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Matt Galindo

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I wonder what the next 8 years will look like. Negative rates? Barely scraping the barrel of GDP growth? Probably more government statistic manipulation, and probably more hole digging.
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Yeah, lets hope.
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Jamie Redman

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Ethereum Creator: Interest in ETC ‘Coming from the Bitcoin Side’

The cryptocurrency community has been reeling from the Ethereum hard fork as the Ethereum Classic (ETC) token has gained momentum with mining, users and major exchanges enabling its trading. Meanwhile, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin believes that interest in this minority chain token is “actually coming from the Bitcoin side.”

https://news.bitcoin.com/ethereum-creator-interest-etc-bitcoin/
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+Jamie Redman Do you have an opinion on the virtues of Ether vs. Ethereum Classic?
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Matthew Barnes

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The Huffington Post is now including Gary Johnson in it's polling reports. They say they put a lot of work into making sure they could do so.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gary-johnson-trump-clinton-polls_us_5798e0d2e4b01180b5312ad2
The Libertarian candidate is averaging nearly 9 percent nationally.
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Poll aggregates rarely serve to provide good measures... 
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Matt Galindo

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Another Question:

If it was up to you, what kind of currency would we have, and in the case of fiat currency, who would print it?
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+Brian Boring Very true. While I'm not a fan of gold standards (not the same thing as directly using the gold itself), a gold standard without a central bank is certainly a valid form of money. Such digital certificates would serve as a similar model, albeit hypothetically safer than the classical gold standard given the greater difficulties in replicating blockchain as compared to bank notes.
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Matt Galindo

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said his government will introduce a 28tn yen ($265bn; £200bn) package to boost the flagging economy. The move had been expected in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union, which Mr Abe had warned would have a negative impact on Japan's economy. But this amount far exceeds earlier estimates.
Japan's prime minister announces a 28tn yen ($265bn; £200bn) stimulus package, but will it be enough to get the sluggish economy moving?
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Thomas Knapp

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is a “fringe candidate.” I'm not sure what definition of “fringe” Trump is using. Johnson is a former governor, elected twice as a Republican in a Democrat-leaning state.
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Vigilant Morkon

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How come all Libertarians are racist white guys?

+Brian Boring​
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+Lady Catfish LOL It was just an observation really. I mean, if I say "All gamers are stinky fat nerds that live in their mom's basements" and then go and post stuff about the games I play... one can safely assume I consider myself to be a stinky fat nerd that lives in her mom's basement :D

Neckbeard and fedora, totally optional.
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Ian Branson

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Why is it that a fence around the country and voter photo ID is bad but a fence around the DNC and photo ID to enter the DNC is somehow okay? I guess tribalism is just fine so long as you belong to the tribe denouncing tribalism?
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Seeing the sad Berners pressed against the wall was pretty funny
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CosmicCheetah

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How do you all feel about classical liberalism? 
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+Brian Boring Perfectly fair. I personally prefer to use language that is more accessible to outsiders, but if you want to keep using your terms and definitions go right ahead. Just be warned that it has a habit of confusing people who aren't familiar with it and some opponents will use it to portray you as radical and unhinged. If you want to deal with that crap, then that is of course entirely with in your rights. Anyway it is very late in my time zone. So. Live long and prosper.
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Lewis Liberman

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Don't know about you, but Lincoln is surely the best example of libertarianism. At least as awesome as Bill Weld...
 
Libertarianism.org...now brought to you by the superbly libertarian Abe Lincoln...😂 #libertarian 
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Say what you will +Sean Brown // Musicrafter but those Nazis did build the autobahn.
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Matthew Barnes

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Listen to Gary Johnson make a HUGE impact in California. The drive time radio on 640AM KFI in Los Angeles is the biggest market in the whole US. Gary has both hosts eating out of the palm of his hand.

http://kfiam640.iheart.com/media/play/27189162/
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Jamie Redman

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‘Decentralized Uber’ App Delivers 1,000 Meals in Austin, Texas

Unsung.org and Austin-based Arcade City are making a difference feeding people in need within the Texas capital. So far the two teams have delivered 1,000 meals throughout the city as the ambitious project continues hacking away at hunger.

https://news.bitcoin.com/unsung-arcade-city-1000-meals/
Unsung.org and Austin-based Arcade City have delivered 1,000 meals throughout Austin and the project is moving along quite well hacking away at hunger.
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BAN IT!!!

or at least I presume that is going to be City Hall's answer.
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Matt Galindo

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What is your guys' opinion of MMT?

