NY State, Biden Admin to Target Crypto, Increase Surveillance of Energy + Your Data Streams
The fascistic feds and many state overlords are exposing plans for their electric control grid, and it includes an attack on your ability to escape their government-controlled faux MONEY.
(Quick note! This is a long one. If you’re already familiar with crypto, just skip the three-para intro and go to the Bolded section headlined ‘Red Skies, Indeed…’ Some pieces will be short and very concentrated on a particular issue, and others will, of course, be larger investigative pieces. This is da latter. :) Be Seeing You!)
— The old saying “Red skies at night, sailor’s delight. Red skies in morning, sailors take warning” is well known along seacoast towns.
But anonymous and decentralized cryptocurrency users are beginning to see the red, government tint creeping into the dawn of their preferred medium of trade.
Crypto saw its sunrise years ago, but its promise to circumvent fiat, government-mandated faux-money immediately drew liberty-minded folks to begin buying, first, Bitcoin, then others. Most early buyers knew that, end-to-end, their identities could be shown, but they also felt confident that, with time, new tech could help them hide their IDs and engage in truly free trade.
Either way, the limiting nature of the cryptocurrency algorithms – not only limiting the total number of coins that can me “mined” through mathematic calculation, but also, as a result, practically eliminating the inflationary problem always seen in fiat currency – has attracted millions of buyers and “miners.”
Which has so intensely terrified central bankers and the politicians who play cozy with them that it’s inspired those cronies to attempt to eliminate or steer crypto into the political sphere of control.
Red Skies, indeed.
In New York State, the Senate just passed A7389C, a bill that received Assembly approval in April. When Governor Hochul signs it, as she inevitably will, it will impose a “two-year moratorium” on any kind of crypto-mining energized by “non-renewable” sources.
As its abstract states, it is:
“AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to establishing a moratorium on cryptocurrency mining operations that use proof-of-work authentication methods to validate blockchain transactions; and to require a comprehensive generic environmental impact statement review.”
“1. FOR THE PERIOD COMMENCING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AND ENDING TWO YEARS AFTER SUCH DATE, THE DEPARTMENT, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE, SHALL NOT APPROVE A NEW APPLICATION FOR OR ISSUE A NEW PERMIT PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, OR ARTICLE SEVENTY OF THIS CHAPTER, FOR AN ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY THAT UTILIZES A CARBON-BASED FUEL AND THAT PROVIDES, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BEHIND-THE-METER ELECTRIC ENERGY CONSUMED OR UTILIZED BY CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING OPERATIONS THAT USE PROOF-OF-WORK AUTHENTICATION METHODS TO VALIDATE BLOCKCHAIN TRANSACTIONS.”
Oh, man. And, of course, the caps are theirs, not mine. Government does things big, as we know.
So, right off the bat, the politicians show their desire not only to steer “miners” towards solar and wind electricity sources, they reveal their sleight-of-hand attempt to hide the fact that both solar and wind “power” collection not only come to customers via massive inputs of carbon energy, they present towering environmental dangers and centralizing control pressures in the creation of their machinery, delivery of the power, and the disposal of their spent machines.
Of course, the above might prompt some indie crypto-miners to think that they simply will skirt the NY statute by not asking permission to create an “electric generating facility utilizing carbon-based fuel.” They’ll use generators, perhaps…
Well, the Chinese government’s got you sussed (and you’ll see that the feds are aware of that) and government goons are ready to collect reports and investigate locales found to be utilizing large numbers of petroleum-product-fueled generators.
After all, we’ve got to stop the BOGEYMAN, and The Independent (via Yahoo) in 2021 told us that crypto-mining was a big energy-eater. They referred to the Cambridge University Center for Alternative Finance, which claims to have created good estimates for how much energy “miners” use.
“According to the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, this mining consumes about 110 Terawatt Hours of power per year, or 0.55 per cent of the world’s energy production.”
How much energy did the Center use to create its estimate?
How much energy did Yahoo and the Independent use to function?
In fact, why, in the WORLD, are busybodies pinpointing crypto-mining as, somehow, different than any other kind of energy use in which we engage to do the myriad things that bring pleasure and fulfillment to our lives?
