This cracks me up...CNN/Morgan Spurlock documentary about bitcoin. This part in the link is when they talk about how "cheap" and "fast" it is to send BTC to another person...even just 20 cents!....my how times have changed
Imagine if there was one desk that all stories could cross so that, at 4am, a media plan could be decided upon and disseminated where all news outlets coordinated to set the goalposts of debate and hyper focused on specific issues to drive a narrative to control how you vote and how you spend money; where Internet shills were given marching orders in tandem to what was shown on television, printed in newspapers and spread throughout articles on the World Wide Web. https://i.imgur.com/Elnci0M.png In the past, we had Operation Mockingbird, where the program was supremely confident that it could control stories around the world, even in instructions to cover up any story about a possible “Yeti” sighting, should it turn out they were real. https://i.imgur.com/121LXqy.png If, in 1959, the government was confident in its ability to control a story about a Yeti, then what is their level of confidence in controlling stories, today? https://i.imgur.com/jQFVYew.png https://i.imgur.com/ZKMYGJj.png In fact, we have a recent example of a situation similar to the Yeti. When Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch met on the TARMAC to spike the Hillary email investigation, the FBI was so confident it wasn’t them, that their entire focus was finding the leaker, starting with searching within the local PD. We have documentation that demonstrates the state of mind of the confidence the upper levels of the FBI have when dealing with the media. https://i.imgur.com/IbjDOkI.png https://i.imgur.com/NH86ozU.png The marriage between mainstream media and government is a literal one and this arrangement is perfectly legal. https://i.imgur.com/OAd4vpf.png But, this problem extends far beyond politics; the private sector, the scientific community, even advice forums are shilled heavily. People are paid to cause anxiety, recommend people break up and otherwise sow depression and nervousness. This is due to a correlating force that employs “systems psychodynamics”, focusing on “tension centered” strategies to create “organizational paradoxes” by targeting people’s basic assumptions about the world around them to create division and provide distraction. https://i.imgur.com/6OEWYFN.png https://i.imgur.com/iG4sdD4.png https://i.imgur.com/e89Rx6B.png https://i.imgur.com/uotm9Cg.png https://i.imgur.com/74wt9tD.png In this day and age, it is even easier to manage these concepts and push a controlled narrative from a central figure than it has ever been. Allen & Co is a “boutique investment firm” that managed the merger between Disney and Fox and operates as an overseeing force for nearly all media and Internet shill armies, while having it’s fingers in sports, social media, video games, health insurance, etc. https://i.imgur.com/zlpBh3c.png https://i.imgur.com/e5ZvFFJ.png Former director of the CIA and Paul Brennan’s former superior George Tenet, holds the reigns of Allen & Co. The cast of characters involves a lot of the usual suspects. https://i.imgur.com/3OlrX7G.png
In 1973, Allen & Company bought a stake in Columbia Pictures. When the business was sold in 1982 to Coca-Cola, it netted a significant profit. Since then, Herbert Allen, Jr. has had a place on Coca-Cola's board of directors. Since its founding in 1982, the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference has regularly drawn high-profile attendees such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, Barry Diller, Michael Eisner, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Johnson, Andy Grove, Richard Parsons, and Donald Keough. Allen & Co. was one of ten underwriters for the Google initial public offering in 2004. In 2007, Allen was sole advisor to Activision in its $18 billion merger with Vivendi Games. In 2011, the New York Mets hired Allen & Co. to sell a minority stake of the team. That deal later fell apart. In November 2013, Allen & Co. was one of seven underwriters on the initial public offering of Twitter. Allen & Co. was the adviser of Facebook in its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp in February 2014. In 2015, Allen & Co. was the advisor to Time Warner in its $80 billion 2015 merger with Charter Communications, AOL in its acquisition by Verizon, Centene Corporation in its $6.8 billion acquisition of Health Net, and eBay in its separation from PayPal. In 2016, Allen & Co was the lead advisor to Time Warner in its $108 billion acquisition by AT&T, LinkedIn for its merger talks with Microsoft, Walmart in its $3.3 billion purchase of Jet.com, and Verizon in its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo!. In 2017, Allen & Co. was the advisor to Chewy.com in PetSmart’s $3.35 billion purchase of the online retailer.
