Patrick Byrne A concerned citizen who has been hunting the oligarchy and Deep State since 2004. My actions forced me to abandon recently my 2,000 colleagues at Overstock.com. Help them out by going to Overstock.com and making a purchase.

Step Right Up & Win a Bitcoin: Synopsize Last 3 Months of Essays

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I will pay a prize of 1 bitcoin (worth ≈ $8,200 as I type) to the person who creates the best <250 word synopsis / explanation of the story I revealed since I left Overstock.com in August. Here is how to enter:

  • Read the 29 stories below;
  • By noon (Utah time) December 18 2019, write the smartest synopsis / explanation you can write;
  • Post it in the submission form provided below; as a comment to this essay, with the words “MY ENTRY” at the top
  • Entries must not exceed 250 words, and will be chopped at 251;
  • I am open to proposals in the comment section below on these uncertainties:
    • Shall I will winnow entries down based on truth-content, then run Twitter polls to select a winner? If so, I will need to find some voting mechanism to choose the best entry (or entries).
    • I am also slightly unclear on the best contest rules. Would it be better to break the prize money up into three, for example? 60%-30%-10%? One person having spoken up for “all or nothing” and none opposed, we will make it “all or nothing” for 1 BTC.
  • As I indicate, I have uncertainties about the couple details of structure the contest. I will read your comments and we will co-evolve the rules of this contest together. But two things are fixed: I will supply prize money of at least 1 Bitcoin, 100% of which will be given to the winner, and submissions have to be made by December 18 noon in Utah (we could make it “midnight Singapore” or something but let us base it off Utah). I will come up with some way for the public to select the truth at that point.

I will send the winner 1 Bitcoin. Maybe there will be a more prizes.

Best of luck,

Patrick

  1. Brace for Re-entry to the World of Deep Capture
  2. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/08/maria-butina-and-i-part-i-meeting-maria/
  3. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/08/maria-butina-and-i-part-deux-romancing-maria/
  4. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/09/philosophy-poker-and-pigeons/
  5. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/09/whats-crazier-the-sec-or-the-true-story-of-the-death-of-james-foley/
  6. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/09/on-any-other-day-that-might-seem-strange/
  7. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/09/the-deep-state-cries-bazoomba/
  8. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/09/a-message-to-my-former-colleagues-at-overstock/
  9. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/09/the-big-o-a-closing-word/
  10. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/09/come-watch-the-sausage-as-its-being-made/
  11. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/so-what-did-you-think-of-the-sausage-please-vote/
  12. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/lights-turned-off-by-democracy-dies-in-darkness-washington-post/
  13. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/the-final-word-on-sonny-wu-of-gsr-a-four-flushing-cad/
  14. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/message-to-matt-yamamoto/
  15. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/what-is-the-deep-state/
  16. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/reflections-on-president-donald-j-trump/
  17. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/noted-conspiracy-theorist-bill-moyers-on-the-deep-state/
  18. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/who-is-patrick-byrne/
  19. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/reflections-on-barack-h-obama/
  20. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/when-the-sec-leaks-is-it-insider-trading/
  21. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/10/maria-butina-finale/
  22. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/11/brennan-mclaughlin-on-deep-state/
  23. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/11/come-grade-journalist-matt-yamamotos-1000-year-gibberish-sausage/
  24. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/11/rejecting-a-1-billion-bribe/
  25. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/11/reflections-on-overstock/
  26. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/11/the-sec-me-metoo-part-i/
  27. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/11/why-i-settled-the-overstock-lawsuit-against-the-prime-brokers/
  28. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/11/the-sec-me-metoo-part-deux/
  29. https://www.deepcapture.com/2019/11/reflections-on-overstock-q3-quarterly-earnings/
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I will pay a prize of 1 bitcoin (worth ≈ $8,200 as I type) to the person who creates the best <250 word synopsis / explanation of the story I revealed since I left Overstock.com in August. Here is how to enter:

Write the smartest synopsis / explanation you can write from the 29 posts listed.

Entries must not exceed 250 words, and will be chopped at 251

I will come up with a Social Choice mechanism to choose the best entry.

