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Lets see how this contentious fork will affect the whole crypto market.

It seemed pretty stupid to put a remainer in charge of Brexit, but now all is becoming obvious. The idea was to mess around for as long as possibe, and during that period a rise in immigration was encouraged, also the sale of national assets to globalist bankers and their agents. With regard to the actual Brexit, it is obvious that the Eton/Oxford elite had to block that. The latest plan that May is forcing on the country without any voting or discussion, is intended to remove the UK from the European council. Members such as Nigel Farage have been a disruptive influence, and the current plan will get rid of all UK representation, and as a bonus, the UK will remain a slave state with no say in policy, but subject to all the EU controls and payment obligations.

General Discussion / Re: Like to share my thought
« on: October 28, 2018, 08:42:14 AM »
If you have a few domains, then getting to member rank is handy, as you can add some links to your sig. Other tan that, acquiring knowledge, and community participation, are the greatest advantages to membership of Bitcoin Talk.

Practice threads / Re: Need corrections
« on: October 22, 2018, 07:51:17 AM »
I added a face - do you want me to change the others for you?

Have you posted this in Bitcoin Talk.

I'll give you some merit if you add it to the political board with a fit to talk mention at the end.

Really sorry I haven't replied to this. I've been caught up in quite a few other issues. I'll go through it tomorrow.

General Discussion / Re: Politically incorrect music in bad taste.
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:56:29 PM »
We are in a dramatically changing world, and I undertand the reasons. It's part of the de-stabilisation plan of the banking elite. It is probably too late to reverse most of it, but there is a growing backlash at the moment.

An even simpler option would be " This post is sponsored by Fit to Talk ".

I'm open to suggestions from you guys. I think it is important to have some reference, especiaslly as some of the mods seem to have their own ideas about BT.

I have just heard this news about Tuvalu. Maybe this is a great step in the world of bitcoin and coin for the future. Hopefully for the future of coin and bitcoin, they can be like precious metals and can be traded on international markets around the world. This is very interesting for me to learn and look for  further news.

I suspect the initiative for this came from Baird & Co, but Tuvalu does seem to be interested in creating some new sources of revenue for the country. I'm surprised that they haven't introduced their own crypto, but maybe that is to come in the not too distant future.

Reluctantly, I have had to take this step. Unfortunately, every day I have a number of applications from apparent spammers who don't read the rules, and it is a bit time consuming to have to check each one to see if he is a member of Bitcoin Talk.

New members aren't blocked from joining, but they willneed to request membership through the Talk Merit account at Bitcoin Talk.
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English historical notes / Spend a penny.
« on: October 14, 2018, 07:49:18 PM »
"Spend a penny" is an euphemism for the perfoming of the action that one would undertake in a public convenience ( restroom ). There is a fairly simple explanation for the origin of the phrase. Many early conveniences made a small charge for the use of the facility. This was a copper penny coin, and in days before the decimalisation of Sterling, its value was one 240th of a Pound. A brass box was attached to the outside of the entrance door to a cubicle or room, and the penny was dropped into a slot in the top of the box. This moved a locking pin, and a handle could be turned to allow the dooor to be opened.

Many public conveniences provided free access to a urinal for men, and thus men were only required to "spend a penny" for more serious functions. Women were not provided with a free facility, and this provoked numerous complaints at the time. Men tend to have more direct language when commenting on bodily functions, so the expression tended to be used by the ladies more often than the men. Hence it's use to describe an action that would have been free for men.

As a related topic, many people believe that Thomas Crapper invented the flush toilet, and a short form of his surname is sometimes used as a colloquialism for its use. This is not based on fact. Thomas Crapper was a plumber in the late 19th century, and he founded a company which is still in existence. The toilet was invented by Sir John Harington in the 16th century, and some people still use the name "John" to refer to the device.

On a further historical note -The ancient Romans had a system of sewers, and rooms with communal seats were provided above these sewers. Of course, they didn't have paper in those days,and they used a stick with an associated water or vinegar bucket near by. The stick had a sponge on one end, and this is the origin of the expression "don't grab the wrong end of the stick".

Country specific news and discussion / Re: Why were bagpipes invented
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:34:15 AM »
That's an interesting analogy, and it's something that I hadn't considered. I can see why you would think that the aggressive wail of social media is a weapon created to intimidate readers/viewers.

Could you expand on your idea, and maybe we could open it up for discussion in the Bitcoin Talk forum.

I think Satoshi Nakamoto is/was either a central bank, or the American fed.  The 21 million cap, and the 10 minute block generation time ensures that Bitcoin can never become a volume world payment system.

Country specific news and discussion / Re: Consumption tax hike in Japan
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:35:21 PM »
In Japan, the sales tax will increase next October. It will rise from 8% to 10%. The new system has become over-complicated, as some items will remain at the existing 8% rate.

Do you think that a sales tax is too high? What is the rate in your country?

In Britain we have a sales taxation system know as value added tax on goods and services. The general rate is 20%, but it is only levied on the value added by an organisation. This means that the consumer pays the full rate, but an authorised comany charges the consumer the full rate, and has to pass that to the government, but he can deduct any tax that he pays on purchases associated with the supply, or the running of his company. Hence he only pays the tax on the "value added" or net profit he makes from the sale.

para gordas / Re: Life beyond the curve.
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:55:33 PM »
We'd love you to become a member, and you will need to register as a start. The forum is not linked directly to Bitcoin Talk, so you can use whatever name you prefer. It might be as well to let me know the name you are using, as all of these forums are getting hit by spammers' registrations.

For some reason, I wasn't the full shilling today, and I haven't done anything to build the board strucure. I haven't looked at the plugins or any other customising either.  I'll create a Meta board, and perhaps you guys can make some suggestins as to what you would like to see there, or what you want.

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