• FSP-Rebel

    by Published on 07-15-2015 04:00 PM

    Backpage says “screw off” to squeamish credit card companies Visa and MasterCard by dropping fees for adult ads and announcing that it is going to accept all digital currencies like Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Dogecoin. Some estimates say Backpage’s acceptance could open up a $100m (£64m) opportunity for Bitcoin, since it is one of the site’s only remaining payment options.

    This decision came as Visa and MasterCard cut off their services to Backpage, citing illegal or brand-damaging activities as the reason. Therefore, users who want to post ads on Backpage must now use Bitcoin, Litecoin, or Dogecoin to pay the posting fees. The decision by the company makes it the first mainstream resource of its type to experiment with a cryptocurrency-only payment model.

    ...

    Backpage has been under pressure from lawmakers and law enforcement for years to end adult-services advertisements. However, Backpage’s profitability has enticed the company to continue operations. The Cook County Sheriff’s Department says that in April alone, Backpage published over 1.4 million adult-services ads in the U.S. and earned roughly $9 million in revenue per month through that channel.

    More...http://insidebitcoins.com/news/backp...embargos/33625
    by Published on 06-02-2015 12:20 PM

    Seeks More Arms and Vehicles From US

    In an interview today on Iraqiya TV, Prime Minister Hayder Abadi made a plea for more US military aid, saying the country lost a lot of weapons over the course of last year’s war, including large caches abandoned by troops in the initial ISIS push last summer.

    “We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone,” noted Abadi. The Humvees weren’t destroyed, by and large, but were rather simply left behind by fleeing troops, and were subsequently taken by ISIS. The Humvees were only a portion of what was lost, as ISIS acquired tanks, artillery, armored vehicles, basically a small army’s worth of advanced US gear in the fall of the major city.

    After the fall of Mosul, the US began seeking to ratchet up sales and aid to Iraq, ...
    by Published on 05-12-2015 06:55 AM

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has appointed Overstock.com CEO Patrick Bryne to his tech counsel, a group that includes Michele Weslander Quaid of Google, and Brandon Hudgeons of Schoox and will help shape the presidential candidate’s tech platform.

    The move has left bitcoin lovers in a tizzy. Byrne was one of the first CEOs to embrace bitcoin on a mass-market retail platform and is considering using a blockchain-like system for selling shares of his company.

    Sen. Paul is also the first presidential candidate to accept bitcoin contributions, and he recently opened a “Silicon Valley office” at a space called StartupHouse.
    ...
    http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/11/ran...-tech-counsel/
    by Published on 03-21-2015 04:10 PM

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told POLITICO on Friday that foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation are “thinly veiled bribes,” and said Hillary Clinton should return any donations from Saudi Arabia or other countries that abuse the rights of women.

    “The normal Clinton response is to cover up, deny, refuse to acknowledge,” Paul said in a telephone interview as he was being driven through New Hampshire. “But the question is whether the country will rise up and respond to the unseemly nature of accepting foreign donations. “
    Story Continued Below

    Paul said that in addition to Saudi Arabia, the foundation should return donations from the United Arab Emirates and Brunei.
    “In countries that stone people to death for adultery and imprison people for adultery,
    ...
    by Published on 02-10-2015 10:15 AM

    It has become now a worn-out cliche to point out that central bankers are destroying the world economy. All their stimulus and ‘quantitative easing’ is nothing more than naked money-printing. There is no substantive difference between counterfeiting to spend for one’s self, and what governments do, save some academic window-dressing. To think that money can be invented without consequences is folly. To think that bureaucrats can counter-cyclically intervene in the economy better than private actors, is in total defiance of history. Most absurd of all is the presumption that one dollar spent by government could amount to more than a dollar’s worth of economic activity. This tenet, if true, would legitimate a state-controlled economy. That self-professed capitalists can countenance such government
    ...
    by Published on 01-30-2015 11:35 AM

    There are many rumors being spread regarding McDonald’s possibly accepting bitcoin soon. The reason speculation is so high is due to their announcement of accepting a new digital currency soon. They entertained a variety of questions through twitter, and the response was particularly interesting when asked if it was bitcoin. The tweet towards McDonald’s was as follows:

    “So @McDonalds is going to start accepting a random type currency soon.. I wonder it its $btc #bitcoin”

    The response given was:

    “We don’t want to ruin the surprise! Hang in there, we promise it’s worth the wait!”
    More...http://bitcoinist.net/mcdonalds-migh...-bitcoin-soon/
    by Published on 08-13-2014 06:23 AM

    Speaking to CoinDesk, Shrem elaborated on Payza’s goals, suggesting that the company’s biggest opportunities may be in catering to bitcoin’s merchant space.