Maybe I will winnow them down, then run Twitter polls to select a winner.

Maybe I will find some voting mechanism to use within this website.

But I will come up with some way for the public select the truth as soon as Wednesday, December 18, is over.

The winner will be sent 1 Bitcoin.

Best of luck,

Patrick

I left 1,500 colleagues and 40,000 shareholders at Overstock in order to come public. Please do me a favor and help them out by doing your Christmas shopping at Overstock.com.

Patrick Byrne A concerned citizen who has been hunting the oligarchy and Deep State since 2004. My actions forced me to abandon recently my 2,000 colleagues at Overstock.com. Help them out by going to Overstock.com and making a purchase.

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60 Replies to “Step Right Up & Win a Bitcoin: Synopsize Last…”

  1. Patrick,

    My best synopsis is that despite your best intentions these are all too long to read. You need to cut it down, do video (those were great) and put your long-style in a book – not online.

    Thanks for your patriotism,

    JD Pauly

      1. Hi Patrick,
        Is it possible to get 8k cash ? I don’t have a bitcoin account nor do i think i can set up one up before the contest concludes in a few weeks….have too many other projects/to-dos to close out currently before year end.
        Cheers,
        Anil
        ps. Am also in singapore a lot and have bank accounts here…hence the question of whether cash transfer possible 🙂

          1. Thanks !
            ps. I like the one winner takes all idea. 8k or whatever the price of i btc at the time of award…(hope btc trades up :)) is motivating for me personally, split award reduces my enthusiasm 🙂
            Thanks again…

  2. Patrick,

    My best synopsis is that despite your best intentions these are all too long to read. You need to cut it down, do video (those were great) and put your long-style in a book – not online.

    Thanks for your patriotism,

    JD Pauly

  3. How do you plan on awarding the prize when the comments are posted with un-verified email addresses? There’s nothing stopping someone from putting in 50 different entries. Can you see the email addresses associated with each comment? What are those used for?

  4. Patrick, is the best charity you can offer the POOR SOULS, or are they clowns and suckers like the image you are portraying in the header, for having been pummelled by the disaster that was once your company called Overstock.com? We sold all our shares and took our drubbing as of this morning’s presentation. Thanks for nothing except huge realized losses in our account.

    Do you believe that girl Brooke was really in Saudi Arabia? Considering their lack of respect and appreciation for women, if it’s true, it’s another way for Psalm, and jj to just blow more cash beyond the $285M CF that you started which may never show a profit from what we heard today. Jj is out to a big NY lunch on the company dime though, right now, and he’s the only one laughing to the bank even while they are now playing nice with the criminals who caused all the destruction including decimating the “opportunity” that the digital dividend would have created if it went your way.

  5. Hi Patrick,

    Oh Please,
    You left because you wanted to.
    Keep your Bitcoin.
    Although I could use it.
    The best of luck.

    Ronald

  6. So for the average person who may have $100,000 in their savings account, that’s .0011% of the $90,000,000 that you walked away with when you sold ALL of your OSTK shares.

    So if you compare those against each other, to you, that bitcoin is worth roughly $9 in relation to the kind of money the average person may have as their total life savings.

    I don’t blame you for being rich. We all want to be rich! I wish I was rich enough to toy around with people and dangle a carrot like that. Something that is basically worth the cost of a 40 piece chicken nugget at McDonalds.

    I’m glad you’re rich. I wish we could all be rich. Just seems kind of demeaning……

    P.S. I also feel that if I hold onto my OSTK & OSTKO shares long enough I might be rich someday. Wouldn’t that be something if over the course of the next 5-10 years the stock priced jumped like bitcoin did?! You never know!

