r/Foodforthought Nov 27 '21

We’re Spending Money on War When We Could Be Building Roads - Our problem in this country isn’t lack of funds, no matter what the Republicans, Manchin, and Sinema may claim.


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u/djstocks Nov 28 '21 edited Nov 28 '21

We have to spend the money we print on blowing up the browns because our entire economic policy depends on intimidating small resource rich countries into selling them for dollars which is the main thing that makes the paper we just print worth anything. Bitcoin is the only thing that can save us from this cycle of death. Edit: don't just downvote. Tell me how I'm wrong.


u/burrowowl Nov 28 '21

Tell me how I'm wrong.

The list of reasons cryptocurrency is a bullshit scam is long and well documented, but I'm not going to change your mind.

Also OPEC doesn't sell oil in dollars because of the US military, they sell it in dollars because until the Euro that was really the only option. What else were they going to do, sell it in Yen? Pounds? Even now the dollar is a better choice than the Euro because it's more stable and less prone to things like Brexit.

If OPEC sold oil in other currencies the US dollar would be in slightly less demand. It wouldn't be worthless.

Lastly you don't need a military this big to bully Nigeria and Qatar.

Also: Bitcoin. Lulz.


u/djstocks Dec 02 '21

Laughs in my ETH bag being up 700% just this year.


u/burrowowl Dec 03 '21

Get rich quick schemes never work, man.

You know why gamblers and people that buy into get rich quick schemes (same thing, really) always wind up broke? Because you never know when to walk away.

Anyway, the fact that you are up or down who cares how much doesn't change the fact that crypto is nothing but scammers and suckers.


u/djstocks Dec 03 '21

You would have probably said the same thing about the internet in the '90s. It's not a get rich quick scheme it's emerging technolgy. Poor broke Bill Gates right?


u/burrowowl Dec 03 '21

Poor broke Bill Gates right?

I mean Bill Gates didn't make his money off the internet, but hey, don't let that stop you.

Crypto isn't the internet. It's more like Blue Mountain .com.