Just over one week ago, US Senator Joe Manchin made headlines when he wrote an open letter to federal regulators calling for an outright ban of bitcoin, and now he has received a tongue-in-cheek response from a fellow politician, Congressman Jared Polis.
The Colorado representative issued a letter today to the same federal regulators that Manchin addressed, and in the letter Polis satirically calls for a ban on the physical US dollar.
Elaborating on his concerns about the dollar, Polis wrote that “the exchange of dollar bills, including high denomination bills, is currently unregulated and has allowed users to participate in illicit activity”, mirroring similar statements made by Manchin about bitcoin.
This article points out that Mt. Gox was responsible for the April 2013 crash which took Bitcoin prices from 266 USD to 66. The same mechanism is responsible for the recent 900-to-500 fluctuations this past week.
Got an email from Luke Noble, Chairman of the Gloucester Republican City Committee, stating that there will be a debate for Gloucester's 2013 election candidates. This debate will be held Soviet-style: questions must be submitted to the Gloucester Daily Times, a day before the debate. No "un-vetted" questions will be allowed at either of the two debates.
I almost sent Luke a reply email asking whether he knew that this form of question vetting was Soviet-style. Then I realized that he doesn't care, he is part of the system, and my efforts would be better spent alerting the Daily Paul audience about this.
The full text of the email is below. Please, MA and especially Gloucester residents who read this, feel free to let the local GOP chapter know how much of a fan you are of Soviet-style tactics being used in our elections.
I was behind a truck the other day with a bumper sticker, "Police details save lives." The reason for this sticker is to promote the idea that having police staffing the "flagging" operations will save more lives than staffing these positions with lower-paid employees who can still wave a flag and direct traffic.
However, when I read this I thought of another perspective: that, by gathering information on the public servants, we can help prevent them from taking inappropriate evil actions and thereby save lives.
I just watched "Why in the World are they Spraying?": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEfJO0-cTis&feature=youtu.be
At 55:30, a lady is describing how there is a severe drought in Africa.
This made me think about the US's military build-up in and around Africa, and made me wonder whether we're spraying from the aircraft carriers.
Really loved the end, just before the credits: words appeared on the screen, "Why in the world are they spraying?" And a few seconds later, the answer: "Because we let them!"
Let's stop letting them. Find the identities of those who are participating.
A public service announcement on the radio the other day promoted drinking tap water instead of bottled water. It said the municipalities do more testing and provide higher quality than the bottled water manufacturers.
It also demonized those manufacturers, saying they stole from public aquifers.
Does Edward Snowden even exist?
I've seen reports here that it's possible he is controlled opposition to prevent another whistleblower's evidence from coming to light.
He's been in many countries, and is giving the US government "a run for their money" (it's not their money, it's ours).
Political commentators have said that the Obama administration is losing credibility for every day that he's on the run.
Is it possible that he's not on the run? That he is a fictional character, made up in the same manner that the CIA makes up their agents to have fictional lives in other countries?
From reading http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3116242, regarding animals trampling on one another, I thought of the opposite, animals communicating with one another.
From there I thought of a Dolphin Internet. It would consist of a station with a microphone and a speaker. The dolphins could perform searches, etc; and ultimately, communicate with humans. On forums first perhaps, and later VOIP.
Just wanted to wish Edward Snowden a happy birthday -- that is, if the reporting is accurate.
Last week he was reported as 29. Today, I see him being reported as 30. So I presume he has had his birthday, possibly while in the air.
Happy birthday Edward! We love you and want you safe.
Michael Nystrom said in a comment, "In the final end, the buck stops with me."
This was a comment to the post http://www.dailypaul.com/289476/something-fishy-is-going-on-....
That post had ralph hornsby and myself concerned about the actions that Jon took against Fishyculture during Michael's vacation.
That post is now closed to additional comments. Michael had stated the above quote in a comment and I had wanted to respond to it. I guess the only way now is to create a separate post.
Zip-ties. We need to carry zip-ties everywhere, I've commented recently.
However, zip-ties are not as useful if the user has not been trained.
I just went through a mental video of an arrest, which went like this; it actually started from thinking about whether I have a correct copy of the Constitution from Amazon (free on Kindle), so wanted to go to the Smithsonian and take a picture of it. Then I thought perhaps the rule was no pictures, so a security guard (or possibly even cop, or fed) would come over and attempt to take the device from the user.
Officer: You can't take pictures in here, please give me the camera/phone.
With advancing technology comes advancing capabilities. One neat capability is the ability to build something permanent out of temporary pieces. The RAID (Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks) array is one such, where any drive failing doesn't mean loss of any data, as long as it is replaced in time -- i.e., before another drive fails; and there are ways to arrange it so an array can survive two, or more failures depending on how much redundancy is build into the system.
Which segues into this idea: with enough cameras, we can completely recreate the crime scene and identify all actors.
I'm thinking about a Kickstarter for an open source video integration project, where it is fed numerous sources of video, still frames, and audio, and it recreates a 4D representation of the event.
Is it possible that the Utah data center, which has enough computers to hold all global communications for many years, a false flag?
Perhaps they're creating that much computing power to be able to obtain 51% of Bitcoin, or other crypto-currencies, in order to pollute the blockchain?
"The future's open wide."