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    The Power Of One

    Don't underestimate your ability to make a difference
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 8:09 AM

Today I want to resurface an article I originally posted a few years ago.

I’m hearing so many people express feelings of defeat and despair, that they feel they have no agency to make a difference in a world victimized by huge corporate cartels, government overreach or climate instability.

To offer a candle of hope against that feeling of powerlessness, I want to remind folks that one person can indeed make a tremendous difference, even in the darkest of times:

Never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.

~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Few people embody being “that one person” better than Nicholas Winton.

Never heard of him? Neither had I until a few years ago. But he’s now a hero of mine.

Winton was a British citizen who rescued nearly 670 Jewish children from Czechoslovakia during World War Two.

He did this of his own accord, not as part of any state agency or organized movement. Initially on a skiing trip to Switzerland, he canceled his vacation after Kristallnacht and went to Prague to help a friend there who was working to support the local Jewish population. Having learned that Britain’s Parliament had recently voted to accept European war refugees provided they had a place to stay and could pay a £50 deposit, Winton began single-handly relocating Czech Jewish children to safety in his home country.

Before the Nazis tightened their control on Czechoslovakia, Winton managed to put 669 children on trains to the Netherlands, from where they were then sent to homes of foster families in Britain that he (and his mother) had found for them.

Tragically, after their children departed to safety, many of the biological parents left behind ultimately ended up perishing at Auschwitz.

Winton sought no fanfare for his heroism. He spoke so rarely of it that the general public had no idea what he had done until nearly 50 years later. His own wife (whom he married after the war) didn’t even know until she one day came across the ledger he had used to keep track of the children during the evacuation.

Once she realized the magnitude of what this quiet hero had done, she worked with a television producer on a TV special to recognize him publicly for his humanitarian effort. By this time, Winton was an elderly man.

He agreed to attend, embarrassed by the attention. And unbeknownst to him, the producers had tracked down one of the children he had rescued, now an adult, and seated her next to him throughout the evening. It wasn’t until the end of the ceremony that they announced to him who she was. Watching Winton realize that the smiling woman next to him had been able to live a long, happy life because of his courageous action all those years ago is a very tender moment.

And if that doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, what happens next should. The host then asks the audience “Is there anyone else here who owes their life to this man?”… and EVERYONE stands up. Turns out, they had packed the theater with his former rescued children, now in their 50s and 60s, each of whom was saved by this kind, humble man:

We rarely get to witness such a moment of grace like this. It’s simply perfect.

For me, it’s a reminder never to discount the impact our own individual acts can have.

Winton certainly answered Fuller’s call to “be that one person” to make a difference in the world.

Will each of us?

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 8:31am

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    MGRS

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    MGRS said:

    Thanks Adam.  A great reminder and re-grounding.

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 8:35am

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    Adam, thank you so much for this.

    It brought tears of joy.  Bless you and bless the memory of Nicholas Winton.  One person can make a difference...for the good.

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 9:03am

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    How timely... and so necessary

    And so true. I am reminded of a 2016 interview with Terry Fox's nurse, on the 35th anniversary of the annual Terry Fox run. She said something that is forever imprinted on my heart:

    "... To me it's about the awesome power of one. After Terry I could never again say 'well, I can't do anything about that because I'm only one person.

    He was only one person. Look at what he's done. Look at the legacy he's left us."

    In those moments in my life when I have felt absolute despair from the hardship that comes from profound deafness, not sure I could keep going, I think of Terry, running alone in the darkness and rain on wilderness highways. I think of how no matter what, no matter how much pain he felt, or how much despair, he kept going. And in that moment I am able to dig down deep and resolve to keep going too.

    Each one of us has the awesome power of one. If ever there were a time to use it, this is it... Not all of us will leave enduring legacies. That does not matter. All that matters is that we try.

    Jan

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 9:59am

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    Adam, this was an excellent and timely reminder of our individual power

    A very knowledgeable friend who had been educating people about how the world really operates and the problems that needed to be addressed gave up some time ago due to his frustration with the inability of the majority of people to receive and embrace that message as he delivered it.  He asked me why I keep trying.  I ask myself the same question sometimes.  This is why.  Plus, I wouldn't be able to sleep if I didn't.

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 12:11pm

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    Tell One Person

    Everyday I try to tell one person about D3. It seems like the easiest way to spread a truth that matters and can even save lives. I tell random people...like the grocery checker...or someone on my construction site. 8 times out of 10 they are attentive and thankful.

    Since Fauchi won’t say it, I guess it is up to us.

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 1:56pm

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    Prep101

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    exchanging information, reaching people, saving a lot of lives

    Thank you Adam for this wonderful video! It struck a cord.

    I try to do my own small part. For example by telling other people about HCQ and vitamin D3 which I learned from Peak Prosperity. And by telling people on Peak Prosperity other information not everyone (but maybe some) here knows yet.

    If I only can reach at least two people, and they in turn can reach at least two people, and so on, then in no time you can get a real movement of people and save a lot of lives.

    Cheers to you!

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 2:33pm

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    Reject defeat and despair

    If your opinions were not important to them why would they invest so much in propaganda? If they were winning so clearly why would their propaganda become so overt as it has  now to the point of sacrificing the credibility of their assets (think news organisations and sports franchises for example). I sense desperation.

    Many ordinary people know things do not make sense, they are going through the motions, they are on the verge of waking up and it does not take a majority, just a critical mass, say 10% to understand the truth, remain positive and start to cast questions about the narrative in the minds of others. Making you feel nihilistic and hopeless is part of the strategy to stop this happening. Reject the black pill:

    Enjoy 😊

     

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 2:48pm

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    Right On SpaceCAT

    Also Evie was very prudent to speak of Emotional Resilience.  Once this goes, loss is near.

    Thank You for this

     

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 4:07pm

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    nickythec

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    Thanks Adam!

    What a great post.  I really needed that today.  Many thanks for sharing.

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 5:16pm

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    Mr Curious

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    wow

    that is so freakin cool. I can't remember the last time a youtube video brought me to tears.

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 5:25pm

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    Tonya McKinney

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    The Power of One

    Thank you Adam for your words.  This is exactly what I needed to be reminded as I have been getting a little discouraged. We all can make a difference even if it’s just small differences.  It reminds me of the adapted story of the starfish washed up on the beach and by throwing one back in the ocean, the character made a difference to that one starfish and so he tosses another one. I just need to focus and do my part by being encouraging and helping others in the ways that I can.  I try to pass it on.

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 6:58pm

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    Nate

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    Yad Vashem

    Recently I listened to a interview with Mike and Sarah Huckabee (Sanders).

    https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/restoring-faith-and-family-in-america/

    Mike Huckabee took the family to Yad Vashem  (World Holocaust Remembrance Center) in Israel.  Dad and mom discussed if an 11 year old Sarah was ready for this.  A very talkative Sarah said nothing for an hour and a half.  The images were incredibly graphic.  As she walked out there was a guest book to sign.  She said "Why didn't somebody do something?"

    What concerns me?  We have a grandson (and another on the way).  I don't want to walk through the Great Reset museum and have him look at me and say, "Opa, why didn't YOU do something?"

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 8:12pm

    ao

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    Olive Oil Guy, that's an excellent point

    I had never thought of doing that necessarily as an organized, planned strategy but it's an effective and efficient one and more of us should strive to emulate it.  I'm an introvert by nature but my wife is always amazed by how easily I'll strike up conversations with total strangers in different venues, probably because I am curious by nature and enjoy learning and I also enjoy educating others.  She teases me about the many times the conversations will come around to the same subjects, subjects that most of us here are quite familiar with.

    But I do notice that more and more people are aware of things they weren't aware of 10 years ago.  The word is spreading.  People are waking up!  As Spacecat notes, there is indeed an air of desperation about the efforts of TPTB and an urgency, like it's now or never.  Their efforts and actions are so blatant and so egregious that even the most indoctrinated can't help but sit up and take notice.  But by no longer even trying to hide what they are doing, they are inadvertently feeding the growth of the numbers of those learning the truth, numbers that are building towards a critical mass.

