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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby williatw » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:01 am

Chicago protest calls for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign
Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell on how protestors in Chicago are calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP4D-bQscK0




And the mostly minority protestors are also calling for Trump to intervene

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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby choff » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:08 am

paperburn1 wrote:trades per min sunday night
https://data.bitcoinity.org/markets/tra ... 0d?c=e&t=a


Try buying your groceries in cash and insist on getting the change in bullion or crypto.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby choff » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:11 am

TDPerk wrote:
choff wrote:We can produce ... U.S. financial system.


What idiocy. No, it is not either the explicit or implicit job of a central bank to create scarcity of anything. They have two contradictory jobs they can be accorded, keeping the value of money stable, and encouraging out counter cyclical variations in money supply.

Neither is a job which can be accomplished to the net gain of society, but neither job is to create or maintain an existing scarcity.


The Fed is a private corporation, the CEO's have to answer to their shareholders. By law they must maximize return to the shareholders, that's contradictory job number three.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby Diogenes » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:27 pm

I'll just put this out there. :)



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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby paperburn1 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:30 pm

choff wrote:
paperburn1 wrote:trades per min sunday night
https://data.bitcoinity.org/markets/tra ... 0d?c=e&t=a


Try buying your groceries in cash and insist on getting the change in bullion or crypto.

From Who Accepts Bitcoins As Payment? List of Companies
https://99bitcoins.com/who-accepts-bitc ... -bitcoins/
but paying in cash and getting crypto as change I am not sure besides KFC canada.

