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1221  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Make America Great Again vs. Keep America Great? on: May 21, 2019, 06:38:09 PM
Thanks for showing this video. It is the drugs that is the biggest problem. The one's selling have to get these drugs from somewhere, and it is mostly coming from the southern border. Maybe something should be done there to help stop that problem. I wish someone would come up with a plan to help stop it from happening at the source, because beyond the south border the US has no power.

It's almost like we need a wall or something....
1222  Economy / Reputation / Re: DT Members with Sig bans. on: May 21, 2019, 06:32:19 PM
It surely is a dent in their reputation, that while on it's own may not warrant an exclusion, if it is a lesser case, but may be the grain of rice that tips the scale against them..
If it is found that they plagiarized 100 posts then totally, exclude them..

If everyone removes them, their feedback will not be visible.
And a high chance of being scammed for newbie will arise.
Lastly, DT are processed mostly to protect newbie.

IMO, upholding the quality/reputation of BTCT users in high positions of trust/power, that are supposed to be role models, supposed to be people to look up to, is more important than trying to protect newbies at all costs..
Protecting newbies is not an effective counter for acting poorly. It does not excuse you from bad decisions just because you might protect some newbie..
1223  Other / Meta / Re: [overview] LoyceV's useful data on Bitcointalk on: May 21, 2019, 05:40:54 PM
Sub for easy finding of this nice collection..
1224  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Make America Great Again vs. Keep America Great? on: May 21, 2019, 05:03:54 PM
If you want to understand the homeless situation in the liberal cities..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpAi70WWBlw

the liberals basically let them do drugs, let them sell drugs, let them steal, let them live homelessly in cities, let them piss and shit on the street, let them shoot up on the street and leave their needles on the street, and this is the way they choose to live as long as they can support their drug addictions they don't care about anything else..
Pay attention to what the police have to say about it..

They need to be arrested for drugs, arrested for shitting on the sidewalk, arrested for living in tents, and make it impossible for them to live this way, to solve the homeless problem..
What they are doing is enabling them to live this way which is just making the homeless population grow..
People that want to live this way flock to these areas where it is possible and enabled..

You don't see this where I am from for 2 reasons..
1. They would be arrested AF for any of that stupid crap and we would not put up with that littering piles of garbage.. Try to live like that here and the police will come take everything in your camp, take your tent and sleeping bags etc.. If someone sees you throwing trash in a river here they may very well put you in the river right behind it, we don't take kindly to that at all..
2. They would be dead AF sleeping outside.. 2 just died in a tent winter before last like 2 miles from me, they were stupid to even try it.. AFAIK they weren't even addicts or anything..

I actually stayed in a homeless shelter for a couple weeks one time because I didn't want to leave the city I was living in, a nice city.. Enough time for me to get paid from my job and find a room to rent. It was a grand adventure I do not regret..
Their were not druggies there, they were in jail, but a few were ex-addicts out of rehab and such, but mostly just weirdos that didn't want to work..

Let them live like that and they will live like that and more will come to live like that..
They need to be arrested always so they aren't just free to live like that..
If you leave stagnant water outside it will soon be green with algae, full of bacteria, and have mosquitoes breeding in it.. So if you don't want mosquitoes then don't leave crap around with water sitting in it..

Hence, we are still trying to MAGA and will be until all of these liberal addict enabling strongholds are overturned..
They have ruined some of our greatest cities and it's not like they are fixed now..
Still trying to MAGA..

Yes the 50's were great. Detroit had the highest payed blacks in the world but they rioted anyway which started the downturn of Detroit, along with many other liberal policies..
1225  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Make America Great Again vs. Keep America Great? on: May 21, 2019, 01:09:07 AM
all you need to do is take a look at the homeless in San Francisco and Los Angeles to get a gauge on how the lower people live in America.

