Tell me something I don't know about you. This is kind of like DP truth or dare, only without the dare. We can do that one later.
Tell me something true about you.
I'll start: If I titled it, I'd call it "Nystrom, the Jap."
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While I am American for the virtue and accident of birth, i.e., having been born on the soil of the Empire, my mother was a citizen of the country of Japan. She worked, as a copytypist (as in, to make copies), for the U.S. Army Occupation of Japan secretarial pool.
Ed Rombach is a friend, a member of 2008 Massachusetts Ron Paul delegation to the RNC, as well as a member here at the Daily Paul. I got an email yesterday from our mutual friend Jon that his daughter was involved in a horrific car accident. This is the report from Ed.
This is my commitment for 2015.
Séamusín's brother-in-law just passed away suddenly. I already knew of another here who had someone important suddenly pass away. From the comments in Séamusín's thread, a number of Daily Paulers have had the same thing happen.
A friend of mine that is a police officer locally brought it to my attention that they watched a training film. He did not know where the video came from, but it was pointed directly as those that hold the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. Here is the video that was shown to represent "all" Constitutionalists.
On November 22, 1963 our entire country was assassinated when JFK was killed in a coup and overthrow of our Nation's highest office.
The people didn't want LBJ, we wanted JFK, but we got Johnson and WAR instead of Kennedy and PEACE and wasn't that just grand?
On April 4th, 1968 the soul of our country was assassinated when Martin Luther King was killed in Memphis by a "lone assassin", a two-bit bum, who then traversed the globe on the run. We, the people of ALL colors didn't want Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to be our spiritual guides, we wanted Martin Luther King but we got the charlatans, instead. These charlatans have become "rich" in the trappings of earthly treasures but sorely lack the richness of God.
On June 5th, 1968 our last, great hope, Bobby Kennedy was assassinated as he sat on the cusp of being elected by the people to be our next President.
Is it just me, or has anyone else picked up on the increased frequency of these lame commercials about how many important functions Government employees perform for us? They tend to go something like this "Without us, your food wouldn't get inspected." or "without us, Us borders would not be patrolled."
Every time I hear these pathetic attempts to sway the hearts and minds of the American people, I want to vomit!
So, I thought it would be a little fun to see who can come up with the most anti Government "Without us..." slogans. I'll start out with
I have. More times than anybody deserves.
My brother in-law was a good man. Father of two. Cared about his two boys like you wouldn't believe.
Every day we would send one text or another to each other. He would send pictures of the boys playing soccer or winning some race. Or a picture of his wife sitting across the table from him, at a restaurant or bar, having a great time. He was fairly stoic. When he enjoyed himself, you could tell by a faint smile.
He was a sports fan. He didnt have sports in his life growing up. He learned to love them when he had kids.
So Elizabeth Warren has recently spoken out against the blatant corporate welfare shuffled into the spending bill passed by a Congress whose seats are warmed by "small government" Republicans. That's great. I salute her and appreciate her fight against corporate welfare.
So then I decided to look up more information on her to see what kinds of things she believes in. Lo and behold, wikipedia has a famous statement of hers, which, apparently was one of the things that launched her into progressive stardom. Here it is:
This was a terrible week for those who value liberty and freedom...NDAA passed which jails Americans indefinitely without jury or trial on just the mere suspicion of "terrorism," the Intelligence Authorization act passed which grants the executive branch unlimited access to all your private communications which can then be passed to local law enforcement (so much for limiting the NSA...), the budget passed which among many terrible things, it put taxpayers on the hook for wall street's 303 TRILLION derivatives market if/when it tanks. Oh, then there's the CIA torture report. There's a few other things I could mention but why bother....What does it take for WE THE PEOPLE stand up for ourselves, let alone pay attention??
There has been a couple times where I've thought to myself, why bother? I'm sure I'm not the only one who's thought this here. But D***, seriously what does it take? I feel this community is one of the few who actually value their freedoms. I cant help but think of M.N.'s post on standing watch till dawn.
Maybe that's what we should all do. Where's Galt's Gulch when you need one? I guess I'm just ranting and clearing my head here because I'm really not sure where else to put these words and thoughts. If any could understand, it would be this community. This battle to just maintain the liberty we still have is tiresome..It'd be nice to have a few more reinforcements.
