplemented our income. For the past several years any return, which we've only had one in four years, is used to catch-up to the place we were one year ago.

15 votes

I actually felt happy today.

I'm feeling inspirational right now. I don't but infrequently catch that star and traverse it for only being able to catch it. I have been asking myself lately why shouldn't I feel anything but love and compassion for the little boy in my life who has Aspergers. I have found myself questioning everything about the most-likely diagnosis he is given, yet only questioning everything in defense of my most valued life. But what kind of parent would I be if I chose to ignore who he is in order to think about what someone else may want him to be?

3 votes

The Faint of Conscience!

I have made the choice to abandon my submission to the local newspaper as a letter-to-the-editor. Over the past year I have submitted numerous letters in the hope that they would spark or help assist the liberty movement so often spoken of here at the DP and so highly regarded by us all. In the end my contributions have materialized into mementos, rather scribblings of a man who feels his anger at the system has been exhausted.

4 votes

Court Rules No Fly List Process Is Unconstitutional and Must Be Reformed

Court Orders Government to Give Plaintiffs in ACLU Lawsuit a Chance to Clear Their Names
June 24, 2014
CONTACT: media@aclu.org
PORTLAND, Ore. – In a landmark ruling, a federal judge struck down as unconstitutional the government’s procedures for people on the No Fly List to challenge their inclusion. The decision came in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit brought on behalf of 13 Americans who found themselves on the list without any notice, reasons, or meaningful way to get off it.

3 votes

Oregon Obamacare Board Member : "... the Public has nothing." CIO : "... I believe we have a beautiful system..." (11/2013)

By Daylight Disinfectant :

You have had 2 years and 700 million taxpayers dollars Mr. Karjala. How much more time and money do you need?


10 votes

Father's Day!

Isn't everyday Father's Day? Isn't everyday opportune that a diaper soiled needs changed, a tear upon a cheek needs wiped and a constipation is relieved while holding your tiny hand in the bathroom at 11pm? Isn't everyday granted for a pair of dirty hands to be washed, a bandaid applied to a contusion and a ten-thousandth word of direction spoken in repetition?

10 votes

Deputies kill armed 73-year-old Ashland man during eviction


JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A pair of Jackson County sheriff's deputies enforcing an eviction notice Tuesday in Ashland killed the homeowner — shooting him at least twice when he displayed a shotgun and failed to follow their instructions, Sheriff Mike Winters said.

1 vote

Lesson I - No "hitting"!

If I am to teach my children not to hit,
is the man within their sites my own failure?

If I am to teach my children not to judge,
is their pledge to boundary blind to tolerance?

If I am to teach my children not to hate,
does hate bind man's common wrists?

If I am to teach my children not to deceive,
what constructiveness comes from serving deceivers?

If I am to teach my children not to take,
what deserts will they find themselves in?

And if I teach my children not to kill,
does the bow of the metal fist bank at last?

Peace and Love always.

9 votes

Arresting Lois Lerner

Use it or lose it. That’s the message for House Speaker John Boehner. If he thinks Congress has the power to arrest Lois Lerner for contempt, now is the time. If he shrinks from sending the sergeant at arms to bring Lerner to the Capitol jail after the full House held her in contempt, he’s weakening his own institution.

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3 votes

Obama’s Legacy of "Leadership" - A String of Resignations in Incompetence and Disgrace

It is easy to understand the “Messiah Complex” that envelops President Barack Obama and his White House. For years, Obama has been the Great Hope of the Democratic Party and liberal elites, including the likes of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and even terrorist/liberal intellectual leader Bill Ayers. In fact, when Kennedy endorsed Obama in 2008, he called him a “a new national leader,” who would usher-in a “new generation of leadership.” Those early liberal delusions of grandeur have given way to a sordid record of incompetence and resignations under fire.

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