Previous conference guests have included Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren and Susan Buffett, Tony Blair, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Allen alumnus and former Philippine Senator Mar Roxas, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Quicken Loans Founder & Chairman Dan Gilbert, Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang, financier George Soros, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch, eBay CEO Meg Whitman, BET founder Robert Johnson, Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons, Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight, Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell, NBA player LeBron James, Professor and Entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun, Governor Chris Christie, entertainer Dan Chandler, Katharine Graham of The Washington Post, Diane Sawyer, InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller, Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman, entrepreneur Wences Casares, EXOR and FCA Chairman John Elkann, Sandro Salsano from Salsano Group, and Washington Post CEO Donald E. Graham, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and Oprah Winfrey.
https://i.imgur.com/VZ0OtFa.png George Tenet, with the reigns of Allen & Co in his hands, is able to single-handedly steer the entire Mockingbird apparatus from cable television to video games to Internet shills from a singular location determining the spectrum of allowable debate. Not only are they able to target people’s conscious psychology, they can target people’s endocrine systems with food and pornography; where people are unaware, on a conscious level, of how their moods and behavior are being manipulated. https://i.imgur.com/mA3MzTB.png
"The problem with George Tenet is that he doesn't seem to care to get his facts straight. He is not meticulous. He is willing to make up stories that suit his purposes and to suppress information that does not." "Sadly but fittingly, 'At the Center of the Storm' is likely to remind us that sometimes what lies at the center of a storm is a deafening silence."
https://i.imgur.com/YHMJnnP.png Tenet joined President-elect Bill Clinton's national security transition team in November 1992. Clinton appointed Tenet Senior Director for Intelligence Programs at the National Security Council, where he served from 1993 to 1995. Tenet was appointed Deputy Director of Central Intelligence in July 1995. Tenet held the position as the DCI from July 1997 to July 2004. Citing "personal reasons," Tenet submitted his resignation to President Bush on June 3, 2004. Tenet said his resignation "was a personal decision and had only one basis—in fact, the well-being of my wonderful family—nothing more and nothing less. In February 2008, he became a managing director at investment bank Allen & Company. https://i.imgur.com/JnGHqOS.png We have the documentation that demonstrates what these people could possibly be doing with all of these tools of manipulation at their fingertips. The term for it is “covert political action” for which all media put before your eyes is used to serve as a veneer… a reality TV show facade of a darker modus operandum. https://i.imgur.com/vZC4D29.png https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/kent-csi/vol36no3/html/v36i3a05p_0001.htm
It is now clear that we are facing an implacable enemy whose avowed objective is world domination by whatever means and at whatever costs. There are no rules in such a game. Hitherto acceptable norms of human conduct do not apply. If the US is to survive, longstanding American concepts of "fair play" must be reconsidered. We must develop effective espionage and counterespionage services and must learn to subvert, sabotage and destroy our enemies by more clever, more sophisticated means than those used against us. It may become necessary that the American people be made acquainted with, understand and support this fundamentally repugnant philosophy.
Intelligence historian Jeffrey T. Richelson says the S.A. has covered a variety of missions. The group, which recently was reorganized, has had about 200 officers, divided among several groups: the Special Operations Group; the Foreign Training Group, which trains foreign police and intelligence officers; the Propaganda and Political Action Group, which handles disinformation; the Computer Operations Group, which handles information warfare; and the Proprietary Management Staff, which manages whatever companies the CIA sets up as covers for the S.A.
…Those operations we inaugurated in the years 1955-7 are still secret, but, for present purposes, I can say all that’s worth saying about them in a few sentences – after, that is, I offer these few words of wisdom. The ‘perfect’ political action operation is, by definition, uneventful. Nothing ‘happens’ in it. It is a continuing arrangement, neither a process nor a series of actions proceeding at a starting point and ending with a conclusion.
CIA FBI NSA Personnel Active in Scientology: https://i.imgur.com/acu2Eti.png When you consider the number of forces that can be contained within a single “political action group” in the form on a “boutique investment firm,” where all sides of political arguments are predetermined by a selected group of actors who have been planted, compromised or leveraged in some way in order to control the way they spin their message. https://i.imgur.com/tU4MD4S.png The evidence of this coordinated effort is overwhelming and the “consensus” that you see on TV, in sports, in Hollywood, in the news and on the Internet is fabricated.
Under the guise of a fake account a posting is made which looks legitimate and is towards the truth is made - but the critical point is that it has a VERY WEAK PREMISE without substantive proof to back the posting. Once this is done then under alternative fake accounts a very strong position in your favour is slowly introduced over the life of the posting. It is IMPERATIVE that both sides are initially presented, so the uninformed reader cannot determine which side is the truth. As postings and replies are made the stronger 'evidence' or disinformation in your favour is slowly 'seeded in.' Thus the uninformed reader will most likely develop the same position as you, and if their position is against you their opposition to your posting will be most likely dropped. However in some cases where the forum members are highly educated and can counter your disinformation with real facts and linked postings, you can then 'abort' the consensus cracking by initiating a 'forum slide.'
When you find yourself feeling like common sense and common courtesy aren’t as common as they ought to be, it is because there is a massive psychological operation controlled from the top down to ensure that as many people as possible are caught in a “tension based” mental loop that is inflicted on them by people acting with purpose to achieve goals that are not in the interest of the general population, but a method of operating in secret and corrupt manner without consequences. Notice that Jeffrey Katzenberg, of Disney, who is intertwined with Allen & Co funds the Young Turks. He is the perfect example of the relationship between media and politics.
