Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are surging in value, at least for the moment. That is also causing a surge in attention.
Governments are wary of cryptocurrencies for the same reasons that libertarians love them. As Wikipedia puts it:
In centralized banking and economic systems such as the Federal Reserve System, corporate boards or governments control the supply of currency by printing units of fiat money or demanding additions to digital banking ledgers.
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Ralph Nader at the Nader Page (blog.nader.org):
All over America, school children are completing another academic year before their summer vacation. This invites the questions, what did they learn and what did they do with what they learned?
I’m not talking about their test scores, nor the latest fads in rebranding education, like the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) curriculum that de-emphasizes the first two thirds of the old mantra – reading, writing and arithmetic.… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
Reverend Seth Kaper-Dale was nominated by the New Jersey Green Party to be its gubernatorial nominee on October 31, 2016, an entire year before the November 7, 2017 election. He was included in the NAACP/New Jersey Institute for Social Justice gubernatorial forum held May 1. See this story.… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
At local Massachusetts elections earlier this week, two members of the Green Party won office. Damon Jesperson was re-elected for Newbury Select Board, and Charlene DiCalogero was elected to the Berlin Library Board.… Read more ...
Ralph Nader at the Nader Page:
The USA is still bogged down in Afghanistan (the 16 year-old occupation is the longest in American history) and in Iraq (since the unconstitutional, illegal invasion of the country 14 years ago).
With about 30,000 poorly equipped fighters, the Taliban has held down a US equipped and trained Afghan army eight times larger in soldiers, plus the US forces – fluctuating from 100,000 at its peak to 8,500 now, plus contractors – with advanced air, sea and land weaponry that is second to none.… Read more ...
Frank Cetera will declare his candidacy for Councilor At-Large on Monday, May 8 at 12:15 PM on the front steps of Syracuse City Hall.
Cetera will outline his plan for A SYRACUSE THAT WORKS – jobs for its people and a city government that gets things done.
For Immediate Release
May 6, 2017
For more information:
Frank Cetera; 315-308-1372, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.votecetera.org
WHAT: Announcement, Cetera for Councilor At-Large
DATE: Monday, May 8, 2017
TIME: 12:15 PM
WHERE: Syracuse City Hall, Front Steps
“The goal of city government must be to end poverty and create opportunities for all families to have a dignified life – with living wage jobs, fully funded schools and a responsive city government.”
Frank Cetera is 44 years old and lives with his wife Ursula Rozum on Otisco St in the Near Westside neighborhood of Syracuse.… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
At least nine constitutional ballot access cases are pending in various U.S. Courts of Appeals around the nation. Here is a brief status summary:
1. The Eleventh Circuit has all the briefs in Hall v Merrill, 16-16766. The issue is whether Alabama can require a petition of 3% of the last gubernatorial vote in special elections for U.S.… Read more ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dear Representatives Joe Courtney, Elizabeth Esty, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes and John Larson:
There are 109 colleagues of yours who are co-sponsors of HR 676, Congressman John Conyers’ single payer bill in the House that provides full Medicare for all with free choice of doctor and hospital.
Yet not one of you — members of the Connecticut Congressional delegation — has co-sponsored HR 676.… Read more ...
Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:
The large marches, in Washington, DC and around the country, calling attention to importance of science and focusing on the calamitous impacts of climate change had impressive turnouts. But the protests would have been more productive if they concentrated more – in their slogans and signs – on 535 politicians to whom we have given immense power to influence policies relating to those issues, for ill or for good.… Read more ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States will hold its 2017 Annual National Meeting in Newark, New Jersey, from Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16.
Greens will convene at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. The 2017 meeting will feature Green Party panels, workshops, meetings of the Green National Committee, and other events.… Read more ...
Peter Gemma at The American Thinker:
Dr. Billy Graham has observed that, “bad politicians are elected by good people who don’t vote.”
In Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District special election last week, 57 percent of registered voters stayed home. The race repeatedly made national news because it was possible that a Democrat could be elected to that seat for the first time since 1979.… Read more ...