    He explained that, unlike popular alternatives such as BitPay and Coinbase, Payza could become a one-stop solution for new merchants that want to capitalize on bitcoin but offer multiple payment methods.

    “[Payza will] be the only company where if a merchant actually wants to accept both credit card and bitcoin, they only need to work with one company,” he said.

    Shrem indicated that Payza does not charge users to deposit funds into their accounts, but that a 2% charge for users who buy bitcoin via the platform applies. Buyers lock in the price of bitcoin upon purchase, however, the withdrawal process can be expected to take up to three days.

    Given that users are not charged to send funds through Payza, Shrem also remarked that the offering could position the company to become a player in the remittance space, adding:

    “[We're] drastically bringing down the price of remittances – 2% total end-to-end. We’re going to be adding the ability to send deposit in bitcoin as well, so you can move bitcoin between accounts and it won’t cost anything.”

    The how-to tutorial is at...http://www.coindesk.com/payza-launch...190-countries/

    The bolded part is what I really appreciate. Now people in 190 countries can send money to their families for a 2% fee. Eat it Paypal and Western Union.
    by Published on 08-07-2014 03:42 PM

    To Offer Bitcoin Payment Acceptance

    ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), one of the largest worldwide providers of payment solutions, today announced that it has signed a referral agreement with BitPay, the world leader in business solutions for the bitcoin digital currency. This relationship allows Global Payments to incorporate the cryptocurrency into its product suite and to offer bitcoin payment acceptance to its worldwide merchants.

    “We focus on delivering innovative products and services to our global customer base, and this relationship provides us the ability to offer our merchants an integrated digital currency payment choice,” said David Mangum, President and Chief Operating Officer for Global Payments. “We are pleased to partner with BitPay to provide next-generation payment solutions to our customers.”

    “This partnership with Global Payments allows ecommerce and retail merchants to easily accept bitcoin payments,” said Tony Gallippi, BitPay’s Co-founder and Executive Chairman. “The cross-border demands of global merchants present a great opportunity for bitcoin acceptance and will allow us to reach more customers in emerging markets.”

    More...http://www.cnbc.com/id/101898588
    by Published on 07-08-2014 07:16 PM
    Article Preview

    While there is no shortage of big name investors jumping on board the bitcoin bandwagon, one of those individuals, who happens to be a direct descendent of one of the most famous names in banking is sure to raise some eyebrows.

    Meet Mathew Mellon, offspring of the notorious banking family, who you can now add to the long list of bitcoin disciples. The former chairman of the New York Republican Party Finance Committee made a decision back in April that he wanted to get in on the bitcoin madness, and in doing so, he called on none other than the Winklevii for some insight.

    In an exclusive interview with Forbes, Mathew, whose direct ancestor happens to be Judge Thomas Mellon, founder of Mellon Bank, explains:


    “I feel like citizens are fed ...
    by Published on 07-02-2014 04:56 PM

    Central Bank Will Allow Use of Virtual Currency
    Russian authorities have softened their tone on Bitcoin; the central bank now says it won't hamper the usage of the virtual currency whereas previously it had vowed to crack down on the electronic payment instrument.

    The Bank of Russia is now accumulating information about so-called crypto-currencies and is not blocking Bitcoin, the central bank's first deputy chairman Georgy Luntovsky said Wednesday.

    "At this stage we need to watch how the situation develops with these kinds of currencies. These instruments should not be rejected," Mr. Luntovsky said.
    Continued: http://online.wsj.com/articles/russi...oin-1404305139
    Now we can put the some of these FUD rumors to bed.
    by Published on 06-10-2014 08:30 PM
    Article Preview

    Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve?


    The rise and rise of Bitcoin has grabbed the world’s attention, yet its devastating potential still isn’t widely understood. Yes, we all know it’s a digital currency. But the developers who worked on Bitcoin believe that it represents a technological breakthrough that could sweep into obsolescence everything from social networks to stock markets... and even governments.
    In short, Bitcoin could be the gateway to a coming digital anarchy – “a catalyst for change that creates a new and different world,” to quote Jeff Garzik,
    ...
    by Published on 04-21-2014 05:22 PM

    Email
    Ben Swann will be filling in for Jerry Doyle on the The Jerry Doyle Show tonight!

    The Jerry Doyle Show aires 6 PM - 9 PM EST Monday thru Friday and aires on over 200 affiliates nationwide! According to Talkers Magazine, The Jerry Doyle Show ranks as the 7th largest syndicated show in the nation, with over 3.75 million weekly listeners.
    Station check http://www.jerrydoyle.com/stations
    by Published on 03-01-2014 03:31 PM

    By Brian Armstrong, co-founder and CEO of Coinbase.
    Mt.Gox is gone. The one-time biggest Bitcoin exchange closed its doors this week and filed for bankruptcy this morning. Questions about the future of Bitcoin have once again been up-leveled to the headlines of nearly every major media outlet.