  7. Patrick, hope all is well. Dont let those words count.. LOL.. Start now..

    The SEC has turned a blind eye, allowing hedgefunds to loot the pension systems from the bottom, through naked short selling of select stocks, through help of a 3 day settlement system of musical chairs. The proceeds from these action are used to bank roll TV personalities, bloggers, buy-off regulators, and even politicians. You’ve mentioned the Trillion dollar law suit. Your “bringing the house down” is exposing the system to show that OSTKO is perhaps the most manipulated stock in the history of the stock market. They (SEC) tried to act like they were okay finding a solution to naked short selling, the same thing that caused the lockup back in 2009ish, but you came to find out otherwise, that its the same SEC. They were on board with the digital dividend, then not on board because they realized that It was greatly expose and having other companies do the same thing would cause the system to crash something so grave that we’ve ever yet to see. Regulators then attempted to bribe you to not go forward with It. When you continued to leaked info, and like you said the pulled bazoomba to stop It all. The litmus test as you say, and they fell for It

    did not check for typos, but you get It.

  8. Every day the deep state grows stronger.
    Patriotic Americans are trying to uncover the conspiracy
    Since Patrick left Overstock this has only become more true.
    Time will tell if the Justice Department will do their job.
    I for one believe they will.
    Each and every one of us as a duty to call upon our goverment to act.
    Never before has this been more true than now.
    Does anyone believe Obama wasn’t involved
    It’s quite obvious from Patrick’s writing that he was.
    Does the SEC have any integrity left?
    No (did they ever have any to begin with?)
    To my fellow Americans, I say this:
    Know your Second Amendment rights.
    It’s only a matter of time before the Deep State comes after them.
    Lost in all of this is the fact that there was never any collusion.
    Leftist have gained control over our government.
    How do we gain control over our media?
    I propose we band together.
    Mighty we will be as a singular block.
    So what if Patrick isn’t in charge at Overstock anymore?
    Extradition isn’t an option so he will help from abroad.
    Left to it’s own devices the Deep State will destroy our country.
    Fight back!

  9. Patrick,
    I am only replying here because this is the newest post by you and I hope you see this….

    I have had the not so wonderful experience (so far) of being a victim of the World’s Largest Bank Robbery (Washington Mutual) which was discussed on this site in 2008 regarding failure to deliver AND another Diamond stock that did a Cert pull which is believed to be the greatest stock fraud ever (and your Name was on the Cert pull site for a short time involving NSS)…

    I have seen ALL of the interviews and public mockings of you over the years since 2005 (tin foil hat, etc) and still to this day have the greatest of respect for you and belief that you are and have been very correct in many of your assessments on things both company wise and systemically as well…

    I am thankful for your health improvements and the fact that you are still in the “game” trying to shine a light where others would not…

    I heard an interview with you several years ago where you mentioned that you and the DTCC are okay now where there had been much angst and problems in the past regarding SHO and other issues….

    The world’s biggest bank failure and the world’s biggest “stock fraud” some say “sting”….

    What do you say??

    Feel free to email me direct and delete this from this board if it is not applicable….

    Thank You.

    1. I don’t know if you or he is kidding, but the answer is “no”. I am deep in the heart of Asia. Found a nice flat to rent in Singapore, and and making it my base for further excursions.

      Yesterday I dove on a wreck and had a surreal experience: descending through a large hold in the deck of the ship that went down decades ago, in 110 feet of water, tens of thousands of small fish schooling on me and circling me and the glow created by my flashlight. It was like being inside a kid’s snow globe. 10,000 little beings circling me and staring at me. I relaxed and was just enveloped within the school, for about 20 minutes, barely fluttered a kick. Just meditated and was emptied. Barely stayed present enough to check my air at last and realized I had 1/6 of a tank left, enough to ascend with a small deco stop and get up.

      I slept, and weak to discover that I am rumored to be in New York? No, I could not be any further from New York, literally or figuratively.

