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1  Other / Politics & Society / Knowing how the bailouts and direct cash payments affect the money supply on: April 23, 2020, 03:29:52 AM
Is there any way to know what the money supply is in the United States?

Since things have come to a halt and there are far fewer new car loans, business loans, new real estate projects, student loans, and new credit card debt putting new currency in to the economy. This lack of new money in the economy is what starts off a depression, as there is no new money being made available to pay of the interest on the existing loans. The direct cash payments counteract this, so long as you accept that the national debt will never be repaid or ignore Congress' debt to the Federal Reserve.

Is there some statistic that can be used to compare the lack of new loans and new money versus the $1200 being sent to most people in the USA? For instance, if a person doesn't put $1200 on their credit card when they normally would have, and they get $1200 from the government, in the grand scheme of things it balances out in the fractional reserve bank economy.
2  Other / Politics & Society / Mass deaths in South America. Bodies left in streets! Vaccine related? on: April 11, 2020, 03:41:41 PM
Here is a good resources to see what is happening in other countries: https://www.newspapersglobal.com/EN/south-america/south-amercia.html

You can look up videos from Russia Today and French media even on youtube.com with searches like "ecuador bodies covid".

I already made a post about vaccines weakening people to the SARS2 coronavirus, and I think that's likely why some places like Africa have so few cases. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5235245.0

What if different vaccines were given to countries like Ecuador, and that is the reason that they have so much death, whereas in the USA the deaths are quite low, comparable even to the regular winter flu. So yes it is a hoax in the USA, but it isn't a hoax in many other countries.

The media in the USA is trying to make the pandemic look as big as possible. Maybe the reason is so that other countries don't see how mild the pandemic is here, when they have bodies rotting on the streets, and then become outraged that the USA somehow knew something or caused the pandemic to not affect themselves.
3  Other / Politics & Society / Coronavirus hoax in Italy on: April 02, 2020, 06:09:33 PM
Here is an article right here that shows how many deaths happened in the past.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1201971219303285

In the 2016/2017 flu shot season they lost 24,981 people in Italy due to influenza, mostly elderly. As of April 2, 2020, they're reporting 13,915 deaths in Italy due to COVID-19. It still has a while to go to catch up to the 2017 season.

Now there have been sources stating that the amount of deaths has been under reported. I don't know what to think about that. But their official numbers are within what's normal.

Quote
Highlights

 In the winter seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17, an estimated average of 5,290,000 ILI cases occurred in Italy, corresponding to an incidence of 9%.

    More than 68,000 deaths attributable to flu epidemics were estimated in the study period.

    Italy showed a higher influenza attributable excess mortality compared to other European countries. especially in the elderly.

Abstract
Objectives

In recent years, Italy has been registering peaks in death rates, particularly among the elderly during the winter season. Influenza epidemics have been indicated as one of the potential determinants of such an excess. The objective of our study was to estimate the influenza-attributable contribution to excess mortality during the influenza seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17 in Italy.
Methods

We used the EuroMomo and the FluMomo methods to estimate the annual trend of influenza-attributable excess death rate by age group. Population data were provided by the National Institute of Statistics, data on influenza like illness and confirmed influenza cases were provided by the National Institutes of Health. As an indicator of weekly influenza activity (IA) we adopted the Goldstein index, which is the product of the percentage of patients seen with influenza-like illness (ILI) and percentage of influenza-positive specimens, in a given week.
Results

We estimated excess deaths of 7,027, 20,259, 15,801 and 24,981 attributable to influenza epidemics in the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17, respectively, using the Goldstein index. The average annual mortality excess rate per 100,000 ranged from 11.6 to 41.2 with most of the influenza-associated deaths per year registered among the elderly. However children less than 5 years old also reported a relevant influenza attributable excess death rate in the 2014/15 and 2016/17 seasons (1.05/100,000 and 1.54/100,000 respectively).
Conclusions

