Steven Zeiler and I talk bitcoin with Michael Cargill and Sheldon Weisfeld of CoinValt on the show “Come and Talk It” airing live every Sunday from 4-5p Central on 1370 AM. We covered how bitcoins are generated, how anonymous (or not) they are, and what people are using them for today. We also speculate about the future of the price, the importance of blockchain technology, and other cryptocurrencies!
Central Texas Gun Works, a popular gun store in Austin, accepts bitcoin as payment for everything they sell. Safety training, tshirts, shooting courses, and firearms. They not only sell all your favorite guns for bitcoin and ship them anywhere in the country, but they also have a bitcoin ATM in their store. They were one of the first in the country to have one, and they are long-time sponsors of projects in the liberty movement such as John Bush’s “The Liberty Beat“.
One blog is reporting that yesterday Central Texas Gun Works had its bitcoin account frozen by processor BitPay.
For those who jump the gun to point out the risk of large scale buying of illicit firearms, Michael clarifies every paying customer will need to fill out Form 4473, a United States government form that must be submitted when a person purchases a firearm from an authorized dealer. The FBI is informed and background checks are run before the transaction is completed. The store, earlier turned down by BitPay because of concerns over its firearms sales, has now partnered with CoinVoice to process its payments.
While I’m glad owner Michael Cargill was able to find a replacement processor so quickly, but I am shaking my head wondering, “Why would BitPay stop serving Michael?” I’ve tweeted them, but no response yet.
Anti-Gay Arizona & the Big Bitcoin Crash
Liberty Forum, Arizona Gay Bill, Bitcoin & Mt Gox
Make Video blasting George Takei over Arizona Gay Bill thing
Post to FreeKeene.com about Ducks thing
Do a blog write-up of Liberty Forum
Put this video on Peace News Now.com
10p Michael Cargill firstname.lastname@example.org Big Announcement?
“Jon Stewart is very, very afraid of of us, apparently. Several emailers have written to inform me that Stewart did a small hit/smear job on Judge Andrew Napolitano on The Daily Showlast night. The ‘hit’ was about how the Judge wrote in one of his publications that the U.S. probably could have ended slavery the same way that New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and all the other Northern states did, as well as the British empire, Spanish empire, the French, Danes, Dutch, Swedes, and others during the nineteenth century, namely, peacefully. (See Jim Powell, Greatest Emancipations: How the West Ended Slavery; and Joanne Pope Melish, Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and Race in New England, 1780-1860). No, no, said Stewart and pals, 750,000 dead Americans , more than double that number maimed for life, and the total destruction of the voluntary union of the founders was the only way to go. Southerners, six percent of whom owned slaves, ‘were willing to die to preserve slavery’ announced the renowned historian Jon Stewart. The Great Oz (er, I mean, The Great Abe) did what was necessary said the great historical sage and his cast of clowns,” says Thomas DiLorenzo.
Eric Voorhees, Gox
10:30p Dan Itse – email@example.com “States Have Powers”
11p Dave Reiter – Crossroads Express Stop in Gainesville TX (by phone)
Gainesville Store Now Accepting Bitcoins
11:30p Garret Ean firstname.lastname@example.org
Liberty Forum 2014!
Why Did Someone Try to Ban Circumcision Images from the Internet?
Facts about Deaths from the Wars in Afghanistan
The Night Dad Went to Jail
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Tomasz Kaye: “George Takei apparently believes it’s acceptable to use threats of violence (via the state) to compel people to associate with one another against their will. Reprehensible.”http://www.policymic.com/articles/83189/you-don-t-deserve-our-dollars-george-takei-s-scathing-open-letter-to-arizona via We the Individuals
Derrick J Freeman, you’re the most vocal gay libertarian on this issue I am aware of. Thanks.
James Anderson An important thing to note in this case is that the State controlled monopolies and cartels – state agencies, taxi services, business unions, etc. – should NOT be allowed to discriminate, because they only exist due to the State’s violence. Private businesses should of course be able to discriminate – you wouldn’t want to force a Jewish deli to serve a neo-Nazi, would you? But in the case of the state granting special rights to privileged businesses, it becomes a little unclear whether this bill would actually help or harm liberty.
Certainly though, I’d think gay people would already choose to boycott any business that utilizes the law, rather than directing their ire at this particular piece of legislation which simply codifies a liberty that all private property owners should have – that of discriminating who can use their property and in what ways.
Yes, of Course Businesses Should Have the Right to Refuse Gay Customers
I *want* people to have the freedom to be bigots. I can shop around for my gay wedding cake, and I *certainly* want to know if the place where I am spending my money actually *wants* to serve me. Put a sign up that says “queers unwelcome” and I will gladly shop elsewhere. No man should be forced to make me a cake, nor would I want a cake from someone who doesn’t support my love. Letting bigots be bigots is a good way to know who the good guys are!
This is about a person’s right to operate their own business how they think is best. They will inevitably make choices that you disagree with, but I urge you to have the compassion to afford others the freedom to make mistakes. I think we can peacefully coexist with bigots without forcing them to do things our way. Let’s instead lead by example and keep the moral high ground by refraining from using force against our brothers and sisters.
Kristov Atlas Remove the violence. Trying to dictate further how the businesses are run is pissing into the wind for liberty.
Man Killed by Cops