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[Spoilers S7] Here's what we know about the state of Earth before the bombs
Here's a compiled list of what Earth was like pre-apocalypse using details from the show. Jason Rothenberg has said if the prequel gets greenlit, he wants to implement a lot of flashbacks LOST style. These flashbacks may include references to the following:
In Monty's video message he said: "After sucking the Earth dry of oil, they [Eligius III] went looking for another planet to tap." [Episode 5x13]
This is presumably why Eligius I (unmanned), II (manned), and IV (prison labor) were sent to asteroids to mine for hythylodium, an incredibly efficient energy source. Hythylodium was used to power the Eligius III and IV missions. [Episode 5x03]
Other energy alternatives are used, such as solar energy (the field of solar panels Jaha and Murphy see in 2x14). And in 6x04, Ryker tells Raven the propellant they use for the motorcycles is "ethanol distilled from Earth corn."
During Josephine's flashback in Boston 2043, a man walks into a diner holding a mask, brushing dust off his shoulders. Josephine's friend also says "It's really dusty outside." You can see multiple people in the diner wearing masks around their neck. [Episode 6x07]
During Josephine's flashback, the guy that commits suicide mentions that she posted about going to a water-rationing protest. [Episode 6x07]
Gabriel says his mother's water was cut off in Colombia so the rich could water their lawns. [Episode 7x10]
On Callie's TV, a headline says "Yosemite National Park Burns". [Screenshot] Another headline says: "Deadly Heat Wave". [Screenshot] You can also hear the newscaster mention "above 110 degrees." [Episode 7x08]
On Callie's TV, a headline says "Russian Ankovirus Spreads". [Screenshot] The newscaster mentions the US has declared a public health alert. [Episode 7x08]
Becca says ALIE intends to kill 6.5 billion people to solve overpopulation. She's not trying to kill 100% of the population, so 6.5 billion is not the total population count. [Episode 3x16]
On Callie's TV, a headline says "World's 11 Billionth Child Born". [Screenshot][Episode 7x08]
This is abundant when we look at the technologies developed by just Becca and Eligius, such as large space ships, cryopods, sonic drills, brain chips, ALIE, nightblood, etc.
We also see hologram technology. In 2x16, Jaha first meets ALIE in hologram form. In 7x08, it's used as a telecommunication device when Callie speaks to her father and brother.
On Callie's TV, we see a headline "first human brain transplant successfully performed in Bangalore". [Screenshot] Another headline says "Dubai's Alpha Centauri Group debuts first orbital hotel". [Screenshot][Episode 7x08]
Becca Franko, The Tech Celebrity
She was born in 2025 and went to Harvard when she was 10 years old (2035). [Episode 7x08]
In 2043, she started making tech for Eligius at 18 years old. [Episode 6x01]
She owned her own company. We don't know the name of it but we do know it's corporate logo is an infinity sign and its motto is "Seek Higher Things". [Episode 3x07]
People idolized her. The newscaster on Callie's TV said she had "legions of devotees". In 6x07, Josephine had a magazine with Becca featured on the cover. In 7x08, Reese said "Don't mind my sister. She once dressed as you for Halloween."
She owned her own television network. The channel that Callie was watching on her TV has the infinity sign as its network logo. [Screenshot] The newscaster said "The reclusive billionaire and owner of this network made her last public appearance". [Episode 7x08]
On Callie's TV, a headline says "Stock Market Headed For A ..." and it's cut off. [Screenshot] There's most likely a recession going on and stock markets are crashing. You can also see bitcoin (BTC) is worth 4563.44 (half of what it is today). [Screenshot] Also, on top of the pandemic, huge advancements in AI and technology are most likely disrupting businesses and employment as well. [Episode 7x08]
On Callie's TV, we see a headline "Wyoming joins 32 other states in legalizing the recreational use of psilocybin mushrooms". Shrooms. [Screenshot][Episode 7x08]
Battles in U.S. Cities
The Battle of San Francisco was an armed conflict that Shaw recalls watching on TV as a child. During Diyoza's time in the military, she was one of the soldiers helping the evacuation of thousands of refugees. [Episode 5x07]
Resistance Groups & Terrorism
The United Liberation Army (ULA), was a terrorist group dedicated to fighting against the corrupt government that Diyoza became a part of after the military. The ULA was involved in many terror attacks, including an attack on the 4th of July, 2041 (which they took credit for) that killed 80 civilians in a plane bombing, and a suspected metro suicide bombing in Washington D.C., killing 19 civilians in 2042. [Screenshot][Episode 5x04]
Asteroid Mining Penal Colony
The Asteroid Mining Penal Colony was an off-world penitentiary on the asteroid Proxima 6 that used prison labor to mine for hythylodium. After her arrest in 2043 [Episode 6x07], Diyoza was transported to the colony on Eligius IV.
In 2047, she and the other prisoners learned they were to be abandoned on the asteroid due to getting sick from the hythylodium so they took over the ship, damaging one of it's engines and making the ship significantly slower. It would take 109 years to fly back to Earth. Had the engine not been damaged, it's possible Diyoza and the prisoners could've made it back to Earth before the bombs. [Episode 5x03]
This damaged engine can also explain why it took Eligius IV 75 years to travel to Sanctum, while Eligius III presumably got there in shorter time. [Episode 5x13]
Corrupt U.S. Government
Diyoza says to Clarke "When the fascist government tried to take my home, I wanted blood too." [Episode 5x03]
When Reese mentions Callie dropping out of MIT, she says "Refusing to take part in fascistic regimes is my thing." [Episode 7x08]
On Callie's TV, the newscaster says "... when riot police, on orders from the Wallace Administration, moved in to clear the extreme environmental group known as The Tree Crew." [Episode 7x08]
Callie: "Extreme? What a joke. We were there peacefully. They're the extreme ones."
