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 Posted: Thu Jan 21st, 2021 12:15 am
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So since Biden is now President I can officially be mistaken for a conservative again instead of being mistaken for a liberal like the last 4 years. 

So with that in mind, I’m already seriously concerned about the rhetoric about being “tougher on domestic terrorism”. This has Patriot Act implications written all over it. We don’t need new agencies, laws, funding, etc. for this crap.  The FBI and other alphabet agencies already deals with domestic terrorism so if they’re not doing their jobs, as they’re probably not, then clean house. But we don’t need more freedoms taken away under the guise of Trump’s boneheaded supporters storming the Capitol because the police chose not to do their jobs and stop them. We can’t allow this to become a 9/11 moment, and it looks like Biden and the progressives are trying to make it that. And of course this will be used against them the next time the Republicans regain power anyway. When will they learn that the best defense against “the other side” abusing power is to weaken the government, and specifically the executive?

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And then there’s this cunt:

Janet Yellen on Tuesday expressed concern about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, whose price has surged.

Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for treasury secretary, suggested on Tuesday that lawmakers "curtail" the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin over concerns that they are "mainly" used for illegal activities.

There has been a surge in interest in bitcoin; its price has soared by about 300% in the past year. Bitcoin was down 7.59%, to $34,183.57, on Wednesday, while Ethereum was down 9.74%, to $1,259.97, after hitting an all-time high of more than $1,430 on Tuesday.

Yellen's comments suggested the incoming Biden administration could be hostile to cryptocurrencies and ramp up regulation. Watchdogs around the world, from the European Central Bank to the UK's financial regulator, have recently expressed concerns about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

Sen. Maggie Hassan asked Yellen during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday about the dangers of terrorists using cryptocurrencies.

"You're absolutely right that the technologies to accomplish this change over time, and we need to make sure that our methods for dealing with these matters, with terrorist financing, change along with changing technology," Yellen said.

"Cryptocurrencies are a particular concern. I think many are used - at least in a transaction sense - mainly for illicit financing.

"And I think we really need to examine ways in which we can curtail their use and make sure that money laundering doesn't occur through those channels."

Yellen's comments echoed those of ECB President Christine Lagarde, who said last week that Bitcoin had been used for some "totally reprehensible money-laundering activity."

Major investors have expressed similar worries. Warren Buffet said last year that "Bitcoin has been used to move around a fair amount of money illegally." He said investors should "go short suitcases," as criminals would no longer need them to carry cash.

Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that have no physical form and are not controlled by a centralized authority such as a central bank. This means they are largely unregulated and untraceable, making them appealing to criminals.

But their advocates say the lack of central control makes them attractive in other ways. For example, they argue that Bitcoin can protect against the debasement of national currencies when central banks launch huge stimulus programs.

Bitcoin bulls are hugely excited by the recent jump in the cryptocurrency's price.

"The king of crypto is the base layer for an emerging alternative financial system," said Paolo Ardoino, the chief technology officer at the crypto exchange Bitfinex.

"Bitcoin is providing a solid foundation for a staggering array of projects, some of which will fundamentally change the nature of money by the end of the decade," Ardoino added. Bitcoin products include funds and options.

Regulators have urged caution. Earlier this month, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority said that people who invest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum could well "lose all their money."



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srossi wrote: So since Biden is now President I can officially be mistaken for a conservative again instead of being mistaken for a liberal like the last 4 years. 

So with that in mind, I’m already seriously concerned about the rhetoric about being “tougher on domestic terrorism”. This has Patriot Act implications written all over it. We don’t need new agencies, laws, funding, etc. for this crap.  The FBI and other alphabet agencies already deals with domestic terrorism so if they’re not doing their jobs, as they’re probably not, then clean house. But we don’t need more freedoms taken away under the guise of Trump’s boneheaded supporters storming the Capitol because the police chose not to do their jobs and stop them. We can’t allow this to become a 9/11 moment, and it looks like Biden and the progressives are trying to make it that. And of course this will be used against them the next time the Republicans regain power anyway. When will they learn that the best defense against “the other side” abusing power is to weaken the government, and specifically the executive?
I think your basic premise is flawed, that the insurrection will lead to new laws. What's already been enacted is more than enough, and applying those laws in a uniform and color-blind fashion will address the problem.

Biden has already been burned badly by supporting what turned out to be fundimentally flawed legislation to adress crime and tbh I see the expansion of laws to address domestic terrorism coming from the GOP. They may say it's to fight BLM, Antifa or whatever new hobgoblin they conjure up but it will cut across idealogical lines and affect the extreme right just as much. 

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BitterOldMan wrote: srossi wrote: So since Biden is now President I can officially be mistaken for a conservative again instead of being mistaken for a liberal like the last 4 years. 

So with that in mind, I’m already seriously concerned about the rhetoric about being “tougher on domestic terrorism”. This has Patriot Act implications written all over it. We don’t need new agencies, laws, funding, etc. for this crap.  The FBI and other alphabet agencies already deals with domestic terrorism so if they’re not doing their jobs, as they’re probably not, then clean house. But we don’t need more freedoms taken away under the guise of Trump’s boneheaded supporters storming the Capitol because the police chose not to do their jobs and stop them. We can’t allow this to become a 9/11 moment, and it looks like Biden and the progressives are trying to make it that. And of course this will be used against them the next time the Republicans regain power anyway. When will they learn that the best defense against “the other side” abusing power is to weaken the government, and specifically the executive?
I think your basic premise is flawed, that the insurrection will lead to new laws. What's already been enacted is more than enough, and applying those laws in a uniform and color-blind fashion will address the problem.

Biden has already been burned badly by supporting what turned out to be fundimentally flawed legislation to adress crime and tbh I see the expansion of laws to address domestic terrorism coming from the GOP. They may say it's to fight BLM, Antifa or whatever new hobgoblin they conjure up but it will cut across idealogical lines and affect the extreme right just as much. 

You’re kidding yourself and have no idea about how badly those within government want to expand government, and this is the perfect excuse. No sooner had I written my post than the former Director of the FBI was on Bill Maher having this very conversation. 

https://youtu.be/_urd3WLNNlQ

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This is a cop, not a legislator. Hearing one speak out for new laws should suprise no one.



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BitterOldMan wrote: This is a cop, not a legislator. Hearing one speak out for new laws should suprise no one.
Who do you think Kamala Harris is?  These are the people in Biden’s ear, and probably the real decision-makers. I’d be very concerned. 



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srossi wrote: BitterOldMan wrote: This is a cop, not a legislator. Hearing one speak out for new laws should suprise no one.
Who do you think Kamala Harris is?  These are the people in Biden’s ear, and probably the real decision-makers. I’d be very concerned. 
After 4 years of an Orwellian neo-fascist regime who tried to alter reality and called their critics enemies of the people, now you're concerned with over-reach?

Pardon me, but your political bias is showing



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BitterOldMan wrote: srossi wrote: BitterOldMan wrote: This is a cop, not a legislator. Hearing one speak out for new laws should suprise no one.
Who do you think Kamala Harris is?  These are the people in Biden’s ear, and probably the real decision-makers. I’d be very concerned. 
After 4 years of an Orwellian neo-fascist regime who tried to alter reality and called their critics enemies of the people, now you're concerned with over-reach?

Pardon me, but your political bias is showing

LOL. Have you literally not read any of my posts the last 4 years?  Or the last 15?  You must be joking. I’ve always been consistent, through Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush, and long before that. So what political bias would that be exactly after years of literally posting almost nothing political except anti-Trump stuff?  I think your clown shoes are showing. 

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