    For some reason, our present situation reminds me of the Band of Brothers series and Private Blythe, cowering in fear, but then being rallied to act by Captain Winters telling him to "Stand up!", "You can do it!", "Fire your weapon!",  "Don't slack off!", "Pour it on 'em!"

    Now's not the time for us to roll over and submit to the NWO/Great Reset subjugation of the people.  Now's the time for us all to stand up and increase the pressure and "Pour it on  'em."  Today, my wife told me about someone she knew getting off of Facebook and going onto Parler.  A small step, yes, but if we each take these small steps, and then more and more of them, and then bigger and bigger steps, the aggregate impact can be massive and powerful.  We have the power to change things if only we recognize it and use it!

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 8:38pm

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    2008 member first post

    You waited 12 years and posted something that good......unlikely. Still love it though.

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 8:48pm

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    doing something

    After reading your post Adam, it became obvious to me one thing I could do.  I printed up a bunch of copies of the evms Covid Protocol and placed them on the front counter of my business.  At least a few of them were picked up during the day.  Progress.  Aloha, Steve.

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  • Tue, Nov 17, 2020 - 11:52pm

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    Reject the Black Pill....

    Good watch.  I appreciate compact wisdom I can remember and put into daily use: "Speak into Being.  Choose Victory".  Aloha, Steve.

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 1:28am

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    Bradford

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    Facing evil undaunted

    ao wrote:

    But by no longer even trying to hide what they are doing

    It's an act of extreme confidence in the game of chess where a player believes that their overall position is so strong that they have no hesitation in even sacrificing a valuable piece. That's because the end result seems sure, and the elite's ability to checkmate their opponent (all of us) is already pretty much a forgone conclusion. They have the resources and endless printed money...they have the AI, and intelligently constructed algorithms to profile the masses, to predict all outcomes mathematically. Or so they think. And yet the best laid plans of mice and men can still come up short, because we have within each of us a divine nature, something which can't be measured.

    Our spiritual hearts are not static and never predictable. Unlike machines, we all include within our souls a part of the infinite, a creativity, and a deep desire to share our eternal love.

    Thank you Adam for reminding us of the miracles of which love can work. The power of one is also a recognition that we each are more than we seem to be, more than our darkest and most cunning opponents think that we are. With love in our heart we have the courage to face even our greatest fears, and still to continue on each moment doing good works.

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 2:26am

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    One Person Can Have An Impact

    thatchmo wrote:

    After reading your post Adam, it became obvious to me one thing I could do.  I printed up a bunch of copies of the evms Covid Protocol and placed them on the front counter of my business.  At least a few of them were picked up during the day.  Progress.  Aloha, Steve.

    Steve,

    Thanks! Your link may have been posted somewhere else on PP, but this is the first time I've seen it. I just bookmarked it. I'll share this link with friends and family along with my interpretations.

    The recommendations for prophylaxis are really close to what I've upped my daily vitamin/mineral intake to. B complex vitamins generally have a slow release, "no flush" version of B3 as part of the package. That's okay for other bodily functions, but I'm also starting to include 500 mg B3 as niacin. (h/t to PP users Jim H and 3nthalpy. Fast release may cause a flush similar to a menopausal woman's hot flash.) Also, from what I've read, zinc needs to be balanced with copper or it can become toxic. My 50 mg zinc has 2 mg copper included.

    I bought some Ivermectin (horse wormer for a 1250 pound horse) at a local farm store for $4.99 and will use about 1/6 of the tube on day 1 and then again 2 days later if I get symptoms. Why 1/6 of the tube? Because I weigh about 1/6 as much as a 1250 pound horse. Would it be better to use "human" grade Ivermectin? You bet! Expect to convince your practitioner to prescribe it and then pay many times as much for essentially the same thing. That's fine if you actually do it before showing symptoms. How long will that take when early intervention is critical? Right now, this product is cheap and available. This is what I plan to use when push becomes shove.

    Just so you know, I'm not a medical doctor. Only a fool would blindly follow my advice. Read up and become your own advocate. I'm only responsible for me.

    Grover

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 4:57am

    Mohammed Mast

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    Crypto

    You mentioned all the "things" they have which give them the power and control, except one, money.

    At one time serfs were tied to the land. Serfs are now tied to currency.

    As long as the serfs are tied to "their currency" they will remain serfs. That is what is missing from the discussion of crypto here. Crypto is "our " currency.

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 5:21am

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    "Why didn't somebody do about this?"

    The biggest murderers in history were states, gouvernments, kings, George Bush and emperors with armies being able to kill millions. Not individuals. It were individuales who were able to save other individuals. It took armies to stop Hitler. It is not true that nobody did something about it.

    Same as with the Great Reset. If you are able to help your neighbours from starvation. If you are able to help somebody who is injured but does not get the medical attention he/she needs. If you can give shelter to a person who would otherwize freeze to death.

    In all those cases you are making a difference.  If we can grow food for ourselves, maintain our health and keep our houses free from frost, we can make a difference. I am sure, in the end, a human can not look away when he sees another human suffer right in front of him.

    Sharing will make the difference. Don't wait with sharing when SHTF. Share now.

    @Nate: What I wrote, I do not address to you, but to people in general.

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 8:21am

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    Just talked to a CDC worker about Vitamin D3

    She worked in Africa on Ebola and Aids and now lives in Atlanta. Told her about D3 .....She said that she knows Fauchi and Burks and we don’t need another false promise like HCQ. I didn’t  argue....but can someone direct me to the D3 study that was posted recently. I want to write her a letter.

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 8:38am

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    westcoastjan

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    Canadian petition to stop the Great Reset

    Here is one former member of parliament exercising his power of one! Anyone, from any country can sign the petition.

    https://www.withpierre.ca/stopthegreatreset

     

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 9:13am

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    regarding CDC worker

    Dont waste your time.  These people are educated differently and believe they know everything because they have been taught "fed" it.

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 9:40am

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    The Power of One - the Dancers of CEBU Prison

    This video shows the power of one - several times over.

    First the power of Michael J -even when he passed - then the power of his choreographer who fulfilled MJ's dream,  and the power of Byron Garcia who changed this prison.  And finally the power of each and every prisoner who decided to change. So many powers of one here together - yet with few resources -create this resilience.

    For over ten years,  on Cebu Island in the Philippines, prisoners in a maximum security facility dance, and rediscover self dignity, pride and fun.

    To me this is both power and resilience.

    Here is a video of the story of Byron Garcia's influence at the prison.  The fact that Mr. Garcia is from the Philippine's elite only emphasizes his dedication.

     

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 10:11am

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    Satoshi Nakamoto, Corp Game Theory

    https://theta.tv/video/vidrk2874nps46asveu

    Just say'n gold will reach $17,899.95 (when the cows come home)

    It only takes one person

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 10:15am

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    CDC workers

    Its pretty well documented what happens in any hierarchical group when a falsehood takes hold.   Those who can see it and stand up get run out of the group which leaves the rest realizing its safer to be wrong along with everyone else than to be right alone.

     

    Then when the spell breaks and there is an admission of being wrong, everyone can say that people up the chain from them got it wrong too and in fact everyone did which means its no ones fault.

     

    Taibbi covered this in his latest book when he looked back at the Weapons Of Mass Destruction fabrication used to justify the destruction of Iraq.   A child could have seen through the initial reports that kicked that hysteria off.  The few who stood up to it were sent packing and there were no apologies and offers of compensation when WMD became a punchline years later.

     

    It will be the same with this.   America's Frontline Doctors and those like them are good people who may not understand the political reality.  Those who do and stand up anyway are heros.

