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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Current US Economic Catastrophe Caused by Anti-Racism Movement has Impact on BTC on: June 04, 2020, 06:20:46 PM
After a long time, a movement is re-emerging, you know that there is an Anti-Racism movement has been going on in the United State of America for a long time. The movement has intensified again in the last few months. This is not the first time in American history, it is often reported that black people are being persecuted by white people in America.  

We have seen police brutality against the black minority in America, the recent death of NBA player "George Floyd" is a burning proof of that, it is by no means desirable. He died of suffocation after a policeman grabbed him by the knees and strangle him, this is an example of barbarism.

Current situation is the movement has spread to every state of America. CNN reported that curfews have been imposed in at least 40 cities, but in many places, curfews has been broken and protesters have taken to streets.

The subject of concern that by using this movement some dishonest people are carrying out extreme looting. You know, at present the USA economy is deteriorating because of the coronavirus, local and global traders have suffered a lot for lockdown.  

USA is facing the biggest economy catastrophe in history as a result of this movement and the coronavirus epidemic. It is conceivable we will see the impact in the Crypto market in the next few months, a terrible catastrophe is approaching.

2  Economy / Gambling discussion / FA Cup and EFL Cup Prediction Thread on: January 14, 2020, 05:01:47 PM
I wanted to discuss about todays games in English FA Cup 3rd round but there is no dedicated thread so I created one. I didn't want to interrupt debate in Premier League thread.

In 2019, Manchester City won both English cup tournaments, let's see which team will do it this year and let's make some money pn the way Smiley

3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Alchemy [ACOIN] discussion thread ( on: January 05, 2020, 11:40:01 PM
Because there is no ANN or discussion thread for project Alchemy, I'm creating one.

Alchemy is a new project that is working on training system which will self-teach itself to trade (that is how I understand it, but it's rather complicated). So don't confuse it for another project Alchemy which is a crypto-payment solution (

Also don't confuse it with dead altcoin ACOIN (

4  Economy / Scam Accusations / ExtStock exchange - fake volume, fake buy/sell orders on: December 14, 2019, 04:47:08 PM
Warning - avoid ExtStock exchange at all costs!

Not only fake volume but they also have fake buy orders which is unacceptable. I tried selling LTC for BTC and first I opened sell order at the price of highest buy order. It got filled only partially even though buy order was for more Litecoins than I was selling. This is the situation after my first trade - I received 0.0013~ BTC. As you can see, many large buy orders around 0.00624 BTC still open.

Then I decided to open sell order at 0.0061 which should get filled surely. But it got filled only 55.64% even though there were many many buy orders at higher prices.

To make things even funnier, when I refreshed the page, all buy orders disappeared. Basically I crashed their entire LTC/BTC pair with 0.3 Litecoin deposit. But before I came, there were trades for 10s and even 100 LTC and buy orders for same amounts  Cheesy
No more buy orders:

I am familiar with the fact that many exchanges inflate trade volume but their buy orders are legit so you CAN sell at those prices if you want. But here ar ExtStock, everything is fake.

Stay away
5  Other / Politics & Society / Why is Turkey attacking the Kurds? Potential WW3? on: October 15, 2019, 07:28:33 AM
Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Syria. There are large numbers of Kurdish people also in Turkey, Iraq and Iran, but they don't have sovereign country.

I need to say that I sympathise with them because they were leading the fight against Isis. Even the USA allied with them in this fight.
But the situation changed now. Turkey is trying to take control of Syrian lend at the north border of Syria where Kurds live in city of Kobane and other cities. Americans are withdrawing from the region as Turkey is very important member of NATO and it's not clear who to support in this conflict.

My question is, why Turkey decided to make this "buffer zone" on the Turkey-Syria border and attacked the Kurds who have many sympathisers around the world. I think many people will start to boycott Turkey because clearly they are the aggressor in this conflict. This is the beginning of a civil war which could transform into a World War 3 if the US and Russia get involved. WW3 is not very likely as no-one can really afford it at the moment. However even in best case scenario, the Turkey-Kurds conflict will result in deaths of many civilians and even more refugees will flew to Europe which already can't cope with all of them coming from Syria and Africa.
6  Economy / Gambling discussion / Slovenia Prva Liga football betting tips on: August 10, 2019, 12:53:56 PM
Slovenian first football division is interesting for betting. It's quite predictable and there are only 10 teams so you can quickly get to know them and follow the news for all of them.

I will post my predictions here and keep track of statistics. Odds will be from Bet365 and I will also indicate how confident I am in my prediction by stating Stake out of 10 units. 10/10 means I'm very confident, 5/10 means I'm partly confident and I will place bet with half the money compared to 10/10 bet.

