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NYT article/The Weekly Episode on Epstein Hotlist

Just finished watching The Weekly (it’s kind of a Vice rip-off by the NYT) on Hulu where they went into detail about their story published this week about a « hacker » named Patrick Kessler who claimed to have tens of thousands of hours of Epstein’s private videos.
Turns out, Patrick did not released the videos and there is a lot of questions with his credibility, nonetheless, he clearly exposed two lawyers (Bois and Pottinger) for attempting to profit by offering to reach large settlements in which they would take 40%.
The article is here: Jeffrey Epstein, Blackmail, and a Lucrative Hotlist
Even though it sounds like this guy Kessler is full of shit, I REALLY wish that he wasn’t and at some point these troves of photos and videos get released and a bunch of rich and powerful people get what they deserve for abusing these women.
For those who need access to NYT- it is a long article, but here’s the full text:
By Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Emily Steel, Jacob Bernstein and David Enrich Nov. 30, 2019 Soon after the sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein died in August, a mysterious man met with two prominent lawyers.
Towering, barrel-chested and wild-bearded, he was a prodigious drinker and often wore flip-flops. He went by a pseudonym, Patrick Kessler — a necessity, he said, given the shadowy, dangerous world that he inhabited.
He told the lawyers he had something incendiary: a vast archive of Mr. Epstein’s data, stored on encrypted servers overseas. He said he had years of the financier’s communications and financial records — as well as thousands of hours of footage from hidden cameras in the bedrooms of Mr. Epstein’s properties. The videos, Kessler said, captured some of the world’s richest, most powerful men in compromising sexual situations — even in the act of rape.
Kessler said he wanted to expose these men. If he was telling the truth, his trove could answer one of the Epstein saga’s most baffling questions: How did a college dropout and high school math teacher amass a purported nine-figure fortune? One persistent but unproven theory was that he ran a sprawling blackmail operation. That would explain why moguls, scientists, political leaders and a royal stayed loyal to him, in some cases even after he first went to jail.
Kessler’s tale was enough to hook the two lawyers, the famed litigator David Boies and his friend John Stanley Pottinger. If Kessler was authentic, his videos would arm them with immense leverage over some very important people.
Mr. Boies and Mr. Pottinger discussed a plan. They could use the supposed footage in litigation or to try to reach deals with men who appeared in it, with money flowing into a charitable foundation. In encrypted chats with Kessler, Mr. Pottinger referred to a roster of potential targets as the “hot list.” He described hypothetical plans in which the lawyers would pocket up to 40 percent of the settlements and could extract money from wealthy men by flipping from representing victims to representing their alleged abusers.
The possibilities were tantalizing — and extended beyond vindicating victims. Mr. Pottinger saw a chance to supercharge his law practice. For Mr. Boies, there was a shot at redemption, after years of criticism for his work on behalf of Theranos and Harvey Weinstein.
In the end, there would be no damning videos, no funds pouring into a new foundation. Mr. Boies and Mr. Pottinger would go from toasting Kessler as their “whistle-blower” and “informant” to torching him as a “fraudster” and a “spy.”
Kessler was a liar, and he wouldn’t expose any sexual abuse. But he would reveal something else: The extraordinary, at times deceitful measures elite lawyers deployed in an effort to get evidence that could be used to win lucrative settlements — and keep misconduct hidden, allowing perpetrators to abuse again.
Mr. Boies has publicly decried such secret deals as “rich man’s justice,” a way that powerful men buy their way out of legal and reputational jeopardy. This is how it works.
7 men and a headless parrot
The man who called himself Kessler first contacted a Florida lawyer, Bradley J. Edwards, who was in the news for representing women with claims against Mr. Epstein. It was late August, about two weeks after the financier killed himself in a jail cell while awaiting trial on federal sex-trafficking charges.
Mr. Edwards, who did not respond to interview requests, had a law firm called Edwards Pottinger, and he soon referred Kessler to his New York partner. Silver-haired and 79, Mr. Pottinger had been a senior civil-rights official in the Nixon and Ford administrations, but he also dabbled in investment banking and wrote best-selling medical thrillers. He was perhaps best known for having dated Gloria Steinem and Kathie Lee Gifford.
Mr. Pottinger recalled that Mr. Edwards warned him about Kessler, saying that he was “endearing,” “spooky” and “loves to drink like a fish.”
After an initial discussion with Kessler in Washington, Mr. Pottinger briefed Mr. Boies — whose firm was also active in representing accusers in the Epstein case — about the sensational claims. He then invited Kessler to his Manhattan apartment. Kessler admired a wall-mounted frame containing a headless stuffed parrot; on TV, the Philadelphia Eagles were mounting a comeback against the Washington Redskins. Mr. Pottinger poured Kessler a glass of WhistlePig whiskey, and the informant began to talk.
In his conversations with Mr. Pottinger and, later, Mr. Boies, Kessler said his videos featured numerous powerful men who were already linked to Mr. Epstein: Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister; Alan Dershowitz, a constitutional lawyer; Prince Andrew; three billionaires; and a prominent chief executive.
All seven men, or their representatives, told The New York Times they never engaged in sexual activity on Mr. Epstein’s properties. The Times has no reason to believe Kessler’s supposed video footage is real.
In his apartment, Mr. Pottinger presented Kessler with a signed copy of “The Boss,” his 2005 novel. “One minute you’re bending the rules,” blares the cover of the paperback version. “The next minute you’re breaking the law.” On the title page, Mr. Pottinger wrote: “Here’s to the great work you are to do. Happy to be part of it.”
Mr. Pottinger also gave Kessler a draft contract to bring him on as a client, allowing him to use a fake name. “For reasons revealed to you, I prefer to proceed with this engagement under the name Patrick Kessler,” the agreement said.
Despite the enormities of the Epstein scandal, few of his accusers have gotten a sense of justice or resolution. Mr. Pottinger thought Kessler’s files could change everything. This strange man was theatrical and liked his alcohol, but if there was even a chance his claims were true, they were worth pursuing.
“Our clients are said to be liars and prostitutes,” Mr. Pottinger later said in an interview with The Times, “and we now have someone who says, ‘I can give you secret photographic proof of abuse that will completely change the entire fabric of your practice and get justice for these girls.’ And you think that we wouldn’t try to get that?”
A victim becomes a hacker
Mr. Pottinger and Mr. Boies have known each other for years, a friendship forged on bike trips in France and Italy. In legal circles, Mr. Boies was royalty: He was the one who fought for presidential candidate Al Gore before the Supreme Court, took on Microsoft in a landmark antitrust case, and helped obtain the right for gays and lesbians to get married in California.
But then Mr. Boies got involved with the blood-testing start-up Theranos. As the company was being revealed as a fraud, he tried to bully whistle-blowers into not speaking to a Wall Street Journal reporter, and he was criticized for possible conflicts of interest when he joined the company’s board in 2015.
Two years later, Mr. Boies helped his longtime client Harvey Weinstein hire private investigators who intimidated sources and trailed reporters for The Times and The New Yorker — even though Mr. Boies’s firm had worked for The Times on other matters. (The Times fired his firm.)
By 2019, Mr. Boies, 78, was representing a number of Mr. Epstein’s alleged victims. They got his services pro bono, and he got the chance to burnish his legacy. When Mr. Pottinger contacted him about Kessler, he was intrigued.
On Sept. 9, Mr. Boies greeted Kessler at the offices of his law firm, Boies Schiller Flexner, in a gleaming new skyscraper at Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side. Kessler unfurled a fantastic story, one he would embroider and alter in later weeks, that began with him growing up somewhere within a three-hour radius of Washington. Kessler said he had been molested as a boy by a Bible school teacher and sought solace on the internet, where he fell in with a group of victims turned hackers, who used their skills to combat pedophilia.
Kessler claimed that a technology executive had introduced him to Mr. Epstein, who in 2012 hired Kessler to set up encrypted servers to preserve his extensive digital archives. With Mr. Epstein dead, Kessler boasted to the lawyers, he had unfettered access to the material. He said the volume of videos was overwhelming: more than a decade of round-the-clock footage from dozens of cameras.
Kessler displayed some pixelated video stills on his phone. In one, a bearded man with his mouth open appears to be having sex with a naked woman. Kessler said the man was Mr. Barak. In another, a man with black-framed glasses is seen shirtless with a woman on his lap, her breasts exposed. Kessler said it was Mr. Dershowitz. He also said that some of the supposed videos appeared to have been edited and cataloged for the purpose of blackmail.
“This was explosive information if true, for lots and lots of people,” Mr. Boies said in an interview.
Mr. Boies and Mr. Pottinger had decades of legal experience and considered themselves experts at assessing witnesses’ credibility. While they couldn’t be sure, they thought Kessler was probably legit.
A chance to sway the Israeli election
Within hours of the Hudson Yards meeting, Mr. Pottinger sent Kessler a series of texts over the encrypted messaging app Signal.
According to excerpts viewed by The Times, Mr. Pottinger and Kessler discussed a plan to disseminate some of the informant’s materials — starting with the supposed footage of Mr. Barak. The Israeli election was barely a week away, and Mr. Barak was challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The purported images of Mr. Barak might be able to sway the election — and fetch a high price. (“Total lie with no basis in reality,” Mr. Barak said when asked about the existence of such videos.)
“Can you review your visual evidence to be sure some or all is indisputably him? If so, we can make it work,” Mr. Pottinger wrote.
Kessler said he would do so. Mr. Pottinger sent a yellow smiley-face emoji with its tongue sticking out.
“Can you share your contact that would be purchasing,” Kessler asked.
“Sheldon Adelson,” Mr. Pottinger answered.
Mr. Adelson, a billionaire casino magnate in Las Vegas, had founded one of Israel’s largest newspapers, and it was an enthusiastic booster of Mr. Netanyahu. Mr. Pottinger wrote that he and Mr. Boies hoped to fly to Nevada to meet with Mr. Adelson to discuss the images.
“Do you believe that adelson has the pull to insure this will hurt his bid for election?” Kessler asked the next morning.
Mr. Pottinger reassured him. “There is no question that Adelson has the capacity to air the truth about EB if he wants to,” he said, using Mr. Barak’s initials. He said he planned to discuss the matter with Mr. Boies that evening.
Mr. Boies confirmed that they discussed sharing the photo with Mr. Adelson but said the plan was never executed. Boaz Bismuth, the editor in chief of the newspaper, Israel Hayom, said its journalists were approached by an Israeli source who pitched them supposed images of Mr. Barak, but that “we were not interested.”
‘These are wealthy wrongdoers’
The men whom Kessler claimed to have on tape were together worth many billions. Some of their public relations teams had spent months trying to tamp down media coverage of their connections to Mr. Epstein. Imagine how much they might pay to make incriminating videos vanish.
You might think that lawyers representing abuse victims would want to publicly expose such information to bolster their clients’ claims. But that is not how the legal industry always works. Often, keeping things quiet is good business.
One of the revelations of the #MeToo era has been that victims’ lawyers often brokered secret deals in which alleged abusers paid to keep their accusers quiet and the allegations out of the public sphere. Lawyers can pocket at least a third of such settlements, profiting off a system that masks misconduct and allows men to abuse again.
Mr. Boies and Mr. Pottinger said in interviews that they were looking into creating a charity to help victims of sexual abuse. It would be bankrolled by private legal settlements with the men on the videos.
Mr. Boies acknowledged that Kessler might get paid. “If we were able to use this to help our victims recover money, we would treat him generously,” he said in September. He said that his firm would not get a cut of any settlements.
Such agreements would have made it less likely that videos involving the men became public. “Generally what settlements are about is getting peace,” Mr. Boies said.
Mr. Pottinger told Kessler that the charity he was setting up would be called the Astria Foundation — a name he later said his girlfriend came up with, in a nod to Astraea, the Greek goddess of innocence and justice. “We need to get it funded by abusers,” Mr. Pottinger texted, noting in another message that “these are wealthy wrongdoers.”
Mr. Pottinger asked Kessler to start compiling incriminating materials on a specific group of men.
“I’m way ahead of you,” Kessler responded. He said he had asked his team of fellow hackers to search the files for the three billionaires, the C.E.O. and Prince Andrew.
“Yes, that’s exactly how to do this,” Mr. Pottinger said. “Videos for sure, but email traffic, too.”
“I call it our hot list,” he added.
Image The Grand Sichuan restaurant in Manhattan. The Grand Sichuan restaurant in Manhattan.Credit...Stephanie Diani for The New York Times A quiet table at the back of Grand Sichuan
In mid-September, Mr. Boies and Mr. Pottinger invited reporters from The Times to the Boies Schiller offices to meet Kessler. The threat of a major news organization writing about the videos — and confirming the existence of an extensive surveillance apparatus — could greatly enhance the lawyers’ leverage over the wealthy men.
Before the session, Mr. Pottinger encouraged Kessler to focus on certain men, like Mr. Barak, while avoiding others. Referring to the reporters, he added, “Let them drink from a fountain instead of a water hose. They and the readers will follow that better.”