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 10:22am

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    000 said:

    Chris Hedges is still ignored
    Ralph Nader is still ignored
    Assange is still persecuted
    Men with guns are still admired

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 11:48am

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    Being Wrong with the CDC crowd

    Wotthecurtains........Great analysis of group think and Top down social structures. Is that why Socialism sucks and always fails?  I know the answer....just had to say it.

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 12:17pm

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    Remember, we are speculating

    It was about 2 weeks ago when Chris Martenson released his post (2-part series?) about what we are now calling "The Great Reset."

    Thing is, he was straight with us and stated up front that he was speculating and probably wrong about some things. Normally, I don't have much tolerance for speculating. However, Dr. Chris Martenson with his broad knowldege base and demonstrated objectivity...well, at least I'll listen or read his speculations - but they are still speculations.

    I know it is partially my own fault, but I haven't had much patience for reading long comments on this site lately. Yes, I do suspect that some people have picked up on the speculations and run with them. Or, maybe not, since I haven't had the patience to read comments longer than a screen of scrolling - and there have been quite few of them. Yeah, sure, there are a lot of smart and qualified people on this site, but a lot of you are less objective than Chris Martenson and your political biases and penchants for conspiracies can try my patience at times. Don't get me wrong: politics is part of what is going on, but I don't think many of you are able to get past your long-held biases. 

    I've already stopped reading the long comments on this site and I will stop reading more and more shorter comments as long as I get the impression that people are relying too much on assumptions and biases, that commenters are too confident of what they are saying. I mean that, if you really know it all, then I don't want to hear from you. 

    Or maybe I just need a break from this site.

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 12:24pm

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    Mike from Jersey said:

    Thanks. Someone asked me for a protocol and I sent that one to them.

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 12:30pm

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    vitamin-D studies

    A high dose of Calcifediol significantly reduced the need for ICU treatment of patients requiring hospitalization due to proven COVID-19; 2% admit to ICU (treatment group), vs 50% admit to ICU (control group).
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7456194/

    Bolus vitamin D3 supplementation during or just before COVID-19 was associated with better survival rate in frail elderly. (82% treatment, 44% control)
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096007602030296X

    Population study from Israel; "We observe a highly significant correlation between prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19 incidence."

    https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.04.20188268v1.full.pdf

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  • Wed, Nov 18, 2020 - 1:01pm

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    Vitamin D studies

    Thanks Dave.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 12:01am

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    Thanks, Adam, for the reminder.

    I remember the story, but had forgotten Sir Winton’s name until you reminded me. What a wonderful example of a selfless act for those in need. He is certainly a role model for us during these turbulent times.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 1:47am

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    planfortomorrow said:

    Adam, thank you for basically telling us the story before actually watching the clip showing those who wanted to meet the Man that saved their lives. I lost it pretty good when I watched the clip. I felt a connection immediately, very hard not to but, I am certain that if we were able to do the same thing we would try.

    Choices are going to be made, and confusing for me right now is what the  Great Reset will mean, how quickly it gets rolled out and how does the controlled media  play their role. Out of hand I won't predetermine all that will happen, it may actually hit on a lot of things in my bucket list.

    Not fully knowing the plan, I will watch and try to see things from outside the box. I have decided that I will always defend what I have only taken a stake in all these years. I will not have any interest in killing the young people, our son's or grandson's in particular because the Great Reset is something they want. The world is theirs and the decision is theirs in my opinion.

    I voted for Trump and are now seeing his character for real every day since the election concluded. This country is heavily divided and uncooperative. I fear what this Man is doing and what will spill over into the streets. These are horrifically dangerous times and I have to be attentive to everyone in near proximity. I pray for everyone today. It will be a touch and go situation until Jan. 21st.

    I have not yet taken anything said here as my marching orders. I trust so many of you but, do not take any of you so seriously as to claim your idea's or biases as my own. Nothing has been delivered to me that has my near term plans altered. I will simply work hard and watch what is going on.

    So long as the Great Reset is inclusive of taking care of our planet, ecology and is helpful to those in need of help with the excesses we just throw away that could be better managed to save all the resources we will need before we can role out the science of nano tech to replace the copper and materials we will need that does not harm the planet and in fact begins to heal the earth. I like the idea of a plan much more than Mother Natures Plan for us. If she has to take actions to stop doing what we have been then she will not discriminate, she will just put things in place to fix things. Mother Earth doesn't care if it's humans who run the planet, she makes no choices but, on her terms she simple will correct what she can to make sure she gets healed. That will be a time no one will want to live through are my guess.

    Be good Folks.

    Thanks again Adam.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 3:24am

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    peek into the future

    planfortomorrow-

    I fear the billionaires at Davos do not have the same sort of Reset in mind that you do.  Their plan will look a whole lot like "mother nature"'s plan, except they will assure themselves a comfortable ride at our expense throughout the journey.

    We will go down the rapids together, except we will be the raft, on which they will be riding high.

    Why do I say this?  COVID is the peek into the future - they tell us what help the Reset folk will give the great unwashed.  What are the US treatment guidelines?

    That would be: nothing.

    Oh wait.  I forgot.  We got lockdowns too.  They don't prevent illness, but they do cause suicide, drug overdoses, divorces, and mental illness.  And poverty too.  Thanks, Great Reset.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 4:23am

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    The run up in BTC price was impressive

    The last couple of weeks action in BTC price was very impressive moving up hundreds of dollars on many days.

    And VTGothic's story of moving funds across national borders using BTC was powerful.

    I can very much see the value of this kind of function.

    My reluctance to put much savings into BTC comes from uncertainty about privacy from the public/private surveillance apparatus of the oligarchy (NSA and its private contractors) and the risks that are unknown (to me, at least) that transactions might be blocked and coins confiscated via backdoors.  (This of course would be done in the name of national security and would target dissidents.)

    Wish I had a solid understanding of this aspect of BTC risk.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 5:06am

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    Klaus' future

     

    https://summit.news/2020/11/17/great-reset-mastermind-suggests-risk-assessment-brain-scans-before-allowing-travel/

    Remember. You. Will. OWN. Nothing. That includes...everything, seems to me. Including yourself.

    “As capabilities in this area improve, the temptation for law enforcement agencies and courts to use techniques to determine the likelihood of criminal activity, assess guilt or even possibly retrieve memories directly from people’s brains will increase,” he writes, suggesting Minority Report-style pre-crime programs.

     

    “Today’s external devices—from wearable computers to virtual reality headsets—will almost certainly become implantable in our bodies and brains,” he writes.

    “Active implantable microchips that break the skin barrier of our bodies” will “change how we interface with the world” and force us “to question what it means to be human,” according to Schwab.

    We each will make a choice. Count me out on this ride.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 5:40am

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    Reply to Klaus' future

    In a few days, I will turn 70.

    I am glad that I will not be around much longer for this Brave New World.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 6:26am

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    government will never allow Bitcoin to compete with government blockchain

    Jim Rogers has been stating emphatically on his interviews that the government will never allow Bitcoin to compete with government blockchain currency. I totally agree with this.

     

    Laurie G

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 6:29am

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    The Power of One

    "Be the change you wish to see in the world"

    Mahatma Gandhi

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 7:33am

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    Sand Puppy

    I suggest you watch some Andreas Antonopolous vids on YT. He addresses all those concerns . Of course you could just unplug from the digital world altogether and hang out with Dave waiting for the Asteroid to hit killing crypto but leaving everything else intact. lol

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 7:43am

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    Constant reminder

    Bitcoin is overpriced. Bitcoin does not even have a mining algorithm that is designed to advance science. Never invest in a cryptocurrency with a mining algorithm that was never designed to advance science. That is incredibly wasteful.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 7:47am

    Mohammed Mast

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    planfortomorrow

    No one here is asking or telling you to accept their views.

    What I would suggest is you do some research. It seems you are very busy getting ready for "something". There is a group of people who are also getting ready for "something". The intersection of those two "somethings" might not be "something" you think it is going to be. In other words the idea that the WEF is looking out for your best interests is a fantasy.

