11 votes

Two incidents: One involving the US Flag, the other Veteran appeasement!

This weekend I was able to get away from my home life and partake in an all day boating excursion on a popular Oregon lake. This all day trip found us anchored and swimming, tubing and grinning and blasting a reverb over the lake not even the county sheriffs cared to confront us about. Our boat was tagged, safe and even in the midst of boozing and smoking, we were not confronted about our happy and contagious behavior.

Right before we began tubing my cousin pulled out a beautiful miniature US flag and placed it in the back hole-spot of the boat. As he did so, the others on the boat began saluting and humming, "The Star Spangled Banner". I found myself rather uncomfortable and without urge or heartfelt obligation to follow suit. I did not salute and I did not hum. Soon after I pointed out in all my calculated inebriation that this is what we die and kill for...a piece of cloth. Yes, the ideals and principles behind the symbolism are of course an argument, however those ideals and principles are cemented in the stripes of red and white and the blue therein cradling the stars.

Later that evening after we had pulled the boat from the lake and departed the heavenly mirrors of sky of that day, we stopped at a gritty convenience store to get some more booze. As I was leaving the man in front of me in line exited the store the same time and we struck up an intoxicated conversation. He said, "I'm 64 years old, served two years in Nam". I replied, "Oh". The conversation was over sooner than it began and when I arrived back at the truck I told the others about the conversation they witnessed across the street from me. When I told them what the man said to me my cousin responded, "that's when you say thank you for your service!"

11 votes

Response to Michael Nystrom regarding the termination of the Daily Paul.

"I've decided to do this for 19 days total.

I'd like to bring the Daily Paul into the end of the year - 5 months, 3K per month. That is how I arrived at the figure.

And at the beginning of 2015, it will be time for us to part ways and go on about our lives.

Five months should give us plenty of time to debrief, make the contacts that we want to keep, and say goodbye.

It is like we're on a plane, approaching the runway, coming in for the landing. Seatbelt lights come on. Feel free to talk to your fellow passengers, as humans." - MN

3 votes

If I had the stage!

If I had the stage for just a few minutes,
If I had the microphone for just a moment,
I would not talk about politics,
I would not rant about the miseries of the past,
the transgressors of mankind,
the dis-eases they placed upon us no,
I would talk to the families of this world...

I would ask that parents not forget to display emotion,
show hurt, tears, suffering and grief...

I would ask that grandparents not forget their capacity for love,
for receiving it and giving it is ten-fold what it once was as a parent...

4 votes

Satirical letter addressed to Hugh Grant, CEO of Monsanto!

Monsanto Company
Attn: Hugh Grant, CEO
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167

To the direct and sole attention of Hugh Grant, Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto,

1 vote

Progression OR Regression?

Is the Daily Paul promoting progression or regression? The new blood here has provided a new atmosphere and while change should always be welcome in order for our sentience and ideas to flourish, let us not forget that change can and most certainly will deter “the progressive conversation” if such conversation entertains regressiveness due to such change. This is an obstacle for many and I’ve noticed the bickering here has become more prevalent as of late? If not, please feel free to dispute what it is I am sensing.

17 votes

36!

I turn 36 years of age today, rather
13,140 days,
315,360 hours,
18,921,600 minutes,
1,135,296,000 seconds...

One's existence can be measured rather timely thanks to the invention of timeliness by humans, however one's existence cannot be measured by time alone.

On this day I am grateful, humble, honored, forgiving, eager, empowered, hopeful, leaning all the more towards liberty and a light for those who may have lost their own.

I love you all.

Peace and Love always.

1 vote

My email to New York City Council Speaker re: 9/11 High Rise Safety Initiative!

Here is the email sent by AE911Truth that I responded to the following way:

Council Speaker:

"“Instead of wasting New Yorkers’ time and hard-earned taxpayer dollars humoring conspiracy theorists with wild fantasies, the City Council will continue to focus on passing sound legislation.”

