Originals

Original content composed with time and thought.
26 votes

Remember the first time you label someone, a liberal, a democrat, a republican, a conservative, you just closed their mind to

what you have to say. Labels are earplugs, don't forget that.

Labels were designed by the elites to keep us separated from communicating different views with each other.

We are Americans with differing viewpoints, don't cut off the knowledge someone may receive by labeling them.

49 votes

I Am Going Through My Second Divorce, Ten Years After The First.

My wife filed for it last week, after only five years of marriage.

The fact is I do have personal issues that have made her unhappy for longer than she can handle.

She is a mother and I am a father. We must give each other happiness, first, for our kids' balance.

I love her with all my heart, and I know she is still my friend because she is very supportive of me for my taking better care of myself.

21 votes

Been having that feeling again.

Once eyes open always be,
Sleep exists no more for me,
Matters not bargain or plea,
Phantom world i'll always see,

For some reason I just felt like I needed to write these words down. Don't really know why I was compelled to share.

(I'm not a poet -just thought I would throw that out there)

25 votes

Dear Life in these United States

Can we PLEASE stop bombing the world?

I do not support it.
I do not like it.
I do not think it is necessary in any way, shape or form.
I do not want my (stolen) tax dollars to fund it.
I DO want it to STOP!!!

37 votes

The Men Who Would Kill the World

Anyone who's not heard of Senate Bill 2277 "the Russian Aggression Provocation (sic) Act (RAPA)" ought to get to know it and quick. Sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker, it is co-sponsored by twenty-six other senators, all Republicans. These are the men who would kill the world:

Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] - 5/1/2014
Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] - 5/1/2014
Sen Barrasso, John [WY] - 5/1/2014
Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] - 5/1/2014
Sen Burr, Richard [NC] - 5/1/2014
Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] - 5/6/2014
Sen Coats, Daniel [IN] - 5/1/2014
Sen Cornyn, John [TX] - 5/1/2014

234 votes

Thank You! Daily Paul Summer 2014 Fundraiser Day 14 - 100% Complete!


Update: Dear Friends,

Thank you for your overwhelming support. In just two weeks, you helped raise $15,000 to keep the DP afloat until the end of the year. I will have a full update tomorrow on the number of contributors who made this possible.


Normally I send out thank you postcards, but this time I'm sending out the very first issue of the PEACE GOLD LOVE Letter with an update on the state of DP exclusively for members who donated. Watch your mailboxes in the latter half of September.


If you did not contribute, but would like to receive the first issue, there is still time. Make your contribution by September 1st and include an address and you'll receive a copy via US Post.


Thank you again for your contributions, and for making the DP such a special place.


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39 votes

Backyard Bees, Chickens, and Fruit Trees. How to start Urban Farming.

People were asking me about it so here it is. About two and a half years ago I bought my first house. I was twenty one and I hadn't the slightest idea of what to do with the 0.2 acres it was on. Over the course of the next two years I figured out how to turn the 1600sqft of land that wasn't covered by concrete into a productive yet very low maintenance farm.

28 votes

Mr Nystrom, I owe you a huge Thank You.

Early this morning I got a call, It was a friend I met here on the DP. "Hey! this is Charles, I'm not far away and coming by!". So, sporting a slight hangover I asked "Who"??? Lol. Turns out it was my four year DP buddy Charles Wood from Nevada.

Charles was the delegate chair from his county during the Ron Paul 2012 run. All the delegate votes from his county went to Ron Paul. Charles worked his butt off to make this happen. Some may remember that later the establishment GOP tried to rip off Nevada during the Caucus.

76 votes

Can I leave the Daily Paul in your hands?

If I had to go away and do some other things. Can I trust you to be a grownup now? Can I trust the passengers of the ark not to attack one another?

I think of the Daily Paul as the watering hole in an arid desert. All the animals come around to drink - the lions and other animals of prey, as well as the zebras, and deer or whatever. They don't attack each other - not at the watering hole. It is one thing that they all have in common. They all have thirst.

At the Daily Paul, we all have thirst. The thirst is good natured, and well intentioned. Those are the kinds of people that I like to see, and that is why it hurts so much when that is taken advantage of. But that seems to be the way of our hypercompetitive world. Aim for the weak spot, and then plunge.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

25 votes

Chasing the Ark with my little row boat

Hey DP,

I'm one of the new people from that one day that the "Ark door" was opened and we were allowed to subscribe again. Believe it or not I have been following the site since at least 2011 during the run up to the 2012 republican primaries. The DP came up when I was searching for more information on Ron Paul and I've been coming back ever since.

