October 8th 2014, Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce
“Study on the use of digital currency”, 11th session
Background on the “Study on the use of digital currency”:
In Canada, the public debate surrounding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies is currently being formalized as the official “Study on the use of digital currency”, a consultative exercise conducted at the initiative of the Senate of Canada’s Banking, Trade and Commerce committee.
Although the Senate of Canada exerts less authority than the House of Commons, its standing committees have proven to be an influential source of expertise and opinion. It also enjoys considerable international attention: according to Stuart Hoegner, general counsel at the Bitcoin Alliance, “no other parliamentary body in the world has publicly canvassed the breadth of materials and opinion that this committee has”.
With alarming impunity the province’s ‘independent examiners’ bully injured Canadian workers, auto accident patient – claimants and disabled veterans out of their diagnosis, treatment and compensation.
Here in “Beautiful British Columbia”, CANADA, the Insurance Corporation Of British Columbia (ICBC), “Worksafe BC”, the medical and legal systems and all of their alleged ‘systems of checks and balances’ are run by the province – a most blatant, parasitic and destructive conflict of interest…
Subsequently, it is extremely unlikely most patient – claimants with significant injuries and insurance interests will get an affirmative neurological and/or orthopaedic diagnosis anywhere in BC, but this influence (whether it be due to the specialist’s fear of repercussion or collusion) isn’t restricted to the province.
In an effort prevent Joker from getting his diagnosis, treatment and compensation for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident (mva) in ’98, ICBC sent him to see their Vancouver orthopaedic HIRED GUN/MEDICAL PROSTITUTE Dr Joseph Schweigel, who has obviously sold his Oath and soul for a few hundred grand/yr in insurance blood money.
You can look him up on ” ratemds.com ” and see that his track record speaks for itself:
At the time of the accident The Joker (AlAmatol @ rate md’s.com – his comment on Schweigel’s profile is @ 5/14/07) was running up and down mountains on the North Shore, earned $10K/mo (paying $5K/mo in TAXES!) doing on set special effects on the Vancouver TV series “The Crow; Stairway to Heaven” and had an extremely lucrative, environmentally, industry and public health friendly tattooing system going to market with the industry leader.
Because of the Joker and his youngsters are out millions and still requires surgery for which he continually gets the “run around” on the public system.
As a patient – and after ten and a half years – he’s lost confidence and turned to naturopathic and alternative medicine.
As a filmaker, he’s in a prime position to show how the BC medical – legal – insurance system destroys carreers, lives and entire families.
Facebook has been offering female employees the chance to freeze their eggs by paying up to $20,000 in expenses and give the gift of putting of having children in exchange for working through the “prime career-building years”.
Apple said in a public statement: “We want to empower women at Apple to do the best work of their lives as they care for loved ones and raise their families.”
Around the age of 35, women on average are expected to begin having a family by way of societal pressures.
It is also round this age that the viability of eggs for freezing begins to diminish and therefore harvesting these eggs would not guarantee the employee would be able to use them for fertilization successfully in the near future.
In fact, it is unknown how successful a woman of 30 or 40 who has had her eggs frozen would be in being able to become pregnant using this method.
Jennifer Eaton, medical director of assisted reproductive technology at Duke Fertility Center (DFC) said: “We don’t yet have patients who’ve cryopreserved eggs in their 20s and are coming back in their 30s and 40s, because the technology is so new.”
Author Sarah Elizabeth Richards spent nearly $50,000 freezing her eggs 8 years ago and chronicled her experiences in a book: “You feel bad about yourself, like you’re the odd man out, and somehow you’ve messed up on your path. By freezing, you’ve done something about it. You’re walking taller; your head is held higher. And that can pay off in both your work and romantic lives. Egg freezing gives you the gift of time to start a family, but it’s also, like, here’s how many years I actually have left for my other goals—what can I do with them?”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated in their National Vital Statistics Report (NVSR) that “since the 1970s the number of women having babies between the ages of 35 and 39 has increased 150%” while the other side of this trend reveals that 2 out of every 100 infants born in the US are conceived with the help of fertility treatments.
In a heated dialogue on Facebook yesterday, Joshua Blakeney and I argued for some time with a belligerent, irrational, platitude-wielding communist.
Despite the individual in question mostly just spewing traditional Marxist venom at us—labeling us “Nazis,” “fascists,” “reactionaries” and other dirty words—some real insight about the inadequacy of Marxist ideology can be gleaned from the faulty thinking displayed by this misguided person.
The first false assertion of this Marxist and all those who espouse Marxist ideology (all Marxists make the same or similar claims because they are reading from a script provided to them by their gurus and have no original thoughts or analysis), is that the present world order is spearheaded by “WASPs,” i.e., rich white capitalists who adhere to a “white supremacist” ideology and seek to hold down and exploit those not part of the white in-group.
