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Nancy

I was looking at the pawn..

She was looking at the board..

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Makes Sense To Me?

When someone says, “This doesn’t make any sense.”, what they really mean is, “This doesn’t make any sense to me.”

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Anything

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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency

Cashless Society vs Bitcoin?

There’s a post going about social media about how going “all cashless” is a bad thing.

Well, It Depends™ on what you “switch” to.. all digital credit (ADC) or a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin (BTC).

With all digital credit, payments can be delayed, returned, held, returned, or even reversed.

With BTC once any amount is sent to a bitcoin address, it CANNOT be undone, reversed, or changed.
No bounced checks!
No overdrafts/returns!
No more “Check’s in the mail“!

Claim: If you are struggling with your mortgage on a particular month, you can’t do an odd job to get you through.
ADC: Mixed. If your payer has your account info, they can forward a payment/credit to your account within days.
BTC: False. If your payer has your bitcoin address, they can send a payment/credit to your account within minutes.

Claim: Your child can’t go & help the local farmer to earn a bit of summer cash.
ADC: Mixed. AFAIK one has to be 18+ to sign a binding contract, i.e. credit. Gift cards are still an option though.
BTC: False. If your payer has your bitcoin address, they can send a payment/credit to your account within minutes.

Claim: No more cash slipped into the hands of a child as a good luck charm or from their grandparent when going on holidays.
ADC: Answer, Digital Gift Cards.
BTC: False. If your payer has your bitcoin address, they can send a payment/credit to your account within minutes.

Claim: No more money in birthday cards.
ADC: Answer, Digital Gift Cards.
BTC: False. If your payer has your bitcoin address, they can send a payment/credit to your account within minutes.

Claim: No more piggy banks for your child to collect pocket money & to learn about the value of earning.
ADC: True.
BTC: Mostly False. If your payer has your bitcoin address, they can send a payment/credit to your account within minutes.

Claim: No more cash for a rainy day fund or for that something special you have been putting $20 a week away for.
ADC: True.
BTC: False. You can have hundreds+ of bitcoin accounts. Each for a separate purpose.

Claim: No more nixers on the side because your wages barely cover the bills or put food on the table.
ADC: True.
BTC: False. If your payer has your bitcoin address, they can send a payment/credit to your account within minutes.

Claim: No more charity collections.
ADC: True.
BTC: False. If your payer has your bitcoin address, they can send a payment/credit to your account within minutes.

Claim: No more selling bits & pieces from your home that you no longer want/need for a bit of cash in return.
ADC: Mixed. If your payer has your account info, they can forward a payment/credit to your account within days.
BTC: False. If your payer has your bitcoin address, they can send a payment/credit to your account within minutes.

Claim: No more cash gifts from relatives or loved ones.
ADC: Answer, Digital Gift Cards.
BTC: False. If your payer has your bitcoin address, they can send a payment/credit to your account within minutes.

Claim: Banks have full control of every single cent you own.
ADC: TRUE.

Claim: Every transaction you make is recorded.
ADC: TRUE. This is a bad thing.
BTC: True. This is a good thing. (Makes money laundering harder.)

Claim: All your movements & actions are traceable.
ADC: TRUE. This is a bad thing.
BTC: TRUE. This is a bad thing. Privacy can be compromised.

Claim: Access to your money can be blocked at the click of a button when/if banks need ‘clarification’ from you which will take about 3 weeks, a thousand questions answered & five thousand passwords.
ADC: TRUE. This is a bad thing.
BTC: False. Bitcoin is not controlled by ANY entity/person/government/bank/corporation. It is a mathematical construct that the entire world agrees upon. The records cannot be altered.

Claim: You will have no choice but to declare & be taxed on every coin in your possession.
ADC: TRUE. This is a bad thing.
BTC: Mixed. Right now in the United States, you can only be taxed be taxed on what you convert into “real” money.

Claim: The government WILL decide what you can & cannot purchase.
ADC: TRUE. This is a bad thing.
BTC: False. Bitcoin is not controlled by ANY entity/person/government/bank/corporation. It is a mathematical construct that the entire world agrees upon. The records cannot be altered.

Claim: If your transactions are deemed in any way questionable, by those who create the questions, your money will be frozen, ‘for your own good’.
ADC: TRUE. This is a bad thing.
BTC: False. Bitcoin is not controlled by ANY entity/person/government/bank/corporation. It is a mathematical construct that the entire world agrees upon. The records cannot be altered.

Answer? Choose Bitcoin!

Buy some bitcoin now, while the prices are low!

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politics

Patriotism

Let me ask you this: Are you a loyal U.S. citizen? What makes you loyal?

What are you loyal to.. The people? The land? The country? The flag? Our soldiers? The Office of the President? The president? Donald Trump?

How would you feel if someone you knew betrayed our soldiers? Like.. put a bounty on their heads? Paid to murder our fellow Americans.

Recent intelligence has revealed that this has been happening, for at least the last few months and possibly longer.

What would be your reaction to fix this problem?

Maybe ask them to stop?

Maybe use diplomatic channels and affect change?

Maybe implement economic sanctions against the offenders?

Maybe threaten (not bluff) the use of force against the ones responsible?

Donald Trump seems to have done NONE of these suggestions, nor anything else about our soldiers being murdered.

I would have done something.

But what do I know? I’m just an old blogger.

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Trump’s Speech – Best Practices

Trump’s speeches are best taken with a large bag of salt..

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Strength and weakness

Your greatest weakness is also your greatest strength.. You.

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Opinions.

You have the right to an opinion.
You’re wrong, but you do have the right.

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Anything

A Strange Thing?

Is it a strange thing? That I still love everyone I’ve ever loved?

I’ve been hurt, dropped, cheated on, angered to the point of hate, and disappointed too many times to count. But I still love you all.

I ain’t perfect either.

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Free Thinking

You might say, I’m a conservative living with a liberal mind..

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