Katzenberg has also been involved in politics. With his active support of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, he was called "one of Hollywood's premier political kingmakers and one of the Democratic Party's top national fundraisers."
Last week, former DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile entertainment company WndrCo was part of a $20 million funding round in TYT Network, which oversees 30 news and commentary shows covering politics, pop culture, sports and more. This includes the flagship “The Young Turks” program that streams live on YouTube every day. Other investors in the round included venture capital firms Greycroft Partners, E.ventures and 3L Capital, which led the round. This brings total funding for Young Turks to $24 million.
Hollywood activism long has been depicted as a club controlled by a handful of powerful white men: Katzenberg, Spielberg, Lear, David Geffen, Haim Saban and Bob Iger are the names most often mentioned. But a new generation of power brokers is ascendant, including J.J. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath, cited for their personal donations and bundling skills; Shonda Rhimes, who held a get-out-the-vote rally at USC's Galen Center on Sept. 28 that drew 10,000 people; CAA's Darnell Strom, who has hosted events for Nevada congresswoman Jacky Rosen and Arizona congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema; and former Spotify executive Troy Carter, who held three fundraisers for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (Carter also was a fundraiser for President Obama).
Viacom, after splitting off from Les Moonves Les Moonves ' CBS , still holds Paramount Pictures, and that movie studio in December agreed to acquire DreamWorks SKG, the creative shop founded by the Hollywood triumvirate of Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg (a former exec at The Walt Disney Co.). DreamWorks Animation had been spun off into a separate company. Now it's time for Freston to make back some money--and who better to do a little business with than George Soros? The billionaire financier leads a consortium of Soros Strategic Partners LP and Dune Entertainment II LLC, which together are buying the DreamWorks library--a collection of 59 flicks, including Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, and American Beauty.
So I almost got fired for talking about Bitcoin last night.
I work as a Bartender and I have told my boss about bitcoin a few times and he always seemed interested in it. But last night I had a guest that owns a couple of hotels come in that I know, so I suggested for the second time that he should accept Bitcoin. He responded favorably and said he watched the CNN documentary about it, so I was telling him how easy it is to set it up when my boss (a 70 year old ex cop) chimes in from the kitchen and starts yelling at me saying that bitcoin is just drug money and that last year $50 billion dollars in bitcoin was used to buy drugs. I said that's impossible because the market cap of bitcoin is less then $5 billion and the amount of drugs sold in US dollars is a hundred fold higher then bitcoin. Then he spouts off that the FBI and CIA have a report talking about how much drug activity is done in bitcoin and that I am pumping a ponzi scheme. I responded by saying that if Expedia, Dell, overstock, and Virgin Galactic are supporting a ponzi scheme then that's a much bigger story isn't it. He couldn't take being wrong so he just started yelling and making me look like a criminal to this guy that is actually interested in accepting bitcoin. So he sent me home, i thought i was fired but then I got a text from his wife saying sorry and that I just shouldn't discuss bitcoin at the bar. Seriously, wtf. Fuck him, I am applying to work at other bars today. Thanks for reading. Just wanted to vent to people that understand.
I just watched CNN Anderson's copper bitcoin documentary and start thinking why I'm interested in bitcoin, why is it important.? The answer was simple value. people will do anything to maximize value for their time. from any financial instrument currently available for everyone, bitcoin is the best tool to use without depending on single entity who can change the outcome in their favor. This property makes bitcoin the future of money and give it Intrinsic value not because it is the best technology. Bitcoin will shift how we see value and how we exchanges it. In my opinion, this is one of the gifts given to the people to communicate and exchange value without discriminating each other’s based on economic power. some might find correlating this two very strange, but in our history, we have had similar circumstance we can go back and reflect on. Bitcoin is like a language everyone speak, a privilege once we had before in the story of Babylon because of our ego God caused the people to begin speaking in different languages so they would not waste their time building a tower to the heavens. Bitcoin is not only money; it is also a tool people can use to avoid exercising unnecessary greed and ego in all of us. When you see it from this perspective, it makes sense, why we need this more than ever. In the past greed lead nation to go to war to protect their self-interest. without it, continuing the same path, the same monetary system one control and force other to leave by, a kind of system in most cases brings outcome no one benefit from and push others to distraction we can’t come back from We have best technology to overcome our problems, what we have as civilization deserved to be protected. Why not use BITCOIN a tool we have on hand to solve a trade war? Why moving toward distraction because of greed and ego.
This will be a recap of what we know so far (with proof) and what to expect going forward.
Table of contents
What is Purpose?
What is Hodl?
What is Hope?
The Buy Wall
What we know about the people behind this.
What can we expect going forward?
1. What is Purpose?
Purpose is a cryptocurrency acquired by donating to the developers of the game or to a good cause selected by them. They currently work together with Save The Children. A charity that has received a $50 million backing by Bill Gates.
Things we know about Purpose.