Lucy: "Don't they know they're defending a system that hurts people like them?"
Callie: People want to believe their leaders are telling the truth, which is why we need to get back there and continue exposing their lies.
The US president at the time of the bombs was a Wallace. In Season 2, Dante says "I love you Cage, and there's been a Wallace in this office since the bombs but if I find out that you're lying there won't be one after me". So most likely the Wallace administration and their family were corrupt. They easily decided to do away with democracy in order to have complete control in Mount Weather. [Episode 2x06]
Russell says to Diyoza in 6x03 "Your face is in our history books next to Hitler and Bin Laden". Eligius took part in federal prison labor, so most likely they had close ties with the government. Fascist governments like to vilify their opponents through propaganda. Even though Diyoza was indeed causing violence, she was probably also used as a scapegoat by the government since she was against them. Even Gabriel said in 7x04, "She was a freedom fighter, not a terrorist".
On Callie's TV, the newscaster says "The 11 billionth baby was born in the Wayne County Internment Camp". Internment camps/concentration camps are "camps where persons are confined, usually without hearings and typically under harsh conditions, often as a result of their membership in a group which the government has identified as dangerous or undesirable." [Source]
On Callie's TV, a headline says "Congress's negotiations on economic relief funds at an impasse amidst violent riots ..." [Screenshot]
Cult Mentality & Conspiracy Theories
In 7x10, Gabriel says to Bill Cadogan "Earth was pretty terrible. But it's good for the cult business, am I right?"
According to this article, Bill grew up in poverty. And Jaha mentioned in 4x03 that Bill's father beat him frequently. Bill, a millennial, says in 7x10 that his first job was flipping burgers, dreaming of the day he'd escape. "There must be more to life than politics, the dying ecosystem, the memes." In times of economic hardship and social upheaval, it's easy for people to latch onto certain beliefs.
Callie says Bill's a vulture capitalist who "traded his precious credibility to become a prophet of doom". She also called him a cultural artifact thief. He found and stole the Anomaly stone from Machu Picchu and in 2042, he started studying it. [Episode 7x08]
It's unknown when Bill founded the Second Dawn, but we know a news article was written about them in 2042, saying that only those with lots of money could "unlock the twelve seals" since it required payments of over $10 million to the cult. [Episode 4x03]
That's what I got. If you spotted anything else from the show, feel free to share! :) Edit: Thanks everyone for the kind words and the awards! Also, thanks to clwrutgers for asking me to make this list.
[BTC&Alts: Short and Medium Term] Based on History and Recession-Driven Institutional Adoption
Bitcoin Taking a Break
We have had a large surge from $8k to almost $14k, followed by a 30% retrace - the largest we have had during this bull market and the first in the retracement range we saw during the 2015-2017 run. Keep in mind that Bitcoins run since April 1st has been massive, with 300% gains in 3 months. This is an unusual high return for the beginning of a bull run. We usually see growth of this magnitude at the parabolic stage during the end phase. Based on these two factors, I think we will have no more upside action for some time. I don't see us going far below $8k either because we haven't seen corrections of that size during the last run either. Consequently, I believe it's finally time for Bitcoin to get some rest and sideways movement, which I see absolutely necessary after the recent run.
If this turns out to be the case, it will be highly interesting to see what impact that would have on the altmarket. Historically, Bitcoin going sideways in a bull market resulted in alt seasons. Considering that Bitcoin dominance sits above 62%, a level Bitcoin could not sustain for more than a week since the surge of altcoins in May 2017, altcoins are quite low compared to Bitcoin. Alts could easily surge massively, if some capital flows back into these markets. Those who still have a significant part of their portfolio in alts are, aside from day-traders, are mostly HODLers holding on to their bags from late 2017 or early 2018. But many people have shorted their alt positions to ride the Bitcoin run. Expectations for Bitcoin are high while currently nobody is expecting high returns from their alts in the near future. If Bitcoin fails to meet these high expectations and shows no growth for as short as a period of only two months, many people would lose their euphoria and get flashbacks to the very recent bear market of 2018, which is still in everybody's mind. People will try to realize profits, either by cashing out to fiat or to alts. It doesn't need many doing the latter to cause massive alt surges. In a market where Bitcoin is stagnant but massive returns are seen on the alt-side, an alt-season would be a self-fulfilling prophecy. This would be further supported by our low expectations for alts where even 10% gains trigger dopamine rushes. If this is truly about to unfold, it would be the first real alt season since the beginning of 2018 and beshadow the previous surges which would be better refered to as "corrections". But please let me also outline an alternative model where we won't see an alt season any time soon even if Bitcoin goes sideways...
The Global Recession has Begun
What many people are not aware of yet, we are already knee-deep into a recession caused by global trade slowing down. Trump's "America first" policy, manifesting in a trade war with China and Europe (import restrictions, blacklisted companies, tariffs and other sanctions) has destroyed global trade infrastructure. German car manufacturers are already cutting jobs. Additionally, Brexit is triggering migration of banks, insurers, asset managers and other companies from Europe's center of finance, London, to the continent, shaking up the markets. Tensions between the US, China, the EU and Russia are growing. In the EU parliament election, it became apparent that the right and green parties are emerging, pushing out the industry-lobbied center parties. Right parties try to isolate their nations from global markets by leaving the EU and its trade zone and replacing the EURO with a national currency. Green parties are heavily pushing for sustainability - a necessary yet very costly step.