      As far as the haters… You gentle folks are in la-la law land. When you’re so controversial that there are difficulties getting insurance (real, imagined, or somewhere in between) and this other stuff is going on, it had to happen. You know, I would think that as folks have learned more through these essays, the logic of my decisions might became apparent. Once Buffett confirmed to me something that I had resisted acknowledging a year (that I had a duty as a citizen to go public), I gave it a few days thought and contacted four journalists (from across the political spectrum) whom I trust. One of them wrote something (July 26), and once she did, then when I went on Stuart Varney to talk blockchain, and was asked about it, I had an obligation to confirm it….. Etc. Once that happened, it percolated and percolated. Who knows where it would have reached without a little help from my friends, but it was time anyway. By that point I could not NOT go public in a direct way, and I definitely wondered if I could stay the CEO of a public company while doing something like that. If you agree with that reasoning, then the real question becomes, Should I have come forward? Should I have gone public? Because once I did, it became inevitable that if and when the story really broke, I had an obligation to say my piece publicly and (perhaps) leave. And there you could make a case: maybe I should not have come forward publicly. There were some people close to me telling me it was the right call. I would like folks to withhold final judgement on that until the public finally learns what this is all about, but that is your call.

      Look, again I say that I feel terrible about what has happened to shareholders. I also feel badly for the 1,500 colleagues in Utah and their families, some of whom may be frightened (and some of whom are greatly relieved). When I was ejecting, I thought you had a $50 stock breaking out. Jonathan will get that wormhole opened, and once it is open, the games that have been played in valuation will be all over (because people will arb back and forth between markets). In the meantime, the Overstock Team is really strong at it controlling expenses: predicting nectar$ is an imperfect science, but they are expense mavens. They can manage the expense structure as needed. And you really have a remarkable collection of blockchain assets.

      But no, I am nowhere near New York.

      1. PB….I told you that “THING” was a “TROLL” who stalks me wherever I go. Wait a second, are you saying you are NOT William Wallace when our Bronx friends thought they saw you in downtown Manhattan yesterday? Impossible, because I have heard you BLOW BOLTS OF LIGHTENING out of your ass on many occasions!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEOOZDbMrgE&t=3s

        Some good housekeeping, Patrick:

        1) I have always thought and it remains correct today that your old company is TOP HEAVY with too many Chiefs and not enough Prem Watsa Indians doing the hard work especially sales. tZero is left with Psalm–great play on words by you–and this gal Brooke to drive sales, and that’s not something getting to TRILLION DOLLAR addressable markets for many decades at the pace they’re going, if ever at all. What do those mucky muck board members do to drive sales? They have a renowned Harvard Economist who probably was the one that cost owners the hundreds of millions in LEGAL FEES which has gotten the company NOWHERE forever.

        2) That wise guy friend of yours with the fake cowboy boots because he is so New York, Tobacco, not related to board member who sunk a lot of money at the $10 price marker with insider buys on that last precipitous drop, was correct that tZero had a RIF adding to my claims regarding item #1 above.

        3) Your appearance on Fox with the beautiful light blue CAT eyes of Maria Bartiromo, was as I stated before another “blow it out of your” rear end because you GROSSLY underestimated and misrepresented the China Trade War on business operations according to the effect it is having on the business today according to management yesterday.

        4) Regarding you standing out like a sore thumb, and for your protection which makes me believe you might not be where you say you are, Asia is the wrong place for a GIANT MAN like you to be hiding. If the “DEEP STATE” did want to take you out, it would be easy assuming you are where you say you are.

        Notwithstanding our pain in having got snookered in your name, we wish you no harm, and wish you great success for building something from ground up that most people including myself relative to the size you built it, only dream of.

        WayLongCTL Troll: We take responsibility for our “losses” and only have ourselves to blame for once believing in BYRNEM, who now goes down on OUR LEDGER as having BYRNED US.

        It’s all part of the game, and all part of the learning experience of becoming a more seasoned, significantly enhanced “SPECULATOR.” HA!

        1. No ones trolling you, you are a stalker chump. And now I’ll add jealous lying pos to your title. It makes u angry patrick will talk to a no body plumber like myself and leave a professional DBag like yourself hanging. But then again, you can just talk to Charlie Munger for advice, apparently hes got nothing better to do. Or u lying about that too, prob just saw him from the crowd at the annual shareholder meeting, and u spin it as a hanging out with him type of event… judt like you said you spoke with fanfare and posted a negative sentiment from him, but when I asked him he had no clue and was in fact bullish on ctl… so keep lying, I’ll be around to call out your lies

      2. Patrick,

        I’ve been reading your blogs for a long time now (top to bottom), however I’ve only recently started making comments. I’ve always had a particular way of thinking when I was only reading your blogs. But now that I’m writing comments, I’ve noticed my way of thinking has changed. Probably because I’m actually writing down my thoughts which makes me ponder them more.

