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78 percent of Bitcoin currency stashed under digital mattress

http://arstechnica.com

More than three-quarters of the digital coins in the Bitcoin digital currency scheme aren't circulating because they remain dormant in user accounts that have never participated in outgoing transactions, a recently published study has found.

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78 percent of Bitcoin currency stashed under digital mattress

http://arstechnica.com

More than three-quarters of the digital coins in the Bitcoin digital currency scheme aren't circulating because they remain dormant in user accounts that have never participated in outgoing transactions, a recently published study has found.

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Fiat Currency and the Emerging Police State

http://dollarcollapse.com

“Fiat” is money with no intrinsic value beyond whatever an issuing government is able to enforce. When it enjoys a monopoly as currency, fiat inevitably turns the free market functions of money inside out. Instead of being a store of value, the currency becomes a point of plunder through monetary policies such as quantitative easing. Instead of greasing society as a medium of exchange, the currency acts as a powerful tool of social control.

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Get Your New Dishwasher Now...Before the Government Ruins All of Them

http://technicallythatsillegal.com

An essay talking about how the government is planning on ruining dishwashers through regulation

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Washington Could Become First State To OK Pot Sales

http://seattle.cbslocal.com

Washington state is on the verge of becoming the first in the nation to let adults over 21 buy taxed, inspected marijuana at state-licensed shops.

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Poker star Phil Ivey wins $11.5 million, but casino refuses to pay

http://www.latimes.com

Poker star Phil Ivey won $11.5 million in a London casino in August, but the gambling club is refusing to pay him.

Ivey was playing a card game called Punto Banco, in which skill plays no role. The winner is determined strictly by luck of the draw.

"Casinos love high-rollers. But not high-rollers who win," Bradley said.

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Ron Paul Owns Ben Bernanke in 10 seconds

http://www.youtube.com

Congressman Ron Paul questions Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in a U.S. House Financial Services Committee Meeting shortly after reports surfaced that the Federal Reserve was preparing for a third round of quantitative easing.

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The Origins of Bitcoin

http://www.youtube.com

A graphical visualization of approximately the first 1000 transactions starting at block 0 on the bitcoin network.

Each dot is a bitcoin address ("Hello!" when it appears). There is a line between dots when there is a transaction between them ("Transfer"). The size of the dots represent the amount of "influence" that address has (PageRank). It is sized relative to the probability that a bitcoin will end up in that address given the transactions that have been seen.

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Startup Entrepreneurs Fleeing France

http://www.france24.com

A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as businessmen seek to leave France before stiff tax hikes hit, real estate agents and financial advisors say. "It's nearly a general panic. Some 400 to 500 residences worth more than one million euros ($1.3 million) have come onto the Paris market

Bugeon said he was seeing start-up entrepreneurs looking to move their headquarters out of France and taking their families with them.

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California Gas Prices Force Some Station Owners to Shut Pumps

http://abcnews.go.com

A gallon of regular gas was $5.69 Thursday in Calabasas, while a gallon of super costs $5.89 with cash and $5.99 with credit. Such prices are causing pain at the pump for many drivers who might see an 11-cent increase by later this morning, which means some could be paying more than $6 a gallon.

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BitVendor, a new point of sale system for Bitcoin, seeks testers

http://bitvendor.net

BitVendor will be an open source point of sale system for small and mobile merchants who want to accept cash and Bitcoin. We're looking for vendors who attend liberty festivals to help us test it. If you're interested, go to the site and click 'contact me'.

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10 fake gold bars turn up in Manhattan

http://www.blacklistednews.com

Fake gold bars turn up in Manhattan. 10 tungsten filled gold bars have turned up. Another reason to buy bit coins.

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Local currency "Mountain Hours" becoming more popular

http://www.summitdaily.com

Local alternative currency in Summit County, CO, "Mountain Hours" is becoming more popular.

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Wait, what? Paul Ryan says feds should leave medical marijuana alone!

http://news.yahoo.com

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says the federal government shouldn't interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana.

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Gold Standard and the GOP

http://www.examiner.com

Unfortunately, too much attention got directed to Clint Eastwood and lost in the discussion was a plank on the GOP platform of interest to those desiring sound money.

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Feds probe alleged hacking theft of Romney's tax returns

http://news.yahoo.com

Ransom demands are for BITCOINS or Romney's tax returns will go public.

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Insurance Abuse? Anti-Venom Cost ER Patient $40k in US, $100 in Mexico

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com

Arizona Hospital Charges Woman $83,000 To Treat Scorpion Sting which includes two doses of anti-venom at nearly $40,000 per dose that is sold for $100 per dose in Mexican pharmacies. Now explain to me again that why health care costs are rising?

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Bitcoin Heist Shows Upside of Regulation?

http://news.yahoo.com

Bitcoin heist shows we may all not be ready for a Wild West mentality with currency.

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Private Cities with their own legal and tax structures?

http://hosted.ap.org

Private Cities with their own legal and tax structures in Honduras.

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The Gold Standard Goes Mainstream

http://online.wsj.com

An under-reported development of this campaign season is the Republican Party's decision this week to send Gov. Mitt Romney into the presidential race on a platform effectively calling for a new gold commission. The realization that America's system of fiat money is part of its economic problem is moving from the fringes of political discussion to the center.

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