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Comment: Re: and you never will find the money (Score 1) 97

I stopped reading after your first sentence

This is what I wrote:

>all the evil shit a government can pull (and they do, i'm not defending government, i'm just noting there is far worse out there) is nothing compared to the evil that exists without a government backed currency and government oversight, accountability, and regulations of finance and banking. i'm not in love with government, i just recognize it as the *least worse* evil when it comes to currency mechanisms

Did you try reading what I wrote before launching into the useless insults?

Comment: Re:Pandora's Box (Score 1) 372

I had $15k worth of shit stolen and what did the L.A.County sheriff dept. tell me, even after I found some of my stuff at the neighbor's place? If I didn't have receipts I couldn't prove it was mine and so sad for me. But if I wanted to steal it back, go for it.

Curt, bravo for standing up against the bullies online, same as you would in real life.

Comment: Re: and you never will find the money (Score 4, Insightful) 97

You didn't even read what I wrote

Here, I've excerpted for you. Educate yourself, try again:

>the world is not a choice between unicorns and rainbows versus shit and broken bones

>the world is often a choice between various shades of bad situations

>wisdom is picking the least bad situation, and comparing it versus the other bad options. rather than ignorantly comparing the least worse bad situation against uneducated perfection fantasy. so government regulations, with all of the corruption and rent seeking and regulatory capture, etc., is better than no government, or weak government

You don't want to be oppressed? Ever try living in a place with no government or weak government?

FIX it, don't destroy it.

Comment: Re:and you never will find the money (Score 2) 97

look at the article we are commenting under. there is your answer

without protections, you get fucked

it's kind of like antivaxxers: they have no fucking clue how horrible a world of constant deadly diseases was. so in this bubble of ignorance, created by progress, they only see the tiny "evil" in what we have to do to maintain the advance: get injections. they react to that as the evil that needs to be defeated. as if that's the only evil possible. and when enough of them allow enough attack vectors for a deadly disease to proliferate, people die. so here we have the real evil at work: ignorance

the world is not a choice between unicorns and rainbows versus shit and broken bones

the world is often a choice between various shades of bad situations

wisdom is picking the least bad situation, and comparing it versus the other bad options. rather than ignorantly comparing the least worse bad situation against uneducated perfection fantasy. so government regulations, with all of the corruption and rent seeking and regulatory capture, etc., is better than no government, or weaker government

people need to fight corruption, not government itself. in fact, those who corrupt government are often the ones loudly proclaiming government to be the enemy, rather than the corruption they create. and uneducated fools fall for their lies

another example: the FDC

like antivaxxers, certain paranoid economically illterate wackjobs see great evil in the FDC. and in their abject economic and historical ignorance, they have no clue of the historical suffering that led to the FDC. no, in their mind these controls exist because of vast conspiracies and assorted nutbag fantasy rantings about efforts to control us all, because reality is apparently an episode of scooby doo

why does the FDC actually fucking exist in the first place? study your economics and your history. don't trust the low iq herp derp hysterics of alex jones types to "educate" you

the reasons are mundane and sensible for the FDC. not dark and creepy. a world without them, the world before the FDC, is far, far worse:

every dozen years, there would be a banking panic, and people would lose their life savings

simple history. simple economic fact

that's the real reason why we have the FDC (cue paranoid historically and economically illiterate whining about "freedom")

and here we have bitcoin enthusiasts losing their deposits by entrusting them to random assholes without any government oversight, and guess what?

"oh well"

that's what life is like without "evil" government regulations in finance

Comment: Re:Anybody actually looking? (Score 2) 98

by slashmydots (#49181547) Attached to: One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions
It's bigger than some countries' entire currency, Amazon and Newegg both take it as a form of payment, it's approved as a security backing now by the SEC and FINRA, and all serious investors take it seriously. So come back out of 2010 and join us in 2015 please and stop calling it a pretend currency.

Comment: Re:God Republicans are Stupid (Score 1, Insightful) 76

by ScentCone (#49181545) Attached to: The Mexican Drug Cartels' Involuntary IT Guy

Well, she didn't break the law.

Actually, she did. The law requires all official communication to be archived by the government. She deliberate set up mechanism to avoid that. That legal requirement was in place long before it was further enhanced by a later bill that spoke directly to the issue of personal email accounts and the timeliness of forwarding personal mail to offical mailboxes. She HAD NO OFFICIAL MAILBOX, because she didn't want that record keeping to even happen in the first place. She set up a personal platform so that she, and only she, could decide what content, if any, might eventually be passed along to a platform subject to FOIA requests, etc.

She was both nefarious AND wrong, and in every way that matters here, acting deliberately outside the law for her own purposes. And she paid cash to someone operating under a false name to set it up, just to make sure we'd all eventually realize just how sleazy she was really being about it.

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