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January 29, 2014, 07:28:37 PM
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I see most of the members of this forum as self serving capitalists posing as radical anarchists. At least, that's the arguments I see when someone mentions government here. Everyone wants the government to fuck off while they diligently work to increase Bitcoins exchange rate to government fiat. No member of this forum should be against Yankee because he ignored and attempted to subvert the legal system, ignored government control and preached the gospel of Bitcoin continuously to increase adoption. He did anything necessary to increase his personal wealth up to and including committing a felony. Shouldn't that make him the most respected Bitcoiner here?


As with a lot of anarchists they tend to be all mouth and are essentially greedy capitalists who are just angry that they don't have more money to spend on crap. They claim to hate taxes and governments but still hypocritically pay their way.

Very nice! Someone actually got it.

I never fails to amuse me how some fools act out the moral high horse (obviously too weak to follow through) on internet.

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January 29, 2014, 07:33:32 PM
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I see most of the members of this forum as self serving capitalists posing as radical anarchists. At least, that's the arguments I see when someone mentions government here. Everyone wants the government to fuck off while they diligently work to increase Bitcoins exchange rate to government fiat. No member of this forum should be against Yankee because he ignored and attempted to subvert the legal system, ignored government control and preached the gospel of Bitcoin continuously to increase adoption. He did anything necessary to increase his personal wealth up to and including committing a felony. Shouldn't that make him the most respected Bitcoiner here?


As with a lot of anarchists they tend to be all mouth and are essentially greedy capitalists who are just angry that they don't have more money to spend on crap. They claim to hate taxes and governments but still hypocritically pay their way.

Very nice! Someone actually got it.

I never fails to amuse me how some fools act out the moral high horse (obviously too weak to follow through) on internet.

'QuestionAuthority' LOL christ

And there's always going to be someone that doesn't get it. Sad.

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January 29, 2014, 07:36:32 PM
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I see most of the members of this forum as self serving capitalists posing as radical anarchists. At least, that's the arguments I see when someone mentions government here. Everyone wants the government to fuck off while they diligently work to increase Bitcoins exchange rate to government fiat. No member of this forum should be against Yankee because he ignored and attempted to subvert the legal system, ignored government control and preached the gospel of Bitcoin continuously to increase adoption. He did anything necessary to increase his personal wealth up to and including committing a felony. Shouldn't that make him the most respected Bitcoiner here?


As with a lot of anarchists they tend to be all mouth and are essentially greedy capitalists who are just angry that they don't have more money to spend on crap. They claim to hate taxes and governments but still hypocritically pay their way.

Very nice! Someone actually got it.

I never fails to amuse me how some fools act out the moral high horse (obviously too weak to follow through) on internet.

You seem to live your entire life on the internet looking at your stats. Do you actually sleep or do you just troll and deal with crapcoins 24/7?
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January 29, 2014, 07:42:41 PM
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I see most of the members of this forum as self serving capitalists posing as radical anarchists. At least, that's the arguments I see when someone mentions government here. Everyone wants the government to fuck off while they diligently work to increase Bitcoins exchange rate to government fiat. No member of this forum should be against Yankee because he ignored and attempted to subvert the legal system, ignored government control and preached the gospel of Bitcoin continuously to increase adoption. He did anything necessary to increase his personal wealth up to and including committing a felony. Shouldn't that make him the most respected Bitcoiner here?


As with a lot of anarchists they tend to be all mouth and are essentially greedy capitalists who are just angry that they don't have more money to spend on crap. They claim to hate taxes and governments but still hypocritically pay their way.

I'd be more inclined to make that assertion about the Libertarians here than about the Anarchists.  Most of the more consistent here (in terms of ravings at least) seem to be drawn from the latter pool.

Back OT, Shrem was at least straight-up in the interview when he claimed that he didn't get into the Libertarian or political stuff that much.  So it's hard to fault him for being terribly hypocritical in either his (poorly executed) games within the mainstream financial system or his activities as part of the Bitcoin Foundation.


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January 29, 2014, 07:44:48 PM
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I see most of the members of this forum as self serving capitalists posing as radical anarchists. At least, that's the arguments I see when someone mentions government here. Everyone wants the government to fuck off while they diligently work to increase Bitcoins exchange rate to government fiat. No member of this forum should be against Yankee because he ignored and attempted to subvert the legal system, ignored government control and preached the gospel of Bitcoin continuously to increase adoption. He did anything necessary to increase his personal wealth up to and including committing a felony. Shouldn't that make him the most respected Bitcoiner here?