The meeting took place on a cloudy Saturday morning. After agreeing to leave their phones and laptops outside, the reporters entered a 20th-floor conference room. Kessler was huge: more than 6 feet tall, pushing 300 pounds, balding, his temples speckled with gray. He told his story and presented images that he said were of Mr. Epstein, Mr. Barak and Mr. Dershowitz having sex with women.
Barely an hour after the session ended, the Times reporters received an email from Kessler: “Are you free?” He said he wanted to meet — alone. “Tell no one else.” That afternoon, they met at Grand Sichuan, an iconic Chinese restaurant in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The lunch rush was over, and the trio sat at a quiet table in the back. A small group of women huddled nearby, speaking Mandarin and snipping the ends off string beans.
Kessler complained that Mr. Boies and Mr. Pottinger were more interested in making money than in exposing wrongdoers. He pulled out his phone, warned the reporters not to touch it, and showed more of what he had. There was a color photo of a bare-chested, gray-haired man with a slight smile. Kessler said it was a billionaire. He also showed blurry, black-and-white images of a dark-haired man receiving oral sex. He said it was a prominent C.E.O.
Soup dumplings and Gui Zhou chicken arrived, and Kessler kept talking. He said he had found financial ledgers on Mr. Epstein’s servers that showed he had vast amounts of Bitcoin and cash in the Middle East and Bangkok, and hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of gold, silver and diamonds. He presented no proof. But it is common for whistle-blowers to be erratic and slow to produce their evidence, and The Times thought it was worth investigating Kessler’s claims.
The conversation continued in a conference room at a Washington hotel five days later, after a text exchange in which Kessler noted his enthusiasm for Japanese whiskey. Both parties brought bottles to the hotel, and Kessler spent nearly eight hours downing glass after glass. He veered from telling tales about the dark web to professing love for “Little House on the Prairie.” He asserted that he had evidence Mr. Epstein had derived his wealth through illicit means. At one point, he showed what he said were classified C.I.A. documents.
Kessler said he had no idea who the women in the videos were or how the lawyers might go about identifying them to act on their behalf. From his perspective, he said, it seemed like Mr. Boies and Mr. Pottinger were plotting to use his footage to demand huge sums from billionaires. He said it looked like blackmail — and that he could prove it.
‘We keep it. We keep everything’
Was Kessler’s story plausible? Did America’s best-connected sexual predator accumulate incriminating videos of powerful men?
Two women who spent time in Mr. Epstein’s homes said the answer was yes. In an unpublished memoir, Virginia Giuffre, who accused Mr. Epstein of making her a “sex slave,” wrote that she discovered a room in his New York mansion where monitors displayed real-time surveillance footage. And Maria Farmer, an artist who accused Mr. Epstein of sexually assaulting her when she worked for him in the 1990s, said that Mr. Epstein once walked her through the mansion, pointing out pin-sized cameras that he said were in every room.
“I said, ‘Are you recording all this?’” Ms. Farmer said in an interview. “He said, ‘Yes. We keep it. We keep everything.’”
During a 2005 search of Mr. Epstein’s Palm Beach, Fla., estate, the police found two cameras hidden in clocks — one in the garage and the other next to his desk, according to police reports. But no other cameras were found.
Kessler claimed to have been an early investor in a North Carolina coffee company, whose sticker was affixed to his laptop. But its founder said no one matching Kessler’s description had ever been affiliated with the company. Kessler insisted that he invested in 2009, but the company wasn’t founded until 2011.
The contents of Kessler’s supposed C.I.A. documents turned out to be easily findable using Google. At one point, Kessler said that one of his associates had been missing and was found dead; later, Kessler said the man was alive and in the southern United States. He said that his mother had died when he was young — and that he had recently given her a hug. A photo he sent from what he said was a Washington-area hospital featured a distinctive blanket, but when The Times called local hospitals, they didn’t recognize the pattern.
After months of effort, The Times could not learn Kessler’s identity or confirm any element of his back story.
“I am very often being purposefully inconsistent,” Kessler said, when pressed.
A Weinstein cameo
On the last Friday in September, Mr. Boies and Mr. Pottinger sat on a blue leather couch in the corner of a members-only dining room at the Harvard Club in Midtown Manhattan. Antlered animal heads and oil paintings hung from the dark wooden walls.
The lawyers were there to make a deal with The Times. Tired of waiting for Kessler’s motherlode, Mr. Pottinger said they planned to send a team overseas to download the material from his servers. He said he had alerted the F.B.I. and a prosecutor in the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan.
Mr. Boies told an editor for The Times that they would be willing to share everything, on one condition: They would have discretion over which men could be written about, and when. He explained that if compromising videos about particular men became public, that could torpedo litigation or attempts to negotiate settlements. The Times editor didn’t commit.
Mr. Boies and Mr. Pottinger later said those plans had hinged on verifying the videos’ authenticity and on having clients with legitimate legal claims against the men. Otherwise, legal experts said, it might have crossed the line into extortion.
The meeting was briefly interrupted when Bob Weinstein, the brother of Harvey Weinstein, bounded up to the table and plopped onto the couch next to Mr. Boies. The two men spent several minutes talking, laughing and slapping each other on the back.
While Mr. Boies and Mr. Weinstein chatted, Mr. Pottinger furtively displayed the black-and-white shot of a man in glasses having sex. Both lawyers said it looked like Mr. Dershowitz.
‘You don’t keep your glasses on when you’re doing that’
One day in late September, Mr. Dershowitz’s secretary relayed a message: Someone named Patrick Kessler wanted to speak to him about Mr. Boies.
“The problem is that they don’t want to move forward with any of these people legally,” Kessler said. “They’re just interested in trying to settle and take a cut.”
“Who are these people that you have on videotape?” Mr. Dershowitz asked.
“There’s a lot of people,” Kessler said, naming a few powerful men. He added, “There’s a long list of people that they want me to have that I don’t have.”
“Who?” Mr. Dershowitz asked. “Did they ask about me?”
“Of course they asked about you. You know that, sir.”
“And you don’t have anything on me, right?”
“I do not, no,” Kessler said.
“Because I never, I never had sex with anybody,” Mr. Dershowitz said. Later in the call, he added, “I am completely clean. I was at Jeffrey’s house. I stayed there. But I didn’t have any sex with anybody.”
What was the purpose of Kessler’s phone call? Why did he tell Mr. Dershowitz that he wasn’t on the supposed surveillance tapes, contradicting what he had said and showed to Mr. Boies, Mr. Pottinger and The Times? Did the call sound a little rehearsed?
Mr. Dershowitz said that he didn’t know why Kessler contacted him, and that the phone call was the only time the two men ever spoke. When The Times showed him one of Kessler’s photos, in which a bespectacled man resembling Mr. Dershowitz appears to be having sex, Mr. Dershowitz laughed and said the man wasn’t him. His wife, Carolyn Cohen, peeked at the photo, too.
“You don’t keep your glasses on when you’re doing that,” she said.
Data set (supposedly) to self-destruct
In early October, Kessler said he was ready to produce the Epstein files. He told The Times that he had created duplicate versions of Mr. Epstein’s servers. He laid out detailed logistical plans for them to be shipped by boat to the United States and for one of his associates — a very short Icelandic man named Steven — to deliver them to The Times headquarters at 11 a.m. on Oct. 3.
Kessler warned that he was erecting a maze of security systems. First, a Times employee would need to use a special thumb drive to access a proprietary communications system. Then Kessler’s colleague would transmit a code to decrypt the files. If his instructions weren’t followed precisely, Kessler said, the information would self-destruct.
Specialists at The Times set up a number of “air-gapped” laptops — disconnected from the internet — in a windowless, padlocked meeting room. Reporters cleared their schedules to sift through thousands of hours of surveillance footage.
On the morning of the scheduled delivery, Kessler sent a series of frantic texts. Disaster had struck. A fire was burning. The duplicate servers were destroyed. One of his team members was missing. He was fleeing to Kyiv.
Two hours later, Kessler was in touch with Mr. Pottinger and didn’t mention any emergency. Kessler said he hoped that the footage would help pry $1 billion in settlements out of their targets, and asked him to detail how the lawyers could extract the money. “Could you put together a hypothetical situation,” Kessler wrote, not something “set in stone but close to what your thinking.”
In one, which he called a “standard model” for legal settlements, Mr. Pottinger said the money would be split among his clients, the Astria Foundation, Kessler and the lawyers, who would get up to 40 percent.
In the second hypothetical, Mr. Pottinger wrote, the lawyers would approach the videotaped men. The men would then hire the lawyers, ensuring that they would not get sued, and “make a contribution to a nonprofit as part of the retainer.”
“No client is actually involved in this structure,” Mr. Pottinger said, noting that the arrangement would have to be “consistent with and subject to rules of ethics.”
“Thank you very much,” Kessler responded.
Mr. Pottinger later said that the scenario would have involved him representing a victim, settling a case and then representing the victim’s alleged abuser. He said it was within legal boundaries. (He also said he had meant to type “No client lawsuit is actually involved.”)
Such legal arrangements are not unheard-of. Lawyers representing a former Fox News producer who had accused Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment reached a settlement in which her lawyers agreed to work for Mr. O’Reilly after the dispute. But legal experts generally consider such setups to be unethical because they can create conflicts between the interests of the lawyers and their original clients.
‘I just pulled it out of my behind’
The lawyers held out hope of getting Kessler’s materials. But weeks passed, and nothing arrived. At one point, Mr. Pottinger volunteered to meet Kessler anywhere — including Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.
“I still believe he is what he purported to be,” Mr. Boies wrote in an email on Nov. 7. “I have to evaluate people for my day job, and he seemed too genuine to be a fake, and I very much want him to be real.” He added, “I am not unconscious of the danger of wanting to believe something too much.”
Ten days later, Mr. Boies arrived at The Times for an on-camera interview. It was a bright, chilly Sunday, and Mr. Boies had just flown in from Ecuador, where he said he was doing work for the finance ministry. Reporters wanted to ask him plainly if his and Mr. Pottinger’s conduct with Kessler crossed ethical lines.
Would they have brokered secret settlements that buried evidence of wrongdoing? Did the notion of extracting huge sums from men in exchange for keeping sex tapes hidden meet the definition of extortion?
Mr. Boies said the answer to both questions was no. He said he and Mr. Pottinger operated well within the law. They only intended to pursue legal action on behalf of their clients — in other words, that they were a long way from extortion. In any case, he said, he and Mr. Pottinger had never authenticated any of the imagery or identified any of the supposed victims, much less contacted any of the men on the “hot list.”
Then The Times showed Mr. Boies some of the text exchanges between Mr. Pottinger and Kessler. Mr. Boies showed a flash of anger and said it was the first time he was seeing them.
By the end of the nearly four-hour interview, Mr. Boies had concluded that Kessler was probably a con man: “I think that he was a fraudster who was just trying to set things up.” And he argued that Kessler had baited Mr. Pottinger into writing things that looked more nefarious than they really were. He acknowledged that Mr. Pottinger had used “loose language” in some of his messages that risked creating the impression that the lawyers were plotting to monetize evidence of abuse.
Several days later, Mr. Boies returned for another interview and was more critical of Mr. Pottinger, especially the hypothetical plans that he had described to Kessler. “Having looked at all that stuff in context, I would not have said that,” he said. How did Mr. Boies feel about Mr. Pottinger invoking his name in messages to Kessler? “I don’t like it,” he said.
But Mr. Boies stopped short of blaming Mr. Pottinger for the whole mess. “I’m being cautious not to throw him under the bus more than I believe is accurate,” he said. His longtime P.R. adviser, Dawn Schneider, who had been pushing for a more forceful denunciation, dropped her pen, threw up her arms and buried her head in her hands.
In a separate interview, The Times asked Mr. Pottinger about his correspondence with Kessler. The lawyer said that his messages shouldn’t be taken at face value because, in reality, he had been deceiving Kessler all along — “misleading him deliberately in order to get the servers.”
The draft retention agreement that Mr. Pottinger had given to Kessler in September was unsigned and never meant to be honored, Mr. Pottinger said. And he never intended to sell photos of Mr. Barak to Mr. Adelson. “I just pulled it out of my behind,” he said, describing it as an act to impress Kessler.
As for the two hypotheticals about how to get money out of the men on the list, Mr. Pottinger said, he never planned to do what he carefully articulated. “I didn’t owe Patrick honesty about this,” he said.
Mr. Pottinger said that he had only one regret — that “we did not get the information that this liar said he had.”
He added, “I’m building legal cases here. I’m trying not to engage too much in shenanigans. I wish I didn’t, but this guy was very unusual.”
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[ECON] The Great Redemption

