Germany Kicks off a Repatriation Craze
Germany’s request in January 2013 to have its gold repatriated set off a slew of interest in gold repatriation from other central banks including those in the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. Gold repatriation requests have continued to drain the New York Federal Reserve’s gold vault.
isn't important. Not at all. It's not even an interesting story. It's less significant than most anything you could imagine. The way I got here is, in all likelihood, substantially the same as the way many others did.
What is important is the reason that I'm still here. That reason is YOU. I've said it before, but you're great, all of you! It's a rare moment indeed when I feel the kind of kinship that I feel here, you've given me 3 years, 16 days, and some odd hours of those moments.
You have become more than friends to me, you are closer to family. For sharing your experiences and insights; for sparking my curiosity; for helping me to ask questions I sometimes didn't know to ask; for teaching me things I didn't know I wanted to learn; for getting excited and laughing with me in good times and commiserating with me in the bad, for those things and more I can only offer an honest thank you and hope that you understand.
Some of you will be disembarking at the end of the Daily Paul, onto other things I suppose, I will miss you. Others of you will continue on, or have already, at Popular Liberty, and I look forward to seeing you there.
5 Years, 6 months, and 12 days ago I finally took the plunge. After lurking for a couple years, and making Daily Paul my daily source for all Ron Paul and liberty-related news and opinion, I finally decided to get myself a fancy 'ol login. I didn't really know what I had to contribute, but I knew that this site had become an important place for me to visit, so it felt right to make my participation in the community official.
I thought for my final DP post, I’d do a little story about how I ended up here at the dailypaul.
My Grandma grew up in a small little farming village in rural France. During WWII her parents (my great grandparents) hosted American soldiers on their farm. They would come and go as they needed and they were given warm meals and beds in exchange for some help around the farm every now and then. As the war went on it became more and more dangerous for them to continue harboring American soldiers as the German troops were known for burning down houses of those found assisting the Americans in any way, yet my Great Grandparents continued doing so out of some sort of loyalty they felt for America even though they had never even visited. They truly believed in American exceptionalism and the freedom that they thought went along with being an American.
Decades later it is easy for you and I to say that WWII was a bankers war and all involved were puppets, but at the time my Grandma says her parents simply did what they thought was right. They led simply lives running a farm and a small bakery in a rural little village in France; they were not connected to the internet with knowledge of the NWO.
Happy Easter to Everyone. Best Wishes to all!
It was a pleasure to meet you all on here, although I wish I had had fewer lows to share about, and more numerous ups, overall.
Still, it's always been posted sincerely from this end, and my next contribution endeavor at Michael's PL shall strive to be just as sincere, while hopefully with better balance and reserve.
So, to sum up all of what I've felt compelled to share with you for these 3+ years which passed so fast, I'll just borrow yet again from my dear Pascal :
Ron Paul explains how the CFR (a JP Morgan et al creation) and the Trilateral Commission (Rockefeller founder) are threatening the sovereignty of the United States and the US Constitution by attempting to create a North American Union.
Heidi Cruz is a CFR Member.
Ted Cruz is Canadian born and his father is Cuban-born, moved to Canada when Rafael "ted" was born.
Candian - Latino - US President married to the CFR.
Wake up Sheeple.
2nd video has a power-punch 60 second opening.
The speaker comments on the CFR from 1967.
After enduring another Easter, I though you guys would get a kick out of Bill Hicks today:
“A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. You think when Jesus comes back he ever wants to see a fucking cross? It's like going up to Jackie Onassis wearing a rifle pendant.”
Bill Hicks quotes (American Comedian, b.1961)
Judge Andrew Hanen is the Texas judge who has stood in the way of Barack Obama’s illegal executive amnesty, even going so far as to threaten Obama’s Justice Department with perjury, which would have provided many of his donors with cheap labor and was an obvious violation of the law. As a result of his actions, Americans have benefited from increased wages. However, the attorney that first filed an amnesty challenge before Judge Hanen has now submitted 150 pages of documented evidence concerning Obama’s fraudulent Social Security number before the judge.
In 2001, the Portuguese government did something that the United States would find entirely alien. After many years of waging a fierce war on drugs, it decided to flip its strategy entirely: It decriminalized them all.
If someone is found in the possession of less than a 10-day supply of anything from marijuana to heroin, he or she is sent to a three-person Commission for the Dissuasion of Drug Addiction, typically made up of a lawyer, a doctor and a social worker. The commission recommends treatment or a minor fine; otherwise, the person is sent off without any penalty. A vast majority of the time, there is no penalty.
Fourteen years after decriminalization, Portugal has not been run into the ground by a nation of drug addicts. In fact, by many measures, it's doing far better than it was before.
In addition to moving the Daily Paul, I'm also moving my residence.
Why move? In the case of the Daily Paul, the original codebase, dating back to 2007, is hopelessly obsolete. It is slow and broken, running like molasses. I really thought she was a goner a few weeks ago, but Jon managed to revive her with his magic oil can. But the site is beyond repair. It has to be rebuilt from the ground up. Having served its purpose, it makes sense to retire the current domain, archive the content for posterity, take what we want to keep and move on.
In the case of Boston, it has served its purpose as well. We moved here in 2005 for Samantha's schooling. During our ten years here, she got her Ph.D in Neuroscience and became an American citizen (!). For eight of those years, from 2007 to present, I ran the Daily Paul.
US State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki goes speech catatonic when called on obvious hypocrisy by reporter:
Lee: Okay. Well, you - I mean, there are U.S. planes flying over there all the time.
Psaki: Sure, there are.