Over 68,000 deaths were attributable to influenza epidemics in the study period. The observed excess of deaths is not completely unexpected, given the high number of fragile very old subjects living in Italy. In conclusion, the unpredictability of the influenza virus continues to present a major challenge to health professionals and policy makers. Nonetheless, vaccination remains the most effective means for reducing the burden of influenza, and efforts to increase vaccine coverage and the introduction of new vaccine strategies (such as vaccinating healthy children) should be considered to reduce the influenza attributable excess mortality experienced in Italy and in Europe in the last seasons.


edit:
The virus does seem to be continuing to grow internationally in many countries, especially those with aggressive vaccine programs. So maybe Italy's extreme sanitation measures stopped this from becoming very bad like the media is telling it will be, or maybe they are actually under reporting the numbers? Some people say it's fake, and other sources say it's being under reported.
4  Other / Politics & Society / Governments using COVID-19 coroavirus pandemic to promote Socialism on: March 26, 2020, 05:56:36 PM
It looks like the US government is really using this COVID-19 crisis as an excuse to push their Socialist ideas!

The US government is asking companies who have stock piled industrial masks to donate them to their local hospitals! Those businesses paid for those masks and paid to store them! The extremely wealthy medical system can surely afford to buy them.

What if you deliberately purchased items for a disaster, and paid to store them for many years? Guess what, the government wants you out of business. You won't be allowed to even pay off your investment because you'll be labeled as a price gouger. So you probably decided to have your supplies shipped out to a different country that isn't trying to push Socialism. Good for you, but you lost profit by having to ship them out, and the people who would have been able to buy your supplies lost, but the Socialist government won!

In Venezuela it already happened, so you wouldn't think it would happen in the USA, but it sort of did. In Venezuela, inflation caused prices to rapidly rise. As Socialist governments usually do, they tried to use other people's money to solve the problem. So the government responded by putting price controls on grocery store items such as toilet paper. Not being able to make money and therefore having no incentive to restock the shelves, it was all quickly sold out and nothing was available to the people.

Here in the US people panicked and started buying out all the toilet paper, as well as other items. Knowing that many stores have a lengthy return policy, they can buy out entire cases of essential items as a risk free investment knowing that it all can be returned later. With stores having return policies, and being afraid to raise their prices due to the fear of being labeled price gougers, we're now past two weeks of having not a single roll of toilet paper and other things such as hand sanitizer available for sale in entire cities.

Stores could raise their prices and end free returns to make their stock last longer. People who already have a month supply of products and are buying up entire cases of products as risk free purchases would be dissuaded from buying these things that they don't really need, but due to to return policies and price controls they are able to either justify their purchase by being able use it up eventually, return it all with no loss. The people who actually do need these things could save money and pay a higher price for these items rater than having to drive all over town only to find nothing available. Also, the factories that make these products like toilet paper have no incentive to increase production. Since the average amount of product consumed is still the same, there is no incentive to hire and train new factory workers, when a couple of months later they'll have to lay them all off again, and reduce the hours of their original workers when the panic ends and sales drop to below normal as people use up their hoarded supplies.

The only way to prevent items from being sold out is through individual rationing, or raising prices. Limiting the amount of similar items in purchases doesn't stop someone from driving from store to store and buying up to the limit, and then going back and doing it all again at the next shift change.

There is a Tennessee man named Matt Colvin who bought up entire stocks of hand sanitizer with the intention of selling it on places like amazon.com at higher prices. Amazon.com shut him down and he was was also threatened by the law. He ended up donating it all to a church. That just means that poor people who are used to grabbing whatever they can get from food pantries will end up getting it whether they need it or not. Some of it will probably end up being sold online by people who would rather have beer money than hand sanitizer. They could have at least just allowed the man to sell his inventory of hand sanitizer at a price controlled rate, but they didn't even do that.