Bitcoin in a Recession
The current surge has been driven to major parts by institutional interest. Institutions have had their eyes on it since 2017 but were waiting for the bubble to burst to chop up cheaply. An emerging asset class having an accumulated market cap of $100B at the bottom of the bear market was a wet dream coming true for these financial giants who are used operating in highly liquid, traditional and well adopted markets where market caps are usually denoted in trillions. And that at a time where real estate and stocks are highly oversold and the bubble about to burst. While in these markets performance is measured in base points (0.01%), Bitcoin has historically delivered on the promise of gains in the multiple thousands of percentages within a time frames as short as 3 years. Looking for safe markets to park their investments for the recession, Bitcoin - although highly speculative - is still an attractive opportunity. Putting 1-5% of a portfolio into Bitcoin "just in case", is becoming increasingly trendy among professional investors. Now this certainly explains why we have been going up so fast since April 1st - where Bitcoin's downward trend has been broken, signalling institutions to FOMO onto the train as quickly as possible.
Institutions and Alts
So what about alts? In this scenario, there is a strong divide between Bitcoin and alts. Institutions care little about the tech. Those making the investing decisions do not have any technical skills but rely on the estimate of professionals. These professionals point out that Bitcoin is the most liquid, safest and well-proven crypto asset while other projects are still in the development phase, many likely to fail, some sketchy and intransparent, some vaporware, almost all centralized - at least by a developing team. That Bitcoin has fees in the dollar range matters little when you are transfering in the multiple millions. The slowness of even waiting a day for settlement is a joke for those seeking a longterm store of value, those used to transfer physical assets, those day-trading and those trading in certificates of ownership. Having a long history, a recognizable brand, high liquidity and the first mover advantage, Bitcoin turns out to be the preferable crypto bag for institutions. Alts are too premature and not yet on the menu. They might be bought by highly speculative risk-seeking investors. But Bitcoin is already providing more than necessary volatility for almost anyone, including those being used to trading medium- to small-cap tech-stocks. Ignoring the tech, it makes sense to buy alts low and sell them high to the masses. But these masses are still far away from jumping onto Bitcoin. Alts will surely appreciate from this bull cycle, but likely at its later stage - just like during the last bull market.
The Statue of Liberty, Mystery Babylon, Freemasonry and The New Roman Empire / Fourth Reich
The Mother of Exiles and the Destruction of Babylon
I've always thought Mystery Babylon in Revelations was America. Lots of signs point to that. Inanna/Ishtar was known as the Whore of Babylon and Mother of Prostitutes because she supposedly started the practice of sacred prostitution. Inanna was the goddess of love, beauty, sex, desire, fertility, war, combat, justice, and political power. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_prostitution
Sacred prostitution, temple prostitution, cult prostitution, and religious prostitution are general terms for a sexual rite consisting of sexual intercourse or other sexual activity performed in the context of religious worship, perhaps as a form of fertility rite or divine marriage (hieros gamos). Some scholars prefer the term sacred sex to sacred prostitution in cases where payment for services was not involved.
But some scholars believe that this practice never existed and has been misunderstood.
The practice of sacred prostitution has not been substantiated in any Ancient Near Eastern cultures, despite many popular descriptions of the habit. Through the twentieth century, scholars generally believed that a form of sacred marriage rite or hieros gamos was staged between the king of a Sumerian city-state and the High Priestess of Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare, but no certain evidence has survived to prove that sexual intercourse was included. Along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers there was a temple of Eanna, meaning house of heaven dedicated to Inanna in the Eanna District of Uruk.This will be relevant in my next post about the source of Yahweh's narcissism but for now, I'm just using this to illustrate part of the reason I think America is Babylon.
The Sumerians worshipped Inanna as the goddess of both warfare and sexuality. Unlike other gods, whose roles were static and whose domains were limited, the stories of Inanna describe her as moving from conquest to conquest. She was portrayed as young and impetuous, constantly striving for more power than she had been allotted.
An asteroid will pass directly in front of Regulus, one of the brightest stars in our night sky, next Wednesday — briefly blacking out the star in what astronomers are calling a “once in a lifetime” event. Better yet, New York City falls directly within the viewing path which is literally paper-thin on the earths scale. The event is so small, and so brief, that it will only be visible over a sliver of area. And this area happens to encompass millions of people in New York City, Northeast NJ and Long Island.
On Thursday, March 20 2014, Regulus will participate in a rare celestial event when an asteroid passes directly in front of the star, as seen from Earth. The asteroid in question is 163 Erigone. Asteroid 163 Erigone is about 45 miles (72 km) wide, but its "shadow" slanting to Earth's surface will be 67 miles (108 km) wide. Erigone's shadow will move on a southeast-to-northwest trajectory and will extend from New York City as well as western and central Long Island to Oswego in New York State, and then continues northwest, the length of Ontario to the Hudson Bay shore of Manitoba. Those who are within the shadow path and watching at just the right moment with just their eyes will see an amazing sight: Regulus will seem to abruptly disappear as if a switch had been thrown, blotted out by the tiny invisible asteroid. Regulus will remain invisible for up to 14 seconds (for those situated along the center of the path); an incredible, albeit very brief occurrence.
This "once in a lifetime event" eclipsing right over New York. Where the Statue of Liberty is. Revelations 17
There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. 5 The name written on her forehead was a mystery: 15 Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages. 16 The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. 18 The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”
America's colors are red, white and blue. Red+Blue = Purple. Purple apparently represents royalty as well as vanity. Scarlet represents the blood of Christ and martyrs.