Tip 1
Triglav - Mura 17:30 local time
Both teams to score, Yes @1.50 Stake 8/10
Triglav likes Mura's style of play, winning both home games in last season. Triglav's last 5 games all ended in "Both teams to score" and all of them also in Over 2.5 goals. Mura finished high above Triglav last season so they will surely score at least one goal too.

Tip 2
Maribor - Tabor Sezana 20:15
Correct score 2-0 @5.50 Stake 1/10
Most likely result, but don't bet too much as it's risky obviously.
EDIT: I made mistake and wrote 2-1, but I meant 2-0 that's why the odds were 5.50 even before I edited. Odds for 2-1 are higher.
7  Other / Politics & Society / Masters Student Discriminated Against due to PC Values on: April 12, 2016, 03:40:11 AM
Having an opinion is enough to get you banned from University course at a Masters level, what is the world coming to.
So much for that tuition time and effort.

A Masters student who posted a Facebook comment earlier this year that was critical of gay marriage was purportedly expelled from a university course as a result — and has now lost a subsequent challenge to that decision.

Felix Ngole, 38, was reportedly kicked out of the University of Sheffield two months after publishing a message on his personal page that was supportive of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis — the local government official who was briefly jailed after refusing to issue gay marriage licenses.

Ngole, a married father of four, is a Christian who was studying in his second year of a Masters program in social work, Christian Today reported.

He posted the comment, which purportedly quoted from Leviticus and was critical of homosexuality, on a Facebook thread that included arguments from both sides of the debate, but after a student complained, the school reportedly took action.

The University of Sheffield’s Fitness to Practice Committee reportedly decided that his message was problematic and that he had ”transgressed boundaries which are not deemed appropriate for someone entering the Social Work profession,” so he was subsequently cut off from the class.

Ngole then lost his appeal of that decision, which he challenged at the university level.

“The way I was treated made me feel that their duty of care to me immediately ended from the day they received that complaint,” he told the Telegraph before the appeal. ”I am not against people who are in same-sex relationships, that is their choice, but I am a Christian and if asked for my views I should be free to express that.”

Ngole, who is being represented by the U.K.’s Christian Legal Centre, maintained that he didn’t discriminate against or intimidate anyone.

He continued, “I have worked with people in same-sex relationships in the past and there has been no issue whatsoever but the university said that if someone Googled me and found that (comment) they would not be confident to come to me for support.”

Rather than give up his fight, Ngole plans to take legal action, as he said that the case “raises all sorts of legal questions” about whether Christians are allowed to hold “traditional biblical and moral beliefs and still enter mainstream professions such as social work, medicine, teaching and law in this country.”

Related thread: Priest disciplined by prison authroties for having an anti-gay opinion.
8  Other / Politics & Society / USGS-revises-seismic-risk-map-include-quakes-caused-by-humans on: March 29, 2016, 10:02:48 AM

Seven million people in central and eastern US are vulnerable to man-made earthquakes.
This is according to the first ever map of damaging quakes for this year, released today by the US Geological Survey.

The map shows how chance of damaging earthquakes hitting east of the Rockies has increased significantly, much of it a man-made byproduct of drilling for energy.

These earthquakes were sometimes caused by fracking, in which large volumes of water, sand and chemicals are pumped into rock formations to free oil or gas.

Oklahoma now has a 1 in 8 chance of damaging quakes in 2016, surpassing California as the state with the highest probability.

Natural earthquake risk also increased around the New Madrid fault in Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Illinois

As a result, earthquakes caused by human activity will now be included in the U.S. Geological Survey's seismic risk maps.

'By including human-induced events, our assessment of earthquake hazards has significantly increased in parts of the US,' said Mark Petersen, Chief of the USGS National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project.
9  Other / Politics & Society / Religion in Society (Rsync) on: September 15, 2015, 07:34:04 AM
A thread that will be occasionally updated with positive/contentious posts involving religion in society, purview is global and topics set to cover all religions as long as it interacts with politics and society, religion related topics are encouraged where it does not overlap with other threads.

In a sense a Highlights Board with discussion.


Immigration and Religion

Religious groups want U.S. to accept 100,000 Syrian refugees

Religious groups in the United States have urged the White House to step up its response to the Syrian refugee crisis, with one on Tuesday calling Washington's efforts so far "disappointing."

Church World Service, a global humanitarian organization that represents 37 Christian denominations, has called on the government to take in 100,000 Syrians over the next year, said Jen Smyers, who works on the group's immigration and refugee program.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the Jewish refugee assistance agency HIAS along with secular groups have also backed that figure.

