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1  Other / Politics & Society / One Million Trees on: January 10, 2020, 05:49:08 PM
Here in NYC there's an initiative of planting one million trees. And I'm all for planting more trees, but not just for the sake of it, and for the celebrity behind it to feel good about herself. If a home owner plants a tree there's a lot of planning involved. They analyze the perfect spot, how it matches the surrounding, if it's needed, etc. But in this situation it just plant one million trees for the heck of it. Cut a square, throw a bunch of dirt, the spot doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if it's in front of a stoop creating multiple bottlenecks in a busy block. The dirt gets all over, and half of the trees die anyway.

It really shows that human nature of not really thinking about your surrounding. In this case instead of causing pollution it's trees.

Random example, though not the best because if not a busy sidewalk.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6757113,-73.9857819,3a,75y,242.04h,83.79t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1suHVYMwoyioFEW5PQqyvkfw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Give deep details on why you think a particular coin will explode on: January 06, 2018, 03:15:57 AM
I'm just one person, and so it's impossible to look at all coins out there deeply, so who knows what other hidden gems might be out there, so please go into detail on why you think a coin is going to explode, instead of just "X coin is going to explode."

For me, I think Decent is going to be big in 2018.

From my analysis this one is a very undervalued coin. Things have been sort of in beta from the time it was launched back in late June 2016 to early this year. And now is when the roadmap is going to kick in.

The coin deals with decentralized content distribution, which is a real world use case. But the real important thing to look into is the team behind the coin. They are ambitious and always looking to create partnerships with other groups. Movie industry, Naughty America.

Other interesting points, it cuts out the middleman, no Apple or Amazon, so publishers, artist can set a much lower price for their content.

While content distribution is the major focus of the coin, it has a lot more features, such as revenue sharing. Say you're selling a book, or movie, whatever, and you have partners that get a percentage of the sale, within seconds of somebody purchasing the product, their cut of the profit is sent to them. Here's a video on that https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=jois4EZJce4. That system can also be used for other things besides content distribution, such as crowdfunding. https://dcore.decent.ch/

I'm not an expert on every feature of the coin, but I think they have APIs where a company can sell the tickets with real money, and that automatically gets converted into the DCT coin, and for example if you have a band, all the band members get paid instantly in DCTs. So the consumers don't even have to know about Cryptos in order for it to be used. That could also be a very huge advantage.

The partnerships they create makes it so that you never know when big news might hit, so for me it's hold for years to come, else I can't handle missing out on something that was in my hands.

They're also coming out with HDMI streaming hardware that you can hook up to a tv. Like a stick. All these things I feel will give it continuous value for years to come.
3  Other / Politics & Society / LeBron James: Why I'm endorsing Hillary Clinton on: October 03, 2016, 04:52:47 PM
"Two years ago, I told you I was coming home to Northeast Ohio ó where I was born and raised. When I came back, I had two missions.

In June, thanks to my teammates and all your support, I accomplished my on-the-court mission. We came back from being down 3-1 in the NBA Finals to finally grab what weíve waited 52 long years for: a championship in Northeast Ohio.

Holding that trophy was beyond words. It still hasn't hit me. But for me, coming home was never just about basketball.

As a kid, I didn't have much money. It was just my mom and me, and things were rough at times. But I had basketball. That gave me a family, a community, and an education. Thatís more than a lot of children in Akron can say. There are a lot of people who want to tell kids who grew up like me and looked like me that they just donít have anything to look forward to.

Thatís dead wrong. And thatís why I came back to Cleveland to continue my second mission. I am determined to make sure my kids in Akron have what they need to become their best selves. Opportunities, a support system, and a safety net for kids in poverty or kids in single-parent households shouldn't be limited to those lucky enough to be blessed with athletic talent.

When I entered the league, I founded the LeBron James Family Foundation. I didn't know it at the time, but my mission has become clear. We give kids in Akron the resources and opportunities they need to stay in school and reach their dreams through education.

I donít want to see any of them fall through the cracks. That easily could have happened to me.

But I was fortunate enough to have support and mentors around me who kept me on the right path. Thatís what weíre giving these kids through my foundation. And when someone believes in you, that changes everything.

Iím so proud of the more than 1,100 students in my Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network programs. Weíre working on year six now, and my kids have big plans for their futures.

A lot of them didnít think college was for them, but now I hear they want to become things like doctors and business owners. We even have a future astrophysicist. I canít wait to see how far these kids can go.

I also tell all my kids how important it is that they give back to the community. Because if basketball has taught me anything, itís that no one achieves greatness alone. And it takes everyone working together to create real change.

When I look at this yearís presidential race, itís clear which candidate believes the same thing. Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty. And when I think about the kinds of policies and ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear.

That candidate is Hillary Clinton
.

I support Hillary because she will build on the legacy of my good friend, President Barack Obama. I believe in what President Obama has done for our country and support her commitment to continuing that legacy.

Like my foundation, Hillary has always been a champion for children and their futures. For over 40 years, sheís been working to improve public schools, expand access to health care, support childrenís hospitals, and so much more.

She wants to make sure kids have access to a good education, no matter what zip code they live in. Sheíll rebuild schools that are falling apart and put more money into computer science. Sheíll make sure teachers are paid what they deserve so they can give everything to their students.

She also has plans to make college a reality for more people in America, especially for those who canít afford it. My kids in Akron are proof of the hope and motivation that come from knowing college can be in their future, no matter what obstacles they might be facing.

Finally, we must address the violence, of every kind, the African-American community is experiencing in our streets and seeing on our TVs. I believe rebuilding our communities by focusing on at-risk children is a significant part of the solution. However, I am not a politician, I donít know everything it will take finally to end the violence. But I do know we need a president who brings us together and keeps us unified. Policies and ideas that divide us more are not the solution. We must all stand together ó no matter where we are from or the color of our skin. And Hillary is running on the message of hope and unity that we need.

Thereís still a lot of work to be done in Akron, Northeast Ohio, and all across our great country. We need a president who understands our community and will build on the legacy of President Obama. So letís register to vote, show up to the polls, and vote for Hillary Clinton."

http://www.businessinsider.com/lebro...esident-2016-9
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / What if Satoshi reemerge and created a new coin on: October 03, 2016, 05:40:25 AM
That's a legit possibility.

This new coin will probably take many of the innovations that we've seen in other coins.

He can easily prove his identity here on Bitcointalk.

If all this happens, the media coverage for Bitcoin will be at an all time high, and could possibly multiply the current crypto users.

This new coin could probably kill Bitcoin.
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