<li><strong><a href="https://www.coindesk.com/kfc-canada-is-accepting-bitcoin-for-fried-chicken/" class="external" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KFC Canada</a></strong></li>
<li><a href="http://overstock.com" target="_blank" class="external" rel="nofollow"><strong>Overstock.com</strong></a> – A company that sells big ticket items at lower prices due to overstocking</li>
<li><a href="https://www.coindesk.com/playboy-tv-to-accept-crypto-payments-for-exclusive-adult-content/" class="external" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Playboy</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWsd1WwhhNg" class="external" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Subway</strong></a> – Eat fresh</li>
<li><a href="http://fortune.com/2018/01/10/microsoft-bitcoin-temporary-halt/" class="external" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Microsoft</strong></a> – Users can buy content with Bitcoin on Xbox and Windows store</li>
<li><strong>Reddit</strong> – You can buy premium features there with bitcoins</li>
<li><strong>Virgin Galactic</strong> –&nbsp;Richard Branson company that includes Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline</li>
<li><strong>OkCupid</strong> – Online dating site</li>
<li><strong>Namecheap</strong>&nbsp;– Domain name registrar</li>
<li><strong>CheapAir.com</strong> – Travel booking site for airline tickets, car rentals, hotels</li>
<li><strong>Expedia.com</strong> – Online travel booking agency</li>
<li><strong>Gyft</strong> – Buy giftcards using Bitcoin</li>
<li><strong>Newegg.com</strong> – Online&nbsp;electronics retailer now uses bitpay to accept bitcoin as payment</li>
<li>&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a title="More articles about Wikipedia." href="https://www.wikipedia.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">Wikipedia</a>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">– &nbsp;The Free Encyclopedia with 4 570 000+ article</span></li>
<li><strong style="font-size: 14px;">Alza</strong><span style="font-size: 14px;"> – Largest Czech online retailer</span></li>
<li><strong>The Internet Archive</strong> – web documatation company</li>
<li><strong>Bitcoin.Travel</strong> – a travel site that provides&nbsp;accommodation, apartments, attractions, bars, and beauty salons around the world</li>
<li><strong>Pembury Tavern</strong> – A pub in London, England</li>
<li>&nbsp;<strong>Old Fitzroy</strong> – A pub in&nbsp;Sydney, Australia</li>
<li><strong>The Pink Cow</strong> – A diner in&nbsp;Tokyo, Japan</li>
<li><strong>The Pirate Bay</strong> –&nbsp;BitTorrent directories</li>
<li><strong>Zynga</strong> – Mobile gaming</li>
<li><strong>4Chan.org</strong> – For premium services</li>
<li><strong>EZTV</strong> – Torrents TV shows provider</li>
<li><strong>Mega.co.nz</strong> – The new venture started by the former owner of&nbsp;MegaUpload Kim Dotcom</li>
<li><strong>Lumfile</strong> – Free cloud base file server – pay for premium services</li>
<li><strong>Etsy Vendors</strong> – 93 of them</li>
<li><strong>PizzaForCoins.com</strong> –&nbsp;Domino’s Pizza signed up – pay for their pizza with bitcons</li>
<li><strong>Whole Foods</strong> – Organic food store (by purchasing gift card from&nbsp;Gyft)</li>
<li><strong>Bitcoincoffee.com</strong> – Buy your favorite coffee online</li>
<li><strong>Grass Hill Alpacas</strong> – A local farm in&nbsp;Haydenville, MA</li>
<li><strong>Jeffersons Store</strong> –&nbsp;A street wear clothing store in Bergenfield, N.J</li>
<li><strong>Helen’s Pizza</strong> –&nbsp;Jersey City, N.J., you can get a slice &nbsp;of pizza for 0.00339 bitcoin by pointing your phone at a sign next to the cash register</li>
<li><strong>A Class Limousine</strong> –&nbsp;Pick you up and drop you off at Newark (N.J.) Airport</li>
<li><strong>Seoclerks.com</strong> – Get SEO work done on your site cheap</li>
<li><strong>Mint.com</strong> –&nbsp;Mint pulls all your financial accounts into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and do more</li>
<li><strong>Fancy.com</strong> –&nbsp;Discover amazing stuff, collect the things you love, buy it all in one place (<em>Source: <a href="http://fancy.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">Fancy</a></em>)</li>
<li><strong>Bloomberg.com</strong> – Online newspaper</li>
<li><strong>Humblebundle.com</strong> – Indie game site</li>
<li><strong>BigFishGames.com</strong> – Games for PC, Mac and Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows)</li>
<li><strong>Suntimes.com</strong> – Chicago based online newspaper</li>
<li><strong>San Jose Earthquakes</strong> – San Jose California Professional Soccer Team (MLS)</li>
<li><strong>Crowdtilt.com</strong> –&nbsp;The fastest and easiest way to pool funds with family and friends (<em>Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.crowdtilt.com/" rel="nofollow" class="external" target="_blank">crowdtilt</a></em>)</li>
<li><strong>Lumfile</strong> – Server company that offers free cloud-based servers</li>
<li><strong>Museum of the Coastal Bend</strong> –&nbsp;2200 East Red River Street,&nbsp;Victoria,&nbsp;Texas&nbsp;77901,&nbsp;USA</li>
