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AZPaul3
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Message 222 of 384 (906620)
02-14-2023 4:35 PM
Reply to: Message 221 by Theodoric
02-14-2023 3:43 PM


Re: Scared Little Man
Oww. A house husband. A kept man. A bowl of clam chowder with a pina colada.
Sounds to me you done good. When's dinner? Can I bring a wine?

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Message 225 of 384 (906625)
02-14-2023 4:51 PM
Reply to: Message 223 by jar
02-14-2023 4:42 PM


Re: Scared Little Man
Gesundheit.

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Message 229 of 384 (906632)
02-14-2023 6:03 PM
Reply to: Message 228 by Theodoric
02-14-2023 5:48 PM


Re: Scared Little Man
Poor Theo.

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AZPaul3
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Message 235 of 384 (911529)
07-12-2023 5:53 PM
Reply to: Message 230 by Phat
07-12-2023 12:01 PM


Re: ECHO CHAMBERS
Hey, Phatman, you're thinking and talking nuts as usual but now you're getting upset over the pushback. You usually put up, indeed, revel in that. I'm thinking your hard feelings are more chemical imbalance then true hard feelings, maybe?
Whether you see it, appreciate it, or not you are one of us. A regular. A mainstay. A noticeable presence in the landscape of this forum. Phat, You're one of our village idiots.
You need to get yourself right. Stop with the whining and self-flagellation, get your meds right, get your head right and then come back when you can think like the Phatman again. OK?

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Message 242 of 384 (916274)
02-29-2024 10:00 AM
Reply to: Message 239 by Phat
02-29-2024 6:56 AM


Re: Sharing Transcript snippets
Rickards, earlier, was talking also about the CBDC and how every purchase made by Americans can be tracked.
Since yours is not a response I cannot backtrack to catch up on the conversation. You seem to have started a new topic unrelated to anything above. I'm too lazy to do too much hunting. Define your acronym, please. What the hell is a CBDC?
If I'm reading this right you and your video friend have concerns about privacy in financial transactions. Too late.
Unless you are totally off-grid in cash-only dealings, every credit/debit, every check, every ATM, everything that hits your bank account, is already captured in the historical database open to research and statistical analysis.
You do not have privacy in ANY electronic interaction on or off the internet. Everyplace you go and everything you do is recorded.
But, who cares? Nobody cares about you or me on a porn site. We are not fat enough to be worth targeted scams. Just the usual phishing scams and these new pig butchering schemes.
Your individual freedoms and privacy in this online world are always in the balance and are beyond your control. Whatever a CBDC is will not make things any less secure than you are right now.

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AZPaul3
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Message 251 of 384 (916296)
02-29-2024 1:48 PM
Reply to: Message 248 by Percy
02-29-2024 1:11 PM


Re: Phat Explained
Given the subject matter I was guessing that CBDC means Central Bank Digital Currency. It's a digital form of the currency of a country's central bank.
Thank you.
I don't know how much more digital the US dollar can get. Actual cash money as bills/coins is a mere pittance of the electronic volume. The dollar IS a digital currency just without the crypto crap attached.
... we should be very worried about because it will increase inflation and destroy the dollar as we know it.
Oh. That would be bad. Well, if that is to become the world's new store of value then so be it. It would be better than stashing obsolete greenbacks into your mattress.

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Message 257 of 384 (916302)
02-29-2024 2:12 PM
Reply to: Message 252 by Phat
02-29-2024 1:51 PM


Re: CBDC Defined
Allegedly, he claims that under a CBDC system, the government itself will have the information (or the Federal Reserve) and that the private transaction information can be more easily accessed.
The system already exists. The Fed, the government, your bank, your grocer can already find out everything useful there is to know about you. You have been manipulated into every purchase and its social acceptance since 8th grade.
If there was real advantage to be had with these new national bitcoin-wannabees, the corporate world, not the governments, would be leading the charge.
I think that the fear being peddled is that a government could profile its citizens to a degree through such transaction information.
The databases are already there. A bitcoin is not necessary. The government can, and does, profile the intricacies of individual, group and societal money flows now, today. All they need is the will, reason, excuse and a staff of database programmers.

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Message 259 of 384 (916305)
02-29-2024 3:14 PM
Reply to: Message 256 by Phat
02-29-2024 2:06 PM


Re: Sharing Transcript snippets
Keyword: *unqualified*

Are you qualified? Is AZPaul3?
Is Theodoric?
Of course I am qualified. I am well qualified. I have studied and participated in economics, banking, macro- and micro-economics for more than a lot of years. I have studied the discipline on a nerd level with an MBA. And another masters nerd in computers.
What am I qualified for? For being skeptical of conspiracy crap especially involving my known nerd proclivities.

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Message 273 of 384 (916549)
03-06-2024 12:30 PM
Reply to: Message 271 by Percy
03-06-2024 12:26 PM


Re: The Problem With Excessive Government
Trivia inquire: On what planet?

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AZPaul3
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Message 285 of 384 (916561)
03-06-2024 1:08 PM
Reply to: Message 275 by Phat
03-06-2024 12:36 PM


Re: The Problem With Excessive Government
Then on the moon your scale would only show 2.72 ounces, not 1 pound.

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