    The tip off that you think "they" will use nano tech to save the world is beyond fantastic into the realm of psychedelic delusion.

    Nano tech presents real environmental danger. Please do some research.

    Thanks for using paragraphs

     

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 7:47am

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    jvanname said:

    This may be the case. We need cryptocurrencies with mining algorithms that are designed to advance science in order to discourage governments from restricting cryptocurrencies.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 7:52am

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    Take a breath dude

    Come on Mohammed, relax, it's only money.  We'll all make our own decisions regarding our investments.  No need to be mean.  Aloha, Steve

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 8:03am

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    Defeatism: acceptance of defeat without a struggle

    I am glad that I will not be around much longer for this Brave New World.

    I will remain grateful for every precious year, month, day, and second God allows me to live on this amazing earth. Yes, life is pain. But I am and will always remain grateful for the opportunity. I love this world not because it is perfect, but because it is mine.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 8:48am

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    westcoastjan

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    This article and comments are supposed to be about inspiration...

    To all the commentators who are bickering about bitcoin and talking about vitamins and other non-related stuff, please take it to another thread!

    I want and desperately need JUST ONE THREAD at PP where I can read to find some inspiration and positive stories to help me navigate what is shaping up to be the fight of our generation.

    Please....

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 9:40am

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    i positively enjoy my vitamins?

    westcoastjan-

    I think OOG was trying to make a positive difference in his own way.  That's why he was asking about the vitamin study.

    If he could save lives by sending an email, that would definitely inspire me.  Which is why I brought out the list of studies that validated the use of vitamin D.

    Perhaps we all get inspired to make a positive difference in different ways?

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 10:16am

    RandomMike

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    Even natural Vit D is regulated by a shadow government

    Read somewhere recently that you can only get enough Vit. D from sunlight if your shadow is shorter than you are.

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 10:33am

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    The power of one by example

    I was trying to illustrate the “power of one” by example. I really believe that if I tell one person each day about D3 and then that person understands the simplicity and safety of a vitamin, they will also tell someone and ....... it can possibly go exponential.

    Jan ....I got rebuffed by a CDC employee and I want to make my case.

     

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 11:22am

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    Your intent was good OOG - that is not the issue

    re spreading the word re D3 and covid protocols is good! That is representative of an individual taking positive action and I welcome that.  So agreeing with both you and Dave in that regard.

    Why though, is Bitcoin, mining algorithms etc on this thread? Seriously, this is why people are starting to tune out (see # 30) It is pretty much impossible to have dedicated threads/discussions on this site anymore, which really impacts engagement... I am seeing fewer and fewer regulars names as time goes on. Maybe this is one reason why.

     

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 1:42pm

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    You will own nothing

    I have tried to approach this from the other side. There is a good side to it. How many consumer goods do you really own? Every item you bought over the last 15 years has planned obsolescence. The goods are DESIGNED to break after a predefined periode of time. You never owned it. You were allowed to have it in your posession for a predefined number of years.

    Schiphol Airport Amsterdam made a deal with Philips. They did not buy or rent lamps. They rent LIGHT. Schiphol doesn't care how energy efficient these lights are. They also don't care if the lights last long or not.  They want light for the best price.

    Where it is currently in the best interest of Philips to produce as many lamps they can, it is in the new situation in Philips' best interest to produce as little as they can to save money.

    If that is what's meant with "you will own nothing", I am all in favor of it.

     

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 7:36pm

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    Aloha

    Mean? lol

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 7:43pm

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    Mohammed Mast

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    Bitcoin the Power of One

    No one knows who Satoshi Nakamoto is/was, or if it was even one person.

    But the invention of Bitcoin is changing the world in ways most don't understand, especially here.

    Bitcoin isn't about money, it isn't about speculation , it isn't about algorithms, it isn't about science, it is about democracy, it is about liberty. It is about the power of ideas.

     

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  • Thu, Nov 19, 2020 - 7:43pm

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    Thank You

    Good Job, Adam. You are right to draw people's attention to overcoming powerlessness through believing in one's significance. I have found that noticing one's own significance helps shift outside of the dynamics of being pre-occupied with getting something right or perfect. Just noticing that what you do can make a difference, that your presence and attention matter, can go a long way to overcoming powerlessness, even in situations where you and others around you may not seem to know what to do.

    I especially appreciate you drawing attention to a powerful ally to Jews. As I've said in previous posts, I am suspicious of the why the rhetoric about the "Great Reset" is circulating now and the way it could end badly for Jews, even if when we talk about it we aren't thinking about it in those terms. It's important to be cognizent of that dynamic, because that dynamic has been acting as a "safety valve" for the ruling class to use any time they want to misdirect attention away from what they are really doing. We all need to be paying attention to that so we won't be derailed as we work towards building a world worth inheriting.

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  • Fri, Nov 20, 2020 - 4:53am

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    brushhog

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    Yes a person CAN make a difference but...

    You'll notice something about those who make a difference....they generally are engaged in DOING. Not talking.

    We must differentiate between activities that are useful, and activities that waste time and emotional energy. Listening to mainstream media, even alternative media...isnt doing anything. Its just mostly a waste of time and emotional energy. Railing about the situation to people who already agree with you isnt doing anything. Even arguing with people who dont agree with you has limited value. If you want to do something USEFUL find people who are like-minded but havent prepared or taken any steps toward self reliance and help them out. Help a man plant a garden, in one hour you've literally done more than the hundreds of hours you've spent online.

    I read here every couple of days because I feel that Chris and Adam are some of the few that at least TRY to offer actionable solutions. Its not just about whats happening and how we're all doomed...and the solutions are broken down into individual sized, actionable responses. Not "what we need to do is change the structure of the system"...thats not something you and me can do.

    We can plant gardens, we can store extra, we can cast a vote, we can make our lives more "resilient" and serve as examples for those around us.

    I never say anything to anyone about the state of the world, but when people come to my place they see the large gardens, they see the wood shed full of heating fuel, they see the livestock, the hay put up and the rest of it....and when people see that they instantly get it.

    Its worth a million words. The stark reality of self reliance is something most people today have never seen. Its a basic reality and from it, certain realizations follow. You dont have to hammer it home with words, just show them what resilience/self-reliance looks like and gently prod them in the right direction.

    Thats my way of doing, and its how I might possibly make a difference. I am disengaging with the political theatre because I recognize the futility of it. Does that mean I'm "giving up"? I dont think so. If you are trying to take a hill and you keep going straight up and getting beat back down, taking heavy casualties...you find another way around.

    Id also like to draw attention to the fact that we are feeding beast when we engage in the internet drama. This site has good content and they are less divisive than most. However, we all know that there are many political sites that make a living from inflaming their readers. Mainstream media is probably the worst example, but many alternative sites are just as bad. Its unhealthy, bad for your outlook, and bad for society. You feed that evil with your attention.

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  • Fri, Nov 20, 2020 - 6:46am

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    Chemtrails and already-existing nanobot transhumanist infiltration programs

    @jvanname
    Bitcoin is overpriced. Bitcoin does not even have a mining algorithm that is designed to advance science. Never invest in a cryptocurrency with a mining algorithm that was never designed to advance science. That is incredibly wasteful.

    As I've explained before, the primary and pretty much only purpose of Bitcoin's mining algorithm is to advance science. Can you provide an example of a mining algorithm that "advances science" while still providing the same level of security features that render the trusted-third-party central-authority middlemen banksters technologically obsolete?

    @Mohammed Mast
    The tip off that you think "they" will use nano tech to save the world is beyond fantastic into the realm of psychedelic delusion.

    Nano tech presents real environmental danger. Please do some research.

