If BitPay's decision to promote bitcoin through a college football playoff seemed bizarre or peculiar at times, the event ultimately succeeded as spectacle, promoting the emerging technology's benefits to many hearing about it for the first time.
By Larry Chin Global Research, December 27, 2014
"This project, from the creation of The Interview to the well-orchestrated international incident, has been guided by the CIA, the Pentagon, and the State Department from the start. It is propaganda. It is a weapon of psychological warfare. It is an especially perverted example of military-intelligence manipulation of popular culture for the purpose of war.
There is nothing funny about any of it.
On the day after Christmas the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the University of Central Florida Knights will square off in the Bitcoin Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
In several short years few will recall the game itself, especially not those on the Trop's Party Deck. But, historians will note that 2014 was the year that a major American college football bowl game was named for a post-national cryptocurrency associated with techno-libertarians and anonymous transactions.
The Shanghai Gold Exchange reported delivering 60 tons of gold for the week ended December 19, 2014 bringing the total of gold delivered this year to 2,016 tons!
By Ray Preston / News 4 and Dan Greenwald / KMOV.com
(KMOV.com) – St. Peters, O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, and a councilman from O’Fallon are filing a lawsuit in attempt to block a ban on red light cameras in St. Charles County.
Voters approved the ban November 4, with 73 percent of those who went to polls supporting the measure. However, those suing maintain the county has overstepped its legal bounds.
“Seventy-three percent of the voters pass a ban on red light cameras so what these cities are doing are suing 73 percent of the voters in St. Charles County, within their own cities. They’re suing their own residents,” said St. Charles County Councilman Joe Brazil.
Tweet of the day:
No one should be above the law, especially those enforcing it.
Christmas is often touted as a time of miracles by the true believers, and while I may be skeptical of “miracles” in the spiritual sense, I’ll take any excuse to celebrate more nonviolent individuals achieving more freedom. And thanks to Governor Jerry Brown’s Christmas Cheer, 105 people convicted of non-violent drug-related offenses received pardons, though he later retracted one of them. From the AP:
When I started to write a daily Felony Friday feature in May of 2013, incidents that caused the masses to question police abuse of power did not frequently make it to the mainstream news cycle. Even my personalized social media feeds were not populated with reports of police gone wild or the enforcement of ridiculous laws. Most of the stories I reported on I had to dig to find and rarely added my own commentary to stories that the mainstream media chose to report.
New Book from Rand Paul: 'Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America' - June, 2015Submitted by RandWatcher on Fri, 12/26/2014 - 02:11
In AMERICA IS OURS, Senator Paul is calling for changes in the Republican Party and American politics in order for us to make America ours again. Our immigration system is broken. Entitlements are in the red. Healthcare is a mess. We've overextended our resources in both our foreign policy and domestic policies and America is less safe for it. Real reform will mean less of the politics-as-usual Americans have grown tired of. It will mean imaginative, fresh solutions rooted in personal responsibility, individual liberty, and the original values that made this country great.
Senator Paul will address hot button issues in such chapters as:
Tweet of the day:
There will only be peace when those who seek war are in jail
So sorry this post is needed year after year; please repost everywhere it may do some good:
We know about the tragic death of Eric Garner, who was unequivocally murdered by a member of the New York Police Department. We know about the death of Michael Brown, which caused mass protests, looting and rioting, but offered little in the way of clarity as to what actually happened leading up to his death. We also know about the shameful killing of 12 year old Tamir Rice in Ohio, shot within 2 seconds of a police officer seeing him, dead for the crime of playing with an airsoft gun.
In the spirit of the season (the spirit is harsh, blanket judgement), the website Mediaite conducted a survey of cable news hosts from CNN, Fox News and MSNBC which asked respondents to rank their colleagues from best to worst. Unsurprisingly (or, perhaps, surprisingly since Bill O’Reilly was nominated in the same category), Sean Hannity was voted Worst Host on Fox News.
Hannity was really sad and mad about it and had to stomp around Twitter to cool off.
@TheMattWilstein Lets do the BEST OF MEDIAITE CONCHA. ALL THE REST OF U MEDIAMATTERS WANNABEES SUCK IMHO . #badge of honor
So help me understand this...it's nearly midnight and you're a teen...your mom thinks you're out with your girlfriend but you're out with your homies instead. A police officer approaches you in a parking lot and you pull a handgun out and point it at him...then, when the cop shoots you dead, the community is outraged. What the hell part of this outrages the community? As long as these MO folks continue to act stupid, there will be consequences.
"Indigos have a warrior spirit, because their collective purpose is to mash down old systems that no longer serve us. They are here to quash government, educational and legal systems that lack integrity. To accomplish this end, they need tempers and fiery determination."
Adjust the age range on her site from the publication date to present day, and it's ages 16 to 34.
What do you think?