Comment: What is your problem?

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What is your problem?

You don't like that I have misgivings about bitcoin so now you call me a troll?

YOU are the reason some people on here don't like bitcoin. You are a plain jerk about it.

If you would be honest with yourself, I could be a great ally to you. All I want is to hash out the negatives and positives of bitcoin. I've never been against bitcoin, and I never will be, but I am against jerks who think they know everything there is to know and gloss of the negatives because they don't want to believe they exist. Everything has negatives, including bitcoin. So stop pretending that bitcoin is going to save the world and start being realistic to people who have no idea how bitcoin works by admitting that there are negatives.

OK, if the questions had been answered then you should have no problem answering them again:

Scenario 1: The power and or internet go out. How do you trade bitcoins? How do you verify the transactions? What is to stop anyone from falsifying bitcoin addresses while the internet is out? You can exchange addresses but that doesn't do anything for anyone until the power is back on and by then thieves will be gone.
I don't really think this is a big issue but some people do, and it is legitimate.

Scenario 2: Bitcoin spiked and crashed around June of 2011. It is currently spiking in price today, by what rule do you believe it is not going to crash soon?

Scenario 3: The US government sees bitcoin as a threat to their currency monopoly. They enter the marketplace methodically buying up and bidding up the price of bitcoin until one day they drop the bomb and sell it all off, destroying the price of bitcoin bring it back down to pennies. Why isn't this likely to happen, given the threat it poses to a dollar denominated world?

Scenario 4: I don't want my transactions followed by the government for some reason. I create numerous wallets and use them to purchase goods where ever I like. With all transaction being public, what is to stop the government, or anyone else for that matter, from following the chain of transaction from one wallet to the next to the next until they come across a wallet that I've used to buy a pizza that I had delivered to my house and connect that to another wallet I have supporting some revolutionaries? Or connecting me to a purchase made at a website that collected my IP address? Or from following the transactions to an exchange where I am REQUIRED to give personal information because of new regulations?

Scenario 4: The block chain is enormous and grows with every transaction that is made. I've been downloading the blockchain for 3 days now. As the blockchain grows larger and larger it presents a barrier to entry that keeps many people out of the market. Yes there are online wallets but these are a security risk because you not in control of the wallet yourself. How does bitcoin overcome the issue of the ever expanding blockchain?

If bitcoin is the end all be all then explain how it survives those scenarios. I'm not trolling, I'm just searching for answers and I'm a bit tired up bitcoin being trumped up because people are going to believe that bitcoin has no issues and will lose a lot of money when the bitcoin bubble collapses.

You should be ashamed of yourself for calling me a troll instead of engaging in rational thought. I have nothing against bitcoin, I intend to use it some day perhaps, but you have got to chill out. You are not doing the bitcoin community any favors behaving as you are.