2 votes

Apparently 80% of NYC school kids can't read when they graduate high school


Part of me says that's not very surprising, but then part of me is like "80%?!? Really?" It's a sad state of affairs for sure.

4 votes

Playhouse Presents: The Man - a very interesting tv episode. Watch it if you've got 25 minutes!


Aside from having a couple of actors that I recognize, this is a really interesting and well-done tv show. Apparently Playhouse Presents is a series of stand-alone dramas. There are no more episodes that continue this storyline/theme.

2 votes

Fujifilm develops technology to use humans as batteries

Matrix anyone? Heh. But seriously, Fujifilm has developed a kind of fabric that can be put around part of the body to generate electricity. This is apparently an attempt to help alleviate the rising expense of electricity over in Japan.


Just thought it was pretty interesting.

3 votes

YouTube only allowing sign in with GMail account now?

For a long time, even though YouTube wanted me to use my Gmail name, I opted to still use my YouTube screenname, but this last time I tried to log in, it seems that it won't let me even do that any more. Looks like I'll never log in to YouTube again then. Oh well.

6 votes

Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real?

What if you were unable to wake from the dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world?

Okay, so now that I've gotten the Matrix quote out of the way, let me tell you about my strange morning. It may or may not be related, but the day before, I was having a discussion about hypnopompic and hyponogogic hallucinations (hallucinations that occur while awakening from a dream state or entering one). I also watched a video about Joe Rogan and a NASA physicist talking about how the real world is like The Matrix.

4 votes

How can we prepare for possible nuclear war? Cloth. Maybe newspaper.

You have to be prepared to duck and cover guys.


The government would never give you faulty information.
Just duck and put a newspaper over yourself.
That ought to do the trick.

6 votes

Schooled to be Stupid: Great 8 minute video about Prussian schools and education.

And yes, plenty of Hitler references. What topic would be complete without a reference to the Nazis?


Seriously though, I thought this was edited well and it a nice wake up video. I've heard of Horace Mann and most of what's in here before. If anyone knows of some good in depth videos on these topics, feel free to comment.

I especially like the shot at the end of the video.

1 vote

Democratic voters and Republican voters like Rand Paul when he speaks

I know he's a divisive figure around here, and I'm not trying to stir the pot at all. This video is from November 2012 and I thought it was interesting. Rand Paul is already pretty much a household name, something that Ron Paul was not when he ran in 2008. Rand is "more electable" (yeah, I hate it too, but perceptions matter apparently). If people will actually listen to him, apparently both sides of the isle are favorable to what he says.


30 votes

1912 Book: U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency, "Aldrich Plan."

or click this one to go straight to the cover of the book:

Alright. I came across a link to this book. It was published in 1912 and discusses the dangers of the Aldrich Plan, which did not pass, but which was later re-introduced as the Federal Reserve Act and passed at the end of 1913.

The full book is available through that link, and it can be downloaded as a free e-book (I just viewed it as a PDF but I saw a free e-book option).

I haven't had a chance to actually read any significant portion of it yet (it's a full book, not just a pamphlet or something), but I did scan through some of the pages and illustrations (kind of like political cartoons) and it definitely looks interesting.

If anyone would be interested in such a thing, I figured it would be the DP readers. Let me know what you think.

66 votes

Demand a Real Plan: Alex Jones on Democide (Death by Government)

It's a parody of that Demand a Plan gun control video. Governments are the number one killer of people. I thought this was pretty well done, and I'm not a huge Infowars fan.


9 votes

School shootings: A fairly regular phenomenon during the 1800s and 1900s.


This article has a few links to lists of school shootings in the USA and a couple websites with varying data about the effectiveness of gun control laws. In any event, does the fact that there have been shootings at schools for some time now make the response to the Connecticut shooting more reactionary?

19 votes

"When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."

An oldie but a goodie (a baddie?). I've been reading/watching about Obama's kill list, drones, indefinite detention, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, etc. lately and that quote kept popping into my head. Just thought I'd share it with the DP. It seems like the basic philosophy of politics to me.

For anyone who may not know, the clip is from the Frost/Nixon interview in 1977.


1 vote

Very interesting series about copyrights and the creative process: Everything Is A Remix


There are 4 episodes, none of which are longer than 12 minutes or so. It has interesting information, and the conclusion seemed to make a lot of sense to me. What do the DailyPaul people think about it? Has anyone seen it already?

3 votes

Got 32 minutes? Here's a great collection of news clips on indefinite detention, DHS ammo buying, etc.

I've watched quite a few videos like this, but I thought this one was really well done. A couple of the songs in the background were a little annoying to me, but for the most part, it's good. The entire thing is pieced together with various news clips, mostly from RT and Young Turks, with a couple others sprinkled in as well. It covers NSA surveillance, drones, indefinite detention, militarization of police, DHS buying tons of hollow point ammo, and some other topics.

29 votes

Should I order this sticker and get started early?


Ron Paul 2016

I know we should all focus on local and state issues for the next four years, but even if this doesn't materialize into an actual campaign, it couldn't hurt to keep floating Ron Paul's name out there.