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41 votes

Rand is the Best We've Got - Deal with it.

I know your gripes about Rand, I have them too. I know he’s not as staunch as his father, I know he’s trying to not step on too many toes for electability reasons, I don’t necessarily agree with him on Israel, and in my mind there’s NO guarantee he’s not going to screw us over if he gets in office.

But you know what?

So far I agree with 95% of what he says. NINETY-FIVE PERCENT. That’s more than any other potential candidate I’ve been in agreement with in my entire life with the exception of Ron.

And you know what else?

28 votes

You Read it First on The Daily Paul!

After insisting for a year there was a housing recovery....

July 2014: Fortune Magazine: Why The Housing Recovery Is Over

http://fortune.com/2014/07/18/housing-recovery-us/

April 2014: Smaulgld: The Housing Recovery that Never Was is Over

http://smaulgld.com/housing-recovery-never-was-over/

April 15 2014 on the Daily Paul

21 votes

The Portuguese Dominos Begin to Fall - Is Anybody Noticing?

Last week I reported here on the Daily Paul that the holding company of the largest Portuguese Bank had defaulted and that the fourth largest Bulgarian Bank was set to collapse.

The media and market shrugged off these "jitters" characterizing them as isolated and contained.

37 votes

The All-Too-Familiar Tune

Sink a ship
Down a plane
Bomb a harbor
The result's the same

Send our boys
Send our might
Right or wrong
We shall have a fight

Cities burn
Mothers cry
Pundits scream
They all must die!

In the ashes
In the trench
Lives are lost
To serve the rich

Across the ocean
On a foreign border
Out of war
Comes the New World Order

21 votes

Libertarian communes, new tribes, socialism as a lifestyle, sharing and picnics.

Once again the DP Chat brings up an interesting topic. More of you people should jump on the chat and just watch it scroll, some really intriguing and amusing things happen.

ANYWAYS the subject came up about if there was such a thing as a libertarian commune, what would that look like?

OK first of all, I'm one of the few of us that has lived in commune. Twice. Next, I have been consulted on a number of such projects and man oh man have I seen them fail.

49 votes

US / Mexico Border Near Campo, California

My wife and I toured the US / Mexico border around 2006 while we lived in California. Given our current illegal immigration crisis, I thought I'd share these photos with you. What you see here is our actual border. Forget about the TSA and their little blue gloves and politely queued checkpoint lines you've experienced while travelling. That's just the fake security our government puts on for show.

Browse the photos below, you'll get a taste of the real deal.

37 votes

I love everyone here.

I am not overly mushy or emotional as most of you know. But I wanted to say something.

I love you all.

When you call me an idiot. I still think you are awesome.

When you support things that I cannot support. I still think you are the most intelligent people I know.

I have shared almost 7 years with you.

The DP has been my diary.

The DP has been my sounding board.

The DP has helped me decide what I do and don't like about myself.

I enjoy my time with you all. Still not going anywhere. I don't think I could leave if I tried.

67 votes

And then I went a little bit crazy.

The trip to Portugal gave me a bad case of wanderlust. Even before I got back to my cubicle under the fluorescent lights of the office tower downtown, I started plotting my escape.

With Y2K and the end of the world bearing down, suddenly I had the urge to taste and touch / and to feel as much as a man can, before the world collapsed in a Y2K apocalypse.

From the perspective of the outside world, I went a little crazy. I ditched the ties, quit my job, sold the car, grew a beard, let my hair flow, donned a kaftan and found myself wandering through the desert in Cairo (among other places).

30 votes

Why you should move to Shanghai to teach English

I am sorry if this is against the rules. I read through them and didnt see anything prohibiting a post like this so if it is against the rules dont banish me, just let me know and i wont do it again.

As some of you already know, I am a New Jersey resident living abroad in Shanghai. Currently my boss is looking for some native English speakers to help teach kindergarten English.

41 votes

Stranger danger mamby pamby bull crap is depriving your children.

It's time to make a mountain out of a mole hill and no better cause.

We have this 100% opposite feeling about child rearing and I do feel this fight is best subjected to the light of day.

I responsed to this post about how we love our children and caress them and somebody was like eeeeeeew that's not cool, and you aren't allowed to talk about yumming them up yum yum yum....and how children are so beautiful you just want to live inside their skin.

Anyways I thought I would just tell you how different the place where I came from was.

51 votes

The Genocide Escalates in Palestine. Israel Apologists in FULL Propaganda Mode.

It is sickening, I have posted a couple very innocuous articles on Facebook about the Israeli attack on the Palestinians and I have been viciously attacked within seconds by the Israeli apologists. Meanwhile, the social media pages are alight with the Israeli propaganda.

I come to the Daily Paul expecting to see some conversations going on about this civilian massacre and nothing... Is the Daily Paul being silenced as well?

9 killed while watching World Cup as Israeli missile hits Gaza beach café (VIDEO) http://rt.com/news/171908-gaza-killed-world-cup/

34 votes

Rand Paul: "Amazing resistance from both Republicans and Democrats" to the Stand With Israel Act.

Rand Paul: "Amazing resistance from both republicans and democrats" to the Stand With Israel Act.

Listen @ 1:10 mark:

http://www.mikeonline.com/taxpayer-money-may-going-terrorist...

Anyone care to sort this one out?

My answer: Hamas is controlled opposition, that's why AIPAC opposes the Stand With Israel Act. AIPAC represents the Israeli government. They want US foreign aid to flow to Palestine, so it can flow to Hamas, so Hamas can use the money to attack Israel, so the Israeli military-industrial complex will have an "enemy" to fight. Wake up!

38 votes

What My Family Did This Past Memorial Day Weekend

I have been debating posting this for the past couple of months (it's difficult to decide whether to become 'un-anonymous'), but I'm so proud of my children and their hard work. We went to Branson to compete in a bluegrass competition. We didn't win, but we made a lot of friends and seemed to really resonate with the crowd. :) Our band name is Resonating Grace.

Outside of eternal salvation, my family is the biggest gift I've been blessed with.

Hope you enjoy!


http://youtu.be/19DP3J7fEVc

26 votes

Immigration reform is a red herring

While I vowed to myself that I would quit writing about politics, I cannot sit idly by as I witness fellow libertarians nibble on the devil's candy.

The deafening call to "secure the borders" is a red herring. How could one believe otherwise? When has the marble building occupiers of Washington DC had the best interests of the People in mind?