The color purple is also associated with royalty in Christianity, being one of the three traditional offices of Jesus Christ, i. e. king, although such a symbolism was assumed from the earlier Roman association or at least also employed by the ancient Romans. In Europe and America, purple is the color most associated with vanity, extravagance, and individualism. Among the seven major sins, it represents vanity. It is a color which is used to attract attention
**8.Bartholdi planned for the statue to be covered in gold.**In order to make the statue visible after dark, Bartholdi proposed that Americans raise the money to gild her. However, given how daunting and arduous a task it had been to gather even enough money to place the statue in New York harbor, no one followed through on paying the enormous cost of covering the massive statue in gold.
Not to mention this little interesting fact that brings the 2nd Beasts actions that are spoken of to mind.
:The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. :**9. Thomas Edison once had plans to make the statue talk.**When Edison introduced the phonograph to the public in 1878, he told the newspapers that he was designing a “monster disc” for the interior of the Statue of Liberty that would allow the statue to deliver speeches that could be heard up to the northern part of Manhattan and across the bay. Thankfully, no one pursued that strange promise, which would have led to the odd experience of walking in New York and suddenly hearing the Statue of Liberty “talking.” precious stones and pearls.
The sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi designed the statue to be fully illuminated, a feature that’s suggested in its official name, “La Liberté Eclairant le Monde,” or “Liberty Enlightening the World.” (At first the Statue of Liberty doubled as a lighthouse, given its position in the New York Harbor, but that didn’t last: It was decommissioned as such in 1902.) Originally the lighting scheme was to be red, white, and blue—with a giant searchlight trained on the statue’s face and shoulders. Officials claimed in 19th-century newspaper accounts that they would make the statue so bright as to cast a glow on the clouds of the night sky 100 miles away. The statue’s face was to be lit by a reflector so bright that newspapers described it as “4 million candle power.” Her diadem was meant to sparkle with electric light. These were lofty goals in the dawn of the electrical age, and they carried symbolism that has lost much of its potency now that electricity is taken for granted.
She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.
In the torch, the flames are covered in gold. Looks enough like a cup. Also, in Isaiah 14:12 (another prophecy detailing the fall of Babylon that I didn't bother copying and pasting all of here) it refers to Babylon (or it's king) as "Lucifer, son of the morning". Lucifer means "light bringer" (hence the torch and the statue's original name being Liberty Enlightening the World) or "morning star" which is another name for the planet Venus which is associated with Inanna/Ishtar.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
The beast and the ten horns you saw will hate the prostitute. They will bring her to ruin and leave her naked; they will eat her flesh and burn her with fire. 17 For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority
The 10 kings + the beast = 11.
The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They are also seven kings.
It has 7 spikes coming out of the head. https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/01_00240318.jpg?quality=85 We're a very diverse country and Lady Liberty represents us taking in people from all countries. We pretty much control the world (for now) as the 7 hills represents the 7 continents, which is literally what is said they represent. Plus she's literally sitting on an island in the water.
Then the angel said to me, “The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.
Masonic theories abound about the Statue of Liberty’s connection to the masons. Those who do ascribe to the theory cite Bartholdi’s and Eiffel’s membership in the Freemasons, that many original plans for the statue demonstrate the link and that many elements of the statue carry symbolic meaning. In addition, the masons presided over the cornerstone laying for the Statue of Liberty, a moment commemorated in a 1984 plaque in dedication to the masons on the 100th anniversary. In 1884, the grand master William A. Brodie laid the cornerstone with grand lodge members present. Brodie is reported to have said, “Why call upon the Masonic Fraternity to lay the cornerstone of such a structure as is here to be erected? No institution has done more to promote liberty and to free men from the trammels and chains of ignorance and tyranny than has Freemasonry.”
Then there's the poem that is inside the base.
The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall standA mighty woman with a torch, whose flameIs the imprisoned lightning, and her nameMOTHER OF EXILES. From her beacon-handGlows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes commandThe air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries sheWith silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
The Mother of exiles.
Prophecies of the Destruction of Babylon / America / New York
45 “Come out of her, my people!Run for your lives!Run from the fierce anger of the Lord.46 Do not lose heart or be afraidwhen rumors are heard in the land;one rumor comes this year, another the next,rumors of violence in the landand of ruler against ruler.47 For the time will surely comewhen I will punish the idols of Babylon;her whole land will be disgraced
Welcome to General Election 2016 – The Transition The Hegelian Dialectic is the transition of things. And the Illuminati loves to use it. We have been expecting it. We have read about it. And now it is here, in front of our faces. And many are IGNORING it. Folks, we are witnessing Hegelian logic on display. How we got here is an aside, but here we are. The disease is Hillary, and the medicine is Trump. For most folks, that’s all that matters. Case closed. What most citizens do not realize is that this is all a ruse. A mirage. It is being carried by, “they.” “They” are using the illusion, because America was stationary and stubborn. “You can’t New World Order me!” Americans said, “…Because we know about you.” Did the globalists go away and cry in their beer? Nope. They knew this would happen. It was expected. Butsome of the citizens heard a few radio shows that told them, “we’re gonna win.” Hegel’s dialectic utilizes the “mirage.” And then steers the people through its house of mirrors with scary monsters. In America’s case, the monster is a short woman with a trucker’s voice named Hillary. Their task is simple. Globalism. But how do they get there? Simple: Scare them with the Thesis – Hillary / the Enemy of Freedom. And offset her with the Anti-thesis – Donald the Lion-Hearted / Champion of the People. …Next stop – the Synthesis. Ashes with a rising phoenix. It's right there in front of us. Do you see it folks?