As with a lot of anarchists they tend to be all mouth and are essentially greedy capitalists who are just angry that they don't have more money to spend on crap. They claim to hate taxes and governments but still hypocritically pay their way.

Very nice! Someone actually got it.

I never fails to amuse me how some fools act out the moral high horse (obviously too weak to follow through) on internet.

You seem to live your entire life on the internet looking at your stats. Do you actually sleep or do you just troll and deal with crapcoins 24/7?

Yeah, he's just a stupid troll. I've talked to Charlie in person a couple of times. His drive, determination and love for Bitcoin were unquestionable. What he allegedly did was nothing short of the mindset of this forum. Almost every thread I have read here for two years preaches the same theme of "fuck the government Bitcoin will change the world". Well that's what Charlie did so you can't hate him for it. He should have been more discrete in his subversion but hindsight is 20-20.

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January 29, 2014, 10:45:14 PM
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'Doesn't get it'

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January 29, 2014, 11:03:22 PM
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The greatest thing the criminal innovators in bitcoin could do at this point, is to step away and let a new generation take over.

So they can be arrested for victimless "crimes" too? This is a sick version of Whack-A-Mole; it doesn't matter which of us are popping up at any time or in any sequence, we're all moles, and the whacker is a Terminator.

Murder for hire is not a 'victimless' crime.

More guilt by association? This topic is about Charlie Shrem, who isn't alleged to have committed/conspired to murder for hire. Even if you're referring to all the people using the "Dread Pirate Roberts" pseudonym (including government agents, who physically controlled the SR servers for a considerable length of time)...

There was nothing innovative about Silk Road - online forums for victimless and victimful crimes for $ have existed for decades. One of which I would argue is craigslist (founded 1995, so 20th anniv next year), unless you want to pretend that every single criminal poster on there who's never stopped is just an undercover cop.

Saying that you don't trust someone because of their behavior is completely valid.
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January 30, 2014, 01:56:28 AM
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It's not about Charlie did this or that. It's how quickly everyone distances themselves. It's like we are so concerned with how we look, rather than the substance of who we are. It's not like we suddenly discovered he's a paedophile. There's been some serious accusations levelled against this person based on their work with Bitcoin. Maybe he got greedy and saw an opportunity for more profit. But the point is that where is the solidarity? I don't see a huge injustice or big immorality here. I see a profiteer who did something with little harm (or even positive effect).

What I do see, is an obsession with image. Yesterday he was a darling. Today he's a pariah. Would you treat someone you know and trust this way? Would you publically out them and distance yourself from someone you believe to be morally upstanding in the name of preserving your image? Or would you show them solidarity, and stand with them as a friend?

Just because it's corporates in suits, doesn't excuse their actions. Even if you could see it happening. That you expect it to happen is a sad reflection of the world we live in. Flip flopping on friends and allies is sociopath behaviour.
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January 30, 2014, 03:15:34 AM
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Oh look, Bitcoin's biggest fucktard has opinions to share.

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January 30, 2014, 03:39:05 AM
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/praying here that Mircea Popescu never pulls his finger out of his ass... we'll not survive the smell.

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January 30, 2014, 04:10:45 AM
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/praying here that Mircea Popescu never pulls his finger out of his ass... we'll not survive the smell.

Dude, you keep inserting yourself in conversations that in no conceivable manner include you with this whiny bullshit. I get it, MP publicly humiliated you at some past point. Get over it, he does this to a dozen fucktards a day, you're not special. Moreover, he probably forgot all about you and your idiocy within the week, what the fuck are you still carrying your bullshit months later for?

Learn from it, be less of a fuckwit next time. What do you imagine, that if you whine enough reality somehow changes for you or what is it exactly? Kids today I swear....

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January 30, 2014, 07:27:15 AM
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People are funny (and simpletons) when they say that just because someone committed a "crime" (an illegal act) that they should be prosecuted and punished.

At one time it was a crime for women to vote and black people to sit where they wanted on the bus and it' still a crime in most places to smoke a joint or have consensual sex with money involved, etc.  

And his friends didn't "throw him under the bus".  They are being pragmatic and trying to do what is best for themselves and for bitcoin.  And of course anyone who speaks up will be the next target of the gov't stormtroopers.