Every year the remaining supply gets burned by 20%
In 5 years you will pretty much only be able to get Purpose from the exchanges
Getting Purpose directly from Athene/Charity will always be twice the price of what it goes for on the exchanges
Purpose will be compatible with every product they will bring into existence
Donations to Save The Children via the provided link are tax deductible
2. What is Hodl?
Hodl is a cryptocurrency. It's generated by locking down Purpose. It's basically an interest rate that you get immediatly when you lock down your Purpose. If you have Hope, you'll have to wait until it turns to Purpose, but you will still receive your Hodl the moment that happens.
3. What is Hope?
Hope is a cryptocurrency. It's the chargeback protection version of Purpose. Its goal is to protect the Purpose economy from potential malice. After 6 months your Hope will turn into Purpose. This process might take less than 6 months depending on your trust status within the community or your payment method. Payment methods that don't have a chargeback mechanism get Purpose immediatly (Bitcoin, Ether, Paysafe, ...). However, if you donate to charity the payment method does not matter. You will without a doubt receive Hope instead of Purpose and you will have to wait the full 6 months for it to turn into Purpose. This is to prevent people from gaming the system.
4. The Buy Wall
The buy wall is a pledge that Purpose and Hodl will NEVER go below $1/coin.
5. What we know about the people behind this.
There is a group of people that goes by the name of Singularity Group. This group was founded by online persona Athene. The group itself is not yet known for its philanthropic endeavors, but founder Athene has a rich history of philanthropy together with long time friend Reese. Athene is the person giving out Purpose. He is not allowed to benefit from Purpose by law, so all donations made to them go directly to Reese. They claim to use the money to further increase the value of Purpose. If you don't buy that idea and want to be really safe about this you can always donate to charity instead.
6. What can we expect going forward?
There is a proven history of philanthropy, so it is quite likely we see a continuous trend. The group has made it clear their first project as a collective will be a 'revolutionary' mobile game release. It's scheduled to be released at the end of 2017/early 2018. In this game people will be able to make use of their Purpose. You can have a sneak peek at the game for a $5000 donation. Their streaming platform Gaming For Good will receive a major update next year. In addition there will be an app and there's also a 'secret project' in the making. Little is known about the project. They have said it has enormous potential, but they are not in the position to talk about it due to the possibility of companies running away with the idea. A documentary and white paper will be released a few weeks from now.
It's very hard to predict the future. Investing in a new cryptocurrency is always a risky move with a high potential reward. Things are moving in the right direction so far. People already donated more than $1 million during the presale without proof they will actually come out with it. No white paper, nothing. There is always a possibilty this is a scam, but due to their track record and how they have managed big amounts of money up until now, it's quite unlikely this is a scam. It's up to you to decide what you want to do with this information. I will try to update this thread with new developments and more sources. If you have valuable information, feel free to post it below. I'm sold on the idea. This could go big! Good luck to everyone involved!
October 13th, 2017: Presale starts.
November 6th, 2017: Introduction of HODL. Read more here.
November 9th, 2017: Interview with lead game developer Fedor after he donates all his savings. you can watch the interview here.
November 20th, 2017:
Purpose becomes $1/coin.
Introduction of the buy wall.
People will now get Hope for donating to charity or if they pay with payment methods that possess the ability to do a chargeback.
Tommy Chong Interview on incarceration and cancer - how cannabis helped.
Tommy Chong has been around so long that he’s a cannabis icon, not just to baby boomers who fondly remember the Cheech and Chong albums and movies, but also to the zillions of fans of That 70s Show, where he starred as Leo (an old hippie who sells weed1). More recently, Chong appeared on Dancing With The Stars, as well as doing voice acting in animated TV shows and even children’s films (Ferngully: The Last Rainforest and Zootopia) over the decades. While some of today’s cannabis activists have derided the Cheech and Chong culture because of their perpetuation of negative stereotypes, it’s important to remember that those albums and movies were all for fun, and that – at the time – those stereotypes did not even exist. While prohibitionists have indeed attempted to use Cheech and Chong movies as “proof that stoners are lazy and stupid”, the joke’s really on them: Cheech and Chong are actors, no matter how much marijuana they smoked in real life, and “Up In Smoke” is no more a documentary of stoners than “Airplane!” represents a true look at life in airline cockpits. Few news stories have made it clear, but Tommy Chong is a quiet hero who chose to go to federal prison in 2003 to protect his family. From Wikipedia (emphasis ours): In 2003 Chong became caught up in two American investigations, code-named Operation Pipe Dreams and Operation Headhunter, which tried to trace drug traffic and users through businesses selling drug paraphernalia, mostly bongs. Operation Pipe Dream was run from Pittsburgh. US Attorney for Western Pennsylvania Mary Beth Buchanan oversaw the case. The estimated cost of Operation Pipe Dream was over $12 million and included the resources