[M] Apologies for reposting this, but on my end the post kept disappearing for some reason, and I doubt anyone else could see it.
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The Road to Redemption

January 9th, 2022
Following the collapse of Lehman Brothers on September 15th, 2008, the international financial fabric was torn apart into an existential crisis. Threatened by the "Great Recession", the global ruling class was forced into taking decisive action. Most Governments opted to bail out the banks, driven by their mantra of "too big to fail". Elsewhere, financial authorities and Central Banks opted to do the unthinkable by letting the market collapse.
In the wake of the global recession, a plethora of financial reforms were carried out. Some economists revisited the concept of doing away with fractional reserve banking altogether, with Iceland nearly leading the way. Most conventional politicians, meanwhile, opted to enact some of the most complex regulatory legislation in financial history, adding over eleven thousand pages to the bureaucratic burdern in the process.In the meantime, the regular "bloke on the street" had finally had enough and clamoured for change.
Today, nearly fifteen years later, "recession" has once again become the name of the game. With the European economy entering a state of contraction and German commercial banks facing imminent collapse, the global economic system is on the edge of being subjected to the worst economic crisis in recorded history. And while the Bundestag has already **recommitted itself to a bailout, others have yet to respond to the impending financial meltdown.
Although Chile and the rest of Latin America are somewhat isolated and thus shielded from the "European dumpster fire", the Government is keenly aware that the situation could quickly take a turn for the worse. As such, the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Chile have decided to embark on what they call "The Great Redemption". And although financial reform is contrary to the Allende Administration's strictly interim nature of governance, the President believes that the State has an inherently entrenched obligation to protect its citizens from suffering at the hands of the financial system. "The old continent has finally met its end", an increasingly aged and fragile Allende told the New York Times. "And in this new world order, Chile leads the way."

Hard-coded Monetarism

Following the global financial and subsequent European sovereign debt crisis, the European Central Bank embarked on a "Quantitative Easing" program of monumental proportions. While "Super Mario's" money printing machine allowed for Keynesian contra-cyclical spending, the long-term consequences of the ECB's continued buyback program have seemingly far outstripped the benefits. Negative interest rates have become standard practice across the Eurozone, and Christine Lagarde's continuation of her predecessor's policies has effectively led to the loss of the continent's ability to undertake monetary policy. Meanwhile, "inflation's ugly twin" is threatening to put a halt to consumer spending, potentially throwing more oil on the continental-sized dumpster fire.

Towards a Cashless Society

Following the introduction of Bitcon in the wake of the global financial crisis, digital cryptocurrencies have promised to dramatically reshape our moodern conception of money. After having watched privately-sanctioned digital coinage wax and wane for several years, Central Bankers across the globe have increasingly started calling for a public alternative. The dangers of private digital fiat money became abundantly clear when social media behemoth Facebook announced it would issue its own global cryptocurrency), with the Bank for International Settlements publicly denouncing the notion of digital currency being monopolised by private actors. The French and German Governments quickly followed suit, striking a major blow to the Libra.

Privatisation with a Human Face

Founded in 1953 by President Carloz Ibañez del Campo, the Bank of Chilean State is the country's third largest bank. BancoEstado has been ranked Latin America's safest bank since 2012, and the 48th safest bank in the world and 6th in the Southern Hemisphere since 2015. BancoEstado - whicich is rated AA3 by Moody's - is furthermore the only bank to service all of the country's communes, while being the sole financial service provider in theseventy-seven of the most remote Chilean localities.

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Other Measures

The Chilean Government hopes - above all - that its willingness to undertake radical reforms will serve to inspire Euuropean Governments and Central Banks into being ambitious in their response to the continet's economic issues. At the same time, the Chilean financial sector is expected to become one of the world's most innovative, competitive and dynamic payments markets, continuing the country's reputation as Latin America's "Shining Star".Only time will tell whether or not these reforms will actually bear their fruits.

