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 Help them out by going to and making a purchase.

Vote in the Essay Contest

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Voting is open until 12/31/2019 11:59p.m. Utah (MST Time)

Entries will be narrowed down to TOP 7 at noon 12/26/2019 Utah (MST Time)

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 Help them out by going to and making a purchase.

10 Replies to “Vote in the Essay Contest”


    Merry 🎄, I hate to be a whistleblower, particularly since I am winning your contest, but I have to report I accidentally discovered that if you load the vote page in a private browser window you can vote instantly endlessly, compromising the poll integrity.

    I noted this while showing the page on my mobile to my extended family on Christmas in the process of recruiting their supporting vote.

    However, victory due to this exploit would ring hollow so I decided to report it to you despite the fact I really wanted a win.

    would allow for an immutable vote, other than that I cannot think of a way to hold a vote that won’t be exploited.

    Best wishes, thanks for the fun contest.

    I am remiss to shine a light on this.

    I was tempted to just vote my ass off to get the bitcoin but wouldn’t that be ironic and hypocritical after spending the last two years evangelizing the virtues of a sovereign money and asset system to avoid fraud such as this?


  2. Hey Patrick,

    I also noticed the votes can be exploited. I think personally you should pick your favorite since the subject is most true to you. You are doing us all a favor by hosting this contest – so I don’t think the expectation from everyone is that you will leave it to the crowd and commenters to select a winner.

  3. I don’t know if you can say, but what is the likelihood Overstock will experience a rebirth? I understand that the SEC and Wall Street itself are formidable foes, however, I still find it hard to believe their crimes are being carried out in plain sight as they continue to manipulate the system for their own personal gain. Greed predominates as they truly fear the implementation of blockchain and your success in particular. I believe in the company and what you have accomplished despite the resistance. You have always been a pioneer and revolutionary. Your track record proves you are a fighter, therefore, you should continue to fight for what you believe in. Rather than leave your company, you should have cleaned house; the fact that you didn’t tells me that you have complete faith that those left at the helm are capable of following through with your mission.

    I had the privilege of meeting the Clintons during their recent speaking tour. I am a liberal, but admire anyone who is willing to accept all of the unnecessary personal ridicule and public scrutiny to serve our country. I expressed the same sentiment to Hillary that she should also continue her fight as she’s come so close to becoming the first female president. In my opinion, the most ridiculous decision she has made though was granting Howard Stern – arguably been the foremost hindrance to female equality – an interview. That is unless, having a woman fish hot dogs out of a toilet with her mouth for entertainment has a different interpretation. I don’t know what would be a comparably poor decision on your part, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be close to that magnitude in error of judgement.

    All the hard work and sacrifices you two have made to change the world for the better should not go unrequited.

  4. You are ‘The Most Hated Man on Wall Street” for a reason. Don’t back down. Name names and take them down one by one. Put the attorneys attacking Overstock on the scent of those responsible for shareholder losses and contributing to the detriment of the entire financial system. In short, you should shake things up and go down in flames if necessary.

  5. THE WORST run contest i have ever seen. Shifting sands on “winner takes all” or dividing the bitcoin among the top vote getters, “Vote Now” button disappearing for some contest entries for a period of time and narrowing to the “Top 7” mid contest . Look at the Twitter Feed for @name_elsewhere. Your entire contest has been gamed and you may be handing over $7200 to the “top gamer” (just like the game is played with Wall Street crowd). You should have used blockchain voting. 🙂 Just give all contestants 10,000 Ravencoin for their troubles and find a new (fairer way) of picking the winner (like having someone grade each essay for grammar, accuracy, essay format, content covered, etc). I agree with the comment above that you should pick the winner yourself from the full list of 40-something entries. The vote tally voting system has totally been compromised so all entrants need to be allowed back into your final vote. A vote tally based winner is more about someone’s ability to engaged in self promotion/social marketing than essay content. YOU PICK THE WINNER!

  6. It’s 12/31 8:43 PST My post is the “Return of the Magi”. I was leading and now my post is gone. I have been unable to vote the last two days. I’ve had at least 50 people tell me the exact same thing. What is going on here? How can the front runner disappear 3 hours before the contest ends? Someone pleas3e explain

    Thank you
    Steve Oldepro Walker

  7. I already left one response. It is 12/31 9:11 PST
    My “Return of the Magi” post has been leading the contest for weeks. Now while leading, it has been taken down. This is the second time this has happened. Also it says you can vote once a day. I have been unable to vote the last 3 days. Many others have told me the same thing. What is going on here?

    Steve Oldepro” Walker

  8. I believe it is rigged Oldepro ! ” Return of the Magi ” , You could not vote on it half the time and then it disappears before the contest is over .How is that ?

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