        What I’ve realized is that I used to think about me, me, me….. But now I realize it’s not always about me, me, me…. I think most of the haters you speak of are coming from the mindset of me, me, me….

        What I’ve realized is that you’ve created THOUSANDS of jobs, over the course of many years. Think about all the families you supported. Who else reading these articles and making comments can say they’ve done that. You’re also started something revolutionary. Whether it be Overstock, or some other company using your ideas & technology, the cold hard truth is that it will ultimately change the world some day. Who else can say they’ve done that.

        Have there been people been hurt by some of the decisions you’ve made? Yes…. But I believe you’ve done far more good for this world than bad. The value of my stock is way way down, but that was a decision I made. Me, myself & I. You didn’t force all the haters to purchase the stock. You managed your company in an unorthodoxed way, and it was no secret to the world. The blockchain/crypto world is a risky market, but with high risk comes the potential for high reward.

        Anyone who is pissed that the stock price went down can only blame themselves for making such a risky investment. And anyone who has sold wasn’t truly in this for the long haul, rather in it to make a quick buck.

        People can blame you all day long for spilling the beans on your James Bond adventure, leaving the company & selling all your stock. But you’ve explained everything and it all makes sense. You are clearly a highly intelligent person who understands the importance of fixing Wall Street. You could have used this knowledge to your personal advantage somehow, but you didn’t. Sure you made a lot of money off selling your stock, but isn’t that the whole point of starting a business? To make money… Who else reading these blogs can say they wouldn’t have done the same thing had they been in your position? How many people do you think would take the 1 billion dollar bribe? PROBABLY EVER SINGLE ONE OF THE HATERS, BECAUSE THEY’RE THINKING ABOUT ME, ME, ME.

        I also find it incredible that we even have the possibility to communicate with you in this manner. How many current or past CEO’s can say they’ve created this kind of access to their shareholders?

        Don’t let the haters get you down. I’m sorry for being one of them after the stock went down, but I’ve realized that you didn’t do this to me, and that your hand was forced in many ways. No matter what you do, you can’t please everyone. All you can do is make the best decisions possible at that time based upon the knowledge you have at that time. After that the cards fall where they fall and you can’t control it, and I think you’ve done that to the best of your ability.

        P.S. I happen to find AnführermitWut super annoying, and I think WAYlongCTL hilarious!!! I love their banters.

        1. Tony s(tromboli)? Thanks for the kind words, I remember you from WAYlongTIME ago… I think carl is super annoying too, hes knows every aspect of Patrick’s life for the past 15 years, he lost a lot of his family’s money on ostk, now hes out to find patrick… I’m just warning patrick. Heres a pick of carl if you want to see him. Scroll down to comments. He was full of conspiracies for last 15 years… carl keiffer (queefer) has lady part farts…

          https://www.telecomramblings.com/2008/07/level-3-and-the-buffett-factor/

  10. Pat, carl says your back in town. Apparently he spotted you at the One World Trade building yesterday or today… watch out, you caused him great losses for his Triad family.

  11. More prizes, sounds good!!

    At least allow for the possibility than more than one entry will be worthy of award/recognition.

    I’d better get to work on mine…. well I need to read all of the essays first. Such compelling material, Patrick!

    p.s. I am more than a bit afraid that there still won’t be any very full accounting from the US govt complete with enough prosecutions and convictions, etc. We shall see…. you know a lot more but the track record of US DOJ on holding “deep state” actors accountable is not exactly encouraging.

    I think there may be a lot of “mistakes were made, but we’re cleaning it up” kind of skating through, as the IG reports tend to do. Will criminals really be charged and brought to justice? Concerned citizens are watching….

