The Bitter Bite of Bitcoin
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Aug 13, 2017 - 5:22am
The Bitter Bite of Bitcoin

I recently watched “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin” and found it hysterically funny. There were many times when I laughed out loud. “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” as well as the players described in the film made the latest series of “Saturday Night Live” shows look like a somber lesson on how to embalm a someone’s grandma. The upstart programmers and engineers, (trying to get rich, of course) were scared to death, and with good reason. I think they either skipped their econ classes or they never studied any economics at all. All of the programmers and “entrepreneurs” (a term to be used lightly in this instance) trying to get rich off bitcoin were only going to get rich if everyone “buys in.”  Remember, having to “buy in” is the fundamental premise of every …

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  • - Aug 17, 2017 - 8:36pm
  • - by Leroy
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Blood and Soil

Baltimore Watch this 2 minute video..this has been going on literally for hundreds of years. Here is a propaganda “war video” from 1943.  Pay attention to the end.  Why must people hate people so much they have to make a point by killing others when they don’t agree? &#…

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:45am
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German Efficiency?

  We hear all the time how Germany is the model economy .    They run a massive (illegal under EU rules) trade surplus, they have relatively low headline unemployment and the government 'balances' its fiscal position usually. That 'balance' is really a mirage though as the German Fede…

Aug 11, 2017 - 5:01pm
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  • - Aug 17, 2017 - 9:24pm
  • - by John G
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Trump Tweet Lies About Nuclear Readiness.

For all he uses Twitter to rant against “fake news” Trump’s Twitter account is one of the leading sources of fake news.  . The President’s insistence on using Twitter to conduct foreign policy has not produced anything positive. Still he insists on doing it.  , esca…

Aug 11, 2017 - 6:25pm
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NICE TO SEE YOU. I'M A VICTIM.

  Ok. I read all those comments here about Charlotteville. I excuse myself, because it's not my business what happens in the US (I get often reminded of that), but what happens over there comes over here to Europe too - sooner or later. Sometimes it's good news like Elvis, Easy Rider or Noam C…

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:46pm
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  • - Aug 18, 2017 - 8:43am
  • - by Leroy
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“If America ever ceases to be good, America…

How do we determine what is good? Americas' modern liberalism education system has created a society where 66% of adults believe in a relative moral truth, but 72% of adults believe that they can earn their way to heaven by being good. Religion creates an absolute moral truth, for Judeo-Christians t…

Aug 14, 2017 - 9:36am
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All Former CBO Directors Tell Paul Ryan To Go Fuck…

When it comes to sleazy bastards Paul Lying Ryan is one of the sleaziest and his supporters all need to die of cancer. If Paul Ryan were to croak tomorrow I would disrupt his funeral service and then piss on his grave.   The House Speaker, in his inimitable snotty-ass frat boy way,&…

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:57am
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SIGNS OF THE TIMES

In the Spirit of ’76, as a demonstrator, I was highly visible at The Liberty Memorial Mall in Penn Valley Park and The Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City the whole time of the Republican National Convention. President Ford, Vice-President Rockefeller, their organizers and partisans were stayi…

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:05am
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I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!

The story in the paper finally explained to me why I feel like an alien in the land of my birth and an alien in my chosen religion. Dr. Robert Jeffress, who had previously escaped my notice as a pastor of a megachurch in Dallas, explained to me how it is that Donald Trump is God’s weapon …

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:59pm
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Life Under Marxian Socialism

1. Hunger from Chronic Food Shortages   " .   An estimated 25,000 Venezuelans make the trek across the Simon Bolivar International Bridge into Colombia each day. Many come for a few hours to work or trade goods on the black market, looking for household supplies they cannot find back home.…

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:39pm
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Looking At The Middle

The last thing we need right now are people banging the partisan drums.  There are truths that transcend political affiliations but are mired and hidden in today's hard and irrational fighting. It is time for people to start looking for common ground.  I am typically …

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:31am
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Beelzebub, Benghazi and the Bitch

WARNING:  The following contains graphic language and the depiction of mature themes. Reader discretion is advised       At the offices of the Clinton Foundation, sometime in February 2012…     “ Good Morning, Clinton Global Initiative, Kimberly speaking. Ho…

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:42am
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United We Stand----Devided We Collapse-----

In Washington DC.-In every city-town and state in America the lucky dogs who get elected are so lucky. They get elected and they miraculously become millionaires-Lucky my Butt. These lucky politicians who become millionaires off of our paychecks and taxation.   illegal insider trading gets them…

Aug 13, 2017 - 12:21pm
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Average White American Guy wants his country back!

The average White guy   For this piece, I am the average White American Guy. You can call me WAG. I am from an average family on Long Island, who lived in an average house and was an average student who played sports. I finished High School and went to work in a factory. Every body had a job wh…

Aug 14, 2017 - 10:39pm
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  • - by EXPAT
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The benefit of not being in the 1%

As income inequality continues to increase on a global level based on my theory of valuenomics the 99% are at less of a risk to be adversely affected by a global financial collapse. Here's why the 1% will absorb the brunt of the pain of an economic Armageddon.   The value held as wealth is fake…

Aug 12, 2017 - 7:05am
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White Supremacists

My parents suffered under German Nazism   White supremacists told my parents they were subhuman, just mules and pigs.   My parents were enslaved for years and saw their family and friends slaughtered.   My family spent 6 years in a refugee camp in Germany waiting for Amer…

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:55am
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REGIME CHANGE

It is no secret the US believes it is an ‘exceptional Nation.’ The US considers itself the exception to the post-WWII rules that govern the behaviour of other Nations, enabling it to violate International Law with impunity as the world’s late, great Imperial Power.   The UN i…

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:36am
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Jeanne and Jews Help Radicalize Alt Right Into Whi…

by Billy Roper   As most of you know, I did not attend the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. Many of you also, whether you agree with them or not, know my reasons why. It is not my purpose to rehash them here. Nor is it my intent today to discuss in detail t…

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:06pm
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many, many sides...

Charlottesville. Trying to make sense out of a living nightmare is not possible. I am for free speech and civil disobedience, and that has not happened. mrt has been fanning the flames of racism, hate, and evil since his campaign that led to his election, began. He has openly uncovered what lay…

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:29am
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I've Had Enough

I’m 50, unemployed, and poor. Okay? I don’t give a damn about whether or not Bashar al-Assad runs Syria, about Russia, or any of these other so-called political concerns I’m told to have by the Democratic Party who has learned the sum total of absolutely nothing in the 2016 electio…

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:03am
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Racism – the province of ignorance.

  My premise is that racism is based on ignorance and primitive tribalism.   We share 99% of our genes with chimpanzees. We are really nothing more than a third race of chimps. We also share nearly as much with our other close relative – the gorilla.   Human beings are extremely…

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:28am
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Fool On The Hill

What fool would accept a $1 yearly salary and risk his life and those of his family . . .  for his country?   Paul McCartney's words are perfect     Day after day, alone on a hillThe man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly stillBut nobody wants to …

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:15pm
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  • - Aug 17, 2017 - 12:11am
  • - by John G
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The Paradigm Shift

I will beg the indulgence of those who may insist on brevity. The following is approximately 3800 words. If that should prove too daunting for your attention span never let it be said that you were not warned. This goes back to last fall at the height of the MLB Championship and presidential races. …

Aug 11, 2017 - 7:39am
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