<li><strong>Gap, GameStop and JC Penney</strong> – have to use&nbsp;eGifter.com</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsy.com/teams/10366/bitcoin/members" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">Etsy Vendors</a> – Original art and Jewelry creations</li>
<li><a href="https://donate.fightforthefuture.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">Fight for the Future</a> – Leading organization finding for Internet freedom</li>
<li><strong>i-Pmart (ipmart.com.my)</strong> – A&nbsp;Malaysian online mobile phone and electronic parts retailer</li>
<li><strong><a href="http://curryupnow.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">curryupnow.com</a></strong> –&nbsp;A total of 12 restaurants on the list of restaurants accept bitcoins in San Francisco Bay Area</li>
<li><strong><a href="https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/dish-network-to-accept-bitcoin/" rel="nofollow" class="external" target="_blank">Dish Network</a></strong>&nbsp;–&nbsp;An American direct-broadcast satellite service provider</li>
<li><strong>The Libertarian Party</strong> – United States political party</li>
<li><strong>Yacht-base.com</strong> – Croatian yacht charter company</li>
<li><strong>Euro Pacific</strong> – A major precious metal dealer</li>
<li><strong>CEX</strong> – The trade-in chain has a shop in Glasgow, Scotland that accepts bitcoin</li>
<li><strong>Straub Auto Repairs</strong> –&nbsp;477 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 –&nbsp;(914) 478-1177</li>
<li><strong>PSP Mollie</strong> – Dutch Payment Service</li>
<li><strong>Intuit</strong> –&nbsp;an American software company that develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.shopjoy.com.au/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external"><strong>ShopJoy</strong></a> – An Australian online retailer that sells&nbsp;novelty and unique gifts</li>
<li><strong><a href="http://www.lv.net/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">Lv.net</a></strong>&nbsp;– Las Vegas high speed internet services</li>
<li><a href="https://www.expressvpn.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external"><strong>ExpressVPN.com</strong></a> – High speed, ultra secure VPN network</li>
<li><strong>Grooveshark</strong> – Online music streaming service based in the United States</li>
<li><strong>Braintree</strong> – Well known payments processor</li>
<li><strong><a href="http://store.thecoop.com/coopstore/estore_home.jsp" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">MIT Coop Store</a></strong> –&nbsp;Massachusetts Institute of Technology student bookstore</li>
<li><strong>SimplePay</strong> –&nbsp;Nigeria’s most popular web and mobile-based wallet service</li>
<li><strong><a href="http://sfu.collegestoreonline.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">SFU bookstore</a></strong>&nbsp;– Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada</li>
<li><strong>State Republican Party</strong> – First State Republican Party to accept bitcoin donations (http://www.lagop.com/bitcoin-donate)</li>
<li><strong>mspinc.com</strong> – Respiratory medical equipment supplies store</li>
<li><strong>Shopify.com</strong> – An online store that allows anyone to sell their products</li>
<li>Famsa – Mexico’s biggest retailer</li>
<li><strong>Naughty America</strong> –&nbsp;Adult entertainment provider</li>
<li><strong>Mexico’s Universidad de las Américas Puebla</strong> – A major university in Mexico</li>
<li><strong>LOT Polish Airlines</strong> – A worldwide airline based in Poland</li>
<li>MovieTickets.com – Online movie ticket exchange/retailer</li>
<li>Dream Lover – Online relationship service</li>
<li><strong>Lionsgate Films</strong>&nbsp;– The production studio behind titles such as The Hunger Games and The Day After Tomorrow</li>
<li><strong>Rakutan</strong> – A&nbsp;Japanese e-commerce giant</li>
<li><strong>Badoo</strong> – Online dating network</li>
<li><strong>RE/MAX London</strong> –&nbsp;UK-based franchisee of the global real estate network</li>
<li><strong>T-Mobile Poland</strong> – T-Mobile’s Poland-based mobile phone top-up company</li>
<li><strong>Stripe</strong> –&nbsp;San Francisco-based payments company</li>
<li><strong>WebJet</strong> – Online travel agency</li>
<li><strong>Green Man Gaming</strong> –&nbsp;Popular digital game reseller</li>
<li><strong>Save the Children</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;–&nbsp;Global charity organization</li>
<li><strong>NCR Silver</strong> – Point of sales systems</li>
<li><strong>One Shot Hotels</strong> – Spanish hotel chain</li>
<li>
<p class="post-title item fn"><strong>Coupa Café&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://99bitcoins.com/coupa-cafe-sells-coffee-to-the-silicon-valley-pros-in-exchange-for-bitcoins/">in Palo Alto</a></p>
</li>
<li>PureVPN – VPN provider</li>
<li><a href="https://99bitcoins.com/get-your-own-custom-made-action-figure-for-bitcoins/">That’s my face</a> – create action&nbsp;figures</li>
<li><strong>Foodler –&nbsp;</strong>North American restaurant delivery c</li>