Notice those happen to be liberal strongholds?
That is the fault of the left, not Trump.. And it is drugs, not the economy..
1226  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Are Africans being "helped" to much? on: May 20, 2019, 04:37:59 PM
About the only way we could help Africa is to run their governments for them and help the economy by starting and running business there where they can be employed but they won't let us do that so it's a no-win situation..
1227  Other / Politics & Society / Re: Is Blockchain the solution to gun violence? on: May 20, 2019, 04:33:25 PM
We won't register our guns and you can be damn sure criminals wouldn't either..
1228  Other / Off-topic / Re: New girlfriend.... having issues, ahem... rising to attention on: May 20, 2019, 12:07:03 AM
You still couldn't get up while you were going down?
Do that first, they like that fist, start with 4play like that and don't even pressure yourself to get up in the first place.. Just enjoy pleasing her, and I bet you will get it, and if not just do a good job of that and all is well.. Take it slow and easy, time is good..

I bet it's the pressure or nervousness..
1229  Other / Meta / Re: What rules apply in Lending? on: May 19, 2019, 06:47:41 PM
Just do whatever you want.. You would prefer a separate thread for organization purposes right? Especially since it seem to be established that their is no rule against it..
The worst that's going to happen is some mod trashes your thread.. So what?

1230  Bitcoin / Legal / Re: NEED HELP BADLY! FEDS SIZED 50K CASH and 1BTC FROM HOME WITH SEARCH WARRANT. NY on: May 18, 2019, 05:21:08 PM
So you are some foreigner in New York, illegally dealing large amounts of BTC, transparently, and you are surprised the feds are interested in you?
1231  Other / Politics & Society / Re: ww3 soon? China vs America? (I hope not) on: May 18, 2019, 01:26:57 PM
The USA is beating and will beat China in a trade war or any sort of war handily because China sucks at war and the USA is the best at war, simple.

Not the least bit afraid of China at all..

Also, people's great fear of nukes ending the world is blown out of proportion IMO. We have detonated like 2,000 nukes and the world is just fine..
1232  Economy / Reputation / Re: Mighty DTs - no manipulation LOL | Are you okay theymos? on: May 15, 2019, 09:13:19 PM
I was at 4 DT1 inclusions until just recently and am now down to just 1...  Hmmmmmm...
1233  Economy / Reputation / Re: Vod - Trust Abuse - Lies - Intimidation on: May 14, 2019, 09:48:09 PM
Is that 4 DT members now that have been removed for putting red trust on Vod over this?
bill gator, Rmcdermott927, OgNasty, and teeGUMES   

Hmm.. I wonder who is doing this excluding..
1234  Economy / Reputation / Re: What's wrong with Vod, and Hhampuz on: May 12, 2019, 05:07:17 AM
Neg.-rating someone just because they sent out 1 merit is completely backwards and proper trust abuse in my view. It's similar to political de-platforming.
It may not be neg-worthy on its own but it sure lets you know where they stand..
So what about it? IMO plenty of people could anonymously DOXX and/or anonymously support the DOXX-ing of Og. I'm not allowed to merit such a thread? Objectively it took effort to create regardless of whether it is right or wrong, and that's how merit should be used. Don't use your morality and nepotism to pollute the system.

Attempting to use the IRS as a weapon, via a which hunt, against someone and doxing are very distasteful to me. One minute merit is for constructive posts, the next it is for "took effort", the next it is a like button, the next it is an agree button, and then it's for something interesting, whatever.. We all know it is for good posts that you support most of the time no matter what you want to call it and supporting bad actions is not good in my view, or cryptohunter would have a million merits for all that effort, so I have also taken note of and mentioned supporters, like Theymos has..

As I had said, I would have much preferred having some sort of forum tools to address this in a completely different way. My red tags have never been permanent but I felt like this was the closest tool available to get my point across/initiate change. All the right eyes are on this topic right now.. instead of trying to hang me, lets figure out how to fix this. You think I want to red tag some of the best members on various boards?
I won't tag Vod for this action and I'd certainly counter any ratings on all the meriters. All the right eyes on this thread does what exactly?

The right eyes on this situation help to ensure justice and morality.
You won't tag vod for this because you do the same thing, doxing a person to others, threatening to report them to the IRS, harassing their family, in a which hunt, obviously..

