1 vote

Immunosuppression defined!

"In general, deliberately induced immunosuppression is performed to prevent the body from rejecting an organ transplant, treating graft-versus-host disease after a bone marrow transplant, or for the treatment of auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn's disease."

Question: How does deliberately inducing immunosuppression treat an auto-immune disease?

Auto-immune: of or relating to disease caused by antibodies or lymphocytes produced [against] substances naturally present in the body.

5 votes

Parental Choice: Updated/Support!

Letter to the Editor (submitting 2/06/2015)

Title: Parental Choice

9 votes

The Slam Dunk - Rand

"The Hepatitis B vaccine is now given to newborns. We sometimes give 5 or 6 vaccines at one time. I chose to have mine delayed. I don't want the government telling me I have to give me child Hepatitis B vaccine which is transmitted by sexually transmitted disease and/or blood transfusion. . . . I had mine staggered over several months. I've heard of many cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders

2 votes

Superbowl and Scooby-Doo!

I bet anyone here to play only 3 rounds...you'll be hooked! Well, at least I hope so. I played this game with my son throughout the day and yes, it was more fascinating than the Superbowl.

http://www.dan-dare.org/FreeFun/Games/CartoonsMoviesTV/Scoob...

Peace and Love always.

2 votes

music -

How it brings us together...

This is a powerful scene...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqmDDOm15gQ

Peace and Love always.

5 votes

Chris Kyle was a Government-Subsidized Serial Killer!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_killer

This is what America has always paid for. The Box Office is littered with the glorification and insolence of death. There is money to be made and we've become so conditioned to murder and death that we take reality's story for the monsters in the closet and cheer on the hunters of those once monsters only in our closets.

Oh yeah, Peace and Love always...

there will be a time when war and death will exhaust themselves and lay on the forgiving yet angered land.

9 votes

un-American Sniper!

With all the heavy talk and opinion about “American Sniper” being had at the Daily Paul or otherwise by the likes of Former Gov. Ventura, I felt compelled to chime in. First of all, there is absolutely nothing American about the occupation of a sniper. Period! The military forces can attempt to justify all they wish the murderous actions of their employed, but the tides are turning and I know I’m not alone in my disgust at the condition of the populace mind.

9 votes

Individualism!

I have chosen to not become involved in argumentatively pointless issues. I believe enough has been said about our dictatorial administrators and complicit representatives that wasting another word on them is not only deprecatory to revolutionary ideas but also insulting. What I want to discuss and argue for is the fundamentality of Individualism as I see it. What is an individual? An individual is quite plainly but adequately a single human being as distinguished from a group. Now I’m not going to argue that a single human being is an individual without expounding on what individualism encompasses. What I will argue for in this thread is that individualism is fundamental to liberty and that individualism is more so about the personal human experience.

What is individualism? Definition-wise Individualism is the habit or principle of being independent and self-reliant as well as the social theory favoring freedom of action for individuals over collective or state control. While I agree with these definitions I find fault in that there is no mention of the personal human experience as being fundamental to it. Freedom of action for individuals seems merely another way of stating an unencumbered liberty, yet does not explain what such an unencumbered liberty is to the individual human being (and maybe it was meant not to).

The theory that we are all created equal is incorrect even at a subatomic level. Yes, we are all composed of atoms, gases, liquids, tissues, bones and organs, but we are all different in our genetics, rather our coding. This is an important factor to consider for those proclaiming equality of being, for it does not necessarily imply inferiority or superiority, rather that our genetic makeup is individually unique and something to be recognized as fundamental to us as individuals. Each and every one of us has lived to this point in our lives as the keeper of memories and experiences solely our own. No other human being can experience something or some event exactly as you or I do. No other human being can remember any given memory from your childhood or otherwise as do you, let alone at all, for it was never in their capacity to experience what only you can experience directly, emotively and at a genetically-based level.

3 votes

Nine Inch Nails - Leaving Hope

One, if not the most beautiful melody I've ever heard with the exception of Liszt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-GwX5x1cio

Peace and Love always.

3 votes

Songs of intensity and liberty!

Opeth - Hours of Wealth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLveePLKhZs

Draconian - Heaven laid in tears:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwTmtZXXfIQ

Swallow the Sun - Cathedral Walls:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6W5ScOEv2c

How to Destroy Angels - A Drowning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCdQuZzjtFY

Testament - Cold Embrace:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RHDP2FW_vk

Nine Inch Nails - A Warm Place (original album cover):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN6sfJ1qFQg

Dvorak - Humoresque:

2 votes

Confessions of a mortal man!

I am certainly faulted
and responsible for some hurt in others,
immune to very little, if anything,
darker deeds past secure my resilience.

I have been a dweller at times,
a keeper of the moment
and have indecisively spent away
opportunities of the given day.

I will for more than some freedom therein,
and assign my own revelations not to faith
or scripture where it otherwise is written,
formerly repentant for abjection, not sin.

I have witnessed miracles by my own definition,
been loved and haunted by angels
and still so an infidel -

4 votes

War Graves!

It took over two years for them to get the gravestone right,
the grass lay heavy; flags garland
above a geometric site -
the land is fixed.

There are no spirits here,
for there is no rest,
many were taken in the younger years of their spirited many,
and many spirited were dissolute -
obedient cleansers of the pest.

And the pest was a child,
might as well their own,
for the killing thing of the killing man
has unto another been sown,
auctioned, archived
and revered.

6 votes

The Daily Paul is mainstream!

Last night when I arrived home from work my wife had the television tuned in to a local Portland, Oregon channel. As I headed for the bedroom to change out of my work clothes, I couldn’t help but stop and be entertained by all the flashing alert banners for this and the loud segue music into that and all the while pushing another tragic and frightening local/national event. As I stood there I found myself unable to hear what it was the reporters were saying. When I say unable to hear, what I mean is that I was unable to comprehend the sensationalism and excitability that was being broadcast.

7 votes

What is government to you?

What is your definition of government? What is your definition of liberty? If we are founded under the tenants of liberty, life and the pursuit of happiness in harmony with a servile and protective government, how is it we expect government to keep them available as things granted to us by them? Government cannot and did not grant the rights of that most famous of poems and most certainly has given up their duties in protecting them.