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Yorn  ·  2730 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: JPMorgan seems to be getting corporate welfare to the tune of 77% of its profits...
Yeah, you and I probably disagree on some subsidy/welfare stuff since I'm a libertarian, but I will definitely say the Republican hypocrisy is rampant throughout the party even today. We probably both agree this could have been handled better than via a sort of corporate welfare to the banks though, right?
Yorn  ·  2730 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How a Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Its Billions
Well, I recently had my 5 year old account on Reddit hacked and deleted with nay a mention from the devs. For all I know it wasn't actually hacked and they just deleted it, but I noticed a complete lack of Bitcoin stories here on hubski so I figured I'd repost the good ones I find.

Be careful with Bitcoin, I'm not convinced that it's really in a state where anyone and everyone can use it safely right now.

Yorn  ·  2733 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How a Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Its Billions
That was a really good read. Sounds like they could use some Bitcoin to fix their laundry problems.
Yorn  ·  2842 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Meet a Black Person | Improv Everywhere
Yeah, that wouldn't surprise me, though "y" is a long ways from "p" on the keyboard!
Yorn  ·  2863 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Meet a Black Person | Improv Everywhere
Yorn  ·  2863 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Question for Hubski: Why do people give? Why do you?
Well, this is probably the part that you're not going to like. I didn't really get any enjoyment out of helping her specifically, but I get enjoyment out of the idea of doing it.

It's weird because I think I'm a charity addict sometimes. I probably have given away 15-20% of my net pay this year, but it's always trying to do more and more bizarre things, like when I gave 1 ounce of silver to each of a dozen campaign staff workers over Christmas or when I donated the full amount to some random kid's [Charity | Water](http://www.charitywater.org/) event where he was trying to "raise $250", then linked to it on Reddit and he ended up raising about $2,500 in total.

I'm constantly trying to figure out how to top the last one. And I think that's the whole point. I feel like I'm compelled to do the [Improv Anywhere](http://improveverywhere.com/) for charity. Hope this info helps!

Yorn  ·  2863 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Question for Hubski: Why do people give? Why do you?
I give because someone else needs it more. Other times it is just for convenience's sake.

I once paid for a woman's $120 grocery bill because she was taking too long finding her checkbook at the grocer and I only had three items worth under $10. I told the cashier to scan my stuff and then swiped my card. Of course, this caused even more confusion, then satisfaction, then gratitude that took up even more time, but I figured if she was in such a state that she couldn't even keep track of her money or finances she was already at her wit's end about something else. And she was, she had three kids, one of which was a teen that had left home recently and was not at "her father's" which made the woman distressed.

I do require/request that all my charity be done anonymously. This is mostly because I don't want to ever be contacted for charity again, I don't want family and friends to know, and I don't want someone defending me like people do Buffet and Gates because of their donations. I sometimes wonder if Jobs actually gave to charity, but just kept it a secret from his friends and family like I do.

Yorn  ·  3010 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Limping Middle Class
From this graphic, the divergence on compensation seems to have started around 1973, which was when Nixon closed the gold window. At that point actual wealth no longer could be appropriately measured in US dollars, British pounds, etc.
Yorn  ·  3010 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How banks get to be "Too Big To Fail"
Worth noting: FDIC insurance remained on bank side, too. This was pretty much the stupidest thing that could have happened. Deregulation without removing the FDIC insurance restored all the greed without removing the fear. It was no surprise what happened next.