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I think that's just going to hurt small businesses with physical nexus in one state, who do some e-commerce in the rest of the country. Compliance costs will be burdensome, and the mega-competitors like Amazon and Walmart have already effectively made this change moot, by setting up same-day delivery fulfillment centers in every state.

You can absolutely still use a Visa branded debit card to purchase Bitcoin. This comparison is asinine, and I'd expect nothing less from the New York Times.

You're probably still spending "less" on clothing this way, since you're buying a smaller number of pieces that last a longer time. Fashion retailers need you to replace perfectly usable items because they're 'out of style' after a year or two.

You don't have to be an expert to see through this as the sham that it is. Are we really to believe that they have hundreds of millions of dollars in USD reserve? Their US bank accounts have been cut off.

Their own Terms of Service specifically say that Tether is not redeemable for USD, for goodness sake!

    At the Pentagon, Manning said that he was not aware of the release of information on Strava’s interactive map resulting in any compromise of security.

They do? Doesn't sound like it.

I think this has been completely blown out of proportion simply because it lets armchair "analysts" learn about overseas bases. None of these activities will be at all hidden from people in the vicinity. It's pretty obvious if Marines have erected a blast fence around a FOB. It's pretty obvious when flights resume at a supposedly abandoned airport. None of this "intelligence" will be new knowledge to the hostile neighbors of these installations.

Sorry for the jargon. If you're interested in learning, I recommend reading the Bogleheads wiki:

    What would be a better way to invest into one's retirement int the US?

A broadly diversified portfolio of low-cost index funds.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: GO FUND YOURSELF

I have a principled position of refusing to donate to any healthcare-related fundraisers like this. Instead, I donate money to progressive candidates and organizations that are fighting to provide healthcare to all Americans.

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Risen has also given in depth interviews recently with both The Intercept and Democracy Now if you're interested in hearing more about this from the man himself.

I've never understood how department stores like Macy's are even still around anymore. What does someone go to a department store to buy?

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 3, 2018

I tell myself that I'm too old to begin another year this way, and yet here we are again on New Years Day (what day is it?) with a hangover for the history books. Take care!

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