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    Moral grandstanding occurs when people use moral talk, instead, to promote themselves or seek status. So a moral grandstander might say, “I am vegan because it is the only moral decision. If you care about the planet, you can't eat animal products.”
    Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shera View Post
    Moral grandstanding occurs when people use moral talk, instead, to promote themselves or seek status. So a moral grandstander might say, “I am vegan because it is the only moral decision. If you care about the planet, you can't eat animal products.”
    I'll grant you the moral part of that but grandstanding is not defined by the message it promotes but by the method.

    On the other hand, oversimplified memes are a common tool of propaganda to drive narratives. Oversimplifying a complex concept with a catchy slogan can be particularly effective for reinforcing the views of a friendly group. Successful examples: pro-choice, pro-life. Ironic nascent examples: cultural engineering and narrative warfare.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1...209571328.html

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    Scientists now have decisive molecular evidence that humans and chimpanzees once had a common momma and that this lineage had previously split from monkeys.

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    omfg
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    Perfect, Beanies losing value


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    Perfect, Beanies losing value


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    So the headline is:

    "Man who is an idiot is, in fact, an idiot? "
    It's a war of the mind and we're armed to the teeth.

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    How does he lose money on the tweet/art piece/nft unless he sells for a much lower price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shera View Post
    Moral grandstanding occurs when people use moral talk, instead, to promote themselves or seek status. So a moral grandstander might say, “I am vegan because it is the only moral decision. If you care about the planet, you can't eat animal products.”
    Is it moral grandstanding to state that crypto mining is going to stop climate change and turn poverty stricken third world countries into healthy developed societies? Or is that kind of talk allowed because it makes us feel good during crypto price slumps when we canít be excited about profits.

    Is a person grandstanding when if they say ďI donít hunt endangered animals for sport and I donít think others should eitherĒ or ďI care about the environment so I vote for politicians who are engaged with plans to transition society towards cleaner energy sourcesĒ.

    Your vague quote implies no one can take a stance without it being labeled as a negative and self serving act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byates1 View Post
    How does he lose money on the tweet/art piece/nft unless he sells for a much lower price?
    My 1992 vehicle is still worth $30,000 using this logic. Iíll let the bank know.

    And the appraisal business just collapsed due to your revelation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byates1 View Post
    How does he lose money on the tweet/art piece/nft unless he sells for a much lower price?
    Sina Estavi garnered international attention last March when he bought a nonfungible token of the first-ever Tweet. He paid almost $3 million for the NFT, held it for more than a year, then placed it for sale on a popular NFT auction site earlier this month.
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    Estavi started the bidding on OpenSea at $48 million, but after nine days, no bid has reached even a fraction of that figure. The highest bid as of Friday was 4.2 ether, or roughly $12,600...."
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    ^ exactly. If you're paying 3 Mil for a tweet/property. You never sell. You certainly don't try to flip it for a 10x in the midst of a massive crash. Idiotic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    My 1992 vehicle is still worth $30,000 using this logic. Iíll let the bank know.

    And the appraisal business just collapsed due to your revelation.
    The fuck are you talking about.

    Anyone that buys art and trys to flip it in a year during a crash is a moron.

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    You think collectible NFTs are gonna have a resurgence back to those price levels?

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    Anything is possible. Certain iconic ones like Dorseys first tweet stand a better chance than pics of apes.

    Bought BTC ana Ada this morning. Long hold.

    We probably are near the bottom. 12/14 is possible but whatever.

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    Byates needs to talk to the IRS and the entire financial Industry about his opinion about appraisals.. To tell them what they are doing wrong..... His method is straight from the Trump alternative fact playbook
    what's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?

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    Next time I need a loan Iím going to list my assets as worth 1 billion dollars cause anything is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by up an down View Post
    Byates needs to talk to the IRS and the entire financial Industry about his opinion about appraisals.. To tell them what they are doing wrong..... His method is straight from the Trump alternative fact playbook
    You're a fuckwit. I never claimed, said, or give a fuck what someone paid/thinks something is worth.

    Obviously the nft space is a super far flung part of crypto. I don't pay any attention to it.

    Go fuck yourself clown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    Next time I need a loan Iím going to list my assets as worth 1 billion dollars cause anything is possible.
    That's how the boys in charge do it. That's how it's always been done. Like it or not it's all a fugazi.

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    take a step back and reflect on how in the crypto world people are so sensitive to bad news - even in aspects of crypto they are not even involved in or invested in

    if bad news is reported about Tesla stock I don't get all butt hurt and anxious and then feel the need to treat those feelings by pushing back against the news

    "the people who put money in Luna haven't lost anything unless they sell! Stupid bears spreading FUD!"

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    I don't really pay much attention to crazy crypto lunatics. I get that people are dreamers pie in the sky eyed people. Look at religion

    Guy I worked w started w 90k and in last year's run up it 10x'd. Mostly xrp, xlm, eth... All alts, not much BTC at all.

    He took no profit. He's renting a room in a house, still buying xrp, could have owned a condo. Dreamy. Thinks BTC is shit, old news, it's all about xrp for him. Whatever. I think he's an idiot for not taking profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byates1 View Post
    Anything is possible. Certain iconic ones like Dorseys first tweet stand a better chance than pics of apes.

    Bought BTC ana Ada this morning. Long hold.

    We probably are near the bottom. 12/14 is possible but whatever.
    He can prove that heís the only one who bought the NFT associated with that tweet on that particular blockchain. None of it stands a chance because none of it is real.

    And when something is worth less than when you bought it, your asset has depreciated in value. By fucking definition, you have taken a loss. Whether that loss is realized or not depends on the asset and the accounting guidance surrounding that particular asset, but now youíre trying to use the accounting rules against themselves and thatís almost as stupid as NFT is to begin with. Itís absurd to suggest otherwise unless there is some intrinsic future value that you can rely upon (e.g. bonds).
    focus.

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    Anyone who speculates on this knows this. Or should.

    Ppl paying 3 Mil for a tweet could probably care less.

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    Iím sure he could care less.


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