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Stuck behind a paywall, but I’ll have to say I disagree with the conclusion. The idea that a company has to be any particular size to be able to start a block chain currency is bonkers. Also, it is supposed to be backed by the American dollar, so it’s really just a different way, a bit further removed, of competing with PayPal.
Don’t get me wrong, Facebook starting up a pseudo decentralized cytocurrency puts up all sorts of red flags considering how much they care about privacy. Perhaps it will be a good thing that allows us to have a greater swath of the population exposed to the idea of crypto currencies. May be the users will switch over to a better, and more private currency later on.
This is still in its infancy and needs tons of looking into, but I know that there is theoretically a way to build lintestone with our CO2 emissions and calcium rich water. Perhaps some structure can be slowly built with this is mind.
Man do I miss Jon Stewart. Few people can take the bull by the horns and make him look a fool with jest.
Name: El sauce
20: Nashville, Tn
Current Preocupation: turning big, complex situations into concrete, sprecific plans forward. AKA:life US and local politics, Coalition building, Soccer coaching, worrying about bills, positivity, 9-5 data entry, community building
Previous preoccupation: self loathing, panic, people who waste my time, 9-5 data entry, soccer coaching
I’ve taken a hiatus from here for a long while. There’s something about getting offline and injecting yourself with real world experiences that satisfies your search for clarity. Of course I still have questions but I’ve crossed off the goals from my college years and began a new path. It’s one I’m excited for and that’s reinvigorating after some tough life experience.
I’ve taken my psychology degree and done more to better take care of myself than just about anything else. Practicing positivity has become a serious endeavor. A world of possibilities opens up when you throw off the chains of “realism” as I used to call it.
That could be interesting. A group devoted to communion while creating something that benefits others.
What has been shown is that happiness is positively correlated with community. As a society, we has placed consumerism higher on our lists of priorities than engaging with one another. So much so, that as we've grown, the places where community exists have closed down and out-competed by restaurants and shopping while further development is choked out due to suburban sprawl. We have spaces for work, shopping, libraries for learning, sports centers and movie theaters for entertainment. We must invest in our cities by creating spaces for community to sprout roots and grow. We need to build spaces for where the encounter of unfamiliar individuals allows us to be confronted by unfamiliar worldviews and new ideas. When you're told to "get out more", where do they think that we can go? From what substrate does community and thus culture and innovation grow upon?
Solving this predicament is my overall goal. The polarization and animosity pervasive in our society, our inability to come together and collaborate with those who may have opposing views or who are of foreign characteristic in some way, is I think massively dependent upon our inability to physically encounter others, and thus their beliefs, wisdom, and creativity. I think that if we can achieve that, meaning in life takes care of itself.
I'll believe it when I see it. YouTube (google) doesn't care much anymore.
Fan freaking tastic post. I couldn't figure out how to find all of the NPR sponsors, so I've just been listening to the radio and writing them down.
Thank you. I'm looking into it now.
I'm aware of the Nature Conservatory. I'll look into these other names. Thanks for the help.