Modern Monetary Theory

http://neweconomicperspectives.org/modern-monetary-theory-primer.html

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/03/what-is-modern-monetary-theory-or-mmt.html

It is a modern take on economic theory that describes government spending as a crucial factor in driving economic growth.

It supports the use of central banking as a means of supplying money (likened to bus tokens) into an economy, buying up resources and providing services, and then collecting tax to prevent inflation / misuse of capital.

It champions consumer spending as the theory bemoans the "tied up money" that people have in their savings accounts - money that could be spent elsewhere to enhanse productivity.

They promote free trade, variable exchange rates, fierce government spending and an equitable tax, permanent 0% interest rates, and the ideal of full employment mixed with low inflation.

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Like I said +Matt Galindo​, government involvement. Lack of involvement is a form of involvement, just as over regulation is.

And given the number fudging of employment figures means they can keep the keynesian con going, of course they will say they removed "irrelevant data". 
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Matt Galindo

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The biggest problem for DB remains its massive balance sheet
Never has Germany's lending giant Deutsche Bank looked this miserable, and according to its latest earnings release, the pain is set to get even worse.
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Matt Galindo

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Question:

What do you think money is?

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Plus, how many chickens do you get back as change, for buying a watermelon with your goat? 
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E Mat

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If there was a GUN to your head and you had to vote today?
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Hillary
3%
Trump
26%
Gary Johnson
50%
Jill Stein
2%
Pull the Trigger
20%
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Stupid question
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Daniel Hatfield

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Civil Servants

Anarchists like me make a big deal about abandoning the vote & politics, but we rarely talk about the concept of civil servants (the picture for reference is of Sir Humphrey from Yes Minister, the poster child of the senior civil servant). These are the people we employ with taxes to run the nightmare scenario that is the government. They are who you actually deal with when you go to the dmv, interact with trigger happy cops, or get a demand from the extortion team known as the irs.

Unlike an employee of a business, however, you can't easily fire or even demote a civil servant. Often when they behave in a corrupt or malfeasant manner, they are rewarded with a high powered job in the private sector, or in the case of police they get a paid vacation. If they work against the system to try to benefit society (by whistle blowing for instance) , they become the target of character assassination, imprisonment, or actual assassination.

It doesn't matter how many righteous politicians get elected to any office. There are millions of civil service employees who actually implement the laws and ordinances of the nation. They make the system work the way it does, and benefit from the revolving door of corruption inherent in our democracy. We cannot control them, but they can control us and punish us with impunity.

This is just another reason why voting doesn't matter, why the system cannot work, and why we must #endthestate 
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Jamie Redman

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Roger Ver Challenges Bernie Sanders Again, Raises Offer to $250K

Back in March Bitcoin.com reported on investor Roger Ver challenging the Vermont senator, Bernie Sanders to debate with Adam Kokesh. Ver had offered $100,000 to get Sanders to discuss Socialism Vs. Libertarianism with the Iraq war combat veteran turned peace activist. Now the stakes have been raised to $250,000 with one month for Sanders to accept.

After taking $200 million in donations from the 98%, the least Sanders could do is pay it forward to his favorite charity. And Roger Ver is willing to donate a quarter of a million dollars just to give him a chance to debate the subject. However, the problem for Sanders is this debate won’t be staged and maybe too real for him to handle. Discussing the facts with an activist instead of clowns like Clinton, Trump and without TelePrompTers may be too difficult of a task for Bernie to handle.

https://news.bitcoin.com/roger-ver-bernie-sanders-250k/
Back in March Bitcoin.com reported on investor Roger Ver challenging the Vermont senator, Bernie Sanders to debate with Adam Kokesh. Ver had offered $100,00
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Roger Ver should have shopped around. I'd have debated +Adam Kokesh for only $10k, and I'm much better looking than Bernie. I guess it might not be much of a debate, though, since Adam and I probably agree on almost everything. 
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