I literally just realized that at ThoughtBubble I’ll have to sell things in GBP instead of US Dollars and man I don’t want to do that head math, and what if prices of things at UK cons are way different than American cons?

UK followers, can you possibly tell me about what artists charge per print or comic or badge or and stuff like that? 

Here’s my current pricelist, with conversions based on the current exchange rate/rounding to even them out:

  • Large Prints $15 or £9?
  • Small Prints $10 or £6?
  • Postcards $4 or £2 or £3?
  • Buttons/Badges $1.50 each or £1?
  • Charms $7 each or £4?
  • Tea Samples $4 each or £2 or £3?
  • Comics/Art book $10 each or £6?

Do those sound reasonable? Am I charging too much or too little?

This is 'Murrica!

GUEST: How much is shuttle?
CONCIERGE: $27 per person.
GUEST: Dollars or euros?
CONCIERGE: Dollars.
GUEST: Not 27 euro?
CONCIERGE: No. 
GUEST: Not euros?
CONCIERGE: No.
GUEST: Hm. Not euro, why?
CONCIERGE: The United States is a sovereign nation not affiliated with the European Union?
GUEST: What?
CONCIERGE: Because this is the United States and our currency is dollars.
GUEST: Oh. Is okay?
CONCIERGE: Yes, it is okay.
GUEST: Thank you.

I think crypto-currencies could be the new buffalo. Once, it was everything for our survival. We used it for food, for clothes, for everything. It was our economy. I think MazaCoin could serve the same purpose.
— 

Payu Harris, Head of the Lakota Nation, on MazaCoin, a new crypto-currency that has been adopted by a confederation of seven Native American tribes as their national currency.

In preparation, the nation has mined some 25 million MazaCoins to be utilized as a national reserve of sorts. A further 25 million are on standby for a Tribal Trust – a collective which will issue grants to tribe members or support local businesses. A handful have already agreed to start using the coin. 

The FBI has already allegedly contacted Harris to discuss the proposals to immerse themselves in the crypto-currency, apparently having reminded him that cryto-currencies are not considered legal tender in the US, currently. Harris has dismissed the warnings.

FX Analysis - September 19, 2014

FX Analysis – September 19, 2014

GBP/JPY Below 178.47 minor support will turn bias neutral and bring retreat. But downside should be contained above 175.36 resistance turned support and bring rally resumption.

EUR/GBP Above 0.7890 minor resistance will turn bias neutral and bring consolidations. But near term outlook will stay bearish as long as 0.8065 resistance holds.

GBP/USD Below 1.6243 minor support will turn bias back to…

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Since the creation of the Federal Reserve, middle and working-class Americans have been victimized by a boom-and-bust monetary policy. In addition, most Americans have suffered a steadily eroding purchasing power because of the Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies. This represents a real, if hidden, tax imposed on the American people.

From the Great Depression, to the stagflation of the seventies, to the burst of the dotcom bubble last year, every economic downturn suffered by the country over the last 80 years can be traced to Federal Reserve policy. The Fed has followed a consistent policy of flooding the economy with easy money, leading to a misallocation of resources and an artificial “boom” followed by a recession or depression when the Fed-created bubble bursts.

In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to stand up for working Americans by putting an end to the manipulation of the money supply which erodes Americans’ standard of living, enlarges big government, and enriches well-connected elites, by cosponsoring my legislation to abolish the Federal Reserve.
—  Ron Paul, Sept 10, 2002

Bitcoin exchange shuts down after hack

Bitcoin bank Flexcoin is closing after it lost bitcoins worth about $600,000 to a hacker attack.

Flexcoin said in a message posted on its website Tuesday that all 896 bitcoins stored online were stolen on Sunday. The theft comes after a multi-million dollar hacking theft of the digital currency from Mt. Gox and increased scrutiny from federal regulators.

"As Flexcoin does not have the resources, assets, or otherwise to come back from this loss, we are closing our doors immediately," the company said in a statement.

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