    You bet, they're been running various types of chemtrail programs for decades (it's even admitted in official documents in a bunch of countries but MSM are silent so it remains a "conspiracy theory" to many), and AFAIK nobody has been able to explain the purpose of the metallic nanomaterials (aluminum, strontium, barium...) found that seem to be the cause of various symptomology (headaches, fatigue, short-term memory loss...) if not purely for poisoning (of humans and soils) reasons. We see mysterious fibers growing out of people, known as Morgellons Syndrome...

    ... some of which we see reacting to diverse stimuli such as heat and magnetic fields and even rain, which is all very hard to explain if it's not nanobots' inability to assimilate due to host rejection... Watch this fascinating documentary by Max Igan proposing this idea (and how it ties into the technocrat elitists' transhumanism plans) back in 2012:

    An EXTREMELY important area of research, regardless of how bizarre this idea may currently seem to you. You know what else they're up to and capable of doing (such as allowing the plandemic to go on), so previous assumptions should likely be dumped, agreed?

    What it's ultimately about is regaining control over the flows of information. Don't worry, the service-to-others forces of unconditional love are taking over, the service-to-self factions just have to fully expose themselves first. People have to be absolutely SHOCKED to their core in order to wake up to what has been going on right under their noses for so long.

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  • Fri, Nov 20, 2020 - 8:06am

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    Mary59

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    Power of Two Talking

    Good Morning All

    Yes Brushhog is indeed to correct to say that one's own resilience as the action to be the model for change for others is indeed very powerful.

    At the same time and importantly, it was and is one man's talking (JFK's speech on secret societies) which has indeed been something very important for many to hold on to as a sort of guideline to know things are not conspiracy theory only.

    Here is a very short story ot the power of two talking.

    One of my best friends in Panama in Alida. She is also 61, like me.  Alida's late brother was made a national hero for his bravery in fighting for the poor here.  She worked with governments and single handedly fought two Presidents and three Ministers for six years to get single use plastic bags made illegal and she did -August 2019.

    Early on in the pandemic, I told her about chloroquin.   For months I sent articles on chloroquin to her - mostly info from this site (from people "talking").  Panama went NO HCQ for a while - oh yes they did - our Minister of Health resigned on corruption at that time.  My HCQ I had ordered from India was trapped in customs not allowed to get through....We had already stocked enough for a year for ten people.  Stores not longer would sell.  Doctors were not giving prescriptions.

    So Alida talked and talked and talked to everyone she knew in government.  We both met gov reps and threatened to talk to the public big time and watch what happens...

    Gov backs down.  Next things we know Panama has done a study and HCQ has been deemed "useful and important"..  My pills get released from customs, doctors start prescribing and hospitals start using.

    Now to be honest Alida and I are not typical people, but real scrappers.  We have learned the fine art of catching flies with honey and not vinegar.

    Point is ....talking is a big part of taking action.

     

     

     

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  • Fri, Nov 20, 2020 - 10:37am

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    VTGothic gave a wonderful response to concerns about BTC safety

    Thank you so much for this well thought-out and well documented response.  It was sent to me in a PM.

    If you are comfortable, VTGothic, I would like to post your response here (through an edit to this post) to make it publicly available to PPers.

    I am going to transfer some fund to my coinbase account on Monday and start stacking BTC and some Ethereum aiming for 2%-4% of savings in crypto.

    My security concerns were largely put to rest.

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  • Fri, Nov 20, 2020 - 11:06am

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    VTGothic said:

    Thanks, Sand_puppy. I don't think it belongs here. I'll post it as a Forum thread.

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  • Fri, Nov 20, 2020 - 11:14am

    Mots

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    "government will never allow Bitcoin to compete with government blockchain"

    Laurie G
    You make a good point.

    I really want to believe in Bitcoin as the cat's meow, but see several problems.

    1. the anticipated valuation is based on expectation that everything in the world will be valued in Bitcoin.  But the bankers are creating new currencies that they will force us to put value on instead.  How can one type of thing keep value when many others are created and that type of thing becomes outlawed or restricted?

    2. bitcoin is a direct threat to the new digital currencies. the bankers now control bitcoin with their derivatives market and futures trading.

    3. the bankers have a history of jacking valuation of alternative monetary systems and we are not in their club.

    4. as the bankers come out with their digital stuff they will want us to believe in and to use their digital stuff instead of bitcoin.  already bitcoin is banned or restricted in 21 countries. I can easily see a scenerio wherein the bankers entice us to dump our savings into bitcoin and then crash bitcoin value at the exact time they trot out their alternatives, while forcing us to possess their alternative and to sell bitcoin in order to pay taxes in their alternative payment system under threat of police action.

    On the other hand, bitcoin is perfectly safe if the bankers cannot control the price of bitcoin.  To me this is the most important question: can the bankers jack bitcoin valuation using futures trading and other tricks, such as control of media?  I would love to hear an answer to this question.....

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  • Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - 10:14am

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    Lisa Mooney

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    Power of One

    Thank You Adam. Very powerful story.

    I feel blessed to have been led to RN school.
    Even if my career has been challenging/exhausting.
    Connecting with 1 patient at a time.
    Sharing joys and sorrows.
    Several years ago a patient sent a letter to my work place explaining how my helping her breast feed her fragile newborn in the NICU made her feel less overwhelmed and allowed her to bond with her baby. Brought tears to my eyes.

    Waking up the critical 10% of the Human Race.

    This is how we do it .....Reconnecting each of us back to each other and source, 1 at a time.

     

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  • Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - 10:56am

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    The BTC wager

    Mots and Laurie, obviously no one can know the future.  Strong and convincing arguments for BTC on both sides.  That's why I'm aiming for ~5% crypto in my portfolio.  If BTC goes continuously up or at least remains stable, good for me.  If it goes "poof" somehow, too bad, but I will have lost less than in '09 in the "market".  I always have the option to bail out at some point as well, either on the upside or down.    Seems like a decent wager to me.  Deploying liquid assests these days is certainly a tough call....Aloha, Steve.

    ps- dang, didn't mean to add to the crypto hijack of this "power of one" thread.  Sorry....

     

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  • Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - 12:21pm

    Mohammed Mast

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    Mots

    Here is a reply

    The earth is going to be hit by an asteroid. Everyone owning gold, owning guns and growing a garden will survive.

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  • Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - 2:26pm

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    Mohammad, Mots is right about Bitcoin

    I'm convinced that the they of the cabal steak the stuff and force the pleebs to sacrifice the wha'cha mic'call'it into the digital gendarme stuff backed-up by men with guns and sexy haircuts. And the bakers will jack-up the kombucha markets with bicarbonate instruments and flagellant options.

    Sorry about the technical language but I had to prove I'm an expert in digital asses.

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  • Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - 2:33pm

    Mohammed Mast

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    000

    Absolutely.

    I am going to get hit by a bus crossing the street. I will avoid covid but the next engineered virus will get me. Oh wait I can't talk right now my BTC , ETH, and Marijuana plants are being confiscated by the DEA, ATF, FBI, CIA, and DOJ. On no there is a man at my door with a badge saying son "we're arrestin ya for litterin"

    I'll write more from the FEMA camp

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  • Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - 3:04pm

    Mots

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    can the bankers jack bitcoin valuation using futures trading and other tricks, such as control of media?

    There are many experts on Bitcoin here.

    can someone answer: " can the bankers jack bitcoin valuation using futures trading and other tricks, such as control of media? "

    they did it with gold.

    If the answer is yes, then I point out that the rich get rich by taking from others, not by giving.  I have no evidence that those who control love me like Jesus Christ.  Prove me wrong.

    Maybe Goldman Sachs is looking out for me like God almighty.  See https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2009/11/09/goldman-chief-says-he-is-just-doing-gods-work/

    I confess my ignorance. that is why I have questions.  I really dont know.  If the valuation is linked to real wealth and real wealth only, I would put all my eggs into the Bitcoin basket.  So, give me a reason. Otherwise, I see much more value in investing in my own water and energy infrastructure, which give me a serious return of real wealth.
    I prefer to discuss the broader issue of what the purpose of economics is.  I thought that it was a tool to create wealth, by combining psychology with law, and facilitates wealth producing actions of human beings.  Recently all this bitcoin chatter seems to evince a shared belief in either stealing from others or some other kind of free shit gamesmanship.