From Who Accepts Bitcoins As Payment? List of Companies
https://99bitcoins.com/who-accepts-bitc ... -bitcoins/
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby MSimon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:39 pm

Diogenes wrote:I'll just put this out there. :)

http://www.imao.us/docs/NukeTheMoon.htm


A very long time ago Art Kleps suggested nuking Saturn for world peace.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby choff » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:02 am

MSimon wrote:
Diogenes wrote:I'll just put this out there. :)

http://www.imao.us/docs/NukeTheMoon.htm


A very long time ago Art Kleps suggested nuking Saturn for world peace.


Hasn't that been official policy all along?
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby choff » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:05 am

paperburn1 wrote:
choff wrote:
paperburn1 wrote:trades per min sunday night
https://data.bitcoinity.org/markets/tra ... 0d?c=e&t=a


Try buying your groceries in cash and insist on getting the change in bullion or crypto.

From Who Accepts Bitcoins As Payment? List of Companies
https://99bitcoins.com/who-accepts-bitc ... -bitcoins/
but paying in cash and getting crypto as change I am not sure besides KFC canada.

<li><strong><a href="https://www.coindesk.com/kfc-canada-is-accepting-bitcoin-for-fried-chicken/" class="external" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KFC Canada</a></strong></li>
<li><a href="http://overstock.com" target="_blank" class="external" rel="nofollow"><strong>Overstock.com</strong></a> – A company that sells big ticket items at lower prices due to overstocking</li>
<li><a href="https://www.coindesk.com/playboy-tv-to-accept-crypto-payments-for-exclusive-adult-content/" class="external" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Playboy</strong></a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWsd1WwhhNg" class="external" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Subway</strong></a> – Eat fresh</li>
<li><a href="http://fortune.com/2018/01/10/microsoft-bitcoin-temporary-halt/" class="external" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Microsoft</strong></a> – Users can buy content with Bitcoin on Xbox and Windows store</li>
<li><strong>Reddit</strong> – You can buy premium features there with bitcoins</li>
<li><strong>Virgin Galactic</strong> –&nbsp;Richard Branson company that includes Virgin Mobile and Virgin Airline</li>
<li><strong>OkCupid</strong> – Online dating site</li>
<li><strong>Namecheap</strong>&nbsp;– Domain name registrar</li>
<li><strong>CheapAir.com</strong> – Travel booking site for airline tickets, car rentals, hotels</li>
<li><strong>Expedia.com</strong> – Online travel booking agency</li>
<li><strong>Gyft</strong> – Buy giftcards using Bitcoin</li>
<li><strong>Newegg.com</strong> – Online&nbsp;electronics retailer now uses bitpay to accept bitcoin as payment</li>
<li>&nbsp;<strong style="font-size: 14px;"><a title="More articles about Wikipedia." href="https://www.wikipedia.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">Wikipedia</a>&nbsp;</strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">– &nbsp;The Free Encyclopedia with 4 570 000+
article</span></li>
<li><strong style="font-size: 14px;">Alza</strong><span style="font-size: 14px;"> – Largest Czech online retailer</span></li>
<li><strong>The Internet Archive</strong> – web documatation company</li>
<li><strong>Bitcoin.Travel</strong> – a travel site that provides&nbsp;accommodation, apartments, attractions, bars, and beauty salons around the world</li>
<li><strong>Pembury Tavern</strong> – A pub in London, England</li>
<li>&nbsp;<strong>Old Fitzroy</strong> – A pub in&nbsp;Sydney, Australia</li>
<li><strong>The Pink Cow</strong> – A diner in&nbsp;Tokyo, Japan</li>
