Lesser Than North Korea Joins China In Banning ICO Fad: Ether Prices Drop With News

With South, Lesser Korea apparently becoming the latest collection of Asians to frown upon predatory pump and dump "Initial Coin Offering" scamily, Ether prices have fallen leaving defeated huffers with hiccups and agitated delerium. In its short pseudo life so far, the only application built on Ethereum with any staying power have been Asians turning Ether tokens into alt-tokens and selling them to other Asians on a promise that if enough suckers pre-buy the alt-tokens they just might end up holding tokens.

Trump Teaches GOP Senators Importance Of Selling By Example, Learns Limits Of His Brand

Great Again candidate Roy Moore defeated legacy GOP candidate Luther Strange in a runoff primary for a December special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. Luther Strange had received an endorsement from US President Donald Trump who recognized Strange's cooperation with Trump's attempts at working with the legacy GOP controlled Senate. Against President Trump's limited endorsement of Strange was the endorsement of Roy Moore by Steve Bannon, the architect of President Trump's electoral success. Roy Moore was further endorsed by President Trump who announced his intention to enthusiastically campaign for Moore in the event Moore came out on top in the runoff.

There are lessons here:

  1. The Trump brand itself doesn't sell, not to the point that it can overcome the downside of the legacy GOP against the Great Again brand of social conservatism and economic populism that got Trump elected.
  2. Trump got to show that selling a candidate with the enthusiasm legacy Senate GOP leaders "sold" Trump's legislative agenda isn't selling at all.
  3. The Great Again platform that got Trump elected is going to be FAR more painful for the legacy GOP socialists than the "Tea Party" episode was.

(American) Football Is Over

The mass of massive humanity that is the NFL1 was given a choice over this weekend. Stand with the divisive washed up has been Colin Kepernick and the least popular man in the United States, League Commisioner Roger Goodell, or reject them and stand in unity with the crowd yearing for 'Murica and Making a Great Again. As comedy before it went to the cancerous fags, so too follows the NFL capitulating to the same social engineers bullying it over the sport's concussions and masculinity.

RIP Handegg

October 19, 1873 – September 24, 2017


  1. National Football [sic, local spelling of Handegg] League  

A Tale Of Two Papers

Today a Qntricle was published. Lets very unfairly compare how the Grey lady with a Rabbit Hat covered the story leading up to this while Joseph Pulitzer's own paper didn't really.

On May 19th Qntra and the St Louis Post Dispatch both report on Monsanto's embargo of Dicamba resistant soybean seeds to Argentina. The St Louis Post dispatch runs a wire piece from Reuters1 that talks about how Monsanto has serious opportunities in Brazil and generally the thing reads like a press release because it is. On the other hand Qntra reported the dispute including information on what Dicamba was and what it has to do with soybeans and Argentina.

On July 28th Qntra covers the emerging Dicamba Drift Disaster. The glyphosate resistant weed problem, the weather, and desperation of farmers to not lose too much money this year feature. The impending regulatory clusterfuck and torts are the star.

August 4th, Joe's paper catches up to Qntra on crop damage. The Post Dispatch piece's author asserts that Dicamba, born in 1942, is the future.

August 5th, Qntra reports tree stands likely damaged by Dicamba and doubles down on torts to come.

August 14th, Joe's paper catches up on tree damage telling the tale of one poor peach farmer, still underestimating the full scope of this disaster.

August 15th, All that's left to fill in are the details that follow.

Your loss, I'm very sorry for it.


  1. Incidentally Monsanto is headquartered in the Saint Louis suburb of Creve Coeur making this seem extraordinarily lazy on their part.  

Some Quick Meta-Qntra Updates

  1. On November 12th Qntra ceased to utilize Quantcast's services for determining an approximate visitor count, for reason relating to Quantcast's interface "going retarded."
  2. Qntra has been back online for a few days now after several days of downtime.
  3. Frontend and backend improvements continue. It is a distinct point of pride that Qntra is ready to take Bitcoin news to the GPRS internet connection of Africa and the rest of the under served world.

It's amazing how fast these weeks are moving now

Bitcoin price continues to bounce with another USMS auction coming up soon. As time winds down $817 by this Christmas seems increasingly unlikely supporting the idea that on price, this is just a lost year for Bitcoin. Of course a lost year in price growth is a chance to build infrastructure for the next climb, so behold tiny bits of design that have slowly found their way into Qntra: Continue reading

5 Days of qntra

So again this qntra thing I'm collaborating on is now 5 days old. Behold a chart:

Graph of traffic, to the moon

Now the numbers for traffic so far are modest, but… that uptrend. As Mircea Popescu mentioned when he gave the long form history and introduction, this is the sort of thing that takes time to grow into an anything of note. Here's a few other things to note:

  • 21 Stories over the 5 days. Of those I've only written 6, while Cazalla has been a beast with 15. I'm starting to hit a bit of a rhythm though with the writing so maybe I can catch up over the next few days.
  • AP Guide to News Writing

    We haven't been doing this long enough to call ourself "professionals" yet, but I'm at least shooting for working as a learned amateur.

     

  • Interesting stuff is in the works.
  • Also, notice where I put this post. I swear this blog isn't being abandoned.