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20 votes

Happy Halloween Everyone!

My costume:

Enjoy the night everyone.

Love,
Michael

22 votes

Building With Papercrete

The dome project is moving VERY slowly forward. We had "projectus interruptus" in the form of an unemployed son with twin babies. You know, if you have to put your dreams on hold, that is a pretty fine reason. We now live in the house next to our property, so are getting back after things at last. This fall, we began to cover the dome. We covered it in plywood this summer, leaving a southern window framed to allow maximum light in winter, minimum in summer.

Papercrete is amazing stuff. We put the plywood on with the intention of putting insulation in and roofing over it, then we learned about papercrete (just in time, as always!) Some of the people using it will make a frame of styrofoam. Take two sheets, frame them so there is a gap of a few inches between and fill with papercrete, then when dry, cover with more papercrete. Lightweight, excellent insulation and very, very inexpensive.

We have been mixing it in a bucket, very tedious. We wanted to do some testing before we committed further FRNs to this. We are delighted with our test. We are building one of these now:


http://youtu.be/JoLBeV6tzJ4

34 votes

I will never respect another U.S. military aircraft again!

Since I was a boy I've loved planes and especially our mighty Air Force. Airshows, parades, museums, air force bases, movies and so on were many examples of America's might. Never again! It is all a charade and I was duped into believing this is what makes our country great. It's all a lie and our government and military has done nothing but invade, pillage, murder, destroy, enslave, and terrorize innocent people who have done nothing to us.

I am ashamed of our military and will do everything possible to keep my kids and grandkids from joining.

23 votes

Do not post on the Daily Paul while drunk

Friends in Liberty!

Do not post on the Daily Paul while drunk.
I say this from my heart.
From my own experience.
Stay away from this site while intoxicated with alcohol.
This way you will not be loosing friends here.
You will not be afraid to see what you posted here.

The last few days I'm on a drinking binge.
Truth must be told.
I just had a bottle of Jagermeister.
So this is the only posting on this day for me.

Stay away from anything that makes your mind blurry while posting here on the Daily Paul.
This site deserves people who are totally sober.

35 votes

Edward Snowden is Becoming More Dangerous Every Minute.

I watched the interview with Snowden by Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig (thank you, DP member “telepathic” for posting). It was fascinating.

Ask yourselves a question: One year ago would Snowden have been interviewed by an academia member from an American university, much less an esteemed institution like Harvard? The answer is – no, and the reason is simple. After information detrimental to the NSA was released in 2013 by Snowden, the Feds put forth quite an effort to demonize and vilify Snowden in whatever way they could. Government officials, military leaders, politicians, and every other tax-dollar parasite you can think of were on the same side with the exception of few. Without the public knowing what the fallout from the 2013 revelations would be, one could understand why contact with a whistleblower like Snowden may prove to be taboo.

The shockwave of negative notions regarding Snowden propagated by our government hit the media. Instead of the term “whistleblower” (which Snowden has obviously earned the title of) the media resorted to the pejorative, “leaker.” After all, the term “whistleblower” had heroic connotations and a hero Snowden was not in the eyes of Federal Government parasites. To them he was a traitor, a villain who cowardly refused to “man up” as frat-tastic John Kerry put it to come home and face a fair trial.

20 votes

I am reunited with my wife after years of separation. Sort of.

Happy Saturday everybody. This is kind of in resposne to Cyril's post of some time ago, somebody bumped it to the top and it greeted me dourly.

We were married in the old way of Marriage Stick but she broke the stick. And separated after some time. It's been something like 5 years. But we kept the connection. Remained faithful too.

24 votes

Who was Frank Zappa?

I had know idea who Frank Zappa was until the recent post

http://www.dailypaul.com/328275/the-interview-was-not-run

I have heard his name enough times to recognize it but had know idea who he was or what he stood for.

I was watching some interviews on Youtube and came across this old crossfire video from 1986.

27 votes

Libertarian Lanterns

I made these 4 years ago and 3 years ago respectively. Sad to see that things have not moved on... but hopeful for a brighter future. Happy Halloween Folks!

I hope you enjoy, and maybe get some inspiration for your own libertarian lanterns


http://youtu.be/A5zrWSeJCVI


http://youtu.be/90l7BBXCY9s

30 votes

Please Help Me in the Final Days of My Campaign!

We are happy to report on our continued progress as people begin voting for their representative for Colorado's third congressional district! This week we had an ad in a publication based in the San Luis Valley, and I just returned from speaking to three classes of junior and senior students at Vail Christian High School - this is the greatest honor - reaching the next generation who will have many challenges, but also, many opportunities.

21 votes

Jan boils Boyle on ISIS.

Jan boils Matthew Boyle, Breitbart Radio Host on ISIS. Part 1

http://youtu.be/u1DOYjKDFUA
Boyle tries to boil Jan (Part 2).
http://www.dailypaul.com/328406/boyle-tries-to-boil-jan

29 votes

I know a veteran who says "I was in places I shouldn't have been"

I know a veteran who says "I was in places I shouldn't have been".

He doesn't talk much about the stories, but one of them was Black Hawk Down or something similar; he said he was ordered to fire at the troops we were leaving behind so they wouldn't be captured.

Imagine, that some sort of secret is worth more than a human brain which powers the Protector???

It's disturbing.

36 votes

Life hurts

First I am sorry for this post, I needed to get this off my chest and didn't know of another place where I am anonymous enough to not warrant friends and family trying to talk. Sometimes strangers are more comforting. So thank you ahead of time for being the people that I feel comfortable talking to.

Life is hard, life moves fast, life doesn't take prisoners. It is cold, calculating and knows no mercy. It is nothing but a set of events that happen because of choices you make. Recompense must be paid, your ledger must be balanced and karma really is a bitch.

As my marriage is breaking up, and my wife is moving on and out... I find myself becoming more reflective. Who knew, that for someone who thought they were preparing for the end of the world, matters of the heart were just as bad if not worse than a collapse of society. That there really are no guards, or protections that seem to fit the situation. Those amazing highs when falling in love, getting married, having children, and just being around your soulmate are such a double edged sword... for when that one decides its time, it makes the lows seem all the worse.

24 votes

School Lockdowns

Hello DP, I am still fuming right now. My local community college just had a lockdown drill. This is not abnormal for my school. However, this time the reasoning for the lockdown drill was a group “protesters” that were “attempting to start a riot.” They had actors holding signs and yelling while police stood by. At this point the announcement came over the intercom for the lock down, and all the students were told to hide in a back room.

I’ve been asking myself: Why would they go through the trouble to create this fake scenario? Is this a demonstration of force against the First Amendment? Maybe an example of what will happen to you if you protest here? No one would have the opportunity to capture evidence of police misconduct if they were all quickly ushered into a back room.

I openly shared these concerns with the 40 or so students and faculty while we were locked in a dark room together. Most of them realized how ridiculous the entire situation was, but they were still quite apathetic about it. I attempted to ask the police captain some questions but I didn’t get much out of him he just replied with: “maybe you should come by my office sometime, but I’m going to be busy for the rest of the day.” I am still unsure if this invite was genuine or if the captain was simply deflecting. What questions should I ask this guy if I get another chance? What would you do DP Community?

24 votes

I Love the Atheists, Christians, and Religious Fundamentalists

Seems like there’s been an awful lot of intolerance, hatred and trolling going on at the Daily Paul lately. I dread looking at the comment section anytime a topic has been posted having to do remotely with anything religious.