With Roger Ver's hard fork now solidly mired in the early stages of altcoin woes, attention has turned to Barry Silbert's (WoT:nonperson) proposed hard fork away from Bitcoin and musings on whether Silbert and his allies will jump to the same fate. Firms associated with Barry's fiatist "Digital Currency Group" create an impression of widespread "business" support Ver's initiative lacked, but Silbert's social engineering coup is still no less a fringe effort promoted by a minor player in the Bitcoin economy.
The leader of the legacy Senate GOP, Mitch McConnell, is trying to console America in the wake of his Senate's failure to get on the Trump train by offering "At least Hillary Clinton isn't president". This comes as McConnell allowed his Senate, which pretends to share a political party with the President, to meet "Pro Forma" through their August recess denying elected President Donald Trump the ability to fill vacancies through uncontested 'recess appointments'. The 2018 Midterm election is only 15 months away, tick tock.
The special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions' appointment as Trump's attorney general appears to be turning into one of the bloodier fronts of the legacy GOP's struggle to endure Trump's cleansing of the party. Mitch McConnell and other leaders of the legacy Senate GOP are throwing their resources behind an effort to make appointed interim Alabama Senator Luther Strange the elected junior Senator from Alabama. (archived)
Running for the seat from the Great Again wing of the GOP are congressman Mo Brooks and former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore. The bloodiest lines of attack thus far in the campaign have been between Strange and Brooks. Strange indicts Brooks for taking time to come to believe in the Great again, a fault many shared early in the 2016 presidential campaign. Brooks on the other hand is bleeding Strange for being a consummate insider whose nose has already darkened several shades from its time spent in McConnell's anus.
While Strange and Brooks bleed each other, Justice Moore enjoys his status as a Dixie saint which was cemented with his decision from the bench that if Alabama wants Jesus and the ten commandments, by God he was going to give Alabama what it wants. The ACLU and Federal cocksuckers be damned. When Moore was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court through a SJW dominated show trial, he stood fast offering:
to acknowledge God cannot be a violation of the Canons of Ethics. Without God there can be no ethics.
The primary election is scheduled for August 15th. The leading candidate for the overt pantsuit nomination according to polls is an unknown who happens to be named Robert Kennedy.
Mtgox Coinbase employees have started their planned trading vacation this weekend instead of waiting for their intended start date of just before August 1st. Mtgox Coinbase has posted a cryptic status message stating that their withdrawals may be "delayed by up to 12+ hours" (archived). The notation "+" signifies an indefinite addition to the number that precedes it, and for this reason we are deeply Sorry For Your Loss.
Acccording to the Los Angeles Times, growers in California's marijuana industry are producing eight to twelve times more product than is necessary to satisfy in state demand for that dank skunky shit.1) At the present KKKalifornia law allows for the possession of one ounce of marijuana per person in the state at any given time, but marijuana producers who have sought KKKalifornia state licensing will be banned from exporting any marijuana come January 1st 2018.
Today United States President Donald Trump captured headlines by making a rare medical condition a disqualifier for military service in the United States, as many other medical conditions already are. This relieves the Department of Defense from having to assume the substantial surgical and psychiatric care costs the US medical establishment has come to accept as standard for this condition. Various lamestream news outlets have offered different four and five figure numbers of currently serving military personnel standing to be affected by this policy change.
In other events, Trump has managed to make Attorney General Jeff Sessions great again. Following more minutia supposedly exposed in the Russian collusion witch hunt, Trump appears to have ceased conferring with his Attorney General in private and begun communicating suggestions to his top law enforcement official exclusively through the media. In less than one week Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has gone from the fake news industrial complex's whipping boy, a caricature of the "evil" Southern gentleman, to enjoying fawning fake news coverage as a beleaguered and sympathetic Southern gentleman.
Only muted coverage in the fake news media has been given to the fact that since this change in communications channels, Attorney General Sessions appears to have been faithfully pursuing every instruction delivered to him by President Trump. Where the fake news media is reading animosity between the two, reality seems to be showing a very strong, public1 working relationship. As a bonus, the new structure of this relationship is bound to complicate the ongoing "Russian collusion" fanfic being authored by Jeff Bezos' Amazon Washington Post.