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  • WaPo: Armed teachers will execute children for being black

    02/28/2018 9:22:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/28/2018 | Ed Straker
    An op-ed writer in The Washington Post says that if teachers are armed, they will be inclined to execute black and Hispanic children. How long would it be, if Trump's plan became reality, before a teacher shoots a black student and then invokes the "I feared for my life" defense we continually hear from police officers who misinterpret young black people's behavior with deadly consequences? A mountain of data on persistent racial biases and disparities in education and on police presence in schools – as well as a recent increase in racial harassment in schools – makes it clear that kids...
  • Get Ready for Most Cryptocurrencies to Hit Zero, Goldman Says [Bloomberg Link Only]

    02/07/2018 5:38:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body of Thread] ^ | February 6, 2018 | Kana Nishizawa
    Click here to go to Bloomberg.
  • Stunning: Bitcoin Price Plummets In Just 24Hours

    12/22/2017 10:14:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 221 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 12/22/2017 | Michael Shane, cnn
    Bitcoin prices plunged sharply to below $11,000 on Friday, shedding a third of its value in just 24 hours, according to data from It later rebounded slightly to around $12,000 but thats still a stunning 25 percent less valuable than bitcoin was Thursday morning. Prices had approached $20,000 as recently as Sunday. The turbulence comes on the back of a few days of bad news for bitcoin, which has still soared by more than 1,000 percent since the start of the year. On Thursday, a bitcoin spinoff called bitcoin cash was suspended from one of the most popular...
  • Worries Grow That the Price of Bitcoin Is Being Propped Up

    02/01/2018 6:15:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 31, 2018 | Nathaniel Popper
    A growing number of virtual currency investors are worried that the prices of Bitcoin and other digital tokens have been artificially propped up by a widely used exchange called Bitfinex, which has a checkered history of hacks and opaque business practices.
  • Bitcoin plunges below $8,000 after fall of 55% from 2018 peak [tr]

    02/02/2018 5:40:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2018 | Louise Hill
    Bitcoins value plunged to below the key level of $8,000 today amid fears of government crackdowns on digital currencies after US regulators launched an investigation into the sector this week. Its lowest point of $7,695 represented a fall of 15 per cent from its price at midnight GMT of $9,050 and was 55 per cent below its 2018 peak of $17,135 hit on 6 January.
  • Bitcoin tumbles as cryptocurrency sell-off intensifies

    02/02/2018 11:41:09 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/02/2018 | Tommy Wilkes, Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss
    This weeks slump brought the total market value of cryptocurrencies down to around $400 billion, half the high it reached in January, according to industry tracker The market value of cryptocurrencies is calculated by multiplying the number of digital coins in existence by their price, although many question whether that is the right way to value them. Bitcoin, the biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, fell as much as 15 percent on Friday to a two-month low of $7,625 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange BTC=BSP. It clawed back some losses and was down around 4.1 percent at $8,623.50 in mid-morning New...
  • BitCoin Alert: Dropping Considerably Tonight, As Low as 8314 now mid 8400 Range

    02/01/2018 10:46:38 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 105 replies
    Bitcoin Ticker ^ | 02/01/2018 | DoughtyOne for Free Republie
    For those who are interested in the BitCoin phenomenon, it has been dropping considerably tonight. It has been as low as 8314, but is now rebounding in the mid 8400 range. I have provided a link to the ticker.
  • Worries Grow That the Price of Bitcoin Is Being Propped Up

    01/31/2018 8:52:44 PM PST · by cba123 · 34 replies
    NYT ^ | JAN. 31, 2018 | By NATHANIEL POPPER
    A growing number of virtual currency investors are worried that the prices of Bitcoin and other digital tokens have been artificially propped up by a widely used exchange called Bitfinex, which has a checkered history of hacks and opaque business practices. In December, Bitfinex was subpoenaed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a United States regulatory agency. The news, first reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday and confirmed by a source familiar with the subpoena but not allowed to publicly discuss an ongoing investigation, led to a sell-off in most virtual currencies. -- Didn't know about Bitfinex until reading this article....
  • KGI: Apple to Discontinue iPhone X Rather Than Sell at Lower Price...

    01/23/2018 7:25:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | 1-22-18 | Joe Rossignol
    Apple will discontinue the first-generation iPhone X when the second-generation model launches later this year, rather than bump the device down its smartphone lineup for lower than $999, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who clarified his earlier prediction with a follow-up research note today. Kuo said that Apple keeping the current iPhone X in its smartphone lineup for a reduced price, such as $899, would likely cannibalize sales of the mid-range 6.1-inch iPhone with Face ID and a LCD display that he expects to launch in the second half of 2018 for between $650 and $750 in the...
  • It takes 556 days of computing and a hefty electricity bill to mine a single bitcoin. [tr]

    01/18/2018 12:16:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | January 17, 2018 | Amanda Lee and Josh Ye
    At the Golden Arcade at Sham Shui Po, a new product is creating a stir among the community of geeks, gamers and offbeat collectors that call this jam-packed shopping centre in Kowloon their haven. A banner that reads Mining Specialist stands out from among all the stores selling X-Box games, comic books, action hero figurines and video game consoles.
  • Bitcoin falls below $10,000

    01/18/2018 1:24:08 AM PST · by cba123 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/2018 | Nathaniel Meyersohn
    Bitcoin keeps tumbling. The price of the volatile digital currency briefly dipped below $10,000 around 7 a.m. ET on Wednesday, its lowest level since late November, according to data from Bitcoin has dropped nearly 30% this week and has lost almost half of its $19,343 peak value on December 16. Bitcoin approached its record as it launched on futures exchanges in the United States. But it has since fallen sharply. (full story here)
  • $260 billion cryptocalypse as cryptos plunge 30 per cent amid fresh China, South Korea fears

