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The Bitcoin Group #22 Live

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Issue 1 — False Report of Bitcoin Ban in China

http://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-price-declines-following-false-report-chinas-bitcoin-ban/

Issue 2 — BTC China Launches Litecoin Trading Thanks to Lee Brothers

http://www.coindesk.com/btc-china-launches-litecoin-trading-thanks-lee-brothers/

Issue 3 — Fr33aid Bitcoin Stolen

http://www.fr33aid.com/1511/fr33-aid-bitcoins-stolen/

Issue 4 — Mt. Gox “finds” 200,000 Bitcoins

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/03/21/mt-gox-says-it-has-found-200000-bitcoins-worth-about-114-million/

 

Here are DerrickJ’s notes from this episode!

Issue 1 — False Report of Bitcoin Ban in China

A report last night on Chinese news site Sina Weibo led to a panic in the bitcoin market. Bitcon prices fell from $590 to $540 on the false news, before recovering to $580.

Bitcoin is an easy currency to buy and sell quickly on the internet. It’s no surprise that its price is quickly and dramatically affected by news on the internet, either true or false. The price follows the news every time, and things get sorted out later when the truth or falsehood of a story is revealed. Hopefully this market will mature and won’t be so volatile.

Exit Question — What’s the price — next week?

I expect Bitcoin to continue trading in it’s current channel, around $600 USD.

Issue 2 — BTC China Launches Litecoin Trading Thanks to Lee Brothers

Brothers United! Litecoin and Bitcoin now available together on BTC China and with no fees! Regardless of negative rumors, Chinese Bitcoinmania continues. Will it continue? Will other altcoins be next?

Bitcoinmania will continue in China! The Chinese don’t have as many options for investment as people from other countries, but their population are mostly savers. Because of this, they’re always looking for an opportunity to park their money somewhere safe. That’s why real estate has been a popular option. Now, with more possibilities for cryptocurrency trading and investment, the mania will continue. I predict we’ll see popular coins like Dogecoin, Nxt, or Mastercoin coming to BTC China next.

Exit Question — What’s the next altcoin to be added by BTC China? What will the next mania be?

Dogecoin. It’s got a slightly higher market cap than the competition at $43M

Issue 3 — Fr33aid Bitcoin Stolen

Fr33aid.com — the Bitcoin charity that provided direct aid to the Philippeans following the Typhoon has been hit by a different typhoon. Hackers! They emptied the accounts, taking all 23.5 bitcoins. What did Fr33aid do wrong? What can organizations like Fr33aid do better?

Fr33Aid is one of my favorite charities. Their work has inspired me to get more involved in direct action. Their email got hacked, so their 2-factor authentication was turned off, but there are some things Fr33Aid could have done better. We can all learn from this unfortunate experience.

They could have used an alias that isn’t so easy to guess. They could check the box in their Blockchain.info wallet settings that disallows access from Tor exit nodes. The 2 IP addresses that were used to reset the 2-factor authentication and then stole the bitcoins were both Tor exit nodes.

Fortunately, Fr33Aid did many things right. They saved their private keys offline in a manner that was separate from the device used for accessing the wallet. That enabled them to access the more recent donations they received.

Exit Question — Please donate to Fr33aid.com and help them recover from this loss. So far more than 1.8 Bitcoins have been raised to help Fr33aid through this tough time. I’m told in the future they plan to store their bitcoins securely — on paper.

I’ve made many donations to Fr33Aid in the past, and I’ll be glad to make many more donations in the future. If people aren’t familiar with the work they are doing to heal the world, please look into Fr33Aid.com

Issue 4 — Mt. Gox “finds” 200,000 Bitcoins

Ahhh, remember the other day when you reached in your couch cushions and found 200,000 Bitcoins worth more than $114 million dollars? A similar situation just happened to Mt. Gox — 200,000 of the 850,000 missing bitcoins have been recovered. Additionally their leaked trading database had it’s first of what will no doubt be many statistical analysis and they’re allowing users to login to view their now worthless balances. Your thoughts on the continuing Gox Situation?

How do coins get found? This whole situation stinks to me. Initially I had said it seemed to me like the government seized the coins in a civil forfeiture and then called for a gag order. Why can’t we get any clear answers? Something isn’t right.

Exit Question — Which phrase catches on and has real staying power — “getting goxed” or “doing a Karpeles”?

“Getting Goxed”. It’s shorter, it kind of sounds like a curse word, and Gox has been in the headlines. Karpeles not as much.

Favorite Story / Prediction:

Sean’s Outpost Celebrated its 1 year anniversary of accepting bitcoin! In that time, it’s been able to serve 60,000 meals. It’s also been able to purchase 9 acres of land, paid for in bitcoin, where the homeless can wash, eat, and sleep, far away from being bothered by police. They even use a dedicated Dogecoin account to feed the dogs of the homeless. Go Sean’s Outpost! Go Crypto!

The Derrick J Clark Show

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Peaceful Evolution Not Violent Revolution

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Chris Cantwell published a blog post this week in which he made the case that violent revolution is moral, possible, and practical.