Now I feel like I should explain myself a bit. It wasn't really my style to pay a subscription fee to chat it up with a bunch of people that were probably way smarter than me in the comments and to vote on posts. I may have tried to sign up once but registration was only open on Wednesdays and by the time I was serious about doing it the "Ark" door was closed.

When it was finally opened back at the end of July I was excited to finally contribute my part (intellectually and financially). That is when I learned that subscribing could be free anyway. The irony right? I could have been pestering you people for years! Anyway, I decided to go ahead and contribute some money anyway (maybe I'll make a post about contributing to causes you believe in later...?) and sure enough the paypal link was broken so I couldn't become a new member after all.

This may have happened to many of the 100 or so people that tried to make an account and couldn't. I just called the number from the email in paypal and got it figured out that way. Michael is pretty great for doing that. He said that I wasn't the only one with this problem so if you didn't make it in and you have that contact info then I'd go for it. I'm so excited to be here!! Thank you for having me!

38 votes

NOW I will tell you about death.

part of my job as a deputy meant that we picked up dead bodies from the desert.

it is the most gross and disgusting job i have ever done.

As an EMT they tell us if it comes out of a human body we end up wearing it. We get puked on, we get pooped on, we get spat on and we still do our jobs.

OK try getting dead people juice in your mouth. Eeeeeeew.

Know what a human body looks like and tastes like after a week or so?

The lipidic fat gets into our skin and our hair and our fingers to all you taste for weeks is dead decomposing bodies.

21 votes

Fear is a powerful tool

I was doing some thinking the other day and realized that fear controls much of my life.

I'm afraid to always say what's on my mind, because I fear the consequences of being placed on a list, especially the no fly list, may want to leave soon.

I'm afraid to stop paying my taxes, because of fear of the retaliation of the IRS, and the impact it will have on my family's life.

I'm afraid to go out and enjoy myself at the local pubs, because I'm afraid that I may have just too much to put me over the legal limit, and fear having to pay thousands of dollars in fines and legal costs.

I fear taking up arms in open rebellion, because I know the outcome for those who stand alone against governments such as ours.

I fear doing anything which would jeopardize my job, because I fear losing my home and land.

23 votes

Keep playing golf, Obama

Because you are much more dangerous when passing executive orders or signing bills.

I see a terrible trend in thinking when so called conservatives howl and cry that the president is playing golf while world events pass us by. It is as if they are lost without a godlike figure in government to tell them what to do or to 'take-action' and bomb some people in a foreign country. Or at the least, get in front of a camera.

Are we hard wired to think like this? Or are these people under sedation and programmed to 'want' powerful government figures.

25 votes

Reminiscing

A year and a half ago I logged in for the first time because I was so angry about the gun control "debate". I made my first post out of pure anger and disgust for what I was hearing those politicians say. That same night I discovered the Daily Paul Chat. I opened it up and I saw a user named "vince" in a heavy political debate with the other chatters. I thought to myself, finally I found some people I can talk to about politics.

64 votes

Ron Paul still inviting conversation. Tom Petty Concert!

My daughter and I went to see Tom Petty at the Gorge in WA last Friday evening. I usually buy a t-shirt while I'm at the show and it is usually hot there so I wanted to wear a shirt I could take off and leave at the show since I planned on wearing whatever shirt I bought at the show.

I went to my dresser drawer, I usually have a few old t-shirts in there that are ready to be sent to goodwill, to find a shirt to wear and when I opened my drawer, the first shirt I saw was a black one that was folded up nicely, my girlfriend is really a great woman, and I picked it up and held it by the top and let the bottom fall towards the floor and when it unfolded, I quickly realized it was a Ron Paul t shirt from the 2012 campaign. The shirt felt really great in my hands as they were actually made pretty well. I remember thinking about the time I had spent on the campaign, going to see Ron in Seattle and talking to many people about Ron. I went so far as to put up signs in my yard and windows of my house. I had buttons I would pass out when someone would show some interest in talking about Ron Paul and what he stands for. I had never before been involved in politics, other than talking with people about it. I remember all the great hope I had for Ron winning and being able to start the turn around of our country and what it could mean for the future of us all.