26 Feb 2011

Pinching Pennies for Peace

I usually toss pennies onto the sidewalk or parking lot asphalt because I believe the personal cost is outweighed by the joy that people often feel when they find a heads up coin. Today I found a digital nickel.

Today I bought some tobacco and received one cent and a nickel as change.

The penny was a 1946 "wheat cent" in decent condition, I left it in the little plastic dish on the store counter.

The New Bush Cartel pennies are much shinier and uglier, with their Captain America shields on them.


It lacks the luster of copper...

and the bling of cash...

but if it helps bring down the wealthy white collar corporate warmonger thieves

(and the Bush Cartel)

then I am all in,

Indian Poker Faced.

Deuces Wild. 

But the entire concept of currency has it's own inherent limitations and flaws.

I should have gathered the tobacco off a mountain or field somewhere

or planted it last summer in a friend's front yard.

or  bummed it off any Anonymous addict.

In my less than 4 decades of life

31 of them have occurred since Bush got in the White House.

On his watch (and his sons) thousands became millions then billions

now trillions.

Literally unprintable sums of cash.

Satoshi Nakamoto

Picture of Satoshi Nakamoto.
Satoshi Nakamoto is the founder of Bitcoin and initial author of the Original Bitcoin client. He has said in a p2p foundation profile[1] that he is from Japan. Beyond that, not much is known about him. He has been working on Bitcoin for more than two years.[2]


 Possible Motives

He left some clues about why he is doing this project with the inclusion of the following text in the Genesis block, "The Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks".
Some interesting quotes:
Yes, [we will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography,] but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain a new territory of freedom for several years.
Governments are good at cutting off the heads of a centrally controlled networks like Napster, but pure P2P networks like Gnutella and Tor seem to be holding their own.[3]
It's very attractive to the libertarian viewpoint if we can explain it properly. I'm better with code than with words though. [4]

 Possible identity

His identity and nationality are unknown. The few bits of information available[1] about him point to Japan, he never wrote a single line of Japanese, the Bitcoin client has no Japanese version and there is no Japanese page on bitcoin.org.
He is entirely unknown outside of Bitcoin as far as anyone can tell, and his PGP key was created just months prior to the date of the genesis block. He seems to be very familiar with the cryptography mailing list, but there are no non-Bitcoin posts from him on it. He has used an email address from an anonymous mail hosting service (vistomail) as well as one from a free webmail account (gmx.com) and sends mail when connected via Tor. Some have speculated that his entire identity was created in advance in order to protect himself or the network. Perhaps he chose the name Satoshi because it can mean "wisdom" or "reason".

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Poetic HyperLinks Defeating the Impossibilities of Peace

Also sprach Zarathustra to the brothasistahs lost out in the woods…
Rolling stones and hurricanes prime us for the rapid eye movement of whose dream?
A stairway to the dark side of the moon reveals an orchestrated King
singing the blues while sexual pistols whip Jesus’ son.
Who’s influence weens us?
Me and my friends gratefully raged against the machine for three days
in the shadow of the valley of the dead
so big brother and company held us down while the wind cried
nothing to be gained here (except copied rights),
Then a questing tribe of beastly boys found a digable plant
where a buffalo soldier picked up a Gideon’s bible from the Godfather
in joe’s garage (or was it in one of 200 motels?)
Anyway, on a Holiday, the pinball wizard boy (Billie)
followed his heart and stopped pretending he was the king of the little plastic castles
while education, missed in the house of the naked apes, evolved and mutated
into and with ~ Nature Art Love Truth ~ and we do too…
And somewhere over the rainbow dancing fools send clowns and purple rain
into imagine nations where everything is now sacred
and there are no more public enemies or rusted Roots or minor threats
or bad brains or busted rhymes or widespread panic
and everyone can read the hieroglyphics on the wall
and we are all refugees of courtney’s love attaining nirvana….
But then again, you’re so vain, you probly think this poem’s about you-
we are everywhere and we cannot be beaten
it’s all over now baby blue, all we need is Love
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