To me, Cantwell’s argument comes down to: “Violent revolution is the right thing to do.” Specifically, he advocates for killing in self defense. In other words, killing police that would otherwise be killing you. He argues that peaceful resistance is fruitless because, “ideas require teeth.” He seems to assert, “Why allow our friends to be relegated to the dustbins of history for standing on principle? As long as the State can legitimately kill and cage us, we’ll never have peace or freedom!”

There’s nothing special about you or this time. You aren’t owed freedom in your lifetime, but you can have it. One way you can earn it is by using your brain to think creatively about ways to live more free. To achieve your goals. Any Austrian or Objectivist will tell you: follow your rational self-interest. If your self-interest is personal freedom, then live free and take the consequences. There are steps you can take to improve your personal freedom–let your imagination be your limit! I’ve personally benefitted from keeping a public journal and moving to New Hampshire for support.

What it comes down to is a war of ideas. If all the world’s a stage, and we all the players, then let us demonstrate for the world what a free society can look like. Let us provide the example and be the light on the hill. Let us provide alternatives to the things the state provides, like food and care for the old and needy. Let us make the State as irrelevant as MySpace. Right now, the State is good for some things, for some people.

The people have to be won, they have to be sold on the idea. If people arrest the politicians, they may cheer, but does that mean they have a foundation for independence? No. Most people would do very poorly in a situation of freedom because they have been conditioned to living in prison planet. It’s not only bad strategy, it’s immoral to impose a situation of freedom onto a population that can’t cope with it.

And practicality? Chris points out that a few well-placed nuclear weapons can be a effective deterrents to violence because of mutually-assured destruction. But could the sociopaths in power provoke nuclear conflict in a desperate attempt to preserve hegemony?

If a violent revolution presented the American Sheeple the options to either disband all the people in government or replace them, they would replace them. We know why: They are more than comfortable with tyranny–they have grown to love their servitude.

And listen, you’re picking the wrong battle. You’re outmatched. There will never be a successful violent revolt in America; it will be squashed. No, like the Cyclops in the Odyssey, free humanity must outwit the sociopaths to defeat them. We will never overpower them, but we can side-step them until they are irrelevant. Livestreaming video communications, Uber transportation worldwide, cryptographic currencies, smart-contracts built on blockchains, decentralized autonomous corporations … Violent resistance? No. The State is present-day Muhammad Ali. It may be physically strong, but it’s mentally weak and almost dead.

The battle that must be won is a much more urgent and more important battle than is being discussed: the battle of ideas must manifest into a battle of actions. Like independence? Become independent. There is no one to defeat but yourself.

When you have achieved personal freedom, you’ve nullified the State in your own life. The next step is to show off and make people envious of your freedom so that they take risks to achieve it for themselves. Show them how it leads to prosperity and more choices. With each new person who declares meaningful independence, the state becomes weaker. It depends on those who depend on it. When you are independently providing your food, energy, and support for yourself and your community, you’re living in an anarchist society.

Ignore Washington. The politicians and control freaks are irrelevant. Focus on you. Free yourself, and the world will follow.

To watch my first attempt at living free, watch my free movie about moving to New Hampshire!

A Call to Farms |PNN Live #70

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Building the free future requires leading by example. These are uncharted waters we roam. How can you help in the mission to achieve freedom and prosperity? The answer is within you alone!

 

BREAKING: Sean’s Outpost Under Attack on Birthday

http://www.bitcoinnotbombs.com/breaking-seans-outpost-under-attack-on-birthday/

 

Bitcoin for Farmers!

http://nourishingliberty.com/bitcoin-local-food-promises-deliveries-decentralized-systems

 

Why Warren Buffett is Wrong About Bitcoin

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101504218

 

Western Union CEO: First World Not Ready for Bitcoin

http://www.coindesk.com/western-union-ceo-first-world-bitcoin-ready-global-use/

 

Another Boston Bitcoin ATM

http://www.ihavebitcoins.com/featured/harvard-square-welcomes-first-bitcoin-atm/

 

Bullied for MY Little Pony, Facebook page has 2000+ likes

http://summerville.patch.com/groups/trending-in-america/p/bullied-boy-banned-from-bringing-little-pony-bag-to-school-because-its-too-tempting-for-bullies

 

 

EU Supports Snowden During Vote on Surveillance

http://blogs.ft.com/photo-diary/2014/03/european-parliament-support-snowden/

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/document/activities/cont/201403/20140307ATT80674/20140307ATT80674EN.pdf

 

Great Police Encounter

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/video-illegal-stop-glendale-police-cop-owned/

 

Derrick J Proves Cantwell’s Point

http://www.christophercantwell.com/2014/03/18/derrick-j-proves-point/

 

Lincoln Quiz! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ud4IMdGAD4

http://thelibertycaucus.com/tom-woods-lincoln-dont-want-know/#.UyjyXa1dX30

 

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Your Liberty Story | PNN Live #69

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Derrick J invites his friends to talk about Liberty in Philadelphia

