European Central Bank Sets Negative Interest on Deposits Less Than 1 Week After Bilderberg Conference

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Awake, Banking, Bitcoin, Money | Posted on 06-06-2014

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European Central Banksters (criminals) logo

European Central Banksters (criminals) logo

The Bilderberg conference ended less than a week ago and now the European Central Bank (ECB) has set negative interest rates on deposits (0.1%). Here are a few articles on it:

  1. Draghi Takes ECB Deposit Rate Negative in Historic Move
  2. Bitcoin Price Turns Upwards with European Banking Negative Interest
  3. ECB imposes negative interest rate
  4. European Central Bank Institutes Negative Interest Rate

The 2014 Bilderberg conference ended on June 1st. The ECB was represented there by Benoît Coeuré, a member of the Executive Board of the ECB.

Coincidence? Well, for the negative interest rates to be set up, I’d imagine it would take them longer than 1 week. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if they had prepared it, taken it to Bilderberg and talked it over there to mitigate the sticker shock for keeping savings in the bank.

The amount of deposits by EU banks at the ECB is around EUR 29 billion (as pointed out by the Economic Policy Journal – link #4 above) while the Fed has trillions (#4).

So the question is whether or not this is simply a small, dry-run of negative interest rates on deposits to see if it will run under the radar well enough to implement on a larger scale, e.g. at the Fed or at commercial banks. We’ll see.

But either way, conspiracy or not, or dry-run or not, this is a seismic shift in the methodology and manner of flow of money through the banking system.

The practical side of this is that it now costs money to save money. i.e. It’s like having a paper cup with a hole in the bottom; if you’re thirsty, you’d better drink fast. Or in other words, the banksters are trying to destroy your ability to save.

Did you still need a reason to buy bitcoins? This is it. Get some of your money into bitcoins, because that is what the banksters can’t steal.

And that, kids, is what we call watching history in the making… (Not all history is good…)

Cop eRights Terms and Conditions Addendum

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Anarchism / Voluntaryism, Police, Police State, Politics | Posted on 02-06-2014

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I was mulling over a few ideas about writing an actual Terms & Conditions, and figured I’d throw up a quick draft. So, here’s the “Cop eRights Terms and Conditions Addendum” for your entertainment. (It could likely use a good amount of work, but this is still good for a possible chuckle/groan.)

Cop eRights Terms and Conditions Addendum

Version 0.1, 2014-06-02

Copyright 2014 Cynic.me

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this document, but changing it is not allowed.

PREAMBLE

The “Cop eRights Terms and Conditions Addendum” is an addendum that may be attached to any existing “Terms and Conditions” or similar usage license or policy.

To add the Cop eRights Terms and Conditions Addendum to your Terms and Conditions, simply copy and paste it below your Terms and Conditions or otherwise link to a copy of the Cop eRights Terms and Conditions Addendum.

COP ERIGHTS TERMS AND CONDITIONS ADDENDUM

0. Definitions.

“This Addendum” refers to version 0.1 of the Cop eRights Terms and Conditions Addendum.

“The Parent Terms and Conditions” refers to the Terms and Conditions to which this Addendum is attached.

“The Service” refers to the service for which the Parent Terms and Conditions apply.

“Cop” means anyone or any computer employed in any facet of law enforcement.

“Government Welfare Whore” means anyone that directly or indirectly receives any form of remuneration or payment from any government or state. This includes subcontractors and government supported businesses, organisations and agencies that accept any form of remuneration, payment, subsidy, fee, grant, loan, aid, endowment, allowance, bounty, contribution, gift, reward, tribute, assistance or other financial or material consideration or that benefit from government legislation or regulation.

1. Permissions.

Permission to access any information, resource or service provided by the Service is explicitly forbidden for all Cops and all Government Welfare Whores, with the single exception of this Addendum for which permission to access this Addendum is given to access this Addendum one time and one time only; subsequent access to this Addendum is explicitly denied. Use of or access to the Service by any Cop or Government Welfare Whore constitutes theft of services and is a criminal offense punishable by fines and/or incarceration.

This revocation of permission in this Addendum supercedes any permission, explicit or implied, in the Parent Terms and Conditions.

None of this Addendum is intended to apply to anyone who is neither a Cop nor a Government Welfare Whore.