If a writer uses a computer to write his novel, and then uses the internet to send it to the editor, and the publishing house prints it and has thousands of copies made and shipped to bookstores which are heated and lit and utilize electricity and on and on… If a lumber mill utilizes energy… If a widow wants to READ A CROSSWORD PUZZLE at breakfast… If a gym owner wants to add extra lighting… One can take his pick of activities – what business is it of politicians to say that such actions – be they for what politicians might depict as “pleasure” or it’s for the fulfillment of financial gain – what place is it of theirs to tell others that such energy use is “wrong”?
Through USE of their environmental smokescreen, the central bankers and electric-eyes are working on a whole new way to monitor us. By the way, how much carbon does it take to maintain that smokescreen?
Have no doubt, this is part of their multi-faceted plan for consolidating power over our homes, finance, energy use, and movement.
Take a look at recently revealed evidence:
As I noted for MRCTV in December, there’s New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s scheme to ban the use of natural gas and oil for home heating over the next two decades'…
Coupled with New York City’s recent mandate for the same by 2024…
Quintupled by goofball pork-barrel funding for “public charging stations” (i.e. taxpayer subsidized outlets for electric vehicle buyers) in California and the Biden Admin, that will be attached to coal and/or natural gas-burning energy plants that, even NOW, hide the “carbon use” and cannot handle electricity demands.
All signal that the collective-cronyist-multi-national-Dem-RINO-elites have long-term plans to shake the “climate change crisis” rattle as they plug the serf-like population into their new version of a fiefdom: a government-run energy and surveillance grid.
Don’t Expect Increased Domestic Oil/Gas Production Or Refining:
And as they push us into the electric corral, not one of us can hope for the Bidenistas releasing their fascist grip on the oil and natural gas markets – from their strangle-hold on areas like ANWR in Alaska, to their unwarranted, unethical, and unconstitutional claim to own the lands just off the shores of various states, as I have mentioned for MRCTV, their vaunted US Constitution doesn’t allow the feds to “own” or “run” those areas. It permits the federal government control over only three forms of land: Washington DC (the grounds for the national capitol), US territories, and military garrisons. If the brown-shirts in DC have not acknowledged those easily-read items in THEIR so-called “rule book,” there’s no chance they will turn away from their plan for this energy-snooping-money-control corral.
And snooping? One of the ways the state gurus will suspect that you’re engaging in the evil act of “mining” rather than the woke-acceptable acts of, say, watching “The View” or replaying all your favorite Andrew Cuomo press conferences (and, who knows, perhaps, someday, our “betters” will start deciding what other kinds of “energy use” will be “too burdensome” and verboten?) is seen in the second major section of NY State Bill A7389C, where it will make the government-granted energy-monopoly of the state FLAG YOU for using too much energy:
2. FOR THE PERIOD COMMENCING ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AND ENDING TWO YEARS AFTER SUCH DATE, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL NOT APPROVE AN APPLICATION TO RENEW AN EXISTING PERMIT OR ISSUE A RENEWAL PERMIT PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE FOR AN ELECTRIC GENERATING FACILITY THAT UTILIZES A CARBON-BASED FUEL AND THAT PROVIDES, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BEHIND-THE-METER ELECTRIC ENERGY CONSUMED OR UTILIZED BY A CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING OPERATION THAT USES PROOF-OF-WORK AUTHENTICATION METHODS TO VALIDATE BLOCKCHAIN TRANSACTIONS IF THE RENEWAL APPLICATION SEEKS TO INCREASE OR WILL ALLOW OR RESULT IN AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF ELECTRIC ENERGY CONSUMED OR UTILIZED BY A CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING OPERATION THAT USES PROOF-OF-WORK AUTHENTICATION METHODS TO VALIDATE BLOCKCHAIN TRANSACTIONS.
Which, of course, pretty much mandates that the power company keep tabs on customers to see if they “use” inordinate (according to them) amounts of energy, then, to investigate, perhaps in a manner akin to how state-corporate rulers policed government run air-conditioning use in Terry Gilliam’s dystopian play on “1984” called “Brazil.”
