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Bitcoin Firms Will Get Regulatory Framework in 2014 - MStant1
As a compliance consultant it will be interesting to see how this develops. [link=(http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/01/28/bitcoin-firms-will-get-regulatory-framework-in-2014-nys-lawsky-says/)]LINK[/link] Some highlights from Ben Lawsky's opening statements: [quote]“On behalf of the N...


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China's "Google" Now Accepting Bitcoin - MStant1
Thought some of you might find this interesting since this often is the Bitcoin board. :lol: [link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chinas-google-now-accepting-bitcoin-182100345.html)]LINK[/link]...


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Bitcoin: Money of the Future or Old-Fashioned Bubble? - MStant1
Interesting article about Bitcoins from a Austrian Libertarian perspective on Mises Daily. I selected some of the more key arguments, but I left out a lot as well. I believe this perfectly sums up why I can't jump on the bitcoin bandwagon that so many of my libertarian brethren are jumping on. ...


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Why do Libertarians Like Bitcoin? - MStant1
I understand the appeal is primarily the unregulated factor, but doesn't it being a fiat currency essentially run against most Libertarian ideals?...


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JP Morgan C&D Order - MStant1
Another bank in trouble. Regulators are having a field day lately. [link=(http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/11/us-jpmorgan-compliance-idUSBRE90A0DN20130111)]Reuters[/link] [quote]A U.S. regulatory probe of JP Morgan Chase & Co is expected to result in an order that the bank correct lapses...


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Did you know the "Bush tax cuts" are responsible for the debt? - MStant1
[link=(http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/senate-passes--fiscal-cliff--deal--house-up-next-082813845.html)]fiscal cliff deal[/link] Wonderful journalism here: [quote]And the overall package will deepen the deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars by extending the overwhelming majority of the...


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Accidentally started a double thread in poli board - MStant1
The Chris Christie thread. Please delete one....


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On a Train With Chris Christie - MStant1
So I had to take a train to Delaware this morning and Chris Christie plops down in a seat only a couple rows from mine. CSB I know. The train also goes to DC which I guess is where he is going. Don't like the guy, but being the political nerd that I am it's like a celebrity spotting :nana:...


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Cocoa Futures - MStant1
Anybody on here long on cocoa futures? Been considering doing this and possibly shorting cocoa processors such as Archer Daniels Midland. Wanted to see if any of the money board wizards had an opinion on this....


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ESPN SEC Power Rankings - MStant1
[link=(http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/55474/sec-power-rankings-week-12-3)]LINK[/link] How the hell do they rank the Aggies above us when we beat them in their house?? Germans? Don't care. 1. BAMA 2. Georgia 3. Florida 4. A&M 5. LSU 6. South Carolina 7. Vandy 8. Moo State 9. Ole ...


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I wrote in Les Miles - MStant1
Wrote in Les Miles for a judge position. Didn't like my options. Csb....


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Should Jamie Dimon Resign? - MStant1
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/jamie-dimon-resign-over-jpm-big-loss-simon-142308640.html;_ylt=Avc1zMhPYuofSnCX1dCO5d.iuYdG;_ylu=X3oDMTQzZ2dja2drBG1pdANGaW5hbmNlIEZQIEp1bWJvdHJvbiBMaXRlBHBrZwNlOGU2NzUxNi03ZTg0LTM5OGUtOGExNC0wZTM5ZTRjNTFlYzkEcG9zAzEEc2VjA2p1bWJvdHJvbgR2ZXIDMzQ5Nzg2...


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HSBC: Lapse in AML Program - MStant1
[link=(http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/03/us-hsbcusa-probes-idUSBRE8420FX20120503)]LINK[/link] Hope none of you poor saps work for HSBC. Based on this report I will be a very busy man on the remediation that is sure to follow. I may never see the sun again. :wah: Job security I guess...


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How Worried Are you about FATCA? - MStant1
There has been a lot of "talk" for the past few months in my firm about FATCA and then I read this article today on the same subject: [link=(http://blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2012/05/01/fatca-creating-a-compliance-gold-rush/)]FATCA Creating A Compliance Gold Rush[/link] What are you ban...