This all-pervasive “white supremacist” bogeyman lies at the core of Marxist discourse. In the Marxist worldview, all the ills of the world can be attributed to the “white supremacist capitalist class.”
This claim is not only obviously racist, but it is inaccurate.
If, as Marxists claim, “white supremacists” are at the helm of the global power structure today, then how do we explain the present policy of mass non-white immigration into all Western countries? Surely, if white racists controlled the immigration policy this wouldn’t be happening. How do we explain why most Western governments promote multiculturalism as a state ideology? How do we explain the “civil rights” movement in the United States which supposedly lifted blacks out of the shackles of oppression and discrimination in that country? How do we explain why the US government and other Western governments — again, supposedly dominated by “white racist capitalists” — have enacted massive social equalization programs (affirmative action, minority scholarship programs, etc.) that are designed to give minorities living in European-majority countries unfair advantages so as to artificially “equalize” society. If white racists hold the reins of power than why was the apartheid regime in South Africa overthrown with the consent and assistance of many Western governments? Why are scientists such as Philippe Rushton who have studied and published works on race and IQ hounded and harried and made into lepers in the academic community? Surely if white supremacists ran the show, academics such as Rushton would be celebrated and not traduced. The topic of race is a veritable taboo in Western societies, and even broaching the issue will result in one being branded a “racist” and even a “hate criminal.”
This false Marxist premise of white supremacist domination cannot stand up to scrutiny. The falsity of this Marxist meme is certainly a deliberate attempt to obfuscate the true nature of power today.
It is certainly true that whites were the dominant group in the world in the past three or four centuries, but it is not the case today and hasn’t been that way for many decades. The old WASP elite has been essentially dethroned and replaced by a hostile Jewish elite. This takeover process probably began at the beginning of the 20th century, and has been solidifying over the past 40 or so years. This new Jewish ruling class, as Joshua Blakeney has noted, cynically used the human rights struggles of blacks, Amerindians, and other minorities to discredit white gentiles who Jews sought to supplant as a competitor group. (See The Culture of Critique by Kevin MacDonald) It is this new Jewish faction that is highly dominant today in the global economy and by extension global politics.
This is a fact that Marxists seek to suppress. Marxists are essentially fighting a long-vanquished bogeyman, and therefore cannot come to terms with the reality of Jewish power.
But why do they do this?
To understand this it must be said that Marxism was, at its core, a Jewish strategy of self-empowerment. It was created and fostered by Jewish ideologues as a mechanism of unseating Gentile rulers and overturning Gentile political systems. Communism has operated as little more than a vehicle for Jewish power, and that is its function. Communism stems from the Jewish totalitarian tradition, which is why so many of its ideological forebearers were Jews with rabbinical roots (i.e., Moses Hess, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxenbourg, Leon Trotsky (Bronstein), Ana Pauker (Rabinsohn), etc.)
Communism in practice was the act of enslaving Gentiles under a tyrannical Jewish dictatorship. It was in a sense a historical re-creation of the Jewish ghetto (shtetl) where authoritarian rabbis had complete control over all aspects of Jewish life. Instead of rabbis controlling Jewish life, communist states enforced their rigid doctrines on the Gentile masses. Those who refused to obey the self-appointed overseers of society were summarily shot or exiled to concentration camps. This was especially true in the Soviet Union and communist Eastern Europe where “anti-Semitism” was decreed a crime punishable by death or imprisonment.
The Federal Executive Boards in New York City and Northern New Jersey in partnership with FEMA Region II, The Department of Health and Human Services Region II, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) and the Clearing House Association are sponsoring a two year series of pandemic influenza continuity exercises – tabletop exercise 2013 (complete), full scale exercise 2014 – to increase readiness for a pandemic event amongst Federal Executive Departments and Agencies, US Court, State, tribal, local jurisdictional and private sector continuity.
The exercise, having been underway since 2013 is scheduled to continue to December 4th 2014. The exercise will involve eight scheduled events and/or webinars which will discuss questions surrounding continuity of operations for essential services, transportation impacts, disruption in communications and internet connectivity, disruptions to power sources and other related possible damages to the normal function of societal life. The exercises also deal with the aftermath of the pandemic including “coping with the deaths of multiple coworkers/loved ones,” “replacing staff,” and “replacing personal protective equipment for a potential next wave.”
The fictional pandemic is designed as an influenza virus spreading from person to person worldwide. Sifma describes the setting for this exercise by peppering in statistics regarding the 1918 “Spanish Flu” and projected damage done to the U.S. population as well as the U.S. economy.
