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68 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:


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!


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?

33 votes

Let's Celebrate Each Other!

In response to Bill3/Faction3’s lovely poem.


Since people are thinking about Thursday night fight nights, I was thinking of Sunday celebration day.

And while Bill was celebrating me, I think we should all celebrate each other every now and then because I think we (I, lately) sometimes forget how great the ppl here can be, and if ya’ll are doing fight clubs maybe it would be a good idea to celebrate each other in between. So here we go. I would like to celebrate….

56 votes

Daily Paulers are full of so much love.

Daily Paulers are full of so much love. I can see that so clearly.

What is it you love? Where do you direct your love?

For me it is Samantha. Today is 9 years for us married, 10 years together.

She is my anchor. She is where the love of my world is focused. The whole world would be a different place without here.

Nine years ago today, on 7/7/2005, we were married in Taipei. It is a custom in Taiwan to have an elaborate wedding photo shoot.

Here is a picture from ours, after the shoot was over:

21 votes

Who's "MarcMadness?"

He's nobody, he's not even real. "MarcMadness" was just a stupid moniker I once used - a silly play on "March madness" that a friend of mine used on me once. It meant nothing then, and it meant nothing here. It was just supposed to be a username for some website where I wanted to go lurk and have an account. And not put myself out there too much.

Well since then I've put myself "out there" (lionsofliberty.com) and "out here" quite a bit , and I see no reason to hold on to the meaningless monikers of the past anymore.

Who's "MarcMadness?"

71 votes

My partner (72 years young) died yesterday and I didn't really know where to post this but

it is business and current events in my life. Yesterday I lost my business partner, mentor and very best friend. He left for a bike trip to Labrador last Thursday with a stop in Knoxville for business. His friends of 30+ years met up with him on Sunday and they continued on their trip.

I got word from his son yesterday around 5-6 that he went off the road and died at the scene in Newfoundland. This places great sadness on me for he was the most amazing businessman I have ever met. He taught me there was such a thing as morals and ethics in business. I will miss him greatly.

43 votes

The Mind - Alan Watts

Been a while since I got a video up, thought I'd share it here at the Daily Paul, seen as some of you here enjoy my videos.

If you were only ever to watch one of my videos, I'd ask you to watch this one. Out of all the videos I have created this is one video which I think most people will be able to relate too, including myself. So many of us so easily get trapped in thoughts of the mind.


38 votes

To My Daily Paul Family: A Song of Hope

I've long wanted to tell you guys how much I love you. I want all of you to know this Love I've found. The Truth and freedom I know. I'm accused around these parts of being a 'fire and brimstone' Christian. That's okay--people didn't understand Jesus either. If an outsider heard my prayers, he'd probably laugh out loud, "Lord, help Magwan77, please show yourself to FreedomNinja, Show the truth to SmudgePot" and the list goes on. My husband even gets in on the action. :) Please know Michael Nystrom, I appreciate this website, and all of you here, I do love you.

The following song was written and performed by some friends of my children (my children sing and play and have met some other family bands).


34 votes

News Flash: Nobody Is Making You Use Facebook

If you don't agree with the way Facebook is run then deactivate your account. No one is forcing you to use it. I deactivated earlier this year and it's given me much more free time.