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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

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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Posted in Economics, Fear-mongering, Money, Someone Stupid Said, Substitution, The Facts

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?

Monkton Suppression: its plain WRONG

Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, claimed House Democrats have refused to allow him to appear alongside former Vice President Al Gore at a high profile global warming hearing on Friday April 24, 2009

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Posted in Economics, Fear-mongering, Idiocracy, Science, Someone Clever Said, The Facts

Henry Porter: Intellectual Monopolist

Henry Porter has now completely discredited himself, with a shameful piece of luddite nonsense masquerading as a call for justice: If indeed a new era of global responsibility has come into being with measures that actually restrain banks and isolate

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Posted in Bollocks, Censorship, Economics, Fear-mongering, Insanity, Money, Post Tipping Point, Someone Stupid Said, The Facts

The BBC is the threat

Thanks to a vigilant lurker, we have this gem from BBQ / BBC: Italy police warn of Skype threat By David Willey BBC News, Rome The police’s use of wiretaps has forced some criminals on to the internet Criminals in

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Posted in BBQ, Fear-mongering, Privacy, Software, Someone Stupid Said