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(Foodbeast)   Inevitable: These girls' lemonade stand is now accepting bitcoin   (foodbeast.com) divider line 39
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2014-01-08 09:15:42 AM
Oh well if the lemonade stand is accepting it then sign me up now!
 
2014-01-08 09:23:30 AM
I guess they want to be like the cartels.
 
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2014-01-08 09:27:50 AM

pippi longstocking: I guess they want to be like the cartels.


*drink*
 
2014-01-08 09:30:11 AM
Hope they aren't thinking of expanding much.  Alibaba just banned bitcoin.
 
2014-01-08 09:30:57 AM
i don't understand this whole bitcoin thing.
 
2014-01-08 09:34:15 AM
$100 for a cookie or lemonade?

At least until I looked closely.

Still, $1.00 a lemonade?  I'm out of touch with the lemonade marketplace, aren't I?
 
2014-01-08 09:34:39 AM
I love these staged photos.
 
2014-01-08 09:34:55 AM
The lady writing this article may have wanted to specify, there's actually a decimal in that picture.  The cookies are $1.00, not $100.  You need the high res picture off of reddit to see that.  Well, at least I did at first, now I can see it.

Anyway --  and donations have come in from around the world

I hate the idea of sending these kids donations.  I love when kids set up stands and sell stuff, I always stop, even if it means I have to pull my car over and walk back a block.  But they set up their own little business, so I always feel like they want to be treated like adult business people.  So when I give them my quarter, I act as if I really want my lemonade.  I'm not going to just give them a donation and I want my change back.  Now I might ask if they have a tip jar and I might buy a re-fill for the road or to "bring to work" but the fun part I think is to treat them like adults business owners.  I don't think Starbucks has very many people just wandering in and donating $1 and leaving.  I'm sure these girls are aware of that.

Or perhaps I'm captain Buzzkill.
 
2014-01-08 09:39:20 AM
Do they accept poop in a box?
 
2014-01-08 09:40:57 AM

stir22: i don't understand this whole bitcoin thing.


reallifecomics.com
 
2014-01-08 09:41:24 AM
I guess they'll soon discover the worthlessness of "bitcoins".
 
2014-01-08 09:42:03 AM
At between $400-$1100 per bitcoin, depending on the day to day swing in price, that is a lot of lemonade they must be selling. Perhaps each cup of lemonade comes with heroin to make up the price?
 
2014-01-08 09:43:05 AM

stir22: i don't understand this whole bitcoin thing.


It's a medium of exchange that is more popular as a vehicle for speculation. It's popular with "techy" people, because there's a slight technical barrier to access them that most people aren't willing to do (joining an exchange, using TOR, etc).

It's like U.S. dollars, but you don't know how much it will buy you tomorrow.
 
2014-01-08 09:47:40 AM

stir22: i don't understand this whole bitcoin thing.


It is a digital currency whose value is derived from the fact that the most recent generation doesn't understand macroeconomics.
 
2014-01-08 09:54:18 AM

StopLurkListen: It's like U.S. dollars, but you don't know how much it will buy you tomorrow.


they're like magic beans, you just never know when you will find an idiot willing to trade something of value for them
 
2014-01-08 09:59:12 AM

Hollie Maea: stir22: i don't understand this whole bitcoin thing.

It is a digital currency whose value is derived from the fact that the most recent generation doesn't understand macroeconomics.


ha!!! "smart" and "funny"

farkied, as well.

/have a month of totalfark, on me...
 
2014-01-08 10:00:00 AM

divgradcurl: StopLurkListen: It's like U.S. dollars, but you don't know how much it will buy you tomorrow.

they're like magic beans, you just never know when you will find an idiot willing to trade something of value for them


Done.
 
2014-01-08 10:08:28 AM

Hollie Maea: stir22: i don't understand this whole bitcoin thing.

It is a digital currency whose value is derived from the fact that the most recent generation doesn't understand macroeconomics.


http://www.businessinsider.com/ben-bernanke-on-bitcoin-2013-11
Ben Bernanke: virtual currencies "may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system."