    Will DOJ/FBI treat it all mainly as bureaucratic “management” issues to be refined:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/doj-inspector-general-finds-numerous-issues-with-fbi-management-of-secret-sources

  12. PB….I told you that “THING” was a “TROLL” who stalks me wherever I go. Wait a second, are you saying you are NOT William Wallace when our Bronx friends thought they saw you in downtown Manhattan yesterday? Impossible, because I have heard you BLOW BOLTS OF LIGHTENING out of your ass on many occasions!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEOOZDbMrgE&t=3s

    Some good housekeeping, Patrick:

    1) I have always thought and it remains correct today that your old company is TOP HEAVY with too many Chiefs and not enough Prem Watsa Indians doing the hard work especially sales. tZero is left with Psalm–great play on words by you–and this gal Brooke to drive sales, and that’s not something getting to TRILLION DOLLAR addressable markets for many decades at the pace they’re going, if ever at all. What do those mucky muck board members do to drive sales? They have a renowned Harvard Economist who probably was the one that cost owners the hundreds of millions in LEGAL FEES which has gotten the company NOWHERE forever.

    2) That wise guy friend of yours with the fake cowboy boots because he is so New York, Tobacco, not related to board member who sunk a lot of money at the $10 price marker with insider buys on that last precipitous drop, was correct that tZero had a RIF adding to my claims regarding item #1 above.

    3) Your appearance on Fox with the beautiful light blue CAT eyes of Maria Bartiromo, was as I stated before another “blow it out of your” rear end because you GROSSLY underestimated and misrepresented the China Trade War on business operations according to the effect it is having on the business today according to management yesterday.

    4) Regarding you standing out like a sore thumb, and for your protection which makes me believe you might not be where you say you are, Asia is the wrong place for a GIANT MAN like you to be hiding. If the “DEEP STATE” did want to take you out, it would be easy assuming you are where you say you are.

    Notwithstanding our pain in having got snookered in your name, we wish you no harm, and wish you great success for building something from ground up that most people including myself relative to the size you built it, only dream of.

    WayLongCTL Troll: We take responsibility for our “losses” and only have ourselves to blame for once believing in BYRNEM, who now goes down on OUR LEDGER as having BYRNED US.

    It’s all part of the game, and all part of the learning experience of becoming a more seasoned, significantly enhanced “SPECULATOR.” HA!

  13. Crickets are the least comforting sound I can hear coming out of Huffington, DC.

    Same noise Huber’s been making lo these 2 years. I wonder if Patrick (Did they call him ‘Patsy’ behind his back?) ever crossed paths with that guy at all.

    It is starting to look like those who aren’t scared are either dishing it out or are comfortably numb.

    I hope Dr. Byrne gets to come home sometime. That would be a good sign.

    1. To be quite honest, I am not sure where “home” would be for me these days. I think my stuff in Utah is in storage and the house for sale…. So Vermont or New Hampshire, probably. Four seasons, including breathtaking autumns. Favorite afternoon of my life would be sugaring in Kedron Valley, Vermont, the local sugaring shack being run by a Mr. Stubby Fullerton, the valley filling up with applewood smoke, sweet from the sugaring… Anyway, don’t count on it anytime soon.

      It is funny watching the Establishment panicking. You cannot be too cynical: you, the public, are going to get to see firsthand the stuff I learned about 2005-2008. Now that the narrative has come up against hard facts, they will try to confuse the public with a “soft-break”, that is, pre-break those facts, with their own spin on them. I got to watch these dynamics up close and personal back during my mitzvah days. You, the public, are going to see them all yourself.

      Do not worry: what is coming is too big to be spun.

      Patrick

      1. Patrick,

        When and if you return to the States, you might want to check out eastern Tennessee and Kentucky, which remind me in some ways of Vermont and NH. Beautiful countryside, four seasons, not as brutally cold as New England. I used to live in MA and have family scattered throughout New England.

  14. Patrick,

    Since you like cats and are in Singapore, why don’t you get a Singapura? The breed was ‘created’ by an American woman when she and her USAF husband were stationed there in the early ‘80s. She saw feral cats scavenging for food, mistreated by the locals who called them drainpipe cats. They looked like Abyssinians, which she had owned. She brought back a pair to her home in Ojai, CA and began breeding them. They are a recognized breed now and that global prestige has made life much safer for cats in Singapore. They even put up a statue in a park to honor the Singapura. See if you can find it!