<li><strong>The Pirate Bay</strong> –&nbsp;BitTorrent directories</li>
<li><strong>Zynga</strong> – Mobile gaming</li>
<li><strong>4Chan.org</strong> – For premium services</li>
<li><strong>EZTV</strong> – Torrents TV shows provider</li>
<li><strong>Mega.co.nz</strong> – The new venture started by the former owner of&nbsp;MegaUpload Kim Dotcom</li>
<li><strong>Lumfile</strong> – Free cloud base file server – pay for premium services</li>
<li><strong>Etsy Vendors</strong> – 93 of them</li>
<li><strong>PizzaForCoins.com</strong> –&nbsp;Domino’s Pizza signed up – pay for their pizza with bitcons</li>
<li><strong>Whole Foods</strong> – Organic food store (by purchasing gift card from&nbsp;Gyft)</li>
<li><strong>Bitcoincoffee.com</strong> – Buy your favorite coffee online</li>
<li><strong>Grass Hill Alpacas</strong> – A local farm in&nbsp;Haydenville, MA</li>
<li><strong>Jeffersons Store</strong> –&nbsp;A street wear clothing store in Bergenfield, N.J</li>
<li><strong>Helen’s Pizza</strong> –&nbsp;Jersey City, N.J., you can get a slice &nbsp;of pizza for 0.00339 bitcoin by pointing your phone at a sign next to the cash register</li>
<li><strong>A Class Limousine</strong> –&nbsp;Pick you up and drop you off at Newark (N.J.) Airport</li>
<li><strong>Seoclerks.com</strong> – Get SEO work done on your site cheap</li>
<li><strong>Mint.com</strong> –&nbsp;Mint pulls all your financial accounts into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and do more</li>
<li><strong>Fancy.com</strong> –&nbsp;Discover amazing stuff, collect the things you love, buy it all in one place (<em>Source: <a href="http://fancy.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">Fancy</a></em>)</li>
<li><strong>Bloomberg.com</strong> – Online newspaper</li>
<li><strong>Humblebundle.com</strong> – Indie game site</li>
<li><strong>BigFishGames.com</strong> – Games for PC, Mac and Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Windows)</li>
<li><strong>Suntimes.com</strong> – Chicago based online newspaper</li>
<li><strong>San Jose Earthquakes</strong> – San Jose California Professional Soccer Team (MLS)</li>
<li><strong>Crowdtilt.com</strong> –&nbsp;The fastest and easiest way to pool funds with family and friends (<em>Source:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.crowdtilt.com/" rel="nofollow" class="external" target="_blank">crowdtilt</a></em>)</li>
<li><strong>Lumfile</strong> – Server company that offers free cloud-based servers</li>
<li><strong>Museum of the Coastal Bend</strong> –&nbsp;2200 East Red River Street,&nbsp;Victoria,&nbsp;Texas&nbsp;77901,&nbsp;USA</li>
<li><strong>Gap, GameStop and JC Penney</strong> – have to use&nbsp;eGifter.com</li>
<li><a href="https://www.etsy.com/teams/10366/bitcoin/members" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">Etsy Vendors</a> – Original art and Jewelry creations</li>
<li><a href="https://donate.fightforthefuture.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">Fight for the Future</a> – Leading organization finding for Internet freedom</li>
<li><strong>i-Pmart (ipmart.com.my)</strong> – A&nbsp;Malaysian online mobile phone and electronic parts retailer</li>
<li><strong><a href="http://curryupnow.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">curryupnow.com</a></strong> –&nbsp;A total of 12 restaurants on the list of restaurants accept bitcoins in San Francisco Bay Area</li>
<li><strong><a href="https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/dish-network-to-accept-bitcoin/" rel="nofollow" class="external" target="_blank">Dish Network</a></strong>&nbsp;–&nbsp;An American direct-broadcast satellite service provider</li>
<li><strong>The Libertarian Party</strong> – United States political party</li>
<li><strong>Yacht-base.com</strong> – Croatian yacht charter company</li>
<li><strong>Euro Pacific</strong> – A major precious metal dealer</li>