And, in DC, an Executive-Legislative “coincidence” (that in no way looks induced and coordinated!) saw the Biden Administration announce June 2 that it’s ready to deliver a “set of recommendations” based on Joe’s March 9, 2022, “Executive Order” to “manage” the “carbon footprint impact” of crypto-mining, and then, a few days later, a “bipartisan” pair of US Senators, produced their mined-from-the-depths “Plan” for “future rules.”
Because, you know, again, their Constitution says nothing of them being able to do that, but they’re ready to save the day against their made-up hobgoblin, and thus, writes Jesse Hamilton, for CoinDesk:
“A wide-reaching, bipartisan crypto bill emerged Tuesday from U.S. Sens. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who are seeking to extend a comprehensive set of regulations across digital assets in the U.S. and have given industry lobbyists something meaty to debate.”
"Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out."
The dimensions of the Lummis-Gillibrand bill are too vast on the financial-fascism side to cover in detail here, and really require their own article, but, for starters, the primary goal of the legislation is to place ALL cryptocurrency trades under the eye of the federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
You know that “commission,” it’s the one allowed in Article 2,000 of their Constitution.
Funny, how that document hasn’t stopped this onslaught of authoritarianism, isn’t it?
It’s almost as if the process of politicians telling you they’re forcing a “constitution” on you, even as they fraudulently call it a “contract” (contracts are voluntary, not imposed) and even as they claim it will protect your rights (by forcing you to give up your property, which is an attack on your rights – QED) – yeah, it’s almost as if the whole thing is a sham.
This will allow the CFTC to “set rules” for what it allows and doesn’t allow – and those rules undoubtedly will link to Biden’s “carbon-footprint plans” for crypto-mining.
And what are THOSE edicts going to be? Well, we serfs can get some general ideas, thanks to Bloomberg Law, which offers, in part:
“‘It’s important, if this is going to be part of our financial system in any meaningful way, that it’s developed responsibly and minimizes total emissions,’ Costa Samaras, principal assistant director for energy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, told Bloomberg Law.
‘When we think about digital assets, it has to be a climate and energy conversation,’ Samaras said.”
Yeah, you got it. It’s not up to YOU. It’s “WE” – the pronoun of forced state inclusion. You will have no choice, and they will set the “parameters” of your corral. They will tell you how long you can read at night before it’s “lights out!”
Bloomberg also notes a University of CA study on the average costs for various kinds of crypto miners:
“The study, published last year, found mining in the region pushed up monthly electric bills by about $8 for households and $12 for small businesses. Local government tax revenue increases from the mining development offset only about 15% of the hiked costs to locals, according to the study.”
“A report geared towards uncovering emissions, noise pollution, energy efficiency for differing consensus mechanisms and the possible revival of fossil fuel intensive mining methods is expected to be released this August following the timeline of the aforementioned executive order.
‘We’ve seen reports about noise, local pollution, older fossil generators being restarted in communities,’ Samaras said. ‘These are not trivial loads.’”
But, as noted above, customers PAY for their energy use. In a free market, prices rise depending on supply and demand. But in a government-controlled/”regulated” market of energy provision, the gubment grants a favored one or favored few the freedom to supply a product or service, and the favored ones usually are those who have played cozy with the politicians, granting said politicians access to further control.
And so they hide what would be a market-based world wherein heavier users would pay more for their use, and that would be that.
The politicians see crypto, especially any kind of crypto that will compete with their plans to start their own central-bank-based digital currencies (which they also will control when it comes to accessing your account, telling you where you can spend, when, and how much) – they see freedom in crypto as an enemy.
And so they are leveling their targets at it, from both the “financial regulation” side and the bogus “climate/energy” side.
Everything we do is a choice of how to use energy – our own physical energy, and the resources we develop to help leverage that personal energy into something with greater impact or which gives us more leisure or safety, satisfaction, etc. Economics is the process of each individual deciding for himself or herself how to manage those tradeoffs, then seeing how others do so, and comparing costs.
Which means that, in principle, anything you do now is in the target-hairs of the carbon-crisis fascist wonks.
It’s that simple, and the coming crypto-electricity-carbon attack is just the start.
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