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August 02, 2013, 04:33:49 AM
Last edit: August 09, 2013, 06:34:14 AM by BitTrade
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At a libertarian convention that was attended by a few friends of mine, I was told that there was a panel of libertarian congressmen, and during a Q&A the question was asked "So if we get rid of the FED, what will we replace it with?"  Congressman Massie's response was "Bitcoin!"  

Massie is quite an impressive guy.  He's an MIT educated engineer, and lives in a solar-powered home that he built himself.  

As far as I know, this may be the first public endorsement of Bitcoin from a member of the US congress.   Will try to snag a video if I can find one.

edit:  found a video

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/36705139

start watching around 21:30
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August 02, 2013, 04:57:04 AM
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Cool Deal!

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August 02, 2013, 05:01:11 AM
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Please take a look for that video!
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August 02, 2013, 05:48:25 AM
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Would love to see a vid

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August 09, 2013, 06:33:40 AM
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found a video

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/36705139

start watching around 21:30
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August 09, 2013, 06:43:25 AM
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August 09, 2013, 07:27:51 AM
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Nice find.  Next step is getting most other politicians on board.

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August 09, 2013, 02:52:35 PM
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Uhhh whats fed?

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August 09, 2013, 03:00:25 PM
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August 09, 2013, 03:08:02 PM
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Uhhh whats fed?

Federal Reserve.
And please don't. The US is already screwing with Bitcoin as is, imagine if it was their legal tender....

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August 09, 2013, 03:12:53 PM
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Uhhh whats fed?

Federal Reserve.
And please don't. The US is already screwing with Bitcoin as is, imagine if it was their legal tender....

If it follows the same pattern as the USD then everyone in the world would accept it as currency.

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August 09, 2013, 03:14:04 PM
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Uhhh whats fed?

Federal Reserve.
And please don't. The US is already screwing with Bitcoin as is, imagine if it was their legal tender....

If it follows the same pattern as the USD then everyone in the world would accept it as currency.

No, thank you. I'll pass on that one.

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August 09, 2013, 03:16:46 PM
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Nice find OP, but I rather our government stay out of bitcoin.
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August 09, 2013, 04:24:23 PM
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Nothing wrong with governments accepting Bitcoin by itself, what I object to is when their special interests or the government itself tries to control it and pretend they're in charge.
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August 09, 2013, 04:32:06 PM
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2013 - Bitcoin becoming the legal tender of U.S.
2014 - The U.S. government tightens the regulations on Bitcoin after a group of pedophiles were busted.
Late 2014 - Additional regulations are implemented in order to protect the children!
2015 - As the chances of a Bitcoin funded terrorist attack grows Bimbama implements a killswitch for the whole Bitcoin network, 51% of the power is gained by multiple supercomputers fully funded by the taxpayers!
2016 - As unemployment grows the U.S. decides to implement a mechanism of creating new Bitcoins out of thin air!

tl:dr same thing happens to Bitcoin as with USD.
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2013 - Bitcoin becoming the legal tender of U.S.
2014 - The U.S. government tightens the regulations on Bitcoin after a group of pedophiles were busted.
Late 2014 - Additional regulations are implemented in order to protect the children!
2015 - As the chances of a Bitcoin funded terrorist attack grows Bimbama implements a killswitch for the whole Bitcoin network, 51% of the power is gained by multiple supercomputers fully funded by the taxpayers!
2016 - As unemployment grows the U.S. decides to implement a mechanism of creating new Bitcoins out of thin air!

tl:dr same thing happens to Bitcoin as with USD.

Mid 2014 Bitcoin forks to Bit2 branch and power is returned to the people. Bit2 is accepted and used by all because the entire population in now trained to understand and use it on a daily basis thanks to government training programs.

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August 09, 2013, 05:26:17 PM
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Sounds like he's just joking around from the snippet I watched.

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August 09, 2013, 05:29:15 PM
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Sounds like he's just joking around from the snippet I watched.
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It's at 22:00. They basically just make light of Bitcoin for 2 seconds.
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August 09, 2013, 05:29:40 PM
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2013 - Bitcoin becoming the legal tender of U.S.
2014 - The U.S. government tightens the regulations on Bitcoin after a group of pedophiles were busted.
Late 2014 - Additional regulations are implemented in order to protect the children!
2015 - As the chances of a Bitcoin funded terrorist attack grows Bimbama implements a killswitch for the whole Bitcoin network, 51% of the power is gained by multiple supercomputers fully funded by the taxpayers!
2016 - As unemployment grows the U.S. decides to implement a mechanism of creating new Bitcoins out of thin air!

tl:dr same thing happens to Bitcoin as with USD.

Mid 2014 Bitcoin forks to Bit2 branch and power is returned to the people. Bit2 is accepted and used by all because the entire population in now trained to understand and use it on a daily basis thanks to government training programs.

Sadly Bit2 is then demonized by the community shortly after and since most of the people on earth are docile sheep that can't think for themselves Bit2 quickly finds its end.
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August 09, 2013, 05:32:06 PM
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2013 - Bitcoin becoming the legal tender of U.S.
2014 - The U.S. government tightens the regulations on Bitcoin after a group of pedophiles were busted.
Late 2014 - Additional regulations are implemented in order to protect the children!
2015 - As the chances of a Bitcoin funded terrorist attack grows Bimbama implements a killswitch for the whole Bitcoin network, 51% of the power is gained by multiple supercomputers fully funded by the taxpayers!
2016 - As unemployment grows the U.S. decides to implement a mechanism of creating new Bitcoins out of thin air!

tl:dr same thing happens to Bitcoin as with USD.

Mid 2014 Bitcoin forks to Bit2 branch and power is returned to the people. Bit2 is accepted and used by all because the entire population in now trained to understand and use it on a daily basis thanks to government training programs.

Sadly Bit2 is then demonized by the community shortly after and since most of the people on earth are docile sheep that can't think for themselves Bit2 quickly finds its end.

We should get together and write a novella just to see where it goes.  Grin

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