“The Double Headed Eagle of Lagash” is the oldest Royal Crest in the World… No emblematic device of today can boast of such antiquity. Its origin has been traced to the ancient city of Lagash. It was in use a thousand years before the Exodus from Egypt and more than two thousand years before the building of “King Solomon’s Temple.” “As time rolled on, it passed from the Sumerians to the men of Akkad, from the men of Akkad to the Hittites, from the denizens of Asia Minor to the Seljukian Sultans from whom it was brought by the Crusaders to the Emperors of the East and West, whose successors were the Hapsburgs and the Romanoffs.” “In recent excavations, the city-emblem of Lagash was disclosed also as a lion headed eagle sinking his claws into the bodies of two lions standing back to back. This is evidently a variant of the other eagle symbol”. “The city of Lagash is in Sumer in Southern Babylonia, between the Euphrates and the Tigris and near the modern Shatra in Iraq, Lagash had a calendar of twelve lunar months, a system of weights and measures, a banking and accounting system and was a center of art, literature, military and political power, five thousand years before Christ”. “In 102 B.C. the Roman Consul Marius decreed that the Eagle be displayed as a symbol of Imperial Rome. Later, as a world power, Rome used the Double-Headed Eagle, one head facing the East the other facing the West, symbolizing the universality and unity of the Empire. The Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire continued its use and the symbol was adopted later in Germany during the halcyon days of conquest and imperial power”. So far as is known, the Double-Headed Eagle was first used in Freemasonry in 1758 by a Masonic Body in Paris – the Emperors of the East and West. During a brief period the Masonic Emperors of the East and West controlled the advanced degrees then in use and became a precursor of the “Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite”. The Latin caption under the Double-Headed Eagle – “Spes Mea in Deo Est” translated is “My Hope Is In God”.
A part of this sounds familiar
“In recent excavations, the city-emblem of Lagash was disclosed also as a lion headed eagle sinking his claws into the bodies of two lions standing back to back. This is evidently a variant of the other eagle symbol”.
In 102 B.C. the Roman Consul Marius decreed that the Eagle be displayed as a symbol of Imperial Rome. Later, as a world power, Rome used the Double-Headed Eagle, one head facing the East the other facing the West, symbolizing the universality and unity of the Empire. The Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire continued its use and the symbol was adopted later in Germany during the halcyon days of conquest and imperial power”. So far as is known, the Double-Headed Eagle was first used in Freemasonry in 1758 by a Masonic Body in Paris – the Emperors of the East and West. During a brief period the Masonic Emperors of the East and West controlled the advanced degrees then in use and became a precursor of the “Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite”
The imperial bird with two heads simultaneously facing East and West has been Russia’s official coat of arms for centuries, with only a break during the Soviet era. The emblem, however, is far older than the country, with roots dating to ancient civilizations. An eagle on a country’s coat of arms is quite common – this bird is as popular a national symbol as the lion. “He is the king of birds; just like the lion is believed to rule all animals, and he is associated with the cult of the sun,” Georgy Vilinbakhov, head of Russia’s Heraldic Council, explains.
Title of article: Get Ready for the Phoenix THIRTY years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, let’s say, the phoenix. The phoenix will be favoured by companies and shoppers because it will be more convenient than today’s national currencies, which by then will seem a quaint cause of much disruption to economic life in the last twentieth century.At the beginning of 1988 this appears an outlandish prediction. Proposals for eventual monetary union proliferated five and ten years ago, but they hardly envisaged the setbacks of 1987. The governments of the big economies tried to move an inch or two towards a more managed system of exchange rates – a logical preliminary, it might seem, to radical monetary reform. For lack of co-operation in their underlying economic policies they bungled it horribly, and provoked the rise in interest rates that brought on the stock market crash of October. These events have chastened exchange-rate reformers. The market crash taught them that the pretence of policy co-operation can be worse than nothing, and that until real co-operation is feasible (i.e., until governments surrender some economic sovereignty) further attempts to peg currencies will flounder The new world economyThe biggest change in the world economy since the early 1970’s is that flows of money have replaced trade in goods as the force that drives exchange rates. as a result of the relentless integration of the world’s financial markets, differences in national economic policies can disturb interest rates (or expectations of future interest rates) only slightly, yet still call forth huge transfers of financial assets from one country to another. These transfers swamp the flow of trade revenues in their effect on the demand and supply for different currencies, and hence in their effect on exchange rates. As telecommunications technology continues to advance, these transactions will be cheaper and faster still. With unco-ordinated economic policies, currencies can get only more volatile. In all these ways national economic boundaries are slowly dissolving. As the trend continues, the appeal of a currency union across at least the main industrial countries will seem irresistible to everybody except foreign-exchange traders and governments. In the phoenix zone, economic adjustment to shifts in relative prices would happen smoothly and automatically, rather as it does today between different regions within large economies (a brief on pages 74-75 explains how.) The absence of all currency risk would spur trade, investment and employment. The phoenix zone would impose tight constraints on national governments. There would be no such thing, for instance, as a national monetary policy. The world phoenix supply would be fixed by a new central bank, descended perhaps from the IMF. The world inflation rate – and hence, within narrow margins, each national inflation rate- would be in its charge. Each country could use taxes and public spending to offset temporary falls in demand, but it would have to borrow rather than print money to finance its budget deficit. With no recourse to the inflation tax, governments and their creditors would be forced to judge their borrowing and lending plans more carefully than they do today. This means a big loss of economic sovereignty, but the trends that make the phoenix so appealing are taking that sovereignty away in any case. Even in a world of more-or-less floating exchange rates, individual governments have seen their policy independence checked by an unfriendly outside world. As the next century approaches, the natural forces that are pushing the world towards economic integration will offer governments a broad choice. They can go with the flow, or they can build barricades. Preparing the way for the phoenix will mean fewer pretended agreements on policy and more real ones. It will mean allowing and then actively promoting the private-sector use of an international money alongside existing national monies. That would let people vote with their wallets for the eventual move to full currency union. The phoenix would probably start as a cocktail of national currencies, just as the Special Drawing Right is today. In time, though, its value against national currencies would cease to matter, because people would choose it for its convenience and the stability of its purchasing power. The alternative – to preserve policymaking autonomy- would involve a new proliferation of truly draconian controls on trade and capital flows. This course offers governments a splendid time. They could manage exchange-rate movements, deploy monetary and fiscal policy without inhibition, and tackle the resulting bursts of inflation with prices and incomes polices. It is a growth-crippling prospect. Pencil in the phoenix for around 2018, and welcome it when it comes.
