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I confess, sometimes I do not really listen or watch him now. He is boringly consistent... lol! This one I have not watched yet, as I am watching Rand filibuster and I want to actually watch this one. But youtube tracks how many views, and how much of the video is viewed. Just letting him play in the background helps his stats, in case you were not aware.
What A Cashless Society Would Look Like
by Erico Matias Tavares, via Zerohedge 05/19/2015 22:30 -0400
Read the full article here, strongly recommended.
"The US adopted a policy with similar goals in the 1930s, eliminating its citizens’ right to own gold so they could no longer “hoard” it. At that time the US was in the gold standard so the goal was to restrict gold. Now that we are all in a “paper” standard the goal is to restrict paper."
"To be most effective, banning cash would most likely need to be coordinated between the US and the EU. Otherwise if only one of the two Western economic blocks were to do it, the citizens of that block might start using the paper currency of the other, thereby circumventing the restrictions of this policy. Can’t settle your purchase in paper euros? No problem, we’ll take US dollar bills."
"This could have grave consequences for retirees, many of whom are incapable of transacting using plastic. Not to mention that they will disproportionately bear the costs of having to hold their liquid savings entirely in a (costly) bank account;
Ditto for very poor people, many of whom don’t have access to the banking system; this will only make them more dependent, in fact exclusively dependent, on government handouts;"
And this might be the clincher:
The medical marijuana movement has been chugging along positively across America for the past couple years, based upon sound medical science and reasoning, along with the unassailable pillar of personal liberty.
Senator Paul has the Senate floor right now and is speaking against renewing the 'Patriot Act' and the NSA.
Live blog and streams: http://iroots.org/?p=126598
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has today announced the launch of a bitcoin price index (NYXBT).
NYXBT will represent the daily US dollar value of one bitcoin at 4pm (BST) and will be published on the NYSE Global Index Feed (GIF).
For a limited period it will also be viewable on the NYSE's website.
New research has found that simply cooking with these 4 spices greatly reduces inflammation in the body! Researchers from three Universities devised an experiment to evaluate the “true world” benefits of herbs and spices, by feeding them to people in quantities that are typically consumed simply by spicing up your meals.
In fact, on a per gram fresh weight basis, herbs rank even higher in antioxidant activity than fruits and vegetables, which are known to be high in antioxidants. Many studies have also shown that most spices tend to have unique medicinal qualities.
The Independent: Denmark has moved one step closer to becoming the world's first cashless society, as the government proposes scrapping the obligation for retailers to accept cash as payment.
The Danish government has said that as of next year, business such as clothing retailers, restaurants and petrol stations should no longer be legally bound to accept cash payments.
(January 17, 1908 – November 4, 1985)
“To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy.”
“Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear. Heroes just react to it differently.”
“With fear, a man becomes emotionally tired and when he is afraid, he has no faith in himself.”
"I'm not a creator. What I do is discover and uncover. My job is to take the spark and fan it. When it starts to become a little flame I feed it, and I feed the fire until it becomes a roaring blaze, and then when it becomes a roaring blaze I pour huge logs on it; then you really got a fire going"
“People, especially if they come up in a rough area, have to go through a number of experiences in life that are intimidating and embarrassing. These experiences form layer upon layer over their capabilities and talents. So your job as a teacher is to peel off those layers.”
“No matter what anyone says, no matter the excuse or explanation, whatever a person does in the end is what he intended to do all along.”