Before you shrug off Bernanke due to politics or your opinion of his tenure at the Fed, he has a deep background in economics, and was well known for his research on the Depression. He also wrote econ textbooks -- though for high-profile economists like Bernanke, textbooks are a tiny fraction of what they do)
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=bernanke+macroeconomics&ta g= googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=22368133245&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hv rand=1677546742479888061&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_708 qbh05q0_b

I'm staying far away from bitcoins and other virtual currencies because of the volatility, but in and of themselves, virtual currencies can be a good thing.
 
2014-01-08 10:08:48 AM
This is just a Silk Road front. These girls are the new Dread Pirate Roberts.
 
2014-01-08 10:12:03 AM

Pauul: This is just a Silk Road front. These girls are the new Dread Pirate Roberts.


I doubt it. But I bet I know why they want payment in Bitcoin and where they'll be spending it.
 
2014-01-08 10:19:29 AM
If they had no value, the Chinese govt wouldn't be banning them.
 
2014-01-08 10:19:44 AM
Am not nor do I ever plan to be a parent, and I never lived in the 1950's, so I need to ask this: Has there ever been a lemonade stand in the history of forever that A) Wasn't conceived, built, supplied, and probably operated almost completely by the parents, and B) Made one single dollar from anyone who really wanted lemonade and wasn't just playing along with their idiot neighbors' idiot kids' bullshiat to keep the neighborhood friendly?
 
2014-01-08 10:21:19 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: I doubt it. But I bet I know why they want payment in Bitcoin and where they'll be spending it.


The finest Colombian lemonade mix?
 
2014-01-08 10:24:12 AM

limeyfellow: At between $400-$1100 per bitcoin, depending on the day to day swing in price, that is a lot of lemonade they must be selling. Perhaps each cup of lemonade comes with heroin to make up the price?


You can deal in fractions of Bitcoins.
 
2014-01-08 10:26:17 AM
The nice thing is(IANAL)that as the U.S. hasn't acknowledged Bitcoin as a currency, they can't shut these girls down for operating without a vendor license as they aren't accepting 'payment' for their wares, nor are they avoiding taxes.
 
2014-01-08 10:39:43 AM

luxup: Oh well if the lemonade stand is accepting it then sign me up now!


Subby needs a Grammar Klingon, the petaQ.
 
2014-01-08 10:44:11 AM

dookdookdook: Am not nor do I ever plan to be a parent, and I never lived in the 1950's, so I need to ask this: Has there ever been a lemonade stand in the history of forever that A) Wasn't conceived, built, supplied, and probably operated almost completely by the parents, and B) Made one single dollar from anyone who really wanted lemonade and wasn't just playing along with their idiot neighbors' idiot kids' bullshiat to keep the neighborhood friendly?


Yes.
 
2014-01-08 10:46:47 AM
I,ANAL
 
2014-01-08 11:12:18 AM
(hipster-like parenting detected)
 
2014-01-08 11:14:11 AM
So their parents are running a wallet.  That's news.  You know what, I'm accepting bitcoins for criticizing articles about bitcoins.  So, alert the presses and such as.
 
2014-01-08 11:15:49 AM

dookdookdook: Am not nor do I ever plan to be a parent, and I never lived in the 1950's, so I need to ask this: Has there ever been a lemonade stand in the history of forever that A) Wasn't conceived, built, supplied, and probably operated almost completely by the parents, and B) Made one single dollar from anyone who really wanted lemonade and wasn't just playing along with their idiot neighbors' idiot kids' bullshiat to keep the neighborhood friendly?


Yes. Block Island, summer 2002, an honor lemonade stand on a stone wall at the top of a big hill where a lot (by BI standards) of walkers and people on bikes go past. Big jug of lemonade, bunch of cups, a trash can, and a rock to leave your money under. I had a glass, left a buck, and would do it again.
 
2014-01-08 11:36:19 AM

Fear the Clam: dookdookdook: Am not nor do I ever plan to be a parent, and I never lived in the 1950's, so I need to ask this: Has there ever been a lemonade stand in the history of forever that A) Wasn't conceived, built, supplied, and probably operated almost completely by the parents, and B) Made one single dollar from anyone who really wanted lemonade and wasn't just playing along with their idiot neighbors' idiot kids' bullshiat to keep the neighborhood friendly?