So it was a random Sunday: bed, eat, repeat until I went online and I saw a link by a new user called @limon. There was a small introduction to a YouTube video which at first glance didn’t look interesting, but what the hell? Lets read this. https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/...lLpi-xYDCw.png He talked about an article from The Economist, year 1988, coin, phoenix and then Zoin… wtf? Anyways, I opened the link (don’t open links from strangers) and watched the video in Youtube, (it’s in Spanish) @limon claims in the video (minute 5) that he actually found a not so well know cryptocurrency (yet) by doing some research on an article from 1988 and he is somehow convinced it’s going to be huge. Yes, @limon saw the writing and thought maybe I should check this and find out which is the coin of the future. As crazy as it seems, finding a cryptocurrency by doing research on a 1988 magazine its quite incredible. Is it a coincidence or is it a prediction? Not even @limon knows, but there’s a few things that can blow up your mind here. This is the article from 1988. It claims that there will be a currency (referred as “phoenix”) that will be used by everybody in several countries in 2018. So yes, you all might say “the coin is called the Phoenix”. There’s actually a coin called Phoenixcoin but that didn’t seem to convince @limon once he checked it out in www.coinmarketcap.com (it sucked even for @limon who wanted to believe with all his heart) But @limon didn’t give up, he thought what if its hidden? So he decided to take a closer look at the magazine cover. https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/...LKufsoJVug.png He noticed that he could read the letters backward (um…interesting) https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/...Ir1KSVOMbw.png He got XIN3ONd NET by reading the cover letter backwards and he said well, XIN is Chinese, and found out in google translator that XIN meant NEW. Then 3ONd he looked at it and thought this is Russian… and it was. That weird word that would not mean anything to someone meant something for @limon so he decided to google translate it. https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/...uui5nS3hFg.png Well yeah 3ONd is Russian and means ZOI, but wait is this a coin? @Limon decided to search “ZOI” in www.coinmarketcap.com. https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/...LN2UCCLQwg.png WOW, Zoin existed. He ended up with the sentence NEW ZOI NET, in which Zoi was an actual currency. He starting searching now all about Zoin (DYOR) and liked everything he saw. The team, the community and development its very much updated. Got even more carried away when he saw Zoin’s logo: https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/...4CV6Ln5sFQ.png https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/...y75KEGoyHQ.png And when he researched even deeper, he found out that ZOIN was left by its first developer and got taken over by its community from all over the world. Yes, Zoin emerged from the ashes. What? wait. Zoin is also a Phoenix. Anyways, @limon found all the signs of a prophecy from 1988. He couldn’t wait so he joined Zoin’s community and shared his video. By the way he bought some Zoin. After finding the last lost prophecy he had no plans on missing out. Check all about Zoin in the following links. You can reach out to the team on Discord, website address is www.zoinofficial.com and their twitter @zoinofficial You better don’t miss it. Its a prophecy. Thank you limon. @torrmara
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Source - https://coinscapture.com/blog/the-journey-from-barter-to-bitcoin The Journey from Barter to Bitcoin In the era of the digital world, plenty of things turned digitalized the games we played and the money we use these days. But ever wondered how this evolution occurred? To understand, let’s flashback the journey of Money. Around 3000 years ago, it started with a barter system - a system in which people mutually exchanged goods and services. For example, if you wanted wool and found a sheep owner who was willing to trade that wool for some kgs of wheat or rice, you would have to own either wheat or rice to trade. But as time passed the complexity of the Barter system also increased which turned into a need to reduce it and for that various other the medium of exchange like seeds, shells, metal, and coins used. Each of these had its own advantages and disadvantages. Finally, there was evolution of money- the Fiat currency that we use today for our daily activities. Further, in the 21st Century, two disruptive forms of currency like Mobile payments and virtual currency were introduced. Mobile payments included the bill payment of various products or services through portable electronic devices like cell phones, smartphones or tablets or sending money to relatives or friends. Later, in 2009, Bitcoin the first virtual currency was introduced by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto. This digital currency offers the lowest transaction fees as compared to the traditional online payment. Also, it is operated by the decentralized authority and has no government authority involved in between. This phase of complete digitalisation or digital money can change the entire traditional financial system because:
Being built on peer-to-peer network it is not under the control of any government or single entity
It offers the cheapest and the fastest transaction with a speed ranging from 4-10 seconds.
This virtual cryptocurrency can help to buy a house or a burger or an expensive Penthouse.
Due to the above mentioned advantages, there is moving of big money into cryptocurrency these days and many sectors has begun adopting it. Blockchain of various cryptocurrencies is used to power the decentralized applications and as the main functional unit in different software and operating systems. Apart from these, many other companies like FedEx, Burger, King Russia, Walmart, Microsoft and Mastercard have adopted it and growing their business tremendously. Apart from these, many social media platforms Sapien, Steemit, Sola, and Indorse are also taking advantage of these innovative technology. Facebook- the platform used by millions of us is all set to unveil its own digital currency (Libracoin)) the digital currency equivalent to the U.S. dollar Physical currency (Money) has definitely made the world spin for centuries and till today it represents power and the success of an individual, but now it’s time for digital currency to make the world spin with its unique features.