Marriage and Religion

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis watches as same-sex couple gets marriage license
Couple receive marriage license on Monday in the office of the Rowan County clerk who was jailed over her refusal to issue such licenses

"I don't want to have this conflict. I don't want to be in the spotlight. And I certainly don't want to be a whipping post," Ms Davis said. "I am no hero. I'm just a person that's been transformed by the grace of God, who wants to work, be with my family. I just want to serve my neighbours quietly without violating my conscience."


A grassroots response to the Syrian refugee crisis is growing in communities across Canada, combining the refugee sponsorship know-how of churches with the contacts and cultural knowledge within Arab and Muslim communities.

In Alberta, the odd coupling involves Mennonites and Muslims. In Manitoba, a broad coalition includes Christian churches and Arab and Islamic groups. And in Ontario, partnerships are popping up everywhere, from big cities to a small village church.

Western governments are under pressure to do more to bring them to safety, including calls for Canada to admit more people through its government-assisted program. Instead of waiting, faith groups are leading the way – often working together for the first time to sponsor refugees through the private system.

"The way a government treats refugees is very instructive because it shows how they would treat the rest of us if they thought they could get away with it."

Tony Benn 1925-2014


Myanmar's religion laws a 'death knell' for peace Cardinal Bo speaks out against divisive legislation

In a written appeal Sept. 10, the cardinal condemned a package of legislation known as the race and religion laws. Rights groups and faith leaders fear the laws will be used to persecute religious minorities in the Buddhist-majority country.

"Parliament was coerced by a fringe group of religious elite to enact four black laws, virtually fragmenting the dream of a united Myanmar," the outspoken cardinal said in a strongly worded statement. "That these four bills were conceived not by the elected representatives of the Myanmar people, but by an extra-constitutional fringe element … is a dangerous portend for the fledgling democracy."

Myanmar President Thein Sein signed into law the last of the four divisive bills on Aug. 31. The restrictive legislation had been championed by hard-line Buddhist monks from a group known as Ma Ba Tha, or the Committee for the Protection of Race and Religion.

10  Other / Off-topic / America Ninja Warrior Crowns First Ever Winner After 7 Seasons on: September 15, 2015, 06:12:48 AM
‘American Ninja Warrior’ Crowns First Ever Winner After 7 Seasons'

After seven seasons and thousands of competitors, NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” finally crowned a winner, after not one, but two competitors completed the fourth and final stage of the challenge for the first time in the show’s history.

Since the series began in 2009, no athlete had ever progressed past the third stage of the competition, but in the season seven finale, both Geoff Britten and Isaac Caldiero finished the seemingly impossible course. Britten completed Stage 4 first, but Caldiero subsequently beat his time by 3.6 seconds, enabling him to win the challenge and the $1 million grand prize — meaning that Britten went home empty-handed.

7 Years With No Winner
Finally we see two winners it's a bit sad that only one of them wins a million dollars while the other gets zilch not even a consolation prize there.

That said it was nice that One is the First to ever complete the track and become the 1st American Ninja warrior while Isaac Caldiero won the money and gave Geoff Britten the chance to win the first completer title despite being the fastest of the two.

11  Other / Politics & Society / Clerk defies U.S. high court and Gets A Hero's Welcome In Rally Outside Of Jail on: September 10, 2015, 12:35:55 AM
Counter-Op and continuation of

Kim Davis Gets A Hero's Welcome In Rally Outside Of Jail

Solution: If ONE clerk has an issue with issuing out marriage licenses to gay couples due to her religious objections, THEN FIGHT THE GOVERNMENT FOR NOT PUTTING IT UP TO VOTE with one that will. Unless, that is, she's being made the "symbol" of Kentucky and the country.

Surely, there's more than one clerk, one of which has no religious objections who could at least handle these unique requests, however she is one of many that's fought against this ruling. This way the clerk's beliefs are not put in question and she maintains her position and salary, so that at the end of the day, everybody's happy, some happily married.

The gay-rights movement won with images of loving couples. The religious-liberty movement will win with images of jailed Christian women.
12  Other / Politics & Society / US police shoot homeless man dead in Los Angeles on: March 03, 2015, 05:03:07 AM
Police Story

US police have shot and killed a homeless man during an altercation in central Los Angeles, in an incident caught on video.

The graphic film shows a violent struggle between the man and several officers in the city's Skid Row area.

Police say that three officers opened fire after the man tried to grab a gun from an officer.

Witnesses said the dead man was known as Africa and had been homeless after treatment for mental illness.

The LA police department said officers had been responding to reports of a robbery and had attempted to use a Taser to subdue the suspect but he had "continued fighting and resisting".

