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Two really smart guys talking about money. So much goodness wrapped up in 26 minutes.
Understanding Monetary Chaos | Joseph T. Salerno
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Thanks to bitcoin we have our first order from Beijing China.

Ending the antiquated banking system run by entrenched interests can be both fun and profitable!
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Going to PorcFest? Well bring your Shire Silver, bitcoins, and your dogecoin - no need to bring FRNs! Enjoy some interesting food choices in Agora Valley at Doges N' Dogs. So far they've announced bacon wrapped hot dogs, burgers, fries (with cheese sauce and bacon!), as well as onion rings.

Check out and like their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/DogesNDogs

And if you're going to be a vendor at PorcFest and accept sound money, let us know. We'd love to promote your excellence!
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We just sent this to the sponsors of the Oklahoma bill ( http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=sb862&Session=1400 ) to legalize and clarify taxation of gold and silver coins as money. What do you think? Is this sort of action worthwhile? Could it have been written better?

Good Morning gentlemen!

I have a small concern with SB862 I would like you to consider. It might not be a real issue in practice, but on an initial reading of the bill I think it is worth considering.

I manufacture and sell an alternative currency that is based on silver and gold. It uses pure precious metal, embedding it into credit card sized units, making it significantly easier to use in everyday trade than traditional bullion or U.S. Mint coins. One of my cards, the twentieth gram gold card, is the world's smallest physical gold trade unit, which trades currently at $4. You can learn more at https://shiresilver.com

My main concern is that my cards are typically traded at a value above the spot price of their metal content. The added value of the convenience factor, in my opinion as well as that of many of its users, is that this added value deserves pricing above spot. Therein lies the issue - your bill appears to not apply to precious metal based currencies whose transactions are made at prices above spot.

My concern might be misplaced, and Shire Silver might be covered under other alternative currency laws or regulations, but I did want you to be aware of it and if indeed this is an issue then can it be addressed?

Thank you for promoting a return to the practical use of sound money.

Ron Helwig
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Ron Paul interviews Jan Skoyles, a brilliant and beautiful precious metal proponent. She gets it. She understands that a restoration of sound money will come from the people, not the politicians. She also understands that bitcoin and precious metals can work together, as complementary currencies.

A good half hour.
http://www.ronpaulchannel.com/video/gold-bitcoin-monetary-system/
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I checked this morning and ShireSilver.com is not vulnerable to the heartbleed bug, which has the potential to affect a great swath of the Internet. The webhost we're on is still using a version from before the bug was introduced - I verified it manually as well as checking their security blog entry.

Of course, we don't ask for or store any data of significance anyway, so even if we were vulnerable it probably wouldn't be a big deal. Still, if you have an account on the site and use that same password on other sites you probably ought to change it. We suggest using a password manager like KeePassX to generate and store strong passwords unique to each site (that's what we do).

For those interested in the details, here's a pretty good but technical article that covers it in detail.

http://www.troyhunt.com/2014/04/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html
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Going to PorcFest? Well bring your Shire Silver, bitcoins, and your dogecoin - no need to bring FRNs! Enjoy some interesting food choices in Agora Valley at Doges N' Dogs. So far they've announced bacon wrapped hot dogs, burgers, fries (with cheese sauce and bacon!), as well as onion rings.

Check out and like their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/DogesNDogs

And if you're going to be a vendor at PorcFest and accept sound money, let us know. We'd love to promote your excellence!
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I don't believe in copyright, but a way to register yourself as the creator or initiator of an idea for simple credit would be a reasonable thing. But more importantly, something like this could be used for trademark and servicemark registration, which should be recognized as a legitimate market function. Any plans for tm/ and sm/?
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We just sent this to the sponsors of the Oklahoma bill ( http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=sb862&Session=1400 ) to legalize and clarify taxation of gold and silver coins as money.

Good Morning gentlemen!

I have a small concern with SB862 I would like you to consider. It might not be a real issue in practice, but on an initial reading of the bill I think it is worth considering.

I manufacture and sell an alternative currency that is based on silver and gold. It uses pure precious metal, embedding it into credit card sized units, making it significantly easier to use in everyday trade than traditional bullion or U.S. Mint coins. One of my cards, the twentieth gram gold card, is the world's smallest physical gold trade unit, which trades currently at $4. You can learn more at https://shiresilver.com

My main concern is that my cards are typically traded at a value above the spot price of their metal content. The added value of the convenience factor, in my opinion as well as that of many of its users, is that this added value deserves pricing above spot. Therein lies the issue - your bill appears to not apply to precious metal based currencies whose transactions are made at prices above spot.

My concern might be misplaced, and Shire Silver might be covered under other alternative currency laws or regulations, but I did want you to be aware of it and if indeed this is an issue then can it be addressed?

Thank you for promoting a return to the practical use of sound money.

Ron Helwig
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Bardo has been accepting Shire Silver and all sorts of alternatives for a while now, but this weekend we finally got the OK to promote that fact. And now with their meat CSA there's even more reason to check them out!

This is another example of why you should ask your favorite businesses if they accept Shire Silver. More of them do than are listed in our merchant directory, some for reasons that agorists should understand. We'd love it if you would ask your favorite stores and services to sign up as a listed merchant.

https://shiresilver.com/merchant/bardo_farm
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defending a stable, trusted, and honest wealth based monetary system with a better bullion
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We have a better bullion that fits in your wallet and is much easier to use than traditional bullion. We believe this product line can help restore a strong economy by returning the power to create money back to the people, as individuals; removing that power from politicians and banks.

We believe that in the future money will have been separated from governments, and all money will be produced privately. People will trade value for value, using honest and trustworthy wealth based currencies; with Shire Silver being the most trusted brand. People make deals with a smile and the double "thank you" that indicates both parties feel better off for having made the transaction.

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