There is currently no hand sanitizer, isopropyl alcohol, or any toilet paper available in my area unless you find out when the truck is coming and go right then to the store, before the hoarders buy it all out. The time, expense, and effort that this requires costs more than just paying several times the normal prices for these cheap items. Going to all these stores also helps spread germs.

Americans are more and more adapting a "hood" culture where it's believed that those who make more money and have nice things are to blame for the community's problems. That's how it is in the hood. If someone starts to get ahead, and gets a nicer house or nicer car, the other members of the community might vandalize it or place a stolen item on that person's property to try to get them arrested for theft. It seems that the more down and out you are, the more respect you have in the hood. As soon as someone tries to work their way out of poverty, the rest of the community pulls them back down.

The same thing is happening with the Socialist anti price gouging people. People are more concerned that a store might make a profit from a disaster than they are about the well being of the people who need the items that the store sells. As long as the store isn't allowed to make a profit from a disaster, then all is good. According to them, who cares if store closes down and all the people who depend on it are left starving.

We should be thanking people who buy price controlled products when they have the opportunity to and then resell those products at a reasonably higher price. As long as the price isn't so high that they are supply gouging by not selling their inventory by the time the disaster is over, they are helping many people by making something available that would otherwise be sitting unused in some hoarder's house. If you look at the reviews for items like toilet paper on eBay, there are many Socialist people who are leaving nasty message about bad sellers being price gougers. But what do they do? They buy it anyway because they have to. Their own Socialist grocery stores are completely out of stock. I believe that only a small portion of that is due to resellers; most of the purchased inventory will just sit unused for weeks or months in people's pantries. There are hardly any people leaving reviews promoting the free market side of things. It seems that the left is far more vocal about their ideas than right is, especially on the Internet. If you like freedom, you should be helping by leaving a thank you review to these resellers.

There is always one group that is allowed to profit from a disaster, and those are the people who created the disaster.
5  Other / Politics & Society / Looks like vaccines caused this partial world wide COVID-19 / Coronavirus mess on: March 25, 2020, 02:06:04 AM
I say partial world wide mess because there are some countries where people don't vaccinate, and to those countries COVID-19 is just a regular non serious flu.

If you look at the countries which are badly affected by the coronavirus, you'll see that the countries with the most aggressive flu shot and vaccine policies are affected the worst.

China is very aggressive with vaccines. In the USA, about half of people get the flu shot ever year. In Italy, they give free flu shots to seniors. Look who is dying in Italy? It's the older people! It was hard to find information about Iran, but they did start to manufacture their own vaccines, and this was supposed to help make vaccines more available to Iran. In France they give a yearly shot.

Countries like Japan and Russia tend to have an anti vaccine culture. These two countries are not seeing a whole lot of spreading of the coronavirus despite having a casual approach to containing it with minimal lock down.

If a normal healthy un-vaccinated  person is exposed to the virus, they should show symptoms within about 3 days and fight it off as a normal or fairly mild flu, likely before the virus even progresses to the lungs.

Apparently, those who have been recently vaccinated lose their ability to develop an immune reaction and fight off the coronavirus right away. By the time the immune system does recognize the infection, up to 14 days have already gone by, during which time the virus has progressed to the lungs and the person has been going out for days spreading the virus to others without showing any symptoms. At this point the infection has become quite serious and hospitalization is required when the immune system finally responds. This can also explain why people can get so seriously sick so suddenly. There were some reports of people in China just falling down and dying.

The incubation period should not vary from 3 days to 14 days in people infected with the same virus. This is a sign that something is unusual is happening. It makes perfect sense if you separate the vaccinated people from the non vaccinated people though.

Word on the street here in the USA has been that people who get the flu shot every year end up getting the flu more often than people who never get the shot. So it does do something to weaken the immune system.

