self-ownership asked: If any sort of war violence in the Middle East is blamed on Bitcoin I'll fucking lose my shit.
I’m assuming you are talking about Senator Kirk’s dumbass comment? Or did I miss something?
I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if some terrorists own bitcoins. Just like some bankers own bitcoins as well as some McDonald’s workers and some politicians and some corporations.
It’s really silly yet really effective when politicians vilify an object or process by pointing out that evil people use that object. Just goes to show you how stupid people are to believe and fear that object because of the connection.
It’s like saying Range Rovers are evil because terrorist financiers drive them.
-Sen. Tom Coburn, speaking about a new report sponsored by his office that found that a Homeland Security grant program to small cities was used to buy expensive and unnecessary gadgets in the name of fighting terrorism. Columbus, Ohio bought a $98,000 underwater robot to patrol local rivers and Peoria, Ariz. spent $90,000 on security cameras and car bomb barriers for a baseball spring training field. Read more at the Los Angelels Times. (via govtoversight)
I was going to say that this is some of the most stupidly spent money I’ve seen from the government, but then I remembered how much of an exaggeration that would be considering how stupidly they spend 90% of their money.
Isn’t all money spent by government spent stupidly? No need to redundantly add the “stupid” part.