    Wealth creation is the best path to a prosperous future, in my opinion.  Thus I am sad that there is no discussion about a labor currency or labor cryptocurrency.
    In the early days of Bitcoin, it was a free and open liberating thing.  But I understand that the bankers took it over.  I note that all good things that become valuable get co-opted by (deep state-or whatever name you want to use), like google, facebook, NY Times etc.  Please explain how Bitcoin remains what it used to be after bankers got involved in futures trading and other tricks such as manipulation of media content.  I understand that the same people who mostly control bitcoin intend to come out with their own competitive (whatever-coin), perhaps as early as January or the end of Winter.  Do you really think that they will let bitcoin receive competitive funding after then?.  Hopefully the answer to my question is "no."  Please explain and refrain from name calling and character assassination.

    If the answer is yes, then I really dont see how you can enter a contest or game with the bankers on the  other side of the game table.  Good luck with that.

     

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  • Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - 3:46pm

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    I agree with you about having something like 5% of a saving portfolio in bitcoin.
    Anyone building up a saving nest obviously should consider doing that. Same with gold in my opinion, despite its obvious manipulation by the elite bankers.
    I have no criticism with that.
    I have watched science research fads and also applied technology fads come and go as a patent attorney for more than 20 years now and believe that Bitcoin is merely the tip of an iceberg, and that many more crypto opportunities are coming along. All great breakthroughs in technology lead to progressively improved products. I look forward to a bitcoin like crypto that corresponds more faithfully with wealth and is more useful for a steady state (non-growing) society. The amount of token wealth a person possesses should have some relationship to his or her contribution to the community, which again leads me to a desire for dialogue about labor currencies and the real bills doctrine.

    After the scientists and other developers release their new technology into public use, the same old gamers eventually adopt the technology and continue their same old games, with their new tools. Some people go a little further and reform their identity and persona around the newly discovered technology. Someone who is unusually passionate about one thing may not be entirely objective or clear headed about it.

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  • Sat, Nov 21, 2020 - 5:27pm

    Mohammed Mast

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    Mots

    I have engaged with you before on the subject of crypto.

    Based on that interaction I doubt your sincerity in the questions. All of them have been addressed by me and others on numerous occasions.

    Every question you could possibly ask has been answered in great detail by Andreas Antonopolous. I have posted many links in response to your questions. You will find him on Youtube.

    Good Luck

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  • Sun, Nov 22, 2020 - 10:10am

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    000 said:

    While your post inspired me (thank you) one does not mock your very good question. My answer is "No". Unless you are involved in Fx arbitrage you need not worry much about "price". As has been quoted here, "price is an advertising mechanism for value" and value reflects un-resting changes in the three E's (far as I can tell). Yes we live in a post behaviorist society making "feeling" unreliable and "thinking" inefficient and quiet "meditation" (or a good long walk, WITHOUT ear pods) mandatory to try and filter the data overload into some sort of recognizable pattern. (cheers to Chris and Adam for this helpful framework).

    Lets put it this way, are you concerned with the take over of Hypertext Transfer Protocol by sovereign state entities or giant corporations? Has that stopped you from logging on to Peak Prosperity? (no). Will the Bitcoin (BTC) consensus network of 10,000+ nodes (nodes control the network) provide a framework for a multitude of applications for compensation the same way http does the same for communications. Anyone claiming to have a crystal ball is likely behind a curtain. (like Warren B. publicly dis'ing BTC to keep the "price" down while secretly accumulating BTC. The glory of BTC's "open ledger" is that anyone an look at the transactions and discern that activity.

    All that said, we are not talking about opening account at a custodial enterpise, though we may need to use one to purchase, sell or move cryptos, "IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE KEYS YOU DON'T HAVE THE COIN". Search that phrase for due diligence.

    BTC is the most useful way for converting any act of labor into a value on the a blockchain, ie. Chris and Adam could have a prosperity coin or token (etherium or pockadot or cardano) and compensate us for the time and effort "labor" we exercise hear. OR they could just let us earn Basic Attention Tokens (BAT). Y'all should be using Brave browser with a MetaMask crypto wallet connected. (my two cents, nay, satoshi)

    Does this make sense?

    BTW http will become a sub-stack on the BTC network sooner than anyone thinks possible, ie BTC will "eat" the internet.

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  • Sun, Nov 22, 2020 - 10:54am

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    if i would buy BTC, i would not buy it now

    Look at a chart of BTC prices .  Look at the steepness of the slope of the upward curve presently.  How much longer do you think the price will continue to rise in such a manner?  Look at all the enthusiasm being drummed up for it in the financial media and online.  When I see such frothy things, I sit back and wait.  I don't let FOMO make my decisions for me.  That's never a good idea.

    It's highly probable that there will be a significant drop in the near future followed by a dead cat bounce followed by a further drop, and then a consolidation period followed by a resumption of a climb upward to new higher highs.  If I buy some for my portfolio, I'll wait until it drops below 12,000 and then, put perhaps 2-3% of my portfolio into it.  And I'd trade in it rather than invest in it.

    Had an interesting conversation with someone more knowledgeable about trading activities than myself.  He talked about an individual he knew who has had made quite a bit of money trading BTC.  This individual works in conjunction with compatriots of the same ethnicity.  They wait for one of these drops, buy in, and then make the rounds of the various forums, generating enthusiasm for BTC.  Of course, due to human herd instincts, the true believers chime in as well, adding to the conviction of their pumping statements.  When it hits their price point, they sell and go back and, under different names, make the same rounds of these various forums sowing doubt and mistrust about BTC.  This time, those who got burned chime in, now adding to the conviction of the dumping sentiments.  They've done this for a number of cycles with great success.  That revelation didn't surprise me.

    When someone ridicules others for not making investments, be wary.  I've seen that psychological ploy used for everything from time shares to questionable securities.  Remember that ridicule is one of the tools favored by Saul Alinsky since it is so difficult to counter.  Also remember that Satoshi is a Pokeman character. 😉

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  • Sun, Nov 22, 2020 - 11:18am

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    Not so, AO

    First, I'd personally rather these conversations take place elsewhere, rather than hijack unrelated posts. However, at a certain point I end up feeling pressed to respond.

    Your hypothesis is not correct, ao. We are neither at FOMO blow-off heights, nor are there dramatic quantities of mass media mention of BTC and FOMO.

    Image 1: "No media hype" of BTC in current run.

    Image 2: "We are here" comparison of this BTC bull run, as of 2 days ago, vs. previous two run-ups.

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  • Sun, Nov 22, 2020 - 12:10pm

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    VT Gothic, you and I are apparently looking with different eyes at different things

    The financial media that I'm reading online seems to be mentioning BTC left and right with increasing emphasis (or at least suggestion) that it should be considered as a possible addition to anyone's portfolio who can afford the risk.  Although this comment doesn't specifically say that, just Ray Dalio making this kind of statement is akin to a tacit form of approval coming from such a pundit:

    Ray Dalio Says He ‘Might Be Missing Something’ About Bitcoin

    Ray Dalio said Tuesday that he might be missing something about Bitcoin as the cryptocurrency passed $17,000 for the first time in almost three years.

    Bloomberg

    Nov 20

     

    Looking at a BTC price chart on coinbase.com and clicking on "ALL" for the time frame of the chart, the chart I get is distinctly different from yours.

    Bitcoin Price Chart (BTC) | Coinbase

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  • Sun, Nov 22, 2020 - 1:07pm

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    000

    Yes

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  • Sun, Nov 22, 2020 - 1:18pm

    Mohammed Mast

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    ao

    Your argument is completely irrelevant.