1235  Economy / Reputation / Re: What's wrong with Vod, and Hhampuz on: May 12, 2019, 04:46:45 AM
I was disgusted by the reckless and vicious doxing in this case, where:
 - The evidence was very thin.
 - Even if all of the allegations were true, it'd likely result only in civil penalties, not criminal.
 - The whole thing was motivated merely by past arguments. OgNasty never caused Vod to even lose anything, as far as I know. An utterly ridiculous & disproportionate escalation.
 - It's based on the premise that purely statutory crimes are directly unethical, which I don't agree with at all, though I'm willing to mostly look past this as subjective.

It's good that Vod came to his senses on this after the fact, though doing it at all certainly blemishes his reputation in my mind, and I added to my notes the fact that those users merited such a post. Meriting it is saying basically that we need more posts like this on the forum, and we do not need more posts like this on the forum.

Red-trusting Vod over this is an appropriate usage of red-trust, since his actions here are highly trust-relevant. But I tend to think that since he edited his post and seems to genuinely regret at least the public doxxing part, it'd be best to forgive.

For the meriters, I can understand the argument for red-trust, but I tend to think that it's at the wrong level. If the meriter was meriting it because they were actively thinking, "I want to make the forum really vicious, where everyone is constantly tearing each other apart for stupid things, and this post moves in that direction," even that's not really a trust-relevant motive, just a very unhelpful motive. And probably the meriters were thinking more innocent things than that.

Couldn't have said it any better myself..

So far I have not yet decided to employ the trust system in this case but it has crossed my mind as well, and I am not finished thinking about it.. I am quite off-put by this doxing and reporting to the IRS, by the perpetrator and also, but to a somewhat lesser extent, the supporters of these actions, as I have noted in my recent posts..

Neg.-rating someone just because they sent out 1 merit is completely backwards and proper trust abuse in my view. It's similar to political de-platforming.

It may not be neg-worthy on its own but it sure lets you know where they stand..
1236  Economy / Reputation / Re: Am I a friend or foe of Bitcoin? on: May 12, 2019, 12:26:22 AM
Funnily enough they, vod, sbogovac, marlboroza, are not even from the US and seem delighted in sicking the US IRS on him..
How about you stop spreading lies about me around the forum? Asking questions and quoting someones posts =/= whatever you say it is.

I'm not sure what you mean by that comment.  
Yeah, I'm sorry about that.. It's just strange to me that I'm one of the only ones that sees this and has a problem with it..
Maybe their is something wrong with the way I think because it looks like plenty of people see it, and even encourage him, like......

OG and his Nasty Tax Scam...
Merited by Foxpup (3), Hhampuz (2), marlboroza (1), coinlocket$ (1)
The same as you think post #2 "this is stupid" is interesting and constructive , I think original thread was interesting and constructive. It would be reckless to use merit system as a like system, don't you agree?

hmm...
So either my statement that it "seem"s you are delighted to see vod doxing and reporting OG to the IRS is wrong, or, I am wrong that you are not from the US?

You think doxing and reporting OG to the IRS is "constructive", therefore merited it, and I think speaking up against doxing and reporting OG to the IRS is "constructive", therefore merited it..
Right? Or did you just think doxing and reporting OG to the IRS is "interesting"?
Was "delighted" the wrong word to use? You merited his dox...

If I am wrong here I apologize for the misunderstanding, but I am not a liar. It must be that you are difficult for me to understand as we have had this problem before..
If you are accusing me of spreading lies or lying I wish you would be more clear about exactly what you are talking about but I can assure you I do not intend to spread lies..

it makes me wonder what the intended purpose of the thread was to begin with.

I think it is probably a loaded poll biased toward justifying him reporting OG to the IRS and maybe a slick way to get the community's support behind him on it, or to show community support for it, while leaving out key details of what it is ultimately about, that I felt the need to add to the discussion..
1237  Economy / Speculation / Re: Wall Observer BTC/USD - Bitcoin price movement tracking & discussion on: May 11, 2019, 10:15:45 PM
It looks like the finex books are thick on the sell side stopping it from keeping up with stamp and coinbase..

The fact that coinbase is pumping hard also, if not leading, shows a lot of legitimacy to the pump to me..