Video of actual incident:

On a related note

All part of standard US policy to give even the untrustworthy police used military equipment
13  Other / Politics & Society / Germany is ready for the republication of Mein Kampf on: March 01, 2015, 10:14:02 AM
The book that was banned for nearly a century gets a release

Some of the biggest-selling books of all time are also the most unread. Who actually finished A Brief of History of Time? How many have read the Bible in its entirety? Or, for that matter, the Koran?

Mein Kampf fits easily into this category of blockbusting tomes whose spines have never been cracked. Dictated by Adolf Hitler to Rudolf Hess while the two men were imprisoned in Landsberg, in the wake of the Nazis’ failed coup in Munich in November 1923, Mein Kampf – which translates as “My Struggle” – would, over the next two decades, be bought or given to over 12 million Germans.

Some excerpts

 “The Judaization of our spiritual life and the mammonization of our mating impulse sooner or later befouls our entire new generation,” Hitler writes in his chapter on the causes of the German defeat in 1918, “for instead of vigorous children of natural feeling, only the miserable specimens of financial expedience come forth.”
14  Other / Politics & Society / Russians tear down Steve Jobs monument because Tim Cook is gay on: November 03, 2014, 06:43:40 PM
Then again Apple is Gay embrace it  Grin (Android user lol)
A memorial to Apple Inc founder Steve Jobs has been dismantled in the Russian city of St Petersburg after the man who succeeded him at the helm of the company, Tim Cook, came out as gay.

The two-meter high monument, in the shape of an iPhone, was erected outside a St Petersburg college in January 2013 by a Russian group of companies called ZEFS.

Citing the need to abide by a law combating “gay propaganda,” ZEFS said in a statement on Monday that the memorial had been removed on Friday – the day after Apple CEO Cook had announced he was homosexual.

“In Russia, gay propaganda and other sexual perversions among minors are prohibited by law,” ZEFS said, noting that the memorial had been “in an area of direct access for young students and scholars.”

“After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly called for sodomy, the monument was taken down to abide to the Russian federal law protecting children from information promoting denial of traditional family values.”

Promoting “traditional values,” President Vladimir Putin last year signed a law prohibiting the spread of “gay propaganda” among minors.

Putin says there is no discrimination against gay people in Russia and the law was needed only to protect young people.

Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, was not gay.

15  Other / Politics & Society / Ukraine crisis: Nato fears invasion as Russian troops ‘mass on Ukraine’s borders on: August 07, 2014, 08:23:26 AM
Russia has amassed about 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s eastern border and could use the pretext of a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission to invade, Nato has warned.

Stating that the conflict in Ukraine was fuelled by Russia, Nato said the troop build-up had further escalated “a dangerous situation”.

“We are not going to guess what is on Russia’s mind, but we can see what Russia is doing on the ground – and that is of great concern. Russia has amassed around 20,000 combat-ready troops on Ukraine’s eastern border,” said Oana Lungescu, a Nato spokeswoman.

Nato was concerned that Moscow could use “the pretext of a humanitarian or peace-keeping mission as an excuse to send troops into eastern Ukraine”, she added. Moscow denies Western accusations that it has armed and supported rebels fighting Ukrainian forces in the east. It announced new military exercises to take place all this week, involving bombers and warplanes, in a show of strength near the border with Ukraine.

The Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, said the threat of a “direct intervention” by Russia in Ukraine was “definitely greater than it was a few days ago, or two weeks ago”.
Also related an idea from 2003 is starting to take effect

US proposes world peacekeeping force
Rumsfeld floats proposal to end Bush doctrine of unilateralism

The US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, is discussing the idea of an international peacekeeping force which could be dispatched to maintain order in the world's trouble spots.

"It is not a civilian police force. It is not a political referee. And it is most certainly not designed to build a civilian society."

September 11 changed US foreign policy radically, and stabilising overseas countries is now viewed as a matter of national security.



The United States will help African nations set up a rapid response force to support United Nations and African Union peacekeeping missions, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

Obama, closing a summit with 50 African countries in Washington, said the force could be dispatched rapidly in support of UN-backed missions on the continent.

"African partner nations will commit to maintaining forces and equipment ready to rapidly deploy and state their intent to deploy as part of UN or AU missions," it said.

"The United States is not the only member of the international community that has a stake in this endeavor, so we will reach out to international partners," it added.

"We are also prepared to provide support, including training for headquarters staff and key enabler functions, such as engineers."

Ethiopia and Rwanda have both taken an active interest in conflicts in their neighborhoods, although the United States has criticized both countries on human rights grounds.