Kraken Exchange takes $100,000 USD and goes silent ignoring emails for over 10 days.
With all the rhetoric that one reads about Exchanges going down under or simply vanishing and taking customer's fund with them, the very first flashback you get is this another MtGox 2.0 in the making? I have opened my Kraken account over two years ago, I am a verified Tier 3 kraken user and never surpassed my limits, All my fundings to Kraen was by means of US Based bank transfers and Etherium Crowdfunding converted to Bitcoins. Never had any issues with Kraken support until the big surprise hits. Now I have no access to any of my funds. I have always been careful where I traded when I needed, cold stored my coins for the most part, but obviously to trade I had to pick and trust an Exchange and I did trust Kraken. Never overly suspicious that my trusted Exchange will take over $100,000.00 of my hard earned Cash and not reply to my emails for over 10 days now. It may be they are busy for them, but why not reach out to customers and show sign of life, explain the reasons why it might take longer to resolve if needed! I am willing to go through any verification process they ask of me if that is the issue, but what is killing me and making me lose sleep and work focus is at no time they have send a notice that my account needed to be reviewed or was selected for investigation if that is the case! To make matters worst they have kept me in the dark with their silence and ignoring of my email that is the only mean of communication with them. They have not responded to any of my Support Tickets nor emails I sent other than two Automated replies when Ticked are submitted. Not having another mean of contacting them other then email should have been a big enough Alarm or a big red flag for me or anyone not transact with them. This is the type of bad dealing that makes people shy away from supporting innovations as great as this. I am a firm believer in the Cryptocurrency world and what good it will bring with it. hoping that Crypto Exchange Greed doesn't kill it before it goes mainstream.
Good Morning from The Ohio State, USA. This is Issue 17 of Monday Mornings. This week ended with the server being moved, but we experienced Carbon bread protests, corrupt chunks, Carson snitches, and the daily griefers. Also, note how we have a new mumble address, so check the security. Our latest problem has been AttrHider causing an outbreak of disconnections when players are near one another, so it'll have to be fixed and put back online later. At least the bug happened now instead of at worse times. As for progress in-game, my logging has produced chests of logs. Great stuff for making charcoal or buildings. Then I went to Carbon, Kappi, and Nexus. However, I ran away from Nexus because Dovah was going to pearl me (Mumble joke with police sirens). Kappi looked impressive due to its central structure, but the surrounding area wasn't so good. Carbon is looking pretty, and likely deserves some good quality shader pics before it gets breaded up by drama. While traveling on long rails, I found that Mumble is pretty awesome to be on because sometimes ttk2 comes inside Fellowship's channel to discuss Kerbal Space Program and Jawa comes in to chill. There are plenty of other fun things and people inside as well, and I think other channels, like Carbon, are parties sometimes as well.
biggestnerd for making SnitchCensor, An excellent mod for use with video recordings of CivCraft. Others helped code it as well, like igotyou. Derg for giving me a stack of dark oak saplings. Dill, ServerError, Matey, Tolvikx, Mafinal, 0ptixs, SIlkska, and others for playing Shotbow and giving me stuffs. Erocs, ttk2, and the staff for this fix on the corrupt chunk. Meesathinks for admitting me to LBC, and for doing a trade with me. Asiekierka and his friend for breaking the griefer base’s chests with me. Mafinal and Siksta for the gaming on MineZ. We finally killed a zombie pigman and we got iron gear. UnknownOreo for getting me into some group photos of Fellowship.
We should pirate the entire piratebay.org website and all it's functionality directly on to the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. The piratebay.org is just magnet links and comments. Then they will say bcash stole our business ... (232 points, 439 comments)
Fees higher than a dollar cent or waiting times longer than a couple of seconds defeat the entire purpose of why Bitcoin was invented. (218 points, 164 comments)
Bitcoin Cash can turn in to the biggest non violent protest against the establishment ever : "We simply stop using their money." Which is a great way of getting edgy teenagers to join us. There is an almost infinite supply of edgy teenagers in the world. (156 points, 42 comments)
The retard tribalism is so real. SBI japan's financial giant says they will launch a platform with BCH as settlement coin (due to BTC being bad) and XRP as remittances. I provide the link and cryptocurrency shills deny plain literally declared fact. (124 points, 50 comments)
Reminder: Blockstream plans to make money from the proprietary solutions it sells, which is why it moved away from the free permissionless blockchain to an abstracted layer on top which requires 3rd party solutions to be cost effective for most users. (220 points, 146 comments)
It seems there's been a massive propaganda campaign to brainwash people into thinking hardforks are bad. (180 points, 56 comments)
BCH could really be missing the new big use case. Gamers would love to have real ownership of game items. The first game which will integrate a digital coin and make it popular will be groundbreaking. (141 points, 76 comments)
If BCH had decent privacy features it'd gain so much more market share. It's hard to compete with privacy-always-on coins such as XMR but many more coins offer moderate privacy and would be easy to beat. (42 points, 31 comments)
I am excited that BCH is being irrationally criticized, because it reminds me of 2011 and 2012 when Bitcoin was being irrationally criticized. Any of 2013, when the price rose 100x. (183 points, 82 comments)
Let's start a class action lawsuit against Canada for calling their currency the dollar. I accidentally bought CAD when I wanted USD, and didn't know I could just exchange it again. (511 points, 243 comments)
322 points: rdar1999's comment in My dog ate my TREZOR. Check your recovery seeds folks!
