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September 28, 2013, 06:15:50 PM
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AH, now I finally know who pirateat40 is...

Some low life who made money ripping people off.

That describes about 10% of the Bitcoin user base, 15% of the mining pools and 25% of the businesses. lol

And about 12% of regular folks, 75% of auto repair shops, 55% of building contractors, 68% of computer repair shops, 48% of fast food establishments, 93% of foot ware makers, 36% of B&M stores, 100% of Apple and the Government.

So, the Bitcoin community is doing well! Yay!
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I can't really imagine taking a PC in, saying the same thing, and have them come back saying they did a tune-up for $238, replacing the RAM and dusting everything off, but not fixing the problem.
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September 28, 2013, 06:52:07 PM
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getting back on topic..

it seems trendon is still home Facebooking family and friends.. any update on whats happening in his court case?

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September 28, 2013, 10:19:16 PM
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WOW, I never thought the SEC would pay any attention to anything bitcoin. wonder how I missed this story. thanks for sharing! pretty phenomenal stuff that they are paying this much attention. bullish, i think!!!  Cheesy

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September 29, 2013, 06:10:59 AM
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Arrest Time: 20130811.23

http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Texas/Collin-County-TX/Trendon-Shavers.66013789/details/

Saying that you don't trust someone because of their behavior is completely valid.
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September 29, 2013, 06:30:34 AM
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hehe, thanks for posting.  Cheesy
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September 29, 2013, 03:58:39 PM
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I doubt it's unrelated.   Lips sealed
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September 29, 2013, 05:23:50 PM
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AH, now I finally know who pirateat40 is...

Some low life who made money ripping people off.

That describes about 10% of the Bitcoin user base, 15% of the mining pools and 25% of the businesses. lol

And about 12% of regular folks, 75% of auto repair shops, 55% of building contractors, 68% of computer repair shops, 48% of fast food establishments, 93% of foot ware makers, 36% of B&M stores, 100% of Apple and the Government.

So, the Bitcoin community is doing well! Yay!

Yep, it's right on par with the world. Just like the criminal activities of auto repair shops/contractors are dealt with by the government when a victim complains, the the victims in Bitcoinland asked the government to step in and deal with Pirate. Yep, it's right on track.

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September 29, 2013, 05:27:50 PM
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You're right. It's related to the mentality of a stupid asshole. The same mindset that makes him think it's ok to steal from people makes him think it's ok to beat his wife.

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September 29, 2013, 11:32:37 PM
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i seem to have missed this story when it happened. does anyone think this has implications for how the us government generally views / legitimizes bitcoin as currency, or at least something of value, like gold?
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September 29, 2013, 11:46:47 PM
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i seem to have missed this story when it happened. does anyone think this has implications for how the us government generally views / legitimizes bitcoin as currency, or at least something of value, like gold?

Did you see the FinCEN guidelines?
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September 30, 2013, 04:13:35 AM
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i started buying btc right after the pirate scandal

always thought "trendon shavers" was a fake name, color me impressed. 

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October 27, 2013, 04:11:21 PM
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hmm. news has gone quiet on this.. but lets atleast look at what trendon is doing in real life right now

trendon and his wife hired out a stretched limo for the evening, for the kids to go on a 'haunted house' fun day
https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1378326_10201734790629787_1728646743_n.jpg

they stopped at a fast food place
https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1390482_10201735090957295_180389736_n.jpg

notice trendon and his wife at the cashiers desk in the background. and the old guy .. he is the limo driver.

long story short, it seems the fraud arrest and other matters hasn't phased them.

Edit: to anyone complaining that this breaches some privacy laws or someones right to a private life. my response: photos publicly available on facebook.. the end.

EDIT i have taken off the pictures from being instantly viewable due to complaints from posts below, but because the photos are direct links to the open and publicly accessable FB page i cant just black them out..

if i were to take the photo's and edit them and then upload them from tinypic or imgur. then its no longer part of the publicly released photo and i have not been given consent to edit their photo.. thus just linking a publicly accessable original photo without editing or moving to tinypic is the safest bet...

now this post has bumped. anyone with any legal updates?

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October 28, 2013, 12:10:37 AM
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Her kids have nothing to do with this. Please take their photos down.
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October 28, 2013, 12:54:20 AM
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Her kids have nothing to do with this. Please take their photos down.

No I like seeing who getting limo rides off my money.
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October 28, 2013, 01:32:57 AM
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They associate with him (and take advantage of his crimes in the process). To me, they aren't that "innocent" no matter their age.

But your opinion is more prevalent I assume. Many people seem to have an urge to protect random children they don't know Smiley

Holy shit, you're a creepy fucking moron. 
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October 28, 2013, 02:22:08 AM
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Technically this would be a meta ponzi scheme, transacted as it was via PonziCoin.
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October 28, 2013, 02:54:59 AM
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Technically this would be a meta ponzi scheme, transacted as it was via PonziCoin.

WTF are you talking about?

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October 28, 2013, 02:59:29 AM
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They associate with him (and take advantage of his crimes in the process). To me, they aren't that "innocent" no matter their age.

But your opinion is more prevalent I assume. Many people seem to have an urge to protect random children they don't know Smiley

What's the alternative, run away?
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October 28, 2013, 06:30:52 AM
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hmm. news has gone quiet on this.. but lets atleast look at what trendon is doing in real life right now

trendon and his wife hired out a stretched limo for the evening, for the kids to go on a 'haunted house' fun day
https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1378326_10201734790629787_1728646743_n.jpg

they stopped at a fast food place
https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1390482_10201735090957295_180389736_n.jpg

notice trendon and his wife at the cashiers desk in the background. and the old guy .. he is the limo driver.

long story short, it seems the fraud arrest and other matters hasn't phased them.

Edit: to anyone complaining that this breaches some privacy laws or someones right to a private life. my response: photos publicly available on facebook.. the end.

EDIT i have taken off the pictures from being instantly viewable due to complaints from posts below, but because the photos are direct links to the open and publicly accessable FB page i cant just black them out..

if i were to take the photo's and edit them and then upload them from tinypic or imgur. then its no longer part of the publicly released photo and i have not been given consent to edit their photo.. thus just linking a publicly accessable original photo without editing or moving to tinypic is the safest bet...

now this post has bumped. anyone with any legal updates?

http://regex.info/exif.cgi?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-prn2%2F1390482_10201735090957295_180389736_n.jpg

AND

http://regex.info/exif.cgi?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ash4%2F1378326_10201734790629787_1728646743_n.jpg

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October 28, 2013, 10:18:45 AM
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Technically this would be a meta ponzi scheme, transacted as it was via PonziCoin.

1) Do you know what Bitcoin is?
2) Do you know what a ponzi scheme is?
3a) Do you know what a comparison is?
3b) Do you know that two things must have at least one similarity to be compared?
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