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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / New York State and the Bitlicense on: March 29, 2021, 07:34:07 PM
So my state has this special law that makes it considerably more complex and costly for crypto-related business to operate. Personally I believe it's because they see crypto as a direct challenge to the financial institutions in the state. Anyway, a few years ago I was fucking around on this site and ended up losing about $2500 in bitcoin to someone in a scam. Fortunately, I was able to get the person's IP address, real name, address, and eventually their facebook. They lived about an hour away in New Jersey. One of the first things I then did was call the NYPD and report the person, obviously. NY has the most bitcoin regulation in the country.

A detective and a uniform showed up at a my apartment and I had to handhold them through basic shit like skype conversations and forum DMs. I guess the scary block explorer where dollar amounts are clearly delineated is hard for some poeple. I just needed them to go arrest someone and get my money back. Even if they didn't really trust me and my judgement there was a suspect with zero work on their part. I handed them all the evidence I had including transactions and conversations. This guy would shitpost on facebook about getting that money with lots of pics in Atlantic City.

Anyways the cops heard bitcoin called their boss and got permission to bounce.

I didn't even get a pretend investigation like when your moms looks under the bed for the boogeyman.

Usually regulation is supposed to mean protection or at least that's what is said. I guess they protected the Winklevoss kids from competition.
Ultimately the point I'm trying to make is Bitlicense=Bullshit.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Large percentage of Americans still don't understand how bitcoin works on: March 29, 2021, 07:03:09 PM
I think part of the problem with US adoption is that the government has made purchasing, trading, and owning crypto unnecessarily complicated. I live in NY and the restrictions here are absurd. We have access to two exchanges and that's it. Both have the highest fees I've seen. I cannot even use my localbitcoins account anymore. A few years ago I would sell crypto to people all around my area in person and meet and discuss crypto as well. NY might deviate from the norm but I think the same attitude applies. On top of that I think mainstream financial media has been consistently snubbing bitcoin until just recently because it was seen as a competitor to more traditional investments. I think in general America has been having a lot of trouble maintaining itself as a modern country.
3  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Is Bitcoin a scam: The long debated argument discussion by Bloomberg - Quicktake on: March 29, 2021, 06:54:58 PM
Nothing gets me more upset than when people say that bitcoin is bad for the environment. What's bad for the environment is having a backwards electric infrastructure using outdated tech. That people say bitcoin is somehow responsible for this blows my mind. For fuck's sake wall street is trying to take the moral high ground on the environment, or anything really, makes me froth at the mouth.
4  Economy / Exchanges / Re: Mt. Gox and Bitcoin Exchanges: Did You Know? on: March 29, 2021, 06:40:49 PM
By this argument every major tech company should have been hacked by now but somehow they are doing just fine. Just because the person running Mt.Gox was a rube doesn't mean being hacked is inevitable. I have kept hundreds of bitcoins on addresses with unencrypted private keys stored in email/txt files on the cloud for years and the only times I've had bitcoin stolen was when I handed it right over.
5  Other / Off-topic / Re: Best war movies you have seen! on: March 29, 2021, 05:47:38 AM
How has no one mentioned Full Metal Jacket??
6  Other / Off-topic / Re: Why do people go into prostitution? on: March 29, 2021, 05:45:30 AM
if you can get over the judeo-christian idea that sex is bad or shameful then theres really no reason against becoming a prostitute so long as you enjoy sex and can find tolerable partners.
7  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Mining Memories - Photos of my first 20 T/hash Mining Farm -- Circa 2014 on: March 28, 2021, 09:36:06 PM
About half my farm from around 2013-2014. The other half was in my bathroom cause it was on another breaker. I think I had around 20 THs as well and I was also on slush pool. I remember making as much as 1BTC on a good day. Good memories Smiley

8  Economy / Currency exchange / Re: WTS BTC for Paypal/Skrill/Neteller/Betting Sites/Payoneer/USA/GBP bank Transfer on: March 28, 2021, 08:28:38 PM
i can sell you around $500 of USD with paypal for btc. i can send friends/use escrow what have you.
9  Other / Politics & Society / Re: These Air Force 'rods from God' could hit with the force of a nuclear weapon on: March 28, 2021, 08:25:44 PM
the department of defense has been developing "mini-nukes" so that they can idk bomb a town really hard. they are just so full of great ideas.
10  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Do you miss Trump? on: March 28, 2021, 08:21:43 PM
^^^ But watch out!