Maybe it's just time to shrug.
The first few days, weeks, and months were hard. Now I don't even think about it. That is the power of habit. Habits can work for you, or they can work against you.
This year I'm contemplating quitting drinking, though I don't particularly think I have a problem with drinking (the problem is with stopping, ha ha ha).
At the same time, the idea of giving it up makes me uncomfortable, and I'm curious as to why that is be the case.
It seems like drinking is more of a habit than anything. One can have skillful, or unskillful relationships with habits.
Hello fellow DPers, today marks 7 years that I have been enjoying this wonderful and important site.
It is here that I find my news and current events, it is here that my brain gets challenged and comforted. To me, this is truly a community. For me, this is truly the 'Daily' Paul, for there have only been a few days over the past 7 years that I have not checked in to see what is happening, what has happened, and what will happen with regard to the movement set forth by Dr. Ron Paul.
The very first time I saw Dr. Paul's face and heard a bit of his philosophy of freedom was when someone told me about a documentary called, 'Freedom to Fascism' by Aaron Russo, in it Dr. Paul has a few small parts, about a month later I heard 'this guy Ron Paul is running for president', I thought 'no way, I just saw his on a documentary, I'm going look into this'. And so my awakening began.
Soon after I found The Daily Paul. I have been awake for 7 years, still a child, but learning everyday. Thank you Dr. Paul, for I am one of your 4000 deliveries. Thank you Michael Nystrom for creating the playground for me and my fellow liberty seekers to play, teach, and learn.
As we have recently agreed, 'the word is the symbol of the thing' and so the most appropriate word for me to use is gratitude.
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If know you need to eat more vegetables but don't, get this and drink your vegetables! It is easy to use, and incredibly easy to clean up. It is one of the best investments I have made in my health, and I use it nearly every day.
Enjoy, Daily Paul. Happy Holidays. Here's to your health. Don't forget about that.
This is what I usually drink for breakfast:
I have been curious about Love ever since the name of the site came to embody the ideas of Peace, Gold and Love.
Long before the 2012 campaign ended, I was deep in thought on how to keep the essence of this site alive. It could not continue on as a Ron Paul fan boy site - that was clear enough to me.
He had said many times that he was just the messenger. If he were just the messenger, then what was the message? What was the message that could be a daily reminder, contained in the letters P - A - U - L?
This quote pretty much sums up the New York Times article: "Torture a single chicken and you risk arrest. Abuse hundreds of thousands of chickens for their entire lives? That’s agribusiness."
From the Perdue promotional video: "I think Consumers today have a distrust of big companies and corporations. And, you know, our job is to educate consumers about what we do. My dad always taught us one line, that's "do the right thing." And he said, if you treat the people right and you produce quality products, the company will grow. Doing the right thing is things like treating the chickens humanely... " --Jim Perdue. Chairman, Perdue Farms
Apparently one of Perdue's farmers watched a Perdue Farms promotional video and realized the company was outright... lying. By the way, the farmers get their chicks from Perdue and so have no control over sick or dying chicks they receive, nor those with genetic anomalies, misshapen chicks due to the way they're bred. Namely, the goal is to breed large breasts - so large, in fact, the chickens can barely stand, if they can stand at all. Falling forward, stuck that way, chickens end up with, in effect, raw, sometimes bleeding, "bed sores."
Apparently, too, the company is taking back some of its claims.
Apparently, there was a court case and legal settlement over the company's claims.
Apparently, the USDA was complicit in the erroneous picture that Perdue was painting of itself through it's claims.
New York Times Op Ed: "Abusing Chickens We Eat"
Reality of Perdue Chicken Farm - 2-minute clip
If this site was a real world physical place I would be decorating it for the holidays right now (with Michael's permission of course). I made some holiday decorations this weekend and thought I'd share some with the daily paul despite the fact that I can not actually decorate the site.
Here is an inside look at my wreath making extravaganza
Branches, pine cones, floral wire, hot glue gun, holly, bows, wreath frames, spray paint, spray snow, and probably a few other things I'm forgetting.
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