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Germans - Delete - MStant1
[link=(http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/arizona-bill-could-criminalize-internet-trolling-184547052.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]Arizona House Bill 2549 has already passed both of the state's legislative bodies and is currently sitting on the desk of Governor Jan Brewer. While there's a lot i...


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Mailed in my Absentee Ballot Today - MStant1
For the NY Republican Primary. First time I've ever done absentee. Not nearly as fun as going down to the booth. ...


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All Things Metal - MStant1
I've always been a fan of heavy metal with it's aggression, intensity and technical musicianship. I grew up listening to Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath (the god-fathers) and other classic rock gods and always loved and appreciated how ahead of their time both bands were. Somewhere around high sc...


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Kony 2012: Why I’m Opposed To The Campaign - MStant1
[link=(http://www.sabotagetimes.com/life/kony-2012-why-im-opposed-to-the-campaign/)]LINK[/link] My Facebook and Twitter account has exploded over the last two days with all this KONY business. I guess everyone has to jump on the "look how humanitarian I am" trend. Quotes from the article: ...


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Wall Street Whiners (Andrew Schiff) - MStant1
Got to love some of the twist and turns that "journalists" took yesterday when reporting the reactions of those on Wall Street after the news of smaller bonuses broke. Here is one article that obviously tries to portray each one of those on Wall Street as whiny little girls who are complaining a...


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Religion Board: Could Jesus Have Sinned? (Paging Catholictigerfan) - MStant1
The question isn't whether Jesus sinned, but could he have. Did Jesus have the ability to sin and could he have denied the cross? I have my opinions on the matter, but I'd like to get the discussion rolling first. ...


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Cost of Nickels and Pennies - MStant1
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-wants-cheaper-pennies-nickels-101600840.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]The U.S. Mint is facing a problem -- especially during these penny-pinching times. It turns out it costs more to make pennies and nickels than the coins are worth. And because of that, t...


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The real story of primary season to date - MStant1
[link=(http://carldbradley.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/deception-despair-and-delegates-the-real-story-of-primary-season-to-date/)]LINK[/link] This link might help clear up what Josh has been talking about the past couple of days regarding delegates and how Paul might be secretly doing quite well. ...


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Ron Paul's Performance to Date - MStant1
[link=(http://www.ronpaul2012.com/2012/02/06/ron-pauls-performance-to-date-the-importance-of-voting/)]LINK[/link] Apparently Ron Paul supporters in Nevada just dropped the ball and didn't show up. [quote]Ron Paul has been on fire throughout this campaign, doubling and tripling his numbers fr...


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Sticky Request - MStant1
Can the lowly poliboard memebers get a sticky on the thread titled: "Poli Board Awards Nominations" It is important to us nerds. Thanks! :cheers:...


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Nevada May be Disappointing for Paulites - MStant1
[link=(http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/208489-romney-holds-big-lead-in-nevada)]LINK[/link] I'm bracing myself for a disappointing weekend. :wah: I hope I'm pleasantly surprised, but I'm half expecting another sad finish. Can a fellow Paulite talk me off the ledge?...


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Does Your Job Conflict With Your Political Principles? - MStant1
What do you do for a living Poli-board? Does your job or career ever conflict with any of your political or Moral principles? How do you justify it to yourself? :cheers:...


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Campaign Donor Reporting - MStant1
Does anyone know exactly how this works? I searched my name in the FEC and it only has me listed for one of my donations and I know I donated much more than listed. Just curious. :cheers:...


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Ron Paul and the Israel Question - MStant1
[link=(http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/high-tide-and-turn/2012/jan/29/ron-paul-and-israel-question/)]LINK[/link] [quote]One of the strongest charges against the congressman is that he advocates cutting foreign aid to Israel. That fact alone makes many unwilling to consider sup...


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Sh*t Ron Paul Supporters Say - MStant1
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0RU1Hi-XdQ)]LINK[/link] Literally have said or done 95% of these! :rotflmao: ...


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WSJ: Ron Paul, the Fed and the Need for a Stable Dollar - MStant1
[link=(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203718504577182943428373110.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]Dollar weakness doesn't work at all for economic well-being. The corollary to the Fed's policy of manipulating interest rates downward at the expense of savers is declining median incomes. It...


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