Monthly Archives: August 2011

Guardian warmongering over Pakistan encryption ban

The Guardian helps to whip their idiotic readers into line in advance of regime change for Pakistan. All articles of the type that you read below are designed to discredit the governments, like them or not, of the target countries

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Posted in Fear-mongering, Idiocracy, Politricks, Post Tipping Point, Someone Stupid Said, The Facts

Thinking correctly about Bitcoin

An essential feature of the standard attack against Bitcoin is to point to the price charts generated by a single Bitcoin exchange and then use that as definitive proof of Bitcoin’s unsuitability for any purpose. The attack uses these single

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Posted in Economics, Fear-mongering, Libertarianism, Money, Post Tipping Point, Software, Someone Stupid Said

The Internet is starving the streets

Whilst roving around a major city in the UK, I was overwhelmed by the filth, the poverty, the distorted faces, the ground in misery, the decay and the hopelessness in evidence whichever way you cared to look. Contrast this with

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Posted in Economics, Idiocracy, Libertarianism, Post Tipping Point, TC TI KB

Nobody Asked For A Violent State

I live in Stockholm, Sweden. A hundred years ago, one of the largest employers in the city was the State. Their business was as straightforward as it was necessary: help keep keep people safe, provide schools, a social safety net,

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Posted in Libertarianism, Post Tipping Point, Substitution

Selling marijuana is not a crime!

Recently, we have seen many news reports of marijuana stands being shut down by police and other government workers. When kids sell things, such as marijuana, they are learning some very important lessons. They are learning about money and about

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Posted in Substitution

Introducing the Satoshi Gate

The Satoshi Gate is a new way for Bloggers to monetize their writing. It is a WordPress plugin that allows you to collect very small, easy to make payments from your loyal readers. It works like this. When a user

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Posted in Bitcoin, Music, Post Tipping Point, Software, Wishware

Market volatility and Bitcoin

One third of all the Bitcoins that will ever be created have now been mined. This is as a good a time as any to re-state the facts about Bitcoin. It needs to be pointed out to the easily frightened

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Posted in Economics, Fear-mongering, Libertarianism, Money, The Facts

The Dollar Crash

The US Dollar, the first pure fiat world reserve currency, has lost almost all of its value against gold, falling from $1 to around $1680 per ounce. It’s now looking increasingly likely that the record-high price of $1680 on June

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Bitcoins are Baseball Cards

The responses to Bitcoin from different camps that encounter it have been fascinating to read. Bitcoin, like the Internet, is a mirror reflecting the philosophy of the person who is talking about it. Libertarians see it as a way out.

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Posted in Economics, Libertarianism, Money, Music, Post Tipping Point, The Facts, The Law

You can smell their fear now

The Grauniad has an astonishing report of a newsletter published by Belgravia police station, where people are advised to report anarchists to the police. I’m not making this up: Anarchists should be reported, advises Westminster anti-terror police Islamist terrorists also

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Posted in Fear-mongering, Idiocracy, Libertarianism, Politricks, Post Tipping Point, Someone Stupid Said, TC TI KB, Told You So, wtf?