Footnotes

  • 1 - Based on a quote by Milton Friedman.
  • 2 - Customer support, mobile and internet banking, etc
  • 3 - I based this figure on the 2018 Annual Report, where on page 46 it states that the bank's total consolidated assets total more than $40 billion dollars. The figures I gave in terms of revenue are based on the subsequent economic growth, the willingness of Chileans to gain ownership of the bank for nationalist reasons, and on thee fact that both Peter_j_ and ForestChapel valued the bank at $50 billion in previous seasons. Please feel free to provide me with imput as I'm not very well vested in corporate valuations.
  • 5 - This is based on the so-called Bibby Plan, which is briefly described on the deposit insurance wikipedia page, as well as on basic econoics.
  • 6 - Regulations regarding the creation of a new bank will be adressed in a separate post.
[M] Much of the stuff in this post is based on recommendations by the Sustainable Finance Lab, a high profile Dutch financial think tank. As such, some of the stuff in this post might be a bit out of place considering the vastly different nature of the Dutch financial sector. Most of it should still be universally applicable, though.
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I spent the last year traveling the world, trying to capture the tale of Bitcoin

Hey bitcoin,
Over the last year I took time off from my job as a reporter at the New York Times and traveled to Tokyo, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Washington DC, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Iceland (among other places) to capture the story of Bitcoin, going back to Satoshi’s White Paper and beyond that to the Cypherpunk experiments of the 1990s.
The book, Digital Gold, is being released by Harper Collins on May 19 — there’s more info at my website: www.nathanielpopper.com. It’s already gotten some nice notice from people like Walter Isaacson and Larry Summers. Even for die-hard Bitcoiners there should be lots of great new stories and insights about everyone from Hal Finney to Bill Gates.
I’ve followed bitcoin closely and learned a lot here. I know the importance of the community here, so starting this week, in the run up to the book’s release, I’ll be posting exclusive material to bitcoin — stuff that ended up on the cutting room floor but that should be fascinating for people steeped in Bitcoinia, like everyone here. (New emails from Satoshi, inside stuff from Mt Gox and things like that.)
I’ll also be putting fun facts from the book on my Facebook page and Twitter. Let me know if you have thoughts on other ways to get this word out. As an author I was very lucky to find my way Bitcoin. It has been, as you all know, a great story.
In the meantime, you can help the book out by pre-ordering a copy on Amazon. If you want to pay with Bitcoin, Overstock will let you do that.
Thanks for reading,
Nathaniel
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BTC for real life and daily routine

When everybody is trying to buy Bitcoins we are trying to understand whether Bitcoins can play a big role in our life? We mean, how can we use them in real life and why we buy them. Why Bitcoin is going to play a big role in our lives?
As Bitcoin has no central bank its supply is decentralized. Simply put, It is not like dollars, pounds or even gold, you can’t touch them. Then why do we eagerly want to buy them and how can we spend them? First of all, this kind of digital currency transaction are private and secure. It is ensured by the fact that no third party can take part in the transaction. This can provide cryptocurrency with a bright future. You may say “How can I spend bitcoins?”. Don’t worry, bitcoin can already be accepted in numerous shops, websites and companies all over the world. Buy what you need for BTC.
The number of companies accepting bitcoin payments has increased over the last few years. For example, Microsoft and travel website Expedia both accept bitcoin as a means of payment.
Cryptocurrency has also found favor in Zimbabwe and Venezuela. One interesting fact, Icelandic singer Bjork is also accepting bitcoin payments for her latest album.
You see, crypto has made huge steps all over the world. Jack Lawson from New York bought a modern bed for his new flat on Overstock with Bitcoins. Another crypto holder, Tracey Blomfield from the UK, chose the Xbox 360 on Newegg and payed BTC for it. Sounds fascinating, doesn’t it?
Hand in hand with Bitcoin in everyday life.
So, you can see that consumers may pay with their BTC on many popular websites. Besides that, Bitcoins can be accepted when paying for an education. Paul Birch pays BTC for his education at the University of Cyprus each year and Donna Atwood also uses BTC for similar payments at King’s College in North Carolina.
One more amazing fact, in parts of Asia, Bitcoin is already being accepted as payment for utilities. Wanzi Lee from China pays for her gas, water, and electric bills using Bitcoins, without having to convert into yuan. Japan is also keeping up with the times. Their consumers can buy electronics with BTC at the largest electronics stores in the country. This is the way Akira Tanaka from Tokyo bought her second TV in a big local electronics store.
Bitcoin for easy life, Lumi wallet for security.
After all the controversial questions and strong doubts brought about by cryptocurrency it is quickly being included in our life and will help us to live faster and more comfortable lives. How do you use your BTC leave your comments here https://blog.lumiwallet.com/bitcoin-for-your-daily-routine/
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The Green Energy Conspiracy - A Lie Bigger Than God

You are being lied to on an epic scale so vast it defies human understanding.
Here's Paul Beckwith on why the COP shin digs don't work. You got small African countries sending hundreds of delegates to these conferences for little more than an exotic vacation. These conferences are not populated by great minds, they're peopled by politicians and media whores.

Why Huge Climate Policy and Science Conferences Fail

https://youtu.be/RMRNRomEuEU

James Hansen said at the last COP soiree that after 20 years of trying, solawind energy power just 1% of Total World Energy Demand.

James Hansen at #COP23: Nuclear Power? Are Renewables Enough?

https://youtu.be/YutnsTMi0i4

James Hansen: 2 Degrees is a Recipe for Disaster

https://youtu.be/gDP8xH_Qmls
The world gets over 80% of its energy from fossil fuels. The Paris agreement says that we have to reduce fossil energy 95% below 1990 levels by 2050, yet GDP is going to grow 300% by then. We are promising to do this just to keep temperatures from rising over 2 C. James Hansen calls 2 C a "disaster". It's like taking a child to the edge of a cliff and telling them they'll float up to heaven if they jump off.

The Insane Paris Climate Accord - Dr Roger Bezdek

https://youtu.be/rxJfwWiherg
Kevin Anderson says we have 95% chance of failure staying below 2 C. Remember, 2 C is a disaster, we have a 5% chance of achieving "disaster" and a 95% chance of catastrophic cascading collapse by 2050, which is 30 years away.

Kevin Anderson & Hugh Hunt - Quit the loose talk on climate change and let's get serious!

https://youtu.be/skilmEHMsMc
It gets better, the big lie that is. We also have to reduce emissions to zero by 2050. We have to reduce emissions to zero, reduce fossil use 95% and triple GDP in 30 years. This is absolutely fucking impossible.

What it takes to limit Climate to 2C (Visualization)

https://youtu.be/PB0YQoMFJ-E
We have to grow the economy 300%, reduce emissions 100% all for a 5% chance of restraining events to the "disaster" level. No matter what Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein say, this is 1000% impossible.
Meanwhile, worst-case global warming predictions are the most accurate, and there is a 93% chance that global warming will exceed 4C by the end of this century.

The Big Cook

https://youtu.be/risEN6LFv10

collapse daily links

Alaskan North Slope climate change just outran one of our tools to measure it (climate.gov)

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/blogs/beyond-data/alaskan-north-slope-climate-change-just-outran-one-our-tools-measure
I think a camera fell over

How climate denial papers get written: the authors choose a conclusion, then cherry-pick arguments and evidence (twitter.com)

https://twitter.com/zcolman/status/938824437780176897
That's how I got crushed by the weight of a billion collapse cherries

The Bitcoin network consumes as much energy as Denmark. (arstechnica.com)

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/12/bitcoins-insane-energy-consumption-explained/
These guys get 50% of their renewable energy burning imported trees

GE to cut 12000 power-division jobs in bid to keep up with shift to renewable energy (bostonglobe.com)

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2017/12/07/cut-power-division-jobs-bid-keep-with-shift-renewable-energy/BzqTunIVwscjY0y5XvpoHK/story.html
We call it green growth

Desertification and Drought: An Issue Even in the Tropical Zone (wildlifealliance.org)

https://www.wildlifealliance.org/desertification-drought-issue-tropical-zone/

In a Warming California, a Future of More Fire (nytimes.com)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/07/climate/california-fires-warming.html
Coal powered electric cars won't stop it

Global Warming’s Worst-Case Projections Look Increasingly Likely (technologyreview.com)

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609620/global-warmings-worst-case-projections-look-increasingly-likely/

3 Largest Meat Producers Rival Exxon in Greenhouse Gas Emissions - JBS, Cargill & Tyson emitted more greenhouse gas last year than all of France. (alternet.org)

https://www.alternet.org/animal-rights/three-largest-meat-producers-rival-exxon-greenhouse-gas-emissions

According to scientists, the Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved (absolute-knowledge.com)

https://www.absolute-knowledge.com/great-barrier-reef-cant-be-saved/
Come on, you knew that already if you read collapse daily

Health risks of shipping pollution have been 'underestimated' One giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars, study finds (theguardian.com)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/ap09/shipping-pollution
That's why transport is exempt from the Paris accord

Malawi suffers blackouts as drought exposes 98% reliance on hydro power: Shire river, which generates almost all of the country’s power, has fallen to critical levels, leaving major cities struggling. (theguardian.com)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/08/malawi-blackouts-drought-hydro-power
Dams are major methane emitters, the US has 75,000 dams

Humans may be scaring narwhals to death (popsci.com)

https://www.popsci.com/narwhal-escape-maneuvers-human-scared-death
They scare me to death

Irish sea level rising 3.5cm a decade since the early 1990s. Climate study finds average annual rainfall has risen, and flash flood patterns have changed (irishtimes.com)

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/irish-sea-level-rising-3-5cm-a-decade-since-the-early-1990s-1.3319367
My dad was an Irish lullaby fanatic

Wealthier people produce more carbon pollution — even the “green” ones (vox.com)

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/12/1/16718844/green-consumers-climate-change
News for editors

The Bitcoin boom may be a disaster for the environment (money.cnn.com)

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/07/technology/bitcoin-energy-environment/index.html
CNN gets its blame ducks in a row in case TSHTF

Forests Are the Key to Fresh Water

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171207095007.htm
We lost 75 million acres last year and northern Europe gets 50% of its "renewable electricity" burning trees shipped there by heavily polluting cargo ships exempt from emissions control.

