So this is a semi-centralized crypto, tied to a basket of centralized fiat currencies. In that case, what is the point? Just use a database, PayPal, credit cards, Apple Pay, Zella etc. This is what Venezuela tried with the Petro to capitalize on buzzwords and the naive.
It will not be censorship resistant, would not help avoid the whims of central bankers and it is doubtful it would be secure software.
Just wait until one is shadow banned from using the currency. Or blocked entirely.
If a director had said “I DON’T SEE MYSELF CASTING A BLACK DUDE AS THE LEAD” they would be run out of town for being racist.
And yet Jordan Peele stated about making movies after ‘Us’: “I Don’t See Myself Casting a White Dude as the Lead”. ( https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporter/jordan-peele-says-i-dont-see-myself-casting-a-white-dude-as-lead-us-1197021 )
New Hampshire Democrats prefer Socialist to Clinton – and Clinton to Trump in the 2016 election. So much for “LIVE FREE OR DIE.” Perhaps New Hampshire needs to change their motto to “Free stuff or die”.
One other question about the so-called “New Hampshire Advantage” in trust law. If you are considering setting up a trust in New Hampshire advantage, make sure you have a flee clause in there because if the state goes left, “free money” from trusts domiciled in NH will no doubt be a big target.
Attorneys and clients who want to use NH for their trust, make sure you are prepared.
However, it should be noted that the same philosophy that is behind Warren’s quest for a wealth tax, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s quest for a 70% top marginal rate is the same ‘You work and toil and earn bread, and I’ll eat it’ philosophy that Lincoln fought in the old Democrat South. Likewise, the same promise of ‘free’ stuff was at the base of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Mussolini, and Hitler’s promises when they came to power. (Obviously not the concentration camps.)
“I have had zero Democrat lawmakers volunteer to have them released into their districts, states and I think they know that. And that’s what we’re going to be discussing over the next three weeks.”
That is a threat – I have the power to do the catch and release where and when I want to.
Do you want your constituents to be the ones who see the illegals in your district? Do you want to be seen as weak on drugs and security? Do you want to be seen as Pelosi’s pawn? When busloads of illegals are released there, your people will be the one’s paying the price instead of some other faceless people “somewhere else.”
GWHB’s heart was in the right place, but not his head and that got him into trouble.
In many ways though he got us where we are today. After the “read my lips” promise being broken and and appointing Justice Souter, he lost a lot of Republicans and their votes. Not to mention giving Sotomayor her start on the Federal bench didn’t help his standing since he appointed a judge that is a racist and sexist by her own statements. And she is anything but unbiased.
His loss of votes due to his betrayal of his promises, gave us Clinton. If he hadn’t betrayed the Republican voters, Clinton would’ve had a hard time winning (if he ran again) in 1996. Perot probably wouldn’t have been as successful in 1992 because Bush would’ve been true to his word and likely he wouldn’t have run in 1996. Likewise, then we probably wouldn’t have had President George W Bush in 2000, and almost definitely not 1996 – the odds of a father-son President in direct succession at that time (or now) seems unlikely. That would’ve meant an 8 year term from 1996-2004 and likely an 8 year term from 2004-2012 which would’ve meant we wouldn’t have had President Obama. And in that case, we probably wouldn’t have a President Trump right now.
Is that how it would’ve panned out? Perhaps, perhaps not, but “little” things like breaking a promise to the nation, no matter whether you are being lied to about it being “good” ripple on down through the decades.
What is disgusting is that when Reagan said “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”, the US was #1 in freedom around the world, last year the US was #17th! (Or 18th depending on which you follow). A very sad state of affairs. The Founders would be disgusted. (See e.g. Cato https://www.cato.org/blog/new-human-freedom-index-decline-global-freedom or Heritage: https://www.heritage.org/international-economies/commentary/2018-index-economic-freedom. )
Care2.com is sending me emails (spam, unsolicited commercial emails) saying I’ve signed petitions that I didn’t sign. Contacting their customer support is useless, but even more disgusting is that they are fraudulently using other people’s email address to sign petitions.
One wonders how many people who sign their petitions are legitimate and how many a fraudulently done like the one below.
One sample today:
We Just Took Back the House of Representatives! It’s Time for Democrats to Step Up and Finally Impeach Trump.
Let’s all take a collective sigh of relief.
People like you and I have been waiting for this moment for two years. We fought for it, canvassed for it, phone-banked for it, and now it’s finally happened — Democrats have won back the U.S. House of Representatives, changing Congressional politics in a major way.
In general if you are voting for freedom, you should not be voting Democrat in Florida 2018.
You have a socialist – you work, I’ll eat – running for Governor and it continues on down the Democrat side of the ticket. The socialists, fascists, and communists – any authoritarian – can’t stand freedom and a President who is rolling back taxes, regulations, and government. It might cut off some of their “free” stuff. Here is a clue, nothing is free, you are either paying for it for yourself or using force to make someone else pay for it for you. The Democrat party fought a civil war to defend that in the old South and are still peddling the same abuse of one group for the benefit of another today.
The collectivist authoritarians – fascist, socialist, communist, it doesn’t matter the label – of the left have one goal and it is power over people and their lives. In short, enslaving people to fund their choices and do their bidding at the point of a gun. Their goal is Venezuela, Cuba, Mao’s China, the USSR, Eastern Europe of the 1950s through 1980s etc: anti-liberty prisons where the masses of people are forced to fund a small elite.
Don’t be one of the Left’s useful idiots. Vote freedom.