NESARA is a legal method being used to collapse the illegalities of government and the banking system. But it is also a method being used to take autonomy away from nations. If it were used in the US, it would drive the US into the one-world government.

Trump signed about half of the NESARA points into law without almost 100% of the people knowing what he did.


i hate how presidents are now able to fuck up so much shit with executive orders. it wasn't always like this.
also, this NESARA stuff reminds me of the TPP in the obama years. same brand of evil shit.
11  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Black Crimes Matter & the 817 Serial Predators on: March 28, 2021, 08:18:10 PM
Blacks make up 13% of the population, yet commit more than 50% of the crime.
More than 90% of Blacks killed are murdered by other Blacks.
Black crime is often ignored or even glamorized.
Why not protest this?

Edit Oct. 7 2020, adding this gem to first post, and subject:

Untested Rape Kits Hid 817 Serial Predators In Detroit, Tens Of Thousands More Concealed In Backlog Across U.S.

More than 11,000 Detroit rape kits tested since massive backlog found in warehouse 10 years ago

can you define a black crime please? is it a crime committed or crime that is prosecuted criminally by a black person?
12  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Do you trust the co-vid19 vaccine ? on: March 28, 2021, 08:17:02 PM
i thought the vaccine was just a mechanism for Bill Gates to microchip everyone? why wouldn't you say yes?

Soon they won't have to do vaccination for chipping people. What they will do is dump millions of microscopic machines in our water supply. When we drink these machines down, they will flow through our bodies, hook together, and become microchips.

And if they are worried about protecting themselves legally if anybody finds out, they might dump the microscopic machines into the products the potato chip manufacturers sell. This way they have a right to call it chipping.

If they were trying to chip beavers, they could grow the microscopic machines in trees.


i cant wait!
13  Other / Politics & Society / Re: How science works on: March 28, 2021, 08:15:11 PM
^^^ Not everything that is called science has to do with pure science.


oh sorry i thought we were talking about intelligent people. my bad
14  Other / Politics & Society / Re: 25th Amendament for Joe Biden, when? on: March 28, 2021, 08:13:40 PM
Joe Biden's cognitive decline is increasingly difficult to hide by the corrupt mainstream media. It is just a matter of time until he will be subjected to the 25th Amendament.
I believe the 8 options I listed are covering most possibilities (some regarding time, and some regarding a different way of leaving), but if you think of something funny, please share.

woah you believe the president needs to be cognitively functional? isn't his job just to hawk american weapons to other countries?

i can think of many examples of fully functional presidents doing a terrible job. it hardly matters anymore.
15  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Do you miss Trump? on: March 28, 2021, 08:11:29 PM
i miss trump immensely. not only did he prove the US government is hopelessly broken, he also kept the entire country entertained. banning him from twitter is a culture crime. its like banning a great movie. if our government isn't going to function they might as well entertain us.
i mean biden has the potential but his handlers don't let him out in public. i dont need trump to be president so much as i need him tweeting really.
16  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Do you trust the co-vid19 vaccine ? on: March 28, 2021, 08:03:30 PM
i thought the vaccine was just a mechanism for Bill Gates to microchip everyone? why wouldn't you say yes?
17  Other / Politics & Society / Re: How science works on: March 28, 2021, 08:02:04 PM
as someone whose worked in labs, pretty much all pure science is developed from the collection of buttloads (official terminology here) data points. scientists spend years doing repetitions and variations of the same thing to collect data and develop hypotheses/theories. the scientific method doesn't leave much room for personality and ego and in the cases where this does occur peer reviewed journalism weeds out the junk science.
its not foolproof but its close
18  Other / Off-topic / Re: SMILE 😊 on: March 28, 2021, 07:50:50 PM
while i agree with the sentiment of this thread i cant help feeling annoyed when people tell me to smile when i don't want to
19  Other / Off-topic / Re: What habit are you most fortunate to develop? on: March 28, 2021, 07:49:18 PM
best habits to develop imo are discipline and regular self-improvement
20  Other / Off-topic / Re: Debt and slaves world on: March 28, 2021, 07:40:31 PM
I don't believe an economic system without some kind of slavery, implied or otherwise, could exist unless every person, as a human right, received basic housing, food, and healthcare.
Only when survival is not at stake can work be given freely.

I also don't think people are really free if they don't have full autonomy over their own physical body; i.e. the legal right to commit suicide or use drugs.

I think the distinction between freedom and liberty, though, is important when thinking about this.
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