No Bitcoin Oscars Acceptance Speech: A message more so to the BankstersSubmitted by Woodman101 on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 11:22
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So time goes by. I thought I had acquired a mere $30 of Bitcoin or a digital currency early on. I thought I was doing something early on as a hedge bet with digital currency. I thought I bought it to hold in case the banks collapse. I thought I heard hey $30 could be worth a million someday, so I thought I bought.
A few things happened since then and I forgot. In the back of my head, I recall the early Bitcoin and I thought I would be getting a digital chip or token, like a casino chip. The good news is I am thinking there is a USB and somebody told me to put it in a safe spot. So we are talking 2009-2013. That isn't so long ago, and nobody would have thought the Bitcoin would have a run like it did in such a short time. But that is a long time ago when you have to go off of memory.
So there will be no Bitcoin acceptance speech, as there are a few things I would like to say, but that is not going to happen, I have realized.
I had a few things happen, a death in the family, which then prompted selling the house to avoid going under water and to protect what equity was left. I had plans for Arizona and a sustainable (not in an Agenda 21 way either) future. I had plans of cutting out the banksters, the mortgage industry, and their cohorts in crime, government (yes government), for their role in the housing meltdown. That includes their lopsided appraisals and the tax they brought in on ill gotten gains. I mean we all saw how drunk local, county, state, and Federal government got during the boom. We saw the emergence of the Police State during the last decade. But everybody had their gadgets, Harley's, cabins in the mountains, so all was fine right. I could see the $200 dollar bottles of wine the more I headed east. Yah drunk.
The early part of 2009, I caught a buzz too, honing my homebrewing skills, typically making 2 batches at a time and advancing into carbonics, so maybe I was no different, but I also knew a family member was getting up there so stuck very close to home. Was a sad time, I knew I had changes coming, including putting the house up for sale to live another day. The economy for me had changed drastically on October 15th 2008 and people showed their true colors.
I remember thinking I bought some digital currency but never intended on spending it. Now, I am not so sure that I didn't just move it into an exchange and it just sat there, as I never intended to buy any Starbucks coffee with Bitcoin. I don't even like Starbucks. OK, so I was ignorant and not tech saavy. But I was into the economics and the hedge bet, and recall a study group discussing competing currencies, and pretty damn sure I didn't miss out. I just can't find record of it.
Then I start finding out about a wallet.dat file. I couldn't find a wallet.dat file if i wanted to. I mean I couldn't find anything if I didn't save it and put it in My Documents, I was that bad, but then again, didn't sweat it, I never intended on buying anything. And this is one reason I am hoping there is an exchange that lost contact with me, but I'll never know. It's long gone.
I had a computer crash and lost a great deal, by then you just want to get up and running for work to avoid the pile up thereafter, last thing I am worrying about is $30 in Bitcoins or some wallet.dat I never intended on using.
So I go searching for over 6 hours in a time consuming method of extraction. I can only make it in about 1/3 of the way and the project is overwhelming and it becomes impossible. Could this be a flaw in Bitcoin perhaps? Nobody to talk to? Or is this a lesson in personal responsibility?
As a person who believes in personal responsibility, I am having to remind myself of this. My ignorance can't blame others. The fact that I can't even get to my stuff, rather than simply walk to a back room and look, is not Bitcoins problem. But then you hear assholes like BOA pegging Bitcoin at $1300 and then I started thinking.
The fact that I got sick of Microsoft's lack of quality and consistency in quality of product is not to blame for me reformatting to Linux Mint. Then again, the vulnerabilities and the sudden takeover of my computer with updates is not to blame for me losing the wallet.dat file either. Nobody said I had to move to Linux once I realized the closed system of Microsoft isn't the option I want in life, not from what I have seen or what they have done with their profits. But that's not to blame for long lost files. So the technology is frustrating over the years, exchanges have been hacked, people have been wiped out in their Bitcoin accounts, etc. But at least you can do a disputed charge at Visa, right?
There is no acceptance speech being that I found no USB in a needle in a haystack, in fact, I doubt I ever will. I am not going to get upset, was only $30 and maybe I'll get lucky one day when I have access. But what caused the destruction of my home equity, to get me to the point I had to cut and run? To have to make tough decisions? To make decisions to live another day? I had a neighbor that bought a house in summer of 2008 and probably a year later the family was likely 100k under water. The criminals at BOA and Chase and WAMU were predatory for an entire decade (at their peak) and when you called lawmakers to say enough is enough, more than one (of their aids) said you won't complain about it when you go to sell. Like they were fine with the status quo, and they were, that's why I know they were in on it. But in reality it caused the market to plummet, took me 14 months to sell my house, but I got out.
The assholes at BOA can peg Bitcoin at $1300. All I know is that after not finding Bitcoins and looking at the fraud of the Banksters that continues to this day, with not a single one of them being held accountable or charged for their treason against America, the very big brother nature of it all, even to the extent that you can dispute charges in a heavily regulated banking industry, doesn't amount to anything. The housing meltdown is on them not the American public. They kept up their stunts. They will continue to devour people and then hold back foreclosed houses they own in the market, to further manipulate the housing markets, be it Phoenix, Las Vegas, or Detroit. They reaked havoc on families, created homelessness, caused situations where dogs were left behind in foreclosed houses. I wonder how many divorces it caused from the mess they created? Many in California got chased town to town in the RVs they bought after their new found homelessness. And you think I'm going to sit and bitch about losing $30 of Bitcoin? You think I am going to blame the technology I was so ignorant about to the point I may have made a real boner move? I have to take responsibility. But when I look at why I can't get to my stuff and the situation that caused this, and why I even hedged, thinking I was in early on a competing currency, I am feeling better about why. Unfortunately there is no acceptance speech cause then it would be a little better than this. They are gone. But the reasoning is still there and I'd like to call out the criminal banksters for what they are and for what they have done. That is what I accept. This is what I know.
I don't know about pegging Bitcoin at $1300 because BOA is irrelevant. All I know is that BOA is not worthy of doing business with ever.
I've already learned to cut them out and to look to alternatives.
Am I rushing out to buy Bitcoin today? No. Am I upset about having a computer meltdown, having 2 banks shut down by the FDIC, creating busy work for me in this time period as well, losing paper trails galore, disorganizing me further? Seems their attacks are over. Seems the attacks on the computer and the vulnerabilities are over, I ditched Microsoft products. These are the lessons in life I walk away with. Beats the status quo.
If there is a will there is a way. If there is a way in, there is a way out. To live another day, to realize the alternatives that exist, to learn new technology and organization, this might be good enough. But the Bitcoins are gone.
I'd rather see the Federal Reserve gone. I'd rather see TAX FREE PROPERTY. I'd rather see freedom. Compare that to a corrupt banking system, with corrupt courts, and a corrupt government that has been in on it, ramping up the police state, yah I would rather see freedom. At least Bitcoin can offer freedom as compared to what we have seen. That doesn't mean that Bitcoin will not be vulnerable or have glitches, but it is an alternative, and that is good enough. People have a choice, open source currency or fiat dollars and debt based currency and a government that does nothing when the banksters defraud. Just know what you are getting into. Know the security issues. Don't risk more than you can afford. Live debt free.