314 points: my_next_account's comment in Erik Voorhees: “Roger - please stop referencing me to back up your opinion that Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin. It isn't. Bitcoin is the chain originating from the genesis block with the highest accumulated proof of work. The Bitcoin Cash fork failed to gain majority, thus it is not Bitcoin.”
259 points: everyother's comment in 1 For whoever questions the utility of Bitcoin, here's banking summarized accurately
225 points: morli's comment in Can’t believe this was available. My new license plate..
Initially I wrote this as a note on my phone for myself, however I decided to share my thoughts to gauge opinion, consensus and opinions to understand different perspectives of the same coin. My gripe is the regulation which is influenced by large institutions, that aim to abuse measures put in place as 'protection', for reasons of self-interest and power. The less the SEC and other globally recognised regulators interfere, the better. Regulation is what turns Bitcoin from a disruptive force threatening change to the status quo, to a monopolised information database, controlled by a state in collusion with corporations. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Consider that most of this money flowing into crypto isn't from average people but mostly finance sector entities and workers. We're seeing 1,500,000+ BTC trade volumes (all crypto combined) on a daily basis, $3,000,000,000+ a day for crypto is absolute insanity. I don't see this lasting much longer unless buying pressure supports altcoins from bitcoins drop in value. If it's successful, we'll see the rise of alts (vs BTC) in their own Bitcoin bubble sequence; money flowing out of Bitcoin into alts will create this buying pressure to be successful. Regulation would hinder this and integration into institutional leverage and algorithmic trading would allow for the monopolisation of wealth into the hands of the few. Capital flight will become increasingly prevalent with untraceable blockchains, ultimately sending ripples through the global economy, causing a massive recession, which furthers the transfer of wealth into a cycle leading toward depression. I'm understanding that this is a vast movement with vague detail, I'll elaborate further for clarity: More measures such as an increase in austerity (spending cuts & tax increase), interest rates, inflation (money printing, more supply, lower value, increased prices for goods), increased debt from increased prices and interest rates, quantitative easing and negative yields on bonds. Cumulative stress coupled with increased debt and sovereign default risk could spell disaster for a runaway economy, resulting in a flashback to 1929. There are two paths for Bitcoin, it saves itself or it dies, letting a better evolution come forward and take over. We'll see many iterations before the tipping point comes. Bitcoin has life in it for a few years; regulation wouldn't be of use, they need time to develop tech to track blockchains and laws to go alongside it. Additionally, financiers aren't stupid, they see the massive gain potential for wealth by keeping crypto unregulated. These same people are either part of or interlinked to governments around the world. Milking the cash cow before slaughtering it. Once infrastructure and audiences have caught up, be ready to sell; mass adoption will be the event horizon for a massive transfer of wealth. In terms of liability, people will become victims, this is around the time regulation and tech are likely to be used against the freedom of the internet(s) and cryptography. My personal lifespan for this hypothesis would be 10 years of a rapid journeying or until we reach a tech barrier. I would ideally prefer to see blockchain technology advance society through a revolution of productivity and self-sufficiency. Automation of mass industry, via AI and robotics, combined with 100% renewable energy and highly efficient and high capacity batteries, could be enough to create a balanced ecosystem... until the robots become sentient and wipe us out or we do that ourselves. Where do you think we're headed and why?
Bitcoin Cash can turn in to the biggest non violent protest against the establishment ever : "We simply stop using their money." Which is a great way of getting edgy teenagers to join us. There is an almost infinite supply of edgy teenagers in the world. (153 points, 42 comments)
The next wave of attack will be all the big internet giants supporting Bitcoin Core and LN. Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, I bet you that the more successful Bitcoin Cash becomes the more you will see big cooperation’s be forced to go with compromised Bitcoin. (25 points, 28 comments)
Just because the nChain patents aren't on the base protocol level doesn't mean it's a good idea, BCH could end up with patents which are so part of its normal use it will effectively be part of it. (13 points, 33 comments)
BCH showerthought: The first one or two killer apps for Bitcoin Cash that drive mass adoption will be the thing that decides the standards/denominations based on what people are using and catches on. Not a small forum poll or incessantly loud Twitter spam. (167 points, 24 comments)
Mehmet Ali Ozcan Anadolu Agency Getty ImagesA rally in bitcoin led the cryptocurrency market higher ahead of a major technical event for the digital coin and as industry participants report an increased interest from institutional investors.Bitcoin crossed $10,000 on Friday morning Singapore time, the first time it has hit that price since February,... Bitcoin Adult Trading Up 155.6% Over Last 7 Days (BTAD) 2020/2/3 English One Bitcoin Adult coin can now be bought for about $0.0005 or 0.00000005 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Crex24 and Graviex. Just yesterday, on our previous analysis, we mentioned the impressive Bitcoin recovery. However, we also said that the danger is up and live. The move from yesterday, in anticipation to the congressional hearing regarding Facebook’s Libra, reminds me of another critical date from Bitcoin’s short history: On January 4, following the Winklevoss brother’s Bitcoin ETF… Daytrading flashback. Varierar stort Har just börjat lite smått med CFD,er (beredd på att folk skriker fula ord om cfd,er men upp till er), men allt mellan en 10-50 000 i vinster varit månader som varit bättre och sämre. handlar igenom kapitalförsäkring (inte CFD,er IG markets som gäller då) så dessa pengar är skattefria Är rädd att Avanza eller kanske skatteverket motverkar ... On the following chart, the candle from that day is marked by the yellow circle. We see Bitcoin surging, in what looks like a classic short squeeze, and from there plunging. On that day, Bitcoin’s price saw a high of $1,136 and a low of $885, which was approximately a 23% turnover in its value. Winklevoss ETF delay, January 4 2017
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