of 2,000 law enforcement officers. Fifty-five companies that sold drug paraphernalia over the Internet were the subject of the investigation, and Nice Dreams was one of them. Chong was charged for his part in financing and promoting Chong Glass/Nice Dreams, a company started by his son Paris. His case never went to trial, as his attorney negotiated a plea agreement with the US Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania’s Office. He admitted to distributing 7,500 bongs and water pipes on the Internet through Nice Dreams, a family company. Chong agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute drug paraphernalia in exchange for non-prosecution of his wife, Shelby, and his son, Paris. Chong cooperated with the government and was the first of the Operation Pipe Dreams defendants to plead guilty. Then we have Chong’s incarceration and cancer. In the interview, Tommy talks about the prison that was built over oil fields, and that’s true, but it understates the case. The entire town of Taft, where the prison is located, is actually located over the oil fields, as well as several nearby towns. When you factor in the toxic waste dump, it’s easier to understand why lots of people in that area have become suspicious that it was located in a poor Hispanic area, and why many babies have died or been born with mortal defects there. By the way, here’s where the prison is located, and here’s the dump. You can easily zoom out, and turn the satellite/Google Earth data on, and see how the dump is right up the valley from the prison, so that the air will blow straight down there under the right conditions. The facts revealed in this interview will likely surprise and even upset some people, but it’s good to remember that Tommy Chong is still with us, and that there are undoubtedly few people on the planet as committed to cannabis as he is. – DF Tommy Chong smokingTC: This is Tommy Chong speaking. OH: Hello Mr. Tommy Chong! How are you? TC: I’m very well, thank you. How are you? OH: Okay! I’m really happy to talk to you for Beyond Chronic today. First of all…how is your health, man? TC: Good! Yeah, I just got a clean bill. Just had my blood test, everything’s good, looks like I’m cancer-free at the moment., so that’s good news. OH: That’s awesome news! Since we’re mostly a medical website, can you give us some details about how you were using cannabis for your cancer and when you started using it medically? TC: Well, I’ve been using cannabis, you know, for many, many years now, over 50 years. And I’m not a huge smoker, but I smoke it when I got it, you know, one of those kind of guys. A few years ago, I got put in [prison] for bongs…that was in ’03. And I think that’s where the cancer started, because the [prison] was built near a toxic waste dump near Bakersfield, over an old oil field, where they used to hold the oil. And they have a thing there called “Valley Fever“, which is a wasting disease. When I was incarcerated, every time the wind blew, they would make all the inmates go inside because of the bad quality of the air. And so it was during that time, you know, when I got out of jail, then I started having symptoms and then I went to the doctor, and I found out I had prostate cancer. It’s a slow-acting cancer, so after a biopsy and a few consultations with different experts, we decided to not do anything. And then move forward to around 2013 or 2014, I got asked to be on a show called Dancing With The Stars, and it was physically very taxing, a lot of stress. And I think that’s where I contracted the cancer of the rectum. And up until then, for my prostate cancer, I was doing a very holistic diet, you know. A lot of green, a lot of vegetables. I quit eating meat, I quit drinking alcohol, and I think it helped. But when I was diagnosed with the rectal cancer, that was right after Dancing With The Stars. I had a choice of going strictly with the cannabis – which I was talked out of. I have a lot of friends who are doctors, and they talked me out of it. They said that no one has survived rectal cancer with marijuana. So then I opted for the operation, and the chemo treatment, and the radiation…as well as the cannabis. Now, I think more than anything, the cannabis has helped me heal, because once I was operated on – you know, it was a five hour operation – and they closed off the rectum, and they gave me a colostomy bag. And I lost some 30-odd pounds, almost 40 pounds. So I was quite skinny. I went down to almost 130. And so I ended up coming back from that. TC: And so right after the operation, as soon as I got home, I got off the hard drugs and I got on to the marijuana. And it helped me right off the bat. I had no appetite in the hospital; that’s where I lost all my weight. But as soon as I got home and started smoking pot, I got my appetite back. And then the other thing I learned while I was recovering in the hospital: I was in a lot of…discomfort, you know, from laying immobile for 5 hours while they operated on me, and then laying on my back after that to recover. And so I asked the doctor if it was OK if I did crunches, you know, like abdominal work. Because I could do that, I could do planks, I could do a lot of exercises laying on my back. And the doctor gave me the green light. So I would spend a great deal of my time doing crunches, and ab work, and working up a nice sweat. And so I think that really helped with my recovery, because it was within a month that I was walking and playing golf and getting back all the weight I’d lost. And now, like I said, I’m cancer-free. I was injecting some cannabis oil right after the operation, to help with my healing. But that’s untested, and I stopped doing it, because I was a little worried about injecting anything in my body without knowing exactly where it came from, and everything. I smoke a little pot, every day, and I’m healthy as can be. I