Can Humans Survive?

https://www.ecoshock.org/2017/12/can-humans-survive.html
The Plutocene: a hot radioactive world

Bitcoin Doesn’t Exist (Automatic Earth)

https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2017/12/bitcoin-doesnt-exist-3/
News Flash: neither does real money, only energy exists

The beautiful Icelandic tradition of giving books on Christmas Eve, TreeHugger

https://www.treehugger.com/culture/icelanders-give-books-christmas-eve.html
Treehugger wants to turn trees into books for Xmas? If so, are they blind to the irony?

Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer’s MedicalXPress

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-12-canola-oil-linked-worsened-memory.html
Explains my vascular dementia, because there's no way the booze and weed are responsible

Private War: Erik Prince Has His Eye On Afghanistan’s Rare Metals, Buzzfeed

https://www.buzzfeed.com/aramroston/private-war-erik-prince-has-his-eye-on-afghanistans-rare
No war, no green energy wet dreams

Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/us/politics/warrantless-surveillance-legislation-section-702.html
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Bitcoin for your daily routine

When everybody is trying to buy Bitcoins we are trying to understand whether Bitcoins can play a big role in our life? We mean, how can we use them in real life and why we buy them.
Why Bitcoin is going to play a big role in our lives? As Bitcoin has no central bank its supply is decentralized. Simply put, It is not like dollars, pounds or even gold, you can’t touch them. Then why do we eagerly want to buy them and how can we spend them? First of all, this kind of digital currency transaction are private and secure. It is ensured by the fact that no third party can take part in the transaction. This can provide cryptocurrency with a bright future. You may say “How can I spend bitcoins?”. Don’t worry, bitcoin can already be accepted in numerous shops, websites and companies all over the world.
Buy what you need for BTC The number of companies accepting bitcoin payments has increased over the last few years. For example, Microsoft and travel website Expedia both accept bitcoin as a means of payment. Cryptocurrency has also found favor in Zimbabwe and Venezuela. One interesting fact, Icelandic singer Bjork is also accepting bitcoin payments for her latest album. You see, crypto has made huge steps all over the world. Jack Lawson from New York bought a modern bed for his new flat on Overstock with Bitcoins. Another crypto holder, Tracey Blomfield from the UK, chose the Xbox 360 on Newegg and payed BTC for it. Sounds fascinating, doesn’t it?
Hand in hand with Bitcoin in everyday life So, you can see that consumers may pay with their BTC on many popular websites. Besides that, Bitcoins can be accepted when paying for an education. Paul Birch pays BTC for his education at the University of Cyprus each year and Donna Atwood also uses BTC for similar payments at King’s College in North Carolina. One more amazing fact, in parts of Asia, Bitcoin is already being accepted as payment for utilities. Wanzi Lee from China pays for her gas, water, and electric bills using Bitcoins, without having to convert into yuan. Japan is also keeping up with the times. Their consumers can buy electronics with BTC at the largest electronics stores in the country. This is the way Akira Tanaka from Tokyo bought her second TV in a big local electronics store.
Bitcoin for easy life, Lumi wallet for security After all the controversial questions and strong doubts brought about by cryptocurrency it is quickly being included in our life and will help us to live faster and more comfortable lives. When you will ask yourself where should I hold my bitcoins try Lumi. We have created this wallet for your safety, privacy, and convenience. Download it for iOS https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lumi-secure-bitcoin-wallet/id1316477906?ls=1&mt=8 and Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lumiwallet.android and feel free to contact us on [email protected], join our Twitter https://twitter.com/Lumi_wallet, Telegram https://t.me/lumi_wallet, Medium https://medium.com/lumiwallet and Blog https://blog.lumiwallet.com for more educational, informative, and interesting articles.
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More information on the Renewable Energy consumption of Bitcoin and the environmentally friendly alternative BlackCoin TL:DR

The amount of electricity required to maintain Bitcoin’s security is legendary. Its miners are scouring the globe searching for areas with the least-expensive electricity rates.
Unfortunately, these areas are where the least expensive renewable-energy resources exist in the world.
Links are provided below to the references to back up the claims made here. This document will be updated as needed based on your comments below.
It has been estimated that the additional electricity required to maintain BlackCoin’s cooperative minting network is much less than three one-thousands ( 3 / 1000 ) of what is now used to run an equivalent sized competitive Bitcoin mining network. Bitcoin’s current electrical consumption equipment arms race is gobbling up irreplaceable, renewable-energy resources in areas where they provide the less expensive renewable energy options bar none.
A recent study cited in the Wall Street Journal shows that the hash rate required for Bitcoin’s security last fall was one one-sixtieth (1 / 60) of what it is now. This hash rate inflation has been fueled by the tremendous profitability of large scale corporate mining operations, which have produced the mining technology arms race.
The largest known corporate Bitcoin mining operation is reported to be housed in a warehouse in Central Washington State where it takes advantage of the US’s lowest electricity rates bar none. The Spokane Review recently reported that a handful of additional competitors are now about to pop up.
Washington State is the leader in hydroelectric generation with 29% of the total national capacity according to the US Energy Information Administration. It is 10th in wind energy production. Nevertheless, the whole state still has the lowest residential electric rates in the country.
The New York Times reported on a similar setup in Iceland, which may have the least expensive electricity of any country in the world. It is powered by hydro and geothermal resources.
These corporate mining operations compete against each other for the right to enter the next ledger page into the Bitcoin blockchain. The startups that produce the otherwise useless mining equipment are forced to make outrageous claims for their latest drawing board designs to get preorder payments to finance their production as has been well documented by CoinDesk in numerous articles.
Are we about to repeat the environmental disasters that followed the 1849 California Gold Rush and the wildcatting boom that began with the Spindletop oil gusher? This trend will continue as long as the Bitcoin mining technology continues to improve at breakneck speed driven by the profitability resulting from the squandering of these irreplaceable resources.
It took three and a half years after Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin in January 2009 before Sunny King in August 2012 to launch Peercoin, the first environmentally friendly cryptocurrency. However, Peercoin is designed to be the savings account complementing the best environmentally friendly checking account cryptocurrency. The market has been trying since then to settle on the best environmentally friendly challenger for Bitcoin.
The Russian crypto developer rat4 launched BlackCoin on February 24, 2014 at 6:00 UTC after making the customary announcement on February 16 on the Bitcoin Forum. Startup crypto exchange Mintpal quickly recognized the potential of rat4’s improvement of the design of the innovative Mintcoin protocol.
This helped catapult BlackCoin into 19th place in market cap by the start of April. BlackCoin obtained its current 10 th place position after Coinkite chose Blackcoin to add to its terminals in June joining Bitcoin and Litecoin.
Sunny King’s protocol has now been tested on many environmentally friendly alternatives. The market has now chosen BlackCoin to be checking account to Peercoin’s saving account.
The Bitcoin MIT Project will provision every undergraduate at that institution with $100 worth of bitcoins in the fall semester as an experiment. The proposed BlackCoin MIT Airdrop is currently being discussed by the Blackcoin Community on its reddit page. The proposal calls for provisioning each MIT graduate student with $100 of the best environmentally friendly alternative to Bitcoin in the best technology crucible in the world.
It appears from the MIT announcement that the MIT Kerberos & Internet Trust Consortium may have been used as the vehicle for obtaining tax exempt fiat donations. Therefore, should the newly formed BlackCoin Foundation ask the Trust to set up a donation account and let the environmental community try to raise the less than $1 million required to fund the MIT Airdrop.
If you have arrived here from somewhere else and are interested in learning more about BlackCoin and the MIT BlackCoin Project, please join the discussion with us at the BlackCoin subreddit:
reddit.com/BlackCoin/
Please report proofreading and editing corrections in comments below. References
Electricity requirement calculations needed to maintain the BlackCoin network
http://www.reddit.com/blackcoin/comments/25a4fq/if_you_are_good_at_science_or_if_you_are_an/
Wall Street Journal Article on Bitcoin hash rate
http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/04/29/bitbeat-for-bitcoin-miners-a-hot-problem-this-summe
Spokane Review Article
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/ap26/northwests-cheap-power-drawing-bitcoin-miners/
US Energy Information Administration – Washington State Renewable Energy Report
http://www.eia.gov/state/?sid=WA
NT Times Iceland Bitcoin mining article
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/morning-agenda-the-bitcoin-mines-of-iceland/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1
CoinDesk mining equipment articles
http://www.coindesk.com/coindesk-mining-roundup-hot-issues-lawsuits-eco-mining/
http://www.coindesk.com/problems-plague-kncminer-broken-super-jupiters-arrive-doorsteps/
http://www.coindesk.com/alpha-technology-initiates-scrypt-asic-tape/
Bitcoin MIT Project article that mentions MIT Kerberos & Internet Trust Consortium
http://tech.mit.edu/V134/N22/bitcoin.html
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If the Blackcoin Community is going to do the Wall Street Project, then I suggest that it be coordinated with the start of the 7 day period of the MIT Blackcoin Airdrop publicity campaign.

