Monthly Archives: March 2014

Saratov Russia protest in support of Ukraine

BiFcfAbCYAE_DgwApproximately 10,000 people protest in support of Ukraine in the Russian city of Saratov

https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/status/441735926213926912/photo/1

Saratov RUSSaratov: Home to significant arts institutions and significant Ukrainian and German populations

Russia begins to lose support for the war despite all the propaganda. Could this be the start of Maiden style protests in Russia. More and more evidence of  Yukanovich’s dirty deals with Russia and the oligarchs are emerging. Russia has had a similar history of oligarch control, so are Russians beginning to wake up to the possibility that change is achievable, and that freedom is a spreading contagion. Can Russians overthrow their own oligarchy like the Ukrainians have done? The first step is to see through all the lies, propaganda and fear-mongering.

This great article shows the bravery to confront force with peace and deescalate a volatile situation, an the propaganda creating the conflict where none existed.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10679161/Ukraines-hero-colonel-insists-he-was-just-doing-his-duty.html?fb

Mrs Mamchur, who is herself half Russian, blamed a ceaseless barrage of Kremlin propaganda for creating and stoking artificial tensions between ethnic Russians and others, especially Ukrainians and Tatars, on the peninsula.

Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine are really one slavic people,” said the Colonel. “The divisions are only formalities. Whoever gave the order for this operation set brother against brother. It’s a crazy situation.

Colonel Yuri Mamchur on the Russian military occupation of Ukrainian  Crimea.

Ukraine Academy Awards: Sybil

‘Sybil’

UkraineAcademyAwards

https://twitter.com/EuromaidanPR/status/440986681353580545/photo/1

‘Sybil’, A surprise award winner from Ukraine, shilling up whatever point of view is paying at the time. Proof you can’t always believe what you see in the media.

In war, truth is the first casualty.

Aeschylus

Greek tragic dramatist (525 BC – 456 BC)

Abbott plans to scrap free GP visits: 6 dollars?

TonyAbbottVsJesus

Dark plans are currently afoot in Tony Abbott’s conservative (oops I meant liberal) government to abolish free GP visits. For many of us going to the GP is free. There is some insane idea that going to the doctor is somehow fun or frivolous and should be made more expensive to discourage this practice. For myself I can’t remember the last time I had fun at the GP’s office. The closest it gets to fun is finding out you are going to get better, after looking forward to whatever weird pills and potions have been prescribed.

So the hardest hit will be of course those with persistent health problems, children and the already struggling financially, i.e the type of people Jesus tried to help.

So another mean spirited, irrational and poorly thought out policy from Tony Abbott.

So if Tony Abbott is struck dead by lightning, I’ll take that as a sign God exists.

Maxcoin pumped and then dumped

The first month of max coin, all the hallmarks of classic pump and dump. Data from Cryptsy, one of the larger exchanges.

The first month of max coin, all the hallmarks of classic pump and dump. Data from Bter, one of the larger exchanges.

A friend called me just over a month ago telling me about Maxcoin, the new Max Keiser endorsed crypto currency. I said I do some research and let him know if it was wort thinking about or investing in.

Yes it really was the new Max Keiser endoresed cytpto currency, he previously endorsed the copper lark, which you probably haven’t heard of because it was a pump and dump scheme, and few people still take it seriously.

This fact alone was warning enough, there were some rumors that the SHA-3 algorithm has NSA back doors in it, but I was out at pump and dump.

Then came the famously botched launch, a huge pump and dump and then, living in denial for the next month, thinking eventually the price will spike like it did in the early days (not realizing that was pure market manipulation). And then a flood of articles pronouncing it dead and buried, told ya so.

Currently a max is worth 1/1500th of a bit coin and the value is steadily dropping, completely defeating the entire point of a crypto currency.

MtGox Declares bankruptcy becoming MtGotcha

Image.ashxMark Karpeles the CEO of MtGox  filed for bankruptcy in Japan where MtGox is based.

Originally a site for trading Magic the Gathering (MTG) cards, Karpeles purchased the exchange shortly after it was converted to a Bitcoin trading site. MtGox under the ownership of Karpeles became the largest Bitcoin Exchange in the world handling 70% of Bitcoin trades.

For more than six months there have been complaints of extraordinary delays in cash payment for bitcoin on the exchange. This fueled rumors leading many to believe there were no actual funds available, and that the site was manipulating the price of Bitcoin and taking large speculative positions rather than simply being a exchange fee collector.

On 24 February 2014 MtGox announced it had lost 744 thousand Bitcoins due to previously undetected frauds. This would be worth 372 million dollars, 16 times the value of the company, its unlikely that such a large fraud would go undetected for such a long time in a highly computerized business with only 10 employees. MtGox’s problems have been known internally for some time and exacerbated to damage to the Bitcoin community by trading while insolvent for some time. It seems highly likely this was a deliberate fraud by one or more insiders.

More than 100,000 people have been left with a loss by dealing with MtGox 90% of them outside Japan.

So MtGox is gone and has left a massive dollar hole in the Bitcoin market, which all goes to show centralized control of a currency is the real problem.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/28/bitcoin-mtgox-bankruptcy-japan

Dogecoins value and trade volume have been unaffected by the controversy reported a Shiba Inu spokesman.

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