just finished a golf tournament yesterday, and I did the whole 18 holes. I need to rest quite a bit, you know. Whenever I do anything, I need to take 15 or 20 minutes, maybe longer, to regroup. But I’m dancing tango, and I’m playing golf, and I’m quite active, you know, and for my age and everything, and what I’ve gone through, I’m very happy. And I look good. I can not only do that workout, but I can do upper and lower body workouts with weights. In fact, I’m working on an exerciser that’s going to be on the market, for old people. For guys like me that have limited abilities to work out and stay in shape. More than anything, the weed really helped with my mental state, because marijuana works on the brain. And if anything, it soothes the brain. You know that old joke about potheads having bad memories? Well, the bad memories are like pain, discomfort, and fear. So you lose all that, and the body reacts by healing faster and stronger. Tommy ChongOH: Wow (long pause, because this was pretty heavy). Well, I’m really glad to hear you’re better, because when I heard the cancer came back, it sounded pretty dire. So this is very good news. TC: Yeah! In fact, a lot of websites had me [as] dead. OH: Well, all these guys are trying to make money off of any damn thing, you know. TC: (laughs) Yeah, yeah, that’s a lot of hits, isn’t it? OH: Yeah, I wasn’t even going to bring up what happened to you in 2003, because you really got railroaded on that one.1 TC: Well, I have no real proof on that, but my wife and I both agreed that I was healthy when I went in, and unhealthy when I came out, so that’s the only conclusion we could reach. Although the diet was good. I had a special friend, you know, that worked the garden, we had our own garden, so I was eating healthy. But it was just the atmosphere that I was around, that toxic waste dump that they built the prison on, I’m quite sure that had an effect. OH: Oh, yeah. And also, just being in there is so much stress, even if you weren’t in one of those nasty prisons where guards beat the shit out of people, it’s still very bad for your whole approach to life when you’re sitting there in a cage like that. TC: It can be. You know, I actually turned it into a religious retreat, because we were allowed to…well, if you kept your nose clean and you behaved yourself, you had a lot of freedoms. Because it was minimum security; “Camp Cupcake”, we called it. It’s a Bernie Madoff kind of prison. And I was treated like a celebrity, so I never had that kind of stress. But the stress on my family…my wife having to fend for herself in this world…and that [eventually] worked out really well. But having the federal government come after you for something as innocuous as water pipes, you know…that was a little much. George Bush, he paid the price. He’s in disgrace now, so the karma really came back on those guys. And [as far as] the cancer…I look on everything with a very optimistic eye. Because I’m a body builder by trade, you know, that was my intent all my life. As soon as I discovered weightlifting, all I wanted to do – my plan in life – was to work out, lay on the beach, and get high…smoke dope. And that’s really what I’m doing. OH: Well, that brings up another idea…the election couldn’t get much crazier. Have you thought of running for president? TC: (laughs) Well, first of all, I’m not American-born, so I couldn’t pass that test. What I did, I endorsed Bernie Sanders, but you know, my take on the election is that I lived through Nixon and Reagan. We survived Nixon and Reagan and George Bush, and so we can survive anything that comes along. But I really sincerely believe that Donald Trump and the Clintons made a deal, and Trump said, “Don’t worry, I’ll get you elected. Just watch me.” OH: Well, it’s pretty crazy out there, that’s for sure. So your name is synonymous with smoking, but because you’ve been very concerned about your health, I was wondering whether you use a vaporizer at all. TC: I use a bong. I kind of came up with my own bong made out of kombucha bottles. You know, there’s a kombucha that I really like, it’s a fermented drink that they sell in Whole Foods. And the bottle makes a perfect water pipe, because you can take it apart and clean it real easy. So my preferred method of ingesting my medicine is the Tommy Chong Not-A-Bong. I don’t call them “bongs”, because they’re more like art pieces. Just before I got busted, I had an art show with my bongs, and I called them art, and the Feds never touched me! (both laugh) OH: Man…you just can’t really get into their heads. They’re in some other world. All of us heads from the 60s kind of gave up on legalization back in the 70s after NORML screwed the pooch with that crazy shit that went on. So what can you say now that it’s finally starting to happen? TC: Well, you know, everything takes time. There’s a big shift in our whole way of living, and it started maybe 10 years ago when [smartphones] came into existence. Up until then, we were at the mercy of the press, and so-called experts that would tell us what to think and how to think. But now the [smartphone] has freed everybody, and so everybody gets better. No matter what you say, people will check you out on their phone. My take is that legalization [started coming about] because of that. So, because they found out that marijuana works well on little babies with epilepsy, Sanjay Gupta of CNN did a big report on that. And when they found out that marijuana does have medical uses, it debunked all the myths and all the lies that the establishment had spread around about marijuana. Marijuana: The New Bitcoin? And so the policies have to change, because everything is exposed. We see the corrupt prison system, we see the corrupt police system, we see the corruption in the government, from the top on down. You know, it’s built based on lies. However, the marijuana industry