    01/16/2018 7:33:09 PM PST · by RightGeek · 43 replies ^ | 1/17/2018 | Frank Chung
    THE cryptocurrency market has lost $US206 billion overnight in what traders are describing as a cryptocalypse, with bitcoin heading back towards its $US10,000 milestone first reached last November. But it was smaller currencies including ripple, ethereum and bitcoin cash that were the hardest hit in the latest sell-off, which was sparked by fresh fears of a crackdown on virtual currencies by governments in South Korea and China. At the time of writing, ripple was down nearly 50 per cent on the previous day, ethereum had lost nearly 34 per cent of its value, bitcoin cash was down nearly 37 per...
  • Bitcoin price plunges $2,000 in 12 hours as year-end rally fizzles out (big plunge)

    12/22/2017 2:00:42 AM PST · by cba123 · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Fri 22 Dec 17 09.16 GMT
    Cryptocurrency falls more than 30% in five days after troubled week but analysts say it could easily bounce back -- Bitcoin went into freefall on Friday, its price collapsing from the dizzying heights of nearly $20,000 (14,965) earlier this week to about $13,000 after its year-end rally appeared to run out of steam. According to the CoinDesk exchange, the cryptocurrency was trading at $13,155, a fall of over 30% in five days. Its price has fallen by more than $2,000 in 12 hours. (please see the link, for the full article)
  • Why today's bitcoin bubble recalls tulip mania and the craze

    12/04/2017 10:23:34 AM PST · by Jagermonster · 85 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 1, 2017 | Laurent Belsie and Michael Holtz, Staff Writers
    FINDING THE PATTERNS The digital currency draws throngs in South Korea and Japan, and US regulators have OK'd bitcoin futures. But the bubble could end badly for investors, with uncertain ripple effects. BOSTON AND BEIJINGThe digital currency called bitcoin has made speculators a fortune, drawn in drug dealers, technology optimists, and those who distrust traditional banks. Now, its ever-more mainstream. From small investors in Japan to big institutional ones in the West, bitcoin is attracting new waves of people anxious to pour money into the latest craze. Its hard to resist the action. Worth 6 cents seven years ago,...
  • End Time signs

    05/27/2017 4:51:16 PM PDT · by Little Blue Nun · 16 replies
    Douay-Rheims Version ^ | 1582, 1609, 1749-1752 | The Holy Bible
    And the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters increased, and lifted up the Ark on high from the earth. For they overflowed exceedingly: and filled all the face of the Earth: and the Ark was carried upon the waters. And the waters prevailed beyond measure upon the earth. AND ALL THE HIGH MOUNTAINS UNDER THE WHOLE HEAVEN WERE COVERED. (Genesis 7:17~20)
  • Immigrants Key to Homeownership Growth

    04/20/2017 3:46:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    Realtor Mag ^ | April 12, 2017 | Robert Krueger
    Foreign-born residents will have a "significant impact" on the housing market according to "Housing in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand," released by the Urban Land Institute's Terwilliger Center for Housing. The report also notes that if the current levels aren't sustained, the industry could suffer. "Immigrants have helped stabilize and strengthen the housing market throughout the recovery," says Stockton Williams, executive director of the Terwilliger Center. "Immigrants' housing purchasing power and preferences are significant economic assets for metropolitan regions across the country. This suggests the potential for much more growth attributable to foreign-born residents in the years ahead." Immigrants in...
  • Russia 'actively interfering' with French elections, warns US senator [Burr]

    03/30/2017 7:10:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies ^ | 30 March 2017 09:28 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    The head of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee warned Wednesday that Russia is interfering in the French election just as it did in the US presidential campaign last year.Senator Richard Burr, who has access to some of the most highly classified US intelligence, said Moscow has shown a clear will and ability to disrupt elections in Western democracies. What we might assess was a very covert effort in 2016 in the United States, is a very overt effort, as well as covert, in Germany and France, he told reporters.
  • One in ten German firms to cut UK investments before Brexit: survey

    03/28/2017 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 28 March 2017 14:30 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    One in ten German firms present in Britain plans to stop investing in the island nation even before it definitively leaves the European Union, an industry group survey published on Tuesday found. German firms believe Brexit will seriously damage business with the United Kingdom, said Eric Schweitzer, president of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), which surveyed 2,200 internationally active companies. Some nine percent of firms who have invested in the UK plan to shift investments elsewhere, with Germany and the rest of the EU the top choices. Britain is the third-biggest export market for Germany...
  • For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase (barf)

    11/25/2016 9:12:57 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    WRALTV via AP ^ | 11/25/16 | Christopher Rugaber
    WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump's proposals would modestly cut income taxes for most middle-class Americans. But for nearly 8 million families including a majority of single-parent households the opposite would occur: They'd pay more. Most married couples with three or more children would also pay higher taxes, an analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found. And while middle-class families as a whole would receive tax cuts of about 2 percent, they'd be dwarfed by the windfalls averaging 13.5 percent for America's richest 1 percent.
  • Are you at risk from solar storms?

    10/17/2016 7:50:14 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 40 replies
    daileymail ^ | 10/17/17 | Stacy Liberatore
    First map showing areas in the US at risk of solar storms has been released Experts looked at two factors, one being data from geomagnetic storms The other was data from magnetic materials beneath the Earth's surface Map reveals Minnesota and Wisconsin are at the highest risk in the US But more than half the US hasn't been surveyed due to a lack of funds Solar storms threaten Earth about every 100 years and experts warn we are overdue Copywrite prevents full publication of this article