The important part here is to remember that people who have been recently vaccinated are at much higher risk. The health authorities will not admit that their vaccines cause autism, and they certainly won't admit that they created a global pandemic. Two people who have had the flu shot in the last year should not be allowed in the same room together. If one has it, they may be highly contagious for over a week without showing any symptoms, and then it will spread to the other person who is vaccinated. Once the other vaccinated person get it, they cycle will then repeat.
6  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / How do find future generated wallet addresses on: January 21, 2018, 06:13:24 AM
I know that 100 new addresses are generated in wallet.dat so that if you receive coins (or send coins and receive the change) that even if you have an old wallet backup that the coins will likely still be available since the "new" key was actually generated in the past and exists in the older backups too. Newer bitcoin clients generate a lot more addresses or use some sort of a key so that any wallet can be used to find all future keys generated.

The question is how to find what those keys are? I'm using an older version.
7  Other / Politics & Society / IRS or the US income tax code is such a fraud on: December 09, 2017, 08:12:17 PM
I'm not actually talking about paying taxes based on income and whether or not that is right.

This is about determining how much money a person owes and how very unfair this system is, unless you're a Socialist or you're someone who has zero savings.

In the USA people pay income taxes and taxes on their capital gains when possessions that they own are sold. If you sell titled property like real estate or a vehicle then there really isn't a way to get around this. The value of all things is determined in dollars. So if the government lowers the value of the currency by half in one year, then everything you own is now considered to be twice as valuable, and you now technically have to pay taxes again on half of everything that you own even though you already paid taxes on the original money that you earned to buy the things with. If the currency collapsed completely then you would have to pay almost full taxes on everything that you own.

People in the US who have some Bitcoins are going to have to go through this capital gains tax if they sell them and keep the money in the US!

People in the USA are taxed on gambling winnings too! If you spend $100,000 dollars at a Casino playing a game that has 98% payout, you shoud really only have lost $2000 because on average you have $98,000 in winnings. The problem is that you have to pay taxes on what you win. You can deduct gambling losses but this doesn't help you if you only spent a small amount of money gambling in a particular year but you won a jackpot!

What are things like in your country?
8  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / btcguild email addresses now in the hands of spammers on: December 05, 2017, 03:31:46 PM
On Sunday 2017-12-03 I got my first email spam from my btcguild.com email address. There have been at least two more since then.

The interesting part is that another email address that was used right around the same time also received the exact same junk mail. According to my records, it was used for for some advertisement called exclusivetrainingprofits.com and also was used in some way related to either receiving mail from or sending mail to a compromised Yahoo Mail account.

These spammers must compile big lists of email address for various sources. What's interesting is that it has been at least 4 years since these addresses were used. Do the spammers sit on these address for 4 years?
9  Other / Politics & Society / Self victimization on: December 03, 2017, 10:09:14 PM
It seems to be growing rapidly in the USA. People do things to make themselves victims so they can make a big fuss about it and get attention. It used to be a low class thing where people would yell at someone who walked on their lawn even though it really doesn't hurt anything and they really don't care about the lawn. Now it's spreading to everyone.

Now the liberal left is using this everywhere. Women are trying to claim small non sexual things are molestation cases. People are wearing inappropriate clothing and then trying to accuse anyone who looks as being a bad person, and how girls are victims. Minorities are claiming that their race got them in to a bad situation when it had nothing to do with that. People are now "victims of poverty". Someone deliberately won't go get a job now because they get more attention being a victim.
10  Other / Politics & Society / Blocking bad drivers (or their cars) from entering controlled access highways on: November 12, 2017, 02:33:28 AM
A system of cameras and computers would monitor traffic based on license plates on controlled access highways. The system would maintain a score relating to driving behavior that ruins the smooth flow of traffic, and reduces safety as well. The things to be monitored would be as follows with number 1 carrying the highest point penalty:


1) Changing in to a lane to the left (for right hand drive) with faster moving traffic and causing an immediate (within about 5 seconds) slowing down of vehicles in that lane, when the vehicle is travelling 6 MPH or more below the speed limit. This one needs a lot of tweaking.
2) Following too closely.
3) Excessive lange changes in proximity of other vehicles (weaving through traffic).
4) Excessive speeding with other vehicles close ahead or to the side.
5) Slowing down for sight seeing in the left most lane (right lane drive).
6) Other odds and ends!