<li><strong>CEX</strong> – The trade-in chain has a shop in Glasgow, Scotland that accepts bitcoin</li>
<li><strong>Straub Auto Repairs</strong> –&nbsp;477 Warburton Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 –&nbsp;(914) 478-1177</li>
<li><strong>PSP Mollie</strong> – Dutch Payment Service</li>
<li><strong>Intuit</strong> –&nbsp;an American software company that develops financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals.</li>
<li><a href="http://www.shopjoy.com.au/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external"><strong>ShopJoy</strong></a> – An Australian online retailer that sells&nbsp;novelty and unique gifts</li>
<li><strong><a href="http://www.lv.net/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">Lv.net</a></strong>&nbsp;– Las Vegas high speed internet services</li>
<li><a href="https://www.expressvpn.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external"><strong>ExpressVPN.com</strong></a> – High speed, ultra secure VPN network</li>
<li><strong>Grooveshark</strong> – Online music streaming service based in the United States</li>
<li><strong>Braintree</strong> – Well known payments processor</li>
<li><strong><a href="http://store.thecoop.com/coopstore/estore_home.jsp" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">MIT Coop Store</a></strong> –&nbsp;Massachusetts Institute of Technology student bookstore</li>
<li><strong>SimplePay</strong> –&nbsp;Nigeria’s most popular web and mobile-based wallet service</li>
<li><strong><a href="http://sfu.collegestoreonline.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" class="external">SFU bookstore</a></strong>&nbsp;– Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada</li>
<li><strong>State Republican Party</strong> – First State Republican Party to accept bitcoin donations (http://www.lagop.com/bitcoin-donate)</li>
<li><strong>mspinc.com</strong> – Respiratory medical equipment supplies store</li>
<li><strong>Shopify.com</strong> – An online store that allows anyone to sell their products</li>
<li>Famsa – Mexico’s biggest retailer</li>
<li><strong>Naughty America</strong> –&nbsp;Adult entertainment provider</li>
<li><strong>Mexico’s Universidad de las Américas Puebla</strong> – A major university in Mexico</li>
<li><strong>LOT Polish Airlines</strong> – A worldwide airline based in Poland</li>
<li>MovieTickets.com – Online movie ticket exchange/retailer</li>
<li>Dream Lover – Online relationship service</li>
<li><strong>Lionsgate Films</strong>&nbsp;– The production studio behind titles such as The Hunger Games and The Day After Tomorrow</li>
<li><strong>Rakutan</strong> – A&nbsp;Japanese e-commerce giant</li>
<li><strong>Badoo</strong> – Online dating network</li>
<li><strong>RE/MAX London</strong> –&nbsp;UK-based franchisee of the global real estate network</li>
<li><strong>T-Mobile Poland</strong> – T-Mobile’s Poland-based mobile phone top-up company</li>
<li><strong>Stripe</strong> –&nbsp;San Francisco-based payments company</li>
<li><strong>WebJet</strong> – Online travel agency</li>
<li><strong>Green Man Gaming</strong> –&nbsp;Popular digital game reseller</li>
<li><strong>Save the Children</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;–&nbsp;Global charity organization</li>
<li><strong>NCR Silver</strong> – Point of sales systems</li>
<li><strong>One Shot Hotels</strong> – Spanish hotel chain</li>
<li>
<p class="post-title item fn"><strong>Coupa Café&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://99bitcoins.com/coupa-cafe-sells-coffee-to-the-silicon-valley-pros-in-exchange-for-bitcoins/">in Palo Alto</a></p>
</li>
<li>PureVPN – VPN provider</li>
<li><a href="https://99bitcoins.com/get-your-own-custom-made-action-figure-for-bitcoins/">That’s my face</a> – create action&nbsp;figures</li>
<li><strong>Foodler –&nbsp;</strong>North American restaurant delivery c</li>