The rollout date for the Airdrop pub campaign has not been determined yet, but I hope to be able to schedule it to start in two to three weeks. I am spending $6,000 on it in the hopes that the two brand.com articles will go viral. Since raison d’etra of the Wall Street Project is to get MSM coverage, they should be coordinated as one combined campaign.
The focuses of the campaign will be the zip codes around the MIT campus. From there, it will expand out to the bluest of the blue state areas of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey. That should be where the highest concentration of environmentalists are found on the ease coast. It would cost $1,500 more per article to go national.
How much lead time will be required for planning the Walk Down Wall Street? It will probably be easier for the Airdrop pub campaign to fit your schedule than vice versa, provided that we have sufficient time to get prepared after the date is set.
It will take a few days more to be ready to fix the schedule on my end.
Also, I want to have at least two environmental themed BlackCoin videos ready for rollout at the same time. I am on the third draft of the script for the BlackCoin Ladies version.
I have worked out the script in my mind for the second one based on having this guy do it:
http://www.fiverr.com/ct_connect/be-the-virtual-interactive-presenter-having-your-web-page-as-the-background
Naturally, he will be standing in front of the BlackCoin webpage at the start. Then, as he talks, he will pull up the relevant articles from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times websites, pictures of the Grand Coulee Dam Hydroelectric Plant in Washington State, fiery pictures of geothermal volcanic places in Iceland, and pictures of the Bitcoin mining warehouse in Washington State.
Ecochav provided me with the link to that one as well as the one below. I recommend that we have this guy do a news program on the combined campaign.
http://www.fiverr.com/voiceactopresent-the-news
Won’t that blow your socks off? Maybe give you a couple of orgasms.
What do you think this campaign will do to the price of BLK.
I have had enough experience with live outdoor events that I know that there is a need to try to schedule around times of high probability of rain. You can get pretty good weather predictions three to five days in advance. Therefore, I suggest that the exact date not be fixed until near the drop dead time for scheduling in advance.
Once I am ready on my end, I think I can pull the trigger about a day in advance.
Ecochav will probably need more than two weeks to get three videos ready, It may cost around $2,500 to get the three videos ready. If we are going to do the, we should do it right. Funds are going to have to be raised for the videos.
With all of the planning going on publically in on BlackCoin for over two weeks, don’t you think that the likes of Coindesk will take notice?
Of course we should get Max Bourges to give us some advice on these plans.
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Subreddit Stats: CryptoCurrency top posts from 2016-03-26 to 2017-03-25 06:16 PDT

Period: 363.66 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 5933
Rate (per day) 2.75 16.28
Unique Redditors 374 1711
Combined Score 21623 13093

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 1930 points, 78 submissions: Coinosphere
    1. Bitcoin expected to become part of everyday life in the Caribbean within eighteen months as banks abandon the region (70 points, 11 comments)
    2. Marijuana now legal in eight more US States while vendors get more bitcoin options (66 points, 0 comments)
    3. Bitfinex hacked, halts trading, deposits, and withdrawals - 119,756 BTC lost so far with no insurance (60 points, 5 comments)
    4. Hacker holds San Francisco railway to ransom, demands 100 bitcoins (59 points, 8 comments)
    5. South Korea plans national digital currency using a Blockchain (52 points, 6 comments)
    6. Santander says ‘Yes to bitcoin’ in Brazil (50 points, 3 comments)
    7. Ukraine to be the first government to integrate blockchain technology, targets corruption (48 points, 1 comment)
    8. 50% of all consumers would use bank alternatives, including bitcoin, as Bank irrelevance grows (46 points, 0 comments)
    9. Core Bitcoin developer uncovers possible plot by ChainAnchor to force AML onto Bitcoin (46 points, 9 comments)
    10. Seafile replaces Paypal with bitcoin after Paypal privacy shenanigans (46 points, 0 comments)
  2. 930 points, 39 submissions: helmsk
    1. Countdown: Bitcoin Will Be a Legal Method of Payment in Japan in Two Months (88 points, 2 comments)
    2. Bitcoin Transactions Declared VAT-Exempt in Norway (85 points, 3 comments)
    3. Zeronet Wants to Replace the Dark Web by Marrying Bitcoin to Bittorrent Over Tor (46 points, 3 comments)
    4. Central Bank of Nigeria Says ‘We Can’t Stop Bitcoin’ (44 points, 6 comments)
    5. New Image Hosting Service Pays Thousands of Uploaders in Bitcoin (43 points, 4 comments)
    6. Coinbase Exits as Hawaii Requires Bitcoin Companies to Hold Fiat Reserves (39 points, 7 comments)
    7. Europe Lays Out Roadmap to Restrict Payments in Cash and Cryptocurrencies (35 points, 1 comment)
    8. One of These 5 Hyperinflating Economies Could Adopt Bitcoin in 2017 (32 points, 6 comments)
    9. Polish Bitcoin Adoption Escalating with Strong Ecosystem (30 points, 1 comment)
    10. A Look At Bitcoin Bubbles, When Will the Next One Be? (25 points, 6 comments)
  3. 846 points, 36 submissions: e-ok
    1. Europe Will Have Power to Ban Blockchain Tech in January 2018 (51 points, 20 comments)
    2. Bitcoin Projects on Github Surpass 10,000 (47 points, 3 comments)
    3. Italy's Largest Taxi Fleet Accepts Bitcoin (46 points, 2 comments)
    4. Bitcoin Symbol Left Out of Unicode's Latest Version (42 points, 4 comments)
    5. Malta's Prime Minister Says Europe Should Become the Bitcoin Continent (40 points, 3 comments)
    6. SEC Rejects Rule Change for Bitcoin ETF (32 points, 0 comments)
    7. Bitcoin Price Poised for a Breakout, Technical Analysis Shows (31 points, 5 comments)
    8. ECB to EU: Tighter Regulations, Less Anonymity on Digital Currencies (29 points, 8 comments)
    9. OpenBazaar 2.0 Now Running on Tor Network (27 points, 0 comments)
    10. Trump's Trade War With China Could Boost Chinese Bitcoin Demand (27 points, 8 comments)
  4. 801 points, 39 submissions: Posternut
    1. ‘Decentralized Reddit’ Steemit Awards $1.3 Million to Users (48 points, 15 comments)
    2. IBM Invests $200M Into Blockchain and IoT Research at German Headquarters (45 points, 2 comments)
    3. Bitcoin Price Rally Rages on, Market Cap Passes $10Bn USD (34 points, 0 comments)
    4. Apple Tells Jaxx To Remove Dashpay (31 points, 32 comments)
    5. Secret Chinese Bitcoin Mines Are Mining Millions (31 points, 4 comments)
    6. A Decentralized World Has No Kings (29 points, 0 comments)
    7. China's Social Security Fund to Use Blockchain Technology (28 points, 3 comments)
    8. FBI Director: 'There's No Such Thing As Absolute Privacy’ (28 points, 4 comments)
    9. Kim Dotcom’s Mega & Bitcoin ‘Baby’ Will Be Born This January (28 points, 5 comments)
    10. BitPay Launches Loadable Visa (27 points, 0 comments)
  5. 784 points, 35 submissions: CryptoCurrencyNews
    1. Libertarian City Liberstad in Norway is Moving Forward Using Bitcoin as Primary Currency (67 points, 8 comments)
    2. What Is the Flippening? (53 points, 16 comments)
    3. Only 807 People Have Declared Bitcoin for Tax Purposes According to IRS (40 points, 12 comments)
    4. Storj to Migrate Decentralized Storage Service to Ethereum Blockchain (40 points, 5 comments)
    5. Darknet Marketplace AlphaBay Will Enable Ethereum Payments Soon (35 points, 14 comments)
    6. The Trump Administration is Buying Into Blockchain Tech (35 points, 5 comments)
    7. Coinbase Receives Approval To Trade Ether and Litecoin in New York (32 points, 2 comments)
    8. Bitcoin's Price Just Finished its First Month Above $1,000 (29 points, 1 comment)
    9. Chinese Central Bank Requiring Extreme Customer Verifications at Exchanges (29 points, 5 comments)
    10. The EU is Now Targeting “Unpermissioned” Blockchains (29 points, 10 comments)
  6. 633 points, 35 submissions: twigwam
    1. Creator of the JavaScript language and early Internet pioneer plans blockchain-based digital ad platform on the Ethereum network (40 points, 18 comments)
    2. NYTimes on Ethereum... (37 points, 15 comments)
    3. The Disaster that is Bitcoin (35 points, 20 comments)
    4. Bitcoin is a Highly Centralized Network, Says Harvard Researcher - CCN (31 points, 14 comments)
    5. Gavin: Ethereum will outgrow Bitcoin at this pace. (28 points, 9 comments)
    6. The Amount of Self-Proclaimed Ethereum Experts Surpasses 3,000 On LinkedIn (25 points, 8 comments)
    7. [The Economist] Ethereum: One blockchain to rule them all? - talk with Vitalik Buterin (25 points, 0 comments)
    8. How the blockchain will radically transform the economy | Bettina Warburg (22 points, 9 comments)
    9. Vitalik Buterin to Debut Ethereum Scaling Paper at Devcon - CoinDesk (22 points, 7 comments)
    10. [Coinbase] "is convinced that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies would eventually produce greater innovation, just as the open Internet has changed society more than private intranets have." - Forbes in-depth article (20 points, 0 comments)
  7. 522 points, 20 submissions: olivercarding
    1. Bitcoin Activity in India Has Doubled Since the Banknote Ban (58 points, 0 comments)
    2. Apple Approves Steem, Lisk and Digicash for App Store; Rejects Ethereum Classic (57 points, 10 comments)
    3. Bitcoin Has Many Fans at Amazon According to Purse CEO Andrew Lee (50 points, 5 comments)
    4. $5 Worth of Bitcoin Gets You Internet ‘For Life’ on the Darknet (36 points, 7 comments)
    5. 4 Monero Features That Enable Better Privacy Than Bitcoin (35 points, 0 comments)
    6. Bitcoin is Eating the Entire Online Gambling Industry (31 points, 2 comments)
    7. Report Estimates There are More Than 10 Million Bitcoin Holders Worldwide (28 points, 7 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Dominance Index Approaches 90% as Ethereum and Steem Decline (25 points, 4 comments)
    9. Singapore’s Status Wants to Bring Ethereum to Every Mobile Device (25 points, 0 comments)
    10. Slock.It Says 'The DAO's Journey is Over' (23 points, 0 comments)
  8. 513 points, 21 submissions: _CapR_
    1. Polls suggest the Pirate Party who support Bitcoins as legal tender may win Saturday's election in Iceland (48 points, 3 comments)
    2. ALERT: Apple just approved two more scam wallets, please help reporting them - (/Bitcoin x-post) (41 points, 0 comments)
    3. War On Cash Intensifies: Citibank To Stop Accepting Cash At Some Branches (40 points, 3 comments)
    4. Russian Authorities: Bitcoin Poses No Threat, Won’t Be Banned (36 points, 5 comments)
    5. The Govt. Realized Bitcoin Could Not Be Shut down, Says U.S. Federal Prosecutor - CryptoCoinsNews (36 points, 7 comments)
    6. Saudis, China dump treasuries; foreign banks liquidate a record $346 billion in US paper (33 points, 2 comments)
    7. IRS Fail: Treasury Audit Says it Can't Manage Virtual Currencies - Bitcoin News (32 points, 2 comments)
    8. Bitcoin Is Real Money, Judge Rules in J.P. Morgan Hack (31 points, 0 comments)
    9. Massive scams like OneCoin harm all of crypto & can increase bad regs - help me make a letter on GitHub to send to enforcement agencies (29 points, 9 comments)
    10. Deploy is the fastest and easiest way to create an OpenBazaar store that will stay up 24/7, auto-update, and operate securely. (27 points, 0 comments)
  9. 365 points, 20 submissions: jholmes91
    1. Monero Testing $10, Releases Official Wallet (39 points, 1 comment)
    2. Litecoin Creator: I think there's a General Confusion that SegWit Signaling is a Vote (28 points, 2 comments)
    3. Open-source Cold Storage Guide for Bitcoin in the Works! (27 points, 1 comment)
    4. One in Five Users May Abandon Bitcoin Because of Privacy Concerns (24 points, 19 comments)
    5. Jaxx Wallet Set to Integrate DASH This Week (23 points, 4 comments)
    6. IRS Summons Coinbase, but the Bitcoin Exchange Fights Back (22 points, 2 comments)
    7. New OpenBazaar Release Provides Altcoin Integration (21 points, 12 comments)
    8. Russia's Ministry of Finance Wants to Legalize Bitcoin (21 points, 0 comments)
    9. Monero Appreciation Intensifies on Darknet Adoption (20 points, 7 comments)
    10. Monero Attracts Mainstream Media After ZCash Decline & Controversial Launch (18 points, 0 comments)
  10. 355 points, 17 submissions: coin_news
    1. Major Korean Bank to launch bitcoin-backed remittance service (40 points, 1 comment)
    2. Experts say Scotland should adopt blockchain technology, or risk losing tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions in earnings (32 points, 1 comment)
    3. Tumblers and unregulated wallet providers are the target of global cybercrime conference (30 points, 8 comments)
    4. Gemini launches daily bitcoin auctions to provide better price discovery (27 points, 0 comments)
    5. U.S. Department of Homeland Security funds four blockchain companies developing new cyber security technology (27 points, 1 comment)
    6. Deloitte boosts blockchain adoption by installing a bitcoin ATM in their Toronto office (25 points, 0 comments)
    7. DC attorneys suggest Federal Reserve actively embrace and utilize blockchain technology (24 points, 2 comments)
    8. House of Lords told Bank of England's digital currency is 'some way off' (24 points, 1 comment)
    9. 75% of corporate treasurers in Africa and Latin America interested in blockchain solutions (21 points, 0 comments)
    10. Public blockchains gaining acceptance at Bank of Japan’s Payment and Settlement Forum (17 points, 0 comments)