Yes. Block Island, summer 2002, an honor lemonade stand on a stone wall at the top of a big hill where a lot (by BI standards) of walkers and people on bikes go past. Big jug of lemonade, bunch of cups, a trash can, and a rock to leave your money under. I had a glass, left a buck, and would do it again.


It wasn't 100% lemonade
 
2014-01-08 11:47:50 AM

trappedspirit: It wasn't 100% lemonade


www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-01-08 03:21:15 PM

StopLurkListen: Hollie Maea: stir22: i don't understand this whole bitcoin thing.

It is a digital currency whose value is derived from the fact that the most recent generation doesn't understand macroeconomics.

http://www.businessinsider.com/ben-bernanke-on-bitcoin-2013-11
Ben Bernanke: virtual currencies "may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system."

Before you shrug off Bernanke due to politics or your opinion of his tenure at the Fed, he has a deep background in economics, and was well known for his research on the Depression. He also wrote econ textbooks -- though for high-profile economists like Bernanke, textbooks are a tiny fraction of what they do)
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=bernanke+macroeconomics&ta g= googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=22368133245&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hv rand=1677546742479888061&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_708 qbh05q0_b

I'm staying far away from bitcoins and other virtual currencies because of the volatility, but in and of themselves, virtual currencies can be a good thing.



No, Bernanke did not say that virtual currencies may hold long term promise.  He was quoting someone else, who in 1995 said that.  The fact that he repeated the quote implies some agreement with it, but since it was a 1995 quote, it was clearly not being made specifically in regard to Bitcoin.  It was a general statement that virtual currencies might be of some use, not any sort of pro bitcoin statement.
 
2014-01-08 03:39:18 PM

foo monkey: If they had no value, the Chinese govt wouldn't be banning them.


Well, they banned religion at one point, so I don't know man.

/letrole
 
2014-01-08 04:20:27 PM

MacEnvy: foo monkey: If they had no value, the Chinese govt wouldn't be banning them.

Well, they banned religion at one point, so I don't know man.

/letrole


Well played.
 
2014-01-08 04:21:51 PM

I_Am_Weasel: $100 for a cookie or lemonade?

At least until I looked closely.

Still, $1.00 a lemonade?  I'm out of touch with the lemonade marketplace, aren't I?


$100 sounds reasonable.

www.veteranstoday.com
 
2014-01-08 04:26:43 PM

2chris2: StopLurkListen: Hollie Maea: stir22: i don't understand this whole bitcoin thing.

It is a digital currency whose value is derived from the fact that the most recent generation doesn't understand macroeconomics.

http://www.businessinsider.com/ben-bernanke-on-bitcoin-2013-11
Ben Bernanke: virtual currencies "may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system."

Before you shrug off Bernanke due to politics or your opinion of his tenure at the Fed, he has a deep background in economics, and was well known for his research on the Depression. He also wrote econ textbooks -- though for high-profile economists like Bernanke, textbooks are a tiny fraction of what they do)
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=bernanke+macroeconomics&ta g= googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=22368133245&hvpos=1t2&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hv rand=1677546742479888061&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_708 qbh05q0_b

I'm staying far away from bitcoins and other virtual currencies because of the volatility, but in and of themselves, virtual currencies can be a good thing.


No, Bernanke did not say that virtual currencies may hold long term promise.  He was quoting someone else, who in 1995 said that.  The fact that he repeated the quote implies some agreement with it, but since it was a 1995 quote, it was clearly not being made specifically in regard to Bitcoin.  It was a general statement that virtual currencies might be of some use, not any sort of pro bitcoin statement.



The quote above is literally verbatim from Bernanke's letter; and it is not a quote of Vice Chairman Blinder, it is a summary, and the inclusion is supportive of his point, not contrary, despite your insinuation.

 Also, he specifically stated "virtual currencies", I specifically stated "virtual currencies", of which Bitcoin is a subset.
 
2014-01-08 07:39:16 PM
Somehow I knew this would be in San Francisco before reading the article.
 
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