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What would it be like if we paid for food like we do healthcare? What's in the News with stories on Happy Birthday #bitcoin, Cody Wilson update, shut down news, government spying, and warmongers. And, an Ask Me Anything where I answer questions on what's wrong with the LP, crypto predictions, and crypto anonymity. This episode is brought to you by ZenCash, now known as Horizen, a cryptocurrency that infuses privacy, anonymity, and security, done right. Also, brought to you by SmartCash, an easy to use, fast, and secure cryptocurrency that supports everyday use for everyday transactions.
WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES
In my normal perusing of the interwebs for content for this show, I came across an article at Fee.org by the Foundation for Economic Education. This article is titled "Imagine if We Paid for Food like We Do Healthcare." It was written by Dr. Ryan Nuehofel. Damn, guys, this is a really good article. So good that I don't want my listeners to miss this one!
So, I'm going to do something I normally don't do. As a matter of a fact, I don't think I've ever done it in 117 episodes of The LAVA Flow and almost 60 LAVA spurts, I am going to take this article basically verbatim and read it here. So, here we go!
WHAT'S IN THE NEWS
In Happy Birthday news, on January 3rd, Bitcoin reached its 10th birthday, marking 10 years since the creation of the genesis block on the Bitcoin blockchain.
In shutdown news, private companies have been paying to keep Yellowstone National Park clean during the shutdown.
In wasted taxpayer dollars news, San Bernardino County has agreed to pay nearly $400,000 to three former middle-schoolers to settle a lawsuit stemming from a 2013 arrest a federal court ruled unconstitutional.
In government spying news, the ACLU has sued the U.S. government, saying it needs more information about surveillance of Americans’ phone and financial records to guide the public debate over what will happen when the law that regulates the scrutiny expires next year.
In war mongers news, US Strategic Command, the unified military force that controls the launch of nuclear weapons, tweeted an unusual New Year's Eve message on Monday featuring B-2 bombers dropping 30,000-pound conventional weapons at a test range.
ASK ME ANYTHING
This is perhaps my favorite segment on this show because I love hearing from my listeners and supporters.
I answer questions on what's wrong with the LP, crypto predictions, and crypto anonymity.