    It is irrelevant due to the fact that you will never own, trade or invest in BTC.

    It is irrelevant because it is an assertion with nothing to back it up. It is purely your belief system functioning as a strawman.

    Your story is absurd. There are millions of wallets. I am supposed to believe that a small group of people control a $300+ billion market cap by posting blue sky and then FUD?

    Okay I do have an investment opportunity for you. It is not and bright and shiny as it once was and not as many people will be using it because of the virus but tha Brooklyn Bridge is an absolute steal at the moment. H

    Hey have a great Thanksgiving keep healing. Despite all the doom and gloom here we do have a lot to be thankful for

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  • Sun, Nov 22, 2020 - 1:53pm

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    Could be, AO

    FWIW, my "no hype" chart is from Bloomberg.  And, sure, the financial media is increasing its mention - it would be hard for them to not, given the increasing number of mainstream big names and institutions getting into BTC. As I noted in the forum post "5 Minutes on the Institutional Adoption of BTC," the head guy for Coinbase's institutional services side observed (in the video I posted there) that after Paypal's announcement of buying BTC he had 5 major institutions reach out to him before 9:30 a.m. wanting to invest $100 million each. Business MSM has to notice that. But that's still segmented. The general public is not seeing much; Google analytics is not picking up much retail interest (measured by searching terms); and several on-chain analysts have opined the data (primarily, size of buys and pattern) indicates that any current FOMO is on the part of corporations, hedge funds, institutional custodians, high net worth individuals, and family offices, not retail investors, so far (distinctly unlike 2017, which was the reverse in almost every way).

    The chart you point to on Coinbase is only in the mid-$18,000s. It looks dramatic when you track it back to the 2017 blow-off top, but the most recent low was around $3400. Put the Coinbase chart on 1 yr, and you see the rise from $3800 to the current $18,600. That 4-fold rise likely seems like a lot of growth this year in relation to how PMs and the equities market work, but it's not yet dramatic in BTC terms; rather, it's in keeping with the second chart I posted, "We are here," which is organized around the 4-year cycles from halving to halving, which is how the cycle works. (The last blow-off was in the middle of the last cycle, as this next high will be in the middle of this cycle.)

    $18-19,000 is very early days. We're only 6 months into this 4 year cycle. The real growth won't start until we top the last cycle's high, at $20,000. That's how this works. This run-up still has 12-18 months ahead of it before it corrects - if it follows the two previous cycles - and will hit near or a bit over $100,000 (say, $85,000-$115,000) over the next 18 months, then dip back to the $40-60,000 range for the next low prior to the next halving.

    However, given the big money interest this time around, it might run up somewhat higher than past rounds, and might not dip back down as far. Big money competes at higher valuations, and institutional money helps even out volatility (because institutions are in for the long hold, unlike retailers who panic easily and are anyhow more inclined to quickly claim profits).

    Also, I don't think Ray Dalio is turning bullish, but that's a matter of interpretation. That he even hinted at being teachable now can be seen as turning ever so slightly bullish, with potentially more bullishness to come. But as I read his full statement I thought it akin to saying, "BTC is too volatile for a store of value, and too lacking in any other use case; change my mind."

     

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  • Sun, Nov 22, 2020 - 2:24pm

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    ao

    You probably missed this but you just might find it interesting. I posted this in the forums.

    Robert breedlove wrote an open letter to Ray Dalio.

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  • Sun, Nov 22, 2020 - 10:02pm

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    thank you gentlemen

    VT Gothic, you seem to support my assertion about online enthusiasm for BTC rather than refute it.  As for the price, time will tell.  I'm printing out your comment so I have it for reference and we'll see what happens in the next 12-18 months.  I hope you do well with it.

    Mohammed, your argument about my argument being completely irrelevant is, ironically, an assertion with nothing to back it up.  Study the history of the US stock market back in the 1800s and early 1900s and see how a small handful of connivers or even a single individual, through social multiplier influence, could create the exact effect that I describe.  I'm surprised you don't seem to comprehend or at least admit to the full power and magnitude of viral influences. 

    I appreciate you providing the above video but could only take so much of someone reading notes that sounded like a college student reading information they extracted from Wikipedia.  I'm afraid I'll pass on watching the entire presentation.  So many of these proponents seem to have enthusiasm and knowledge (albeit a bit circumscribed) but also seem to be lacking a certain depth of experience and level of sagacity and wisdom that I like to see in someone before following their advice.  That's just my gut impression ... nothing I can quantify or measure but sometimes the abdominal brain trumps the cortical brain in accurately assessing a situation.

    Appreciate the Thanksgiving wishes and the same to you.  I am doing much, much better and part of that healing is the regular practice of deep and sincere gratitude and taking action in accordance with that attitude that is respectful of the human body being the temple of the Holy Spirit and a precious gift from God.  

     

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  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020 - 2:05am

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    thank you

    I would like to add my similar sentiment to that of AO.

    Thank you, I have learned a lot. I wish you guys the best and I really expect you to get rich or at least do very well with Bitcoin. In this context, if you have the funds to travel to  country with 50x lower covid rate, vibrant economy with low unemployment and where the people really welcome foreigners, please be my guest at my resort. I invested in farmland, tools and time and the results have exceeded my expectations, including the unexpected realization that I can make a campground/hostel/nightclub/resort adjacent to a pristine sandy beach. I buy an olive tree, take care of it for a few years and then the thing starts giving me dividends of about 10 pounds of olives a year or more. I am more comfortable with that and prefer the challenges of creating real wealth directly. Thus although I do not have a ticket to ride the Bitcoin train, I am happy in other ways with investments that seem to pay off better than expected.

    I dont have funds to dabble in bitcoin mostly because I mostly withdrew (pun intended) from the banking system when such was discussed many years ago in this hallowed forum. It is a moot point for me since I have so little to invest anyway, nowadays but I am very skittish about investment schemes.  As mentioned before I tried to buy bitcoin a few years ago but was very turned off by having to give copies of my passport and drivers license to unknown strangers.  And at that time I was told that it cost 20$ to execute a bitcoin transaction.  Now, Max Keiser is publicaly calling people stupid because they did not buy bit coin a few months ago and make tons of money unlike so and so who took his advice.  Such discourse really turns me off.  On the other hand, your more reasoned approach is welcome.  We have so much to learn from each other.

    I am investing in energy production and can send circuit boards for connecting solar panels directly to common household appliances or even completed circuits to you if you become interested to get into my wealth game.

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  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020 - 5:42am

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    ao

    Ironically your reply actually provided proof of my "assertion". You do not own BTC and you never will. Robert Breedlove is one of the brightest minds in the crypto space.

    You have demonstrated a typical trait that dominates our culture. it is endemic. IE. we have to like the "style" of the messenger. Lots of people here don't like my "style" thus ignore my points. You and others like VT's "style" Clearly everyone here loves CM and Adam's style. You did not like Robert's "style" so you shut down.

    This is an artifact of imprinting. It is the imprinting running our politics. Not to make this political  but the "style" of Obomba obviously is vastly different from that of Trump. Both are carefully crafted to appeal to a certain segment of the population.

    I remember talking to an artist friend about doing shows. He said "presentation is everything" . There was a Canon ad years ago with Andre Agassi in which he says "image is everything" Madison Ave, has done very well thanks to Edward Bernays using that knowledge. We thus have a society that is incapable of sensemaking. Daniel Schmachtenberger has a great series of videos on Sensemaking.

    You cannot make sense of anything if you do not dive deep into it. You clearly have not taken that dive. I am not suggesting you have to take that dive. I am suggesting if you wish to post intelligently on crypto you should at least have a working understanding of what it is and what is happening in the space. You don't because your imprinting is keeping you at a very superficial level. This is why I say your comment is irrelevant. It is also disingenuous to present questions and a persona of curiosity when at the same time you diss responses because they don't fit your "style".