    My own Singapura taught me unconditional love and gave me years of joy. He was like a monkey in a cat suit – agile, intelligent, affectionate, and full of mischief. The stories I could tell!

    1. Why Pam, aren’t you full of the most helpful suggestions? Get a pan flute, learn to meditate, adopt a Singapura… I wish we were neighbors, I am sure you would be so helpful all the time.

      But you know I do love cats. The athleticism is mind-boggling.

    1. I do not remember the details, but I do recall that they changed it more in the direction of protecting the issuers. However, they then announced a trial program where there would be a list of a small number of issue or’s who did not get the protection of the new version of the rule. It was a short list, Allegedly chosen at random, and wouldn’t you know it? OSTK made the list. That is, OSTK made the list of companies that did not get the enhanced protection of the new rule. It was supposed to be a scientific experiment I think.

      If only there were a pattern…

  15. Patrick, it is near impossible to explain or synopsize something as complex as what has taken over the governance of our country, media, pop culture and law enforcement agencies in 250 words…much less explain an individual as eclectic and encompassing as yourself. Your essays make a start, but going even further dives into the realm of newspeak where words lose their meaning and risk being banal, obtuse and otherwise meaningless.

    Suffice it to say that I and many others are truly thankful for the job you did on Wall Street all those years ago, appreciate a person that believes in the ideals of our country and the integrity of what our law enforcement agencies can and should be. Who, when his back is against a wall, instead of giving up, starts throwing elbows, fists and sucker punches until he can get to the proper authorities that will do something about it.

    I real and truly hope to see you back in the States soon, not only exonerated from imagined indiscretions, but lauded for your exemplary actions.

  16. the ringmasters that control the puppets agenda leads to $.
    $ in politics controls the laws written-most do not read. they sign
    because that is what their buddy says do..

    $ connected to media, hedge funds and corrupt tech IT and leadership
    positions thought it would be a good idea to track everything people do and say and where they go-
    so they can sell shit or steal shit leads to $

    perhaps $$$$$$$$ will determine the only way forward will be to use secure blockchain technology so the people tempted to use their position or knowledge
    for personal gain will fade away.

    my $ is on the good honest people to win…
    most people are good souls
    sometimes wise ass know it alls con their so called friends..
    to do the dirty work.

    “Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.”

  17. Hello Patrick,

    I am wondering what kind of algorithm does the actual vote count on the synopsis pages.
    Votes given by visitors to the synopsis page obviously do not affect the displayed “number of votes” at all.

    Thomas

  18. p.s. re Steve Cohen and purchase of the NY Mets, maybe Major League Baseball could still be persuaded that this deal is not in the “best interest of baseball” — I know there are always some scumbags owning pro sports teams but this could be the worst ever…… has MLB already approved the deal, and can it still be stopped???

  19. re: “all or nothing” prize

    ????? I see near the top of your note that one person advocated “all or nothing” and no one else advocated an alternative. But I had commented almost immediately (Nov. 21) as follows:

    “More prizes, sounds good!!”

    “At least allow for the possibility than more than one entry will be worthy of award/recognition.”

    Maybe I wasn’t specific enough, I didn’t formulate any exact alternative, but surely I did support the idea of multiple prizes.

  20. Dear Mr Byrne,
    I have read all your posts. I will try to enter a synopsis before the deadline. I don’t understand all the stock market stuff, just generalities. I do believe you love our country as much as I do. I sure don’t recognize it right now though. Each day I watch the hearings and am sure the coup is still going on. I pray the truth comes out soon and that people will be prosecuted. Be safe, sir. Your work isn’t yet done. And yes, thank you for coming out.

  21. Aloha, Patrick,

    I am grateful you won the Irish Sweepstakes in the Mother department, as you have turned out to be a good, solid human being.

    I would like to suggest that you decide on the best entry by yourself, rather than going with whatever entry gets the most votes. This is your story. You lived it and are the best qualified to decide who best captures it.

    Thank you for your patriotism.

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