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March 20, 2013, 04:23:19 PM
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Second hand via Twitter.  Maybe explains breakout and panic buying this morning.  Hopefully video eventually becomes available.

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Al Gore: "I'm a big fan of BitCoin." @algore at @pymnts Innovation Project pic.twitter.com/l50EGl6ZMV
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Al Gore: "Regulation of money supply needs to be depoliticized.... especially as it applies to virtual currencies".
https://twitter.com/AlanSafahi/status/314382838327828480

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March 20, 2013, 04:27:38 PM
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He is a big fan of the environment too.

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March 20, 2013, 05:26:53 PM
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Always ahead of the curve...

Dankedan: price seems low, time to sell I think...
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March 20, 2013, 06:20:49 PM
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"I am Satoshi."
- Al Gore

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He's looking into a way to pay for carbon-credits with BTC, I'm sure.  Saving polar bears too, can't forget the polar bears....

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March 20, 2013, 06:29:23 PM
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  "During my time in the private sector, I took the
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March 20, 2013, 06:38:23 PM
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I think this is probably BS. On the other hand its very interesting if true, especially given what is claimed he said in that second quote. After Rush and the ClimateGate email leaker mention bitcoin, someone on the "other team" would need to mention as well to prevent the politicization of it.
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March 20, 2013, 06:48:05 PM
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March 20, 2013, 07:26:14 PM
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I don't think Albert would be happy with Bitcoin if he realized how much the climate changed in my house with all the 5830s I've run.

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
-- H.L. Mencken (1918)
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March 20, 2013, 08:41:52 PM
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"I'm telling you it's even bigger than Manbearpig! Listen to me, I'm cereal!"
- Al Gore
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March 20, 2013, 08:53:46 PM
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"I'm telling you it's even bigger than Manbearpig! Listen to me, I'm cereal!"
- Al Gore


Guys.  I'm totally being super duper cereal right now!

But really, Al Gore must be a pretty clever guy if he understands what Bitcoin is bringing to the world.  I'm surprised, as I've always envisioned politicians as dinosaurs with tiny, floppy arms, with vision so poor they can't see another few minutes ahead of them.

Are the two Paul's interested in Bitcoin as well?

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March 20, 2013, 09:13:55 PM
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But really, Al Gore must be a pretty clever guy if he understands what Bitcoin is bringing to the world.  I'm surprised, as I've always envisioned politicians as dinosaurs with tiny, floppy arms, with vision so poor they can't see another few minutes ahead of them.
I'm not surprised.  Popular misquote aside, he did a lot to ensure the Internet was well-funded in its infancy, which required a lot of vision.  Now he sees Bitcoin and thinks it's going to be another game-changer.

Smart guy.

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March 20, 2013, 09:14:16 PM
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"I am Satoshi."
- Al Gore

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He's looking into a way to pay for carbon-credits with BTC, I'm sure.  Saving polar bears too, can't forget the polar bears....

Shoot, I'll sell carbon credits for Bitcoins. 10 tons of credit for 1 BTC. PM me.

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March 20, 2013, 09:18:14 PM
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But really, Al Gore must be a pretty clever guy if he understands what Bitcoin is bringing to the world.  I'm surprised, as I've always envisioned politicians as dinosaurs with tiny, floppy arms, with vision so poor they can't see another few minutes ahead of them.
I'm not surprised.  Popular misquote aside, he did a lot to ensure the Internet was well-funded in its infancy, which required a lot of vision.  Now he sees Bitcoin and thinks it's going to be another game-changer.

Smart guy.

Didn't know that!  This guy has serious vision, then.  If he had enough foresight to know what would become of the Internet, and he supports Bitcoin, it's amazing he didn't get elected.

But even the mighty defender of the Internet Ron Paul didn't get elected.  Fishy, fishy.

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March 20, 2013, 09:37:30 PM
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Didn't know that!  This guy has serious vision, then.  If he had enough foresight to know what would become of the Internet, and he supports Bitcoin, it's amazing he didn't get elected.
Some would say he did get elected.  [Clearly, their opinion didn't matter.]

He didn't support Bitcoin at the time, though.  Maybe that would have made the difference  Grin

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March 20, 2013, 09:39:21 PM
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He didn't support Bitcoin at the time, though.  Maybe that would have made the difference  Grin


If he had the ability to support bitcoin ~8 years before its creation he'd be a near god.

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March 20, 2013, 09:46:35 PM
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He didn't support Bitcoin at the time, though.  Maybe that would have made the difference  Grin
If he had the ability to support bitcoin ~8 years before its creation he'd be a near god.
I can't tell if you're explaining the joke or riffing on it.  DAMN YOU, TEXT, AND YOUR LACK OF INTONATION!

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March 20, 2013, 09:49:59 PM
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He didn't support Bitcoin at the time, though.  Maybe that would have made the difference  Grin
If he had the ability to support bitcoin ~8 years before its creation he'd be a near god.
I can't tell if you're explaining the joke or riffing on it.  DAMN YOU, TEXT, AND YOUR LACK OF INTONATION!

I was riffing it I think?  I thought the idea of a younger Al Gore saying "I invented the Internet...AND BITCOIN!" in front of a confused audience was hilarious.  He'd follow this up by saying "Also, remember to google my twitter feed or tumblr"

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March 20, 2013, 09:52:00 PM
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He didn't support Bitcoin at the time, though.  Maybe that would have made the difference  Grin


If he had the ability to support bitcoin ~8 years before its creation he'd be a near god.

If by God you mean Satoshi, you may be on to something Grin

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March 20, 2013, 10:29:53 PM
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Al Gore: "I'm a big fan of BitCoin."

This is the most dastardly attack yet launched on Bitcoin by the powers that be. Throwing Al Gore at something is their way of getting people to stop liking it.
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March 20, 2013, 10:47:07 PM
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Assuming its true, I think its one of the sort of quotes that can mean anything!

If Bitcoin takes off, he can prove he was ahead of the curve.

If its sinks, he can say that while he liked the idea, he knew it wouldn't work!

Its vague enough to not get into trouble - sign of a great politician! Wink

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