From Who Accepts Bitcoins As Payment? List of Companies
https://99bitcoins.com/who-accepts-bitc ... -bitcoins/


If you know the crypto the person is asking for his change in is on an upward curve against the dollar, and he's still insisting on his change in crypto, would you give him the crypto or insist he take his change in cash?
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby williatw » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:26 pm

:?: Whatever happened to the 'unmaskings' probe?

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An official who is a bad actor may want to monitor a U.S. citizen — say, a political enemy or a journalist — but knows he could never get wiretap approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). So he develops a pretext to wiretap a foreigner or a target in contact with that citizen. He then “incidentally” captures the citizen’s information, too. Later, he builds a case for “unmasking” the U.S. citizen’s name, supposedly for national security or other crucial reasons.

Here’s the best part — for the bad actors. The U.S. citizens are usually none the wiser. The surveillance isn’t intended to build a criminal case; it’s to collect dirt or political intel or blackmail material. So the corrupt process is never scrutinized in a U.S. court.




Every day brings new stories about Russian interference in the 2016 election, whether Donald Trump played a role, and alleged abuses by our intelligence agencies. One of the deepest, darkest, most important issues in the whole mess has to do with the massive number of “unmaskings” of U.S. citizens. It potentially opens a can of worms squirmier than many other issues. To understand, it helps to begin with the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when U.S. intel agencies sought to expand their surveillance authority — for what seemed like all the right reasons. (For context, a week before 9/11, Robert Mueller had become FBI director; a month earlier, James Clapper had been named head of the agency that supplies image intel to the CIA, and John Brennan recently had become CIA deputy executive director.) Wiretapping foreigners who could be terrorists isn’t as sensitive an issue, since our law doesn’t give them the same protection as U.S. citizens. The problem comes when wiretaps include U.S. citizens in contact with foreign targets. That’s called “incidental” collection. And it’s not just phone calls. Today’s wiretaps can include everything on the web — emails, bank accounts, photos, messaging, Facebook posts. And “incidental collection” can include anything picked up when a target is watched directly, through a bug, or by secretly activating his computer’s microphone and camera. U.S. citizens who aren’t accused of crimes are entitled to strong constitutional privacy protections. So, to alleviate worries that citizens’ rights might be violated through “incidental” spying on foreign targets, the intel agencies adopted strict rules. At first, they promised to destroy any “incidental” intelligence they collected. Later, they decided to store it — for a short time — but promised that the names of the U.S. citizens would be “masked,” or hidden, even internally.

Then, they argued that they needed to store the information on U.S. citizens a little longer, and might occasionally need to “unmask” or reveal their names. Still, “unmasking” was supposed to be extraordinarily rare, requiring a high-ranking official’s approval accompanied by a strong legal argument that the citizen’s name is crucial to addressing some national-security threat.



But several years ago, intel insiders tell me, the process was corrupted. Here’s how:
An official who is a bad actor may want to monitor a U.S. citizen — say, a political enemy or a journalist — but knows he could never get wiretap approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). So he develops a pretext to wiretap a foreigner or a target in contact with that citizen. He then “incidentally” captures the citizen’s information, too. Later, he builds a case for “unmasking” the U.S. citizen’s name, supposedly for national security or other crucial reasons.

Here’s the best part — for the bad actors. The U.S. citizens are usually none the wiser. The surveillance isn’t intended to build a criminal case; it’s to collect dirt or political intel or blackmail material. So the corrupt process is never scrutinized in a U.S. court.

Think of it as reverse engineering of intel. In 2016, very real questions were raised about whether reverse engineering of intel was widely deployed in an unethical manner. A red flag waved when we got a sense of how many Americans are “incidentally” surveilled — so many, that near-daily unmasking requests were said to be made in 2016 under the name of a single official: United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power Who else was involved? Then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates, national security adviser Susan Rice, and Director of National Intelligence Clapper. Clapper said he requested unmasking of American names “every couple of weeks.” Apparently, it became so common that Clapper told Congress he probably made some requests on his way out the door before Trump’s inauguration, but couldn’t recall the specifics. Rice initially claimed she knew nothing about the unmasking of surveilled Trump associates. Later, she admitted on MSNBC that she had asked for names of U.S. citizens previously masked in intelligence reports. Add to all this the report that, during 2016, the Obama administration vastly expanded its searches for information about Americans in the National Security Agency (NSA) database. In 2013, there were 9,500 searches involving 198 Americans. In 2016, that escalated to 30,355 searches of 5,288 Americans. Sure, it’s possible all that spying on U.S. citizens, all those unmaskings, were on the up and up. But what if my sources are correct and at least some of these actions are not on the up and up? After all, our intel agencies have gotten caught in significant abuses, despite FBI Director Christopher Wray incorrectly testifiying to the contrary. In 2016, an inspector general found “widespread” abuse of key provisions designed to protect Americans. A FISC judge found so many violations that he described them as an institutional “lack of candor” and “a very serious Fourth Amendment issue.” Does any of this have something to do with the NSA reportedly listening in on Congresswoman Jane Harmon (D-Calif.) as she spoke to pro-Israel lobbyists? Somebody leaked her unmasked name in 2009. Or the recordings of Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) in 2011 as he spoke to a Libyan official? Those were later leaked to the press. What about reports of our intel officials listening in on U.S. members of Congress in 2015 as they communicated with Israel’s prime minister about the Obama administration’s Iran deal?


