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July 22, 2011, 07:59:40 AM
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They're really, really interested in Bitcoin: https://www.google.com/trends?q=bitcoin&ctab=0&geo=all&date=ytd&sort=0

I imagine this has been discussed before but what is the speculation on Russian interest and what it could mean for the market? Austin doesn't really come as much of a surprise.
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July 22, 2011, 08:11:22 AM
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Google stats are never 100% accurate.

For example, both Austin and Houston appear in that list. Why is Texas so special?

Some anomolies there for sure.

Maybe the Russian interest is criminality?
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July 22, 2011, 08:21:39 AM
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They may well be inaccurate but the mix of libertarianism, Alex Jones followers and "alt culture" in Austin all lead me to be less than surprised by their level of interest.

I was definitely wondering about organized crime elements in Russia.
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July 22, 2011, 09:05:12 AM
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Google stats are never 100% accurate.

For example, both Austin and Houston appear in that list. Why is Texas so special?

Some anomolies there for sure.

Maybe the Russian interest is criminality?
Rick Perry calling for secession... Which no state can do by law... However Texans could definitely start using Bitcoin on the DL and try to avoid taxes from the "angry black man" in Washington.  Wink

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July 22, 2011, 10:33:53 AM
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Texans are a libertarian bunch (not the majority, but higher percentage than most states), and Austin is a major techie center of Texas. Plus the University of Texas is there, and lots of hippies and what not... Houston surprises me though, except that it is the biggest city in Texas population wise.

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July 22, 2011, 01:34:45 PM
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Austin is the capitol of texas and a college town.  Alot of people in their early 20's living there. 
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July 22, 2011, 02:24:04 PM
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Regarding ex-Soviets, there's A LOT of them who really don't like that socialism/communism thing. They had to live under it, so they're often more anti-communist/socialist than Americans.
Plus yea, there's lost of mafias there :/

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July 22, 2011, 02:30:31 PM
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Google stats are never 100% accurate.

For example, both Austin and Houston appear in that list. Why is Texas so special?

Some anomolies there for sure.

Maybe the Russian interest is criminality?
Rick Perry calling for secession... Which no state can do by law... However Texans could definitely start using Bitcoin on the DL and try to avoid taxes from the "angry black man" in Washington.  Wink


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July 22, 2011, 03:40:05 PM
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Maybe the Russian interest is criminality?

That's racist!!!!  Grin
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July 22, 2011, 04:02:31 PM
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Maybe the Russian interest is criminality?

That's racist!!!!  Grin

Wouldn't that technically be national... um... ist?

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July 22, 2011, 04:48:17 PM
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Maybe the Russian interest is criminality?

That's racist!!!!  Grin

And I was worried about "possibly, I wronged on several levels".
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July 22, 2011, 06:43:51 PM
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Regarding ex-Soviets, there's A LOT of them who really don't like that socialism/communism thing. They had to live under it, so they're often more anti-communist/socialist than Americans.
Plus yea, there's lost of mafias there :/

I'm fully aware and always loathe people who talk sympathetically of the Soviet Union while condemning Nazism. The "ex-Soviet" tag was simply used to spruce up the title.
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July 22, 2011, 06:45:58 PM
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And what's with the high Finnish interest?
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July 22, 2011, 06:55:05 PM
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Regarding ex-Soviets, there's A LOT of them who really don't like that socialism/communism thing. They had to live under it, so they're often more anti-communist/socialist than Americans.
Plus yea, there's lost of mafias there :/

I'm fully aware and always loathe people who talk sympathetically of the Soviet Union while condemning Nazism. The "ex-Soviet" tag was simply used to spruce up the title.

Wasn't accusing you of doing anything wrong or making any sort of assumptions. Just pointing out that both, ex-Soviets and Texans, have large section of their population as anti-Socialist.

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July 22, 2011, 07:02:56 PM
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And what's with the high Finnish interest?

They get to heat their homes for free.

Makes reindeer spotting & returning from ice fishing trips/skiing in -50c weather that much more fun

And they could sell polar bear skins for bitcoins

If there were any polars bears up there

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July 22, 2011, 07:03:33 PM
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For example, both Austin and Houston appear in that list. Why is Texas so special?

Obviously, you aren't from Texas
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July 22, 2011, 07:15:01 PM
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For example, both Austin and Houston appear in that list. Why is Texas so special?

Obviously, you aren't from Texas

I (not the quotee) am not from there any more...thank God.

I actually kind of liked Austin when I lived there.

I only went to Houston once for a few hours.  That was enough time to see a hit-n-run accident.  The cool thing about it was that both parties ran after about 15 seconds of getting their bearings.

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July 22, 2011, 07:59:05 PM
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And what's with the high Finnish interest?

I was going to say heating a sauna, but you can't really throw water on a mining rig.

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July 22, 2011, 09:23:20 PM
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Google stats are never 100% accurate.

For example, both Austin and Houston appear in that list. Why is Texas so special?

Some anomolies there for sure.

Maybe the Russian interest is criminality?
Rick Perry calling for secession... Which no state can do by law... However Texans could definitely start using Bitcoin on the DL and try to avoid taxes from the "angry black man" in Washington.  Wink

Perry is a Globalist. You'll find that out though only if he wins the election.
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July 22, 2011, 10:07:53 PM
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lulz. I thought the answer was going to be that both are blocked from our casino  Undecided

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