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  1. nugymmer (404 points, 207 comments)
  2. trancephorm (289 points, 67 comments)
  3. SeemedGood (132 points, 53 comments)
  4. indiamikezulu (91 points, 55 comments)
  5. kingofthejaffacakes (88 points, 22 comments)
  6. jwinterm (87 points, 32 comments)
  7. antiprosynthesis (83 points, 43 comments)
  8. nagalim (80 points, 28 comments)
  9. phor2zero (77 points, 13 comments)
  10. humbrie (76 points, 33 comments)
  11. RawlzSec (75 points, 17 comments)
  12. thegauntlet (73 points, 23 comments)
  13. MasterMined710 (70 points, 44 comments)
  14. wolffang1 (68 points, 39 comments)
  15. marenkar (62 points, 24 comments)
  16. shbour (58 points, 26 comments)
  17. twigwam (57 points, 33 comments)
  18. sn0wr4in (56 points, 14 comments)
  19. strips_of_serengeti (56 points, 14 comments)
  20. travis- (55 points, 16 comments)
  21. ASG3 (54 points, 36 comments)
  22. isrly_eder (54 points, 12 comments)
  23. Explodicle (53 points, 29 comments)
  24. _CapR_ (53 points, 25 comments)
  25. autotldr (52 points, 28 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. Employee mined bitcoins on Federal Reserve servers for two years by _bnc (106 points, 15 comments)
  2. Talking to people about CryptoCurrencies be like... by discombobulatedone (91 points, 11 comments)
  3. Bitcoin falls below 70% of total cryptocurrency market cap for the first time by SatoshiRoshi (90 points, 62 comments)
  4. Countdown: Bitcoin Will Be a Legal Method of Payment in Japan in Two Months by helmsk (88 points, 2 comments)
  5. Monero successfully hardforks! by jml390 (85 points, 33 comments)
  6. Bitcoin Transactions Declared VAT-Exempt in Norway by helmsk (85 points, 3 comments)
  7. Kraken launches Monero trading by jml390 (82 points, 3 comments)
  8. Poloniex is Secure. We're Good. by Poloniex (79 points, 52 comments)
  9. EU Parliament states Virtual Currencies cannot be anonymous by -bnc (70 points, 26 comments)
  10. Bitcoin expected to become part of everyday life in the Caribbean within eighteen months as banks abandon the region by Coinosphere (70 points, 11 comments)

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  1. 44 points: boppie's comment in EU Parliament states Virtual Currencies cannot be anonymous
  2. 40 points: ihaphleas's comment in Bitcoin is not private, only decentralised. What is the most private, secure, and decentralised crypto currency?
  3. 32 points: FatherSigma's comment in How many people here know about Monero (XMR)?
  4. 32 points: adidasimwearing's comment in Best Alternative to Bitcoin
  5. 31 points: TH3J4CK4L's comment in Which coins are currently superior to Bitcoin as a currency / store of money?
  6. 26 points: eleitl's comment in Europe Will Have Power to Ban Blockchain Tech in January 2018
  7. 26 points: trancephorm's comment in Zcash trusted setup disaster. The number of parties used should have much larger. It is sad that they never properly responded to this concern.
  8. 25 points: phor2zero's comment in Which coins are currently superior to Bitcoin as a currency / store of money?
  9. 24 points: pasttense's comment in EU Parliament states Virtual Currencies cannot be anonymous
  10. 24 points: trancephorm's comment in Roger Ver Selling his Bitcoin for Dash to Protest Core Censorship (Today's Tony Podcast)
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A draft of a proposed, more-focused PR Newswire press release

Blackcoin is the green coin
The amount of electricity required to maintain Bitcoin’s security is legendary. Its miners are scouring the globe searching for areas with the least-expensive electricity rates. Unfortunately, these areas are where the least expensive renewable-energy resources exist in the world. Two months old Blackcoin has now been chosen by the crypto market as the current best environmentally-friendly alternative to Bitcoin.
All of the environmentally friendly crypto coins use what is called a pure Proof of Stake (PoS) protocol as opposed to the Proof of Work (PoW) alternative used by Bitcoin. Sunny King launched Peercoin in 2011 as a hybrid PoW/PoS coin that is intended to be the saving account complementing whatever coin turns out to be the best checking account cryptocurrency. Peercoin is now firmly in fourth place in market cap with no serious challenger in sight for its chosen niche.
The Russian crypto developer rat4 launched Blackcoin on February 24, 2014 at 6:00 UTC after making the customary announcement on February 16 on the Bitcoin Forum. Startup crypto exchange Mintpal quickly recognized the potential of rat4’s improvement of the design of the innovative Mintcoin protocol.
This helped catapult Blackcoin into 19th place in market cap by the start of April. Blackcoin obtained its current 9th place position after Coinkite chose Blackcoin to add to its terminals in June joining Bitcoin and Litecoin.
The electrical consumption required to maintain Bitcoin’s current security is gobbling up irreplaceable, renewable-energy resources in areas where they provide the less expensive options bar none. A recent study cited in the Wall Street Journal shows that the hash rate required for Bitcoin’s security last fall was one sixtieth (1 / 60) of what it is now. This hash rate inflation has been fueled by the tremendous profitability of large scale corporate mining operations and the mining technology explosion.
The largest known corporate Bitcoin mining operation is reported to be housed in a warehouse in Central Washington State where it takes advantage of the US’s lowest electricity rates bar none. The Spokane Review recently reported that a handful of additional competitors are about to pop up.
Washington State is the leader in hydroelectric generation with 29% of the total national capacity according to the US Energy Information Administration. It is 10th in wind energy production. Nevertheless, the whole state still has the lowest residential electric rates in the country.
The New York Times reported on a similar setup in Iceland, which may have the least expensive electricity of any country in the world. It is powered by hydro and geothermal resources.
These corporate mining operations compete against each other for the right to enter the next ledger page into the Bitcoin blockchain. The startups that produce the otherwise useless mining equipment are forced to make outrageous claims for their latest drawing board designs to get preorder payments to finance their production as has been well documented by CoinDesk in numerous articles.
Are we about to repeat the environmental disasters that followed the 1849 California Gold Rush and the wildcatting boom that began with the Spindletop oil gusher? This trend will continue as the Bitcoin mining technology improves at breakneck speed driven by the profitability resulting from the squandering of these irreplaceable resources.
In contrast, the stakeholders of pure PoS coins cooperatively provide the security using multitasking computers and even laptops. Sunny King’s protocol has now been tested on many alternative pure PoS coins. The market has now chosen Blackcoin to be the PoS checking account to Peercoin’s saving account.
The Bitcoin MIT Project will provision every undergraduate at that institution with $100 worth of bitcoins in the fall semester as an experiment. The MIT Blackcoin Project is currently being discussed by the Blackcoin Community on its reddit page. The proposal calls provisioning each MIT graduate student with $100 of the best environmentally friendly alternative to Bitcoin in the best technology crucible in the world.
If you are interested in learning more about Blackcoin and the MIT Blackcoin Project, please join the discussion with us at reddit.com/blackcoin/.
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Who could be behind Auroracoin? Could it be bitcoin miners in Iceland?