3D printed Sneaker Folds and Fits in Your Pocket

http://www.dvice.com/2014-3-11/flexible-3d-printed-sneaker-folds-fit-your-pocket ]

 

Lord and Taylor Use Bitcoin

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101485453

 

Rich Paul in Wall St Journal about Nullification

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s203/sh/ecd410de-b326-4974-97e0-8545c8d3d442/67a20c012b9890688d8cd69f164181f5

 

Sam Adams Pulls Support from St Patricks Day Parade

http://www.wcvb.com/news/sam-adams-pulls-sponsorship-from-st-patricks-day-parade/24975486

 

Child Lesson in Humanity from Adults
http://themetapicture.com/when-a-little-kid-gives-adults-a-lesson-in-humanity/

 

Cops Sued for Stealing Money

http://www.forbes.com/sites/instituteforjustice/2014/03/12/cops-use-traffic-stops-to-seize-millions-from-drivers-never-charged-with-a-crime/

 

Gun Store Stops Raid with Court Order

http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/03/12/gun-store-owner-halts-federal-raid/#6Z6BoExdrRpxQWKd.01

 

Keene Board of Education is Upset by FreeKeene

http://www.sentinelsource.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/the-people-of-keene-spoke-clearly-by-chris-coates/article_18a5b834-c0bb-5476-8d05-efb75c4fe470.html

 

NH Repeals Death Penalty

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/us/new-hampshire-nears-repeal-of-death-penalty.html

 

Banning Bossy is Bossy

http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/03/11/bossy-liberal-feminists-have-just-invented-another-ridiculous-reason-to-be-offended/

 

Death Row Man Released after 30 Years

 

http://kdvr.com/2014/03/12/louisianas-longest-serving-death-row-inmate-freed-after-30-years/

 

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Raw Milk on Trial | PNN Live #68

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Raw Milk Loses in Court, Plus Freedom to Travel

David Gumpert and Jay Noone join PNN Live to discuss important issues in the peaceful resistance community. In the first hour, we cover the raw milk issue, specifically the recent court battle lost by Michael Schmidt in Ontario, Canada. In the second hour, we talk with Jay Noone about freedom to travel issues and how to challenge the motor vehicle code. Plus, as always, we’ll cover peaceful resistance news from around the world.

http://thecompletepatient.com/  http://thecompletepatient.com/article/2014/march/11/michael-schmidt-vows-people-will-get-their-milk

 

http://thebovine.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/michael-schmidt-vows-to-take-raw-milk-fight-to-the-supreme-court-cbc-news/

Mother petitions court decision ordering her to follow father’s request to circumcise son

http://www.circumstitions.com/news/news61.html#force4

 

BanBossy

http://banbossy.com/

 

Satoshi Saturdays, March 15!

https://www.facebook.com/events/693647774019623/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

 

Weird Facts about States

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/11/weird-facts-states_n_4869798.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

 

Good buys and Coins to Avoid

http://cryptosource.org/good-buys-and-coins-to-avoid-how-daily-coin-maintenance-costs-should-factor-into-your-investment-decisions/

 

Patrick Byrne

http://www.wired.com/business/2014/02/rise-fall-rise-patrick-byrne/

 

Corn Flakes Are Bullshit

http://mentalfloss.com/article/32042/corn-flakes-were-invented-part-anti-masturbation-crusade

 

New Tech Indiegogo Could Help You Spend Bitcoins

http://mybtc.cc/

 

US Congressman Calls for Ban on US Dollars to Mock Bitcoin Ban

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2014/03/05/congressman-calls-for-ban-on-u-s-dollar-in-response-to-senators-bitcoin-ban-request/

 

Interrelations Happy Story

http://www.peoplesdailyng.com/muslims-christians-team-to-heal-a-divided-kaduna-state/

 

Free Comedy Cartoon Comic Book Give-away!

http://LampoonTheSystem.com

 

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New Sick Sad World Website

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Can You Achieve Your Highest Goal? | DJVlog #5

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PNN Live #67 Liberty Love Fest 4

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In this episode, I interview politicians who are running for office in New Hampshire (to try and make it more free than it already is), and Kristin Alpert talks Liberty Love Fest, plus Peace News, and more!

Matt Phillips – Free Stater running for Bedford, NH Town Council

 

Kristin Alpert – Liberty Love Fest 4, http://LibertyLoveFest.org

 

Dan Itse – NH State Rep, Author of “States Have Powers”

 

(HOAX) Connecticut Police Refuse to Enforce New Gun Laws

http://www.examiner.com/article/conn-police-refuse-to-enforce-new-gun-laws This story turned out to be false reporting based on a hoax.

 

Feds Dismiss 11 Charges Against Barrett Brown

http://thehoustonfreethinkers.com/breaking-news-feds-dismissing-11-counts-against-journalist-barrett-brown/

 

Parent Bashes Cop’s Head into Wall

http://www.wach.com/news/story.aspx?id=1015722#.UxoPpeddVjY

Digital Common Law Autonomous Dispute Resolution

 

https://www.dclinstitute.org/

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Hitting the Mental Reset Button

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