The stated objectives of the exercise are “to mitigate vulnerabilities during a pandemic influenza outbreak; to identify gaps or weaknesses in pandemic planning or in organization pandemic influenza continuity plans, policies, and procedures; and encourage private and public organizations to jointly plan for, and test, their pandemic influenza plans.”
The Sifma website provides an overall summary of the exercise as well as links to webinar presentations which can be viewed for free.
Regardless of the origins of the Ebola crisis, whether it be conspiracy or gross incompetence, there are a number of aspects to the entire situation which simply do not add up. While one would not argue that preparedness on the part of the federal government regarding a possible pandemic is a bad thing, its behavior thus far has exuded anything but preparedness. Considering America’s sordid history with national emergency exercises, the ongoing FEMA pandemic exercise cannot help but raise red flags.
Anti-Russian protesters in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, pulled down a massive statue of Vladimir Lenin late Sunday, a sign of hardening anger toward the Kremlin in an eastern Ukrainian area where sympathies are split between Kiev and Moscow.
The pro-European protests that swept Ukraine in the winter were accompanied by a wave of Lenin statues being pulled down, eliminating symbolic vestiges of the Soviet Union that had endured after its 1991 breakup. But few such statues were toppled in eastern Ukraine, which has long been a bastion of pro-Russian sentiment and where separatists have embarked on an insurgency that has cost thousands of lives.
As usual with reports from the Western press, the deception can manifest itself just as much from what is omitted as from what is actually said. The Washington Post maintains that those who destroyed the statue were merely “anti-Russian protesters.” In reality, it was a mob led by literal Neo-Nazis of the notorious Azov Battalion – fielded and directed by Kiev’s Interior Ministry itself.
While the Washington Post attempts to claim the statue’s destruction was a manifestation of the people’s will in eastern Ukraine, it was in reality a stunt pulled by some of Kiev’s most vicious, ultra-right, and illegitimate supporters – supporters the West works continuously to obfuscate from public view.
“The End of Oppression” is a six-part series of videos which show what it will take for humanity to finally outgrow and escape its long history of violence and oppression.
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Dutch hackers have started hijacking laptops showcased in retail stores and using them for cryptocurrency mining, according to a report.
The stores involved have admitted that an undisclosed number of display samples were affected by malware and said they would take steps to eliminate the practice.
Dutch tech publication Computerworld reported the problem on 7th October after a computer science student revealed that laptops in the Media Markt chain of shops have been exposed to mining malware for some months.
Computerworld found that a total of 105 laptops were part of a botnet and that an estimated €500 had been generated in mining revenue over that time.
Media-Saturn Netherlands, owner of Media Markt, said it should not be possible to run malware on the machines as “a display model should require the password of an administrator”, adding:
“We will consult with our locations and suppliers [...] Where necessary, we will come up with new or more stringent protocols.”
United Way Worldwide began accepting bitcoin donations to support its Innovation Fund earlier this month, a move that was widely discussed, given that United Way is one of the largest privately held nonprofits in the world, raising more than $5bn annually.
Nearly 20% of the contributions the Innovation Fund receives are from people employed by corporate partners, including Bank of America, Exxon Mobile, General Electric, ING Group, JPMorgan Chase & Co and the National Football League (NFL). However, according to United Way executive VP and chief strategy officer Evan Hochberg, bitcoin is a way to bolster individual contributions to the Innovation Fund.
As such, Hochberg said that United Way aims to continue to engage the bitcoin community as it seeks to diversify the contributions it receives.
Hochberg told CoinDesk:
“Our engaging bitcoin was a recognition there’s a fast-growing, innovative, passionate group of people looking to make charitable donations based on the interest in using this currency. We wanted to be at the forefront of that conversation.”
The United Way Innovation Fund is a division of the charity dedicated to updating solving global challenges with new technologies and innovations.
Should the less financially-able be allowed to get free medical marijuana? A new bill says: nope! Supporters of the federal law have called it the ‘no welfare for weed’ bill, and this past Tuesday it passed the House of Representatives in the U.S., making it harder for people to use government welfare and to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.
While this law is understandable at first glance, since those on government ‘cheese’ shouldn’t be sitting around getting high – a cliché’ in many non-smokers minds – it also rules out the use of medical marijuana for individuals who sincerely need it, like those with Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, or even autism. Cannabis has been shown to help with all of these ailments, as well as other medical conditions.
The ‘no welfare for weed’ bill would keep people from using government issued welfare debit cards at stores that sell marijuana, prohibiting people from withdrawing cash from those stores.
While this is not that dissimilar to the current law, which disallows welfare debit cards for purchasing liquor or using them at casinos and strip clubs, medical marijuana should not be in the same category, and the law doesn’t distinguish recreational from medicinal use regardless of the state’s legality regarding the substance.