If you ask yourself what type of person is most likely to be behind Auroracoin, one would have to answer: someone who knows a lot about Iceland as well as Bitcoin?
This New York Times article: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/morning-agenda-the-bitcoin-mines-of-iceland/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 provides a suspect.
Bitcoin mining requires a lot of electricity to run the hardware as well as to cool it. Iceland has cheap hydro and geothermal electricity as well as free, relatively cool air for the taking. This allows the bitcoin miner in this story to claim that he is virtually printing money.
Even if this company was not initially involved in this project, do you really believe they would not have gotten involved by now? They have the equipment to mine and the funds to also support the currency. Think about it.
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10pm Sun 10 Jun 2012 - /r/conspiracy

  1. Welcome to America the Land of The Free i.imgur.com comments conspiracy
  2. George de Mohrenschildt. Born in Russia in 1911, emigrated to the US in 1938. Strongly anti-communist and Nazi ally. Friend of Bush family. Took Oswald under his wing and got him a job at the school book depository just five weeks before Kennedy’s assassination. theintelhub.com comments conspiracy
  3. ICELAND HAS BROKEN FREE. MEDIA BLACKOUT. BANKERS FLEEING AFTER ARRESTS google.co.uk comments conspiracy
  4. JP Morgan caught manipulating oil and gas prices? - the New York Mercantile Exchange has fined JP Morgan Chase & Co for executing wash trades (simultaneously buying and selling the same commodity) on 10 separate occasions in U.S. crude oil and gasoline futures in the first half of 2011 reuters.com comments conspiracy
  5. Media Lies: Al Qaeda #2 DEAD...AGAIN! youtube.com comments conspiracy
  6. Soviet find of water on the Moon in the 1970s ignored by the West phys.org comments conspiracy
  7. Found in Chinatown Boston. This is one of the last places you'd expect to see this. imgur.com comments conspiracy
  8. bilderberg 1973 Agenda Notes imgur.com comments conspiracy
  9. Facts about the Bilderberg Group You Never Knew theglobalistreport.com comments conspiracy
  10. U.S. Physician on Fukushima: Beware of all the lifeforms you take out of the Pacific enenews.com comments conspiracy
  11. Indonesia Cuts Schapelle Corby's 20-Year Marijuana Sentence (possible parole later this year) stopthedrugwar.org comments conspiracy
  12. Next up - Africa, 3,000 soldiers to be deployed next year armytimes.com comments conspiracy
  13. Jesse Ventura SLAMS FOX News with TRUTH youtube.com comments conspiracy
  14. Condopocalypse: Condos Built to Survive Armageddon Sold Out migueldante.com comments conspiracy
  15. UFO? just south of Champaign, Illinois on I-57 6/9/12. Illinois State Police all over...hmmm. i.imgur.com comments conspiracy
  16. DUPED by Ron Paul? liveleak.com comments conspiracy
  17. Russia: West Purposefully Sabotaging Peace in Syria activistpost.com comments conspiracy
  18. LOST is Centralized Control of the World by the UN occupycorporatism.com comments conspiracy
  19. The Illuminati want us to be nomadic, international, faceless serfs. To this end they are destroying everything that binds us together. Another front in this war, the British government is taxing pubs out of business. snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com comments conspiracy
  20. The Modern Physician: A Glorified Applied Phamacologist? greenmedinfo.com comments conspiracy
  21. Any ideas what this is? i.imgur.com comments conspiracy
  22. [LOUIS FARRAKHAN - The U.S Dollar Is Worthless. Its Time To WAKE UP!
  23. I've noticed an influx of comedy videos being posted, I set up ConspiracyHumou. Take them there where they will be loved. Keep this Subreddit for the hard facts reddit.com comments conspiracy
  24. Chavez says cancer recovery on track - Americas - Al Jazeera English aljazeera.com comments conspiracy
  25. Syrian Rebels Set Trap to Shoot UK Journalists landdestroyer.blogspot.co.uk comments conspiracy
  26. Other Than In Computers, Civilization Basically Stopped Progressing In The 1960s businessinsider.com comments conspiracy
  27. I am the guy who uncovered the radiaion coverup; AMA self.conspiracy comments conspiracy
  28. The pattern continues.. Military feel-good video post from another brand-new redditor. reddit.com comments conspiracy
  29. Mexico, Agriculture, Wave (This post is now being tracked by the US government) salon.com comments conspiracy
  30. The Rothschilds and Rockefellers Join Forces in Multi-Billion Dollar Deal vigilantcitizen.com comments conspiracy
  31. G4S, a security firm operates in Jewish settlements and east Jerusalem, could be hired to provide security during London Olympics youtube.com comments conspiracy
  32. AG Holder Accused of Lying on Medical Marijuana Crackdown activistpost.com comments conspiracy
  33. Bitcoin self.conspiracy comments conspiracy
  34. I saw a UFO last night. self.conspiracy comments conspiracy
  35. i wish america was around back then to stop america from pursuing weapons of mass digiddy youtube.com comments conspiracy
  36. USS Enterprise False Flag youtube.com comments conspiracy
  37. Hey, everyone! I want to introduce you to some of the newcomers who refuse to read links and insist on kneejerking and leaping to conclusions about things they know nothing about. Please give them a big welcome. self.conspiracy comments conspiracy
  38. 10 Failed Attempts by the Government to Control the Internet | TruthTheory truththeory.com comments conspiracy
  39. UK minister: Can't rule out intervention in Syria seattletimes.nwsource.com comments conspiracy
  40. America's Student Loan Racket activistpost.com comments conspiracy
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5am Mon 11 Jun 2012 - /r/conspiracy

  1. Welcome to America the Land of The Free i.imgur.com comments conspiracy
  2. Global Economic Collapse? youtube.com comments conspiracy
  3. Teenage prostitution has exploded recently in communities nationwide. 12160.info comments conspiracy
  4. bilderberg 1973 Agenda Notes imgur.com comments conspiracy
  5. What happened to David Rothscum? self.conspiracy comments conspiracy
  6. In New Jersey third-graders were given a standardized test in which they were asked to reveal a secret and then write about why it was difficult to keep. federaljack.com comments conspiracy
  7. ITALIAN BANK DECLARES ‘HOLIDAY’ without communicating anything to the depositors. investmentwatchblog.com comments conspiracy
  8. Textbook Conspiracy: Vatican Banker Running Scared - Gotti Tedeschi Could Turn Whistleblower - The Daily Beast thedailybeast.com comments conspiracy
  9. World Trade Center 7. No airliner brought that building down. quickmeme.com comments conspiracy
  10. TSA naked body scanners safe says professor who didn't actually test machines | WikiProtest.com wikiprotest.com comments conspiracy
  11. RAND Corp: sanctions against Iran are harming the EU more than Iranian regime. alethonews.wordpress.com comments conspiracy
  12. JP Morgan caught manipulating oil and gas prices? - the New York Mercantile Exchange has fined JP Morgan Chase & Co for executing wash trades (simultaneously buying and selling the same commodity) on 10 separate occasions in U.S. crude oil and gasoline futures in the first half of 2011 reuters.com comments conspiracy
  13. ICELAND HAS BROKEN FREE. MEDIA BLACKOUT. BANKERS FLEEING AFTER ARRESTS google.co.uk comments conspiracy
  14. Next up - Africa, 3,000 soldiers to be deployed next year armytimes.com comments conspiracy
  15. Athletes, Gold Medals & UFOs: Expert Warns Aliens Might Invade London Olympics migueldante.com comments conspiracy
  16. The Revolution Begins with You. youtube.com comments conspiracy
  17. Deer Executed By Game Wardens in North Carolina - AGENDA 21 video.foxnews.com comments conspiracy
  18. George de Mohrenschildt. Born in Russia in 1911, emigrated to the US in 1938. Strongly anti-communist and Nazi ally. Friend of Bush family. Took Oswald under his wing and got him a job at the school book depository just five weeks before Kennedy’s assassination. theintelhub.com comments conspiracy
  19. Irish town returns to old currency. youtube.com comments conspiracy
  20. Soviet find of water on the Moon in the 1970s ignored by the West phys.org comments conspiracy
  21. Body of War on DOC channel right now self.conspiracy comments conspiracy
  22. Media Lies: Al Qaeda #2 DEAD...AGAIN! youtube.com comments conspiracy
  23. The Attorney General of California has rejected a request by a Zionist group to prosecute a professor at California State University, Northridge for “misuse of state resources” because he uses university servers to host a website on which he campaigns for the boycott of Israel. desertpeace.wordpress.com comments conspiracy
  24. US Trains Its Guns On China smirkingchimp.com comments conspiracy
  25. What is the state? self.conspiracy comments conspiracy
  26. Other Than In Computers, Civilization Basically Stopped Progressing In The 1960s businessinsider.com comments conspiracy
  27. Apple to reveal 3D mapping service 'next week', as campaigners say privacy will go 'out the window' dailymail.co.uk comments conspiracy
  28. i wish america was around back then to stop america from pursuing weapons of mass digiddy youtube.com comments conspiracy
  29. Found in Chinatown Boston. This is one of the last places you'd expect to see this. imgur.com comments conspiracy
  30. LOST is Centralized Control of the World by the UN occupycorporatism.com comments conspiracy
  31. Indonesia Cuts Schapelle Corby's 20-Year Marijuana Sentence (possible parole later this year) stopthedrugwar.org comments conspiracy
  32. Condopocalypse: Condos Built to Survive Armageddon Sold Out migueldante.com comments conspiracy
  33. [LOUIS FARRAKHAN - The U.S Dollar Is Worthless. Its Time To WAKE UP!
  34. Facts about the Bilderberg Group You Never Knew theglobalistreport.com comments conspiracy
  35. U.S. Physician on Fukushima: Beware of all the lifeforms you take out of the Pacific enenews.com comments conspiracy
  36. You've been duped by Ron Paul and his ilk sweetvociferation.blogspot.com comments conspiracy
  37. I'd be happier if BOTH Party Campaign Drives were hacked, but whatever: The Hijack of the Republican Live-Streamed Petition Drive wired.com comments conspiracy
  38. Bitcoin self.conspiracy comments conspiracy
  39. Bill cooper a fraud? self.conspiracy comments conspiracy
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