Me:

1 vote

Commander-In-Chief!

Commander-in-Chief:
- a head of state or officer in supreme command of a country's armed forces.

- an officer in charge of a major subdivision of a country's armed forces, or of its forces in a particular area.

Nowhere in formal definition does it imply or is there the implication that Commander-in-Chief coincides with competency-in-action, sensicality-in discernment or reason-in-administration and delegation.

Simple definitions remove liabilities and project them onto those who have granted the position so barren and elusive by definition.

Peace and Love always.

2 votes

It's not World War III -

Let me just start by saying this will not be a long thread. In fact, I merely want to address two points and then I’ll let you all brew on the points so made. I cannot believe how many times I’ve heard talk of World War III. We seem to be listlessly drawn to a subject that would surely be an end to many things in our lives. Why do we focus so much on matters that only materialize into and manifest fear and distrust?

10 votes

Why am I Vegan?

I chose to go Vegan over three years ago. For three years I have told people that I became Vegan for health issues (definitely and not secondary, true) and other reasons I don't feel the need to delve into so deep as to constantly remind myself what startled me awake.

I don't care what others eat. I care about how well I sleep at night after knowing and seeing what I've experienced, only to turn an eye willfully and cowardly to the automated suffering from our human hands.

This is the reason I became Vegan:

http://www.rense.com/general96/whatare.html

And this is the movie that woke me up to the reality of agricultural industry:

Trailer:

http://youtu.be/H8e3iZky-co

Watch the full film here:
http://www.freedocumentaries.org/int.php?filmID=119

Peace and Love can never genuinely come at the careless expenditure of others anymore than the presence of Peace and Love by War!

3 votes

It's still the same old bullshit brought to you by the MSM!

Well, this tool on Fox calls the bus over two years early...and it's a broken, rusted and shamed one at that.

http://centurylink.net/tv/3/player/vendor/Fox%20News/player/...

Sometimes you really want to scream your throat out!

10 votes

AE9/11 Truth email regarding the latest on the HighRise Safety Initiative in NYC!

If you do not get regular emails from AE9/11 Truth then you should take this opportunity to subscribe via the link I've provided. The tides are changed! Truth by nature is told, and by whatever means necessary...and the margin is disintegrating faster with each day! We, humanity, are finding our capacity for it.

A heartfelt thank you -
We couldn't have done it without you.

Dear friends,

Yesterday was a special day for all of us who have supported the High-Rise Safety Initiative in any way. After three months of pounding the NYC pavement, we finished our petition drive.

11 votes

The DP is a strong coalition in search of many truths!

I was once reluctant to share/post on the DP as a newcomer. I would like to take this opportunity to say to all those who may be registering this day, "I am hopeful that this is a turning point for the Daily Paul in that we may bring new life to the lively points and expressions already found here on a daily basis".

14 votes

I haven't lived this life for stars and stripes!

I haven’t lived this life for stars. I haven’t lived it for stripes. The fact is I have lived in ignorance of how they have been molded in order that my subservience to them is legislated and conditional. I was always that kid who found the reciting of the pledge of allegiance quite strange; I was always that kid who felt discomfort in removing my ball cap and placing it over my heart before it being acceptable to sing, “The Star Spangled Banner”; I was always that kid who questioned the procedures and those who told me I had to do something in order to be respectful. Respect is earned, not to be expected due to the position one may hold, i.e. parent, judge, sheriff. You would certainly not expect someone to be respected for the foundational fact that they bore life, especially if that life was beaten in fits of vice and rage.

I do not understand the bloodshed we endure in order to raise flags on plots of land. I do not understand how bloodshed justifies celebration of and honor to them. I do not understand many things, but how we justify death in order to raise cloth over earth and pronounce it the station of humanitarianism is a very mysterious and irrational thing indeed. Who are these people? Who can ascertain peace with centuries of murder and pillage? Who can ascertain peace as restorative when murder is legislated and voted for by inconsistent and unworthy representatives of mankind?