I hope it got a few smiles out there. Or that it sent a few people into a foaming at the mouth, profanity laden rage. Either works for me!

Anarchist Alcohol: Ginger Ale!

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Alcohol, Anarchism / Voluntaryism | Posted on 18-05-2014

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PREFACE: This is a crappy incomplete draft that is poorly thrown together, but… meh… Clicking “Publish” anyways. Enjoy!

Holy mind-blowing wow! This batch of ginger ale has turned out simply spectacular!

But what does ginger ale have to do with alcohol? Or anarchism? Well, one question at a time…

Alcoholic Ginger Ale

Scroll down for the tl;dr that explains it in less than 5 seconds.

Making alcoholic ginger ale is much easier than you’d probably guess. There are a lot of recipes around, but I’ll sum it up quickly here. (Amounts are approximate – check recipes online, but consider going heavy on their recommendations as the results seem better that way.)

  • Lots of ginger.
    Aim for around 50 g per liter of water for a nice strong ale.
  • Lots of sugar.
    Yeast eats sugar to produce C2H5OH – ethanol – alcohol – BOOZE!
    Aim for around 50-75 g per liter of water.
  • Yeast.
    Yeast ferments the drink.
    Aim for around 1/2 a tablespoon per liter of water.
  • Filtered water.
    Use good water. Toxins in the water (fluoride, chlorine) can retard the fermentation process.

For the sugar, use better quality sugar, e.g. raw sugar, organic sugar, light brown sugar, but not pure shite, err… white sugar. You can use white sugar, but why? You might want to add in a tablespoon of molasses if you use white sugar to give it some more colour, but don’t use too much as it will heavily flavour your ginger ale. Do not try using an artificial sweetener. You can use caster sugar (icing sugar). I make my own caster sugar from normal sugar, and I do that for each batch of ginger ale.

While any decent brewing site will tell you to use “proper” yeast, you don’t need to. You can get perfectly acceptable results with baker’s yeast that you may very well have in your pantry already. Try that first. Let the specialty stuff come later as you experiment more.

Now, with the ginger, mince or grind or grate or pulverize the bejeez out of it. Really. Get that ginger as fine as you can. You don’t have to, but you’ll get a much higher surface area and get more flavour out of it if you do.

Mix the sugar and ginger with some water and get that all dissolved, slowly adding in more water. You don’t need to add in all the water you’ll be using at this point. While you’re mixing, add in the yeast. You can do this all in a blender.

When you’re done mixing it together, let it sit in a warm room for 2 days. After 2 days, take a funnel and some cheese cloth or muslin or something to filter the ginger pulp out, and pour the liquid into a bottle between 1/4 and 1/3rd full, but not more than 1/2 full. Put in a teaspoon of sugar – don’t miss this (this is for secondary fermentation that gives you carbonation). Top up the bottle with water to around 75-85% full. You MUST leave room for some air in there or the bottle will EXPLODE!

tl;dr for alcoholic ginger ale

Mix ginger, sugar, yeast and water. Let sit for 2 days. Put in a bottle with some sugar and air room at the top. Let sit for a day. Put in fridge. Let cool. Drink!

Now, making ginger ale is pretty easy, but WTF does that have to do with anarchy?

Anarchist Alcohol

Defund the state. Defund corporations that cooperate with the state.

Every penny you give to the state in taxes goes towards violence against you and others. By refusing to let the state have any more of your money than they forcefully steal from you, you are helping to defund them. With alcohol being heavily taxed, if you brew your own drinks, you are withholding money that otherwise would have been wasted.

Bitcoin Meetup: Underbelly Edition – Drugs & Gambling

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Australia, Bitcoin, Melbourne, Money | Posted on 11-05-2014

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Here are a few videos from the last Melbourne Bitcoin Meetup. The topic was “Underbelly Edition” with talks on online gambling with Bitcoin and drugs (Silk Road).

Online Gambling:

Madeline’s Organic Eggs:

Drugs & the Silk Road:

 

 

 

Poison in Alternative Media: The Real News and Reason TV

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Anarchism / Voluntaryism, Awake, Cynicism, Idiotic Statements, Logic, Philosophy, Rant | Posted on 02-05-2014

The alternative media delivers a far more accurate and better picture about what is going on in the world, but there are times when they have catastrophic failures and present the same talking points that you would expect from the bobble heads on MSNBC. No matter the source, one must always be vigilant to think critically about what is being said and not blindly trust a source simply because they’ve been correct in the past.

