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Hour 2 -- John Whitehead, President of the Rutherford Institute and Author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People, comes on the show to talk about his recent article Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America
Hour 3 -- Meghan Kellison on her new position as Community Manager of Airbitz
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Freedom's Phoenix Headline News
President of the Rutherford Institute and Author of Battlefield America: The War on the American People, comes on the show to talk about his recent article Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America
Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you're always going to lose.
The game is rigged, and "we the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change.
The problem, of course, is that luck will not save us. As I make clear in my book, Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the people dealing the cards—the politicians, the corporations, the judges, the prosecutors, the police, the bureaucrats, the military, the media, etc.—have only one prevailing concern, and that is to maintain their power and control over the citizenry, while milking us of our money and possessions.
It really doesn't matter what you call them—Republicans, Democrats, the 1%, the elite, the controllers, the masterminds, the shadow government, the police state, the surveillance state, the military industrial complex—so long as you understand that while they are dealing the cards, the deck will always be stacked in their favor.
Incredibly, no matter how many times we see this played out, Americans continue to naively buy into the idea that politics matter, as if there really were a difference between the Republicans and Democrats (there's not).
As if Barack Obama proved to be any different from George W. Bush (he has not). As if Hillary Clinton's values are any different from Donald Trump's (with both of them, money talks). As if when we elect a president, we're getting someone who truly represents "we the people" rather than the corporate state (in fact, in the oligarchy that is the American police state, an elite group of wealthy donors is calling the shots).
Politics is a game, a joke, a hustle, a con, a distraction, a spectacle, a sport, and for many devout Americans, a religion.
Community Manager with Airbitz
Also see https://airbitz.co/go/faq for more information and Frequently Asked Questions...
Managing editor M.K. Lords has accepted a position at Airbitz as their new Community Manager. She's beyond stoked about this opportunity and will be moving across the country to work with one of the best Bitcoin start ups in the space!
San Diego, CA—Bitcoin startup Airbitz is pleased to welcome M.K. Lords to the team as their Community Manager. M.K. is a prominent voice for privacy and accountability in the Bitcoin space and she brings her diverse experience in public speaking, writing, event organization and content creation to assist in spreading the values of the Airbitz team.
M.K. is known as the managing editor of Bitcoin Not Bombs, panelist on The Bitcoin Group, writer for publications such as Bitcoin Magazine, host of the interview show Crypto Convos, and as the co-organizer of the conferences Bitcoin in the Beltway and Coins in the Kingdom. She also brings knowledge from the financial industry as the office and media manager for precious metals brokerage Roberts & Roberts.
She said of the new opportunity, "I'm thrilled to be a part of the Airbitz team because it's rare that you find an organization that embraces the core values featured in Satoshi's White Paper along with the ease of use needed to encourage mainstream adoption of Bitcoin. I'm very impressed with the work Airbitz has done to balance privacy, decentralization, and simplicity in their wallet and look forward to using my skills to take Airbitz to the next level."
She joins Will Pangman, fellow panelist on The Bitcoin Group and advisor to Tapeke, as a new addition to Airbitz. Chief Operating Officer Rick "Henri" Chan remarked, "We are very excited to welcome M.K. to the Airbitz family. She brings real world Bitcoin experience, incredible can-do energy, and a variety of social media skills. M.K. is a fabulous addition as our Community Manager."
"I'm beyond excited about the opportunity to work with M.K. to help drive adoption of bitcoin and Airbitz. She is well a respected personality in the bitcoin and freedom based community, and her vast experience with both video and written content creation, event planning, and public speaking bring incredible value to the Airbitz team. While M.K.'s relevant skills and experience align very well with our company needs, it's the alignment of her core beliefs and values of the bitcoin ecosystem that make her a powerful fit to help craft and drive our company vision going forward." said CEO and co-founder Paul Puey.
Airbitz is a company dedicated to increasing bitcoin adoption around the world while staying true to the decentralized principles behind blockchain technology. The Airbitz bitcoin mobile app is available on Apple and Android devices and combines a familiar and friendly experience with powerful edge-security that users can trust even with limited knowledge of the underlying technology. To find out more visit airbitz.co
M.K. Lords: firstname.lastname@example.org
M.K. at Bitcoin in the Beltway with The Bitcoin Group
Airbitz Bitcoin Wallet
The Airbitz mobile Bitcoin wallet is a decentralized, secure, and backed up Bitcoin wallet that provides true financial autonomy & privacy for users. Neither Airbitz nor any 3rd party can access users' funds or data within the Airbitz wallet. A clean, user-first interface solves many of the usability issues plaguing current wallet solutions, while adding features including:
Airbitz for Android or iOS
Ease of Use
Decentralized server architecture. Wallets work even if Airbitz servers are down
Supports Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to transfer funds instead of scanning QR codes
Simple account creation using just a login & password (no printing or emailing of PDFs, writing down passphrases or adding encryption settings)
Automatic wallet encryption, backup, and multi-device synchronization
Multiple wallets per account with simple user defined wallet names (ie. "Vacation Fund")
Integration with the Airbitz Business directory to auto-complete business meta data for transactions
User editable transaction data (payee, category, fiat value, & notes)
Built in transaction search by payee, category, or notes
Quick UI to transfer funds between wallets in an account
Multiple fiat currency support. Assign a fiat currency per wallet
Easy to search Business Directory Map (Find out who takes bitcoin around you)
Hierarchical Deterministic wallets with changing addresses per transaction
Local client-side encryption (S-Crypt password hashing & AES256 encryption) of all user keys and data
No user info required to use wallet (no name, address, email, or phone number)
Native C/C++ code for super strong encryption and password hashing (S-Crypt password hashing & AES256 encryption)
Local client-side encryption using user generated login & password
Open-source release on Oct 31, 2014