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Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 153

Lol, like they wouldn't be able to prevent you from fiddling around with your bitcoins?

Er, what? Unless they physically capture and restrain you, they can't stop you from "fiddling" with your bitcoins.

Better yet, can you buy a plane ticket with bitcoins to flee the country or make your house payment? Can you go to the grocery store and buy food with bitcoins? Can you buy a gun or gasoline with bitcoins? Will your lawyer accept bitcoins? No, no, no, no, no, and probably no.

And? You can trade bitcoins for cash and get all of those things.

As we've seen, with Bitcoin, your security is in anything but your own hands.

Mt. Gox, Bitstamp, Bter, Mycoin, Gatecoin, Exco.in, Poloniex, Justcoin, Cavirtex, Cryptsy, Bitfinex, Neo & Bee, BIPS, Flexcoin, PicoStocks, Kipcoin, CryptoRush, ShapeShift, Blockchain.info, Moolah, MintPal, bitXoin...tell me again how the security was in the hands of the owners of those bitcoins?

A lot of those exchanges haven't lost their clients' money, so I don't exactly understand what you are trying to say. If you are talking about coins lost at an exchange, however, then it wasn't in the hands of those owners, because those owners gave up control of them by storing them there. If you use a shady exchange (or worse, store them there) and lose your bitcoins, that is your own fault. If you lose your keys, or have your keys stolen, it's also your own fault. But that's better than the idea that daddy government will make sure everything is safe and ok for you, as long as they don't get a bee up their butt, and decide to take everything you own.

Comment Re: damn forgot to preview (Score 1) 153

Just because an investment is high risk doesn't mean it isn't a good one. Lottery tickets are a bad investment, objectively and are also high risk. But that doesn't mean that all high risk investments are bad. It also doesn't mean they must be too complex for an amateur investor to understand.

And I'd argue, due to the prevalence of people thinking like you do, the current high risk investments out there are probably better than the low risk do to their lack of popularity (it's a buyers market)

Comment Re:Terrified of Crimina Corruption in the Whitehou (Score 2) 733

I'm surprised you didn't mention the connection to ISIL???

The Clinton foundation accepted donations from Qatar and tried to hide it, and according to wikileaks, the government of Qatar is funding ISIL. Since it was in her leaked emails, she obviously knew about it.

http://mobile.reuters.com/arti...

From https://wikileaks.org/podesta-...:

we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region.

Comment Re: Awesome satire. (Score 1) 457

I was actually talking about Hillary. The Clinton foundation accepted donations from Qatar and tried to hide it, and according to wikileaks, the government of Qatar is funding ISIL.

http://mobile.reuters.com/arti...

From https://wikileaks.org/podesta-...

we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence >> assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, >> which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and >> other radical Sunni groups in the region.

Comment Re:What about the NBA? (Score 1) 469

Wikipedia states in big bold letters right at the start of the article:

This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages)
The neutrality of this article is disputed. (October 2012)
This article may be unbalanced towards certain viewpoints. (October 2012)
This article's factual accuracy is disputed. (October 2012)

You can't tell me just read Wikipedia's article (another argument of authority, btw... you never actually state your position), when Wikipedia itself believes the article to be factually inaccurate.

Also, your "dartboard" IQ test has not been proven to be correlated with anything. That is the difference.

I'm not arguing whether IQ tests are testing native ability, education, or a combination of both. Just that IQ tests correspond to job performance, and race corresponds to IQ test, so then race corresponds to job performance. Whether that is due to socioeconomic factors or innate ability is irrelevant to my point, which is that if a company hires more whites and asians than blacks and latinos, they can't immediately be concluded as racist by default.

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