Yes he may or may not have done something that was illegal, but most likley not immoral, so I feel bad for the dude and I'm sure his friends do too.  I feel bad for DPR as well and anyone else locked up for victimless crimes, but just the world we live in.
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January 30, 2014, 07:34:22 AM
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But, but, it's been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that DPR was at all times Ross Ulbricht, and nobody could have possibly stolen his identity or been in control of the SR servers in order to set up that peacenik for hiring multiple murders! :p

Saying that you don't trust someone because of their behavior is completely valid.
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January 30, 2014, 07:40:10 AM
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Well he was one of the leading reasons why i thought the foundation was fail.

That foundation is full of fail...

The Bitcoin Foundation was 'full of fail' to me for a bunch of reasons, but none of them was Charlie.  I never paid much attention to him at all until this incident.  Before that he was mostly just a funny-looking dude who seemed like a poser and had one of the earlier exchange thingies.  I was, of course, aware that he was involved in the Bitcoin Foundation somewhere and it obviously did nothing to elevate his stature.

Hey, I just got an idea for a new conspiracy theory!  Lets say Charlie was planning this all out from the beginning with a secret banker cabal.  He's supposed to be a 'Rothchild' after all.  Maybe he deliberately avoided secure communications to entrap people.  Hmmm...It's all mighty suspicious...


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January 30, 2014, 01:04:54 PM
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And of course anyone who speaks up will be the next target of the gov't stormtroopers.

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Note the 2012 date on that, too. Geddit?

Read here, and understand it this time.

But, but, it's been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that DPR was at all times Ross Ulbricht, and nobody could have possibly stolen his identity or been in control of the SR servers in order to set up that peacenik for hiring multiple murders! :p

Is your source what you've read on Trilema back in Oct?

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February 02, 2014, 08:03:47 PM
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What I do see, is an obsession with image. Yesterday he was a darling. Today he's a pariah. Would you treat someone you know and trust this way? Would you publically out them and distance yourself from someone you believe to be morally upstanding in the name of preserving your image? Or would you show them solidarity, and stand with them as a friend?



Slightly off topic - but there's an actor in the UK currently on trial for historic sex offences (the guy who plays Ken Barlow on Coronation Street) - I don't know wether the guy is guilty or not and have no feelings about the case one way or the other.
   The only reason I mention it is that I noticed that when the mass media were filming him walking up to the court house he was flanked by his two sons and his daughter. His two sons are also actors whose public profiles you would expect to be of importance to them. Yet they wanted to be seen to be supporting their father - and this is greatly to their credit I would say regardless of the eventual verdict on their Dad. I thought that it was impressive - on their part that is, his children. The loyalty was impressive I mean.
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February 02, 2014, 08:15:37 PM
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If corporates and people working with central power dictate development, then satoshi's vision will evolve into CorpCoin.


Exactly.  Which is why no "single person" or "single organization" (Bitcoin Foundation) should be the "face" of Bitcoin.  Ever.
Bitcoin was created for the very opposite purpose.  Its the complete removal of trust in any specific party.  
The only "representative" bitcoin needs, is math.
Human beings will continue to "corrupt".  There will always be someone to arrest.

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So you're saying thats why he "really" got arrested?   They're mad at him? Seems like a stretch.
Doesn't matter anyways.  Bitcoin has nothing to do with Shrem, or Bitcoin Foundation, or Dred Pirate Roberts.
Bitcoin has nothing to do with faces or names.  Its Math.  The rest is a carnival, and irrelevant.
Next time voices should all equally be heard in the crowd.  Nobody on stage.
People on stage get arrested.   Satoshi was smart to dissolve himself into nothingness.

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February 02, 2014, 08:21:18 PM
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I don't think anyone threw him under the bus -- I think he walked in front of it.

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February 02, 2014, 08:22:58 PM
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I don't think anyone threw him under the bus -- I think he walked in front of it.

And did a Harleem shake at the same time. Living large yo!
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February 02, 2014, 08:27:41 PM
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This is amazing, how fast you guys can turn every f'n thread in this forum to a off topic and utterly pointless blabbering.
Truly amazing.
Carry on and keep typing nonsense to that "Post reply" box on your screen. Faster!

While reading what I wrote, use the most friendliest and relaxing voice in your head.
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