After the data is gathered, 10% of vehicels would be banned from the controlled access highways during certain times of day at least. Police and toll way like gates would be put in place to screen the vehicles. After a while the ban would lift and they will get a new chance.

I know it would work, but would people stand for such a thing? Would the ACLU sue cities that did this? Thoughts?

For those who don't know, in the United States controlled access highways are special highways where only regular vehicles are allowed. Small motorcycles and all other low speed traffic is prohibited.
11  Other / Politics & Society / Why do people insist on getting things like advice for free on: November 08, 2017, 02:19:27 PM
It happens all the time. People want advice about what computer to buy, what kind of other tool to buy etc. They don't wan to pay for this advice. The answer is usually that there is something far smaller or cheaper that will suit their needs just fine or work much better than what they were going to buy before.

Will they pay me $2 for advice? Never. Will they buy a $15 book filled with honest information? Never. Will they go out on the Internet (Google) and go to some free blog post that has an interest in the product being sold and get bad advice? All the time. Will they spend $400 instead of $250 for something of inferior quality? Usually. Will they give me any money at all for letting them know that they can buy the same thing for $250 instead of? NEVER!

It must be arrogance where they think that they know what they're doing and don't want to admit lack of knowledge or that their usualy information sources are dishonest. As long as they don't know that they're getting ripped off they're happy about it.

This is just an example of "Why people always want things which are free?". Then end up getting ripped off doing so.

12  Other / Politics & Society / YouTube (Google) is a monopoly, and other Internet monopolies on: October 25, 2017, 02:38:18 AM
1) Youtube is so big that people mostly do not post videos on other video sites since the number of viewers is possibly hundreds of times less than Youtube. People don't watch videos on other sites because the number of videos available is hundreds of times less. Like Craigslist and eBay, the content creators bring in the content users and vice versa. That creates a monopoly right there.

2) Youtube has obtained legal rights to distribute a massive amount of copyrighted material that no other video website is allowed to do. Upload a song to youtube, and chances are it is owned by some massive media corporation which has given Youtube permission to distribute it with advertising.

3) Youtube has gotten big enough that they are the big fish on the Internet so to speak. They're also large enough to economically make use of regional content distribution networks. They don't have to pay for the massive amount of bandwidth that they need. Customers pay for that on their monthly Internet bills to their ISPs, which in turn is used to pay for network access to larger networks which YouTube has now become a part of. Smaller video websites have to pay high fees for bandwidth.

Time for the government to split them up like they did with the phone company in the USA?

What about other Internet monopolies?
13  Other / Politics & Society / reposted: why the moon landing was fake on: October 21, 2017, 04:23:07 PM
I went to check on this topic and it was removed from the forum! What happened? Here is the original discussion. It must be a real conspiracy if it was deleted right?


October ~17th, 2017
07:56:34 AM
Posted by: Eaboyy
In the late 1960s and early 1970s NASA launched the Apollo missions to the moon that ultimately landed 12 astronauts on the lunar surface in a series of historic missions. Or did they? or was it just a sinister hoax? What your opinion guys


08:11:38 AM
Posted by: unya
There's been so much arguing about it that it's hard to find what's real and what is not. But I believe that it was fake or that something went terribly wrong because why no more missions to the Moon?


10:38:51 AM
Posted by: Ereun
Many believe and many conclude it is just a duping product
So that they believe in the organization they are making and their organization is feared
I do not believe it


Me:
I am fairly certain that the video footage that was shown to the public was fake. A big advantage of this is that if the mission failed they wouldn't have to tell anyone. Of course that means that the astronauts that we are told were on it couldn't have been on it since they would have to be around to claim that the mission was a success if it failed, which usually means that the astronauts would die.