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a string of issues in the Bitcoin space, from the transaction malleability bug that ultimately closed Mt.Gox’s doors to a corresponding distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that delayed transfers on multiple exchanges and services. These attacks, along with recent phishing scams and money-laundering arrests, have cast doubt on the Bitcoin space and caused consumer panic — which is fair.

    But what hasn’t been communicated well is how those who are truly invested in the future of Bitcoin remain totally confident, because with every attack, breach, and arrest, Bitcoin is getting stronger and proving to consumers and businesses it is not going away.

    Here is what is not being said about Bitcoin that should be.
    ..
    Meat and Potatoes @ http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/28/wha...about-bitcoin/
    Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  • Top Activist Efforts

  • Activism News & Discussion

    yadranko

    Please give examples why be a libertarian in an unfree world?

    Thread Starter: yadranko

    Video project Libertarian Minute is preparing its 4th episode on topic "why be a libertarian in an unfree world?" We need some of the best examples of how has libertarianism benefited you or helped you change your life for the better. Ideas, please! Update with tentative introduction: Welcome to the 4th Libertarian Minute. Given that live in an unfree world, libertarianism at first glance...

    Last Post By: Pauls' Revere 02-15-2020, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  • Ron Paul & Rand Paul: News & Discussion

    Brian4Liberty

    Economic Crisis Ahead: Powell Claims QE4 Will Be Able To Handle It?

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Economic Crisis Ahead: Powell Claims QE4 Will Be Able To Handle It?

    Last Post By: RonZeplin Today, 10:12 AM Go to last post
    PAF

    Ron Paul Gives Donald Trump’s Presidency a ‘C-Minus’ Grade

    Thread Starter: PAF

    During a new Fox News interview, Watters’ World host Jesse Watters asked former United States House of Representatives member and presidential candidate Ron Paul to give President Donald Trump a grade based on Paul’s evaluation of Trump’s actions as president concerning three major policy areas. In regard to those policy areas — immigration, economic, and foreign policy, Paul said Trump has...

    Last Post By: dannno Yesterday, 06:12 PM Go to last post
    RonZeplin

    Ron Paul's Greatest Interview: Gold, Silver, Freedom, Free Markets, & Sound Money - M. Maloney

    Thread Starter: RonZeplin

    Ron Paul's Greatest Interview: Gold, Silver, Freedom, Free Markets, & Sound Money - Mike Maloney Aug 17, 2011

    Last Post By: PAF Yesterday, 05:19 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Ron Paul's immigration position from 2007

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    "I remember I got into trouble with Libertarians because I said there may well be a time when immigration is like an invasion and we have to treat it differently." - Ron Paul on Meet The Press 23 Dec 2007 http://archive.is/HW9aj MR. RUSSERT: You say you're a strict constructionist of the Constitution, and yet you want to amend the Constitution to say that...

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Yesterday, 11:31 AM Go to last post
    Warlord

    Rand Paul on FOX Tonight (8pm ET)

    Thread Starter: Warlord

    See: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/sen-rand-paul-on-americans-rejecting-socialism/vi-BB102CIg

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth 02-16-2020, 04:53 PM Go to last post
  • General News & Politics

    Warlord

    Trump commutes former Gov. Blagojevich's sentence

    Thread Starter: Warlord

    1229839166944485376

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 02:05 PM Go to last post
    enhanced_deficit

    'Carnival barking clown', Bloomberg's attack on Prez Trump crosses the line

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Even if one doesn't agree with politics and policies of GOPA wing leadership, whatever happened to sticking to polite, civil langauge in political criticisms? Mayor Bloomberg should have known better.

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 01:59 PM Go to last post
    JoshLowry

    Robert David Steele - "Coronavirus is cover for 5G radiation sickness"

    Thread Starter: JoshLowry

    :confused: He's "ex-cia" so take with grain of salt. Different perspectives are appreciated in this vacuum tho.

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Today, 01:48 PM Go to last post
    Warlord

    Alex Jones: Why Won't President Trump Do Anything About This?

    Thread Starter: Warlord

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypLVPMRfudc Alex not happy that Trump won't stop online censorship.

    Last Post By: familydog Today, 01:37 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Why Did Twitter Just "Lockdown" WikiLeaks Account?

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    Just hours after a secret meeting with Silicon Valley tech giants to discuss censorship of "misinformation" surrounding coronavirus, and just days before Julian Assange's extradition hearings are set to continue, Kristin Hrafnsson - a WikiLeaks' journalist - reports that the WikiLeaks' Twitter account has been locked-down... WikiLeaks twitter account has been locked, shortly before Assange...

