With Bitcoin or any cryptocurrency for that matter, our thinking about the independence of our economy has established root. However, as the use and understanding of Bitcoin increases in the mindshare of people each passing day, so too does the interest of those that stand to lose by it being used. Continue reading “Bitcoins and Democracy”
Just reading an article where some bright young thing has designed a small shelter that they are proposing to be used to house billions. Continue reading “Shelter where it is needed.”
The American’s have the watches, the Taliban have the time, so went a saying familiar around the halls of government in Afghanistan.
Trying to understand the motivation of the war being fought by the Taliban has seemingly bewildered all who take a position on the matter. But the answer is simple. The Taliban are not pursuing world domination, they simply want to return to control of Afghanistan as a religious state. Continue reading “The End of War in Afghanistan”
I have some small amount of bitcoins. They are not doing so well after rocketing up to almost twice their value in a month and now back around or under the value of their purchase. The decline of course has bought out the pundits of every description claiming this is the bubble that they had predicted. Continue reading “The Angst of Crypto”
One of the things I have noted over the years from working in the field is the limited involvement by implementing parties of a local public consensus on what ever it is they are proposing to do. Continue reading “Who Knows Best”
Over the last two decades, as many will know, I have been engaged in working out the ways to get some hundreds of millions of dollars in funds distributed out to some fairly remote and difficult parts of the world such as flood affected Pakistan above, or conflict rife Kosovo or Afghanistan and more recently across thousands of miles of ocean in Micronesia. I have just been made aware of how this might change enormously for the better in the future.
It is somewhat ironical that in this day and age, our government is still run by a religious minority who argue that the only ordained relationship to be permitted is that between a man and a woman.
It begs the question what right do people have in deciding how others should live. Religion in itself is a process of control and while people may not agree with homosexuality, it well outside their responsibility to dictate terms to anyone who may favor that lifestyle . Continue reading “The reason to vote Yes”