Is it why Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) asked whether they’d been surveilled? Or why, at a hearing in 2017, Yates and Clapper admitted having reviewed and possibly shared “classified documents in which Mr. Trump, his associates or members of Congress had been unmasked”?

Could it help explain my own case in which government spy software was found on my work and personal devices? Hypothetically, if bad actors abused their authority, might they be so anti-Trump partly because a wildcard Trump administration could be expected to unearth what they’d been doing all these years?

One final note: Last October, Amb. Power reportedly told congressional investigators that many of the hundreds of “unmasking” requests in her name in 2016 were not made by her. If true, it implies something equally problematic, or worse: Someone else in the government used her name to unmask Americans.

The good news would seem to be that there’s documentary evidence of all this ... if anyone wants to discover it. There are names of who requested what and when, information as to where unmasked intel was sent, names of those who searched the NSA database and under what auspices. Unlike a lot of facets of the Trump-Russia-intel controversy, this trail should be easily traceable.

But we just might be too busy chasing the pretty colors flashing before us every day. They might be keeping us from taking a good hard look at a very serious matter.

Officials involved in unmaskings insist they did nothing improper, that their motivations were to protect the nation. They say they did not act for political reasons, or to spy.

If they did, people could go to prison. Theoretically.




http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/ ... ings-probe
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby paperburn1 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:06 pm

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If you know the crypto the person is asking for his change in is on an upward curve against the dollar, and he's still insisting on his change in crypto, would you give him the crypto or insist he take his change in cash?

Why cash of course :D
and this is one of the first problems of fiat currency vice commodity money whether it be paper or crypto.
I have seen the same version of this in my travels, you pay in USD and get your change back in Local Buckaroos. local Buckaroos are unstable and not as valued so their purchase power is less as well.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby choff » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:27 pm

paperburn1 wrote:
choff wrote:
If you know the crypto the person is asking for his change in is on an upward curve against the dollar, and he's still insisting on his change in crypto, would you give him the crypto or insist he take his change in cash?

Why cash of course :D
and this is one of the first problems of fiat currency vice commodity money whether it be paper or crypto.
I have seen the same version of this in my travels, you pay in USD and get your change back in Local Buckaroos. local Buckaroos are unstable and not as valued so their purchase power is less as well.


When the grocer runs out of USD to pay out change, he's stuck paying out crypto, who wins that deal? Especially if the purchaser decides to return the merchandise next day and get his money back in crypto. Same item will be selling for less, deflationary currencies, aren't they great.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby choff » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:35 pm

Even more fun with deflationary currencies. Back when Bitcoin was worth a dollar, imagine if you were negotiating salary with a new hire, and you agreed to pay him 100 Bitcoins per week for the next ten years.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby hanelyp » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:47 am

The instability of crypto-currencies makes them impractical for setting prices or wages. If you accept them as payment, you need a frequently updated exchange rate, or charge a premium to accept the unstable currency.

A project I'm involved in, accepting payment in cryto has come up for ancillary benefits. Among other factors, the question has arisen of major online payment processors (paypal being one) refusing to do business with some people over political issues. And while the project will avoid taking sides in the political debate, in today's social media environment free speech and refusing to silence certain "offenders" is itself taking sides.
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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby MSimon » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:01 am

hanelyp wrote:in today's social media environment free speech and refusing to silence certain "offenders" is itself taking sides.


I was in Berkeley for the Mario Savio Free Speech extravaganza. I stood up front for the rallies. Less than 10 ft from Mario. How times have changed. My attitude towards Free Speech hasn't.

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Re: Sell The Whitehouse to Trump

Postby choff » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:46 pm

You look at the U.S. unemployment rate being so low now that Trump was elected, and you look at all the Antifa protests, and you have to ask the question:

Are all the new hires George Soros Antifa recruits?
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