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Today, 01:33 PM Go to last post
    devil21

    Bloomberg files to become official Dem candidate

    Thread Starter: devil21

    https://www.ft.com/content/c4333228-0c8d-11ea-b2d6-9bf4d1957a67 If he follows through with a genuine campaign (already bought $30m of ad space), watch for a big media event mass shooting just prior to his first debate appearance. He's itching to rail against guns on the big stage but will need a big media event shooting prior to freshen it in the minds of the viewing masses.

    Last Post By: devil21 Today, 01:27 PM Go to last post
    RonZeplin

    Trump Supporters Are GW Bush Supporters LARPing As Ron Paul Supporters

    Thread Starter: RonZeplin

    Trump Supporters Are George W Bush Supporters LARPing As Ron Paul Supporters Written by Caitlin Johnstone Sunday February 16, 2020 The Trump administration has released its official statement to Congress...

    Last Post By: Sammy Today, 01:09 PM Go to last post
    oyarde

    Taliban spokesperson says

    Thread Starter: oyarde

    Peace deal with US has been finalized . On Afghan television 1TV , Suhail Shaheen stated this and said it should be official no later than Feb 29 .

    Last Post By: Zippyjuan Today, 01:09 PM Go to last post
    Anti Federalist

    Secession in the Pacific Northwest? Some Oregon residents petition to join Idaho

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Secession in the Pacific Northwest? Some Oregon residents petition to join Idaho https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/17/oregon-idaho-border-petition-secede/4789936002/ Kristin Lam USA TODAY Frustrated by liberal policies, some Oregon residents are petitioning to leave the state –by moving the border with Idaho westward. The movement has secured initial approval from...

    Last Post By: Ender Today, 01:05 PM Go to last post
    donnay

    'Tens of thousands of victims': Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy over sex abuse case

    Thread Starter: donnay

    What a shame. The evil perverts are everywhere! https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/tens-of-thousands-of-victims-boy-scouts-of-america-files-for-bankruptcy-over-sex-abuse-cases

    Last Post By: Matt Collins Today, 01:00 PM Go to last post
  • Gold Price Chart

    [Most Recent Quotes from www.kitco.com]
  • Silver Price Chart

  • Economics News & Discussion

    Warlord

    GOLD $1600

    Thread Starter: Warlord

    Here we go....

    Last Post By: sam1952 Today, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  • Bitcoin Price Chart

  • Living Free and Healthy

    Danke

    It is gonna be a cold winter.

    Thread Starter: Danke

    This fall the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new Chief Oyarde if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he’d never learned the old tribal secrets. He couldn’t look at the sky to predict what the winter was going to be like. "It's going to be a very cold winter." So just to be on the safe side, Oyarde told his tribe that the...

    Last Post By: Anti Globalist Today, 08:18 AM Go to last post
    Brian4Liberty

    Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of False Memories

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of False Memories

    Last Post By: pcosmar Yesterday, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  • Education & Thought Power

    cajuncocoa

    Give me your best arguments against communism

    Thread Starter: cajuncocoa

    //

    Last Post By: timosman Today, 01:51 PM Go to last post
    unknown

    Can states lawfully violate your constitutional rights?

    Thread Starter: unknown

    People saying that the rights protected by the constitution dont apply to states. States can violate whatever rights they want. wtf?

    Last Post By: familydog Today, 01:23 PM Go to last post
    Firestarter

    Dragon court

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    After I found out, in December 2016, that the elite have been drinking the blood of the young (vampirism) for centuries, I continued my investigation. The trail of these bloodsuckers leads to a group that’s known by a variety of names: Dragon Court, Order of the Dragon and Dragon society. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles are descendents of the “real” Count Dracula, Vlad Tepes (which means...

    Last Post By: Prince Arthur Today, 05:41 AM Go to last post
    helmuth_hubener

    Some Thoughts on Immigration

    Thread Starter: helmuth_hubener

    Here is another (potentially) convincing reason: The quality of a society is ultimately determined by the quality of the individuals in that society. Without good, quality people you cannot have a good, quality society, no matter how good (meaning libertarian) your institutions and laws may be. If you have built a society with an average IQ of 98, and then decide to let in a flood of people...

    Last Post By: H_H Yesterday, 09:16 PM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    Incorporation doctrine is supported by Article VI

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    A6: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

    Last Post By: Swordsmyth Yesterday, 03:57 PM Go to last post
    Firestarter

    Rwanda genocide - France, Britain and the UN

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    In 1994 we were told the horrible story of the up to a million Tutsis brutally slaughtered by those savage Hutus. What they didn’t tell us that it were arms and training from the “civilised” West that made this possible… With an invasion of Rwanda in mind, the predominantly Tutsi Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) was formed in 1987. France, Egypt and South Africa supplied the majority of...

    Last Post By: Firestarter Yesterday, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  • Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our top news RSS Feed! New! Subscribe to us on YouTube!