Finex is now down by $100 compared with CB leading..
1238  Economy / Reputation / Re: Am I a friend or foe of Bitcoin? on: May 11, 2019, 10:00:19 PM
I'm not sure what you mean by that comment. 

Yeah, I'm sorry about that.. It's just strange to me that I'm one of the only ones that sees this and has a problem with it..
Maybe their is something wrong with the way I think because it looks like plenty of people see it, and even encourage him, like......

OG and his Nasty Tax Scam...
Merited by Foxpup (3), Hhampuz (2), marlboroza (1), coinlocket$ (1)
This address has been confirmed in the video OG posted on Youtube
Personal info has been removed, as I don't want to be a party to home invasion.  The IRS is the only one that needs it.

I guess a bunch of the usual forum police like the idea of Vod doxing him and using the IRS as a weapon against him.. It just doesn't sit too well with me..  Huh
1239  Economy / Reputation / Re: Am I a friend or foe of Bitcoin? on: May 11, 2019, 06:41:29 PM

I haven't been following this recent drama
How inconvenient..

I'm assuming Vod discovered some tax evasion on the part of OgNasty and is going to report that to the IRS? 
No not really.. He thinks he has discovered in some convoluted way which he may may not have paid taxes correctly in his opinion. I didn't see any commentary from any tax experts or tax documents..

I completely understand the importance of citizens paying their taxes, but I feel that we're almost to the point of being victimized by the IRS and the state internal revenue services and other taxes like those for property, sales tax, and probably more taxes than I can think of.  Thus if I uncovered some tax evasion activity being done by any member here, I think I would just remain silent--but as I said, I have mixed feelings and am somewhat conflicted.
Nobody accidentally happened to discover any evidence of anything, everything pointed to is years old.. What is happening is a which hunt searching for dirt, "Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime."

Funnily enough they, vod, sbogovac, marlboroza, are not even from the US and seem delighted in sicking the US IRS on him..

But to address Vod's comment in the OP:  Vod isn't an enemy of bitcoin or the community, even if he reports someone to the IRS.  He'll still have my respect even if I don't necessarily agree with his actions.  Nor should this one thing destroy an otherwise solid reputation.
I have held great respect for Vod for years also but he is going crazy over this spat with OG to the point to where he is attacking him with the US IRS over forum drama..
Sicking the IRS on a fellow crypto user is low and dirty..

I feel it could be very damaging to this community if we are all running around calling the feds on eachother for whatever "evidence" we can construe to get their attention..

"Be careful over at Bitcointalk guys, if you make them mad they'll send the feds to raid you."
1240  Economy / Reputation / Re: Vod is a liar. on: May 11, 2019, 06:04:12 PM
So who is lying eddie13, Vod or OGNasty

I took the time to go through your links to be sure I haven't missed anything, which I seem to have not..

If you really want to have your mind blown... theymos actually told me NOT to remove the negative feedback rating I left for Lauda. Shocked 

I pressured several people to remove inappropriate, unconstructive ratings amongst each other. When OgNasty replied telling me that he perceived real trust issues with Lauda, I responded:
If this is what you believe, then you shouldn't remove the rating, but then it wouldn't be fair for me to pressure Lauda to remove ratings against you. Personally, I find Lauda's history gray, not red. And the trust system is only going to work if there's some level of forgiveness and de-escalation. But if you really believe that Lauda isn't safe to deal with, then you should leave the rating.

Then there was an exchange between OgNasty and Lauda in which Lauda kept a laudably Cool cool head, and OgNasty was able to reach a point where he could feel OK removing the rating.

The ratings did all end up being removed, which I'm happy with, and I appreciate the willingness to de-escalate and forgive from the people involved in this case. The fact that this issue came up at all indicates that the trust system isn't working perfectly (and I am considering future system changes), but it's still a good outcome.

This is your massive lie? Weak sauce.. 


Let's talk again when you get charged
Stop trying to threaten me.
I don't see anyone doing this. It is time to stop embarrassing yourself any further and to lock this thread.

You really didn't see him threatening to cause him to get charged? Well, if it wasn't crystal clear then, it surely is now now isn't it?
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