itself, because it was an underground industry, showed us the way we could exist on this planet. Because marijuana has become like currency. Anytime you grow a crop like marijuana, or wheat, or corn, or anything that people consume on a daily basis, you’re [getting] into a huge economic area. By making marijuana illegal, the agricultural people can’t grab hold of it like they did with corn and wheat. So those companies are scrambling around trying to get hold of it, but they can’t, because it’s a cottage industry, and it will always be a cottage industry. Because the minute the big companies try to make it their own, like they did with soybeans…like Monsanto, they put their own patent on seeds, and you can’t do that with marijuana. And it grows everywhere in the world. And it really is currency, if you think about it. Like when Mexicans sneak across the border, they’re more apt to carry a bag of pot then they are a fistful of money. Because the pot can be exchanged for money, anywhere in America. Anywhere in the world! You got a bag of pot, there’s someone who wants to buy it from you. So in a weird way, marijuana has [become] and is becoming the new currency of the world. OH: I know some people like Bitcoin, and some people like good seeds, right? TC: (laughs) Yeah! You can smoke it, you can eat it, you can wear it, it’s a perfect plant! OH: I’d love to talk to you all day about weed, but your PR people really want me to ask about your new emoji app. TC: Well, the emoji…there again, it’s like Bitcoin. It’s a way of selling my brand, with a very easy price on people. But it’s my brand, it’s my signature, it’s who I am. My emojis are spreading around the world very quickly, and people are picking up on them. OH: It’s very cool. TC: Yeah, they’re very cool. I think I’m the first to do weed-friendly emoji. OH: What about your Chong’s Choice strains? TC: How Chong’s Choice came about…we were approached by people who wanted to do strains. Like there’s a strain out in Colorado called the Chong Star, after Dancing With The Stars. But that’s only one strain. And what we did was we got a business partner who came in and put a distribution center for us: Chong’s Choice. All the top growers in the different states, they contact us and we make sure that they’re vetted, that what they grow is the best. And once we find the good growers, then we put our brand and packaging on it, and it hits all the dispensaries, and eventually it’ll be hitting the public, as the laws change. But right now, like the Marlboro Man, I’m gonna have the Chong’s Choice brand for pot. OH: And who better, right? TC: Who better?! OH: Yeah! And it’s 4:20, man. It’s 4:20 PM and I’m talking to you. It’s great. TC: Isn’t it great? Yeah! Something good always happens at 4:20 for me. OH: Well, I don’t want to keep you. I just want to say…thanks for being you. TC: (laughs) Oh, you’re welcome, my friend. Call me any time. OH: Thanks…and here’s my catchphrase: Nugs and hugs! TC: Ha, nugs and hugs, I love that. Take care. OH: Thank you! This was shared with us at /CBD by the owners of www.beyondchronic.com. We talked with them, and they were willing to let us put the article on here completely. They are a great site, and have good articles. This was the full interview. Read more about it here. http://beyondchronic.com/2016/06/tommy-chong-beyond-chronic-interview-part-one/
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IDEA: My vision for the perfect dispensary. Helps people in need, Accepts BTC and POT, created by the community.
Yesterday, Smokemon retweeted am idea tweet about opening a Medical Marijuana facility that helps people who have no money or insurance. This is something that I have been thinking about for a really long time. About a year now. I have this amazing idea that I can curate and follow through on creating the best dispensary this entire world has ever seen. A dispensary that... -Charges wholesale price on a daily basis. ($140 per ounce) -Grows only clean, organic, and perfectly flushed meds that smell and look great. -Makes Cannabis Oil using top of the line closed loop extraction tech. Butane solvent has been properly vacuum distilled to remove all "Mystery Oil" -Lab-tests every bit of medicine that is dispensed. Lab results are on every script. -Tries to go above and beyond normal to help members out in any way possible. Here are the ideas that I have so far. I have removed the name I wish to use because I don't want somebody to take it. For now, we can call it "CollectivePOT". Description: "CollectivePOT" is an idea for a super clean, SPARC(dispensary in S.F.) like collective. "CollectivePOT" is to be decorated using natural colors, inviting lighting, and drastic accents. Heavily focused on hemp, bamboo, exotic woods, glass, and metal as building materials, the goal is to design a very natural feeling space that is both calm and inviting. It will be unlike any other collective, club, or wanna-be dispensary in the area. "CollectivePOT" medicine will be reasonable. We aim to come in at around $140 for 1oz of truly premium, organic medicine. My math says that even at half price of what others are charging, there is enough profit to take care of overhead and still be able to offer help to people who need it. By utilizing industry specific software, we can track every detail of how our medicine is produced, we will be able to pinpoint the exact $ amount of fair reimbursement. Other clubs in the area ask for ridiculous reimbursements, close to street prices. This is just unacceptable! Medicine needs to be reasonable and easily accessible to the patients who truly need it. End of story. Our oil medicine is truly top notch as well. With months of research behind our techniques, we use a closed loop extraction process, ran with n-butane that has been further vacuum distilled for superior purity, followed by low heat purge, vacuum