But Dr. Paul, you can put it in your pocket. In fact, my bitcoins are easily accessible nearly everywhere I go through my iPhone.
Actually, you can’t.
Bitcoins exist in a digital realm. Even if you store them on your phone and that phone is in your pocket, someone can still access them and take them from you without you ever knowing. Or you can break your phone and lose the btc forever.
Hard money is much, much harder to lose or eliminate.
That’s one of the drawbacks of bitcoin. While the actual coding and security features built into BTC are nearly air-tight, it’s the third parties who are very vulnerable.
- Ron Paul
First of all, we generally like Dr. Paul around here, especially on fiscal matters. However, his tweet today regarding murdered Navy Seal Chris Kyle was completely wrong-headed, insensitive, and foolish. It’s as if Paul doesn’t understand the difference between combat and murder.
Sorry “Poor Richard’s News,” you have no idea what you are talking about.
Chris Kyle created a brand around long-distance murder and created a business—a best-selling book and a weapons instructor gig—around the fact he was an enthusiastic killer for the war machine. That is the “lives by the sword” part of Ron Paul’s remarks.
It is worth remember that Kyle chose to become a public figure with the publication of his autobiography where he brags about killing 160 people. That Kyle leaves behind a family is a tragedy and no one is gloating about it., not the least Ron Paul. The truth is that Kyle—enthusiastic killer for Empire—is also a victim of that same injustice. He is a casualty of our wars, a victim of this country’s unquenchable bloodlust, downed by another veteran whose mind is ruined by these ceaseless conflicts.
The only “shame” in this is that as Americans we happily consume such warporn. The only “shame” is that a market that exists for books the glorifying the violence of our military personnel. What is next? A tell-all book about the Haditha Massacre?
Ron Paul stated the obvious here: a man who glorified his own violence met his end just as violently.
This response was spot-on perfection.
How many idiots justified murder this week?
How many of you idiots tried to justify the killing of 150+ people today by regurgitating the following brainwashed statements of state-propaganda:
“He was a solider“
“He was just doing his job”
“He was just following orders”
“He was a hero”
“He saved his friends”
“He killed terrorists”
“He killed bad guys”
All of you are brainwashed fools. Murder is murder. Chris Kyle was so proud of murdering for the state that he wrote a book about it and proudly considered himself the “America’s Deadliest Sniper”.
He took young men who were mentally damaged by a bullshit war to a place that could conjure up ill feelings and even dangerous ones. PTSD is no joke. These men suffer due to over-immersion in violence.
What Chris Kyle championed is what these men suffered from; violence.
Like Ron Paul said, “live by the sword, die by the sword.”