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Is Coinbase legal?

If you look on eBay there are no Bitcoins for sale inside the USA. And according to Wikipedia: In the US, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) established regulatory guidelines for “decentralized virtual currencies” such as Bitcoin, classifying American “Bitcoin miners” who sell their generated bitcoins as Money Service Businesses (or MSBs), that may be subject to registration and other legal obligations. So how is it that anyone can sign up for a Coinbase account and then they have the option: to link a bank account i.e. “Bank Accounts – used to buy and sell bitcoins, U.S. only right now” and purchase the bitcoin currency? Well, I posted a question in the help section of Coinbase asking: Is Coinbase legal? I read on Wikipedia that it is illegal to buy and sell bitcoins in the USA. Is that true? Then I get a response via e-mail: A public question has been updated: Link to Question The only problem is that when I click on the link it goes to the general help section – i.e. the question has been deleted. So I suppose the question of whether or not Bitcoin sales in the USA is still a grey area, and it seems Coinbase has responded by ignoring the question and/or trying to make it go away. Very odd. I checked the rest of their FAQ section and also their legal pages without seeing any comment on this.

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HM-27 Nightlight

This is the HM27 Nightlight, made made in China. It is a great, low-light, white night light. It also comes in a polished silver / chrome decorative version. The nightlight was sold at WalMart stores during the year 2011 but is no longer carried, nor is it available online. This is unfortunate because it is a very good nightlight. See below for most similar night lights. China Patent No: 200930132069.X 120VAC60Hz0.4W E307003 UL Listed NIGHTLIGHT 33Z6 A385538D9 The closets night lights I have found so far include: AmerTac 75153CC Sphere Decorative Night Light AmerTac 72052 Classic Directional Night Light, White 2/pack

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Amazon Coins

Today Amazon has announced Amazon Coins which can be used to purchase games and apps in the online web store. Here is an image of one fo the Amazon Coins: Amazon says that their selection is growing exponentially and has increased by 25% in the last three months.

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Google Product Category Browser

Products are categorized in our search results based on a number of factors. While we can’t guarantee that a product will show in a particular category, you can increase the chances that your products will be included in relevant categories by sending us highly structured information for your items.

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What is a Jewelers’ Markup?

Jewelers may markup items depending on their typical client, their volume and velocity of sales, their location, marketing, and many other factors. Below are a few testimonials and quotes which will give you a typical idea of how much Jewelers’ markup their Jewelry / markup on diamonds and other precious stones: The retail markup on jewelry can range from 100% to 300% or even more. Of course, this is a fact that jewelers absolutely don’t want you to know. Jewelry is a product that people don’t buy everyday and jewelry stores only turn their pricey inventory about once a year, so the markup is generally 100 percent. I’ve heard anectdotally (no cite) that 200% markup is not unusual at the higher end stores. As an employee I got a 50% discount on anything I bought at the store. I’ve seen indicate that 300% is not an unusual markup. Your acquaintance who says he bought a $10,000 ring for $1,000 might be on the level. While a 1000% markup is not typical, it’s not unheard-of. High retail prices might encourage people to buy diamonds online – especially if the seller is reputable and has a good return policy.

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Danica Patrick Voicemail (GoDaddy)

Hi there, it’s Danica Patrick calling to thank you for your recent renewal. We appreciate your business and are always here to help. Give us a call if you need advice on using your products or expanding your online presence. Think of GoDaddy like your pit crew: call us anytime at (480) 505-8859. Thanks again. Godaddy.com appreciate your business. If you’ve missed any of the previous message it will repeat. If you’d like to opt out of receiving future calls from GoDaddy please call us toll free at (866) 532-8530, and enter the number you want to be removed from our calling list. Download a mp3 of the voicemail.

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You Can Call Me Al / Blue Eyes by Mika

Listen to “You Can Call Me Al” by Simon & Garfunkel and then to “Blue Eyes” by Mika

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Ebay: Tell Congress “No!” to new sales taxes and burdens for small online businesses.

Dear Seller, Congress is considering online sales tax legislation that is wrongheaded and unfair, and I am writing to ask for your help in telling Congress “No!” to new sales taxes and burdens for small businesses. Whether you’re a consumer who loves the incredible selection and value that small businesses provide online, or a small-business seller who relies on the Internet for your livelihood, this legislation potentially affects you. For consumers, it means more money out of your pocket when you shop online from your favorite seller or small business shop owner. For small business sellers, it means you would be required to collect sales taxes nationwide from the more than 9,600 tax jurisdictions across the U.S. You also would face the prospect of being audited by out-of-state tax collectors. That’s just wrong, and an unnecessary burden on you. Big national retailers are aggressively lobbying Congress to pass online sales tax legislation to “level the playing field” with Amazon. And, as they compete with big retail, Amazon is advocating for this legislation too, while at the same time they are seeking local tax exemptions across the country to build warehouses. This is a “big retail battle” in which small businesses and consumers have a lot to lose. But eBay is fighting, as we have for more than 15 years, to protect small online businesses and sellers and ensure healthy competition, value, and selection that benefit consumers online. The solution is simple: if Congress passes online sales tax legislation, we believe … Continue reading

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Look, a dragonfly!

From the craigslist ASCII art when flagging a post: ____________________ ( look, a dragonfly! ) ——————– o o o @[email protected] (—-) ( )–( ) o0..0o

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Google Adwords Tutorial and FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions How much will I earn through Google Adwords? When do I get paid for Google Adsense? Can I show ads on more than one website? Will I have to pay taxes on my Google AdSense earnings? How do I submit my tax information to Google? What if I don’t have a tax ID? Watch Google AdSense Demos Getting started with AdSense Payment Schedule demo Activation Demo Help with Ad Code Demo Google Publisher Tools Drive traffic to your site with Google AdWords Improve your site’s visibility in Google search results with Google Webmaster Tools Add interactivity to your site with Blogger Other Google Publisher Tools

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