purge, and winterization. Our future hopes and plans in the oil department include getting our hands on the strain Charlotte's Web and working with the Stanley brothers to make CBD rich medicine for treatment of a wide variety of seizures. Realm Of Caring is their organization that provides medicine to an ever increasing number of epileptic children. To these parents and kids, CBD rich Cannabis oil has become the only medicine that truly "works" on these seizures. If you haven't seen any information on Charlotte's web, the Stanley brothers, or the kids who's lives this miraculous plant has touched. I HIGHLY suggest watching these videos... WEED is a documentary that aired on CNN. It was headed by CNN doctor Dr. Sanjay Gupta. This single documentary could be attributed to the biggest mind change on Medical Marijuana since "Reefer Madness" Josh Stanley - TED talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciQ4ErmhO7g Dr. Sanjay Gupta - WEED https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4GUkzTnFG0 Weed 2 was just released on 3/11 and while I have not watched it yet, I know that it just strengthens the movement behind change. Thank you +wizfarm for posting these videos. http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/health/2014/03/06/orig-weed-2-meet-vivian.cnn.htmlhttp://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/health/cannabis-landon-riddle/index.html Design Cues: Solid sheet of glass as a display for Cannabis (like Sprinkles Cupcakes) Apothecary wall (think Teavana’s tea wall) - Wall of cubbies for multiple Miron apothecary glass jars to store the Cannabis in. The cubbys for the apothecary jars have lights in them so that the jars glow purple. The light will also charge the herb (according to info about violet glass). Solid bamboo dab bar. Slick Slab stations. High quality pieces that anyone can use such as roor tech, beer glass, hitman glass etc. Alcohol wipes at the dab station to sterilize the equipment.
-RecoMed - Our Budtender would recommend strains based on the patients condition. The patient would be sent with a very simple review card to fill out with room for comments so that recommendations can be better tailored to exactly what the patients need. -Rewards - Points based, compassionate rewards for frequent patients. Compassion Card? Heavy card like other exclusive credit cards. -Delivery - If you can't come to us, we will come to you. Service to the entire Portland Metro area, not just select places. Delivery cars will be hybrids or full EV's, mopeds, and bikes depending on central location and radius of the delivery. -CannaTrack - Delivery tracker. Order Placed, Preparing Order, Quality Check, Out For Delivery. (Think Dominos Pizza Tracker) -App - Aggregates all of our services in a simple to use app that is super secure. Each patient will have a unique sign in. From there, they will be able to access a virtual RecoMed Budtender, they will be able to order medicine, and they will be able to track that medicines delivery with CannaTrack.
Items to carry: Strains: Harlequin (High CBD) Charlotte’s Web (High CBD) Hoping to get ahold of this one. Ken's Grand Daddy Purple Rick Simpson Oil Cheeba Chews
All medicine will be dispensed in Miron Violet glass jars. Violet glass has been shown to block the damaging spectrum of light while allowing the spectrums through that enhance and protect. Miron Glass - "Miron Violet glass blocks the complete spectrum of visible light with the exception of the violet part. At the same time it allows a certain part to be permeable for radiation in the spectral range of UV-A, and infra red light. This unique combination offers optimal protection against the ageing processes that are released by visible light, thus lengthening durability and potency of products." With ~$20k in startup funds, "CollectivePOT" could start out as the grow op. The revenue from medicine sales will be put right back into expanding "CollectivePOT" until the actual Collective building could be opened. With ~$150k in startup funds, "CollectivePOT" could hit the ground running and have the Collective opened in approximately 6 months. This has been a dream of mine for a little over a year. With the landscape of the Cannabis industry the way it is. Now is the best time to get into the industry. I should say that I don't want to accept ANY donations right now. If you want to donate something, please donate your thoughts and ideas on this project in the form of dialogue in this thread :) We will be taking every single thing this community says into deep consideration. PLEASE! Don't hesitate to speak. THANKS POTCOIN COMMUNITY! I truly believe in this industry and I truly believe in Bitcoin, Potcoin, and Crypto in general!!!!! This is our future. Zander
New to reddit and New to Bitcoins. Have a couple of questions.
Hey guys so I just watched this cnn documentary on bitcoins with the guy from "super-size" me hosting the show. It got me really interested in this whole new way of paying for things/made me feel like I should give it a try. Anyways I have a couple of questions for you experts!
If I buy a small amount of bitcoins, is there a chance someone will steal them?
Where should I buy my bitcoins from? I only want to play around with them and see how it works/get some experience to start off. I just got $20 in the mail for my birthday and I want to use that for the coins. Do people take cash for bitcoins? If so were, and would they do it even though its such a small amount?
Is bitcoin's price something that changes a lot? like if I was to get $20 today is it possible it would only be worth $10 towmorrow?
Are wallets insured like banks? If someone steals my coins will the wallet company take the heat or will i?
Thanks guys, I'm very new to all of this but it seems fascinating. Any advice would really help me out.
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