I recently saw 2 extreme failures (or perhaps lapses in judgement). One failure led me to abandon a particular source, while another caused me to lose a lot of respect for a journalist who I would otherwise consider near impeccable.

THE REAL NEWS

In what can only be considered a bubonic nuclear train wreck, Jaisal Noor of The Real News interviewed Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC is a leftist hate organisation that targets pretty much anyone that isn’t a neo-liberal communist. While they may “get it right” about some organisations, they group together people like Judge Andrew Napolitano and Ron Paul with organisations such as Stormfront.

Jaisal’s interview stopped short of being completely obsequious, but was never-the-less simply pandering to the extreme agenda of the SPLC. Listening to Mark Potok spew his venom and hatred either makes you vomit uncontrollably, or laugh hysterically at his lunacy.

This is that interview:

The lies and deceit out of Mark’s mouth start quick and never stop; he doesn’t waste much time before getting to “racist and anti-semitic”.

But do watch for yourself. If you wonder about any of the points Mark makes, you can easily do a tiny bit of digging to discover that he is lying or twisting the situation.

The comments below the video are filled with people unsubscribing from The Real News.

I got into a mini-discussion on Twitter with Jaisal, condemning his choice to give a platform to a hate group.

https://twitter.com/jaisalnoor/status/457520668914245632

Of course the land issue became “HE’S A RACIST”:

https://twitter.com/jaisalnoor/statuses/459354921746583553

your nut job rancher hero is a raging racist

Which should come as no surprise. The left invariably resorts to name-calling as it loses the debate due to a lack of logic, reason, and supporting facts/evidence.

But whether or not someone is or isn’t a racist has no bearing on their property rights. Though you wouldn’t know this if you’d ever heard any of the rhetoric from the left. For the left, it seems that natural rights are contingent upon your agreement with them.

Had Jaisal taken the time to actually look into what Cliven Bundy said, he would be hard pressed to accuse him of being racist. You can find Cliven Bundy’s remarks here:

And here with a full transcript of what he said, which you can compare against the convenient snippets found in the left-wing media:

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/04/24/cliven-bundy-controversial-remarks-full-context-video-with-transcript/

For the full video, which is over an hour long, check here:

http://bambuser.com/v/4549915

One of the problems with the left is that leftist rarely ever give anything a charitable read. Their goal is to root out anything that could possibly be (mis)construed as other than what it is so that they can exploit it for political purposes. No big surprise there.

But, all the evidence is readily available and out in the open for anyone to verify.

REASON.TV

I was pretty shocked to hear Nick Gillespie in this video:

Reason.TV and Nick Gillespie are generally pretty darn good. They’re still pretty statist, but minarchism is a good deal closer to sanity than the authoritarianism preached by the left-wing communists and the right-wing fascists. (Is there a difference between them?)

The article for the video is here:

http://reason.com/archives/2014/04/29/3-policies-that-are-more-racist-than-don

From the video:

“Racist rants by federal land moocher Cliven Bundy…”

Seriously Nick? Really? At that point I figured that I’d stepped into the twilight zone. I lost a lot of respect for Reason and Nick there.

Speaking about Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling:

They can go fuck themselves.

Apparently Nick got his news about Bundy from Salon and MSNBC.

NOTE: I don’t watch professional sports. I have zero interest in the athletes, coaches, or team owners. I’ve not read anything significant about Donald Sterling or the accusations against him, and have nothing to say on that topic. So, maybe Nick is right about Donald going off and fucking himself. I don’t know.

Nick is way off base in his comments about Cliven Bundy. But aside from Nick accusing Bundy of being racist, perhaps more concerning are his accusation that Bundy is a “moocher” and assertion that the land belongs to the federal government. Nick’s accusation there is eerily reminiscent of what one would expect to hear out of the SPLC, while his assertion is flat-out statist.

The rest of the article is actually quite good. He nails 3 good points with good support and arguments. The “meat” of the article isn’t objectionable – it is his use of racism and Bundy as a “launch pad” for the article that is off-base.

