There's this story* about Steve Jobs, when he came back to Apple. The company was on the verge of failure - too many products, not enough customers, no focus. No one expected the company to survive. Apple was two months from bankruptcy when he returned in ’97.
Jobs scaled everything back - cut divisions, cut product lines, reorganized everything, got a big investor (Microsoft) to help shore up finances. Then, he waited.
Unofficial Ron Paul HQ of Mount Desert Island (Maine) Burns
I am sad to report that on Dec. 4, 2013, the freedom outpost of Mount Desert Island burned to the ground. In a land of Obama sticker-clad Subarus, Cap’n Nemo’s was an oasis for freedom lovers to enjoy colossal beers, fresh seafood and the company of colorful sea captains and other locals.
Man Survives Encounter With Police Officers
Internal investigation launched; Chief Coverall vows to review policies
Anytown resident John Doe says this morning's breakfast is the best he's ever had.
That's because last night, after picking up his dry cleaning at Joe Schmo's on Main Street, he walked directly by two police officers on the sidewalk as he made his way back to his car.
"I'm not sure how I did [survive]," he said, his voice still trembling in the aftermath of the dangerous encounter.
I was walking home one evening and came upon a clearly depressed man standing at the edge of a bridge, looking like he was about to jump. I called out to him to wait, and ran over to see what was the matter.
"It's this country," he lamented. "It's falling into ruin and there's nothing I can do about it. The election was the last straw. I don't want to live on this planet anymore."
"Well cheer up," I said. "We're all in this together. Say, are you a conservative, or a libertarian?"
"A libertarian," he said.
I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 4. I have had run-ins and flare-ups in my 35 years, some serious and some fleeting. February 2005 saw me off work for a month with knees swollen the size of cantaloupes; drained three times to levels that astounded my Rheumatologist.
In 2011 I gave up on Medicine and Big Pharma. I was taking Enbrel at $100/shot/week self administered. I decided to make my own cure and became Vegan. I have had very minor if any problems since but for the last two weeks my right elbow has been seized to the hindrance of expansion limited to 150% of 180%. One thing my "condition" has taught me: pain doesn't hurt as bad as a quiet conscience.
Thank you for sharing and caring and letting me be a part of this amazing group of brilliant and world-changing personas.
I love you all.
Peace and Love always.
I just got this message on Facebook. Guess that's it. They're cracking down on folks with fictitious names
Your Account's Temporarily Suspended
It looks like you're not using your real name on Facebook. We require everyone on Facebook to provide their real first and last names so people always know who they're connecting with.
In order to reopen this account, you'll need to send us your real name and a copy of your ID.
I wonder if I am the only one that sees a Problem-Reaction-Solution paradigm hidden inside this whole bitcoin thing. Considering the source of the bitcoin concept is a prestigious university, MIT, the currency is only in digital form, and that so far as we can tell the creation of this currency is still out of our hands collectively. Perhaps transactions are what create the currency but that doesn't mean that the originator of the currency itself is not under the control of minions upon high.
Anyone who ever scratched below the surface of the guy knows he and his associates were ruthless people who engaged in and promoted atrocities that paled in comparison to their oppressors. The ANC? Winnie "Necklace" Mandela? Jacob Zuma?
The guy was a scumbag, no better than the people he was fighting against.
A lot of the stuff you will find relates to his participation in attempts at violent overthrow of the South African government in the 1960s.
so for the last 3 days i sat in a court for my jury summons.
after 3 days 15,000,000 questions and 135 people later, including myself, we were let go.?
it was a murder case.
during that time i talked sincerely to about 40 people in groups of 3-10 on our breaks/ @ lunch and during our walk to our vehicles.
i can say that every one of those people knows about jury nullification now.
when you tell someone that they have more power at the end of the day than a judge it makes them feel special.
and tom woods radio show should have about 5-6 new listeners this week.
... She was just put on the no-fly list and prevented from boarding her flight to testify.
Malaysian PhD student, Rahinah Ibrahim, living with her 14 yr old daughter in Stanford, CA is to go to a conference in Malaysia that Stanford is holding. Recovering from surgery, she asks for a wheelchair to get to the gate at the San Francisco airport. When she gets to the ticket counter, she's told that she's on the no-fly list, and is handcuffed and detained for 2 hours, missing her flight. The FBI tells the airport to let her go, and she hears she is no longer on the no-fly list. She reschedules for the next day, shows up to the airport, but again they tell her she's on the no-fly list. But they let her board the flight anyway and she leaves for her school's conference.
After the conference, at the Malaysian airport, she tries to board her return flight to finish her PhD work at Stanford. She was told she couldn't board the flight, and DHS wanted authorities to arrest her. The Malaysian officials said "fuck the DHS" and didn't arrest her, but they didn't let her board either. She never returned to the US. Her daughter was born here and is a US citizen.
She submitted a request to clear her name from the list and was told they revoked her student visa too. Demolishing her professional goals. Stanford continued to work with her abroad, but she was severely limited in her professional abilities without the ability to travel to CA. This was in 2005.
Rahinah filed suit against the DHS with help from lawyers in CA, but the supposedly unbiased District Court said, "Fuck you!! You think you can sue the DHS?! You're a terrst!! [sic]. We don't care what you say, we won't do shit for you. DHS!! USA!! DHS!! USA!!" (Paraphrase). This was in 2006.
I 'unschool' (a particular philosophy of, and approach to, homeschooling) my kids.
Those who live inside the conventional box don't understand why I gave up my fairly cushy investment career to do so. One way I explain it is this:
I made X dollars per year, which, to be sure, certainly provided for some nice material things. In order to make X dollars per year, however, I had to send my kids to school to be, in a real sense, raised by strangers. The way I see it, I was renting out my kids for X dollars per year.
My kids are worth far more to me than X dollars.
With my 5th anniversary of Daily Paul membership approaching, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has conversed with me during this time. For the times we shared the same viewpoint and for the spirited debates we had when we didn't, I thank you all the same. It's been a real privilege. Because of you I'm much better informed of the political, economic and social issues of our day. Watching you fight for liberty in 2008 then bring it even stronger in 2012 was truly inspiring.
2013 is drawing to a close, and a new year is fast approaching. This is a time that I like to take stock of what has happened over the past year, and to imagine what I would like to accomplish in the new one. Evaluate, contemplate, consider, plan and move forward. Out with the old, in with the new!
One of the books that had a impact on me this year, was Clay Christensen's How will you measure your life?
You 'claim' that you are Republican, or Conservative-Libertarian as the case may be, and care deeply for our Republic. Here is a thought:
I signed up here to the Daily Paul 6 years ago because I had a story I needed to share with the world, and thanks to a few liberty loving friends in Tallahassee, FL I was encouraged to make a video of myself reading my story. The video ended up getting me kicked out of the Army Reserves and I admit I was under pressure to stay quiet until they were finished investigating me. What I really wanted to do was load up my rucksack and run off to help Adam Kokesh with his guerrilla media warfare, but that would have to wait till Presidents Day 2012 and a march in DC...
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