Obama also said that the United States was also working with Africans to develop an "early warning and response network" to identify emerging crises.



A case of the POT calling the Kettle Black or something else in regards to peacekeeping
The peacekeeping forces sent from the USA and it's allies to other countries are OK but not if they are from Russia.
Just curious what opinions are on the idea of peacekeeping versus invasions.

Example Israel troops at their border crossing into the Palestine etc.

16  Other / Politics & Society / Commuters Tilt Train to Rescue Man Who Got Stuck in the Gap on: August 07, 2014, 08:08:40 AM
Since the politics and society thread tends to be a bit gloomy
Here's a feel good article.

A typical Wednesday morning commute in Perth, Australia, took a frightening turn when a man slipped and became wedged between a train and the platform. Workers spent about ten minutes trying to free him, but his leg was stuck and just wouldn’t budge, ABC News reports.
Naturally, crowds began to gather to watch the spectacle — and soon, those rubberneckers joined with passengers to push against the train. More than 50 people worked together to rock and tilt the train until the man was able to free his leg and board the train.
17  Other / Politics & Society / Jon Stewart Learns What Happens When You Talk About Israel on: July 23, 2014, 12:10:40 AM
Clip from the Daily Show today on the Israel Palestine Conflct
For Americans

Everyone else   Wink

Oh and also Ukraine
18  Other / Politics & Society / Can Aspirin treat breast cancer? Why aren't we trying to find out? on: July 22, 2014, 11:44:10 PM
A question of Big Pharma and their agenda and how much it really impacts new research
If its not patentable, already out of commercial license and does not have many side effects then why the heck would we fund it, when we can sell you something 10x more expensive instead.

From the comments
This is what happens when governments are taken over by the corporate sector. If there is no profit in it, and in this case the patent is off aspirin, then there is no research, despite the billions in healthcare cost savings and the societal benefits. That doesn't matter - it's all about enriching the corporate class, even if it harms society. How perverse have we become??
With no lucrative patent to be had, drug companies are reluctant to fund costly trials

When something belongs to everyone, like the sun, or the air, it has no market value. This is also true for the bark of the willow tree.

If no one owns it, then no one can sell it. And if no one can sell it, then who will invest the money to find out if it can treat breast cancer and save thousands of lives?

This is the dilemma confronting Dr. Michelle Holmes, a Harvard University researcher who believes that she has observed a chemical from the willow tree that looks to be doubling the survival rate from breast cancer.

The chemical is salicylic acid, modified into acetylsalicylic acid, pressed into a familiar white tablet and sold for more than a century as Aspirin.

Of course, some companies, notably Bayer, did make a fortune from the sale of Aspirin over the decades.

But its patent has long expired, which means its coffer-filling, block-buster days are over. And that's a problem for researchers who believe this humble drug might be harbouring unrecognized cancer-fighting properties.

Using data from the long-running Nurses' Health Study, Dr. Holmes identified more than 4,000 women with breast cancer, who had already undergone normal treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

She compared the death rate with the amount of Aspirin they had taken for other reasons — such as for pain, or the prevention of heart disease — and found that women who reported taking Aspirin were 50 per cent less likely to die from their cancer than the women who did not take Aspirin or its generic form, ASA.

Continues in article.
19  Bitcoin / Press / [2014-07-18] New Bitcoin Lobbying, Trade Association Announced WSJ on: July 19, 2014, 12:31:19 AM
The Chamber of Digital Commerce announced itself on Saturday at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago. The group is registered as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, which allows it to act as a lobbyist, and is being led by Perianne Boring, a former journalist and Congressional staffer. It has early backing from RRE Ventures and Tally Capital, which are leading a seed-round of fund raising.

The group’s goal is to “legitimize” the digital currency in the eyes of D.C. policy-makers, and to provide a place where they can get “non-biased” information.
20  Other / Politics & Society / Citigroup to pay $7 billion in subprime mortgages probe on: July 15, 2014, 12:18:45 AM
Well Citigroup has to pay
4 billion civil
500 mill states
2.5 billion consumer relief

So 7 Billion they got away with it in the sense they needed to pay a speeding ticket for the financial crisis.

In the deal announced Monday, Citigroup will make a $4 billion civil monetary payment to the Justice Department, and another $500 million in compensatory payments to state attourneys general and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

The bank will provide $2.5 billion in consumer relief, which will include financing for construction and preservation of affordable housing, as well as principal reduction and forbearance for residential loans.

CEO Michael Corbat said the settlement ends all pending civil investigations related to its handling of mortgage-backed securities.

No one goes to jail though on this one, so point to the banks.
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