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May 10, 2013, 03:15:57 AM
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I'd be here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=200494.0 (How did you First Find out about Bitcoin?)

I am a recently disabled professional that has been relegated to crashing at family and friends' houses for the past few months. All my hosts are conservative leaning despite liberal social tendencies. Such tendencies are seemingly the cost of home ownership and religious affiliation in some regions.  One such host watches Bill O'Reilly like it is a requisite Sunday revival passing out salvation candy.

Whilst attempting to swallow my own vomit; I overheard Mr. O'Reilly say, "Bitcoin," no less than 5 times during a 60 minute program. Bill spoke of Bitcoin like Glenn Beck does about 'gold'.

What can I say; maybe it was the 'O'Reilly bump'; but I was immediately interested. At the time I had about $2000 to my name in good old greenbacks. It was February 2013 and as cold as I can remember it ever being.

I was freezing and bored. Being a natural risk taker; I plunged into the coin with $1000 of my very limited resources. I told no one of my seemingly ridiculous actions for fear of being committed to the state mental hospital by my conservative hosts. My recent plight of transitioning from making five figures a month, to deciding whether to buy groceries or pay for insurance probably made the risk easier to assume.

As a genXer; I was born for a time of freedom from fiat and the control it exacts on its naïve holders. Sadly this control often masquerades as security.

Mr. O’Reilly opened my mind to both right-winger logic and the value of something seemingly valueless. Bitcoin was trading at around $20/BTC at the time of my entering the market. This was considered bubble level by many at the time.  The next few months left me wondering how much Bitcoin Mr. O’Reilly held as he pimped its merits.

Needless to say, I am now much more financially able to meet my needs via both BTC and paper fiat. I still don’t get right or left wingers no matter how much Fox News or MSNBC I’m forced to watch.  Regardless, I think everyone can agree on at least some of the merits and freedoms that a vehicle like Bitcoin affords its users.

As a bonus, I now feel a sense of purpose to educate and inform those that know less than me; and to learn from those with more understanding than I can hope to acquire, about our beloved crypto-currency. It has been life giving for a young educated person searching for purpose and principle in a world that is at times devoid of either.

Just a couple more hours of reading and I can play with others on bitcointalk.org.

Where would you post and what would you say if you could post somewhere other than the noob-pen? If you have something of value to add and just can’t wait to clear the noob hurdle, post it here.  Someone just might read it. You did.

I am PWI and I approve this message.

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May 10, 2013, 03:36:32 AM
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Take notice, everybody. Posts like this get you whitelisted  Wink

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May 10, 2013, 03:42:12 AM
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Still a silly newbie rule - I wanted to bid on asicminer shares - but still can't.
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May 10, 2013, 03:51:27 AM
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Still a silly newbie rule - I wanted to bid on asicminer shares - but still can't.

At least the rule makes potential spammers put in a little work that can be checked by the community.  5 quality posts and 4 hours of surfing/learning is an acceptable 'sacrifice' if that's what you want to call it.  Half of life is waiting; and most of that time would be better spent doing something other than worrying about the wait.  Patience is a virtue we don't have time to ignore.  PWI.

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May 10, 2013, 06:18:19 AM
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Take notice, everybody. Posts like this get you whitelisted  Wink

Why does the good list always gotta be white?  Grin

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May 10, 2013, 06:22:34 AM
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Great intro post that... Wink
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May 10, 2013, 06:34:14 AM
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Excellent post.

Noobs shouldn't feel bad about being noobs. If you really think about it, 99.99% of people on this planet are "BTC-noobs", so it's not so bad.

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May 10, 2013, 09:31:27 AM
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all of them I'm an attention whore
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May 16, 2013, 07:53:49 AM
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all of them I'm an attention whore

Me too obviously. At least I have a reason though. Being a gimp affords me all sorts of consolations from the able-bodied.

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