POISON

While the first case with The Real News is more akin to a drinking glass full of poison on a generously prepared banquet table, the second case is far more subtle/insidious. Nick slips in a poison pill into what otherwise would have been a wonderful, tall glass of freshly squeezed juice. i.e. Where The Real News had an entire episode full of poison, Reason.TV merely poisoned a portion of the episode.

SCRUTINY & VIGILANCE

I won’t be watching any of The Real News anymore. The magnitude of the lack of judgement in giving the SPLC a platform is simply far too much to continue to attribute any credibility to them. i.e. There is no point in watching complete garbage and trying to make sense of it.

On the other hand, I’ll still continue to watch Reason.TV and read Reason. However, I will certainly be much more suspicious about what they report from now on.

Everyone has a lapse of judgement or makes an error every now and then. Expecting otherwise would be foolish.

I suppose the take-away lesson from the above is that even from sources that you would normally trust, it is still best to listen and read with a critical mind and not simply accept what is being presented to you. (This blog post included.)

At the end of the day, we are all responsible for our own beliefs and actions. Very often we are deceived into believing horrible things. But it is not the “being deceived” that is the fault – it is the refusal to see through a deception that is a fault. This requires that we question our beliefs with the same or greater vigilance that we would apply to the messages we receive through others and the media, be that mainstream media or the alternative media.

Cheers,

Ryan

Jesus Is an Anarchist (Mirrored essay)

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Anarchism / Voluntaryism, Awake, Logic, Philosophy, Religion, Sovereignty, States | Posted on 26-04-2014

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There is an excellent essay called “Jesus Is an Anarchist” at http://www.anti-state.com/redford/redford4.html.

But it seems like Anti-state.com is no longer maintained, and the essay may disappear at some point. I’m mirroring it here to ensure that it is available in at least 1 other place. When the “anti-state.com” graphic logo is gone, then you’ll know that it’s disappeared.

This essay is an excellent read for anyone looking to learn a bit more about Jesus, Christianity, or anarchism. You don’t need to be religious to get a lot out of this essay, and you don’t need to be an anarchist to get a lot out of it.

As a side note, anyone interested in the occult will get some pretty deep insight here. I should also note that those with a superficial understanding of the occult will likely not understand that last sentence in the least. (“Occult” means “hidden”, and Redford strips away some superficial occult layers in this essay.)

Those who are more serious about reading and understanding might do well to read along with a KJV at the ready. Please note that there is a reference in the essay that appears to be a typo.

The complete essay is available at the bottom of this page as a zipped download.

 


Jesus Is an Anarchist

(A free-market/libertarian anarchist, that is–otherwise what is called an anarcho-capitalist.)

by James Redford

The above title may seem like strong words, for surely that can’t be correct? Jesus an anarchist? One must be joking, right?

Continue reading < < Jesus Is an Anarchist (Mirrored essay) >>

AllCrypt T-shirts Came

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Awake, Bitcoin | Posted on 24-04-2014

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I was thrilled to win the AllCrypt t-shirt slogan contest, and now I’m even happier that my AllCrypt t-shirts have arrived!

Mega Flappy Doge Nuts

AllCrypt

Pledge of Resistance

I can’t wait to wear one to the next Bitcoin Meetup.

Now, if they’d just add Huntercoin… 😉

(I think I look a bit goofy looking into the camera there… oh well…)

How to Make a Fortune in 3 Steps

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Awake, Money, Philosophy | Posted on 24-04-2014

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  1. Massively short the USD
  2. Buy all the food in the USA
  3. Burn all the food

PROFIT!!!

How hard would the USD crash with food riots everywhere?

(NOTE: This is only possible in fiatland.)

What Nobody Noticed About the Bundy Ranch Protests…

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Anarchism / Voluntaryism, Awake, Logic, Police, Police State, Politics, Sovereignty | Posted on 21-04-2014

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BLM is already there. Protesters show up. People get tased, assaulted, and arrested.

More protesters show up. A lot more. Some have guns. Nobody gets tased, assaulted, or arrested. Nobody gets hurt.

Something to think about.

Why Putin Answered Snowden Truthfully

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Posted by Cynic | Posted in Anarchism / Voluntaryism, Police State | Posted on 19-04-2014

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Because the Russians aren’t that stupid to throw all that money away on surveillance that is useless. 😛

No. I don’t really believe Putin, but it’s good for a laugh.