The claim that there is too much radiation for the astronauts to survive is probably also false. They went away from the equator and traveled through the edge of the radiation belts where the shielding of the space craft was more than enough to keep them safe. Going right through the middle of the radiation belts would be a different story.

How many of the things from the Apollo program are now destroyed casts doubt on the the whole thing. The reflectivity of the lunar surface being more than it should, and there being no signs of dust from the lunar lander rocket suggests that the video that we saw is fake.
14  Other / Politics & Society / BROKEN:: biggest US government orchestrated shooting in history - 500+ wounded on: October 02, 2017, 03:16:55 PM
Breaking news on TV. Mass shooting 57+ dead. Almost as high as automotive crash deaths in a typical day in the US. Las Vegas Nevad. He shot from a hotel room window down to a big crowd at a music festival. They say the shooter shot himself. According to TV, the shooter's home as been searched and the garage door on his home is completely destroyed. What's up with that?

Enough people were killed to get close to the number of vehicle accident deaths in a typical day in the US, which is around 92.

These kinds of things are usually orchestrated by the government. Why? Gun control? Blaming it Islam?

He probably could have used several an RPGs and done more damage. But he used a gun, which is typically what's done to support the gun control agenda when a bomb could have otherwise been used to do more damage.

Sandy Hook turned out out to be a lie. The school wasn't even open and the victims were all fictitious characters. Is it some kind of government test to see what people will believe?

The target was a County Music concert, not some music festival full of extreme left hippies. If the government was involved in making it happen then they wouldn't want to target their own supporters.

Just think of how things like this happen all the time in Iraq and similar places but when we read about it we don't think much of it. Another 70 people killed in a bombing is just another day.

Is it possible that foreign terrorists actually did this but the police found an innocent man to blame it on? It makes perfect sense if you think about it. They went in, killed the terrorists, then they checked a gun ownership database for all people in the building, which is easily obtained from the all cell phones located in the building. Then they found someone who owned guns, went and got him then put him in the terrorist's room and shot him. This would explain why the news is saying he may have checked in under a false name, since he wouldn't have actually been in that room. And it explains why two windows were broken and how so many people died in such a short time. Audio recordings will tell if multiple guns fired at once. The real terrorists were then smuggled out of the building. The raid of the man's home then fixed any descrepencies of evidence needed to be done. I'm almost sure any security camera recordings were confiscated first thing. Now that all that's covered up the cover story can be used for more gun control, and the terrorist act is defeated in the best way possible way. Even if ISIS claims to be behind the attack, if nobody believes them then it doesn't matter.

This post has been edited lots of times.
15  Other / Off-topic / Meaning of terrorist on: October 02, 2017, 02:30:50 PM
Classic terrorist:
Someone or a member of a group who commit a terrorist attack.

Classic terrorist attack:
A violent attack on a target which is unrelated to the goal of the terrorists, usually a civilian target, for the purpose of creating fear or terror so that the people will force their government to negotiate with the terrorists. The terrorists then have the opportunity to get what they want.

Bombing a shopping mall due to disagreements about military actions would be terrorism. Bombing a military unit in response to military actions would be called a militant attack or similar.


Terrorist \Ter"ror*ist\, n. [F. terroriste.]
   1. One who governs by terrorism or intimidation;
      specifically, an agent or partisan of the revolutionary
      tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France. --Burke.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. One who commits terrorism[2].
      [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  terrorist
      n 1: a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually
           organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses
           religion as a cover for terrorist activities


America's version of terrorist:
Any militant group or individual that isn't part of the legitimate army of a United Nations recognized nation state, which does not support the interests of the United States.

America's version of militant attack
Any attack from a militant group or individual which is being funded by interests of the USA, such as rebels being supported from the outside to overthrow Gadaffi.
16  Other / Politics & Society / Can you break your country's laws outside your country? on: October 01, 2017, 01:21:12 PM
Can you commit crime outside your country, and then get in trouble for it when you return? What if what you do doesn't affect your country but is still illegal in your country? Does it matter if the person committing the crime outside his or her country is a citizen of his or her country?

