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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I wanted to bring up a situation over this last weekend that involved my Driver’s License, or as otherwise put my ID. I was getting ready to go out for the day on the lake with a few other people and instead of carrying my wallet with me (which I would not need in the middle of a lake) I chose to leave it in the vehicle’s glove compartment.
photoshopwiz once sent me an article with that title, via the US Postal System
Intention is cause
It is time for me, with the Daily Paul, to go back to Original Intention.
Time to get back.
I spent time remembering my Original Intention tonight with Samantha, who just became an American Citizen. It was in June, at Faneuil Hall.
Memories. How could I not go back to that place and not remember the Boston Tea Party?
She chose it. She takes it seriously. She cares about America.
I thought I let you guys know about this. Ron will be 79 this Wednesday the 20th that's AUg 20th. The atomic number for Au is 79... A special day IMHO. We should do something special!
Not so long ago, practically just yesterday when everything we did was a cosmic life or death struggle, we used to see what we called "DP suicide notes" and they kinda assumed a common format:
Due to highly personal and ideological reasons I formally withdraw from this community and by the way you are all heretic monsters and you suck so goodbye.
The first component is the highly esoteric personal ideological reason which you might think is setting us up for hope but this is instantly dashed by the PERMANENCE of the withdrawal and finally....
The Daily Paul is an excellent gauge for what issues are important to well informed people. We have on this site some of the finest, well-read, well-spoken individuals who possess a vast knowledge of what is going on in the world that matters. None of these “fluff” distraction stories you’ll see on the six o’clock news make it to the front page of the DP.