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Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 02, 2019, 10:45:29 PM »
Have any of y'all messed with crypto currencies? I don't plan on getting to into it myself, but I bought $96 in bitcoin Thursday.

If your bitcoin is currently controlled by an exchange or other online wallet, here's an important tip:

"If you control the keys, it's your bitcoin. If you don't control the keys, it's not your bitcoin!"

I had the idea of using bitcoin for my wagers in with sports, and then thought well maybe it can half-way replenish itself and I can make small bets every now and then. In 4 days, my value in bitcoin has went from 96 to $105.54 , it's a near 10% increase. I know there's ups and downs, but so far it's serving it's purpose.

Caution: Don't be surprised if it takes another sharp dive in the upcoming months, like it did at the beginning of 2018. As in down to 1/2 or even 1/3 of its current value. (Can't say it will for sure of course, just don't be surprised.) If that happens and you decided not to sell on the way down, just hold onto it. It seems to rebound in 6 to 18 months.

The following page has a slider where you can zoom in on a range of data and graph bitcoin's historical price and trading volume:

Notice how it got down to about $3,200 in December 2018, following a high of almost $20,000 a year earlier.

(I'd wanted to buy some around Jan/Feb of this year, as I would have bet it was going back up soon, but funds were too tight at the time.)


/dev/random / Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« on: September 02, 2019, 01:43:29 PM »
Rather enjoyed Level 4.

Was not expecting Level 7.  :)

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: September 02, 2019, 11:40:36 AM »
Oh she's out there. People just don't even question it though. I know everyone has always "chosen the news they want to hear", but now they swarm all over it like vultures. And, these are the more passionate people that show up at the voting booth. I actually didn't even fact check it. Despite how dumb she is there HAS to be smarter people around her especially since the left knows she's a nitwit too.

I, for one, support this bold initiative to enhance diversity in our monetary iconography.

/dev/random / Re: The Man Thread
« on: September 01, 2019, 12:20:50 AM »
If Eddie Bravo were someday to develop a "tea bag" submission for Jiu-Jitsu, this might be a textbook case demanding its use.


Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: August 31, 2019, 11:56:21 PM »
Mom don't work, so she don't complain about doing housework. But when she DID work, she still did all that shit.

If you ask me, that kinda attitude SHOULD change. Maybe I DO pay the mortgage and the property taxes and the utilities, but both of us live here, don't we? Its "OUR" dwelling. Why is any job to do around here somehow not MY job too?

Indeed; though I think the division of this labor helps highlight the peculiarity of the original video's characterization of these tasks as "unpaid work".

I mean, there's a certain amount of "basic maintenance" that must be done whether one is married or single.

It did take my wife and me a little while to settle into who does what around the house, which ultimately probably sifted by who hates which chore the least, to some degree.

But when we were single, we both did all of these chores ourselves independently (just like any other single person) and I never recall feeling like someone was "supposed" to be paying me to take out the trash; do laundry; dishes; etc.

So I don't know what sort of economy they're fantasizing about when they claim household chores are unpaid labor.


art, music, etc. / Re: Post Musical Equipment Here....
« on: August 30, 2019, 08:08:50 PM »

(surprise Alex Lifeson appearance at 21:15)

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: August 30, 2019, 07:25:51 PM »
This week in men are bad, straight men are worse, and straight white men are basically Hitler: someone has conceived the big-brained idea that it somehow makes sense for Melinda Gates to complain about gender pay inequality.

(Bonus: On the original video being critiqued here, they say "we want to start a conversation". Their comment section is disabled.)

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: August 25, 2019, 01:01:18 PM »
Interesting background on Jeffrey Epstein's origins (including his "project" to seed the planet with his DNA.)

Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: August 23, 2019, 09:33:36 AM »

Jokes / Re: Funny videos
« on: August 13, 2019, 07:29:53 PM »
Even in our current era of divisive politics, it's reassuring to note some of our tax dollars are still funding the arts.


Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: August 09, 2019, 04:39:31 PM »
This is what I'm seeing on social media now


I found this article, published a couple days ago, relevant to the extraordinary political polarization we're now seeing:

How to Determine Who is Hallucinating about Politics

(Although: the author does seem to use "predicts" as a synonym for "explains" in places.)

Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: August 08, 2019, 01:10:12 AM »
A new collection of footage from the Evergreen student disruption:


Amazing to see a whole row of professors each running through a laundry list of apologies for their immutable characteristics: "I'm sorry I'm white, I'm sorry I'm straight, I'm sorry I'm male, I'm sorry I'm good at math and science."


Politics / Re: Current Politics & History Only Thread
« on: August 05, 2019, 12:52:39 PM »
Modern Edukayshun

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