    As I have posted before and as VT has as well, every question and issue you and many others on this site have raised in regards to crypto has been answered in great detail, especially in the vids by Andreas Anatonopolous

    Perhaps if CM and AT were to take a real interest in crypto and present it in a way that was palatable to the "tribe" the discourse would be more open and certainly more intelligent (Maybe not based on that interview AT did with Alex Saunders)

    In any event if you are not in the crypto space fine, but why waste bandwidth by skimming the surface? BTW I just posted a Real Vision vid in the Forums with their new partners who are working with institutional investors. Currently that is the story which is completely ignored here. I wonder why?

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  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020 - 5:55am

    Mohammed Mast

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    Mots

    Here we go again.

    At one time you wished to "invest" in BTC but didn't because you had to present ID. Well if you walk into any financial institution in the world you will have to present ID to total strangers. It took me 2 months and 6 trips to the police station in India to open a simple bank acct. That is a complete strawman which you have now mentioned multiple times.

    Clearly at one time you thought BTC was a good idea. I would hope you had some logical reasons for thinking so. Perhaps you would share your reasons for wanting to get some.

    I am glad you are investing in energy. Also glad to hear you are running a successful business. I am surprised someone as intelligent as you fails to see that being in the crypto space is not mutually exclusive from being in other spaces as well. Do You think I or VT or others here are just one dimensional automatons? Do we have other investments such as PM's, real estate, guns and ammo,  gardens, stocks, bonds etc.?

    Again I could not care less whether you or anyone else gets involved in crypto, but it would be nice if somewhat intelligent people actually were able to speak with some understanding of it. It would make for a lot more interesting discussion rather than the tripe posted regularly here.

    Enjoy the beach

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  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020 - 6:04am

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    The Power of Polly

    Please go to bit chute as I cannot post here.  Search in bitchute two VIP videos

    1  They Hate Us  40 odd min

    2 The Great Reset is not a conspiracy theory 50 odd min

    these two videos sum things up extremely well

    These are the two best videos on the Great Reset I have seen.  She is a Canadian.

    Extremely smart woman.

     

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  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020 - 8:47am

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    000 said:

    Don't buy anything, Now. Not even ammo. Today gold is getting crushed by the strong rise in the dollar. Is it a buying opportunity? or will the powers raise the dollar and make gold bugs squirm for another ten years. Meanwhile back in the crypto jungle, institutional level FOMO is at play and clients will start calling their brokers and wealth managers to ask if their fiduciary responsibility includes a 1% position in BTC or other crypto. Expect law suites if Ray's clients start to loose wealth because he has an attitude about reading wonky math papers. Dollar cost averaging must be the default strategy in gold and BTC and the other next great think. You can look a charts until the cows come home but you will not glean much. I know, my job used to be to make charts that the money managers wanted to see not what the data shows, for the clients to see and believe. Meditation mantra of the day: risk on, risk off, risk on, risk off, repeat

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  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020 - 10:33am

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    the higher the (potential) return, the higher the risk

    Mohammed, you accuse me of being "disingenuous".  I could turn around though and make the same accusation of you and present evidence of such.  You state:

    "You cannot make sense of anything if you do not dive deep into it."

    That simply isn't true.  I can look at a cesspool and not know its chemical composition, its ratio of solids to liquids, its specific gravity, etc. and therefore, not really understand it in depth but certainly understand it enough to know that I don't want to smell it, touch it, or dive into it.  Now if the waste were from cows, I might use it to fertilize my fields but otherwise, I'd pass on using it.  You may call this a strawman but I'd call it an analogy.

    You say that Robert Breedlove is one of the brightest minds in the crypto space.  I don't think he's unintelligent but having to read verbatim from his notes on a subject he should be intimately familiar with doesn't suggest to me any extraordinary level of intelligence.

    With regards to being influenced by "style", there's a certain truth to that but style also tells a lot about an individual, institution, system, etc.  The style of so many in the crypto universe reminds me of time share salesmen and used car dealers.  I'm sorry but that style signifies something and to ignore it is to be more foolish than to be influenced by it.  Everyone "sells" themself, whether they realize it or not.  How they do it says a lot about them, their character, their thoughts, their actions, their trustworthiness, their wisdom, etc.

    I am curious about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies so please don't accuse me of being disingenuous.  However, I am wary.  Despite claims to the contrary, I find that Bitcoin lacks certain desirable characteristics of a currency.  

    First of all, it's not private.  Digital forensic analysis tools and contractors used by government agencies have already proven that.  

    Second, it's also not fungible.

    https://bravenewcoin.com/insights/cryptos-fungibility-problem

    Third, it's not durable.  The network may be decentralized but you still have to have the ability to access it.  Given the rapid evolution in digital media from magnetic tape to 5 1/4 inch floppies to 3 1/2 floppies to hard drives to memory sticks, etc., do you really think BTC will be easily transferable by the technologically unsophisticated to new, more advanced media as they develop?.  Furthermore, do you not think there will be any electronic decay occurring over a long period of storage time.  Access digital media that is lying around for just a couple of decades and you'll find corrupted code, sometimes to the point where it's impossible to access it.  Think of the multitude of ways that hard wallets, for example, can be corrupted, lost, destroyed, etc.  Can you bury it and have it exposed to temperature extremes and not have it possibly be corrupted.  Can you have it in your house and have the house burn down but still find it intact?  Can you have it in your home and experience a flood while you are gone and not have it damaged?  Can you ensure that it is free from any potential corruption from inadvertent or purposeful adverse magnetic or electromagnetic influences?    

    Fourth, it's not necessarily scarce.  

    In addition, liquidity can vary greatly depending upon the situation.  It is however, highly portable and highly divisible, the former probably being its greatest asset.    

    Security is a potential minefield, especially for those without a high level of technological knowledge, proficiency, and experience.  Do you really expect someone like Sandpuppy, who is a physician and obviously highly intelligent but has to spend a great deal of his time practicing that profession, taking continuing education, etc. to have the time to develop the experience and expertise needed to not be snookered someplace along the line?  C'mon, let's be real.  You know a lot of these people who are being encouraged to jump on the BTC train will take serious hits.  To claim otherwise, THAT is being disingenuous.

    Another issue where you were disingenuous was in regards to the environmental damage of gold mining which you've mentioned repeatedly in the past.  That fact is not in question. What is disingenuous is your failure to mention the tremendous environmental damage coming from BTC mining, especially government mining operations in places like China that generates electricity by burning dirty coal.  This environmental damage is growing as BTC mining steadily expands.  

    Getting back to security, the potential problems with passwords, addresses, keys, wallets, transactions, storage, platforms, exchanges, etc. are enormous and there is no liability nor any other forms of legal or government protection.  Consider fiascos ranging from mild like Bitcoin Savings and Trust

    https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_Savings_%26_Trust

    to major like Mt. Gox.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Gox

    as well as Sheep Marketplace and Silk Road and others.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep_Marketplace

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road_(marketplace)

    This is to say nothing of the various countries that have made BTC illegal and the potential for others to do so at the drop of a hat.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_bitcoin_by_country_or_territory

    While certain problems have been "fixed", the fact that those problems existed in the first place is a problem and there are sure to be others emerging as criminals become increasing sophisticated and find other points of weakness and vulnerability.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Whatever man can make, man can break.".

    It is nevertheless a very interesting subject but the more I investigate it, the more I am made aware of the large number of potential problems.  BTC strikes me as being something that can benefit savvy speculative traders but not conservative investors with long term time horizons.  YMMV.  

    And that, my friend, is the rest of the story.  Good day! 

     

    P.S. I do wonder why you continue to promote BTC here when you are obviously so frustrated with our lack of experience, intelligence, knowledge, acceptance, etc. of the subject?

     

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  • Mon, Nov 23, 2020 - 11:00am

    Mohammed Mast

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    ao

    You should not invest in Bitcoin

    Take that to the bank

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