For instance, what if you have insider knowledge of the stock market, and you're investing in a way that's illegal, but you are living and working outside of the United States?

As far as the United States goes it seems that they don't always acknowledge where their jurisdiction ends. I know the US has a big exemption list that includes many western countries or other socialist countries that have their own income tax, but other than that they say that you're supposed to pay taxes to the USA on non US dollars that you earned while working and living outside of the the country!

edit:
Changed title for clarification.
17  Other / Politics & Society / forum members commenting on topics then leaving with zero discussion on: September 27, 2017, 02:13:21 PM
I've noticed that people here tend to comment on the original post in a thread that is many pages long, and then they leave without any discussion. They don't appear to to even read the last several posts in the discussion before commenting what they have to say.

Maybe this is a result of social networking habits, where people comment on topics with an entitled attitude that only their opinion matters and everyone should care about what they have to say. Well guess what? Most everyone else is like you and they post their commens without caring about your opinion either. You might as well talk to a wall. Just think that the wall is listing and cares about your superior opinion. It seems like a narcissist's way of doing things. People on social networking have created kind of a "me" generation where they contsantly post things entirely about themselves without any regard to how it might hurt someone else. They want everyone to focus their attention on them and comment on the latest thing that they have posted. Well I'm tired of such selfishness.

I remember in the past in other discussion places things seemed to be more about discussions. Everyone would read at least the last few posts before making a reply.

This whole social media culture situation is sickening.  They really don't care at all about resolving anything with a discussion. It's all about pretending to care to look good and just getting attention.

The South Park episode (S16E13) about the rubber bracelets with causes written on them is quite funny and relevant.

* Click +1 that you care about farmers in Asia * lol It really just shows how selfish and uncaring people really are. They've given more money to the bracelet makers than what the cause is actually about.
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / btc-e email addresses just received a burst of spam (Sep 11 15h30z) on: September 11, 2017, 03:41:06 PM
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So the email address list has now be sold to spammers?
19  Other / Politics & Society / Media distractions - post your examples of exaggerated / fabricated stories on: September 01, 2017, 06:24:22 PM
The US media keeps us distracted by making a big deal out of little events, and sometimes those events may actually not have happened at all, such as fake shootings to stir up racial tensions. A bus running off the end of a bridge can be reported by all 3 major US TV networks and keep them busy for a quite a while. But the public really doesn't need to know about this.

I think much of the reporting of the newest Trump thing distracts people for other things, such as how the housing market is collapsing again.

There are surely many more examples! Post your own.
20  Other / Politics & Society / Comcast blocks Gnutella (deep packet inspection), torrent, Bitcoin next? on: August 27, 2017, 03:24:22 AM
I recently found out that Comcast blocks Gnutella after trying to share a copy of the Bitcoin blockchain with the community using Gnutella. They completely block the Gnutella port, and when Gnutella operates on other ports they seem to mangle the network such that you can still download but you can't upload any files. Your Gnutella note also can't operate as an ultra peer because Comcast disconnects leaf connections. An ultra peer is a node that participates in network searches and routing, so that a few hundred leaves can connect to an ultra peer instead of being ultra peers, which makes the network more efficient.

They mess with sharing on torrents too but they don't block uploading completely.

Here is an article about it:
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/21376597/ns/technology_and_science-internet/t/comcast-blocks-some-internet-traffic/

I'm not a supporter of net neutrality legislation that would put unneeded burdens on other ISPs that aren't doing things kinds of things, and the proper solution for me is to switch ISPs, but Comcast is doing is awful!

Bitcoin is a bandwidth heavy P2P application. Will Comcast block Bitcoin users' Bitcoin clients from sending out blockchains to other users as well?
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